The Trireme -
Rex / Shutterstock

A trireme

The Trireme is awarded for what one freelance called the "worst terms since I was last chained to the oars".

This month’s nominee is the photo agency Rex - now part of Shutterstock - paying a photographer £4.19 for use of a stock pic in the Guardian. And the agency doesn't even send any money until you've somehow managed to clock up £50...