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ELIGIBILITY: Open to individual entrants who are 21 years of age or older at the time they submit their entries. Participants who submit products for consideration must have authority to act on behalf of the manufacturer of that product for their submission to be eligible for consideration. More specific eligibility requirements for the Interior Design Best of Year Awards (the “Awards“) are set forth in the Awards submission materials available at www.interiordesign.net (the “Submission Materials“). Employees (and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each) of Interior Design Magazine / Interior Design Media Group, LLC (“Sponsor“) and its affiliates (collectively “Affiliates”) are not eligible to enter or win. The companies sponsoring the Awards and the broader campaign of which the Awards are a part (“Campaign Sponsors“) have no interest in, or control over, the Awards.
By participating in the Awards, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (the “Official Rules“), as well as all applicable category guidelines, and entrants further agree that the decisions of Sponsor regarding all aspects of the Awards, submissions, and the application of the Official Rules, are final and binding in all respects.
TO ENTER: Entry instructions (including, without limitation, submission specifications, categories of submissions, geographic scope of submissions, the submissions entry period and the submissions entry methodology) are set forth in the Submission Materials. Submissions that are not received by Sponsor prior to the date and time that submissions close are void, and any entry fees associated with such submission(s) will NOT be returned to the entrant(s) and shall be retained by Sponsor. All Awards submissions will be received electronically as set forth in the Submission Materials; no physical submissions will be accepted. An entrant may submit entries of multiple projects for each category, subject to payment of the applicable entry fee. For purposes of these Official Rules, receipt of an electronic Awards submission occurs when Sponsor’s servers record receipt thereof. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, the entrant will be deemed to be the individual or entity who is the registered holder of the submitting e-mail account. Incomplete or other technically deficient Awards submissions will be void, and any entry fees associated with such submission(s) will NOT be returned to the entrant(s) and shall be retained by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost Awards submissions or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of the computer hardware, software, or any combination thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems.
ENTRY FEES: Each entrant shall remit to Sponsor the entry fee specified in the Submission Materials with the entrant’s Awards submission. All entry fees shall be deemed earned by Sponsor upon their receipt. Any Awards submission made without the applicable entry fee shall be void and shall not be entered into the Awards.
SUBMISSIONS: All Awards submissions become the property of Sponsor upon submission and will not be returned. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any copyright in the materials that are part of an Awards submission remain the property of its creator(s). By participating in the Awards, including transmission of any submission, each entrant hereby represents that they have read and agree to the representations and warranties and grant the licenses required in the Program Terms and Conditions (located at https://sandowdesign.com/legal/license/) which apply to the entirety of the Awards submissions and any photos, renderings, written content and other materials included by entrant or included by others in the Award submissions (collectively “Submission Content“), and each entrant additionally permits and consents to the extent allowable under applicable law Sponsor (and any of its Affiliates) use of each Awards winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information, in connection with the Awards and promotion of the Awards, in any media now or hereafter known, for no additional compensation. Entrant, for itself and any other creator(s), waives all moral rights in the Submission Content and further consents to Sponsor (or its Affiliates) altering or editing the content and publishing the content with or without name credit at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each entrant, upon Sponsor’s request, must provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed, written confirmatory license from the owner of any third party property included in the Awards submission as Submission Content, authorizing Sponsor (and any of its Affiliates) to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works relating to the Submission Content in connection with the Awards and promotion of the Awards, in any media now or hereafter known, and authorizing Campaign Sponsors to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works in connection with the Awards and promotion of the Awards.
ENTRANT’S REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND COVENANTS: By participating in the Awards, each entrant represents and warrants: (a) the entrant completed work on the project submitted and has full rights (either ownership or licensed use with sublicense authority) to all Submission Content; (b) Sponsor’s (or any of its Affiliates’) subsequent Use of Submission Content as described herein in operating the Awards will comply with all applicable local and federal legal requirements reasonably known to entrant; (c) the use by Sponsor (and its Affiliates) in the Awards, as described in the Program Terms and Conditions and these Official Rules, does not violate any third party’s intellectual property rights or any contractual obligations of entrant or creator(s); (d) any third parties entitled to payments or similar rights with respect to Submission Content have been fully compensated by entrant for entrant’s use and Sponsor’s (or any of its Affiliates’) Use as described herein, or will be under a binding written agreement by entrant with the third parties, such that no expense will be incurred by Sponsor (or any of its Affiliates); and (e) if an Awards submission includes any image that contains a person, the entrant has obtained an appropriate written release from such person of any claims for libel or any right of publicity or privacy in connection with the Use of the image by Sponsor (or any of its Affiliates) in operating the Awards.
AWARDS COMPETITION: Awards competition within categories, with alternative judging criteria and at multiple levels, is set forth in the Submission Materials. Awards will be announced as described in the Submission Materials. For awards made on the basis of votes, the total number of votes cast will not be disclosed.
JUDGING CRITERIA: The judges and specific criteria for judging the Award submissions are set forth in Submission Materials.
No Prize Warranties: Each Awards winner acknowledges that Campaign Sponsors, their affiliates, and their respective agents do not make, nor are in any manner are responsible for any warranties or representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of any Award prize.
AWARDS: The nature and type of recognition (including prizes, if any) with respect to winning any category of competition within the Awards are set forth in the Submission Materials.
AWARD RESTRICTIONS; TAXES: Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of an Award winner. Prize(s), if any, cannot be substituted, assigned or transferred.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: THE AWARDS ARE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion to disqualify any individual or entity it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the submission process, and/or the legitimate operation of the Awards; to violate these Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person with respect to the Awards.
RELEASE; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; AND INDEMNIFICATION: BY PARTICIPATING IN THE AWARDS EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT SPONSOR, AND ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS AND LEGAL COUNSEL, AND ANY CAMPAIGN SPONSORS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED ENTITIES“), WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES (DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE), AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFIED BY ENTRANT AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES) TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM SUBMISSION OR PARTICIPATION IN THE AWARDS OR IN ANY AWARDS-RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, FALSE LIGHT, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY OR INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHTS RELATING TO THE AWARDS OR AN ENTRANT’S AWARD SUBMISSIONS OR ANY BREACH OF ENTRANT’S REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES MADE HEREIN. IN ADDITION, THE RELEASED ENTITIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY AWARDS CANNOT BE MADE OR ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH OR DELAY IN FULFILLING OR PERFORMING ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OCCURS, DUE TO ACTS OF GOD (INCLUDING EPIDEMICS AND PANDEMICS), ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, EXPLOSIONS, CIVIL UNREST, LABOR STRIKE OR SHORTAGE, RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL, GOVERNMENT ORDER, LAW OR ACTIONS, NATIONAL OR REGIONAL EMERGENCY, BANKRUPTCY OR TERRORISM, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE DISRUPTING EVENT WAS FORESEEABLE.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Awards, including, with limitation, the selection of winners shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the state courts or federal courts sitting in New York, New York; (b) any and all claims, judgment, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Awards, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Awards, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
SPONSOR: Interior Design Media Group, LLC, 3651 FAU Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, a Delaware limited liability company, is Sponsor of the Awards.