Rules and Regulations

Prepare to Qualify! Follow these rules and guidelines to be eligible for a Core77 Design Award.

 

Rules and Eligibility

The Core77 Design Awards offers individuals or teams the chance to win prizes by participating in a celebratory design program. A series of Honorees (“Winner,” “Runner Up” and “Notable”) will have their work selected from among all completed entries that are submitted. The Honorees are selected by a panel of judges called “Jury Teams” headed up by a “Jury Captain” and have been selected by the Core77 Design Awards. Prizes are administered by the Core77 Design Awards (“Administrator”) 561 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10012.
 
The awards program is open to Professionals, Students and DIYers from around the world. Almost all categories have Professional and Student entry fields. The exception is DIY (no Pro or Student distinction).
 
The 2014 program launches on December 9, 2013. All work submitted must have been released (on the market or published) between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 11:59PM Eastern Time to be eligible for entry. If you are entering in the DIY or Speculative categories, or you are entering a Student project, then your work must have been completed and/or presented between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 11:59PM Eastern Time.
 
You can only enter work that is original and that you have the right or authority to enter and publish. All Professional work must be real and not conceptual unless you are entering the Speculative category. All entries must be in English. Entries or files that do not meet the entry criteria may not be conveyed to the jury. Entrants retain ownership of all ideas and materials/images presented. Individuals can enter as many entries as they wish, provided they 1) Complete the entry form 2) Submit all required assets in the required formats, and 3) Agree to the Official Rules.
 
You can only enter through this website. We will not accept any entries by mail. Late entries will not be accepted.
 
Participation in the program constitutes winner’s consent to administrator’s use of winner’s entry images, entry statements, name, likeness, voice, opinions, country, hometown, or state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
 
Entrants selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and distribution of prizes is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. All Winners, Runners Up, and Notable award honorees will be notified by email after the Live Announcements have aired during June 2013. We will not notify Honorees before this time. If you do not receive an honor in the 2013 program, you will not be notified. Only Winners will receive the Core77 Design Awards Trophy. All Honorees will receive coverage across the Core77 Design Awards network and will be featured on the Core77 Design Awards website.
 
Administrator reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the program should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, technical failures or any other factor beyond or Administrator’s reasonable control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Program. In such event, the Administrator reserves the right to select winners from among the eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. The Administrator reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Program or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or the Program in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage Administrator’s web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Program may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, the Administrator reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
 
By accepting any of the prizes, the Honorees agree that the Administrator, their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and the agents, employees, directors and officers of these companies, are not liable whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of all elements of the prizes or from winner’s participation in the Program.
 
Administrator is not responsible for: (1) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected entries or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer, network, hardware or software; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any Web site or service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Program; (5) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Program; (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Program or from downloading any material from Administrator’s Web site(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by the Administrator or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to the Administrator’s Web site by a hypertext link.
 
Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Program, or any elements of the Prizes awarded, other than the administration of the Program or the determination of winners shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate New York State Court located in New York County, New York, U.S.A.; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant, Administrator in connection with the Program shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New York, U.S.A., or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York, U.S.A.  All federal, state, provincial and local laws apply.
 
The Administrator will collect personal information from the entrants when entrants fill out the entry form. The information collected is subject to the Privacy Policy of the Administrator.
 

LEGALESE

When you enter, you will check a box to verify that you have the right and authority to enter the work into the Core77 Design Awards, and that the submission is the original work of the parties listed on the Entry Form. You will also confirm that your entry is free of copyright, trademark and patent infringement, and that all appropriate permissions have been secured for their publication by Core77 and the Core77 Design Awards in print, online and digital venues, and in physical exhibitions or events associated with the Core77 Design Awards.
 
By entering, you agree that neither the Core77 Design Awards nor Core77 are liable for any copyright or other infringement on the part of the entrant or parties listed on the Entry Form, or on the part of any third party. You agree that neither Core77 Design Awards nor Core77 will have any liability or responsibility to you for any claim made by you against any third party, (or any claim made by another person or entity against you or your entry) in connection with these Awards, and it is your responsibility to make sure you have the required releases, licenses, and other necessary clearance to submit your entry.
 
Core77 reserves the right to remove any entry from the competition for any reason and without notice.