|Organizer||Michelle Kraker |
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 567, Chicago, IL 60654
|Administrator||Strutta Media Inc. |
Suite 130 - 319 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1T3
|Region||Contest is open world-wide excluding residents of Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.|
|Contest Period||12:00 AM CDT - Oct 18, 2010 — 11:59 PM CST - Nov 11, 2010|
|How will winner be chosen||Submission round, Voting round, Judging round, Prize claiming round|
|Prize Draw Date||11:59 PM CST - Nov 11, 2010|
|Prizes||Grand Prize ($2,000.00 USD) |
First Place ($1,500.00 USD)
Popular Vote ($1,000.00 USD)
|Number of entries per person||4|
|Number of votes per entry||1 per day|
The Student Sustainable Design Competition is open to individuals who meet each of the following criteria:
a) Is currently enrolled in an Interior Design or related college program. Note: You may also enter the contest if you have graduated, but are not yet employed.
b) Has uploaded the necessary photographs and other entry materials as described and can attest that the design or other space depicted in the photographs submitted as part of his/her entry are of their own creation.
c) If project submitted was created as part of a team effort, all team members must enter together and pay entry fees (up to 4 team members), and consent for entry must be approved by all team members.
d) Is of good moral character, has never been convicted of a felony of any nature or any crime of violence, and has nothing in his/her background that would be an embarrassment to Sponsor should Entrant be selected as a winner in the Contest.
HOW TO ENTER
The Contest will begin on October 18, with entries being accepted through November 11. To enter, you must electronically submit an entry consisting of the following:
1. Follow the links below to pay your entry fee. Automatic disqualification applies to any entrants that have not paid their entry fee and will be removed from the SSDC website.
The entry fee is $10 for IIDA Student Members and $20 for Non-Members. If submitting as a team, each team member must submit an individual entry fee per person.
IIDA Student Members click here: http://bit.ly/bUAbpS
Non-Members click here: http://bit.ly/9g7hzw
AFTER you submit payment, you'll be able to enter - Click the "Log-In" tab at the top left of the screen:
2. Upload up to 4 images and of your most creative sustainable design project.
3. Provide a headline, title and description for the uploaded photographs to help judges and viewers understand your sustainable solution.
Note: You may also include a single description describing your project in a maximum of 500 words to be placed under the first of your images.
4. Provide your legal name, a valid mailing address and a valid email address for contact purposes.
Q: I’m not an IIDA Student. Can I participate?
A: While we certainly won't dock you any points if you are not an IIDA Student Member, you WILL receive a discount for entering the competition if you are already a card-carrying Member. If you'd like to join a network of over 13,000 design professionals, you're going to want to learn more about becoming an IIDA Student Member here http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/student-membership
Q: Can I submit a project done for class work?
A: Yes, sure, but if you worked as a team, you need all the participating student members to enter with you - giving credit where credit is due. The upside, you’ve got that many more partners spreading the “vote for me” message.
Q: What kind of images are acceptable?
A: You are able to upload up to 4 images of your sustainable design, these images can include one floorplan. You can also submit text describing your project to better explain your design to viewers, voters and judges.
Upload 3-D renderings, color drawings, CADD, Revit - or any combination of these.
UPLOADING A PHOTO – HOW?
a) Browse your computer's hard drive for your image file.
b) Upload from a URL. Note: Your URL should end with .jpg, .png or .gif
Click "Continue" only once the media upload is complete. Give your entry a title, add tags and a description, and submit your entry!
Q: I made a mistake on my entry. Can I go back and make a correction?
A: Unfortunately, due to the voting involved in the contest, we cannot allow any material changes after you've submitted your entry.
Q: What type of content I should avoid when entering?
A: We'd like to say that your creativity should know no bounds (as the saying goes), but we need to be mindful of—and ask that you be mindful of–our common sensibilities and others' work product and creative input. Please be sure that your renderings do not include inappropriate language or attitude, inappropriate or obscene images or images that focus on items that belong to, were created by or may be protected as the work of other third parties. In terms of that last point, the basic idea is that we don't want you to use materials that belong to someone else and that you don't have the right to submit for purposes of the competition. We want to respect others' rights just as we all want to have our own rights respected.
Q: What's the difference between the Judges Awards and the Popular Vote Award?
A: JUDGED WINNERS:
Representatives chosen by Sponsor will select top prize winners from the entrants. The decisions of the Judges are final and binding on all matters relating to the selection of prize winners. The judging will take place as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the Submission Period. The Finalists will be judged on the following criteria (weighted with the percentages shown) in the Judges' sole and unfettered discretion:
The originality and creativity of the Entry and the Depicted Space (50%);
How well the Depicted Space evokes or embodies interior design aesthetic and sustainable design (40%);
Ranking of Entry in public voting (10%)
POPULAR VOTE WINNER:
Entries will be posted at the Entry Site for public voting. Sponsor in its discretion reserves the right at any time not to post, or to remove, any Entry that fails to comply with these Official Rules. Visitors to the Entry Site will be given the opportunity to vote on eligible Entries during the Submission Period. Anyone may vote, and an Entrant may vote for his/her own Entry; provided, however, that (a) voters must either register and create an account at http://ssdc.strutta.com/ or login with Facebook Connect to vote, (b) electronic or automatically generated voting is not allowed, and (c) only one vote per person, per entry allowed. Multiple votes cast for the same entry by the same person will be determined and disallowed in Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor encourages voters to judge entries based on the criteria for winning set forth in these Official Rules.
The entry with the highest number of votes at the end of the last day of the Submission Period will win the $1,000.00 CASH PRIZE. Sponsor's decisions as to numbers of votes for each Entry (after excluding, in its discretion, any ineligible votes or other votes not compliant with these Official Rules) are final.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
In these Official Contest Rules ("Rules"), the following terms have the meanings set out below. In addition, other capitalized terms have the meaning so given to them.
"Contest" means the contest, game, sweepstake, promotion, marketing activity or other event specified in the Contest Summary;
"Contest Facilitators" means, collectively, the Administrator, the Organizer and any sponsors arranged by the Organizer;
“Contest Requirements” means the guidelines and criteria that entrants must abide by to be eligible for the Contest;
“Contest Site” means a subdomain of the Site or a domain or website of the Organizer;
"Contest Summary" means the Contest summary page for a particular contest, which specifies certain information for that Contest;
"Administrator" means Strutta.com Media Inc.;
"Organizer" means the organization that organizes and sponsors a Contest, as specified in the Contest Summary;
“Prize” or “Prizes” means the prize or prizes (if there are multiple prizes) to be awarded for a particular Contest as specified in the Contest Summary;
"Region" means the region(s) selected in which the Contest is held; and
“Site” means www.strutta.com any and any services available thereon.
The Organizer determines if an Entry meets the Contest Requirements and otherwise complies with the Rules.
General Conditions: The Contest Facilitators have the right to verify your eligibility and compliance with these Rules, and to disqualify you on the basis of its investigation.
You may not enter with multiple e-mail and/or street addresses, nor may you use any other device or artifice to submit more than one (1) Entry or vote. If you use fraudulent Entry methods, or otherwise attempt to participate with multiple e-mail and/or street addresses under multiple identities, or use any device or artifice to enter more than one (1) Entry, you will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any Entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the person who made the Entry. For the purposes of these Rules, the authorized “account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.
Nothing contained in these Rules shall be construed to: (i) give any party the power to direct and control the day-to-day activities of the other; (ii) constitute the parties as partners, joint venturers, principal and agent, employer and employee, co-owners or entrants in a joint undertaking; or (iii) allow you to create or assume any obligation on behalf of the Organizer.
By entering the Contest, you fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Rules and the decisions of the Contest Facilitators and the members of the voting community, which are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.
Contest Facilitators reserve the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest at any time (subject to approval of any regulatory body having jurisdiction), if it is determined that the Contest cannot be run as originally planned or if fraud or any other occurrence comprises the fairness or integrity of the Contest.
If the Contest is operated in Quebec, Canada, any decision to be made by Administrator may be subject to a ruling of the Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux du Québec.
You understand and agree that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, and any comments, questions or concerns regarding the Contest shall be directed to the Contest Facilitators and not to Facebook.
Liability Provisions: The Contest Facilitators are not responsible for human error, theft, destruction, or damage to Entries or other factors beyond its reasonable control.
You assume all risk of damaged, lost, late, incomplete, invalid, incorrect or misdirected Entries. The Contest Facilitators make no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in connection with its ability to in any way enable, develop or market the idea set forth in your Entry.
The Contest Facilitators shall not be liable to a Winner or any other person for failure to supply the Prize or any part thereof, by reason of the Prize becoming for reasons beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Facilitators unavailable or impracticable to award, or for any force majeure event, technical or equipment failure, terrorist acts, labor dispute, or act/omission of any kind (whether legal or illegal), transportation interruption, civil disturbance, or any other cause similar or dissimilar beyond the Organizer’s control.
The Organizer, Administrator and their employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors, representatives, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, resellers, dealers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and Facebook (the “Released Parties”) shall not assume any responsibility whatsoever for any of the following: delayed, failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions; technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, internet, or other connections; the availability, accessibility, technical failure or miscommunications of computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions; the incorrect or inaccurate capture or failure to capture information whether caused by Site or Contest Site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise arising out of or relating to the Contest; theft, loss, destruction or damage to an Entry in whole or in part; and other factors beyond their reasonable control. The Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to your or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading materials from or use of the Site or any Contest Site.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SITE OR ANY CONTEST SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE ORGANIZER AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW AND TO DISQUALIFY YOU FROM THE CONTEST.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND WILL BE RELEASED AND HELD HARMLESS BY YOU AND YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FOR ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY KIND OR NATURE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DISABILITY OR DEATH, AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, NOW OR IN THE FUTURE FROM THE DELIVERY, ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE, ANY AND ALL USE AS PROVIDED HEREIN OF YOUR ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST AND/OR ANY RELATED CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SITE AND ANY CONTEST SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IN WHICH CASE SUCH LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION.