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REQUIRED INFORMATION Required Information
Your name, surname and email will appear on press releases, books, blogs and other publications. Address is not shared. This information is Required. You Must fill the RED parts.

You need to register this form to join the competition, however this information will be stored and could be used for your next competition entry, you will also have ability to modify parts of the profile after login.

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You are now registering for the A’ Design Award & Competition. By registration, you are going to create an account which you can use to submit multiple designs (there is no need to create a new account each time unless you are representing a PR Agency; in this case you should create a new account for each client). After registration, you should confirm your account and login. Once you login, you will access to the A’ Design Award Control Panel. From the A’ Design Award Control Panel, you will be able to upload and nominate designs for the competition. To upload designs, login and click on the “Upload Designs” link at A’ Design Award Control Panel. To “Nominate Designs”, please login, and click on the “Nominate Designs” link at A’ Design Award Control Panel. To learn more, simply register by filling this form and login. If you are already registered, click here to login.

NAME: given name [?]
SURNAME: family name [?]
COUNTRY: this is for postal purposes only.
CITY: city for your address.
STATE: state or region, can be left blank.
STREET: street adress, including apartment/site no and floor etc.
ZIP: postal code.
PHONE: should include area and country code.
BIRTH DATE:
- - (MM-DD-YYYY) month-day-year, example:11-30-1958
REPRESENTATION: are you representing someone
EMAIL: will be your username.
EMAIL CONFIRMATION: re-write email to confirm correct entry.
PASSWORD: we will encrypt it with SHA.
PASSWORD CONFIRMATION: re-write password to confirm correct entry.
TERMS AND AGREEMENTS:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS In submitting the Entrant’s Registration Application and making full payment of the Competition and related Fees, the Entrant fully and unreservedly agrees to all the terms, clauses and conditions as follows: CONDITIONS PRECEDENT 1. It is a condition precedent to the formation of this Agreement that the Entrant is to make full and prompt payment of the Entrant’s Fees at or around the time of submission of the Entrant’s Application. GRANTS AND LICENCES 2. The Entrant hereby fully and unreservedly grants to "A-Design Competitions" a non-exclusive, full and unfettered licence to perform and conduct any and all of the following (in full accordance with the unfettered discretion of "A-Design Competitions") in relation to the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" worldwide free of any fee, in perpetuity, and without need for "A-Design Competitions" to credit and name the Entrant or the author(s) of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata", and without need for "A-Design Competitions" to otherwise first seek approval/permission from the Entrant or any third party: • broadcast the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" including broadcast in any media, television programme, video, film, webcast, cable network, mass viewing, private viewing, theatre, cinema, websites, blogs, on any computer network (including the Internet) and the like (whether such broadcast is in digital form, analogue, film or otherwise); • exhibit the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any art gallery or exhibition; • publish, print and distribute the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any media, including (but not limited to) any magazine, advertisement, book, catalogue, periodical, publication, leaflet, document and the like; • copy, manufacture and distribute copies of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any form (whether analogue, digital or otherwise), including (but not limited to) videos, movies, DVDs, CDs, digital files and the like; • publish and distribute the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in the form of a web page or digital file on any computer network (including the Internet); • promote the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any manner deemed fit and suitable by "A-Design Competitions" and in full accordance with the full and unfettered discretion of "A-Design Competitions"; • showcase the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any trade show, event and the like; • destroy, discard or otherwise dispose of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and copies thereof in the possession of "A-Design Competitions"; and • otherwise use the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". 2.1 Personal Image Release: In registering for "A-Design Competitions" events, The Entrant grant permission to "A-Design Competitions", its agents and others working under its authority, to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness. It is understood these images may be used for promotional, news, on-line/multimedia, research and/or educational purposes by and for "A-Design Competitions". The Entrant agree that they are not entitled to remuneration, residuals, royalties or any other payment from "A-Design Competitions" in respect of their image/likeness or its use. The Entrant release, discharge, and hold harmless, "A-Design Competitions" and its agents from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions that they may hereafter have by reason of anything contained in the photographs or video. 3. The Entrant hereby fully and unreservedly grants to "A-Design Competitions" the power and authority to grant sub-licences to any "A-Design Competitions" Agent to conduct any of the acts stipulated in Clause 2 above and to assist "A-Design Competitions" in conducting any such acts, with the limitation that such sub-licences do not exceed the scope of the licences provided in Clause 2 above. 4. The Entrant may terminate or withdraw the grants and licences stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3 above ONLY by communicating not less than six (6) calendar months written notice of such termination or withdrawal (as the case may be), upon which this Agreement shall be automatically terminated (without need for notice) on the same day as the termination/withdrawal of such grants and licences. PAYMENT Payment 5. Full payment of the Entrant’s Fees shall be made to "A-Design Competitions" by the Entrant at or around the same time that the Entrant’s Application is submitted to "A-Design Competitions". 6. In accordance with Clause 1, in the event that the Entrant fails to make full payment of the Entrant’s Fees at or around the same time of the submission of the Entrant’s Application to "A-Design Competitions", there then exists no formation of contract and the full agreement stated herein is null and void ab initio. The Entrant’s Fees is not refundable. OBLIGATIONS OF "A-Design Competitions" Examination of the Entrant’s Application 7. "A-Design Competitions" shall examine the Entrant’s Application in order to verify that all information contained within such application conforms with all required formats and that all information necessary for full and proper adjudication has been provided for and properly and clearly indicated within the application. 8. Nothing in this Agreement shall legally oblige or require "A-Design Competitions" to verify the accuracy or truth of the information contained in the Entrant’s Application. 9. With no effect on Clause 8 above, all Parties acknowledge that "A-Design Competitions" shall be entitled to require of the Entrant or request in writing any and all of the following: 9.1 any further information necessary for the proper assessment and adjudication of the Entrant’s Application; 9.2 a correction and re-submission of the Entrant’s Application where such application was not filled in properly; 9.3 any further information or documents necessary to properly verify the accuracy or truth of the information contained in the Entrant’s Application. 10. In furtherance to Clause 9 above, where a request or requirement has been sent to the Entrant, no further processing of the Entrant’s Application shall occur unless and until an appropriate written reply has been properly communicated to "A-Design Competitions" within a reasonable time and before the Competition Closing Date. Acceptance of the Entrant’s Application 11. In its sole, full and unfettered discretion, "A-Design Competitions" may accept the Entrant’s Application where, before the Competition Closing Date: 11.1 the application was submitted to "A-Design Competitions" promptly and correctly; 11.2 all and full information as required by the application is fully, accurately and truthfully provided within the Entrant’s Application; 11.3 all necessary and required enclosures are provided along with the Entrant’s Application at the time of submission; 11.4 the Entrant agrees by marking, ticking, or indicating on the Entrant‘s Application (where forms have been submitted via the Internet) to all the terms, clauses and conditions of the competition; and 11.5 prompt and full payment of the Entrant’s Fee has been made to "A-Design Competitions". 12. All Parties fully and unreservedly acknowledge that acceptance of the Entrant’s Application by "A-Design Competitions": 12.1 does not preclude the Entrant from being subsequently disqualified from the Competition; 12.2 does not, per se, ensure or guarantee the participation or qualification of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" for the Competition; 12.3 cannot be construed as "A-Design Competitions"’s irrevocable acceptance, warranty or guarantee of the accuracy or truth of the information contained in the Entrant’s Application; and 12.4 does not serve as any form of acknowledgement, warranty or guarantee on the part of "A-Design Competitions" as to the Entrant’s Intellectual Property Rights over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". Adjudication 13. "A-Design Competitions" shall, in its sole, full and absolute discretion, organise, select and manage the "A-Design Competitions" Jury, which shall adjudicate the applications which have been appropriately examined, filtered and approved by "A-Design Competitions". 14. Nothing in this Agreement shall legally obligate or require "A-Design Competitions" and/or theA' Design AWardJury to perform any or all of the following: 14.1 justify, reveal or explain their processes, inner workings and standards; 14.2 justify, reveal or explain their decisions and ultimate results at the end of the adjudication process. Awards and Announcement 15. Upon the completion of the adjudication process described in Clauses 13 to 14 above, and in the event that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" are adjudged by the "A-Design Competitions" Jury and declared as a "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner, "A-Design Competitions" shall communicate written notice of such event to the Entrant and ONLY in relation to the specific Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" declared as a "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner. 16. All Parties acknowledge that ONLY Entrants who have submitted works declared as "A-Design Competitions" Award Winners shall be informed by post; "A-Design Competitions" bears no obligation to inform any parties who have not been declared by the "A-Design Competitions" Jury as "A-Design Competitions" Award Winners. Consequence of Achieving "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner Status 17. ONLY in the event that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" are adjudged by the "A-Design Competitions" Jury and declared as a "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner, and ONLY in the event that the Entrant makes full payment of the Further Fee in accordance with Clause 29, shall "A-Design Competitions" (in its sole, full and unfettered discretion) perform the following: 17.1 print, publish or present the winning Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in theA' Design AWardInternational Year Book for the single, specific and particular year of the award; 17.2 publish or present the winning Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" on theA' Design AWardOnline Exhibition on the Internet; 17.3 present and display the winning Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in a special exhibition of all winners of the current year’s "A-Design Competitions" Award: Design Concept at the "A-Design Competitions" Design Museum and Art Gallery for a minimum period of four (4) weeks; 17.4 provide to the Entrant a data package in the form of a CD or DVD (or like storage media) or digital form for use of the "A-Design Competitions" Label for the duration of the Agreement; and 17.5 provide to the Entrant a certificate documenting the conferment of the award. 18. In the event that "A-Design Competitions" fails to fully discharge any of its responsibilities stipulated in Clauses 7 to 17 above, the following shall apply in full force: 18.1 the Entrant shall (before resorting to any form of legal claim against "A-Design Competitions" or order for specific performance or the like) communicate notice in writing of such failure to "A-Design Competitions", stipulating the following: • the date on which such notice was communicated; • the details of "A-Design Competitions"’s failure and the corresponding Clause Number(s) relevant to such failure; • that "A-Design Competitions" shall be provided with a period of forty-two (42) working days (from the date that such notice was communicated) to rectify such failure(s); 18.2 "A-Design Competitions" shall be allowed a period of forty-two (42) working days (from the date that such notice was communicated) to properly rectify such failure(s); 18.3 the Entrant shall ensure that the Entrant shall be made available to "A-Design Competitions" over the period described in Clause 18.2 above. Full Discretion 19. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent "A-Design Competitions" from altering, changing, reconfiguring, or adapting the advertising, promotion and marketing of the winning Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" (whether such appears in the International Yearbook, any publications, on the "A-Design Competitions" Online Exhibition or on any of the media stipulated in Clause 2 [Grants and Licences] or otherwise) where in its discretion it is appropriate to do so in light of localisation factors, differing environments, language differences, cultural differences, differing commercial markets and the like. 20. All methods, schedules, timelines, internal procedures and processes and the like with regard to the examination, filtering, approval, adjudication and announcement stages described in Clauses 7 to 9 above shall be performed and executed by "A-Design Competitions" in accordance with its sole, full and unfettered discretion, with no requirement for "A-Design Competitions" to inform the Entrant of the details of any such methods, schedules, timelines, internal procedures and processes and the like. 21. In furtherance to Clause 14.2 above, "A-Design Competitions" may at any time attempt to respond, answer and reply to any requests, queries or questions communicated by the Entrant to "A-Design Competitions"; however, nothing in this Agreement shall legally obligate or require "A-Design Competitions" to make such response, answer or reply. OBLIGATIONS OF THE ENTRANT Maintenance of Ownership and Rights 22. Notwithstanding Clauses 2 and 3 [Grants and Licences], in the event that the Entrant performs a Disposing Act within the Term, the Entrant shall use its best endeavours to ensure that such Disposing Act shall have no effect on the licences and grants provided to "A-Design Competitions" as stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3. Registration of Ownership and Rights 23. The Entrant fully and unreservedly acknowledges that the Entrant shall be solely and fully responsible for fully performing any and all of the following in any jurisdiction worldwide and before "A-Design Competitions" reveals to the public at large the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in pursuance of its obligations within this Agreement: 23.1 applying for and obtaining any form of design registration in relation to the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; 23.2 applying for, filing and/or obtaining a patent in relation to the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; 23.3 applying for and obtaining any other form of registration/grant of Intellectual Property Rights or intellectual property ownership; 23.4 assessing the commercial feasibility and viability of any and all of the actions stipulated in Clauses 23.1 to 23.3 above; 23.5 the costs incurred in any and all of the actions stipulated in Clauses 23.1 to 23.3 above. 24. The Entrant fully and unreservedly acknowledges and is aware that, in furtherance to Clauses 2 and 3 [Grants and Licences] as well as "A-Design Competitions"’s obligations within this Agreement, "A-Design Competitions" may reveal to the public at large details of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and that such revelation may result in the forfeiture, disqualification or defeat of any and all of the following: • the patentability of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; • the registrability of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" as a registered design(s) in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; • the registrability of any of the Entrant’s Intellectual Property Rights in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body. 25. In furtherance to Clauses 23 and 24 above, the Entrant fully and unreservedly agrees and acknowledges that for any action of "A-Design Competitions" which results in any or all of the following: • the forfeiture, disqualification or defeat in the patentability of the Entrant's "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; • the forfeiture, disqualification or defeat in the registrability of the Entrant's "Work(s), Information and Metadata" as registered design(s) in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; and/or • the forfeiture, disqualification or defeat in the registrability of any of the Entrant’s Intellectual Property Rights in any and all jurisdictions with any relevant official, international, governmental or jurisdictional body; the Entrant shall not make any claims against "A-Design Competitions" and shall not hold "A-Design Competitions" responsible or liable for any loss (including loss of income), damages or the like resulting from any such act, forfeiture, disqualification or defeat described above. Risk and Costs of Transportation 26. The full risk and costs (including but not limited to all transport costs, postal charges, courier charges, insurance costs, governmental/jurisdictional approvals and licences and any other costs necessary or likely) shall be borne soley and fully by the Entrant in all of the following: a. The passing and transporting of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" into the possession of "A-Design Competitions"; and b. The return of the Entrant's "Work(s), Information and Metadata" upon the Entrant’s request. Submission 27. It is a condition of this Agreement that the Entrant has to fill-in and submit the Competition’s Application and the submission application for himself/herself. 28. The Entrant unreservedly agrees and acknowledges that there will be no partial or full refund of the Entrant’s fee upon failure to make full or partial use of all submissions given to the Entrant or any of the Entrant’s other rights or benefits set out in this Agreement. Further Fee 29. In the event that the Entrant has received notice that the relevant Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" has/have been declared as a "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner (in accordance with Clause 15), the Entrant is to make full payment of the Further Fee to "A-Design Competitions" within two calendar weeks of receiving such notice. 30. Failure of the Entrant to make full payment of the Further Fee to "A-Design Competitions" within three (3) working days as required by Clause 29 above shall be deemed as an immediate and automatic withdrawal (without need for written notice) of the relevant Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" from the Competition; and upon such withdrawal: 30.1 "A-Design Competitions" shall be free to appoint and declare another work as corresponding "A-Design Competitions" Award Winner in place of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"; 30.2 "A-Design Competitions" shall not be legally obliged to perform any of its obligations under Clause 17 in relation to the relevant Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". WARRANTIES OF THE ENTRANT General Warranties 31. The Entrant expressly and unreservedly warrants any and all of the following: 31.1 the Entrant’s respective obligations, representations and warranties stipulated within this Agreement are not in conflict with or in contravention to any other agreement, deed, contract or any other instrument entered into by such party; 31.2 the Entrant has full authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement as well as to perform and execute to its completion all its respective obligations, representations and warranties stipulated within this Agreement; 31.3 the Entrant has obtained all necessary licences, authorities, instruments and permissions from the requisite government bodies (whether within Italy or extraneous to Italy) in order to perform all of its obligations, representations and warranties in this Agreement and will continue to validly hold all such necessary licences, authorities, instruments and permissions for the Term of this Agreement; and 31.4 To the best knowledge of the Entrant, all submissions are, at the time of submission and at all times up to the date of announcement of the results of the Competition, at concept stage and are NOT: • in production and/or manufacture in any jurisdiction; • for sale in any jurisdiction; • being marketed for sale in any jurisdiction. Note: These restrictions on section 31.4 apply only for custom / sponsored competitions organized with the sponsorship of other entities, businesses or organizations. Warranties Concerning Ownership 32. The Entrant expressly and unreservedly warrants any and all of the following: 32.1 the Entrant bears full and complete power and authority to grant the licences and grants stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3; 32.2 the Entrant bears no knowledge and is not consciously aware of any infringement that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" may have upon the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party; 32.3 the Entrant has reasonably conducted searches and research to ensure that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" does not infringe upon the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party; 32.4 the Entrant is the sole, full and unfettered owner of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and possesses and has title to ALL Intellectual Property Rights over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" throughout all jurisdictions worldwide; 32.5 the Entrant has not performed any act or omission to (whether directly or indirectly) jeopardize, derogate, mortgage, dilute or dispose of its sole, full and unfettered ownership of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"; 32.6 the Entrant has not performed any act or omission to (whether directly or indirectly) jeopardize, derogate, mortgage, dilute or dispose of any of its sole, full and unfettered Intellectual Property Rights over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". Warranties Concerning the Nature of the Entrant’s Work (s) 33. The Entrant expressly and unreservedly warrants all of the following: 33.1 the nature of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" are such that it would not likely result in the defamation of "A-Design Competitions", "A-Design Competitions" Agents or any third party; 33.2 the nature of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" fall within the reasonable bounds of decency. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 34. Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or in any way limit either Party’s liability for fraud, gross negligence or any other liability to the extent such liability may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law. 35. Subject to Clause 34, the total liability of "A-Design Competitions" to the Entrant, whether such liability arises out of any breach of contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss, damages, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by "A-Design Competitions" of an indirect or consequential nature including without limitation any economic loss or other loss of turnover, income, profits, business or goodwill shall be limited to the Entrant’s Fee as stipulated in Clause 74.5 of this Agreement. INDEMNITY 36. The Entrant shall unreservedly and promptly indemnify and keep indemnified in full "A-Design Competitions" from and against any and all loss, damages, fees (including legal fees and costs incurred), liabilities whether criminal or civil suffered by "A-Design Competitions" as a result of any or all of the following: 36.1 a third party claims that the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" are an infringement upon the Intellectual Property Rights and/or rights to ownership of any third party in any and all jurisdictions worldwide (whether such Intellectual Property Rights and/or rights to ownership were previously assigned from the Entrant or otherwise); 36.2 the Entrant grants a licence to any third party concerning the use of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" within any jurisdiction worldwide and such third party licensee makes a claim against the Entrant; 36.3 any misrepresentations, untruths or misinformation communicated by the Entrant (whether such misrepresentation, untruth or misinformation was given unknowingly or otherwise) concerning any or all of the following: • its sole, full and unfettered ownership over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any jurisdiction worldwide; • its sole, full and unfettered Intellectual Property Rights to the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" in any jurisdiction worldwide. TERMINATION Termination by the Entrant 37. The Entrant shall be entitled (but shall not be obligated) to prematurely terminate this Agreement ONLY by communicating not less than six (6) calendar months written notice of such termination to "A-Design Competitions". Termination by "A-Design Competitions" 38. "A-Design Competitions" shall be entitled (but shall not be obligated) to prematurely terminate this Agreement by communicating not less than thirty (30) days written notice of such termination to the Entrant. 39. "A-Design Competitions" shall be entitled (but shall not be obligated) to prematurely terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by communicating written notice of such termination to the Entrant without requirement for a refund of the Entrant’s Fees, ONLY where any of the following has occurred: 39.1 the Entrant is in breach of any of it obligations contained in the following clauses: • Clause 5 [Payment]; • Clause 22 [Maintenance of Ownership and Rights]; 39.2 the Entrant is in breach of any of the following warranties: • Clause 31 [General Warranties] • Clause 32 [Warranties Concerning Ownership] • Clause 33 [Warranties Concerning the Nature of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"] 39.3 the Entrant has willing and knowingly provided information which is false, misleading or inaccurate in the Entrant’s Application or in any communication or correspondence made to "A-Design Competitions". CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION No Obligation to Return Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" 40. It is fully understood and acknowledged by all Parties that the Entrant is fully and solely responsible for ensuring that the Entrant is in possession of its own originals or copies of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". 41. In furtherance to Clause 40 above, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent "A-Design Competitions" from fully destroying the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" (whether such are copies or otherwise) in the possession of "A-Design Competitions" and/orA' Design AWardAgents upon the expiry or premature termination of this Agreement in full accordance with the sole, full and unfettered discretion of "A-Design Competitions". Full Permission to Archive 42. The Entrant explicitly grants "A-Design Competitions" permission to keep the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" or copies of the Entrants "Work(s), Information and Metadata" for internal archival and storage purposes; as such, nothing in this Agreement shall obligate "A-Design Competitions" to return to the Entrant any of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" (and copies thereof) in the possession of "A-Design Competitions" and/orA' Design AWardAgents upon the expiry or premature termination of this Agreement. Survival Clauses on Termination 43. The following clauses shall survive the end of the Term: • Clauses 2 and 3 [Grants and Licences] • Clause 36 [Indemnity] • Clauses 40 to 41 [No Obligation to return Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"] • Clause 42 [Full Permission to Archive] • Clauses 56 to 59 [Dispute Resolution] 44. For purposes of clarification, all Parties acknowledge that in accordance with Clause 43 above, the grants and licences stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3 shall continue with full effect even after the premature termination and/or expiry of this Agreement. However, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent the Entrant from terminating or withdrawing such grants and licences in accordance with Clause 4. Consequences of Termination 45. Upon the premature termination or expiry of this Agreement all Parties shall be discharged from any and all further obligations within this Agreement. 46. In its sole, full and unfettered discretion, "A-Design Competitions" may choose to (but shall not be in any way obligated to) destroy, retract or recall any of its media or publications already so published, printed, copied, manufactured, broadcasted or distributed in the event of the premature termination or expiry of this Agreement. 47. The Entrant consciously, fully and unreservedly waives all of its rights to make any legal claim(s) against "A-Design Competitions" and any "A-Design Competitions" Agent for any act or omission of "A-Design Competitions" and/or any "A-Design Competitions" Agent, whether such act or omission occurred on or before the exact Termination Date. 48. In furtherance to Clauses 46 and 47, the expiry or premature termination of this Agreement shall bear no effect on any rights, remedies or legal recourse entitled to the Parties prior to or consequent upon the expiry/termination of this Agreement. CONFIDENTIALITY 49. "A-Design Competitions" shall make reasonable steps to ensure that, at any time before the "A-Design Competitions" Jury adjudicates the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and decides upon theA' Design AWardAward Winners, the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" shall not be actively revealed to any third party. In furtherance to Clause 3, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent or prohibit "A-Design Competitions" from disclosing the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" to any "A-Design Competitions" Agent. 50. "A-Design Competitions" shall not be held in any way liable in the event of any of the following so long as such reasonable steps were executed by "A-Design Competitions" in accordance with Clause 49: • unintentional disclosure of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" to any third party; • intentional and/or unintentional disclosure of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" by the Entrant or by any third party. 51. In furtherance to Clauses 49 and 50 above and in furtherance to the grants/licences stipulated in Clauses 2 and 3, "A-Design Competitions" shall not be held in any way liable for the disclosure of the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" to any third party where the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" has been adjudged as anA' Design AWardAward Winner and is declared, announced or disclosed by "A-Design Competitions" as such. MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS 52. All Parties acknowledge that the Entrant is free to submit as many of his/her works as so desired so long as the Entrant makes full payment of the Entrant’s Fees. FORCE MAJEURE 53. All parties shall not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in the performance of any of its obligations under this Agreement directly caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, such circumstances being limited to events of war, earthquake, flood, outbreak of disease, famine, drought, terrorist attack or disaster (a 'Force Majeure Event'). 54. In the event that either party claims a Force Majeure Event, it shall promptly notify the other party in writing of its reasons for the delay or stoppage and its likely duration and shall take all reasonable steps to overcome the delay or stoppage. 55. If the party claiming a Force Majeure Event has complied with Clause 54 above, its performance under this Agreement shall be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues and such party will have an extension of time for performance equal to such period. DISPUTE RESOLUTION 56. If any claim or dispute arises under or in connection with this Agreement, the Parties will attempt to settle such claim or dispute by negotiation. 57. If any claim or dispute cannot be settled by negotiation within twenty-one (21) days after a Party has made a written offer to the other Parties to negotiate a settlement to such claim or dispute, the Parties shall, before resorting to court proceedings, attempt to resolve the claim or dispute by mediation in accordance with the rules, procedures and guidelines of either of the following: • an appropriate independent organisation, association or third party to be agreed upon by all Parties to this Agreement. 58. If the Parties have not settled any claim or dispute by mediation within forty-two (42) days from the initiation of the mediation, the dispute shall be referred to and finally resolved by the courts in accordance with Clause 63 [Governing Law]. 59. Notwithstanding the dispute resolution procedures above, "A-Design Competitions" may seek injunctive relief or a court order for specific performance from any court stipulated in Clause 63 [Governing Law], where failure to obtain such relief or such order for specific performance would cause damage to "A-Design Competitions". NOTICES 60. Any notice, correspondence, invoice or other communication which any party to this Agreement is required to be served shall be in writing and shall be sufficiently served if: • delivered personally; • served by prepaid mail or courier or document exchange; • sent by facsimile transmission; or • sent by electronic mail through the internet. 61. A notice, correspondence, invoice or other communication shall be deemed to have been given: • if personally delivered, upon delivery; • if mailed or couriered or delivered by document exchange, two (2) days after posting; • if sent by facsimile communication, when the facsimile machine confirms transmission; • if sent by electronic mail through the internet to the electronic mail address for correspondence given during the Entrant‘s Application 62. For the purposes of notice stipulated above, the address, facsimile number and electronic mail address to which notice is given shall be the respective address, facsimile number and electronic mail address stated within the Entrant’s Application. GOVERNING LAW 63. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Italian Republic. All Parties expressly and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Italy and the Subordinate Courts of Italy over any claim or matter arising under or in connection with this Agreement or the legal relationships established by this Agreement. SEVERABILITY AND WAIVER 64. If any provision of this Agreement should be held to be invalid or unenforceable, then such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be in any way affected or impaired. The parties agree to attempt to substitute for any invalid or unenforceable provision a valid or enforceable provision which achieves to the greatest extent possible the same effect as would have been achieved by the invalid or unenforceable provision. 65. The failure of either Party to enforce or to exercise at any time or for any period any term of or any right pursuant to this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any such term or right and shall in no way affect that of the Party’s right later to enforce or exercise it. ASSIGNMENT 66. No Party to this Agreement shall assign, transfer, charge or deal in any other manner with this Agreement (whether in whole or in part) or any of its rights, obligations, responsibilities, representations and warranties under it without the prior written consent of all other Parties to this Agreement. 67. It is acknowledged by all Parties that any purported assignment, transfer, charge or delegation by a Party to this Agreement (whether in whole or in part) or any of its rights and obligations under it without first obtaining the written consent of all other Parties shall entitle (but shall not obligate) the such Parties to terminate this Agreement and claim for any damages thereby suffered or incurred. ENTIRE AGREEMENT 68. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties and supersedes any previous agreement between or amongst the Parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. 69. No variation of this Agreement or of any of the documents referred to in it shall be valid unless it is in writing and signed by or on behalf of each of the Parties. OWNERSHIP OF "A-Design Competitions" 70. "A-Design Competitions" is organized by "OMC DESIGN STUDIOS S.R.L, C.F.P.L. iscrizione registro imprese Como P.IVA 03193600131 N.REA 300935". 71. "A-Design Competitions" is "OMC DESIGN STUDIOS S.R.L, C.F.P.L. iscrizione registro imprese Como P.IVA 03193600131 N.REA 300935". CONTACT DETAILS OF "A-Design Competitions" 72. Communication Adresses and Numbers; Mail: "A-Design Competitions", OMC DESIGN STUDIOS S.R.L. VIA MANARA 9, 22100, COMO / ITALY. Fax: +39 031 4491953 RELATIONSHIP AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS 73. A person who is not party to this Agreement bears no rights to enforce any clause, obligation, responsibility, term or condition of this Agreement. 74. The Entrant acts as its own principal and is NOT an agent of "A-Design Competitions". All parties will act independently of each other and will be solely responsible for carrying out all its relevant obligations, duties and responsibilities under this Agreement. 75. The Entrant shall not enter into any agreements or incur any liabilities on behalf of "A-Design Competitions" and may not represent to any person that the Entrant has any authority to act on behalf of "A-Design Competitions". 76. All Parties expressly agree that this Agreement does not establish any relationship of agency, partnership, power of attorney or employment or the like. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION 77. Within this Agreement except to the extent that the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall apply: 77.1 ‘the Competition’ means ‘the "A-Design Competitions" Award: Design Concept Competition’. 77.2 ‘the Competition Closing Date’ means 2014 2014 of the year 2014. 77.3 ‘Disposing Act ’ means any act or omission the effect of which would likely dilute, derogate, sell, mortgage, license out, assign, dispose of or in any way compromise any and all of the following: • the Entrant’s sole, full and unfettered ownership over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"; • the Entrant’s sole, full and unfettered Intellectual Property Rights over the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata". 77.4 ‘Entrant’ s Application’ means the application form bearing the Entrant’s details as well as the Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" and submitted to "A-Design Competitions" in participation of the "A-Design Competitions" Award: Design Concept Competition. 77.5 ‘Entrant’ s Fees’ means the fee that is to be paid by the Entrant to "A-Design Competitions" in respect of the Entrant’s Application, the amount of which shall be calculated and stipulated on the corresponding application form or online form (whichever is applicable) and in full accordance with the fee structure, and depending on the number of works submitted with the Entrant’s Application. 77.6 ‘Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata"’ means the works and designs described in the attachments, scale models, prototypes, supportive documentation, presentations, descriptions, 3D-renderings, digital files, diagrams, specifications, pictures, and the like, and the Entrant’s Application including personal information. 77.7 ‘Further Fee’ means the additional fee to be paid by the Entrant to "A-Design Competitions" where the Entrant has received notice that a relevant Entrant’s "Work(s), Information and Metadata" has been declared as a A' Design Award Winner in accordance with Clause 15. The Further Fee is a separate fee to the Entrant’s Fees. 77.8 ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ means any and all intellectual and industrial property rights (whether or not now existing, and whether or not registered or registrable and includes any right to apply for the registration of such right and includes all renewals and extensions) in all jurisdictions throughout the world and includes, but is not limited to, the following: • all copyright rights, ownership and licences, including all copyright falling under statutory law and all copyright rights conferred by common law, and including any other copyright under the laws of any other jurisdiction; • all registered design rights, ownership and licences, including all registered design rights falling under statutory law and all registered design rights conferred by common law, and including any other registered design rights under the laws of any other jurisdiction; • all patent rights, ownership and licences, including rights pertaining to one’s proprietary invention, all patent rights falling under statutory law and all patent rights conferred by common law, and including any other patent rights under the laws of any other jurisdiction; • all trade mark rights, ownership and licences, including all trade mark rights falling under statutory law and all rights relating to trade marks conferred by common law (including the action of passing-off), and including any other rights relating to trade marks under the laws of any other jurisdiction; and • all and any other intellectual property rights which may not be mentioned herein. 77.9 ‘"A-Design Competitions" Agent’ includes any director of "A-Design Competitions", officer of "A-Design Competitions", employee of "A-Design Competitions", the "A-Design Competitions" Jury (and individual Entrants thereof), agent, representative, manufacturer, producer, skilled craftsman, contracted party or any third party whosoever, such party being appointed by "A-Design Competitions" to act as an "A-Design Competitions" Agent.` 77.10 ‘"A-Design Competitions" Award Winner’ means the "Work(s), Information and Metadata" adjudged and declared by the "A-Design Competitions" Jury as such. 77.11 ‘"A-Design Competitions" International Yearbook’ means the yearly publication of all the "A-Design Competitions" Award Winners and their winning concepts; 77.12 ‘"A-Design Competitions" Jury’ means the organised, selected and managed by "A-Design Competitions" (in accordance with its sole, full and unfettered discretion) to properly perform the adjudication process described in this Agreement and includes the individual persons thereof. 77.13 ‘Term’ means the period from the time of the full payment of the Entrant’s Fee to "A-Design Competitions" until one of the following (whichever is shorter): • 18 calendar months from the date of full payment of the Entrant’s Fee (that is, the natural expiry of this Agreement); or • the date of termination of this Agreement (where this Agreement has been prematurely terminated by either Party in accordance with Clauses 37 to 39 and/or Clause 4). FURTHER CLARIFICATIONS AND POINTS 78. The following information are provided to have additional understanding on several points and cases. They are written in a natural language without the jargon to make sure these important points are understood clearly. 78.1 "A-Design Competitions" is not required to send "Physical Components of the Winners Kit" Packages to the Entrant in any condition, even if the shipment fee is paid in full (in this case a partial refund will be possible) - For further clarification See Clause 78.3. "Physical Components of the Winners Kit" Packages cannot be ordered after 12 months of public announcement of results. However, "Physical Components of the Winners Kit" Packages could be distributed free of charge during the "Gala-Night and Exibition" to entitled Entrants. 78.2 "A-Design Competitions" is not obliged to print or include all winners on the "Winners' Book", only selected winners will be printed, this principle of selective inclusion also applies to all other services, including the Winners' and PR Services. Your "Eligibility" is not a confirmation of inclusion. You still need to upload the high-resolution images and provide details as mentioned in Clause 78.3. for selection process. 78.3 For "A-Design Competitions" to be able to provide Winners & PR Services and to be able to prepare the "Winners' Book" and the "Physical Components of the Winners Kit", the Entrant must take further action by providing further details regarding the design and themselves. The list of information to be provided can be requested by email, and it will also be automatically visible from the platform under the awarded entry after results are announced. These information should be provided within seven (7) days after the results have been announced. Not providing these additional details and information will result the awarded work to be excluded from the winners services and benefits, no refunds will be given in this case. If winners would like to be included in the yearbook, and if they would want to request their kits and to get services by A' Design Awards after they miss the deadline of seven (7) days, it will be possible only by paying a "Late Processing Fee for Service Inclusion" as stated in Clause 78.4 within thirty (30) days after results are announced to public, after this date even if a request is made by paying the "Late Processing Fee for Service Inclusion", it will not be possible to get services fully; especially yearbook inclusion will be impossible. Providing these details do not guarantee an inclusion as given in Clause 78.2. 78.4 "Late Processing Fee for Service Inclusion": The fee, as mentioned in Clause 78.3 is Five-hundred (500) Euros, IVA (Italian Value Added Tax) is included. It is non-refundable. 78.5 Entrants cannot withdraw their entries from "A-Design Competitions" after results are announced to winners but Entrants cannot withdraw their entries after results have been made public, under no condition. 78.6 You cannot "skim" the agreement, you are obliged to read it before agreeing to it and registering yourself to the system. 78.7 It is absolutely forbidden to call jury members or A' Design Award and Competitions to pressure them for an award status. If this happens, A' Design Award & Competitions reserves rights to cease communication, to provoke any prior or post award status. However, if for technical reasons due to IT platform, if you believe your entry is not fully viewed or if you had problems in upload, you could request a confirmation of the award status by writing an email. 78.8 During several periods (including but not limited to Gala-Night and Exhibition Preparation periods, Voting Periods, Before (7) days of entry deadlines and after seven (7) days of results announced date and similar event periods), due to high amount of efforts and time allocation given to management of the events, communications and requests by the Entrants could take longer time to be answered or might be missed. 78.9 It is the duty of the Entrants to make sure that they receive our email communications (such as by adding support@adesignaward.com to contacts list, whitelist or any other requirements by email servers of the Entrants).
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OPTIONAL INFORMATION Optional Information
Your personal biography page will be created with the following information. This information could appear on press releases, books, blogs and other publications. Please fill the appropriate/applicable fields. These information are public.
ORGANIZATION: is where you work or study.
TITLE AT ORGANIZATION: is your title at the organization. i.e. Manager, Lecturer, Director, Student or whatever is written in your Business Cards
WORK/CONTACT HOURS: these are the hours that people should respect when contacting you, usually workhours. For 24 hours choose opens 01 - closes 24.
Opens: - Closes: Time Zone:
NATIVE LANGUAGE: please choose your native language, we are especially collecting this information to provide services in your own language.
PRIMARY DISCIPLINE: your main interest in art.
NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION: if you were initially not a designer.
JOB FUNCTION: what do you focus on your job.
WHICH APPLIES THE BEST FOR YOU: what describes you best.
GENDER: optional.
LOOKING FOR JOB?: will be indicated at your profile..
CITY OF BIRTH : for biography page, you were born in..
NATIONALITY : is where you are originally from.
WEBSITE URL: for people who might want to learn more about you.
PORTFOLIO URL: for people who might want to learn more about your works.
RSS URL: for showing your updates in your profile page.
EDUCATION:

Format: Year, Focus, Education, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1981, Interior Designer, MA, Harvard University, BOSTON/USA.
* One entry for each line.
WORK EXPERIENCE:

Format: Year, Position, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1981, University, Harvard University, BOSTON/USA.
* One entry for each line.
PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:

Format: Year, "Title", Gallery Name, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 2003, "Restless Women", Mc Arthur's Gallery, MANCHESTER/UNITED KINGDOM.
* One entry for each line.
MIXED EXHIBITIONS WITH OTHER ARTISTS:

Format: Year, "Title", Gallery Name, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 2001, "Plastic", Harlds Gallery, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.
* One entry for each line.
EVENTS:

Format: Year, "Title", Event/Conference Name, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 2003, "Restless Women", Mc Arthur's Gallery, MANCHESTER/UNITED KINGDOM.
* One entry for each line.
AWARDS:

Format: Year, Rank/Prize, Award-Name, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1988, 1st Place, International Graphics Competition, PARIS/FRANCE.
* One entry for each line.
PRESS APPEARINGS:

Format: Year, "Designs Name", Publication Name, Month, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1992, "Lovebucks", Design Magazine, August, MILAN/ITALY.
* One entry for each line.
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

Format: Year, "Title", Academic Publication Name, Publisher, Editor, CITY/COUNTRY, ISBN.
Example: 1992, "Procedural Patterns in Design", Academic Magazine of University, MILAN/ITALY, ISBN9874584214523.
* One entry for each line. Articles Published in National or International Peer-Review Periodicals..
BOOKS:

Format: Year, "Title", Number of Relevant Pages, Publisher, Editor, CITY/COUNTRY, ISBN.
Example: 1987, "Ceramic Furniture", 142 Pages, Dortmunt Edition, MUNICH/GERMANY, ISBN9874584214523.
* One entry for each line. These are books written by you or other people that contains your designs, articles or your texts.
ACCOLADES:

Format: Year, "Title", Institution, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1988, "Top Ten Designers of Paris", France Design Association, PARIS/FRANCE.
* One entry for each line.
CLIENTELE:

Format: Company names, Seperated by "," Commas.
Example: Nike, Toyota, Sony, Apple etc.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Format: Language name (Native|Near Native|Advanced|Intermediate|Pre-Intermediate|Beginner), Seperated by "," Commas.
Example: English (Near Native), French (Beginner), Spanish (Pre-Intermediate) etc.
COMPUTER LITERACY:

Format: Program/Software Names Seperated by "," Commas.
Example: Adobe Illustrator, HTML, QuarkXPress, Coin Collection etc.
COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS:

Format: Year, "Workshop/Course Name", Institution/Location, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example:2004, "Design for EcoSustainability", Politecnico di Milano, MILAN/ITALY etc.
*One entry for each line
SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES:

Format: Year, "Seminar/Conference Name", Institution/Location, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example:2002, "Mass Customization", Politecnico di Milano, MILAN/ITALY etc.
*One entry for each line
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:

Format: Year Started, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY.
Example: 1999, ADI, MILAN/ITALY etc.
COLLECTIONS/MUSEUM CONTRIBUTIONS:

Format: Year, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY
Example: 1999, Museum of Design, COMO/ITALY etc.
* One entry for each line. These are permanent collections and exhibits where your works are bought/accepted and exhibited.
JURY MEMBERSHIPS:

Format: Year, Institution, CITY/COUNTRY
Example: 2001, A' Design Competition, COMO/ITALY etc.
* One entry for each line.
HOBBIES:

Format: Hobby Names Seperated by "," Commas.
Example: Fencing, Tango Dancing, Coin Collection etc.
DESIGNERS' STATEMENT / STATEMENT OF ART:

Suggested: Around 500 Words. What is design, what is art. Your view on art and design etc. Please limit maximum to 2000 Words, however if it is longer we will not delete it. You could also write a one line motto, there is no minimum length.
FAX: you should include area and country code. as well.
 
INVOICE DETAILS Optional Information
This information is usefull if you are going to get invoice for any of the paid services that are provide by A' Design Award and Competition or Affiliates.
COMPANY/NAME: Company or Full Name
ADDRESS: Street, Block No, ZIP code, City, State
INVOICE COUNTRY: Invoice Country.
VAT/TAX Number: Value Added Tax Code or Tax Identification Number ?
 
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS Optional Information
This information is usefull if you are going to use Design Mediaton services or if you win an award that is eligible for monetary awards.

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS: please type your bank account details.

Bank account details should include:
 
IBAN: this is the international banking account number, please ask your bank if you do not know what it is. BIC / SWIFT: please enter your Bank Identifier Code or Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication code if you know.
BANK NAME: please type your the name of your bank where you have the account. BRANCH NAME: please type your the name of your bank branch where you have the account is open.
ACCOUNT HOLDER: is the name of the legal entity that owns the bank account. ACCOUNT HOLDER ADDRESS: is the postal address of the entity who owns the bank account, the address also should include the city and the country.


 
 
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