Rules + Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
All participants must comply with the conditions laid out in this section, as well as the 'Competition Brief', if any. Participants who fail to do so shall be liable to be disqualified from this competition. By taking part in a competition hosted by ArcDeck or Design Dialogue feature, each participant accepts and agrees to be bound by all requirements and terms and conditions in this section, as well as the 'Competition Brief'.
Any competition hosted by ArcDeck or Design Dialogue feature is open to all designers, planners, urban designers, architects, students and / or anyone related to the real estate industry from anywhere in the world above 18 years of age. Employees and staff of ArcDeck are not eligible for participation in this competition.
The sponsors of this competition will protect the integrity of its process. Participants must not communicate with any member of the judging panel about the competition hosted by ArcDeck or Design Dialogue feature in any way until a public announcement of the winners is made. Any competitor, participant or member found in active violation of this rule will be disqualified immediately. All entries must be submitted without any marks, logos, insignia, company / participant name, or writing on the display surfaces that identify their authorship. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to immediate disqualification.
At ArcDeck, we take plagiarism very seriously. By submitting entry to any competition hosted by ArcDeck or Design Dialogue feature, participants warrant that the material being submitted by them is original and previously unpublished anywhere in any publication - in print, soft copy or online. Please do not submit anything that may have been copied, inspired or can be otherwise established as being unoriginal. ArcDeck will NOT be responsible for any content submitted by participants which violates the above rules or for any punitive action, claims, damages, attorney fees arising out of breach of these Rules.
No return of entries
All submitted entries (including all drawings, photographs, photocopies, and other physical materials submitted as entries) to the competition (the "Competition Materials") hosted by ArcDeck or Design Dialogue feature will become the property of ArcDeck and will not be returned.
Ownership and Copyright
All Competition Materials will become the property of ArcDeck and ArcDeck may retain and use the Competition Materials for any purpose. Each participant warrants that the Competition Materials submitted by them are their original works and they are copyright owners of the said Competition Materials. By participating in the competitions held by ArcDeck or submitting to the Design Dialogue feature, each participant agrees that ArcDeck shall have the license and right to use and reproduce their Competition Materials for purposes of promotional, commercial, non-commercial, research and development, training, educational or any other purpose in perpetuity without any compensation or payment to them. Except for the license and right for ArcDeck to use and reproduce the Competition Materials as provided above, each participant will retain copyright of all their materials.
ArcDeck may exhibit the entries of all award winners, a selection of key entries at its own discretion in an online publication following the Competition or in the Design Dialogue feature on our website and / or social media channels and the selection of such entries would be entirely up to the discretion of ArcDeck.
The decisions of ArcDeck's judging panel are final and shall not be negotiated, contested, reviewed, challenged or appealed against by any party through any means or process whatsoever.
Participants shall indemnify ArcDeck and be solely responsible for any claims, liability, damages, punitive action arising due to breach of any of these conditions.
ArcDeck reserves the right to amend these Rules at any time without notice.
2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will the winning ideas from the Competition be implemented?
No. There is no intent to implement ANY design idea submitted on ArcDeck.net. This is a platform for generating design ideas and for generating a dialogue around design only.
Am I allowed to submit multiple entries?
No. Only one entry is allowed per registration. In case of a design competition hosted by ArcDeck, each participant will receive a unique registration code via email. There is no need for registration if submitting to Design Dialogue feature.
Can two or more persons participate as a team?
Yes - only in case of a design competition. You may participate as a team of up to 4, but we will allow only one entry / submission per registration and any one person from the team should register for a design competition. If your entry wins or we want to feature your submission, we will send an email requesting details of all participants and will give due credit for the same. Note that the submitted entry should not contain any names of teams / firms or individuals except for the unique code provided to you upon registration via email. There is no need for registration if submitting to Design Dialogue feature.
Is there any geographical location or region from where entries are invited?
No. The competition and Design Dialogue feature is open to all designers, planners, urban designers, architects, students and / or anyone related to the real estate industry from anywhere in the world above 18 years of age. Registration and submission guidelines should be adhered to as laid out in the 'Competition Brief' document. There is no need for registration if submitting to Design Dialogue feature.
What happens to my entry after the competition is over?
The winning entries and selected submissions may become part of an online publication following the completion of the competition. Details on the publication will be announced on our website as well as our social media handles. Please note that all materials submitted to the competition will become the property of ArcDeck and will not be returned. Each participant will retain copyright of their materials unless otherwise assigned.
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