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Terms & Conditions

  1. Entries for the 2015 Create Design Awards have been extended until midnight Monday 15th June, 2015 (AEST). Entries must be received at 142 Dorcas St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205 on or before this date and time to be accepted into judging for the awards.
  2. Submissions in all categories must be projects completed between January 2014 and May 2015 only.
  3. You must complete the online entry form , submit it, and print the confirmation page (sent to you via email). You are required to send this in with your physical entry. Entries submitted without this printed confirmation or without an online application completed and submitted will be ruled invalid. A disc of high res and low res digital images of your entry must be sent with your confirmation form (as per instructions on the Entry Kit). Entries that do not conform to these specifications will be rejected outright.
  4. Entries must be registered online and complimented with a physical entry via post, courier or personal delivery. You cannot submit entries via email under any circumstances. This is primarily because we will require an example of the completed project to be submitted with the entry and in most cases this will be a physical example. Digital entries (i.e. Motion; Interactive) may be submitted solely on disc.
  5. Niche Group and its partners will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or non-receipt of entries however so caused.
  6. Entries will not be returned unless prior arrangements are made with Niche Group and Desktop magazine.
  7. Entry into the awards is at a cost of $99 per entry and $59 per subsequent entry, payable via Paypal only. Emerging Talent category is free to enter.
  8. Each entry may only be submitted into one category. This must be specified on the registration form. Only qualifying entries may be submitted in each category, and are subject to instant disqualification from any category not suited to that entry.
  9. Each category has specific criteria for entry with which you must comply. Items deemed by the shortlisting judges not to meet these criteria, will be deemed invalid.
  10. All entries must be commissioned works. They must NOT be items created specifically for the Create Design Awards, speculative works, client pitches, mock-ups or other works not taken to final execution for whatever reason. The Emerging Talent category is exempt from this condition.
  11. By ticking the box on the entry form all entrants warrant that they have permission from all parties including clients, copyright holders and collaborators allowing desktop magazine and its partners to publish works submitted in any form they deem appropriate as part of the 2015 Create Design Award program, the 2015 Create Design Awards website, event, relevant editions of desktop, and all associated promotional activities and publicity, without limitation.
  12. By ticking the box on the entry form you indentify Niche Group, desktop, the Create Design Awards and its employees, agents and supporting partners from any liability for wrongful use or misrepresentation of the works submitted. You assert that you are the author of the work and own the intellectual and moral rights to the work under the Copyright Act. Wrongful assertion of such rights will render the entry invalid and the entrant accepts all liability for any claim for damages or loss resulting from such wrongful assertion.
  13. All entrants must include a synopsis (maximum 100 words) outlining the detail of the original brief and how the final project delivered upon that brief. By ticking the box on the entry form, you assert the truthfulness of this information and assign copyright in this text to Niche Group, further authorising the editing and publication of this synopsis by desktop and its partners in the shortlist categories, relevant editions of desktop and any associated promotional material, posters, advertising etc. including the 2015 Create Design Awards website, without limitation.
  14. All entrants must obtain their client's permission to enter the project into the awards.
  15. In the event that an award winner is subsequently found to breach the terms and conditions of entry, their work may be ruled invalid and the award deemed null and void. The entrant will be liable for any costs incurred and must return any prize(s) received.
  16. Judges reserve the right at all times to determine whether an entry qualifies as an acceptable work within the category for which it is submitted. Works the judges deem not acceptable will be ruled invalid.
  17. Employees of Niche Group and their immediate family members are ineligible to enter.
  18. Terms and conditions may be amended, deleted or added from time to time at our discretion and we will publish the revised terms and conditions on the 2015 Create Design Awards website in a timely manner. By downloading the entry form and submitting it with your entry you agree to the full terms and conditions so read them carefully.
  19. All judges' decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the judging process or the outcome.
  20. Privacy Information - Desktop, Niche & Create Design Awards maintain a database of registered details. We may send you promotional material or pass on your information to other companies that support the Create Design Awards. Niche Media reserves the right to change parts of the terms & conditions an their discretion.