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Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

These terms and conditions of use are the terms and conditions under which you may use the Website loopdesignawards.com (the Website).

Please read these terms carefully. These terms apply to any use of the Website, whether you register or not. However, as part of the registration process you will be required to confirm that you have read and understood these terms by ticking a box on the registration form.

If you refuse to accept these terms, you should immediately cease to access and/or use the Website in any matter.

The purpose of the Website, owned and managed by LOOP Design Awards, is to provide a platform for architects, designers, and all those professionals involved in architecture and interior design, to submit work to the annual LOOP Design Awards (the “Services”). The Website is accessed by you (“User” or “you”) under the following terms and conditions:

1. ACCESS TO THE SERVICES.

LOOP Design Awards will provide the Services as described in the Website and is subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement. All the services provided by LOOP Design Awards are selected by you, only for your own use, and not for the use or benefit of any third parties. The services may include, but not limited to, photographs, texts, graphics, images, drawings, sketches and other materials associated with the projects, also known as ‘Content’.

LOOP Design Awards may change, suspend or discontinue the Services, including any Content for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature, content, database, materials or projects. LOOP may also establish limits on certain features and services or even restrict your access to part or all of the Services without prior notice or liability.

LOOP Design Awards reserves the right to modify this Agreement or the Content at any time by posting a notice on this Website, by sending you a notice via email. All your use of the Services and Website following the modifications, constitute your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

LOOP Design Awards will make all acceptable efforts to assure that the Website and Services are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. There will be some occasions when Services or/and Website will be interrupted for maintenance, upgrades or emergency repairs. LOOP Design Awards will take all possible steps to minimise any disruption that is within our limited control.

You agree that neither LOOP Design Awards or the Website will be liable in any situation to you or any third parties regarding any interruption, suspension, modification or lack of availability of the Website or its Contents.

2. PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY.

The LOOP Design Awards are open to all Professional studios or Professional individuals involved in architecture and interior design. LOOP only accepts Professional entries. Student projects are still not accepted for submission for LOOP Design Awards 2020.  We are planning dedicated Student categories for next year edition.

The LOOP Design Awards is an international awards program and participants of all nationalities are welcome.

All the entries submitted to LOOP must be BUILT projects completed in the past five years. The only exception is the category ‘Concept and Unbuild’ for projects that are still in the concept phase or were never built.

3. REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF PROJECTS.

LOOP Design Award is designed as a complete online platform for the convenience of the designers by entering and uploading all the projects online in a simple and easy process. All the entries are made through our online entry system.

Step 1. Register online at LOOP Design Awards
Register with all personal information – First name, Last name and email.
Select your username – it will not be visible in your profile.
Choose your password and read the Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy
Proceed with Registration
After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.

Step 2. After registration, select your Nomination Pack
We created the NOMINATION PACKS to simplify all the process and to give the opportunity to benefit of a discount up to 20% if you decide to submit 5 projects.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the nomination packs are valid until the end of submission deadline on 30th September 2020. You are able to buy the NOMINATION PACKS now and submit your projects later, until the end of the final deadline.
If you miss the final deadline of 30th of September 2020 to submit your projects to LOOP Design Awards, we are not able to include your project or refund the amount.

After selecting your NOMINATION PACK, you will be redirected to payment gateway. All payments are Safe and Secure SSL Encrypted – Paypal or Credit Card Stripe Gateway.

After Processing your payment, you will receive a confirmation email and will be able to start submitting your projects to LOOP Design Awards.

Step 3. Submit your projects to LOOP Design Awards 2020
After the payment confirmation, you will be able to submit your projects in the “Submit a Project” page.

After submitting your project, our review team will check all the information and you will receive a confirmation email afterwards. We will get in contact if needed.

If you need to make any change or update, please contact our team – support@loopdesignawards.com

4. CATEGORIES.

You may enter your project in one of the 30 categories available. Each project habe to be assigned to a single category. You may submit one project to several categories but it will be considered as different entries. LOOP Design Awards reserves the right to move entries to other categories if it is clearly appropriate to do so. If this is the case, you will be notified by email.

5. COPYRIGHTS AND PROPERTY OF MATERIALS.

The copyrights and property of the projects and materials submitted to LOOP Design Awards (photography, drawings and texts) remain with the respective applicant at all times. The applicant grants to LOOP Design Awards the rights of use and publication for the competition and the associated services, such as the promotion of the award, and promotion of winners. In particular, the applicant must ensure that the corresponding rights of use (e.g. of photographs) exists. The applicant shall be exclusively liable for all damages incurred by the LOOP Design Awards as a result of the violation of these (possibly insufficient) rights of use and shall indemnify the LOOP Design Awards against all claims upon first request. The applicant is not entitled to a usage fee.

When photos are uploaded, we always require the photographer credits. Only the applicant is liable for damages, in particular for claims by third parties resulting out of any inaccuracies or errors through the information indicated; the applicant shall also indemnify the LOOP Design Awards against all claims upon first request.

All applicants understand that any image submitted to LOOP Design Awards may be used by LOOP for marketing and promotional purposes including in any medium, such as exhibitions, print, and digital media, directly related to LOOP Design Awards, however there may not be monetary compensation.

6. NOMINATION PACK FEES.

-Early Bird Fee
$120USD per entry

-Regular Entry Fee
$150USD per entry

-Late Entry Registration
$200USD per entry

Discounts up to 20% on multiple entries Nomination Pack.

7. TIMELINE AND DEADLINES

-Early Bird Registration
From May 5, 2020 until May 31, 2020

-Regular Entry Registration
From June 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020

-Late Entry Registration
From September 1, 2020 until September 30, 2020

Jury Voting process will take place exclusively online in October 2020 and November 2020.

All the Winners of LOOP Design Awards 2020 will be Announced in December 2020.

8. JURY AND SELECTION PROCESS.

The LOOP Design Awards Winners are carefully selected by our Honourable and prestigious Jury of recognised Architects, Interior Designers, Professors, Editors and Researchers.

The judging process of the LOOP Design Awards is designed to reflect the great qualities and complexity of architecture and interior design. Our exceptional panel of jurors will be asked to rate and evaluate each of the submitted entries based on their diverse qualities, such as Form, Function and Impact, but also take into consideration many other aspects.

After all project submissions have been finalised, each Jury member will begin the voting process of the submitted projects. Each judge is allocated entries which match their areas of expertise and all the projects will be rated individually on a scale from 1 to 10. The voting process takes places on our dedicated online platform and is hidden from public and is also private to other jurors.

The votes are processed digitally and automatically rounded to one decimal. In case of a tie with final result, our Jury will be called for a decision.

All the Category winners and Honourable mentions are selected based on their final result on their category. LOOP prestigious Jury will select at least one winner and two Honourable Mentions for each category.

LOOP Design Awards will not disclose any of the jury ratings for any individual project.

9. UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL AND DISQUALIFICATION.

Entries that contain pornographic material, propagate “hate” messages, make defamatory statements or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible and will be disqualified without any refund.

Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification or refund.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

Under no circumstances shall LOOP Design Awards, its team, members or jurors be liable with respect to the website or the services for any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever; damages for loss of use, data, images, user content, profits or other intangibles; damages for unauthorized use, non-performance of the website, errors or omissions; or damages related to downloading or posting content.

11. TERMINATION.

Either party may terminate the Services at any time by notifying the other party by any means. LOOP Design Awards may also terminate or suspend any and all Services and access to the Website immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you violate any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement.

Any fees paid to LOOP Design Awards are non-refundable. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services, access the Website and any Content will immediately cease.

12. REFUNDS POLICY.

We will not be able to refund any of the NOMINATION PACK FEES. All the entries that are not submitted within the deadline timeframe will not be refunded.

Please email support@loopdesignawards.com for assistance and additional information.

13. PRIVACY POLICY.

Please review our Privacy Policy, which regulates the use of personal information on the Website and to which you agree to, as a registered user of the Website.