ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION
Architecture and Design Competitions on matterbetter.com are organised and administered by [matterbetter]™.
[matterbetter]™ reserves its right to assign any judges, agents or other authorised administrator to administer it’s competitions, including making any decision or exercising such at it’s discretion.
By entering [matterbetter]™ competitions, any and all entrants, participants, and submissions agree in full to these Terms and Conditions and as referred in this document.
[matterbetter]™ competitions are open to anyone aged 18 and over. Younger entrants or group of students under 18 years of age must be lead by someone aged 18 or their tutor 18 or over.
If you a minor you must obtain the permission of a parent and/or legal guardian and your parent and/or legal guardian must also agree to these Rules on their and your behalf before you can enter any Competition which you are eligible. Please read these terms and conditions carefully prior to entry to ensure that you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Competition constitutes agreement to these Rules.
You must agree to these terms and conditions prior to submitting an entry to the Competition, in order to be eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Organiser with respect to the Competition. You must have access to the Internet and a valid e- mail address in order to enter the Competition.
Employees of [matterbetter]™ member of the judging panel and their employees, associates, or partners are prohibited from entering the competition. They are however, encouraged to submit ideas for a special mention but can not win or be part of the formal competition.
Entrants may either make a submission individually or as a team (5 people max.).
Competition entrant are prohibited from sale, assignment or transfer of any of their submission rights a third party.
Student entrants would be required to proof their status for any student only competitions and the same would be true for professional only competitions should the submission be selected as one of the winning entrants.
All Submission must strictly conform to any Terms and Conditions and the Rules and Guidelines set by our [matterbetter]™ Competition Brief.
Once the final submissions are sent, no additional edits, or change can be made. Upon sent of the final submission each participant will receive a confirmation email notification within two business days.
By entering the competition, the entrant acknowledges and accepts that all aspects of any submission narrative, description, details, images, illustration and animation may be used for publicity purposes by [matterbetter]™.
[matterbetter]™ might share contact data of the participants with the partners for possible recruitment of the participants, if the the participant agrees to share this information on the website registration page.
OWNERSHIP AND COPYRIGHT
The ownership of copyright in the work of all submissions will be in accordance with the Copyright and Patent Act 1988, which implies the copyright rests with the author.
No Entrants or participants shall receive or be entitled to receive any payment in any form for submissions or for granting [matterbetter]™ any right herein, other than for being selected as one of the winning the competition entries.
Subject to any limitation herein, any design, drawings accompanying any entry or submission remains the property of the entrant and may be used for its or their own purpose.
[matterbetter]™ shall treat an entry or submission as being eligible to enter the Competition under United Kingdom Copyright law.
By entering the [matterbetter]™ competition participants agree on the sharing their entry for making the publication based on the competition results.
Submission which do not meet or comply with the submission guidelines or found to contain identifying sign or mark that may, in any way, contribute to identifying entrant shall be disqualified and [matterbetter]™ shall be under no obligation to notify the Entrant or Participant of the disqualificated entry or submission. All Submissions after the closing date for a particular competition will be automatically disqualified.
[matterbetter]™ reserves the right to cancel or suspend or alter the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
Any Compensation will be handled by [matterbetter]™.
WINNER SELECTION/JUDGE'S DECISION
[matterbetter]™’s determination of any winning entry or submission through its panel of judges is final.
In the event that a selected winning entry cannot accept, receive or ineligible for the prize for any reason, the prize shall be awarded to the next highest rated entry from the top short-listed or remaining entries that meet the winning requirement.
[matterbetter]™’s is association with the competition judges do not imply any legal association, affiliation, contract or partnership in any way shape or form.
[matterbetter]™ reserves the right to publish such material in whole or in part, or use them in any way it sees fit in connection with this website or its competition without permission of the entrant or payment for such use, subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
[matterbetter]™ undertakes to scrupulously protect the integrity of its competitions by:
A Unique Entrant Registration Number by which each submission received will be administered organized, processed and evaluated. This means that the digital board received will be stored under their registration numbers, with the complementary information kept in a separate file.
Enforcing the rules that besides the registration number, all illustrations or images accompanying any submission shall be devoid of any marks, logos, symbols or sign that may identify its authority or source.
Any infringement of these rules will lead to immediate disqualification.
The jury or judging panel will only be made of the entrants identities only after the evaluation stage and winners are selected.
Inviting professional jury and providing a jury report.
Prizes awarded will be as advertised for each competition, however [matterbetter]™ reserves the right to add or award additional prizes.
Documentary evidence of the architect's or team leader's right to practice the profession their respective country or country of residence may be required before any awards payment is made to a recipient.
Photographic identity document such as passport will need to be provided to [matterbetter]™ before any award payment will be made.
In the case of a studio or company, then the formal company registration documents will need to be supplied together with photographic identification of director or team leader.
All Bank account details into which any prize money is to be paid must match that of the registered individual or team leader or studio or company.
If the winner chooses not to accept the prize, an alternate winner will be chosen. All federal, state, and local taxes on the value of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Failure to return of any prize notification requested detail within the deadline date, may result in forfeit of the prize. Any winner or potential who cannot be contacted within fifteen (15) days of attempted first notification may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.
REGISTRATION FEE AND ASSOCIATED COST
There is a registration fee for Competitions on the website and all costs and disbursements incurred by entrants in preparing a submission or entry are the sole responsibility of the entrant.
All registration or submission fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once an entry is made.
These rules of [matterbetter]™ Competitions are governed by the laws of Scotland. By participating in this Competition, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the third party resource links or specific products.
PUBLICITY AND PROMOTITON
Winners agree to and shall upon request at reasonable notice, participate in:
-Publicity or promotional activity surrounding the Competition such as interviews, personally or otherwise. Each opportunity shall be taken on merit and the Entrant or participant, shall have the right to decline any such opportunity.
-Any imposed government regulations or economic sanctions by the United Kingdom that prohibit monetary transfer to a Winner’s country of residence shall result in the prize money shall not be awarded to the entrant and at [matterbetter]™’s discretion may award it to the next highest ranked entry, however will mention the original winning entry in its list of winners.
By submitting an entry to the Competition, you the “Entrant” provide [matterbetter]™ with a limited, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free license (but not the obligation), which license is effective in perpetuity, for the duration of the competition / Project and until the end of the judging of the competition, to use, copy, modify, translate and/or adapt, distribute, publicly display by any means and in any media and create derivative works of, and copy, distribute and publicly display such derivative works of your entry solely in connection with the inclusion of your entry in activities related to, and the promotion of, the competition and the particular project, without any further notice or remuneration to you.
The rights shall be applied to all existing or future media, and in particular all physical, optical, magnetic, analogical, digital and electronic media, including media such as hardcopies, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, hard disks, computers and servers, the Internet, all private or public telecommunication networks, by cable, satellite, radio networks, etc.
By submitting your entry to the Competition you also give [matterbetter]™ a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, irrevocable license in perpetuity to display and archive your entry on the [matterbetter]™’s website, www.matterbetter.com ("Website"), on [matterbetter]™’s Facebook, Twitter or other social networking / media pages in relation to the Competition or project. Any credits will be with the name you supply to the Competition.
[matterbetter]™’s shall make commercially reasonable efforts to display appropriate and customary credit lines on any Submission displayed or otherwise featured in such media, however shall have no affirmative duty to do so.
Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, defend any party from any liability, any claim for damages, and/or law suit for or by reason of the mentioned submission as a result of any submission, revision, alteration or similar thereof.
The entrants also acknowledges and agrees and therefore covenants not to sue or make any claim against any party related to an entrant’s submission or any individual participation or involvement in the Competition in any way whatsoever, or any use thereof, and therefore:
a) Under no circumstances shall or can the Entrant be entitled to any award for any loss or any damages, which include attorneys’ fees.
b) Any dispute, claim and legal action arising from or connected with this Competition, or any prizes awarded or potentially awarded therein, shall be resolved without resort to any form of legal action or class action.
c) Should an entrant choose to bring a claim against [matterbetter]™ or it’s agents the entrant shall pay the [matterbetter]™ or any party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and its legal costs arising from the claim should it fail.
d) Nothing herein will constitute a waiver of the entrants or participant legal rights or any rights any party may have to take against the entrant or participant.
[matterbetter]™ shall not be liable for any law suit or claim against any of it’s judges or selector panel emanating from their professional conduct or otherwise.
Unless clearly stated, all Competitions are design concept only and do not imply in a way, an intention for the proposals to be constructed or built unless.
[matterbetter]™ reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.