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Legal Rules

Contestants

The competition is open both to design students and to professionals, without age limit.

Objective

To compete, a sustainable seat and/or table design must be presented that meets all the specifications that Andreu World presents in the product briefing, solving its technical and formal problems in the terms indicated for its production in series.

Conditions and briefing

Students or design professionals interested in participating can consult the Conditions and the Briefing via the “Talent | Design contest | Legal rules” menu.

Register

Following registration, a personal file is created for each contestant. This file serves to identify the Contestant in the Contest Website during this year’s Competition and future editions.

Registration can only be made through the registration form on the Contest website. Registration is unique and personal.

In the case of a contestant participating through a school, the name of the school should be specified.

In the "Register" menu of the website, new participants can register by filling in the form and clicking on "Send", after which they will receive an e-mail with a link to validate the registration

Once registered, participants will be able to identify themselves with their personal password on the website, to consult and modify their personal information in the Personal Data section of the "Register" menu.

Each contestant's data will only be processed internally, will not be shared with third parties and will only be used for Andreu World communications

Registration

Participants may complete the Registration process for the Andreu World International Design Contest once they have obtained a participant number. Once you have identified yourself in the website, you can consult and request your participant numbers (for example: 2024-1) in the Participant numbers section within the Registration menu.

Each participant must request a participant number for each project presented. You can request as many participant numbers as are necessary.

Participant numbers

Any designs which are not accompanied by the corresponding participant number as issued via the Andreu World, website will be excluded from the Andreu World International Design Contest.

Any designs which are received accompanied by numbers which are not present in the Andreu World’s database will also be excluded.

The inclusion of any personal information in the documentation submitted during the competition will also be reason for exclusion.

All material submitted must be identified with the assigned participant numbers.

- Models

- Technical report

- Packaging

- Other material relevant to the project.

Project

The following material must be submitted by each participant:

- A prototype of the proposed piece (scale 1:5).

- Technical report of the project as complete as possible. It can include: plans, diagrams, sketches, renders, images of the piece, or video presentation.

The technical report will be sent by email to contest@andreuworld.com indicating in the subject the participant number.

To facilitate the sending of the technical memory, which may include video, the use of digital platforms that allow data transfer such as Wetransfer, OneDrive, Google Drive or similar is allowed.

A particular consideration will be given to innovative contributions (based on a feasibility study), which help to increase the product quality. The following factors will be analyzed:

- Production costs.

- Compliance with the intended functions.

- Ergonomics.

- Sustainability (carbon footprint data, recyclability, new recycled and recyclable materials)

The designs must be presented in such a way that they can be produced in a mechanized and mass-produced manner.

The product must be original and unpublished, i.e., its design must not have been made before.

Video Presentation

The presentation of a creative video explaining the project and/or showing the details and model of the design will be evaluated.

The maximum video duration will be 2 minutes and should be created in widescreen format with a minimum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080) and maximum resolution of 2160p (3840x2160).

File size cannot exceed 1 Gb.

Any video file format is allowed.

The video must be sent by email along with the technical report.

Any video file format is allowed.

Dispatch

The model must sent to by post or messenger service, to our headquarters:

Andreu World

C/ Los Sauces, 7 Urb. Olimar

46370 Chiva – Valencia Spain

T. +34 96 180 57 00

or P.O. Box Nº 127,

C.P. 46370 Chiva

Valencia Spain

T. +34 96 180 57 00

 

Yo can deliver the project by hand to this address:

C. Mas de Balo, 4,

46394 Riba-roja de Túria, Valencia

 

In both cases, before November 29th, 2024.

 

Projects sent from the United States of America can be sent to the following address before November 15th, 2024.

Andreu World America

Attn: 2017 Design Contest

222 Merchandise Mart

Ste 10-132

Chicago, Illinois 60654

T. +1 312 464 09 00

Cost of Shipping / Returning

Each participant assumes responsibility for the costs of sending their projects and presentations.

To avoid the cost of the shipment through customs,it must be taken into account that the greater the commercial value of the project, the more expensive the cost of transport will be.

For shipments and international collections of models, some courier companies require the participant have a customer number to pay for the shipping and return of their entries.

Andreu World will not manage and will not pay for the costs arising from the transport, taxes, customs fees, etc.

Prizes

The following prizes:

- 1st prize of 20,000 euros

- 3 special mentions

These are to be awarded by the Jury made up of professionals from different fields: Design, Industry, Media and other fields related to creative activities.

Awards

The awards ceremony will be held on December 2024.

Contest results

The awards may be declared vacant upon the decision of the majority (half plus one) of the members of the Professional Jury.

The winners will be notified of the results of the contest after the signing of the minutes from the jury.

Copyright

All projects submitted, including those corresponding to the prize winners and which meet Andreu World's criteria that it may consider suitable for production at any time, will remain the exclusive property of Andreu World, which acquires the exploitation rights over them, paying the designers the corresponding royalties for this concept.

Andreu World will have the preferential right to negotiate with any of the works received and may also publicize them as it sees fit, provided that it is in reference to the contest.

By submitting designs to the contest, participants guarantee their authorship, as well as that the materials provided do not imply any infringement of the intellectual or industrial property rights of third parties, and therefore absolutely release Andreu World from any liability arising from any breach of any rule or infringement of third party rights by the participants, who assume the obligation to hold Andreu World free from any liability in such a case.

Participants in the contest assign to Andreu World the rights to exploit the images submitted, including the rights of use, dissemination, distribution, exhibition, public communication, disclosure and reproduction via the Internet or any other audiovisual media, display or exhibition, of the designs submitted.

Responsibility of the designer

The designers of the works submitted will be responsible for any claims made in relation to the authorship of the designs and possible cases of plagiarism related to the same.

Video intellectual property

Videos submitted by participants will be free from agreements, contracts, licenses, liens or encumbrances, and will not be registered in collective management organizations (national or international) rights.

Andreu World will not be responsible if the participants are not the authors and incorporate works of others.

The videos will not infringe intellectual property rights and/or industrial property of third parties, unless they are in public domain and exonerate Andreu World, in the event of claims by third parties for violations of these rights.

Andreu World will be authorized, without any consideration, exclusively and with capacity of transfer to third parties, its synchronization, reproduction, public communication, transformation and distribution for any format and onli- ne and offline support.

Transport incidents

Andreu World assumes no responsibility for any delays or losses related to the projects sent, nor to the condition of the same following the treatment received during transportation.

Return of projects

The projects submitted may be collected by their creators between February 1st, 2025 to February 28th, 2025 at the facilities of Andreu World.

Andreu World

C/ Los Sauces, 7 Urb. Olimar

46370 Chiva, Valencia

Spain

T. +34 96 180 57 00

For this, participants must provide notification at least working three days in advance so that Andreu World can pack the items for transportation.

Andreu World is not responsible for any damage caused to the projects during the return of the piece.

Each participant will be responsible for the management of and costs of shipment/return of their project(s) submitted such as transportation, insurance, taxes, customs, freight, etc.

Andreu World cannot accept advance payment by the contestants for the costs arising from the return of the project. It will be the contestant who must manage the collection by courier with minimum notice of three working days to prepare the shipment. Nor will Andreu World be able to handle postage due.

Once the deadline has passed without the collection of projects, it will be understood that the contestant waives rights to recover them, and Andreu World may proceed with them as they see fit.

Modification of the rules

Andreu World reserves the right to modify any point of the rules such as the dates and place of the award ceremony or the collection of the models for the Andreu World International Design Contest.

Andreu World shall communicate the new date and location of the awards ceremony to the media and contestants as quickly as possible so that proper arrangements may be made.

Acceptance of the rules

Participation in the Andreu World International Design Contest implies full acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Failure to comply with any of these terms and conditions rules will result in the exclusion of the non-compliant candidate from the contest, or the withdrawal of the award, if the non-compliance is by a prize winner, who must also return the prize money awarded, which will be handed down to the next nominee in the ranking.

The present terms and conditions are filed with the Notary of Valencia, Mr. Javier Máximo Juárez Gonzalez, and are audited by WDO.