Date of last revision 15/4/2021
Stripe payment added to terms and conditions in 07/8/2021


1 General Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Standout Archi’s Website, located at http://www.standoutarchi.com.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Please do not continue to use Standout Archi if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

1.1 Copyright

All files and information contained in this website are copyright by Standout Archi ltd and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. Our website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other collaborates and companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our website or services does not constitute any right for you to use our service logos or trademarks, without the prior written permission of Standout Archi ltd. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our website and services does not grant you any ownership rights to our content.

Copyright © Standout Archi 2021. All Rights Reserved

1.2 Terms of use

Standout Archi ltd suggests you to go through these terms before using the website since they affect your legal rights and obligations. You agree to be bound by these terms of use (“Terms of Use”) by accessing or using the Standout Archi ltd. website, services, or applications (including mobile applications). Standout Archi ltd holds the right to change, alter or eliminate the website (www.standoutarchi.com) at any time for any reasons without prior information to the users, however the participant’s rights will still be reserved. Entrants, participants and any user are liable to check updates of any data on our website regarding hosted events. These terms may be changed at any time for bug fixes, regular updates or any contributing changes. You are the responsible party to check regularly these terms and conditions if changes are made.

1.3 License

Unless otherwise stated, Standout Archi ltd. and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Standout Archi ltd. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from Standout Archi ltd for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You are restricted to republish, sell, rent or sub-license materials from Standout Archi ltd. Any reproducing, redistributing, duplicating or copying materials is restricted as well. You hereby grant Standout Archi ltd. a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your submitted files in any and all forms, formats or media. No use of Standout Archi’s logo or other artwork will be allowed and such work may lead to respective legal prosecution.

Standout Archi is registered as a private limited company and incorporated under the Companies Acts 2006.

1.4 Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our website. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website.

Nothing in this disclaimer will:

-limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law

-exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

 

2 Competition Terms and Conditions

2.1 Organization and Administration

Competitions (including the current one) that involve architecture and design on www.standoutarchi.com are organized and administered by Standout Archi ltd. These competitions, unless otherwise launched are open idea competitions and in no way intend to be realized. Standout Archi ltd does not intend to affect any similar platform or party that is similar to the criteria of its competitions. Standout Archi ltd reserves its right to assign any judges, jury agents or other authorized administrator to administer its competitions, and does not reserve the right of non-fair announcements and judgements. Each sub category has its own jury or judge, and each is responsible for the respective results. Standout Archi ltd reserve the right to cancel or suspend or alter the rules at any stage, only in urgent circumstances.

2.2 Competition License

By participating in the competition, the “participant” provides Standout Archi ltd with a license which is effective permanent, till the last phase of the Competition. Standout Archi ltd reserves the right to use, copy, modify, translate and/or adapt, distribute, publicly display by any means and in any media and create derivative works. The rights shall be applied to all existing or future media. By submitting a participation to the competition you also give Standout Archi ltd a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, license permanently to display and archive the respective information on the website (www.standoutarchi.com), and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social networking / media pages related to Standout Archi ltd. Standout Archi ltd shall make reasonable efforts to display appropriate and custom credit phrases on any submission or results featured in such media. Standout Archi ltd. has the right to edit, crop, change resolution of posters and sections submitted to display on social media.

2.3 Liability

Participants acknowledge and agree not to sue or make any claim against any party related to a participant’s submission or any individual participation or involvement in the competition in any way whatsoever, and therefore:

  1. Participants have no right be entitled to any award for any loss or any damages, under no circumstances which include participants’ fees.
  2. Any legal action connected with a competition, or any prizes awarded or potentially awarded therein, must be resolved without referring to any form of legal action or class action.
  3. If participants choose to bring a claim against Standout Archi ltd. or its agents, they shall pay Standout Archi ltd. or any party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and its legal costs arising from the claim it may fail.
  4. Nothing within Standout Archi will impact the participants’ legal rights or any rights that any party may have to take against the entrant or participant.

Standout Archi ltd. shall not be liable for any law suit or claim against any of its judges or selector panel emanating from their professional conduct. In exception of special cases, all competitions are design concept only and do not imply in a way an intention for the proposals to be constructed or built unless.

2.4 Indemnity

Participants agree to indemnify Standout Archi ltd fully from and against all claims, damages, losses, costs and legal fees arising out of any breach of these conditions done by the participant or any other party arising as a result of using this site.

2.5 Eligibility

-Undergraduates, postgraduates, and graduates for not more than 5 years are eligible to participate in the Competition. Please make sure you match the requirements before participating, otherwise you may be disqualified or prohibited from prizes.

-Participants must be aged 18 or above in order to be liable to receive the awards in case of winning.

-Employees of Standout Archi ltd., members of the judging panel and their employees, associates, or partners are prohibited from entering the competition.

-Participants must agree to the terms and conditions upon submitting an entry to the competition in order to be eligible to receive the prizes.

-A valid email address is required to enter the competition.

Verifications will be requested via email.

2.6 Fee and Payment:

A participation fee is essential to proceed with the Competition. Payment is conducted by Standout Archi ltd. All transactions made for participation in the Competition are accepted through a secured payment gateway (PayPal / Stripe).

For security reasons, PayPal and Stripe is the only supported gateways provided in Standout Archi website.

Credit and Debit card transactions are allowed through PayPal and Stripe.

Entrants who cannot pay through PayPal or Stripe for country restriction reasons must request Standout Archi team on support@standoutarchi.com for manual support.

As a support for participants in some countries, Standout Archi collaborates with a sponsor in their country to receive manual payments with special prices that fit with the county’s economic situation. (Payments are not conducted through a payment gateway online). If a participant from these countries receives an award, he/she will have access to all the prizes offered.

Participation fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable once the payment is done.

Participation fees are set according to time-phase and differ between: early registration, regular registration and late registration.

The respective registration type is shown in competition brief and when proceeding with payment.

2.7 Submission

Entrants may either participate as a Solo team (1 member), or as a Group team (2-5 members).

For group teams, one participation is required and therefore the payment is considered as for individual participation.

Submissions must strictly conform to any Terms and Conditions and the Rules and submission requirements set by Standout Archi ltd.

When final submissions are done, no changes or editing can be done. The participant will receive a confirmation email after submission.

After submitting, the participant acknowledges and accepts that all aspects of any submitted information as: description, details, images, illustration and animation may be used for publishing purposes by Standout Archi ltd.

2.8 Competition Disqualification

– The participant agrees the content to be original and is not copied from any other sources. Otherwise, when it comes to the recognition of Standout Archi ltd, the participant will be disqualified without any warning and the registration fee will not be refunded.

– Participants that make any contact with jury panel in any way will be instantly disqualified from the Competition.

– Uploaded files or posters that do not match the competition’s submission guidelines can lead to the rejection and disqualification of the participant if exceeded the submission deadline. However, Standout Archi ltd. may inform the participants through email and ask for re-uploading files before the deadline expires.

2.9 Cancellation of the Competition

We shall be entitled, in our reasonable discretion, to cancel, delay and/or recommence a competition with immediate effect by on-air or online announcement. Such cancellation, delay or recommence occurs only in urgent circumstances, mainly defined as errors in broadcasting, publishing, production, distribution or printing error of any kind occurs (whether on-air, online or otherwise).

However, we reserve participant’s rights:
-In case of cancellation, the jury and results phase will still be processed. Announcements and cash prizes will carry on as well. However, the cash prizes may be reduced.

-Certificates of participation and certificates of achievement will be awarded.

-Grand prizes if existed in a particular competition may be cancelled in such cases.

-Publications in magazines and media partners may carry on.

2.10 Jury

Jury panel have been selected based on their high qualifications and achievements in their respective field. Each category will have its own jury to do the judging process. A jury can be placed in more than one sub-category in cases where they have the required qualifications.

In any circumstance, if found to disturb the privacy or integrity of the Jury Panel, Standout Archi ltd reserves the right to disqualify the participants from the competition or event and prohibiting them to participate in any future activities undertaken by Standout Archi ltd. All the judgments made by the members of the jury panel cannot undergo any form of questioning under any circumstances by the participants.

2.11 Results and Winner Selection

Submitted entries will NOT be judged according to:

-participant’s influence

-date of submission or time phase (early, regular or late)

Jury panel judge the submitted projects solely, and the awards in each subcategory go to the most outstanding project. Grand prizes when existed in a competition is being awarded by the decision of all jury panel. Jury decisions may not be argued by participants and are final.

Internships (if available in a competition) will be awarded by jury members. Jury members decide the winners of the internships.

In cases where a selected winner 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 shortlisted or remaining entries that meet the winning requirement.

Announcements occur within a meeting (in most competitions) in a live media platform (e.g. Zoom/Microsoft Teams) and all participants are welcomed to enter. Links will be available before 12 hours of the meeting.

2.13 Prizes and Awards

Verifications are required for winners to proceed with receiving the prizes including the cash prize:

-Proof of Identity: ID card / passport / driver’s license

-Qualification Proof: Student ID or Graduation certificate

Competition awards of any manners are subjected to change throughout the competition. Additional awards may be added, awards may be subtracted or altered at any time. It is the participant’s responsibility to regularly check the website and be aware of any changes.

Awards

-All participants with no excuse will receive a certificate of participation signed by jury members if requested after a maximum duration of 3 months after the results announcement.

-The winner(s) in each sub category will receive a winner’s Certificate of Achievement.

-The winner(s) in each sub-category will be selected by the jury to receive the awards including a cash prize.

(In some cases, Standout Archi may also reward the 1st runner up and 2nd runner up a cash prize that will be decided by the end of the competition).

-For group teams, each member will receive an individual certificate of participation/ certificate of achievement and cash prize will be the same as for solo entries.

-The winners will be featured on multiple social media platforms other than Standout Archi ltd. platforms.

-The winners of each sub-category will be featured on Standout Archi ltd annual design magazine and will get a worldwide recognition.

-Standout Archi ltd will contact the winners to proceed with the ways of cash transfer within 14 days of the announcements.

-If the winner chooses not to accept the prize, an alternate winner will be chosen.

– Not all team members may receive the internship award, it depends on the firm/company that is offering.

-All federal, state, and local taxes on the value of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

-The winners who cannot be contacted within two weeks of attempted first notification may result in the forfeit of the prize.

Cash prize

-The cash prize of each sub category will be decided by Standout Archi based on the number of the participants enrolled. The standard amount is as mentioned in the competition brief.

-In cases where number of participants in one sub-category is less than 50, the cash prize will not take place. However, the registration fees will be refunded to the winners and all other prizes will proceed on including the internships.

Internships

-For competitions where several internships are awarded, the winners will be selected on a jury basis decision.

-Standout Archi staff members do not have the right to interfere in the decision of the winners who deserve the internships. However, Standout Archi has the right to manage between the internships offered to obtain the most suitable schedule that best fits the winners and the firms offering the internships.

-Participants are not allowed to make any kind of contact with jury panel regarding the internship prize, if found, will be disqualified without any notice.

-Participants must contact us for confirmation of attending the internship for a maximum period of 2 weeks after announcing. If the winner refuses to receive the internship, another entry will be selected by the jury members from the standbys.

-Winners are responsible for all the funding during the internship. Standout Archi may cover the flight costs in cases where the sub-category involves a number of participants that is enough for the procedure.

2.14 Publication

Standout Archi ltd 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 the permission of the participant, subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Winners agree and shall upon request at reasonable notice, participate in publicity or promotional activity surrounding the Competition such as interviews,  or other.

The participant grants Standout Archi ltd. the permission to share submitted work with third parties, which may include but is not limited to: potential employers, other blogs, websites and social media platforms.