The following are the official Elite Design Awards Competition Rules and Regulations:
Designers wishing to participate in the contest may use their Dealer Support Services login and password to access the Designer’s Corner submission platform. Once logged on, designers can submit photos of their work by uploading digital photos and design statements through this website.
To be considered for the competition, all project/photo entries must be designed using products exclusively manufactured by Decor Cabinets.
Each designer can submit an unlimited number of separate design projects with up to eight photos per project. This includes one main/feature photo and seven sub-photos displaying different angles, features of the project, floor plan and photos taken before the project. If submitting a floor plan, a digital photo of the floor plan is acceptable.
Each project submission must be categorized into one of the five contest categories.
All entries and competition materials received become property of Decor Cabinets and will not be returned.
The Elite Design Awards Competition is open to any kitchen and bath cabinet designer (employed by an active Decor Dealer) who designs cabinet projects made with Decor Cabinets products. Employees of Decor Cabinets and/or their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Prior to being declared a winner, the designer will be required to verify that the project was built using products manufactured solely by Decor Cabinets.
3. COMPETITION DATES
The competition runs from April 1, 2018 through to May 31, 2018. Entries must be received by the competition closing date of May 31, 2018 to be considered eligible.
A panel of judges will review and assess eligible entries. All decisions of the judges are final. By uploading submissions, the participant consents to the entry of his or her submission and agrees to these Official Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all matters to this competition. Prizes for each category will only be awarded if there are more than three project submissions from three different designers.
5. AWARDS & PRIZES
Designers: Awards are presented to designers during the Elite Design Awards Gala hosted by Decor Cabinets in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winners who cannot be present can designate a representative from their company to receive the award on their behalf or request that the award be shipped to their dealer location. Limit of one (1) award/prize per winning designer. All awards/prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are not convertible to cash. Winners’ names and photographs of their winning designs will be posted to this website.
Prizes: All winning designers will win a paid trip to the Elite Design Awards Gala in September 2018 hosted by Decor Cabinets in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The winners must be able to travel on the dates of the Elite Design Awards Gala and at the times determined by Decor Cabinets in their sole discretion and authority, failing which the Prize will be forfeited. Prize package includes round trip economy airfare from the dealer city location (or closest airport city), meals and beverages (non-alcoholic) during the event and hotel accommodations for three (3) nights in Winnipeg Manitoba. The Winner is solely responsible for all costs not expressly described herein including, without limitation, applicable taxes, fuel/currency surcharges, ground transportation, meals and beverages other than the day(s) of the event, room service, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls, insurance together with any required travel documentation, and all personal expenses of any kind or nature. It is recommended that the prize winner obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure. The winners must confirm acceptance of the Elite Design Awards Gala travel prize by August 2018.
Dealers: Gift awards are given to dealers (employing the designer of the winning designs). Limit of one (1) gift award per winning design. If multiple designers win an “Elite Design Star Award” from one location, the dealer will still receive one award recognition plaque. All gift awards must be accepted as awarded, and are not convertible to cash.
6. PHOTO RIGHTS
By uploading submissions, the designers grant Decor Cabinets the unrestricted and exclusive rights to use the photograph(s) for any purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, publishing your photograph(s) in print or electronic form for any promotional purposes without further compensation. It is the responsibility of the designer to ensure that publication of the photographs raises no legal claims. Accordingly, you hereby agree to compensate Decor Cabinets fully regarding any claims arising out of the unintentional non-permissible use of your photograph(s).