2017 Grant Competition
It turns out all 50 states require us to have “Official Rules” to sponsor such a competition and well, we wouldn’t want to disappoint.
So, here is a lot of jargon asking us all to be cool to each other. If you have any questions about the rules, please contact us through our FAQ page.
Submit your entry at: anovafurnishings.com/2017LAGrant
2017 NATIONAL GRANT COMPETITION FOR EMERGING PROFESSIONALS
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.
The Anova Furnishings 2017 National Grant Competition for Emerging Professionals (the “Competition”) is open to citizens and legal permanent residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are Associate Members or Full Members of the American Society of Landscape Architects at the time of entry and who earned a degree in landscape architecture during or after January 1, 2007. The Competition is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor and its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as the immediate family and household members of each, are ineligible. Judges will be recused from judging entries submitted by employees of their organizations. Competition begins at 12:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) on April 1, 2017 and all entries must be received by 1:59 AM CT on May 1, 2017 (11:59 PM Pacific Time on April 30, 2017 (the “Competition Period”). Sponsor's servers and clock shall serve as the official clock for the Competition and participants’ proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt by Sponsor.
Anova Furnishings, Inc., Suite 200, 211 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
Agreement to Official Rules:
By participating in the Competition, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Competition.
Entry Method, Entry Materials:
There is one way to enter. The Competition focuses on your answer to the following question: "Global climate change is impacting local conditions everywhere – how should Landscape Architects respond?" During the Competition Period, go to www.anovafurnishings.com/2017LAGrant provide the requested personal information about yourself, and submit the following information and materials relating to this question: (1) a quick "napkin sketch" of your idea (the sketch must your original work, must be hand drawn, must be created on a napkin of any size or a piece of paper no larger than 6" x 6", and must be submitted as a .jpg file no larger than 1MB); (2) a written explanation of your answer in 500 words or less; and (3) a short summary of your explanation in 140 characters or less (all of the foregoing personal information and submission materials are collectively referred to herein as the "Entry Materials").
Upon submission of all Entry Materials, one (1) automatic entry into the Competition will be provided to the entrant.
No other methods of entry are acceptable.
Limit one entry per person. Although there is no limit on the number of times an entrant may submit Entry Materials, only his/her most recent submission of Entry Materials will be considered.
All entries must be received by the end of the Competition Period. Entry Materials will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor, judges, judges employers and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensor, licensees, contractors, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives, retailers, advertising or promotion agencies, and each of their respective shareholders, members, managers, officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the "Releases") are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, incomplete, misdirected, unintelligible, returned, or undelivered entries or theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry Materials, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunication, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hard ware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network.
By entering the Competition, entrants represent and warrant that the Entry Materials are original works of authorship of the submitting entrant and/or are owned solely by the submitting entrant and do not infringe the rights of any third party.
Entry Materials further must meet the following criteria:
- All Entry Materials must conform to Sponsor's standards and practices, and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can they defame or invade the publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights of any person living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's rights.
- Entry Materials may not disparage Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates or any of their respective products or services.
- Entry Materials must be in good taste and may not contain obscenity, profanity, indecent material, lewd acts, references to violence, or demean any gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
- All Entry Materials must be the sole, original work of the entrants, and may not contain third party materials or otherwise infringe any copyright, trademark, patent or other right of any third party.
- Entry Materials must comply with all applicable laws.
Entrants shall be the sole owners of the Entry Materials. By entering the Competition, entrants grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free and worldwide license to use their Entry Materials in connection with the Competition and the promotion of the Competition and Sponsor. Pursuant to the license granted herein, entrants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use (including, without limitation, to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, display, distribute, perform, assign and otherwise use) Entry Materials, without compensation, to promote, advertise and market the Competition and Sponsor.
Entrants and entries that fail to comply with any of the provisions of these Official Rules will be disqualified.
Twenty One (21) awards will be provided. Each award will consist of a $2,000 grant that must be used to fund, in part, your attendance and participation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects in Los Angeles, CA (the "2017 ASLA Annual Meeting"). Each award winner also will be recognized on Sponsor's website (and, at Sponsor's discretion, at the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting). The award winner determined to have the single best answer further will receive first place recognition in a manner to be determined by Sponsor at its discretion.
Payment of each award will be made as follows: $1,000 will be paid to each award winner in July 2017 to help cover attendance costs at the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting; and $1,000 will be paid to each award winner after the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting once Anova receives an email from the winner displaying proof of attendance in at least three classes, field sessions, workshops or general sessions during the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting. Winner must provide such proof of attendance by no later than December 31, 2017.
The approximate retail value ("ARV") of each award is $2,000. The total ARV of all awards $42,000.
The odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
Award Conditions; Grant of Publicity Rights:
Winner may not substitute or transfer the award offered or any portion thereof, however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the award with an award of equal or greater value. Sponsor contemplates delivering award payments by mail, but reserves the right to delivery by other means.
No more than the stated number of awards will be provided. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming, or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of awards as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to provide only the stated number of awards by a random drawing among all legitimate, yet-to-be-provided, eligible claims.
All expenses relating to acceptance and use of award that are not explicitly listed herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner. Awards will be provided "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied offered by Sponsor.
WINNERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AWARDS ARE PROVIDED AS-IS. RELEASEES MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, LEGAL COMPLIANCE WITH RESPECT TO APPLICABLE LAWS OR NON INFRINGEMENT AS REGARDS TO ANY AWARD OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, AS SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
Releasees are not responsible for loss of any portion of the award after it has been claimed.
By entering the Competition, entrants grant Sponsor the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free and worldwide and permission to use, separately or together, their name, voice, statements, photograph, likeness, recorded performance (including videos and photographs of the winners and their guests) and/or biographical information, in whole or in part, on the internet and in all media now known or hereinafter developed, in perpetuity throughout the world, for all purposes, including advertising and promotional purposes, without restriction as to alteration, without notice to entrant, without attribution, and without entrant's consent, review, or approval, where permitted by law.
Potential award winners and first place winner will be selected during the month of May 2017 from among all eligible entries by a judging panel made up of at least three (3) registered landscape architects. Entries will be judged on the basis of:
- Originality & Creativity (25%, the described change should be original and non-obvious to professional landscape architects);
- Napkin Sketch (25%, the hand drawn napkin sketch should be a brief, compelling representation of the idea)
- Written Communication (25%, the use of language should be clear and concise. The professionally written narrative should be appropriate for public display)
- Disciplinary Positioning (25%, the change described in an entry should help elevate the perception of Landscape Architecture as a discipline that catalyzes positive change).
ALL POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRIES ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY AWARD, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT'S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY HAS BEEN VERIFIED, ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN RETURNED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. ANY ENTRY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE ENTRY, IS VOID, AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.
On or about on or about June 11, 2017, the potential winners will be notified via telephone or email (based upon information provided with the Entry Materials). Potential winners may be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (except where prohibited by law) Publicity Release, (collectively the “Release Documents”) within seven (7) days of award notification. In the event of noncompliance within the stated response times, potential winner may be disqualified and award may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected as set forth below. Any award notification or award returned to Sponsor or its agents as undeliverable may result in disqualification and the awarding of that award to an alternate winner as set forth below. If a potential winner cannot be reached, does not complete, sign and return the Release Documents by the designated time, fails to respond to any communications from Sponsor within seven (7) days, or is for any other reason deemed to be disqualified or ineligible, then that potential winner may forfeit the award and another potential winner may be selected from among all eligible entries received.
By entering the Competition or the acceptance or use of any award, entrants hereby waive and release, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, the Releasees, from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim, or cause of action of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Competition or resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any award provided in connection with the Competition, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or any combination of the foregoing. If, for any reason, the entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another Competition entry, if it is possible. If the Competition, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may distribute awards by an alternative judging process or random drawing based on all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance.
General Terms & Conditions:
Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Competition, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, as solely determined by Sponsor, may be disqualified. Releasees are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Internet users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Competition, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access. Releasees are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Competition. Should any portion of the Competition be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Competition, or submission of entries, or if the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting is canceled or otherwise not held in 2017, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate the Competition, and distribute awards by an alternative judging process or random drawing based on valid entries received prior to the action taken, or otherwise as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
As a condition of entering this Competition, each entrant agrees that: (1) under no circumstances will the entrant be entitled or permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant expressly waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than actual, out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; (2) any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, and liability arising out of or connected in any way with this Competition shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by litigation conducted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern, or any state court located in St. Louis County, Missouri; and (3) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Competition, but in no event shall attorney's fees be recoverable by any party.
This Competition is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Taxes, if any, are solely the responsibility of the winners. By entering this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements.
To obtain a hard copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope requesting the same to: Rules Request for Anova Furnishings 2017 National Grant Competition for Emerging Professionals, c/o Anova Furnishings, Inc., Suite 200, 211 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141. All requests must be received by December 31, 2017.
For the name of the winners and their state of residence, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope requesting the same to: Winner Confirmation for Anova Furnishings 2017 National Grant Competition for Emerging Professionals, c/o Anova Furnishings, Inc., Suite 200, 211 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141. All requests must be received by March 31, 2018.
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted.
This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the American Society of Landscape Architects.
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