#ProjectDXV

Official Criteria and Submission Guidelines

FINAL

 

 

The goal of #ProjectDXV is to build the DXV project image library and get YOU published.  This is not a contest. If your project is selected by the #ProjectDXV team, you will gain access to a professional PR team with valuable industry connections to assist with pitching your project to industry media.   The #ProjectDXV Team is made up of product managers, DXV executives, and DXV PR and social media agencies. #ProjectDXV Team will assume photography and styling costs ONLY, not any costs associated with construction, product, product installation, or project completion.

 

In order to be chosen as a #ProjectDXV partner, take the following suggestions into consideration:

  • Provide as much project detail as possible
  • Share projects you feel have merit to get published
  • Specify a minimum of two (2) DXV products. Select any product(s) from any of the DXV collections. (Visit http://www.dxv.com/products to view all products)
  • Include a design concept statement under 500 words, explaining why the project will be “photo shoot worthy”
  • Entries must be in the form of a scaled drawing or digitally created image of the design space, and should include concept boards, visual references and images
  • All uploaded files must be in JPEG form
  • Each entry must be your own original and unique description and design, in which you have all rights, title and interest.

For the purposes of these guidelines, AS America, Inc. d/b/a American Standard Brands may be called “Sponsor” and those who submit to #ProjectDXV may be called “Designer.”

 

1. PARTNERSHIP PERIOD: Submissions for #ProjectDXV photo shoot partnerships will be accepted from 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 15, 2017 to 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 30, 2018 (“Entry Period.”) Project construction needs to be completed by June 30th, 2018.

 

 

2. TO SUBMIT: To submit for consideration, visit www.dxv.com/projectdxv during the partnership period and fill out the #ProjectDXV submission form.

Potential partners are required to submit:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Company name
  • Website
  • Social media links where applicable (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn)
  • List of DXV products being specified or already specified in the design (by name and model number)
  • City and state or province in which project will be installed 
  • Concept statement (max 500 words)
  • Date by which installation will be complete 

     

     

  • Uploads of the project plan supported by images or any other supporting information (e.g., mood board, visual reference) required for Sponsor to understand the project, inspiration and what final photography may look like.

 

3. ENTRY LIMIT: Enter as many projects as you like during the specified time period for consideration. If you enter more than one project, please ensure you use only one (1) unique email address for all project submissions.

 

4. ELIGIBILITY: To be a #ProjectDXV photography partner Designer, you must be a working professional currently designing interiors, kitchens, and/or bathrooms, and you must be a legal resident of the USA or Canada over the age of majority in the state, province or territory where you reside. You are not eligible to take part in #ProjectDXV if you are an employee of any LIXIL Group or their respective advertising or promotional agencies, the prize suppliers, or a member of the family or household of any of the above persons.

 

The design cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind, exhibited or displayed publicly through any means, or contain original design layouts not created by the submitting Designer.

By submitting your project, you represent and warrant that, to the extent applicable, you are participating with the knowledge and consent of your employer and that your participation in this initiative in no way violates any policies of your place of employment.

 

5. CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Each Designer warrants and represents that an entry (inclusive of both the design and description) he/she submits:

  • has been originally created by him/her:
  • does not violate any laws or regulations;
  • does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties unless

consent has been obtained from each such individual;

  • will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe

on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims whatsoever;

and

  • is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not

contain, depict, include, or involve, without limitation, any of the following: commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of Sponsor; any identifiable third party, trade-marks, brands and/or logos, other than those of Sponsor; conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; and/or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

6. PROJECTS NOT SELECTED: Sponsor will NOT publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use any project submissions NOT chosen for #ProjectDXV.  All unsuccessful submissions will be deleted upon request of the submitting Designer.

 

5. NUMBER OF PROJECTS TO BE SELECTED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • A maximum of 10 projects will be chosen for #ProjectDXV in the U.S from 12:00:01 a.m. ET on May 15, 2017 to 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2018.
  • A maximum of 4 projects will be chosen for #ProjectDXV in Canada from 12:00:01 a.m. ET on May 15, 2017 to 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2018.
  • Construction does not have to be complete by the end of the entry period.

     

     

     

    6. IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS A #PROJECTDXV PARTNER:

    Sponsor will work with you to select a reputable photographer and stylist in your local market.  Sponsor has the right to vet suggestions and make the final decision on the photographer and stylist. Compensation for photography will go directly to the photographer and stylist from Sponsor.  All considerations and situations will be evaluated by the #ProjectDXV team. All photographers chosen for #ProjectDXV will be fully bonded and carry their own insurance.

     

    Photography will be supported up to $2,000.00 (in the currency of the country in which you submit).

    Styling will be supported up to $500.00 (in the currency of the country in which you submit).

     

    Rights to final images:

     

  • DXV PR teams will work with the designer to pitch the projects to publications most appropriate for the design and integrity of the project.
  • During the pitching process, photography is embargoed to ensure exclusivity.
  • If, within a 90 day period of photography being released, no solid interest and/or commitment to publishing the project has been secured, the designer may share the images as they see fit.
  • If, within a 90 day period of photography being released, no solid interest and/or commitment to publishing the project has been secured, DXV PR teams may share the images as they see fit on all DXV social platforms, blogs and company communications (including brochures and websites).
  • All photographers who shoot the projects must relinquish rights to the photography.  No royalties or usage fees will be paid after the photo shoot and photo editing is complete, and final payment to the photographer has been accepted. Consideration will be given for photo credits for a one year period.
  • Each time Sponsor uses the photography, design credit will be given.

 

You, the “Designer” i) grant to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, broadcast, modify, edit, adapt or otherwise use your final images, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the competition or for any other reason worldwide; (ii) waive all moral rights in and to your submission in favor of the Sponsor; and (iii) agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its agents, employees, representatives, directors, officers, and their successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action that relate in any way to the submitted project. For greater certainty, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and at any time during the time period, to modify, edit or remove any submission, or to request the designer to modify or edit the submission, if a complaint is received with respect to the submission, or for any other reason.

 

 

 

5. SELECTION PROCESS:

 

Throughout the Entry Period of #ProjectDXV, the selection will consider factors such as the following:

 

  • Visibility of DXV product in the design
  • Appropriate space requirements (i.e. how the design lends itself to flattering photography angles)
  • Originality in design that may be appealing to local or national publications for kitchen, bath, or general interior design features

 

6. SELECTED DESIGNERS: Before proceeding with a photo shoot, the selected Designer will be required to sign a Declaration of Compliance with the guidelines and a Declaration of Eligibility; and Release of Liability and Publicity, releasing Sponsor, its advertising and promotional agencies of their respective affiliates, directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any liability or claims in connection with this initiative. Declaration and Release documents must be returned within ten (10) business days of the date on the notification, or commitment to photography will be forfeited. By accepting these terms and participating in #ProjectDXV, successful Designers consent to the use of his/her name, voice, and/or statements relating to the promotion of Sponsor, and photographs or other likenesses, without further compensation, in any publicity and/or media carried out by Sponsor or any related entities in connection with this initiative, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, including without limitation the internet, unless prohibited by law.

 

If the Designer or potential successful project is found to be ineligible, the photography offer will be transferred to another submitting Designer.

 

7. ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any project any person it believes has intentionally violated these rules herein. Any attempt to deliberately damage the #ProjectDXV or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these rules herein due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of the Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulation) or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these rules herein. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with #ProjectDXV. Sponsor are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind, for inaccurate transcription of entry information, for errors in any promotional or marketing materials in these rules herein, for any human or electronic error, or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged or returned.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the #ProjectDXV, in whole or in part, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the #ProjectDXV is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other unintended circumstances have impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper administration of the #ProjectDXV as contemplated herein.  If the #ProjectDXV is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winning Designer from among the entries received unaffected by the problem.   Sponsor may prohibit any participant or potential participant from participating in the #ProjectDXV, if such person or entity shows a disregard for these rules herein; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsor, or Sponsor agent or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by the Sponsor in sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the #ProjectDXV.

 

8. DISPUTES: #ProjectDXV IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW JERSEY. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

 

9. PERSONAL INFORMATION: By agreeing to be a #ProjectDXV photography partner, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Sponsor.  Your personal information will be managed in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at: http://www.americanstandard.ca/legal.aspx or https://www.americanstandard-us.com/privacy-policy

 

 

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