Rules of Entry

  1. The Design Week Awards is open to individual designers, design groups or clients
  2. Entries are open to countries worldwide
  3. To be eligible for the 2019 Design Week Awards, activities on which entries are based must have taken, or will take, place between 9 March 2018 and 16 March 2019
  4. Any project which has previously been judged in the Design Week Awards cannot be entered into this year’s Awards
  5. All entrants must complete the online part of the entry process. Entries will not be accepted by any other means
  6. The ‘Hall of Fame’ awards are not open for entry; these are selected by our judges and editorial team
  7. All submitted entries must contain an explanatory brief of no more than 500 words
  8. Sponsors are not permitted to enter the category that they are sponsoring
  9. Projects may be entered into more than one category as appropriate, but an entry fee of £235 (+VAT) per entry £45 discount for small businesses (10 employees or less) must be paid for each category entered
  10. Payments must be made using a debit or credit card. We are not able to invoice for entries
  11. When entries are submitted on behalf of clients by agencies or other parties, Design Week will assume client approval has been secured by the entering agency. If any issues arise concerning client sign-off once the entry has been submitted, no refund will be given
  12. Please ensure that the information submitted is accurate and the correct companies/individuals are credited as appropriate. Design Week accepts no responsibility for any incorrectly submitted information
  13. The entry deadline is Friday 29 March 2019 
  14. Entries may be edited up until the point of submission
  15. Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant proceeds to the payment stage and selects a payment method
  16. Once submitted, entries are confirmed and non-refundable
  17. Payments must be cleared by Friday 29 March 2019
  18. Any entry may be withdrawn for any reason up until midnight on 31 January 2019 upon written request to the organisers, however the entry fee is non-refundable
  19. When making your entry you may upload digital supporting material – for images, please provide Jpeg, Tif or Bmp and for moving images Mov files using the H264 codec or as Mp4 files. Please ensure that the files and your explanatory brief together do not exceed the maximum upload limit of 20MB per entry
  20. Where websites form part of an entry, please ensure any URLs, access details, usernames and passwords needed for judging are supplied, that they work, and that they will continue to work until Friday 17 May 2019 . Sites that cannot be viewed will be eliminated from the judging process
  21. When entering an app, please ensure that the judges are able to access it for free and that any passwords or codes are provided; please ensure that they work, and that they will continue to work until Friday 17 May 2019. Please also supply supporting material such as graphics or web-based simulations. You do not need to supply the platform that the app has been developed for
  22. When sending physical samples please ensure that you complete the online part of the process first. We will accept the physical materials from 18 March – 5 April 2019. Once you have submitted your entry online you will receive an automated email from the website containing your entry number. You must label all items with the corresponding entry number and send by post/courier to our postal address
  23. If you would like us to retain your physical samples for collection after the judging has taken place, please ensure that you tick the appropriate box on the registration page when making your entry. Entrants will be informed by email of the timeframe within which they can collect their physical entries. Please note that the period for collection will be restricted. Any physical entries not collected during the period will be disposed of
  24. Centaur Events/Design Week accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of material submitted
  25. The judges reserve the right to re-categorise entries if they think another category would be more suitable. However, they cannot be expected to routinely re-categorise incorrectly entered projects
  26. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them
  27. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in June 2019
  28. Design Week assumes that all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant. As a condition of entry, the entrant grants Design Week permission to reproduce the works in print and in digital format and attests that they have the right to grant this permission. Design Week will not be held liable for any action or claim arising out of the reproduction of entered works in whatever format