1. How to Enter: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 12, 2016 until 5:00 p.m. ET on July 21, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”), you may enter the 2016 HGTV Faces of Design Awards (the “Promotion”) submitting a Preliminary Submission (as defined below). All Preliminary Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 24, 2016 to be eligible. Each entry must also include entrant’s (“Entrant”) full name, address, phone number (including area code), and email address.  Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home and Garden Television (“Sponsor”) will not verify receipt of entries. Official rules and other information relating to the Promotion can be found at (the “FOD Site”).

2. Submission Requirements:

Preliminary Screening: To enter, you must first make a preliminary submission at between 9:00 a.m. ET on April 12, 2016 and 5:00 p.m. ET on May 24, 2016 (the “Preliminary Submission”). The Preliminary Submission must contain the following: (a) a web URL link to a site showing one of your design and/or architectural projects that fits into one of the twelve (12) categories set forth in the chart below (each, a “Category”), with the photos showing various angles of the space and your design elements of your design project; (b) your full name, address, phone number, and email address; and (c) the Category in which the Preliminary Submission should be considered.  Upon receipt, Sponsor will review the Preliminary Submissions in accordance with the procedures in Section 7 and will then contact each Entrant whose Preliminary Submission qualifies and provide instructions for entering the First Round (collectively, the “Invitees”).

First Round: On a rolling basis after making the Preliminary Submission, the Invitees will be invited to make an additional submission at any time prior to 5:00 p.m. ET on July 21, 2016 by signing in or registering with the HGTV Professionals Network ( (the “Website”).  On the Website you will be instructed to upload at least six (6) photos using the Professionals Network photo uploader tool of one of your design and/or architecture projects shown in your Preliminary Submission (each, a “Project”), with the photos showing various angles of the space and your design elements of the Project (collectively, the “Submissions” and each, a “Submission”). All photos submitted should be in the file type and size as stipulated by the uploader tool.  Each Project is only allowed to be eligible for one Category.  Late Submissions will also be disqualified.

Submissions that are created and received within the above-mentioned guidelines shall collectively be referred to herein as the “Eligible Entries.” Submissions that are not your original work and/or illegible or incomplete application forms will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any Submissions that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate any of the policies of Sponsor’s customary standards and practices.

Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by you to submit a Project for multiple Categories using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods, may void your entries and you may be disqualified from the Promotion. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, contest entry services) will void all entries by you. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.

The Preliminary Submissions and Submissions must not include: (a) content that violates any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademark rights or rights of publicity; (b) defamatory language; (c) threatening language; (d) language or content that is sexually explicit, obscene, or indecent; (e) language or content that promotes alcohol, tobacco, or drug use; or (f) any other language or content that Sponsor determines is inappropriate and/or does not otherwise meet the requirements.

The twelve (12) Project Categories are as follows:





Kitchen + Dining

From cozy breakfast nooks and family dinner tables to gourmet kitchens made for a chef or a kitchen designed with guests in mind, these spaces act as the gathering place bringing family and friends together.


Crazy for Color

Have you designed a home or room that excellently uses colors throughout? From saturated shades to happy hues, these spaces are expertly designed to be cohesive and create a stand out space filled with pops of color. 


Pattern + Texture

Using pattern or texture is a sensational way to add interest and depth through visual or tangible elements. Show us your spaces that incorporate these elements through accent walls, sleek metals, eye-catching fabrics, 3-D tile, etc. 


Bedrooms + Baths

Essential, everyday spaces that are far more important than given credit for. From bright and cheery to impressive and sophisticated, share your skillfully designed master suites, charming nurseries, Jack and Jill baths, teen rooms or in-law suites. 


Kid-Tastic Spaces

Designing a kids’ space takes extra creativity and imagination to produce the perfect balance between functional and fun. Show us your lively playrooms, treehouses, outdoor play areas, homework rooms or game rooms with a kid-tastic vibe!


Dramatic Transformations

Have you transformed a space with dramatic before and after images leaving others speechless? We want to show off your space that displays a striking transformation from underwhelming to impressive. 


Big City Digs

Big city living spaces offer a serene escape from the fast-paced urban life, while also showing off the stunning cityscape. Show us how you add style to a high-rise, brownstone, loft or urban home.


Great First Impressions

Great first impressions are created with outstanding curb appeal that draws attention and acknowledgement. First impressions can be enhanced by outstanding front yard landscaping, architectural details or grand home entryways and foyers. 


Unique Spaces

Have you designed an unexpected indoor or outdoor space that stands apart from your standard living spaces? These unique spaces including anything from home theatre, wine room, home gym, game/party room, home studios or craft room. 


Countryside Escapes

These relaxing retreats are perfect for unwinding and embracing the great outdoors. Show how you combine relaxation and style into a Cape Cod home, farmhouse, Colonial style home, sprawling estate or mountainside retreat that evokes soothing content. 


Waterfront Homes

Show us your stunning waterside properties with impressive water views that stun. From beach homes, lakeside retreats, ocean properties, or homes with a water view we want to see your breathtaking waterside retreats. 


Posh Public Spaces

Public spaces are designed to be a gathering place that awes and inspires guests, while creating an atmosphere that captures the energy of the space. We are looking for restaurants, sweet shoppes, boutiques or hip hotels with refined design style.  

3. Representations and Warranties:  By making a Submission, you represent and warrant that: (a) the Submission is an original work created solely by you; (b) you own all rights to the Submission and have obtained any necessary third-party clearances; (c) the Submission complies with all requirements of these Official Rules; and (d) you understand that other Entrants may submit original Submissions that are substantially similar to yours in content and that you shall not have any claim against Sponsor arising out of any such similarity.

4. Eligibility: This Promotion is open only to (i) individuals that are design professionals and legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are, as of Promotion start date, at least 18 years old and legal age of majority in the applicable jurisdiction, and (ii) design teams consisting of up to two (2) otherwise eligible individuals who are design professionals. Employees and members of their households and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of the Promotion Entities (as defined below) and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their advertising and promotion agencies and all local sponsors are not eligible.

5. Privacy:  In connection with the Promotion entry process, Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants on the Website, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review Sponsor’s privacy policy located at:  By participating in the Promotion, you hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of your personal information and acknowledge that you have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.  When you enter at the Website, you may be asked to consent to receive promotional emails and reminders for upcoming promotions and information about Sponsor.  Consenting to receive such emails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Promotion and does not improve your chances of winning. Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes your consent to Sponsor's use of your name, likeness, entry, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

6. Limitations of Liability:  Sponsor, and other participating sponsors (collectively with Sponsor, the “Promotion Entities”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to your or any other computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion; inability to access the Website or FOD Site; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; printing or other errors; and any entries that are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible or postage due, or any combination thereof. Proof of mailing, in-person submission, or online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By entering, you also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with your participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or your receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Promotion or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity or participation in this Promotion. Any and all warranties and guarantees are subject to the respective manufacturer’s terms. Except where prohibited by law, the winner's entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use said winner's names, photographs, likenesses, statements, biographical information, voices, and city and state addresses on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.  You further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived.  You acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”  The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.

7. How Winner will be Determined:

Preliminary Round: Sponsor’s judges will review the Preliminary Submissions to ensure they comply with the terms and conditions herein and are otherwise Eligible Entries, as well as ensure that the Project shown in the Preliminary Submission is of a professional quality, as determined solely by Sponsor’s judges. Sponsor will contact each Entrant whose Preliminary Submission qualifies and provide instructions for entering the First Round.

First Round: After the Promotion Period, a panel of judges selected by Sponsor will evaluate all Submissions based on the following judging criteria: (a) 25% on the overall quality of the design work; (b) 25% based on the innovation and creativity of the Project; (c) 25% on the relevance to the Category; and (d) 25% on the utilization of available square footage and materials (the “Judging Criteria”). The six (6) highest-scoring Submissions in each Category will be a nominee (each, a “Nominee”). The timing of the Nominee selection shall be at a time to be determined and set forth on the Website and/or FOD Site.  If you are selected as a prospective Nominee, you may be required to execute and return releases and additional documentation supplied by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s instructions or such prospective Nominee will be disqualified.

In the event of a tie, ties will be broken based on the overall quality criteria score.  If a tie still remains, the tie will be broken based on the innovation and creativity score. If a tie still remains, the tie will be broken based on the relevance to the Category score.  Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the Nominees and other matters pertaining to the Promotion shall be final.

Second Round: The Second Round will be comprised of both the People’s Choice Selections and the HGTV Editors’ Picks:

(a) People’s Choice Round: The Nominees in each Category will then be posted online at for public voting ("Voting Period") from 9:00 a.m. on August 25, 2016 through 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2016. In each Category, the Nominee that receives the most votes will be the “People’s Choice Category Winner.”  Entrants, and voters on behalf of Entrants, are prohibited from soliciting votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes, payments or other inducements to members of the public (including, without limitation, offering to trade votes), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and all associated votes may be void and such Entrants disqualified. All results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor.


(b) HGTV Editors’ Picks:  On or around September 29, 2016, Sponsor will evaluate all Nominees using the Judging Criteria. The top-scoring Nominee in each Category will be the “Editors’ Pick Category Winner.”

A Nominee may be selected as both a People’s Choice Category Winner and an Editors’ Pick Category Winner.

Final Winner: Judges selected by Sponsor will evaluate each of the People’s Choice Category Winners and Editors’ Pick Category Winners (collectively, the “Category Winners”) based on the Judging Criteria, and the one (1) Category Winner with the highest score will be named the overall winner (the “Overall Winner”).  A scoring tie will be broken based on the overall quality criteria score.  If a tie still remains, the tie will be broken based on the innovation and creativity score. If a tie still remains, the tie will be broken based on the relevance to the Category score. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the Overall Winner and other matters pertaining to the Promotion shall be final.

8. Prize Conditions: A prospective winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If Sponsor is unable to contact the prospective winner within three (3) days from first notification attempt, if the prospective winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, or if the prospective winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prospective winner shall be selected by selecting the next-highest scoring Submission.

Prior to selection of the winners, Entrants and/or their Submissions may be featured on the Website and/or FOD Site; however, in no way shall such promotion influence the selection of the winners. Any winner will be notified by email, telephone, and/or overnight mail delivery on a date as set forth on the Website and/or FOD Site.

9. License of Submissions:  By submitting a Preliminary Submission or a Submission, Entrant hereby grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, and to sublicense to others the right to use, the Preliminary Submission or Submission, in whole or in part, in any and all media, now known or hereafter invented. The license granted herein includes the right to edit the Preliminary Submission or Submission, to combine the Preliminary Submission or Submission with other material and to make derivative works based upon the Preliminary Submission or Submission, without notifying Entrant and without obligation to Entrant. Entrant waives any right: (a) to inspect or approve the use or editing of the Preliminary Submission or Submission, and (b) to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to use of the Preliminary Submission or Submission. Entrant understands that Sponsor is not obligated to use, distribute or promote the Preliminary Submission or Submission, and further understands that the Preliminary Submission or Submission will not be returned to Entrant.

10. Conditions of Entry: Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the judge’s or Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify, suspend, or to terminate the Promotion and proceed with the judging process, as outlined in the “How Winner will be Determined” section to award the prizes using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website and/or FOD Site. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

11. Prize:

Overall Winner: The one (1) Overall Winner will receive the following: (i) a visit from HGTV to film promotional and editorial videos about the Overall Winner and their Submission; (ii) an editorial feature on showcasing their work; (iii) special recognition on as a 2016 Faces of Design Overall Winner; (iv) an HGTV gift bag; (v) a commemorative Overall Winner’s certificate; and (vi) a spot on the judging panel for the 2017 Faces of Design Awards (collectively, the “Overall Winner Prize”). Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Overall Winner Prize is $50 per person. 

Category Winner: Each Category Winner will receive: (i) a commemorative Category Winner’s certificate; (ii) an HGTV gift bag; and (iii) an editorial feature on showcasing their work (collectively, the “Category Winner Prize”).  ARV of each Category Winner Prize: $50. 

Total ARV of all prizes: up to $2,500.

The Overall Winner will not also receive the Category Winner prize. If a Category Winner is both a People’s Choice Category Winner and an Editors’ Pick Category Winner, such Category Winner will only receive one (1) Category Winner prize. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the prizes in the Promotion shall be solely determined by Sponsor. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of any prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the prize winner’s responsibility.

Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value.

12. Disputes/Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these rules, or the rights and obligations of you or the Promotion Entities in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions which would cause the application or the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Tennessee. Any action or litigation concerning this Agreement shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in Knox County, Tennessee, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. You agree to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of Tennessee. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, IDENTIFIABLE PERSONS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTICIPANTS, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.

13. Winner List: Beginning on or about two weeks after the winners have been chosen, you may obtain the name of the winners by going to the Website and/or FOD Site.

14. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home and Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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