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Preliminary Screening: To enter, you must first make a preliminary submission by visiting www.hgtv.com/facesofdesignsubmissions (the “Screening Site”) between 9:00 a.m. ET on May 10, 2018 and 5:00 p.m. ET on June 14, 2018 (the “Preliminary Submission”). The Preliminary Submission must contain the following: (a) a web link to at least six (6) photos of one of your design and/or architectural projects that fits into one of the eight (8) 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 (options for sharing the web link will be described on the Screening Site); (b) your full name, address, phone number, email address and the category to which you are submitting to. All photos submitted should be in the file type and size as stipulated by the Screening Site instructions. You may make only one Preliminary Submission per Category. A single Preliminary Submission may be submitted into multiple Categories. 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 (the “Invitees”) and provide instructions for entering the First Round.
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 August 23, 2018 by signing in or registering with the HGTV Professionals Network (http://pros.hgtv.com) (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”), such photos being the same photos submitted as your Preliminary Submission (collectively, the “Submissions” and each, a “Submission”). Additionally, you will be asked to return a form containing the full names of all professionals who contributed to the Project, plus each professional’s signature approving the Submission. All photos submitted should be in the file type and size as stipulated by the uploader tool. You may only make one Submission per Category and each Project is only allowed to be eligible for one Category. The Sponsor’s panel of judges reserves the right to make Category changes. 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.
If multiple entries are received for a Category, only the first Submission for that Category will be eligible. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by you to obtain more than one (1) entry per Category, or to submit the same 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: must not include: (a) any third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities, and friends, who have not expressly authorized entrant to display their image or likeness; (b) any content that violates any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademark rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (c) defamatory language or threatening language; (d) language or content that is sexually explicit, obscene, or indecent; (e) language or content that promotes alcohol, tobacco, or drug use; (f) any other language or content that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; (g) contain material that is threatening to any person, place, or business group; or (h) contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion sexual orientation or socioeconomic group or that Sponsor determines is inappropriate and/or does not otherwise meet the Preliminary Submission or Submission requirements.
The eight (8) 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.
Color + Pattern
Have you designed a home or room that excellently uses colors and patterns throughout? From saturated shades to happy hues, accent walls, sleek metals, eye-catching fabrics, 3-D tile - these spaces are expertly designed to be cohesive and create a stand out spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dramatic Before and Afters
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.
Living Large in Small Spaces
Whether they call the city, country, the water or the road home small spaces prove that less really can be more. We want to see your expertly designed small spaces that show how to live large in a small space.
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 submitted by the Invitees and select up to eight (8) nominees (each, a “Nominee”) for each of the eight (8) Categories 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 timing of the selection of Nominees shall be at a time to be determined and set forth on the Website and/or the 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.
For each Category, the Entrants with the highest scoring Submissions will be the nominees “Nominees”). The number of Nominees in a given Category will be determined by the judges. 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 Selections: The Nominees in each Category will then be posted online at HGTV.com for public voting from 9:00 a.m. on August 23, 2018 through 5:00 p.m. on September 27, 2018 (“Voting Period”). In each Category, the Nominee that receives the most votes will be the “People’s Choice Category Winner.” Nominees are prohibited from soliciting votes, and voters are prohibited from soliciting votes on behalf of Nominees, 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 Nominees disqualified. All results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor. Voters may vote only once per day, per Category.
(b) HGTV Editors’ Picks: The Nominees in each Category will be reviewed by the HGTV editorial team based on the Judging Criteria, and the Nominee with highest score for each Category will be named the “Editors’ Pick Category Winner.”
A Nominee may be selected as both a People’s Choice Category Winner and an Editors’ Pick Category Winner.
Overall Winner: The judges will then evaluate each of the People’s Choice Category Winners and the Editors’ Pick Category Winners (collectively, the “Category Winners”) based on the Judging Criteria, and the 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.
Prior to selection of the winners, Entrants and/or their Submissions may be featured on the Website and/or the 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 the FOD Site.
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 HGTV.com showcasing their work; (iii) special recognition on HGTV.com as a 2018 Faces of Design Overall Winner; and (iv) an HGTV gift bag (collectively, the “Overall Winner Prize”). Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Overall Winner Prize is $100.
Category Winners: Each Category Winner will receive: (i) a commemorative Category Winner’s certificate; (ii) an HGTV gift bag; and (iii) an editorial feature on HGTV.com showcasing their work (collectively, the “Category Winner Prize”). ARV of each Category Winner Prize: $100.
Total ARV of all prizes: up to $1,600.
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. Only one (1) prize will be awarded for each winning entry, even if such entry was submitted by a design team. 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.