Contest Terms

The review procedure will be established by the jury. The jury’s
decisions are final; legal recourse is excluded. No explanations
for the rejecting of any given work will be provided.

Participants are wholly responsible for the transport and return of
their works. For works sent in via the postal service, the promoter
will send same back by return post upon the request and expense
of the participant.

All participants agree to make all works chosen for the September
2016 exhibitions and any other arranged exhibitions available
until December 30, 2016 and relinquish all claims for compensation
during this period.

Should the participant want his or her unselected work returned
following the jury review, the participant must arrange for it to be
collected or contact the promoter to agree upon its return shipping
within a period of two weeks subsequent written notification of the
jury’s decision. Works not picked up remain the property of the
promoter albeit under full consideration of all applicable creative
copyrights.

Following the jury review, the original packaging material will be
used to repackage the works. The participant is responsible for
providing suitable and reusable packaging.

By signing the entry form, the participant affirms that he or she is
legally entitled to claim ownership of the work and is not violating
any third party rights. In the case of a group effort or larger creative
influence provided by others, all persons entitled to copyright
mention must be cited by name. In the case of product designs
that have already gone into series production, the manufacturer is
to be named. In the case of works for which third party rights of
use have already been assigned, the names of these persons must
be explicitly cited.

Each participant is wholly liable for the correctness and completeness
of the information he or she provides.

The promoter shall be deemed liable in all cases of intent or gross
negligence attributable to the promoter or its representatives or
agents pursuant the applicable legal regulations. The promoter
is otherwise solely liable for the culpable breach of essential contractual
obligations. Compensation for a breach of essential contractual
obligations is however limited to typical contractually calculable
damages, provided there is no other concurrent instance
of obligatory liability as per the above first or second sentence of
this paragraph.

The above regulations apply to all compensation claims regardless
of their legal basis, especially in the case of a breach of
contractual obligations or illicit acts, as well as to compensation
claims for futile expenditures.

Should delays occur in the return transport of submitted works, the
promoter shall be liable in all cases of intent or gross negligence
attributable to the promoter or its representatives or agents pursuant
the applicable legal regulations. In all other cases of delayed
returns, the liability of the promoter for compensation will be limited
to and covered by damages amounting to 5 % of the value of
the submitted work. All further participant claims are excluded. The
above regulations do not incorporate onus of proof revised to the
detriment of the participant.

Should the return of submitted works not be possible, the promoter
shall be liable in all cases of intent or gross negligence attributable
to the promoter or its representatives or agents pursuant the applicable
legal regulations. In the case of gross negligence, however,
promoter liability is limited to the typical contractually calculable
damages.

German law applies to all contractual conditions. Only the present
general contest terms are deemed applicable and effective. All
other general terms or submitter conditions will only be valid upon
the express written agreement of the promoter.

We recommend each participant arrange for the appropriate insurance
coverage on all submitted works. All works which are
selected for exhibition inclusion will be insured by the promoter
for the period beginning on the date of receipt of the submitted
works and running through to the closing of the exhibitions. The
value of the insurance will be of the same value which the submitter
arranged for his or her work for the period during which the
respective work was under review by the jury.

I hereby permit the promoter to make use of my submitted works for
special purposes without any fee. These may include: citation of
image titles in academic texts (§51 of Copyright Law), news coverage
(§50 of Copyright Law) of events connected to the contest,
and printing or publication of the works presented in exhibition
catalogues (§58 of Copyright Law).

 

Chemnitz, Octrobre 1st 2015