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Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition – terms and conditions

1. General

The organiser of the competition is Dezeen Limited of 8 Orsman Road, London, N1 5QJ, United Kingdom (Dezeen). Dezeen is the world’s most popular architecture and design magazine and provides content related to the architecture, interiors and design industries, as well as supplying recruitment advertising via its Dezeen Jobs website, organising the Dezeen Awards programme and the Dezeen Day conference.


2. The competition

2.1 Dezeen has partnered with Samsung to invite readers to design innovative new objects for the home made from recycled cardboard. Entrants are asked to design any kind of object for the home that can be made by recycling cardboard, as long as it is practical for anyone to assemble at home with everyday household tools and not require any specialist skills or equipment. In addition, entrants should ensure that no brand logos are visible in their finished designs.

3. How to enter

3.1 The competition will run from 11:00 BST on 6 April 2020 (the "Opening Date") to 23:59 BST on 29 May 2020 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.
3.2 All competition entries must be received by Dezeen by no later than 23:59 BST on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.
3.3 Enter the competition online by submitting to the online entry form available at by the Closing Date. No other method of submitting entries will be submitted.
3.4 Dezeen will not accept responsibility for competition entries that are incorrectly submitted regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
3.5 By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions, do not take part.

4. Jury

4.1 A jury comprising authorised personnel from Samsung and Dezeen will judge the entries.
4.2 The decision of the jury will be final.

5. Eligibility

5.1 The competition is free to enter and all applicants over the age of 18 are invited to participate, regardless of whether they are professional designers and architects, non-designers, students or teams.
5.2 Entrants may enter more than one design, if they wish. However, entrants will need to fill out and submit a separate entry form for each design they submit.
5.3 Dezeen Limited reserves the right to disqualify an entry if it becomes apparent that a submission is inaccurate or if Dezeen or the jury have any uncertainty about the integrity of the entry.
5.3 In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. Dezeen may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.
5.4 Dezeen reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.
5.5 All finalists will be asked to present their design in front of the jury, which could take place online or in a physical location, and will be video and audio recorded. They must, therefore, be able to speak English well enough to clearly communicate their idea. Dezeen will provide flights and accommodation if the judging takes place in a physical location.

6. Submission requirements

6.1 Entrants must submit their entry via the form available at, together with the following information:
(a) The name of the design, which will appear on all communication and media coverage;
(b) A description of the design explaining the concept, what lifestyle it has been designed for and how it is assembled (maximum 300 words);
(d) A lifestyle image depicting the object in use in the home;
(d) Up to nine supporting images showcasing the design;
(e) Optionally, a video or animation showcasing the design and its assembly.

7. The prize

7.1 The prizes are:
(a) $10,000 for the winning entry;
(b) $5,000 for the runner up;
(c) $3,000 for third place; and
(d) $1,000 each for the fourth and fifth finalists.
7.2 The prize is not negotiable or transferable.

8. Winner announcement

8.1 The winner of the competition will be announced on in September 2020 (Announcement Date).
8.2 The decision of the judges nominated by Dezeen is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
8.3 Dezeen will contact the winner personally as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date, using the telephone number or email address provided with the competition entry.

9. Claiming the prize

9.1 Dezeen will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within 30 days of the Announcement Date, Dezeen reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
9.2 Dezeen does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.

10. Limitation of liability

10.1 Insofar as is permitted by law, Dezeen, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of Dezeen, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

11. Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property rights

11.1 You agree that both Dezeen and Samsung may, but are not required to, make your entry available on websites of their choice and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. You agree to grant both Dezeen and Samsung a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.
11.2 In the event that your design is chosen as the winning entry, you irrevocably and unconditionally agree to assign all of the intellectual property rights in the winning design to Samsung and to take all such steps and sign such documents as may be necessary to perfect this assignment anywhere throughout the world. You further agree to publicity surrounding the competition as valuable and sufficient consideration.
11.3 You warrant to Dezeen and Samsung that the competition entry and accompanying materials do not in any way infringe upon or violate any contract with a third party or any third party’s rights (including, without limitation, their intellectual property rights) and you will keep Dezeen and Samsung indemnified against any third party claims that arise as a result of breach of this clause.
11.4 You agree to promptly execute and deliver such documents and perform such acts as may be required for the purpose of giving full effect to these terms and conditions and in particular clauses 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 above if so required.

12. Data protection and publicity

12.1 By uploading your entry at you agree that we will store the entry materials on our database for up to 12 months. Your data will be only accessed by Dezeen Limited employees as well as the appointed judges.
12.2 Dezeen will only process your personal information as set out in the competition privacy notice, which is available at

13. General

13.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, Dezeen may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.
13.2 Dezeen reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
13.3 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
13.4​ Samsung reserves the right to, in cooperation with Dezeen, change and/or amend the Terms & Conditions if necessary to achieve its purpose and/or the successful realization of the Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition. Dezeen is required to inform Designer of any changes and/or amendments in the Participation Agreement immediately.