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Kitchen Design Contest 2015-2016

Official Rules

SPONSOR

The 2015-2016 Kitchen Design Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by Sub-Zero Group, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), manufacturer of Sub-Zero® and Wolf® brand appliances.

ELIGIBILITY

Employees and immediate family members of Sub-Zero Group, Inc., its affiliates (including distributors and dealers), and current judges or members of their firms are not eligible and are prohibited from entering the Contest. The Contest's Professional categories are open to professional kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, builders and remodelers only. For all Professional categories, the design and construction of the project must have been completed in 2015 or 2016. The Contest’s Student category is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and/or an NKBA student member. However, entries from students graduating before January 31, 2016 will be accepted if their projects are completed and graded by their professors prior to graduation. Contestants may submit more than one entry in the various Professional categories, but the Student category is limited to one entry per contestant. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Sponsor reserves the sole right to determine eligibility.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Contest entries must be submitted online at www.subzero.com/contest. The Contest closes January 31, 2017. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on January 31, 2017 in order to be eligible.

Contestants must register for a Sub-Zero and Wolf account and be logged in to submit an entry. If a contestant is under the age of 18, his or her parent or legal guardian must create an account and be logged in to submit an entry. Mail-in entries will not be accepted. Neither the contestant's nor his or her firm's name should appear on any submitted plans, narrative, renderings, photographs, or files.

All entries MUST meet national code requirements and restrictions.

Showroom and/or retail environments are not eligible.

Computer generated image (CGI) kitchens are not eligible.

Professional categories eligibility requirements

Indoor Kitchen must include all of the following:

  • At least one full-size Sub-Zero® built-in or integrated refrigeration unit.
  • And at least one Wolf® cooking appliance as primary food preparation equipment. Ranges, rangetops, ovens, cooktops and two or more modules meet this requirement. Ventilation, microwave ovens and warming drawers do not.
  • Floor plan and elevation, or perspective drawings.
  • Minimum of three color photographs of the completed design. Please try to capture as much of the kitchen as possible. We highly recommend at least one photograph be taken with the qualifying refrigerator product’s door open. At least one photograph must sufficiently feature the primary Wolf product.
  • Additional photos are welcome - especially "before" shots.

Outdoor Kitchen must include all of the following:

  • At least one Sub-Zero® refrigeration unit.
  • At least one Wolf® grill; side burners do not meet this requirement.
  • Floor plan and elevation, or perspective drawings.
  • Minimum of three color photographs of the completed design. Please try to capture as much of the kitchen as possible. We highly recommend at least one photograph be taken with the qualifying refrigerator product’s door open. At least one photograph must sufficiently feature the primary Wolf product.
  • Additional photos are welcome - especially "before" shots.

Student category eligibility requirements

Projects must be completed by an individual student, not several students on a team. No co-designers are permitted.

Student design challenge: Let your imagination be your guide in designing a functional and beautiful space for a hypothetical client. Contestants are limited to a 400 square foot space with a budget of $200,000, including appliances and construction. Please provide interesting details about the family and any unique situations or design challenges encountered.

Rendered kitchen must include all of the following:

  • At least one Sub-Zero® refrigeration unit.
  • And at least one Wolf® cooking appliance as primary food preparation equipment. Ranges, rangetops, ovens, cooktops and two or more modules meet this requirement. Ventilation, microwave ovens and warming drawers do not.
  • Floor plan reflecting graphics and presentation standards fully dimensioned in 1/2" scale.
  • Wall elevations showing Sub-Zero® and Wolf® products using graphics and presentation standards fully dimensioned in 1/2" scale.
  • Perspective views of the kitchen that best show the Sub-Zero® and Wolf® products (can be in color).
  • Color renderings that include descriptions of materials used in the design. Drawings must be clean, easy to understand and professionally presented.

JUDGING

The Contest is judged by a panel of esteemed professionals from the architectural, interior design and kitchen design disciplines from around the world. All votes and decisions are final.

CASH PRIZES

In order to be eligible for prizes, each contestant selected as a winner must sign a release in the form requested by the Sponsor granting certain rights (including a copyright license) in the materials and photos submitted with his or her entry.

Global Winners:

  • 1st Place Traditional Kitchen Design winner - $20,000 in cash
  • 1st Place Transitional Kitchen Design winner - $20,000 in cash
  • 1st Place Contemporary Kitchen Design winner - $20,000 in cash
  • 2nd Place Traditional Kitchen Design winner - $8,000 in cash
  • 2nd Place Transitional Kitchen Design winner - $8,000 in cash
  • 2nd Place Contemporary Kitchen Design winner - $8,000 in cash
  • Small Spaces Kitchen winner - $8,000 in cash
  • Best Outdoor Kitchen winner - $8,000 in cash
  • First-Time Entry winner - $8,000 in cash
  • Student winner - $5,000 in cash

All federal, state, local, municipal, income and other taxes (if any) are the sole responsibility of the winners. Cash prizes are subject to withholding and cannot be awarded until the winner provides the Sponsor with a W-9 form.

Prizes won by teams are normally distributed to the team leader designated on the entry form. However, Sponsor reserves the right to distribute prizes to any team member in its sole discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

By entering, Contestants warrant that: (1) their entry is their original concept; (2) they are authorized by the owner of the design to enter the design in the Contest; and (3) the design does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Contestants or contestants’ firms, as applicable, retain ownership of all design ideas submitted in the Contest. However, by submitting designs and materials in the Contest, contestants irrevocably grant to Sponsor a fully paid-up, worldwide, assignable license to use and reproduce the submitted materials and derivations thereof in all media for marketing and other purposes.

Contestants grant the Sponsor permission to contact them using the contact information provided on the contest entry form.

Sponsor is not responsible for any expenses incurred by contestants in connection with their participation in the Contest, and will not return any materials submitted in the Contest.

Sponsor reserves the right to remove any entry information or comments from the Contest web page that it deems objectionable, obscene or inappropriate for public use.

The Contest may be terminated by the Sponsor at any time in its sole discretion.

Each contestant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates, assigns, and their agents and employees, against liability should any third party claim that the use by the Sponsor, its affiliates, assigns, and/or their agents or employees of materials submitted by such contestant violates any right of such third party with respect to the materials.

Participation in the Contest constitutes an agreement by each contestant, including all members of a team in the case of a team entry, to be bound by these Official Contest Rules. By entering the Contest, contestants agree that these Official Contest Rules will not be construed for or against a party based on his, her or its level of participation in the drafting of these Official Contest Rules.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers, software, Internet service provider, or e-mail systems; failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems, or incomplete, late, lost, damaged, illegible or misdirected electronic communications; or any combination thereof, including damage to contestants’ or anyone else’s computer equipment related to or resulting from participation in downloading of any materials in this Contest.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

By entering the Contest, each contestant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Contest, but shall in no event include attorneys’ fees or costs; and (3) under no circumstances will any contestant be permitted to obtain any award for, and each contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred in entering the Contest.

Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized by the Contest.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of these Official Contest Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of these Rules, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Contest rules may be changed and updated without notice. Contestants are responsible for checking the Contest webpage for changes and should review the rules prior to each submission.

IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, ASSIGNEES, OR THEIR AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THIS WEBSITE, ELECTRONIC OR COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, OR CONTESTANT PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, EVEN IF SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.