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Kitchen Design Contest 2017-2018

Official Rules

SPONSOR

The 2017-2018 Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Kitchen Design Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by Sub-Zero Group, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), manufacturer of Sub-Zero®, Wolf®, and Cove™ 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, remodelers, landscape designers and landscape architects only. For all Professional categories, the design and construction of the project must have been completed in 2017 or 2018. The Contest's Student category is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. However, entries from students graduating before January 31, 2019 will be accepted only 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.

Contestants with addresses in Iran, Syria, Crimea, North Korea and/or Cuba are not eligible and are prohibited from entering the Contest. Likewise, entries featuring projects located in Iran, Syria, Crimea, North Korea and/or Cuba are ineligible.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Contest entries must be submitted online at subzero.com/contest. The Contest closes January 31, 2019. Entries must be received by 6:59 p.m. Central Time on January 31, 2019 in order to be eligible.

Contestants must register for a Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove 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, narratives, renderings, photographs, or files.

All entries MUST meet national code requirements and restrictions.

Entries must be of a private, residential space only. Showroom, retail, commercial, hospitality, public recreational, educational and other non-residential environments are not eligible.

Entries must include a minimum of three color photographs of the completed design. Finished kitchen photos cannot be computer generated images (CGI). Please try to capture as much of the kitchen as possible. We highly recommend, but do not require, at least one photograph be taken with the qualifying refrigerator unit's door open so the Sponsor can effectively identify and validate the product model. At least one photograph must sufficiently feature the primary Wolf product so the Sponsor can effectively identify and validate the product model.

Entries must include a minimum of one digital/hand drawn floor plan. Additional floor plans, elevations and perspective drawings are welcome.

For Professional categories eligibility requirements:

Indoor Kitchen entries, larger than 175 square feet, must include all of the following:

  • Sub-Zero refrigeration as primary food preservation units:
    • At least one full-size Sub-Zero® refrigeration unit or
    • Two or more undercounter units, and no full-size competitive refrigeration units. Wine storage units do not meet the primary food preservation unit requirement.
  • At least one Wolf® cooking appliance as primary food preparation unit. Ranges, rangetops, ovens, cooktops and two or more modules meet this requirement. Ventilation, microwave ovens and warming drawers do not.

Small Space Kitchen entries must meet all of the Indoor Kitchen entry requirements (listed above), plus the following:

  • Sub-Zero refrigeration as primary food preservation units:
    • The kitchen's space must total 175 square feet or less.

Beyond the Kitchen entries must include all of the following in one room or designated space:

  • At least one Sub-Zero® unit and at least one Wolf® unit. Ventilation does not meet the Wolf® requirement.
  • The space cannot be designated as a primary kitchen, secondary kitchen, pantry, scullery or outdoor kitchen.
  • Examples of qualifying spaces include but are not limited to pool house, bathroom, media room, home office, wine cellar and bar.

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.
For Student category eligibility requirements:
  • The Contest's Student category is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university and/or NKBA student members.
  • Projects must be completed by an individual student, not several students on a team. No co-designers are permitted.
  • Let your imagination be your guide in designing a functional and beautiful space for a hypothetical client. Contestants are encouraged to create an indoor kitchen with a minimum of 175 square feet and a budget of $200,000. Please provide interesting details about the hypothetical client and any unique situations or design challenges encountered.
  • Student entries must include:
    • Rendered kitchen with all of the following:
      • At least one Sub-Zero® refrigeration unit.
      • At least one Wolf® cooking appliance as primary food preparation unit. Ranges, rangetops, ovens, cooktops and two or more modules meet this requirement. Ventilation, microwave ovens and warming drawers do not.

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 of the panel are final.

Judges evaluate all qualifying entries on the following three criteria:

  • Best function and aesthetic use of Sub-Zero® and Wolf® brand appliances
  • Aesthetically-pleasing overall kitchen design
  • Functionality of overall kitchen design

A fourth aspect is applied to the First-Time Entry category during the judging process. In addition to the three aspects listed above, the judges will take into consideration which of the kitchen designs is the most surprising, fascinating, out-of-the-box, and has a deep conviction to its vision.

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:

  1. 1st Place Traditional Kitchen Design winner - $25,000
  2. 1st Place Transitional Kitchen Design winner - $25,000
  3. 1st Place Contemporary Kitchen Design winner - $25,000
  4. 2nd Place Traditional Kitchen Design winner - $10,000
  5. 2nd Place Transitional Kitchen Design winner - $10,000
  6. 2nd Place Contemporary Kitchen Design winner - $10,000
  7. 3rd Place Traditional Kitchen Design winner - $5,000
  8. 3rd Place Transitional Kitchen Design winner - $5,000
  9. 3rd Place Contemporary Kitchen Design winner - $5,000
  10. Best Outdoor Kitchen winner - $10,000
  11. Small Spaces Kitchen winner - $5,000
  12. Beyond the Kitchen winner - $5,000
  13. First-Time Entry winner - $5,000
  14. Student winner - $5,000
  15. Each professional finalist - $2,000

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.

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

Each professional Finalist and each Student Winner will be awarded a trip for two (primary entrant and one guest only, even in the case of teams) to the Summit & Gala. The Finalist's guest must be 18 years of age or older. No exceptions.

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, including via electronic messages (such as email and text).

Photographers are asked only to grant to Sub-Zero Group, Inc. a non-exclusive license to use the photographs. Therefore, the photographer retains ownership of the photographs and the right to use the photographs for any and all purposes.

Sponsor's intention is only to incorporate the photographs in print ads relating to any awards the design professional wins. The license photographers are asked to grant to Sub-Zero Group, Inc. protects in case Sub-Zero Group, Inc. inadvertently were to go outside the bounds of that narrow intention.

In publicizing photographs of winning entries, Sub-Zero Group, Inc. seeks to recognize the winners of its Kitchen Design Contest. Sponsor feels that publicizing winning entries promotes goodwill for Sub-Zero Group, Inc. and its products. If the non-exclusive license granted by photographers were restricted to the competition itself, Sub-Zero Group, Inc. could face claims that it has gone beyond the scope of its license into generally promoting its products. The license is broadly drafted to prevent such claims.

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.

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.

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.