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Kitchen Design Contest 2019-2020

Official Rules

Last Updated / Effective Date October 19, 2020

SPONSOR

The 2019-2021 Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by Sub-Zero Group, Inc. 4717 Hammersley Rd., Madison, WI 53711 (the "Sponsor"), manufacturer of Sub-Zero®, and Wolf® brand appliances.

ELIGIBILITY

Employees and immediate family members of the Sponsor, its affiliates (including distributors and dealers), and current judges or members of their firms are not eligible and are prohibited from entering the Contest.

Professional Categories: The Contest's Professional Categories are open to professional kitchen designers, architects, residential designers, 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 2019, 2020, or 2021. Entrants may submit more than one entry in the various Professional Categories.

Student Category: The Contest’s Student Category is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. Entries from students graduating before January 31, 2022 will be accepted only if their projects are completed and graded by their professors prior to graduation. The Student Category is limited to one entry per entrant.

There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Sponsor reserves the sole right to determine eligibility.

Prohibitions on Eligibility. We cannot accept entries from persons located in or projects based in Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria, or in any country which is subsequently added to the United States List of State Sponsors of Terrorism during the Contest period. We cannot accept entries for any person or entity listed on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Blocked Persons List, the Specialty Designated Nationals List or a debarred person by the U.S. Department of Defense.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Contest entries must be submitted online at subzero-wolf.com/contest. The Contest closes January 31, 2022. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on January 31, 2022 in order to be eligible.

Entrants must register for an account and be logged in to submit an entry. If an entrant is under the age of 18 or the age of majority in their residence as applicable, 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 entrant's nor his or her firm's name should appear on any submitted plans, narratives, renderings, photographs, or files. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified.

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 Sub-Zero® or, Wolf® product as applicable, 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.

Professional categories’ eligibility requirements:

Kitchen Style entries 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 Sub-Zero® undercounter units
    • 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, or two or more modules meet this requirement. Ventilation, microwave ovens and warming drawers do not.

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

  • The kitchen’s space must total 175 square feet or less.

Emerging Professional entries must meet all of the Kitchen Style entry requirements (listed above), plus the following:

  • Entrant must verify that he or she is 30 years old or younger as of January 1, 2022. Upon the Sponsor’s request, the Entrant must provide proof of age via a government issued identification.
  • The kitchen’s space may total more or less than 175 square feet.

First-Time Entrant entries must meet all of the Kitchen Style entry requirements (listed above), plus the following:

  • Entrant cannot have entered any Sub-Zero, Wolf, and/or Cove KDC in the past.

Best Use Outside of Kitchen entries must meet all of the following requirements in one room or designated space:

  • Appliances:
    • At least one full-size Sub-Zero® refrigeration/wine unit, OR two or more Sub-Zero® undercounter units (no full-size competitive units are allowed within the room/space); or
    • At least one Wolf® oven, cooktop, range, rangetop or outdoor grill, OR two or more Wolf® units including module cooktops, coffee systems, microwaves, vacuum seal/warming drawers, ventilation or side burners; or
    • One Sub-Zero® refrigeration/wine unit and one Wolf® unit, in each case, of any size (no full-size competitive refrigeration/wine units are allowed within the room/space).
  • The room/space cannot be designated as a primary or secondary indoor kitchen.
  • Examples of qualifying spaces include but are not limited to outdoor kitchen, patio, pool house, master bedroom, media room, home office, wine cellar or bar.

Student category eligibility requirements:

  • The Contest’s Student category is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university-.
  • 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. Entrants are 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 full-size Sub-Zero® refrigeration unit or two or more Sub-Zero® undercounter units (and no full-size competitive refrigeration units).
      • 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®, Wolf® and Cove® brand appliances
  • Aesthetically-pleasing overall kitchen design
  • Functionality of overall kitchen design

A fourth aspect is applied to the First-Time Entrant 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

EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES, EACH ENTRANT 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 - $35,000
  2. 1st Place Transitional Kitchen Design winner - $35,000
  3. 1st Place Contemporary Kitchen Design winner - $35,000
  4. 2nd Place Traditional Kitchen Design winner - $20,000
  5. 2nd Place Transitional Kitchen Design winner - $20,000
  6. 2nd Place Contemporary Kitchen Design winner - $20,000
  7. 3rd Place Traditional Kitchen Design winner - $10,000
  8. 3rd Place Transitional Kitchen Design winner - $10,000
  9. 3rd Place Contemporary Kitchen Design winner - $10,000
  10. Small Space Kitchen winner - $5,000 (1 prize)
  11. Emerging Professional winner - $5,000 (1 prize)
  12. First-Time Entrant winner - $5,000 (1 prize)
  13. Best Use Outside of Kitchen winner - $5,000 (1 prize)
  14. Student winner - $5,000 (1 prize)
  15. Each professional finalist - $2,000 (29 prizes)

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

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 of the twenty nine Professional Finalists and the 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, which is currently planned for the Fall of 2022 (“Trip Prize”). Approximate retail value of each Trip Prize is $3,500 ($7,000 if the Trip Prize Winner brings a guest).

Total value of all prizes is approximately $600,000 (USD)

Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to award fewer prizes than listed in these rules if the quality or quantity of submissions are insufficient.

Trip Prize Information: Guests must be 18 years of age or older. No exceptions. The Trip Prize consists of (a) two (2) round-trip coach class tickets for air transportation from the major airport located closest to the winner’s home to the location of the Summit & Gala, (b) hotel accommodations for 3 nights (one room, double-occupancy); and (c) ground transportation to and from the hotel and to sponsored events (additional ground transportation costs are at winners expense). The actual value of the Trip Prize is expected to vary, based on the point of origination, airfare fluctuations, and hotel pricing. If the actual value of the travel portion of the Trip Prize is less than stated, the difference will not be awarded in cash, and no such claim will be honored. If the hotel, airfare, or rental car exceeds the maximum value listed, Trip Prize Winner will be responsible for any excess costs or fees. If the Trip Prize Winner resides within 200 miles of the travel destination, alternate travel arrangements may be made by Sponsor at its sole discretion and the value of the Trip Prize may be adjusted accordingly. Trip must be scheduled through Sponsor’s designated agent. Sponsor will determine airline, flight and hotel itineraries in its sole discretion. Airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Guest of Trip Prize Winner must travel with Trip Prize Winner on same itinerary. Travel must originate from and end at the same airport. Sponsor will not be responsible for changes in schedule of any element of the Trip Prize, and will not be liable for any expenses resulting from flight cancellation/delay. The Trip Prize Winner and guest must possess any necessary valid travel documents (i.e., valid government-issued photo ID; passport) in order to travel. A Trip Prize winner and his/her travel companion are solely responsible for determining and obtaining all necessary travel documents and other travel requirements. In the event Trip Prize winner has no guest accompany him/her on the trip, the Trip Prize will be awarded in increments appropriate for the actual number of travelers and Trip Prize winner will not receive any compensation for such substitution. All expenses associated with Trip Prize travel package not specifically described above will be the sole responsibility of the winner and of his/her travel companions, including without limitation, fuel, tips, incidentals and food and beverages.

Sponsor will not be responsible for acts of God, acts of terrorism, pandemics, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural or man-made disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the Trip Prize. Trip Prize winner and guest may wish to obtain travel insurance (or other forms of insurance) at their own expense and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. The Trip Prize is non-assignable and nontransferable. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The Trip Prize Winners are solely responsible for payment of all federal, state and local taxes on the prize value awarded and for all costs and expenses not specified herein and other expenses incurred by accepting the merchandise prize is the sole responsibility of the winner.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

By entering, Entrants 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.

Entrants or their firms, as applicable, retain ownership of all design ideas submitted in the Contest. However, by submitting designs and materials in the Contest, entrants 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 all purposes relating to the Contest (including future versions of the Contest) or advertising or promotion of Sponsor or its brands, including but not limited to in print ads and on the Sub-Zero and Wolf website relating to any awards the design professional wins.

Entrants 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).

Sponsor is not responsible for any expenses incurred by entrants 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.

Sponsor is not responsible for any expenses incurred by entrants 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 entrant 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 entrant violates any right of such third party with respect to the materials.

Participation in the Contest constitutes an agreement by each entrant, 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, entrants 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 entrants’ 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 entrant 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 and shall be filed only in the state or federal courts with jurisdiction in Madison, Wisconsin USA and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such 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) EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND EACH ENTRANT 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.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin, USA without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. 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. ENTRANTS 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 ENTRANT PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, EVEN IF SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

For the names of the Contest winners send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by November 1, 2022 to:

Trade Marketing
Sub-Zero Group, Inc.
4717 Hammersley Road
Madison, WI 53711