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Kitchen Design Contest 2017-2018

Official Rules

SPONSOR

The 2019-2020 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 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. 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 or 2020. 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, 2021 will be accepted only if their projects are completed and graded by their professors prior to graduation. Entrants may submit more than one entry in the various Professional categories, but the Student category is limited to one entry per entrant. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Sponsor reserves the sole right to determine eligibility.

Entrants 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-wolf.com/contest. The Contest closes January 31, 2021. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on January 31, 2021 in order to be eligible.

Entrants must register for a Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove account and be logged in to submit an entry. If an entrant 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 entrant'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.

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, 2021. 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

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
  11. Emerging Professional winner - $5,000
  12. First-Time Entrant winner - $5,000
  13. Best Use Outside of Kitchen 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 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. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. No exceptions.

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).

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).

Photographers are asked only to grant to Sponsor 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 and on the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove website relating to any awards the design professional wins. The license photographers are asked to grant to the Sponsor protects in case the Sponsor inadvertently were to go outside the bounds of that narrow intention.

In publicizing photographs of winning entries, Sponsor seeks to recognize the winners of its Kitchen Design Contest. Sponsor feels that publicizing winning entries promotes goodwill for the Sponsor and its products. It can also be useful in publicizing future versions of the Contest.

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; (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 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.

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.