Conditions for Participation
Applicants are required to fulfil the following prerequisites in order to participate in
the Singapore Good Design Mark:
- Entry submissions, documentation and any related materials as requested by the Judging Committee during presentations and on-site screenings
- Be responsible for the transportation of the project to and from the judging venue
- Provision of any additional information for promotional activities should the entry be awarded the Mark
- Allow the entry to be exhibited during stipulated dates decided by DBCS
- Give permission to DBCS for use of images and information for promotional efforts
- Payment of all application and winner package fees (which is inclusive of second screening fees) inclusive of transactional charges by the stipulated dates
Disclosure of Information
The Singapore Good Design Mark advocates the engagement of the general public step-by-step in order to deepen their understanding of good design. This involves disseminating relevant information about the entries throughout the entire judging process, as well as featuring the projects on our websites that are open to the public.
Unless marked with [ND which stands for Non-Disclosure], the organisers have the prerogative to disclose any and all information provided by the participants during online registration. The organisers, Judging Committee and Secretariat are obliged to adhere strictly to the code of confidentiality for non-disclosed information which will be used in consideration for screening purposes only.
The copyright for all entries, images and information belongs to the respective participants and may be used by the organisers for promotional and marketing activities. Participants grant the organisers the right to use and potentially modify the information provided to suit the needs of the campaign, as well as during the screenings and the above-mentioned disclosure of information to the general public.
Disclosure of Screening Results
Winning positions will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner and subsequently released on the SG Mark website, along with the Judging Committee’s rationale for awarding the respective entries.
Any requests for the disclosure of individual screening results before the official announcement is made will be denied.
A delay in the announcement of the results by the organiser may take place should it be necessary e.g. in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Protection of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights
a) Usage of Personal and Corporate Information
The utilisation of both private and corporate information provided by the applicant shall be limited to what is necessary in order to operate SG Mark’s awarding system. It is hereby stipulated and agreed upon by and between the organiser and the registrant that this information has received the consent of the registrant for this purpose.
b) Usage of Information of Successful Applications
All registrants reserve the copyrights to the information and related materials provided for the entries submitted, of which usage by the organisers shall be limited to the extent necessary to the screening process and public release. It is hereby stipulated and agreed upon by and between the organiser and the registrant that this information has received the consent of the registrant for this purpose.
With regard to entries awarded with SG Mark, the organiser hereby stipulates permission to the usage of the information provided for publication on the website, in the Yearbook, the extent necessary for other promotional activities of the Mark and to reasonable modifications made under unavoidable instances concerning purpose and formatting. Please refer to the website of the Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) for more information regarding IP rights.
Declaration of Intellectual Property Rights
Registrant covenants and agrees to hold Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS); the organisers, operators, and managers of SG Mark and the respective officers, agents, and employees of each (hereafter collectively referred to as “SG Mark Management “) harmless from any and all claims of liability, damage, intellectual property infringement or expense arising from any injury to or death of any person, including the registrant’s employees, agents, or contractors or any loss of, damage to, or theft of any property, including the Registrant’s.
An omission of Applicant includes any failure of Applicant to comply with any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement; any rules and regulations of SG Mark; and any laws of the Republic of Singapore. Registrant agrees to indemnify all members of the Mark Management Team any and all expenses, attorneys’ fees, and any judgements awarded or settlement amounts agreed to. Registrant also agrees that SG Mark Management is not responsible for any loss, damage, or theft of or to any property of anyone, including the Registrant and its employees, agents or contractors, while in transit to or from the venue space, while in the venue space or otherwise.
The organiser shall bear no liability concerning any disputes and conflict arising between the Registrant and other third parties in connection with the application for or receipt of SG Mark.
Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS) is not a bailee, insurer, or guarantor of the safety of the Registrant’s property and will not be held liable for loss of or damage to it. All Registrant property is understood to be under the Registrant’s custody and control at all times. Registrants must insure their own property.
The Registrant will maintain, at its sole expense, comprehensive general liability insurance covering bodily injury and death to persons and property damage with minimum per occurrence limits of $1,000,000.00 and worker’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance covering all those engaged by the Registrant to provide services on its behalf with minimum limits as required by the laws of the Republic of Singapore in addition to adequate casualty property coverage for its property. The
general liability policy will name DBCS and the venue owner/manager as additional insureds, and all rights of subrogation against the SG Mark Management must be waived.
Disqualification, Revocation and Suspension
DBCS has the right to disqualify and revoke the Mark from an awarded entry should the following occur:
- Failure to make timely payment of application and winners package fees by the stipulated deadline
- The awarded entry is deemed socially detrimental due to its functional defectiveness
- The awarded entry is publicly recognised as having infringed the intellectual property rights of another party
- The awarded entry has not adhered to the specifications stipulated in the SG Mark Usage Guide without the written consent of the organiser
- Fees for the awarded entry have not been duly paid
- Disqualification and revocation will result in a public renouncement of the entry and its subsequent removal from the website and all future collateral.
SG Mark Application Withdrawal
Participants who wish to pull their entries out of SG Mark may do so before the stipulated submission deadline (4 January 2019 at 12 noon). Withdrawers are required to notify the organiser either via email at email@example.com, along with the reason of withdrawal. Application fees will not be refunded. Please note that any requests for withdrawal will not be accepted on and after 5 January 2019 and full fees for Award-winners Package is chargeable.