TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
In the Contest Categories

About the Projects
The projects must be completed and up to date, and should demonstrate the best abilities of the participant.
Each author or site owner is free to apply with an unlimited number of projects without any restriction in the categories. Applying with more than one project and/or in more than one category is done by separate application for each project/category.
Application requirements:
⦿    5 to 10 professional photos of the completed project (size up to 2 MB per photo in two variants: 72 dpi for web publishing, and 300 dpi for print, *.png or *.jpeg format), demonstrating the site and the project comprehensively. There should be no branding nor logos, etc. on the photos, preventing their full reading.
⦿    Brief description in Bulgarian and English in up to 500 characters, incl. spaces (in MS Word), describing the materials, demonstrating the specific advantages and the original solutions in the project.
Projects that have participated in other contests and competitions are also welcomed.
 
Ranking Process and Criteria
A preliminary ranking among all registrations is held. The approved pass into the second round and are nominated as potential winners. 
After the initial selection, each nominated project gets its entry number in the rating system, and the author will receive a notification letter at the e-mail address with which they have applied within 10 working days after the application fee is received. Disqualified applications receive a notification letter at the e-mail address from which they were submitted within 10 working days after the application fee is received, with information on the reason for the rejection. Any disqualified project may be sent for re-examination, for which the applicant shall pay an additional fee.
The ranking of the best projects will be announced at the 2018 Dibla Design Awards Ceremony.
For maximum objectivity, the ranking of the projects is carried out by a large international jury of renowned experts. The mark of each project is the total of points (1 to 10) obtained by set of different criterion. Each member of the jury has their own profile in the overall rating system and votes alone and independently of the others.
The main evaluation standards include, but are not limited to, the following criteria:
⦿    Overall impact
⦿    Space optimization
⦿    Ergonomics
⦿    Originality and innovation
⦿    Elements combining

Fees
The standard application fee is BGN 180.00 for the administration of the competition and the processing of the information. The fee for re-examination after disqualification is 50.00 BGN.
IMPORTANT! In order to ease administration and jurying, and avoid overlapping projects at the end of the competition period, Dibla Design Awards offers the opportunity for early registration by July 30, 2018.

⦿   Participants from the 2017 Dibla Design Awards receive a 20% discount for each application submitted through 2018.
⦿   Early application: June 27 – July 30, 2018: Fee 150.00 BGN (for participants in 2017 Dibla Design Awards: Fee 125.00 BGN)
⦿   Standard application: July 31 – September 30 2018: Fee 180.00 BGN (for participants in 2017 Dibla Design Awards: Fee 150.00 BGN)
⦿   Last minute application: October 01 – October 10 2018: Fee 280.00 BGN (for participants in 2017 Dibla Design Awards: Fee 230.00 BGN)
⦿   For re-examination of disqualified projects, the deadline is 30 September 2018 and the fee is unchanged – 50.00 BGN.
Any author or site owner is free to apply with an unlimited number of projects, without restriction in the categories; this is done with a separate application and a separate fee for each project.

Terms and Schedule
⦿    Early applications: July 30, 2018
⦿    Deadline for standard applications: September 30, 2018
⦿    Last-minute applications: 01-10 October 2018
⦿    Deadline for resubmitting a rejected project: September 30, 2018
⦿   Jurying: October 22-31, 2018
⦿    Awarding Ceremony: November 21, 2018
⦿    Publication of the best nominated and award-winning projects in the "Best of Interior Design for 2018" Catalogue: Spring 2019

Ranking and Rewarding
For each nomination (entry number and paid fee) the participant receives a separate invitation; this allows participants with more nominated projects and / or nominees in more categories to make a bigger number of their personal guests a part of the Ceremony.
The nominees:
⦿    Will receive an invitation for two for the official Award Ceremony;
⦿    Will be included in the Book of the Ceremony; the Book will contain the contact details of the nominees and will be distributed among all guests and representatives of the media at the event;
⦿    Will receive a free copy of the luxury Catalogue "Best of the Interior Design for 2017";
⦿    Will enter the winners' Gallery at the Dibla Design Awards website in 2019;
⦿    Will be special guests at Dibla's events in 2019.

The winner and four runner-ups:
⦿    Will be included in the luxury Annual Catalogue "Best of the Interior Design for 2018" (if they have not already participated in the 2017 edition);
⦿    Will enter the winners' Gallery at the Dibla Design Awards website for unlimited time;
⦿    Will be special guests at Dibla's events in 2019;
⦿    Will enjoy the full media coverage of the event and the Awards Ceremony;
⦿    The runner-ups will receive diplomas certifying their achievement, and the winner – a certificate.

Legal Requirements and Conditions
By including each particular site/project in the contest, the applicant declares that he is the author of the project and has the consent of the owner / manager of the site for the plan, photographs and other data related to the site to be included in the competition and widely published. The organizers of the Dibla Design Awards are not responsible for any outstanding copyrights and other legal / professional conflicts between owners, authors and / or third parties.
By applying for the contest the author agrees to allow "Dibla" to use and publish their project without any copyright claims to the Platform.
By applying for the contest the designer declares that they will be available for media appearances and participation to promote the event and the results of the contest.
Site owners / managers can include their site in the competition only applying together with its designer.

Designer of the Year

About the Applications
Every prominent professional in the interior design industry can apply for himself or be proposed by another person as Designer of the Year for free. In case of third parties proposal, Dibla requires the explicit consent of the proposed to participate in the competition.
The prize is awarded for outstanding contribution to the standard, quality and reputation of Bulgarian design, and for its popularization at national and international level.
Things to be included in the application:
⦿    Other awards received over the years;
⦿    References from clients and companies;
⦿    3 completed projects from the last 3 years with plan-distribution of the spaces that were the object of interior design. Photographs should be professional, up to 2 MB per photo; they must be submitted in two variants: 72 dpi for web publishing and 300 dpi for printing, *.png or *.jpeg format, without any branding and logo, so as not to hinder their full reading. Photos must be high quality, suitable for printing, so they can be used in promotional materials and publications.
⦿    A brief biography in Bulgarian and English (up to 1800 characters, including spaces in each language), mentioning their merits in raising the level and popularizing the Bulgarian design abroad (including lectures, seminars, etc.).
All texts must be in a single file (MS Word or PDF).

Ranking Process and Criteria
As National Platform for Interior Design and Product Design, Dibla selects Designer of the Year based on a permanent overview of the industry throughout the country. The prize is awarded for the highest professionalism and contribution to the standards, quality and reputation of Bulgarian design, and for its popularization at national and international level.

Fees
Applications and nominations for Designer of the Year are free of charge.

Terms and Schedule
⦿    Deadline: September 30, 2018
⦿    Jurying: October 22-31, 2018
⦿    Awarding Ceremony: November 21, 2018
⦿    Publishing in the Gallery at www.dibla-awards.com: December 2018
⦿    Publication of the best nominated and award-winning projects in the "Best of Interior Design for 2018" Catalogue: Spring 2019

Rewarding
The Designer of the Year will be announced at the Dibla Design Awards Ceremony.
The winner will receive:
⦿    "Designer of the Year" statute and a Certificate that state the recognition of his outstanding achievement;
⦿    The right to label himself as Designer of the given Year, to use the authority of the prize for building his professional appearance;
⦿    A place in the winners' gallery of the Dibla Design Awards site indefinitely;
⦿    A key place in the luxury Annual Catalogue "The Best of Interior Design for 2018";
⦿    The right to be a special guest to the events of Dibla in 2019;
⦿    His place in the media coverage from the event and the Awards Ceremony;
⦿    An invitation to the Ceremony for him and two of his guests.

Legal Requirements and Conditions
By including each particular site/project in the contest, the applicant declares that he is the author of the project and has the consent of the owner / manager of the site for the plan, photographs and other data related to the site to be included in the competition and widely published. The organizers of the Dibla Design Awards are not responsible for any outstanding copyrights and other legal / professional conflicts between owners, authors and / or third parties.
By applying for the contest the author agrees to allow "Dibla" to use and publish their project without any copyright claims to the Platform.
By applying for the contest the designer declares that they will be available for media appearances and participation to promote the event and the results of the contest.
Site owners / managers can include their site in the competition only applying together with its designer.