TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

Terms and conditions for participation in the National Competition for Interior Design Dibla Design Awards

Projects Requirements:
Only completed interior projects are allowed in the competition. Any designer or 
owner of a site/venue/facility that falls into the contest categories can apply with an unlimited number of projects in an unlimited number of categories. Applying in more than one category and / or with more than one project require separate registration for each of the projects and / or categories. Projects that have participated in other contests and competitions are accepted.

Registration:
Each project must meet the technical requirements and conditions of the competition. For each project the applicant must fill-in a separate registration form:

Fill in the registration fields as follows:

⦿ Name of the project – in Bulgarian and English;

⦿ Author / assignor – the name of the author in Bulgarian and Latin alphabet; in case the original name is in Latin and has a specific reading, it should be transcribed in Bulgarian.

⦿ Category – according to the purpose of the project.

⦿ Phone and E-mail – through them the organizers will contact the candidate and submit information to them.

⦿ Attach a document – a short description in Bulgarian and English in MS Word (between 1000 to 1700 characters, including spaces, each) of the project, including materials and features, specific advantages and original solutions. The clarity and literacy of the description also affect the assessment.

⦿ Attach a photo – up to 10 photos from the project, size of up to 2 MB each, to be used in the judging, on the pages of the Platform and on the Internet. One of the photos should be space distribution scheme.

⦿ Links / invoice details:
* in the field put a link from which the organizers of the competition can download a RAR file containing:

  • A link from which the organizers of the competition can download the same photos mentioned above, but with better quality – in a format suitable for printing, without size restrictions. They will be used during and after the event in videos and printed materials related to the competition and its results.
  • Link to your dibla.com profile, if you want to take advantage of the fee discount, and a link in dibla.com to the project you are applying with, if you want to take advantage of the fee discount.
  • The name of the project for which you were nominated in previous editions of DDA and the year of nomination, if you want to take advantage of the fee discount.
  • Invoice details

IMPORTANT!
If the applicant meets one of the two following criteria, they can receive 20% discount of the registration fee:

⦿ Was nominated in previous Dibla Design Awards contests (please indicate this in your application, together with the year and the name of the project, in the "Links / Invoice details" field);
⦿ Is registered in the dibla.com platform, has published more than three projects in their profile, including the project with which they are applying (please indicate this in your application, together with links to the profile and the project, in the "Links / Invoice details" field).

No watermarks, logos or additional texts are allowed on the photos!

Stages and sequence of participation in the categories:

1. Each candidate should complete the registration form and send the necessary materials. Thus, his project enters the stage of compliance check – whether it meets the technical requirements, the conditions of the competition, its category, etc.
* Disqualified applications will receive an e-mail notification with information about the reason for rejection. Any disqualified project can be supplemented / corrected and sent for second review, for which the applicant pays an additional fee, indicated below.

2. The projects that have passed successfully the above stage receive a registration number, under which they will be presented anonymously during the judging stage; at this point they are considered nominated as potential finalists. The applicant will receive notification e-mail, informing them that their project was nominated. To complete their nomination, the participant shall pay the due fee within 7 days of receiving the notification e-mail. The amount of the fee is determined according to the date on which the applicant made their registration.

3. The nominated projects, after the payment of the fee, shall be uploaded into the jurying platform. For maximum objectivity, the ranking of the projects is done anonymously by a large international jury of recognized specialists and experts. The evaluation of each project is the sum of the points (1 to 10) awarded by each jury member according to several uniform criteria. Each member of the jury has their own profile in the jurying system and votes alone and independently of the others.

4. The five projects in each category with the highest score become finalists in the category.

5. The highest rated among the finalist becomes the winner in its category. The results are announced at the Award Ceremony.
* Except during the Ceremony, the winners and some of the nominated projects are published in the annual catalogue of the Platform "The Best of Interior Design".

The main evaluation standards include, but are not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Overall impact
  • Space optimization
  • Ergonomics
  • Originality and innovation
  • Elements blending
  • Accuracy, clarity and completeness of the description

IMPORTANT!
In case less than five projects are nominated in a given category, the organizers can cancel the category from the contest. Participants will be informed after 31 December 2020 at the e-mails specified by them, and the fees (except those for second review of disqualified projects) will be refunded.

Time Frames

  • Until 31 December 2020 – registration period
  • From 3 to 12 January 2021 – judging period
  • All results of the contest will be announced at the online Ceremony on 21 January 2021.

Fees

  • Applications registered by 20 December 2020 are charged a standard fee of BGN 180.00.
  • Applications registered from 21 to 31 December 2020 are charged BGN 280.00.
  • The fee for a second review of a disqualified project is BGN 50.00.

IMPORTANT!
If the applicant meets one of the two following criteria, they can receive 20% discount of the registration fee:

⦿ Was nominated in previous Dibla Design Awards contests (please indicate this in your application, together with the year and the name of the project, in the "Links / Invoice details" field);
⦿ Is registered in the dibla.com platform, has published more than three projects in their profile, including the project with which they are applying (please indicate this in your application, together with links to the profile and the project, in the "Links / Invoice details" field).

The discount does not apply to the review of disqualified applications!

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
Terms and conditions for applying for Dibla Design Awards – Designer of the Year!

Applications:
The award is bestowed for outstanding contribution to the level, quality and reputation of Bulgarian interior design, and for its promotion at national and international level. Every prominent professional in the interior industry can apply or be suggested by a third party for Designer of the Year, all free of charge. In case the application comes from a third party, Dibla requires the explicit consent of the proposed candidate. 

Registration:
Candidates for Designer of the Year should complete the following fields in the application form:
as detailed below:

⦿ Project name - name of your application / motto, brand;

⦿ Author / assignor – the name of the candidate in Bulgarian and Latin alphabet; in case the original name is in Latin and has a specific reading, it should be transcribed in Bulgarian.

⦿ Category – Designer of the Year.

⦿ Phone and E-mail – through them the organizers will contact the candidate and submit information to them.

⦿ Attach a document - a short description in Bulgarian and English in MS Word (each description should be from 1000 to 2700 characters, including spaces), in which the candidate, his career and achievements are presented;

⦿ Attach a photo – up to 10 selected photos of the designer's projects from the last three years, size of up to 2 MB each. The photos will be used in the judging, on the pages of the Platform and on the Internet;

⦿ Links / invoice details:
* in the field put a link from which the organizers of the competition can download a RAR file containing:

  • Visual presentation (PDF presentation) of three projects implemented in the last 3 years, which best illustrate the style, spirit and creativity of the candidate.
  • Three short descriptions of the projects in Bulgarian and English in MS Word (1000 to 1700 characters, including spaces, each), including materials and features, specific advantages and original solutions. The clarity and literacy of the description also affect the assessment.
  • References from clients and companies the candidate worked for; publications by or about the candidate.
  • Documented awards from other national and international contests (if any).

No watermarks, logos or additional texts are allowed on the photos!

Stages and sequence of the selection:
All applications submitted on time will be reduced to three by a special commission of Dibla. Also, as a National Platform for Interior and Product Design, Dibla reserves the right to submit applications on its own behalf, with the consent of the respective designer. The three nominated candidates are put to a vote by the jury.
The Dibla representative in the jury votes with a factor of 1.5. In the unlikely event that two or all three candidates receive an equal number of points, Dibla determines the final winner.

Time Frames

  • Until 31 December 2020 – registration period
  • From 3 to 12 January 2021 – judging period
  • All results of the contest will be announced at the online Ceremony on 21 January 2021.

Fees

  • Designer of the Year applications are free of charge.

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.