Obligation of Applicant
Applicants are required to fulfil the following prerequisites in order to participate in the Singapore Good Design Awards (SG Mark):
- Provision of entry submissions, documentation and any related materials as requested by the Judging Committee for online, physical and on-site screenings
- Provision of any additional information for promotional activities should the entry be awarded the SG Mark
- Allow the winning entry to be exhibited during stipulated dates decided by the organiser, Design Business Chamber Singapore
- Cost of transportation, installation and dismantlement of project to and from the judging venue and/or exhibition to be borne by award winners
- Payment of all submission and award-winner package fees (inclusive of transactional charges) by the stipulated dates
Disclosure of Information
The Singapore Good Design Awards (SG 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, exhibitions, press and marketing materials, etc. that are available to the public.
Unless marked with [ND which stands for Non-Disclosure], the organisers have the prerogative to disclose any and/or all information provided by the participants during online submissions. The organisers, Judging Committee, DBCS Secretariat and their vendors for SG Mark are obliged to adhere strictly to the code of confidentiality for non-disclosed information which will be used in consideration for SG Mark screening purposes only.
Permission to Use and Modify Information
Applicants grant organisers the right to use and potentially modify the information provided to suit the needs of promotional and marketing activities, as well as during the screenings and the above-mentioned disclosure of information to the general public. The organisers are not required to show applicants the amended copy or information before disclosure to the general public.
Release of Results
Winning positions, e.g. Platinum, Gold of each Category, will be announced at the SG Mark 2022 Awards Ceremony or DBCS Gala Dinner 2022 and subsequently released on the DBCS and/or SG Mark website and other marketing and communication platforms.
Any request for the disclosure of individual screening results before the official announcement will be denied.
A delay in the announcement of the results by the organiser may happen should it be necessary in the event of unforeseen circumstances e.g. natural disasters/terror acts/death of key member of organisers, etc.
The organising committee reserves the right not to confer awards in any category if the entries were found to be below par in terms of reaching the top bandwidth of a category’s score board.
The jurors and organising committee decisions are made with their own discretion and are considered final.
Protection of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights
a) Usage of Personal and Corporate Information
The utilisation of both private and corporate information provided by Applicants 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 applicants that this information has received the consent of the Applicant(s), designer(s) and client(s) for this purpose.
b) Usage of Information of Successful Applications
All applicants 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 between the organiser and the applicants that this information has received the consent of the applicant(s), designer(s) and client(s) for this purpose.
With regard to entries awarded with the SG Mark, the organiser hereby stipulates permission to the usage of the information provided for publication on all relevant publicity materials including but not limited to media coverage, winners’ announcement ad, website, exhibition and in the winners’ directory, 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
Applicant 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 Applicant’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. Applicant agrees to indemnify all members of the SG Mark Management Team any and all expenses, attorneys’ fees, and any judgements awarded or settlement amounts agreed to. Applicant also agrees that SG Mark Management is not responsible for any loss, damage, or theft of or to any property of anyone, including the Applicant 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 Applicant 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 any of the following occur:
- Failure to make timely payment of submission 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.
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
Applicants who wish to withdraw from SG Mark may do so before the stipulated submission deadline i.e. applicants who withdraw must notify the organiser via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the reason for withdrawal. Submission fees are not refunded.
After the stipulated submission deadline, please note that any requests for withdrawal will not be allowed and full fees for Award-Winners Package is mandatory for every SG Mark winner.