HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Awards - Contest Rules




1. How to Enter: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 20, 2014 until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”), you may enter the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Awards (the “Promotion”) by visiting the HGTV Professionals Network Fresh Faces of Design website ( (the “Website”) and completing the online entry form and submitting a Submission (as defined below). All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 30, 2014 to be eligible. Each entry must also include entrant’s (“Entrant”) full name, address, phone number (including area code), and e-mail address.  Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home and Garden Television (“Sponsor”) will not verify receipt of entries.

2. Submission Requirements: To enter, you must go to the Website and sign in or register with the HGTV Professionals Network. There are a total of ten (10) categories in which you may make a Submission (each, a “Category”), each as outlined on the Website.  You may only make one Submission per Category, and each Project (as defined below) is only allowed to be eligible for one Category.  The HGTV panel of judges reserves the right to make Category changes.  On the Website you will be instructed to upload at least three photos using the Professionals Network photo uploader tool of one of your design and/or architecture projects (each, a “Project”), with the photos showing various angles of the space and your design elements of the Project (collectively, the “Submissions” and each, a “Submission”). All Submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If you are selected as a prospective winner, you will be required to execute and return releases and additional documentation supplied by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s instructions or such prospective nominee will be disqualified. Late Submissions will also be disqualified.

Submissions that are created and received within the above-mentioned guidelines shall collectively be referred to herein as the “Eligible Entries”. Submissions that are not your original work and/or illegible or incomplete application forms will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any Submissions that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate any of the policies of Sponsor’s customary standards and practices. 

If multiple entries are received for a Category, all Submissions for that Category will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by you to obtain more than one (1) entry per Category, or submit a Project for multiple Categories using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods, may void your entries and you may be disqualified from the Promotion. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, contest entry services) will void all entries by you. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.

The Submission must not include: (a) content that violates any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademark rights; (b) defamatory language; (c) threatening language; (d) language that is sexually explicit, obscene, or indecent; (e) language that promotes alcohol, tobacco, or drug use; or (f) any other language that Sponsor determines is not reasonably related to the Promotion.

3. Representations and Warranties:  By submitting a Submission, you represent and warrant that: (a) the Submission is an original work created solely by you; (b) you own all rights to the Submission; (c) the Submission complies with all requirements of these Official Rules; and (d) you understand that other Entrants may submit Submissions that are identical to yours and that you shall not have any claim against any other Entrant or Sponsor arising out any such similarity or be entitled to any compensation because of any such similarity.

4. Eligibility: This Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are, as of September 30, 2014, at least 21 years old and no older than 35 years of age, except employees and members of their households and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of the Promotion Entities (as defined below) and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their advertising and promotion agencies and all local sponsors.
5. Privacy:  When you enter at the Website, you may be asked to consent to receive promotional e-mails and reminders for upcoming promotions and information about Sponsor. Consenting to receive such e-mails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Promotion and does not improve your chances of winning. In the event you do consent to receive these e-mails, the use of such e-mails shall be subject to the privacy policy of Sponsor (the “Privacy Policy”), which is available at Any information you submit as part of the Promotion will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Policy. Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes your consent to Sponsor's use of your name, likeness, contest entry, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

6. Limitations of Liability:  Sponsor, and other participating sponsors (collectively with Sponsor, the “Promotion Entities”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion; inability to access the Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; printing or other errors; and any entries that are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible or postage due, or any combination thereof. Proof of mailing, in-person submission, or online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By entering, all you also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with your participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or your receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Promotion or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity or participation in this Promotion. Any and all warranties and guarantees are subject to the respective manufacturer’s terms. Except where prohibited by law, the winner's entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use said winner's names, photographs, likenesses, statements, biographical information, voices, and city and state addresses on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.  You further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived.  You acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”  The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims. 

7. How Winner will be Determined: After the Promotion Period, a panel of judges selected by Sponsor will evaluate all Submissions and select six (6) nominees for each of the ten (10) Categories based on the following judging criteria: (a) 34% based on how well the submitted Project illustrates innovative/forward-thinking design; (b) 33% based on how well the submitted Project fits the Category; and (c) 33% based on how well the submitted photos illustrate the design choices in the Project (the “Judging Criteria”). The timing of the Nominee selection shall be at a time to be determined and set forth on the Website.

For each Category, the six (6) Entrants with the highest scoring Submissions will be the nominees “Nominees”).  In the event of a tie, ties will be broken based on the innovative/forward-thinking design criteria score.  If a tie still remains, the tie will be broken based on the score of how well the Project fits the Category.  Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the winners and other matters pertaining to the Promotion shall be final. 

The six (6) Nominees in each Category will then be posted online at for public voting ("Voting Period").  The exact timing of the Voting Period shall be as set forth on the Website.  In each Category, the Nominee that receives the most votes will be the “Category Winner.”  Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor.


The judges will re-evaluate each of the ten (10) Category Winners based on the Judging Criteria, and the one (1) Category Winner with the highest score will be named the overall winner (the “Overall Winner”).  A scoring tie will be broken based on the innovative/forward-thinking design criteria score.  If a tie still remains, the tie will be broken based on the score of how well the Project fits the Category.

8. Prize Conditions: A prospective winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If Sponsor is unable to contact the prospective winner within three (3) days from first notification attempt, if the prospective winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, or if the prospective winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prospective winner shall be selected by selecting the next-highest scoring Submission. 
Prior to selection of the winners, Entrants and/or their Submissions may be featured on the Website; however, in no way shall such promotion influence the selection of the winners. Any winner will be notified by email, telephone, and/or overnight mail delivery on a date as set forth on the Website. 

9. License of Submissions:  By submitting a Submission, Entrant hereby grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, and to sublicense to others the right to use, the Submission, in whole or in part, in any and all media, now known or hereafter invented. The license granted herein includes the right to edit the Submission, to combine the Submission with other material and to make derivative works based upon the Submission, without notifying Entrant and without obligation to Entrant. Entrant waives any right: (a) to inspect or approve the use or editing of the Submission, and (b) to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to use of the Submission. Entrant understands that Sponsor is not obligated to use, distribute or promote the Submission, and further understands that the Submission will not be returned to Entrant.

10. Conditions of Entry: Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the judge’s or Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Promotion, the judges reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Promotion, or to terminate the Promotion and proceed with the judging process, as outlined in the “How Winner will be Determined” section to award the prizes using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

11. Prize: The one (1) Overall Winner will receive the following: (i) a trophy and commemorative certificate; (ii) a dedicated gallery on and HGTVFolio to show the portfolio of work; (iii) a “Designer Story” editorial feature on showcasing their work; (iv) inclusion in an advertorial or editorial feature in HGTV Magazine; (v) a “guest editor” slot on during 2015 (as determined by Sponsor); and (vi) an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the editorial and programming teams (including reasonable travel expenses, as determined solely by Sponsor) (collectively, the “Overall Winner Prize”). Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Overall Winner Prize is $1,500.  Each Category Winner will receive: (i) a trophy and commemorative certificate; (ii) a dedicated gallery on and HGTVFolio to show the Category Winner’s portfolio of work; (iii) a “Designer Story” editorial feature on showcasing their work; and (iv) inclusion in an advertorial or editorial feature in HGTV Magazine (collectively, the “Category Winner Prize”).  ARV of each Category Winner Prize: $300.  Total ARV of all prizes: $4,500. 

The Entrant that is the Overall Winner will only receive one (1) total dedicated gallery on and HGTVFolio to show the Overall Winner’s portfolio of work; “Designer Story” editorial feature on showcasing their work; and inclusion in an advertorial or editorial feature in HGTV Magazine.

The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the prizes in the Promotion shall be solely determined by Sponsor. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of any prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the prize winner’s responsibility. Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the respective prize. 

Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value. 

12. Disputes/Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these rules, or the rights and obligations of you or the Promotion Entities in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions which would cause the application or the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Tennessee. Any action or litigation concerning this Agreement shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in Knox County, Tennessee, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. You agree to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of Tennessee. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. YOU (AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS IF YOU ARE A MINOR) HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, IDENTIFIABLE PERSONS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTICIPANTS, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.

13. Winner List: Beginning on or about two weeks after the winners have been chosen, you may obtain the name of the winners by going to the Website.

14. Sponsor: 

Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home and Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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