Terms of participation in the Techtextil Innovation Award 2019
On the occasion of Techtextil 2019 (14 – 17 May 2019 in Frankfurt), Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, will be organising the Techtextil Innovation Award, to be presented in recognition of particularly innovative projects. The winners will have the opportunity to showcase their products in a Special Show Area during the fair. Information regarding the beginning and end of the contest is available at www.techtextil-award.com. Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH reserves the right to cancel the Techtextil Innovation Award at any time without stating any reasons or to end the contest prematurely.
The Techtextil Innovation Award 2019 will be presented in recognition of particular achievements in the areas of research, new materials, products and technologies.
Both exhibitors at Techtextil and non-exhibiting companies, institutes, universities, polytechnics and individuals (all in this list called “participants” below) are entitled to take part. By entering the competition each participant accepts these Terms of Participation.
Participation in the competition will be by submitting the required documents online at www.techtextil-award.com to Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. The products presented by submission of these documents should not have been available on the market for more than two years, or their market launch should be immediately pending.
For submission of documents a registration is necessary at www.techtextil-award.com. Only entrants who register in full and submit all required documents in full, in time and in proper form will be entitled to participate. Defective or incomplete submissions cannot be considered in the evaluation process.
All application documents must be submitted in English. The jury will not evaluate any documents provided entirely or partly in any language other than English.
In the course of registration one personal contact per participant must be appointed for Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. Such contact person will be in charge of all communications with Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH in connection with the Techtextil Innovation Award.
Responsibility for the accuracy of the data provided on the application to participate in the Techtextil Innovation Award will lie solely with the participants. All information and documentation provided must be accurate; otherwise, the participant may be banned from participation in the Techtextil Innovation Award.
By submitting its entries, the participants grants Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH (and its affiliates) the non-exclusive right to store the graduates’ projects in a digital form for an unlimited period of time and to duplicate such projects and to forward such duplicates to the members of the jury for evaluation purposes and for archiving after such evaluation has been completed. Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH reserves the right to use and exploit all of the documents submitted for the purposes of participation in the Techtextil Innovation Award including, but not limited to, photos, videos and illustrations, in any manner whatsoever for editorial publications and for purposes of marketing and promoting Heimtextil and Messe Frankfurt in any media including, but not limited to, post-event coverage and, in particular, online on the event website and in social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram.
Responsibility for obtaining the rights to the graduates’ projects submitted including, but not limited to, industrial property rights and personal rights will lie solely with the participant. No third-party rights may be infringed upon.
By submitting its application documents, the participant warrants its ownership of the rights required to use such application documents or, respectively, the existence of an uninterrupted chains of rights, and confirms that no third-party rights are infringed upon.
In the event of an infringement on any rights, the participant will release Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH from any and all third-party claims resulting from such infringement. Such release will include the reimbursement of expenses incurred at any time by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH in the exercise and/or defence of its rights.
Participation in the competition is free of charge. All products selected for an Innovation Award at Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main will be presented in a Special Show Area and honoured in an official prize-giving at Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main. The Special Show Area will be managed by Messe Frankfurt staff and is intended solely to showcase the products which have received the award. Any presentation over and beyond the product will not be allowed in this area.
An independent jury, assembled by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, will decide which of the participants is to receive an Innovation Award and be honoured at Techtextil.
The jury’s selection will be based on such criteria as innovation, novelty, information and evidentiality, business relevance, readiness for marketing, potential and creativity. The jury will be free to weight the individual criteria when making their evaluation. The jury’s decision will be final. An individual justification of the jury’s decision will not be possible.
The winners will be informed by e-mail by March 2019. Messe Frankfurt reserves the right to feature the winners, with their relevant details (particularly name, company, possible photograph), in print media and online, particularly on the event website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and as part of follow-up reportage. Messe Frankfurt GmbH undertakes no liability for defective of incorrect information.
The participants selected by the Jury for a Techtextil Innovation Award must agree to make their prizewinning products available free of charge on the Special Show Area organised by Messe Frankfurt GmbH for exhibition purposes on all four days of the event.
Beyond the prize, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH will not reimburse the participants for any expenses incurred in connection with their applications and/or the presentation of their stands at Heimtextil.
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH will take photos and film footage of the Techtextil Innovation Award. Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH reserves the right to use and exploit such photos and film footage in any manner whatsoever for editorial publications and for purposes of marketing and promoting Techtextil and Messe Frankfurt in any media including, but not limited to, online on the event website and in social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram. Messe Frankfurt also reserves the right to state the names of individuals and their functions.
Should any of the provisions of these terms of participation be or become invalid, the validity of the remainder of the provisions will remain unaffected.