Terms & Conditions

About the Awards

The Forbes Design Awards, 2019 are organized by Network18 Media & Investments Limited (the “Organizers”). Only companies who projects that are completed between January 1, 2014 and November 30, 2018 can participate in these Awards (the “Participants”). These Awards aim is to recognise and celebrates the best talent in the Indian design industry

The Awards process is as below:

  • Online entry submission: In the first round, the participant company will have to fill the category specific nomination form. Each Participants will be allotted a code after submitting their specific nomination form. The nominations received in each category will be reviewed against the defined eligibility criteria based on which qualified nominations will be identified.

  • Shortlisting of nominations: In the second round, the Knowledge partner (defined below) will score the Participants on pre-defined parameters and rank the Participants for each category and shall arrive at the shortlist.  The shortlisting of the Participants shall be done before the Jury meet and shall be shared with the Process Partner (defined below).

  • Jury Round: In the third and the final round the Jury will score each Participant based on the pre-defined scoring methodology based on which winners for each category will be decided.

  • Award Ceremony: All winners would be felicitated at a grand award ceremony to be held in Mumbai on March, 2019. However the Organisers reserves the right to re-schedule and/or change the date and the venue of the Awards at its sole discretion.

*The Process Partners will categorize the nominations under various heads, prepare a jury docket, appoint an observer in each room of jury meet to ensure fair process and prepare the final list of winners with signatures of jury members.

*Network18 Media & Limited are not involved in the evaluation process and winner selection. The evaluation process and winner selected shall be conducted and managed by Ernst and Young (the “Process Partner”).

Eligibility criteria

  • Participants applying for the Awards should be Indian registered entities only and even the projects submitted for the Awards should be in India.

  • Projects that are completed between January 1, 2014 and November 30, 2018 are only eligible for participation.

  • The final eligibility of the Participant will be subject to the discretion and approval of the Process Partner/jury.

  • Participation in the Awards is subject to terms and conditions/rules and regulations

Terms & Conditions:

  • The Participant shall fill the detailed nomination form wherein questions will have to be answered in the manner specified.

  • If a nomination is found to be more suitable fit in an award category other than the one in which the Participant has applied, then it can be shifted to the Award category that the Process Partner /Jury deems fit.

  • Efforts will be made to adhere to the timelines defined by Organizers. However, the defined timelines are subject to change based on circumstances. Organizers and/or their sub-contractors shall not be held accountable/liable for any disruptions/stoppages/interruptions or cancellation of the Awards or its ceremony or any part of its processes or public voting, if any on account of any factors beyond their control.

  • Last date for receiving completed nomination forms, along with supporting documents shall be 28th February, 2019. The Organisers shall reserves the right to extend the last date by two weeks if required at its sole discretion.

  • The nomination form once submitted will be considered final, accurate and best to the knowledge of the Participant.

  • Receipt of nomination forms after last date of receipt specified may be permitted only at the discretion of the Process Partner .

  • Disqualification of Participants is at the sole discretion of the Process Partner/ Jury, on a case by case basis.

  • If at any time, during the Awards process or post the Awards, any information provided by any Participant is found to be incorrect in any manner, then the Participant will be disqualified from the Awards.

  • Participants may be contacted for any additional information to verify the information provided. Such information sourced from the Participants will become part of the original nomination.

  • Organizers have the right to ask for documentary proof of information. If such a request is made and a Participant does not comply within four working days from the date the request is made, the Participant may be disqualified from participation in the Awards.

  • Information provided by a Participant will be kept confidential and will be used only for the limited purpose of evaluating the Participant’s entry to these Awards.

  • The Organizers and the Process Partner will try to contact the Participants on best effort basis by any means deemed appropriate.

  • In the event it is not possible to contact any Participant to obtain information from him/her, interview him/her , etc. such Participant might be disqualified from further participation.

Additional Terms and Conditions

  • No liability:
    • The Organizers, members of the Jury, partners or any employee/ agent of the Organizers shall NOT be liable for (a) any costs incurred or loss or liability suffered by the Participants in relation to the Awards, whether directly or indirectly; (b) any loss in expectation of profits by Participants (c) any failure by Participants to understand their rights and liabilities (d) any other benefit the Participants may expect to gain by participating in the Awards.
    • Under no circumstance, shall the Organizers and/or their directors, employees, officers, affiliates or subsidiaries, be liable to the Participants and/or to any third party for any lost profits or lost opportunity, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages or for any other reasons whatsoever, even if the Organizers have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

    • The Participants specifically agree and undertake not to file in person or through their representatives, any applications, criminal proceedings, and civil suits, in any court or forum in India or abroad against the Organizers and/ or their directors, employees, officers, affiliates or subsidiaries to claim any damages or relief in connection with the Awards.

    • The Organizers shall not be responsible for any loss of nomination for any reason, whatsoever including, due to any problems caused by telephone lines, service providers, network breakdowns, computer service delays, interruptions, network failures, overloads etc.; or for lost, misdirected or misplaced nominations, or for nominations received after the nomination period; or for any reasons beyond the control of the Organizers.

  • The Participants hereby irrevocably authorizes the Organizers to use the data gathered during and/or the Awards in respect of the Participants. This shall be the property of Network18 Media & Investments Limited and Network18 Media & Investments Limited shall be entitled to use the same in its communications including marketing promotions and advertisements along with/without Network18 Media & Investments brand.

  • Participants agree to indemnify and hold Organizers, their officers, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim, damages, losses or demands, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, arising out of their participation in the Awards or for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to civil suit or criminal action due to breach of representations made by the Participants.

  • All other incidental costs, if any, that may arise from participation in the Awards will be borne by the Participants.

  • The Participants/ winner(s) acknowledge that the Organizers shall not be liable for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, taxes, etc. incurred by the Participants/ winner(s) in participating in the Awards, and the Participants/ winner(s) shall be absolutely responsible and solely liable for the same.

  • The Participants shall not be entitled to win the Awards simply by reason of participating in the Awards. Further, the winner(s) so selected shall be entitled to win the Awards as set out hereinabove. The selection process shall be as per the sole discretion of Organizers and shall be administered, facilitated, managed and implemented by the Process Partner. The Participants or their representatives shall have no right to question the process of selection at any stage. In the event there is a tie between two Participants as final winner, then the same shall be resolved at the sole discretion of the Jury and the Process Partner.

  • Apart from the entitlement to the Awards, the winner (s) will have no other right or claim against the Organizers.

  • By participating in the Awards, the Participants agree to be bound by all terms and conditions, rules and regulations, guidelines or policies associated with the Awards, including without limitation these Terms and Conditions, and agree to be bound by any rules and decisions made by the Organizers, including any interpretations of such rules by the Organizers.

  • In the event of any force majeure event beyond the control of the Organizers, and the Awards not being made available to the winner, the winner shall not have any right to claim any damages or monies from the Organizers and by participating in this Awards the winner(s) waive their right to make any claims against the Organizers.

  • For the purpose of this Award, “force majeure event” shall include fire, earthquake, flood, epidemic, war, acts of God, government rules and restrictions and any other acts which are beyond the control of the Organizers, which cannot reasonably be forecasted or provided against, and cannot be predicted by men of ordinary prudence and which prevent or delay the performance of any of the obligations of the Organizers.

  • The Organizers reserve the right to change/modify these Terms and Conditions and/ or criteria of the Awards or the duration/ timing of the Awards , at any time at their own sole discretion and without any prior notice and without assigning any reason to anybody whatsoever.

  • The Participants acknowledge that the Participants will not hold the Organizers and/or any of its affiliates or agencies engaged by them with regard to these Awards liable for any loss of opportunity, monetary loss due to their participation in the Awards. The Organizers are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the terms and conditions contained herein. All information is provided “As is” without warranty of any kind. The Organizers make no representations and disclaim all express, implied and statutory warranties of any kind to the Participants and/or any third party including, without limitation, warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.

  • The Organizers shall not be liable or responsible for any injury, death, damage, loss, delay, cost, expense, or inconvenience caused to any of the Participants during the Awards.

  • The Participants agree and warrant that they shall procure from their representatives who participate on their behalf in the Awards irrevocable consent in perpetuity to enable Network18 Media & Investments Limited to use such representatives’ names, photographs, video tape(s) taken during the Award, in any and all modes, media and formats including but not limited to radio, broadcast, television, newspapers and magazines for including but not limited to advertising, commercials, promotion, stories, text, articles and commercial exploitation, at any time without further notice to or consent from such representatives and the Participants hereby agree to fully indemnify and hold harmless Network18 Media & Investments Ltd. from including any claims, losses and damages suffered by Network18 Media & Investments Limited due to Participants breach of its warranties herein.

  • The Participants hereby agree and undertake that they shall not accept or undertake to accept or give or undertake to give, either directly or indirectly, any gifts, commission or other favour, of any kind whatsoever, to facilitate their winning in the Awards. Any act/alleged act shall lead to immediate disqualification of such Participants and the Organizers shall be entitled to take any and all action(s) against such Participants, as deemed fit by them.

  • Termination: The Organizers may at any time and for any reason: (a) disqualify a Participant from the Awards in their absolute discretion if the Process Partner/ Experts/ Jury/ Organizers determine that such disqualification is warranted; or (b) discontinue the Awards by posting a notice to that effect on this website.

  • In case of any dispute, controversy, claim or difference arising out of or relating to this Awards, the decision of the Organizers shall be final and binding on the Participants.

  • The Awards shall be governed by the laws of India subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of competent court/s at Mumbai .

  • The decision of the Organizers, Process Partner, Experts and/or the Jury in connection with the Awards will be final and binding on all Participants.