Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Good Design Awards

  • Good Design Australia reserves the right to refuse entries that do not comply with all applicable eligibility criteria, or that challenge or put into question the reputation of Good Design Australia. This decision is at the sole discretion of Good Design Australia and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries that no longer meet the eligibility criteria following application such as a failure to meet production deadlines must be withdrawn and may be resubmitted the following year only. The original application fee will be credited toward this re-submission but regrettably cannot be refunded.
  • Information supplied within or in relation to the application must be real, correct and complete. Please note that all personal or sensitive information will be treated as confidential and used in accordance with Good Design Australia’s Privacy Policy.
  • Claims made by the applicant such as “unique”, “world first”, “one of a kind” or “owned by” must be substantiated. Good Design Australia reserves the right to request further evidence such as records of all applicable patents, trade marks, design registrations or intellectual property ownership.
  • Good Design Australia reserves the right to conduct further periodic trials or request substantiation of claims including safety and Australian and International Standards compliance.
  • Applicants that are recognised with a Good Design® Selection and/or Good Design Award® will automatically be included in the Winner’s Package at an additional cost. Applicants who wish to opt-out of this service must notify Good Design Australia in writing within ten working days of being notified. If applicants fail to notify Good Design Australia within this period, they will be automatically included in the Winner’s Package and invoiced according to our Fee Schedule.
  • Should an entry no longer warrant the right to carry the Good Design® Selection and/or Good Design Award® trademarks during its lifecycle, these accolades may be revoked at any time if the reputation of Good Design Australia is put into question.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All submission material and accompanying documentation must be clearly written in the English language.
  • The entry and accompanying documentation including images and AV material must be made available for use by Good Design Australia for the ongoing promotion of design in and outside Australia. Images and AV material may be supplied to the Australian and international media for publication to further promote the entry, the Good Design Awards program and Good Design Australia in general.
  • Product samples might undergo internal inspections or tests and might therefore be dismantled. Every effort will be made to rebuild product samples to their original state prior to return however Good Design Australia accepts no responsibility for failure to do so.
  • Products might be transported by Good Design Australia. Every effort will be made to ensure the security of products and other materials submitted by the applicant during assessment and exhibition. Please be aware that Good Design Australia, its employees and contractors accept no responsibility for any damage or loss caused to any submission material during transportation, handling or storage and that packaging, transportation and insurance of any submission material is the responsibility of the applicant. Due to the highly fragile nature of some submission material, please be aware that damage or loss might occur. Insurance to cover damage or loss should be considered if the value of the item is considerable.
  • Submission material is “on loan” by Good Design Australia for the period between the submission due date to the Good Design Awards Presentation Ceremony and Good Design Showcase Exhibition inclusive. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for collection of all submission material during the two weeks following this period should they require. Otherwise all material will be retained by Good Design Australia to do with what they deem fit, such as use in future exhibitions and promotional opportunities.
  • By submitting an application to the Good Design Awards, the applicant is agreeing to the above mentioned terms and conditions of entry.

These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

Terms and Conditions of Use of the Good Design® Selection and Good Design Award® Registered Trademarks

The following terms and conditions apply to companies who purchase the Winner’s Package and display the Good Design® Selection and/or Good Design Award® trademark logos:

  • Good Design Australia is the trademark owner of the Good Design® Selection, Good Design Award®, Good Design Award® Best in Category, Good Design Award® Sustainability and Good Design Award® of the Year trademarks and reserves all rights to the display and use of such devices in any form whatsoever.
  • Use of the trademarks is by invitation only and is only permitted after meeting assessment criteria on entry and any further periodic tests as determined by Good Design Australia. A condition of use is the uptake of the Winner’s Package, which allows the use of the trademarks as supplied and without modification. The licence may be revoked at any time if in the opinion of Good Design Australia the reputation of the Good Design Awards or Good Design Australia is brought into question.
  • The licensee is required to keep Good Design Australia informed of all material changes to the entry or trading circumstances during the licence period. Good Design Australia reserves the right to make inquiries and inspections as required to confirm ongoing compliance.
  • All usage of the trademarks must conform with the current style manual and supplied artwork. Artwork remains the property of Good Design Australia and must be returned on request. The licensee cannot waive responsibility for the actions of its agents, subcontractors and other third parties.
  • To become a licensee, companies must agree to the above-mentioned terms and conditions of licensing.

These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

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