All entries must be submitted exactly as produced/published/aired and may not be modified for the competition. The SIA presumes all entries are original and the entrant either owns the creative submission or has permission from a client or collaborator to enter for award consideration. In the event an entry is submitted without such privileges, the entry will not be eligible for the competition and entry fees are forfeited.
Derivative, copycat, agency version and director’s cut entries, including ghost clients or spec do not meet the SIA’s submission criteria. In the event of a complaint or suspicion of authenticity by the SIA or its board of judges, the SIA will conduct an internal and/or external inquiry and make a final determination of contest eligibility. In the event of an external inquiry, the SIA will ask for and require any detailed documentation to which it deems pertinent. The SIA’s decision on the eligibility of an entry is final and if an entry is deemed to be ineligible, entry fees are forfeited.
The SIA organization is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.
Submission of an entry acknowledges the right of the SIA to use it for exhibition and publication to promote winners in any medium unless specifically specified at the time of submission. Timely submission of an entry that meets all eligibility requirements and payment of the entry fee as stated herein ensures that an entrant’s work will be reviewed and considered for recognition, barring any unforeseen exceptions. No other representation or warranty is made by the SIA concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.
If an entrant’s submission receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award are strictly within the discretion of the SIA. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner or form.
The SIA reserves final determination on eligibility. By submitting contest application, entry fee and work for review, entrant agrees to the above terms & conditions.
Should an entrant choose to remove a submission from an award, please notify SIA administration immediately. Any refund amount is contingent on spent staff time, administrative resources and judging stage processes.
Due to the customization process, trophies, plaques, and certificates are non-refundable unless we are notified of such prior to midnight of the day of transaction.