Competition Rules

RULES OF ENTRY APPLICABLE TO THE
JUNK KOUTURE 2021 COMPETITION

The following rules are designed to ensure that Junk Kouture is conducted as fairly and as efficiently as possible and are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Junk Kouture. Infringement Of any of the rules listed below may lead to exclusion, at any time, of individuals or schools from present and/or future participation in Junk Kouture.

Junk Kouture Will and requires that participants will at all time comply with Government Guidelines (as per individual territory) as may be issued from time to time during the Covid-19 pandemic, and reserves the right to make changes at any time to the below rules as may be necessary to ensure such compliance.

1. General Rules

1.1 The Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition is organised by Junk Kouture Ltd. by whose decision on all matters relating to the Competition will be final.

1.2 There is no fee for participating in Junk Kouture. Entries and all associated documentation must be submitted via the Junk Kouture app.

1.3 An application will not be considered for judging unless all parts of the application process are completed on the app.

1.4 The competition opens on 25th January 2021 and the closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm (GMT+1) on 19th April 2021 for all participants in all six countries. Under no circumstances will late entries be accepted.

1.5 Designers must be in post-primary education and aged between 12-18 at 30 June.

1.6 Designers can win the title of Junk Kouture Designer of the Year (in their territory) on than one occasion. Previous winners of the title are eligible to re–enter the competition in subsequent years.

1.7 Designs that have been entered in other competitions can be accepted as entries to the Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition, provided that this information is stated in the application entry and provided there is no third-party restriction on entry.

1.8 Submission of an entry will not ensure the acceptance of a design as a finalist for the virtual grand final event. A panel of screening judges will select the designs to go forward to this as a territorial grand finalist and the judges’ decisions are final.

1.9 Designers taking part will be entered into one overall competition, from which various prize winners are selected.    

1.10 Students attending Primary Schools or Third Level Colleges are NOT eligible to enter.

2. Educator Registration

2.1 Educators are invited to register as a Junk Kouture member on our app from November 2020.

2.2 Should a design be selected as a territorial grand finalist; we will require that an educator be assigned to the team – at this time you will be requested for documentation to confirm status. Further information around this to follow in advance of the virtual grand finale.

2.3 Any adult can be an educator, as long as they have undergone the appropriate procedures to allow them to work with minors.

3. Participant Registration

3.1 Participant registration opens on 25 January 2021 and closes on 19 April 2021.

3.2 You MUST select the competition applicable to the country you reside in. For example if you live in Florence, Italy you MUST enter the Milan competition and cannot enter any other competition location. Failure to adhere to the rules will result in exemption from entering.

3.3 All sections of the participant registration must be completed in order to be considered in the initial judging stages.

3.4 Junk Kouture designs must be submitted as either an individual or team application via the Junk Kouture app. Junk Kouture will not accept any other form of applications.

3.5 A designer can only enter one design into the competition, whether they are entering as an individual or as part of a team. If a designer has entered a design that does not qualify for the international grand finale, they cannot be added to a qualified design team.

3.6 Teams can consist of a maximum of 3 people.

3.7 Individual designs may be submitted in the competition and once submitted cannot be re–classified as a team submission (i.e. no further team members can be added).

3.8 To enter the competition all team members must be registered on the JK app. One member of each team will be responsible for submitting all the relevant information required for competition entry. The final application should reflect the coordinated efforts of all registered team members.           

3.9 In exceptional circumstances, teams may wish to decrease or increase the number of people participating in their accepted design team (max 3 students). Any such proposed changes need to be submitted to Junk Kouture before the 01 April 2021 detailing the proposed change(s) and the exceptional circumstances necessitating them. Failure to do so will lead to the proposed changes being rejected and the design being judged in the original grouping in which it was entered. Junk Kouture’s decision as to whether such changes are acceptable will be final.

3.10 It is expected that most of the work for a design will be conducted in school, home, or the outside environment (i.e. after-school club). Designers should seek guidance and advice when creating their entry, however the final design must be created and completed only by the designers involved.

3.12 Should a design be selected as a territorial grand finalist; we will require that an educator be assigned to the team – at this time you will be requested for documentation to confirm status. Further information around this to follow in advance of the virtual grand finale.

3.13 Designers are responsible for the promotion of their design.

3.14 Designers must refrain from making statements and claims that may bring Junk Kouture, the competition and relevant stakeholders, into disrepute. Failure to do so, will result in expulsion from the competition.

3.15 Junk Kouture will use designers’ personal information only as set out in its’ privacy notice which can be found here http://www.junkkouture.com/privacy.  If a designer wishes to access their personal data, delete, or update information, they can do so by contacting Junk Kouture.

4. MATERIALS

4.1 All materials used by designers must be recycled or repurposed. New materials are prohibited.

4.2 All materials used must be safe to model and exhibit, and must not contain any pyro, toxic or dangerous materials. Should a designer be unsure, they should consult Junk Kouture by email.         

4.3 Designers are prohibited from using any alcohol, tobacco or drugs branding or packaging unless these are being used to promote the harmful effects of misuse.

4.4 Designs that have been entered into Junk Kouture in previous years will not be accepted unless the design has undergone significant further development and enhancement.

4.5 Models must wear appropriate undergarments under designs when modelling their design and performing at the live events.

 

5. International Grand Finalists

The below, are applicable only to designs qualifying for the international grand finale. Please note that due to the virtual nature of the 2021 event, additional ‘Virtual Event Rules’ must be accepted by qualifying designers before they can take part in the event.  These will be provided on notification of qualification.

5.1 Upon being selected as a grand finalist, designers should confirm acceptance of having their design included in the virtual event with Junk Kouture.  

5.2 Design teams will be responsible for providing additional content to Junk Kouture about their design in advance of the show. There will be specific guidelines to adhere to for show production.  

5.3 Designers will be responsible for their own hair and make-up and any design requirements in advance of the show i.e. alterations and fixings.

5.4 Junk Kouture will not accept responsibility for damage to, or loss of, design materials or personal belongings. Designers are advised to remove all valuable items from the backstage in advance of the live show.

5.5 Qualified designers may be required to travel to the city location within their country for a filming day in advance of the digital grand final. Details of this requirement will be provided to each designer in advance of the show.

Upon being selected as a grand finalist, designers should confirm acceptance of having their design included in the virtual event with Junk Kouture.  

5.2 Design teams will be responsible for providing additional content to Junk Kouture about their design in advance of the show. There will be specific guidelines to adhere to for show production.  

5.3 Designers will be responsible for their own hair and make-up and any design requirements in advance of the show i.e. alterations and fixings.

5.4 Junk Kouture will not accept responsibility for damage to, or loss of, design materials or personal belongings. Designers are advised to remove all valuable items from the backstage in advance of the live show.

5.5 Qualified designers may be required to travel to the city location within their country for a filming day in advance of the digital grand final. Details of this requirement will be provided to each designer in advance of the show.

6. JUDGING PROCESS

6.1 The judges are responsible for the selection of winners. These decisions are final.

6.2 The judges reserve the right to withhold awards in the event of designs not reaching satisfactory design standard and live performance.

6.3 The judges reserve the right to withhold awards and exclude designs if designers have not adhered to the rules and regulations of the Junk Kouture competition.

7. Voting

7.1 A percentage of the judging process is determined by public vote.

7.2 Voting will take place on the JK app, you must be registered on the app to vote. Further information around this to follow in advance of the virtual grand finale.

8. AWARD WINNERS

8.1 Junk Kouture award winners will be selected and announced on the night of the live virtual event.

8.2 The overall Junk Kouture winner may not represent any other organisation until the following year’s winners are announced.

8.3 Award winners must consent for Junk Kouture to access their design for company purposes where required for up to 12 months post competition.

9. PRIZEs

9.1 Junk Kouture will award prizes for the following categories:

  • Junk Kouture World School of the year
  • Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year
  • Designer of the Year – Milan
  • Designer of the Year- Paris
  • Designer of the Year- Dublin 
  • Designer of the Year- Dubai
  • Designer of the Year- New York
  • Designer of the Year- Dublin
  • Junk Kouture Emerging Talent Award
  • Junk Kouture Glamour Award  
  • Junk Kouture People’s Choice Award 
  • Junk Kouture Young Designer Award 
  • Junk Kouture Circular Fashion Award
  • Junk Kouture Labs Award

The full list and details of prizes is available on the Junk Kouture website.

9.2 All awards (trophies) will be sent to the winning design teams after the grand final event (designers will be required to supply contact address to Junk Kouture).

9.3 The prize fund for the Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year and World School of the Year will be paid by bank transfer to the individual account supplied.

9.4 The scholarship contribution for the Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year will be paid directly to the intuition. Further details of this to follow.

9.4 Junk Kouture will hold a presentation with the World Designer of the Year – details to be confirmed post virtual grand finale.

9.5 Junk Kouture shall endeavour to send all prizes and pay all prize monies in accordance with and subject to these rules on or before 30th July 2021 but Junk Kouture shall have no liability for failure to pay monies on or before such date.

9.6 The prizes outlined here and on the Junk Kouture website are applicable to the 2021 Digital World Final. The sixty finalists will have opportunity to win one of the prizes listed.

10. PHOTOGRAPHS / VIDEOS

10.1 Junk Kouture requires that participants give consent at time of application for use of design images.

10.2 Junk Kouture reserves the right to use images/videos from any Junk Kouture events for promotional and marketing purposes, both online and in print, in accordance with its’ privacy notice.  Junk Kouture is under no obligation to make use of any photos taken at the events.

10.3 Junk Kouture retains the right to publish information in regard to all designs entered the Junk Kouture competition in accordance with our privacy policy.

11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTy

11.1 Design content and materials remains the property of the designers but must be made available for Junk Kouture for publication or exhibition purposes for up to 12 months post competition.

11.2 Design content and materials must be made available for use of Junk Kouture partners and sponsors, when required for up to 12 months post competition. In these cases, design teams will be issued no fewer than 14 days’ notice prior to the event. All partners must hold relevant insurances for use of designs.

12. PARTNERS / SPONSORS

12.1 Participants may be subject to promotional activity from partners / sponsors. This activity must be approved by Junk Kouture beforehand, with designers and educators being informed of this prior.

12.2 Participants will not be subject to any unlawful promotions, or indeed, be required to partake in promotional activity deemed unsuitable by Junk Kouture. These cases will be examined on a case-by-case basis by Junk Kouture.

12.3 Participants may be to become involved in publicity and advertising campaigns for Junk Kouture. This activity will be outlined to the designer’s legal guardian in advance and will then require approval from the designer and their guardian.

13. RESPECT FOR JUNK KOUTURE VALUES

13.1 Junk Kouture expects all relevant stakeholders to respect the values and standards of Junk Kouture, as listed in the Junk Kouture Values.

13.2 Junk Kouture respects the right to privacy. Full details are included in the Junk Kouture Privacy Policy.

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