General rules and regulations

General rules and regulations

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Public offer

For holding public competition in the field of 3D printing and scanning - 3D Print Awards

 

PREAMBLE

“3D Print Awards 2015” is the first public competition for the best achievements in the industry of 3D printing and scanning business.

 

1. TERMS

The following terms are used in present rules and regulations:

1.1. ORGANIZER - organizer of the competition is Limited Liability Company "Smile-Expo" (hereinafter referred to as Smile-Expo or "Organizer").

1.2. COMPETITION - Competition “3D Print Awards 2015", held by Organizer in accordance with present Regulations, the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and other federal laws and other statutory and legal enactments of the Russian Federation.

1.3. COMPETITION PARTICIPANT (PARTICIPANT) - a legal entity or individual entrepreneur that runs business in the field of 3D printing and scanning, and has in full accepted the conditions of present Regulations, and has performed formal actions that shall be understood as acceptance of this public offer of Organizer.

1.4. WINNER – competition participant that won the biggest number of votes in one or more categories of the Competition.

 

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION

2.1. Objectives of present Competition are:

2.1.1. public identifying and rewarding people who according to representatives of 3D printing and scanning industry and according to final consumers of nominated services are the best in nominations of this Competition;

2.1.2. providing final consumers of services and other with quality and complete information about 3Dprinting and scanning market participants, and about market of related services;

2.1.3. in the best interests of all market participants and above all in interests of final consumers of services, stimulation of improvement of quality of services rendered and goods sold in competition field.

2.1.4. Providing field-oriented audience with information about new interesting projects promoted by participants of 3D printing and scanning market and market of related services.

 

3. TERMS OF COMPETITION

3.1. Start of participants’ registration: 12:00  Moscow time, July 6, 2015.

3.2. Start of voting: 12:00 Moscow time, September 20, 2015.

3.3. End of voting: 12:00  Moscow time, October 31, 2015.

3.4. Awarding winners: 17:00 Moscow time, October 8, 2015.

 

4. INFORMATION ABOUT PROCESS OF COMPETITION AND ITS RESULTS

4.1. Organizer posts information on the terms of this Competition, nominations, members, terms of voting, winners and other information related to Competition on http://3dprintawards.ru.

4.2. At the discretion of Organizer of Competition information about the participants and winners of Competition may also be posted on other website of the organizer, in media and on other resources containing information connected with 3D printing and scanning.

4.3. Information about Competition winners shall be announced publicly at awards ceremony.

 

5. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITION

5.1. Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs engaged in business activities in the field of organizing and/or 3D printing and scanning, rendering related services, and providing organizing or operating services in the field of 3D printing and scanning can take part in the Competition.

5.2. To become Competition Participant (to accept present public offer), you must perform all of the following steps:

5.2.1. On 3dprintawards.ru fill registration form which is the application for participation, indicating reliable data about potential Competition Participant;

5.2.2. Choose nomination(s) of the Competition where potential participants will take part.

Every person having declared its desire to participate in the Competition shall be entitled to be nominated in one, two or three (maximum) nominations;

5.2.3. Pay invoice issued by Organizer.

Participation in the Competition shall be understood by the parties of public contract (Competition Organizer and Participants) as civil service provided by Organizer to Participants. The subject of the service is nomination of Participant in competition category(s) (nomination) he has selected and paid for, placement of information about legal entity or individual entrepreneur as Competition Participant and in the case of winning majority of votes of visitors of  3dprintawards.ru - public awarding of Participant as Winner of the Competition.

The cost of participation in the Competition is as follows:

- Participation in one nomination (any) - 5 000 (five thousand) RUB, including VAT;

- Participation in two nominations (any) - 9000 (nine thousand) RUB, including VAT;

- Participation in three nominations (any) - 12 000 (twelve thousand) RUB, including VAT.

Payment shall be transferred to account of Organizer specified in relevant invoice.

Payment can be performed in rubles, in dollars or in euros. At this the sum in other currency but RUB shall be determined using exchange rate of The Central Bank of the Russian Federation at the date of invoice issuance.

In case you want to make payment in US dollars or in Euros, please specify it in the registration form on the website of the Organizer.

5.3. After the application has been processed and after 24 hours from receipt of payment to the account of the Organizer, information about Participants of Competition will be placed on 3dprintawards.ru  and made accessible for viewing by any visitor.

5.4. The organizer reserves the right to refuse any person that has declared his acceptance of this offer (the desire to participate in Competition under the terms and conditions specified in present Regulation) before the acceptance of payment.

In this case, Organizer can execute the right to refuse to accept the application for participation in the following cases:

- Unreliability of data about potential Participant provided in registration form;

- Inconsistency of activities or information about potential Participant to legislation of the Russian Federation;

- Non-payment within the period specified in invoice issued;

- Expiry of term specified in paragraph 3.3. hereof.

5.5. Acceptance of this public offer, ie performance of actions listed in paragraph 5.2. hereof shall be considered final and binding in terms of financial liability.

5.5.1. Competition Participant is entitled to withdraw from participation in Competition without explanation, by sending notice in writing (by means of e-mail) to Competition Organizer (representative of Competition Organizer) not less than 48 hours prior to the time when information about such Participant should be removed from public access to website of Organizer.

5.5.2. Nominee having refused further participation in Competition (Participant in order to determine the party of this public contract) may not require Competition Organizer to remove information about him from other (except for the Organizers' websites on the Internet) sources, if such sources are printed on a tangible (material) medium, and contain more information than about Participant who has withdrew from participation (banners, catalogs, any printed materials, etc.).

5.5.3. Nominee having refused further participation in the Competition (Participant in order to determine the party of this public contract) shall not be entitled to demand from the Competition Organizer to refund funds paid by such Participant according to present offer neither in full, nor in part, regardless of the time of Participant’s withdrawal from further participation.

5.6. At the end of receiving the service (participation in this Competition), including the case of withdrawal from participation, Participant shall within 3 working days sign Certificate of services rendered he received from Organizer and send signed Certificate to Organizer in two paper copies.

 

6. NOMINATIONS. EVALUATION CRITERIA

6.1. Brand of the Year

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

Awareness

Quality of service

Range of products

Availability

 

6.2. Best Innovative Company of the Year

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

Range of services

Uniqueness

Originality

Availability

 

6.3. Most Popular Consumer Software

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

Ease of use

Quality

Demand

Availability

 

6.4. Breakthrough of the Year

Evaluation Criteria:

• Originality

• Quality

• Active PR-campaign

• Availability

 

6.5. Best Media Portal

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

The relevance of information

Ease of use

The scale of information presented

Availability

 

6.6. Most Popular Manufacturer of Consumable Materials

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

• Quality

• Range of products

• The scale of manufacturing

• Availability

 

6.7. Best Domestic Manufacturer

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

• Awareness

• Quality of products

• Market coverage

• Availability

 

6.8. Award for the Contribution to 3D Industry Development in the Russian Federation

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

• The scale

• Effect on the market

• Implementation of 3D printing and scanning technology into society

• Availability

 

6.9. Best Company Providing Services of 3D Scanning

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

• The range of equipment

• Ease of use

• Quality

• Availability

 

6.10. Artist of the Year

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

• Creativity

• Innovation

• Recognition

• Availability

 

6.11. Best Consumer 3D Printing and Scanning Service

Evaluation criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

• The range of services

• Quality

• Functionality

• Availability

 

6.12 Best Educational Portal

Evaluation Criteria:

Number of votes of visitors of website of Competition Organizer

• Depth of learning

• Intelligibility of educational program

 

7. PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE WINNERS

7.1. Competition Winners in each category are determined on the basis of criteria set out in paragraph 6 hereof.

7.2. Any registered user of Organizer website 3dprintawards.ru can vote for one nominee in each category.

7.3. The decision about recognition of Participant as a Winner shall be taken by Organizer of the Competition (taking into account the results of voting as well as other criteria specified in paragraph 6 hereof).

7.4. In each category only one participant is a winner

7.5. Having only one nominated Participant in a specific category or particular nomination is not an obstacle for the recognition of such Participant as a winner in relevant category (nomination).

7.6. The winners will be publicly announced and solemnly awarded by representative of Competition Organizer during Awards Ceremony at 3D Print Awards 2015.

7.7. The award ceremony will be held on October 8, 2015 at 17:00  in exhibition and convention center "Sokolniki".

7.8. Each Winner of the Competition is awarded a diploma (certificate) and a statuette.

 

8. FINAL PROVISIONS

8.1. Competition is held in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

8.2. Organizer reserves the right to amend the present Regulations (public offer).

Notice of cancellation or change of conditions of Competition is carried out in the manner provided for Competition announcement.

If Competition is cancelled at the initiative of Organizer, the latter is obliged within 60 working days after the announcement of the cancellation of Competition to refund cash to Participant received in accordance with paragraph 5.2.3. hereof in full.

8.3. Participant, having submitted the Application in a manner provided  in paragraph 5 hereof shall be considered as the one who has hereby expressly consent to all terms and conditions od the Competition.

8.4. In all matters not regulated by this Regulation, Organizer and Participants are guided by the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

8.5. All disputes arising in connection with participation in Competition, shall be settled by negotiations. Controversial issues not settled by negotiation shall be settled in the court of the location of Organizer.

8.6. Present Regulations is made in Russian and English languages. When interpreting, Russian version of the Regulations shall prevail.

LLC "Smile-Expo"