Terms & Conditions

The DHL Award for International Fashion Potential Award Rules (the “Award Rules”)

  1. AWARD PERIOD:

Applications for The DHL Award for International Fashion Potential (the “Award”) open on 16 June 2017.

The time frame between applications opening to the announcement of the winner on 18 September 2017 shall be referred to as the “Award Period” The winner shall be announced on 18 September 2017, during London Fashion Week.

Phase Start Date End Date
Applications for the Award open 16 Jun 2017 11 Aug 2017
Judging period to select three finalists 14 Aug 2017 23 Aug 2017
Announcement of three finalists 25 Aug 2017
Judges meet 3 finalists 18 Sep 2017 0900 – 1200
Announce winner 18 Sep 2017 1400 – 1700

Any applications received after the closing date shall not be accepted.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for the Award, entrants must comply with the following criteria:

 

Company Registration The business must be an incorporated company registered with Companies House in the United Kingdom.

 

Incorporation Date The business must have been incorporated between 1 January 2012 and 1 January 2017.

 

 

Company Size Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) which meet two out of the following three characteristics:

 

a) A turnover of less than £25m;

b) A maximum of 250 employees employed in the business;

c) Total gross assets of less than £12.5m.

 

Nature of eligible businesses The award is open to fashion businesses that market their own products. The products should consist of womenswear, menswear or accessories (including but not limited to: handbags, small leather goods, jewellery, shoes, lingerie).

 

As categorised by Companies House, appropriate SIC codes (Standard industrial classification of economic activities) include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Section C – Manufacturing
 

14110    Manufacture of leather clothes

14120    Manufacture of workwear

14131    Manufacture of other men’s outerwear

14132    Manufacture of other women’s outerwear

14141    Manufacture of men’s underwear

14142    Manufacture of women’s underwear

14200    Manufacture of articles of fur

14310    Manufacture of knitted and crocheted hosiery

14390    Manufacture of other knitted and crocheted apparel

15110    Tanning and dressing of leather; dressing and dyeing of fur

14190    Manufacture of other wearing apparel and accessories n.e.c.

32120    Manufacture of jewellery and related articles

32130    Manufacture of imitation jewellery and related articles

15120    Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness

15200    Manufacture of footwear

 

Section G Wholesale and retail trade;
 

46160    Agents involved in the sale of textiles, clothing, fur, footwear and leather goods

46420    Wholesale of clothing and footwear

46480    Wholesale of watches and jewellery

47190 – Other retail sale in non-specialised stores

47710    Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

47721    Retail sale of footwear in specialised stores

47722    Retail sale of leather goods in specialised stores

47770    Retail sale of watches and jewellery in specialised stores

47910    Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

47820    Retail sale via stalls and markets of textiles, clothing and footwear

 

Section M Professional, scientific and technical activities
74100    specialised design activities

 

 

 

 

 

Documentation Upon request entrants must provide the following:

 

·       Proof of identification;

·       Copy of valid Certificate of Incorporation issued by Companies House in the UK;

·       Copy of utility service or other recurring bill in the name of the company, reflecting the trading address of the small business;

 

Additional criteria ·       Entrants must be authorised to legally bind the company;

·       The business must be in good standing as of the date of submission and must remain so for 3 months following the conclusion of the Award Period;

·       Not a franchised business.

·       Not a branch of a foreign entity.

·       The company is not insolvent, the subject of any order or resolution for its administration, winding-up or dissolution, does not have an administrative or other receiver, manager, trustee, liquidator, administrator or similar appointed, does not enter into any composition or arrangement with its creditors and is in good financial standing.

 

 

DHL shall use its sole discretion as to whether an entrant meets the eligibility criteria to participate in the Award. DHL’s decisions regarding an entrant’s eligibility, and all other aspects of the Award, are final and binding.

DHL, its parent and affiliated companies, and each of their respective, officers, directors, employees, agents and persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Award (collectively, the “Award parties”) and the immediate family members (i.e., parent, child, sibling, and spouse) of each and/or persons living in the same household of such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Award.

This Award is subject to all applicable laws and regulations of England and Wales, and is void in all geographic locations other than the United Kingdom and where otherwise prohibited by law.

 

No purchase is necessary.

 

  1. AWARD

There will be one (1) winner of the Award, which consists of a £20,000 business grant. Along with the grant awarded, the winner will also gain support and advice from the British Fashion Council and DHL.  The BFC will provide support through its Designer Business Development Programme. DHL’s ecommerce specialists will conduct an online health check, sharin insights gained from working closely with many of Britain’s largest online retailers.

 

  1. HOW TO ENTER:

To enter the Award, entrants are required to visit the Award website located at www.dhlfashion.co.uk/ (the “Award Site”) and submit an entry (the “Entry”) between xxx and xxx. A DHL account is not required to enter the Award. Entrants will be required to provide responses to a number of questions together with submitting details of their company, as detailed above.

 

Questions will include the following:

 

  1. Tell us about your fashion business, including your products and the channels you use to sell them.

 

  1. What are your company’s values?

 

  1. What is your current international strategy? What challenges have you faced on your international export journey?

 

  1. How do you plan to scale your business?

 

  1. How would you propose to spend the £20,000 should you be selected as the winner of the DHL Award for International Fashion Potential?

 

The narrative responses of the Entry must be no more 500 words per question.

In addition to answering the questions listed above, each of the entrants will be required to submit the following information:

The Business

 

  • Registered company name
  • Certificate of Incorporation number
  • Date of company Incorporation
  • Nature of business (SIC code)
  • Registered office address
  • Company Website address

 

The Applicant

 

  • Name of applicant
  • Role within the business
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number

 

Digital Images

 

  • Up to four Digital Images* including:
    • Company Logo
    • Up to 3 Photos for general representation of the business

 

*may not exceed 5MB and in one of the following photo formats: .JPG, .PNG, .GIF

All entries are subject to approval by DHL, in DHL’s sole discretion.

Except where prohibited, entry in the Award constitutes each entrant’s consent to the publication of her/his/its name, organizational information and completed Entry, including Digital Images, (to the extent applicable) in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose (including, without limitation, the Internet), without further compensation. Entrants warrant that they are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property and other rights in the images, video and other information submitted to DHL. Entrants shall fully indemnify and keep DHL indemnified from and against all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, fees and expenses (including all reasonable legal fees) suffered or incurred by DHL arising out of or in connection with any infringement or alleged infringement of any intellectual property rights of any third party as a result of the entrant’s submission of or DHL use or possession of any images, videos or other information provided to DHL by or on behalf of the entrant. Entrants grant DHL a non-exclusive, worldwide, non-terminable, royalty free licence to use, modify, adapt, make available, publish and distribute all images, video and other information in any media as DHL deems necessary to organise, administer, promote or otherwise perform the Award in accordance with these Award Rules.

By submitting information as part of this Award you expressly agree to authorise DHL and its subsidiaries to use such information for the purposes of administering the Award as well as to use the information in connection with the Award. Information concerning Data Protection is provided below. However, DHL will comply with all mandatory applicable laws and regulations concerning data protection and privacy.

There is a limit of one (1) entry per business.

 

  1. DIGITAL IMAGERY AND VIDEO CRITERIA:

Digital images and the entrant’s company logo must be in one of the following formats: .JPG, .PNG or .GIF. Each digital image (including the entrant’s company logo) may not exceed 5MB

Notwithstanding any other terms of these Award Rules, if any submitted digital image or video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the image, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph or video, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the image or video in the manner set forth in these Award Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph or video is under the age of 18 (eighteen) the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.

If a professional image or video is submitted, Entrant is responsible for securing usage rights from the photographer or videographer to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the image in connection with the Award and promotion of the Award, in any media now or hereafter known.

Upon DHL’s request, each Entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of DHL’s request) such signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph or video submitted, authorising DHL and its licensees (“Authorised Parties”). Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Award and, if applicable, selection of an alternate winner.

 

  1. JUDGING PERIOD:

DHL may in its sole discretion consider the following in determining the finalists:

  • How the entrant proposes to use the prize money
  • How the entrant plans to grow its business and go global
  • Ambition and strategy to scale business
  • Plans for a direct to consumer channel (i.e. transactional website) within the next year if not established already

Consideration will also be given to (and not limited to):

  • Sustainable business practice
  • Positive impact on the community
  • How well the entrants’ brand aligns with the DHL and British Fashion Council brands.

During the Judging Period, the Top 3 entries will be chosen by DHL or its designated representatives and narrowed down to one (1) winner. DHL or its designated representatives shall decide the winner at its sole discretion and its decision shall be final and binding.

The 3 finalists will be invited to meet the panel of judges to determine one winner.

The winner will be announced on 18 September 2017.The winner will be notified by email and by phone using the contact information provided at entry. Winners will also be announced on  www.dhlfashion.co.uk  and http://www.britishfashioncouncil.com/  , on DHL and British Fashion Council  social media channels and in a media release issued by DHL and the British Fashion Council.

  1. AWARD ACCEPTANCE AND TAX LIABILITY:

The Award of £20,000 is non-transferable. DHL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a an Award of equal or greater value if the advertised Award becomes unavailable. All details of any Award  not specified herein shall be determined solely by DHL. By accepting an Award , the winner acknowledges compliance with these Award Rules.

All tax liabilities arising from this Award are the sole responsibility of the winner. All other expenses relating to acceptance of  the Award, including but not limited to taxes and any other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Grant conditions and these Award Rules may be added or modified by DHL, in its sole discretion without notice. Acceptance of an Award constitutes permission for and the winner hereby grant DHL and its affiliates a worldwide, royalty free, 1 year licence to use the winner’s name, photographs, entry material, other likenesses and biographical information for advertising, promotional or trade purposes, including but not limited to online announcements, in commerce and in all media worldwide without limitation or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

The winner may waive its right to receive the Award. The Award is non-assignable and non-transferable. No substitutions may be made by the winner. DHL shall withhold taxes from any grant as is required by law.

The Winner will be required, as instructed by DHL, to complete and sign documentation relating to the Award as the DHL may reasonably require. Failure to sign and return any of these documents or to comply with any term or condition of these Award Rules may result in disqualification, the forfeiture of its interest in the Award, and, at DHL’s discretion, the presentation of the Award to a substitute recipient. An Award not won and/or claimed and not awarded to a substitute recipient by DHL in accordance with these Award Rules will remain the sole property of DHL.

Payment of taxes and fees due, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner as appropriate.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, DHL reserves the right to withdraw the Award at its own discretion at any time without providing any notice.

 

  1. DISQUALIFICATION

Should DHL determine, in its sole discretion, that any Entrant has violated any of the prohibitions contained in these Award Rules, or should be disqualified for any other reason, DHL shall have no obligation to make the Award to such Entrant. DHL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the Award; to be acting in violation of these Award Rules; or to be acting in a manner which is detrimental to the business or reputation of DHL or its affiliates.

Applications made by entrants must be consistent with DHL’s Values (Viewable here ) and DHL reserves the right to reject and/or disqualify any entries, subjects, or related materials that DHL deems to be obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that DHL believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party or may subject the Award, DHL, or DHL’s affiliates, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.

As a condition of entry, DHL reserves the right to conduct its own due diligence on any potential finalist and/or winner and reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant based on such background check and if DHL determines that awarding the grant to such Entrant might reflect negatively on DHL’s image and/or reputation.

 

  1. GENERAL RELEASE/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

By participating in the Award, each Entrant shall indemnify and hold DHL, its parent and affiliate companies and each of their directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents harmless from and against any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Award or with the acceptance, possession, use of or defect in any grant (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light). DHL is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by technical or human error or otherwise which may occur in the processing of entries in this Award or in the running of this Award. DHL will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other errors in these Award Rules or in other materials relating to the Award.

If for any reason, the Award is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to fraud, computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, technical limitations or failures, human error, mistake or any other cause that in the sole opinion of DHL could compromise, undermine, corrupt or otherwise affect the security, integrity, fairness, administration, or proper conduct of this Award, DHL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Award at any time and without notice.

DHL shall have no liability arising out of or in connection with the Award. DHL shall have no liability for indirect or consequential loss. DHL accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be entered for any technical reason.

Notwithstanding the aforesaid the DHL does not limit its liability for:

  1. death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or that of its employees, agents or sub-contractors;
  2. any other act or omission, liability for which may not be limited under applicable law.

 

  1. CONSTRUCTION, WAIVER AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

This competition and the Award Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Each party agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision, and these Award Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

Any specific waiver of any obligation hereunder by DHL does not constitute a general waiver of that obligation nor of any other obligation of Entrant.

 

  1. COPYRIGHT & DATA PROTECTION:

By participating in the Submission Process for this Award, Entrant grants to DHL, its parent and affiliated companies an exclusive, assignable, royalty-free and irrevocable right and licence to edit or otherwise use all materials submitted by Entrant in connection with the Award, in whole or in part, for any purpose and in any manner or media (including, without limitation, the Internet) now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, and to licence others to do so, without notice and without compensation, royalty, accounting, liability or obligation of any kind to any Entrant. Each Entrant further agrees that it will use its best efforts to have its employees, consultants, volunteers, officers and directors sign any additional licences or releases that DHL may require.

In consideration of entering the Award the Entrant hereby grants to DHL a nonexclusive royalty-free, non-terminable, perpetual, worldwide right to produce, reproduce, broadcast, exhibit and distribute the Material to promote the Award. In addition the winner and runner up further grant to DHL a nonexclusive royalty-free, non-terminable, perpetual, worldwide right to produce, reproduce, broadcast, exhibit and distribute the Material to promote their use of the Grant and DHL assistance to their business. The rights granted herein may be exercised worldwide, in all languages, manner and media (now known or later developed) including but not limited to advertising and promotional purposes.

For the purposes of this clause “Material” shall mean: (i) all visual and/or audio recording, still images relating to the Entrant, its employees, products, services or business submitted by the Entrant; (ii) the Entrant’s name, trade name, trademark, logo, products; (iii) all written text submitted by the Entrant; (iv) any interview, visual and/or audio recording, still images or written text of the winner and/or runner up created by DHL or submitted by the winner and/or runner up.

DHL reserves the right to edit the Submission Materials and other Materials prior to posting them to the website in its sole discretion.

Data Protection: Your personal details are important to us and will be used in full compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’). When you enter this DHL contest or prize draw, you automatically agree to your personal details being hosted by a reputable third party, and for the winner’s name to be disclosed to any person requesting such information from DHL. We will use your data to contact you for sales and marketing purposes for a maximum period of 12 months. By entering into this contest or prize draw you agree to your information being used as described above.

DHL requires such third parties to treat your personal details as fully confidential and to fully comply with the UK Data Protection legislation in place. DHL will not release your personal details to any other third party for any other mailing or marketing purposes.  The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If at any time you wish to update or correct any personal information DHL holds about you or you no longer wish us to use the information, please write to: DHL Express Contact Centre – Customer Service, EMA Cargo West, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2TR Tel: 08701 100 300 Email: cfocus@dhl.com

 

  1. IMAGE RELEASE:

In consideration of entering the Award the Entrant hereby grants to DHL a nonexclusive royalty-free, non-terminable, perpetual, worldwide right to produce, reproduce, broadcast, exhibit and distribute the Material to promote the Award. In addition the winner further grants to DHL a nonexclusive royalty-free, non-terminable, perpetual, worldwide right to produce, reproduce, broadcast, exhibit and distribute the Material to promote their use of the Award and DHL assistance to their business. The rights granted herein may be exercised worldwide, in all languages, manner and media (now known or later developed) including but not limited to advertising and promotional purposes.

For the purposes of this clause “Material” shall mean: (i) all visual and/or audio recording, still images relating to the Entrant, its employees, products, services or business submitted by the Entrant; (ii) the Entrant’s name, trade name, trademark, logo, products; (iii) all written text submitted by the Entrant; (iv) any interview, visual and/or audio recording, still images or written text of the winner and/or runner up created by DHL or submitted by the winner and/or runner up.

 

  1. WINNER/FINALIST BADGE:

The winner and Finalists may be authorised to display on their website an image provided by DHL containing the message “Proud to be a Winner/Finalist of the DHL Award for International Fashion Potential 2017” or such similar message DHL may decide.

The use of such image will be subject to:-

  1. the winner/Finalist entering into any further agreements that DHL may require relating to such use;
  2. the image being used only as provided by DHL with no modification whatsoever;
  3. the image being used only on the winner’s/Finalist’s website;
  4. the image being used for no longer than 6 months;
  5. the winner/Finalist’s immediately ceasing to use such image immediately on request from DHL.

 

  1. WINNERS LIST:

The name of the winner will be retained during the twelve (12) month period following the end of the Award on xx xxxx

 

  1. PROMOTER:

DHL: DHL International (UK) Ltd, Southern Hub, Unit 1, Horton Road, Colnbrook, Berkshire, SL3 0BB



Submit your entry by
11 August 17

Shortlist announced
25 August 17

Winner announced
18 September 17