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Eligibility: I represent and warrant that I am over the age of majority in my state of residence, and that I have the full right, power and authority to provide the Statements, execute this release and grant the rights described herein on my behalf and on behalf of the company listed below (if applicable) as its authorized representative.

The Competition is open to natural persons 18 years of age and older. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law. It is the obligation of the entrant to determine whether the Competition is legal in their jurisdiction. Employees of Sponsor, Organizers, and Architizer, as well as their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling, child, and spouse of any of the foregoing) and those living in their immediate households—whether or not related—are not eligible to win a prize.


Testimonial Release: I, the undersigned, am a bona fide user of the LaCantina Doors products (the “Products”) for which I am providing a testimonial on my behalf and on behalf of the company listed below (if applicable).

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby ack­nowledged, I permit and authorize LaCantina Doors, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, successors, assigns, agents and those acting with its permission or under its authority (collectively, “LaCantina Doors”), the right, but not the obligation to use my name, likeness, company name (if applicable), and the statements I made regarding the Products (the “Statements”), either alone or accompanied by other material, in any advertising materials created for the purpose of advertising, marketing, promoting and publicizing LaCantina Doors and the Products in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without territorial, time or other limitations (the “Materials”). The Statements may be used in whole or in part and may be paraphrased, amplified, shortened and/or put into conversational form to meet the requirements of copy, layout and/or script, provided the general sense is not changed.

I represent and warrant that all of the Statements are true and accurately reflect my honest opinion and the honest opinion of the company listed below (if applicable) of the experience with LaCantina Doors and its Products. I agree to notify LaCantina Doors immediately if any of the Statements no longer represent my true and honest experience and opinions or those of the company listed below (if applicable). Upon request, I agree to confirm that altered Statements accurately reflect my true and honest experience and opinions and those of the company listed below (if applicable). The Statements do not violate or infringe the rights of any third party.

I waive any right that I or the company listed below (if applicable) may have to inspect or approve the finished Materials or their use. I agree that neither I nor the company listed below nor anyone on the company’s behalf (if applicable) shall assert any claim of any nature against LaCantina Doors or Architizer, relating to LaCantina Doors exercise of any rights or permissions granted under this release.

I agree that I will not provide nor will the company listed below (if applicable) provide any testimonials on the same subject matter for a period of five (5) years from the date below.


Request of Image Release: Winning submissions, once selected, will be asked to request a release of rights to all images or media submitted from the property owner and any parties with rights to such media.

The release will grant LaCantina Doors, its affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, assigns, and those acting with its permission or under its authority the right, but not the obligation to:  (1) make, reproduce, print, broadcast, rebroadcast, publish, disseminate, and otherwise use photographs, digital images, drawings, video, visual representations, or other similar materials that incorporate or include, in whole or in part, the building located at the address below (collectively, the “Images”), in all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, without limitation, including, but not limited to, use in advertising, promotion, publicity, trade, merchandising, packaging, public relations, and on websites in connection with LaCantina Doors’ products and services; (2) copyright, edit, change, distribute, broadcast, exhibit, publish or otherwise utilize the Images; and (3)  include the name and address of the building in connection with the use of any Images in LaCantina Doors’ sole discretion.

I waive any right to inspect or approve the Images or the uses mentioned herein.  I agree not to assert any claim of any nature against anyone relating to LaCantina Doors’ exercise of any rights or permissions granted under this release.  


Ownership Rights in Submissions: In return for Organizer and Sponsor review and consideration of your idea, I acknowl­edge that I have read, understand and agree to the terms enumerated below, and further agree that these terms shall apply to any additional material previously or later submitted, until such time as Sponsor otherwise agrees in writing. Submitting an Idea does not mean that you have sold or licensed the Idea to Organizer, Sponsor or any party associated with Architizer. Prizes are not awarded in exchange for the rights to Designs, but rather to reward the best Designs.

To the best of my knowledge, I have all necessary rights to disclose the design to Organizer and in doing so Sponsor or Organizer’s review and/or use of the Design, will not infringe upon any other individual’s or entity’s rights.

I understand that disclosure of the Design to Organizer does not establish a confidential relationship or obligate Organizer or Sponsor to treat the Design (or related materials) as secret or confidential.

I understand that Organizer or Sponsor has no obligation, either expressed or implied, to develop or use the design and that no compensation is due to me for any inadvertent or intentional use of the Design, I understand that Organizer or Sponsor assumes no obligation with respect to any Design unless and until Organizer or Sponsor enters into a written contract with me, and then only as expressed in that contract.

For my own protection, I will rely on any patent protection secured for the Design. In the absence of a separate formal contract, my rights shall be limited to those existing under the patent laws of the United States.

If the Design is the subject of a pending or issued patent, I have disclosed or will disclose that fact to the Organizer. Any license to use a patented Idea shall be in the form of a written contract, in which event Organizer’s or Sponsor’s obligations shall be only those expressed in such contract.

Organizer and Sponsor will give the Design such consideration as is warranted in its sole judgment. Organizer and Sponsor’s review of the Design shall not be construed as any recognition of the novelty or originality of the Idea. Organizer or Sponsor is not obligated to give reasons for rejecting the Idea or to reveal Organizer’s or Sponsor’s activities that are related to the subject matter of the submitted Design.

Neither discussion or negotiations between Organizer, Sponsor and Applicant relating to the possible purchase or license of the Design, nor the making of any offer for the purchase or license of the Design, shall prejudice Organizer or Sponsor in any way, or be construed as recognition of the novelty, originality, priority or other rights or value of the submitted Design. Further, Organizer and Sponsor’s consideration or discussions or negotiations will not in any way impair Organizer or Sponsor’s right to Competition the validity or infringement of my rights.

I acknowledge and declare that (a) I have read and fully understand these terms and appreciate the nature, extent and consequences of this Agreement, (b) the submission of the Design in the Competition is entirely voluntary, and (c) Sponsor, directly or indirectly, may (i) be working on the same Design or a similar Design, or (ii) already know of such Design from other sources, or (iii) simply wish to develop this Design or a similar Design on its own.

I agree that, except to the extent that these terms are superseded by a separate agreement in writing with Organizer or Sponsor, I hereby irrevocably release and forever discharge Organizer, Sponsor and its affiliates and subsidiaries from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims, damages, liabilities and demands, whether absolute or contingent and of any nature whatsoever, which you now have or hereafter can, shall or may have against Organizer or Sponsor and its affiliates and subsidiaries or their respective successors or assigns with respect to the Design, including without limitation in respect of how Organizer or Sponsor and its affiliates and subsidiaries, directly or indirectly, use the Design, with the sole exception in respect of the foregoing release and discharge being your right to bring a claim of patent infringement.

Designs can be disqualified if the Design either subjects myself, Sponsor, Organizer, or Architizer to legal jeopardy or compromises the foregoing parties’ goodwill and reputation. This includes words or imagery that are sexually charged or suggestive, that depict acts of violence or cruelty, that attack or disparage or present in a false light any individual or group of people, that are otherwise vile, nasty or otherwise uncivil, or that use the likeness, words, or other intellectual property of a third party or celebrity without appropriate permission to do so.


Right to Use Name, Likeness, and Other Identifying Information: By submitting my Design, I grant Organizer (Architizer & LaCantina Doors) and their respective successors and assigns, the right to use my name, likeness, city state and country information, biographical information and submission materials for all publicity-related purposes, including, but not limited to, press and media communications, without further compensation.


Rules Amendment and Clarification: The Competition and its terms and conditions, benefits and participation are offered at the sole discretion of the Organizer and its affiliated companies. The Organizer reserves the right to amend or clarify the Rules, official Competition communications and all aspects of the Competition at any time, in its sole discretion, by publishing said amendment or clarification on Architizer. I shall be deemed to have received notice of any such amendments or clarifications upon publication of same on the sites and shall be deemed to have accepted said amendments or clarifications by their continued participation in the Competition. I understand that I may withdraw from the Competition at any time by abandoning your registration on the Site.


General Conditions: This Competition is governed by the laws of the State of New York, United States of America. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating in this Competition, I agree to be bound by the terms of this Competition Brief, which will be posted on the Competition Web site throughout the Entry Period, and to be bound by the decisions of Organizer and the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Competition. By participating in this Competition, I agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Competition administrator Architizer LLC.

Organizer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant found to be (1) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition; (2) violating the Official Rules; (3) violating the terms of service, conditions of use or general rules or guidelines of any Organizer or Architizer LLC  property or service; or (4) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any false information provided within the context of the Competition by an entrant concerning identity, postal address, or ownership of rights in the Idea, and/or non-compliance with Official Rules may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the Competition. Organizer further reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it believes, in its sole discretion, infringes or violates the rights of any third party or otherwise does not comply with the Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANYONE TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ORGANIZER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures

To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Competition are hereby excluded, and Competition participants expressly waive any and all such rights.


Limitation of Liability: Organizer and judging organization are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegible entries; or entries that are lost due to computer, Internet, or electronic malfunction. Organizer reserves the right to cancel or modify Competition and award the prize through an alternate means if fraud or technical failure compromises the integrity of the Competition, as determined by Organizer in its sole discretion. Entrants agree that the Organizer, its promotion partners, related companies, agencies, and their respective employees or officers shall not be liable for injury, losses, damages, or costs of any kind resulting from participation in this Competition or acceptance of or use or misuse of a prize or parts thereof. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an electronic entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered.


Prize: There will be one (1) Competition winner who will be invited, along with one (1) guest, to travel to New York City for Archtober, NYC’s annual Architecture and Design Month, in October, 2019. Sponsor will provide the Competition winner with two (2) roundtrip tickets from a major metropolitan airport within the continental United States or Canada to New York City, New York, and with hotel accommodations for two (2) for two (2) nights in New York City, New York. Other entries (at the jury’s discretion) may receive Honorable Mention recognition.  The winning designs will also be featured on lacantinadoors.com and on Architizer.com and shared with Architizer’s 2,000,000+ social media fans.

All prizes are non-transferable and non-substitutable. All applicable taxes on value of the prizes are the responsibility of the recipient. Because the value of the prizes are over $600, prize recipients are required to submit a fully completed W-9 Form to LaCantina Doors, Inc. at the following address:

LaCantina Doors

Attn: Architizer Promotion Redemption

1875 Ord Way

Oceanside, CA  92056

LaCantina Doors will then provide a 1099 form as required by tax law.

Any potential winner may be required to execute releases of the Sponsors from any and all liability with the respect to participation in such travel/activities and /or use of the prize including, but not limited to  personal injuries, death, damage to, loss of or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light. If winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the prize will be awarded to the contest next runner-up.

This release shall be binding upon me, the undersigned, and my heirs, legal representatives, successors, assigns, and any individual or entity having an interest in the building.