The specific conditions below and the entire competition website constitute the Conditions of Entry.
ELIGIBILITY + ANONYMITY
LA+ EXOTIQUE is an international design ideas competition open to students and professionals of any discipline.
There are no professional qualification requirements for entry.
Entries may be made by individuals and teams of up to three (3) people. Three is the maximum number of members permitted in a team.
Employees of LA+ Journal or ORO Editions, LA+ EXOTIQUE team members, jurors, and their spouses/partners are not eligible to enter.
Faculty, students, and employees from jurors’ organizations are eligible to enter, subject to the below conditions of anonymity and juror recusal.
Entries will be judged anonymously. There must be no identifying information (that is, information that identifies individuals, organizations, schools, groups, or firms associated with the entry) on the images, in the image file names, or in the accompanying statement or text. Non-conforming entries will be disqualified.
Jurors are required immediately to advise the competition organizer and recuse themselves from voting on a particular submission in the event that they believe they recognize the identity of an entrant from the submission.
Any entrant who violates these rules and any non-conforming entries will be disqualified.
SUBMISSIONS + USE OF SUBMITTED MATERIALS
Submissions will only be accepted from eligible entrants who have paid the USD $50 entry fee and submitted digitally through the competition platform by the competition close date (midnight US Eastern Time on October 30, 2023).
Submissions must conform to page/sheet dimensions found on the LA+ EXOTIQUE competition template and the instructions shown at registration and on this website. Non-conforming submissions will be disqualified.
Please note that only .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, .tiff image files are accepted. Files must be under 10MB each and should have a minimum resolution of 300ppi.
No physical/mailed submissions will be accepted.
Submitted materials shall not be released nor exposed to the public, press, or other media (including social media) before the announcement of the winning entries. Entrants who violate this condition will be disqualified. Process images that do not reveal the design are acceptable. Please tag @laplusjournal.
No information contained in submissions shall be deemed confidential; therefore, please do not submit any information that may be considered proprietary in nature.
LA+ Journal and its sponsors or affiliates shall not be liable for any costs incurred by any entrant in the preparation of a submission.
By entering LA+ EXOTIQUE you warrant that your submission does not include any images or text infringing on a third-party copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right.
By entering LA+ EXOTIQUE you grant LA+ Journal a free license to use, publish, distribute, and make derivatives of the submitted materials, in whole or in part, in connection with judging, promotion, review, publication, and exhibition of the competition and of LA+ Journal, and for archival and other purposes, in any format including print, digital, and online.
LA+ Journal has complete discretion over how submitted materials (including images, derivatives of images, supporting texts, and fonts) are adapted or used in any publication, exhibition, or promotion. LA+ Journal may crop, alter, adapt, or reformat images, replace fonts, and edit or change text to conform with overall aesthetic, style, and with other layout and editorial considerations of any publication or exhibition, and for promotional or review purposes, without notice to the entrant.
LA+ Journal may request design files from awarded entrants for the purpose of making font changes, formatting changes, text corrections, image resizing, or other necessary changes required for publication.
In the case of disqualification, entrants will NOT be notified and entry fees will NOT be refunded.
Jury processes and deliberations are private and the decisions of the jury process are final.
An entry fee of USD $50 is payable at the time of submission. Major credit and debit cards are accepted.
The information on this website and on the submissions platform forms part of these Conditions of Entry. You must accept the Conditions of Entry to enter the competition.
The competition organizers reserve the right to amend this website at any time, without notice.