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Terms + conditions

All entries are subject to the rules as stated on the entry site, 50books50covers.secure-platform.com.

By entering the AIGA and Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, all entrants warrant that all information supplied in the online form is accurate and truthful.

Decisions of the jurors on all matters during judging, including qualifications and categories, are final. AIGA and Design Observer reserve the right to disqualify work that it finds to be compromised as to originality, legitimacy, or eligibility after review and final decision by the jurors.

The entrant understands all entries become the property of AIGA and will not be returned under any circumstances. We regret that entries and additional copies of books cannot be returned.

By submitting work to the competition, all entrants acknowledge that Design Observer and AIGA reserve the right to use accepted work for reproduction in competitions-related publications; on its websites; in any exhibition of the competitions’ selections; and for educational and promotional purposes.

All entrants grant to AIGA and Design Observer the right to exhibit and reproduce the work as entered in this submission, in its entirety or in part, in any media now known or hereafter created, including but not limited to exhibitions, publications, the AIGA Design Archives, and on AIGA’s and Design Observer’s website and partner websites, as well as for promotion of AIGA and Design Observer competitions, exhibitions, programs, activities, and events, each without limitation of any kind. All entrants warrant that he/she is the owner of all rights in the work and/or possesses the right to authorize the reproduction and display of the accepted works and to grant the rights identified herein.

All entrants expressly agree that AIGA and Design Observer shall not be liable and agree to release and indemnify AIGA and Design Observer for any expenses related to any disputes or errors concerning artistic conception, ownership, or any other matters relating to the ownership and rights granted herein as they relate to any of the entered works.

AIGA and Design Observer may, at its sole discretion, may charge a service fee for use of materials, and may reproduce any and all materials in whole or in part as it deems appropriate.

Images, credits, and description of selections published by AIGA and Design Observer on its websites, including the AIGA Design Archives, are based on information provided by those who originally submitted the work. The copy submitted may be edited for length or style. AIGA and Design Observer are not responsible for missing information, incorrect information, or incomplete credits.

The entrant understands image specifications must be followed to meet archival standards.

The entrant understands all entry fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable.

Whether you select online or offline payment, you are committing to pay for your entries in full.

All payments must be made to AIGA in U.S. Dollars (USD).

All entries received after February 21, 2019 will be subject to a $25 USD late fee.

All offline payments must be approved before published entry deadlines. Requests received after February 21, 2019 are subject to late fees.

All offline payments must reach AIGA within 15 days after the date on your invoice.

All online entry fees must be completed and received no later than February 28, 2019.

All checks must be in U.S. Dollars drawn on U.S. Bank.

All wire transfer transactions will be subject to a $35 USD processing fee.