RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™ & CLO

Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to all RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™and CLO.

By registering at https://www.rcgdglobal.com/design-contest-2021 registrants, specifically agree to being contacted by email, text and phone for matters regarding their entry, deadlines, payments and contest news. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time by emailing info@rcgdglobal.com. This will also remove all registration data from the entry system and the RCGD Global website. The entrant’s completed registration application constitutes confirmation that they have read, understood and agreed to the following General Terms and Conditions.


The RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™and CLO is a global design contest, related events and media. The organizer is RCGD Global LLC (also known as RCGD), which is incorporated in the State of California. Questions in all matters should be referred directly to RCGD Global at info@rcgdglobal.com. Further contact details available upon request.


All copyrighted images, trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on the RCGD Global website are the property of their respective rights-holders and owners, and used on this website for reference purposes only.


The RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™and CLO is open globally to designers, firms, practices, agencies, organizations, schools, businesses, students and non-professionals. The RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™and CLO opens on 30th July at 9AM PT, and closes on 23rd August at 5PM PT. No entries can be registered after the 23rd August 2021 deadline. Each entrant may enter as many unique and original designs as they wish, upon completion of registration. Entries may be submitted by individuals, companies, organizations, teams, or by teachers for classroom projects. Entrants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to enter as an individual.

Entrant’s fully completed registration form, sketched design and supporting documents must be received by the contest’s published closing date, 23rd August at 5PM PT. In order to make a valid entry into a contest you must enter as an individual using your legal name and make only one entry per contest, unless the Specific Rules allow you to make multiple entries.

No multiple, bulk, automated, machine assisted, third party, syndicate or other group entries will be accepted. We shall disqualify any entries which, in our reasonable opinion, appear to have used any of these entry methods including multiple entries from the same IP address or telephone number, unless the Specific Rules state that multiple entries are permitted. We may ask you to provide us with proof of your eligibility to enter a contest and we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to decide whether or not eligibility criteria have been met. Breach of any of the criteria contained in this Clause 2 may result in your disqualification from a contest and/or the withdrawal of a Prize.


No physical contest entries or materials will be accepted. We are keen to be as sustainable as possible. As a result, we solely use an online-only judging process and cannot accept printed entries. No garments will be created apart from the winning designs, so no entries featuring photos of completed garments are allowed. We aim both to reduce waste and avoid participation in its creation. No garments will therefore be created apart from the winning designs. Additionally, mailing garments around the world creates more environmental footprints and handling. It is also currently unsafe. The contest is solely an online and virtual contest, all operated through www.rcgdglobal.com.


A multi-disciplinary jury of experts is selected by the RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™ and CLO. This jury will choose two winning designers – a gown and a suit.tuxedo. The judge’s decision process is private and completely confidential. The decision of our judges is final and conclusive in all circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.


*$1000 cash prize

*Dress contest ambassadors for the red carpet (talent and platforms to be announced)

*Attend RCGD Gala in LA as VIP Guest with travel, accommodation and living expenses covered

*Exhibition of winning designs at RCGD Gala and designer presentation to audience

*Meet RCGD founder Suzy Amis Cameron

*Internship experience with couture designer Laura Basci in her LA-based atelier

*3 month business mentorship with RCGD CEO Samata

*TENCEL™ Luxe goodie bag

*Media coverage

** Please note that this RCGD Global contest is not in partnership with The Annual Academy Awards **

We reserve the right, at our absolute discretion, to request certain evidence relating to your contest entry including proof of identity, age and address. All Prizes are non-transferable and may not be given, assigned or sold to another person. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or other alternatives, except by us in accordance with clause 13.1. Where the Prize contains ticket(s) to an event, you will be bound by and must comply with the event promoter’s terms and conditions together with those set out on the ticket and the rules and regulations of the venue.

You may not commit us to any contract, expense or cost without our prior written consent. You must have sufficient financial resources to meet any financial commitment which you may incur in connection with the Prize beyond those included in the Prize itself (including transfers to and from the airport, meals and drinks). We accept no liability for any changes in the details, including dates and times, of any flights, other transport, airport details, accommodation or other aspects of the Prize. You will be responsible for any inoculation and other health or visa requirements for your destination.

Your entry or participation in a contest and/or Prize is at your own risk and your health and safety is your own responsibility. If the contest or Prize requires you to undertake any physical activity please ensure, before entering the contest, that you (i) are in good health and (ii) have no underlying medical condition and are taking no medication that could adversely affect you. Please ensure that you notify us immediately if you become ill or become aware of any other relevant medical or health and safety information which could affect your participation in a contest and/or Prize. You must comply with all safety requests made by us or our representatives.

You must hold a valid passport with at least 3 months’ further duration and which contains no visa restrictions on your ability to travel to the relevant destination. Passport control and in-country authorities reserve the right to refuse entry. If you are refused passage and or entry/exit to or from the country being visited, any additional costs and losses incurred will be your sole responsibility. You must comply with the terms and conditions, including health and safety requirements, of the Prize provider, the airline and other carriers and venues involved in the contest or the Prize including all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.


By entering your work in this contest, you and your company or organization grant consent and license to RCGD for the use of your name, design and representations of your design in any media, anywhere in the world, without compensation or credit, for RCGD promotional and editorial reasons only.


By entering a contest or submitting images or any other materials in relation to a contest or Prize you: (i) confirm the grant by you to us of a worldwide, perpetual, royalty free licence in the Intellectual Property Rights in the Products or contest entry, (ii) waive any moral rights and like rights you have in relation to the Products or contest entry so that we shall be entitled to use the Products or contest entry in any and all media at no cost to us and (iii) warrant to us that the Products or contest entry:

– are personal and related specifically to you;

– are owned and controlled by you and that you have the right, power and authority to grant the rights set out in these Terms;

– will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights, privacy or any other rights of any third party;

– will not contain anything which is untrue, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening;

– do not violate any applicable law or regulation (including any laws regarding anti-discrimination or false advertising);

– are not obscene or pornographic;

– do not, to the best of the your knowledge, contain any viruses or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;

– are free from any encumbrances such that we may use the Products in accordance with and in the manner set out in these Terms.

For the avoidance of doubt, all rights relating to the contest (including the name, title and format of the contest) will vest exclusively in RCGD for our own use (in our absolute discretion). Any personal data submitted by you will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and our privacy policy .

By entering this contest, you/your company affirm that your entry is original and does not infringe upon the rights of any person or entity. You acknowledge that you own, are solely responsible or otherwise control all of the rights to the content or entries that you submit; that use of the content or entries you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You agree you will not by any act or omission do anything, which might bring RCGD Global into disrepute or affect the reputation of the contest or company itself.

Entrants will indemnify the RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™ and CLO or its affiliates against all costs, losses, damages, expenses and liabilities (including for loss of reputation and goodwill and professional advisors fees) suffered by us arising as a result of a breach by you of your obligations under the Terms or in any way in connection with your failure to follow our reasonable instructions with regard to your entry into the contest or taking of any Prize.

The RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™and CLO are not liable for any copyright or trademark infringement on the part of the entrant. Contest entrants are advised and required to obtain third party consents where required by law or by best ethical practices.


Entrants own the I.P. rights to the original design sketches they submit to the RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™and CLO contest. RCGD does not own the original I.P. rights or works entered into the contest, but has a royalty-free, perpetual right to use that work in connection with publicity and promotion of RCGD programs.

RCGD Global owns the contest text entries with regards to the contest creative challenge answers found on page 2 of the entry form. RCGD Global are able to use said text and information for their own purposes such as market research or promotional materials. RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 sponsors or partners (Businesses and Organizations) do not own design entries, original research, or design materials that they sponsor unless a written license or other transfer of rights in those works is executed by the author(s) and acknowledged in writing by all parties, including RCGD.


You agree to keep confidential any information which you know or reasonably ought to know is confidential and relates to us, our business or the contest or Prize. You agree to participate, at our request, in publicity (including interviews). We may refer to your association with the contest and/or the Prize in all publicity, marketing and materials.


By entering the RCGD Global Design Contest 2021 in partnership with TENCEL™ and CLO contest, participants release the RCGD sponsors, Jury participants and their respective affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, families and shareholders from all liability of any kind relating to these contests.


We reserve the right (without accepting any liability or giving you any compensation) to disqualify you from a contest and/or withhold or withdraw a Prize (or seek compensation from you therefore) if (in our opinion, which shall be final):

you are in breach of the Terms or any of your obligations, representations and/or warranties under this Agreement;

– your conduct is inappropriate or contrary to the spirit or intention of the Terms or of the contest;

– you have committed or undertaken any fraud, dishonesty, deceit, misconduct or similar action including providing any false or incorrect information;

– your act(s) or omission(s) might have an adverse effect on the contest and partners

– it is in our best interests to do so.

We reserve the right to disqualify you from the contest and/or Prize (without liability or compensation) if you (in our opinion, which shall be final) conduct yourself in a way which exposes you or others to any medical, security, safety or other risk whatsoever (including being intoxicated or abusive in any way). Entries that are incomplete, indecipherable, corrupt, late or otherwise not in accordance with entry instructions will not be accepted. In the event of your disqualification from the contest/Prize:

We reserve the right to select another Entrant to take part in the contest/receive the Prize; and you may be required to pay any costs incurred.


The liability of RCGD to the Entrant, whether said liability stems from any breach of contract or duty, for any damages, costs, loss of goodwill or financial income suffered by the Entrant, will be limited to the nominal value of $50 (the standard contest entry fee value). These rules will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to California’s conflicts of law principles. The legal relationships shall be governed exclusively by United States law. This shall also apply when the entrant or any RCGD event is located outside the USA. Any dispute relating to the contests or related events and media or these rules will be resolved by arbitration in California in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. Should any of the above provisions be rendered ineffective in whole or in part, all other provisions shall remain effective. Terms that differ from these Terms and Conditions shall not apply unless the RCGD Administrator has given specific written consent. All published data subject to change


13.1 We shall be entitled, in our reasonable discretion, to cancel, delay and/or recommence a contest with immediate effect by on-air or online announcement without any liability to you. If we cancel a contest after you have claimed a Prize, we will use our reasonable endeavours to offer you an alternative Prize. If we offer you an alternative Prize but you do not accept it, you shall have no claim against us.

13.2 We may cancel a contest if we believe we have good reason to do so, including if

13.3 There have been any errors in the preparation for, or the conduct of, the contest materially affecting the result of the contest, the number of Prize claims or the value of the Prize claims.


14.1 Nothing in the Terms excludes our liability for:

14.1.1 death or personal injury arising out of our negligence or the negligence of our employees; (Clause)

14.1.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by us or our employees; or

14.1.3 any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

14.2 Without prejudice to the provisions of Clause 14.1, we exclude all liability whatsoever for any costs, expenses, losses, damages, liabilities, injury or disappointment (other than any costs and expenses specifically provided for in the contest and/or Prize) including any loss of profit, business, contracts, revenues or anticipated savings and whether special, direct, indirect or consequential suffered by you howsoever arising in connection with the contest and/or Prize.

14.3 Without prejudice to the provisions of Clause 14.1 and subject to the provisions of Clause 14.2, we shall have no liability whatsoever:

– in the event of online entries delayed or not received by us as a result of network incompatibility, technical faults or for any other reason;

– for any person not being able to enter a contest for any reason, including system failure, error, the application through which online entries are made being down, hacks on the system or personal computer issues;

– for any losses suffered by you in submitting data to any of our websites


RCGD shall not be liable to perform any of our obligations under the contest or in respect of the Prizes where we are unable to do so as a result of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our reasonable control and whilst we may (but shall not be obliged to) endeavour to provide an alternative Prize of equal value, we shall not be liable to compensate you in such circumstances.