Terms & Conditions

  • GENERAL

 

    • This competition is organized and administered by the James Dyson Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales under number 1099709 (the “JDF”).

 

    • These terms and conditions govern entrants’ participation in the competition known as the James Dyson Award (the “JDA”).

 

    • By participating in and submitting an Entry (as defined below) to the JDA, all entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions in full.

 

    • Entry into the JDA is prohibited for employees (and their families) of the Dyson group of companies and/or the JDF.

 

    • The JDF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the JDA should causes beyond its control interfere with the administration of or proper participation in the JDA.

 

    • The JDF assumes no responsibility for postal, technical or natural conditions that prevent the reception and/or judging of an Entry.

 

    • These terms and conditions shall in all respects be governed by English law. The parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of all disputes (whether contractual or non-contractual) arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or the JDA.  

 

    • The JDF reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice by publishing updated terms and conditions at www.jamesdysonaward.org (the “Website”).

 

  • ELIGIBILITY

 

    • Subject to clause 2.2, in order to be eligible to enter the JDA all entrants must, on the date on which their Entry is submitted, be at least 18 years of age and either: 

 

      • be enrolled on an undergraduate/bachelor or postgraduate course of study  in either engineering, design or a related discipline (and have been enrolled on such course of study for at least one semester) at an institution situated in the Eligible Country (as defined below) in respect of which their Entry is submitted; or

 

      • have graduated from an undergraduate/bachelor or postgraduate course of study in either engineering, design or a related discipline at an institution situated in the Eligible Country in respect of which their Entry is submitted within the preceding four years.

 

    • In the case of team Entries, on the date on which their Entry is submitted all team members must be at least 18 years of age and at least one team member must fulfill the eligibility criteria set out in clause 2.1 for the team to be eligible to enter the JDA. All other team members must, on such date, be university-level students or have graduated within the preceding four years from a course of study in any discipline at an institution in the Eligible Country in respect of which their Entry is submitted. 

 

    • All entrants shall, on reasonable request by the JDF, promptly provide written evidence that they meet the eligibility criteria set out in this clause 2. Without prejudice to any other right or remedy which the JDF may have, in the event that an entrant is unable to provide such evidence to the JDF’s reasonable satisfaction, or if it otherwise comes to the JDF’s notice that an entrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the JDF shall be entitled (at its discretion) to:

 

      • reject an Entry; 

 

      • terminate an entrant’s (or that entrant’s team’s) participation in the JDA; 

 

      • refuse to award a prize to an entrant (or that entrant’s team); or

 

      • require the repayment forthwith of any monetary prize awarded to an entrant (or that entrant’s team).  

 

    • For the purposes of clause 2.3, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the JDF, the following documents shall be considered to be appropriate evidence that entrants meet the eligibility criteria (in .doc, .pdf or .jpeg format):

 

      • a copy of a signed letter from the entrant’s tutor or lecturer stating they attend a particular course within a particular university;

 

      • the entrant’s degree certificate; or

 

      • a letter from the entrant’s educational institution to the JDF confirming the entrant’s place and degree title.

 

    • The countries in which the JDA is operated by the JDF (each an “Eligible Country”) are set out on the Website. The list of Eligible Countries may be updated from time to time by the JDF at its discretion.

 

  • ENTRY SUBMISSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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