Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  1. 1. The competition is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age on 16th March 2017. Employees, officers, and directors of Deutsche Post DHL Group, its subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, advertising and promotion agencies, and anyone involved in the production or administration of the competition, and any members of their immediate family or household are not eligible. The contest is void where prohibited.
  2. 2. To enter the competition, the entrant must meet the following criteria (submission requirements) and confirm acceptance of these terms and conditions.

    Submission requirements

    1. Project/product/concept title
    2. Entrant’s name
    3. Entrant’s description (e.g., designer/agency/engineer/student/other)
    4. University or company name (if applicable)
    5. Email address
    6. City and country where entrant is based
    7. All submissions must include a full description of the project/product/concept in a document written in plain English and up to a maximum of 1000 words. Each document should be split into three separate sections:
      1. An outline of the problem that your idea addresses; this could be an issue specific to your city or country, or this could be a global issue
      2. An explanation of your idea, how it relates to logistics, and how it will work; provide clear details about how your idea will help to solve the problem you’ve outlined in (1.) and demonstrate how the solution provides business value in the context of shared assets, infrastructure, or skills.
      3. An explanation of how your solution contributes to sharing economy logistics
    8. All submissions must also include a video of the project/product/concept in an animation or presentation in plain English and up to a maximum of 2.5 minutes in length. This video content should outline the problem and explain the solution and its contribution to sharing economy logistics.
    9. The entry or any part of it must not have been previously published, released, or distributed in any form.
    10. The entry or any part of it must not have won any previous award.
    11. Entry must not have won any award previously.
    12. The entry materials (document and video) must be submitted online via www.innovationcontest.dhl.com/ideas
    13. Entry begins at 12 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on 16th March 2017, and ends at 5 pm GMT on 16th September 2017
  3. DHL, its associated companies, and its designees shall have the unrestricted and non-exclusive rights to edit, adapt, publish, copy, display, perform, broadcast, modify, and otherwise use any or all entry materials and intellectual property, alone or in combination with other materials including but not limited to essays, photos and/or videos in any and all media, whether now known or later discovered, in perpetuity, without restriction of any kind whatsoever, without further compensation to the entrant or anyone else.
  4. All submissions must be created by the entrant personally, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.
  5. if any person/entity other than the entrant is depicted or described in the document or video, the entrant is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for use of their names/likenesses.
  6. Following the culmination of the competition, DHL reserves the right to use text, images, and video content for display purposes at DHL’s current and future Innovation Centers without copyright or royalty restrictions.
  7. Entrants will retain the rights to any intellectual property pertaining to their ideas.
  8. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
  9. Once an entry has been submitted, no further changes will be accepted.
  10. DHL reserves the right not to accept an entry if it does not strictly comply with the terms and conditions.
  11. A panel of DHL-appointed experts will judge the entries on their originality, functionality, perceived commercial feasibility, aesthetics, and potential to solve the problem outlined.
  12. The panel will select a maximum of three entries from all external entries; the panel’s decision is final.
  13. The three shortlisted finalists will be notified by email or telephone using the information supplied at time of entry on the competition website: www.innovationcontest.dhl.com/ideas. Each finalist may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, publicity and liability release, along with an assignment of all rights in and to his/her entry (including copyright and a waiver of any moral rights to the extent allowed by law), within 7 days of notification. Each finalist may also be required to verify the facts of his/her story and/or provide additional documents as may be required by DHL to confirm and/or assign rights in the entry.
  14. The three finalists will be required to submit a video still/image as a hero image for promotional purposes (including full credit and caption information).
  15. Round trip flights (economy class) and accommodation will be provided by DHL for one representative from each of the three finalists to attend the DHL Innovation Day. During this event, the audience will vote for their favorite entry and the entry with the most votes will be awarded as the winner of the DHL Ideas Challenge. The audience vote on the winner is final.
  16. The winning entrant will receive a prize of €5,000 and their winning idea will be exhibited at the DHL Innovation Center in Germany. In addition, they will have the opportunity to discuss with logistics professionals how to materialize their idea into a potential proof of concept.
  17. German law applies. The application of mandatory law, including but not limited to territorial unfair trade law, remains unaffected.li>


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