Many good things come in small packages and the smart fortwo is no exception. Its revolutionary design conveys innovation, functionality and joy of life. smart fortwo is an expression of individuality. The 'style your smart' design contest is an opportunity to graphically display ideas for creative exterior design(s) for the smart fortwo. These designs could some day be applied via foil. Thought starters for design themes can be but are not limited to ... environment, family, puzzles, animals, graffiti, art, urbanization, technology, sports ... YOU decide, YOU create, YOU should have fun doing it :) Participants will have the possibility to either, upload their own design(s) or use the provided on-line toolkit to virtually configure their design(s). Participants may also actively contribute in the competition by voting for the best designs of other contestants and/or comment.
The 'style your smart' design contest aims at helping to identify exterior graphic themes and motives that YOU and/or others like. The designs and themes could be used to inspire future smart fortwo exterior; instead of another color there might be gallery type graphic themes to choose from or even the possibility to have your own theme and graphics. The submitted design will not be produced in series without the submitted person's approval. However, Daimler AG reserves the right to realize this contest's designs as prototypes; this might or might not include modification of the submitted designs.
Anyone who is passionate, interested and open minded, can enter the 'style your smart' design contest and start dressing up a smart with their ideas. The minimum age of the submitting and participating person is 18 years of age at the time of submission. Employees of Daimler AG and their sales organizations are encouraged to contribute their design ideas. However, these employees are not eligible for winning nominations and receiving prizes. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded. Prospective entrants must first register and accept the contest's terms & conditions before submitting any of their designs. Entry into the competition is acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
Enter online as of January 6th, 2010 at by filling out the information requested (name, birth date, email address, hometown). There are two possibilities to entering design ideas into the 'style your smart' design contest: A. Upload your own computer generated or freehand design Designs may be either created by computer-generated programs or drawn freehand. They must then be converted to JPG, GIF or PNG format for uploading to the website with a minimum resolution of 300.dpi. The file size must not exceed 2 MB. Only one file is accepted per design. However, it is possible for participants to submit any number of independent designs. Respective templates of the smart fortwo may be downloaded from the contest's website. B. Creation of smart exterior designs with the contest's embedded configuration tool Simply go to 'Create' page. Multiple entries may be submitted. Each entry must be submitted separately.
All submitted designs will become part of a gallery. This gallery allows anyone who enters the website to vote on each design via star-rating and enter comments. You do not have to enter a design to be able to vote or comment. Become also a contributor by voting, commenting and spreading the word ... There are no limits to the number of submissions by registered participants. Each submitted design must include a title and a short description.
All submitted designs have the opportunity to win cash prizes amounting to a total of 5,000 Euros AND much, much more publicity and exposure... No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The best three designs are influenced by the star-rating and number of votes. Ultimately, a professional jury will decide who the winners are. Design Prize First: Euros 1.500 Second: Euros 1.000 Third: Euros 750 The three most active participants are determined by the number designs entered, the number of ideas rated, the number of comments and messages entered. Participation Prize First: Euros 800 Second: Euros 500 Third: Euros 300 Prizes are non-transferable. This contest is governed by German law. Winners are responsible for any applicable local, state and federal taxes and any other charges including, but not limited to, duties, custom fees or other fees on prizes. A professional jury comprised of international experts and designers will determine the winning designs. The jury's decision is final. Those who participate and submit their designs prior to February 24th, 2010 have the chance to have their design presented at an international auto show in 2010.
Feb 23, 2010: Last day for submission of designs to be taken into consideration for possible display at international autoshow. Feb 24, 2010: Closing date for the 'style your smart contest'
The intellectual property rights will remain with the designer/participant. Each entry must be entrant's own original creation executed solely by entrant, may not have won any previous award or been submitted in any other competition, and must be a previously unpublished and previously un-produced work. With the submission of a design to the competition the participant grants Daimler AG free of charge the exclusive, irrevocable, transferable and with regard to content, duration and area (territory) unlimited right of use to duplicate, disseminate, send, perform, make available to the public, including but not limiting to present the designs at exhibitions and fairs, in publications, in promotion- and PR materials, in printed material and in the World Wide Web. For this purpose the participant of the three winning designs must provide the design as high-resolution graphics (300 dpi). In addition, Daimler AG reserves the right to produce and if needed modify the winning designs in prototype format. If and when a submitted design will be commercially retailed by Daimler AG or one of its affiliates, the submitter of that design will receive a one-time reimbursement of Euros 1500.
The participant and submitter confirms that the designs submitted must be original and emanate from the participants themselves. They must also be unpublished and produced expressly and solely for the competition itself. All submitted designs must not be protected by copyright- or other rights and/or infringe on the right of third parties. This includes copyrights, logos, trademarks, trade names or proprietary rights. The copy of designs from other sources is not allowed. Any form of copy will lead to immediate disqualification. The submitters and participant shall indemnify and hold harmless Daimler AG in case of any third party claims.
Persons who submit their ideas to this online platform accept that all submitted ideas, designs and comments will be published in the World Wide Web and will be available to an infinite number of users. Participants agree that ideas, designs and comments are commented and voted by other users and that other users have the possibility to comment on the Participants profile as well. Daimler AG and/or the organizer of the competition, HYVE Innovation Community GmbH reserves the right to edit or delete any visual or written contributions on the website without any explanation, for example, if they are * inappropriate, obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, profane, indecent or unlawful; * infringing or misappropriating third party intellectual property rights; * constituting "hate speech", whether directed at an individual or a group, and whether based on the race, sex, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or language of such individual or group; * promoting or containing viruses, worms, corrupted files, cracks or other materials that are intended to or may damage or render inoperable software, hardware or security measures of this design contest, its participants or organizer.
Personal data concerning the submission of designs will only be used for administration purposes and for the evaluation of the results, if not otherwise agreed to by the submitter. For further information on data protection see Link "Data Protection" on the website.
a. The applicable law governing the use of the content of the platform and these terms of use is German law, with the exception of its provisions relating to the conflict of laws. b. The place of jurisdiction is the court responsible for the headquarters of Daimler AG. (Status: 11.12.2009)