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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Entry

March 2013 V.01

1. Design Notes

  • Designs do not have to be practical or functional but will portray the art, glamour and wear ability associated with Hat and Hair Art
  • Entries may contain or feature any materials or products
  • Hats must be original creations, they cannot be the decoration of an existing hat, but they can be adapted from other items
  • Hat Art entries, the organisers will provide all models, dressed identically to emphasis the hat
  • Hair Art must be on a wig or base to be placed on the models head. 50% of the Hair Art must replicate hair which may include non-human, synthetic or any other material to represent hair
  • Hair Art entrants will supply a garment, to complement their hair art design, judging of entries will focus 75% on the hair art design and 25% on overall concept
  • Female Height: 170cm – 180cm, bust: 86cm – 96 cm, Waist 62cm – 70cm, hips 88cm - 100cm, Shoe size 7.5 – 9.5
  • Male Height: 177cm-190cm, chest 94cm-104cm, Hip: 86cm – 98cm, shoe size 10 – 12

Hair Art Entrants will have the choice to be involved in dressing and/or supply a makeup artist for their entry on the day of the NZ Hat & Hair Art – Awards Show 2014.  
Alternatively a team will be available to recreate your entry from the image you provide.

2. Entry Construction Requirements

Hat/Hair art will be exhibited in a fully choreographed performance. Please ensure;

  • Entry is of sound construction
  • Entry is fitted and well balanced and fully self-supporting; a chin strap may be used
  • Entry is safe to wear, no sharp edges
  • Entry must not be excessively heavy. Models must be able to parade hat or hair art unsupported for periods of 20mins without risk of injury.
  • Entry should not exceed 1.5m in height or width
  • Be aware that models may have to safely negotiate 45° ramps on entry and exit of catwalk
  • Hot glue, tape or staples are not to be relied on to hold materials together
  • Perishable materials are not permitted
  • There must be a fabric label inside your entry, showing your name, address, section entered and the title of your Hat or Hair Art entry

NZ Hat & Hair Awards take no responsibility for unlabeled entries.

3. Entry Submission / Return (TRANSPORT ENTRY FORM)
All packaging and transportation costs of hat or hair art entries are the responsibility of the entrant. Entrants must pay freight costs both ways, and supply instructions on the Hat/Hair Art Transport of Entry form.                                        
Entries must be delivered to: NZ Hat & Hair Art Awards, 299A Stafford Street, Timaru no later than 30th May 2014. Late entries will not be accepted.

  1. Hat/Hair Art entries must be submitted in a suitable case or box with a copy of your Entry Form (Boxes must have a return address clearly marked).
  2. A sketch, photographs, DVD or instructions on how the hat is to be worn and how to put it on MUST be included.

New Zealand Hat and Hair Awards Incorporated take no responsibility for any unlabeled work.

4. Copyright
NZ Hat and Hair Art retain the rights to use, photograph, film, and store, publish or otherwise display your entry or permit the entry to be used by others without compensation to the artist. By signing the entry form, or ticking the box online, the designer agrees to the terms of this release.
The NZ Hat and Hair Art Awards Inc. retain the rights to take photographs of hat and hair art entries and to publish these, with acknowledgement wherever possible, in publications that relate to NZ Hat & Hair Art.
The NZ Hat and Hair Art reserves the right to all film, broadcasting, Internet and any related rights, which it may at its discretion, elect to use for publicity or any other purpose.
All entries will be judged both on and off the catwalk. Judging will take into account

  • Artistic merit and visual impact.
  • Imaginative ideas and the originality of concept and design.
  • Creative ideas in the use, adaptation and manipulation of fabrics and materials.
  • Level of technical proficiency, workmanship and construction techniques.
  • The judges’ decision will be final; no correspondence will be entered into.

 

General Terms and Conditions

1. Original Concept
All entries must be the designer/s original concept. Designers are responsible for ensuring their entry does not infringe a third person's intellectual property rights.
2. Conditions of Entry
Entries that have been accepted in any other competition in NZ or have appeared in any media will not be accepted. Entries from tertiary students who have exhibited hat or hair art as part of their curriculum may be eligible. Students need to apply to NZ Hat and Hair in the first instance.                                            
3. Retention of Hat & Hair entries
The NZ Hat and Hair Art reserve the right to retain hat/hair art for a period of 12 months following the awards. Entries may be used in activities that relate to the promotion of the NZ Hat & Hair Art.
NZ Hat and Hair Art reserve the right to have first option to purchase any entry for inclusion in The NZ Hat & Hair Art Awards Collection.
Upon payment of the acquisition prize money the NZ Hat and Hair Art may retain ownership of the Supreme Award Winning entries and Special Award winning entries
4. Insurance and Care
All reasonable care will be taken with entries, but no responsibility will be accepted for damage or loss, nor will the NZ Hat and Hair Art Awards meet any freight fees, insurance or any other costs. It is the designer’s responsibility to insure their property at all times.
5. Show Tickets
Each entry fee entitles you to 1 complimentary ticket to the Awards Show. Seating will be in the area designated for designers. An additional ticket for a friend seated with you in this area will be available to purchase.
Please be aware tickets in the designated area are limited and sell out quickly, please book early to avoid disappointment.