RULES FOR ENTRY
Please read and accept the following rules (“Rules”) before submitting your artwork for T-shirts (the “Artwork” or “Artworks”) via the official website for UNIQLO’s UTGP2024 theme: DISCOVERIES OF THE LOUVRE [https://www.uniqlo.com/utgp/2024] (the “Website”) officially sponsored by UNIQLO Co., Ltd. (“UNIQLO”).
Article 1. Summary and Objective of the Contest.
This contest is intended to solicit Artwork under the theme DISCOVERIES OF THE LOUVRE for T-shirts designs, which may be merchandised by UNIQLO (the “Contest”). There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. After UNIQLO reviews the Artworks, UNIQLO and its partners will review the Artworks and select winning Artworks (the “Winning Artworks”). Winners are decided on talent and skill alone, and chance plays no part. The Winning Artworks may be publicised, merchandised and sold through UNIQLO-branded stores, including online stores worldwide, and/or any other channels decided by UNIQLO in Summer 2023. Detailed rules of the Contest are set out as below:
A. Submission period: July 18, 2023 (Tuesday) to September 15, 2023 (Friday) Japan Time (UT C/GMT +9 hours) 23:59.
i. The Contest is open to entrants of all ages, nationalities, and genders.
ii. If an entrant is a minor under the laws of their country of domicile, entry requires consent of the minor’s parent or guardian.
iii. The following persons are not eligible to participate in the Contest: (a) officers or employees of UNIQLO and its affiliates, (b) or officers, directors, and employees of L’établissement public du Musée du Louvre (“Louvre Museum”), and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies (collectively referred to as “Louvre Museum Entities”), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto), or (c) Contest administrators or anyone professionally connected with this Contest.
C. Manner of examination: UNIQLO and its partners will review the Artworks and will, at their sole discretion, select the Winning Artworks that best reflect the Contest theme. UNIQLO’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into with entrants.
D. Notification to Winners: The entrants that have submitted the Winning Artworks (the “Winners”or “Winners”) will be notified individually via email. The Notification is scheduled to be made between November, 2023 and December, 2023.
E. Merchandising Winning Artworks: The Artworks selected as Winning Artworks may be merchandised on T-shirts of the UNIQLO brand at UNIQLO’s sole discretion and may be sold through UNIQLO-branded stores, including online stores worldwide and any other channels decided by UNIQLO. The commercial terms and conditions in connection with merchandising Winning Artworks including, but not limited to, sales areas, product categories, sizes, prices or release date shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of UNIQLO.
i. Grand Prix will be awarded to 1 Winning Artwork submission.
ii. US$20,000 (or its equivalent in JPY) and supplementary prize for Grand Prix winner
iii. Judge's Gold Award will be awarded to 1 Winning Artwork submission per judge.
iv. US$3,000 (or its equivalent in JPY)
v. US$1,000 (or its equivalent in JPY) for other winning entrants; UNIQLO will decide the number of Winning Artworks, considering the number and contents of submissions.
UNIQLO may change the prizes or set other new prizes, considering the number and contents of submissions and social circumstances at its sole and absolute discretion.
Prizes including supplementary prizes are non-transferable and supplementary prizes cannot be sold or exchanged for cash.
UNIQLO accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the prize or accepting a prize. Winners shall seek independent financial advice on their own, if necessary, and will be responsible for all tax implications that may arise from the prize or accepting a prize according to the laws of their country of domicile.
Article 2. Entry.
A. Entrants shall submit their Artworks in accordance with the Rules and all entry instructions provided on the Website.
B. By entering the Contest, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by the Rules and all entry instructions form part of the Rules. If an entrant is a minor under the laws of their country of domicile, such entrant will be deemed to have obtained the consent of the entrant’s parent or guardian prior to the submission of their entry.
C. Entrants shall be responsible for accuracy of the data submitted for their entries and shall submit the data in person.
D. UNIQLO reserves the right at its sole discretion not to consider, and exclude or disqualify any entry without prior notice, where (1) the entrant is and/or was deemed to be acting/have acted in violation of the Rules or any rules of other similar contests, or abusing or tampering with the operation of the Rules or any rules of other similar contests, (2) the information which entrants submitted includes false information, or (3) ) any other reason that UNIQLO considers in its sole and absolute discretion as being inappropriate to accept an entry.
Article 3. Grant of Rights.
Entrants are hereby granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to create Artwork during the Contest submission period, which includes the works in the public domain from the Louvre Museum collections only (the “Louvre Museum Properties”) for the sole purpose of submission for the Contest. Entrants are not granted any rights to use the Louvre Museum Properties for any other purpose, all rights to the Louvre Museum Properties remain at all times with Louvre Museum Entities, their related entities and partners and no rights to the Louvre Museum Properties are transferred to entrants. The license to create Artwork may be terminated by Louvre Museum at any time without any reason.
Notwithstanding the conditions and terms in the Rules, the entrants agree not to file any patent, trademark, or copyright applications or any other intellectual property right for the Artworks, without prior written consent by the Louvre Museum and UNIQLO.
Article 4. Representation and Warranty.
A. Entrants represent and warrant or covenant as follows with respect to the submission of Artwork:
i. The submission has not been made in another person’s name or with false information.
ii. The Artwork (except for the Louvre Museum Properties, hereinafter the same shall apply in this article) is an entirely original work of the entrant. In case that the entrant is a representative of a group with two or more
people who have developed the Artwork together, such people have read and accepted the Rules, as well as all other terms and conditions provided from time to time by UNIQLO in connection with the Contest.
iii. Entrants have not entered into any agreement with any third party that contradicts or infringes any of the provisions of the Rules, as well as all other terms and conditions provided from time to time by UNIQLO in connection with the Contest.
iv. Entrants have all exclusive legal rights in regard to the Artwork.
v. In no circumstances does the Artwork infringe any intellectual properties or other rights of third parties.
vi. The Artwork was newly created by the entrants only for the Contest, and the Artwork has never been published before no matter in whatever channels and/or via what kind of form. (At least, the Artwork has never been published until UNIQLO publishes Winning Artworks on the Website)
vii. Entrants do/will not : a) use images, illustrations or statements in their Artworks related to, but not limited to, alcohol drinking, smoking, excessive violence, blood, offensive words, political or religious meanings, implicit or explicit sexual remarks, b) use representations which include, evoke or imitate specific persons or intellectual properties which belong to other third parties, including but not limited to characters, brands, logos, images, illustrations, styles, compositions and linguistic expressions, regardless of whether with approvals from licensors or not, c) disclose confidential information of UNIQLO or its partners which entrants may receive according to the Contest d) cause any damages to any third parties or UNIQLO, e) violate public morals and good order or f) violate or potentially violate any applicable laws or g) take any action that may bring public, ridicule, contempt, censure or disparagement to the Louvre Museum Properties or any elements thereof.
Article 5. Artwork.
A. All rights in and to the Artworks, including intellectual property rights such as the right to represent, reproduce, modify and adapt the Artwork by any means (known or unknown), on any media (including the rights under Article 27 and Article 28 of the Japanese Copyright Act), shall be owned by by Louvre Museum Entities. Entrants waive, and agree that entrants shall not exercise, any moral or intellectual rights against Louvre Museum Entities and UNIQLO. Louvre Museum Entities and UNIQLO shall have the right to use, exploit, replicate, modify, publish or merchandise the Artworks or any part thereof at their sole discretion, without it giving rise, for the entrants, to a royalty payment. Entrants shall not use the Artwork or any part thereof for any purpose other than submission for the Contest including but not limited to submitting the Artwork for other design competitions, publication of Artwork in work collections and producing goods using Artwork.
B. Louvre Museum Entities or UNIQLO may request the Winners or an entrant to sign a title (including copyright) assignment form to confirm transferring all rights in the Artworks to Louvre Museum Entities, and if Louvre Museum Entities or UNIQLO requests, Winners or an entrant shall sign and submit the assignment form by the due date specified. If a Winner or an entrant is a minor under the law of the entrant’s country of domicile, the parent or guardian of the entrant shall sign the assignment form on behalf of the minor entrant. Winner’s or entrant’s failure to sign and submit the assignment form shall not preclude the effect of transferring rights of the Artwork from the Winner or entrant to Louvre Museum Entities under Article 5-A.
Article 6. Information of Entrants.
Article 7. Information Control.
UNIQLO may delete, at its sole discretion and without notice to entrants, from promotional materials, the Website and other websites operated by UNIQLO, product design and any other UNIQLO products or publications related to Contest, a part or all of the Artwork or other information that:
A. contains words or images that may harm any third parties or UNIQLO, or words or images of a derogatory, lewd, violent and/or malicious nature;
B. UNIQLO determines, at its sole discretion, that words or images contained in the Artwork or information may infringe the intellectual properties or other rights of a third party;
C. contains Personal Information, such as a name, address, telephone number, and/or email address;
D. contains potentially harmful content, including unauthorised computer programs or viruses;
E. potentially violates the laws of Japan or other applicable foreign laws;
F. must be removed as ordered by an administrative agency or public agency for legal reasons; or
G. as UNIQLO has determined at its sole discretion, contains content considered inappropriate for submission to the Contest.
Article 8. Website Maintenance.
UNIQLO may take the Website offline, in whole or in part, without prior notice to the entrants, if:
A. required for regular and emergency maintenance of systems related to the Website;
B. a fire, electrical failure, or interference by third parties makes it difficult to operate the Website; or
C. UNIQLO considers it necessary to discontinue the Website for unavoidable reasons.
Article 9. Disclaimer.
UNIQLO and its affiliates shall not be liable for the following:
A. any damage or inconvenience to other entrants or third parties caused by the use of the Website by entrants;
B. any damage or inconvenience to the entrants from the inability to use the Website or to submit an entry via the Website or other use of the Website for any reason;
C. any damage or inconvenience to the entrants from the failure to receive an entry or inaccurate information as a result of technical/telecommunications failure; and
D. any and all liabilities, losses or damages arising from or in connection with the award, receipt, use or misuse of prizes and/or participation in any prize-related activities.
UNIQLO reserves the right to cancel or suspend a part or all of the Contest at its sole discretion should virus, bugs, non-authorised human intervention or other causes beyond the control of UNIQLO or the Contest administrators corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest. In such case, UNIQLO may award prizes by drawing from eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension. UNIQLO and its affiliates are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any of the equipment, programming or personnel associated with or utilised in this Contest.
Louvre Museum Entities should in no way be considered Sponsors of the Contest and shall not be liable to entrants for any liabilities, losses or damages arising from or in connection with use of the Louvre Museum Properties, participation in the Contest or the award, receipt, use or misuse of prizes and/or participation in any prize-related activities.
UNIQLO may withdraw prizes and/or terminate merchandising of T-shirts with Winning Artworks without prior notice to an entrant, irrespective of the originality of the Artwork submitted by the entrant, if similar artwork is already publicly available from outside UNIQLO stores.
Article 10. Compliance with Rules.
A. Entrants shall comply with the Rules, as well as all other terms and conditions provided from time to time by UNIQLO in connection with the Contest.
B. If an entrant breaches or is reasonably considered by UNIQLO to breach the provisions of the preceding Article10-A, UNIQLO may reject or disqualify such entrant’s entry to the Contest, or may withdraw prizes and/or cease merchandising of T-shirts with Winning Artworks at its sole discretion.
C. In the event that a Winner has been disqualified from the Contest for any reason, such Winner shall be responsible for the return of all prizes to UNIQLO at their own expense within 30 days of such notification.
D. IN THE EVENT OF A BREACH OF THE RULES BY AN ENTRANT, UNIQLO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE BY LAW. ENTRANTS SHALL AT ALL TIMES REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH BREACH OF THE RULES BY THE ENTRANT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE EXPENSES AND LOSSES INCURRED IN THE TERMINATION OF MERCHANDISING AND DAMAGES DUE TO ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS.
Article 11. Others.
A. Entrants shall be responsible for all expenses incurred in connection with the submission of Artwork to the Contest, including installation fees for computer devices and telecommunications devices, telephone charges, and internet provider fees.
B. Entrants shall use any of the latest versions of the browsers recommended below for submission to the Contest via the Website.
Windows 10 or later Latest Chrome
Windows 10 or later Latest Firefox
Windows 10 or later Latest Microsoft Edge
Mac10.15.7 or later Latest Safari
C. The Rules may be amended without prior notice to entrants.
D. Any issues with the Contest or the Website that cannot be resolved hereunder shall be settled by negotiations in good faith between the entrant and UNIQLO.
E. Any dispute in connection with the interpretation of these Rules or the Contest shall be governed by the laws of Japan. The official language of the Rules is Japanese. Translations in other languages are for reference purpose only. In the event of a conflict between the Japanese version and translations in other languages, the Japanese version shall prevail.
F. The Tokyo District court shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the first instance over any dispute lawsuit that may arise in connection with these Rules or the Contest.
G. The Contest or entries are void where prohibited or restricted by law.
July 18th 2023
UNIQLO CO., LTD.