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2016 Rules of Entry

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2016 KEY DATES

  • Entry System Now Open
  • Final Entry Deadline: 24th August
  • Judging: 6th October - 14th October 
  • Shortlist Announced: As Each Judging Session Concludes
  • Winners Announced: 2nd November

WHO CAN ENTER?

All companies and/or individuals involved in the creative process are eligible to enter.

  • As a piece of work is a collaborative effort, potentially created by more than one company, LIA allows multiple Entrants.  Our rules for multiple Entrants are as follows:
    • If an Agency has more than one office working on a particular piece of work and both offices wish to be listed as the Entrant and not just the Agency, each office is responsible to enter and pay separately. (If the Entry goes on to attain Shortlist Status or above, all offices will be listed as Entrants and receive due publicity and awards.)
    • As almost all Entries have several types of companies collaborate (i.e. Production, Design, Digital), LIA allows each of those companies to enter and pay a separate entry fee.  (If the Entry goes on to attain Shortlist Status or above, all offices will be listed as Entrants and receive due publicity and awards.)

ELIGIBILITY

Work submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1st July 2015 and 31st July 2016.

  • All work submitted including work into the Craft Categories (i.e. Art Direction, Illustration, etc.) must be in the exact form it was broadcast, published or released with all the logos, trademarks and copy marks intact, regardless of category or medium. Work must not be altered for submission purposes.
  • Any work created solely for the purpose of entering this competition is not eligible.
  • In the case of a query by the Jury, the entrant will be required to provide documentary evidence to prove eligibility of entry.

NOTE: LIA will not allow media to be changed once judging commences.

CREATIVE CREDITS  

  • All relevant creative credits must be input prior to finalizing entries. If a credit field does not apply, it must be left blank (do not populate with dashes, N/A, etc).
  • 'Of The Year' Awards are calculated based on what is populated in the Company credit fields. Company City should be input when relevant. The fields that are used to calculate the Of The Year Awards include but not exclusive to Advertising Agency, Production Company, Design Company, Post-Production Company etc. not on the Entrant field. 
  • Credits should be checked carefully prior to finalizing as these credits on our website, in press releases and all publicity material. 
  • Once an Entry is finalized changes to the credits will incur a USD$ 25 fee per entry.
  • If no credits are input and an entrant wishes to add creative credits after Shortlists are announced there will be a USD$ 50 fee.

 

AWARDS

  • The Jury has the opportunity to award Gold, Silver and Bronze LIAs in each category that they deem worthy of the honour.
  • Each Jury has the opportunity to award a Grand LIA, although it is not compulsory. A Grand LIA can only be awarded to a piece of work that has achieved at least one Gold statue in its relevant media.
  • LIA ‘Of The Year' Awards are decided based on a point system on the outstanding winning work chosen by the Juries across all media. When inputting creative credits be sure to double-check that you have credited all companies involved in the creative process. LIA is not responsible for any omitted credits.
  • Network of the Year is awarded to the Network that obtains the highest score based on the winning entries credited to the companies within their Network. 
  • Agency of the Year is awarded to the Agency that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; irrespective of whether they have been entered by the agency or another party.
  • Independent Agency of the Year is awarded to the Independently owned Agency that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; irrespective of whether they have been entered by the agency or another party.
  • Production Company of the Year is awarded to the Production Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; irrespective of whether they have been entered by the Production Company or another party.
  • Post-Production Company of the Year is awarded to the Post-Production Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; irrespective of whether they have been entered by the Post-Production Company or another party.
  • Design and Package Design Company of the Year is awarded to the Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; regardless of whom the original entering company is.
  • Radio & Audio Company of the Year is awarded to the Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; regardless of whom the original entering company is.
  • Music & Sound Company of the Year is awarded to the Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; regardless of whom the original entering company is.

ENTRIES INCLUDING CASE STUDIES - USE OF MUSIC

  • If a case study with extraneous music attains Shortlist or Winner status, it will automatically be showcased on the LIA Shortlist and/or Winner site. 
  • Any entrant that requires LIA to change the media because of music rights will be charged a $500.00 USD fee. 
  • In the medium of Branded Entertainment, Case Study videos must NOT use any extraneous music as Jurors will not know if the music is part of the actual execution of the entry. Entries using extraneous music that is not part of the actual execution of the entry will be disqualified. Entry Fees for disqualified entries will not be refunded.

LEGAL INDEMNIFICATION

 If an entrant uses music in either an individual entry or a case study and/or presentation videos, it must be Royalty-Free or Licensed Music. By entering work with music, the entrant confirms, warrants and represents that they have the right to use such music from the time that it is entered into LIA and in perpetuity so that if it shortlists or attains a higher status such music can be used and/or featured on the LIA website.

The Entrant hereby indemnifies, saves and holds LIA; its successors and assigns; and its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and its and their respective officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all liability, claims, demands, loss, and/or damage (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and court costs) arising from or connected with any claim, demand, or action or by a third party that is inconsistent with any of the warranties, representations, or agreements made or assumed by the Entrant in entering work, including but not limited to any liability, claims, demands, loss, and or/damage (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and court costs) that may arise from the submission and/or use of music that is not Royalty-Free or Licensed.

LIA shall have the right, at LIA's election and without limitation for any reason, to recoup and recover the amount of any and all costs and expenses (including, without limitation, legal costs and attorneys' fees) that are paid or incurred by LIA or on LIA's behalf to defend, respond to, negotiate or prosecute any claim, demand, or action that is inconsistent with any of Entrant's warranties and representations hereunder. Entrant shall reimburse LIA, on demand, for any payments made by LIA at any time with respect to the actual amount of any claim, demand, or action that is inconsistent with any of Entrant's warranties and representations hereunder.

ENTRY FEES

  • All Entry Fees are payable in US Dollars.
  • All Entry Fees must be paid immediately upon receipt of Invoice.
  • Absolutely No Refunds on Entry Fees after entries are finalised.
  • Any Entrant who requests LIA to withdraw/delete finalised entry(s) will be obligated to pay the total invoice including the withdrawn/deleted entry(s). If entrant refuses to pay for withdrawn/deleted entry(s) the entire order can be withdrawn from judging at LIA discretion.
  • All Credit Card payments will be subject to a 4% processing fee.