Terms and Conditions of Participation


For all participants


The Global Alliance’s principles state that a profession is distinguished by certain characteristics or attributes, including:


  • Mastery of a particular intellectual skill through education and training
  • Acceptance of duties to a broader society than merely one’s clients/employers
  • Objectivity
  • High standards of conduct and performance



The Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards program is guided by these principles, and all participants are expected to be familiar with, and conduct themselves according to the Global Alliance’s principles, which include a commitment to:


  • To conduct ourselves professionally, with integrity, truth, accuracy, fairness, and responsibility to our clients, our client publics, and to an informed society;
  • To improve our individual competence and advance the knowledge and proficiency of the profession through continuing education and research and where available, through the pursuit of professional accreditation;
  • To adhere to the principles of the Code of Professional Standards for the Practice of Public Relations.


In respect of these core principles of the Global Alliance, participants in the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards agree to that they are in compliance with the GA Code of Ethics as well as the specific terms and conditions of the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards program.



For Entrants


Permissions.  Entrants agree that they have acquired all necessary permissions to submit the entry to use and disclose the materials that are submitted, as well as any permission that may have been necessary to enter the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards. 


Ethical Standards.  Entrants agree that the Global Alliance, COMM PRIX Awards and that their work complies with the ethical standards of the profession, as embodied in the GA Code of Ethics.


Ownership of Entry.  Entries and accompanying materials are not returned and become the property of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA).


Publications of Entries.  All entries will be kept in the Global Alliance’s database and winning entries will be made available to visitors to Global Alliance’s website for professional reference and may be used in whole or in part for other Global Alliance uses, such as but not limited to blogs.  Submission of academic case studies and payment of entry fee does not guarantee publication of entry.


Confidentiality.  Entrants may designate portions of their submission as confidential. These portions will be removed from winning submissions prior to the publication on the Global Alliance website and other Global Alliance platforms.


Integrity.  Entrants attest that the full submission, including the entry and work underlying the entry is accurate and truthful.  If at any time, and accepts full responsibility for the acquiring all permissions to use and disclose the materials and information that is submitted.


Decisions.  Entrants have the right of appeal of the judges decision to the Global Alliance Board of Directors.  All decisions rendered by the board shall be final.


Fees.  The Global Alliance is a not for profit organization, and fees charged help fund the Global Alliance.  There shall be no refunds of fees paid under the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards.


Repeal of Award.  Should the Global Alliance become aware, after an award has been granted, that the entrant was in violation of the terms and conditions of this program, the Global Alliance reserves the right to repeal the award that has been granted and entrants agree that in such cases they will, at the request of the Global Alliance, return the award and cease to state that they have won a Global Alliance COMM PRIX Award.



AS AT:   September 21, 2015


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