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
- 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 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 and Communication Management.
In respect of these core principles of the Global Alliance, participants in the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards agree 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.
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 their work complies with the ethical standards of the profession, as embodied in the GA Code of Ethics.
Eligibility of Entry. To be eligible for the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards, entries should comply with the requirements specified in the Entry Guidelines. Entries that do not fulfill the requirements are not eligible and will be taken out of the competition. The entry fee will be returned to the entrant.
Ownership of Entry. Entries and accompanying materials are not returned and become the property of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management.
Publications of Entries. All entries will be kept in the Global Alliance’s database and winning entries will be made available to visitors on the Global Alliance 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. This does not apply to teaching notes of academic case studies, which will not be made available on the Global Alliance website. The submission of academic case studies and the payment of entry fees do not guarantee the publication of the entries.
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.
Decisions. Entrants have the right of appeal the judges' decision to the Global Alliance Board of Directors. All decisions rendered by the board shall be final.
Fees. The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management 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. Payments for all entries must be received by 00.00 CET on March 15, 2016. Entries for which payment is not received by the payment deadline will not be eligible for the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards 2015/2016 and any fees received after the deadline will be returned to the entrant.
Repeal of Award. Should the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management 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.
Conflict of Interest. Judges attest that they have no personal or professional conflict that could possibly impede them serve as impartial evaluators of the materials under review. If in doubt, judges have an obligation to err on the side of caution and raise possible conflicts with the Global Alliance staff.
Confidentiality. Judges agree that they will respect the work done by entrants. Judges agree that they will not reveal any aspect of their assessment prior to formal public announcement of the winners and that they will avoid any statements, in any manner or forum, that could be interpreted as disparaging of entrants.
Expenses. Judges agree to be personally responsible for any expenses they may incur in association with judging.
AS AT: March 3, 2015