Terms & Conditions

1. Preamble

1.1 IED Barcelona is launching the “Let’s Desing the Future” Contest on the website http://becasmaster.iedbarcelona.es/.
1.2 The aim of the Contest is to award 22 grants to students on various Masters and Postgraduate courses during academic year 2017-2018.
1.3 The “Let’s Design the Future” Contest is governed by these regulations and will comprise all of the stages described below, which will take place from April 1st, 2017(when the regulations are published), to May 14th 2017 23.59 (GMT+1,  Spain).

2. Requirements for Taking Part and Entering.

2.1 Candidates wishing to take part in the Contest are required to sign up http://becasmaster.iedbarcelona.es/ and accept these regulations.
2.2 Participation is reserved strictly for candidates who hold a university degree or equivalent qualifications, or candidates in last year of university studies (it's necessary that the candidates are able to take part in the Master or Postgraduate program during the 2017/2018 academic year).
2.3 IED employees and consultants are not authorised to take part in the Contest.
2.4 Candidates must provide the personal details requested in the inscription form. Candidates should be aware of the consequences of providing false data and must therefore give precise, complete, true and correct data.
2.5 In compliance with Organic Act 15/1999 on Personal Data Protection and with Royal Decree 1720/2007 of the Regulation Developing the Organic Data Protection Act (LOPD), the candidates’ details will be included in a file belonging to Istituto Europeo Di Design, S.L.
2.6 Candidates will be liable for any damage or harm caused to IED Barcelona as a result of their having breached the foregoing rule.

3. The Contest and the Candidate’s Project

3.1 Candidates will be entitled to take part in the Contest once they have filled in the entire inscription form, accepted these regulations and submitted the project within the deadline, from April 1st, 2017 to May 14th 2017 23.59 (GMT+1,  Spain). The project is to be submitted together with a description thereof in the language in which their chosen Masters or Postgraduate course is imparted. Candidates must observe the characteristics and format requirements detailed in point 4, as well as the theme of the Contest.
3.2 Each candidate will only be entitled to take part in one of the project categories and for one single Masters or Postgraduate course. Candidates who apply for other IED Barcelona grants will not be allowed to take part.
3.3 By taking part in the Contest and in any case by submitting a project, candidates strictly accept and undertake to abide by these regulations.
3.4 Projects submitted by candidates must be the outcome of their own personal work. Candidates must therefore be aware of the legal consequences of making false statements and must ensure that their project: - Is the result of their own personal, intellectual and original work and that no forgery or plagiarism is committed; - Does not breach the law or public order and morals; - Does not violate any third-party intellectual property rights, whether registered or not, such as copyright, trademarks and patents; - Does not violate any third-party rights, contracts, customs or traditions.
3.5 The candidate takes full responsibility for the content, legal validity, nature, quality and veracity of the concepts and comments published on the website. IED Barcelona and its representatives are therefore expressly exempt from the duty to verify or control the candidates’ projects.
3.6 IED Barcelona and its representatives hold no liability whatsoever for any of the projects published on the website. Candidates are obliged to hold IED Barcelona and its representatives harmless in the event of any claims for redress or compensation filed by third parties as a result of the publication of their project.
3.7 Candidates are obliged to hold IED Barcelona and its representatives harmless for any loss, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses, including legal costs, which may arise from any breach of section 3 above.

4. Project, Characteristics and Format
4.1 In order to take part in the Contest, candidates are required to fill in and present a project submission form, give their project a title and explain the general idea in no more than 3 pages, which are to be written in the language in which their chosen Masters or Postgraduate course is imparted.
4.2 Regarding the theme of “Let’s Design the Future”, Candidates will be required to submit a Power Point or PDF file, weighing no more than 6MB, providing an explanation of the project using images and/or links to videos.
4.3 The requirements set out in points 4.1 and 4.2 are mandatory in order to take part in the Contest.

5. Documents Required

5.1 Candidates will be required to present the following documents:

a. Name and surnames
b. Email
c. Phone
d. Country
e. Area
f. Course of interest
g. Project Title: Name to identify the project.
h. Project Image:Cover Image of the project.
i. Project:PDF, PPT or PPTX (6 MB).
j. Short description:Short description of the project.
k. Curriculum:Curriculum/CV PDF, DOC, DOCX file.
l. Covering letter:Motivation covering letter and description project (max 3 pages).

6. Grants

6.1 IED Barcelona offers students 22 grants to cover all or part of the tuition fees for their chosen Masters or Postgraduate course, according to the following breakdown:
- 12 full grants that cover 100% of the tuition fees for academic year 2017/2018. Students awarded full grants will only have to pay the course Enrolment fee.
- 10 partial grants that cover 50% of the tuition fees for academic year 2017/2018. Students awarded partial grants will have to pay the course Enrolment fee and 50% of the tuition fee.
6.2 These grants only cover tuition fees (100% or 50%). Therefore, the cost of Enrolment, accommodation and other expenses will not be included in the grant and will be borne by the awardee.

7. In the event that any of the projects submitted for one or more of the Masters or Postgraduate courses should fail to meet the required standards, no grant will be awarded and it will be lost.

8. Selecting Winners and Jury

8.1 Following an initial assessment, the projects received will be published on the website http://becasmaster.iedbarcelona.es/.
8.2 The assessment of the projects is entrusted to a jury comprised of 4 directors (or IED representatives) in Design, Visual Communication, Fashion and Management.
8.3 Assessment will be carried out by the jury unobjectionably.
8.4 IED Barcelona may call the authors of the top projects to hold an interview.
8.5 The jury may unobjectionably decide not to award a grant for one or more of the Masters or Postgraduate courses if the standard of the projects is found not to be satisfactory.
8.6 The winners of the Contest may be notified by email or telephone by a representative of IED Barcelona. Winners will be required to send a formal letter of acceptance of the grant by emailno later than three days after the result of the Contest is disclosed. If the winner should fail to do so, the grant will automatically be considered “rejected” and the jury may unobjectionably decide to award the grant to another candidate. Once the winner has accepted the grant, a term of June 11th 2017, will begin in which to enrol in the Masters or Postgraduate course for which the grant has been awarded.

9. General Terms & Conditions of Participation
9.1 In order to be published, projects must meet the requirements set out in all of the points contained in the foregoing sections, stating their full name, date of birth, contact details, country of origin, previous studies and the course chosen. Incomplete forms will not be valid.
9.2 Incomplete projects that fail to meet the requirements, that do not include the elements mentioned above, that contain incorrect or illegible data or that are submitted after May 14th 2017 23.59 (GMT+1,  Spain)will not be valid.
9.3 Once candidates have submitted their projects, they cannot be altered or replaced. Projects and complementary documents should preferably be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10. Ownership and Rights over Projects
10.1 Intellectual property rights over projects are always held by the author.
10.2 By taking part in the Contest and with the subsequent publication of their project on the website, the candidate waives any right to compensation and/or reimbursement, and grants IED Barcelona the right to use the project free of charge in order to promote or disseminate the website and IED’s activities, provided the name of the author is mentioned.

11. Content Belonging to IED, Concepts, Comments and External Links
11.1 IED’s content must not be downloaded, copied or distributed without prior written authorisation from IED.
11.2 Candidates accept and agree that the projects and comments on the website are the exclusive responsibility of the individuals who publish them.
11.3 IED is not obliged to control or supervise the projects or comments published on the website. Therefore, IED cannot ensure the veracity, accuracy or quality thereof. In no event shall IED be responsible for any projects or comments that prove unlawful, illegal or offensive in any way.
11.4 IED reserves the right not to publish or to remove any projects or comments from the website when they violate the provisions of these regulations, prove inappropriate or should be censored. IED reserves the right to alter the projects submitted by users by any means necessary in order to allow them to be published on the website.
11.5 The website may include links to other websites that do not belong to IED or are not controlled by IED. Users accept and agree that under no circumstances will IED be responsible for the content, advertisements, services or products featured on said external websites.

12. Obligations of the Candidate
12.1 Candidates undertake:
a) Not to directly or indirectly damage or violate the website;
b) Not to directly or indirectly disclose or assign user names, passwords, access codes or access data relating to the website;
c) Not to reproduce, copy or distribute all or part of the concepts and content of the website for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
d) Not to carry out any action that might pose any risk to the website.
12.2 It is strictly forbidden for candidates to:
a) Present, upload and/or publish material that is protected by copyright, unless the candidate is the holder of said copyright or has been authorised by the holder;
b) Present or publish material that discloses industrial secrets, unless the candidate is the owner of said secrets or has been authorised by the owner;
c) Present material that breaches laws on intellectual property, privacy rights or rights arising from publicity contracts;
d) Present material that is illegal or breaches the law or public and moral order;
e) Present material that contains improper expressions or violates the dignity or decency of others;
f) Present sexually explicit material;
g) Present promotional material, spam or any other unauthorised content;
h) Forge their identity;
i) Present material that contains computer viruses and/or other codes, files or programmes intended to discontinue, destroy, damage or limit the operation of software, hardware, websites or telecommunication means belonging to IED or third parties.
12.3 Failure to comply with that set out in point 12.2 above will entitle IED to eliminate the candidate, his or her project and comments from the website. IED and/or its representatives further reserve the right to claim compensation for damages.

 

13. Withdrawal
13.1 Candidates are entitled to cancel their inscription on the website at any time by sending a written request to IED by email to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating their user name and password. Requests for cancelation will not be accepted if the requisite data is not provided.
13.2 Failure to fulfil the obligations defined in points 2.4, 3.4, 9 and 11 will entitled IED to cancel the candidate’s inscription on the website at any time, without warning, and to remove from the website any projects or comments published by that candidate.

14. Course Cancelation
14.1 If a Masters or Postgraduate Course is cancelled as a result of there not being sufficient students, all grants for that course will be lost and may not be used for any other course included in IED Barcelona’s training programme or that of any other IED school.