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NJA 2021 - Terms & Conditions

  • The National Jewellery Awards ("NJA") is organized by the All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council ("GJC") to inspire and recognize true talent among GJC's valued members and associates.
  • All members of the jewellery fraternity across India, i.e. manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, e-commerce entities, designers and goldsmith ("Participants") shall be eligible to apply for the 10th edition of the NJA being organized in 2021 ('NJA 2021')
  • At the time of making the relevant submitting the relevant entries, i.e. design/ jewellery/ marketing initiatives submitted by the Participants ("Submissions"), the Participant shall ensure that the application form has been duly filled and all the necessary and complete details have been provided along with the necessary supporting materials attached. The Participant hereby acknowledges that a Submission made by the Participant shall be disqualified if any information provided in the application form for such Submission is found to be false, untrue, incomplete or misrepresented
  • The Participants shall be required to provide self-declaration, in the form and manner as may be provided by GJC, stating the quality of the Submission made by them for the respective awards segment and category, the place of manufacture, confirming the originality of the design/pattern, and such other information as may be required by GJC (“Declaration”). The Participants may also choose to submit a hallmark certificate issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards
  • In case the information provided in the Declaration is found to be false, untrue or misrepresented, the Submission shall stand disqualified and GJC may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, blacklist the Participant from any and all future editions of NJA
  • The Participants shall make the relevant Submissions along with the applicable Fees, under the respective segments and categories to GJC by 'JULY 05,2021'. Any submissions made by the Participants after the Last Date shall not be considered by GJC for NJA 2021.
  • APPLICATION FEES

  • The Submissions shall only be considered by GJC if such Submissions are accompanied with the full fees as may be prescribed by GJC per Submission for the respective award categories and segments ('Application Fees'). Such Application Fees shall be exclusive of goods and service tax and any other applicable tax. The Participants agree and understand that such Application Fees shall not be refundable in the event the Participant and/or the relevant Submission has been disqualified for any reason whatsoever or the Participant wishes to withdraw its Submission.
  • The Participant shall pay the Application Fees vide a cheque/ demand draft/ NEFT/ RTGS in the name of "All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council".
  • The Participants shall be entitled to claim a discount in the Application Fees on multiple Submissions made by such Participant at the same time and in the same transaction. However, no discount shall be available in case of multiple Submissions made by the Participant at different times or in different transactions.
  • INFORMATION

  • By making the relevant Submission, you hereby agree that you have permitted GJC to use your personal data and information provided by you in connection with the Submissions and such other information, data and materials (whether audio-visual or otherwise) in connection with your participation in the NJA 2021.
  • GJC shall collect and store such information, including but not limited to personal information and information relating to the Submissions, as may be provided by the Participant, in accordance with the applicable laws.
  • The Participant hereby further agrees that any information provided by the Participant (including in the form of photographs and personal information submitted in connection with the Submissions shall be provided at the Participant’s sole discretion and risk. The Participant understands that GJC does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any information or personal data submitted by the Participant during its participation in the NJA 2021. GJC may disclose such information to third parties as may be required for the performance of their services to GJC in connection with the NJA 2021. Further, GJC may disclose any information to the extent such information is required to be disclosed by GJC by order or direction of a court or tribunal of competent authority under Applicable Law or by a governmental statute, order, decree, regulation, rule or law or is required to be disclosed to any governmental authority, regulatory authority, stock exchange or auditor.
  • GJC reserves the right to send notifications to the Participants in relation to the NJA 2021 and any other initiatives of GJC via e-mail or such other modes as it may deem fit.
  • SUBMISSIONS

  • There shall be no restriction on the number of Submissions a Participant can make. GJC hereby acknowledges that a Participant shall be entitled to entitled to make multiple Submissions in multiple categories and segments
  • A particular Submission shall only be considered for 1 (one) category and segment. In the event the same Submission has been submitted in multiple categories and segments, the jury shall, at its sole and exclusive discretion, be eligible to consider the Submission in any 1 (one) category and disqualify such Submission from all other categories and segments.
  • In the event of a dispute in relation to a particular Submission, the respective Participants must prove that such Submission is the original creation of the Participant. The decision of the jury and GJC in such dispute shall be final and binding. The Participant making a false or fraudulent claim in relation to a disputed Submission shall be disqualified and GJC may, in its sole discretion, blacklist the Participant from any and all future editions of NJA.
  • In order to be eligible to be considered in NJA 2021, the Submissions must be wholly and completely manufactured and made in India between January 01, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
  • The Participants may submit photographs and/or sketches of the relevant Submissions either online, or in physical hard copy. In the event such photographs and sketches are submitted in physical form, they shall be of 8*10 inches and adhere to such other requirements as may be notified by GJC.
  • The Participant acknowledges that the Submission is the true and original work of the Participant and the Participant hereby warrants that they own the copyright to the Submission and that such Submission contains no feature or aspect or material that constitutes a breach of a third party’s intellectual property.
  • The Submissions recognized in any other awards event held, either by GJC or any other organisation in the last one year i.e. from January 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021, will not be eligible to apply for NJA 2021 and will be immediately disqualified from the awards.
  • The Participants understand that the Submissions selected as the finalists and winners in any of the previous editions of NJA shall not be considered for NJA 2021.
  • GJC reserves the right to accept or reject any of the Submissions received from the Participants.
  • The Participant, upon hereby grants to GJC, a non-exclusive and irrevocable license to broadcast, exhibit, showcase, promote and publish the Submissions in their promotional material and advertisements as it deems fit. The intellectual property rights owned by GJC shall be independent and the use or broadcast of the submissions for promotional and advertisement purposes shall not be deemed to imply any ownership over the intellectual property rights of the Submissions by GJC
  • JURY AND AWARDS

  • GJC may appoint such number of persons as it may deem fit in order to scrutinize the Submissions ('Jury').
  • All the Submissions shall be scrutinized and adjudicated by the Jury and GJC hereby represents and warrants that GJC shall have no involvement in the adjudication of the Submissions and the determination of the winners.
  • GJC shall in no way be responsible or liable for the decisions taken by the Jury
  • The Jury of the NJA 2021 shall have the final authority in determining the winner and finalists of the awards. The decision of the Jury shall be final, conclusive and binding, the winner or any other person shall have no legal or any other rights to contest or dispute the decision of the Jury
  • The selection of winners by the Jury will be final and biding and no correspondence or discussion will be entertained in this regard
  • The finalist selected by the Jury for each category under jewellery segment will undergo a lab testing, organized by GJC, of their relevant Submissions in order to certify the genuineness of such Submission. The finalist shall have an option to submit an existing certificate, as may be acceptable to GJC, authenticating the genuineness of the Submission. GJC, shall in its sole discretion determine whether such certificate shall be acceptable. The cost incurred for the lab testing shall be borne by the respective finalist
  • In the event that none of the Submissions in a particular category are declared as the winners, the jury and GJC may, in their sole discretion cancel such category. Such decision of the Jury and GJC shall be final and non-contestable
  • The top 3 finalist for Artisan/Craftsman category shall receive cash prize of INR 51,000, INR 25,000 and INR 11,000 respectively
  • In the event the winner announced has been subsequently disqualified for any reason whatsoever, GJC and the Jury may announce an alternate winner
  • GJC, at its sole discretion, shall be entitled to change/ modify/ split/ merge/ add/ remove/ cancel the award categories and segments. Any such decision of GJC shall be final and binding on the Participants and shall not be contested in any manner whatsoever
  • The awards and prizes granted to the winners shall be non-transferable and non-returnable. It is further agreed that the awards and prizes cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash
  • GJC reserves the right to publish the photograph and names of all winners of any awards and prizes in their promotional material and advertisements as it deems fit
  • REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

    • Upon making a Submission, the Participant hereby represents and warrants that:
  • The work depicted in the relevant Submission is the original creation of such Participant and GJC's use and publication of such Submission shall not infringe upon or otherwise violate any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right, any right of publicity, privacy, or other personal right or any law, rule, or regulation.
  • The information provided by the Participant in the application form and the Declaration is true, accurate and complete in all respects.
  • The Participant has obtained all necessary license, authorisations and releases from the concerned and relevant persons in relation to the Submission and listed on the application form and GJC shall not be liable to any such person upon use or publication of such Submission by GJC
  • The Submissions made (other than actual jewellery pieces) shall not be returned to the Participants
  • The relevant Submissions made by the Participant are in compliance with the category and segment requirements in relation to the particular category under which such submission is made
  • The relevant Submissions made by the Participants are not offensive and/or derogatory in nature
  • The participation shall not cause any loss, harm, damage or disrepute to the reputation and the brand name carried by GJC
  • The jewellery submitted as a valid Submission is commercially available
  • The Application Fee is non-refundable and will not be returned (even if your entry is determined to be ineligible or disqualified) unless competition is cancelled by GJC for any reason other than a Force Majeure Event
  • The finalists & winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity / liability release within 2 days of notification or may be disqualified.
  • Taxes and other expenses on the awards are the responsibility of the winners.
  • The Participant agrees and accepts to be bound by the rules of NJA 2021 and acknowledges that all decisions of GJC on all matters relating to NJA 2021 shall be final
  • Participation of the Participant in NJA 2021 shall be subject to the adherence to these terms and conditions
  • BREACH AND DISQUALIFICATION

  • In the event of any breach of the representations and warranties by the Participant GJC shall be entitled to disqualify the Submission and blacklist the Participant from any and all future editions of NJA
  • The Participants understand and acknowledge that the submissions that do not comply with these conditions shall not be considered for the NJA 2021 and shall be immediately disqualified.
  • THIRD PARTY AUDITOR

  • GJC shall appoint an independent third-party process auditor to monitor the process of NJA 2021 and all decisions taken by the auditor shall be final and binding
  • CANCELLATION, POSTPONEMENT AND FORCE MAJEURE

  • The organization of the NJA 2021 is contingent upon the conditions prevalent in the country with respect to Covid-19 and the measures taken by the Central or any State Government. GJC shall not be liable for any cancellation/postponement of the NJA 2021
  • GJC shall not be liable for any postponement or suspension or cancellation of the NJA 2021 due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control including Force Majeure Events. GJC shall not be liable to refund any Application Fees if such cancellation or postponement occurs due to a Force Majeure Event.
    "Force Majeure Evets" shall mean events beyond the reasonable control of the party including without limitation fire, flood, explosion, accident, acts of God, civil commotion, pandemic (including but not limited to COVID-19), strikes or industrial action of any kind, riots, insurrection, war, the use or operation, as a means for inflicting harm, of any computer, computer system, computer software, computer software programme, malicious code, computer virus or process or any other electronic system, terrorism, any order of the court, tribunal or other competent authority and change in the applicable laws
  • GJC shall not be held responsible or liable under any circumstances if for any reason they are prevented by an order or injunction or any Court or Tribunal from proceeding with the NJA 2021
  • GJC reserves the right to cancel or postpone all or portions of the NJA 2021 for any reason as it deems fit. In the event of postponement of NJA 2021, the Application Fees paid by the Participants shall be adjusted against the Submissions in respect of such postponed event. In case of cancellation of NJA 2021, for any reason other than a Force Majeure Event, GJC shall refund the Application Fees within a period of 30 (thirty) days if such cancellation
  • The Participants shall, at their sole expense, indemnify defend and hold harmless, GJC and its officers from and against any and all liability (including but not limited to liabilities, judgments, damages, losses, claims, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees and expenses) any other loss that may occur, arising from or relating to

    • The acts, errors, misrepresentations, wilful misconduct or gross negligence of the Participant or any employee, personnel or representative of such Participant in relation to its participation in NJA 2021
    • In case of any loss, damage, claim or any other adverse action arising on GJC or property of GJC due to a breach of any of the obligations of the Participation;
    • Any claim made by a third-party in the event the Submission made by the Participant hereunder infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party

    LIABILITY OF GJC

  • GJC shall not be liable for any damage and/or loss to any property/ person/ Submission arising for any reason whatsoever in connection with the NJA 2021
  • GJC shall not be held liable in the event any act of malpractice, fraud or negligence has been committed or purported to be committed by a member of the jury
  • GJC shall not be liable for lost, stolen, illegible, misdirected, damaged, or mutilated Submissions
  • GJC shall not be liable in relation to the announcement of finalists and winners and the distribution of awards and prizes to the Participants. The Participants acknowledge that GJC is merely creating a platform for the recognition of talent within the jewellery fraternity
  • GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with laws of India and courts in Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute arising out of or in relation to these terms and conditions
  • AMENDMENT

  • GJC reserves the right to amend, modify or alter any of the terms and conditions of NJA 2021 at any time without prior notice to the Participants
  • SEVERABILITY

  • In the event any provisions of these terms and conditions are deemed as illegal or unenforceable under the provisions of any applicable law in force in India, the remaining clauses under these terms (and any terms and conditions contained hereunder) shall continue to remain and have full force and effect unless such illegality and unenforceability violates the very basis of these terms and conditions.