Rules and Eligibility Requirements
The Chairish Award for Small Business (the “Award”) is sponsored by Chairish, Inc. (“Chairish”).
Business owners must meet minimum eligibility requirements below to apply.
Applicants must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen. Applicants must be an owner of a U.S.-based business incorporated in the United States that is in the design field, defined as: interior design, graphic or industrial design, architecture, landscape design, and fashion design.
- An early stage business, meaning you have launched in the past 12 months and are working to grow a customer base; or
- A growth-stage business, meaning you launched over 12 months ago and are working to scale your operations.
Subject to these Official Rules, the Award is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia. Awards will not be paid to companies outside of the United States. Employees of Chairish, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Award, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or earn the Award. THE AWARD IS VOID OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OR WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.
Applications open on April 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. PT and close on September 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase or payment is necessary to apply for the Award. During the Application Period, you may apply for the Award by visiting www.chairish.com/pages/award and entering the requested information, including your statement (as further described below).
Chairish will post the application online at www.chairish.com/pages/award during the Application Period. In order to apply for the Award, in addition to the other requirements stated herein, you must submit your statement (“Response”) during the Application Period. Your Statement must be limited to 500 words or less in order to be eligible. You may only submit one application; multiple applications will not be considered.
Chairish expressly reserves the right to disqualify any applications that it believes in good faith are generated by automated means or scripts or are the result of plagiarism. Applications generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.
One (1) “Small Business Award”: a one-time Award in the amount of $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars) to be applied toward the winning business.
The winners will only receive one Award each. In no event shall Chairish be obligated to award any consideration other than the Award specified in these Official Rules. The Award is non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted. The winners shall be solely responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs and expenses, associated with the Award.
SELECTION OF AWARD WINNER
Judges from Chairish shall review the applications of each entrant, including the Essay Responses, and select one winner. The Judge(s) shall base their decision on the following criteria: the state of the business, ability to demonstrate the values contemplated by the essay topic, and overall application strength. The Award will be conducted under the supervision of Chairish. The decisions of Chairish are final and binding in all matters relating to this Award.
CLAIMING YOUR AWARD
The Award winners will be notified at the email address and/or phone number provided to Chairish; provided, however, that Chairish reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification. Failure to provide accurate contact information may result in ineligibility, and if unable to contact a winner within 72 hours, Chairish may in its discretion award the Award to any other eligible applicant.
The Award will be awarded to the winner and paid directly to his/her business. Winners are required to provide Chairish with the following information if requested:
- The address and phone number of your business;
- The website of your business;
- Proof of ownership via W-9 form
No payment of any Award will be granted until Chairish is able to verify the winner’s business. The winner must cooperate with Chairish in filing or providing any necessary paperwork or other materials or signatures deemed necessary by Chairish in their discretion to process the Award. Chairish may, in its sole discretion, decline to award payment of the Award in the case of a winner's failure to provide information in a timely fashion requested by Chairish.
Chairish will pay the Award directly to the verified business winner in one lump sum. Chairish has the sole discretion and final word over the timing and manner of any Award payments.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:
By applying for the Award, you agree to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the winner executing and returning) to Chairish, within ten (10) business days, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release drafted by Chairish to be eligible for the Award, or an alternate winner will be selected. The winner may be required in Chairish’s sole discretion to complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable Award. Winner may also be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive the Award.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, your acceptance of an Award constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Chairish deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any compensation to such applicant or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the winner’s name on a winner’s list).
An applicant or winner may be disqualified from winning the Award if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined at the sole discretion of Chairish. Application for the Award is at applicant’s own risk. Chairish shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an application; (2) applications and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an applicant’s ability to apply for the Award; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to applicant’s or any other person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading any application or otherwise in connection with this Award; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Award or any component thereof. THE Award IS AWARDED “AS IS” AND CHAIRISH DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE AWARD.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, CHAIRISH AND/OR ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS), (B) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.
By applying for the Award, you agree to and hereby do release and hold harmless Chairish and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from your acceptance, possession and/or use of any Award or your application for this Award, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of application or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Award may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Chairish reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Chairish reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Award should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Award. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Chairish shall promptly post a notice on Chairish’s website to such effect. These Official Rules shall be governed by California law, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. By applying for this Award, you agree that any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Award shall be determined by binding arbitration only in San Jose, California, by and under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Chairish may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.