LAGI 2015-2016 Youth Prize Terms & Conditions



Submissions will be accepted until May 15, 2016 at 23:59 (11:59pm) GMT.



The LAGI 2015–2016 Youth Design Prize is open worldwide to anyone under 19 years of age. A “Participant” is defined as any person who contributes ideas, drawings/sketches, writing, graphic design, or assists with model making either physical or using 3D modeling and rendering software. An “Entrant” (submitting team) can be made up of a number of Participants or can consist of one individual. In the event that an Entrant is made up of a number of participants, none of the Participants can have reached the age of 19 on the submission date (May 15, 2016). Other than age, there are no restrictions on team size and/or makeup.


Each Entrant is limited to one submission. Participants cannot be a part of more than one Entrant (submitting team).


Each Entrant must have an Adult Mentor. This can be a teacher, a parent or guardian, or anyone who is helping to facilitate the process, administering the Toolkit, and/or helping to provide education to the Participants on subjects related to the Youth Design Prize. The Adult Mentor will also probably be the one reading these Term & Conditions!


The name and contact details of the Adult Mentor will be entered into form fields on the "upload your submission" page. Besides their role as educator, the role of the Adult Mentor is also to assist with the online process of entering the Youth Design Prize, making sure that the design meets the technical requirements of the Design Brief, serving as a point of contact, and signing off on the fact that the work is that of the Entrant. The Adult Mentor shall not contribute meaningful content, make drawings, assist with modeling, or otherwise act in the capacity of a youth Participant.


The following are excluded from being Participants in the competition or serving as Adult Mentors:

  • All persons who are or were involved in the organization of the competition or have contributed significantly to formulating the competition design guidelines.
  • Persons who are close relatives of or have a close familial relationship with any member of the selection committee or adviser to the selection committee.
  • Any employee, volunteer, or board member of Society for Cultural Exchange, the Land Art Generator Initiative, or of a business related to a member of the selection committee.

No matter how a person is involved in the preparation of an entry, he or she must be aware of the above rules. In case of doubt, contact


SCE shall direct all Competition-related communications to the Point of Contact (Adult Mentor). Any awarded prize funds shall be distributed to the Point of Contact of the winning Entrant and expressly earmarked for the tangible benefit of the Participants and their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) education.


A team (Entrant) may be composed of a group of otherwise unaffiliated individuals and/or represent part or all of an existing classroom or after-school club or group.


Unless awarded a prize pursuant to the rules herein, no Entrant shall receive or be entitled to receive any payment or monies as a result of a Submission or for granting SCE any right herein or associated with the Competition.



No registration is required. Your information will be collected when submitting your entry.

Submitting your entry is free.



IMPORTANT: Do not include any identifying information (like your name or the name of your school) in your images or text file! The website will assign an identifying code to your files when you upload them. This is to make sure that the selection process remains anonymous.


FINAL ENTRY requirements *

1. One JPG image that explains how your proposal works. This could be a plan, section, elevation, detail diagram, or a graphic layout that includes a combination of these.

Name the file:

title of artwork_001.jpg

For example, if your project was titled

Solar Hourglass, the file name would be:



2. One JPG rendering, perspective drawing, or photograph of your prototype that shows what it would be like to experience your proposal, either from a distance or from within the artwork.

Name the file:

title of artwork_002.jpg


3. One more JPG image of your choice. This could be another rendering, or another diagram.

Name the file:

title of artwork_003.jpg


4. One text description of your idea and artistic concept (maximum 800 words)

Name the file:

title of artwork_text.doc


*JPG images should be between 3Mb and 15Mb. Please do not exceed 20Mb for any one image.




  • Entrant may submit only one entry to the competition. Participants may not be on more than one Entrant team.
  • Be sure that no personal identifying information is visible on any of your images or written description.
  • Go to:
  • Click “Upload Submission” in the menu.
  • Fill in all of the form fields and upload your files using the online form.
  • Please be patient while each file upload is in process and do not navigate away from the page.
  • When finished, you will have the opportunity to continue to a confirmation page where you will find links to all of your files as well as a summary of the Entrant information that you have provided. The Adult Mentor will also receive an email with this same information.



$3,000 USD in prize money will be awarded by the Selection Committee to one Middle School Entrant. $3,000 USD in prize money will be awarded by the Selection Committee to one High School Entrant.




Land Art Generator Initiative design competition ("Competition") is a project of Society for Cultural Exchange ("SCE") and is administered solely by SCE. The award money is a cash payment from SCE to the winning Entrant and is not related to costs of detailed design or construction of the work. There is no guarantee of any of the submitted designs being constructed.


Entry to the Competition or participation as an Adult Mentor to an Entrant is prohibited by Competition Selection Committee members, their domestic partners, immediate relations, and direct employees.


Until the conclusion of the Selection Committee selection process, Participants cannot reveal the identity of any LAGI 2015–2016 Youth Design Prize submission or share any images or ideas pertaining to any LAGI 2015–2016 Youth Design Prize submission to any member of the LAGI 2016 Selection Committee, LAGI 2015–2016 Youth Design Prize partner organizations, LAGI 2015–2016 Youth Design Prize design site owners, or LAGI 2015–2016 Youth Design Prize administrative team. By submitting a proposal, each Participant automatically affirms compliance with the competition requirements, rules and guidelines and agrees that any violation will result in immediate disqualification from consideration.


Subject to any limitation herein, any design and intellectual property undergirding a submitted entry ("Submission") remains the property of the Participant or participating team ("Entrant") and may be used for their own purposes. Entrants are solely responsible for protecting the intellectual property of a Submission.

SCE shall treat a Submission as being eligible, under U.S. Copyright law, to be entered in this Competition, and that Entrant has the right to submit the Submission.

Submissions that have already been made public, are found to plagiarize any existing design, that may harm public safety, or that are found to infringe on the intellectual property rights of others will be disqualified.


By entering the Competition and without more, each Entrant grants to SCE and the Land Art Generator Initiative an unlimited and irrevocable license to copy any Submission as well as to use the Submission in any way that SCE deems appropriate, including educational, commercial, or any other use. More thoroughly, without further authorization or any compensation owed to or due any Entrant, Entrant grants and authorizes, and SCE shall retain, a perpetual, non-exclusive royalty-free license to use any Submission, or any revision, alteration, change, or similar thereof, at the discretion of SCE, for any purpose, including displaying any Submission by any means anywhere in the world, including in any media which may include displaying a Submission on an Internet website, in a book, and for publication for resale and in museums worldwide, the term of which shall be the entire life of any copyright. Accordingly, Entrant waives any right to SCE's use of Entrant’s Submission in any way. Unless otherwise provided, Entrant retains all rights to their Submission, provided however that SCE may modify, change, alter, or amend the format of the Submission.


The Entrant shall be credited either by collective name (team or school name) or by individual name(s) at their discretion in all publications and exhibits following the selection committee decision.


Though SCE shall make commercially reasonable efforts to display appropriate and customary credit lines on any Submission displayed or otherwise featured following the selection committee decision, SCE shall have no affirmative duty to do so. Thus, Entrant waives any “moral rights” associated therein.


Should Entrant be unwilling or otherwise unable to enter into any license, or provide any authorization, permission and release, or otherwise cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or, if in the discretion of SCE, Entrant is not eligible to receive a prize, the Entrant with the next highest score may be chosen from the remaining Entrants until one who is able to meet all requirements can be selected.


Entrant may not sell, resell, assign or transfer any of their rights in their Submissions, or participation in the Competition, and any act deemed so by SCE will result in a disqualification.


By submitting a design, the Entrant agrees to provide SCE with the right of first refusal to the exclusive use of the design for the purpose of exhibition, publishing, and promotion, and to provide SCE with the right of first refusal for design management and construction management services related to research & development, detailed design, and construction.


SCE reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Competition for any reason, including those causes beyond SCE's control that could corrupt the administration, security or proper participation in the Competition.


SCE assumes no responsibility for technical or other conditions including any failure of the online uploading function and/or email transmission that prevent the timely receipt or the judging of a Submission from any Entrant.


Noncompliant Submissions shall be disqualified. SCE is under no obligation to notify the Entrant of a Submission’s disqualification.


If any award-winning Submissions are found to fall under any of these categories later, the award will be canceled and the prize money withdrawn.




All Submissions shall be vetted for eligibility and strict adherence with all Competition Rules and Criteria as defined herein or in any associated Competition Guidelines (or similar).


Selection Committee review shall proceed at the discretion of SCE. Entrants will not be notified of their status with regard to selection process.


Selection Committee members shall have no access to the identity of the Entrant but shall refer to the Submissions by their unique identification code that is created automatically at the time of online submission.


The Selection committee shall identify winners through their deliberation. SCE reserves the right to change any rubric related to or in identifying any winner.




By, through, or concerning any Submission, or any revision, alteration, change, or similar thereof, any use thereof, or through participation in the Competition in any way whatsoever, Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless any Party from any liability, any claim for damages, and/or suit for or by reason of said Submission.


As a further condition of entering this Competition, Entrant acknowledges and agrees and therefore covenants not to sue or make any claim against any Party related to an Entrant’s Submission, or any use thereof, and therefore: a. Under no circumstances shall or can the Entrant be entitled to any award for any loss or any damages, which include attorneys’ fees, thereby precluding Entrant from any punitive, treble, multiplied, incidental, consequential, and any other damages. b. Any dispute, claim and cause of action arising out of or connected with this Competition, or any prizes awarded or potentially awarded therein, shall be resolved without resort to any form of action or class action. c. Should an Entrant choose to bring a claim against SCE, or any Party and should any provision herein or a part of a provision thereof not survive legal judgment, Entrant must submit to binding arbitration of SCE's choosing. Should the Entrant fail to prevail on its claim in any forum, the Entrant shall pay SCE's or any Party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and its costs.