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Material Innovators Challenge Terms & Conditions


The von Holzhausen Material Innovator Award is open to all individuals and organizations and individuals involved in designing a product or service that have been made public by April 22, 2020.

There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted by any entrant. A completed online application must accompany each entry.

Employees or agents of von Holzhausen, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising/promotional agencies, and the members of their immediate families and households are not eligible. Entrant must have a valid email address to enter. Void where prohibited by law.


Entrants will receive an email acknowledgment when an Entry has been received.


Entries that contain pornographic material, propagate “hate” messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.


Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the Competition without notification.


The Competition assumes all entries are original and the Entrant either owns the work or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the work, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an Entrant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the Competition. The Competition is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of any Entrant.

Submission of any Entry acknowledges the right of von Holzhausen to use it for exhibition, promotion, and publication purposes in any medium.

Timely submission of an Entry meeting the eligibility requirements as stated herein ensures that an Entrant’s work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by the Competition concerning Entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

If an Entry receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of the Competition. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner and some might be presented, and others might not.


The entry period will start on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2020 and will continue through May 29th, 2020.  von Holzhausen reserves the rights to extend the entry timeline if deemed necessary to encourage more entrants participate.  Timeline and deadlines will be published on the Material Innovator Award campaign page found here. Application deadlines may change due to delays caused by the Covid-19 global crisis. 


Entrants must complete and submit a digital entry by going onto the Campaign page.  An Entry is considered processed after a completed Entry Form is received by the Competition. The Competition reserves the right to recategorize Entries and to create new Categories if appropriate.

The Entry Form requires the Entrant to select a Category for the Entry, to provide name, email address, images and or videos of the Material Innovation; and a written statement describing the Material Innovation.

Only digital entries submitted on the Material Innovators Award page will be eligible. By entering the Competition, Entrants acknowledge that they are aware of and agree with von Holzhausen Corp’s privacy policy located here.


For questions or comments related to the von Holzhausen Material Innovator Awards, please contact Von Holzhausen is not responsible for malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer hardware, software, malfunctions of the Entrant’s email provider, lost, late, incomplete entries, or entries not received in time for the judging. Entries not containing the required information and entries submitted or received after the Entry Period will be disqualified. Any attempted form of entry other than described herein is void. Von Holzhausen is not responsible for problems downloading or accessing the Entry Form from the website or for any other technical problems related to website entries. Von Holzhausen reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Competition in the event that it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired and award prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an online entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply.


Finalists will be selected by von Holzhausen’s Material Innovator Awards panel of judges. Entries will be judged on their creativity, usefulness, originality, functionality, social impact, and resourcefulness. Judging this competition is a subjective process.


von Holzhausen will donate 10% of the proceeds from May, 2020 to one of three charities benefiting People, Animals, and the Planet.  The winner will select the charity. Charities are as follows:  The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Surfrider Foundation, and Best Friends.


Neither the von Holzhausen nor affiliate companies, nor their respective promotional agencies shall have any obligation or responsibility with regard to (i) entries that contain inaccurate information or that do not comply with these instructions; (ii) entries or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged, or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer or technical error of any kind; (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; or (iv) any damages or losses of any kind caused by any award or resulting from the acceptance of any award. Von Holzhausen in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise disregarding these instructions. Von Holzhausen further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the Competition if it cannot be completed as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void.


This Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is not available to those residing in jurisdictions where such competitions are prohibited. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Competition will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by binding arbitration under the auspices of JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Medication Service) in Los Angeles, California. These Official Rules will bind all entrants, and their respective heirs, representatives, successors, and permitted assigns. These Official Rules supersede any prior oral or written agreements relating to rules or procedures for the Competition. These Official Rules may be changed at any time, but only by the von Holzhausen and only by posting new rules on this page. These Official Rules will not be construed to impose upon von Holzhausen any obligations for any losses, debts, or other obligations incurred by any entrant.