About the Awards

The InsideOut Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 sponsored by Sponsor Logo

Now in its fourth year, the InsideOut Readers’ Choice Awards was established to recognise and reward the very best in the UAE’s interiors industry. The 2018 edition offers readers a unique opportunity to celebrate their favourite brands across sectors such as kitchens, lighting and home accessories.

Whether you are renting or buying here in the UAE, it’s important to create a comfortable, practical and stylish home –– and that means you need go-to brands and stores you can depend on for choice, style, quality and customer service. With that in mind, we’d love you to take part in this year’s voting process to help us find the best companies, big or small, that get your mark of approval.

The InsideOut Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 is a coveted title for brands to win, as it remains the only home interiors awards in the region entirely voted for by readers. There are no judges or editors swaying the polls – it’s just you, the readers, giving your valued, honest opinion.

Cast your votes across 13 carefully curated categories:

  • BEST FOR ART & OBJETS
  • BEST FOR SOFT FURNISHINGS
  • BEST FOR LIGHTING
  • BEST FOR FLOORING
  • BEST FOR PAINT
  • BEST FOR KITCHENS
  • BEST FOR HOME APPLIANCES
  • BEST FOR BATHROOMS AND FITTINGS
  • BEST FOR HOME ACCESSORIES
  • BEST FOR OUTDOOR STORE
  • BEST HOME STORE
  • BEST LUXURY HOME STORE
  • BEST NEWCOMER
  • Voting closes on October 21st 2018
  • The winners will be announced in the November issue of InsideOut and on associated social media pages.
  • You can take part by accessing the voting tab on the webpage publicised in InsideOut magazine or online, awards.insideoutmagazine.ae/vote. Registering your vote online is easy, simply click on the box beside the entrant you wish to vote for in each category and enter your name and email address.
  • If the entrant you wish to vote for is not on the list, simply click ‘other’ and submit the name of your preferred company, along with your name and email address.
  • Voting will be open from 10am on October 1 2018 to 6pm on October 21 2018. Any votes registered outside the voting times will not count.

These terms and conditions are applicable to the event/competition/voting (“Event”) promoted by Al Nisr Publishing LLC (“We”, “we”, “us”, “Our”, “our”, as the context requires, which includes its affiliates and associate companies) in respect of InsideOut Readers’ Choice Awards (“Voting/Event Terms and Conditions”, which includes all other terms and conditions incorporated here by reference). In addition, terms and conditions of third party providers also apply to winners of prizes, which will be updated on the relevant website(s) from time to time.

Your use of the website of InsideOut and the voting website/pages will continue to be governed by the terms and conditions posted on the website itself (http://insideoutmagazine.ae/) (“Website”).

By your participation in the Event, you are deemed to have consented to these Voting/Event Terms and Conditions, and third party terms and conditions as specified above. Any of these terms and conditions may be revised anytime and/or any new third party terms and conditions may be included anytime and we are not under any obligation to notify you of such change. Any such revised version(s) shall be updated on the relevant website(s).

1. Eligibility & Entry:

1.1 Each participant can vote once in each category. Duplicate votes from the same email or phone number or IP address will be disqualified. Subsequent entries from different email addresses and/or phone numbers for the same participant will also not be accepted.

1.2 Only completed entries will be eligible for the prize draw. We reserve the right to reject any entries that are incomplete or deficient in any manner whatsoever.

1.3 We will announce the winner(s) in the November issue of InsideOut magazine, on sale from November 1 to November 30, and on social media.

1.4 The Event is open to legal residents of the United Arab Emirates only.

1.5 Minimum age is 18 years.

1.6 Only individuals/natural persons may participate. Companies/partnership/sole establishments/legal entities are not eligible.

1.7 Any additional eligibility requirements shall be stated as part of the Event, on the relevant website(s).

1.8 Whether a person has met the eligibility requirements shall be decided by us at our absolute discretion, and shall not be subject to any challenge.

1.9 The InsideOut Reader’s Choice Awards 2018 result will be analysed, verified and announced by us, and will be based on the award entrant that wins the most unique individual votes gained in each category. The announcement is final. No discussions will be entered into in regards to the results after they have been announced.

1.10 We reserve the right to disqualify entries or suspend voting if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if we consider there has been any attempt to rig the voting. We have the right to substitute an alternative selection method at our absolute discretion.

Any breach or violation (actual or alleged) of these Voting/Event Terms and Conditions or any suspected fraud could result in disqualification, or forfeiture, or a requirement to refund the prize, as the case may be, at our sole discretion. In the event of any fraud or attempt to any fraud by the participant, we shall have a right to take appropriate legal action against such participant.

1.11 If, for any reason, the online voting system fails, the vote may be suspended by us at our sole and absolute discretion.

1.12 We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, cancel or suspend the Event at any time, without any liability to any participant or prospective participant.

1.13 We shall not be liable for any late, lost or misdirected entries due to technical or any other reason. Furthermore, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, we cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any online system, server, provider, or otherwise, which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

1.14 Please note that any of our staff member (including those of our affiliates) or anyone who is directly connected in any way with the production of the awards and voting is not eligible to vote.

1.15 The participant warrants that all information provided as part of the entry is true and correct.

1.16 We have the right and sole and absolute discretion to reject entries or any matter or content that are, in our opinion, unlawful, racist, discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, indecent, hateful, offensive, abusive or could be harassing or distressful or threatening to any person in any manner, or which we consider to be otherwise harmful to our goodwill and reputation and/or that of the magazine that is running the particular Event or any third party, whether such ground for rejection affects part or whole of entry or matter.

1.17 Contestants must submit any written entry using their legal name. Any attempts to circumvent this rule shall be deemed to be a basis for disqualifying the participant.

2. Prizes:

2.1 The prize is non-transferable. Prizes must be accepted in the form offered, and there are no alternatives or exchanges available. In certain cases, prizes may be substituted by products/ services that are broadly of equivalent value at our discretion, and the same may not be challenged. Where the prize consists of certain date specific components, it must be utilized on the specified date or are deemed to be waived.

2.2 The prize must be claimed as per the timelines and processes as informed to the winner, otherwise it may be awarded to an alternative winner or forfeited completely.

2.3 Collection of the prize shall be done by the winner or duly authorized representative of the winner, whose identity will be accepted at our discretion.

2.4 For any entry or prize, documents identifying the person, including but not limited to proof of address, may be requested by us, and the prize may be made subject to such documents being satisfactory.

2.5 The prize is all inclusive, and does not entail or imply any additional liability which may be incurred by the winner.

2.6 We provide the prize as is, and do not make any representations or warranties about its merchantability, durability, quality, market value or fitness of purpose.

2.7 The prize must be availed within the time period specified in these Voting/Event Terms and Conditions, or the relevant publication/websites/social media pages, as the case may be.

2.8 Any entitlement under the prize which is not availed, whether in part or in full, shall be deemed to have been fully utilised.

2.9 The prize winner is solely responsible for all applicable compliances and regulations. We shall not be liable for/to any direct and/ or indirect claims, actions, demands, suits, losses, liabilities, damages, expenses and/or costs arising out of or in connection with any of the afore-mentioned, even if we have been advised of the possibility of the same.

2.10 We shall not be liable for any harm or loss suffered by the winner in any manner whatsoever in claiming and/or redeeming the prize. Failure to redeem the prize due to any reason shall not render us liable to substitute the prize or compensate the winner in any manner.

2.11 We are not responsible for any unclaimed or undeliverable/ undelivered or lost or misplaced prize.

2.12 The participant understands and agrees that the prize is provided by a third party and also that it may be subject to additional terms regarding redemption, which shall be updated on the relevant website(s) from time to time.

3. Personal Information:

3.1 Any personal information provided by any participant shall be used and processed in accordance with the Privacy Policy mentioned on the Website. The participant’s participation in the Event is deemed to be consent to such privacy policy. If a request for deletion of details is received, such details will be deleted, however, this might adversely impact the eligibility and/or the win of the participant.

3.2 Personal information of any third party may be submitted only after obtaining prior written consent of such third party, which is the responsibility of such participant, and we shall not be liable for breach of this obligation or any ensuing claims, actions, demands, suits, losses, liabilities, damages, expenses and/or costs and the participant shall indemnify us in respect of any of the afore-mentioned.

4. Use, Disclosure and Publicity:

4.1 The participant agrees that we have the right to publish and/or utilise in any manner the information and information related to their entry and/or publicity, including any personal information as provided, for the purposes of the Event and incidental matters and/or for the review/development/modification of the magazine and/or associated websites, whether in the same form or as derivative form(s) or in statistical form or any other relevant form.

Further, the participant agrees that we have the right to share with third parties any of the aforesaid, where this is required for promoting their association with the Event or prize and/or seeking professional services or consultancy regarding the magazine and/or the associated websites and/or us.

The participant agrees that to enable us for the above, they have granted us an unlimited, perpetual and unrestricted right and license to use, reproduce, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, disseminate, exploit and/ or modify the afore-said information or material.

4.2 Rights to any photo, audio and/or video recording that may be taken as part of the publicity of the Event shall vest solely in us, and we shall have the unlimited and unrestricted right and license to use these via any medium.

5. Intellectual Property:

5.1 The participant warrants that any photograph, video clip, audio clip, image, text, and/or any other form of intellectual property provided by them as part of their entry in any Event is owned by them as per applicable laws or that they have a lawful right to use the same in an unlimited and unrestricted manner. The participant undertakes that such materials and the entry are not in breach of any third party intellectual property rights and do not contain anything which is unlawful, racist, discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, indecent, hateful, offensive, abusive or harassing or distressful or threatening in any manner.

6. Indemnity and Exclusion of Liability:

6.1 The participant (s) and/or winner agree that they shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our directors, agents, assigns, representatives, associates and/or employees, from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, suits, losses, liabilities, damages, expenses and/or costs, including attorneys’ fees and legal expenses, arising out of any actual or alleged breach of any of their warranties or obligations (or those of the persons such participant /winner is responsible for as per these Voting/Event Terms and Conditions), and also agree not to bring any claim, action or suit of any nature whatsoever against us, including but not limited to a suit for injunction relating to the information or materials provided to us.

6.2 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude and shall not be liable to any participant or winner, and/or any person claiming under any participant or winner, for any claims, actions, demands, suits, losses, liabilities, damages, expenses and/or costs, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees and legal expenses, against us, our directors, agents, assigns, representatives, associates and/or employees, arising out of or in connection with any Event, including any prize provided by a third party.

7. Miscellaneous:

7.1 All decisions made by us are final and not subject to challenge.

7.2 These Voting/Event Terms and Conditions and all documents referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties.

7.3 No waiver by us shall be effective except in relation to the matter in respect of which it is specifically given. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision contained herein shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision contained, or right granted, herein.

7.4 If any of these Voting/Event Terms and Conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, in whole or in part, by a court of competent jurisdiction within any state or country in which these Voting/Event Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which The Voting/Event Terms or Conditions, or part thereof, is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provisions contained herein. 7.5 These Voting/Event Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United Arab Emirates (applicable in the Emirate of Dubai), and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Dubai.

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