• FAQs

    How does the #SHINYlist work?

    • The #SHINYlist curates the best submissions from emerging directors worldwide. It's an invaluable resource for commissioners ranging from brand commissioners, to music video and fashion film commissioners, to production company roster reps & heads of talent, to freelance in-house scouts, to media & TV commissioners.
    • Just before each event, we email the updated #SHINYlist to over 200 of these VIP contacts in our wider worldwide network. The email includes links to videos, websites, social accounts and email addresses for #SHINYlist directors, (if directors have given permission).
    • The #SHINYlist is organised by location, genre & diversity categories. Newest work always displays at the top of the email.

    About feedback, scores and a free ticket to the next event

    • Every submission is reviewed online, scored and feedback written by people from 3 organisations in the Jury network.

    • We wait until we have 15 submissions to form a batch, then send that batch to 3 jurors. Submissions can be slower around event dates, especially immediately after an event, this affects how quickly we can send batches to jurors.

    • Judging criteria are concept & innovation, pace & structure, emotional engagement, craft skills and aesthetic.
    • Once a batch has been judged, we compile the three sets of scores and feedback, and email them to the entrant.
    • Entrants can claim the free ticket to the event they entered as soon as they like, entrants don't have to wait for scores and feedback to be returned. We recommend entrants claim their free ticket ASAP, as some venues have limited capacity.
    • Allowing for a steady stream of submissions, batches should be complete within 2 weeks. However, it's common for jurors to have problems hitting the deadlines we set, due to eg their own shooting or editing schedules. Sometimes we have to replace jurors, which sets our timeline back. About a month turnaround from submission to reply is common. At the latest, directors should have their feedback & scores within 6 weeks of first submitting their video.

    • It's the entrant's responsibility to make sure links and passwords work during the period the entry is in judging, as we won't return batches to judges. If a video misses any/ all of its feedback & scores due to bad links/ passwords, we'll put corrected links into a new batch ONLY IF the entrant submits a new video and requests re-submission for the previous video entry alongside the new video entry.
    • Entrants can't choose which jurors see their work online or in panels, it's down to who's turn it is and who's free.

    How do videos make it to the #SHINYlist, event screenings and the annual Awards?

    • Event screenings/ Showcase Jury: three members from the jury network are chosen to make the final screening decisons for each event round. Showcase jurors consider the highest scoring videos according to the Network jurors and select 30 minutes' worth of videos they think best represent the quality and range of recent submissions, according to video meritocracy, the range of genres and diversity of the directors.
    • Showcase jurors are generally local to the event and like Network jurors, Showcase jurors are all industry VIPs. Their details are published on the event pages.
    • If, by event deadline date, videos have been scored by only 1, 2 or no jury members, SHINY acts as an interim jury member for the purpose of deciding the Showcase videos. Every video still goes on to be scored and critiqued by 3 jury members and entrants receive that information as soon as it is ready. If Network jurors score a video than SHINY's interim score, that video will go back into consideration for the next event's Showcase, SHINYlist and onto the shortlist for the Awards. 
    • If a video is showcased it's automatically included on the awards shortlist, regardless of jury network scores & critiques.
    • Every showcased video is added to the #SHINYlist.
    • If videos have similar scores, but one doesn't screen because it's a similar genre to a selected video, the non-screening video will still be included in the #SHINYlist.
    • If there’s major disagreement between Network jurors' scores, we err on the side of the better marks and consider work for the showcase round, #SHINYlist or SHINY Awards.
    • Every event begins with a showcase of the best recent submissions. The showcases operate as 'rounds' for the annual SHINY Awards in February - every video selected for an event showcase is shortlisted for the SHINY Awards.
    • It's possible for videos which didn't make the Showcase or SHINYlist to be shortlisted for the Awards, if the video received a high score from Network jurors.
    • Every video on the #SHINYlist is shortlisted for the annual SHINY Awards, plus a further selection of high scoring videos which didn't make it to the #SHINYlist.
    • SHINY Awards, February each year: There are two stages to selection. In the first stage, videos are judges within diversity category. This is to ensure we get a diverse shortlist. Then category panels of approx 10 jurors each, meet face to face to debate and choose nominees and winners. 
    • Winning videos are shown at the Awards later in February, which are now established as an industry event highlight for the commercial production sector.

    Choosing which round you enter

    • Each submission is considered for one round - either for the next London, Los Angeles or New York screening.
    • The video entry form asks the entrant to choose the event round they prefer.
    • Entrants can re-submit videos for subsequent events. This has be entered and paid for again, the video will be scored again and will get feedback from different jury members.

    Diversity categories in the #ShinyList & Shiny Awards

    • We're keen on practical ways to bring more people from under-represented demographic groups into the industry.
    • As such, we support quotas.
    • Many production companies want to rep directors according to notions of quotas and positive discrimination, and they seem to appreciate that the #ShinyList is organised by diversity category.
    • We extend the logic of the #ShinyList to the Shiny Awards. When directors submit work, they're asked which diversity categories they feel represents them. Categories are then sub-divided by whether the director is unsigned or recently signed to a production company in the 18 months prior to entry.
    • Note this system doesn't discrimate against white men, which is one of the categories available to directors.

    Eligible directors

    • Unsigned/ freelance directors are eligible as long as they have worked commercially as directors (of any genre of filmmaking) for less than five years.

    • To clarify: if you received your first payment/ fee/ financial recognition as a director (of any genre of filmmaking) LESS than 5 years ago, you ARE eligible as an emerging director. If you received your first payment/ fee/ financial recognition as a director (of any genre of filmmaking) MORE than 5 years ago, you ARE NOT eligible as an emerging director. If you break these rules, you hurt Shiny's reputation. Please be honest.

    • If you have had a parenting break, or break due to illness of any length, which would make you eligible as working for fewer than 5 years, please contact us to confirm.

    • If you think an exception to this rule should made for a particular director, just contact us.
    • Directors signed to small production companies (4 or fewer people) can submit work as freelancers, if the director has been working commercially for less than 5 years.

    • Recently signed directors are eligible if they signed with the 18 months prior to submission, and were not signed to a rep or an APA registered (or global equivalent) production company in that territory prior to that. Plus these directors must have worked for less than 5 years as per the definition above.

    • Directors can be based anywhere in the world, be any age and from any background. 
    • It's the responsibility of the submitter to check eligibility, no refunds! (because they take up time and cost us money)

    Eligible work

    • Any video under 5 minutes runtime, including: music video; fashion film; brand content; narrative; documentary; game-based content.

    • For events & the awards - any work of under 5 minutes’ runtime, except trailers for longer work, excerpts and showreels.

    • For reviews only - any work of under 5 minutes’ runtime, including trailers for longer work and showreels

    • Work must have been delivered to the client or published online within 3 years prior to the date you enter the work. It's a long eligibility period to allow for entries which are little-known to the industry. The more unfamiliar the work, the more likely it is to do well in SHINY.
    • It's fine to submit unpublished, password-protected videos as long we're OK to screen them live at an event if they're selected (we don't need to show online).
    • Entries can be spec work or self-initiated briefs.
    • It's the responsibility of the submitter to check eligibility, no refunds! (because they take up time and cost us money)

    How to get a free second entry

    Please let us know within 48 hours of entering your first video if you're planning to claim a free second entry.

    This is a 'Buy one, get one free' discount. You can claim 1 free entry per year.

     

    Method 1

    We want to encourage work from students and we're keen to make contact with film schools & universities worldwide.

    Introduce us by email to your old (or current) tutor or course leader at film, fashion or advertising school/ university, and you can enter a second video for free. Or you could introduce us to a person at the school/ university alumni office.

    Email your contact, put caroline@shinyawards.com on cc, and introduce Caroline to your contact.

    Caroline will acknowledge your email and we will mark your second entry as free.

     

    Method 2

    If you're happy to rate & review us on any of our Film Freeway pages (it’s easy), you can get a free second entry.

    Please submit your first entry to any of these:

    Film Freeway - Shiny Awards

    Film Freeway - London monthly events

    Film Freeway - Los Angeles monthly events

    Let us know when you've done the review and we will send you a fee waiver for your second entry.

    You need to wait until you have received the critiques from the jury network for your first entry, so that you have had an experience you can talk about. And you need to wait until the submissions deadline has passed as you can't leave feedback before then.

    Advice & support

    SHINY exists to help diverse, emerging directors to progress their careers, and to help the commercial production industry connect with the best emerging director talent.

     

    We do as much of this as we can, via our paid-for services.

    - Directors who submit work get written feedback from industry experts, often from people who would never otherwise see, never mind critique a director's work.

    - Directors and others who come to events can connect with anyone else at the event. Everyone who attends can see the attendance lists when they arrive at the event, and everyone can ask event staff for introductions during the networking session at the end of each event.

    - Directors who want career advice can either ask questions during the discussion session at our events, or ask event staff during the event.

    - Directors whose work is scored highly by our jury network are screened at our events, win at our annual SHINY Awards and are promoted on the #SHINYList.

     

    We are always happy to connect reps, production companies and commissioners to any directors they find via SHINY.

    We don't connect directors to reps, production companies or commissioners outside of events, we don't view directors' videos ouside of submissions and we don't give advice outside of events.

  • Terms & conditions

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    Definitions

    “The Shiny Awards", “Shiny Awards" "Shiny", "Events", “Promoter”, ”we", "us", means the company trading through shinyawards.com and registered as Shiny Awards Limited, company registration 7245459, company registered address ℅ Rak Studios, 42-44 Charlbert Street, London NW8.

    The “Shiny Awards Site" means the web-based content available at www.ShinyAwards.com

    "User", “Users”, “Entrants”, “Submitters” or "You" means anyone interacting with the Shiny Awards website, Shiny communications or attending a Shiny event.

    'Partners' mean individuals or organisations with whom Shiny barters promotional and other mutually beneficial activities.

    “Filmmaker or Director” means the person or persons responsible for the overall artistic and creative decisions of the campaign content being judged.

    The Shiny Awards (the “awards”) are administered by Shiny Awards Limited (the “promoter”).

     

    1 Copyright & Intellectual Property Rights

    All content and materials on the Shiny Awards website are protected under copyright and intellectual property rights laws of England and Wales and under similar international legislation. Shiny Awards owns and retains all intellectual property and proprietary rights to all materials in the Shiny Awards Site, excluding content published or linked by its members. No part of the Shiny Awards Site belonging to Shiny Awards may be copied, reproduced, distributed or published without Shiny Awards' written permission. Users confirm that all media and content published or linked to on the Shiny Awards Site is

    -copyright free and/or

    -copyright approved to link to the site and/or

    -copyright owned by you.

    It is your responsibility to understand and identify what is copyright in your content and how copyright approval can be secured.

     

    2 Submitting entries to the Shiny Awards and other Shiny events

    a. The events are open to music video production companies, agencies, directors, producers, commissioners, record companies, music artists and other professionals working in the video, photography and design production businesses who are aged 16 or over. There are no geographical restrictions on who may enter. Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants and check their identity in accordance with our privacy policy.

    b. Creative work must be submitted with a link to the video.

    c. The person who wins the award is the director; AKA the person who comes up with the main ideas, the person who makes the main creative decisions, and/or who has the final say on which ideas are used, how they are used, the look & feel; AKA the main person who makes the work what it is. Sometimes the lead creative / maker is more than one person, ie a partnership or collective.

    d. 'Emerging director, unsigned' category - directors who have been commercially active as a director for less than 5 years, and who have not made work whilst signed to a commercial production company or rep for more than 1 year.
    If a director becomes signed or repped before the awards and they are shortlisted, we'll update the director's category.

    e. 'Emerging director, recently signed' category - directors who have signed to a commercial production company or rep, and are still signed within the 18 months prior to submission..

    f. Directors repped outside Europe & who are recent signings are very welcome to enter. Most of our UK headline judges operate globally and are keen to rep international talent.

    g. Videos will be categorised as outlined in the entry form.
    As some of the definitions are open to interpretation, please check with us if you’re unsure about eligibility. As the definitions aren't always straightforward, we reserve the right to over-ride filmmakers' declarations re eligibility.

    h. Entries are open to videos first published in the 36 months prior to the event.

    i. Entries must be made by completing the entry form on the awards website (www.shinyawards.com) or at https://filmfreeway.com/ShinyAwards before the deadline of midnight GMT of the closing date of the event being entered.
    j. The cost of award entries is not refundable. Entries to the awards will only be accepted when payment is received by the promoter in full.

    k. The promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry. Incomplete entries, and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions, will be disqualified and will not be counted and will not be refunded.

    l. Submissions over 5 mins long recieve 1 written review, from SHINY. They are not eligible for the SHINYlist or the annual Awards.

     

    3 Judges & winners

    a. Shiny Awards: In the first round, each entry submitted will be viewed by industry professionals from the network partners published on the website. In subsequent, shortlist rounds, expert juries gather to discuss the nominations, and to select nominations & winners. Promoter reserves the right to change the format of the judging provided always that judging is done in a rigorous and fair manner. any such changes to the format of the judging will be posted on the awards website.

    b. Shiny Awards: Winning entries will be those which, in the opinion and sole discretion of the jury, demonstrate the requisite artistic merit, creative contribution and technical skill in line with the category requirements.

    c. Shiny Awards: The judges’ and promoter’s decisions shall be final and binding in all respects on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

    d. Shiny Awards: Winners will be announced and receive their trophy at the awards ceremony. There will be no prior disclosure. Winners not present at the ceremony will at the request of each such winner have their trophy dispatched by post within 21 days of the ceremony, provided that the winner has provided a postal address. Please note that duplicate trophies requested by winners must be paid for (details provided on request to the promoter at the below address).


    4 Tickets

    a. Eligibility, booking and confirmation
    Unless otherwise agreed by us in advance and in writing, all Attendees must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the event.

    Your booking is not confirmed until we have received your payment and you receive an email confirmation from us which sets out useful information. If you do not receive our email confirmation within 24 hours of you submitting your online registration form, please contact us at the address set out on the website Contacts page as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to update us of any changes to your contact details so that we are able to contact you.

    All event attendees are required to pay for and make their own arrangements for transport to the Venue. We are not responsible for any inability to attend owing to failure of transport.

    b. Cancellations, transfers & refunds

    The Shiny Awards reserve the right to alter the programme, venue or speakers of any event without prior notification and do not guarantee the attendance of any particular guest.

    In the event of a cancellation of an event by the Shiny Awards, we will use reasonable endeavours to contact you using the contact details provided at the time of booking. We will also give notice of any cancellation through our website – you should check this regularly prior to the relevant event for up-to-date information.

    Where we cancel an Awards event we will refund any attendance fees paid.

    The Shiny Awards will not be liable for reimbursing travelling, accommodation, or any other expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation or postponement of any event, or the moving of any event to a new venue.

    The Shiny Awards will not be liable for reimbursing fees if attendees are not able to attend an event due to circumstances out of the Shiny Awards’ control, including, but not limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, transport strikes, closures or delays or any other Force Majeure or Act of God.

    The Shiny Awards will not be liable for reimbursing travelling, accommodation, or any other expenses incurred by attendees who fail to attend an event for any reason.

    Transfers of Shiny Award tickets can be made from one attendee to another and the Shiny Awards should be notified in writing at least 24 hours prior to the event start time.

    If you wish to cancel your attendance at an event you must email us at the address set out on the website contact page as soon as possible. If you cancel 30 or more days before the Awards event we will refund your attendance fee in full, though we reserve the right to retain an administration fee. Where you cancel less than 30 days before the Awards event there will be no refund.

    c. Filming and photography

    We may, at our discretion, choose to photograph, film, broadcast or record the event. You grant us an irrevocable licence to use and sub-license the use of your name, voice, likeness, image and any contribution made by you at or to the event in any and all media (whether now known or hereinafter invented) as part of Shiny Awards marketing communications.

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    The views expressed by any speakers at an event are their own. We shall not be liable for the views, acts or omissions of any such speaker or any other attendee at the event. Any information given or distributed as part of the event shall not constitute advice and should not be relied upon.

     

    5 Liabilities

    a. Persons completing entries commit that they are authorised to do so.

    b. By entering work, all entrants warrant and undertake that their entry is an original piece of work commissioned either directly by the rights holders (artist, label, management or other representative of these), or created for a competition authorised by the rights holders, and does not infringe any third party rights.

    c. Entrants confirm that by submitting content to Shiny events they accept responsibility for that content and that the content is neither offensive nor defamatory.

    d. Shiny Awards.com is a site aimed at users over the age of 18 years of age. Shiny Awards.com is not liable for the content of linked videos and site comments. View the site at your own risk and ensure that minors are accompanied by an adult when viewing.

    e. All entrants warrant and undertake that they have obtained all relevant rights and written permission from individuals featured in the entry.

    f. All entrants warrant that their entry does not infringe the laws of England and Wales.

    g. Those entering the awards shall indemnify the promoter and its agents against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the promoter arising out of or in connection with any breach of the warranties in clauses 5b, 5c, 5e and 5f of these terms and conditions.

    h. Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence, or in respect of fraud, and so far as is permitted by law, the promoter and its associated companies and agents exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from:
    i. any postponement or cancellation of events;
    ii. any changes to, supply of (including, without limitation, prizes which do not reach the intended recipient), or use of the prize;
    iii. any error or omission by the promoter; and
    iv. any act or default of any third party supplier, which are beyond the promoter’s reasonable control.
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    a. By entering the awards, entrants agree that any entry they submit may be used by the promoter, its agents and the judges for the purposes of judging and promoting the awards and may be viewed at the awards event without further remuneration.

    b. By entering the awards, entrants agree that their image, name and likeness may be used by the promoter for advertising and publicity purposes in connection with Shiny events without additional remuneration.

     

    8 Pricing and Price Changes
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    10 Contact Information

    a. The promoter will use each winner’s, and each entrant’s, personal details for the purpose of administering this awards. Please see our privacy policy below for further details.

    b. Shiny is not responsible for the content and makes no warranty as to the accuracy of Entrant or Members' personal information. Users should always use their own judgement in deciding whether to contact or commission contacts listed on Shiny Awards.com. We shall not be liable in any circumstances for the actions of any user.

     

    11 Mailing List

    a. Your email address is automatically added to our mailing list when you enter the awards or buy an event ticket. You can unsubscribe via the link in the email or request to unsubscribe by emailing admin@shinyawards.com.

    b. The promoter may use the details you give to contact you about their products and services. by entering this promotion you are indicating your agreement to this unless you tell the promoter otherwise.

     

    12 Jurisdiction

    a. The promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any point.

    b. The awards, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England, Northern Ireland and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the awards.

     

     

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    Definitions
    
    “The Shiny Awards", “Shiny Awards" "Shiny",  "Events", “Promoter”, ”we", "us", means the company trading through shinyawards.com and registered as Shiny Awards Limited, company registration 7245459, company registered address ℅ Rak Studios, 42-44 Charlbert Street, London NW8.
    
    The “Shiny Awards Site" means the web-based content available at www.ShinyAwards.com
    
    "User", “Users”, “Entrants”, “Submitters” or "You" means anyone interacting with the Shiny Awards website, Shiny communications or attending a Shiny event.
    
    'Partners' mean individuals or organisations with whom Shiny barters promotional and other mutually beneficial activities.
    
    “Filmmaker or Director” means the person or persons responsible for the overall artistic and creative decisions of the campaign content being judged.
    
    The Shiny Awards (the “awards”) are administered by Shiny Awards Limited (the “promoter”).
    
    
    
    
    
    1 Copyright & Intellectual Property Rights
    
    All content and materials on the Shiny Awards website are protected under copyright and intellectual property rights laws of England and Wales and under similar international legislation. Shiny Awards owns and retains all intellectual property and proprietary rights to all materials in the Shiny Awards Site, excluding content published or linked by its members. No part of the Shiny Awards Site belonging to Shiny Awards may be copied, reproduced, distributed or published without Shiny Awards' written permission. Users confirm that all media and content published or linked to on the Shiny Awards Site is
    
    -copyright free and/or
    
    -copyright approved to link to the site and/or
    
    -copyright owned by you.
    
    It is your responsibility to understand and identify what is copyright in your content and how copyright approval can be secured.
    
    
    
    2 Submitting entries to the Shiny Awards and other Shiny events
    
    a. The events are open to music video production companies, agencies, directors, producers, commissioners, record companies, music artists and other professionals working in the video, photography and design production businesses who are aged 16 or over. There are no geographical restrictions on who may enter. Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants and check their identity in accordance with our privacy policy.
    
    b. Creative work must be submitted with a link to the video.
    
    c. The person who wins the award is the director; AKA the person who comes up with the main ideas, the person who makes the main creative decisions, and/or who has the final say on which ideas are used, how they are used, the look & feel; AKA the main person who makes the work what it is. Sometimes the lead creative / maker is more than one person, ie a partnership or collective.
    
    d. 'Emerging director, unsigned' category - directors who have been commercially active as a director for less than 5 years, and who have not made work whilst signed to a commercial production company or rep for more than 1 year.
    If a director becomes signed or repped before the awards and they are shortlisted, we'll update the director's category.
    
    e. 'Emerging director, recently signed' category - directors who have signed to a commercial production company or rep within the 12 months prior to submission..
    
    f. Directors repped outside Europe & who are recent signings are very welcome to enter. Most of our UK headline judges operate globally and are keen to rep international talent.
    
    g. Videos will be categorised as outlined in the entry form. 
    As some of the definitions are open to interpretation, please check with us if you’re unsure about eligibility. As the definitions aren't always straightforward, we reserve the right to over-ride filmmakers' declarations re eligibility.
    
    h. Entries are open to videos first published in the 36 months prior to the event.
    
    i. Entries must be made by completing the entry form on the awards website (www.shinyawards.com) or at https://filmfreeway.com/ShinyAwards before the deadline of midnight GMT of the closing date of the event being entered.
    
    h. The cost of award entries is not refundable. Entries to the awards will only be accepted when payment is received by the promoter in full. 
    
    i. The promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry. Incomplete entries, and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions, will be disqualified and will not be counted and will not be refunded.
    
    
    
    3 Judges & winners
    
    a. Shiny Awards: In the first round, each entry submitted will be viewed by industry professionals from the network partners published on the website. In subsequent, shortlist rounds, expert juries gather to discuss the nominations, and to select nominations & winners. Promoter reserves the right to change the format of the judging provided always that judging is done in a rigorous and fair manner. any such changes to the format of the judging will be posted on the awards website.
    
    b. Shiny Awards: Winning entries will be those which, in the opinion and sole discretion of the jury, demonstrate the requisite artistic merit, creative contribution and technical skill in line with the category requirements.
    
    c. Shiny Awards: The judges’ and promoter’s decisions shall be final and binding in all respects on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
    
    d. Shiny Awards: Winners will be announced and receive their trophy at the awards ceremony. There will be no prior disclosure. Winners not present at the ceremony will at the request of each such winner have their trophy dispatched by post within 21 days of the ceremony, provided that the winner has provided a postal address. Please note that duplicate trophies requested by winners must be paid for (details provided on request to the promoter at the below address). 
    
    
    4 Tickets
    
    a. Eligibility, booking and confirmation
    Unless otherwise agreed by us in advance and in writing, all Attendees must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the event.
    
    Your booking is not confirmed until we have received your payment and you receive an email confirmation from us which sets out useful information. If you do not receive our email confirmation within 24 hours of you submitting your online registration form, please contact us at the address set out on the website Contacts page as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to update us of any changes to your contact details so that we are able to contact you.
    
    All event attendees are required to pay for and make their own arrangements for transport to the Venue. We are not responsible for any inability to attend owing to failure of transport.
    
    b. Cancellations, transfers & refunds
    
    The Shiny Awards reserve the right to alter the programme, venue or speakers of any event without prior notification and do not guarantee the attendance of any particular guest.
    
    In the event of a cancellation of an event by the Shiny Awards, we will use reasonable endeavours to contact you using the contact details provided at the time of booking. We will also give notice of any cancellation through our website – you should check this regularly prior to the relevant event for up-to-date information.
    
    Where we cancel an Awards event we will refund any attendance fees paid.
    
    The Shiny Awards will not be liable for reimbursing travelling, accommodation, or any other expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation or postponement of any event, or the moving of any event to a new venue.
    
    The Shiny Awards will not be liable for reimbursing fees if attendees are not able to attend an event due to circumstances out of the Shiny Awards’ control, including, but not limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, transport strikes, closures or delays or any other Force Majeure or Act of God.
    
    The Shiny Awards will not be liable for reimbursing travelling, accommodation, or any other expenses incurred by attendees who fail to attend an event for any reason.
    
    Transfers of Shiny Award tickets can be made from one attendee to another and the Shiny Awards should be notified in writing at least 24 hours prior to the event start time.
    
    If you wish to cancel your attendance at an event you must email us at the address set out on the website contact page as soon as possible. If you cancel 30 or more days before the Awards event we will refund your attendance fee in full, though we reserve the right to retain an administration fee. Where you cancel less than 30 days before the Awards event there will be no refund.
    
    c. Filming and photography
    
    We may, at our discretion, choose to photograph, film, broadcast or record the event. You grant us an irrevocable licence to use and sub-license the use of your name, voice, likeness, image and any contribution made by you at or to the event in any and all media (whether now known or hereinafter invented) as part of Shiny Awards marketing communications.
    
    d. Liability
    
    The views expressed by any speakers at an event are their own. We shall not be liable for the views, acts or omissions of any such speaker or any other attendee at the event. Any information given or distributed as part of the event shall not constitute advice and should not be relied upon.
    
    
    
    5 Liabilities
    
    a. Persons completing entries commit that they are authorised to do so.
    
    b. By entering work, all entrants warrant and undertake that their entry is an original piece of work commissioned either directly by the rights holders (artist, label, management or other representative of these), or created for a competition authorised by the rights holders, and does not infringe any third party rights.
    
    c. Entrants confirm that by submitting content to Shiny events they accept responsibility for that content and that the content is neither offensive nor defamatory.
    
    d. Shiny Awards.com is a site aimed at users over the age of 18 years of age. Shiny Awards.com is not liable for the content of linked videos and site comments. View the site at your own risk and ensure that minors are accompanied by an adult when viewing.
    
    e. All entrants warrant and undertake that they have obtained all relevant rights and written permission from individuals featured in the entry.
    
    f. All entrants warrant that their entry does not infringe the laws of England and Wales.
    
    g. Those entering the awards shall indemnify the promoter and its agents against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the promoter arising out of or in connection with any breach of the warranties in clauses 5b, 5c, 5e and 5f of these terms and conditions.
    
    h. Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence, or in respect of fraud, and so far as is permitted by law, the promoter and its associated companies and agents exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from:
    i. any postponement or cancellation of events;
    ii. any changes to, supply of (including, without limitation, prizes which do not reach the intended recipient), or use of the prize;
    iii. any error or omission by the promoter; and
    iv. any act or default of any third party supplier, which are beyond the promoter’s reasonable control. 
    j You agree that we will not be liable for any loss or damage you incur (including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of business, loss of revenue, or any other incidental or consequential loss or damage) whether indirectly or directly caused by Shiny Awards or by the use of the site.
    
    
    
    6 Provision and Loss of Service
    
    Shiny Awards reserves the right to disable the site without prior notice if needed to perform maintenance on the Shiny Awards Site, or any technical service supporting or related to it.
    
    
    
    7 Promotion
    
    a. By entering the awards, entrants agree that any entry they submit may be used by the promoter, its agents and the judges for the purposes of judging and promoting the awards and may be viewed at the awards event without further remuneration.
    
    b. By entering the awards, entrants agree that their image, name and likeness may be used by the promoter for advertising and publicity purposes in connection with Shiny events without additional remuneration.
    
    
    
    8 Pricing and Price Changes
    Shiny reserve the right to change or introduce charges at any time without prior notice.
    
    
    
    9 Partners
    
    Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be construed as constituting, or deemed to constitute, a legal partnership or agency between the individuals or organisations noted on the website as 'Partners' and neither party shall have any authority to bind the other in any way. The relationship of the parties shall be as independent contractors.
    
    
    
    10 Contact Information
    
    a. The promoter will use each winner’s, and each entrant’s, personal details for the purpose of administering this awards. Please see our privacy policy below for further details.
    
    b. Shiny is not responsible for the content and makes no warranty as to the accuracy of Entrant or Members' personal information. Users should always use their own judgement in deciding whether to contact or commission contacts listed on Shiny Awards.com. We shall not be liable in any circumstances for the actions of any user.
    
    
    
    11 Mailing List
    
    a. Your email address is automatically added to our mailing list when you enter the awards or buy an event ticket. You can unsubscribe via the link in the email or request to unsubscribe by emailing admin@shinyawards.com.
    
    b. The promoter may use the details you give to contact you about their products and services. by entering this promotion you are indicating your agreement to this unless you tell the promoter otherwise.
    
    
    
    12 Jurisdiction
    
    a. The promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any point.
    
    b. The awards, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England, Northern Ireland and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the awards.
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