Terms & Conditions

1. Preamble

1.1 IED Barcelona is launching the contest on the website http://becas.iedbarcelona.org

1.2 The aim of the Contest is to award 17 grants to students on various university courses during academic year 2018-2019.

1.3 The Contest is governed by these regulations and will comprise all of the stages described below, which will take place from January 14th, 2019 (when the regulations are published), to April 5th 2019 23.59 (GMT+1,  Barcelona time).

2. Requirements for Taking Part and Entering

2.1 Candidates wishing to take part in the Contest are required to sign up at http://becas.iedbarcelona.org  and accept these regulations.

2.2 Participation is strictly reserved for candidates who hold High School Diploma, vocational training or are attending the last year of a High School Diploma or equivalent. Applicants need to be no more than 26 years old.

2.3 IED employees and consultants are not authorised to take part in the Contest.

2.4 Candidates must provide the personal details requested in the inscription form. Candidates should be aware of the consequences of providing false data and must therefore give precise, complete, true and correct data.

2.5 In compliance with Organic Act 15/1999 on Personal Data Protection and with Royal Decree 1720/2007 of the Regulation Developing the Organic Data Protection Act (LOPD), the candidates’ details will be included in a file belonging to Istituto Europeo Di Design, S.L.

2.6 Candidates will be liable for any damage or harm caused to IED Barcelona as a result of their having breached the foregoing rule.


3. The Contest and the Candidate’s Project

3.1 Candidates will be entitled to take part in the Contest once they have filled in the entire inscription form, accepted these regulations and submitted the project within the deadline, from January 14th, 2019 to April 5th 2019 23.59 (GMT+1,  Barcelona time). The project is to be submitted together with a description and a motivational letter in the language in which their chosen course is imparted. Candidates must observe the characteristics and format requirements detailed in point 4, as well as the theme of the Contest.

3.2 Each candidate can present more than one project for more than one course if they will present different projects for each course. Candidates who apply for other IED Barcelona grants will not be allowed to take part.

3.3 By taking part in the Contest and in any case by submitting a project, candidates strictly accept and undertake to abide by these regulations.

3.4 Projects submitted by candidates must be the outcome of their own personal work. Candidates must therefore be aware of the legal consequences of making false statements and must ensure that their project:

- Is the result of their own personal, intellectual and original work and that no forgery or plagiarism is committed;

- Does not breach the law or public order and morals;

- Does not violate any third-party intellectual property rights, whether registered or not, such as copyright, trademarks and patents;

- Does not violate any third-party rights, contracts, customs or traditions.

3.5 The candidate takes full responsibility for the content, legal validity, nature, quality and veracity of the concepts and comments published on the website. IED Barcelona and its representatives are therefore expressly exempt from the duty to verify or control the candidates’ projects.

3.6 IED Barcelona and its representatives hold no liability whatsoever for any of the projects published on the website. Candidates are obliged to hold IED Barcelona and its representatives harmless in the event of any claims for redress or compensation filed by third parties as a result of the publication of their project.

3.7 Candidates are obliged to hold IED Barcelona and its representatives harmless for any loss, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses, including legal costs, which may arise from any breach of section 3 above.


4. Project, Characteristics and Format

4.1 In order to take part in the Contest, candidates are required to fill in and present a project submission form, and hand in a project (in the language in which their chosen course is imparted) meeting the following requirements and contents:

- Student information (personal data, previous studies, professional background, interests…)

- Motivational letter (250 words approx.)

- Project Title

- Project concept (250 words approx.)

- Project content (Text and/or sketches and/or pictures and/or links to videos)

4.2 Regarding the theme of the contest, candidates will be required to submit a project meeting the following format:

- 1 single PDF file, DIN A4 size, horizontal format, max. 10 pages.

- PDF file maximum size: 5 MB

4.3 The requirements set out in points 4.1 and 4.2 are mandatory in order to take part in the Contest.


5. Documents Required

5.1 Candidates will be required to present the previous mentioned document by signing up to the contest and providing the following information and documents, and in the following order:

a. Name

b. Last Name

c. E-mail address

d. Contact Phone Number

e. Date of birth (no more than 26 years old)

f. Country of residence

g. Nationality

h. Course

i. Project in PDF File


6. Grants

6.1 IED Barcelona offers 17 grants covering all or part of course tuition fees.

6.2 These grants only apply for tuition fees. Therefore, the cost of inscription, accommodation and other expenses will not be included in the grant and will be borne by the awardee. Enrolment fees must be paid for every year, regardless of any grants awarded.

7. In the event that any of the projects submitted for one or more of the University courses should fail to meet the required standards, no grant will be awarded and it will be lost.

8. Selecting Winners and Jury

8.1 The assessment of the projects is entrusted to a jury comprised of 4 directors (or IED representatives) in Design, Visual Communication, Fashion and Management.

8.2 Assessment will be carried out by the jury unobjectionably.

8.3 The authors of the selected projects will be called to defend their project during a personal interview (or Skype because of the geographical distance).

8.4 The jury may unobjectionably decide not to award a grant for one of the courses if the standard of the projects is found not to be satisfactory.

8.5. The jury reserves the right to divide the grant intended to cover 100% of a student's tuition fees into two 50% grants at their discretion.

8.6 The winners of the Contest may be notified by email or telephone by a representative of IED Barcelona. Winners will be required to send a formal letter of acceptance of the grant by email no later than three days after the result of the Contest is disclosed. If the winner should fail to do so, the grant will automatically be considered “rejected” and the jury may unobjectionably decide to award the grant to another candidate. Once the winner has accepted the grant, a term of 10 days will begin in which to enrol in the course for which the grant has been awarded.


9. General Terms & Conditions of Participation

9.1 Incomplete projects that fail to meet the requirements, that do not include the elements mentioned above, that contain incorrect or illegible data or that are submitted after April 5th 2019 23.59 (GMT+1,  Barcelona time) will not be valid.

9.2 Projects submitted without the inscription form will not be accepted.

9.3 Once candidates have submitted their projects, they cannot be altered or replaced. Projects and complementary documents will be request by one advisor if it is necessary.


10. Ownership and Rights over Projects

10.1 Intellectual property rights over projects are always held by the author.

10.2 By taking part in the Contest and with the subsequent publication of their project on the website, the candidate waives any right to compensation and/or reimbursement, and grants IED Barcelona the right to use the project free of charge in order to promote or disseminate the website and IED’s activities, provided the name of the author is mentioned.


11. Content Belonging to IED, Concepts, Comments and External Links

11.1 IED’s content must not be downloaded, copied or distributed without prior written authorisation from IED.

11.2 IED is not obliged to control or supervise the projects or comments published on the website. Therefore, IED cannot ensure the veracity, accuracy or quality thereof. In no event shall IED be responsible for any projects or comments that prove unlawful, illegal or offensive in any way.

11.3 IED reserves the right not to publish or to remove any projects or comments from the website when they violate the provisions of these regulations, prove inappropriate or should be censored. IED reserves the right to alter the projects submitted by users by any means necessary in order to allow them to be published on the website.

11.4 The website may include links to other websites that do not belong to IED or are not controlled by IED. Users accept and agree that under no circumstances will IED be responsible for the content, advertisements, services or products featured on said external websites.


12. Obligations of the Candidate

12.1 Candidates undertake:

a) Not to directly or indirectly damage or violate the website;

b) Not to directly or indirectly disclose or assign user names, passwords, access codes or access data relating to the website;

c) Not to reproduce, copy or distribute all or part of the concepts and content of the website for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

d) Not to carry out any action that might pose any risk to the website.

12.2 It is strictly forbidden for candidates to:

a) Present, upload and/or publish material that is protected by copyright, unless the candidate is the holder of said copyright or has been authorised by the holder;

b) Present or publish material that discloses industrial secrets, unless the candidate is the owner of said secrets or has been authorised by the owner;

c) Present material that breaches laws on intellectual property, privacy rights or rights arising from publicity contracts;

d) Present material that is illegal or breaches the law or public and moral order;

e) Present material that contains improper expressions or violates the dignity or decency of others;

f) Present sexually explicit material;

g) Present promotional material, spam or any other unauthorised content;

h) Forge their identity;

i) Present material that contains computer viruses and/or other codes, files or programmes intended to discontinue, destroy, damage or limit the operation of software, hardware, websites or telecommunication means belonging to IED or third parties.

12.3 Failure to comply with that set out in point 12.2 above will entitle IED to eliminate the candidate, his or her project and comments from the website. IED and/or its representatives further reserve the right to claim compensation for damages.


13. Withdrawal

13.1 Candidates are entitled to cancel their inscription on the website at any time by sending a written request to IED by email to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating their username and password. Requests for cancellation will not be accepted if the requisite data is not provided.

13.2 Failure to fulfill the obligations defined in points 2.4, 3.4, 9 and 11 will entitled IED to cancel the candidate’s inscription on the website at any time, without warning, and to remove from the website any projects or comments published by that candidate.


14. Course Cancellation

14.1 If a Course is canceled as a result of there not being sufficient students, all grants for that course will be lost and may not be used for any other course included in IED Barcelona’s training programme or that of any other IED school.