Terms and conditions of the Baby Innovation Award competition
In these terms and conditions, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
Organiser: BabyWereld BV, postbus 151, 1270 AD Huizen.
Participant: the legal entity that registers to participate in the Baby Innovation Award competition by registering with the Organiser.
Nominee: the participant designated as a nominee by the jury.
Winner: the nominee that received the most votes from the professional jury and consumers.
Professional jury: representatives and experts from the baby market, consumer organisations, media and Veiligheid.NL.
Mum & Dad Juryday: event in cooperation with the Negenmaandenbeurs where nominees can demonstrate their products. Selected mothers, fathers and influencers judge the nominated products and cast their votes.
The participant applies online via the site babyinnovationaward.nl. These terms and conditions apply to all registrations.
Each participant pays the registration fee of € 295 excluding VAT/€ 356.95, including VAT.
In case of nomination, the nominee pays an additional contribution of € 695 excluding VAT/€ 840.95 including VAT.
The registration fee must be paid within 2 weeks after registration and at least 1 week before the start of the professional juryday.
Payment must be made to bank account number NL67INGB0008489321 in the name of BabyWereld, stating Baby Innovation Award.
In the event of late payment, the participant is immediately in default and the organiser is entitled to charge the participant extrajudicial costs amounting to a minimum of 15% on the amount to be collected. In the event of late payment, the participant also owes legal interest on the amount to be collected at a rate of 8% per year.
The participant is not entitled to suspend or set off the fulfilment of his payment obligation for any reason whatsoever.
If the participant has not made the payment in time, organiser may decide to terminate the participation.
Submission of participating products
The registration and products must be received by the organiser before 1 november of the electionyear, before the professional jury day. The participant is responsible for the shipment of the products to the organiser and the costs associated therewith.
The products are sent to:
Attention Baby Innovation Award
Frederik van Eedenlaan 2
1262 AB Blaricum, The Netherlands
The products must be delivered ready for presentation and with any test results. Please consult us about products with a large volume. For technically complicated products, a request for a demonstration to the expert jury can be submitted to the organiser.
Entries are possible in 7 categories:
- Mobility: strollers, buggies, car seats, bicycle seats.
- Travel and Safety: baby monitors, security articles, stair gates, slings and carriers, travel cots.
- Feeding: food items, sterilisers and kitchen appliances.
- Care: bathing and hygiene articles, maternity articles, articles for daily care, sleeping bags, wrapping blankets, products for a safe sleeping environment.
- Furniture and Decoration baby and children’s rooms, cradles, playpens, highchairs, bouncers, furnishings, baby rooms, accessories, mattresses, play and playpen covers.
- Toys and Gifts: baby and toddler toys, (maternity) gifts, educational products.
- It is also possible to register a sustainable product for the Green Award.
A professional jury evaluates all entries. The professional jury will appoint nominees in all categories.
The professional jury consists of representatives and experts from the baby market, consumer organisations and media. VeiligheidNL is an independent knowledge institute and is also part of the professional jury. VeiligheidNL only has an advisory role.
A jury member has no right to vote in the relevant category if the jury member is in any way involved in the production or communication of a submitted product.
The chairman of the professional jury has no right to vote.
The professional jury nominates. The winners are determined by 60% of the votes cast by professional jury members and 40% of the votes cast by Mum & Dad Juryday members.
This is determined by 50% of the votes cast on the Mum & Dad Juryday plus 50% of the online votes via babyinnovationaward.nl. After that, visitors of the Negenmaandenbeurs can bring out their votes online on a top 5 after which the winner will be determined.
Green Award and Design Award:
These are determined by the majority of votes cast by the professional jury.
The organiser has the right to check each participation and every online voting method for correctness. If abuse is detected, this will lead irrevocably to disqualification from the competition.
Promotion and publicity
The participant can at least count on:
- The expert view on your product by the professional jury.
- A chance of winning Baby Innovation Award in 7 categories including the Green Award. There is also a chance of winning the Design Award and Consumer Award.
- Mention of entry on babyinnovationaward.nl website and the organiser’s professional medium.
The nominee can additionally count on:
- Exclusive use of the Nominated logo.
- A media kit with digital logos and expressions for use in print, online and social media.
- An exhibition of the product at the Baby Innovation Award stand at the Negenmaandenbeurs.
- Mention of entry on the Negenmaandenbeurs website and the website babyinnovationaward.nl.
- Broad media coverage via the organiser’s professional medium, Negenmaandenbeurs and press releases.
- Product will be included in the imagebank of our press agency.
- A live demonstration during Mum & Dad Juryday with feedback from mothers, fathers and influencers.
- Admission tickets for the award ceremony during Industry Dinner and networking event Amsterdam Baby Week or an alternative offered by the organiser.
The winner can additionally count on:
- Exclusive use of the Winner logo.
- A media kit with digital logos and expressions for use in print, online and social media. For proper use, see instructions in media kit.
The awards ceremony will take place shortly before or at the Negenmaandenbeurs or, if circumstances so require, on an alternative event offered by the organiser.
When registering, the participant can indicate how many products he will make available for the raffle. Upon nomination, the participant shall provide at least one product for this purpose. The product made available may, in consultation with the organiser, be another product than the one entered in the contest.
The products are used by the organiser as prizes to encourage online voting and are raffled off among the online votes.
When registering, the participant indicates what is to happen to the participating product after participation. The products must be collected by the participant within one month after the professional jury day and/or the Negenmaandenbeurs. For returning the product to the participant, the organiser may charge costs to participant. If the products have not been collected within one month, the organiser will use these products for other purposes, such as raffles promotions or charity events.
Intellectual property rights
In case of doubt about the intellectual property rights, the organiser reserves the right to refuse a submitted product or to withdraw a nomination. This is the case if the intellectual property rights are challenged or if there is an imminent lawsuit.
The organiser and the Negenmaandenbeurs in Amsterdam RAI will do everything in their power to prevent theft or damage of the baby products on display, but both parties cannot be held liable for theft or damage of the products.
In the event of force majeure on the part of the organiser, all obligations of the organiser towards the participant will be suspended.
Force majeure is understood to mean in these conditions, in addition to what is understood in this regard in the law and jurisprudence: all circumstances independent of the will of the organiser, external causes which are not reasonably foreseeable and which result in the organiser not being able to (fully) meet his commitments.
This includes, but is not limited to: war, strikes, riots, pandemics, outbreaks, illness of own staff as well as illnesses of third parties called in, staff shortages, fire, operational and technical malfunctions or closures at the organiser or at external parties called in, government measures imposed on the organiser or external parties on which the organiser depends, closure of the national borders, the possession of insufficient or incorrect data or insufficient cooperation.
If the force majeure situation has lasted six months, or as soon as it is determined that the force majeure situation will last longer than six months, each of the Parties shall be entitled to terminate the relevant agreement prematurely without observing any notice period, on the understanding that such prematurely termination is no longer possible after the obligation, whose fulfilment was temporarily prevented by force majeure, has been fulfilled.
Liability and indemnity
The organiser has a best-effort obligation. The organiser shall carry out an assignment to the best of his ability and insight. The organiser can never be held liable for results not achieved.
The organiser is only liable for damages as a result of intent or deliberate recklessness on the part of organiser.
The liability of the organiser is limited to compensation of direct damage suffered by the participant not exceeding the amount of the registration fee paid by the participant.
Direct damage is exclusively understood as the costs that the participant reasonably had to make to repair or remove the shortcoming of the organiser, so that the performance of the organiser does comply with the agreement, as well as reasonable costs to prevent or limit such damage and reasonable costs to determine the cause and extent thereof.
Any liability of the organiser for indirect damages, including but not limited to consequential damage, loss of profit, missed savings, damage due to business stagnation, reduced goodwill, damage as a result of claims by customers of the participant, by use or the inability of the participant or third parties to use of the service(s), equipment, software or materials or by loss of data on the part of participant is excluded. Also excluded is the liability of the organiser for mutilation, destruction or loss of data, files or documents.
The participant will indemnify and fully compensate the organiser for all claims by third parties, as well as for all reasonable costs of defending such claims, which are in any way related to the work done for the participant.
The organiser will not be held liable if the participant is able to claim damages directly from his insurance company or a third party.
In the event that the organiser engages a third party for the implementation of the participant’s agreement, the organiser will be indemnified by this third party (contractor) and be fully compensated for any claims by third parties, including but not limited to the participant. The organiser is not liable towards the participant or third parties for damage caused by the third party engaged by the organiser.
Suspension, rescission and termination of the agreement
If the participant cancels his participation prematurely, there is no right to a refund of the registration fee.
If the withdrawal of participant is attributable to participant, the organiser is entitled to compensation for damages, including the costs directly and indirectly incurred.
If the agreement is revoked, suspended, dissolved, annulled or terminated, the participant shall lose his rights under the agreement. This specifically, but not exclusively, means that the participant is not allowed to use the media kit including the logo.
The organiser is authorised to suspend the fulfilment of obligations or to immediately dissolve the agreement on his own behalf, if the participant does not fully or timely fulfil his obligations, if after the conclusion of the agreement circumstances come to the knowledge of organiser which give good ground to fear that the participant will not fulfil his obligations or if due to the delay on the part of the participant it can no longer be demanded of the organiser that he will fulfil the agreement under the conditions originally agreed upon.
Furthermore, the organiser is authorised to dissolve the agreement in the event that circumstances arise of such a nature that performance of the agreement is impossible or if other circumstances arise of such a nature that the unaltered maintenance of the agreement cannot reasonably be required of the organiser.
If the organiser proceeds with suspension or dissolution, he is in no way obliged to pay compensation for damage and costs arising in any way, while the participant is obliged to pay compensation or indemnification to the organiser on account of breach of contract.
Complaints and suggestions
For complaints or suggestions regarding the Baby Innovation Award, please contact the organisation:
1270 AD Huizen