Eligibility and guidelines

The Splash Awards Competition is open to all organisations and individuals involved in designing, building, managing, maintaining, marketing, or promoting Drupal websites. The following competition rules and guidelines apply to Splash Awards submissions.

The Splash Awards Competition is open to all organisations and individuals involved in designing, building, managing, maintaining, marketing, or promoting Drupal websites. This page contains the competition rules and some helpful guidelines for making sure the entry process goes smoothly.

The following rules are meant to maintain fairness and consistency for all Splash Awards organised.

Terms and Conditions of entry / usage
  • Registration is open to everyone for the fee of € 150 per case during the regular submission period. The fee for entries during the extended deadline period is € 200 per case. Both fees also include 2 tickets to the event.

  • All entries must be 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 Splash Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

  • A case may only be submitted once per event. So a case can be submitted to both the International Splash Awards and a local event, however can not be submitted a second time to the same event.

  • The project requires to be lively accessible. Members of the jury should be able to evaluate cases as would any user of the website or system. For tools and platforms that require a login, submissions should also contain login credentials consistent with the experience of actual users. If they are not provided, the case will be judged on the screenshots and case video that is submitted.

  • Entries must have been in general use for at least part of the current calendar year.

  • Submission of any entry acknowledges the right of the Splash Awards to use it for exhibition, promotion, and publication purposes in any medium, in order to promote the Splash Awards or Drupal.

  • Submitting a case does not guarantee that the event will be held. In case the event is cancelled, your submission will also be annulled.

International vs. local Splash Awards
  • The International Splash Awards are held during each DrupalCon. These are considered as the same event, so cases can't be submitted at multiple International Splash Awards at DrupalCons in North America and Europe for example.

  • For locally organised Splash Awards the organisation submitting a case, or their client, must be registered as a legal entity in the territory where the event is organised.

Nominations and judging
  • Our international jury will appreciate it when you formulate your answers in English.

  • The professional jury assesses all submitted cases (see the criteria). Per category the 4 cases with the highest average score will be nominated for the award.

  • Within each category, a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 cases will be nominated for a Splash Award.

  • If there are less than 3 entries per category, this category will lapse.

  • The case with the highest average score in a category will win the first prize in that category.

  • The case with the second highest average score in a category will win the second prize in that category.

  • In case of a tie for the winner in a category, the jury will discuss the cases and hold a second voting round.

  • In case of a tie for the runner up, both cases will win a second prize.

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

Disqualification
  • Entries that contain pornographic material, propagate “hate” messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise offensive are not eligible and will be disqualified.
  • Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification.