Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations (“Rules”) contained herein apply for participation in the Grohe NDTV Design and Architecture of the Year Awards. These Awards shall celebrate architectural excellence in India.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Participants applying for the Awards should be architects and interior designers residing within the geographical territory of India. (Firms & Sole Proprietorships based in India only)
  • Only Projects completed between January 1, 2015 and December 20, 2017 are eligible for participation. Not yet started/ future projects/ partially completed/ incomplete projects are not eligible for participation.
  • Employees and immediate family members of NDTV, sponsors and partners of the awards are not allowed to participate in the Awards
  • The final eligibility of the Participant will be subject to the discretion and approval of Jury.

Participation in the awards is subject to terms and conditions/ rules and regulations laid down here and are also available on the website

Awards Categories

Architecture Award: House
Architecture Award: Office
Architecture Award: Retail/Multi-use Campuses
Architecture Award: Hospitality
Architecture Award: Institutional
Architecture Award: Group Housing
Interior award: Office
Interior award: Retail
Interior award: House
Interior award: Hospitality
Interior award: Institutional Building
Master planning: all projects of site area > 50acre
Landscape Award
Heritage Architecture Award
Socially Relevant Design
Emerging Architects of the Year (below 35 years)*
Project of the Year **
Best Bathroom Design

*Eligibility Criteria For Emerging Architect Of The Year

– Architects can be nominated or may apply themselves for this award
– Age limit: Up to 35 years
– Presentation: Three A2 boards showing the portfolio of works. Each project to be limited to a max of 2 images.
– Curriculum vitae of no more than two A4 pages, which describe the nominee’s educational qualifications, career history, experience and contribution to architecture

**Eligibility criteria for category – Project of the Year

1. This award will be decided at the awards evening itself with a Live Master Jury.
2. The winners of the following projects would make a presentation to the jury.

– House
– Office
– Retail
– Hospitality
– Institutional
– Group Housing
– Heritage
– Socially Relevant Design

Presentation time will be: 7 minutes
Jury Q&A will be for: 5 minutes

Guidelines For Submitting The Application Form (Via Web Portal Only)

  • Nomination forms are to be filled out on the web portal
  • Participants can nominate multiple projects within a particular Award Category and a particular project within multiple Award Categories.
  • Participants need to register separate nominations for each project nominated in each Award Category.
  • Each nomination must include two A2 sized boards except in the case of MASTER PLANNING* (landscape or portrait format).
  • Rules to prepare A2 boards are as under:
    • The boards must include project name, location, plans, photographs/ drawings of completed projects, and a brief written description of the project and design process in English. There is no limit on the number of images that can be used as long as the entire presentation does not exceed the two boards – however all the information mentioned should be clearly visible and legible.
    • Maximum board size is 420 x 594mm (approximately 16.5 inches x 23.4 inches)
    • When you register a project in an Award Category, a six digit unique numerical code will be generated by NDTV. The code needs to be written on the bottom right of the A2 board being submitted.
    • To ensure anonymity in judging, names of entrants or collaborating parties must not appear on any part of the board.
    • *MASTER PLANNING: The number boards in this category can exceed more than two to a maximum of four boards.

Timelines & Receipt Of Entries

  • Efforts will be made to adhere to the defined timelines. However, the defined timelines are subject to change based on circumstances. Awards Management  and  its  sub-contractors  shall  not  be  held  accountable  /  liable  for  any disruptions / stoppages / interruptions or cancellation of the Awards or its ceremony or any part of its processes or public voting on account of any factors beyond its control.
  • Last date for receiving completed application forms, along with supporting documents is 18:00 hrs. Indian Standard Time on January 19, 2018.
  • Awards Ceremony will be held on March 23, 2018.
  • Receipt of application  forms  after  last  date of  receipt  specified  may  be permitted  only  at the discretion of the Awards Management.
  • Awards Management will not be responsible for application forms that are damaged / lost due to lack or lapse in any communication on account of internet failure.

Jury Meet

  • All the nominations received shall be collated and presented to the Jury for evaluation, based on pre-defined evaluation criteria, to determine the nominees & winners in each Award category. Awards Management reserves the right to reclassify nomination from one category to another category without requiring prior approval from the participant.
  • If a nomination is shortlisted, then one representative of the shortlisted company must be available to attend the Awards Ceremony).
  • Jury scores or ranking will be tabulated by the Auditors to determine one (or more) Final Winner(s) in each award category.
  • The winner will be declared at the Awards Ceremony to be held in Delhi and be presented with the Award.
  • Participants may be contacted for any additional information to verify the information provided. Such information sourced from the Participants will become part of the original application
  • Jury will evaluate all the nominations received on February 2, 2018


  • The participant agrees that the participant is legally capable of entering and, if selected, participating in the Awards and agrees to the terms and that the participant is competent (i.e. the participant is of legal age and mental capacity) and eligible to enter into this legally binding agreement on the participant.
  • The participant understands and agrees that merely participating in these Awards does not entitle the Participant to a prize or to any other form of consideration.
  • The participant must enter the Awards at their own will and the Awards Management are not in any way obligated or liable for any loss or costs that the Participant may suffer or incur and nothing is payable to the Participants for participating in the Awards or any event prior to or following the Awards.
  • Participants for  the  purpose  of  entering  the  Awards,  automatically  grants  NDTV  a  royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, non-transferable, non-exclusive right and license to use and display such entry, for participation in the Awards, and any intellectual property in relation to and arising out of such participation in the Awards and footage thereof, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic posting to the Website, the NDTV website in any display format selected by NDTV during the Awards or use by NDTV as it deems fit.
  • The Awards Management reserves the right to, at its discretion, withdraw or amend or add to the T&C of the Awards at any time, with prospective or retrospective effect, and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any individual or organization may suffer as a result of participating or attempting to participate in the Awards, the Awards being withdrawn or its Terms amended.
  • All disputes relating to or arising out of the Awards shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at New Delhi, India.
  • The Participants indemnify NDTV, its employees, officers, contractors, partner or other persons used by them in relation to this Awards and hold them harmless against any loss, claim, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expenses or liability (including legal costs) arising out of or in connection with any or all claims, that may be brought against the Awards Management by any third party in connection with the Participants participation in or winning the Awards, which is inconsistent with any of the warranties and representations made by the Participants, or due to breach of these Terms and shall reimburse NDTV for any loss, costs, expense, or damage to which said indemnity applies. NDTV shall give the Participant prompt written notice of any claim or actions covered by this indemnity, and the Participant shall have the right, at its own expense, to participate in any such action.
  • Decision of Awards Management on all matters is final and binding on all Participants and no correspondence will be entertained on the same.
  • In the event these Terms do not cover any question or complaint in relation to the Awards, the same will be concluded on by the Awards Management (for all other issues) or an independent body or legal team as appointed by the Awards Management and deemed necessary.
  • The Participant  agrees  to  give  full  consent  unconditionally  for  NDTV  to  share  any  information provided by the Participant with agencies working with them with regards to the program, its recording and broadcasting and related activities including agencies involved with NDTV.
  • Comments of participants or materials sent to NDTV including feedback and other communications of any kind shall be deemed to be non-confidential. NDTV is free to reproduce, distribute and publicly display such feedback and Awards nominations without limitations or obligation of any kind. NDTV is also free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such feedback for any purpose. NDTV reserves the right to analyze and  summarize  data  that  we  collect  and  also  reserves  the  right  to  publish,  distribute,  share summaries of the data collected with sponsors or other business partners without limitations or obligations of any kind.
  • Awards Management shall not be liable in any manner for any mishap, accident, injury or damages etc. of  whatsoever  nature,  caused  to  the  participants  during  the    Further, Awards Management shall not be liable in any manner for any loss, damage, theft, or any other mishap caused during the Awards.
  • Determination of whether information provided as fair and accurate rests with the Jury and Awards Management.
  • Participant warrants and represents to the Awards Management that all information including any communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other material submitted or recorded in any manner by the Participant or the partners of Awards Management including Awards Management for consideration for the Awards are solely owned by the Awards Management and  do  not infringe  upon any  other individual  or  organizational  rights  (including, without  limitation,  intellectual  property  rights).  Participant  shall  be  completely  responsible  for handling any infringement or alleged infringement and shall indemnify the NDTV entities (in India or abroad), and the Awards Management from any claims, costs or damages from infringement or alleged infringement of the logo or trademark or the defense of a claim or any costs payable thereof.
  • We are fully committed to applicable laws related to the collection of data and to our carefully considered policy on data collection. You are required to give us the correct details about yourself and NDTV will not be liable for any damages, direct or indirect, for any wrong details submitted.
  • If at any time, during the Awards process, any information provided by any Participant is found to be incorrect in any manner, then the Participant will be disqualified from the Awards.
  • If, after the conclusion of the Award ceremony, any information provided by any participant is found to be incorrect in any manner, the participant will be liable to return the Award and any monetary / non-monetary incentives provided as part of the Award (in case of Winner).
  • The Award management will require a letter from the Participant (in the case of Winner falling under the above Category), acknowledging that Participant application consisted of incorrect / misleading information which were not declared at the time of evaluation of the Award Management and during the process of selection of awards. The Participants must also acknowledge that the Award Committee reserves the right to publish the above-said letter in any manner they may choose to adopt.
  • The decision of NDTV in relation to the interpretation of any of these Terms shall be final and binding on the participants.
  • Right to permit participation is reserved with the Awards Management. Disqualification of nominations is at the sole discretion of the Jury, on a case by case basis.
  • Awards Management has the right to ask for proof of information provided or audit the information provided in the nomination form or supplementary documents. If such a request is made and the participant does not share the requested information timely, the participant could be disqualified.
  • Participation in the Awards in any manner will be construed as an acceptance to the Terms and conditions stated herein.
  • The website is only an informational website (the “Website”) for the Awards. NDTV  or  its  subsidiaries  or  holding  entities  are  not  liable  or responsible for any action or decision taken by Participant or anyone acting on Participant’s behalf or under Participant employment or under contract with Participant. NDTV shall not be under any obligation to Participant and Participant shall have no obligation or rights in relation to the Awards and shall have no  claims whatsoever against the NDTV relating to the selection process or the running of the Awards.
  • If Participants  are  unclear  as  to  the  Terms  or  any  element  of  the  Awards  or  have  any queries/concerns pertaining to the Awards, they can write in with their questions, concerns or queries to the following address: