The following are the terms and conditions of entry to the 2021 The Cleanie Awards®. By submitting entries to the competition, you agree that you have read and agree to abide by the terms and conditions below.
Entry fees are listed on the awards website. Entry fees must be paid before entries will be submitted to judges for review. You may withdraw one or more entries from the competition and receive a refund of entries fees paid for those entries through June 20, 2021. After that date, entries may still be withdrawn, but no refunds will be issued. If for extraordinary circumstances after June 20, 2021 we must submit your entries for judging before entry fees are paid, your entries will be non-revokable and entry fees will be payable.
To qualify for consideration as an honoree for the 2021 The Cleanie Awards, the organization and/or project you are nominating must have made exemplary contributions to the cleantech or clean energy economy between January 1, 2020 to April 22, 2021. For “Pioneer in New Technology,” products must have launched or deployed during this time.
To qualify for consideration as an honoree for the 2021 The Cleanie Awards, the individual you are nominating must have demonstrated exemplary contributions to his/her organization between January 1, 2020 to April 22, 2021.
The Cleanie Awards accept nominations directly from the nominee, or from a third party. In the event that a third party nominates an organization or an individual (and is not itself the nominee), The Cleanie Awards may contact the nominee so as to obtain additional information. If the nominee does not provide the required response by the specified date, the nomination may be excluded from consideration.
Maintenance of your entry account information
Your organization’s entry-submission account on The Cleanie Awards website (i.e. Award Force), through which your entries are submitted, will contain the contact information for your point of contact. Your organization is responsible for keeping this information updated.
Participating in The Cleanie Awards is voluntary, and you may choose whether to participate. By submitting an entry to The Cleanie Awards, you agree that we can publicize the information you provide. If you have any concerns about proprietary, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for an award, you may be required to submit data electronically so that we may review and consider your application in order to select award recipients. By submitting an application, you consent to the processing of your personal information by The Cleanie Awards for the purpose of reviewing and considering applications and selecting award recipients.
The Cleanie Awards may use the information you provide on the submission form in promotional materials including but not limited to The Cleanie Awards website, winner announcements, and press releases. You need to specifically indicate if any part of your application is confidential.
In the event of a dispute as to the category in which an entry(s) will be judged, the decision of The Cleanie Awards staff will prevail. Judges may recommend that an entry be switched to a different category, and at their discretion The Cleanie Awards staff may change an entry’s category. Any offline materials submitted as part of your entries will not be returned.
Nominees and winners
Nominees and winners agree that they can identify in promotional material factual information as to their nomination and/or their winning of The Cleanie Award. Nominees and winners agree not to use any of the logos or stylized representations of any of the trademarks of The Cleanie Awards in any advertising or promotional material, or, to use any reference to The Cleanie Awards wherein such use is likely to create an endorsement, sponsorship, or approval of the nominee beyond the fact of a nomination for a Cleanie Award or the winning of a Cleanie Awards unless an official agreement with The Cleanie Awards is signed.