The World's Most Stylish is open to all individuals and there is no limit to the number of categories you
may enter, you just can not submit more then one look to single category.
You must sign up to www.fashionsponge.com to enter. Membership is free.
Entry must be received by 11:59:59PM (EST/ UTC-05) on August, 4 2014 and be submitted through
the contest gallery on FashionSponge.com
Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence
at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in , Rhode Island, The Province of Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Syria,
North Korea, Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), or to other individuals restricted by U.S. export controls and
sanctions, and is void in any other nation, state, or province where prohibited or restricted by U.S.
or local law.
Entries must not be a 3rd party stock image.
Entries that contain watermarks, other people or distinguishing artist marks (such as prominent signatures)
Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification.
Terms and Conditions of Entry/Usage
Fashion Sponge assumes all entries are from the submitting entrant. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits an entry, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. Fashion Sponge is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.
Entries will be live and available on the Internet from the date of entry and accessible via http and standard Web browsers.
Submission of any entry acknowledges the right for Fashion Sponge to use it for exhibition, promotion and publication purposes in any medium.
If an entrant receives an wins or gets acknowledged, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of Fashion Sponge.
Other requirements and restrictions apply, please read the Official Rules carefully.
Establishing Nominees and Winners
The World's Most Stylish Nominees are selected by employees of Fashion Sponge from the best work entered through the Call for Entries.
TIER I: Round 1 Judging
How looks are Judged
From all of the entries submitted during the Call for Entries, employees of Fashion Sponge will independently inspect each entry and rate them based on their respective judging criteria. The entries that best through this process are included on category specific shortlists and are further evaluated by the online community. Through a public vote we will select a winner from the Nominees in each category.
TIER II: Establish Nominees and Winners - FINAL JUDGING
Nominees and Winners are Chosen
Fashion Sponge employees and guest judges with category specific expertise further evaluate the shortlisted entries based on the online votes and eventually cast ballots to determine Nominees and Winners. In the event of a tie, the Nominees with the most shared looks will be selected.
Due to the fact that only four (4) nominees, including one (1) winner, can be chosen for each category, other entries that are worthy of recognition are eligible to win a prize for having the most shared looks in their category.
Description of Fashion Sponge Employees and Guest Judges
Employees of Fashion Sponge and guest judges are industry experts. As such, they have demonstrable expertise in the categories in which they review. In order to be accepted to be a judge, all judges must first submit an application. After their application is reviewed and accepted, and they are verified as experts and leaders in their peer groups, judges are given different entries for review in the respective categories of their expertise. They are barred from judging any entry with which they have a conflict of interest, or any personal or professional affiliation. Fashion Sponge inspects the work of each judge for fairness and accuracy, and verifies Judges' qualifications and level of expertise for judging.
With all the connection and interconnection online, and because we not only acknowledge excellence, but we associate with it, the potential for conflicts of interest often arises. We take these conflicts very seriously. We do everything in our power to minimize occurrences of conflicts while ensuring that the best work is recognized. Fashion Sponge does not select the Nominees, the Winners, or influence the judges in any way. We do select a diverse body of judges who we feel is objective, respected and knowledgeable in their category. The nominees are entirely in the hands of Fashion Sponge employees who select and vote on them through an independent process.
Judges may not vote for any entry with which they have a conflict of interest; such situations are closely monitored, depending on both the personal integrity of the judges and various sources of knowledge to police such activity.