COMPETITION RULES


Reed MIDEM is a French company organised in the legal form of a société par actions simplifiée (simplified joint stock company) with a share capital of 310,000 €, having its registered office at 27-33 Quai Alphonse le Gallo 92200 Boulogne-Billancourt, France and is registered with the Nanterre Commerce and Companies Registry under the number 662 003 557. Reed Midem is the official organiser of MIPIM 2021 tradeshow (hereafter “MIPIM”), taking place from 7 to 8 September, 2021 in Cannes, and of the related MIPIM Awards 2021 held in Cannes and/or online during MIPIM (hereafter "The MIPIM Awards").

The competition rules of the MIPIM Awards (hereafter “Rules”) are detailed hereafter.

Item 1: Competition categories and eligibility requirements

Projects completed in 2019-2020* by MIPIM registered companies (hereafter the “Entrants”) can enter the competition under one of the following categories:

  • Best futura project (total surface area <150,000 sqm)
  • Best futura mega project (total surface area ≥ 150,000 sqm)
  • Best cultural and sports infrastructure
  • Best healthcare development
  • Best hotel & tourism resort
  • Best industrial & logistics development
  • Best mixed-use development
  • Best office & business development
  • Best refurbished building
  • Best residential development
  • Best shopping centre
  • Best urban project

*Except for Best futura project and Best futura mega project (construction starting in 2019-2021) and Best urban project (Project or one phase completed in 2019-2020)

Item 2: Number of projects allowed

There is no limit on the number of submissions per company, and one entry can be sent in several categories as long as it meets all the eligibility requirements stipulated in the Rules and separate submissions are prepared.

Item 3: Pre-entry form

Entrants must be registered to MIPIM.

Companies wishing to enter the competition must complete and submit one online pre-entry form per project, on the MIPIM Awards web page (www.mipimawards.com). Reed MIDEM will verify each project’s eligibility and send a confirmation email.

If the project is managed by several companies, the company submitting the project guarantees that

1. It is the sole initiator together with possible co-authors and warrants;

2. It holds all the rights for the presented projects and information related to the project;

3. It does not harm any potentially involved third party’s rights or anyone’s private life or likeness;

4. The project / idea does not infringe any law, especially copyright laws.

In case several companies submit the same project, they must reach an agreement to designate one company only to represent them. If not, Reed MIDEM reserves the right to keep the first received entry and reject the other ones. Reed MIDEM will not be held liable in case of any conflicts between the companies.

Pre-entry forms must be completed in English and submitted online by 28 April, 2021.

Item 4: Final Entry form

If the submitted pre-entry meets the eligibility requirements for the next step of the competition, Reed MIDEM will ask the entrants to complete and submit the final entry form and all required materials online by 30 April, 2021 on the MIPIM Awards website (www.mipimawards.com).

Entry forms must be filled out in English.

Entrants expressly authorise Reed MIDEM to use the information, related to the project, completed in the final entry form as well as the supporting materials, for communication purposes if needed.

Item 5: Entry fees

Entrants must pay an entry fee of €950 (+VAT 20%) for each project submitted. 

Entrants will receive the contract by e-mail. It will also be available online in the final entry form.

The entry fee contract must be signed and returned by 30 April, 2021. If the contract is not completed, signed and returned by the deadline, the entrant will not be authorised to participate in the MIPIM Awards competition and the entry will not be reviewed by the jury.

Entry fees are not refundable, regardless of the results of the jury’s selection, or the evolution of the Covid-19 situation as the Awards ceremony will be held in any case, physically or virtually.

Item 6: The jury and the Jury meeting

All completed entries received by 30 April, 2021 will be submitted to the MIPIM Awards Jury, an independent body of real estate professionals selected by Reed MIDEM.

The jury will meet in May 2021 to review all the entries and shortlist 4 finalists in each of the 12 categories mentioned in item 1 (the “Finalists”).

The jury can, in total independence, base its selection upon various and unlimited criteria such as:

  • Originality of the concept
  • Architectural qualities
  • Environmental qualities
  • Integration of the project in its environment and community.

The jury is also entitled to move any entry to a more appropriate category and consequently judge the entry in that category. The entrant will be informed by email of this change.

The jury reserves the right not to examine incomplete entries or entries that do not comply with the present rules.

The jury may decide to remove a category if they consider that the submitted entries do not ensure a sufficient level of quality.

The jury’s decision is final and will not have to be justified.

Item 7: Finalists and visual elements

Entrants will be informed of the results by email, shortly after the jury meeting.

Finalists will be asked to provide additional visuals that will be displayed during the MIPIM Awards ceremony. Reed MIDEM reserves the right to choose which elements will be displayed and modify these elements if needed to guarantee the quality of the event.

Finalists accept that all project information, including photographs, videos and other materials provided, may be forwarded to third parties for the purposes of conducting the vote, organising the ceremony and promoting the MIPIM Awards.

Finalists also certify and guarantee that they have been authorised to this end by potential co creators or third parties.

Finalists shall hold Reed MIDEM harmless from and against any risk of claims or actions by third parties, both during and after the performance of the Competition on the grounds of an infringement of their rights, in particular as regards the intellectual property rights in the elements supplied by the Finalists under the terms of these Rules. To this end, the Finalists hereby agree to hold Reed MIDEM harmless from and against any claim, of any kind whatsoever, issued by one of its employees, workers or third parties.

In the event that proceedings are issued against Reed MIDEM, all duties, costs, fees and damages that it may be ordered to pay shall be borne by the Finalists only.

Finalists commit to provide Reed MIDEM with the name of the photographer (photo credit).

Finalists warrant that they informed and obtained authorisations from their organisations for the process described below.

For a period of five (5) years, for any informational, promotional, marketing and/or commercial purposes, Reed MIDEM may:

- photograph and make video or audio recordings of the MIPIM Awards (hereinafter referred to as the "Recording") ;

- broadcast, live or deferred, the Recording of the MIPIM Awards on tangible or intangible media platforms, including media networks and the Internet (Facebook or YouTube).

- adapt the Recording to be included within a compilation of other contents of MIPIM – notably for Continuing Professional Development purposes - and represent, reproduce, distribute and market the said compilation

- communicate the Recording on all tangible or intangible media known or unknown at this time, notably digital media and internet (in particular, the websites tradeshows and its partners and related promotional social media as YouTube branded channel, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or other), and on any other promotional or marketing tool it may use, being specified that Reed MIDEM will not be held liable for uses of whatever nature that may be made by web surfers of the Recording appearing on these websites

Item 8: Competition prizes

In addition to the awards given to the category winners (one trophy per category winner), a Special Jury Award can be granted to the jury’s favourite project among all.

Item 9: Voting process and results

Before and during MIPIM, the finalists will be submitted to a vote by MIPIM registered delegates who will vote for their favourite project in each of the 12 categories.

Online vote

Two weeks before MIPIM, registered delegates will receive an invitation email to vote with their personal access code. Each delegate has one vote. If a delegate votes several times, only the last vote will count.

The online vote will be open from early August (the exact date to be confirmed) to 7 September, 2021 (19.00).

On-site vote

At MIPIM, the finalists will be showcased in the MIPIM Awards Gallery located in the heart of the exhibition area as well as at the Networking Lounge (R9). Delegates will be able to vote with their badge number. If a delegate has already voted online or votes several times on site, only the last vote will count.

The on-site vote will be open from 6 September, 2021 (19.00) at the Opening Cocktail Party to 7 September, 2021 (19.00) in the exhibition area.

Final results

The online and on-site vote will represent 50% of the final results and the jury's vote, the remaining 50%.

The final results will determine the 12 winners.

In the event of a tie between two or more projects, the president of the jury will make a decision in the presence of a Reed MIDEM representative.

If the sanitary situation due to Covid-19 does not allow organising MIPIM physically in Cannes, then the on-site vote shall be cancelled and the online vote be extended. 

Item 10: the MIPIM Awards ceremony

The winners will be announced at the MIPIM Awards ceremony, which will take place on 8 September, 2021 during MIPIM at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes.

If MIPIM is not physically held in Cannes, the MIPIM Awards ceremony shall be held online or postponed. In the first case, it will be entirely live streamed on the MIPIM web site.

The awards ceremony will be photographed and recorded for the purposes of promoting the MIPIM Awards, the winners, the finalists and their project(s). Winners and finalists authorise Reed MIDEM and their representatives to (i) photograph and video and audio record the awards ceremony directly or indirectly, including their likenesses and voices, together with any elements related to their projects as mentioned under Items 4 and 7 above and to (ii) use the said photographs, projects contents and videos for the purpose of promoting Reed MIDEM activities for 5 (five) years worldwide. Winners and finalists also certify and guarantee that they have been authorised to this end by their official representatives and any potential co-creators and third parties. 

Item 11: MIPIM Awards ceremony attendance

Finalists do not receive a free entry pass to MIPIM.

If MIPIM is held physically, each finalist must be registered to MIPIM and send at least one official project representative to the MIPIM Awards ceremony to collect their award on stage shall they win.

If MIPIM is held virtually, each finalist must have at least one official project representative attending the ceremony online.

In both cases, all winners will be asked to make a short thank you speech.

Item 12: Force Majeure

In the event of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances resulting in the impossibility of organising MIPIM, the MIPIM Awards ceremony will remain and be postponed or held virtually.

"Force Majeure" means any health, climate, economic, political or social situation at the local, national or international level: (i) which could not have been reasonably foreseen at the time of entering into the participation contract, (ii) which is beyond the control of the parties, and (iii) which precludes the performance of the parties' obligations, and, in particular, the holding of the event, or which poses a risk of disturbances likely to seriously affect the organisation and the smooth running of the event or the safety of persons and property. 

Item 13: Privacy

Reed MIDEM collects entrants personal data by the present document or during participation of the event, (attended places or events, services operated). The data is processed by Reed MIDEM for the purposes of caring out its contractual obligations (notably customer’s data base management, events, services and ticketing management, invoicing and cash collection management) and promoting its activity.

Such data is stored for a maximum duration of 10 years.

This personal data can be:

• integrated into the online database available to Participants to enable them to prepare the event, promote their business and schedule their business appointments within the event. In this respect, Participants undertake not to use the data for any other purposes. Reed MIDEM reserves the right to stop by any means any disturbance caused by any forbidden use of personal data;

• transmitted to sub processors that have undertaken to comply with Data Protection Laws requirement such as companies belonging to the same group, in particular the companies of the RELX group, service providers and partners, who may be located outside the European Economic Area;

• communicated to Participants, such as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, who can be located outside the European Economic Area to carry out commercial prospecting;

• used on all distribution and promotional media in connection with the relevant event including over the internet;

• processed for distribution and promotional analysis (profiling, targeting).

As a data controller, Reed MIDEM have implemented and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures in such a manner that its processing of personal data meet the requirement of French and European Data Protection Laws and in particular GDPR. Entrants may exercise their right to access, obtain, correct and oppose the use of your personal data by fulfilling the form here to: privacy.reedexpo.com/en-gb/privacy-centre.html

In case, unsatisfied answer to entrants’ request, entrants may rise a complain before the French National Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés or CNIL) www.cnil.fr

Item 14: Claims

Registering and competing for the MIPIM Awards implies full acceptance of the present Rules. The Rules and the MIPIM Awards are governed by French law. If no amicable settlement can be reached, any dispute arising in connection with the construction and/or performance of the Rules as well as said Awards shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Commercial Court of Paris, which is expressly acknowledged and agreed by the parties.