Design Awards Rules

Entrants must submit entries online at The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) is not responsible for entries that are incomplete, or entries submitted but not received by Steel Joist Institute for any reason.

  1. All projects submitted must be located in the United States, Canada or Mexico, and the steel joists and/or joist girders must be manufactured by an active member of the Steel Joist Institute.
  2. All projects must have been constructed within the last three years. The projects that are eligible include new buildings and major retrofit or expansion projects.
  3. Companies can submit more than one project, and each project will be judged separately.
  4. Winners will be contacted by email address or phone number used to enter the contest. The engineer or architect listed on the winning entry will be considered the winner. The entry must specify engineer or architect.
  5. Entries, including text and photos, will be judged entirely at the discretion of SJI.
  6. By submitting any information or photo to SJI, you hereby grant to SJI and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to SJI includes, but is not limited to, the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted photo.
  7. By submitting any photo or information to SJI, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to SJI herein, including but not limited to, all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.
  8. You acknowledge and agree that SJI shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any photo or information that you submit to SJ.
  9. You understand and intend that any photo or information submitted by you to SJI may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo or information you submit to SJI. By submitting any photo or information to SJI, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo or information submitted by you to SJI.
  10. You hereby agree to hold SJI and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue any claims of any nature arising in connection with the inclusion in, publication via or display on any SJI site, or any other use authorized under these Terms, of any photo or information submitted to SJI by you.
  11. Photos or information submitted by you to the Site shall be the property of SJI, and SJI shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information so submitted.
  12. Each prize winner must supply SJI with his/her legal name, mailing address, birth date and daytime and nighttime telephone numbers. Upon selection of the winners, the SJI will contact the person making the entry and make arrangements for the presentation of the award.
  13. Neither SJI, SJI sponsors, nor employees of SJI or sponsors may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once possession has been taken of the product by winner. SJI is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any contest promoted by SJI.
  14. Management, employees and families of SJI are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded by SJI.
  15. Detailed contest rules applicable to this contest, including contest entry dates, how to enter, and prize value, number and any restrictions applicable to these prizes are available upon request from Steel Joist Institute at 234 W. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29501.