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Rules of the contest


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Application form

16th grand prix international for technology and fashion

Rules of the contest*

ARTICLE 1: ORGANIZATION On the occasion of Silmo 2009, (International Optics and Eyewear Exhibition), which will be held in September 17 until September 20, 2009 at the Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles, the Silmo association (an association under the law of July 1st, 1901, located at 185 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris, France) is organizing a contest called “Grand Prix International de la Technologie et de la Mode”. ARTICLE 2: ORGANIZATION OF THE CONTEST A / CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION: Candidate must : • be company exhibiting at Silmo 2009 • be a manufacturer or an exclusive general agent of a manufacturer • presenting one single product per category and brand • the same product can be presented in one category only The product in the contest must be: • a truly new product marketed in France in 2009 or in the first six months of 2010 • presented at SILMO Paris 2009 B / PRODUCT CATEGORIES ACCEPTED FOR THE CONTEST: • Optic Frame (Style / Design) • Sunglass • Children's frame • Teen's frame • Sport eyewear • Frame technological innovation • Lense • Contact Lense • Optic intrument • Low vision • Accessory • Workshop tools and equipment for the optician • Eye test instrument • Technop’hall • Product environment • Village - Optic frame (Style / Design) • Village - Sunglass • Luxury • Special Sustainable Development Award Should a product be eligible for more than one category, the panel of judges is solely responsible for determining the most appropriate category for the product. C / CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION: The criteria taken into account by the jury which will determine nomination of dossiers presented will be governed by the following principles : • INNOVATION • TECHNOLOGY • CREATIVITY The nomination criteria differ according to category, and are listed on each participation form. Each product had to be completely realized: no prototype will be accepted. D / FILE PRESENTATION : In order to participate, companies exhibiting at SILMO 2009 must send a file before the date marked on the application form to: Grand Prix International de la Technologie et de la Mode - Silmo: 185, rue de Bercy - 75012 - Paris - FRANCE Tel : 33 (0) 1 43 46 27 60. After this date no candidacy will be accepted.

Each file is required to have: - the application form duly completed - 1 or several samples of the product - specific elements can be requested (cf. application form) An oral presentation of products may be required by the panel of judges. ARTICLE 3: THE JURY - PRIZES AWARDED A / COMPOSITION OF THE JURY: The responsibility of the selection panel is to nominate 5 products maximum by category. The panel is composed of experts in the Technical, Scientific, Health, Design, Fashion, Professionals Optical Eyeglass divided up according to college. The responsibility of the final panel composed of the abovementionned experts and the professional french and international press is to elect the winner among the 5 nominees in each category. 1 Silmo d’Or per category. B / NOMINATION BY THE EXPERTS: The nominations will take place between July and begining of September. The different categories group together the following experts: • LENSE AND CONTACTOLOGY: technical, health and scientific experts • WORKSHOP TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE OPTICIAN, EYE TEST INSTRUMENT, TECHNOP’HALL, OPTIC INSTRUMENT AND LOW VISION, FRAME TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION : technical experts, professionals optical eyeglass • CHILDREN’S FRAME, TEEN’S FRAME: professionals optical eyeglasses for children, fashion designers, technical and health experts • SUNGLASS, SPORT EYEWEAR, OPTIC FRAME - STYLE DESIGN, PRODUCT ENVIRONMENT and ACCESSORY: professionals optical eyeglass, fashion designers, technical experts All candidates receive notification of the results. The products not nominated will not, in any form, be communicated. On the first day of the exhibition, the nominated companies receive a diploma stating that they have been nominated in the designated category (ies). A press release will be sent to the French and the International papers annoncing the winner. The nominating jury reserves the right not to select any product if it deems that the products submitted do not meet the nomination criteria. The nominating jury’s decisions are final. C / FINAL DECISION: The jury meets on the first day of the exhibition. The award consists of a trophy and a diploma. The jury awards 1 Silmo d’Or with a diploma for each of the categories and the sub-categories. The jury reserves the right to award one or several Silmo d’Or per category. However the jury reserves the right not to award any prizes if it deems that the products submitted don’t meet the nomination criteria. The jury’s decisions are final. The allocation of ways for every nominee comes true in the following way : - 2 ways for professionals Optical Eyeglass - 1 way for optical press The deliberation is conducted by the usher.

ARTICLE 4: RELEASE OF INFORMATION AND PROMOTION Information supplied by the candidates is subject, upon receipt, to immediate use by the organizers and may be rephrased as they see fit in order to draw up promotional documents for the Silmo exhibition, without these candidates, their mandates or their rightful claimants opposing such action in any manner whatsoever. Should a candidate not wish his information to be released before presentation of his file for nomination by the expert, and provided that his product is not nominated, he must specify this in wrinting and enclose this document with his application form. The Grand Prize organizers will do their utmost to comply with the requested release date, but in no case can they enter into binding agreements with regard to confidentiality or be responsible in any way for the confidentiality of the information supplied by candidates. Contestants will have taken all necessary measures to protect their invention or innovation prior to entering it in the contest, by registering drawings, models, patent requests, certificates of use, brands, etc. with the appropriate authorities. The list of candidates nominated in each category is released to the press as soon as the nominating jury has made its choice. ARTICLE 5: AWARDING OF PRIZES Prizes will be presented to winners on Thursday, September 17th, 2009. The results of the Grand Prix International for Technology and Fashion will be released to the totality of the french and international press and will receive special promotional operation at the show. Winning exhibitors must state “SILMO D’OR” in any and all promotional communications concerning their prize-winning product. ARTICLE 6: Prizes can under no circumstances be exchanged for checks, cash or other prizes. ARTICLE 7: The organizers reserve the right to shorten, extend, modify or cancel the contest if circumstances so require. They cannot be held responsible for such changes. ARTICLE 8: The winners authorize in advance the use of their name, address, brand and photograph in any advertising or promotional activity related to this contest, without this use entitling the winners to anything other than the prize won. According to the law “Informatique et Libertés” of 01/06/1978, you may have access to all information regarding your company and modify them. You may oppose the publication of the latter by writing to the SILMO. ARTICLE 9: Participation in the contest implies total acceptance of the present rules. Any practical difficulties of interpretation or application of these rules will be solved by sovereign decision of the organizer. * The only authentic version is the original text in french. The rules of the contest is deposited in SCP DAIGREMONT et CHAPUIS - bailift associated. 10, rue Pergolèse - 75782 Paris cedex 16. France


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