Terms & Conditions




Sponsor is Vectorworks, Inc., 7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD 21046, USA (“Sponsor”).


The 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship and Richard Diehl Award (the “Scholarship”) begins February 8, 2019 at 12:00:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time (“ET”) and ends August 29, 2019 at 11:59:59 a.m. US EDT. ALL COMPLETED SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 a.m. ET on August 29, 2019. The Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Scholarship. Information on how to enter and prizes are a part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By applying, each entrant agrees to these Terms and Conditions and warrants that his or her submission complies with all requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions.

Who May Enter

The Scholarship is open only to students enrolled in one or more of the acceptable design-based programs during the 2018-2019 academic year or who graduated from a design program in 2017 or 2018 and who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria. Employees of Vectorworks, Inc. and its distributors, partners, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible.

How to Enter

During the Scholarship Term, eligible participants should visit vectorworks.net/scholarship to submit a qualified entry (“Submission”) by completing the following steps:

  1. Submit the application form; and
  2. Upload a project file in PDF, .mp4, or .mov format.
  3. Winners of Vectorworks Design Scholarships will automatically be considered for the Richard Diehl Award.
  4. In case you are selected as a winner, please provide 3 jpegs of your project meeting the following specifications to be featured in our scholarship gallery:
    1. Landscape images must have a width of 2400px. The height can be dependent upon the aspect ratio of your art boards, but all images must have the same aspect ratio.
    2. Portrait images must have a height of 1400px. The width can be dependent upon the aspect ratio of your art boards, but all images must have the same aspect ratio.

Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, any content that is explicit or overtly suggestive, unnecessarily violent, offensive, or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, or age group.

No purchase is necessary to participate in the Scholarship or to win prizes. Students can download a free copy of the Vectorworks educational software by creating a student portal account.

Chances to Win

Vectorworks Design Scholarship awards will be presented based on judges’ rating of Submissions in accordance with the published rubric, which is based on the following criteria:

  • Design Quality;
  • Technology;
  • Concept and Originality;
  • Presentation; and;
  • Explanation of design.

Number of recipients depends on amount and quality of submissions as determined by judges.

Scholarship Prizes

Prizes awarded include:

  • Prize amounts vary by locale and are determined by local country rules. Please see the about page for more information.
  • One $7,000 USD selected as Richard Diehl Award recipient from among the recipients of Vectorworks Design Scholarship awards.
  • Vectorworks Designer licenses for recipients’ schools’ labs.
  • Media coverage and networking opportunities.
  • Other benefits, which vary based on recipient’s country of residence.

Winning Parties will be notified of their winning Submission on/about September 19, 2019 via the email address the entrant provided on his/her application. If the Sponsor does not receive a response within five (5) days of outreach, a replacement Winner will be selected, and the initial Winner forfeits all rights and claims to the prize.


By entering the Scholarship, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, such as partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit when possible) in connection with the Scholarship and marketing of the Scholarship, in any media now or hereafter known, for no additional compensation, including, but not limited to: social media, email, advertising, collateral, website inclusion, and tradeshows. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate that the Entrant will be selected as a Winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use as authorized by the License. Additionally, by entering, each Entrant grants to the Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Scholarship, including winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Scholarship or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law).

Limitation of Liability

By entering this Scholarship, all Entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Sponsor and its Authorized Parties from any claims, injuries, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Scholarship or any Scholarship-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Scholarship entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems with, or technical malfunction of, any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an Entrant or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Scholarship.


THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Scholarship shall be subject to, and governed by, the laws of the Maryland, USA. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief, or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Scholarship are hereby excluded, and any Entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply.

By entering, Entrants also agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, as well as that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Scholarship. Contacting judges is prohibited and any entrant or group member who contacts a juror will be disqualified. Entrants acknowledge Sponsors’ right to verify eligibility of all participants including all group members. Groups with ineligible or omitted participants will be disqualified. Winners will be required to provide proof of enrollment as a condition of receiving award.

All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Prize winners will be provided an IRS Form W-8BEN or Form W-9 if a citizen of the United States of America, Affidavit of Eligibility, a Publicity Release (where lawful), and subsequently an IRS Form 1099, and will have seven (7) days to complete and send them back to the Sponsor. In the event that the selected Winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced, or does/do not respond within five (5) days to a winner notification as required by the “Scholarship Prizes” Rules above, refuses the prize, or does not return paperwork within seven (7) days of receipt as stated above, then the prize will be forfeited and the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will select a replacement winner.

The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any Entry and/or Entrant (including an Entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any Entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

Right to Cancel or Suspend Scholarship

If for any reason the Scholarship is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, Trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Scholarship, then the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Scholarship. If the Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Promotion, then the Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted Entries.

Winners List

Winners’ names will be available on vectorworks.net/scholarship on or about October 16, 2019. Send an email to academicteam@vectorworks.net to receive information on the winners’ First Name, Last Initial, and Country.

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