Create enchanting and delightful patterns based on the theme Chinoiserie-Chic, French for "Chinese-esque".

€5,800prize pool

Create enchanting and delightful patterns based on the theme Chinoiserie-Chic, French for "Chinese-esque".


Its tea-time. We invite all professional textile designers to have a cup of tea in our enchanting garden pavilion and to share with us your modern interpretation of chinoiserie. This theme offers a delightful approach on hand-painted imagery combined with some of the classic ornate characteristics. The inspiration comes from european-interpreted luxury refined wallpaper, porcelain, and textiles.  The historical reference is "A New Book of Chinese Ornaments" by Jean-Baptiste Pillement.

This is a calling to all designers who have inspiring ideas for pattern design. The best designs submitted on jovoto will be chosen and presented to select international fashion brands by the client, who is a renowned textile supplier. In addition to winning up to €5,000 in community awards, a huge opportunity awaits, to be licensed by a large fashion brand. For every licensed design, you will be paid €100 for the initial design and an additional €0.20 in royalties for each meter printed. The amount purchased can be up to 20,000 meters per design.

The company
An innovative textile design company is seeking to build up a long-term partnership with inspiring designers. The company is looking for exceptional talents that are able to create innovative designs for well-known fashion brands throughout a range of projects. In addition to lucrative royalty deals the company wants to build-up and foster talented (textile-) designers by running frequent design challenges based on the latest fashion trends and by giving comprehensive and constructive feedback from the fashion market.

Talent pool
Therefore jovoto will invite the best designers to join a talent pool that will have the opportunity to access ongoing and exciting textile design challenges on the platform. To see the first textile design project and the excellent designs that were created, take a look at the Artificial Garden!


There are two aims within this task.

1. The primary goal of this project is to gather a wide range of textile patterns focusing on the theme “Chinoiserie-Chic”. The best designs will be presented to well-known international fashion brands to be licensed and used in their current and upcoming collections.

2. The secondary goal of this project is to build a pool of professional talent that will provide excellent textile designs on various themes. The invited designers will be asked to join a talent pool that will offer the opportunity to access further textile design projects over the next months. 


Task Definition

Create a pattern for the fashion industry’s most recognized brands to be used in their current and upcoming collections. Define and interpret the theme ‘Chinoiserie-Chic’ in your own enchanting and delightful patterns.

Keep in mind the way that you present your design helps the client in their evaluation. For the best overview of your designs, present your work using the Design Presentation Template found under the download material section.

Target Group

  • Woman's wear
  • Age between 15 - 55
  • Transition between summer and autumn design
  • Evening and brides dresses
  • Garments for festive events



  • Modern interpreted chinoiserie
  • Delicate
  • Refined and handcrafted
  • Sophisticated
  • Enchanting
  • Delightful
  • Charming


  • Feminine and utopian pastoral
  • Blushing blues of porcelain

Mandatory requirements

For templates and other details, please check the provided Pattern Handbook, which can be downloaded from the materials section.

Because we are working with labels in the fast-paced fashion industry, the client will be closely following the project and may select designs that catch their eye at any point (even before the project ends). Please make sure you are available for contact once you submit a design.

There is no guideline as to whether you depict the content with photographic or purely graphic elements. But in both cases you should only use images and fonts:

1. for which you own the full copyright
2. for which the exclusive rights can, if required, be passed on to the client.

If 2. applies you need to clearly highlight the third-party image material.

Required File Format

In case you are chosen by the client to be licensed this is the file format you will need to supply:

  • PSD files
  • AI files

Useful Links

Cora Ginsburg

Vogue: Chic Chinoiserie Interiors

Kalynor wordpress: Chinoiserie love

Musical Inspiration: The Best of Debussy
(due to GEMA's restrictions link does not work in Germany)

A welcome video from your project guide:

Chinoiserie Chic: Welcome ! from jovoto on Vimeo.


Download material

Click on the following links to download working material and additional information related to the project.

Project terms

For this project, special  project terms  apply.

Halftime Feedback

Dear All,

We just had our halftime review call with the client  to gain some insight and feedback about how the project is running and if we’re on the right track. Let’s hear what they had to say:

First- A big thank you. You ladies and gents are stepping up and the client is happy with the level of quality in the designs so far. Great job!

Now things are developing well, but  here are a couple of tips to get us on exactly the right track:

Focus on the theme
There is a huge range of inspiration when you start to look into the decorative art of Chinoiserie. Think about classic motives, the delicate lines and sensitive colours that this enchanting theme is known for. And don’t stop at cherry blossoms, think porcelain, gardens and tea houses.

Less symmetry
 You’ve done a great job so far at reducing the patterns and creating true reports, but take it a step further and try relying less on symmetry. Go for an asymmetric design and it will instantly be more dynamic, like a beautiful fog rolling in. 

Chinoiserie is beautiful and much of the beauty lay in its delicate. Think about the size of your design and how your delicate pattern is mapped on a piece of clothing. Does it fit large scale on a dress or is it perfect for the detailed print on a blouse? 
Also important to keep in mind, is that the client presents patterns in many different countries. In some small patterns work well and in others, larger. Present your design with as a small and large version to  explore both options.

Spot Test
Although your design looks great on screen, once it is printed often erratic or inconstant colour or small details on a fabric can look like a misprint or worse, a stain! Do a spot test and make sure your designs don’t have small spots or any imbalance in colour that could read as a blotch, blemish or mistake. 

That’s the feedback for today ladies and gents. You’ve done an impressive job so far, now we’re really looking forward to the next 3 weeks and to see where you can take this delicate and enchanting theme.


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Amazing challenge! I am already listening to the music you provide and trying to reach this delicate world.

Hi everyone!

Just before breakfast I made a quick video to say hello! I'm super excited to guiding this project and I'm really looking forward to working with you in this exciting and enchanting textile project! Well, just have a look at the video above :D

All the best, Jess

Very nice. Thank you!

Sounds awesome :D hope I will be able to submit something rocking for this, since I missed the last one ;)

So we have been given a presentation template in the download material for this project. But the submit idea page offers the same 3 ways as before..Should we upload separate images as before or should we arrange our images as per the given template (large design + mockup + variations) and put that as a single jpg?

Hey Rajalakshmi, Great questions. We definitely encourage using the template given in the download material as one of the slides. You can also use any of the templates that jovoto offers you in the idea upload form to present your idea on the platform, while using the template given in the download material as one of the slides. The reason we use the idea template download is so once you enlarge the slide and the window pops up, in one slide you can still have an overview of all the attachments you submitted. Does that make sense? All the best, Jess

What a great theme!! I've actually been working on a piece that very much fits the theme, hope I can get at least two or three done before the end of the contest. I do have a question about the actual terms though - a license fee is mentioned, but also transfer of rights at a different place. Are we licensing the designs and retaining copyright for use on other products (i.e. not fabric/ apparel related) or are we signing over full rights to the designs? Important to know! :)

Dear Celandine, I'm so glad you like the theme! I'm curious and excited to see all of the elegant designs. To answer your important questions, when you submit an idea on jovoto, you keep the rights to your idea until it is licensed by the client, which is when you are paid for your idea. Once you have submitted an idea and the project closes, there is a 6 month exclusivity period in which only the specified client can license your design . That means in the 6 month period after a project closes, you can not use your design for other products. After that time frame, your designs submitted in a public project can be presented. For more information regarding licensing and fees, you can refer to the legal section of our FAQs here: Is there anything else I can help you with? All the best, Jess

Thanks Celandine for asking this question and Jess for all your helpful answers. So the chance is withholding the design for 6 months even if by the end of that period they don't choose to license it. Just one more query in that case: if it does get licensed, is that for a fixed period after which the rights revert to the creator? Or is it one off, permanent?

Hi again, Yes that's right. By submitting an idea in a project, you agree to a 6 month exclusivity contract found in the Project Terms. And yes, the licensing is a permanent hand over of rights from the creator to the client. And if anything else comes up, feel free to ask - I'm here to help :) Best, Jess

Hi Jess I want to ask should i create vector or raster image. Regards

Dear krokkork, I would suggest you work with vectors so your design can be scalable, but at the moment there are no mandatory requirements as far as which you use as long as you have the files as .ai or .psd. Anything else I can help you with? Best, Jess

Looks interesting...I saw some desing examples with photo models with dresses with the design putted on it, I guess are mockups, templates with models to put our designs; do you know where can I found some for my project?Thanks

Hi dflcprint, Glad you think so! You can look for images in the creative commons. This way you can implement and modify the image for your presentation needs :) And always remember to state where you got the image from! All the best, Jess

This is such a great project! I really enjoyed creating my print! Thank you

Hi there Is there anyone want join with me to collaborate a new design? I am totally new in this charming textile design world... I have fashion design background and I am Chinese.. maybe it's will be an interesting mix work together with u . Pls send me an email or message if you are also looking for a partner. Thanks to all ; )

Welcome to jovoto suziepan! :)

To find someone to collaborate with it would help if other creatives could see some of your work! You can link them to your portfolio or the works you have done here on jovoto! Hope you find someone!

All the best,


Hey there,

Later this afternoon we have our halftime meeting with the client in order to check in and get their feedback and perspective about how the project is going so far and the direction for the next 3 weeks. We have the call early on in the process so we can get a better understanding for the direction of the project asap and you can have time to develop your ideas based on the client's feedback.

That means any updates you're working on or last minute ideas, you can submit them now so we can get a great sense of where the project is and get most in depth feedback for in which direction it should go.

Get back to you with the client feedback asap :) Best, Jess

Wonderful news, Jess! Excited d to hear the client's feedback :)

Hi again,

I just posted the client's feedback in the briefing. You're doing a quality job so far, so I know with some feedback tips it's only going to get more exciting. Scroll on up and have a look. :)

Best, Jess

The feedback sounds great and motivational. Thanks!

I am slowly but surely working on some ideas for this project. Just wondering if a design is submitted earlier then it is more likely to get a higher proportion of votes therefore has more time to get to the top of the leaderboard and to win... so if a project like this is for designs that a designer has not got an abundance of or worked in before then it puts them at a disadvantage as they have to create designs and it may take longer. For example I have a massive back catalogue of glitch and modernist art deco style designs so I would probably be able to submit 10 designs within an hour for a project based on those premises. Whereas chinoiserie is uncharted territory... which makes it very exciting to work on as it is breaking new ground for me... but I was just wondering if you submit work towards the middle end of the contest period does the loss of votes you may get from submitting at the start effect the final outcome?

Hope I've not worded the question too confusingly.

Hi Garth, That's definitely a valid question. And I understand what you mean :) The algorithm that creates rank doesn't only take the ratings into consideration but also considers many different factors, one of them being at which time the idea is submitted to avoid exactly what you mentioned, votes adding up that it would be impossible to catch up to if you were to submit at the very end. On top of that, the rating period is a full week after the submissions period has closed so there's time to go through all last minute uploaded ideas. And about the theme, I totally agree. This project is an exciting challenge exactly for that reason! Looking forward to your designs :) Best, Jess

Just getting started … this is such a fab theme! I'd like to know, is it possible to post our designs or work in progress pics on social media? As it's an "public project" this seems to be ok? As well, later on, and within that 6 month "reserved" period, could we use our designs to show in our portfolio (website/blog/offline)? Thanks! Sorry if this is answered somewhere … I couldn't find anything … new to Jovoto and just trying to find my way around ;-)

Hi Eva, No worries, we're always happy to help! Right, you are. Because this is a public project, you're allowed to show your submissions via social media or your portfolio within the 6 month period. However, you are NOT allowed to sell your idea elsewhere until the 6 month period is over. By submitting, you give the client the exclusive right to license your idea during this time. To find info like this and much more, you can look in our FAQs here: And if there is anything you can't find, don't hesitate to ask! Best, Jess

Thank you for your help Jess! I did understand about exclusivity and that I can't sell it elsewhere within these 6 months … but wasn't sure about posting on social media (as to my experience the fashion industry is very secretive). Happy that we are allowed to share :-)

Dear Textile Enthusiasts,

If you think this project is exciting, just wait and hear what we've got in store!

jovoto is launching an exclusive talent pool for textile designers like you. It’s called the Textile Orbit and you can read all about it and the awesome opportunities offered right here or you canapply directly here!

If you've already got an Outstanding Textile Design badge on your jovoto profile, you'll be invited automatically. The only thing left to do is verify your ID, which you can find out how to do here.

Exciting, isn't it!? We're looking forward to see you there! All the best, Jess

Hi Jess, first thing this is a very nice project :). I'm very excited about it . I'm new to jovoto and i was wondering if there was a limit on the number of proposals that we can submit ? Should a PDF file of pattern be uploaded at the same time as the presentation template? Is there a limit of GB for the PDF if we have to upload it? Thanks , Sarah :).

Hi Sarah, Welcome to jovoto :) Nice to have you here! In this project, you can upload 10 submissions. You can see how many submissions you can upload in each project at the top of the submit an idea upload overview. Here is an FAQ with all of the details about which files you can upload: If there is anything else I can help you with, just let me know! Best, Jess

Hi again :), thank you so much , that was helpful :). Looking forward to submit my proposals . Best, Sarah.

You're welcome. Excited to see your work!

Dear All Participators,

Giving helpful, constructive feedback and working together to develop your ideas are core principles here on jovoto. That's why we do everything we can to encourage and support that. One of the latest ways in doing so are our new prizes, the Collaboration and Feedback Awards.

Get involved and set a great example for our community- All you have to do is take some tips from our very first Feedback winners or use the collaboration feature and team up with a partner to submit an idea. Go, go, go!

All the best, Jess

I would love it if someone would like to collaborate with me ... feel free to look at my designs and message me if you are interested.

hey.. long time i havnt been here.. but will start to come back now.. unfortunately wont be enough time for me to make new designs for this contest, i guess

Hi Christin, Nice to see you here :) If you can't make it this time, we'd be happy to have in Textile Orbit! You'll have access to the exciting new textile design project The Lacemaker which will start on Tuesday. You've already verified your account, now all you have to do is apply! Have a great weekend, Jess

I have many, many questions - thank you for answering them. 1)"The best designs submitted on jovoto will be chosen and presented to select international fashion brands by the client, who is a renowned textile supplier." Do I understand correctly: are you working with ONE client who then in return offers designs to a variety of fashion brands? 2) could fashion brands scanning the submitted ideas and could contact us directly - if so, what is the correct protocol please ? 3) can you reveal who is looking at our design ideas? Just thinking, . . . . if I give out log-in information to my private portfolio on my web-site, I have somewhat control about who is looking at it, whereas here, I do not; from that standpoint, it would be interesting to know. 4) Would we license with Jovoto and get paid via Jovoto? 3) "The amount purchased can be up to 20,000 meters per design" This is confusing. What happens when meter 20,001 is being printed? 2) I can see ratings on my 3 submitted ideas, but not on others. Question: who does the rating, do WE CREATIVES go and give ratings to each other ? Thank you !

Dear Amido, Welcome to jovoto! I'm Jess and I'm happy to help with your questions. I'll go in order :) 1. Yes, that's correct. There is one client who selects your designs for their clients, which are international fashion brands. 2. Each time you submit an idea in this project, theres is a 6 month exclusivity period in which only the client can license your idea. If let's say another client was to see your idea and wanted to license it, you could do that once the 6 month period after the project was over. 3. The next projects will be run in the Textile Orbit, which means only other people in the Textile Orbit (who have applied or been selected) can participate. This will offer a higher barrier of privacy for you and the client. However, currently in a public project like this one, there is open visibility for all- And you can also share your ideas on social media throughout the project. 4. For more detailed information than I could possibly answer here ;) Please see our FAQ on the legal and licensing processes here. This however, only applies when the client is a client of jovoto. 5. Whatever amount that is printed will be paid out in royalties. This is includes even the 1 meter over :) That's just a ballpark figure of which range the client works within. For more info you can check all of our other FAQs and if you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to ask! All the best, Jess

sorry, my numbering got inconsistent : I was able to figure out the rating process, please disregard my last question ;)

Hi Jess - I wish there was a way of rating wonderful designs that don't seem to fit the brief (IMO) - a number of times I've been really torn in choosing a rating! Go high, go low?? Also, it would be great if you could see if you'd already rated a design before clicking on it - or is that a big ask? It would really save a lot of time. And I'm sure this has probably been asked before :)

Hi Anne, click on "see all ideas": . In the line below you'll find: "all"/ "unrated"/"collaborations". Click on unrated and all designs you haven't rated comes in forefront. Hope that will help you?!

oh brilliant, thank you ru_flair!

Hi Anne, ru_flair is right! You can use the unrated filter for exactly what you're looking for :) If there is anything else I can help you with just let me know! All the best, Jess

thanks Jess .... and any suggestions about how to rate beautiful designs that don't seem to really fit the brief?

That's heavy I know...but it's your decision!:) Try to stay fair. My advice is: Use the whole scale of stars! If there is a design beautiful but far from the theme you can decide that it get between 7-8...If you trash them all, you'll get a rating disbalance and then suddenly you have a banner in your profile that your rating behavior is under review and are not factored into the overall rating score! Good decisions, good luck! :)

LOL - I do have a 'good' distribution and use the full range, but I only use the low marks on those that have both missed the brief and are pretty basic. It's the really good ones that have missed the brief that I think I'm going to be in a continual dilemma about ... I'd like a bonus rating of 'great for another project'! :D

Nice discussion :) We will add the rating dimensions in the next textile project as soon as we can to help avoid the dilemma!

That would be GREAT. I see lots of good designs that actually don't fit the brief... I would like to give them a 10 for the quality, but it would be read as "you hit the nail on the head", what's not really true. Big dilemma :[

I never had a project, where I give so many good ratings and loved ideas, so many amazing work here! To the dilemma to decide about great designs, not on brief, I do it, like ru_flair suggested, to vote 7-8, because not "perfect in all, but place for improvement to make it excellent. Hope my comment helps ;)

Hello! I have been trying to upload my ideas for a couple of hours now, and it doesn't fully download. It says "encoding in process" .... is this normal, or should they upload and be able to view them right away? Please help! Thank you!!

I also tried uploading my image of the textile design as a separate file (size 140cm X 50 cm) and it said that it was too large!! The image is PDF and is already flattened :(

Dear roseshimkus, Sorry for the encoding trouble, I will have a developer look at the asap! Don't worry though, the system has captured all of the info for your submission, so you won't have to re-upload. Thanks for your patience, we'll work it now! Best, Jess

Phew :) awesome , thank you so much Jess ! :)

Hey Jess, I couldn't finish the upload.....

Hi mercedesquevedo, Let's talk via private message! Best, Jess

Cannot believe I missed the deadline for this project! I was convinced it was 22nd of july! :(((

Hi eureka, What a pity!! But don't worry, we have another textile challenge running, apply to the Textile Orbit today to take part in The Lacemaker. The end of the submission deadline is Aug 18th! If you have any questions, let me know :) Best, Jess

Question regarding the ratings: There are 5 stars but rating statistic goes from 1-10, how does this work please ?

Hi Amido, When you hover over 1 of the 5 stars, you'll see each star is split in two. 1-2, 3-4,5-6 etc. which makes up for 10 places :) Best, Jess

ha ! I did not even see see that . . . . . next time I know - no time now to go over all ratings again - thanks Jess !

Hello platform. I have a question for the project guide. Why these profiles are supporting all ideas of gusmonk if they don't hold any participation on this platform?. it's weird.

Dear Audrey, Thanks for keeping an eye out on the platform, but please contact me directly if you have any problems or questions, especially when it involves posting other community members profile. If a community member's rating seems to be subjective or unfair, through our algorithms and manual rating monitoring we are able to disable their votes and they will not be calculate into the overall score. If a creatives ratings are unfair they will be first be disabled for that project. If the subjective rating behaviour continues, their ratings in all projects will be disabled which will show up or their profile. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly. Best, Jess

How dose the ranking actually calculated?

Hi there, Our algorithms for calculating the ratings take many factors into consideration, such as time when it's submitted, the number ideas in the project and the average of the ratings given so far. For more info, check out FAQs. Best, Jess

Hi Jess, when can we expect the client to decide which designs they are going to license? I ask in case we want to sell them elsewhere.

Hi Kriti, Technically in a jovoto project, the client has up to 6 months to decide the design(s) they'd like to license. In this case though the client is moving very quickly (as fashion is a fast industry!) and we'll announce the licensed ideas as soon as all contracts have been signed and paper work filed :)

As far as selling your ideas elsewhere, when you upload an idea in this project you agree to a 6 month exclusivity period. In this time you assure that only the client can license your idea. After the 6 month period you can sell your idea elsewhere.

You can find more info in our FAQs herehere!

Best, Jess

Hi Jess, I was wondering when you say the best designs are presented to the client, is the rating system the only determining factor? I assume the highest rated would probably overlap with what is considered the best but also since ratings are subjective I was hoping there were other considerations when deciding which patterns to present to the client. Thanks for your time! Adriana

Hi AGenerallo, The community ranking should be objective and we do our very best using our jovoto algorithms and manual rating monitoring to ensure that it is just that!
The client is free to choose from any ideas, so it can but does not have to overlap with the rank of the communities. Based on their experience in the fashion industry they decide what's best! Best, Jess

Thanks jess for all your clarifications. Cheers!

Hi Jess, I'm still trying to figure out how voting works here. I have followed my ratings and now I'm very confused. e.g I get two very positive comments (gorgeous, excellent) on the idea and rating from the same persons but my overall score drops sharply (after that and before rating from new people) O.o .Is it possible that a comment is positive and the idea was rated as poor? If the total score was e.g 8.25 and after two rating fall on 8.03, with which rate stars idea was rated? Thanks a lot in advance dear ;)

Sorry dear it's public contest - a lot manipulations here =))) you need have a lot friends in fb and only then you can win this =))) really very hard=))) one good things - client in any way can choise your idea !!!! and it'sreally our chances!!!! Warm hugs!!!!

Hi Indigo, We've raised the karma threshold so it's much more difficult to use jovoto as a popularity contest, only to sign in the cast a vote. However, as it is a public project there is sometimes a rating roller-coaster, however that's why we do continuous rating monitoring. When the project closes for rating today, it is not the official close. A final rating monitoring will be done, so you can expect ranks to change. The jovoto rating algorithm takes many factors into consideration, like time of submission, amount of ideas in the project and the average, so there isn't a specific rating I can tell you that makes an idea drop or jump up a certain amount, but do have our eyes out and our handy algorithms, so please be patient. Also oh course, if there is any behaviour that you see and think is unfair, you can always write the project guide directly. All the best, Jess

Hi Jess, I think the threshold for karma points is a very good idea!

What about forcing people to read the brief first (like an assignment; Yes, I have read the brief)? It might build a small step extra to filter out any 'fast voting fb friends'.

And maybe it is possible to split up the rating into 2 or more specifications like: - Look and feel of overall design (so that would be a matter of personal taste) :o) - How does the entry fit the brief - Technical design aspects (quality of work, details, quality of the pattern)

In this case again it will be less easy to make a simple (fb friends) vote. Not only that; you also sort of press the designers to properly read the brief and to upload enough review material (repeating pattern images, details of work).

We appreciate all the hard work you and the Jovoto team are doing. We just hope that the tips we post here will help the team a bit to make the rating process as fair as possible.

cheers! Jacco

Hello, I would like to make a humble suggestion which in my opinion could improve the athmosphere for all Jovotans :)

Just like any Facebook friend could vote with a 10 stars for their own, they could also mis-vote giving 1 or 2 stars for other people's idea if they see it as a "competitor", with little-to-no real design reasons.

My suggestion: If any given idea has an average rating of 8, every vote consisting of 3 or 4 points below this initial rating should also contain a text comment section explaining the reasons for that low rate. Of course this could be anonymous to avoid open conflicts and such drama in public, but nonetheless the author of the idea should be able to have an explanation why his work is low voted by someone. This could benefit battling these false votes and besides, it will help the authors improve their ideas based on true, structural critics. My suggestion also goes both way - for example if the work has 4 stars average rating and someone puts a 10 to it, he shoud explain in short text what he likes in the work and reveal his opinion to vote so high.

I really hope you would undestrand what I'm trying to suggest and eventually like it :)

Regards, Mariya

Great idea! i absolutely agree!

Mariya, that's a very good idea, and I too agree with this rating system. Frankly I only began to realize that some of the votes aren't quite sincere nor based on true quality of the project. I just can't believe this...

I`ll repost it as a main comment! Thank you guys! :)

Hi everyone!

Wow, I can safely say this was one of the most inspiring projects I have ever guided. I can't tell you how often I was going through ideas and saying, 'That's so beautiful!' You can ask the other community management team members :) So first, thank you so much for completing this amazing project with us!

Second, I've gotten a lot of question about rank and rating, so beware, the project isn't officially closed yet (so the ranking isn't official either). I will do a final round of rating monitoring, so the ranking is subject to change. I'll close the project (with the final ranking) as soon as possible!

And third, if you haven't yet applied to the Textile Orbit yet, verify your ID and apply today. There's another amazing textile project The Lacemaker running now.

Ok, that's it for now, I'll get back to you when the project is officially closed :) Best, Jess

Hello, (I repost my suggestion here) I would like to make a humble suggestion which in my opinion could improve the athmosphere for all Jovotans :)

Just like any Facebook friend could vote with a 10 stars for their own, they could also mis-vote giving 1 or 2 stars for other people's idea if they see it as a "competitor", with little-to-no real design reasons.

My suggestion: If any given idea has an average rating of 8, every vote consisting of 3 or 4 points below this initial rating should also contain a text comment section explaining the reasons for that low rate. Of course this could be anonymous to avoid open conflicts and such drama in public, but nonetheless the author of the idea should be able to have an explanation why his work is low voted by someone. This could benefit battling these false votes and besides, it will help the authors improve their ideas based on true, structural critics. My suggestion also goes both way - for example if the work has 4 stars average rating and someone puts a 10 to it, he shoud explain in short text what he likes in the work and reveal his opinion to vote so high.

I really hope you would undestrand what I'm trying to suggest and eventually like it :)

Regards, Mariya

I understand your suggestion very well and think, that would be great, to handle the voting this way! I hope, that can be solved by jovoto ;)

Hi Mariya,

Thanks for your input and interesting idea! First of all, Facebook friends can't just join jovoto and start rating, first they need to gain 300 in karma points, as mentioned above. That requires them to be active on the platform by rating, commenting or submitting ideas to a certain extend before their ratings start to count. This protects the platform form manipulation efforts and emphasizes the importance of fair rating.

Regarding your idea, I see your point here but I think anyone should have the right to rate how ever they want, without having to explain why, we all have different opinions and taste right? However, when the submission period is over and we do the rating monitoring we notice when a user have an unfair rating behaviour (such as often give ideas 1-2 when most other users have given the same idea 9-10). Then that users rating in that competition will be deactivated.

So there is already a system in place to prevent this sort of behaviour. And much thanks to great input from you guys, so please keep giving us your feedback!

Best, Jess

Thank you, Jess! I`m glad that you are doing your best to keep Jovoto fair! :) Regards, Mariya

Dear textile creatives,

The Chinoiserie-Chic textile challenge has recently ended and you guys & girls were absolutely stunning. Thank you all for submitting and delighting our eyes and hearts with such incredible patterns!

Today we would like to announce the first round of winners.

The eight Community Winners are:

#8: Sound of Tranquility by Sabine Reinhart

#7: Rosa by Ariadna Uehara

#6: Secret Garden by chiara pollano

#5: Chinese spring by angeloartimus

#4: 錦鯉 I by gusmonk

#3: Peacock and flowers by Laura Muñoz Estellés and Mónica Maria Martinez Sanchez

#2: Dancing cranes by anastasianio

#1: Magic Garden by gamia9

The Best Collaboration Award goes to Laura Muñoz Estellés and Mónica Maria Martinez Sanchez their idea Peacock and flowers. That's a double win for you. Congratulations, Laura and Mónica!

And the Best Feeback Award goes to KCauvin, a print designer based in Sydney, Australia, who has brought a great contribution in terms of helpful and constructive feedback in this challenge. Thank you, KCavin! And thanks everyone who has commented and helped fellow submitters develop their ideas even further.

A big round of applause to everyone. And don't forget to check out the new public challenge for the city of Linz, Austria, starting tomorrow. ;)

Have a great week,


Congratulations guys for your great works!! ヅ

Thank you very much! Great thanks to all of you - Jess, Jovoto team and every of my colleagues and participants! I really can't tell you what I feel right now! It is the best contests web-site that I've ever seen, most transparent and fair of all. I've just come here to my first contest and become one of the winners! It is so cool!:) I wish a good luck to all of you! Just keep working and you will get what you deserve ;)

Congratulations on your prize. Your words make us happy. That is why we do what we do.

All the best and see you around on jovoto, :) Jess

Dear Jess, please check up your inbox messages. I wrote to you. Thanks :)

Congrats to all winners!

Wow, such amazing work! It's so good to see so many beautiful designs being recognized and awarded. You are all an inspiration together with the Jovoto team :)

Yay! thanks for recognising my feedback! Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks for contributing with great feedback that help ideas develop to their best potential. It's super valuable for the community!


Congratulations everyone! :)

congrats everyone :) great work

congrats to all the winners :)

Congrats to all the winners! Gorgeous works!

Amazing work guys! It's a pure pleasure to follow the development of this, you guys rock! ;)

All the best,


Dear designers,

We want to share this exciting opportunity with you, in case you aren't part of the Textile Orbit yet. If you're not, and you love designing patterns and textiles, read all about it or jump straight over and take a second to verify your ID and apply now!

Anyway, back to the exciting news- We'd like to provide each Textile Orbiter participant with monthly trend forecasts from, Promostyl a leading international trend research and design agency. That means you'll receive a monthly 10-12 page trend direction forecast that includes all of the most up to date information on styles, trends, colours and textures!

We wanted to say thank you for working with us in a way that will help you create designs and develop as designers in and out of the orbit! For more details, check out the blog post here.

All the best, Jess

Hi everyone,

The client has made their selection for the Client's Choice!

It must have been a very tough one, with so many fantastic ideas. A big congratulations to the licensed design:

Peacock and Flowers by Laura Muñoz Estellés and Mónica Maria Martinez Sanchez.

What a beautiful design- Congratulations and all the best Laura and Mónica! Best, Jess

Wow! Incredible! What a surprise! We are the happiest girls in the world! :D :D :D :D :D ...

congratulation girls!!!!! =)))))))))))

Hi everyone,

We've got an update and the client has licensed another design from this project!

Congratulations to marinafont with her design The Garden of Nature.

Great job Marina :) Best, Jess

Hi again :)

We've got another licensed idea. Congratulations to Marinafont, for her second idea licensed, Delicate Flowers.

Great job and I'm looking forward to working with all of you soon. We'll keep you posted when we have any new updates!

All the best, Jess

Dear Textile Orbiters,

Hello! I’m happy to have a little news for you today. After a long wait, we can officially announce more designs that have been licensed in this project. Congratulations to the following designers for their work:

Mystical China Blues and Chinoiserie border by Kriti_Jain

Indigo Garden by patriciam

Secret Garden by chiara_pollano

Magic Garden by Maria Gomez

As soon as we have more information, like if and how much a design is sold or we have another project lined up, we will be in touch!

All the best, Jess

Project terms

The following Project Terms are the legal basis for your participation in this particular project.

In §3 we define the rights that you pass on to jovoto when you submit an idea (for example, you may publish and share your idea on other websites or social media but ensure it is clear it is a submission created on jovoto).

In §4 we define the rights that you pass on to the client (for example, that the client is allowed to evaluate or review your ideas in order to help them make their decision). From §4.2 onwards, you find the details about which rights you pass to the client once the project is completed if they decide to license your idea.

In §5 you will find important points on what you will be held responsible for (like respecting copy rights and clearly marking all third party material in your submission).

Project Terms for the Public Project "Chinoiserie-Chic"

1.    Scope

1.1    These project terms supplement the Terms of Use for creatives and apply to public projects in terms of section 3.1.1 of the Terms of Use. Definitions contained in the Terms of Use also apply to the context of these project terms. Public projects may be viewed by everyone. All registered creatives may submit ideas for such projects provided they accept these project terms. 

1.2    By submitting an idea to the project, the creative accepts the terms of use and these project terms. 

2.    Right to be Named as Author

By accepting these project terms and the terms of use, the creative waives any right to be named as author if the client wishes this when licensing the creative's idea. As long as the client does not purchase the idea, jovoto will ensure that the creative is named as author.

3.    Granting Rights of Use to jovoto 


By submitting an idea to the project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 3 to jovoto. 

3.1    Even when participating in a project or submitting an idea, the creative still retains the right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use his own idea for the purpose of self-promotion provided he observes the rights of third parties, in particular those of the client. This does not apply to the first six months following the end of the submission phase of a project. During this period, the creative is not permitted to use his idea in any other manner. The client's trademarks and other related rights may only be used if and when the client explicitly allows this for the performance of the competition.  

3.2    jovoto wishes to point out explicitly that participation in a project and/or submission of an idea does not confer on the creative any right to use material of jovoto or the client. In particular, participation in the project does not give the creative any right to use the logo or other materials belonging to the project sponsor (client) or to third parties. This does not apply in cases where the project terms or the project briefing call for other arrangements. 

3.3    The creative submitting an idea to a project grants to jovoto non-exclusive transferable rights, without restriction on time, space or content, to use the idea, including associated creative works and any comments submitted therewith to the extent required for the operation of the platform. In particular, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make every comment and/or idea and the associated works on the platform accessible to third parties and to make any reproductions necessary for this purpose. The creative grants to jovoto the right to edit the works in question in order to present them more favorably on the website.

3.4    In addition, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make comments and/or the idea and the associated works publicly accessible for the purpose of presentation beyond the confines of the project, for example in the jovoto newsletter or in its blog, to distribute them and to edit them, in particular to create and present summaries or individual pictures of videos and texts, scaled-down versions of photographs ('thumbnails') etc. 

3.5    Furthermore, the creative grants to jovoto the non-exclusive right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use the ideas and associated works in any medium for the purpose of communicating and promoting the project and/or ideas submitted to the project. To this end, jovoto may reproduce the ideas and associated works, distribute, edit, rearrange them, make them publicly accessible, broadcast and publicly play them in other ways, whereby this includes in particular making them available or broadcasting them by transmitting the content to fixed or mobile terminal devices of other creatives as part of automated subscription services (push services) or download services (pull services) (e.g. by podcast, RSS feed, Atom feed, XML interface or other technologies). The parties to this agreement consider the right of public reproduction also to include, in particular, the right to render the idea and associated works on the website using methods to play back audio and video data that can be received and simultaneously played by creatives (streaming), including the possibility of configuring the stream in such a way that the broadcast data can be stored by the recipient. In order to document the project and/or to promote the platform, jovoto may in particular include the creative's idea, alone or together with the ideas of other creatives, in a catalog of ideas, which will be made available to the client on conclusion of a project, and which it may reproduce as a different form of print publication and distribute (including as poster), where this serves as an appropriate form of publication for the platform, present at trade fairs (in particular in the form of banners, posters, video clips), make accessible as "best cases" on the platform, also in conjunction with other projects, or make generally publicly available, include in press releases or make available to third parties in the course of normal public relations work (for example for external press reports in journals).

3.6    In order to secure the greatest possible level of awareness and reach for the creative's ideas, the creative additionally grants to jovoto the right to publish the creative's ideas, and/or to have them published, on websites of external providers, to make the reproductions required for this and to transfer the individual works (i.e. the corresponding files) to the relevant third party, and/or to grant these providers technical access to the ideas for the above-mentioned purposes, including the right to reproduce the ideas for inclusion in their own websites. In order to achieve the aims mentioned in this sub-section, jovoto may use popular, established technical methods (e.g. embedded functions). The creative therefore consents to the relevant third-party provider adopting the works in question and also publishing them.

3.7    The creative will receive no monetary recompense for granting the aforementioned rights of use to jovoto. In return for being granted the rights, jovoto will present the creative's ideas on the platform and will give him the opportunity to sell his ideas to third parties or to jovoto and to participate with his ideas in projects. 

3.8    In technical terms, the platform is a highly complex system with a large number of links. The content of creatives builds on from different user content and is cross-linked with it in many ways, etc. In addition, as a platform for creative services, the platform must provide a high degree of transparency and traceability – also covering the possibility of investigating or searching through events set in the past. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 3 is therefore irrevocable and extends beyond any end to the user agreement. Content submitted by the creative to the platform can therefore remain accessible on the platform even after this license agreement terminates or the creative is no longer a user of the platform for other reasons.

3.9    jovoto also endeavors wherever possible to allow the creative every freedom to exploit his ideas vis-à-vis third parties. Within the scope of projects the creative may, where applicable, have the opportunity to subject his idea to open content licensing terms (such as Creative Commons licensing). Whether and to what extent this is to apply in an individual project (including the relevant details) will be specified in the briefing. The creative must in all cases explicitly indicate the use of third-party materials, including those that are subject to open licensing. 

4.    Granting Rights of Use to the Client 


By submitting an idea to the project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 4 to the client. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4.2 ff. is subject to the condition precedent that the client decides to acquire the creative's idea.

4.1    By participating in a project, the creative grants to the client the non-exclusive right of use, without restriction on content, time or space, to present his ideas and works as such outside of advertising campaigns or in order to promote the project, alone or together with the ideas and works of other creatives participating in the project, in any medium. Moreover, the creative grants to the client the right to use the ideas and works for the purpose of internal and external market research and for preparing the acquisition of the exclusive rights of use to the ideas and works. This may require the distributing and making the ideas and works publicly accessible, limited to the aforementioned purposes.

4.2    By accepting this license agreement, the creative grants to jovoto, subject to the condition precedent of the client's decision to acquire the corresponding rights from jovoto, rights of use to the idea that the creative has submitted to the project, together with all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, and to elements protected by copyright, design and performance protection rights associated with the idea (hereinafter referred to collectively as "works"), for exploitation in all known and unknown manners of utilization, in particular to the extent detailed below. This includes in particular – also in cases where rights arise at a later date – the exclusive, transferable right, unrestricted by content, time and space, and capable of being sub-licensed in parts, to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, irrespective of whether for payment or not, to distribute them, exhibit, rent out, to publicly render, in particular present, perform, display, make publicly accessible, broadcast, relay via cable or other systems (cable rebroadcasting), reproduce through video or audio medium, to make public via screen, loudspeaker or any other technical device, programs already broadcast or recordings made on the basis of public transmissions or to reproduce in any other intangible form, to edit and rearrange as well as to publish and use any such edited or rearranged form. 

4.3    The aforementioned rights of exploitation for commercial or promotional purposes include in particular: 

4.3.1    The right to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any tangible and/or intangible, digital or analog, form, e.g. through reprography or transfer to analog media (e.g. packaging, promotional material, advertisements, placards, books, stickers, printouts, pictures, illustrated books, books, comics, leaflets, flyers, photographs, photocopies, photo-mechanical processes, posters, magazines, newspapers), through digitalization or any other form of digital storage and to temporarily and/or permanently store on any other known type of data, video and/or video/audio media such as diskette, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Audio, Super Audio CD, audio cassette, vinyl record, MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro, Flash Card, Smart Card, Secure Digital Card, memory stick, MiniDisc, DAT, hard disk, server, proxy server, USB stick and/or via transmission in the Internet or other data networks or through transmissions or in database systems; in particular this also includes the right to use the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea for company-internal and -external presentations, in company-internal media such as intranet, PowerPoint presentations and for the creation and distribution of advertisements in print media and in electronic, especially online, means of advertising;

4.3.2    The right to distribute or put into circulation the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea in any known way and on all physical analog and digital media independently or in combination with other works, especially in support of a product, and/or to offer these to third parties, in particular to rent and lend out irrespective of the distribution channel and the embodiment, in particular through distribution of the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea on the aforementioned digital or analog media via wholesalers, resellers or retailers, mail order and irrespective of whether by remote sale, electronic transaction, free transfer or free distribution;

4.3.3    The right to transfer the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any known technical manner and to make them known, and in particular accessible to the public. This includes, in particular, the fact that the idea and the associated works may be stored in digital form in a data processing system from which they may then be retrieved by third parties 'on demand' as a stream or download or any other form as digital signal via wired or wireless media and/or transmitted there with the consequence that the stored data are transferred to the receiving device of the third party where they may be decoded after storage, intermediate storage or immediately, i.e. converted into text, images and/or sounds and made visible or audible. The idea and the associated works may also be made available to the third party in such a manner that he/she may store the idea and the works contained therein and/or parts thereof in his/her receiving device and may access them there repeatedly. Interactive use by way of on demand is characterized by the ideas stored in digital form being made available to members of the public who are not present at the source of where they are made available, and being made available in such a way that members of the public have access to them and can request their transmission at independent times and places even if transmission of the works to third parties takes place at a later point in time than at the one requested. The online right of use exists independently of the form of transmission chosen by the client or its licensees for the use of the protected material and includes, for example, interactive or non-interactive online systems, electronic databases, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social networks and platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, XING, Google+, LinkedIn or Facebook, Apps, IRC or news, file sharing or application service providing;

4.3.4    The right to send or forward the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, to third parties irrespective of whether in 'analog or digital' form whether via data networks in the form of subscription or download services (e.g. by streaming, video-on-demand, near-video-on-demand, podcasting, webcasting, simulcasting, IPTV, mobile TV, push services (such as RSS feed, XML interface, etc.) and pull services of all kinds) or via traditional modes of transmission such as public or private broadcast, rebroadcast and repeat broadcast via radio, television and similar systems of communication and reception, electromagnetic waves, electronic devices, wire, cable, satellite, antenna systems, digital means of communications and other technical equipment, whether via the client's own means of transmission or via public or private broadcast companies;

4.3.5    The right to publish the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, first in any desired form at the point in time of the client's choosing irrespective of whether on any type of tangible media or in intangible form (e.g. on the Internet), irrespective of whether independently or in combination with other content such as a collection or multimedia work or as part of an encyclopedia;

4.3.6    The right to commercially exploit the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, through the manufacture and sale of goods of all types (e.g. dolls, toys, stuffed animals, sports articles, household, bathroom and kitchen items, garments, printed matter including comics, sound storage media, headgear, buttons) and/or to exploit the media listed and described in this sub-section, the marketing of services of all types using the circumstances, names, titles, figures, illustrations or other relationships related to the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, including the right to exploit the idea fully or in part through the production and sale of games/computer games, including interactive computer games, and/or other multi-media productions and/or other forms of work and to promote goods and services of any kind using such elements or through edited or unedited excerpts from videos ("merchandising right"); 

4.3.7    The right to modify, edit, combine, arrange the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any manner, especially through correction and translation into any other language, through extension, conversion, augmentation, adaptation, complementing, through inclusion in databases or by the creation of collected works, through the substitution of images and figures, through changes to the characters of figures, or allowing such actions to be undertaken by third parties, and to publish, exploit, or have published and exploited, the edited or rearranged works in any of the ways described in the above provisions.

4.3.8    The rights granted exist irrespective of the technology used as the basis for the use of the right. In particular, the granting / transfer of rights of use are not bound to the form of data transmission (analog or digital), to the means of data transmission currently used or to the type of end-user receiving device. The client is especially entitled to allow this access via any type of equipment or device that is technically able to call up and/or represent the content provided. Access can be effected in particular with the aid of fixed devices (e.g. personal computer, set-top box for digital TV or Internet terminal) and mobile terminal devices, especially mobile telephones (via WAP, SMS, i-mode and any future standards), smartphones, electronic organizers, so-called personal digital assistants (based on operating systems such as Stinger, EPOC, Palm OS, Windows CE/Pocket PC), in particular via wired connections (telephone networks, TV cable networks, ISDN, DSL, Internet fixed line, etc.), via wireless connections (wireless local loop, satellite, radio [in particular DVB-H], mobile telephone networks [GSM, CDMA, HSCSD, GPRS, 3G, UMTS], wireless LAN) or in the process of synchronization with other electronic devices (e.g. via cable and network connection, Bluetooth or infra-red) and on the basis of various transmission standards and presentation formats (e.g. TCP/IP, SMS, MMS, EMS, PMS, smart messages, DVB, HTML, WML, cHTML, e-mail) in all online services, data and (tele-) communications networks, in particular the Internet.

The client is to be able to use the idea fully and exclusively on a permanent basis and to exploit it commercially, in particular for advertising purposes and across all media.

4.4    In addition to, and above and beyond, the above provisions, it is agreed that, if the creative has created a computer program, only the client will be entitled to exercise any proprietary rights to the computer program after the transfer of rights by jovoto.

4.5    Following the transfer of rights, the client is entitled at its own discretion and without the separate agreement of the creative, to transfer the rights listed in section 4 to third parties or to allow third parties to exercise such rights irrespective of whether in the original form or in an edited form. This applies independently of the content and scope of the license terms agreed with the relevant third party, i.e. irrespective of whether through the transfer of the exclusive right of use or through the assignment of individual or several fully inclusive or non-exclusive rights of use limited with regard to content and/or time and/or space.

4.6    The above provisions also apply in the event that the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, have been combined with third-party protected material. If a collective creative work with shared copyright ownership has resulted from the combination of the works with other protected material, the creative herewith agrees to the exploitation of the collective work to the extent specified by the above provisions.

4.7    The use of material covered by open access or open content licensing terms for the development and creation of the project idea is prohibited, irrespective of whether this is done by the creative or third parties. The creative warrants that he will not use such material. 

4.8    The idea will also remain visible on the platform even after being sold to the client. It will however be marked as 'sold (e.g. as 'Client's Choice').

4.9    The creative waives his right to be named as author in the exploitation of the idea. jovoto will work towards persuading the client that the creative's authorship should be acknowledged as author and that he should be named as such in accompanying material in cases where it is not possible to achieve such mention on specimens of the work.

4.10    Where the creative has used material and/or works of third parties in the course of developing and submitting the idea (for example photographs from publicly accessible databases, fonts, sample texts or similar), he also grants to jovoto and to the client rights of use to this third-party material and to these third-party works in accordance with the provisions of section 4.10. The sole exception to this are those parts of the idea that have been identifiably used for illustrative purposes and are marked as such components used solely for illustrative purposes and are explicitly titled as "SAMPLE" or "SPECIMEN" in the idea. Third-party materials and third-party works that are not marked as such will be treated as if they were the creative’s own works. 

4.11    The condition precedent for the granting of rights in accordance with section 4 will be deemed to have been met when the client has made the decision to acquire the rights to an idea of the creative as specified in section 4, the client has informed jovoto of this in writing and jovoto has accordingly informed the creative in writing. jovoto will grant the license rights to the idea to the client immediately after the condition precedent becomes effective and the creative has been informed. 

4.12    jovoto will immediately inform the creative in writing in cases where the client desires a direct license of rights from the creative. The creative and the client can then reach an agreement on the scope of the rights granted – if necessary with jovoto as mediator. jovoto will provide a specimen agreement on request.

4.13    The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4 remains unaffected by the termination of the contractual relationship between the creative and jovoto and the underlying terms of use.

5.    Creative's Guarantee, Indemnity

5.1    The creative guarantees that he has developed all ideas, and works associated with the ideas together with the individual elements, himself, and that he is the owner of all rights that are necessary in order to grant the rights of use in accordance with sections 3 and 4 and to meet any other applicable conditions. The creative also guarantees that his ideas and associated works are free of any third-party rights. 

5.2    The creative also guarantees that he will not submit or offer any content, in particular ideas or work samples, that encroach upon the rights of third parties or where content is ineligible in accordance with the above provisions. The creative must check whether his ideas and the associated works infringe the rights of third parties. Indications for such contractual infringements are given when, in particular, 

5.2.1    Works subject to copyright, e.g. graphics, videos, photos or text (even when edited or alienated, unless the original can no longer be identified), are used that were not created by the creative himself;

5.2.2    The ideas contain performances subject to copyright or related rights such as live recordings of concerts, plays, circus performances, etc., or parts thereof, or include other performances protected by other related rights such as television programs (including opening and closing sequences);

5.2.3    Third parties have collaborated on the production of the content in such a way that they are able to acquire ancillary copyright, for example for recording, direction, editing, sound engineering, camerawork, etc. unless the persons in question have agreed to the exploitation of the idea created with their collaboration on the platform;

5.2.4    The content includes personal or other sensitive information about individuals or groups of people, unless the necessary consent and/or exploitation rights have been obtained by the creative;

5.2.5    Third parties are portrayed in photographs or videos in such a way that they play a major role in terms of their significance for the photo/video, unless the creative has obtained their explicit consent to the scene and to the exploitation of the results on the platform.

5.3    The creative also guarantees that he is not prevented by any contract of employment or other such agreement from contributing the relevant idea and participating with it in a project.

5.4    The creative will indemnify jovoto from any claims that third parties may assert against jovoto for infringement of their rights as a result of the ideas submitted by the creative. jovoto will inform the creative of any such assertion in writing immediately. The creative will make every effort to support jovoto in preparing a suitable defense. The creative will assume all costs incurred by jovoto in this connection, including reasonable costs for a legal defense. The creative is entitled to prove that the actual costs incurred by jovoto were lower than those claimed. 

5.5    The same applies in the event of claims asserted by third parties when the creative infringes legal positions of third parties, in particular trademark rights or personal rights, or other legal provisions (such as prohibitions contained in the Act Against Unfair Practices – UWG) through the subject of the content, irrespective of the authorship thereof.