Fashion Week Exclusive

Extend your Fashion Week Frenzy trend analysis and interpret the newest looks from the runways of Fashion Week!

€7,000prize pool

Extend your Fashion Week Frenzy trend analysis and interpret the newest looks from the runways of Fashion Week!


Designing textile patterns inspired by trends spotted on the catwalk never goes out of fashion! Fashion Week Exclusive invites you to remain front and center at fashion week and dig even deeper into the hottest trends.

Your task is to analyse the latest fashion week trends and create your own interpretation directly from the runway. You have the freedom to choose from any fashion week runway look but be sure to take a look at our weekly Trend Alerts for the client's selected key trends from Fashion Week.

Check out the Fashion Week Exclusive Pinterest board and start with the fourth week's Trend Alert "Handcrafted": This alert encourages you to create prints with real handmade character. You are more than welcome to work with watercolours in combination with geometric and floral elements. We want to see your hand in the design and that personal extra something!

This is a call 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. A new prize structure allows you to see the client's favourite designs and gives more community members the chance to be rewarded. In addition to a prize pool of 4,000€ in Client’s Choice ideas, (20 x 200€ per idea, excl. license fee) and 1,000€ in Community Prizes 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 per meter printed. The amount purchased can be up to 20,000 meters per design.

Be inspired by the previous public projects and see all the excellent designs that were created in Artificial Garden, Chinoiserie-Chic and Fashion Week Frenzy. To see the first three projects in the Textile Orbit, take a look at The Lacemaker and Work in Progress and Barcode Deluxe.

Textile Orbit – The fourth challenge
Fashion Week Exclusive is the fourth textile design brief running in the Textile Orbit, a global professional community of textile & pattern designers. Members of the Textile Orbit have exclusive access to exciting and ongoing textile design projects.

jovoto and our client want to revolutionize the textile industry with you! Textile Orbit is not only the first talent pool on jovoto, but also a completely new way of working within the fashion industry that you will play a part in establishing! The client is seeking to build up a long-term relationship with you and throughout the course of the project you will get to know their values, structures and business, piece by piece, little by little. To establish this relationship, the client wants to enable you to create the best possible patterns based on the latest fashion trends by giving you comprehensive feedback from the fashion market. You will also gain confidential insights into how their business works that will help you understand their complete design process. As soon as a good relationship and a solid process has been established, the client will reveal their identity!
They are super excited about the road ahead and invite you to participate and share your ideas and feedback. Stay tuned for further information about them soon!

Previous Trend Alerts
First week's trend alert "Spray Painted" encourages you to create prints that include graphic elements in combination with more extraordinary sprayed details. All in all the client will be looking for designs that rock! Be courageous!

Second week's trend alert "Romantic Florals" offers you the chance to create soft, feminine, easy-going and delicate floral designs. Feel free to get an additional dose of inspiration from classic, romantic flowers and add your extra style to it! We are curious to see your exceptional compositions.

Third week's trend alert "African Inspired" encourages you draw inspiration from the culture and creativity the African continent has to offer - Be inspired by African colour combinations or design elements and shapes – take this as a basis for your own interpretation! Feel free to create your prints by combining varying elements e.g. stripes and geometric designs or floral with geometric details.


The goal of this project is to gather a wide range of textile designs that are inspired by the latest fashion week trends. The best designs will be presented to well-known international fashion brands to be licensed and used in their current and upcoming collections.

Task Definition

Create a pattern for the fashion industry’s most recognized brands to be used in their future collections. Create your own interpretation based on the four most important trends featured in our weekly trend alerts.

Target Group

  • Women's wear
  • Aged between 15 - 55
  • Summer Design
  • Full range of the collection including trousers, shirts, dresses, blouses, jackets etc.


Be inspired by the latest fashion week trends. Feel free to choose the tonality!

Mandatory requirements

Your submissions must be 100% yours!
Please note that it is no longer possible to use third-party material in your designs due to repeated problems with the licensing process. Please make sure that the rights for your designs submitted in this project are exclusively yours.

You may no longer use any part or element of stock illustrations or stock images or material covered by open source or open content licensing terms. You can draw inspiration from such sources and evolve it into your own thing, but do not directly use third-party material in your designs.

You may use images from third-party sources for mock-ups, but please provide links to these images in the upload form when submitting a design.

Make sure you create a unique design
Be inspired by the latest Fashion Week trends and make sure you create a unique design without reproducing existing designs.

Make your design print-ready
As 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) and evaluate them for future production purposes. In order to evaluate the quality of your design, your design will be test printed and may be presented to clients. 

Please make sure you have uploaded the sourcefiles on jovoto when submitting a design or to Fashion Week Exclusive Dropbox.

For templates and other details, please refer to the provided Rotation and Digital Print Dimension, Presentation Template and How to Create a Print-Ready Design Guide Book, which can be downloaded from the ‘Materials’ section.

Required File Format

In case your designs chosen for a test print for evaluation purposes you will be asked to supply your design in the following formats:

  • Repeat pattern is at least 64cm
  • AI, PSD or TIF files at least 150dpi in layers
  • If the files are larger than 1GB, they should be compressed with Win Zip or Win RAR

Useful Links

Fashion Week Exclusive Pinterest Board

Legal Overview

Here is a brief overview of what is particularly important to be aware of:

1. When entering an idea into a project, jovoto as well as the client, may display, share and print it for evaluation or presentational purposes.
2. There is a six month exclusivity period: 

  • in which you make your uploaded design exclusively and privately available only within this project (no other websites or social media).
  • in which you ensure that the client may exclusively license your design.
  • after which you may offer your submission to others and publicly display it (without any reference to the client).

3. Please ensure that the rights for your designs submitted in this project are exclusivly yours.
4. When uploading an idea you agree to jovoto's general terms of use as well as the specific project terms (see under the brief).
5. The project terms not only clarify rights for your upload, but also the details that go into effect if and when you are informed that the client wishes to license your design.
6. Please note that in this project there is the opportunity for you to get the Client's Choice Award exclusive license fee.  
7. Please carefully check and review your submission and the attachments before uploading them - they can be deleted within 24 hours. 

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Project terms

For this project, special  project terms  apply.

Halftime Feedback

Dear Orbiters,

We had our halftime feedback talk and we’ve got a couple of points to consider for the next two Trend Alerts that will bring us to the end of this Fashion Week Exclusive. But first the client would like to give  a big thanks for staying on top of the trends and all the work you’ve done so far. Now here are some tips to help us do even better:

The Project Cycle

Because of the quickened nature of this project, due to the weekly trend alerts, don’t wait to submit. If you’ve got a design for that theme, we’d love to see it!

Present Your Inspiration

We ask for the link to your inspiration in the description questions, but don’t hesitate to show us in the presentation of your designs.

No Third Party Material

There have been some problems with the use of third party material in past projects, which unfortunately has lead to some ideas not being licensed. Therefore the client has asked you to NOT to use any third party or stock material. You must own the material you use in your design and ensure the exclusivity of that material.


You are creating designs for commercial and mainstream fashion brands. Think about this market and pay attention that your designs aren’t becoming too niche. 


A great design can first appear simple and upon second look, it can have deep complexity in its repeat, composition and layers. Use dynamic elements to create movement through your design and interesting negative space. Keep developing your designs in interesting and unique ways.

We’re looking forward to the next Trend Alerts and seeing what you’ve got in store for us!



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Hey Everyone!

I'm back orbiting with you for the next two weeks, so will be the project guide for the first half of Fashion Week Exclusive before Jess takes back the reins. I'm excited to see what patterns you will develop in response to the weekly trend alerts coming at you on the Pinterest board.

Like last time - if anyone wants targeted feedback on designs from this or previous projects , then feel free to message me and I'll take a look - if I didn't get to you last time around I'll put you on the top of my list this time :).

Have you seen that this week's guest pinner is Michelle Fifis from Pattern Observer, find out more here and take a look at the board here

Get creating and enjoy! Helen

Yes, welcome on board! :)

New prize pool sounds awesome this way! Congratulations jovoto team for this solution!!!

A much better distribution well done Jovoto. :)

Another vote for the new distribution of prizes. Good job jovoto!

Very excited about this project!! loving the inspiration board already :)!!.. I think the prize distribution for this project quite reasonable and it will encourage and attract many talented potential designers, Cant wait to start!!..

Hi there! Could you please clarify the procedure with the prize pool? Does it mean: a) The client will choose ideas for preprint but if not sell he won't pay the 100€? b) The client choose at the end 20 ideas he likes but don't preprint them or know if he sell them? c) The client get all in stock but only pay for the 20 chosen ideas and the sold ones? d) The client gives 100€ for each preprinted and sold idea and 200€ for a chosen idea? At least 300€ + royalty? Thanks in advance from Ru

Hi ru_flair et al!

Your questions answered...

a) The client will choose ideas for preprint but if not sell he won't pay the 100€? This remains the same - if a design catches the client's eye they will want to do test print, but test printing does not mean a design will be licensed. Creatives receive the 100€ if their designs are licensed. The client licenses designs they want to have in their portfolio to show their customers. If the client sells a design to a customer, the creative will then receive royalties in addition to the 100€ license fee.

b) The client choose at the end 20 ideas he likes but don't preprint them or know if he sell them? 20 designs will receive the Client's Choice Award and those creatives will get 200€ each - it is likely that the client will also want to text print and potentially license these 20 designs - but being awarded the Client's Choice award is no guarantee that a design will be licensed.

c) The client get all in stock but only pay for the 20 chosen ideas and the sold ones? By submitting to this project you agree that the client may exclusively license your design during the six month exclusivity period. 20 designs will be awarded the Clients Choice Award and IN ADDITION the client will license as many designs as they are interested in - as in previous projects.

d) The client gives 100€ for each preprinted and sold idea and 200€ for a chosen idea? At least 300€ + royalty? If a design receives the Client's Choice Award AND is licensed the creative will get 300€ (+ any royalties if the design is sold.)

Hope that helps clarify things :) Best, Helen

Thanks for clarifying!!!:)

Thank you Helen:)

Hi Everyone!

ICYMI - the second Trend Alert for Fashion Week Exclusive has just been announced!

"Romantic Florals" offers you the chance to create soft, feminine, easy-going and delicate floral designs. Feel free to get an additional dose of inspiration from classic, romantic flowers and add your extra style to it! Head over to the Pinterest board for some inspiration pure!

We are curious to see what exceptional compositions you come up with...

Best, Helen

Hi - how should I go about "mocking up" the design on fashion models please? Thanks, zara

Hi Zara,

You are free to use any images and 'map' your pattern on the the images in place of the clothes - as long as you source where you got your images from.

I personally use photoshop for this and 'cut out' the area of the clothes the model is wearing and put my pattern in place of the clothes.... maybe others have different ways of doing it... does anyone have some suggestions forZara?

There is some skill in finding a good image to use for mocking up - it needs to make your design stand out and be in keeping with the feel of your design - I recommend you just take a look at the submissions, there are lots of great examples of mocking up done well.

Best, Helen

How does this work that someone WITHOUT a Verified-ID /ID badge can participate in PRIVATE projects? Please??? Is this a bug? Or have you change the rules?

Sorry I meant without a badge "Outstanding Textile Design?"

Hi ru_flair, If you could PM me the user that you are taking about I can take a look at what's happened there. Thanks, Helen

Thanks Ana, thanks Helen!

hello! I want to submit the presentation template and as I have understood I have to send the original PS file too it is bigger than 1Gb how do I manage that?

Hi Alice, Before you try to compress the file (because that is quite large!) I would suggest deleting any elements or layers that you don't need in the design and to separate your colourways- and then compress the files. That should help! All the best, Jess

Hi Jess,

I have a question if you please: I've just noticed that the Best Feedback and Best Collaboration prizes are missing, so there won't be such awards for Fashion Week Exclusive or they aren't announced yet?

It will be pity if these two wonderful features of jovoto are removed from the contest/platform.

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards, Mariya

Hi Mariya, Yes, that is the case for this project. We decided to put that money towards the Client's Choice and community prizes, but we will consider them again in the future. All the best, Jess

I am uploading the Design and the different colorways to the Dropbox folder you have Sent through couple of weeks ago. All PSD files this will take a while I hope it works!

Hi Alice, I just replied above before I saw this. Glad you got it to work, even if it take a while with such large data files! Thanks :) Best, Jess

Hi Jess, hi community!

I've left some general thoughts in jovoto's forum, under the topic "Suggestions For The Textile Orbit":

I have some questions about the current project:

What will be the evaluating criteria for the client's choice? I guess the patterns should be on theme, print ready (in repeat, with good size and quality). Does the pattern has to be test printed in order to win? If test printed, does it have to be liked (and eventually bought) by the client's customers? This will be the first time in the Orbit to have CC (client's choice), so what is going to be the time frame for choosing the winners?

Sorry for asking too much, but these question would help smoothing the proccess and making it more transparent. I'm sure others have asked themselves the same things.

Thanks in advance for your patience & answers!

Hi Mariya, Thanks for posting your feedback on the forum. That's really helpful. We'll be communicating more by the end of the year and until then, I'll be able to get back to you directly on the forum. Now for your questions! And don't worry, you can ask as many questions as you want - that's what we're here for. We want to make this a professional work environment for you, so are happy to answer all the questions you have to make that possible. So! - All of our projects so far have had one Client's Choice (that was the 100 eur that is a part of the 5000 + 100 euro prize structure.) - Yes, as you mentioned the client chooses their designs, with years experience in the field, based on the design itself (trend, quality etc.) and the marketability of the design in the markets they sell on (including the aspects you mentioned!) - A design does not have to be test printed in order to win, however if the client has already shown interest, it's much more likely to get licensed. - Our client can and have licensed designs that have not yet been licensed by their client's. - But a design DOES have to be licensed first by our client in order for them to license it to their clients. - There is a maximum time frame we use on jovoto for client's making their decisions. They technically have 6 months to decide, but we always try to encourage client's to make their decisions as soon as possible. I hope these answers were hopeful for you! If there is anything else I can help clarify, please just let me know! All the best, Jess

Thank you Jess, your answer has been complete and thorough! It shed much light on some very important topics.

In the meantime I thought of another question - is there a probability for the client to license an idea from an already completed project? I mean an idea which is different from the announced licensed ideas. For example does the client have an intention to license more ideas from, let's say, "The Lacemaker" or "Work in Progress"? Or if once chosen and announced, there won't be any new licenses? I'm aware that the client has 6 to 12 months period for making such a decision, my question is does he have such an intention?

Thanks again and best wishes, Mariya

Hi Mariya, Yes, the client can return to license ideas from past projects. That is the reason why (in the beginning) we had a 12 month exclusivity agreement. In that time frame (of 12 months), the client could to choose additional designs. But after listening to your feedback, we lowered the exclusivity agreement to 6 months. The client has 6 months time (after the close of the rating period) that they can return within that time and it would still be possible to exclusively license designs. Keep the questions coming :D All the best, Jess

Dear Orbiters,

Another fashion exclusive submission period completed! Great job and thank you for all of your hard work and engagement. You've submitted a total of 235 designs with 1795 (!) attachments!

Now we have a week to dive in and rate all of those designs. I better get to work :)

Thanks and all the best, Jess

Thank you for all your hard work Jess! I wasn't able to submit anything for this last project. Are there due to be any more soon, or has the client got enough designs for the time being? Or maybe another client coming on board...? Warm wishes and happy Christmas

You're very welcome! It's really my pleasure to work with your and the Textile Orbit. We'll be communicating more about what we've learned and the development of the Orbit next week- so stay tuned and we'll be able to answer your questions then!

Very curious about that. Reason I am not participating yet - the chance of being "licensed" for a pittance, basically giving away hours of work for free, then never being printed, is just too great for me. In addition, the period where I am not allowed to use my designs elsewhere is just not feasible when we are talking fashion and patterns.

Thank you Jess all the best!

Dear Textile Orbiters,

Another completed project! It was exciting to see how you interpreted each of the different Trend Alerts, more exciting will also be the 20 Client's Choices. We'll have those for your next week, but first a big congratulations to the 5 Community Winners!


  1. Urban Art by Jane Cooke

  2. Camouflower by angeloartimus

  3. Tickled Pink by BreezeStudio

  4. Geometric Meets Softness by PasseraD

  5. LOST IN THE MEADOWLAND by Chiara Pollano

Next week we'll have more information about the next steps of the Textile Orbit as well as the 20 Client's Choices, so stay tuned! And additionally, as a little holiday treat everyone in the Textile Orbit will receive the 4th edition of the Promostyl trend forecast- check your mailboxes, hohoho!

Congrats to all of you and enjoy your holidays! Here's a Year End Blog Post with a short year end wrap up and a video from us here at jovoto HQ in Berlin :)

Great to see that you have brought back the Best Feedback & Best Collaboration awards!

Congratulations to all community winners! Happy Holidays to everyone! :)

Dear Mariya, I apologize, out of habit I included the feedback and collaboration award, but we actually did not have them in the prize structure for this project. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We will see how we can include them for future projects. We'll have more about that next week! Enjoy your holidays :) Best, Jess

Congratulation Guys!

Dear Orbiters,

We've got two exciting announcements just before the New Year!

First off, we have big news about the Textile Orbit and how we will move further in 2016, so we made this, theTextile Orbit - Learnings & Future document which outlines & explains where we’re headed! Be sure to read it!

Secondly, we’re happy to announce the 20 Client’s Choice award winners, along with the great news that all 20 designs will also be licensed.

That means each designer will receive €200 for each Client’s Choice award + the additional €100 licensing fee and potentially €0.20 cents per meter printed.

A big congratulations to all the Client’s Choice winners, a great way to start the new year!

For those of you that have had your idea(s) licensed, we will be in touch in early January once everyone returns and it’s business as usual :)

Once you’ve read the Textile Orbit - Future & Learnings, feel free to get in touch using the link provided on the last page.

From all of us at jovoto and the Textile Orbit team, we wish you a Happy New Year ! All the best, Jess

Thanks Jess :D Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Congratulations to all the winners! It's a really great start :-)!

Happy New Year to you too !! Best, Jess

thanks Jess and all the textile county. It was a pleasure to meet the artist of the textile orbit in 2015

You're so welcome- Excited to work together in 2016! Best, Jess

Thank you Jess!! I am glad one of my design was chosen by the client ;)!!..yay!! Wishing all of you a Very Happy new year 2016. Its been an amazing holiday these past weeks and now back to the studio and all excited with the new changes at Textile Orbit. Well good luck to us all and may we find lots of happiness and success ahead!!

Dear kee, Congratulations to you :) Have a very happy New Year and have a great start into the year! Looking forward to where we go in 2016 :) All the best, Jess

thanks Jess :)!! Yes surely something very good in 2016!!

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, that jovoto is allowed to display your idea on the website and that you are not allowed to show your idea anywhere else for 6 months).

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 Private Project “Fashion Week Exclusive”

1.    Scope

1.1    These project terms supplement the Terms of Use for creatives and apply to private projects in terms of sections 3.1.2 to 3.1.4 of the Terms of Use. Definitions contained in the Terms of Use also apply to the context of these project terms. Private projects may be viewed by creatives in the jovoto.Private layer. All registered creatives in the jovoto.Private layer 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    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. 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    The creative agrees not to exploit or use his idea, or to publish it in any other way for a period of six months following the end of the submission period, but instead to make it available exclusively and privately to the project in accordance with the terms of these project terms.

3.3    In addition, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make comments and/or the idea and the associated works, within the private layer (exceptionally and with prior consent from the client also in the public layer), 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.

3.4    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).

3.5    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 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.

3.6    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’s private layer and will give him the opportunity to sell his ideas to the client (exclusively for a min. of six months) or to jovoto and to participate with his ideas in the project.

3.7    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.

3.8    jovoto also endeavors wherever possible to allow the creative every freedom to exploit his ideas vis-à-vis third parties. Within the scope of this project the creative has the opportunity to subject his idea to open content licensing terms (such as Creative Commons licensing) after six month’s exclusivity. Whether and to what extent this is to apply in an individual project (including the relevant details) will be specified in the corresponding briefing.

The creative will 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 (outside of the jovoto.Private layer), 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 his 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 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 ('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.

6.       Further Provisions


By uploading your idea, you are declaring that, if your idea is selected by the client throughout the project for test printing in order to evaluate the design or within six months for licensing, you are able to deliver the open layered file for your textile design. To speed up the licensing process we ask you to upload the open layered file in the following required file format when you submit your design:

  • AI, PSD or TIF files at least 150dpi in layers.
  • If the files are bigger than 1GB you have to compress them with Win Zip or Win RAR.

Client's Choice 
Please note that in this project there is the opportunity for you to get the Client's Choice Award exclusive license fee.