Mystic Ice World

Create the next limited edition design on the iconic Wodka Gorbatschow bottle.

€10,000prize pool

Create the next limited edition design on the iconic Wodka Gorbatschow bottle.


Established in 1921 by Leonowitsch Gorbatschow in Berlin, Wodka Gorbatschow has gone on to become one of the most successful spirits in Germany. Its iconic bottle and typical blue and silver label have become a symbol of vodka itself. Wodka Gorbatschow is synonymous with exceptional quality, pureness and mildness – achieved by the unique quadruple-chill filtration process. The dove on the label symbolizes Wodka Gorbatschow’s purity. The TV commercial, which is very well known in Germany, conveys the clarity and purity of the spirit, expressed by an icy-cold ice world associated with the brand’s claim: Wodka Gorbatschow. Des Wodkas reine Seele (The pure soul of vodka).


The Wodka Gorbatschow Limited Edition 2016 – designed by the worldwide creative community and Wodka Gorbatschow fans – was sold out in no time. Now Wodka Gorbatschow wants to continue or even top this success-story: with the next Limited Edition 2017 that will be produced and sold for a limited amount of time.

How will the best design be chosen?

  1. The most amazing designs will be selected on a shortlist by Wodka Gorbatschow.
  2. The shortlist will go into a public voting where all Wodka Gorbatschow fans can determine the final winner.

Task Definition

The theme of the Wodka Gorbatschow Limited Edition 2017 is the home of the vodka’s pure spirit: the Mystic Ice World.

Create a limited-edition design on the iconic Wodka Gorbatschow bottle. In keeping with this year’s Mystic Ice World theme your design should reflect the myths and stories that are told around the icy regions of the world: the icefields of the Arctic, the animal kingdom of Antarctica, the spirits of Iceland or the endless white landscapes of Siberia. If you don’t know any icy stories, feel free to invent one yourself.

Use the templates provided in the ‘Download Materials’ section to create your Wodka Gorbatschow design. You can choose which parts of the bottle you would like to design:

  • the design on the bottle itself
  • the two labels
  • the lid

And you can decide whether you design one part or a combination of multiple parts.

Following this year’s Mystic Ice World theme, your design should be unique, mysterious, inspiring and appealing.

The following typical elements can help you showcase the Wodka Gorbatschow brand:

  • the ice
  • the ice world
  • the colors blue, white and silver
  • Please note: The shape of the bottle, labels and lid cannot be changed. Nor can the actual glass of the bottle.

Any design proposal is welcome. The better your design reflects the technical printing requirements, the bigger your chance of being selected for the shortlist that will go into the public voting that determines the final winner. The design tutorial and the technical requirements in the material download section will help you to create a limited- edition design that can be produced and has what it takes to become the next Wodka Gorbatschow Limited Edition.

Target Group

  • Men aged between 20 and 29
  • Vodka lovers
  • Active and fun-oriented


  • masculine
  • trendy
  • icy cold

Mandatory requirements

  • The Wodka Gorbatschow brand must be visible
  • The words “Limited Edition” must be integrated into your 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, please clearly highlight the third-party image material.

Required File Format

  • Use at least one slide to show your bottle design on a pure white background without any distracting background elements. You can use the provided “pure bottle” template.
  • To be able to be chosen as a final winner and to potentially be produced
    • you must be able to provide open layered files and
    • your design should ideally fulfill the technical requirements stated in the materials

Useful Links

Wodka Gorbatschow
Wodka Gorbatschow on Facebook
Inspirational Moodboard

Legal Overview

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

1. When entering an idea for a project, jovoto as well as the client, may display, share and print it for evaluation or presentational purposes.

2. There is a three month exclusivity period:

  • in which you may publish and share your idea on other websites or social media and ensure it is clearly labelled as a submission created on jovoto.
  • after which you may offer your submission to others and publicly display it.

3. Please ensure that you have noted any and all third party material you have used and been inspired from - including the source links where it can be found.

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 clarify rights for your upload as well as the details that go into effect if and when you are informed that someone wishes to license your design.

6. Please carefully check and review your submission and the attachments before uploading them - they can only be deleted within 24 hours.

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 Wodka Gorbatschow Limited Edition Creatives,

Thanks a lot for all the submissions coming in these first two weeks. The client loved going through all of them and they are already excited to see what will come in the remaining submission time.

Here are a five points that came up during the Halftime Feedback, that you will surely find helpful when developing new work or updates:

1. Does your submission fit this year’s Limited Edition theme - “The Mystic Ice World”?

This year’s Limited Edition has a clear theme and the client is looking to pick something that expresses the theme. So, is your idea it inspired from and accompanied by the myths and stories that are told around the icy regions of the world (the icefields of the Arctic, the animal kingdom of Antarctica, the spirits of Iceland or the endless white landscapes of Siberia)? As you know, you can use an original myth/story or you make up your own. Let your imagination juices flow. ;)

2. A humorous approach could be very risky.

It is not easy to integrate the idea of “funny” into “icy cold”, “mystery”, “myth”, “masculine” etc. So, if you decide to go for this approach, be sure that the result is something credible to a buying customer.

3. A great abstract design is not easy.

Some of you went for abstract designs (i.e. shapes, waves of colors..). If you do so, then make sure that the feeling that your design communicates fits this year’s theme, and that it is interesting for the customer to look at. Such work, due to its..  well.. abstract qualities, can easily become boring when not mastered well. ;)

4. Remember to add an image with the entire bottle design on a white background.

We appreciate the work you put in presenting your design and concept better. But please also add a white background image with the design as well (you can simply use the “Pure bottle template” from Your Project Kit) to your submission. We need that in order to see the bottle with no effects, nor design around it. Thanks!

5. Can your design on the bottle be produced?

Anyone can participate and submit, however you do have more chances to get picked for the Client Shortlist (which will go in the final social voting) if your design is producible. You mustn’t master all the technical details - but a few points can be easily considered when making your design - to find them out, you can read the “Design Tutorial” and “Technical Printing Requirements” from Your Project Kit.

The two Halftime Awards (€300) winners are:

Double Arctic by corinnakraushaar

Borealis by Tommaso Balladore

Congratulations, Corinna and Tommaso, for two ideas which stand out one in terms of mythical power, and the other one in terms of beauty and mystery, which perfectly fit this year's theme! 

That’s it for now. Keep exploring, keep developing and keep checking in.

All the best from Berlin,



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Dear Creatives,

It is an honor to do this for a second year. Last year we've done the first Limited Edition crowdstorm with Wodka Gorbatschow with razorxx and Neon as the winning design. We've enjoyed seeing it in the stores across Germany. Way to go, razorxx!

This year we are opening again the creative gates to you. The theme is "the Mystic Ice World". It means that your design should be inspired from the myths and stories that are told around the icy regions of the world. You can pick an existing myth or story, or you can create your own.

To get your inspiration flowing, we've even created a Pinterest board for you. Please note that that's just to get you inspired. ;)

Make sure to read the brief first. That will answer a lot of your questions. After that, download Your Project Kit . There is a very important Tutorial PDF in there for you. Basically, in order to be produced, any design will eventually be adapted to the production technical requirements. Generally speaking, the better your design reflects the technical printing requirements, the bigger your chance of being selected for the shortlist that will go into the Public voting that determines the final winner.

Please note that this is not a bottle design task, but a graphic design task (on the bottle, on the label(s) and/or the lid). The bottle stays as it is. You can work directly on the "Clear Bottle Template" from Your Project Kit.

And last but not least, each week we will have the Client's Pick Of The Week – one of the client's favorite idea(s) submitted so far, which will also win a symbolic Wodka Gorbatschow T-Shirt.

That's it for now. Let me know if you have questions.

Looking forward to the first designs, ;)


Hello, I have a question: can I submit more than one design within the same file?

This was answered in a private message, right? :)

Happy New 2017 to everyone! :]]]] Great new project from Wodka Gorbatschow, lets make them happy with our designs! Stay creative ;]

Hey Diana. I need to explain a little more printing technology. In Technical Design Requirements document are two steps. 1. Design on the bottle (with two ways) and 2. The label. Is it ok to create for example Partly printing on bottle (second way in Design on the bottle) and together with for example transparent label? Thanks for help. :)

Best Tomas

Dear Tomas,

Thank you for your questions. Yes you can create that (part printing on the bottle with transparent label). Anything else I can help you with?

Have a great day, Diana

Thank you, Diana. Now I fully understand it. :)

Hi everyone,

I am excited to already see the first designs coming in. ;) This will be a very interesting project, with outstanding submissions.

A quick & important reminder: please be transparent with your design sources.

If you've used material (images, graphics, icons, fonts etc.) that is not yours (originally created by you) and/or you've inspired yourself from a graphic source where the result is pretty similar to the source, please share that with us in your upload form (either in each attachment and/or the last upload question)!

It is your responsibility, as the creator of the design, to state that. You will avoid a lot of (legal) trouble later and it shows to the other creatives your transparent work. You will also keep the client out of (legal) trouble and the client can see exactly what they need to purchase.

Thank you & I wish you an awesome weekend, Diana

Hello, can anyone tell me where the designers of the 2016 project got these cool close-up mock-ups of the bottle? In the project kit is only one angle and it's not cut out and the design won't go around the bottle well. Thank you!

Hey onedesignz,

Thank you for your question. And I hope you've had a good weekend.

Some of them are good at product design, so they even recreate their own bottles. However that's too much work. In Your Project Kit there is a folder with 3D views called "Wodka Gorbatschow - 3D Bottle (mtl; obj - format)". You can either use that if you work with 3D software, or, if you use Photoshop, you can open the two .obj files with Photoshop. There you have a side view.

If this doesn't work for you, let me know what you need and I will do my best to see how we can make that available.

All the best from Berlin, Diana

I have a few questions... 1) Hot foil can be used only in the label area? 2) The label could have holes (not transparent parts) in it? The winning design from the last year had a printed label (hot foil I guess) with a lot of empty parts and no transparent material was used to fill them as I could see in the official photos of the finished product. 3) The printable areas in the Project kit are a little bit unclear... On the label area is one big blue zone covering the most of 2 green little areas. All the edges of the area are counted as blurry printing areas, or just the top and bottom ones? Also what's the difference between the green and the blue areas? 4) If we print some elements on the glass in the label area we can still apply a label on the bottle using holes or transparent parts in order to combine the techniques? 5) It is possible to print the whole bottle in 2 colors without using a gradient, like 2 individual parts clearly separated? The label can be used to mask the edge if this solution is possible but the transition can't be a clear line? 6) The white square close to the round area on the bottom of the bottle is unprintable? 7)Effects like a pure opaque glass (or sea glass effect) can be obtained int the painting process of the whole bottle or the reflections can't be removed 100%?

Thanks a lot :D

Hey Andrei,

Cool to see you interest in this project. And thank you for your questions. Here we go..

1) Yes, in the two labels areas. Where else were you thinking about using it?

2) No, the bottle which will be produced cannot be produced with holes in the label. The winning design from last year did not have any either, it is just that the blue color on the labels was the same as the blue color on the bottle - and there are embossments. So, the visual final effect could be that the label(s) had holes.

3) You are correct, for the main label there is a blue area that wraps the bottle around, and then two green areas of different shapes - all three overlapping each other, and the edges of this overlap are blurred. It is shown like this because it follows the printing process: not all areas are printed at the same time, but one by one. It is almost like working with layers in Adobe ;) But, other than that there is no difference between the blue and the green areas. We've colored them differently for visual ease. Can I clarify it further for you?

4) Yes, and with a transparent label (holes don't work).

5) You can cover the bottle in one color with one gradient. I will ask further if two colors are possible, but I don't think so. I will get back to you asap.

6) Yes, it is not printable.

7) I did not understand this question. Can you rephrase it?

Cheers, Diana

So, in the printable blue area on the bottom we can't use hot foil? Also if we use an embossment it isn't required to cover all the label area and it can have empty spaces like the winning design from the last year? (that were the holes I was talking about) And, using the last year winner as an example, the embossed design is free from any printing requirements (as long as it is in the label area the printing edges do not apply)?

About the opaque bottle effect, I wanted to know if an pure matte effect can be obtained using a special painting so any glass specific reflections can be removed and the bottle could have the same appearance as this bottle: ?

This image illustrate better my question about the matte effect on the bottle... It can look like this: ?

Dear Andrei,

About the matte technique, if you want to go for it, do it - the client will do their best to make it happen as close as possible to the original design.

The blue areas (C1 & C2) at the bottom areas for printing ON the bottle (not on a label that goes on that bottle). Having clarified that, you can print whatever you want in that area. You can leave empty spaces, of course, be it ON the bottle (in the blue and green areas), or on the LABELS. ;)

Anything else I can help you with? :) Diana

Dear Andrei,

I have the answer to the two color separation question. I am not sure what you are going for in terms of design, however what we know from the client is that two colors would be possible, but the clean & clear separation between the two cannot be guaranteed (that's because the bottle is first lacquered, and then painted with the two colors). So, probably there will be color bleeding into each other. What did you have in mind?

Hugs, Diana

Hey Andrei, a quick update. The matte effect is possible - they will simply paint the bottle with a matte paint. ;)

Dear Creatives,

What makes the difference between this year's and last year's Wodka Gorbatschow Limited Edition? The "Mystic Ice World" theme. Basically, you need to come up with a myth or story from the icy regions of the world, original or invented, to inspire your design (read more about it in the brief).

What is a myth? "A myth is any traditional story consisting of events that are ostensibly historical, though often supernatural, explaining the origins of a cultural practice or natural phenomenon. The word -myth- is derived from the Greek word mythos (μῦθος), which simply means -story-." (please read more on Wiki).

What is "mystic"? Mystic / Mystery means "anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown, obscure, puzzling .. read more here".

Now ask yourself, do you have such a story for your design? And when your design sits on the shelf, is the feeling of "mystic", "ice world", "myth", "story" immediately communicated to the passing-by customer?

We've also made up a Pinterest moodboard to inspire you - find it here.

Looking forward to your designs mystic designs & stories! Diana

Today we are happy to announce the winner of the first Client's Pick Of The Week (week 1: 3.01 - 8.01): Cătălin Oltei with the submission "Old Norse"

Congratulations for bringing out an interesting Norse mystic story through an even more interesting design. Even more impressive, considering the fact that you've joined jovoto only a couple of weeks ago. A Wodka Gorbatschow T-Shirt will be on its way soon. ;)

Looking forward to the next Client's Pick Of The Week. All the best from Berlin, Diana

Dear Creatives,

The Halftime Feedback is the moment in time when the client gives us feedback on the ideas submitted so far, and it usually happens mid-through the project.

For this project we have 2x Halftime Awards (€300 / each). To be eligible for these awards, please upload your ideas and updates before Tuesday January 17th, 5pm (UTC+1, Berlin time).

Looking forward to your designs & mystic stories! Diana

Jess- A quick question. What happened to the karma points on our profile page? Are you still using them? How do we see them? Thanks

Diana here. ;) The karma points are still on. It is just that with the profile redesign we are looking into the best way to visualize the karma. Keep collecting it! It will be back. Thanks, Diana

Sorry about the address to Jess, and thanks for the info on the Karma points. have a great day!

No worries, :) Thank you.

Second thought, about the karma points. Why not just put them with the stats, seems obvious I think!

I noticed the 3d bottle file doesn't have a lid. Final renders will look unfinished.

Dear Bengamin,

I will check the files for you and get back to you asap.

Cheers, Diana

Hey Bengamin,

You are right. The 3D files are missing the lids. We can try to ask the client if they have the views with the lids. If not, what you can do is add the lid afterwards. So, you export the file as a regular image (i.e. png) and then add a (designed) lid in Photoshop, Illustration, or your 2D software of choice. You can crop the lid out from the "Pure bottle template" or "Bottle with current design".

Let me know what you prefer. ;) Diana

Thanks Diana, I might just model one in 3D. :)

Just an image - Arctic Project! Penguins and/ or expedition divers (e.g. glass sculptures) in Wodka Gorbatschow bottles ... as frosty design addition to abstract graphics ......

Hey Barberina, do you have a question I can help with?

Dear Diana: Thank you for your interest & message: Yes- maybe.. I just had the spontaneous idea of the driver and swimming penguins in the bottle when watching arctic expedition movies (research) ..... , but I guess that sculptures inside the bottle might not be allowed ? O.K. , Here are the questions: 1. Are sculptures in the bottle allowed for the project?, 2. Is the deadline for ideas & Concepts 17.1.2017, 3. Are third parties for realization allowed (sculptures), movie (mobile app & Video/ slideshow (published idea: Arctic Expeditions) and / or collaboration with other Jovoto designers? Thank you very much in advance for your reply. Interesting projects !

  1. Real sculptures in the bottle are indeed not possible. Were you thinking of sculptures made of glass, or what exactly? ;)
  2. 17.1.2017 5pm (Berlin time) - is not the deadline to submit ideas in this project. It is the deadline though for the Halftime feedback - basically if you want to win one of the two Halftime Awards, or if you want to have your idea discussed with the client. But the actual end of the idea submission period is February 7.
  3. We love it when people collaborate with each other here at jovoto. So go ahead and make teams with others. Third party material is allowed - but ONLY AS LONG AS you share with us the source of the third party material (a link to that page) AND if the client could use for with commercial purpose – freely or by buying it. If a picture let's say is not for sale or is not for free use, and if the artist behind it cannot be reached to be asked, then obviously that image / icon / font etc. cannot be used in the design.

Any more questions? Diana

Dear Diana: Thank you for your reply. Glass sculptures inside the bottle were just " an image" as mentioned . I just wanted to add a sketch for explanation, but no possibility to add it.....

I am not sure if I am understanding. Can you please send me an example to That would be great. And also an explanation what you mean with video & mobile apps. Thanks! I will be then able to help you further. ;)

Hi Diana! How does it work with the Pick of the Week? Is that design automatically going into the Client´s Shortlist? And all other designs of that week are automatically out of the game, meaning won´t be selected by the Client anymore? Or will there be more than 5 designs in the final shortlist?

Dear BoissinDesign,

Thank you for your questions. The Pick of the Week represents one of the client's favourite design for that week. It doesn't mean that this design will automatically go on the final shortlist for the social voting, nor does it mean that the other designs are out of the game. Not at all.

We just want to share with you some designs that caught the eye of the client, but all designs are in the game with equal chances.

Does this answer your questions? Have a great weekend, Diana

Hi Diana, May I ask a question about the label printing? There are many options for label printing, but I wonder if the double side printing is possible. I'll appreciate it if you can let us know. Thank you.

Dear Daniel, thank you for your question. Do you mean on the inner side as well?

Yes! Diana, that's what I mean. Just wondering if it is possible. Thank you so much!

Yes it is, and we are strongly encouraging it. Please consider though that when you print on the inside of the back label (I am assuming that that's what you will do), on the front of that back label will have to be all the normal info that usually is printed there on the regular Wodka Gorbatschow bottle. ;)

Can I help you further? Diana

Hi, Diana. So if I do the back label design, the front of that label should be simple and regular. Maybe I will just take reference of the information and the logo size from the current bottle design. Thanks, Diana.

Dear everyone,

A quick, but such an important reminder from the brief - please also show the bottle with your design on a white background, so that we can understand how the bottle really looks like. Many times, when you use a certain background image or color, it is unclear if the bottle really looks like that, or if it is the result of the background (effects).

Thank you & have an awesome Monday! Diana

Diana suggested to share the links (my research for a movie/ slide show “Arctic Expedition”), examples) under the brief for “inspiration” for everyone. Here there are, the interesting pictures, e.g.:,,,
HAPPY Creating ......

I myself loved checking out Vincent Munier's photographs, and the Wild Touch Expeditions videos. Click away, you won't be sorry I think.

Thank you, Barberina. ;)

Dear Creatives,

This is the last hour when your new submission can be up for one of the two Halftime Awards. Can you still submit after that? Of course, however your submission won't be eligible for these two awards, but it will be eligible for all the other awards. ;)

If you have questions for the client that haven't been asked yet, I can get them answered for you during the Halftime Feedback call. You can still ask them today - by hitting Reply to this comment or by sending me a PM (private message).

Many thanks & looking forward to tomorrow's Halftime Feedback sharing with you. Hugs, Diana

Dear wonderful creatives,

The Halftime Feedback A big thank you from the Wodka Gorbatschow client team. They loved going through your ideas and we enjoyed chatting about them with them. I have just posted the five main points that came out of this fruitful conversation. I am sure that you will find them very helpful when working on your ideas in the remaining 20 days of submission. Ps: The winners of the two Halftime Awards will be announced ASAP shortly. Thank you for staying tuned!

The Client's Pick of the Week Also, last but not least, I am happy to announce the second Client's Pick of the Week: it's shapewolf with his design "Mystic Mountain". Congratulations, shapewolf, that's some impressive work with the seen and unseen part of the "ice mountain" and of the vodka bottle. A symbolic T-Shirt will be on its way as soon as the project closes. :)

Have a gorgeous evening everyone! Diana

Dears, could you please specify which font is used for "Wodka Gorbatschow" and could I use any other font for that. Thank you!

Dear Norayr,

You can use any typeface you want. However, if you'd like to know the font(s) used by Wodka Gorbatschow, let me know and I will find them out for you.

Hugs, Diana

I would love to know that also!

Hi there,

I have an answer for you. The Wodka Gorbatschow logo is based on a self designed typeface, and for the rest, they usually use "Officina Sans". Attaching it now to the Download Material section, together with a vector version of the logo.

I hope this helps, Diana

And........... the two Halftime Awards (€300) winners are: Double Arctic by corinnakraushaarBorealis by Tommaso Balladore

Congratulations, Corinna and Tommaso, for two ideas which stand out one in terms of mythical power, and the other one in terms of beauty and mystery, which perfectly fit this year's theme! Keep going! Diana

Super thanks Diana! and thanks Wodka Gorbatschow! And congrats Corinna! Come in Italy so we can celebrate together ... with a glass of vodka! ;-)

Congratulations guys!!!

Congratulations ..... !

Hi Diana, It was asked earlier if you could provide the name of the Font for Wodka Gorbatschow title, I realize it might be customized, but is there a font that's similar.

Dear tcurtisart,

I have an answer for you. The Wodka Gorbatschow logo is based on a self designed typeface, and for the rest, they usually use "Officina Sans". Attaching it now to the Download Material section, together with a vector version of the logo.

I hope this helps, Diana

Dear Creatives of the World!

There are two weeks left and today I am happy to announce the The Client's Pick of the Week for last week (16.01 – 22.01.2017) – Arctic Winds by G Sasha Thank you, G Sasha for sharing with us a beautiful representation of the iconic bear, in a powerful way and in a strong connection with this year's theme. A symbolic Wodka Gorbatschow T-Shirt will be on its way as soon as the project ends.

I see a lot of new ideas and new updates. Cannot wait to see what's coming next! Hugs, Diana

WOW!!!) Thank you VERY much Diana and Aurelia

Check your Messages, G_Sasha! ;)

One more message for today with a reminder: please be transparent with your design sources!

If you've used material (images, graphics, icons, fonts etc.) that is not yours (originally created by you) and/or you've inspired yourself from a graphic source where the result is pretty similar to the source, please share that with us in your upload form (either in each attachment and/or the last upload question).

It is your responsibility, as the creator of the design, to state that. You will avoid a lot of (legal) trouble later and it shows to the other creatives your transparent work. You will also keep the client out of (legal) trouble and the client can see exactly what they need to purchase.

Thank you, Diana

Hello, Diana! Can i still submit an idea? I see that there's already some winners. Congratulations btw!!

Dear Maria,

Nice to hear that! You still have 8 days and 19 hours to submit. Only the Halftime Awards were given, so there is still a lot to win.

Anything else I can help you with? Cheers, Diana

Hai, Diana! Are the client consider these printing method only: offset printing, screen printing, flexo printing (special finish) and hot foil embossed printing? Or we can suggest new printing method, like Lenticular, UV printing & Hologram, too?

Hi Kah Khiong Lee, on the bottle or on the labels?

Ok. I will ask and get back to you. ;)

Dear Kah Khiong Lee,

Unfortunately there is no easy answer that the printing methods mentioned by you will work 100% for sure on the labels. Depending on the printed image and the printing method, the stiffness of the label can change, which can lead to problems during application. That's why a test is therefore inevitable and it requires time.

The best is that you (and the other creatives) come up with new printing suggestions for the label, and then, if the client likes the design, they will check if it can be produced.

Sounds good? Anything else I can help you with? Diana

Thank you, Diana!

I saw a lot ideas with new & Interesting printing method, some of them quite realistic in rendering! But, unsure whether it can be produced or now! Your reply gave us hope that we shouldn't worry too much on the printing method and material. As for me, It's quite tough and challenging on the visual & presentation because most of them are really real in the eye sight.

Dear Creatives,

The client would like to share with you their Pick of the Week for last week, it's dong with the submission "Snow Dove". Bravo, dong! It's an inspiring design with lots of potential. As a thank you, a symbolic T-Shirt will be on its way as soon as the project ends.

We have already entered the last week of submissions. It's really exciting to see what is coming in everyday, and the fresh new updates to older submissions. So, keep going, we are watching you! ;)

And don't miss to check the Wodka Gorbatschow Facebook page if you'd like to see the some of the Picks of the Week featured on that page (i.e. here and here).

Have fun & keep creating! Diana

Hi Diana, is a bottle gradient between two colors possible? Or is there only one color and the other half of the bottle has to be clear?

Dear Dennis, let me double check for you and get back to you asap!

It is possible to do color gradients. The client would still have to check it case by case if the degree of complexity gets higher, but in general it is possible. ;)

Have fun with it! Diana

I meant to write "It is possible to do *two color gradients", ;)

Hi Diana, I'm wondering if there's any way to delete the old images in the project? I'll appreciate if you can let me know.

go to your project, then edit idea and there should be a delete button under the photo if in any case it doesn't show, try uploading the new ones and move them up and you'll see the delete button on the pictures then.

seems that delete button is available only with new uploaded items

drag your new upload item and place it above the one you want to delete. worked for me.

umm...Enis, I tried. It doesn't work here. Probably the images I want to delete was uploaded few days ago.

Send a message to Diana what you want to delete. Included the direct link to the page and the image numbers, and they'll delete them. I've done it a couple of times- Easy!

ok. got it! Thank you so much, tcurtisart.

Dear Creatives,

Guess what?! THESE ARE THE LAST 26 HOURS TO SUBMIT AND UPDATE! Go for it - now or never! ;)

I am also happy to announce the Client's Pick of the Week for last week (30.01 – 05.02.2017) – Early Explorers by gusmonk! Thank you, gusmonk, for participating. It is a strong submission with a powerful, adventurous and maybe also nostalgic emotion at the same time. A symbolic Wodka Gorbatschow T-Shirt will be on its way as soon as the project ends.

Have fun and looking forward to all that is coming up today and tomorrow! Diana


Dear Creatives of the World,

The submission period has just closed with an outstanding number of 238 ideas! Thank you! I hope you've all had fun working on this.

Now we have one week only for voting. Please be fair when voting an idea. What does fair voting mean on jovoto? Here are some guidelines on what you should consider:

– Rating is anonymous. It is not allowed to trade votes on jovoto. Even if you love an idea and you gave it a 9 or a 10, please don't mention that to the idea owner. 
– Always be fair and objective! Rate the ideas, rather than the people who submit them. – If you have friends on the platform and you find it hard to be objective, it’s better not to rate their ideas. 
 – Be sure to read and consider the creative brief. It is your decision how much that affects your vote. 
– Rate using the full scale from 1-10. By giving a diverse range of ratings you broaden the range of ratings and use the full spectrum and power of the rating system. 
– The more you rate, the fairer the result – more people more opinions. Broader spectrum. – Remember to change your vote if the idea owner has improved his or her idea. 

Unfair (cheat) votes will be annulled during the monitoring phase. To read more on rating, click here.

All the best from Berlin, 

Hi! I voted all designs already during the submission period. How can I see now which ones got updated afterwards? Do I have to go through all submissions again in order to adjust my votings?... I hope there is a faster way.

Thank you for voting, BoissinDesign. At the moment we don't have that filter. We hope to implement one sooner than later.

I hope you will enjoy going through the ideas again anyway. The chronological order of upload will be of some help.

Cheers, Diana

Great i will send a copy of what i would do

What do you mean, Derek?

We are close to 9000 votes received! Wow! Keep going.. Four days left to give your votes!

WOW! Why didn't you get this up in time??

Pretty good. Maybe next year's theme will be warrior related!

Dear tcurtisart, can you believe did I miss the time? Then a series of personal commitments... However since it was almost finished, I wanted to share it here;-)

I like it a lot as well! Maybe we will make such a theme next year, who knows?! :)


Well, I'll win the prize for the velocity! ;-)

Almost 12000 votes in! These are the last 2.5 hours to cast your vote!

After that, we will enter the Monitoring phase when we will check the fairness of the votes. Once the unfair votes are removed, we will announce the Community winners and the Special Prizes.

But stay tuned for more, there's much more coming up for you! ;) Diana

Best of luck to my favorites :)

Best of luck for every one!!! :)

A lot of awesome works here!!! Good luck, dear mates!!!

A lot of great concepts and designs indeed in this crowdstorm! We are close to announcing the first winners. However, in the meanwhile let's give a big thumbs up to the last Pick of the WeekAurora Edition by razorxx. You all already know razorxx, as he is last year's winner of the Wodka Gorbatchow Limited Edition crowdstorm. ;)

See you all again in a couple of days! Diana

Dear Creatives of The World,

First, a big THANK YOU to you all, for participating with your own designs, giving feedback, appreciating feedback, for voting or for just following the project. It's been fun! Let's now announce the first winners.

Huge congratulations to the ten Community Prize Winners: see here the ranks!

Best Newcomer Award: shapewolf (on jovoto since just 1 month) and his idea Mystic Mountain (rank 12)

Collaboration Award: Spirit of Snowstorm by demonietto & MilaKat (rank 27)

Best Feedback Award: emanuelfertig. Thank you, Emanuel, and keep it up!

That's it for now. I will be back soon with the client's shortlist for the Social Voting and more info on that.

All the best from Berlin, from me, the jovoto Team and Wodka Gorbatschow!

Well done guys! Compliments!

Just 3 days of monitoring And we had the winner for the Community Prize! That's pretty fast, Diana! And congrualation to all winners! Excellent work! Finally, good luck & all the best to all for the Client's Shortlist!

Dear Lee,

When we can move fast, we always do it. ;)

Hugs, Diana

Congratulation to all!

Congratulation to all of you and thanks to the Jovoto Team and this great community as well!

Thank you, shapewolf, great to have you here as well!


My heartfelt congratulations to all!

Congrats to all! Excellent works here!!

BIG congrats everybody! Really great projects!!!:)

Congratulations to everyone! Really well done! :)


Congratulations to all winners!!!

Congrats everybody for your great ideas!!! so many of them in the contest !

Congrats to all winners!!!

Cheers and congratulations for all the winners!! :)

Big congrats everyone!

Hi everyone, we are making quick steps towards the shortlist for the Social Voting. Until then, stay tuned and enjoy the beautiful start of March! ;)

Cheers, Diana

Dear Wodka Gorbatschow fans and creators,

We are happy to announce the winners and the four designs that will go into the WG public vote!

Congratulations to Razorxx, being recognized for his slick bottle style for the second year in a row! A fantastic Client Shortlist pick with Aurora Edition. Unfortunately, due to production feasibility, the design won’t go into the public vote, however, the client still wanted to honor this awesome design with an award.

And now, the four designs you’ll see in the Public Vote starting today:

The North StarThis idea really stood out from all other submissions and designs. Stars have something magical about them and fascinate people today just as much as they did a thousand years ago. The choice of the North Star establishes a connection to our brand. You could even say that the North Star is showing the way to the brand world of Wodka Gorbatschow.Mystic JourneyThe design tells an exciting story. We would print the big mountains on the back of the bottle if we were to produce it. That would result in a fascinating effect because it would look like the ship is moving in front of the mountains when the bottle is moved slightly to the right or left. This possibility makes this design even more impressive for us.BorealisAs soon as we set eyes on it, we really liked the idea with the shimmering label that is constantly changing colour and therefore symbolizes the Northern Lights. A great idea with a great effect.Syberian WildernessWe really like the design because at first glance it shows our brand symbol, the dove, and clearly communicates our brand. But there’s a lot more to discover when you take a second look, such as a snow-covered clearing, which a bear is walking through. We also really like the white and blue design.

Some of the designs have been slightly altered, but be sure to vote for your favorite here!

Best, Jess

Great!!! Good luck, mates. All the best =)

Congrats to all and good luck! :D

Congratulation to all Client's Pick! Really good choices! Good luck to all of you!

I am very, very disappointed by jovoto! How can you people make such kind of mistakes all the time?!

Some minutes ago I received this letter by the platform:

"Congratulations ,

Your idea has left a lasting impression on the client! We're happy to inform you that you have earned a Client Award of €3,000.00 for your submission Aurora Edition. We're impressed by your work"

I thought there will be justice after all, after I wasn't allowed to participate in the public voting. I thought the client liked my idea and decided to license it nonetheless. I thought...

After all that saga between me and jovoto regarding my "Aurora Edition" idea, I suddenly felt very happy! I was surprised to the point I jumped out of my chair. I screamed loud in joy!

And some minutes ago I asked about a confirmation, because something told me to hold off a little. And it all came down to be a subsequent mistake jovoto does towards me in that project! But this joke today is the most distasteful I've ever experienced in my life...

I don't know what to say anymore. Not going to say anymore.

Oh wow, so you didn't actually win a Client Award of €3,000.00? It was a mistake? I thought the client wanted to honour your idea with an award? Was this the incorrect award, or are you not getting an award?

Oh I thought that also I had read that client is going to honour your idea?

Razorxx, Please know how sorry we are for this miscommunication. We are constantly working to streamline our processes and avoid these situations. I understand your disappointment and hope you will trust that we are working to improve! I hope you can understand it was my mistake and not something personal against you! Your Aurora Edition submission remains highly impressive and out of 237 ideas, has received the Client’s Shortlist Award.

Dears, the awaited news just came in and without further words, I am thrilled to announce the Wodka Gorbatschow Clients Choice winner and congratulate Gabriela Berdecio for her winning idea The North Star in the Mystic Ice World project!

Great work everyone!

Congrats Gabriela! ;-)

Project terms

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

In §3 we define the rights that you pass on to jovoto when you submit an idea.

In §4 we define the rights that you pass on to the client. From §4.2 onwards, you find the details about which rights you pass to the client once the Crowdstorm 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 copyrights and clearly marking all third party material in your submission).

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 a 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 a 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 three 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 a 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 individualproject (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.

3.10    The aforementioned provisions apply accordingly for performance provided by a creative that cannot be registered or protected (e.g. draft concepts). At the same time, the performance provided by a creative is also deemed to have been rendered even if it cannot be registered or protected (e.g. as patent, brand or copyright) unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

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 a 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.

4.14    The aforementioned provisions apply accordingly for performance provided by a creative that cannot be registered or protected (e.g. draft concepts). At the same time, the performance provided by a creative is also deemed to have been rendered even if it cannot be registered or protected (e.g. as patent, brand or copyright) unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

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.