Competition rules

Reed MIDEM is a French company organised in the legal form of a société par actions simplifiée (simplified joint stock company) with a share capital of 310,000 €, having its registered office at 27-33 Quai Alphonse le Gallo 92200 Boulogne-Billancourt, France and is registered with the Nanterre Commerce and Companies Registry under the number 662 003 557. Reed MIDEM is the official organiser of the MIPIM Asia Awards 2020 (hereafter “MIPIM Asia Awards”) to be held on Tuesday 15 December 2020 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

The competition rules of the MIPIM Asia Awards (hereafter “Rules”) are detailed hereafter.

Item 1: Competition categories and eligibility requirements

The competition is open to real estate projects located in the Asia Pacific region. Any developer, architect, retail company, city or local authority may enter the competition in one of the following 11 categories:

  • Best green development
  • Best hotel & tourism development
  • Best infrastructure project
  • Best mixed-use development
  • Best office development
  • Best refurbished building
  • Best residential development
  • Best retail development
  • Best urban regeneration project
  • Best futura project
  • Best futura mega project

Item 2: Number of projects allowed

There is no limit on the number of submissions per company, and one entry can be in several categories as long as it meets all the eligibility requirements stipulated in the Rules and separate submissions are prepared.

Item 3: Pre-entry form

Companies wishing to enter the competition must complete and submit one online pre-entry form per project. Reed MIDEM will verify each project’s eligibility and send a confirmation email.

If the project is managed by several companies, the company submitting the entry guarantees that:

  1. It is the sole initiator together with possible co-authors and warrants;
  2. It holds all the rights for the presented projects and information related to the project;
  3. It does not harm any potentially involved third party’s rights or anyone’s private life or likeness;
  4. The project/idea does not infringe any law, especially copyright laws.

In case several companies submit the same project, they must reach an agreement to design one company only. If not, Reed MIDEM reserves the right to keep the first received entry and reject the other ones. Reed MIDEM will not be held liable in case of any conflicts between the companies.

Pre-entry form(s) must be completed in English and submitted online by 30 OCtober, 2020.

Item 4: Final entry form

If the submitted pre-entry meets the eligibility requirements for the next step of the competition, Reed MIDEM will ask the entrant to submit the final entry form including the required materials, and the entry fee contract by 2 November, 2020.

Entry forms must be filled out in English.

Entrants expressly authorise Reed MIDEM to use the information completed in the final entry form as well as the supporting materials for communication purposes if needed.

Item 5: Entry fees

5.1. Entry fee.

Entrants must pay an entry fee of 560 USD per project. Fees are not refundable, regardless of the results of the jury’s selection.

The participation contract must be signed and returned by 2 November, 2020.

Important: If the entry fee is not paid by the deadline, the company will not be authorised to participate in the MIPIM Asia Awards competition and the jury will not review the entry.

5.2. Complementary fee for winners.

If a project is shortlisted by the jury and is therefore part of the 33 winners, the entrant will be required to pay an additional fee of 1500 USD. This fee is mandatory.

If the entrant refuses to pay this fee, the project will be removed from the winners’ list.

Item 6: The jury and the jury meeting

All completed entries received by 2 November 2020, will be submitted to the MIPIM Asia Awards Jury, an independent body of real estate professionals selected by Reed MIDEM.

The jury will meet in November 2020 to review the received entries and shortlist 3 winners in each of the 11 categories mentioned in item 1.

The results will be announced to the entrants shortly after the jury meeting by email.

The jury can in total independence, base its selection on various and unlimited criteria such as:

  • Originality of the concept
  • Architectural qualities
  • Environmental qualities
  • Integration of the project in its environment and community.

The jury is allowed to move any entry to a more appropriate category and consequently judge it in that category. The entrant will be informed by email of this change.

The jury has also the right to remove a category if they consider that the submitted entries do not ensure a sufficient level of quality.

The jury’s decision is final and will not have to be justified.

Item 7: Winners and visual elements

Winners will be asked to provide additional visuals that will be displayed during the MIPIM Asia Awards Ceremony. Reed MIDEM reserves the right to choose which elements will be displayed and modify these elements if needed to guarantee the quality of the event.

Winners accept that all project information, including photographs and other materials provided, may be forwarded to third parties for the purposes of conducting the on site vote, organising the ceremony and promoting the MIPIM Asia Awards.

Winners also certify and guarantee that they have been authorised to this end by potential co creators or third parties.

Winners shall hold Reed MIDEM harmless from and against any risk of claims or actions by third parties, both during and after the performance of the Competition on the grounds of an infringement of their rights, in particular as regards the intellectual property rights in the elements supplied by the Winners under the terms of these Rules. To this end, the Winners hereby agree to hold Reed MIDEM harmless from and against any claim, of any kind whatsoever, issued by one of its employees, workers or third parties.

In the event that proceedings are issued against Reed MIDEM, all duties, costs, fees and damages that it may be ordered to pay shall be borne by the Winners only.

Winners commit to provide Reed MIDEM with the name of the photographer (photo credit).

Item 8: Competition prizes

In addition to the awards given to the category winners, a Special Jury Award will be granted to the jury’s favourite project among all.

Item 9: Voting process and results

After the jury meeting, the MIPIM Asia community will be invited to vote online for their favourite project in each category. Their vote will represent 1/3 and the jury’s vote 2/3 of the final results.

In the event of a tie between two or more projects, the president of the jury will make a decision in the presence of a Reed MIDEM representative. The final results will determine the ranking Gold, Silver and Bronze of each category winner.

Item 10: MIPIM Asia Awards Ceremony

The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced during the MIPIM Asia Awards Ceremony to be held on 15 December 2020 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

Official representatives of the winning projects will collect their award on stage.

The awards ceremony will be photographed and recorded for the purposes of promoting the MIPIM Asia Awards, the winners and their project(s).

Winners authorise Reed MIDEM and their representatives to photograph and film the ceremony directly or indirectly, including their likenesses and voices, together with any elements related to their projects as mentioned under Items 4 and 7 above, and to reproduce and broadcast those photographs and videos to the public by any means, including the website for promotional purposes.

Item 11: MIPIM Asia Awards Ceremony attendance

Each winning company must send at least one official project representative to the MIPIM Asia Awards Ceremony to receive its award on stage.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, travel bans and quarantine regulations, if a winning company cannot attend the Awards Ceremony, it shall send a representative based in Hong Kong to receive the award. If this is still not possible, it shall attend the event digitally via Zoom.

Item 12: Force Majeure

In the event of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances resulting in the impossibility of organising the MIPIM Asia Awards, it shall be cancelled without any indemnification whatsoever.

"Force Majeure" means any health, climate, economic, political or social situation at the local, national or international level: (i) which could not have been reasonably foreseen at the time of entering into the participation contract, (ii) which is beyond the control of the parties, and (iii) which precludes the performance of the parties' obligations, and, in particular, the holding of the event, or which poses a risk of disturbances likely to seriously affect the organisation and the smooth running of the event or the safety of persons and property.

Item 13: Privacy

Reed MIDEM collects entrants’ personal data by the present document or during participation of the event, (attended places or events, services operated). The data is processed by Reed MIDEM for the purposes of caring out its contractual obligations (notably customer’s data base management, events, services and ticketing management, invoicing and cash collection management) and promoting its activity, in accordance with the following disposition and Reed Midem Privacy Policy (

Such data is stored for a maximum duration of 10 years.

This personal data can be:

  • integrated into the online database available to Participants to enable them to prepare the event, promote their business and schedule their business appointments within the event. In this respect, Participants undertake not to use the data for any other purposes. Reed MIDEM reserves the right to stop by any means any disturbance caused by any forbidden use of personal data;
  • transmitted to sub processors that have undertaken to comply with Data Protection Laws requirement such as companies belonging to the same group, in particular the companies of the RELX group, service providers and partners, who may be located outside the European Economic Area;
  • communicated to Participants, such as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, who can be located outside the European Economic Area to carry out commercial prospecting;
  • used on all distribution and promotional media in connection with the relevant event including over the internet;
  • processed for distribution and promotional analysis (profiling, targeting).

As a data controller, Reed MIDEM have implemented and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures in such a manner that its processing of personal data meet the requirement of French and European Data Protection Laws and in particular GDPR.

Entrants may exercise their right to access, obtain, correct and oppose the use of your personal data by writing to Privacy Centre webform (

In case, unsatisfied answer to entrants’ request, entrants may rise a complain to the French National Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés or CNIL)

Item 14: Claims

Registering and competing for the MIPIM Asia Awards implies full acceptance of the present Rules. The Rules and the MIPIM Asia Awards are governed by French law.

If no amicable settlement can be reached, any dispute arising in connection with the construction and/or performance of the Rules as well as said Awards shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Commercial Court of Paris, which is expressly acknowledged and agreed by the parties.