Article 1. Facto Edizioni, organisers of Park Show International 2011, in partnership with Fiera di Rimini, SNISV/CISL and Bertazzon, hereby announces the first edition of the ‘vintage ride’ competition for 2011.
Article 2. The competition is open to all leisure sector representatives, including park operators, manufacturers, showmen and simple enthusiasts. All types of rides that represent historic funfair attractions, made in the first half of the 1900s, are eligible to take part in the competition. True handmade works of art, made with techniques and materials that are no longer used, such as wood or sheet metal, and that are in good condition. To be eligible the rides must still be operating.
Article 3. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.factoedizioni.it under the Park Show section. Entries must be received on or before 31 October 2011, complete with a detailed description of the ride and accompanied by some photos (maximum 5) of the ride.
Article 4. The entry fee is 70.00 (seventy) euro and must be paid into Italian post office account number 17689357 or by cheque made out to Facto Edizioni srl. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Article 5. All rides entered in the competition may be featured in the Games & Parks Industry magazine, without requiring further authorisation from the owners.
Article 6. All rides entered in the competition will be displayed in a special area to be set up at Park Show. The rides presented at the exhibition need to be removed within 24 hours of the end of the event.
Article 7. The organising committee, while doing everything it can to safeguard the rides presented, accepts no liability for any damage, fire or theft.
Article 8. The prizes will be awarded during the 2011 Golden Pony Awards gala.
Article 9. The rides entered in the competition will be judged by a panel made up of the following members: a university lecturer, a rides manufacturer, a journalist, a showmen and a representative of the architects’ register. The panel’s decisions are by majority vote. In the event of tied decisions the chairperson’s vote will be decisive. The panel’s decisions will be valid when at least 2/3 of its members have voted. The panel’s decisions will be announced during the awards ceremony and the list of prize winners will be published in Games & Parks Industry.
Article 10. Prizes will be awarded to the first three rides as decided by the panel, without appeal.
Article 11. Participants must accept all of these rules in order to take part in the competition.
Article 12. Members of the panel or their relatives up to the third degree may not take part in the competition.