In addition to the requirements listed above, all entries must meet the following general standards:
Your entire entry must only include material (including source code – both open source and third party sourced, user interface, music, video or images) that you own or that you have permission from the copyright/trademark owner to use. Your entry may not include copyrighted materials (such as source code, user interface, background music, images or video) unless you own or have permission to use the materials. Ownership is not defined as purchasing a CD at a music store for replay, playing a copyright recording on your guitar or repurposing an application’s user interface - your entry will be disqualified if copyrighted materials, including but not limited to these examples, are a part of your entry without appropriate licensing or permissions. If you do use permissible copyrighted materials, you must include the permissions information by citing the artist/creator and license information as per the respective Competition Rules. Note that even material released under sites such as Creative Commons, common open source code licenses, and other similar licensing may need permission or acknowledgement as per the specific license.
If your project includes a hardware component, you are not expected to provide that hardware for judging unless you are making an in-person presentation or hands-on demo, at which point your solution must be complete and functional for evaluation by the judges. For any stage of the judging process that does not include an in-person presentation, you may explain your complete solution through your submission documentation (for e.g. a video). The final submission must contain details of the hardware interactions, functionality, and dependencies so that your solution can at least be evaluated for user experience design, platform compatibility, and so forth. If elements of your solution cannot reasonably be simulated, describe those omissions in your submission and work around those areas as best you can to enable the judges to evaluate as much of your solution as is possible.
We reserve the right to disqualify or reject any entry that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, determine does not meet the above criteria. The decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters related to the Competition.
If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, bot, catastrophic event, natural disaster, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and/or integrity of this Challenge, we reserve the right to cancel, change, or suspend this Challenge. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Challenge, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Challenge.
If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Challenge, or if we have reason to believe that you or your Team have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Challenge by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in any way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may disqualify you, and ban you from participating in any of our future events and competitions, so please play fairly.
Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you:
By entering this Challenge, you agree: