UN Sustainability Goals Hackathon by Facebook Developer Circle: Mombasa - Official Rules

WINNER MAY BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE PRIZE ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENTS AND RETURN THEM WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS FROM DATE OF ISSUANCE OF NOTIFICATION (OR OTHER SPECIFIED TIMEFRAME IN NOTIFICATION) OR PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION), AS MORE FULLY DETAILED BELOW.

INTERNET ACCESS, A VALID FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, AND A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED.

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, ENTRANT (DEFINED BELOW) AGREES THAT ITS APPLICATION (DEFINED BELOW) WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, AND JUDGES FOR USE FREE-OF-CHARGE THROUGHOUT THE CONTEST PERIOD, JUDGING PROCESS, AND WINNER VERIFICATION, AS DESCRIBED IN MORE DETAIL BELOW. ENTRANT MUST HAVE A VALID DEVPOST.COM ACCOUNT AND COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF DEVPOST.COM TO ENTER.

BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, ENTRANT AGREES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS”), WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM THE ENTRANT (i.e., A REQUIREMENT THAT THE ENTRANT DEFEND AND/OR REIMBURSE SPONSOR FROM/FOR CERTAIN LOSSES) AND A LIMITATION OF ENTRANT’S RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

 

OVERVIEW:

 

2019 Facebook Developer Circles: Mombasa sponsored by Facebook Developer Circles: Mombasa (“Sponsor”) and administered by Devpost, Inc (“Administrator” or “Devpost”). The Contest begins at 2:00:00 p.m. East Africa Time (“EAT”) on May 31st, 2019 and ends at 4:59:59 p.m. East Africa Time (“EAT”) on June 30, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).

 

To enter, eligible participants must first determine whether they will participate in this Contest as an Individual, a Team, or an Organization (defined below). The Individual, Team, or Organization then may enter the Contest by creating and submitting an Application through the Website (terms as defined in the "How to Enter" section below) during the Submission Period. As set forth in more detail below, the Application must be functioning software product.

Entries received in accordance with these Terms will be evaluated by a panel of Sponsor-selected Judges (defined below), all in accordance with the judging procedures detailed under the “Winner Selection” section, below. By entering this Contest, Entrant agrees that the name of Entrant’s Application, Entrant’s biographical information, and other content provided by Entrant may be publicly announced, including, without limitation, online. THE PRIZE IN THIS CONTEST WILL BE AWARDED TO THE ENTRANT IDENTIFIED IN THE ENTRY (DEFINED BELOW) (WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL, TEAM, OR ORGANIZATION).

ELIGIBILITY:

For the purposes of this Contest, the “Territory” means any location that is defined as "Coast Province".

This Contest is open only to the following:

(a) natural persons who are, as of the date of entry,

(i) a legal resident of a county within the Territory, and

(ii) at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (e.g., province, territory, district, etc.) (any and each, an “Individual”); or

 

(b) entities and organizations that are, as of the date of entry and through the time of prize fulfillment, legally formed or recognized by a jurisdiction within the Territory and have a principal place of business in the Territory (any and each, an “Organization”); or

 

(c) an association of not more than ten (10) individuals that does not constitute a legally recognized entity, provided that each natural person comprising such an association is

(i) a legal resident of a county, sub-county within the Territory and

(ii) at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence (any and each, a “Team”). A Team Entrant may have no fewer than two (2) and no more than ten (10) members.

(Where a distinction is not necessary, any Individual, Organization, or Team (including each Team member) that enters or takes steps to participate in this Contest is referred to in these Terms as an “Entrant.”)

 

In addition to and without limiting any of the above, each Entrant (including all members of a Team Entrant) and any Representative (defined below) of an Organization Entrant must be a member of Facebook in good standing at the time of entry and throughout the award of the prizes in this Contest.

Entrant (including each member of a Team) must not be under any legal or contractual obligation that would prohibit its participation in this Contest as described in these Terms. If participating in this Contest would result in a violation by Entrant of any law applicable to it or any agreement to which it is a party, such Entrant is ineligible.

Participation in this Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters. Any natural person completing any portion of the entry process described in these Terms on behalf of an Organization or Team Entrant must be authorized to legally bind that Organization or Team.

An Individual may join more than one Team or Organization and an Individual who is part of a Team or Organization may also enter the Contest on an individual basis.

If a Team or Organization is entering the Contest, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter, on their behalf. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above. By entering on behalf of a Team or Organization you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team or Organization.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  

To enter the Contest, Eligible Entrants must prepare and submit an Application to Sponsor during the Submission Period through the website located at https://devc-mombasa.devpost.com/ (“Website”), by following the Website’s on-screen instructions and supplying all required information. To enter the Contest, Entrants must do the following, without limitation:

  • Register for the Contest on the Website by clicking the “Register for this Hackathon” button. To complete registration, sign up to create a Devpost account, or log in with an existing Devpost account. There is no charge for creating a Devpost account. This will enable you to receive important updates and access the “Enter a Submission” page.
  • Create a software application.
  • Create a video describing and demonstrating the Application, which should be less than approximately two (2) minutes in duration and must comply with the additional requirements set forth below (“Video”). The Video must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku, may only be submitted via a link to the Video as publicly hosted and viewable on such site or platform, and must comply with all third-party terms and conditions that apply to the site or platform on which it resides.
  • Complete and enter all of the required fields on the “Enter a Submission” page of the Website during the Submission Period, which will include, without limitation, the following:
  • The Application’s name and a short overview of the Application and its function and features;
  • Screenshots of the Application (optional);
  • A written explanation of how the Application fits the category.
  • The set of software frameworks/libraries/APIs or components used to create your Application (“Tech Stack”);
  • A URL, installation files, or other testing instructions that provide access to the working version of the Entrant’s Application (see below for additional details on testing);
  • Specification of whether the Entrant is an Individual, Team, or Organization.
  • If an entrant is a Team, the email address of all Team members who worked on the Entry
  • Whether your Application is newly created during the Contest Period or was pre-existing.



The Application and related content and information submitted through the Website in accordance with these Terms, all instructions on the Website, and instructions of Sponsor and Administrator, and actually received by Sponsor and Administrator, are referred to in these terms as an “Entry.”

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

 

Entrant Content must meet all of the following requirements, as determined in Sponsor or Administrator’s discretion, or the associated Entry may be disqualified:

Functionality: The Application must be capable of being successfully installed and running consistently on the platform for which it is intended, and must function as depicted in the Video and other Entrant Content.

Platforms: An Application must include a software component such as:

  • a native app - running on a smartphone or tablet app (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc.)
  • a web app (mobile or desktop)
  • software running on other hardware (including, but not limited to, wearable technology, open source hardware, etc.)
  • custom or proprietary hardware which includes a software component (wearable technology, open source hardware, etc.)

Each Entrant must comply with all terms and conditions applicable to the platform in connection with or on which its Application operates.

 

Public Distribution: The Entrant may make the Application available to the public via a website or online store, but is not required to do so.

Multiple Submissions: An Entrant may submit more than one Entry, however, the Application that is the subject of each Entry must be unique and substantially different from each of the Entrant’s other Entries, as determined by the Sponsor and/or the Administrator.

SDKs, APIs, & Data: Applications may integrate SDKs, APIs and data, provided the Entrant is authorized to use them.

Intellectual Property: All aspects of the Entrant Content must be solely owned by or licensed to the Entrant or in the public domain. All third-party content not owned by or licensed to the Entrant is prohibited unless such content is in the public domain. Sponsor may request written proof of ownership of or adequate license to Entrant of any Entrant Content. Failure to timely provides adequate proof of ownership or sufficient license rights in any content included in the Entrant Content (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) may result in the Entrant being disqualified and related Entry deemed void.

Financial or Preferential Support: An Application must not have been developed, or derived from an Application developed, with financial or preferential support from the Sponsor or Administrator. Such Applications include, but are not limited to, those that received funding or investment for their development were developed under contract, or received a commercial license, from the Sponsor or Administrator any time prior to the end of Contest Period. The Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may disqualify an Entry, if awarding a prize to the Entry would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Text Description: The text description should explain the features and functionality of your Application.

Images: If an Entrant elects to submit images as part of his/her/its submission, the image(s) should be photographs or screenshots of Entrant’s working Application.

Video: The Video:

  1. should be less than approximately two (2) minutes long;
  2. should include footage that clearly explains the Application’s features and functionality through a comprehensive demonstration;
  3. must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku, and a link to the video must be provided on the submission form on the Website;
  4. must be publicly viewable on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku and must remain so throughout the Contest Period, judging process, and confirmation of winners in this Contest; and
  5. should not include third party trademarks, copyrighted music, or other material unless the Entrant has permission to use such material.

Entry Modifications:
Prior to the end of the Contest Period, you may save draft versions of your Entry on Devpost to your portfolio before submitting the Entrant Content to the Contest for evaluation. Once the Contest Period has ended, you may not make any changes or alterations to your Entry, but you may continue to update the project in your Devpost portfolio.

 

Language:
All Entrant Content must be in English or, if not in English, the Entrant must provide an entirely accurate English translation and promptly respond to Sponsor’s or Administrator’s questions or requests for clarification within the timeframe requested, if any.

If any part of an Entrant’s Entrant Content depicts, identifies, or includes any person that is not Entrant him- or herself or, for a Team Entrant, a member of the Team, Entrant must have all permissions and rights from the individual depicted, identified, or included (and, if such individual is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) and agrees to provide Sponsor with written confirmation of those permissions and rights upon request.

Entrant Content must not create or imply any association between Sponsor and any individual or entity or his, her, its or their products or services, including the Entrant. Entrant Content must not contain any recognizable third-party trademarks (including logos), trade dress, or other brand elements unless Entrant has written permission from the rights owner to include such trademarks, dress, or brand elements.

Entrant Content must not infringe, misappropriate, or violate any rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright (including moral rights), trademark, trade secret, or rights of privacy or publicity.

Entrant Content must not include information or content that is false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, defamatory, libelous (including trade libel), disparaging, harassing, threatening, profane, obscene, pornographic or otherwise adult-oriented, hateful, indecent, inappropriate, or injurious to any Released Party or any other party.

Entrant Content must not contain or describe any harmful or illegal activity or content or in any way violate any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.

Entrant Content must be suitable for presentation in a public forum.

Entrant agrees that his, her, or their participation in the Contest and agreement to these Terms and any Released Party’s reproduction, display, and use of the Entrant Content in accordance with these Terms will not violate any agreement to which Entrant is a signatory or party.

Entrant agrees to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims from any third party for any use or reuse by any Released Party of the Entrant Content authorized under these Terms.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify from the Contest any Entrant whose Entry (in its sole discretion) refers, depicts, or in any way reflects negatively upon a Released Party, the Contest, or any other person or entity or does not comply with these Terms, including any of the above Submission Requirements.

WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION:

Judging:
Between approximately 1st July 2019 and 5th July 2019, a panel of Judges chosen by Sponsor in its sole discretion will review and score the updated Entry of each of potential winner.

 

Each eligible Entry will be scored on a scale of one (1) to five (5) by each Judge on each of the following weighted criterion (the “Criteria”):

 

  • Quality of the Idea (40%)
    (Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)
  • Implementation of the Idea (30%)
    (Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer, the extent to which the SDG goal have been accomplished.)
  • Potential Impact on Communities (30%)
    (Includes the ability to strengthen and/or grow communities.)

Judges are not required to test the Application and may choose to judge based solely on the text description, images (if any) and Video provided in the Entry.

All Judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Each Entrant acknowledges that other Entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Entry that may have familiarities or similarities to his/her/their Entry (including, without limitation, a similar Application), and that he/she/it will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Released Parties because of these familiarities or similarities.

The eligible Entries with the highest scores in each category will be selected as the potential winner of the prizes described below. In the event of a tie in the selection of any winner, the tie will be resolved in favor of the Entry with the higher score on the “Potential Impact” Criterion. If there is still a tie, the tie will be resolved in favor of the Entry with the higher score on the “Implementation of the Idea” Criterion. Sponsor reserves the right to contact Entrants for verification purposes and administration of the Contest. Winner will be chosen as specifically described, and not using any random drawing or method incorporating chance.

Sponsor or its designee will attempt to notify the potential winners on or around July 8, 2019, by email or other means (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).

Prizes will be payable to the Entrant, if an individual, to the Entrant’s Representative, if a Team, or to the Organization, if the Entrant is an Organization. It will be the responsibility of the winning Entrant’s Representative to allocate the Prize among their Team or Organization’s participating members, as the Representative deems appropriate.

Prizes are payable via any means of the Sponsor or Administrator's choosing, whether electronic or not and are payable only after receipt and verification of the Winner Documents and any other required forms.

A winning Entrant may be required to provide a mailing address, bank information, and/or create an account with an electronic payment provider of the Sponsor or Administrator’s choosing in order to receive payment.

To the fullest extent allowable under applicable law, all taxes (including, without limitation, national, federal, state, provincial, territorial, prefectural, and/or local taxes), as well as any expenses arising from acceptance or use of the prize and not specified in these Terms as being provided as part of the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. United States residents are required to provide a completed form W-9 and residents of other countries are required to provide a completed W-8BEN form. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. The Sponsor, Administrator, and/or Prize provider reserve the right to withhold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States or those of a winner’s jurisdiction.

 

PRIZES AND QUANTITY:

Winner

Prize

Quantity

 Solution that best promotes an SDG

$600 + Merchandise

1

 Second Place

$400 + Merchandise

1

Project Incubation

Project Incubation

10

 

 

 

 


Sponsor is not responsible for any inability or unwillingness of any winning Entrant to accept or use the prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. Prize elements delivered by mail will only be mailed to the winning Entrant’s address within the Territory. Prize details not specifically stated in these Terms will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize or prize element or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach a winner because of incorrect or changed contact information.

If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize for any reason, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize.

No transfers, prize substitutions, or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any stated prize or any component thereof with another prize or component of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor has no obligation to award more than the stated prizes. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to award additional prizes to selected Entrants, provided that Sponsor will at no point have any obligation to do so. Entrants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption and any liability and publicity that might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said prize.


SPONSOR: Facebook Developer Circle: Mombasa