We regret to inform you the cancellation of GR PEACH Design Contest 2017 in Australia and New Zealand. We were very excited to offer a different type of contest; however, due to a low number of submissions, we have decided not to continue. We deeply apologize to our co-sponsors and supporters.
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These Official Rules & Regulations describe the terms and conditions for the Gadget Renesas(GR) PEACH Design Contest 2017. The Contest is sponsored by Renesas Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.
1. OBECTIVE OF THE CONTEST
The objective of the contest is to encourage the techies including the students/hobbyists/professional design engineers/academia and budding engineers to design and build innovative embedded systems and IOT prototypes using GR PEACH Board.
2. CONTEST OVERVIEW
Contestants are challenged to design and develop unique/innovative embedded system using GR PEACH board. Eligible contestants will submit their ideas in the form of abstract. Abstracts will be evaluated based on concept, novelty and market value and best abstracts will be eligible to receive a free GR PEACH kit from Renesas.
Contestants are required to implement their idea in a full project and create a working prototype of their project in the “project development time” for next round of evaluation.
In order to be eligible to compete in the Contest, each participant must meet all qualifications set forth in these Official Rules and any related policies. These Official Rules will control over any conflicting provisions in any policies. GR PEACH Boards will be provided by Contest Organiser as further described below. In the event that participants elect to purchase additional materials, Contest Organiser shall in no way be responsible for reimbursing participants for that or any other costs. The Project must use commercially available components only. The object/executable code must be created with the Renesas Online Compiler and must be able to be re-created by a third party and must compile without error.
The GR PEACH should be the master controller in the project.
3. CONTEST TIMELINE
The Contest Organiser reserves all rights to make amendments to the contest dates mentioned on the website and the due changes will be updated on the website as well as notified to the contestants via official communication. It shall be the sole responsibility of the participant(s) to check the website for the Contest on the official from time to time. The Contest Organiser also reserves the right to cancel and/or postpone the Contest without any prior intimation to the participant(s). The Contest Organiser may at its sole discretion extend or curtail the aforesaid Contest period or may suspend or abandon the same at any time and the participant shall have no objection to the same whatsoever, nor shall the participant make any claims /disputes in respect of the same. It is clarified that no charge shall be made to participate in the Contest.
4. REGISTRATION FORM
Registration for this Contest is through online system on MyRenesas forum. All participants must receive a Login/Password for submitting their personal information. Contestants are required to upload all the documents related to Abstract/Project through the same online system. Organisers will not accept any form of hard copy report or CD or hard disk for project submissions. The contest will be conducted online through online review process and only the FINAL evaluation will be LIVE demonstration, which will be notified to the finalists.
5. COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION
The participant must include everything from the Abstract to all other relevant flowcharts, photographs, videos, tables, graphs, etc. The text description should be more extensive than what the participant included in the Abstract. The Complete Documentation should fully explain the development process and function of the Project. Each participant’s Complete Documentation must include:
a) abstract and Source Code;
b) A detailed text description of the participant’s Project and its operation (no page limit);
c) At least one photograph of the complete assembly of the participant’s Project;
d) At least one block diagram;
e) Complete schematic(s) (Note: If a participant uses a demonstration/development board, then the schematic must show the connections to the board and any circuitry added by the participant)
f) Any additional photographs, videos, diagrams, screen shots, tables, flowcharts, etc.;
6. PARTICIPATION CRITERIA
a) Any individual or group of individuals residing in countries ASEAN (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thaliand) and Australia & New Zealand.
b) All the participant must be 18 years as of 1st March 2017 and above at the time of registration.
c) Contestants must participate as individuals or groups of individuals, not as corporations, limited liability companies, or other entities.
d) The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The participant is not convicted by law of criminal court and holds a clean record in the country in which he is domiciled.
e) Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Organiser or its affiliates, or any third party company participating in the administration or judging of the Contest or contributing prizes to the Contest (“Partners”), their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion, and production agencies or other agents, as well as members of their immediate families (including spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, step-children, step-parents and in-laws) or those with whom they reside, are ineligible to enter the Contest.
f) Officers, directors, and employees of the Contest Managing Partner, Knowledge Partner and Logistics Partner or its affiliates, or any third party company participating in the administration or judging of the Contest or contributing prizes to the Contest, their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion, and production agencies or other agents, as well as members of their immediate families (including spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, step-children, step-parents and in-laws) or those with whom they reside, are ineligible to enter the Contest. Any other person professionally connected or associated with the Contest is ineligible to participate in the contest.
g) Anyone who is a resident of a country, province or state where the Contest is prohibited, taxed, subject to registration or bonding, subject to disclosure requirements (including without limitation requirements that these Official Rules or other Contest materials be published in a language other than English) or otherwise restricted under national, provincial, state or local statutes, rules, orders, regulations, or other laws, is ineligible to enter the Contest.
h) Contest Organiser expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any Contestant who enters in violation of these Official Rules or any Policies. By entering this Contest, each Contestant agrees to waive any additional rights granted with respect to contests by the country, state, or province in which he or she is domiciled.
CONTEST ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT OR DISQUALIFY ANY PERSON IF, IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF CONTEST ORGANISER, (I) THE PERSON’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST IS OR MAY BE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, OR (II) THE PERSON FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES, ANY POLICIES, OR ANY LAWS IN ANY RESPECT; OR (III) THE PERSON TAMPERS WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, THE CONTEST WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ACTS IN AN UNSPORTING \OR DISRUPTIVE MANNER OR WITH INTENT TO ANNOY OR HARASS ANY PERSON. CONTEST ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF AN ENTRY THAT WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE RECEIVED A PRIZE OR COMPONENT IS REJECTED OR DISQUALIFIED, CONTEST ORGANISER MAY, BUT IS NOT REQUIRED TO, SELECT AN ALTERNATE WINNING ENTRY FROM THE REMAINING ENTRIES.
By participating in the Contest, it is construed that the participant(s)/winner(s) has read and understood these the General Rules stated below and has agreed to abide by the same.
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The design and Project remain the intellectual property of the participant. The Project submitted remains the property of the participant; however, winning participants agree to providing the Contest Organiser a non-exclusive, assignable, right to copy, reproduce, display, publish, and disseminate the Project in any media, without any territorial limitation, as part of any winning Project presentation and to assign all rights, title and interest in the Project to the Contest Organiser. Prior publication or the prior Internet posting of essential components in a Prototype or Project Submission are not grounds for disqualification.
8. RIGHTS IN MATERIALS RELEASE
8.1. By completing the Registration Form and submitting an Abstract and then an Project Submission if qualified, each participant certifies that the Project entered in the Contest is their work, or that they have written legal permission from the property owner. Furthermore, they have read and understand the complete rules of the Contest and agree to abide by them.
8.2. By entering the Contest, each participant releases and holds harmless Contest Organiser, Partners and Sponsors any other entities involved in the administration of the Contest, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Organising Parties”), from any and all direct or indirect responsibility, damages, lost profits (including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, and statutory damages), penalties, costs, liabilities, losses, claims, judgements and awards (shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred) of any kind arising out of or relating to:
(i) participation in the Contest; (ii) any violation by the participant of these Official Rules, any policies, or any laws; (iii) any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of publicity, or other intellectual property misappropriation or infringement attributable to participant, his, her or their Entry, or any other Contest materials submitted by participant; (iv) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prizes or components, or any item purchased with any prizes, awarded or provided by Contest Organiser or any of the Partners ; (v) any problems (including but not limited to errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, cable, satellite, network, hardware, online system, server, software, or other equipment or provider); (vi) any internet traffic congestion or website accessibility issues; (vii) delays, cancellations, or other problems with travel or accommodations resulting from any carriers, hotels, travel agents, weather, fires, strikes, bankruptcies, governmental actions, wars, terrorism, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Contest Organiser or the Partners; (viii) printing or typographical errors in any Contest related materials; (ix) any other technical or human error that may occur in connection with the Contest; or (x) arising in any way whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise (the “Causes”). Without limiting the foregoing, Contest Organiser and Partners are not responsible for any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from participation in, or downloading any material in connection with, the Contest. If anyone makes any claim against Contest Organiser or any Partners arising out of or relating to any of the Causes attributable to a participant, such participant will pay for any damages, penalties, costs, liabilities, and losses, including without limitation attorneys’ and experts’ fees and costs, incurred by Contest Organiser or any such Partners in connection with such claim.
9. ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZES
9.1. All monetary amounts for different catergory of prizes are listed on the website and publicly announced. ALL POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY CONTEST ORGANISER/Contest Managing Partner, AS CONTEST ORGANISER, WHO’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Winning the Contest is contingent upon participant fulfilling all requirements.
9.2. All taxes, fees, duties, levies, withholdings, insurance, shipping, and other charges imposed by third parties, including but not limited to national, state, provincial, and local income or VAT taxes, applicable to any prizes, Entries, Contest materials, or travel awarded or provided by Contest Organiser or otherwise arising out of the Contest are the sole responsibility of the applicable participant unless or otherwise announced by official means of communication.
CONTEST ORGANISER AND PARTNERS DO NOT MAKE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZES, COMPONENTS, TRAVEL, OR ACCOMMODATIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. CONTEST ORGANISER AND PARTNERS DISCLAIM ALL INDEMNITIES.
10. ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY
10.1. These Official Rules, all Contest materials, and all other Contest related documents are and will be in the English language only, and all proceedings relating to the Contest will be conducted in the English language only. Each participant hereby confirms his or her express wish that these documents be written in, and these proceedings be conducted in, the English language.
11. GENERAL RULES
11.1. In the event of any fault, misunderstanding or dispute concerning any part of the Contest the decision of the Contest Organizer shall be final.
11.2. The entry process is strictly open to participant (s) residing in target countries during the period of the Contest and of the age of 18 (eighteen) years and above only. The participant (s) should not have criminal conviction or an arrangement or a contract that prevents the participant(s) from participating in the Contest.
11.3. The winner(s) agrees to maintain complete confidentiality regarding their selection for the prize any matter relating thereto and shall not disclose any information pertaining to the prize or the Contest which is disclosed to any of the winner and which is not available to public in general, to any person or media etc. without the consent of the Contest Organiser. In case the winner(s) breaches this condition, he/she shall be liable to be disqualification/rejection and shall not be eligible for the prize.
11.4. The prize cannot be transferred, negotiated or exchanged etc. For the sake of clarity, there shall be no other gratification.
11.5. The Contest Organizer shall not be responsible for any Entries submitted but not received due to any reason whatsoever including technical disruption and/or failure and/or any other difficulties of such nature.
11.6. At the request of the Contest Organizer, the winner(s) of the Contest agrees that he/she shall co-operate with the Contest Organizer and participate in any activity and/or campaign to the extent that can be reasonably expected of them (“Promotional Activity”). For cooperating with these Promotional Activity no financial compensation will be payable to the winner(s) by the Contest Organizer. The winner(s) agrees that the footage of any nature with regard to the winner(s) from such Promotional Activity and any recording thereof shall vest with the Contest Organizer, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights and any other rights for worldwide and in perpetuity and the Contest Organizer may exploit the same in any manner and in any media whatsoever at any time throughout the world.
11.7. Contest Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any participant(s)/winner(s) from participating in the Contest if his/her conduct is found to not be in concurrence with the Official Rules set out herein or as may be revised by Contest Organiser from time to time. Contest Organiser reserves the absolute right and discretion to reject any “Entry” or any part thereof at any stage of the Contest, including after declaring the winner, if Contest Organiser:
a) receives any notice or complaint relating to the Entry not being compliant of the Official Rules including alleged to be infringing any form of rights including rights in any form of intellectual property of any third party;
b) determines at its sole discretion that the Entry is inter alia, belongs to another person and to which the user does not have any right to; blasphemous, indecent, immoral, abusive, offensive, against the applicable laws or libelous and/or is contrary to any law in force; is grossly harmful, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever; harm minors in any way; infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights; violates any law for the time being in force; deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature; impersonate another person; contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource; threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.
11.8. Participant(s)/winner(s) acknowledges that in case any portion/clause of these Officials Rules is deemed invalid or becomes unenforceable or prohibited by the law of the country, such portions shall be considered divisible and shall not be part of the consideration, and the remainder of these Officials Rules shall be valid and binding and of like effect as though such provision was not included herein.
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