RISE: Official Competition Rules and Regulations

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RISE: AN IDEAS COMPETITION

Presented by: SFU Public Square

Official Competition Rules and Regulations

Simon Fraser University (“SFU”), as part of its SFU Public Square 2014 Community Summit, is conducting an open ideas competition (the “Competition”) to address sea level rise in Metro Vancouver. 

1.              Eligibility.  The Competition is open to residents of British Columbia, including students currently enrolled full-time at a British Columbia post-secondary institution, who are nineteen years of age or older as of September 1, 2014.  No purchase of any kind is required to enter the Competition.  Each eligible contestant may submit a single entry into the Competition, either on an individual basis or as part of a group submission of up to a maximum of four people.  The Competition is not open to individuals in any way connected to the Competition, including, but not limited to:

(a)            SFU employees, volunteers and representatives (and household members or immediate family members of such employees, volunteers and representatives) who are directly or indirectly involved with or connected to SFU’s Public Square initiative; or

(b)            Vancouver Foundation employees (and family members); or

(c)            individuals (and household members or immediate family members of such individuals) selected by SFU to act as judges in the Competition.

For greater certainty, SFU staff, faculty and students who are not in any way affiliated with or connected to SFU’s Public Square initiative are eligible to enter the Competition.  For the purpose of these Rules and Regulations “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister and/or child, whether or not they reside in the same household.  SFU shall have the right, at any time, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Competition.  SFU, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant if he or she supplies to SFU untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and or information.

2.              Competition Period.  The Competition begins at 10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time on September 8, 2014 and closes at 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time on October 6, 2014.  Late entries or entries that are not properly submitted due to technical reasons will not be considered.

3.              How to Enter.  Eligible individuals may enter the Competition at no cost by:

(a)            registering online and uploading submissions through the Competition website at: http://www.sfu.ca/rise (the “Competition Website”)

Each individual uploading or sending a submission must provide to SFU together with the submission: (i) the full name of the entrant or each entrant forming part of a group submission, if applicable; (ii) a contact telephone number and email address; and (iii) the name of an alternative contact person, together with that person’s telephone number and email address.  SFU intends to send a confirmation receipt via email with respect to each submission received by SFU.  If an entrant does not receive such confirmation, it is the entrant’s responsibility to confirm, prior to October 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm, that the submission was received by SFU.

4.              Prizes.  There are five cash prizes for the Competition, as follows:

Grand Prize: $35,000
Social Idea: $10,000
Economic Idea: $10,000
Environmental Idea: $10,000
People’s Choice Idea: $10,000


5.             
Submissions.  All submissions must be the original work of the entrant or the entrant’s group and must not have been previously published in any manner.  Each entrant is solely responsible for any and all costs associated with entering the Competition, including, but not limited to, costs associated with production, travel and accommodation.  SFU shall use reasonable efforts to credit each entrant with respect to any use by SFU of his or her submission.  Submissions containing defamatory, obscene or inappropriate content, as determined by SFU in its sole discretion, are prohibited. By entering the Competition, each entrant:

(a)            represents and warrants to SFU that:

(i)             the entrant’s submission does not violate the terms of any contract of employment or the terms of any other contract,

(ii)           the material contained in the entrant’s submission is the original work of the entrant or the entrant’s group and no third party has any rights in or to any material contained in the entrant’s submission, and

(iii)          the entrant has the right to make use of the material contained in the entrant’s submission and has obtained any third party consents, as applicable; and

(b)            grants to SFU a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, publish, display, reproduce, modify and adapt, in any media now or hereafter known, on a worldwide scale, without compensation, for publicity or promotional purposes or for any other purpose as determined by SFU, all aspects of any submission, including, but not limited to, narratives, descriptions, details, images, illustrations, videos, presentations, and animations, as applicable, in whole or in part (for clarity, the entrant will retain all rights of ownership and copyright associated with the submission).


6.             
Release and Indemnity.  By entering the Competition, each entrant:

(a)            releases SFU, Vancouver Foundation, and its subsidiaries, sponsors, governors, servants, employees, agents, volunteers and representatives, as applicable, and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns (as the case may be) (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability for any and all damage or loss suffered or incurred by the entrant as a result of or arising in any way from the entrant’s participation in the Competition; and

(b)            agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, losses, deficiencies, costs (including reasonable legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis), expenses and liabilities that the Releasees, or any of them, may sustain, incur, suffer or be put to at any time or times, which are based upon, arise out of or occur, directly or indirectly by reason of the entrant’s participation in the Competition, the entrant’s participation in any Competition-related activity, the entrant’s submission or the use by SFU of the entrant’s submission, including, but not limited to, any claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, losses, deficiencies, costs, expenses and liabilities relating to copyright and trademark infringement. 


7.             
Selection of Winners.  SFU will upload submissions to the Competition Website on October 7, 2014 and October 8, 2014.  Members of the public will be permitted to vote on submissions, via the Competition Website, during the period of October 9, 2014 through October 19, 2014. SFU, in its sole discretion, shall assign judges to ultimately determine the winner of the Grand Idea, Social Idea, Economic Idea, and Environmental Idea prizes (each, a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”). The winner of the People’s Choice Idea will be determined by the online public vote, however SFU retains sole discretion over the final decision. SFU may also appoint agents or other individuals to assist with the administration of the Competition.  Each entrant will be required to attend in person at the SFU Segal Building, located at 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 19, 2014 sometime between the hours of 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to make a presentation to the judges of the Competition.  With respect to group submissions, at least one entrant from each group must attend at the SFU Segal Building in person to deliver the presentation.  If for any reason a Winner is deemed by SFU to be ineligible or for any other reason is unable to accept or receive a prize, that prize will be awarded to the next highest ranking submission as determined by the judges of the Competition.  


8.             
Acceptance of Prizes.  SFU shall use reasonable efforts to confidentially notify the Winners on October 20, 2014 and October 21, 2014.  If SFU is unable to reach a Winner prior to 11:59 pm on October 21, 2014, SFU may award the applicable prize to the next highest ranking submission as determined by the judges of the Competition.  SFU shall publicly announce the Winners at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the evening of October 22, 2014.  Winners of the Competition will receive complimentary tickets to this event, although attendance is not mandatory.  SFU shall make prizes available to Winners on or before November 22, 2014 and prizes may be picked up by Winners in person or by courier.  Each Winner, including each individual being part of a group submission, must sign a legal agreement as described immediately below prior to receiving any prize. 


9.             
Legal Agreement.  Prior to receiving a prize, each Winner, including each individual being part of a group submission, will be required to execute a legal agreement and release, in the form required by SFU (the “Release”), that:

(a)            confirms the Winner’s eligibility for the Competition and compliance with the Competition Rules and Regulations;

(b)            confirms the Winner’s acceptance of the prize as awarded, in full and final satisfaction of any obligations owed by SFU to the Winner; 

(c)            releases and indemnifies the Releasees of and from any and all liability arising from or relating in any way to the Winner’s participation in the Competition or the acceptance of any prize; and

(d)            grants to SFU a non-exclusive license to use the Winner’s submission (for clarity, the Winner will retain all rights of ownership and copyright associated with the submission). 

If a Winner fails to return the executed agreement to SFU prior to November 22, 2014, such Winner may be disqualified and the applicable prize may be awarded to the next highest ranking submission as determined by the judges of the Competition.  For greater certainty, each individual being part of a group submission must sign an agreement in order for the group to claim its prize. 


10.          
Publicity / Privacy.  By entering the Competition, each entrant consents to SFU, in its sole discretion, using in any media on a worldwide scale, without compensation and without limit as for the period of use, for publicity or promotional purposes or for any other purpose as determined by SFU, the entrant’s name, biographical information, photograph, likeness, testimonial, city and province of residence, voice, video and prize information, as applicable.  The names of all entrants will be disclosed on the Competition Website and other SFU internal and external communications.  SFU will not provide personal information to any third party other than as provided for in these Rules and Regulations.  SFU and any third party agents of SFU will use personal information only for purposes related to the Competition.  Personal information required to enter the Competition is collected by SFU under the authority of Section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165.


11.          
Limitation of Liability.  Each entrant assumes liability for any and all injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Competition, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize.  Under no circumstances will SFU or Vancouver Foundation be responsible or liable for:

(a)            lost, late, misdirected or incomplete submissions, notifications, responses or replies, or for any computer, online, telephone, hardware, software or technical malfunctions that may occur, including, but not limited to, malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of a submission;

(b)            any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition or by any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Competition;

(c)            any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, submissions;  

(d)            any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, e-mail, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing;

(e)            any injury or damage to an entrant or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials connected to the Competition;

(f)            the Competition not being conducted as planned for any reason, including those reasons beyond the control of SFU, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or corruption of the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Competition or any website related to the Competition;

(g)            any failure by SFU to credit an entrant with respect to the use by SFU of such entrant’s submission; and

(h)           any costs incurred by an entrant in relation to the Competition. 


12.          
General Terms and Conditions. 

(a)            Acceptance of Rules and Regulations.  Entry in the Competition constitutes acceptance of these Rules and Regulations, as may be amended by SFU from time to time.  Failure to comply with these Rules and Regulations, or any additional guidelines and specifications set out on the Competition Website, will result in disqualification. 

(b)            Contest Rules Govern.  In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between these Rules and Regulations and any disclosure or other statements contained in any Competition-related materials or on the Competition Website, these Rules and Regulations will govern. 

(c)            Applicable Legislation.  These Rules and Regulations, together with the Competition, shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada applicable therein.  The Competition is void in whole or in part where prohibited by law. 

(d)            Use of SFU Websites.  Use of the Competition Website is subject to the following terms and conditions: http://www.sfu.ca/contact/terms-conditions.html.

(e)            Decisions Final.  All decisions made by SFU or its agents or representatives relating in any way to the Competition, including, but not limited to, decisions relating to eligibility, disqualification and the determination of winning submissions, are final and binding and may not be challenged in any way.

(f)            Termination.  SFU reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend, cancel or suspend the Competition or the prizes, in whole or part, at any time, if in its opinion it is considered necessary in the circumstances, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

 

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SFU Public Square Founding Council Member

Stephen A. Jarislowsky

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