Participation Rules

Participation rules in a hackathon are like coding guidelines - they keep everyone on the same page and prevent a tangled web of bugs!

These participation rules ("Rules") outline the guidelines and requirements for individuals or teams ("Participants") who wish to participate in the hackathon event ("Hackathon") organized by [Organizer Name]. By registering and participating in the Hackathon, Participants agree to comply with these Rules.

Eligibility

Participants must meet the eligibility criteria set by the Organizer, which may include age restrictions, professional background, or any other requirements specified by the Organizer.

Participants may compete individually or as part of a team, as specified by the Organizer. If participating as a team, all team members must meet the eligibility criteria.

Registration

Participants must complete the registration process as specified by the Organizer. This may include providing personal information, contact details, and any other information required for participation.

All registration information must be accurate, up-to-date, and complete. Participants are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of their registration details throughout the Hackathon.

Code of Conduct

Participants must adhere to a high standard of conduct, professionalism, and respect for others throughout the Hackathon. Harassment, discrimination, or any form of offensive behavior will not be tolerated.

Participants must comply with all applicable laws and regulations during the Hackathon, including intellectual property laws and data protection regulations.

Participants must respect the rights of others and must not infringe upon any intellectual property rights or disclose any confidential information obtained during the Hackathon.

Project Development

Participants must work on their projects during the Hackathon's designated timeframe and within the specified rules and limitations, including any technical constraints or themes provided by the Organizer.

All project development must be original work, created by the Participants during the Hackathon, unless explicitly allowed or specified otherwise by the Organizer.

Collaboration and Teamwork

If participating as a team, Participants must collaborate and work together effectively, demonstrating good teamwork and communication skills.

Participants must respect the decisions and contributions of their teammates, promoting a positive and inclusive environment.

Presentation and Judging

Participants must prepare and deliver a presentation or demonstration of their project within the designated timeframe and format specified by the Organizer.

Participants must adhere to any judging criteria and rules set by the Organizer. The judging decisions of the Hackathon are final and binding.

Intellectual Property

As a participant solving a sponsor challenge, you are initially recognized as the owner of the intellectual property for the resulting product.

However, it's important to note that certain sponsors may express an interest in acquiring the intellectual property rights. Rest assured, we will inform you of any such requirements when we publicly present the challenge, ensuring that we have your best interests protected.

If you choose to embark on your own idea or challenge, the intellectual property crown shall remain firmly on your head. You will be the sole ruler, guiding your creation to its own kingdom of innovation.

Scoring

We will evaluate your submission using the following criteria on a scale from 1 to 5:

  1. Functionality: This criterion assesses whether your project is operational and suitable for use by early adopters. We look for business concept & opportunity and product/service opportunity fit.
  2. Presentation: This reflects the quality of your project's representation and how effectively you communicate its value.
  3. Impact: We will gauge the potential of your project to make a meaningful difference or contribution.
  4. Creativity: Given that two teams working on the same challenge will yield different results, this metric will evaluate the originality and inventiveness of your solution.

In addition to the above, bonus points will be awarded based on the level of difficulty of the challenge you take on:

  • 1 extra point for devising your own challenge
  • 2 extra points for tackling a bronze-level challenge
  • 3 extra points for choosing a silver-level challenge
  • 4 extra points for taking on a gold-level challenge

Prizes and Awards

Participants may be eligible for prizes or awards, as determined by the Organizer. The details, criteria, and distribution of prizes will be communicated by the Organizer.

Prizes are non-transferable and may be subject to additional terms and conditions set by the Organizer or prize sponsors.

Liability and Responsibility

Participants are solely responsible for their actions, decisions, and the consequences thereof during the Hackathon.

The Organizer and any sponsors or partners associated with the Hackathon shall not be liable for any loss, injury, damage, or claims arising out of or in connection with the participation in the Hackathon.

Changes and Disqualifications

The Organizer reserves the right to make changes, amendments, or additions to these Rules, Hackathon details, or any other aspect of the event at any time. Participants will be notified of any significant changes.

The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who violates these Rules, engages in unethical conduct, or fails to comply with the instructions or decisions of the Organizer.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Romania. Any disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Romania.

Last updated: June 16, 2023