1. DATES AND TIMING:
- Submission Period: August 12 at 8:00am PDT – September 15 at 6:00pm PDT (“Submission Period”).
- Judging Period: September 23 at 8:00am PDT – September 26 at 6:00pm PDT (“Judging Period”).
- Winners Announced: on or around September 28 at 7:00pm PDT
2. THE HACKATHON IS OPEN TO:
- Individuals who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry (“Eligible Individuals”);
- Organizations (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that exist and have been organized or incorporated at the time of entry.
3. THE HACKATHON IS NOT OPEN TO:
- Teams from Asian countries(China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hongkong, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam).
- Current employees and staff (including contractors) of Chia Network and Sirius Labs, and mentors and partners affiliated with them are not eligible to enter the Hackathon competition.
- Any individual or organization that is the subject of sanctions administered or enforced by any country or government or otherwise designated on any list of prohibited or restricted parties (including but not limited to the lists maintained by the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. Government, the European Union or its Member States, or other applicable government authority).
- Or, other participants recognized as inappropriate by the organizer of the Hackathon.
4. PRIZES & CATEGORIES:
The Hackathon has multiple prize categories. The Prize will only be distributed to those who meet the requirements and are deemed eligible by the judging criteria. Sirius Labs reserves the right of final interpretation for the event terms and prize rewarding.
IMPORTANT NOTES ON MULTIPLE PRIZE ELIGIBILITY:
· A project can only win one (1) Category Prize.
· If there are no eligible submissions for a Category prize, that prize will not be awarded.
Prizes will be payable to the winner, if an individual; to the winning teams' Representative, if a Team; or to the Organization, if the winner is an Organization. It will be the responsibility of the winning team’s Representative to allocate the Prize among their Team or Organization’s participating members, as the Representative deems appropriate.
A panel of judges with a diverse background in blockchain will judge every project. You can find the standardized judging criteria in the 'Judging' section of the Hackathon's home page.
Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Judges may be employees of the sponsor or third parties, may or may not be listed individually on the Hackathon Website, and may change before or during the Judging Period. Judging may take place in one or more rounds with one or more panels of Judges.
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All of the ideas and corresponding proprietary rights created before, during, or after the competition will belong to the creators. What you decide to do with your idea is up to you. However, if there is any infringement, misappropriation, misuse, violation or other unauthorized use by the participants of any intellectual property during the competition, such participants shall be entirely liable to such conditions.
All entrants agree that Sirius Labs, Chia Network and their affiliates have permission to collect and/or use the entrant’s name, picture or likeness, biographical information, prize information, information, material, and screen captures about their submission to the Global Chia Hackathon, and/or statements they make about the Hackathon and for publications for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes, without compensation, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
8. HACKATHON CODE OF CONDUCT
All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff involved with the Global Chia Hackathon are required to agree to the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a welcoming and fair environment for everybody.
If you have witnessed or experienced any breach of this Code of Conduct during the Global Chia Hackathon, please get in contact with us as soon as possible via Discord or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global Chia Hackathon provides a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, irrespective of:
Gender identity and expression
Chosen programming language or tech stack
We do not tolerate harassment* or any other misbehaviors of Global Chia Hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate at any stage of Global Chia Hackathon, this includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Talks, presentations, or demos
Any parties or events associated with the hackathon
Any other online media
Participants found to be in breach of these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from Global Chia Hackathon at the discretion of the organizers.
*Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or political views, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
9. INFORMATION SHARING
You acknowledge that the Hackathon is intended to be an event where ideas are shared freely, and therefore acknowledge that any information that you share with other participants of the Hackathon, the sponsors of the Hackathon and/or other third parties during the Hackathon is solely at your discretion and risk. If you wish to protect your information, it is solely your responsibility to implement confidentiality and security measures with respect to the persons to whom you are disclosing your information. None of the Releasees shall have any responsibility under this Agreement or by virtue of their participation in the Hackathon with respect to your information.
10. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Hackathon, Participant agrees that: any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Hackathon, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration.