OVERVIEW: 2019 Developer Circles Community Challenge from Facebook (“Contest”) is sponsored by Facebook, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and administered by Devpost, Inc (“Administrator” or “Devpost”). The “Submission Period” begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) (4:00:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”)) on July 9, 2019, and ends at 4:59:59 p.m. ET (8:59:59 p.m. GMT) on September 20, 2019. This is a two (2) phase Contest, where potential regional prize winners will be given an additional time-period to continue building their Application, which will be subject to a second round of judging (as described in the “Winner Selection/Notification” section below). The time period beginning with the Submission Period and ending with the potential winner announcement on or around November 19, 2019 is 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. Sponsor may run a similar, but separate promotion during the Contest Period; entry into this Contest does not constitute entry into any other Sponsor promotion. As set forth in more detail below, the Application must be functioning software that uses React360, Spark AR, or HTML5 Games to give people the power to connect with friends and family, find communities and grow businesses.
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/Notification” 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 country, state, province, territory, region, or jurisdiction where the laws of the United States or local law do not prohibit participating or receiving a prize in the Contest and excludes Quebec, and Crimea, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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 country, state, province or territory 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., country, province, state, prefect, 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 country, state, or province 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 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.
Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives of Sponsor, Administrator, or any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration, or fulfillment of this Contest, or any of their respective corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, and advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and any family member or member of the same household (whether or not related) of any such persons are not eligible to enter or win a prize in this Contest. For purposes of this Contest, the term “family member” is defined as any spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or in-law.
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://developercircles2019.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 (or update) a software application that (i) integrates at least one (1) of the following products: Facebook’s AR Camera platform (Spark AR), Facebook’s React360, and HTML5 Games; and (ii) fits into one (1) of the following three (3) categories:
Gaming and Entertainment (including applications that people find fun, amusing, engaging, and/or will want to interact and play with)
Productivity and Utility (including applications that make people more efficient, and/or helps people improve productivity); and
Social Good (including applications that help others, benefit the greater good and/or provide benefit to society)
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 (“Entry Form”) 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);
The set of software frameworks/libraries/APIs or components used to create your Application (“Tech Stack”);
As determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and subject to Sponsor’s verification, either a URL to the deployed Application or a link to GitHub repository, and 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 entrant is a Team, the email address of all Team members who worked on the Entry;
Developer Circle participation, if any;
Which Facebook developer products Entrant used;
Which region best applies to your location (There are seven applicable regions in the Contest: (i) North America, (ii) Asia Pacific, (iii) India, (iv) Sub Saharan Africa, (v) Middle East/North Africa, (vi) Europe; and (vii) Latin America);
Which bonus prize category best applies to your Application: Gaming and Entertainment; Productivity and Utility; or Social Good (NOTE: At any time, and at its sole discretion, the Sponsor will have the ability to re-assign an Entry from one prize category to another (e.g., among the bonus prize categories or regions or between the “new” or “pre-existing” Application designations). Entries in each prize category are eligible for different prizes as described below); and
Whether your Application is newly created during the Submission Period or was pre-existing and, if pre-existing, how you have integrated at least one of the featured Facebook products or deepened the existing integration during the Submission Period.
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.”
An Entrant’s Application, and any other text, video, images, code, software, or other content that an Entrant submits to Sponsor and Administrator as part of this Contest is referred to collectively as the Entrant’s “Entrant Content”. All Entrant Content submitted in this Contest must comply fully with the “Entry Requirements” section of these Terms below.
Entries must be submitted and received by Sponsor and Administrator during the Submission Period and in strict accordance with these Terms. Administrator’s clock will be the official timekeeper for this Contest. For purposes of this Contest, only complete Entries that are actually received by Sponsor and Administrator through the Website and during the Submission Period will be considered. Other proof of submitting or attempting to submit an Entry (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming entry, a “Thanks for submitting” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of the Entry for purposes of this Contest. Those who do not abide by these Terms and the instructions of Sponsor and Administrator and provide all required Entrant Content may, in Sponsor and or Administrator’s discretion, be disqualified. Entries or participation may not be acknowledged and will not be returned. Entries (or participation that does not qualify as an “Entry”) that are incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, fraudulent, illegitimate, incomprehensible, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Entries or participation made on behalf of an Entrant by a third party not affiliated or associated with that Entrant (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or originating through any commercial promotion subscription, notification, or entering services will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. No Released Party will have any responsibility or liability for any dispute regarding any Entrant, including the identity of any Individual Entrant, the composition or members of a Team Entrant, or the distribution of any prize won among members of a Team Entrant. In the event that any dispute regarding an Entry or Entrant (including those regarding the identity or members of an Entrant Team or any Entrant’s rights in an Application) cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible and the Entrant disqualified. As a condition of entering the Contest, without limiting any other provision in these Terms, each Entrant gives consent for Sponsor and its agents to obtain and deliver his/her/their name, address and other information and Entry to third parties for the purpose of administering this Contest and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules. ENTRIES MAY NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED, WILL NOT BE RETURNED AND, IN FACT, MAY BE DESTROYED. KEEP A COPY OR THE ORIGINAL OF EACH ELEMENT OF THE ENTRY. ANY ENTRY THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THESE TERMS MAY, IN SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR’S DISCRETION, BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE.
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 applicable explicit or implicit terms and conditions or policies for the platform, application, or software in connection with their Application and on which its Application operates. As such, each Entrant must follow the spirit of such terms and conditions and policies; and any attempt to subvert or to use a work-around of such terms and conditions or policies may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, lead to such Entrant’s disqualification. Each Entrant must also at all times comply with all terms and policies applicable to their use of Facebook, including, without limitation, Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms) and Platform Policy (https://developers.facebook.com/policy).
New & Existing: Applications must either (a) be newly created by the Entrant during the Submission Period or (b) if the Application existed prior to the Submission Period, must (i) have been previously created by the Entrant and (ii) during the Submission Period the Entrant must have integrated at least one of the featured Facebook products into the Application or materially deepened an existing integration (as determined by Sponsor and Administrator in their sole discretion). New Applications and updated existing Applications (pre-existing) are eligible for different regional and global prizes as detailed below.
Testing: The Entrant must make the Application available free of charge and without any restriction, for testing, evaluation and use by the Sponsor, Administrator and the Judges (defined below) from the time of entry throughout the Contest Period (including the judging process and until all winners are verified).
If the Application includes software that runs on proprietary or third party hardware that is not widely available to the public, including software running on devices or wearable technology other than smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers, the Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to require the Entrant to provide physical access to the Application hardware upon request.
For Applications running on widely available smartphones, tablets, or desktop computers, Entrants may make their Application available using one of the following methods:
Spark AR Effect: In addition to submitting an Application to Sponsor via the Website, Entrants that create a Spark AR effect in their Application are required to: (i) submit such Spark AR effect to the Spark Hub (https://www.facebook.com/sparkarhub/); (ii) submit the Spark AR effect ID to DevPost (as instructed by DevPost); (iii) submit such Spark AR effect for publishing to either Facebook or Instagram (instructions can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/ar-studio/publishing-your-effect) and (iv) capture Spark AR effect by recording a video of between five (5) seconds and twenty (20) seconds in duration (such video must be uploaded with the project file at the time of publishing on the Spark Hub as well as on DevPost (along with the corresponding effect ID)) (for the avoidance of doubt, the Spark AR effect video is required for a submission with a Spark AR effect, and is in addition to the required Video describing and demonstrating the Application).
Web: On your Entry Form, share the URL to the page where the Application can be accessed.
Android Applications: Upload an .apk file on the Entry Form or provide a link for downloading the Application in the “Testing Instructions” field on the Entry Form.
iOS Applications: If your Application is available on the iTunes App Store, provide a link in the “Website URL” field on your Entry Form. If you charge a fee for downloading your Application, you must provide a promo code. If your Application is not yet publicly available on the iTunes App Store, you must send a test build to the Administrator before the end of the Submission Period using one of the following methods:
(Administrator UDID is: iPhone 8 (iOS 12.3.1) a2d30c918b5b7184172fe7c000caa2241d9cb710)
Beta by Crashalytics You may send the Administrator a beta test via Crashalytics. Use the Administrator’s testing email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and UDID (see above) to provision a build and send the Administrator a link via the “Share Links” button. Add the testing link to the Entry Form under “iOS Build Link”. Beta by Crashalytics is a free service. Please review the how-to for their Beta Distribution tool (https://dev.twitter.com/crashlytics/beta-distribution).
TestFlight / iTunes Connect Enter the Administrator’s email address to share a build for testing. The Administrator’s TestFlight account email is: email@example.com. Please note that if you add the Administrator as an “External Tester,” your Application will need to go through Beta App Review before you can send your build (see: https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/LanguagesUtilities/Conceptual/iTunesConnect_Guide/Chapters/BetaTestingTheApp.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40011225-CH35-SW13). This could lead to delay and in order for your Entry to be eligible, you must send your test build before the end of the Submission Period. To learn more about TestFlight via iTunes Connect, please review the iTunes Connect Developer Guide (https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/LanguagesUtilities/Conceptual/iTunesConnect_Guide/Chapters/BetaTestingTheApp.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40011225-CH35-SW2) and the TestFlight Video Tutorial (https://itunesconnect.apple.com/downloads/Documentation/TestFlight-v09-iTC-Export-sw.mov).
HockeyApp Send a testing link to the Administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and add the testing link on the Entry Form under “iOS Build Link”. Please note that there is a fee to use HockeyApp (http://hockeyapp.net/pricing/).
You must at all times comply with any terms, agreements, guidelines, or policies applicable to your use of any of the above third-party app testing services.
Windows Phone applications: Upload an .xap file in the Entry Form or provide a link for downloading your Application in the “Testing Instructions” field on the Entry Form.
Windows PC: Upload the appropriate installation files (.exe) on the Entry Form or provide a link for downloading your .exe file in the “Testing Instructions” field on the Entry Form.
Mac OS: Upload the appropriate installation files on the Entry Form or provide a link for downloading your installation file in the “Testing Instructions” field on the Entry Form.
Web/Mobile Web: Provide a link for accessing your Application on the “Testing Instructions” field on the Entry Form.
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 provide 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 their submission, the image(s) should be photographs or screenshots of Entrant’s working Application.
Video: The Video:
should be less than approximately two (2) minutes long;
should include footage that clearly explains the Application’s features and functionality through a comprehensive demonstration;
must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku, and a link to the video must be provided on the submission form on the Website;
must be publicly viewable on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku and must remain so throughout the Contest Period (including the judging process and confirmation of winners in this Contest); and
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 Submission 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 Submission 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 questions or requests for clarification from Sponsor or Administrator, each of their representatives, or any Judges 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 use such material.
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 Entry Requirements.
Judging will occur in two phases:
Phase 1 – Regional Judging: Between approximately October 9, 2019 and October 16, 2019, panel(s) of judges selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion (collectively “Judges”) will review and score all eligible Entries received during the Submission Period to determine the winners of the regional prizes identified below. In Phase 1, eligible Entries received for a particular region will compete only against eligible Entries received in that same region. (Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to accept or reject the region selected by an Entrant during the application process and to reassign an Entry to the applicable region as determined by Sponsor and Administrator in their sole discretion.) Potential winners of any regional prize will be allowed to continue building their Application until 4:59:59 p.m. ET on October 30, 2019 (“Additional Build Time Deadline”), provided that each potential regional winner that elects to continue working on their Application during this period must, before the Additional Build Time Deadline, submit an updated Entry that includes the revised Application in accordance with instructions provided by Sponsor or Administrator and/or posted to the Website. Any potential regional winner that updates their Application during this time, but fails to properly submit an updated Entry prior to the Additional Build Time Deadline will be judged in Phase 2 based on their original Entry as submitted during the Submission Period.
Phase 2 – Global Judging: Between approximately October 30. 2019 and November 12, 2019, a panel of Judges chosen by Sponsor in its sole discretion will review and score the updated Entry of each of potential winner of any regional prize to determine the winners of the overall (global) prizes described below. A panel of judges will also review and score the updated Entry of each of potential winner of any regional prize to determine the winners of the category bonus prizes described below.
During each Phase, 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 (30%) (Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)
Implementation of the Idea (50%) (Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer, the extent to which the Facebook products and specific Facebook product features were leveraged, and the extent to which respect for user privacy was considered in the design.)
Potential Impact on Category (20%) (How much impact the product could have in its stated strategy.)
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 they 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. Winners 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 November 19, 2019 by email or other means (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).
Each potential individual winner, all natural people who are members of a winning Team (as determined and requested in Sponsor’s sole discretion), and an Organization’s Representative may be required to complete, execute, have notarized (if applicable), and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law), tax documents, and related prize-acceptance documents (collectively, “Winner Documents”) within the time frame specified and in the form provided by Sponsor, without revision, or prize may be forfeited. If any individual Entrant, individual member of a Team, or Representative refuses to comply with the foregoing requirements and other requirements of Sponsor, his/her/their Entry may be disqualified at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion with no liability or responsibility to the respective Entrant or any individual within that Entrant, even if other Team members have complied with the requirements. The Winner Documents, if applicable, must be received by Sponsor from the potential winner within ten (10) days of Sponsor sending the documents to the potential winner (or other time frame as stated in the Winner Documents) or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. If any notification or other Contest-related communication is returned as undeliverable, or if a selected potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond as instructed after Sponsor has attempted to notify that potential winner, that selected winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting and in Sponsor’s sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential winner, if any. The prize claim and Winner Documents are subject to verification by Sponsor. All prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded. Sponsor will not be obligated to pursue more than three (3) alternate winner (time permitting) for the prize for any reason.
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:
NOTE: Only those Entries selected as potential winners of a regional prize are eligible to win a global prize.
Chosen in phase two of the judging process from among the Entries selected as potential winners of a first-, second-, or third-place regional prize.
Chosen in phase two of the judging process from among the Entries selected as potential winners of a first-, second-, or third-place regional prize.
Chosen in phase two of the judging process from among the Entries selected as potential winners of a first-, second-, or third-place regional prize.
Chosen in phase two of the judging process from among the Entries selected as potential winners of a regional pre-existing, updated solution prize.
7 total, 1 for each of the 7 regions
All eligible entries in the applicable region
7 total, 1 for each of the 7 regions
All eligible entries in the applicable region
7 total, 1 for each of the 7 regions
All eligible entries in the applicable region
7 total, 1 for each of the 7 regions
Chosen from the eligible entries in the applicable region that have been entered into the pre-existing, updated track
Chosen in phase two from among the Entries selected as potential winners of any first-, second-, or third-place regional prize submitted into the “Gaming and Entertainment” category
Chosen in phase two from among the Entries selected as potential winners of any first-, second-, or third-place regional prize submitted into the “Productivity and Utility” category
Chosen in phase two from among the Entries selected as potential winners of any first-, second-, or third-place regional prize whose Entry was submitted into the “Social Good” category
Overall Prizes (Global Prizes)
Best Pre-Existing, Updated Solution
Best Pre-Existing, Updated Solution
Best in Gaming and Entertainment
Best in Productivity and Utility
Best in Social Good
Important Note on Multiple Prize Eligibility: Global prize winners will receive both a global prize and a regional prize, but are not eligible to receive a bonus prize. Regional prize winners who do not win a global prize are eligible to receive a bonus prize. An eligible Entry cannot win a regional prize, a global prize, and a bonus prize.
Total approximate retail value of all prizes in this Contest: US $167,500.
In the event that there are no Entries in a particular category bonus prize category that are selected as the potential winner of a first-, second-, or third-place regional prize during Phase 1 of the judging process, Sponsor reserves the right to consider the highest-scoring Entry into that category bonus prize category from each region and to award the applicable prize from among such Entries.
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.
By entering, except where prohibited by law, each Entrant grants to the Released Parties (and their agents, successors, and assigns) the irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, edit, modify, copy, reproduce, and distribute the Application (including the Application and the Application name) and any other Entrant Content that comprises the Entrant’s Entry in perpetuity and in any medium (including online and in digital media) in any language, throughout the world, for the purposes of evaluating Entries, administering this Contest, and for any marketing or promotional purposes, without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation beyond the opportunity to win a prize in this Contest. Each Entrant further grants to the Released Parties (and their agents, successors, and assigns) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right and license to use his, her, or their (and his/her/their Application’s) trade names and trademarks (including logos) in connection with this Contest.
Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Entrant and each of the Released Parties is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Entrant’s decision to submit his/her/their Entry for purposes of the Contest does not place any of the Released Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entry (including, without limitation, the Application), other than as set forth in these Terms. Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Released Parties have wide access to ideas, text, images, code, applications, software, and other creative materials. Each Entrant also acknowledges that many ideas for applications and online services may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to his/her/their Application and/or each other in idea, function, components, format, or other respects. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Released Party’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to such Released Party from other sources. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor does not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability (direct or indirect; vicarious, contributory, or otherwise) with respect to the infringement or protection of the Entrant’s patent, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to his/her/their Entry, including the Application contained or described therein. Each Entrant waives and releases the Released Parties from any and all claims that entrant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition with respect to the Released Parties’ exploitation of any Entrant Content without further notification or compensation to entrant of any kind, and agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Released Parties, each of their licensees, or any other person in connection with this Contest, on the grounds that any use of any Entrant Content or element thereof (including the Application) or derivative works therefrom in accordance with this license infringes or violates any of entrant’s rights (including MORAL RIGHTS) therein. In no way limiting the foregoing, each Entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of a Released Party’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any Released Party bot, application, service or other property, and Entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event are strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: NOTHING IN THESE TERMS LIMITS, EXCLUDES, OR MODIFIES OR PURPORTS TO LIMIT, EXCLUDE, OR MODIFY ANY STATUTORY CONSUMER GUARANTEE OR ANY IMPLIED CONDITION OR WARRANTY, THE EXCLUSION OF WHICH FROM THESE TERMS WOULD CONTRAVENE ANY STATUTE OR CAUSE ANY PART OF THESE TERMS TO BE VOID (“NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES”). SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY ANY MANDATORY PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES EXCLUDE FROM THESE TERMS ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, AND TERMS IMPLIED BY STATUTE, GENERAL LAW, OR CUSTOM, EXCEPT FOR LIABILITY IN RELATION TO A NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEE. SUBJECT TO ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFY (I.E., DEFEND AND/OR REIMBURSE) THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR AWARDING OF A PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY CONTEST- OR PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY (HOWEVER (BUT ONLY IF REQUIRED BY LAW IN YOUR JURISDICTION), THIS RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND INDEMNIFICATION COMMITMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO CASES OF BODILY INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE OR TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY IS CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SPONSOR OR OTHER THIRD PARTY, WHERE LIABILITY TO THE INJURED PARTY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY LAW). EACH WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW), WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, BEYOND ANY NON-EXCLUDABLE GUARANTEES.
The Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the Entrant (or a member of any Entrant Team), or by human error (except to the extent that any of the following occur for reasons within Sponsor’s reasonable control, if applicable law in your jurisdiction of residence dictates that liability to the injured party in such a case cannot be excluded by law): Entries made by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program); any lost, late, postage-due, incomplete, illegible, incomprehensible, mutilated, or misdirected email, mail, Messenger message, or Contest-related correspondence or materials; any error, omission, interruption, defect, or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable telephonic, cellular, cable, or satellite systems; errors, typos or misprints in these Terms, in any Contest-related advertisements, or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software; lost or unavailable network connections or any failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications; technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of Entries; or any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or for insufficient space in a person’s email account, voicemail inbox or Messenger message account, to receive, email, voice messages or Messenger messages. Released Parties are not liable to and may disqualify any Entrant whose Video is removed from a video hosting service for any reason prior to confirmation of the winners in this Contest, including, without limitation, as a result of being flagged as inappropriate. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify an Entrant, if any contact information provided by the Entrant does not work or is changed without giving prior written notice to Sponsor. Without limiting any other provision in these Terms, the Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any Entrant or winner (or any person claiming through such Entrant or winner) for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Contest activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected by any cause or event beyond the sole and reasonable control of the applicable Released Party (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid, act of public enemy, war (declared or undeclared), civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, epidemic, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, hurricane, unusually severe weather, blackout, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slowdown, any law, rule, regulation, action, order, or request adopted, taken, or made by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such governmental act proves to be invalid), or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.
By entering this Contest (except where prohibited by law), each natural person agreeing to these Terms as part of an Entry (as the Entrant or on behalf of an Entrant Team or Organization) grants the Released Parties the irrevocable, sublicensable, free-of-charge, absolute right and permission to use, publish, post or display his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, any quotes attributable to him or her, and any other indicia of persona (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Released Parties’ sole discretion) for advertising, trade, promotional and publicity purposes without further obligation or compensation of any kind to him or her, anywhere worldwide, in any medium now known or hereafter discovered or devised (including, without limitation, on the Internet) without any limitation of time and without notice, review or approval, and each such person releases all Released Parties from any and all liability related to such authorized uses. Nothing contained in these Terms obligates Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each natural person granting publicity rights under this provision waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.
Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Contest, including interpretation of these Terms, selection of the winners, and awarding of the prizes. All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of Sponsor. Failure to comply with these Terms may result in disqualification from the Contest. Entrants further agree to not damage or cause interruption of the Contest and/or prevent others from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void participation from any Facebook or Devpost account, IP address, email address or domain, or device if any suspicious Entry and/or participation is detected. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void Entries or other participation by any person or entity who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials and these Terms (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency within these Terms), it will be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Terms. If Sponsor determines (at any time and in its sole discretion) that any winner or potential winner is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Terms, or engaging in behavior that Sponsor deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, or harass any other person or entity, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such winner or potential winner, even if the disqualified winner or potential winner may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. Sponsor’s failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest and award the prize based on eligible Entries received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension, if any, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If any person supplies false information, participates or submits Entries by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Terms in an attempt to obtain a prize, Sponsor may disqualify that person (and any Entrant on the behalf of which such person participated in the Contest) and seek damages from him or her and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If any dispute regarding an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, such Entry will be deemed ineligible. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited by law, any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action between an Entrant and any Released Party arising out of or connected with this Contest, the determination of any winner, or any prize awarded must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than the Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10 USD), and each Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
This Contest and any dispute arising under or related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California, USA, without giving effect to its conflicts of law or choice of law principles or rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction. Any legal actions, suits or proceedings related to this Contest (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in or having jurisdiction over San Mateo County, California, US, and each entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of those courts with respect to any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or related to this Contest.
RULES/WHO WON?: During the Contest Period, a copy of these Terms is available by sending an email with the subject line “2019 Developer Circles Community Challenge – Terms” to Devcommunitychallenge@fb.com and by visiting https://developercircles2019.devpost.com/rules. Information about who won is available by sending an email with the subject line “2019 Developer Circles Community Challenge – Who Won?” to Devcommunitychallenge@fb.com. Rules requests must be received no later than the end of the Contest Period. Requests for winner information must be received no later than three (3) months after the end of the Contest Period.
SPONSOR: Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA.
ADMINISTRATOR: Devpost, Inc., 222 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038.