This Contest is open to individuals, teams of individuals and business entities in all countries (each individual, each team, each individual member of a team, and each entity is referred to as an “Entrant” in these Official Rules). Entrant(s) must be age 18 or older as of the date of submitting the entry (“Entry”). Employees and directors of Sponsor, and Sponsor’s respective affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”), and members of their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win.
If an Entrant enters the Contest as a member of a team, the Entrant understands and agrees that, in order for a team to be eligible to participate, all of the members of the team must agree to these Official Rules. Each team may have a maximum of 4 members. By entering, Entrant warrants that he/she has obtained the appropriate agreement and/or approval by his team members. In addition, an Entrant that is a member of a team understands and agrees that if the team is selected to receive a prize, the team is responsible for ensuring that the prize will be appropriately distributed to each member of the team and each member of the team must agree upon the payment method. The eligibility of an Entrant is tied to the eligibility of the team. If one member of a team does not comply with these Official Rules or is disqualified, the team as a whole will be disqualified.
If an Entrant enters to the Contest as part of a corporation or other legal entity (hereinafter collectively “Entity”), the Entrant warrants that the appropriate corporate officers, executives, managers or other persons having the authority to approve Entrant’s Entry into this Contest have approved the Entrant’s Entry and the Entrant understands that these Official Rules will be binding on both the Entrant and the Entity. If such Entity is selected to receive a prize, a corporate officer or person entitled to bind the Entity will be required to validate that the Entrant is entitled to receive the prize on the behalf of the Entity and the corporate officer or person entitled to bind the Entity must provide the appropriate information for receiving the prize.
By entering, Entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from any and all liability, claims, judgments, losses, injuries, demands, damages, actions, and/or causes of actions, whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the Contest or any portion thereof, or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of any prize or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. The Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and independent judges (if any) are final and binding in all respects. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Contest is void wherever prohibited or restricted by any mandatory national, state or other government laws in form and language as provided herein and is subject to all applicable mandatory federal (national), state and local laws.
By participating, Entrants agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Judges, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. If you do not accept these Official Rules, you are not eligible to participate in the Contest. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend, withdraw or revise these Official Rules and the Prizes at any time without notice and in such event the Sponsor shall not have any liability whatsoever.
All entries shall remain the property of Entrants. However by submitting an Entry, Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor may obtain many entries under this Contest and that such entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other contests or otherwise involving the Sponsor, and agrees to waive any and all claims he/she may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, and that any composition, and/or works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor (or its designees) may be similar to his/her Entry. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not have now, nor shall it have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to his/her Entry.
With regard to Entry submissions, you understand and agree that you are solely and fully responsible for any and all aspects of the Entry and content submitted, including but not limited to its legality, appropriateness and non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights, and the Sponsor shall not be liable in any way for such Entry. The Sponsor shall have no obligation to monitor any Entry provided by you to the Sponsor, but may do so at its discretion.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, the Entrant or where the Entrant is not a single person – a single designated contact for the Entrant – must go to the Contest web site (the “Site”) during the Contest Period to register their contact information.
Entries may be made within particular categories (if multiple entry categories have been defined) that Sponsor may designate at any time and Sponsor has the right at its sole discretion to add, change, amend, withdraw or revise such categories at any time without notice and in such event the Sponsor shall not have any liability whatsoever.
Once registered, Entrants may submit the URL for their application at any time before February 15, 2013. The URL should provide direct access to the application’s home or loading screen. Entrants may provide an additional URL with additional information on the application.
The Entrant must submit a valid URL for an application that uses Ext JS 4 and/or Sencha Touch and must keep the application live at that URL until March 31st, 2013. All entry materials, including the application and any supporting documentation, must be in English.
The decisions of the judges are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to not award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Entries may be revised or altered once submitted up until the submission deadlines. Throughout the Contest Period, Sponsor specifically reserves the right, exercisable at its sole election, to screen any and all entries and to disqualify from prize consideration those entries that Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate, obscene, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or that otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules. Entries must also comply with the following guidelines:
Cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity;
Cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
Cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
Cannot promote terrorist acts such as providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other such weapons or provide instructional information about illegal activities;
Cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging or slanderous remarks about Sponsor, Sponsor’s partners, or its products, or other people, products or companies;
Cannot contain patents, trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
Cannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in Web Sites, television, movies or other media) without permission;
Cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, other than Entrant, without permission;
Cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor wishes to associate; and
Cannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law.
Sponsor reserves the right to, and may or may not, monitor/screen Entries prior to posting them to the contest site. By participating, you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Entry you submit. Submission of an Entry grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, license and right to publish, edit, use, publicly perform, or display the Entry in any way, worldwide, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the participant.
INFORMATION REGARDING ENTRIES:
OWNERSHIP: Each Entrant retains ownership of all intellectual property rights in and to the Entry that Entrant had before submission, including the right to distribute the Entry application commercially at any time, subject to any applicable Sencha software license terms. However as a condition of Entry, Entrant hereby grants Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, copy, adapt, publicly perform, communicate to the public, make available and publicly display any Entry that Entrant submits to this Contest, throughout the world in any media, product and/service, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing and promotional materials, and digital reproductions, without compensation, restrictions on use, acknowledgement of source, accountability or liability, and with waiver of all moral rights and rights of attribution, integrity and identity to the extent permitted by mandatory laws, solely to the extent necessary to fulfill Sponsor’s obligations under the Contest (e.g. allowing Sponsor to evaluate the Entry for purposes of the Contest) and for marketing and promotional purposes (e.g. to advertise, display or otherwise promote Sponsor’s goods and services). Entrant understands Sponsor and its designers may reproduce, publicly perform, and publicly display the Entry including, but not limited to the right to make screenshots and video clips available for promotional purposes in any and all forms of media, whether now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, in perpetuity, without any type/form of notice to Entrant or any third party and without payment or permission or compensation of any kind or amount. Entrant’s Entry and all accompanying personally identifiable information may be used for non-Contest related purposes.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: Each Entrant hereby represents and warrants that (i) Entry is his/her original work and was created by himself/herself, (ii) the Entry has not been submitted for other contests and has not received previous awards; (iii) the Entry is original to such Entrant and does not violate or infringe the intellectual property, proprietary or other rights of any third party, (iv) such Entrant possesses and controls all rights necessary to submit the Entry irrevocably and without restriction to Sponsor, and (v) that publication of the Entry via various media including Web posting, will not infringe on the rights any third party rights. Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless, Sponsor from any claims to the contrary.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: All Entries may be posted on the Site at any and all times during the Contest Period. In no event shall the Released Parties be responsible for any Entries which are determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion to be late, lost, illegible, indecipherable, incomplete, stolen, garbled, delayed, inaccurate or misdirected, and all of which Entries are invalid and are ineligible for any prize hereunder.
Contest Judging: The Contest Judging begins at midnight on February 15, 2013. The winners will be announced the first week of March 2013.
All eligible entries received will be judged based on the following criteria:
Use of a Sencha framework
Use of HTML5 (how well app shows off the power and grace of HTML5 on the latest devices)
Elegance of app design/architecture
Overall quality of UX
Coolness & innovation
Tests well on iPad 4, iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, and Microsoft Surface
The top three submissions will receive the following prizes:
- 1st Place: $10,000 USD in cash, iPad 4, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 10, Microsoft Surface Tablet, (1) conference pass to SenchaCon 2013
- 2nd Place: $5,000 USD in cash, (1) conference pass to SenchaCon 2013
- 3rd Place: $2,500 USD in cash, (1) conference pass to SenchaCon 2013
Furthermore, Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, request the winners to demonstrate their applications at SenchaCon 2013.
Additionally, Sencha has the right, at its sole discretion, to award other prizes.
PRIZES MAY BE SUBSTITUTED BY THE SPONSOR FOR ITEMS OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE OR THE PRIZE’S CASH EQUIVALENT.
NO PRIZE WINNER HEREUNDER SHALL BE PERMITTED TO (A) REPLACE HIS/HER DESIGNATED PRIZE WITH ANOTHER PRIZE OR ITEM, (B) TRANSFER OR ASSIGN HIS/HER DESIGNATED PRIZE TO ANOTHER PERSON, OR (C) REDEEM HIS/HER PRIZE FOR CASH. RELEASED PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT, EXERCISABLE AT ANY TIME IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION, TO SUBSTITUTE A PRIZE (OR PORTION THEREOF), PROVIDED THAT THE SUBSTITUTE PRIZE IS AN ITEM OF COMPARABLE OR GREATER VALUE. PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THE RELEASED PARTIES. ALL PRIZE DETAILS ARE AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO SUBSTITUTE A PRIZE OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE, IF PRIZE, OR PORTION OF PRIZE, BECOMES UNAVAILABLE. ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AND USE NOT SPECIFIED HEREIN AS BEING PROVIDED ARE EACH WINNER’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL NATIONAL, FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, STATE, LOCAL AND CITY TAXES.
PRIZE AWARDING: Prizes will only be awarded upon a potential winner’s verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, and final approval by Sponsor. Sencha is not responsible for decisions on the division or distribution of the prizes among or between any team members or Entity. Decisions on how to distribute or divide any prize among individual team members or within Entity are the sole responsibility of the participating team or Entity.
Potential winners will receive prize notification via electronic mail and via overnight mail if confirmation of prize notification is not received from Entrant after notification via electronic email. All prizes will be fulfilled 4 to 6 weeks after the recipient of that prize has been verified subject to prize availability. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted; is ineligible; fails to claim prize; if prize or prize notification is returned undeliverable; or if a potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit that prize and, at Sponsor’s discretion, the prize will be awarded to a runner-up. Potential first prize winner will have three (3) days from the date notification is issued to confirm that the notification has been received or, at Sponsor’s discretion, the prize will be awarded to a runner-up. Each winner grants Sponsor and its designees the right to use and publish his/her proper name and city and state of residence and to use his/her name and likeness solely for advertising and promotional purposes for this Contest, in and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide without limitation and without notice or further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.
Released Parties are not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware, software or web site. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, howsoever caused, the incorrect entry or transmission, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic, including but not limited to any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest; typographical, printing or other errors in these Official Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; the administration of the Contest, the judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes; the unavailability of Sencha software releases or any bugs or defects in the software; or any problems related to the administration of the Contest. Entrants found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, as solely determined by the judges, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. If disqualified for any abuse, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right (among other causes of action and remedies) to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest (or any portion thereof) if any fraud, bug, virus, non-authorized human intervention or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the winners from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment using the judging procedures outlined above.
All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner.
Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed exclusively by, and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the United States.
This Contest is conducted in English (which will be given its everyday ordinary meaning), and any and all disputes will be resolved in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the United States. Any dispute arising from the Contest will be subject to binding arbitration between the parties under an arbitration mechanism and arbitrators selected by Sponsor.
NAME OF WINNER/COPY OF RULES:
For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (to be received by February 15th, 2013 for the official rules; between March 4th, 2013 and March 31st, 2013 for the winner’s announcement) to: Sencha HTML5 is Ready App Contest, Sencha Inc. 1700 Seaport Boulevard #120, Redwood City, CA 94063; please specify “Winners Announcement” or “Rules Request”. VT residents may omit return postage from rules requests.
Sponsor: Sencha Inc, 1700 Seaport Boulevard #120, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA