SMFEST Hackathon Terms & Conditions

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SMFEST Hackathon Terms and Conditions

Sponsored by Silicon Africa Technology (“Sponsor”). THE SMFest Hackathon IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. NO ENTRY FEE. The SMFest Hackathon begins at 8:00 AM WAT on July 31st, 2022 and ends at 8:00 PM WAT on October 22, 2022.

The SMFest Hackathon is open to individuals
(i) who are at least eighteen years old and groups whose members are at least eighteen years old and who are invited by the sponsors to participate in the SMFest Hackathon.

Participation in the SMFest Hackathon constitutes Participant’s/Groups’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). The term “you” refers to you, the “Participant/Group”. Employees of Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, individuals providing services to Sponsor through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency during the SMFest Hackathon period, and their respective immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in the SMFest Hackathon.

Your Participation:
Teams can consist of a single person to as many people as possible. Switching teams is not allowed. Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not assist in resolving, any disputes between team members. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis as decided by the rules committee.

You, as a Participant will be required to do the following: • The SMFest hackathon is to build creative and innovative web solutions using APIs and integrations of your choosing to solve a similar problem. All participants will receive the necessary requirements to enable them to perform their tasks effectively. • A team may only submit one Entry. Individual Participants may only submit one Entry. Incomplete Entries may be disqualified.

Scoring of Entries:
A panel with relevant expertise will be responsible for judging Entries. The Entries will be judged according to the following criteria: originality/creativity, innovation, analytical skills, strategic thinking, practical implementation.

The Entry that earns the highest overall score will win. The decisions of the judges will be final. In the event of a tie, judges will deliberate to determine the winner. Each Participant or team must be available during the judging period to demonstrate the Participant’s or team’s Entry. Judging will be conducted in a “science fair” format, so judges may inspect Entries at any time during the judging period. Participants whose Entries are awarded the top three scores by the judges will also be asked to demonstrate their Entry to all of the Participants and the judges. The judging period may be extended by Sponsor for any length of time, in Sponsor’s discretion. If a judge or Participant identifies to Sponsor a conflict of interest, that judge will be recused from judging the Entry with the conflict and an alternate judge will be identified as a substitution for the judge with the conflict. Each Entry must be original, of the Participant’s or Participant’s teams own creation and newly written during the SMFest Hackathon and must not have been entered in any other competition or program similar to the SMFest Hackathon, including other competitions conducted by Sponsor. “Newly written” means that Participants cannot in any way copy software code that already privately exists, and submit it as part of an Entry. Entries may be subject to a due diligence review at any time for eligibility and compliance with these Terms. Determination of eligibility and compliance is at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry if the Entry or a Participant or a Participant’s team does not comply with these Terms.