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
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.
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
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.