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Frontline Embedded Design Contest - 2008.


Contest Rules and Regulations.

Frontline Embedded Design Contest is governed by the set of rules and regulations as mentioned below.

They need to give a self declaration for their project when they register their project. This self declaration is given below.

Self Declaration by the Participants when registering the Project for the contest.

I am submitting this entry form with the understanding that it will be relied upon to confirm my eligibility to participate in the Frontline Embedded Design Contest (the ďContestĒ).

I, on behalf of my team, certify that this project entered in the Contest is our own work, I hold full rights to it, or I have written rights and permission to use it from the owner. I represent that I have complied with and will comply with all the rules, regulations, and limitations of the Contest, and that I have perpetrated no fraud or deception in entering or in claiming any benefits.

I further represent that neither I nor members of my immediate household or those with which I am domiciled are employees of Frontline Electronics Pvt. Ltd, or the Electronics Maker.

My entry will be made in acceptance of and in accordance with the rules of the Contest. I further agree that should my entry be selected for any compensation, I will be required to enter into a Winner Qualification and Project Publishing Agreement before I will be eligible to receive any prize or have my entry published by Frontline Electronics.

Following are the General rules and regulations governing the contest:

The participants agree to use only the software development tools, which they receive along with the ProtoBoard for developing their project.

Void where prohibited by law. All decisions of Frontline Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (ďContest AdministratorĒ) are final. All taxes including but not limited to national, state and local taxes are the responsibility of Contest Participants. No responsibility assumed for lost or misdirected entries.

By submitting an Entry, the Participant:

1.   represents and warrants:

  • that the Participant is not bound by any intellectual property agreement or any other agreement or obligation,
    (i)   Participantís ownership in the materials submitted to the Content Administrator;
    (ii)  Participantís right to submit such materials to the Contest Administrator;
    (iii) Contest Administratorís and Principleís rights in the materials in the event that the Entry is chosen as a winner or deemed exceptional (such rights are further set forth below).
  • that the submitted materials are originally developed by Participant. Participant solely owns all intellectual property rights, or is acting as the assigned representative for a group of individuals that owns the intellectual property, in and to all materials submitted to the Contest Administrator in connection with the Project.
  • that the Participant or Participants are over the age of eighteen (18).
  • that the Participantís submission does not infringe upon anotherís intellectual property or incorporate anotherís confidential information.

2. releases the Contest Principal and the Contest Administrator, their parent companies, affiliates, employees and agents from any form of action or claims of damages, costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation.

agrees, if Participantís Project wins a prize or is deemed exceptional, to execute an agreement granting each of the Contest Administrator and the Contest Principal (i) worldwide full-publication rights, under copyright laws, to the presentation the Contest Administrator creates using Participantís project; (ii) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to have, store, modify, reprint, copy, reproduce, display, publish, disseminate and distribute, in any media, and without territorial limitation, any contest materials and project information Participant submits as part of the Project (including any software submitted, which will remain the property of Participant); and (iii) the right to sublicense its publication rights, and other rights as described above, in the project to third parties.

We encourage all Participants to seek patents for any unique or proprietary aspects of their design prior to submission. The design remains the intellectual property of the Participant, subject to the license grants for prize winning entries and exceptional entries as set forth above.

The publication rights described herein refer only to the materials submitted as the Contest Entry. All winning Projects will be posted (electronic/Internet media) at the discretion of the Contest Principal and the Contest Administrator. All Participants entering projects in the Contest assign to the Principal and the Contest Administrator the right to publish (in print or electronic/Internet media) the submitted or extracted abstract (including the block diagram, photograph, schematic, and software code sample), along with the entrantís name in the Contest Principal and Contest Administratorís sole discretion.

Project Selection

All Contest entries will be judged by the Contest Administrator and a panel of judges selected by the Contest Administrator on the following: technical merit 25%, originality 20%, usefulness 25%, cost-effectiveness 10%, effective use of on-chip resources 20%, and effective use development tools supplied by the Contest Administrator, 15%. In the event of a tie, the tied entries with the highest score in the technical merit category will be deemed the winner. In the event of a further tie, the tied entries with the highest score in the usefulness category will be selected. In the event of a further tie, the tied entries submitted first will be the declared winner.

Contest judges have been chosen based on their familiarity with engineering design, 16-bit programmable microcontroller component knowledge, and experience.

Participants agree to abide by all decisions of the Contest Administrator, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to the Contest.

Legal Considerations:

The odds of winning depend on the number of acceptable entries received and the decision of the Contest Administrator and judges. There will be no substitution for prizes other than as offered. Each winner, and not the Contest Administrator or the Principle, is solely responsible for all other arrangements, costs and expenses associated with and receiving their prize, including without limitation, any taxes or other fees imposed by a Government authority. All Participants and winners agree that signing the Contest registration form constitutes agreement to the terms and conditions of the Entry rules. Winners will be required to sign an additional liability waiver and statement of eligibility before receiving any prize. Winners will be notified by mail, e-mail, and/or telephone on or about July 2008. The Contest Administratorís decision is final. If a winner fails to respond within 30 days of notification, an alternate winner will be selected. Prizes are not transferable.

By entering, Participants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Administrator, the Principle and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, representatives, agents, and employees, from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, 1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use, and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Contest or any prize related activities, including but not limited to traveling to or from any prize related activity. By accepting a prize, remuneration, or honorarium, Participants consent to the use of their name, photograph and/or likeness, address, voice, and statements made by or attributed to them, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, print, broadcast, and Internet), for all legitimate business purposes including advertising and prpromotional activities without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

The Contest Principal and Administrator are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to, technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, Entry materials that have been tampered with, or e-mail or mail-in entries that are illegible, late, lost, damaged, postage due, or misdirected. The Contest Principal and the Administrator are not responsible for any injury or damage to the Participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in this Contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

The Contest Administrator reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Contest if it becomes technically corrupted or if for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infections by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the

Contest Principal or the Contest Administrator that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest promotion.

The Participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court located in Salem jurisdiction, and submission of said Entry constitutes acceptance of such laws. The Participant further agrees that no claims, judgments or awards shall exceed the amount of the Contest prize and under no circumstances shall include lawyer fees; nor shall any Participant be permitted to obtain awards for punitive, incidental, consequential or other similar damages or have any damage awards multiplied or increased for any reason.