Terms and Conditions

IGNITE AFRICA YOUTH CHALLENGE 2019 COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

RULES AND REGULATIONS

These Rules and Regulations (“Rules”) for the Ignite Africa Youth Challenge 2019 (the “Competition”) are part of the Terms and Conditions of Use & Privacy Policy (the “Terms and Conditions") that govern the websites where information about the Competition is located.

The Competition is administered by the IGNITE AFRICA Organizing Committee (IAOC) (defined herein variously as IAOC or The Committee).

Eligibility Requirements

1. The Competition is open to individuals or teams of 2-4 people aged 35 below except if you are a student (herein defined as “Participants”).

2. Participants’ ages will be determined as of 11.59 pm EST on June 10, 2019. Each team member must be of the age appropriate to the team’s age group, 35 or below except if you are a student, on June 10, 2019. Participants will be asked to certify their age when entering, and The Committee reserves the right to verify the age of any participant, including potential winners.

3. Teams and individuals are limited to one submission each.

4. Participants’ ages will be determined as of 11.59 pm EST on June 10, 2019. Each team member must be of the age appropriate to the team’s age group, 35 or below except if you are a student, on June 10, 2019. Participants will be asked to certify their age when entering, and The Committee reserves the right to verify the age of any participant, including potential winners.

Submission Rules

To participate in the Competition, Participants must submit their answers on the Google survey platform outlining their idea (herein defined as “Proposal”). Prior to the application, the participant team should register in the website for submissions with information about the Participant(s) and about the Proposal (all together herein defined as an “Entry”) through the Competition online submission form. Entries must comply with the following Submission Rules:

1. Proposals must be created by and owned by the Participants.

2. Proposals must be submitted in English.

3. Proposals shall provide an innovative and action-oriented social business-level idea on how to provide young people with a quality, inclusive and relevant education, adapted to the realities of the 21st century.

4. The educational and Refugee problem/need and the proposed solution outlined in the Proposals must relate to at least one of the Impact Focus Area as addressed in the Challenge document, and must apply to a least one community, country, or region of Africa.

5. Proposals must (a) provide a short 2-5 sentences summary of the idea, (b) describe the specific educational problem/need that the proposed solution seeks to address, and (c) describe the solution proposed to address this specific problem/need (e.g. a product, service, program, etc.). Proposals will be judged based on the following Judging Criteria: (1) Clarity, scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed solution; (2) Innovation and originality; (3) Feasibility of implementation; (4) Potential for impact. The Judging Process and Judging Criteria are detailed below.

6. Proposals must respect the total length and space provided in the platform.

7. The deadline for submitting Entries is 11:59 pm EST, June 10, 2019. An Entry is timely, and will be accepted, only if actually received before this time. The time of transmittal will not be taken into account. The Ignite Africa Committee reserves the right to extend the deadline.

Permissions and Releases

By submitting an Entry, Participants certify their idea is original and personal. Any violation may result in disqualification of the Entry. Participants are responsible for protecting their proprietary and other rights under applicable laws.

Anonymous Entries

Participants that submit Entries anonymously will be disqualified.

Judging Process

1. Entries will initially be screened by Ignite Africa Technical Committee ("Technical Committee”). The Technical Committee will verify that the Participants meet the Eligibility Requirements and that Entries comply with the Submission Rules.

2. All Entries that pass the Technical Committee screening will be judged by an Expert Committee (“Expert Committee”) composed of Ignite Africa, public sector, private sector, academic sector and/or NGO sector professionals. The Expert Committee will shortlist up to 100 Proposals (“Shortlisted Proposals”). The selection of the Shortlisted Proposals will be done based on the Judging Criteria.

3. Participants who have submitted the Shortlisted Proposals may be required to submit additional information, refine/revise their Proposals and/or submit short ‘pitching’ videos. Shortlisted participants will be invited to compete in one of the semifinal events of the Ignite Africa Challenge (“Semi-Finalists”) proceeding to the Competition’s next stage. Winners of each semifinals will be automatically invited and accepted into the Accelerator and Fellowship Program in Nigeria; where at the end of the program top 6 teams will be pitching in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

4. During the Finals, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,October 2019, Finalists will present their Proposals in front of the Judging Panel (“Presentations”). The Presentations will be delivered in front of an audience and will be live-streamed. Out of the Finalists, one Winner will be determined at the issue of Presentations. One Winner will be selected by the Judging Panel. The Judging Panel will make its decision based on the Judging Criteria, during a deliberation process at the issue of Presentations.

Decisions of the Technical Committee, Expert Committee and Judging Panel are final and not subject to negotiations, challenge, or appeal.

Judging Panel

The Judging Panel will be composed of Ignite Africa, public sector, private sector, academia, and/or NGO/civil society sector professionals working in the field of business, development, education, gender, fragility/conflict, innovation and/or technology.

The exact composition of the Judging Panel will be determined by Ignite Africa and the IAOC.

Ignite Africa reserves the right to substitute or modify members of the Judging Panel at any time for any reason.

Judging Criteria

The judging of the Proposals and the Presentations will be based on the following equally weighted criteria:

1.Clarity, scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed solution. (a) The Proposal/ Presentation clearly defines and describes the specific problem or need it seeks to address and outlines why it is an important issue to be addressed. (b) The Proposal/Presentation provides a clear, well-articulated, and compelling solution to address the identified problem.

2.Innovation and originality. (a) The proposed solution is innovative – it brings some novelty by tackling a problem that has not been addressed yet, in a given context, or by offering a new/improved way to address an existing problem. (b) The approach is forward-thinking and encourages further thought, action and/or inspiration.

3.Feasibility of implementation. The Proposal/Presentation demonstrates that the solution has the potential to be turned into a viable project, business, initiative, or policy/program: the implementation strategy clearly outlines the activities that are needed to successfully implement the solution; the objectives are realistic and achievable, given the resources that have been identified and the (proposed) budget; potential obstacles are identified, with suggested ways to address them.

4.Potential for impact. (a) The Proposal/Presentation clearly identifies what social and/or economic benefit(s) the solution will deliver and suggests an approach to assess the success of the project, business, initiative, or policy/program. (b) The proposed solution has the potential to effectively achieve the desired impact, in a sustainable manner, and to be scaled and/or replicated.

These Judging Criteria apply both to the selection of Shortlisted Entries and Finalists by the Expert Committee, and to the selection of the Winner by the Judging Panel.

In the event of a tie:

  • For Presentations, the selection will be done by comparing scores received on the individual above-listed criteria, in the following order: (1) Potential for impact; then (2) Feasibility of implementation; then (3) Innovation and originality; and finally (4) Clarity, scope and relevance of the problem and of the proposed solution.
  • Prizes and Recognition

    Winners will receive a certificate of participation, and in the Accelerator and Fellowship Program case, a certification Diploma of completion. Details will be announced at a later stage.

    Ignite Africa is neither accountable nor responsible for the final prize awarded. Winning team is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. No transfer or substitution of the prize is permitted.

    In addition to the prize, the IAOC will make all efforts to feature and promote Finalists’ and Winners’ ideas on the Ignite Africa official website and social media platforms, and to provide exposure to Winners at high-profile events, including, for example, webinars, workshops, and other events of the Ignite Africa’s development partners globally.

    Intellectual Property

    By submitting an Entry, Participants retain the individual right to their work and any derivative, but give Ignite Africa the permission to:

  • Publish summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants, Participants’ short biographies and/or videos on the Ignite Africa Youth Challenge 2019 official website, and any Ignite Africa social media;
  • Share summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants, Participants’ short biographies and/or videos, as well as derived content, through blogposts, newsletters, articles, social media platforms and any other communication channels and public display.
  • Share summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants, Participants’ short biographies and/or videos free of charge with Ignite Africa Youth Challenge partners and partner organizations only for the purpose of those individuals and organizations to publicly display and broadcast this information/content, one or multiple times, in order to increase exposure of Participants’ proposed solutions and their subject matter.
  • To the extent that any Entry contains any intellectual property previously developed by the Participant or by third parties, and to the extent that the Participant creates any derivative work as referred to above, the Participant hereby grants to Ignite Africa a license over such previously developed intellectual property and over any derivative work, on the same terms as specified above, without any additional compensation. Any such previously developed intellectual property shall be so identified.

    Affirmation of Ownership and Eligibility

    By entering this Competition, Participant declares, represents and warrants that Participant is the rightful owner of the Entry, and of all the patents, copyrights, and/or trademarks associated with the Entry. By entering this Competition Participant further declares, represents and warrants that he/she has not 1) infringed on any third party rights, including copyrights, trademarks, industrial property, trade secrets, confidentiality obligations and rights of privacy and publicity, or 2) violated any applicable law(s) in any countries in the world. Ignite Africa assumes no responsibility for verifying the ownership and originality of Entries. However, if at any time Ignite Africa chooses, in its sole discretion to verify the ownership and originality of Entries, by entering this contest Participant agrees that Ignite Africa has the right to verify the ownership and originality of any Entry and that upon request, Participant shall submit a written copy of any release or permission Participant has received from a third party granting Participant the right to use such property. Participant understands that in the event a submission is selected as a Finalist or Winner, and Participant's ownership rights and the originality of Participant's Entry cannot be verified to the satisfaction of Ignite Africa or is in any other way ineligible, Ignite Africa may select an alternate Winner based on the same Judging Criteria.

    If after announcing the Winners, Ignite Africa determines Participant has misrepresented, misstated, or mischaracterized Participant's Entry of this Competition in any way or Participant is not the rightful owner of the submitted Entry, the Entry may be withdrawn and disqualified from the Competition, and any privileges received by winning this Competition may be rescinded. Any determinations made by Ignite Africa in withdrawing and disqualifying any Entry will be final and confidential. By entering this Competition, Participant agrees to keep any controversies between him/her and Ignite Africa confidential and Participant further agrees not to disparage Ignite Africa in any dispute or controversy.

    Disclaimer and Release

    The Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. or any other platform where it is advertised. The Competition is administered by Ignite Africa and the IAOC. Participant agrees to release Ignite Africa and any platform where the Competition is advertised, from all claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with the Competition and Participant's participation.

    No Recourse to Judicial Procedures

    To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Competition are hereby excluded, and Participant expressly waives any and all such rights.

    Preservation of Immunities

    Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of Ignite Africa, or any other member of Ignite Africa, which are specifically reserved.

    Competition Terms

    By submitting an Entry, every individual and team member agrees and accepts that:

  • Individuals and team members are responsible for ensuring their submission is in compliance with the legal requirements of their country;
  • Proposals – as well as subsequent material submitted such as revised/refined versions of Proposals and videos, if applicable – must be Participants’ original work and must not infringe the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, or otherwise be unlawful. Content from sources other than the Participants must be clearly and properly cited;
  • The decisions of the Technical Committee, Expert Committee, and Judging Panel are final and are not subject to any appeal;
  • Participants agree that Ignite Africa may publish information such as Participants’ names, biographical information, summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants, videos and/or derived content on Ignite Africa webpages and through blogposts, newsletters, articles, social media platforms and any other communication channels and public display;
  • Participants agree that Ignite Africa may share information such as Participants’ names, biographical information, summaries of (revised) Proposals prepared by Participants, and/or videos with Ignite Africa Youth Challenge 2019 partners and partner organizations only for the purpose of those individuals and organizations to publicly display and broadcast this information/content;
  • Participants waive all claims against Ignite Africa, its personnel and agents arising out of any oral or written publication or republication of any statement made in connection with the present Competition, their person or Entry, (revised) Proposal or video;
  • Participants agree to indemnify and hold Ignite Africa, its personnel and agents, harmless from any third party claims for loss, damage, prejudice, liability or expense suffered as a result of or in any manner in connection with their Entry, (revised) Proposal or video or any other acts or omissions or any information which they provided.
  • Conduct

    Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification from the Competition. Participant agrees to comply with and be bound by the decisions of Ignite Africa, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Competition. Ignite Africa is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Competition or in the announcement of the prize and certificates. Ignite Africa may update and/or modify these Rules at its sole discretion, and Participant agrees to accept and be bound by any updates and/or modifications.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY

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