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2015 SIC Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for University of San Diego Participants

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for the Social Innovation Challenge, you must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at the University of San Diego during the Fall Semester of 2014 or Spring Semester of 2015. Students must comply with the Social Innovation Challenge deadlines to be eligible to enter the competition. Late entries will not be eligible.

Eligibility Verification

If you are invited to submit your full written plan, you will be required to verify your above eligibility (including enrollment status). We will not allow changes to project teams after the completion of the written plan deadline.

Dates

Students must apply by creating and submitting their project idea by February 16, 2015 (subject to change). If students are selected to advance in the competition, they must upload a video and submit a full written plan by March 30, 2015 (subject to change). Awards will be announced at a ceremony on May 1, 2015.

Right to Disqualify

The University of San Diego reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry it determines to be ineligible or that does not comply with these terms and conditions. A project entry that is not viewable online for any reason or that is not received by the University by the applicable deadlines will not be considered.

Awards

The 2015 Social Innovation Challenge currently expects to award a total of up to $57,500 to support University of San Diego student projects, and a minimum of $17,500 to support projects from non-University of San Diego students who participate in the “San Diego Track” of the Social Innovation Challenge, for total prizes of up to $75,000. The prizes, including the number and amount of each award, are determined by our judges.

Award Distribution

Prizes may be awarded directly to the student who submitted the application, to a business organization created as a result of the student project, or to a business organization led by a current University of San Diego student who applies for the Social Innovation Challenge (provided that the student is an officer or director of the organization and, in the case of a for-profit organization, also is a majority owner). Award money must be taken within two months of winning the award.

Award Obligation

Prizes must be spent in direct support of the project and adhere as closely as possible to final written plan. Students must submit monthly reports to the University of San Diego’s Center for Peace and Commerce (“CPC”) for six months following the receipt of award. Students must also give a public “status update” presentation for the CPC, approximately six months after receiving the award, unless otherwise mutually agreed upon.

Other

The authors of each submitted plan will retain ownership of their entries. However, by entering the Social Innovation Challenge, you grant the University of San Diego and its respective employees, agents, and assigns a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and unconditional license to edit, modify, reproduce, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt and/or use or reuse your submitted plan, any materials submitted or prepared for use in the Social Innovation Challenge, your name, image, voice, likeness, statements, background and biographical information in any and all media (including but not limited to print, electronic, video, digital, radio, television, internet, etc.) for publicity, promotion, advertising, fundraising, administrative, academic or educational purposes. To the extent any monies are earned as a result of the license granted, the monies shall be used to defray the costs of future Social Innovation Challenge competitions or otherwise to support social innovation issues by or through the University of San Diego.

By entering the Social Innovation Challenge, you acknowledge and agree that you own all of the content included in your submitted plan or otherwise have obtained any required permissions to use such content, and that your submitted plan does not include any content (e.g. trademarks, company names, photos, music, works of art, or images) that infringes or violates the rights of any third party.

Entrants should not have an expectation of confidentiality with respect to any data or information submitted, discussed, or presented in connection with the Social Innovation Challenge. Due to the nature of the competition, judges, reviewers, staff, the audience or others will not be asked or required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement in connection with any plan submitted in connection with the Social Innovation Challenge.

You authorize the University of San Diego and those acting pursuant to its authority to record, broadcast and distribute via any means (e.g. print, radio, television, internet, photograph, video, audio, digital, or otherwise) your plan and your participation in the Social Innovation Challenge, and to use your name, photograph or likeness, as well as your testimonials, quotes, comments, or biography for publicity, promotion, advertising, fundraising, administrative, academic or educational purposes. Any such recordings or broadcasts shall be the property of the University of San Diego.

You release the University and those acting pursuant to its authority from liability from any and all claims arising out of or relating in any way to your participation the Social Innovation Challenge.

Terms and Conditions for "San Diego Track" Participants

Eligibility

This is a student-based, academic challenge. In order to be eligible to apply for the “San Diego Track” of the University of San Diego Social Innovation Challenge, you must be a degree-seeking university student enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester (or quarter equivalent) as an undergraduate or 6 credits per semester (or quarter equivalent) as a graduate student during at least one of the semesters or quarters of the 2014-2015 academic school year. Students must be enrolled in a university which is physically based in San Diego County and attend that branch/extension located within the county for those attending universities headquartered outside of San Diego with branches in the county. Students must comply with the Social Innovation Challenge deadlines to be eligible to enter the competition. Late entries will not be eligible.
 

Students enrolled in the aforementioned colleges or universities will be eligible for the “San Diego Track” award money only; only University of San Diego students will be eligible for the internal University of San Diego Social Innovation Challenge award money. A minimum of $17,500 and a maximum of $35,000 will be awarded to student projects in the “San Diego Track.”

In the case of proposals for nonprofit or for-profit businesses, you must be a C-level officer or director of the organization (e.g., Executive Director, CEO, COO) and, in the case of a for-profit organization, a majority owner, or part of a team of eligible students who are a combined majority owner.

Eligibility Verification

If you are invited to Round 2 to submit your full written plan, you will be required to verify your above eligibility (including enrollment status). We will not allow changes to project teams after the completion of the of the March 30, 2015 (subject to change) full written plan deadline.

Dates

Students must apply by creating and submitting their project idea by February 16, 2015 (subject to change). If students are selected to advance in the competition, they must upload a video and submit a full written plan by March 30, 2015 (subject to change). Awards will be announced at a ceremony on May 1, 2015.

Right to Disqualify

The University of San Diego reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry it determines to be ineligible or that does not comply with these terms and conditions. A project entry that is not viewable online for any reason or that is not received by the University by the applicable deadlines will not be considered.

Awards

The 2015 Social Innovation Challenge will award up to $35,000 and a minimum of $17,500 to support projects from non-University of San Diego students who participate in the “San Diego Track” of the Social Innovation Challenge. The prizes, including the number and amount of each award, are determined by our judges.

Award Distribution

Prizes may be awarded directly to the student who submitted the application, to a business organization created as a result of the student project, or to a business organization led by a current eligible student who applies for the Social Innovation Challenge (provided that the student is an officer or director of the organization and, in the case of a for-profit organization, is a majority owner, or is part of a team of eligible students who are a combined majority owner). Award money must be taken within two months of winning the award.

Award Obligation

Prizes must be spent in direct support of the project and adhere as closely as possible to final written plan. Students must submit monthly reports to the University of San Diego’s Center for Peace and Commerce (“CPC”) for six months following the receipt of award. Students must also give a public “status update” presentation for the CPC, approximately six months after receiving the award, unless otherwise mutually agreed upon.

Other

The authors of each submitted plan will retain ownership of their entries. However, by entering the Social Innovation Challenge, you grant the University of San Diego and its respective employees, agents, and assigns a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and unconditional license to edit, modify, reproduce, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt and/or use or reuse your submitted plan, any materials submitted or prepared for use in the Social Innovation Challenge, your name, image, voice, likeness, statements, background and biographical information in any and all media (including but not limited to print, electronic, video, digital, radio, television, internet, etc.) for publicity, promotion, advertising, fundraising, administrative, academic or educational purposes. To the extent any monies are earned as a result of the license granted, the monies shall be used to defray the costs of future USD Social Innovation Challenge competitions or otherwise to support social innovation issues by or through the University of San Diego.

By entering the USD Social Innovation Challenge, you acknowledge and agree that you own all of the content included in your submitted plan or otherwise have obtained any required permissions to use such content, and that your submitted plan does not include any content (e.g. trademarks, company names, photos, music, works of art, or images) that infringes or violates the rights of any third party.

Entrants should not have an expectation of confidentiality with respect to any data or information submitted, discussed, or presented in connection with the USD Social Innovation Challenge. Due to the nature of the competition, judges, reviewers, staff, the audience or others will not be asked or required to agree to a non-disclosure agreement in connection with any plan submitted in connection with the USD Social Innovation Challenge.

You authorize the University of San Diego and those acting pursuant to its authority to record, broadcast and distribute via any means (e.g. print, radio, television, internet, photograph, video, audio, digital, or otherwise) your plan and your participation in the USD Social Innovation challenge, and to use your name, photograph or likeness, as well as your testimonials, quotes, comments, or biography for publicity, promotion, advertising, fundraising, administrative, academic or educational purposes. Any such recordings or broadcasts shall be the property of the University of San Diego.

You release the University, Moxie Foundation, and those acting pursuant to its authority from liability from any and all claims arising out of or relating in any way to your participation the USD Social Innovation Challenge.