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Official Rules Of Smart Urban Technology Challenge 2018

The Smart Urban Technology Challenge 2018 is staged by the City Planning Commission, Kathmandu as an initiative of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to bring out entrepreneurial spirit within Nepalese community to identify and solve problems related to urban development. It is a platform for creative and innovative Nepalese youths living in Kathmandu and elsewhere to use modern technologies to solve problems related to urban development by taking the geography of Kathmandu Metropolitan city as their pilot area. The Challenge requires an entrant to submit an idea to identify problems related to urban development in Kathmandu and put forward their creative ideas to solve the identified problems.

The focus of the Smart Urban Technology Challenge 2018 is on developing working prototypes to put their ideas into action with inherent technology element that will support KMC to foster a culture of adopting smart urban technology solutions.  Individuals and teams with diverse skills are encouraged to enter. Initially, each entrant must demonstrate an ability to communicate an idea in a generally clear and convincing manner.Furthermore, each entrant who is named a finalist will be required to describe and demonstrate their idea as a working prototype in substantially greater detail.

The ideas and solutions that come out of the challenge will feed into larger vision and plan of the Kathmandu Metropolitan city to implement smart solutions within Kathmandu. Ideas that have the potential for immediate roll-out will be adopted by KMC and take forward. At the same time, the teams that make it to the finals will receive an opportunity to get into proposed KMC startup incubation program that will further help the participating teams to further develop and market their solutions.

By entering the  Challenge, each entrant agrees to accept and abide by the following terms and conditions and release:

  • An entrant, who is an employee of the City Planning Commission or the judges’ panel, must disclose the relationship between the entrant and the City Planning Commission or the judges’ panel before the entrant may post an entry.
  • An entrant, who is a minor, must identify the minority status of the entrant. Upon preliminary selection, the minor entrant must provide a parent’s or a legal guardian’s consent to the minor’s participation in the Challenge to proceed further.
  • No entry shall propose an idea that has been already implemented or made publicly available for more than two years. Any such entry will be deemed ineligible for consideration under Smart Urban Technology Challenge 2018.
  • Each entrant and finalist must be available to attend in-person in all events. A failure to attend in-person will be grounds for disqualification of the entry. Smart Urban Technology Challenge 2018 is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. By submission of an entry, an entrant does fully and unconditionally agrees to these Official Rules and the City Planning Commission’s decisions, which are final and binding on all matters related thereto. The awarding of a prize is contingent upon the entrant’s compliance with these Official Rules.
  • Each entrant will provide detailed application information as part of the submission of an entry. After the Competition Submission Period has concluded,  no entry will be permitted to be modified in any way until after the initial judging of all entries has been conducted.
  • An entry must not be indecent, defamatory, demonstrate a lack of respect for public morals or conduct or adversely affects the reputation of the organising committee. An entry must not: (a) be illegal under applicable laws; (b) depict hatred, defame, threaten a specific community in the society or incite violence; (c) contain vulgar language or violence; or (d) be considered pornography, obscenity or sexual activity.
  • An entry must: (a) be an original application; b) be solely owned by the entrant, so  that no other party has or can validly claim any right; and (c) not violate the intellectual property, common law or privacy rights of any other party (d) be real name and not applied through a pseudo name.
  • Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules.The winners will be required to claim their prize with City Planning Commission, within thirty (30) business days of the winner announcement or else potential winner prize shall be forfeited. Winners are responsible for payment of all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.
    In the event that a potential winner of Challenge prize is disqualified for any reason, an alternate entrant, who receives the highest score of the remaining eligible entrants, will be declared a winner. If a winner is a minor in accordance with the laws, the prize will be awarded to the minor’s parent or legal guardian on behalf of the winner.
  • Each entrant agrees to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges’ panel are binding and final in all matters relating to the Challenge.
  • Each entrant also agrees to release and hold harmless the KMC, City Planning Commission, and their respective representatives, affiliates, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Challenge, and all of their respective past and present officials, officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability. These claims, expenses, and liability include, but are not limited to, negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to an entrant’s submission, creation of an entry, or submission of an entry and participation in the Challenge.Except where prohibited, participation in the  Challenge constitutes the winners’ consents to the KMC, the City Planning Commission’s and their agents’ use of the winners’ names, likenesses, photographs, voices, opinions, hometowns and states; application screenshots, application videos, application descriptions and commentaries for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  • KMC and the City Planning Commission reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Challenge, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond KMC’s and/or the City Planning Commission’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Challenge, as determined by the  City Planning Commission, acting in the exercise of their sole discretion.
  • KMC and/or the City Planning Commission reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entrant found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Challenge or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.Each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Challenge or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually.

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