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Terms & Conditions

1.    Key Definitions

1.1.    “Competition” refers to the competition titled “Beyond The Screen Hackathon”, which shall be governed by the terms and conditions set out herein.

1.2.    “Entry” or “Entries” refers to entries to the Competition that are validly submitted by Participants in accordance with the terms and conditions set out herein.

1.3.    “Entrant” or “Participant” refers to any qualifying individual or group who submits an Entry for the Competition.

1.4.    “Organisers” refers to the co-organisers of the Competition, namely People's Association (“PA”), Target Media Culcreative Pte Ltd. (“TMCC”), Singapore Institute of Technology (“SIT”), and JTC Corporation (“JTC”).

1.5.    “Terms and Conditions” refers to these terms and conditions set out herein, as may be amended from time to time by the Organisers.

1.6.    "Problem Statements" are the descriptions of the problems or issues that the Competition aims to solve.

1.7.    "DDPs" refers to Digital Display Panels.

1.8.    All times referred to in these Terms and Conditions refer to Singapore time.

2.    Competition Overview

2.1.    The Competition requires Entrants to create solution or prototypes as a proof of concept (“POC”) (“Submission”) on converting noticeboards into digital display solutions (digital noticeboards) to complement DDPs for seamless engagement.

2.2.    The following are the Problem Statements:
          2.2.1.     How can we better amplify community programmes via immersive marketing efforts (using DDPs /

                        digital noticeboards)?
          2.2.2.     How can we attract more sign-ups of community volunteers via DDPs / digital noticeboards?
          2.2.3.     How can we tap on DDPs to conduct community surveys?

2.3.    The Submission must include:
          (a) a brief description and
          (b) a 5-minute video showcasing the fully functional developed product, proposed solution, or system's

                 main features and capabilities.
          In addition to the brief description and the proposed solution or prototype created, Participants are

          encouraged to submit supporting materials illustrating the Submission, including graphical materials, end-

          user interviews, or research papers. The Submission must address at least one of the three Problem

          Statements outlined in clause 2.2 above.

2.4.    There are two (2) categories in the Competition, namely the “Post-secondary Education Institutions (PSEI)” and the “Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)”. Each Participant may only participate in one of these two categories, if he/she meets the eligibility of the chosen category.

3.    Eligibility

3.1.    To be eligible for the Competition, Participants must comply with the following:

         3.1.1.    the Participants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
         3.1.2.    to be eligible for the Competition’s “Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEI)" Category,

                       the Participants must be:
                      (a) Singapore Citizens or Residents (“Residents” refers to Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs)

                       and persons currently residing in Singapore); and
                      (b) full-time students enrolled or matriculated in an MOE-registered school, at tertiary or university-

                            level; and
                      (c) teams can be made up of students from different post-secondary education institutions.
          3.1.3.    to be eligible for the Competition’s “Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)" Category, the

                        Participants must be:
                       (a) SMEs who have been registered with the Enterprise Singapore Statutory Board; and
                       (b) their representative(s) for the Competition must be Singapore Citizens or Residents.

3.2.    Participants shall make full and honest disclosure of facts and particulars as and when requested during the Competition by the Organisers. Any misrepresentation of any facts or particulars may, at the Organisers’ sole discretion, result in disqualification from the Competition or forfeiture or withdrawal of any prize awarded.

3.3.    Employees of the Organisers, as well as any contractors and agents of the Organisers who are involved in the Competition, are not eligible to participate in the Competition.

3.4.    If an ineligible person is found to have participated in the Competition, their Entries will be disqualified, even if they have won any prizes. Such disqualified prize winners shall return all prizes to the Organisers without demand and without any claim against the Organisers.

3.5.    Participants under the age of 18 years old (on the commencement date of the Competition) are required to have their parent or legal guardian complete and sign the Parent Consent Form titled “Parent/Guardian Consent for Competition Participation” as available for download on the official Competition webpage on the Portal (https://www.beyondthescreenhackathon.com/categories-prizes-registration).

3.6.    Append the scanned and signed Parent Consent Form when submitting their Entries, failing which their Entries shall be disqualified from the Competition.

3.7.    You are eligible to participate in the hackathon under the Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEI) Category if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be an enrolled student at a recognized educational institution during the hackathon period.

  • You may be required to provide a valid student ID or other official documentation from your educational institution as proof of enrollment.

  • Students from any discipline or field of study are welcome to participate in the Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEI) Category.

By selecting the Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEI) Category, you confirm that you meet the above eligibility criteria. The organizers reserve the right to verify your student status and disqualify you if the provided information is false or misleading.

4.    Submission and Registration Requirements

4.1.   Registration
         4.1.1.    Participant(s) must register through https://www.beyondthescreenhackathon.com   
         4.1.2.    The Participants must provide the following particulars in their registration:
                      (a)    Name of Institution(s) or Company
                      (b)    Email address of Company (for SME Category);
                      (c)    Name of Team Leader;
                      (d)    Email Address of Team Leader;
                      (e)    No. of pax(s) in team;
                      (f)    Name of all participants.
                      (g)    Team name (for PSEI Category).

4.2.   Submission Requirements
         4.2.1.    Participants must submit their Entries to hackathon@targetmcc.com.sg
         4.2.2.    Each Submission must include the following:
                      (a)    Write up: Clearly describe how the suggested solution addresses one or more of the Problem

                               Statements that were identified. You are strongly encouraged to submit any supporting

                               materials, like instructional datasheets, literature reviews, graphics, end-user interviews, or

                               research papers.
                              Documents submitted should be in either .doc, .docx, .pdf, .ppt format.
                      (b)    The 5-minute video showcasing the fully functional developed product, proposed solution, or

                                system's main features and capabilities.
                               Should not be an illustration of a framework or wireframe.
                               Video must be in .mp4 format and must not exceed 20MB.

4.3.    Participants are allowed to submit a maximum of one (1) write-up and one (1) video for each Entry. There is no limit to the number of Entries by each Participant provided that the Entries submitted by the same Participant shall not be substantially similar and each Participant may only participate in only one category of the Competition. The Organisers reserve the right to determine what constitutes “substantial similarity” at their sole discretion.

4.4.    Entries shall not be amended or withdrawn once submitted.

4.5.    Entries must be the original work of the Participants, and they must not have been entered in any previous competitions or any other public display and they must not have been previously published in any form or in any other place in Singapore or internationally.

4.6.    The Organisers are not responsible for Entries which are inaccessible, lost, misdirected, fail to reach the Organisers in the desired or anticipated form and manner, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including any electronic, computer, network or communication malfunction or error.

4.7.    Entries with content deemed as irrelevant, inappropriate, offensive, defamatory or sensitive by the Organisers will be removed and disqualified at the Organisers’ sole discretion, including but not limited to following types of Entries:
           4.7.1.    spam;
           4.7.2.    contain vulgar language or violence;
           4.7.3.    contain pornography, obscenity; and/or
           4.7.4.    are, in the Organisers’ view, of inappropriate nature to be published on the Internet or any

                        other medium.


4.8.    All Entries and any other materials that are submitted by the Participants, whether online or physically, will not be returned to the Participants.

5.    Competition Period

5.1.    Participants must register between 29 May 2023 to 30 June 2023.

5.2.    Registration received before or after the stated period will not be processed or considered.

5.3.    After the registration period for the Competition has closed, Organisers may shortlist some of the Entries. Participants for the shortlisted Entries are required to personally present their Submission to the judging panel, who will in turn select the winning Entries. No substitutes may present on behalf of the Participants. If the Participants are unable to attend the presentation due to exceptional circumstances (e.g., medical reason), any rescheduling is subject to the sole discretion of the Organisers. If the Participants do not attend the presentation or if no rescheduling is permitted by the Organisers, the affected Entries shall be disqualified without any liability to the Participants.

5.4.    The Organisers reserve the right to change the deadline of the submission / registration period and/or winner announcement date at their sole discretion.

5.5.    If for any reason any aspect of the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of pandemic, technical issues, or any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Organisers, the Organisers may in their sole discretion, cancel, reschedule, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition, or invalidate any affected Entries, without any liability to any Participants.

6.    Judging Criteria, Prizes and Acknowledgment

6.1.    A panel of judges selected by the Organisers in their sole discretion will review all eligible Entries and decide on the winners.

6.2.    The judging panel will select a total of five (5) winning Entries from both categories, and two (2) Participation Prize entries from ““Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEI)" Category of the Competition, based on the following criteria:

6.2.1.      Creativity & Innovation
               6.2.1.1.    How creative and innovative the proposed solution is.

6.2.2.      Functionality & User Experience
               6.2.2.1.    Fully functional prototype or MVP, that demonstrates the core features and functionalities of

                                the solution.
               6.2.2.2.    How well and easy it is to navigate and understand, and that provide a good user experience 

                                such as user interface design, responsiveness, and intuitiveness.
               6.2.2.3.    The proposed solution may include interactive features such as a touchscreen interface,

                                clickable elements, customizable notifications, detailed view options, personalized service,

                                and feedback mechanisms.
               6.2.2.4.    The proposed solution may incorporate methods for users to provide feedback or ratings on

                                notices or the entire system. This feedback might help with system improvement and user

                                satisfaction.
               6.2.2.5.    Enables personalized multilingual information access for users to retrieve relevant and tailored

                                information from sources in multiple languages based on their preferences, needs, and

                                context.
               6.2.2.6.    Contextual factors such as location, time, device, and user intent can significantly impact the

                                relevance and usefulness of retrieved information.
               6.2.2.7.    By studying user behaviour and interests, this proposed solution / system can propose

                                relevant information, such as articles, news stories, videos, or products in multiple languages.
               6.2.2.8.    Interactive navigation systems can be incorporated with other accessibility elements in the

                                built environment. They might, for instance, give users directions to accessible entrances, 

                                elevators, or facilities, or notify people to the availability of accessible transportation options in

                                the neighbourhoods.
               6.2.2.9.    To enable administrators to self-create and upload material without relying on technical know-

                                how or outside support, a content management system (CMS) can be included.

6.2.3.      Impact & Relevance
               6.2.3.1.    Addresses a real-world problem or need, and how it can make a positive impact on

                                community.
               6.2.3.2.    People with a variety of abilities or impairments shall be taken into consideration while

                                designing and implementing the proposed solution / system.
               6.2.3.3.    The proposed solution / system may perform data analytics, which helps administrators

                                understand residents' interests, engagement patterns, and preferences to a greater extent.

                                This knowledge enables them to create programs tailored to individual needs and specific

                                requirements, resulting in higher engagement, better learning outcomes, and overall

                                satisfaction.

6.2.4.       Security, Feasibility & Sustainability
                6.2.4.1.    Protects user data and prevents unauthorized access, manipulation, or theft of information.
                6.2.4.2.    Ensuring user privacy, transparency in data usage, and avoiding biases in the system's

                                 recommendations are essential to maintain user trust and fairness.
                6.2.4.3.    Feasible to implement in terms of time, resources, and technology stack, and it should have a

                                 clear path to sustainability and further development.
6.2.5.       Presentation & Demonstration of Fully Functional Prototype
               6.2.5.1.    Clarity and organization of the pitch, as well as the ability of the team to communicate the

                                value and potential of the project effectively.

6.3.    The prizes are as follows:
          For the “PSEI” Category:
          •    First Prize winner: S$6,000 worth of vouchers
          •    2x Runner-Up Prizes: S$3,000 worth of vouchers each
          •    2x Participation Prizes: S$1,000 worth of vouchers each
         For the “SME” Category:
         •    First Prize winner: S$4,000 worth of vouchers
         •    1x Runner-Up Prize winner: S$2,000 worth of vouchers

6.4.    Finalists from the two categories of the Competition will be announced by 13 October 2023.

6.5.    Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable and shall be subject to such terms and conditions which the Organisers may at their sole and absolute discretion impose. The Organisers reserves the right in their absolute discretion to cancel, change, substitute, replace or remove the prizes at any time with or without notice, without having to disclose any reason therefore, and without liability to the Participants.

6.6.    The Organisers reserve the right to substitute or modify the judging panel at any time and for any reason. The decision of the judging panel is final and binding and not subject to appeal. The judges will be under no obligation to provide any reasons for their decisions. No questions regarding the judges’ decisions will be entertained. No Participant may under any circumstances attempt to contact a judge regarding the Competition during or before the Competition. Any such behaviour will result in disqualification. Participants who have any questions regarding potential conflicts of interest for any judges should address them immediately to hackathon@targetmcc.com.sg.

6.7.    The Organisers will contact the winners selected by the judging panel, but should a winner fail to respond within fourteen (14) days, he/she is taken to have forfeited and irrevocably given up and waived all rights to participate and to claim the prize. In such an event, the judging panel will select another winner to replace the winner who failed to respond.

6.8.    Any winner whose prize has been so forfeited shall not be entitled to any compensation, whether he/she has been notified of such forfeiture. The Organisers reserve the sole and absolute right to determine the winners in case of any doubt, fraudulence, or any form of disqualification. For the avoidance of doubt, the Organisers have the sole and absolute discretion to decide how to deal with unclaimed prizes and shall also in any event not be obliged to draw another winner.

7.    Rights, Permissions, and Intellectual Property

7.1.    Participants warrant and guarantee that:

         7.1.1.    there is nothing to prevent their participation and submission of their Entries in this Competition and

                       the use of their Entries by the Organisers in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
         7.1.2.    they are the sole author and owner of their Entries, including but not limited to all materials and

                       intellectual property rights (if any) in their Entries, and that no third party has any right, title, claim or

                       interest in their Entries;
         7.1.3.    their Entries are their original work and design, without any plagiarising; and
         7.1.4.    their Entries do not violate or infringe any copyright, patents, trademark or other intellectual

                       property rights of any person or entity, and do not violate or infringe on the moral rights, rights of

                       privacy or other rights of any person or entity.

7.2.    Any breach of clause 7.1 will result in immediate disqualification of the relevant Entries.

7.3.    Ownership of all intellectual property rights subsisting in and to the Entry (“IP”) shall remain with the Participant.

7.4.    The Participant shall grant the Organisers an unrestricted, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and sub-licensable licence to use, apply, reproduce, display (such as at a public exhibition), publish, broadcast, modify, summarise, adapt, communicate, exploit and commercialise the Entries and IP for any purpose whatsoever and at any time, including (but not limited to) communicating the Entries and IP to the public or to any entity or for any other communication campaigns the Organisers deem appropriate, which may include media, case studies, social media, feature articles and other forms, without any payment or compensation to the Participant, or organising competitions for developing or prototyping proof of concepts based on the Entries. The Participant agrees that the Participant will not have any right, title or interest in any intellectual property rights derived from or developed using the Entry or IP, even if such intellectual property rights incorporate the whole or any part of the Entry or IP.

7.5.    The Organisers will credit the Participant whenever their Entries and/or IP are used.

8.    Acceptances of Terms and Conditions

8.1.    The Organisers reserve the right at any time in their absolute discretion to amend, delete, modify, vary and/or supplement any of these Terms and Conditions without prior notice and the Participants agree that continued participation in the Competition shall constitute their acceptance of the Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time).

8.2.    All changes to these Terms and Conditions will be notified at the official Competition webpage on the Hackathon Portal (https://beyondthescreenhackathon.com).

8.3.    The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify and/or exclude any entries from the Competition at their sole discretion, including but not limited to when there is any breach of these Terms and Conditions.

9.    Liability and Indemnity

9.1.    To the maximum extent permissible by law, Participants (including their heirs, parents, legal guardians, executor and/or administrators) accept and shall not hold the Organisers and the Organisers’ agents responsible, and the Organisers and their agents shall not be liable, for all direct or indirect injury, loss, costs, expenses, and damage of any nature whatsoever that may arise from or be incurred in
(i) their making or creation of their Entries;
(ii) their participation in this Competition; and/or
(iii) any unauthorised use of the Entries displayed on the Organisers’ websites or online or other channels. This limitation of liability shall apply to all claims for loss and damage irrespective of their legal grounds, including without limitation, claims based on tort, contract, pre-contract, or quasi-contract.

9.2.    To the maximum extent permissible by law, Participants (including their heirs, parents, legal guardians, executor and/or administrators) shall hold harmless and indemnify the Organisers and the Organisers’ agents against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, injury, actions, proceedings, expense and cost which may result in relation to their Entries, participation in the Competition and/or breach of these Terms and Conditions, except for liability which cannot be excluded by law.

9.3.    To the maximum extent permissible by law, the Organisers and the Organisers’ agents shall not be liable in any way, including but not limited to for costs and expenses incurred in creating the Entries, for loss of chance, or for anything related to the Competition, including but not limited to the following instances:
          9.3.1.     any aspect of the Competition not being capable of running as planned;
          9.3.2.     any Entries that are lost, misdirected, unreadable, incomplete, mutilated, tampered with or

                         irregular;
          9.3.3.     any breakdown or malfunction in any computer system or equipment, infection by computer virus,

                         network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures;
          9.3.4.     any cause beyond the control of the Organisers which corrupts or affects the administration,

                         security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Competition;

           9.3.5.     any unauthorised use of the Entries displayed on the Organisers’ websites or online channels; and
          9.3.6.     any cancellation, termination, modification or suspension of this Competition, or disqualification or

                         exclusion of any Entries, at the Organisers’ sole discretion.

10.    Personal Data

10.1.    The Organisers collect personal data (including but not limited to personal and business name, the last four (4) alphanumeric characters of the NRIC/FIN/passport number, email address, age, and phone number) from the Participants to conduct the Competition. The Organisers may collect, use, and disclose personal data to administer the Competition and for the Organisers’ marketing and promotional purposes and to attribute Participant as the creator/author of the Entries, materials and works that the Participant creates for the purposes of the Competition (“Purposes”). Each Participant hereby consents to the Organisers’ collection, use and disclosure of personal data for the Purposes.

10.2.    Participants agree that the Organisers may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use the personal data collected for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes for the Competition, for internet posts and/or for future communication activities by the Organisers.

10.3.    The Organisers will not disclose personal data outside this Competition to third parties not for the Purposes without first obtaining the relevant Participant’s consent unless disclosure is to any officer of prescribed law enforcement agency upon production of written authorisation signed by the head or the director of that law enforcement agency or a person of similar rank, certifying that the personal data is necessary for the purposes of the functions or duties of the officer, disclosure without consent is permitted under the Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012, or disclosure is required or authorised by applicable laws and/or regulations.

11.    Publicity, Waiver of Confidentiality and Consent to Public Disclosure

11.1.    Each Participant consents to participate in the publicity activities of the Organisers in relation to the Competition and other future publicity without any payment or compensation thereof.


11.2.    Each Participant consents to the disclosure of his/her name and other details submitted for the Competition for administering the Competition and for publicity purposes without obtaining prior permission. Each Participant consents to the use of any idea provided by such Participant for any publicity effort by the Organisers or by any third party acting on behalf of the Organisers, without obtaining prior permission or any payment or compensation thereof. Such use includes but is not limited to the following purposes:
          11.2.1.    operating, administering and promoting the Competition;
           11.2.2.    displaying the Participant’s idea on any media or community space; and
           11.2.3.    issuance of any media release, media stories or posting on newsletters and online social media

                          channels.

11.3.    The Competition is a matter of public record. If any Participant submits any confidential business information or personal information pertaining to themselves or their company, that person thereby waives any claims to confidentiality and thereby consents to public disclosure by the Organisers of their personal, business, and confidential information, including posting on the Internet, of all such information they submit and its use for future communication activities. The Organisers shall not be responsible for the use or disclosure of any Participant’s confidential information and for any loss of confidentiality in any Participant’s confidential information.

11.4.    Participants are not granted the permission to use or display any of the Organisers’ trademarks (e.g., logo) or rights in any form. Participants agree to seek the prior written consent of the Organisers prior to promoting or publicising their participation or activities related to the Competition.

12.    Miscellaneous

12.1.    Taxes and/or any additional costs or fees (if incurred) by the prize winner in relation to winning the prize or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

12.2.    Should any dispute arise in connection with the Competition, or with the interpretation and/or implementation of these Terms and Conditions, the Organisers’ decision will be final, and no appeal will be entertained.

12.3.    In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any brochures, FAQ, marketing, or promotional materials relating to the Competition, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in any brochure, FAQ, marketing, or promotional material constitutes a legally binding offer.

12.4.    These Terms and Conditions and all its subsequent amendments, if any, as well as any dispute arising in connection with the Competition shall be subject to, governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.


12.5.    A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 2001 of Singapore to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions.

12.6.    The Organisers’ failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12.7.    To the extent that any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the same shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms and Conditions and shall be of no force and effect. The remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

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