Terms and Conditions - Data Challenge 2017

There are some restrictions for entering this competition. Please check the terms and conditions carefully before entering. By entering this competition, you are deemed to accept these competition rules and the terms and conditions.

By submitting an entry to the competition you declare that you are eligible to participate, that the entry you submit is your own/team idea, that you give permission for the Urban Big Data Centre to use and disseminate your work without restriction and that you have read and accepted all of the terms and conditions in full.

  1. The competition is open to individuals and teams (with a maximum of 10 team members) based in the United Kingdom
  2. Copyrighted material must not be used unless written permission has been granted.
  3. All entries/pitches must be the original work and idea of the individual/team and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
  4. Any additional data used must be openly licensed data.
  5. Entries must be submitted no later than midnight, 1 October 2017.
  6. Entries received after midnight on 1 October 2017 will be disregarded. No responsibility is taken for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete, or for entries that cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
  7. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
    • The degree of novelty, current relevance and originality of the entry
    • The link between the data used and what has been produced
    • The extent to which the entry responds to a real and current cycling issue
    • How creatively the data has been used
    • The potential impact of the entry: how will it make people cycle more?
  8. The judges’ decision is final and binding. As such, no correspondence will be entered into in this regard. The organisers reserve the right not to process entries submitted that are deemed to be unsuitable, at their sole discretion.
  9. If selected as a finalist, entrants will be required to attend the Demo Day in Glasgow on 9 November 2017 to pitch to the judging panel in front of an audience of event attendees. If entrants are unable to attend the event to present their work, it will be necessary for the organisers to withdraw their entry from the competition.
  10. All those selected as finalists will have their travel and accommodation for the Demo Day paid for by the Urban Big Data Centre (separate terms and conditions will apply). For team entries, this offer is limited to two team members (more team members can attend if they can fund their own travel and accommodation).
  11. The voucher prizes will be awarded to an entry, rather than to each winning participant. Any team prize winners will need to divide the vouchers between team members, at their own discretion. Each team must therefore name a lead member on their entry, who will take receipt of the vouchers on behalf of the team.
  12. By submitting an entry to the competition, you declare that you are eligible to participate, that the work you submit is yours/your team’s and that you give permission for the Urban Big Data Centre to use and disseminate your work without restriction. Entrants also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit entrants, including in reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every use will include the entrant’s names.
  13. Entrants must acknowledge both Urban Big Data Centre and Strava in any published work that results from the competition and in any publicity
  14. Entries must not contravene any confidentiality terms or agreements.
  15. Entrants must not have breached any laws when submitting their application and in the creation of their pitch.
  16. By entering this competition, you are deemed to accept these competition rules and the terms and conditions, which will be governed by the laws of Scotland.
  17. The Urban Big Data Centre reserves the right to cancel this competition or amend the terms and conditions of the competition at any time.