Kiran Venkatesh, Guillermo Acilu, Ngoc Tran and others are enlisted in the challenge
Please read carefully the Rules of the Challenge before you register for and participate in the Challenge (as defined below). These Rules are terms of a legal agreement between you and the Organisers (as defined below) which define your participation to the Challenge.
By registering for and participating in the Challenge, you shall be deemed to have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Rules of the Challenge.
“Agorize” shall mean Agorize Asia Limited, a company established under the laws of Hong Kong with its offices at 42/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, registered under the number 68931520-000-02-18-4
“Singapore Airlines” or “SIA” shall mean Singapore Airlines Limited, a company registered in Singapore and has its registered office at 25 Airline Road, Airline House, Singapore 819829.
“Website” shall mean the website hosted by Agorize at the domain https://appchallenge.singaporeair.com
“Challenge” shall mean the SIA AppChallenge 2019
“Challenge Statements” shall mean the business challenge statements that are set out in the “Challenges” tab of the Website.
“Confidential Information” shall have the meaning as defined under Article 10.
“Finalists” shall mean the Participants who have qualified for the Finale Round in Singapore on 25 October 2019.
“Application” shall mean the solution proposed by the Participant in response to the Challenge, and which forms part of the Submission (as defined below).
“Organisers” shall mean Agorize and SIA who are the joint organisers of the Challenge.
“Participant” shall mean any eligible legal person who has registered to participate in either the Student or Open category of the Challenge.
“Prizes” shall mean the prizes that will be awarded to the respective winners of the Student and Open Categories as set out in Article 8.
“Rules” shall mean these rules which apply to the Challenge.
“Submission” shall mean both the original Submission of all items (i.e. pitch deck, prototypes) submitted at in the Submission Round and the updated Submissions (i.e. pitch deck, prototypes) at both the Semi-Final Round and Finale Round as set out in Article 6.
“Team” shall mean a group of not more than four (4) Participants working on a single Submission.
2.1 The Challenge consists of the following Categories:
2.2 Participants may either take part in the Challenge as an individual Participant or as part of a Team. Each Team shall have a minimum of two Participants and up to a maximum of four Participants. Each Participant is only permitted to join one Team. Each company may be represented by a minimum of two Participants and up to a maximum of four Participants.
2.3 The Organisers reserve the right to assess each Participant’s eligibility and compliance with the Rules at any point during the Challenge. Participants must promptly respond with any necessary evidence to verify their eligibility upon the Organisers’ request. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to any Participant, and shall not be obliged to provide any explanations thereof.
3.1 To register for the Challenge, each natural person must create a user account on the Website and must complete the following compulsory fields:
3.2 Registration for the Challenge will open on 17 June 2019 1800h (GMT +8) and will close on 30 August 2019 2359h (GMT +8).
3.3 For successful registrations, a confirmation email containing an activation link will be sent to the email address listed in the registration forms. Incomplete registration forms cannot be submitted and such applicants will not be registered for the Challenge.
3.4 Where applicable, Participants may use the Website to form Teams, either by starting a new Team or by joining an existing one. Participants will not be allowed to change Teams after the Submission deadline on 23 August 2019.
3.5 Participation in the Challenge is free of charge and no Participant shall be obliged to pay a fee or any other consideration to the Organisers in connection with his/her participation in the Challenge.
3.6 The Challenge will be accessible on the Website for the duration of the Challenge, subject to possible maintenance operations on servers or dysfunctions.
4.1 The Challenge will take place from 17 June 2019 to 18 October 2019 (“Challenge Duration”).
4.2 All dates and times referred to in these Rules, the Website and in any documents relating to or in connection with the Challenge, shall be in the Singapore time zone (GMT +8).
4.3 The Organisers reserve the right to alter the duration of individual rounds of the Challenge at any time, without providing any justification. Such amendments will be communicated to the Participants prior to such change.
5.1 The Challenge is divided into three rounds:
5.2 The evaluation judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”) for eligible submissions for each round are as follows:
For Submission Round & Semi-Final Round:
For the Finale Round:
The Judging Criteria may change at the Organisers’ discretion. Any such changes will be updated on the Website. Participants are advised to check the Website periodically to keep updated of any changes.
5.3 Submissions will be evaluated by one or more panels of judges selected by SIA (“Judging Panel”). Any changes to the Judging Panel shall be determined in SIA’s sole discretion.
5.4 Participants and their Submissions must comply fully with the Rules in order to be eligible for Prizes. The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any Participant, Team and/or Submission that does not comply with any of the Rules, or for any reason the Organisers deem fit, including but not limited to Submissions which contain inaccurate, invalid or misleading information.
5.5 Eligible Participants whose Submission earns the highest overall score based on the Judging Criteria in the Finale Round may be awarded Prizes. If Participants compete in a Team, each Team is only eligible for one Prize.
5.6 The Organisers will inform all Participants of the Submission Round results by 30 August 2019, or any amended date in line with this article 5.6. Such notification will be carried out via an email sent to the email address registered in each Participant’s user account on the Website, as well as through a notification on each Participant’s user account on the Website. Selected Teams and/or Participants will then proceed to the Semi-Final Round to develop or fine-tune their working prototype, for which a demonstration is to be carried out (“Demo”). The Organisers reserve the right to change the date on which results are released should this become necessary due to the number of Submissions to be assessed. Any changes to the date of release of the results will be updated on the Website.
5.7 The Participants in the Semi-Final Round may receive guidance and feedback from the Organisers to better contextualise their Submissions (i.e. prototypes and pitch decks) and subsequent Demos, without changing the core idea of their Submissions submitted in the Submission Round. The Participants selected during the Semi-Final Round must submit the necessary items listed in Article 6.4 by 12 September 2019.
5.8 The Organisers will inform all Participants of the Semi-Final Round results by 19 September 2019. Such notification will be carried out via an email sent to the email address registered in the Participant’s user account on the Website, as well as through a notification on the Participant’s user account on the Website. The shortlisted Participants from the Semi-Final Round will then proceed to the Finale Round to pitch their final Submissions (i.e. finalized prototypes and pitch decks) in person to the Judging Panel. The Organisers reserve the right to change the date on which results are released should this become necessary due to the number of Submissions to be assessed. Any changes to the date of release of the results will be updated on the Website.
5.7 All Participants who have been selected to proceed to the Semi-Final Round and Finale Round must respond to the notification email sent by the Organisers in Article 5.6 and 5.8 above before the deadline specified in the notification email. The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any Participants who fail to respond to the notification email within the specified timeframe.
5.8 Shortlisted Participants from the Prototyping Round shall be allowed to make minor changes to their prototypes in preparation for the Finale Round on the basis that the core idea behind the Submission remains unchanged.
5.8 The results of the Finale Round will be announced on 18 October 2019, the day of the Finale Round.
5.9 In the event of a tie, the Judging Panel will deliberate to determine the winner.
5.10 Collection of the Prize or may be subject to the Organisers’ prior receipt of all required and completed forms from all winning Participants, regardless whether the Participant is part of a Team or participating individually. If Participants fail to sign, complete and submit the required forms or provide any information required by the Organisers within one (1) month following the Organisers’ request, the Prize will be forfeited. The Organisers and the Judging Panel shall not be obliged to award any Prize to any Participants or Teams.
5.11 Any Participant or Team’s work or Submissions deemed by the Judging Panel to be obscene, incendiary, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate will not be considered for this Challenge. The Organisers and the Judging Panel reserve absolute discretion to determine the acceptability of such work or Submissions.
5.12 Participants must not communicate with or attempt to influence the Judging Panel. Failure to adhere to this rule may result in disqualification of the relevant Participant and/or Team.
6.1 Each Submission at the Submission Round shall consist of a deck of slides which address the following items, and if possible, an optional working prototype. Both items must be submitted by 23 Aug 2019 23:59 PM (GMT+8:00):
Any supporting files, which may include but are not limited to a video demo and/or a Github link, may be submitted to supplement each Participant’s Submission. Proof of a working prototype is recommended as part of the submission.
6.2 Each Submission must be in respect of the selected Challenge Statements as described in the “Statement Details” tab on the Website. Each Participant (if participating as an individual) or Team may only submit one (1) Submission for each Challenge Statement, but may respond to as many Challenge Statements as the Participant (if participating as an individual) or Team so wishes.
6.3 All Submissions must: (a) be original work owned by the Participant(s), or duly licensed by the owner of such work to the Participants, providing the Participants the rights to distribute and modify the contents for the purpose of this Challenge for all the rounds - Submission Round, Semi-Final Round, and Finale Round; and (b) not violate or infringe upon any Intellectual Property Rights or proprietary right or other rights including but not limited to contract, copyright, patent, trademark, open-source license permissions, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity.
6.4 Each Submission at the Semi-Final Round shall comprise the following items, and must be submitted by 12 Sep 2019 23:59 PM (GMT+8:00):
- Pitch Deck / Slides (same or updated from the Submission Round)
- Demo video of prototype
7.1 For Prizes involving flight tickets, travel is subject to seat availability at the time of booking. Prizes shall only be used by the Winner.
7.2 The Organisers reserve the right to at any time, in their absolute discretion, cancel or modify the Challenge, substitute or withdraw any Prize without prior notice, without having to disclose any reason therefore, and without any payment or compensation whatsoever.
7.3 The Organisers reserve the right not to award any Prize. The decision of the Judging Panel and the Organisers shall be final and conclusive, and no correspondence will be entertained. Prizes not claimed will be forfeited at the sole and absolute discretion of the Organisers.
7.4 Winners must be present at the prize-giving ceremony (“Ceremony”) which will be held on 18 October 2019. Any Winner’s failure to attend the Ceremony will result in the forfeiture of their respective Prize.
8.1 1st Prize: 1 x Technology Trip to Silicon Valley (“Trip”) for the winning Participant (if participating on an individual basis) or 1 Trip for each individual member of the winning Team (inclusive of Singapore Airlines Economy Class return ticket to San Francisco)
8.2 1st Runner Up: 1 x 50,000 KrisFlyer Miles for each Runner Up
2nd Runner Up: 1 x 30,000 KrisFlyer Miles for each Runner Up
8.3 1st Place Winner: S$12,000 in cash for the winning Participant (if participating on an individual basis) or winning Team (“Winner”), regardless of number of team members
1st Runner Up: S6,000 in cash for the selected Participant (if participating on an individual basis) or selected Team (“1st Runner Up”), regardless of number of team members
2nd Runner Up: S$3,000 in cash for the selected Participant (if participating on an individual basis) or selected Team (2nd Runner Up”), regardless of number of team members
9.1 Save for SIA Employees, all materials including software, source code, documentation, data, concepts and ideas (whether created or developed independently by a Participant or jointly with others) submitted to SIA shall be the property of the Participants. For the avoidance of doubt, SIA Employees participating in this Challenge shall under no circumstances be entitled to claim any rights, including intellectual property rights, for their Submissions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, each Participant acknowledges and agrees that SIA and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated or associated companies (the “SIA Group”) may use, incorporate or disclose any ideas or concepts related to the Submission now or in the future in any manner, and each Participant waives any and all claims that may arise against the SIA Group (or its affiliates, contractors and agents) or anyone else participating or otherwise attending in this Challenge for such use or disclosure.
9.2 Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that all Intellectual Property Rights contained within the APIs or SDKs that have been made available to the Participants to create or develop the Application ("Partner APIs") shall remain vested in the owner of such Partner APIs.
9.3 By making a Submission, each Participant acknowledges and agrees that SIA may obtain many submissions in connection with this Challenge and/or other marketing initiatives or challenges staged and/or offered by SIA (“Submitted Ideas”), and that such Submissions may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Submitted Ideas or other materials developed by SIA or its contractors or agents. Unless prohibited by law, each Participant waives any and all claims against the SIA Group and/or any other Participants/teams SIA Group may have had and/or may have (presently or in the future), that any Submission and/or other works (including videos) accepted, reviewed and/or used by SIA or other Participants may be similar to his/her Submission, or any compensation that is due to such Participant in connection with such Submission or other works used by any entity in the SIA Group.
9.4 Subject to Clause 9.1 herein, each Participant hereby grants to each entity in the SIA Group a limited non-exclusive, royalty free license (“Limited License”) to access and use the Proposal Submission (as defined in Article 6.1) for the sole purpose of evaluating the Teams during the Challenge.
9.5 By participating in the SIA App Challenge 2019 and submitting a proposal, Participants hereby agree to allow SIA to contact them for any clarifications about their proposals, and offer SIA and its’ parent, subsidiaries and affiliated or associated companies or any entity acting on behalf of any entity in SIA, effective as of the date of this document, to use, discuss, and distribute the contents within their proposal.
9.6 Upon proceeding into the Semi-Final Round, Participants will be committed to work together and be consulted by the assigned SIA mentors to refine or develop their prototype and pitch deck that meets SIA’s requirements and context. Participants agree to grant an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license (“IPR License”) to each of SIA and its’ parent, subsidiaries and affiliated or associated companies or any entity acting on behalf of any entity in SIA, effective as of the date of this document, to use, discuss, and distribute, (i) the intellectual property comprised in any and all Submissions (as defined in Article 6.4), and all modifications and amendments thereto (collectively, the “Assigned Rights”) and/or (ii) any content derived from or relating to the Assigned Rights.
9.7 Participants are not granted the permission to use or display any of the SIA Group’s trademarks (e.g. logo) or rights in any form after this Challenge event without the prior written consent of SIA. Participants agree to seek provide prior written notice of 5 working days to SIA prior to promoting or publicising their participation or activities related to the Challenge.
10.1 The Organisers may disclose Confidential Information to Participants for the purposes of or in connection with this Challenge.
10.2 "Confidential Information" shall include but is not limited to information, personal data, knowledge and data, whether or not in relation to the Challenge and howsoever obtained or disclosed or accessed, including copies and reproductions thereof, which are of an intellectual, technical, scientific, financial, commercial or marketing nature (which for the avoidance of doubt includes SIA data or any part thereof) which is not in the public domain and in which the Organisers (with respect to their own Confidential Information) have a business, proprietary or ownership interest or has a legal duty to protect, which the Organisers (with respect to their own Confidential Information) consider to be confidential and which is identified by the Organisers (with respect to their own Confidential Information) as confidential and/or any information which a reasonable third party acting in good faith would recognise as being confidential in nature. For the avoidance of doubt, "SIA data" includes any information belonging to SIA or provided by SIA in connection with the Challenge including all data, information and computer programs provided by or derived from third parties whether concerning flight schedules, customers, suppliers, operational data, billing information or otherwise, and personal data (of passengers or otherwise), as well as all compilations or databases containing such data and information.
10.3 The Participant acknowledges that each of the Organisers operates in a highly competitive industry and that any Confidential Information, if disclosed (whether directly or indirectly) to a third party without the express authorisation of the Organisers, would have a detrimental effect on the respective businesses of the Organisers.
10.4 The Participant agrees to use the Confidential Information only for the purposes of participating in the Challenge.
10.5 The Participant further agrees to keep the Confidential Information in strictest confidence and shall not, directly or indirectly, use for itself or on behalf of or disclose to any third party any Confidential Information received from the Organisers.
10.6 Each Participant expressly understands that the Confidential Information disclosed by the Organisers is of a commercially valuable and highly sensitive nature. In the event that the Organisers discover that the Participant, its employees, servants, officers, agents, consultants or contractors (whether individually or collectively) has made or makes or intends to make or causes to be made or permits to be made any unauthorised disclosure of the Confidential Information, each of the Organisers will be entitled to take out an injunction against any such party to restrain it from making any such disclosure. In addition or in the alternative, as the case may be, each of the Organisers will be entitled to exercise such legal and equitable remedies as are available in respect of the breach of the Rules and to further protect the Confidential Information.
10.7 Each Participant understands that the Organisers do not have any obligation to provide Confidential Information to the Participant, that the Organisers does not make any representation or warranty with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the Confidential Information, and that the Organisers shall not be liable to the Participant for any loss or damage resulting from the use of or reliance on any of the Confidential Information.
10.8 At the end of this Challenge, all Participants shall stop using the Confidential Information and shall return all of the Confidential Information to the Organisers, including all copies or reproductions, extracts, summaries or notes, or destroy the same in accordance with the directions of the Organisers and certify the same have been destroyed, if so required by the Organisers.
10.9 The Organisers may, at any time, direct Participants to return all Confidential Information to the Organisers, or any part thereof, and not to make further use of the Confidential Information to be returned. Upon receipt of such directions, Participants shall promptly deliver the requested Confidential Information without retaining any copies or excerpts thereof to the Organisers.
10.10 "Confidential Information" shall not include: (a) Information which at the time of disclosure is in the public domain; (b) Information which becomes part of or enters the public domain other than in breach of the Rules or other than due to the default or wilful or negligent act or omission of the Participant or any of its employees, servants, officers, agents, consultants and contractors; (c) Information which was known to the Participant prior to receipt from the Organisers provided such prior knowledge can be adequately substantiated by documentary evidence antedating the disclosure by the Organisers; (d) Information which has been independently developed or obtained by the Participant or obtained by the Participant from a third party other than in breach by either of them of their respective obligations to maintain confidentiality; (e) Information which is required to be used or disclosed by reason of any law, governmental or other regulations or the requirements, orders, directions, instructions or notices of any regulatory authority including any stock exchange, provided however that the Participant shall promptly notify the relevant Organiser of such requirements and shall use its best efforts to limit the scope of the use or disclosure; and (f) Confidential Information which is disclosed to third parties with the prior written consent of the relevant Organiser.
11.1 While reasonable care will be taken of the Submissions provided to the Organisers, the Organisers assume no responsibility for any loss of or damage to the Submissions or any Applications before, during, and/or after the Challenge.
11.2 The Organisers shall have no liability in connection with:
12.1 The Organisers may collect and process personal data such as Participants’ names, and email addresses, and/or the Participants’ parents’ names, email address and mobile number (for Participants under the age of 18) when Participants provide the Organisers with such personal data directly, or when third parties collect and disclose such personal data to on behalf of and to the Organizers. In addition, Participants may be filmed or photographed while participating in the Challenge and the Organisers may collect photographs, audio-visual footage, comments, and any other record of Participants’ participation in the Challenge.
12.2 In accordance with the Organisers’ agreement with the Participant to participate in the Challenge, each of the Organisers collects, uses, processes and discloses the Participants’ personal data in order to administer and conduct the Challenge, to facilitate the use of the Prizes, to attribute Participants as the inventors/authors of the invention/work that was created for the purposes of the Challenge, and/or to administer the assignment of the rights in the Submission.
12.3 As it is in the Organisers’ legitimate interest to promote the Challenge, the Organisers may collect, use and process the Participants’ personal data for the purposes of displaying publicly, archiving and reproduce any personal data and/or Submissions for broadcast, marketing, publicity and promotional purposes without any payment to the Participants or the Participant’s prior consent. This includes, but is not limited to, posting or linking the Submission on the SIA website as well as SIA's proprietary social media channels and website, and display and promotion of any Submission in any other media worldwide. If the Participant does not agree to the use of his/her photographs, audio-visual footage, comments or Submissions for marketing and promotional purposes, the Participant should notify the Organisers promptly via email.
12.4 Participants hereby consent and agree to the Organisers’ collection, use, processing and disclosure of such personal data for the purposes set out in Articles 12.2 and 12.3 above. Personal data in the Organisers’ care and control will be treated in accordance with the Organisers’ Privacy Policies, found at www.singaporeair.com and www.agorize.com. For further clarification, GDPR will apply for all EU citizens, and PDPA shall apply to all non-EU citizens.
12.6 By using third-party websites, platforms or systems, the Participants expressly relieve the Organisers from any and all liability in connection with (i) their access and use of such third party websites, platforms or systems; (ii) any personal data submitted to such third party websites, platforms or systems; and/or (iii) the acts, omissions or defaults of such third parties.
12.7 By entering the Challenge, Participants agree to participate in any media, promotional activity or publicity related to the Challenge without payment or compensation, if requested to do so by the Organisers.
12.8 The Participants further agree to participate in, at their own expense, prize presentation ceremonies, media, promotional activity or publicity related to the Challenge in Singapore or elsewhere in relation to the Challenge without payment or compensation, if requested to do so by the Organisers.
12.9 Participants acknowledge that the Organisers cannot control the information the Participants disclose to the Organisers or the Organisers’ representatives in the course of participating in the Challenge, or what the Organisers or the Organisers’ representatives will remember about the Submissions. Participants also understand that the Organisers will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to any Submission. Participants agree that SIA may use any information in SIA representatives' unaided memories in the development or deployment of SIA products or services without liability or compensation to the Participants. Participants will not receive any compensation or credit from SIA for use of the Submission in connection with this Challenge, save as expressly provided for under the Rules. SIA is not responsible for any unauthorized use of the Submission by those accessing or viewing the Submission.
12.11 SIA is not obligated to use any Submission for any purpose.
13.1 The Organisers may modify any provision within the Rules at any time. Participants are responsible for checking the Website for any updates to the Rules. A copy of the latest version of the Rules is made available at the Website. By continuing to participate in the Challenge, Participants signify their agreement to any updates to the Rules.
13.2 The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any Participant or Team who:
13.4 Participants agree that the relationship between the Participants and the Organisers is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.
13.5 Entry to the Challenge is personal to the Participant. No other person has any right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap 53B) to enforce the Participant's rights under the Rules or enjoy any benefit of any Prize.
13.6 Failure on the part of each of the Organisers’ to enforce any term of the Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any of the Organisers’ rights, and shall not affect the validity of any term within the Rules.
14.1 The construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Rules, and the legal agreement formed between the Organisers and any Participant accepting these Rules, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.
14.2 Except where prohibited, Participants agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Challenge or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court in Singapore.