Note: This year's contest is significantly different than in the past.
Finalists will be selected from the submitted Round One game narratives which are due
February 28 March 15, 2017.
Finalists will be notified in March that they have been selected to move on to Round Two
to design, develop, and submit their video game about consent by June 1, 2017.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Entry in this contest constitutes your acceptance of these official rules.
The 2017 Life.Love. Game Design Challenge (the "Contest") is designed to encourage participants ("Entrant(s)" or "You") to use their creativity to create their own video game that demonstrates the concept of consent. Jennifer Ann's Group and / or its representatives will select Finalists from those eligible entries submitted in Round One. Finalists will be eligible to participate in Round Two and will submit completed video games. Judges will choose the winning entries from the Round Two eligible submissions, and prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules (these "Rules").
BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules and that you may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Jennifer Ann's Group with respect to the Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the Contest, an Entrant must: (a) be 13 years of age (or older) at time of entry; and (b) have obtained a parent's or legal guardian's prior permission if under the age of majority in their jurisdiction. Minors who enter must have the written consent of a parent or legal guardian in order to be eligible to receive any prizes, as described in Section 8 of these Rules. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of Jennifer Ann's Group, and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents ("Contest Entities") are ineligible to participate in this Contest.
SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by the Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group, Inc. d/b/a Jennifer Ann's Group("Jennifer Ann's Group" or "Sponsor"), a Georgia non-profit corporation (501 c(3)) with principal place of business at 2554 Drew Valley Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30319, USA.
CONTEST PERIOD: Round One of the Contest begins on February 15th, 2017 12am Eastern Time (ET) Zone in the United States and ends on
February 28March 15th, 2017, 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET) Zone ("Round One Contest Period"). Round Two of the Contest begins on March 15th, 2017 and ends on June 1st, 2017, 11:59pm Eastern Time (ET) Zone ("Round Two Contest Period"). All dates are subject to change.
HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website located at https://JAGga.me/contest/ ("Contest Site") during the Contest Period and follow the instructions that appear on the "How the Contest Works" page. You will be requested to complete an official entry form ("Entry Form") with all requested information, including your responses to the questions about your proposed consent video game ("Game Narrative") Entry Forms can only be submitted by Entrants. Those Entrants notified by Jennifer Ann's Group that they have been selected to proceed to Round Two of the Contest ("Finalists") shall participate in Round Two of the Contest by submitting their completed video game entry ("Completed Video Game").
LIMIT ONE (1) GAME NARRATIVE PER ENTRANT IN ROUND ONE. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Any submission not meeting the aforementioned criteria will be disqualified. Jennifer Ann's Group accepts no responsibility for submissions lost, delayed, damaged, defaced, or mislaid, howsoever caused. All entries will be deemed made by the Entrant submitted at the time of entry.
LIMIT ONE (1) COMPLETED VIDEO GAME PER FINALIST IN ROUND TWO. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Any submission not meeting the aforementioned criteria will be disqualified. Jennifer Ann's Group accepts no responsibility for submissions lost, delayed, damaged, defaced, or mislaid, howsoever caused. All entries will be deemed made by the Entrant submitted at the time of entry.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS. The Game Narrative submissions for Round One and Completed Video game submissions for Round Two must meet the following criteria ("Entry Requirements"):
They must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libellous or contain any content that is tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest.
They must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulation including the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the entry is created.
They must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party or commercial entity. For Round Two Finalists, Text acknowledgements are acceptable in the Completed Video Game entries; additionally, Jennifer Ann's Group will supply a 400x200 image identifying Jennifer Ann's Groupo as the sponsor; the image will be placed on the Finalists' Completed Video Game entry's splash screen.
They must only contain text, graphics, and audio that entrants have proper rights to use (e.g. works in the public domain; original creation by the entrant; rights granted by rights owner).
They cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party's publicity, privacy, or intellectual property rights.
During the Contest Period, the Sponsor, its agents and/or the Judges will be evaluating the Entries to ensure that they meet the Entry Requirements. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who submits an entry that does not meet the Entry Requirements. Incomplete entries or entries not complying with these Rules are subject to disqualification.
ROUND ONE JUDGING: Each Game Narrative will be evaluated based on the following "Criteria":
(i) potential educational value of the proposed game to explain and / or demonstrate consent
(ii) potential entertainment value of the proposed game
(iii) potential of the proposed game to increase awareness of consent
(iv) potential of the proposed game to foster an appreciation of the role and importance of consent in society
(v) game elements of the proposed game
(vi) adherence to the Game Narrative, Entry Requirements, and these Rules.
ROUND TWO JUDGING: Each Completed Video Game will be evaluated and scored based on the following "Criteria":
(i) educational value of the game to explain and / or demonstrate consent
(ii) entertainment value of the game
(iii) potential of the game to increase awareness of consent
(iv) potential of the game to foster an appreciation of the role and importance of consent in society
(v) game elements
(vi) adherence to the Video Game, Entry Requirements, and these Rules.
Notification of Round One Finalists Finalists will be notified on or before March 15th, 2017 by email.
Notification of Winners Winners will be notified on or before June 21st, 2017 by email.
Decisions of the judges are final and binding. In the event there are not enough eligible entries, not all prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is unable for whatever reason to accept his or her prize, then Jennifer Ann's Group reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.
Notification of Finalists / Winners: Becoming a Finalist / Winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. If a potential Finalist is disqualified for any reason, a replacement Game Narrative Entry entrant might be chosen as a potential Finalist. If a potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, the Completed Video Game that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the potential winner. The potential finalist(s) / winner(s) will be selected and notified by email.
If a potential Finalist does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential Finalist may be disqualified and an alternate potential Finalist might be selected from among all eligible Game Narrative entries received based on the judging Criteria described herein.
If a potential Winner does not respond to the notification attempt within three (3) days from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging Criteria described herein.
Except where prohibited by law, each potential winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Sponsor. If required, potential winners must return all such required documents via fax (or as otherwise instructed) within forty-eight (48) hours following attempted notification or such potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner may be selected based on the judging Criteria described herein.
In the event the potential winner is a minor, his or her parent or legal guardian must sign the documents and return them as described herein. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Rules, will be strictly enforced. Determinations of Judges are final and binding. All winners, including any parent representatives, agree to keep the Completed Video Game strictly confidential between time of submission and the Completed Video Game's final launch by Jennifer Ann's Group.
PRIZES: The Winner will win a $10,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice or for any other purpose they might choose. The Winner's Video Game will be displayed on the JAGga.me website for the remainder of 2017.
The 2nd place winner will win a $2,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice of for any other purpose they might choose. The 2nd place winner's Video Game will be displayed on the JAGga.me website for the remainder of 2017.
The 3rd place winner will win a $1,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice or for any other purpose they might choose. The 3rd place winner's Video Game will be displayed on the JAGga.me website for the remainder of 2017.
The door prize winner will win a $500 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice or for any other purpose they might choose.
The time of the prize distribution will be provided to winners in the prize acceptance documents but will not be earlier than four (4) weeks from Sponsor's receipt of prize acceptance documents from winners.
TAXES: Entrants are responsible for any federal, state, and local tax consequences and for compliance with all governmental reporting and payment requirements. Winning funds will be sent in U.S. Dollars via cashier's check or via PayPal (at the option of the winners). Winners will be responsible for any fees assessed by PayPal if they prefer to recieve their winnings via PayPal (there is no cost associated with receiving winnings via cashier's check).
GENERAL CONDITIONS: At the time of submitting a Completed Video Game all Round Two Finalists will also electronically provide to Jennifer Ann's Group all source files and components necessary to re-create the Completed Video Game ("Source Code"). Jennifer Ann's Group may use this Source Code to port the Completed Video Game to other platforms, provide language translations, update content, and / or to localize such game for other countries at Jennifer Ann's Group's sole discretion.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: All prize winners give Jennifer Ann's Group the right to the Entrant's name, voice, picture, portrait, and likeness for advertising and promotion purposes without further compensation, where permitted by law. All prize winners also give their consent to Jennifer Ann's Group and to those whom Jennifer Ann's Group may authorize, to photograph, film, videotape, and /or to use a photographic / digital reproduction of their entry with or without their name, to identify them by name, and/or to quote or record statements made by them, for any editorial, promotional, marketing, or other purpose broadly related to the mission of Jennifer Ann's Group ("the prevention of teen dating violence through awareness, education, and advocacy"). This consent does not extend to the purposes of endorsement of product or service advertising for any unrelated third parties. As a condition of receiving their prize, winning entrants must grant Jennifer Ann's Group the non-exclusive, royalty-free, licensable, non-assignable rights to the: compiled, object, and source code; necessary media files; and associated intellectual property rights of their entry for republishing, promotion, and internal use.
WARRANTY AND INDEMNITY: Entrants warrant that their entries are their own original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted Game Narrative / Completed Video Game and that they have the right to submit the Game Narrative / Completed Video Game in the Contest and grant all required licenses. Each Entrant agrees not to submit any Game Narrative / Completed Video Game that: (a) infringes any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade names, industrial designs, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (b) otherwise violates applicable international, state, federal, or local law.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified Sponsor at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the Entrant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any Game Narrative / Completed Video Game or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by Entrant that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) any misrepresentation made by Entrant in connection with the Contest; (iii) any non-compliance by Entrant with these Rules; (iv) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Rules arising from or related to Entrant's involvement with the Contest; (v) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in the Contest; (vi) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest Site in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant; (vii) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry or voting information in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant and in the voting process by consumers; or (viii) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners in relation to the entry and participation in the Contest by Entrant.
ELIMINATION: Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by Entrant concerning identity, mailing address, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the Contest.
INTERNET AND DISCLAIMER: Jennifer Ann's Group is not responsible for any malfunction of the entire Contest Site or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed entries due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Contest Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit Entrant's/consumer's ability to participate/vote respectively. Jennifer Ann's Group is not responsible for the policies, actions, or inactions of others, which might prevent Entrant from entering, participating, and/or claiming a prize in this Contest. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entrants who violate the rules or interfere with this Contest in any manner. If an Entrant is disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate that Entrant's eligibility to participate in the Contest.
RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY: If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Jennifer Ann's Group reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Jennifer Ann's Group further reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Contest or Contest Site. Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any web site, including the Contest Site, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Jennifer Ann's Group reserves the right to seek damages from any such Entrant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.