The Accelerator – Terms & Conditions

Eligibility Criteria

  • The second stage of the X Challenge, The Accelerator, is open to individual entrants or team entries where at least one team member is a current student of AUT.
  • Winning entries from previous AUT competitions, other than Stage 1 of the X Challenge, cannot be resubmitted to the 2018 competition.
  • The information you disclose in your entry and the inherent Intellectual Property (IP) should belong to you or your team and should be the product of your own work.
  • Ensure you have the rights to disclose the Intellectual Property or confidential information of another party before you disclose it.
  • The project can be from any discipline or commercial domain.
  • By accepting these Terms, the entrant agrees that AUT may use the entrant's name, videos, texts, and photos in connection with the publication and promotion of the X Challenge and AUT. The entrant shall cooperate with all reasonable requests to promote the X Challenge. No financial compensation will be paid to the entrant for cooperation in promotional activities.
  • The X Challenge organising committee reserves the right to reject and remove any inappropriate entries.
  • The X Challenge organising committee is not liable for any damages as a result of these actions.
  • AUT is not liable for any Intellectual Property Infringement that arises from entries.
  • No entrant can use the AUT brands for marketing, advertising, public relations and endorsement or other similar purposes without prior consent.
  • Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • AUT reserves the right to vary these Terms and Conditions.
  • The X Challenge will be judged by a panel of judges appointed by the X Challenge organising committee.
  • The decision of any panel of Judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Conditions of Award

  • It is the winner's responsibility for their own tax obligations on the receipt of grant consideration.
  • By entering into the X Challenge, you will be disclosing and demonstrating your entry to the public which may impact on your ability to formally protect your Intellectual Property Rights. You must ensure that you are comfortable sharing any information and ideas in this way.