Important: Please read these Official Rules (“Rules”) before entering the Maker Faire Design Challenge (the “Challenge”). By submitting an Application (defined below), you agree that these Rules form a legally binding agreement between you and Sponsors with respect to this Contest and that you will be bound by these Rules. Your failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification of your Application. Sponsors’ decisions and interpretations of the Rules are final and binding in all matters related to the Challenge.
- SPONSORS: The Contest is sponsored by Maker Media, Inc., 1005 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472 and Trimble Navigation Ltd (“Trimble”), 935 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (each a “Sponsor” and together “Sponsors”).
- Eligibility: This Challenge is open to individuals, or groups comprised of individuals, who are 18 or older as of the time of the Application. The following are not eligible to submit or participate in any group submitting an Application: (a) individuals under 18 years of age; (b) employees of Sponsors or any of their respective affiliates; (c) employees of any other company or individual involved with the design, production, or execution of the Challenge, or (d) the immediate families (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of any person listed in (b) or (c) of this paragraph. (All of the foregoing are “Eligibility Criteria.”)
- CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION: Eligible persons or groups who want to participate in the Challenge must submit an application using the form available at www.makezine.com/maker-faire-design-challenge (“Application”). In the Application, prospective participants in the Challenge (“Applicants,” or “You”) will design a new kind of Information Kiosk for use at Maker Faire events around the world. The Information Kiosk design (“Design”) must satisfy the following requirements set forth on Exhibit A : 1. Provide Wayfinding: The Kiosk should provide a place for visitors to view a map of Maker Faire; 2. High Visibility: Maker Faire is a visually chaotic event, with lots of things going on all the time. The Kiosk should command attention and be easily ‘findable’ in a sea of visual noise; 3. Constructable: The Kiosk should be easy to assemble on site using only simple tools and unskilled labor; 4. Deconstructable: The Kiosk should also be easy to take apart and pack back into a shipping container for future use, 5. Shippable: The Kiosk should be easily shippable from venue to venue, 6. Open Source Design License: Designs must be licensed under an open source hardware license. 7. Public Sharing: Designs must be shared publicly on the Trimble 3D Warehouse site or other project URLs within entry form, where they will remain available for free reuse by others. 8. $7,000 Budget: The prototype kiosk reflected in the Design must be buildable with a total budget not to exceed $7,000 (not including any required electronic equipment). 9. Compliance with San Mateo County Requirements: The Design (when built) must satisfy local fire and safety requirements. (All of the foregoing are the “Design Criteria.”)
- ENTRY PERIOD: The period for submission of Applications opens at 10:01am. PDT on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, April 14, 2014 (“Entry Period”). Entries received before the Entry Period will not be considered unless they are re-submitted during the Entry Period. Entries received after the Entry Period will not be considered.
- ENTRY DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS: Applications must be submitted online at www.makezine.com/maker-faire-design-challenge. Each Application must include: (a) an entry form, including name, email address, and phone number; (b) a description (in written and visual form) of the Design and a link to a 3D model created using 3D rendering software; (c) if submitted by a group, an identification of all persons in the group and a certification that each of them meets the Eligibility Criteria, (d) if submitted by an individual, an identification of the individual and a certification that the individual meets the Eligibility Criteria. The submission must include comprehensive detailed how-to steps and clear instructions for successfully building out the Design. Only one application may be submitted by each group or individual. Entries will not be returned. KEEP A COPY OR THE ORIGINAL OF EACH ELEMENT OF YOUR APPLICATION AND ANYTHING SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. The winning Applicant (or an adult representative of a group Applicant) will be required to be present to advise and assist with the construction of the kiosk at the Maker Faire Bay Area 2014, May 17-18, 2014 (“Event”). Travel expenses for one person of up to a maximum of $3,000 (total for all attendees, in the aggregate) for coach class air fare and hotel expenses for one or more members of the design team will be reimbursed following the winner’s attendance at the Event. MAKE WILL OWN THE CONSTRUCTED KIOSK.
- JUDGING: All Applications meeting the Eligibility Criteria will be judged by a panel of judges from Trimble, MAKE, and ShopBot: 1. Designs will be judged based on their creativity, uniqueness, practicality, expression of the MAKE brand, and effective compliance with the Design Criteria., The judges will select the winning Applicant and a runner up.
- WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: The winner and runner up will be announced via the MAKE: blog at makezine.com on Wednesday, April 21, 2014, and will be notified via email or phone as well.
- PRIZE: The Applicant for the winning Design will receive reimbursement for travel expenses of up to $3,000 (total for all attendees, in the aggregate) for coach class air fare and hotel expenses for one or more members of the design team of the Applicant or an adult representative of a group Applicant for attendance at the Event. Payment will be made following the winning Applicant’s attendance at the Event and proof of actual expenses. The winning Applicant (including all members of the Application group receiving reimbursement) will be required to provide W-9 information, and will be responsible for payment of taxes on the reimbursement amount under the tax laws of the jurisdiction in which they live. Sponsors will file a 1099 form (or equivalent if the winner is a foreign resident). with the appropriate authorities. The runner up’s Design will be featured (but not built) at the Event and in Challenge publicity.
- WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: The winner and runner up will be notified by Friday, April 18, 2014, subject to verification of compliance with the Eligibility Criteria. Sponsors are not responsible for any change of an Applicant’s email address or other contact information. If any notification or Challenge-related communication is rejected, faulty, returned as undeliverable; if the potential winner or runner up does not respond according to the notifications or Sponsors’ instructions; if the winner or runner up fails to comply with these Rules; or if a potential winner or runner up cannot be reached after a reasonable attempt has been made by Sponsors (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion), that winner or runner up may be disqualified and an alternate winner or runner up may be selected by Sponsors. In the event that a potential winner or runner up is disqualified for any reason, Sponsors reserve the right to award the prize to an alternate Applicant even if the disqualified potential winner’s or runner up’s name may have been announced.
- RIGHTS IN SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS AND DESIGNS: All Applications and any materials submitted with such Applications will become the sole property of Sponsors. By submitting an Application, each Applicant grants to Sponsors a worldwide, sublicensable, perpetual right and license to reproduce, publish, modify, create derivative works of, create prototypes of, and display the Application, the Design, and their contents, including any drawings, ideas, text, designs and descriptions, for any and all editorial purposes, including the illustration, promotion, and creation of projects in MAKE Magazine, on www.makezine.com, social media platforms, and in or on any other platform in which Sponsors participate. You acknowledge and agree that Sponsors shall have an absolute right and permission to publish, post, edit, adapt, display, and otherwise use the content of and elements embodied in the Application in any form, in any manner, in perpetuity, and in any and all media (whether now known or hereafter devised) without compensation of any kind to You.
- CERTIFICATION OF ORIGINALITY OF IDEAS AND DESIGNS; INDEMNIFICATION: By submitting an Application, You warrant and represent that: (1) the Design is your original design and/or derived from open source material, (2) no other person or entity other than those disclosed in the Application has any right to its contents or any component of the Design (except as provided in any open source license from which the Design was derived), and (3) your submission of the Application does not breach or violate any obligation, contractual or otherwise, that You have to any third party. You hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsors from and against any claim that arises from your breach of any of the foregoing representations.
- NO SPONSOR LIABILITY. By submitting an Application, You agree that your submission is voluntary and made without restriction, will not place Sponsors under any obligation, and that Sponsors are free to disclose the ideas contained in the Application on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to You. You acknowledge that, by accepting your Application, Sponsors do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsors or any of them, or developed by their employees, or obtained from sources other than You. You acknowledge and agree that nothing in these Rules will require Sponsors to use the Design in part or in whole or to include the Design in any Sponsor property, including, without limitation, any web site or any other online or offline property. You acknowledge and agree that the relationship between you and Sponsors is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that your decision to submit your Application for purposes of the Challenge does not place Sponsors in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Challenge, other than as set forth in these Rules. You acknowledge and agree that Sponsors do not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to your Design.
- GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE. BY SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO RECOVER ANY DAMAGES OR PROVISIONAL RELIEF FROM SPONSORSIN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE. By entering the Challenge, submitting an Application, and/or accepting a prize, you agree to release Sponsors, and each of them, from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with: (1) the Challenge, or (2) acceptance or awarding of any prize, (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional). This release covers any and all claims, whether under a theory of contract, warranty, tort (including negligence, whether active, passive, or imputed), strict liability, product liability, contribution, or any other theory.
- FILM, PHOTOGRAPH, RECORDING AND PUBLICITY RELEASE. Except where prohibited by law, by submitting an Application, you authorize Sponsors and their respective agents, to use your name, likeness, and all Application submission materials, Design, and/or prize information, in any and all media without territorial or time limitation, for any advertising, promotional, or any other purpose without further compensation to, or permission from you.
- GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsors’ failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Challenge-related materials and/or these Rules (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency in these Rules), it will be resolved in Sponsors sole discretion. Applicants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Challenge or these Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Any attempt to tamper with the Challenge site or to circumvent these Rules will invalidate the Application.
- GOVERNING LAW: The Challenge and any dispute arising under or related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the State of California, without reference to its conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions, suits or proceedings related to this Challenge (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in San Francisco, California and each Applicant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of these California courts with respect to any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or related to this Challenge.
DESIGN CHALLENGE REQUIREMENTS
- Provide Wayfinding: The Kiosk should provide a place for visitors to view a map of Maker Faire.
- High Visibility: Maker Faire is a visually chaotic event, with lots of things going on all the time. The Kiosk should command attention and be easily ‘findable’ in a sea of visual noise.
- Constructable: The Kiosk should be easy to assemble on site using only simple tools and unskilled labor.
- Deconstructable: The kiosk should be easy to take apart and pack back into a shipping container for future use.
- Shippable: The kiosk should be easily shippable from venue to venue.
- Open Source Design License: Designs must be licensed for reuse by anyone under an open source license.
- Public Sharing: Designs must be shared publicly on the Trimble 3D Warehouse site or other project URLs within entry form, where they will remain available for free reuse by others.
- $7,000 Budget: The prototype kiosk reflected in the Design must be buildable, including all materials and plywood cutting time) with a total budget not to exceed $7,000 (not including any maps or required electronic equipment).
- Compliance with San Mateo County Requirements: The Design (when built) must satisfy local fire and safety requirements.
- Fabrication Medium: The primary fabrication medium for this design should be plywood (which will be cut from 4’ x 8’ sheets. For inspiration, see the Shelter 2.0, WikiHouse and AtFab projects. Other supplemental materials may be used, but primarily this is a thing made of plywood.
- Maximum Number of Plywood Sheets: The maximum number of 4’ x 8’ plywood sheets used to cut the design should be 30 (for ½” inch plywood) and 20 (for ¾” inch plywood). You can get a pretty good idea of how many sheets of plywood your design requires by using the WikiHouse plugin for SketchUp to generate cutting files.
- Maximum Footprint: The maximum footprint of the structure should be 10’ by 10’ (but smaller is probably better since space is always at a premium at Maker Faire!)
- Accommodation of Map: For wayfinding and information purposes, the kiosk should be able to accommodate a 24” x 36” map and other miscellaneous signage.
- Durable: The kiosk will be outside, so it should be able to stand up to rain and wind.