6. Submission Requirements

A. Language Requirements

All Submission materials must be in English.

B. Text Description, Image and Video Requirements

(i) The text description must describe the Application’s key features and functionality.

(ii) The image(s) must be photographs or screenshots of your working Application.

(iii) The video portion of the Submission:

a. should be no longer than five (5) minutes;

b. must clearly demonstrate the Application’s features and functionality; and

c. must not include music or other copyrighted material or use third party trademarks unless the Contestant has written permission to use such material.

(iv) If the video is primarily promotional rather than a demonstration of the Application’s functionality and features (by walking through the Application), the Submission may be disqualified at the Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s sole discretion.

C. Application Requirements

In addition to the requirements described above in Section 5(B):

(i) The Application must be able to be successfully installed and capable of running consistently as described on the platform for which it is intended.

(ii) Contestants must enter an Application in one of the following categories (the “Categories”):

a. Instructional. Instructional Applications must do at least one of the following: (x) teach middle school students math individually or help them to practice their math skills; (y) help educators deliver math content or lessons to middle school students; or (z) assist middle school math educators with professional development related to classroom instruction.

b. Administration/Engagement. Administration/Engagement Applications must do at least one of the following in the educational context for middle school: (x) enhance communication between a student’s school and parent or guardian; (y) help educators to manage classrooms or student groups; or (z) help educators to collaborate, share, or get feedback from each other on best practices, curriculum, or other educational tools.

(iii) Contestant will indicate at the time of entry no more than one category from Instructional or Administration/Engagement, which applies to their Application. At any time, and at its sole discretion, the Sponsor will have the ability to re-assign a submitted Submission from one Category to another. Submissions in both Categories will be eligible to win the Honorable Mention prizes.

(iv) Instructional Applications should integrate and adhere to the Common Core Standards.  The Common Core Standards can be viewed athttp://nycschools.challengepost.com/details/resources.

(v) Contestants are encouraged, but not required, to integrate the Clever API (which can be viewed at http://nycschools.challengepost.com/details/data), or a similar API, in their Application to facilitate importing and exporting student and teacher data.

(vi) The Application may utilize APIs and data from third parties, provided the Contestant is authorized to use such APIs or data in the manner utilized by the Application.

(vii) Applications may be newly created or modified for the Competition but are not required to be so. Applications that existed prior to the start of the Competition Submission Period and meet the requirements of these Official Rules, may be eligible.

(viii) The Contestant may offer the Application to the public for free or charge a fee for download or access. However, each Application must be available free of charge for testing, evaluation and use by the Competition Sponsor, Administrator and judges during the Competition and until the Judging Period ends at 5:00 Eastern Time on May 8, 2013.

(ix) Submissions requiring approval from a third party, such as an app store, in order to be accessible to the public, must be submitted to such third party or app store for review before the end of the Competition Submission Period. For any software that is not a web or mobile web Application run on a web browser (iPad and desktop Applications), Contestants will be required to provide an installation file containing the Application.

(x) Applications that run on an Apple iPad (via a mobile browser or downloadable app), a Windows or Mac personal computer, or on a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari), may be eligible if they integrate with or require the use of an additional hardware component. Contestants submitting such Applications may be required to provide access to the additional hardware to the Sponsor, Administrator, and Judges, for testing and evaluation.

D. General Requirements

(i) Submissions must not:

a. violate any law or regulation;

b. depict hatred;

c. be in bad taste;

d. denigrate (or be derogatory towards) any person or group of persons or any race, ethnic group or culture;

d. threaten a specific community in society, including any specific race, ethnic group or culture;

e. incite violence or be likely to incite violence;

f. contain vulgar or obscene language or excessive violence;

g. contain pornography, obscenity or sexual activity; or

h. disparage the Sponsor or Administrator.

(ii) Submissions must not attempt to duplicate a prior Submission already submitted in this Competition. Sponsor or Administrator reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Submission that is a duplicate or substantially similar to another Submission.

(iii) Submissions must be free of malware. Contestant agrees that the Sponsor and the Administrator may conduct testing on the Application to determine whether malware or other security threats may be present.  Submission not complying with these requirements may be disqualified.

(iv) Each Application will be tested by the Administrator, the Sponsor or their designees. Submissions may be disqualified if the Application does not function as depicted in the video or expressed in the text description, at the Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s sole discretion.

(v) A Contestant may submit more than one Submission. However, each Submission must be unique, as determined by Sponsor and/or the Administrator in their sole discretion. If a Contestant enters two or more Submissions that are substantially similar, the Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to disqualify Submissions or require the Contestant to choose one Submission to enter into the Competition.

(vi) Submissions must not include any email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, or social security numbers in the Submission name, text description, video, or images.

(vii) Contestants must not imply endorsement of their Application by the Sponsor in any of the Submission components or in any advertising or media, including websites and app stores, featuring the Contestant’s Application.

(viii) Submissions must: (a) be the original work product of the Contestant; (b) be solely owned by Contestant and with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the Intellectual Property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. A Contestant may contract with a third party for technical assistance to create the Submission provided the Submission components are solely the Contestant’s work product and the result of the Contestant’s ideas and creativity, and the Contestant owns all rights to them.

(ix) By entering a Submission, Contestant represents, warrants and agrees that the Submission (including, without limitation, the Application) is the original work of the Contestant and complies with the Official Rules.

Contestant further represents, warrants and agrees that any use of the Submission by the Sponsor, Administrator and/or Judges (or any of their respective partners, subsidiaries and affiliates) as authorized by these Official Rules, shall not:

a. infringe upon, misappropriate or otherwise violate any intellectual property right or proprietary right including, without limitation, any statutory or common law trademark, copyright or patent, nor any privacy rights, moral rights nor any other rights of any person or entity; or

b. constitute or result in any misappropriation or other violation of any person’s publicity rights or right of privacy.

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