The Isaac+ Award: Celebrating Student Invention in partnership with kbs+
Adweek and kbs+ are looking for inventions, new products and concepts, that are expanding the realm of possibility and transforming media, advertising, marketing and technology. Submissions will be judged on creativity, impact and feasibility.
An esteemed kbs+ panel will select four student entries as Isaac+ Award finalists, awarding one with the overall grand prize, the first-ever Isaac+ Award.
Opportunity: The Isaac+ Award winner will work with kbs+ during the Summer of 2014 for 90 days to bring their invention to life. kbs+ will put up to $15,000 towards developing a prototype in addition to access to kbs+ resources such as desks and conference rooms, computers, senior leadership mentors, kbs+ tech shop as well as kbs+ Ventures practice. The first-ever Isaac+ Award winner will also have chance to pitch kbs+ Ventures at the end of the summer for funding to take the prototype to market. Room and board are not included.
The award is limited to four students per entry. All students must be enrolled in an accredited college and be 18 years old or age of majority in state of residence. Entries must be in video format (no longer than 3 minutes) or pdf, and include a 300-word or less description of the invention.
Visibility: The Isaac+ Award winner will receive promotion and visibility at Advertising Week in New York (September 2014).
Students may enter work submissions across all categories within:
– Best Practices
– Marketing & Advertising
RULES AND REGULATIONS
By submitting a video or pdf of your invention, entrant represents and warrants that the submission is an original work owned or controlled by the entrant. Submission may not be obscene, vulgar or defamatory and may not depict any illegal activity.
If a potential winner cannot be contacted, does not respond within 24 hours from the time and date Adweek first tries to notify him/her, and/or the award or award notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the contest or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected.
Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the contest, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the contest.
CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the contest, each entrant releases and discharges the Adweek, kbs+, judges, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this contest, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this contest, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of the award constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Adweek and/or others authorized by the Adweek; (ii) acceptance of an award constitutes a release by any winner of the Released Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this contest; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release; and (v) each entrant consents to Adweek’s providing entrant’s name and email address to third parties partnering with Adweek in the contest so that entrant may be contacted by such third party. Affidavits and releases must be returned within seven (7) days from the date that Adweek first tries to notify the potential winner.
DISCLAIMERS. (i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Adweek’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. (ii) Adweek, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Adweek. (iii) Adweek further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (iv) Adweek Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this contest, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this contest based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. (v) ADWEEK ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CONTEST. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ADWEEK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York. All disputes arising out of or connected with this contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in New York, New York. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of New York and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of New York. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
WINNER LIST. For a list containing the name of the grand prize winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, within six (6) months of the announcement Date, to: Winner List, “Isaac+ Award,” Dane Jerabek, 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.
SPONSORSHIP. This contest is sponsored by Adweek, 770 Broadway New York, New York 10003.