Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2021 - Startup Track

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Terms and Conditions

Please read carefully the Rules of the Challenge before you register for and participate in the Challenge (as defined below).  These Rules are terms of a legal agreement between you and the Organisers (as defined below) which define your participation to the Challenge. 

By registering for and participating in the Challenge, you shall be deemed to have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Rules of the Challenge.

Article 1  Definitions

“Singapore Airlines” or “SIA” shall mean Singapore Airlines Limited, a company registered in Singapore and has its registered office at 25 Airline Road, Airline House, Singapore 819829.

 “NUS Enterprise” shall mean National University of Singapore, a company limited by guarantee incorporated in Singapore under the Companies Act (Cap 50) and having its registered address at 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore 119077. Acting through NUS Enterprise.

“Agorize” shall mean Agorize Asia Limited, a company established under the laws of Hong Kong with its offices at 42/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, registered under the number 68931520-000-02-18-4 

Website” shall mean the website hosted by Agorize at the domain

Challenge” shall mean the SIA AppChallenge 2021 - Startup Track

Challenge Statements” shall mean the business challenge statements that are set out in the “Challenges” tab of the Website.

Confidential Information” shall have the meaning as defined under Article 10.

Finalists” shall mean the Participants who have qualified for the Finale Round on 11 October 2021.

Application” shall mean the solution proposed by the Participant in response to the Challenge, and which forms part of the Submission (as defined below).

Organisers” shall mean NUS Enterprise and SIA who are the joint organisers of the Challenge.

Participant” shall mean any eligible legal person who has registered to participate the Startup category of the Challenge.

Prizes” shall mean the prizes that will be awarded to the respective winners of the Startup Categories as set out in Article 8.

Rules” shall mean these rules which apply to the Challenge.

Submission” shall mean both the original Submission of all items (i.e. pitch deck, prototypes) submitted at in the Submission Round and the updated Submissions (i.e. pitch deck, prototypes) at both the Semi-Final Round and Finale Round as set out in Article 6.

Team” shall mean a group of not more than four (4) Participants working on a single Submission.


Article 2  Eligibility Criteria

2.1 The Challenge consists of the following Categories:

Startup Category

  1. Only registered companies are to participate in the Startup Category.
  2. All SIA employees (including full-time and part-time employees), employees of sponsors and partners of the Challenge are not eligible to participate in this Challenge in any Category. 

2.2 Participants are to sign up on behalf of the company to submit a solution

2.3 The Organisers reserve the right to assess each Participant’s eligibility and compliance with the Rules at any point during the Challenge. Participants must promptly respond with any necessary evidence to verify their eligibility upon the Organisers’ request. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to any Participant, and shall not be obliged to provide any explanations thereof. 


Article 3  Registration and Access to the Challenge

3.1 To register for the Challenge, each natural person must create a user account on the Website and must complete the following compulsory fields:

  • Last name;
  • First name;
  • Company Name;
  • Company Registration Country;
  • Company Years in Operation
  • Company Development Stage
  • Email address;
  • Password;
  • Mobile Phone Number;
  • Acceptance of the Rules of the Challenge and Privacy Policies


3.2 Registration and submission for the Challenge will Start on 17 May 2021 0900hrs(GMT +8) and will close on 30 June 2021 2359h (GMT +8).


3.3 For successful registrations, a confirmation email containing an activation link will be sent to the email address listed in the registration forms. Incomplete registration forms cannot be submitted and such applicants will not be registered for the Challenge.


3.4 Participation in the Challenge is free of charge and no Participant shall be obliged to pay a fee or any other consideration to the Organisers in connection with his/her participation in the Challenge.


3.5 The Challenge will be accessible on the Website for the duration of the Challenge, subject to possible maintenance operations on servers or dysfunctions.


Article 4  Duration of the Challenge

4.1 The Challenge will take place from 17 May 2021 to 11 October 2021 (“Challenge Duration”).


4.2 All dates and times referred to in these Rules, the Website and in any documents relating to or in connection with the Challenge, shall be in the Singapore time zone (GMT +8).


4.3 The Organisers reserve the right to alter the duration of individual rounds of the Challenge at any time, without providing any justification. Such amendments will be communicated to the Participants prior to such change.  


Article 5  Selection Process

5.1 The Challenge is divided into four rounds:

  1. The first round is where the Participants are required to submit a proposal deck, with a demo video (“Submission Round”);  
  2. The secondary round is where shortlisted Participants who have been selected during the Submission Round are required to pitch their solution to SIA for selection to the prototyping round (“Interview Round”); and  
  3. The third round is where the shortlisted Participants selected from the Interview Round to contextualise further their current solution specific for aviation with challenge hosts inputs("Deep Dive Round")
  4. Participants with satisfactory prototypes will present their final solutions and pitch deck to the Judging Panel (“Grand Finale Round”).

5.2 The evaluation judging criteria (“Judging Criteria”) for eligible submissions for each round are as follows:  

  • Operation Readiness
    • How ready is the proposed solution to be deployed to production?
    • Is there any evidence to suggest the capacity to scale? 
    • Are there client users of the solution?
  •  Solution Fit
    • To what extent does the proposed solution address the problem statement effectively?
  • Business Value
    • Grow revenue; and/or
    • Reduces cost; and/or
    • Save time; and/or
    • Drive customer retention; and/or
    • Raise brand awareness
  • The Judging Criteria may change at the Organisers’ discretion. Any such changes will be updated on the Website. Participants are advised to check the Website periodically to keep updated of any changes.  
5.3 Submissions will be evaluated by one or more panels of judges selected by SIA (“Judging Panel”). Any changes to the Judging Panel shall be determined in SIA’s sole discretion.
5.4 Participants and their Submissions must comply fully with the Rules in order to be eligible for being selected as the winners. The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any Participant, Team and/or Submission that does not comply with any of the Rules, or for any reason the Organisers deem fit, including but not limited to Submissions which contain inaccurate, invalid or misleading information.
5.5 Eligible Participants whose Submission earns the highest overall score based on the Judging Criteria in the Finale Round may be selected as the winner.
5.6 The Organisers will inform all Participants of the Submission Round results by 14 July 2021, or any amended date in line with this article. Such notification will be carried out via an email sent to the email address registered in each Participant’s user account on the Website, as well as through a notification on each Participant’s user account on the Website.
5.7 Selected Teams and/or Participants will then proceed to the  Selection Round to pitch their solution to SIA for selection to the Prototyping round , for which a demonstration of their existing product or solution is to be carried out (“Demo”).
5.8 The Organisers will inform all Participants of the Interview Round results by 16 August 2021. The Organisers reserve the right to change the date on which results of those who will be proceeding to the Deep Dive Round are released, should this become necessary due to the number of Submissions to be assessed. Any changes to the date of release of the results will be updated on the Website. Such notification will be carried out via an email sent to the email address registered in the Participant’s user account on the Website, as well as through a notification on the Participant’s user account on the Website.
5.10 The Organisers will inform all Participants of the Deep Dive results by 23 September 2021. The Organisers reserve the right to change the date on which results are released should this become necessary due to the number of Submissions to be assessed. Any changes to the date of release of the results will be updated on the Website. Such notification will be carried out via an email sent to the email address registered in the Participant’s user account on the Website, as well as through a notification on the Participant’s user account on the Website.
5.11  Selected Teams and/or Participants will then proceed to the Finale Round to pitch their final Submissions (i.e. finalized prototypes and pitch decks) to the Judging Panel on 11 October 2021.
5.12 Shortlisted Participants from the Deep Dive Round shall be allowed to make minor changes to their prototypes in preparation for the Finale Round on the basis that the core idea behind the Submission remains unchanged.
5.13 All Participants who have been selected to proceed to the Interview Round, Deep Dive Round and Finale Round must respond to the notification email sent by the Organisers in Article 5.6 and 5.8 above before the deadline specified in the notification email. The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any Participants who fail to respond to the notification email within the specified timeframe.
5.14  The results (Startups awarded with PoC) will be announced after the Finale round 11 Oct 2021. Startups with the most popular vote will be announced during the Grand Finale event on the 11 Oct 2021, and awarded with a SIA gift token.
5.15 In the event of a tie, the Judging Panel will deliberate to determine the winner.
5.16 Collection of the Prize or may be subject to the Organisers’ prior receipt of all required and completed forms from all winning Participants. If Participants fail to sign, complete and submit the required forms or provide any information required by the Organisers within one (2) months following the Organisers’ request, the Prize will be forfeited. The Organisers and the Judging Panel shall not be obliged to award any Prize to any Participants or Teams.
5.17 Any Participant submissions deemed by the Judging Panel to be obscene, incendiary, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate will not be considered for this Challenge. The Organisers and the Judging Panel reserve absolute discretion to determine the acceptability of such work or Submissions.
5.18 Participants must not communicate with or attempt to influence the Judging Panel.  Failure to adhere to this rule may result in disqualification of the relevant Participant and/or Team.
Article 6  Submission Requirements
6.1 Each Submission at each Submission Round, Interview Round, Deep Dive Round and Grand Finale Round shall consist of a deck of slides which address the challenge statement, and a demo video. Any supporting files, which may include but are not limited to a video demo and/or a Github link, may be submitted to supplement each Participant’s Submission.
6.2 Each Submission must be in respect of the selected Challenge Statements as described in the “Statement Details” tab on the Website. Each Participant may only submit one (1) Submission for each Challenge Statement, but may respond to as many Challenge Statements as the Participant so wishes. 
6.3 All Submissions must: (a) be original work owned by the Participant(s), or duly licensed by the owner of such work to the Participants, providing the Participants the rights to distribute and modify the contents for the purpose of this Challenge for all the rounds - Submission Round, Interview Round, Deep Dive Round and Grand Finale Round; and (b) not violate or infringe upon any Intellectual Property Rights or proprietary right or other rights including but not limited to contract, copyright, patent, trademark, open-source license permissions, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity
6.4 All Submissions must be sent in a common digital format (doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, mp3, mpeg, mov, mp4, zip, rar) and must be in the English language.
6.5 If the Organisers are unable to read the Submission, Participants of the concerned Submission will be notified via the Website and/or email and will be required to re-submit the Submission before the relevant deadline.
6.6 If an Application is submitted and the Application requires any additional third party software to function, Participants must provide the Organisers with access to and use of such additional software at no cost to the Organisers.
6.7 In creating or developing their Application, Participants may use Application Program Interface (“API”) that have been provided for the Challenge, and/or APIs, libraries, software development kits (“SDKs”) and other tools which are available and authorized for public use. 
6.8 Participants may only use APIs, data or any additional tools to the extent that they have been authorized to use them.  Tools authorized for public use refers to those that (a) have been made publicly available on the internet to date; and (b) are searchable through common search engines, and accessible thereafter either free or with authorized access.
6.9 Each Application may include the use of open source software, provided that (a) the Participants comply with applicable open source licenses and (b) that the applicable open source license terms will not require the subsequent release, disclosure or distribution of any part of the Application back to the open source community or to any third party under any circumstances.
6.10 Each submitted Application must not have been developed, or derived from any software developed, with any support or in conjunction with any third party in contract with SIA.  The Organisers may in their sole discretion disqualify a Submission if, in the Organisers’ opinion, awarding a prize for that Submission creates any conflict of interest.
6.11 Participants must ensure that their Submissions can be successfully installed on and is able to function on the respective mobile devices or desktop/laptop computers for which they were designed to be used on.
6.12 Participants shall not make available or disclose any Submission to the public.
Article 7  Prizes and Winners
7.1 For Prizes involving KrisFlyer miles subject to seat availability at the time of booking.  Prizes shall only be used by the Winner.
7.2 The Organisers reserve the right to at any time, in their absolute discretion, cancel or modify the Challenge, substitute or withdraw any Prize without prior notice, without having to disclose any reason therefore, and without any payment or compensation whatsoever.
7.3 The Organisers reserve the right not to award any Prize. The decision of the Judging Panel and the Organisers shall be final and conclusive, and no correspondence will be entertained.  Prizes not claimed will be forfeited at the sole and absolute discretion of the Organisers.
7.4 Winners must be present (Physically or Virtually) at the prize-giving ceremony (“Ceremony”) which will be held on 11 October 2021. Any Winner’s failure to attend the Ceremony will result in the forfeiture of their respective Prize. 
Article 8  Usage of Prizes
Startup Category
8.1 Up to 5 finalists will be provided an opportunity to jointly develop an implementation plan and proof of concept execution of the respective product within the SIA Accelerator Programme. This is announced post-event (after 11 October 2021) after SIA and/or Vistara confirmed the teams internally after the Finale Pitching.
8.2 By accepting the Prize, each Winner agrees to participate in all reasonable media publicity relating to the Prize prior to the collection of the Prize, and also after the Prize has been collected. This includes being featured in social media promotions and may include posts on each Winner and Runner Up’s own personal social media platforms, as guided by SIA.
8.3 SIA shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, injuries, costs and expenses suffered, sustained or incurred (including but not limited to, indirect, consequential loss including death) or costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances as a result of, or arising out of, or in any way connected with this Challenge and the Prize.
8.4 Participant has to agree to the terms and conditions of the SIA Accelerator Programme under a separate written agreement prior to enrolling into the programme
Article 9  Intellectual Property
9.1          Save for SIA Employees, all materials including software, source code, documentation, data, concepts and ideas (whether created or developed independently by a Participant or jointly with others) submitted to SIA shall be the property of the Participants. For the avoidance of doubt, SIA Employees participating in this Challenge shall under no circumstances be entitled to claim any rights, including intellectual property rights, for their Submissions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, each Participant acknowledges and agrees that SIA and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated or associated companies (the “SIA Group”) may use, incorporate or disclose any ideas or concepts related to the Submission now or in the future in any manner, and each Participant waives any and all claims that may arise against the SIA Group (or its affiliates, contractors and agents) or anyone else participating or otherwise attending in this Challenge for such use or disclosure.
9.2          Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that all Intellectual Property Rights contained within the APIs or SDKs that have been made available to the Participants to create or develop the Application ("Partner APIs") shall remain vested in the owner of such Partner APIs.
9.3          By making a Submission, each Participant acknowledges and agrees that SIA may obtain many submissions in connection with this Challenge and/or other marketing initiatives or challenges staged and/or offered by SIA (“Submitted Ideas”), and that such Submissions may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Submitted Ideas or other materials developed by SIA or its contractors or agents. Unless prohibited by law, each Participant waives any and all claims against the SIA Group and/or any other Participants/teams SIA Group may have had and/or may have (presently or in the future), that any Submission and/or other works (including videos) accepted, reviewed and/or used by SIA or other Participants may be similar to his/her Submission, or any compensation that is due to such Participant in connection with such Submission or other works used by any entity in the SIA Group.
9.4    Subject to Clause 9.1 herein, each Participant hereby grants to each entity in the SIA Group a limited non-exclusive, royalty free license (“Limited License”) to access and use the Proposal Submission (as defined in Article 6.1) for the sole purpose of evaluating the Teams during the Challenge.
9.5 By participating in the SIA App Challenge 2021 and submitting a proposal, Participants hereby agree to allow SIA to contact them for any clarifications about their proposals, and offer SIA and its’ parent, subsidiaries and affiliated or associated companies or any entity acting on behalf of any entity in SIA, effective as of the date of this document, to use, discuss, and distribute the contents within their proposal.
9.6 Upon proceeding into the Deep-Dive Round, Participants will be committed to work together and be consulted by the assigned SIA mentors to refine or develop their prototype and pitch deck that meets SIA’s requirements and context. Participants agree to grant an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license (“IPR License”) to each of SIA and its’ parent, subsidiaries and affiliated or associated companies  or any entity acting on behalf of any entity in SIA, effective as of the date of this document, to use, discuss, and distribute, (i) the intellectual property comprised in any and all Submissions (as defined in Article 6.4), and all modifications and amendments thereto (collectively, the “Assigned Rights”) and/or (ii) any content derived from or relating to the Assigned Rights.
9.7 Participants are not granted the permission to use or display any of the SIA Group’s trademarks (e.g. logo) or rights in any form after this Challenge event without the prior written consent of SIA.  Participants agree to seek provide prior written notice of 5 working days to SIA prior to promoting or publicising their participation or activities related to the Challenge.
Article 10  Confidentiality
10.1 The Organisers may disclose Confidential Information to Participants for the purposes of or in connection with this Challenge.
10.2 "Confidential Information" shall include but is not limited to information, personal data, knowledge and data, whether or not in relation to the Challenge and howsoever obtained or disclosed or accessed, including copies and reproductions thereof, which are of an intellectual, technical, scientific, financial, commercial or marketing nature (which for the avoidance of doubt includes SIA data or any part thereof) which is not in the public domain and in which the Organisers (with respect to their own Confidential Information) have a business, proprietary or ownership interest or has a legal duty to protect, which the Organisers (with respect to their own Confidential Information) consider to be confidential and which is identified by the Organisers (with respect to their own Confidential Information) as confidential and/or any information which a reasonable third party acting in good faith would recognise as being confidential in nature. For the avoidance of doubt, "SIA data" includes any information belonging to SIA or provided by SIA in connection with the Challenge including all data, information and computer programs provided by or derived from third parties whether concerning flight schedules, customers, suppliers, operational data, billing information or otherwise, and personal data (of passengers or otherwise), as well as all compilations or databases containing such data and information.
10.3 The Participant acknowledges that each of the Organisers operates in a highly competitive industry and that any Confidential Information, if disclosed (whether directly or indirectly) to a third party without the express authorisation of the Organisers, would have a detrimental effect on the respective businesses of the Organisers.
10.4 The Participant agrees to use the Confidential Information only for the purposes of participating in the Challenge.
10.5 The Participant further agrees to keep the Confidential Information in strictest confidence and shall not, directly or indirectly, use for itself or on behalf of or disclose to any third party any Confidential Information received from the Organisers.  
10.6 Each Participant expressly understands that the Confidential Information disclosed by the Organisers is of a commercially valuable and highly sensitive nature.  In the event that the Organisers discover that the Participant, its employees, servants, officers, agents, consultants or contractors (whether individually or collectively) has made or makes or intends to make or causes to be made or permits to be made any unauthorised disclosure of the Confidential Information, each of the Organisers will be entitled to take out an injunction against any such party to restrain it from making any such disclosure.  In addition or in the alternative, as the case may be, each of the Organisers will be entitled to exercise such legal and equitable remedies as are available in respect of the breach of the Rules and to further protect the Confidential Information.
10.7 Each Participant understands that the Organisers do not have any obligation to provide Confidential Information to the Participant, that the Organisers does not make any representation or warranty with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the Confidential Information, and that the Organisers shall not be liable to the Participant for any loss or damage resulting from the use of or reliance on any of the Confidential Information.
10.8 At the end of this Challenge, all Participants shall stop using the Confidential Information and shall return all of the Confidential Information to the Organisers, including all copies or reproductions, extracts, summaries or notes, or destroy the same in accordance with the directions of the Organisers and certify the same have been destroyed, if so required by the Organisers.
10.9 The Organisers may, at any time, direct Participants to return all Confidential Information to the Organisers, or any part thereof, and not to make further use of the Confidential Information to be returned. Upon receipt of such directions, Participants shall promptly deliver the requested Confidential Information without retaining any copies or excerpts thereof to the Organisers.  
10.10 "Confidential Information" shall not include: (a) Information which at the time of disclosure is in the public domain; (b) Information which becomes part of or enters the public domain other than in breach of the Rules or other than due to the default or wilful or negligent act or omission of the Participant or any of its employees, servants, officers, agents, consultants and contractors; (c) Information which was known to the Participant prior to receipt from the Organisers provided such prior knowledge can be adequately substantiated by documentary evidence antedating the disclosure by the Organisers; (d) Information which has been independently developed or obtained by the Participant or obtained by the Participant from a third party other than in breach by either of them of their respective obligations to maintain confidentiality; (e) Information which is required to be used or disclosed by reason of any law, governmental or other regulations or the requirements, orders, directions, instructions or notices of any regulatory authority including any stock exchange, provided however that the Participant shall promptly notify the relevant Organiser of such requirements and shall use its best efforts to limit the scope of the use or disclosure; and (f) Confidential Information which is disclosed to third parties with the prior written consent of the relevant Organiser.
Article 11  Indemnity and Exclusions of Liability
11.1 While reasonable care will be taken of the Submissions provided to the Organisers, the Organisers assume no responsibility for any loss of or damage to the Submissions or any Applications before, during, and/or after the Challenge.
11.2 The Organisers shall have no liability in connection with:
a) Any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Organisers' electronic or printing error, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Challenge;
b) Technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of the Challenge’s website;
c) Unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Challenge;
d) Technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Challenge or the processing of Submissions; or
e) Any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Challenge or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.
11.3 The Organisers are not responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Submissions or for address or email address changes of the Participants.  Proof of sending or submitting any Submission or other material shall not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Organisers.
11.4 If for any reason any Submission is determined to have not been received or been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Participant’s sole remedy is to request from the Organisers the opportunity to resubmit the Submission.  Such request must be made promptly after the Participant becomes aware or should have been aware of such issue, and the result of which shall be determined by the Organisers in their sole discretion.
11.5 Participants agree that no claim shall be asserted against the Organisers and their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated or associated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Challenge, and all of their respective past and present agents, officers, directors, employees and representatives, for any and all losses (including special, indirect and consequential losses), injuries, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Challenge and/or the acceptance of any Prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage. To the maximum extent permitted by law, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, Participants agree to release, the Organisers, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective agents, officers, directors and employees from and against any claim or cause of action in connection with the Participants’ participation in the Challenge, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Challenge; (b) technical errors that may impair the Participants’ ability to participate in the Challenge; (c) errors in the administration of the Challenge; (d) any claim or allegation that the Participants’ participation in this Challenge, or any Submission was in violation of the Rules, or that the Rules infringe any Intellectual Property Right; (e) disputes amongst Participants in teams; and (f) claims relating to damage to persons or property in connection with the Challenge.
11.6 In addition, to the maximum extent permitted by law, each Participant expressly releases the Organisers and their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated or associated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Challenge, and all of their respective past and present agents, officers, directors, employees and representatives, from and against any and all claims that the Participant may have based on contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action arising out of or in connection with: (a) the production, distribution, broadcast or exhibition of the Participant’s name, photograph, auto-visual footage, voice or other personal data; (b) the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation and/or use of Submissions or any part thereof, or any combination of the foregoing, including, without limitation, any claims of invasion of privacy, defamation, or violation of any Intellectual Property Rights; or (c) creation, submission or entry of a Submission, participation in the Challenge, acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto).
11.7 Each Participant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Organisers, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Challenge, and all of their respective past and present agents, officers, directors, employees and representatives, in full from and against all actions, proceedings, claims, damages, liabilities, settlement sums, charges, losses, costs and expenses (including without limitation, legal costs and expenses and costs of other professionals and any penalties or other amounts levied, imposed or charged by any regulator or regulatory authority) arising out of or in connection with: (a) any claim or action by any third party for actual or alleged infringement of Intellectual Property Rights in connection with the Assigned Rights or any Submissions; and/or (b) any breach or violation of any applicable laws by the Participants or any Submission.
Article 12  Privacy and Publicity
12.1 The Organisers may collect and process personal data such as Participants’ names, and email addresses, and/or the Participants’ parents’ names, email address and mobile number (for Participants under the age of 18) when Participants provide the Organisers with such personal data directly, or when third parties collect and disclose such personal data to on behalf of and to the Organizers. In addition, Participants may be filmed or photographed while participating in the Challenge and the Organisers may collect photographs, audio-visual footage, comments, and any other record of Participants’ participation in the Challenge.
12.2 In accordance with the Organisers’ agreement with the Participant to participate in the Challenge, each of the Organisers collects, uses, processes and discloses the Participants’ personal data in order to administer and conduct the Challenge, to facilitate the use of the Prizes, to attribute Participants as the inventors/authors of the invention/work that was created for the purposes of the Challenge, and/or to administer the assignment of the rights in the Submission.
12.3 As it is in the Organisers’ legitimate interest to promote the Challenge, the Organisers may collect, use and process the Participants’ personal data for the purposes of displaying publicly, archiving and reproduce any personal data and/or Submissions for broadcast, marketing, publicity and promotional purposes without any payment to the Participants or the Participant’s prior consent. This includes, but is not limited to, posting or linking the Submission on the SIA website as well as SIA's proprietary social media channels and website, and display and promotion of any Submission in any other media worldwide. If the Participant does not agree to the use of his/her photographs, audio-visual footage, comments or Submissions for marketing and promotional purposes, the Participant should notify the Organisers promptly via email.
12.4 Participants hereby consent and agree to the Organisers’ collection, use, processing and disclosure of such personal data for the purposes set out in Articles 12.2 and 12.3 above. Personal data in the Organisers’ care and control will be treated in accordance with the Organisers’ Privacy Policies, found at and For further clarification, GDPR will apply for all EU citizens, and PDPA shall apply to all non-EU citizens.
12.5 When Participants submit information (including personal data) on a website or platform run by a third party in connection with the Challenge, Participants’ information may be used by that third party in accordance with that third party's own terms and conditions and privacy policy.  Participants should note that registration for the Finale Round (if selected) may be administered through a third party website. Further, Participants may be required to upload their Submissions onto or otherwise use other third-party systems or platforms. Such third-party websites, platforms or systems are not affiliated with or owned, operated, or controlled by the Organisers, and do not act as data intermediaries to process personal data on the Organisers' behalf. The Organisers cannot and does not assume responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices (including practices relating to the use, collection and disclosure of personal data) of such third parties. The Organisers therefore encourage all Participants to review the relevant terms and conditions and privacy policies governing the use of the relevant third party websites, platforms or systems before submitting your information or personal data to such third parties.
12.6 By using third-party websites, platforms or systems, the Participants expressly relieve the Organisers from any and all liability in connection with (i) their access and use of such third party websites, platforms or systems; (ii) any personal data submitted to such third party websites, platforms or systems; and/or (iii) the acts, omissions or defaults of such third parties.
12.7 By entering the Challenge, Participants agree to participate in any media, promotional activity or publicity related to the Challenge without payment or compensation, if requested to do so by the Organisers.
12.8 The Participants further agree to participate in, at their own expense, prize presentation ceremonies, media, promotional activity or publicity related to the Challenge in Singapore or elsewhere in relation to the Challenge without payment or compensation, if requested to do so by the Organisers.
12.9 Participants acknowledge that the Organisers cannot control the information the Participants disclose to the Organisers or the Organisers’ representatives in the course of participating in the Challenge, or what the Organisers or the Organisers’ representatives will remember about the Submissions.  Participants also understand that the Organisers will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to any Submission. Participants agree that SIA may use any information in SIA representatives' unaided memories in the development or deployment of SIA products or services without liability or compensation to the Participants.  Participants will not receive any compensation or credit from SIA for use of the Submission in connection with this Challenge, save as expressly provided for under the Rules. SIA is not responsible for any unauthorized use of the Submission by those accessing or viewing the Submission.
12.10 SIA is not obligated to use any Submission for any purpose.
Article 13  General Terms
13.1 The Organisers may modify any provision within the Rules at any time.  Participants are responsible for checking the Website for any updates to the Rules.  A copy of the latest version of the Rules is made available at the Website. By continuing to participate in the Challenge, Participants signify their agreement to any updates to the Rules.
13.2 The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any Participant or Team who:
Fails to comply with any provision within the Rules;
Cheats or tampers with the operation of the Challenge; or
Engages in conduct that is unlawful, offensive, or otherwise leads the Organisers to conclude that public association with the Participant could cause controversy or generate any negative publicity for the Organisers or its partners.
13.3 In the event that the operation, security or administration of the Challenge is impaired in any way, the Organisers may:
Suspend the Challenge to address the impairment and then resume the Challenge;
Award the Prize according to the Judging Criteria set forth above from among eligible entries received up to the time of impairment; Extend any deadlines; or Take any other reasonable action as deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances.
13.4 Participants agree that the relationship between the Participants and the Organisers is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.
13.5 Entry to the Challenge is personal to the Participant. No other person has any right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap 53B) to enforce the Participant's rights under the Rules or enjoy any benefit of any Prize.
13.6 Failure on the part of each of the Organisers’ to enforce any term of the Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any of the Organisers’ rights, and shall not affect the validity of any term within the Rules.  
Article 14  Governing Law
14.1 The construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Rules, and the legal agreement formed between the Organisers and any Participant accepting these Rules, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.
14.2 Except where prohibited, Participants agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Challenge or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court in Singapore.