MindRising Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Rules of Entry Applicable to the MindRising Games (“Games”) and MindRising Excite Event 2016 (“Excite”)
The following rules are designed to ensure that the MindRising Games and MindRising Excite Event is conducted as fairly and as efficiently as possible and are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of [MindRising]. Infringement of any of the rules listed below may lead to exclusion of schools, groups or individuals from present and/or future participation in the MindRising Games and MindRising Excite Event. The decision of the judges in relation to any breach of the rules shall be final. Participants who have registered for and submitted an entry before the closing date will hereby be referred to as “the entrant”.
1. General rules
1.1 The MindRising Games and MindRising Excite Event is organised by [MindRising] whose decision on all matters relating to the “Games” and “Event” will be final.
1.2. Entry is free to the competition for all Entrants described in rules.
1.2.1 [MindRising] will provide a MineCraft EDU Server to each participating Registering Organization (school, group (e.g. CoderDojo)) for the period of the competition from February 13th – April 18th
1.2.2 Individuals entering the competition will be provided access to all maps and materials but will not be provided a Minecraft EDU Server.
188.8.131.52 Minecraft EDU Servers can only be used with Minecraft EDU Clients. Schools must purchase Minecraft EDU Clients either through MindRising.ie or directly from https://minecraftedu.com/purchase for a cost of $18 (approx. €16.50 per licence).
184.108.40.206 [MindRising] are in negotiations for a volume discount on MinecraftEDU licences and will update once this agreement has been finalised; the expected cost will be approximately €13 per licence.
220.127.116.11 [MindRising] reserve the right to update the Terms & Conditions subject to changes in Microsoft’s global licencing agreements for Minecraft.
1.2.3 Entrants with existing Minecraft Servers and/or Minecraft Client Software can enter using their current technology. [MindRising] will not provide Minecraft EDU Servers for these entrants, all other materials will be made available.
1.2.4 Entrants who do not have sufficient bandwidth or who would prefer to run Minecraft locally can enter the competition using their own Minecraft setup (e.g. standalone client, LAN mode or local Minecraft or MineCraftEDU Server). [MindRising] will not be providing Minecraft EDU Servers for these Entrants.
1.3 All entries must be submitted at www.MindRising.ie. Each Entrant must prepare a 3 minute video in mp4 format, a link to a project portfolio in Sway (www.sway.com) and a zip archive containing their Minecraft world. There are no other ways of entering this other than via www.mindrising.ie. The Registering Organization is responsible for final submissions.
1.3.1 A project will not be considered for judging unless the school has complied with 1.3 before the closing date (see 1.4).
1.4 The closing date for receipt of on–line entries is 18th April 2016. Under no circumstances will late entries be accepted.
2.0 Entrant Eligibility
Each competitor must be must be under the age of 14 on the 1st January 2016 to be eligible to enter and can be from the following organisations.
2.0.1 The competition has 2 major divisions Junior and Senior; section 5.0 details the Entrants by Division
2.1 Primary Schools on the island of Ireland
2.1.1 Republic of Ireland Primary Schools (1st Class to 6th Class)
2.1.2 Northern Ireland Primary Schools (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2)
2.2 Secondary Schools on the island of Ireland
2.2.1 Republic of Ireland Secondary Schools (1st Year to 2nd Year)
2.2.2 Northern Ireland Primary Schools (Key Stage 3)- check NI school setup to align
2.3 International Schools – schools not on the island of Ireland who are interested in participating
2.3.1 International Baccalaureate Grades 2-8 (or equivalent local levels) are eligible to enter.
2.4.1 Independent Groups such as but not limited to CoderDojos, Scouts, sporting clubs (GAA, soccer, rugby, basketball etc.) are eligible to enter MindRising.
2.4.2 Team members for entrants from independent groups must be under the age of 14 on the 1st January 2016 to be eligible to enter.
2.4 All Independent Groups will be entered into the Senior competition automatically
2.5.1 Individuals supervised by a parent, guardian or teacher are eligible to enter the competition.
2.5.2 Individuals must be under the age of 14 on the 1st January 2016 to be eligible to enter.
2.5.3 Students educated at home in the Republic of Ireland, i.e. not attending a registered school, are eligible to enter, provided that they areregistered with the National Education Welfare Board (Republic of Ireland) and supply a copy of the registration certificate with their entry form. Students from Northern Ireland in similar circumstances should telephone 0800 917 1297 for guidance.
3.0 Eligible Entries
3.1 Projects that have been entered in other competitions can be accepted as entries to MindRising, provided that this information is stated at time of submission. It is the responsibility of the Entrants to advise MindRising of same. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification of the entry.
3.2 Submission of an entry will not ensure the acceptance of a project for the Games. A panel of screening judges will select the projects to go forward to the MindRising Excite Event and their decisions are final. Judges’ decisions for submissions that are successful to go through to the MindRising Excite Event will be made no later than 6pm on 13th May 2016.
3.3 Entrants that are successful will be notified by telephone using the number provided at submission of entry no later than 6pm Tuesday 17th May 2016.
3.4 Failure to make contact with Entrants before 6PM on Tuesday 17th May 2016 may lead to that Entrant forfeiting their opportunity to partake in MindRising Excite event.
3.5 By supplying these contact details entrants agree that [MindRising] may contact them for the purpose of communicating and updating them about MindRising Games and MindRising Excite Event. This also includes [MindRising] suppliers (partners/sponsors) who are employed for the purpose of co-ordinating the MindRising Games and MindRising Excite event.
4.1 Registration is performed by an Authorised Contact on behalf of a Registering Organization (e.g. school, group or parent/guardian teacher of an individual entrant)
4.2 Registration is only performed once for a Registering Organization on the MindRising.ie website
4.3 Each Registering Organization must designate a point of contact for coordination of all MindRising activities
4.2 Registration entitles a Registering Organization to submit 1 or more Entries created by Entrants (teams or individuals).
4.3 Registering Organizations are responsible for the management and usage of MineCraft EDU Servers.
4.4 Registering Organizations are responsible for providing access and supervising children’s access and behaviour while using Minecraft EDU Servers and Clients.
4.5 Registering Organizations must apply their own policies with relation to anti-bullying, privacy, child protection, technology use, access control and online etiquette. MindRising is not responsible for the behaviour of children either online or in-person who are engaged in a MindRising Project. The sole responsibility lies with the Registering Organization to supervise and manage children’s behaviour.
4.6 Entrants (teams or individuals) within a Registering Organization will coordinate with the Authorised Contact with relation to accessing Minecraft EDU Servers.
4.7 Entrants (teams or individuals) within a Registering Organization will coordinate with the Authorised Contact with relation to project submissions.
5.0 Competition Divisions
5.1 The competition has 2 divisions Junior and Senior; Entrants are assigned a division as outlined in Section 5.2 based either on year of school for school entrants orby age for individuals. All Independent groups are entered into the Senior Division.
5.2 Division Mappings to eligible entrants. Entrants (teams or individuals) will be entered either as a Junior or Senior Entrant.
5.2.2 Senior Division
5.2.3 Senior Entrants Incorrectly Entering a Division - Senior Entrants entering the Junior Division will be automatically disqualified. Junior Entrants are free to enter the Senior Division however MindRising would recommend staying within your division.
6.0 Competition Entry Classification & Awards
6.1 Competition Entries can be submitted by Entrants under 3 Major Areas
6.1.1 Past: Projects that explore a historical topic from any time period between the years 1916-2016
6.1.2 Future: Projects that explore a future topic from any time period between the years 2016-2116
6.1.3 Past-to-Future: Projects that explore changes over any historic period between the years 1916-2016 and include a future element covering a period 2016-2116
6.2 Awards – MindRising have a broad set of award categories
6.2 Junior Overall MindRiser(s) of The Year – is awarded to the project selected by the judges as the best overall project in the Junior Division
6.2.1 The Junior Winner(s) will win €5,000 digital refresh for their school or organization
6.3 Senior Overall MindRiser(s) of The Year – is awarded to the project selected by the judges as the best overall project in the Senior Division
6.3.1 The Senior Winner will win €5,000 digital refresh for their school or organization
6.4 Divisional Awards
6.5 Project Category Awards
6.6.1 Entrants will classify projects at time of submission by major division Junior/Senior, by Area Past/Future/Past-to-Future.
6.6.2 Entrants can add 3 project category tags (project classifications) to a project submission, projects tagged with a project category will be eligible for project category awards.
6.6.3 [MindRising] reserve the right to include projects into a project category for consideration even if that project has not been tagged by the Entrant.
6.6.4 An Entry can only be entered once into the competition classified as school, group or individual., i.e multiple entries of the same submission is not permitted
6.6.5 Entrants must submit projects as either an Individual or Team Project.
6.6.6 Individual projects may be submitted in any one of the categories specified in section 6.0 above and once submitted cannot be re–classified. In addition, if an individual enters an individual project which fails to qualify they are not eligible to transfer to a qualified team project at any time.
6.6.7 An individual may be part of more than 1 team provided those teams are from different registering organisations.
6.6.8 A MindRising submission entry can only be entered once.
6.6.9 An individual may enter as an individual and can also be part of a team entry .
6.6.10 If an individual entrant is also part of a team the entries must be for different projects.
7.1 Teams must have a minimum of 3 members, where possible in the same division as detailed in 5.2.1 and 5.2.2
7.2 Teams must be from the same school or organization to enter the competition
7.3 Once a project has been accepted as a Team Project and has qualified to compete in the Games, it cannot be re–classified as an Individual Project.
7.4 In cases where groups are constructed from children who are not in the same Division, the age category in which the project is entered must align with eligibility of the oldest student.
7.5 The team members representing each entry (max. of 5 students and 1 adult per entry) must be in attendance at the Excite event and fully participate in all judging activities.
7.6 Entrants must be available for publicity if successful and invited to attend the MindRising Excite event.
7.7 All members of a group should be fully involved, share the work and be familiar with everything that is presented in the submission. The final work should reflect the co–ordinated efforts of all team members.
7.8 It is expected that much of the work for a project will be conducted either in the school, home or the outside environment. Understandably, some projects may involve visiting locations. Students may seek advice or information about their project from sources beyond their school, such as on the ‘web’ or from government organisations, or from universities, institutes of technology or other experts in the project’s subject matter.
7.9 Team members’ work should be conducted under the supervision of their relevant teachers, with, where appropriate, suitable levels of involvement by parents, guardians or other responsible adults[D1] . MindRising will not accept any liability for events which may occur in any of the locations in which work for an entrant’s project is being undertaken.
8.0 Qualified projects
8.1 Applicable only to projects qualifying to exhibit at the MindRising Excite Event at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.
8.2 Some team members who have had their project accepted for exhibition may find themselves unable to complete it. It is very important that the organisers are immediately notified of this. Failure to notify MindRising of a withdrawal in good time results in empty seats at the event and causes disappointment with other teams. If a project has to be withdrawn after submission the [MindRising] must be notified immediately by e–mail at info@MindRising.ie
8.3 Project content and material will be released by the creators under a Creative Commons V3.0 License with Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ie/legalcode). [MindRising] and MindRising Partners will have the right to use any or all content subject to appropriate attribution for exhibition or publication.
8.4 If students have a project with elements that have commercial potential, it is recommended that you contact [MindRising] to discuss specific licence arrangements.
8.5 Projects that enter subsequent MindRising competitions will not be accepted unless the project has undergone significant further development. Projects that represent a continuation of previously entered work in a MindRising competition should have a significant amount of new material. Previously presented data must be clearly indicated as such in the final submission.
8.6 The Overall Winners of the Year may not represent any other country or organisation in respect of this project until the following year’s prize winner(s) are announced. Any winners of MindRising Games and MindRising Excite may not represent themselves in any aspect of or relating to MindRising without the prior written consent of [MindRising]
8.7 The judges reserve the right to withhold awards in the event of projects not reaching a satisfactory standard.
8.8 If a project has not adhered to all the rules and regulations of this competition, the judges have the right to withhold awards or exclude the project at any stage during the judging process.
8.9 The judges’ decision in all matters relating to awards will be final. MindRising sponsors or partners will have no input into the judges’ decisions[D2] [GMC3] . agreed
8.10 Entrants must respect copyright with relation to use of content. [MindRising] are not responsible for breaches of copyright in competition entries.
8.11 Entrants can be disqualified by the judges for inappropriate use of copyrighted material.
8.12 MindRising will NOT be responsible for any expenses incurred by Entrants in traveling to or from the Excite event, or during their stay for the event.
8.13 [MindRising] will ensure that adequate wireless Internet access is available to all attending the MindRising Excite Event.
9.0 Use of data
9.1 [MindRising] USE OF DATA: Personal data which Entrants provide when you enter the MindRising Competition will be used for the purposes of 1) Administering the competition 2) Educational research in collaboration with our sponsors and partners.
9.2 Personal data will not be used for marketing activities without prior permission and consent.
9.3 Personal data children names – children will be referred to by first name or Minecraft alias only in all published content.
9.4 Parental consent for use of images of children will be sought from the Registering Organization at the time of submission.
10.1 Prizes are as stated and are not transferable or redeemable for cash value.
10.2 [MindRising] reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.
11. Print photography and film
11.1. MindRising will commission a photographer & videographer to take photographs & video of MindRising events (including but not limited to MindRising Launch event, MindRising Excite Event). [MindRising] retains the right to use any photograph or video taken of participants in any MindRising event.
11.2. Such photographs or videos may be used on the MindRising website, MindRising Media partner websites and for [MindRising] marketing purposes, without media, time, use or geographic limitation. Note [MindRising] is under no obligation to make use of any photographs or videostaken.
11.3. [MindRising] also retains the right to publish information in regards to all projects entered into the MindRising Games and MindRising Excite Event and content generated at the MindRising Launch event. Information relating to projects may be used on the MindRising.ie website, MindRising (sponsors, partners and media partners) and for MindRising marketing purposes, without media, time, use or geographic limitation.
12 These Terms and Conditions (and any claim, dispute or matter arising under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions or their enforceability) and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. Please note however that your use of the prize may be subject to additional terms and conditions. Such terms and conditions (if any) will be notified to you separately upon your receipt of the prize.
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13 Glossary of Terms
MindRising Games is a competition for children under the age of 14 as of 1st Jan. 2016 based focused on digital storytelling using various digital technology
MindRising Excite is an event to be hosted in St.Pats College Drumcondra on 25/26 May 2016
MindRising are the sponsor of the MindRising Games and MindRising Excite
MindRising sponsors provide financial support and prizes to the promoter
MindRising Partners are providing non-financial support to MindRising in the areas of promotion, content, educational alignment, premises
MindRising Media Partner
MindRising Media Partners are providing media coverage and content to MindRising
Entrant describes a team or individual entering the competition.
Team describes a group of 3-7 members entering a competition
Group describes a non-school organization entering registering for MindRising
Describes an individual entrant (child) supported by a parent, guardian or teacher
Describes the organization registering for MindRising and able to submit entries
Describes a person in a school or group, authorised to act on behalf of and register a school or group.
Describes any entrant not normally resident on the Island of Ireland and subject to the eligibility requirements.
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine.
Multiplayer server software for MineCraft
Minecraft EDU Server
Multiplayer server software for MineCraft focused on education and provided by TeacherGaming.com
The client is the program installed to play Minecraft
Minecraft EDU Client
The client is the program installed to play Minecraft focused on education and provided by TeacherGaming.com
A project selected by the judges to advance to MindRising Excite
A person involved in the selection and adjudication of MindRising entry
Creative Commons Licence V3.0 with Attribution
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ie/legalcode
MindRising Company Information
[MindRising] references to [MindRising], [MindRising Games], [MindRising Excite] refers to the activities of *Silver Tip Ltd (Registered No: 570515) a company registered in Ireland. Directors: Gearod Mac Criosta, Alan Kelly, Secretary: Orlaith Nugent.
Silver Tip Ltd. is awaiting the completion of a name change by the Companies Registration Office the new name will be MindRising Ltd. Accepting this agreement is accepting an agreement with Irish Registered Company 570515.