Project Management Institute Make Reality Challenge 2021

Unleash your passion. Bring ideas to life. Win cash prizes.

1 October 2021 – 17 March 2022


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Participation in Make Reality Challenge 2021 (“Hackathon”) is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. You are required to accept these Terms and Conditions when you register for the Hackathon. The following terms apply to participation in this hackathon (“Hackathon”). The Hackathon is organized by Project Management Institute, Inc. (“Organizer”). Failure to meet any of these Terms and Conditions, as determined in PMI’s sole discretion, may result in your immediate disqualification. By submitting an idea/prototype and/or otherwise participating in the Hackathon, you agree to be bound by all the Rules of this contest and certify that you are not disqualified from participating for any reason whatsoever. PMI reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the entrant has breached any of the Terms and Conditions.

  1. Registration for this online competition is free.
  2. Participation is limited to students currently enrolled in College/University.
  3. A team must have a minimum of two (2) students and a maximum of five (5) students.
  4. Students can form teams from their own college or different colleges.
  5. Team members must all be from the same region. Click Here to know PMI regions
  6. Submission by ineligible persons may be disqualified at any stage of the competition without notice.
  7. Entrants may create original solutions, prototypes, datasets, scripts, or other content, materials, discoveries or inventions (a“Submission”). entrants retain ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and to submissions. Participant represents and warrants that the submission is and will be participant’s own original work and does not and will not infringe the intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any third party patents, copyrights or trademarks. Participant hereby agrees not to instigate, support, maintain or authorize any action, claim or lawsuit against the organizer, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of a participant’s submission, infringes any of participant’s rights as creator of the submission, including, without limitation, trademark rights, copyrights and moral rights. As a condition of submission, Entrant grants the organizer, its subsidiaries, agents and partner companies, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work from, and publicly display the Submission.
  8. All submissions must be made in English.
  9. The Ideation and prototype building rounds submissions must be made on the hackathon platform.
  10. Only one entry per team is allowed and any team that enters more than the permitted number of submissions will be disqualified.
  11. Competition submissions must be made in the manner and by the closing date specified on the “How to participate
  12. The hackathon is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The hackathon is offered by organizer, which is not responsible for (i) late, lost, damaged, incomplete, or misdirected Entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of submissions; or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties.
  13. Proof of posting or emailing cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. These Terms are governed by the law of the state of pennsylvania, USA without reference to rules governing choice of laws.
  14. You represent and warrant your submission, in its entirety, is an original work by you and you have not included third party content (such as writing, text, graphics, artwork, logos, photographs, likeness of any third party, musical recordings, clips of videos, television programs or motion pictures) in or in connection with your submission without permission and you have all rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to make your submission.
  15. You represent and warrant your submission, the use there of by PMI of any of the rights granted by you under these Rules, does not and will not infringe or violate any rights of any third party or entity, including, without limitation, patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, defamation, privacy, publicity, false light, misappropriation, confidentiality, or any contractual or other rights.
  16. You must use one of the Low code/No code platforms identified here.
    • Zoho
    • Quixy
    • Pipefy
    • TrackVia
    • Kianda
      Usage of other tools is not permitted.
  17. Publicity: Except where prohibited, by participating in the hackathon, participant consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, entry and statements attributed to participant (if true) for advertising and promotional purposes, including without limitation, inclusion in organizer’s newsletters, organizer’s website and any of the organizer’s social media accounts or outlets without compensation.
  18. On the close of the entry period of idea submission round, a panel of judges will review all eligible entries received and select the entries going to next round.
  19. On the close of entry of Prototype Development round, the panel will shortlist 24 teams (the top three teams from each of the 8 regions of PMI) who will have the opportunity to be selected for the final round.
  20. From this list of 24, the top 10 teams will face a panel of judges for Q&A in the final round. This panel will announce the top three (3) winners of the competition and also the regional winners.
  21. In the event of any dispute regarding the Terms and Conditions, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the hackathon, the decision of the judge(s) (external or internal to PMI) shall be final & binding and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. The organizer is under no obligation to provide an explanation for selection or rejection.
  22. Students, whose parents are employed by the organizer, or any of its subsidiaries, cannot participate in this competition.
  23. A student whose family member is involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Hackathon, cannot participate.
  24. PMI reserves the absolute right to cancel or amend the hackathon, these Terms and Conditions and/or the “How to participate” at any time and for any reason.
  25. Posted dates are tentative and subject to change at organizer’s sole discretion.
  26. You agree that you cannot claim payment for your submissions.
  28. The hackathon is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Hackathon is offered by organizer, which is not responsible for (i) late, lost, damaged, incomplete, or misdirected entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of submissions; or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties.
  29. Prize winners will be chosen by panel of judges as appointed by organizer from all qualifying entries as per dates specified. In all matters, the decision of the panel of judges shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  30. Prize winners will be notified in the manner and within the time specified on the “How to participate”. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply as specified in the notification (and within the time stated) may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
  31. If more than one prize is awarded only one prize per Team will be awarded. Competition winner(s)’ names may be published on the relevant website. In the event of a tie – the prize money will be shared equally by the winners.
  32. All Prize-winners unconditionally agree (as a condition of accepting any prize) to: Co-operate with or participate in any other reasonable post-Competition publicity.
  33. Substitutions & Changes: Prizes are non-transferable by the winner. Organizer in its sole discretion has the right to make a prize substitution of equivalent or greater value. Organizer will not award a prize if there are no eligible submissions entered in the hackathon, or if there are no eligible teams or submissions for a specific prize.
  34. Verification Requirement: The award of a prize to a potential winner is subject to due verifications. No submission or submitter shall be deemed a winning submission or winner until their post-competition required forms (“Required Forms”) have been completed and verified, even if prospective winners have been announced verbally or on the competition website. The final decision to designate a winner shall be made by organizer.
  35. Prize Delivery: Prize money will be payable to the team leader of the winning team. It will be the responsibility of the team leader of the winning team/s to allocate the prize among their team as the team leader deems appropriate. The monetary prize will be sent electronically to the team leaders of the winning teams only after receipt of the completed required forms. Failure to provide correct information on the required forms, or other correct information required for the delivery of a prize, may result in delayed prize delivery, disqualification of the team, or forfeiture of a prize. Prizes will be delivered within 30 days of the organizer’s receipt of the completed required forms.
  36. Fees & Taxes: Winners (all participating members) are responsible for any fees associated with receiving or using a prize, including but not limited to, wiring fees or currency exchange fees. Winners are responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes in their jurisdiction of residence (federal, state/provincial/territorial and local). Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms and documentation necessary for compliance with applicable tax withholding and reporting requirements. United States residents and organizations may be required to provide a completed Form W-9. Non United States citizens who win following participation while in the united states are required to notify the organizer. Residents and organizations of other countries may be required to provide a completed Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary.
  37. The Organizer reserves the right to with hold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the united states or other sponsor jurisdiction, or those of a winner’s jurisdiction. The value of any prize received may constitute taxable income and, when applicable, winners may be issued a Form 1099 or other appropriate tax form as required by law.
  38. Organizer’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Should any provision of these Terms and Conditions be or become illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction whose laws or regulations may apply to an entrant, such illegality or unenforceability shall leave the remainder of these Terms and Conditions, including the Term/Condition affected, to the fullest extent permitted by law, unaffected and valid. The illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that comes closest and best reflects the PMI’s intention in a legal and enforceable manner with respect to the invalid or unenforceable provision.
  39. You hereby represent and warrant that your entry and all information which you submit and/or distribute will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and will not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening.
  40. If relevant, organizer reserves the right, but not the obligation, to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by you and to edit,refuse to distribute or remove the same.
  41. For more information on PMI’s privacy guidelines please follow the link

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