Audacious Challenge Rules

2017 Rules

Eligibility

  1. Competitors can enter individually or in a team.

  2. Whether entering individually or as part of a team, all participants must be current students of either Otago Polytechnic or the University of Otago.

  3. Participants are considered students until they graduate. As long as you have not graduated from your current programme before the Round Two submission date, you are eligible to enter Audacious.

  4. Enrolment status for every participant will be checked by the respective institutions.

  5. There is no restriction on the number of competitors in any one team.

  6. Team members can change throughout the competition.

  7. Audacious will not mediate any disputes arising from changes to the membership of a team (including intellectual property).

  8. The objective of Audacious is to develop a business idea and progress to launch. Established student businesses are eligible to enter, but other criteria may apply, as decided by the judging panel.

  9. An entry must be the original work of the team and by submitting, they confirm that the rights of a third party are not being breached.

Entries

  1. Entries must be submitted by the due date and no late entries will be accepted.

  2. There is no restriction on the number of entries that an individual or team may submit in any year, provided that they are unique, as deemed by the judging panel.

  3. Where two or more entries are similar, the judging panel will give both teams the opportunity to withdraw and if no resolution is reached, may reject both entries.

  4. Audacious reserves the right to refuse entries that do not align with the values of the Otago Polytechnic, the University of Otago, and Dunedin City Council, for example, entries with legal or ethical issues.

  5. If any entry uses an idea or intellectual property from an external party, the competitor/team must have the permission of that person and acknowledge them in their submission.

  6. Entries will not be eligible to win a prize if the team includes a judge or mentor from previous Audacious competitions, or an employee of any sponsor (excluding the Otago Polytechnic, the University of Otago and the Dunedin City Council).

  7. Ideas similar to entries in previous years will be rejected unless the idea has been substantially developed and enhanced. Judges discretion applies. 

  8. Competitors can enter individually or in a team.

  9. Whether entering individually or as part of a team, all participants must be current students of either Otago Polytechnic or the University of Otago.

  10. Participants are considered students until they graduate. As long as you have not graduated from your current programme before the Round Two submission date, you are eligible to enter Audacious.

  11. Enrolment status for every participant will be checked by the respective institutions.

  12. There is no restriction on the number of competitors in any one team.

  13. Team members can change throughout the competition.

  14. Audacious will not mediate any disputes arising from changes to the membership of a team (including intellectual property).

  15. The objective of Audacious is to develop a business idea and progress to launch. Established student businesses are eligible to enter, but other criteria may apply, as decided by the judging panel.

  16. An entry must be the original work of the team and by submitting, they confirm that the rights of a third party are not being breached.

Confidentiality

  1. The legal protection of any confidential information and/or intellectual property in an entry is the responsibility of the competitor.

  2. Each competitor agrees to respect and protect the confidentiality of any information shared between other competitors participating in Audacious.

Judging

  1. Both rounds of Audacious will be judged by a panel of judges appointed by the Audacious Organising Team. Every effort will be made to ensure that judges are impartial and are suitably qualified.

  2. The decision of any panel of judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Prizes

  1. Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel. The nature and quantity of prizes will be determined annually by the Audacious Organising Team.

  2. One team member (or nominated representative) of the winning entries must be present the award ceremony to claim any prizes awarded.

  3. All prizes must be claimed within the timeframe noted in the prize details.

Waivers and Releases

  1. The Audacious Organising Team reserves the right to amend these rules. Competitors will be notified of any amendments.

  2. Any views expressed by a member of the Audacious Organising Team are the opinion of that person and are not those of Audacious, Otago Polytechnic, the University of Otago or the Dunedin City Council. No liability can be accepted in connection with any of these views.

  3. The Audacious Organising Team and judging panel are not responsible for any losses, costs, expenses and damages incurred by competitors through participating in Audacious.

  4. Submission of an entry into the Audacious Challenge confirms the acceptance of these rules by each competitor.