The Idea terms and conditions

The Idea terms and conditions

  • X Challenge, The Idea, is open to individual entrants or team entries where at least one team member is a current student of AUT. This team member must have an active role within the team.
  • Any addition or withdrawal of team members must be notified in writing to the programme organisers. This notice must be signed by all original and subsequently added team members.
  • Winning entries from previous AUT competitions cannot be resubmitted to the current competition.
  • The information you disclose in your entry and the inherent Intellectual Property (IP) should belong to you or your team and should be the product of your own work.
  • Ensure you have the rights to disclose the Intellectual Property or confidential information of another party before you disclose it.
  • The project can be from any discipline or commercial domain.
  • By accepting these Terms, the entrant agrees that AUT may use the entrant's name and photos in connection with the publication and promotion of the X Challenge and AUT. The entrant shall cooperate with all reasonable requests to promote the X Challenge. No financial compensation will be paid to the entrant for cooperation in promotional activities.
  • The X Challenge organising committee reserves the right to reject and remove any inappropriate entries.
  • The X Challenge organising committee ​is not liable for any damages as a result of these actions.
  • AUT is not liable for any Intellectual Property Infringement that arises from entries.
  • No entrant can use the AUT brands for marketing, advertising, public relations and endorsement or other similar purposes without prior consent.
  • Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • The decision of the Judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The 40 winning entries of X Challenge The Idea will be awarded a cash grant of $250, payable upon receiving account details from the finalists no later than three months from the date of the award.
  • It is the finalists' responsibility for their own tax obligations on the receipt of grant consideration.
  • The grants from The Idea may be spent at the winners’ discretion.
  • AUT reserves the right to vary these Terms and Conditions.

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Shayna McWhirter

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X Challenge

The Idea is part of the X Challenge competition. Find out more about what competitions are run by X Challenge annually.