The competition is open to all participants 18 years of age or older, where allowable by law, except people or organizations who are employed by, or connected to seed biotechnology companies or their affiliates. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
Submissions are due before midnight Eastern Time, June 1, 2017.
AI for Good Foundation is the sponsor of this contest and will be responsible for administering and judging the contest and choosing the winners. Syngenta will only have access to information necessary to assist scientific evaluation. Syngenta is not a sponsor of this contest.
Selected finalists will be invited to present their submission at a global conference in the early fall of 2017.
Prizes awarded will be $7,500 for first place, $5,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. In the event that submissions of sufficient quality are not submitted to justify the awarding of all three prizes, the award committee reserves the right to eliminate any or all of the prize levels.
All decisions by the award committee are final. The award will be made in U.S. Dollars. All currency exchange costs are the responsibility of the winner. The award may be subject to taxes depending on the winner’s country. Winners are responsible to comply with all tax requirements. The sponsor and Syngenta disclaim all liability for any prize recipient’s compliance with tax obligations.
Participants agree that personal data collected by AI for Good Foundation and IdeaConnection may be stored and displayed to the public within the context of the contest.
Participants represent and warrant that they have the right to submit their idea to the contest, that they are the sole and exclusive owner of the idea, and that the idea or submission of the idea does not violate any applicable law in any country.
Additionally, participants agree and warrant that they will not submit any idea that infringes on and 3rd party intellectual property, trade secret or confidentiality obligation.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, each participant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified and hold harmless Syngenta, AI for Good Foundation, and IdeaConnection, their affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives and assigns harmless from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages and costs resulting from any act, default or omission of the participant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein.
AI for Good Foundation and IdeaConnection shall have the right to use, modify and make available to the public the submitted idea for the purposes of judging, advertising, promotion, administration, testing and demonstration. To the extent permitted by law the rules, terms and conditions for the contest are governed by the laws of Delaware without regard to conflict of law principles.
This contest is being administered by AI for Good Foundation.