TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Application

 

  1. For successful registration to the Hackathon, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided in the registration form. Incomplete registration forms will not be considered.

 

  1. Participation in the Hackathon is free of charge and no Participant shall be obliged to pay a fee to the Organiser.

 

  1. Participants can join individually or in teams of up to five (5) people. Individual participants who wish to form a team will have a chance to connect with other registrants after the Kick-off Open Webinar (28 Apr 2022).

 

  1. For an Application submitted by a team, all team members of the team must approve the submission by their team leader in order to be counted as a completed Application.

 

  1. There are two steps for the applications. Participants who have applied during the First Phase of application will be invited to attend Design Thinking Workshops and Mentorship Sessions. Deadline for the first phase of applications will end (17 May 2022). 

 

  1. The second phase of applications must be submitted before 11 June 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

 

Pre-selection

 

  1. Phase 1 applicants will be asked to submit their proposed ideas before 11 June 2022. A pre-selection might be necessary if a considerable number of teams register. Selected teams will then proceed to the next stage of the competition, which is the GREEN Hackathon Pitching Day. 

 

  1. All members of the shortlisted teams must be present online on the GREEN Hackathon Pitching Day (18 Jun 2022) and GREEN Hackathon Innovation Night (4 Jul 2022). In case of any unforeseen circumstances (eg.: sickness), the participant will need to provide proof of absence.


 

  1. Teams can use an idea or concept they had before the event, but there should not be any existing or tested prototype prior to the event. They are allowed to use information from the resource list provided to them or any other free/owned sources, while being mindful of plagiarism.

 

GREEN Hackathon Pitching Day

 

  1. All teams will be split into three groups according to the three challenges. Three groups will be judged by a different panel of judges based on their theme. Teams will have 5 min to pitch their ideas. 

 

  1. The pitching deck must be sent one day in advance (17 Jun 2022).

 

GREEN Hackathon Innovation Night

 

  1. Each team will get 5 minutes to pitch their project to the judges during the GREEN Hackathon Innovation Night (04 July 2022). Pitching will be followed by 3 minutes of Q&A by the judges.

 

  1. All pitches will be evaluated by the panel of judges. The final decisions of the judges are to be based on the following parameters: Quality of idea, Originality of idea, Potential for implementation and Impact, and Presentation. The panel will assign a score to each parameter, which will then determine the ranking of each participating team. The final decision of the judges cannot be challenged and is binding. 

 

  1. Plagiarism or copying of any material will not be tolerated. The Participants/Team will be immediately disqualified, in case any plagiarism is detected.

 

Awards

 

  1. The Hackathon is divided into two (2) categories. The “Under 18” category is open to any secondary school student between sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) years of age and enrolled in any recognized secondary school in Hong Kong at the time of the Hackathon event. The “Over 18” category is open to any member of the public, including university students, innovators, entrepreneurs, hospitality industry employees, etc. from Hong Kong and overseas.

 

  1. All prizes are to be shared amongst all Team members.

 

  1. The Organiser and/or the Organising Partner reserves the right to withhold the award(s) in all groups. The decision made by the Organiser and/or the Organising Partner is final and binding all aspects related to the Hackathon.

 

  1. The following are the prizes for Winners of each category:

 

Category 1 - University Students, Start-ups, Innovators, Entrepreneurs: 

  • Winner: 

    • Exclusive direct enrollment to the Ideation Programme from HKSTP* (worth HKD 100,000 in seed money)

    • USD 1,000 Seed money

    • VIP Tickets to GREEN Conference 2022

  • 2nd Place: 

    • Exclusive direct enrollment to the Ideation Programme from HKSTP* (worth HKD 100,000 in seed money)

    • USD 500 Seed money

    • VIP Tickets to GREEN Conference 2022

  • 3rd Place: 

    • Tentative direct enrollment to the Ideation Programme from HKSTP* (worth HKD 100,000 in seed money), depending on the idea

    • USD 500 Seed money

    • VIP Tickets to the GREEN Conference 2022

  • Additional Prize for best ranked University Student Team: 

    • Summer Internship at The Mills Fabrica

  • Additional Prizes for all finalists: 

    • Fast-track access to the admission panel of HKSTP's Ideation Programme*

    • 1-day ticket to GREEN Conference 2022 (day of their choice)

 

Category 2 - Students below 18 years of age: 

  • Winner: 

    • HKD 1,000 Foodpanda vouchers

    • Summer Internship at GREEN Hospitality

    • 1-day ticket to GREEN Conference 2022 (day of their choice)

  • 2nd Place: 

    • HKD 500 Foodpanda vouchers

    • 1-day ticket to GREEN Conference 2022 (day of their choice)

  • 3rd Place: 

    • HKD 300 Foodpanda vouchers

    • 1-day ticket to GREEN Conference 2022 (day of their choice)

 

Pitch Presentation Submissions

 

  1. A presentation will have to be submitted by 5pm 17 Jun 2022, a day before the GREEN Hackathon Pitching Day (18 Jun 2022). 

 

  1. All materials submitted in connection with the GREEN Hackathon must be in English.

 

Additional Rules

 

  1. All Participants will receive an info pack with relevant information about the event agenda, activities and other useful information a couple of days prior to each event.

 

  1. We strongly advise the teams to not print any info packs, documents, etc. Please use the digital versions to reduce paper waste. Come prepared with a downloaded copy of the info pack or any other material you may need.

 

  1. A Whatsapp group will be created and used as the primary channel of communication between the Organisers and the Teams. In case of any questions, please refer to the Whatsapp group.

 

  1. Teams will gain advice and support from mentors ahead of the event (through online meetings) as well as during the event. All mentors, facilitators and judges are subject to change without prior notice. 

 

  1. Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the Organisers' discretion. Reasons might include but are not limited to breaking the competition rules, providing invalid or illegal information or other unsporting behaviour.

 

  1. All the events related to the Hackathon will strictly abide by the sanitary regulations in accordance with the Hong Kong Government guidelines at the time of the events, including but not limited to social distancing and group gathering rules, using of face masks at all times, scanning of the LeaveHomeSafe application, etc.  

 

  1. Upon registering to the GREEN Hackathon 2022, Participants agree to participate in any media, promotional activity or publicity related to the Hackathon without payment or compensation, if requested to do so by GREEN Hospitality. 

 

  1. Participants acknowledge and agree that GREEN Hospitality or its partners on this project may display publicly, archive and reproduce any Submissions for broadcast, marketing, publicity and promotional purposes without any obligation to the Participants or any further Participants' consent. 

 

  1. By participating in the Green Hackathon 2022, Participants consent to be photographed and to be included in the filming of footage documenting the events. You hereby waive any and all rights of publicity or privacy and grant GREEN Hospitality full and complete permission to utilise your participation in the event in any and all manner and media throughout the world in perpetuity. You consent to the use of your name, image, likeness, voice and biographical material about you in connection with any and all footage, publicity and related promotional material and for any and all publicity and promotional purposes. You expressly release GREEN Hospitality its directors, officers, employees, consultants and service providers from and against any and all claims which you have or may have for invasion of privacy, defamation or any other cause of action arising out of the production, distribution, broadcast or exhibition of photographs, footage or any promotional materials.

 

  1. By attending the Virtual Event, participants acknowledge and agree that they choose to participate in a designated third party live streaming website / platform / application, and will be subject to the terms and conditions of such a third party. The Organiser and the Organising Partner is not responsible or liable to this third party’s sites, and Participants should review any terms and conditions when entering these third party sites.

 

  1. The Organiser and the Organising Partner accepts no responsibility for delayed, late or misdirected entries during the Hackathon live streaming.

 

  1. The Organiser and the Organising Partner reserves the right to refuse any Participant’s participation or access to the Hackathon immediately and without notice if such Participant disrupts, hinders or causes a nuisance to the Hackathon. The Organiser and the Organising Partner shall not be liable for any losses or damage incurred by the Participants' inability to access the Hackathon for whatever reasons.

 

  1. Participants are responsible for all costs and fees for data usage relating to the access of the Hackathon online sessions through a mobile network.

 

Use of Personal Data

 

  1. We shall use your Personal Data in accordance with the Personal Information Collection Statement provided by us to you on or before the time of collection of your Personal Data. Your Personal Data will be used in connection with the GREEN Hackathon. 

 

Notes

 

* To be eligible for the HKSTP Ideation Programme, Participants must meet the requirements set by HKSTP, including: 

  1. Have an innovative idea supported by R&D and business planning AND

  2. Are a HKID holder aged 18 and above, OR

  3. Have a limited company incorporated in Hong Kong for less than 2 years by the application start date, OR

  4. Have a team (must incorporate a limited company in Hong Kong before the programme starts)

For more information about the HKSTP Ideation Programme, please refer to the webpage.


 

Remember: The competition is just a part of the GREEN Hackathon 2022. To make the most out of the event, try something new, collaborate with other people, and make new friends!