Terms and Conditions
IppocrateOrg whose registered office is at Via Canova 15, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (the "Sponsor") is organising a contest called “Contest Origini” (the "Contest").
Open only to individuals and legal entities resident in the EU and Switzerland (“Entrants”). Void elsewhere and where prohibited by law.
The Contest begins on 08 April 2022 and ends 30 September 2022.
The concept of the Contest is to encourage the “Taking care of each other, society and the environment”. Entrants must submit a project which describes and illustrates how they would draw attention to the most crucial issues in the modern world: focusing on the individual, society and the environment, disrupting today’s precepts based solely on profit.
The Projects will be divided into the following categories:
Projects on the environment and recovery within the context of cooperation, and economic and social development;
Projects on education (schooling and training);
Projects on agriculture and/or infrastructural projects (e.g., the rebuilding of rural communities, use of traditional and indigenous seeds/flowers, new forms of agriculture or green building etc.);
Projects on social and cultural aspects;
Projects on new ways of doing business, with special attention given to business networks and participatory models; and
Projects in the information technology sector that facilitate new ways of doing business and to interact in any field.
The winning Entrant(s) shall win a limited and one-time monetary prize to be used to assist the winner in completing their Project and realising its goals/objectives. If the Entrant is selected and verified as a prize winner in the Contest, the Sponsor will provide limited funding (i.e., the prize) to help the Entrant complete the Project. The Sponsor will not help in the process of the Project being completed – only some and limited monetary support. The Sponsor makes no representation, guarantee or warranty that such monetary support will be sufficient for the winner to complete the Project.
Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
How to enter
Entrants should visit the Piazza Origini website https://piazza.origini.life/ (the “Website”) and sign in with all the info required. In order for the registration to be accepted, participants must tick the box indicating that they have read, understood and accepted the official regulations. Once registered, they will have to enter the Origini group where they can download the participation form.
Entrants must then send via email to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org 2-5 high resolution photos, possibly a video showing their project or the progress made up to date of the presentation in the progress of the project itself as well as the participation form completed in English which includes the informations listed below:
(a) a brief description of the Project, project leader and the participants involved.
(b) the amount of estimated expenses and details of the detailed account of the required funds.
Finally, in order for the registration to be accepted, it is necessary to download the regulation and sign it to indicate that the official rules listed here have been read, understood and accepted. The signed regulation scan must be sent to email@example.com together with the form and photos.
Do not include any information that is confidential, proprietary or a trade secret in your project description, funding statement and/or photo (or video) of progress to date or vision of the project. Without limitation, in submitting an entry, you understand and agree that the Sponsor has no duty of confidentiality or other fiduciary duty of any kind with regard to any aspect of your entry. If you are not comfortable with the foregoing, do not participate in the contest.
Individuals must be aged 18 or over, and be legally resident in the EU or Switzerland.
Legal entities must have their registered office in the EU or Switzerland.
All entries must be received by 30 September 2022.
By participating in the Contest, you agree to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s/judges’ decisions, which are final and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal.
For details regarding the collection/use/sharing of your personal information in conjunction with the Contest, please review the Sponsor’s Privacy Statement applicable to persons at https://ippocrateorg.org/informativa-privacy/
There is a limit of one (1) entry per person or legal Entity. Violations of the entry limit may result in ALL entries being declared void and the corresponding Entrant being disqualified from the Contest.
Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of receipt of the same or proof of entry in the Contest.
Third party assistance is prohibited unless an Entrant provides consent to the Sponsor that such third party understands and agrees that an Entrant submitted the Project as an entry in the Contest and if an Entrant is verified as a prize winner, only the Entrant will receive the monetary prize of funding for the Project. See also Section “Additional Entry Restrictions” below.
All elements of entry (including the Project Description, Funding Statement and photo or video) must be submitted during the same on-line session. Once submitted, an entry cannot be modified, amended or supplemented by an Entrant prior to judging. Each Entrant must make sure that they are completely satisfied with their Project Description, Funding Statement and photo before submitting as an entry in the Contest.
An Entrant may be charged by their wireless carrier in conjunction with their entry to the Contest. Each Entrant should review their wireless carrier's pricing plan BEFORE participating in the Contest.
Additional Entry Restrictions- Content of Project Description, Funding Statement and Photo (or Video)
An entry will be declared void and will not be accepted if the Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the Project Description, Funding Statement and/or photo (or video) of progress toward or vision of completion of the Project includes:
content that may infringe the trademark or copyright or other intellectual property rights of someone else (e.g., the Project must be your original work);
references another person (living or dead) or another person who was involved in the Project, unless you have that person’s consent*;
content that may contain images or audio material that is insulting, abusive, inciting violence, threatening, or intimidating, obscene, inflammatory, sexually explicit, profane, offensive, harassing, derogatory, degrading, defamatory, harmful, discriminatory, controversial or political speech, or unlawful or invasive of another’s privacy (in the Sponsor’s sole opinion);
content that is not truthful in all material respects;
content that advocates violence, drug or alcohol use or any illegal act; or
content that disparages or damages the goodwill and/or reputation of the Sponsor.
*The Sponsor in its sole discretion may place conditions on the selection of an Entrant as a potential prize winner and/or the award of a prize upon an Entrant providing adequate proof of such consent(s), upon the Sponsor’s request and without compensation.
Grant of Rights in Entry
Each Entrant agrees to share with the Sponsor and its designees their Project Description, Funding Statement and photo (or video) showing progress toward or vision of completion of their Project, with the understanding that the Sponsor and its designees will use the same solely for the purposes of administration of the Contest (including the determination as to whether an Entrant’s Project receives a monetary prize and, if so, the value of the prize), without further notice or any compensation to such Entrant. For clarity, at all times, each Entrant retains ownership of their Project Description, Funding Statement and photo (or video) showing progress toward completion of or vision of their Project and any and all copyrights, rights and interests therein.
Selection Of Winners.
The judging will take place on or around 1 October 2022. A diverse and independent panel of judges selected by the Sponsor will evaluate eligible entries (i.e., Projects) using the following equally weighted judging criteria:
Innovation and creativity
Safeguarding the environment and resources
Quality level of product and services
Respect and enhancement of the growth of the people involved in the project
Contribution to the improvement of society according to Origini values
The announcement or posting of any entry on the Sponsor’s website or elsewhere is in no way binding upon Sponsor as to the judging procedure. The two (2) Projects with the highest score based on the Judging Criteria will be deemed to be the winners of the Contest. The judges will also determine four (4) runner-ups in order of preference according to the Judging Criteria. A runner-up shall only be used if a winner fails to claim their prize in accordance with these Contest Rules or if a winner is disqualified from the Contest for any reason.
The decision of the judges is final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.
The Entrant who receives the highest score for his/her Project will be awarded a cash prize worth up to € 20.000 euro to complete his/her Project.
The Entrant who receives the second highest score for his/her Project will be awarded a cash prize worth up to € 5.000 euro to complete his/her Project.
In the event of a tie the prize will be divided.
Notification to the winners
Winner(s) will be notified within 7 days following the announcement of the winners via e-mail, using the email address provided on entering the Contest and will be required to complete, sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where lawful). Winner(s) will have 7 days from being notified of their win to provide the information requested. In the event of noncompliance with these requirements or if winner cannot be reached for any reason within 7 days of being notified of the prize (including failure to timely receive/receive at all or timely respond to the winner notification e-mail for any reason, including delayed delivery of the winner notification e-mail or the winner notification e-mail not being delivered whatsoever due to categorization as “Junk” or “SPAM” by the winner’s e-mail service provider, the winner’s e-mail box being “full” or any other cause); if winner or corresponding potentially winning Project is determined to be ineligible or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, such Project shall be disqualified and the prize shall be forfeited without compensation of any kind and may be awarded to a runner-up.
The first runner-up with the highest score will be contacted in the same manner as described above and, if necessary, the process repeated until the prize is finally awarded to a runner-up. In the event that having followed the awarding process described above, a prize cannot be given to a winner or runner-up, the Sponsor reserves its right not to award said prize.
Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.
The Sponsor reserves the right to require winners to provide a valid form of identification proving their age and identity before receiving their prize. Any verification document produced must be in the name of the person or legal entity who has entered the Contest.
Conditions of Participation
Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for entries that are late, lost, garbled, incomplete, inaccessible/blocked, corrupted, jumbled, misdirected, delayed or damaged, regardless of cause, all of which are void; for technological, programming, electronic, or other error/malfunction/failure of any kind which interferes with the advertising/offering of the Contest in any respect (including, but not limited to, accessibility and/or availability of the “Contest Origini” area on https://piazza.origini.life/). Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules in a given instance shall not constitute the waiver of such provision.
If Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the Contest – in whole or in part – is delayed, prevented, made inadvisable or illegal or cannot be conducted as originally planned due to any cause beyond its control, (“Force Majeure Event”), Sponsor may cancel, modify or suspend the Contest and make the prize(s) available to be won based on its evaluation of all eligible entries received (if any) prior to and/or after the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise in a manner that Sponsor in its sole discretion determines is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. In such event, Sponsor will post a notice to such effect on: https://piazza.origini.life/.
Dispute Resolution/Choice of Law
To the fullest extent permitted by law, each Entrant agrees that:
any and all disputes regarding the Contest or these Official Rules shall be governed by Swiss law and the courts of Lugano shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction;
any action will be brought by an Entrant individually (NOT as part of a class action); and
recovery in any such action is limited to actual costs involved in participating in the Contest (if any), with all rights to legal fees and any and all damages (including special, compensatory, punitive, consequential damages) being expressly waived.
If the preceding or any other provision of these Official Rules is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be replaced by a substitute provision that most closely approximates the original intent of Sponsor and is valid, legal and enforceable. In case of discrepancy between the English and the translated versions of these Contest Rules, the English version prevails. The invalidity/illegality/unenforceability of a given provision shall not affect the remainder of these Official Rules.