Terms and Conditions

Participation Agreement, Terms and Conditions

Declaration by the Participants (Individual/Group)

  • Participants hereby warrant that all information provided in connection with the ROOH Challenge is accurate and complete. Furthermore, they acknowledge that any personal information disclosed shall be utilized at the discretion of the organizer (SPARC).
  • Participants, whether individuals or groups, must properly cite any best practices or adapted work from other sources that they incorporate into their submissions. 
  • By participating in the ROOH Challenge, if your cited work is modified or built upon, whether in whole or in part, acknowledgment will be given to you as the individual or group responsible for the original contribution. Participation in the ROOH Challenge ensures you will be credited for your original work if it is used or modified in its entirety or in part, even if you do not win.
  • Should you or your team be selected as a semi-finalist by the judging panel, we will request your headshot, editable files supporting the submission and bank account details from the individual or group captain of the group. Notifications to ask for these details will be sent via email.
  • If you are selected as a winner of the ROOH Challenge, your headshots and your submitted entry may be used to announce your status and to promote the ROOH Challenge for the following year.

Disqualification Terms

  • Any submission found to contain significant portions of unoriginal content without proper citation or any content generated with the help of AI will be disqualified by the organizer (SPARC) without any intimation.
  • Any person or group falsifying any information will be disqualified.
  • Participants are prohibited from attempting direct relationships with the organizer (SPARC) or jury, if found likewise will be disqualified.
  • Any submission (Individual/Group) with names will be disqualified, submissions as directed in guidelines are only acceptable.

Terms and Conditions & Copyrights

The below stated terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of the organizer (SPARC), and any such updates will be communicated to participants accordingly.

    • The organizer (SPARC) reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant who submits an entry and supporting statement that does not meet the requirements.
    • Participants are expected to grant the organizer (SPARC) the right to promote and publish any or all of the entries on any platform from any location for non-commercial, research, educational, and development purposes. Any material that is published will be duly credited to the authors.
    • In the event such a resubmission is discovered during or after the competition this will be publicly communicated after confirmation of such an action.
    • Participants shall not use the data shared by ROOH team on any other platform without due acknowledgement. Copyrights belong to “Campaign for Roof Over Our Heads (ROOH) Team,
    • The sponsors/ organizer (SPARC) is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants for any activity carried out under the scope of this this challenge.
    • The organizer (SPARC) reserves all the rights vis-à-vis ownership and contents of the ROOH Challenge website and is hence entitled to amend, terminate, or cancel the terms and conditions thereof, with or without prior notice at any time, at its sole and absolute discretion.
    • All submitted designs and associated materials must be original works created by the participant(s). Plagiarism or unauthorized use of copyrighted materials belonging to others is strictly prohibited.
    • By participating in the ROOH Challenge, participants give consent to the organizers (and its affiliates) a non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, edit, modify, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the submitted designs on the ROOH Challenge 2024 webpage, social media channels, and other promotional materials related to the challenge. Organisers may also publish the designs in print or digital formats for educational or promotional purposes.
    • Any disputes regarding copyright ownership or usage rights shall be resolved amicably between organizer and the participants. If necessary, disputes may be subject to mediation or arbitration in accordance with applicable laws in India.
    • Winners will receive prize money in USD and must have a bank account that is eligible to receive foreign money. The winner is responsible for any taxes or conversion fees associated with the prize money. The competition organizer may be contacted for any questions or assistance. Winning groups should nominate a group captain to receive the prize money and it will be their responsibility to disburse the money. Sharing of prize money will be the sole responsibility of the group and its members. The Organisers will not be responsible for determining the value and mechanism of sharing.
    • The decision of the jury will be final and binding and the organizer (SPARC) reserves all rights to determine whether submissions will be accepted or not.
    • For questions or clarifications regarding copyright issues, please contact info.roohchallenge@gmail.com.
    • By submitting the proposal, each participant agrees to give full use access to their work to the organizer (SPARC). The organizer will, however, acknowledge and credit the author at all times.