This document outlines the terms and conditions for participation in the open call for proposals for the New Invention Prize
1. Background to 12rPrizes and the New Invention Prize
12rPrizes is the Twelve Ronnies foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.
This New Invention Prize is being run by 12rPrizes Team. Through an Open Call it seeks ideas about New Inventions. To apply, applicants need to draft a short written pitch outlining their proposed solution together with supporting information which will be submitted and stored securely on IdeasVault. The application will only be viewed by our judges who are patent attorneys and will keep your idea secure.
Applications must be submitted by no later than 11.59pm on 8th August 2019. (the “Submission Date”)
A 12rPrizes panel will select a winner by 8th September 2019 from eligible applications received by the Submission Date.
2. Who can apply?
Applications are open to all individuals over the age of eighteen (18) years old. Employees of 12rPrizes, or any organisation that may work with 12rPrizes in relation to the Prize, are not eligible to enter.
3. What happens after you apply?
3.1 We will assess all eligible applications received by the Submission Date and the winner will be selected from those Applicants whose pitches in our view best comply with the criteria set out in the Open Call.
3.2 Our decision about eligibility, about selection of the winner for the Prize, and about the awarding of the Prizes (if any), shall be final. We will not provide detailed individual feedback or enter into correspondence with individual applicants.
3.3 The applicant deemed by 12rPrizes, according to the criteria set out in the Open Call, to have produced the best Final Submission will be declared the Winner of the Prize and will receive a Prize of £500.00.
3.4 We reserve the right not to award any Prizes as detailed in 3.3 if any of the Submissions do not, in 12rPrizes absolute discretion satisfy the requirements of the guidelines or any feedback issued to the applicants.. Any Prize awarded by 12rPrizes will be subject to satisfaction of all relevant legal and regulatory requirements and signature of appropriate legal documentation.
3.5 You must bear any costs relating to the submission of your application for the Prize, your Final Submission and participation in the Prize. You must take independent legal advice if you are concerned about these terms and conditions or your participation in the Prize.
3.6 We reserve the right to refuse to accept any application or Submission; to suspend or withdraw the Prize at any time; to vary the form and substance of the Prize or extend the deadlines and/or to reject any application or withdraw any applicants continued participation in the Prize if you are in breach of these terms and conditions, fail to participate fully in the Prize or in the event of an actual or potential conflict of interest. If any selected applicant subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn from the Prize, we may select a replacement applicant, but will not be obliged to do so.
3.7 We reserve the right to vary the Prize or these terms and conditions at any time and at our sole discretion. Variations will take effect from the date they are posted on our website so you must check this page regularly to see the current version. If you provide us with a contact email address, we will aim to notify you of any changes.
3.8 If you are unable to complete the proposal or Prize entry process due to a disability, please let us know so that we can consider whether reasonable adjustments can be made.
4. Your promises to us
By submitting an application for the Prize, you confirm on behalf of yourself (and your partners, if applicable) that:
4.1 All information and materials provided to 12rPrizes by you are true, accurate and complete and you will notify us immediately of any changes to information or materials provided. You are the author of your application and any Final Submission submitted and have not copied or plagiarised the work of another third party.
4.2 You have provided us with all information which might reasonably be thought to be relevant or necessary for us to consider your application.
4.3 You shall produce your application in accordance with any guidelines issued to you by 12rPrizes and shall incorporate any feedback provided by 12rPrizes to you following application .
4.4 You have, or will obtain as required, all authorisations, registrations, licences, consents and permissions necessary to submit your application.
4.5 In participating in the Prize, you will act lawfully, ethically and in good faith and will comply fully with equality and anti-bribery legislation and with any other applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and codes of practice, and will comply with our reasonable requirements, including in relation to health and safety and security, in the event that you may agree to attend 12rPrizes premises as part of the Prize.
4.6 You shall treat the contents of any 12rPrizes documentation and information shared with you as confidential, and shall not disclose such information other than as may be necessary for the preparation and submission of a compliant application and shall at 12rPrizes’s request destroy or return any documents or information to 12rPrizes.
4.7 Neither you nor any of your partners has any actual or potential conflict of interest with 12rPrizes (including with our trustees, officers or employees) in making your proposal or complying with these terms and conditions and you will immediately inform us if you become aware of any such conflict of interest.
5. Information and Publicity
5.1 You will retain your intellectual property rights in your application and Final Submission for the Prize.
5.3 We may carry out publicity and promotion for the Prize and publish our research and evaluation in relation to the Prize. We may wish to publish the name of winner on our Website and you may be asked to participate in other publicity. Your application will not be made available to the public domain.
6. General provisions
6.1 If you are a Winner in the Prize, you will be required to enter into a contract on 12rPrizes’s standard terms and conditions (copy available on request).
6.2 Any failure by 12rPrizes fails to enforce these terms and conditions shall not be construed nor shall it be deemed to be a waiver of its right to do so in the future.
6.3 We will not be liable to you, your partners or anyone else in respect of any direct or indirect loss, economic loss or loss of opportunity arising in connection with your application to, and your participation in, the Prize and/or any reliance by you on any statement made or advice given by us, our partners or contractors. We do not make any warranty about the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by 12rPrizes in connection with the Prize. Any dispute between you and/or your partners and/or any other applicant must be resolved between you and independently of 12rPrizes.
6.4 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and shall be subject to the non- exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.