Future Transport Competition 2017 Terms and conditions

You should read these terms and conditions before submitting your entry into the Future Transport Competition 2017.

By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Note: Condition 14 is amended as follows to ensure lucky draw winners are from 6 different schools and from different schools to the category winners.

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  1. The closing date and time for entry forms is 5pm Friday 30 June 2017. No entries will be accepted after this time.
  2. All entries must be made via the online form at education.nzta.govt.nz.
  3. Your entry (including all playable games and narratives) submitted to this competition will be owned and controlled by you, however you grant the NZ Transport Agency a worldwide, royalty free licence to use your entry as set out in paragraph 27 below.
  4. Each school and each team of students can submit MULTIPLE entries for “playable game” or “narrative” using a separate entry form for each.

Playable game entries

  1. All entries in the “playable game” category which are based on a digital game for computer, browser, tablet, smartphone or other device must allow the competition organisers and judges to access and play a digital game without having to purchase a subscription or licence. The game can be an entire game or a prototype level or levels sufficient for judges to have a playable experience.
  2. Each entry in the “playable game” category which is based on a digital game must also include a video walk-through which demonstrates the game (duration up to 2 minutes).
  3. Entries in the “playable game” category which are based on NON-digital formats including but not limited to board games, trading card games, drama games and physical activity games, must submit a file or weblink for a video (of no more than 5 minutes’ duration) or a digital presentation which includes photos. The video or presentation must show the core game components and the game being played.
  4. Each entry in the “playable game” category must submit a file or weblink to a research document which includes information on how students investigated their topic and how they shared their ideas within their school community.

Narrative entries

  1. Entries in the “narrative” category should present the main work of the entry as a single file or weblink.
  2. Additionally, each entry may include one additional file or weblink for the research document that includes further material to show how the entrants have met the judging criteria (specified in paragraph 11). Videos or animated presentations should be no more than five minutes’ duration.

Details about prizes

  1. Subject to paragraph 15, there will be a prize for the winning entry in each of the six categories, for the entries judged (by the NZ Transport Agency’s approved panel of judges) as having best met the judging criteria. The criteria are overall impression, quality of investigation, presentation, ideas, and evidence of sharing.
  2. The six categories are as follows:
    • best playable game Years 11-13
    • best narrative Years 11-13
    • best playable game Years 7-10
    • best narrative Years 7-10
    • best playable game Years 1-6
    • best narrative Years 1-6.
  3. Each category winner prize will be for a total of $4,000 worth of vouchers. This consists of $2000 for the winning school, $1500 of vouchers for the students to keep and share among themselves (in shares as decided by them), and $500 of vouchers for the supervising teacher (who has submitted the entry form under paragraph 21).
  4. In addition, and subject to paragraph 15, there will be six lucky draw prizes randomly drawn from across all entries (other than entries from schools from which category prize winners were selected) which meet competition terms and conditions. Each lucky draw prize is for $1,000 worth of vouchers to the winning school. A lucky draw winning school can only win one lucky draw prize.
  5. The NZ Transport Agency reserves the right to not award some or all of the above prizes if it does not receive entries that meet the competition terms and conditions in sufficient number for the awarding of the total number of prizes.
  6. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.  Prize winners will be notified by email to the email address provided with the entry.

Details about other entry requirements

  1. All entries must model or portray ethical and safe use of transport networks, systems and technology.
  2. All entries must include evidence of how the entrants investigated an aspect of the future of transport in New Zealand, and how they have shared their ideas within their school community.
  3. Students who enter must be on the roll of a registered NZ school.
  4. Entries must be from groups of three or more students.
  5. Entries must be entered by a teacher from the school and that teacher (if they are not the school principal) must confirm that the principal of the school has verified the entry meets the terms and conditions of the competition.
  6. The NZ Transport Agency (in its sole discretion) reserves the right to verify and determine the validity of entries and reserve the right to disqualify any entry not in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  7. The NZ Transport Agency reserves the right to disqualify entries that:
    • show disaster scenarios, crashes, death, injuries, catastrophe outcomes, fear tactics or violence.
    • are or pose a risk of being defamatory or in breach of third party intellectual property rights.
    • contain material that is confidential, commercially sensitive, invasive of personal privacy or which may cause personal distress or loss.
    • contain language or imagery that is offensive, obscene, harassing or threatening or hurtful within the context it is presented and/or is contrary to any law. C
    • ontain any viruses or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage or detrimentally interfere with any system, data or personal information.
  8. All content other than NZ Transport Agency assets must be produced by the students themselves (by creating original text, animations, audio, video or images) or by using assets that are in the public domain, or cited by the entry as openly licensed or with written permission of the originator. You indemnify the NZ Transport Agency against any claim, loss or cost incurred by the NZ Transport Agency where a third party claims an infringement of their intellectual property rights.

Final details about the competition

  1. Unless expressly permitted by the competition organisers, you must not edit, update or change your submitted entry until the official announcement of winners has been made.
  2. The NZ Transport Agency may request and use photos of the winning students/teachers and students/teachers whose entries are selected as highly commended, and may make a request to hold interviews (virtual or in-person) with winners and highly commended entrants. The winning school teams and highly commended teams will also be announced on social media and their entries will be placed on www.education.nzta.govt.nz.
  3. By entering the competition, you consent to the NZ Transport Agency publishing information about winners’ entries (including names) and highly commended entries on the website www.education.nzta.govt.nz. This includes but is not limited to documents, images, videos, digital presentations or excerpts thereof. Links to playable digital games for people to download may be provided on the website for 1 year (and for three further 1 year periods if the NZ Transport Agency chooses) after the first date of publication unless entrants’ supervising teachers specify in writing that they do not permit this.
  4. Your contact details will only be used by the Transport Agency to notify the winner of this competition, and your names also be used as set out in paragraph 27 if you are selected.  You have the right to request access to and correction of your contact details. If you wish to do so, please contact SafeSchoolTravel@nzta.govt.nz. If your entry is not used as set out in paragraph 27, your contact details will be destroyed.
  5. Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. If for any reason, this competition is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to any causes beyond the control of the NZ Transport Agency which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the competition, the NZ Transport Agency reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.
  7. The NZ Transport Agency will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including but not limited to direct, indirect or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained with either participation in this competition or in connection with the prizes offered.