1. WHO IS ELIGIBLE
To register for Neo4j®’s Leonhard Euler Idea Contest ("Contest"), participants must be at least 18, be located where the Contest is allowed by law and must follow the entry requirements in the "How to Enter" Section below. Your participation in the Contest constitutes your agreement to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules"). Void where prohibited by law. Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Neo4j, Inc. ("Neo4j") its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their immediate family and household members, are not eligible to enter or to win. Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of the United States federal government, and their immediate family and household members, are not eligible to enter or to win. Contest entrants are referred to as "you" or "participant".
False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render participants ineligible.
It’s simple. To participate in the Leonhard Euler Idea Contest, submit your or your team’s breakthrough idea or solution built using Neo4j GraphQL Library (mandatory), and better if you use GRANDstack (Neo4j GraphQL Library, React, Apollo, Neo4j Database). Entrants and contest submissions may be featured at the NODES 2021 Developer Summit. All entries must be submitted by June 4, 2021 to be eligible for consideration. Contest entrants must submit working application code on GitHub for review by the judges, a demo application (if available) and a short video (~2 minutes) that highlights coolness of the idea.
All are welcome to participate in Leonhard Euler Idea Contest are eligible to enter.
2. HOW TO ENTER
a) No purchase necessary. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. To enter the Contest, the participant must correctly and timely submit entries on or before 12:00 AM PT on June 4, 2021 (the "Contest Period"). If submitting a video submission, please note your video must be solely your work, including but not limited to the actual filming, editing, and graphic design of the video. The time for submitting your Leonhard Euler Idea Contest entry is during the Contest Period. Entries must be initiated during the Contest Period. All entry material or submissions must be provided as open source and freely usable by all.
3. DETERMINATION OF WINNER(S)
Judges selected by Neo4j will solely determine which entries are timely and correct. Qualified entries are judged on the following weighting parameters: 50 percent for the originality of your idea, 20 percent for the feasibility of your solution, and 30 percent for the complexity (i.e., level of sophistication) of your implementation.
Neo4j will contact the potential winner via email with information on how to collect their prizes. The potential winner must respond within the time provided, or Neo4j may select an alternate potential winner or void prize. Failure to follow the prize redemption procedures, disqualification, or failure or inability to accept the prizes may result in the selection of an alternate potential winner or void of prize.
a) The prizes available for winning individual or team entries are:
Grand Prize: $3,500 USD
1st Runner Up: $2,500 USD
2nd Runner Up: $1,500 USD
Top 5 most creative ideas: $500 USD
Rookie of the Idea Contest: Neo4j Swag bag
The prize does not include:
-Taxes which may occur to the winner
b) Contest prizes are awarded “as is” and are non-transferable, non-assignable and non-refundable. No substitution for cash or another prize may be made.
5. NOTIFICATION OF WINNER
By entering or accepting the prize and signing the affidavit and release, winner grants permission to Neo4j for the use of his or her name, photograph, biographical information, likeness and prize information, for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions without additional compensation unless required by law.
a) The Contest is governed by these Official Rules and is sponsored by Neo4j, Inc. All decisions regarding the Contest, including but not limited to winner selection, will be made by Neo4j, whose decisions shall be final.
b) Participants agree not to disclose, or use any confidential or proprietary information, of an employer or third party in any entry.
c) The winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local taxes. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws apply. Winners agree to cooperate and provide any documentation required by law to facilitate payment of prizes.
d) Neo4j is not responsible for (i) lost, late, delayed, misdirected, stolen, unintelligible, or incomplete entries or electronic mail; (ii) electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; (iii) errors in transmission; or (iv) any condition caused by events beyond Neo4j’s control which may affect the Contest. Neo4j makes no warranty, either express or implied, regarding this Contest, web site or any of its content, including, but not limited to, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Neo4j does not warrant that the content and delivery of this web site shall be free from errors, bugs, or viruses, uninterrupted, or repairable if damaged or impaired.
f) By participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold Neo4j harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including, without limitation, property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
g) Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Neo4j reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
h) The Contest may be terminated at any time without prior notice; and no prizes will be awarded.
7. NAMES OF WINNERS
The names of the winners are available by sending a request and self- addressed, stamped envelope to: Neo4j, Inc., 111 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401, United States.
The names and logos identifying Neo4j’s products and services are trademarks or registered trademarks of Neo4j, Inc. All other brands or products or names are trademarks, tradenames or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
8. ARBITRATION AND DISPUTES
As a condition of participating in the Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prize awarded, or the determination of winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective and in accordance with its expedited hearing procedures. The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator and will be limited solely to the dispute between participant and Sponsor. The arbitrator’s award, including attorneys’ fees, shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering the Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or participant’s rights and obligations or Sponsor's rights and obligations in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and all proceedings shall take place in the State of California in San Mateo County.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS
Neo4j reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, and these Official Rules. Neo4j, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. To the extent that the Contest requires the submission of user-generated content such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, or essays, you warrant that your submission is your original work, has not been copied from others, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity. You may include Neo4j trademarks, logos, and designs in your submissions.
10. ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY
Your submission must comply with the Neo4j Anti-Harassment Policy (https://graphconnect.com/anti-harassment-policy/), and it may NOT contain, as determined by Neo4j in our sole discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Neo4j. Our Leonhard Euler Idea Contest and NODES 2021 is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, Nationality, religion, political views, previous event attendance, or lack of computing experience, or lack of chosen programming language, or tech stack.
We do not tolerate harassment of Leonhard Euler Idea Contest and/or NODES 2021 participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any time.