PhysicsJS Challenge Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Poster & Administrator
ChallengePost, Inc., 425 W. 13th Street, Suite #504, New York, NY 10014 (the "Poster").
2. Dates & Timing
Submission Period: December 2, 2013 (11:00AM Eastern Time) - January 28, 2014 (5:00PM Eastern Time)
Judging Period: February 3, 2014 (11:00AM Eastern Time) - February 10, 2014 (5:00pm Eastern Time)
Voting Period: February 3, 2014 (11:00AM Eastern Time) - February 10, 2014 (5:00pm Eastern Time)
Winners Announced: On or around February 12, 2014 (2:00pm Eastern Time)
3. How to Enter
- Click “Register” to sign up.
- Visit the PhysicsJS site to access documentation and resources and check out the tutorial on building a custom renderer and the article on building a 2D broswer game using PhysicsJS.
- Fork the GitHub repo and create an new renderer (optional).
- Create a new demo showcasing the existing version of PhysicsJS or (optionally) your new renderer. Check out the tutorial on building a custom renderer.
- Enter your submission by completing all required fields on the "Enter a submission" form, including: 1) the URL for your demo; 2) a link to a GitHub fork of PhysicsJS that includes your new renderer (if applicable); 3) at least one screenshot of your demo (for the site gallery); 4) a description of what you've created along with any references; and 5) link(s) to any pull requests entered on the PhysicsJS GitHub page.
The challenge is open to:
- individuals 13 years of age or older; and
- teams of eligible individuals.
The challenge is NOT open to:
- individuals who are residents of a country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the challenge (including, but not limited to, Quebec, Brazil, Italy, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, and Syria).
- individuals, including Poster employees and judges, involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the challenge, and each member of their immediate family or household. The members of an individual’s immediate family include the individual’s spouse, children and stepchildren, parents and stepparents, and siblings and stepsiblings. The members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as the individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.
5. Judging Criteria
Renderers: Submissions including a new renderer will be scored by the judges on the following criteria:
- Speed & Efficiency
- Customizability & Versatility (of the renderer methods)
- Development Foresight (possibility of rendering behaviors, constraints, and other types of bodies in future)
- Clarity(source code clarity, documentation, and neatness)
- Creativity (of the demo)
Demo only: Submissions including only a demo of PhysicsJS will be scored by the judges on the creative use of PhysicsJS.
6. Prizes & Recognition
The top renderer submission, based on the judges' scores, will win an Apple iPad mini 16 GB (Estimated retail value plus shipping and tax: $400). If the top renderer submission is entered by a team, the Poster may substitute a prize of equivalent value, such as cash or a gift certificate, which can be more easily divided among the team.
The top demo submission, based on the judges scores, and the top demo based on public voting** on the challenge website, will be recognized on the challenge homepage.
The first 100 individuals and team members entering eligible submissions will receive a challenge t-shirt.
**Please review the ChallengePost Terms of Service at http://ChallengePost.com/terms for voting rules.
7. Verification of Potential Winners
A. Verification Requirement:THE AWARD OF A PRIZE TO A POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF THE IDENTITY, QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLE OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER IN THE CREATION OF THE SUBMISSION. The final decision to designate a winner shall be made by the Poster.
B. Required Forms:The potential winner will be notified using the email address associated with the ChallengePost account used to enter the submission (the submitter is the “Representative” in the case of a team). In order to receive a Prize, the potential winner may be required to sign and return to the Poster, affidavit(s) of eligibility (or a similar verification document) and liability/publicity release(s), and any applicable tax forms (“Required Forms”).
Deadline for Returning Required Forms:ten (10) business days after the Required Forms are sent.
C. Disqualification:The Poster may deem a potential winner ineligible to win if:
(i) the potential winner’s Representative does not respond to multiple emails or fails to sign and return the Required Forms by the deadline listed above, or responds and rejects the Prize;
(ii) the Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or
(iii) the Submission or the potential winner is disqualified for any other reason.
In the event of a disqualification, the Poster may award the applicable Prize to an alternate potential winner.
8. Prize Distribution
A. Substitutions & Changes:The Poster has the right to make a Prize substitution of equivalent or greater value. The Poster will not award a prize if there are no eligible Submissions entered in the challenge, or if there are no eligible submitters or submissions for a specific prize.
B. Prize Delivery:The prize will be mailed to the winning submitter's address (if an individual) or the Representative’s address (if a team) after receipt of the Required Forms. It will be the responsibility of the winning team's Representative to allocate the prize among their team's participating members, as the Representative deems appropriate.
C. Prize Delivery Timeframe:Within 45 days of the Poster's receipt of the Required Forms.
D. Taxes:Winners (and in the case of a team, all participating members) are responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes in their jurisdiction of residence (federal, state/provincial/territorial and local). Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. The Poster reserves the right to withhold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States or other Poster jurisdiction, or those of a winner’s jurisdiction.
9. Other Terms
Please see the ChallengePost Terms of Service for voting rules and other terms that apply to your participation.