Miro Platform Contest Rules
Overview

The Miro Platform Contest 2019 (the “Miro Platform Contest” or the “Contest") is an online developer competition where participants must create an app using the Miro Platform. The app that you develop (your “Entry”) will be evaluated by judges, who will choose the winners in accordance with these Official Rules (the “Rules”). The prizes will be awarded to participants with the highest score for the judging criteria, as described further in the Evaluation Criteria below. The term “Participant” or “You” refers to you as an individual or as part of a team participating in the Contest and agreeing to the Rules. See below for the complete details.

By taking part in the Contest you accept and agree to the terms of these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between You and the Organizer with respect to the Contest. Furthermore, you agree to comply with any other Miro terms and policies you have previously agreed to (including Miro’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy). All such terms and policies are incorporated herein by reference.

Organizer

This Contest is organized by RealtimeBoard, Inc. dba Miro, 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA (“Miro” or “Organizer”). Miro is the sole party responsible for operating and judging the Contest.

Fees

The Organizer does not charge Participants an entry fee or any other associated charges to register or compete in the Contest.

Timeline

The Contest kicks off at 12:00 AM / 00:00 UTC+3 (Moscow time) on November 9, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 PM / 23:59:59 UTC+3 on December 1, 2019. You can start competing and submit your app at any time during this period.

From 12:00 AM / 00:00 UTC+3 (Moscow time) on December 1 until 11:59:59 PM / 23:59:59 UTC+3 on December 5 judging will start. No additional features or bug fixes are allowed during this time period.

Winners will be announced on December 6 via email.

Participants

The Contest is open to software development enthusiasts who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry, residents of any country, except as provided herein.

You can participate as an individual or as part of a team of up to four people. You must provide the full team member list to submit an Entry. Any prize awarded to the winners of the Contest will be distributed to the Participant designated on the individual’s or team’s entry form submitted at the time of registration for the Contest.

The following categories of people are NOT eligible to enter the Contest: employees of Miro and its subsidiaries, and affiliates; their immediate family members and/or persons living in the same households.

Tech Stack

We accept all forms of digital work: It can be a plugin, extension, or any app based on Miro API and Web-plugins. There are no limitations on the language you may use.

How to Submit an App

When your app is ready, fill out the submission form. For this you will need to prepare:

  • A link to the public repository on GitHub;
  • An application installation link. You can build this link by this instruction;
  • Link to video / screencast no more than a minute with a demonstration of the application work. Voiceover is optional.

How to make an awesome video presentation:

  • Use web screencasting service to record both voice and screen. F.ex. Loom;
  • Tell us why you built your plugin and what value it brings to Miro users;
  • Show how to use the plugin with a real example;
  • Say what potential you see for a plugin;
  • It’s preferred to use ENG, but you can also record a video in RUS.

Here’s an example, but you can be more creative.

Language

All materials submitted in connection with the Contest must be in English.

Scoring and Evaluation criteria

The Organizer will evaluate Participants’ Entries based upon the following criteria and winners will be selected by a vote of judges. The Organizer reserves the right to decide solely at its own discretion whether Participants’ Entries have met the following criteria.

Usefulness — how much the app can potentially help the users work better. The app can help to do what could not be done before, or it can simplify an existing action.

Technical creativity — how much the app is technically thought out. We will be glad to see original ideas and innovative approaches when using our product.

Easy to use — we and our users love apps whose interface is clear at a glance and looks nice.

Code quality — write readable, self-evident code without bugs.

Jury
Andrey Khusid, CEO & Co-founder
Ivan Demshin, CTO
Ruslan Fomichev, Principal Product Manager
Sergey Kungurov, Senior Development Manager
Boris Borodyanskiy, Platform Product Manager
Oleg Plotnikov, Platform Team Lead
Prizes
1st prize – $10,000
2nd prize – $5,000
3rd prize – $3,000
Top 20 teams – $200 amazon gift card (excluding top three teams)
About Miro Platform

Watch the “Getting Started with Miro Developers Platform” video, where our Platform Team takes you step-by-step through the build your app process.

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Get inspiration in Miro marketplace and ideas for future apps.

Terms of Prize Awards and Taxes

All prizes are awarded in U.S. Dollars.

All prizes are subject to standard terms and conditions governing such prize, if any. The Organizer reserves the right to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the advertised prize (or any component thereof) is not available. In the event of a tie, each winner will receive a prize of equal value. PAYMENTS TO POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS REQUIREMENT THAT THEY SUBMIT TO THE ORGANIZER ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY THE ORGANIZER TO PERMIT IT TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE STATE, FEDERAL, LOCAL AND FOREIGN (INCLUDING PROVINCIAL) TAX REPORTING AND WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS. ALL PRIZES WILL BE NET OF ANY TAXES THE ORGANIZER IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO WITHHOLD. All Taxes imposed on prizes related to the Contest are the sole responsibility of the Participant and Participant agrees to pay all Taxes and comply with all applicable tax laws and regulations arising out of the Contest. For purposes of the Rules, “Taxes” means any sales, use, withholding and other taxes (other than taxes on Miro’s income), export and import fees, customs duties and any other taxes or charges applicable to the Contest contemplated by these Rules that are imposed by any government or other authority. If a potential winner fails to provide such documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and the Organizer may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative potential winner. The Organizer reserves the right to retain any tax withholdings applicable to relevant legislation. To accept a prize, winners may be required to complete a tax form and/or other documentation, as required by Organizer in its sole discretion.

The prize draw is open to residents of all countries with the exception of any U.S. embargoed country. The Organizer reserves the right at its own discretion to appoint another company, including, but not limited to, any Miro affiliates or agents, to administer the payment of prizes in the Contest and the hosting of a celebration ceremony.

General Conditions

All applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply to Organizer and Participants. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the Contest if, in Organizer’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, the Organizer, or the judges.

The Organizer reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest for any reason or no reason whatsoever, including but not limited to circumstances involving infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the Contest. The Organizer further reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Contest or Contest website. Any attempt by a Participant to deliberately damage any website, including the Contest website, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of these Rules and criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Organizer reserves the right to disqualify such Participant from the Contest and seek damages from any such Participant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.

Nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between the Participant and the Organizer, or an offer for any of the foregoing. Participants will not receive any compensation from Organizer in connection with any Entries. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that Organizer or other Participants or third parties may have developed or commissioned works which are similar to the Entry of Participant or Participant’s team, or may develop something similar in the future, and each Participant waives any claims that Participant may have resulting from any similarities to the Entry of Participant or Participant’s team.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL ORGANIZER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION OR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT ORGANIZER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE.

Some jurisdictions may not allow certain limitations on liability and so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you. To the full extent permitted by the law, the Organizer will not be liable for any injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or consequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Contest or accepting or using any prize, including without limitation non-receipt of any prize or damage to any prize in transit.

Ownership and License Rights

By submitting an Entry and entering this Contest, you hereby unconditionally grant the Organizer a perpetual, exclusive, irrevocable, sub-licensable, worldwide, fully-paid and royalty-free license and right to use, create derivative works of, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, publicly perform, adapt, enhance, or publicly display your Entry and all related materials, solely as necessary to use the Entry, in connection with Miro’s products and services and all other commercial and non-commercial purposes.

Confidential and Proprietary Information

The confidential and proprietary information disclosed in connection with the Contest shall mean any Miro-related information and data, whether oral or written, relating to its and/or its third party licensors’, vendors’ and/or business partners’ business practices and results, products and technologies including, but not limited to: licensing and sales practices, fee structure, financials, research and development plans, customer lists, marketing strategies, business plans, concepts, opinions, know-how, designs, audit reports and other non-public business and technical information (“Confidential Information”).

Confidential Information shall be used by Participant solely in connection with the subject matter of the Contest and Participant shall not disclose such Confidential Information to any third parties. Participant shall remain liable at all times for the actions/inactions of those to whom it has divulged the Confidential Information. Participant shall protect the Confidential Information of Organizer using the same degree of care, but no less than a reasonable degree of care, as Participant uses to protect its own confidential and proprietary information.

Participant shall be obligated to protect the Confidential Information: (a) disclosed in tangible form clearly labeled as confidential or proprietary at the time of disclosure; (b) disclosed in non-tangible form, or (c) otherwise reasonably understood by the circumstances to be confidential and/or proprietary.

The Rules impose no obligation upon the Participant with respect to Confidential Information which: (a) was in the possession of, or was known by, Participant prior to its receipt from Organizer, without an obligation to maintain its confidentiality; (b) is or becomes generally known to the public without violation of these Rules; (c) is obtained by Participant from a third party under no obligation to keep such information confidential; (d) is independently developed not in violation of these Rules; or (e) is disclosed by Participant in accordance with a court order or statutory requirement, provided, to the extent legally permissible, advance written notice is given to Organizer.

Furthermore, with the exception of Participants’ personally identifiable information, none of the Entry materials submitted by you will be treated as confidential information, so please do not submit any proprietary information. The Organizer shall be free to use for any purpose, without the obligation to maintain any confidentiality, pay any royalties, any information, ideas, concepts or know-how submitted by Participant.

Representations, Warranties and Disclaimers

Participant represents and warrants that their Entry does not violate any agreement or obligation to any invention assignment, proprietary information, confidentiality, non-solicitation, noncompetition or similar agreement with any employer or other person.

Participant represents and warrants that the Entry is and will be Participant’s own original work and does not and will not infringe the intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any licenses or third-party patents, copyrights, trade secrets or trademarks.

Participant hereby agrees not to instigate, support, maintain or authorize any action, claim or lawsuit against the Organizer, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of a Participant’s Entry, infringes any of Participant’s rights as creator of the Entry, including, without limitation, patent rights, trademark rights, copyrights and moral rights or "droit moral."

YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST AT YOUR OWN RISK. ORGANIZER HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTEST.

The Organizer is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, for any technical error or interruption that may occur in the course of the administration of the Contest, for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, your app or any other materials submitted by you, or for any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. The Organizer assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries.

Open Source Materials

All Entries provided by Participant shall be free and clear of any lien or encumbrance. The Entry will not include any open source software that: (i) is not approved by the Organizer in advance in writing, or that would cause the Entry or any other proprietary software of Organizer or Organizer’s licensors to become subject to an open source license.

Publicity

Except where prohibited, by participating in the Contest, Participant consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, entry and statements attributed to Participant (if true) for advertising and promotional purposes, including without limitation, inclusion in Organizer’s newsletters, Organizer’s website, and any of the Organizer’s social media accounts or outlets without additional compensation.

Indemnity

You agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold Organizer and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, Organizers and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, and assigns, and any other organizations related to the Contest, harmless, from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of a prize or parts thereof, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond Organizer’s control that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any claim than an Entry infringes third party intellectual property or proprietary rights; (iii) any disputes among team members, (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Contest; (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest; technical errors that may impair your ability to participate in the Contest; or (vi) errors in the administration of the Contest.

Privacy

The Organizer may collect personal data about you in accordance with its Privacy Policy, including for administering the Contest and verifying your identity in the event your entry qualifies for a prize. Please review Organizer’s Privacy Policy at https://miro.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Governing Law and Venue

These Rules shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and you expressly waive any and all such rights.

The Organizer and the Participant irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in San Francisco, California for any claim arising out of or concerning the validity, performance or enforcement of these Rules, and the parties hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.

The Participant acknowledges and accepts that claims brought against the Organizer shall be only on an individual basis and not as a plaintiff or class member in any possible future class or representative action or similar proceeding. Unless otherwise agreed by the Organizer and the Participant, the Participant may not adjoin or consolidate any claim with more than one person; and the Participant may not otherwise supervise or take over any form of a class, representative or consolidated proceeding.

Miscellaneous

These Rules constitute the final, complete and exclusive understanding between Organizer and Participant with respect to Participant’s participation in the Contest, and supersede any prior or contemporaneous representations, rules, or agreements, whether written or oral.

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