Thank you for your interest in the Alice Challenge organized by Carnegie Mellon University (“Carnegie Mellon”).
What is the Alice Challenge?
When does it start/end?
The Alice Challenge site will indicate the official start date (expected to be in February 2018). The final deadline for submission of all entry materials is May 3rd, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (the “Challenge Period”).
Who is eligible to participate in the Alice Challenge?
Each individual who participates the Alice Challenge (“Participant”) must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- The Alice Challenge is open to all students in grades 6 – 12 in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
- Both in-school and out-of-school programs may participate in the Alice Challenge.
- Students under 18 must have their parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the Challenge.
- All participating students must be sponsored by an adult. Sponsors may be teachers, administrators, librarians, home-school educators, out-of-School educators, after-school educators, mentors, coaches, or parents.
- Students may participate as an individual, or in a team of up to four individuals. Each member of the team must satisfy the eligibility requirements. Each team must designate a “Team Leader” to serve as representative for all Challenge-related communications.
- Applicants may submit one entry per category (for a maximum of three submissions) to the Alice Challenge, either as an individual or team applicant. Each entry must be a separate project and one entry cannot be submitted to multiple categories.
How do I enter the Alice Challenge?
How are the winners determined?
The categories and judging criteria are described at http://www.alice.org/alicechallenge/. Carnegie Mellon may engage third party experts to assist in the judging. Student submissions will be judged in two divisions, a Middle Division for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 and an Upper Division for students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. If a team includes a mixture of Middle Division and Upper Division students, Carnegie Mellon in its discretion will determine in which division the team will be judged. Carnegie Mellon will have the final authority to determine participation eligibility, declare winners (including in the event of a tie), and award prizes in its sole and absolute discretion. You agree that such decisions are final and are not subject to review or reconsideration, and that Participants and teams are not entitled to be informed of other Participants’ and/or teams’ results.
Collection/Use of Information.
Choice Regarding Collection. Individually-identifiable information is required to register and participate in the Challenge. You may choose not to provide any individually-identifiable information. However, in that case you may not be able to complete a registration for or participate in the Alice Challenge.
What are the other rules and terms for the Alice Challenge?
- Carnegie Mellon may, in its discretion, offer opportunities to participate in optional training workshops and/or bootcamps related to the use of the Alice software and/or the Challenge. Participation in such workshops and/or bootcamps is not required to participate in the Challenge or to be eligible to receive prizes under the Challenge.
- Participants may not interfere with the progress of other Participants or teams.
- All registration information about the sponsoring adults and student Participants must be true and correct. You are responsible for keeping such information up-to-date. You are solely responsible for keeping account credentials and passwords confidential. You are responsible for activity that takes place under your registration. If You believe that your registration account has been or may be compromised, notify Carnegie Mellon by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
- If you register to be on a team with other Participants, your information may be provided to other team Participants. In addition, you understand that your school may be informed about your participation and/or may be asked to verify your enrollment to confirm your eligibility to participate. To the extent your school cannot legally release such information about you without your consent and you do not provide such consent, you agree that you and/or your team may be ineligible to participate and/or to receive prizes if Carnegie Mellon cannot verify your eligibility.
- In its sole discretion, Carnegie Mellon may extend an invitation to an awards ceremony at its Pittsburgh campus. The invitees will be responsible for providing their own transportation, accommodations, meals and other items necessary for attendance at the ceremony. Attendance at any such ceremony is not required or necessary in order to be eligible for and/or awarded any applicable prizes.
- The Alice Challenge is offered on an AS-IS, WHERE-IS basis without warranties of any kind. Any and all implied warranties or duties regarding it are hereby disclaimed (including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement). Carnegie Mellon can discontinue the Alice Challenge at any time in its sole discretion. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, Carnegie Mellon University, its trustees, officers, employees, agents, representatives, vendors, contractors, content partners and sponsors (collectively, “Sponsoring Entities”) shall not be liable for any damages, losses or claims resulting from any person’s participation (or attempted participation) in the Alice Challenge. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, the Sponsoring Entities are not responsible for technical problems or technical malfunction or other occurrences which may affect the operation of any websites or systems used for or in connection with the Alice Challenge (including but not limited to third party websites or services used to register and/or to create and/or submit entries). Such problems could include, but are not limited to: to hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of the Challenge web sites or any third party services being used for the Challenge (i.e. Judgify); traffic congestions on the Internet or the Challenge site; and/or inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Challenge). To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, you hereby release the Sponsoring Entities from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to participation in the Alice Challenge.
Last revised: March 28, 2019