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Competition

Young Spikes Competition is aimed at young creative talent to give them an opportunity to represent the country at the Spikes Asia 2017

Competition Management

This competition is organised by Bennett Coleman Co & Ltd under Times of India Group (‘BCCL’ or ‘Management’); organizers and responsible for the overall conduct of the same in India

Microsite

Etbrandequity/youngspikes

Participant

Any individual that participates in the Young Spikes Competition by submitting an entry on the microsite or on email

Jury

A group of persons appointed by Management to determine the winners

Terms and conditions (T&C)

These terms governing the Competition, as may be amended from time to time

  • These Terms, Conditions and Guidelines (these “Terms”) are applicable to and govern the Young Spikes competition 2017 organized and conducted by Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd in India
  • By participating in the Competition, Participant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Terms.
  • These Terms may be modified without any prior notification. Participant is advised to regularly review these Terms. If there is any disagreement with any of the Terms and any amendments thereto, Participant must not participate in the Competition.
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Objective

To identify and honor the industry’s next generation winning superstars who proves them in the festival’s Young Spikes Competition 2017 at Suntec City, Singapore


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Categories

The competition consists of two broad categories –

  1. Young Spikes Media
  2. Young Spikes Integrated

 

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Eligibility Criteria for participation


Media

The Media Spikes celebrate the context of creativity. Entries will need to demonstrate an inspiring and innovative implementation of ideas; that is work which is enhanced and amplified by a game-changing channel strategy.

Criteria for participation

  • Participant should be 30 years or under, born after 23 September 1987
  • Participant should hold a valid Indian Passport with minimum 6 months of validity as on September 25, 2017
  • In case of absence of the valid Indian Passport, a participant of Indian origin, holding a foreign Passport with minimum 6 months of validity as on September 25,  2017 along with any 1 of the below mentioned documentation proof can apply for the competition. These document, issued by competent authority in India, can be asked by the participant at any given time of the competition for verification purpose
    • Birth Certificate
    • School leaving certificate
    • Aadhar card
    • OIC card (Overseas Citizens of India)
    • Domicile Certificate
    • PIO card (Person of Indian origin)
    • Voting Card
  • If you do not have an Indian passport but you are applying on the basis that your parents and/or grandparents were Indian citizens , copies of the following documents will be required:-
    • Birth certificate of the participant that mentions their parents /grandparents names clearly so that to establish the relationship with between them

And one of the below documents:-

  • First three and last two pages of both parents/grandparents Indian passports
  • Both parent/grandparent’s domicile certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Parents PIO/OCI cards
  • Teams will be made up of 2 individuals .Both participants must belong to the same organisation
  • Participants employed by a PR company, or an advertising agency in a skill discipline relevant to this competition can apply under this category
  • Students are not allowed to participate in the competition
  • It is mandatory for both the team members to be present during the final round. Any deviation will not be accepted
  • One Individual and/or team can apply only once under one category for this edition
  • Participation in the competition is not automatic or guaranteed with all teams selected by Festival Representatives in their home country
  • Participant should be fluent in English
  • Whilst for the Indian competition you can present using any audio-video visual aids of your choice, for the international competition in Singapore you would be required to present using Apple Keynote Software
  • A Participant may be disqualified if there is any conflict with any of the stakeholders of the competition, and this is identified at any point of time during the competition
  • If the participant is found to have plagiarized any aspect of his/her entry, the participant will be disqualified
  • The final eligibility of the Participant will be subject to the discretion and approval of the Jury members
  • Winners from the past are not eligible to apply for Young Spikes Competition 2017. However if one person from the winning team form a new team with a different individual he /she be eligible to participate  as a new team
  • Employees and immediate family members of the award management, sponsors and partners of the awards are not allowed to participate in the Awards

Integrated

The Integrated Spikes celebrate creative campaigns. Entries will need to demonstrate holistic excellence; that is, work that has been executed across multiple media, incorporating an idea into diverse environments such that it is enriched by each.

Criteria for participation

  • Participant should be 30 years or under, born after 23 September 1987
  • Participant should hold a valid Indian Passport with minimum 6 months of validity as on September 25, 2017
  • In case of absence of the valid Indian Passport, a participant of Indian origin, holding a foreign Passport with minimum 6 months of validity as on September 25,  2017 along with any 1 of the below mentioned documentation proof can apply for the competition. These document, issued by competent authority in India, can be asked by the participant at any given time of the competition for verification purpose
    • Birth Certificate
    • School leaving certificate
    • Aadhar card
    • OIC card (Overseas Citizens of India)
    • Domicile Certificate
    • PIO card (Person of Indian origin)
    • Voting Card
  • If you do not have an Indian passport but you are applying on the basis that your parents and/or grandparents were Indian citizens , copies of the following documents will be required:-
    • Birth certificate of the participant that mentions their parents /grandparents names clearly so that to establish the relationship with between them

 

And one of the below documents:-

  • First three and last two pages of both parents/grandparents Indian passports
  • Both parent/grandparent’s domicile certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Parents PIO/OCI cards
  • Participants employed in an advertising/communications business, in a skill discipline relevant to this competition can apply under this category. An agency cannot apply in this category
  • Teams will be made up of 2 individuals .Both participants must belong to the same organisation
  • It is mandatory for both the team members to be present during the final round. Any deviation will not be accepted
  • Students are not allowed to participate in the competition
  • One Individual and/or team can apply only once under one category for this edition
  • Participation in the competition is not automatic or guaranteed with all teams selected by Festival Representatives in their home country
  • Participant should be fluent in English
  • Whilst for the Indian competition you can present using any audio-video visual aids of your choice, for the international competition in Singapore you would be required to present using Apple Keynote Software
  • A Participant may be disqualified if there is any conflict with any of the stakeholders of the competition, and this is identified at any point of time during the competition
  • If the participant is found to have plagiarized any aspect of his/her entry, the participant will be disqualified
  • The final eligibility of the Participant will be subject to the discretion and approval of the Awards Management and Jury
  • Winners from the past are not eligible to apply for Young Spikes Competition 2017. However if one person from the winning team form a new team with a different individual he /she be eligible to participate  as a new team
  • Employees and immediate family members of the award management, sponsors and partners of the awards are not allowed to participate in the Awards
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Receipt of entries

  • Call for entry for the Competition will be announced in one or more relevant media platforms -  through social media websites, or by direct communication with potential Participants or on the Microsite / website and that shall be construed to be adequate notice for call for entries
  • The Management will provide the competition brief on the Microsite regarding what is expected from the Participant
  • Participants may apply to participate in the Competition by submitting a PowerPoint presentation as per the brief provided
  • Participant can apply for the Competition by submitting the form and uploading supporting documents on the microsite.

Eg: - Subject: Young Spikes Integrated Competition 2017_Name of the participant

  • All entries must be submitted on the website etbrandqequity/youngspikes
  • Last date for receiving completed entries is 23:59 July 15 , 2017
  • Receipt of application forms after last date of receipt, but not later than days of the last date, specified may be permitted only at the discretion of the Management
  • Management will not be responsible for application forms that are damaged / lost due to lack or lapse in any communication on account of internet failure

 

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Completeness of Entries/ Disqualification

  • All mandatory fields of the application form needs to be complete in all respects; else it may be disqualified from participation.
  • Entries will be accepted in English language only
  • The work submitted by the Participant must be original in nature and created for the purpose of this Competition only
  • No work which is copied / replicated / influenced / redone by an existing campaign will be permitted to participate
  • All work submitted by the Participants for the Competition, including but not limited to Intellectual Property Rights therein, will be owned by the Management

 

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Timelines

  • Efforts will be made to adhere to the defined timelines. However, the defined timelines are subject to change based on circumstances
  • Management and its sub-contractors shall not be held accountable / liable for any disruptions / stoppages / interruptions or cancellation of the Awards or its ceremony or any part of its processes or public voting on account of any factors beyond its control

 

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Additional Information

  • Participants may be contacted for any additional information to verify the information provided. Such information sourced from the participants will become part of the original application.
  • Management has the right to ask for documentary proof of information. If such a request is made and the participant does not comply within 5 working days from the date the request is made, the participant
  • Information provided by the Participant will be confidential and will be used only for the limited purpose of evaluating the Participant’s entry to this Competition
  • Management or team appointed by Management will try to contact the Participant on best effort basis by any means deemed appropriate.
  • In the event it is not possible to contact any Participant to obtain information on them, interview them, etc. such Participant may be disqualified from further participation
  • The participant hereby irrevocably authorizes the Management to use the data gathered during and/or the Competition in respect of the participants. This shall be the property of BCCL and BCCL shall be entitled to use the same in its communications including marketing promotions and advertisements along with/without BCCL’s brand.
  • Management shall not be liable in any manner for any mishap, accident, injury or damages etc. of whatsoever nature, caused to the participants during the Competition. Further, Management shall not be liable in any manner for any loss, damage, theft, or any other mishap caused during the Competition.

 

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Winner determination

  • An independent jury appointed by the Management will evaluate the entries and determine the winners for the Competition.
  • If required, the Participants will be asked to present their work to the jury members in person in Mumbai
  • Cost of traveling to Mumbai shall be borne by the shortlisted participants themselves.
  • The winner will represent India at the Spikes Asia 2017 to be held in Singapore between September 27- 29 , 2017
  • The travel from the Winners domicile state to France shall be by borne by the BCCL. The Winners shall not be given any option to choose airlines / hotels etc. No request of preferred airlines / hotels / date/s etc. of the Winners shall be entertained by BCCL. The trip to Singapore is not cashable by the winners at any point.
  • The visa fees and charges will be borne by the Management for the winners
  • The other related Winner expenses such as Hotel at Singapore including point to point local travel such as Residence to Airport, Airport to Hotel, Hotel to stadium & back etc. , and food on per diem basis shall be paid by the Management. Any other additional expenses, of whatsoever nature, will not be borne by BCCL and the Winners shall have to bear such additional expenses at their own cost.
  • Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd shall not be responsible for any change in the schedule of the travel to the event. In case, the Winners wishes to stay or extend its stay beyond the stay organized by the Management, the Winners shall bear all expenses / charges including charges towards traveling back to his/her home city, accommodation, food, local travel, insurance etc. during his extended stay in Singapore.
  • In case of extended stay of the Winners in France, the Winners, specifically releases and discharges BCCL and its management  from any and / or all liabilities/ responsibilities whatsoever BCCL may have towards the Winners due to this Competition.
  • To comply with all terms and conditions of the air-ticket, airline operator, travel operator, Hotel, destination country etc. will be the responsibility of the Winners. BCCL shall be no way responsible to the Winners or their legal heirs/successors/representatives for any loss, damage personal or property on account of travel, and arising out of and in connection with the participation in this Competition.
  • The Winners shall be responsible for his/her own behavior, misconduct, unlawful acts, actions/inactions etc. during the entire trip including his/her stay in France and the Winners hereby indemnify and shall keep indemnified, BCCL, its subsidiaries, affiliates, associates, directors, employees, agents etc. from any claim, actions, suits, dispute/s, liability etc. arising due to or in connection thereto or out of the aforesaid misbehavior, misconduct, unlawful acts, actions/inactions etc. of the Winners.
  • There are no charges for participating in the Competition. The Management will cover the entry fees for the winners to compete at the Young Spikes Asia 2017.
  • The Winners must have a valid Indian passport for a minimum period as on September 25, 2017. In case the selected Participant does not have valid passport, it is the discretion of the Management to choose the next Winner
  • The trip shall not be transferable / redeemable against any other service offered by the Management nor for cash. No request shall be entertained by the BCCL in this regard.

 

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General

  • Participant agrees that the Participant is legally capable of entering and, if selected, participating in the Competition and agree to the Terms and that Participant is competent (i.e. Participant are of legal age and mental capacity) and eligible to enter into this legally binding agreement on Participant
  • Participant understands and agrees that merely participating in this Competition does not entitle the Participant to a prize or to any other form of consideration
  • Participant warrants and represents to the Management that all information including any communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other material submitted or recorded in any manner by the Participant or the partners of Management including the Management for consideration for the Competition are solely owned by the BCCL Management and do not infringe upon any other individual or organizational rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights). Participant shall be completely responsible for handling any infringement or alleged infringement and shall indemnify the BCCL entities (in India or abroad), and the Awards Management from any claims, costs or damages from infringement or alleged infringement of the logo or trademark or the defense of a claim or any costs payable thereof
  • Participant must enter the Competition at their own will and the Management are not in any way obligated or liable for any loss or costs that the Participant may suffer or incur and nothing is payable to the Participants for participating in the Competition or any event prior to or following the Competition
  • Participants for the purpose of entering the Competition, automatically grants BCCL a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, non-transferable, non-exclusive right and license to use and display such entry, for participation in the Competition, and any intellectual property in relation to and arising out of such participation in the Competition and footage thereof, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic posting to the Website, the BCCL website in any display format selected by BCCL during the Competition or use by BCCL as it deems fit
  • The Management reserves the right to, at its discretion, withdraw or amend or add to the T&C of the Competition at any time, with prospective or retrospective effect, and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any individual or organization may suffer as a result of participating or attempting to participate in the Competition, the Competition being withdrawn or its Terms amended
  • Should a Participant wish to withdraw from the Competition, kindly inform management in writing at any time up to two weeks prior to the final ceremony
  • All disputes relating to or arising out of the Competition shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Mumbai, India
  •  The Participants indemnify BCCL, its employees, officers, contractors, partner or other persons used by them in relation to this Competition and hold them harmless against any loss, claim, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expenses or liability (including legal costs) arising out of or in connection with any or all claims, that may be brought against the Management by any third party in connection with the Participants participation in or winning the Competition, which is inconsistent with any of the warranties and representations made by the Participants, or due to breach of these Terms and shall reimburse BCCL for any loss, costs, expense, or damage to which said indemnity applies. BCCL shall give the Participant prompt written notice of any claim or actions covered by this indemnity, and the Participant shall have the right, at its own expense, to participate in any such action
  • Decision of Management on all matters is final and binding on all Participants and no correspondence will be entertained on the same
  • In the event these Terms do not cover any question or complaint in relation to the Awards, the same will be concluded on by the Awards Management (for all other issues) or an independent body or legal team as appointed by the Awards Management and deemed necessary
  • The Participant agrees to give full consent unconditionally for BCCL to share any information provided by the Participant with agencies working with them with regards to the program, its recording and broadcasting and related activities including agencies involved with BCCL
  • The decision of BCCL in relation to the interpretation of any of these Terms shall be final and binding on the participants
  • If Participants are unclear as to the Terms or any element of the Awards or have any queries/concerns pertaining to the Competition, they can write in with their questions, concerns or queries to the following email address:

Canneslions@timesgroup.com
BCCL shall endeavour to the best of its ability to respond thereto.

 

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Microsite

  1. The website is only an informational website (the “Microsite”) for the Competition. BCCL or its subsidiaries or holding entities (“Bennett Group”) are not liable or responsible for any action or decision taken by Participant or anyone acting on Participant’s behalf or under Participant employment or under contract with Participant. BCCL shall not be under any obligation to Participant and Participant shall have no obligation or rights in relation to the Competition and shall have no claims whatsoever against the BCCL relating to the selection process or the running of the Competition
  2. BCCL shall not be responsible for:
    • Any delivery, failures relating to the registration or uploading videos/presentations;
    • Any SPAM generated messages as result of Participant accessing the Website;
    • Awards Management not receiving or rejecting any data;
    • Any lost, late or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures of any kind or any failure to receive entries owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons and
    • Other conditions/situations or failures beyond its control

 

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Disclaimers

Management has no obligation to screen the entry material in advance, and is not responsible for monitoring entries for the purpose of preventing violation of intellectual property ownership rights, or violations of any law, rule or regulation. If the Management is notified of submissions or materials that may not conform to the Terms, it may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to eliminate such an entry from consideration. The Management has no liability or responsibility to Participants or other users of the Microsite for performance or non-performance of such activities.