Terms & Conditions

1. General

1.1. This competition is organised and administered by Future Brew, a company registered in England and Wales under number 11888984 (the “FB”).

1.2. These terms and conditions govern entrants’ participation in the competition known as the Future Brew Engineer Competition (the “FBEC”).

1.3. By participating in and submitting an Entry (as defined below) to the FBEC, all entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions in full.

1.4. Entry into the FBEC is prohibited for employees (and their families) of the Future Brew company.

1.5. The FB reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the FBEC should causes beyond its control interfere with the administration of or proper participation in the FBEC.

1.6. The FB assumes no responsibility for postal, technical or natural conditions that prevent the reception and/or judging of an Entry.

1.7. These terms and conditions shall in all respects be governed by English law. The parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of all disputes (whether contractual or non-contractual) arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or the FBEC.

1.8. The FB reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice by publishing updated terms and conditions at www.futurebrew.net (the “Website”).

1.9 Where these terms are provided in a language other than English, in the event of any conflict or inconsistency the English version of these terms shall apply. 

2. Eligibility

2.1. Subject to clause 2.2, in order to be eligible to enter the FBEC all entrants must, on the date on which their Entry is submitted, be at least 18 years of age and either:

2.1.1. be enrolled on an undergraduate/bachelor or postgraduate course of study, or undertaking a degree apprenticeship at Level 6 or Level 7, in either engineering, design or a related discipline (and have been enrolled on such course of study for at least one semester), at an institution situated in the Eligible Country (as defined below) in respect of which their Entry is submitted; or

2.1.2. have graduated from an undergraduate/bachelor or postgraduate course of study, or completed a degree apprenticeship at Level 6 or Level 7, in either engineering, design or a related discipline at an institution situated in the Eligible Country in respect of which their Entry is submitted within the preceding four years

2.2. In the case of team Entries, on the date on which their Entry is submitted all team members must be at least 18 years of age and at least one team member must fulfill the eligibility criteria set out in clause 2.1 for the team to be eligible to enter the FBEC. All other team members must, on such date, be university-level students, or have graduated within the preceding four years from a course of study in any discipline at an institution in the Eligible Country in respect of which their Entry is submitted, or be taking part in a degree apprenticeship at Level 6 or Level 7, or completed in the preceding four years a degree apprenticeship at Level 6 or Level 7 at an institution in the Eligible Country in respect of which their Entry is submitted. Team entries are restricted to a maximum of 10 members. 

2.3. All entrants shall, on reasonable request by the FB, promptly provide written evidence that they meet the eligibility criteria set out in this clause 2. Without prejudice to any other right or remedy which the FB may have, in the event that an entrant is unable to provide such evidence to the FB's reasonable satisfaction, or if it otherwise comes to the FB's notice that an entrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the FB shall be entitled (at its discretion) to:

2.3.1. reject an Entry;

2.3.2. terminate an entrant’s (or that entrant’s team’s) participation in the FBEC;

2.3.3. refuse to award a prize to an entrant (or that entrant’s team); or

2.3.4. require the repayment forthwith of any monetary prize awarded to an entrant (or that entrant’s team).

2.4. For the purposes of clause 2.3, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the FB, the following documents shall be considered to be appropriate evidence that entrants meet the eligibility criteria (in .doc, .pdf or .jpeg format):

2.4.1. a copy of a signed letter from the entrant’s tutor or lecturer stating they attend a particular course within a particular university;

2.4.2. a copy of the entrant’s degree certificate;

2.4.3. a copy of a signed letter from the entrant’s educational institution to the JDF confirming the entrant’s place and degree title;

2.4.4. a copy of a signed letter from the entrant’s employer stating that they are taking part in a degree apprenticeship at Level 6 or Level 7; or

2.4.5. a copy of the entrant’s degree apprenticeship certificate.

3. Entry Submission

3.1. In order to enter the FBEC, entrants shall email their invention (“Invention”) to the Website (an “Entry”). Entrants should seek to ensure that their Entry includes as a minimum:

3.1.1. the name of the Invention, which will appear on all communication and media coverage concerning the Invention;

3.1.2. a succinct description (no longer than 200 words) of the Invention, outlining its principal purpose and function, which should describe the problem solved and how the Invention does this;

3.1.3. an explanation of the inspiration behind the Invention, along with the entrant’s personal motivation;

3.1.4. an explanation of how the Inventions works;

3.1.5. an explanation of the development process that the entrant/team took to develop the Invention;

3.1.6. an explanation of what makes the Invention different, including an explanation of how it is different to other products already on the market;

3.1.8. low-resolution images including (without limitation):

3.1.8.1. sketches;

3.1.8.2. plans;

3.1.8.3. 3D models or prototypes (optional); and

3.1.8.4. photo-realistic 3D CAD renderings (optional); and

3.1.9. one high res (300dpi) image of the Invention on a white background.

3.2. Entrants shall endeavour to also provide a video of the concept or prototype in action.

3.3. Entrants shall submit all written elements of an Entry in the English language. A version of the Entry in the Entrant’s mother tongue may also be submitted.

3.4. Entrants may submit Entries for as many Inventions as they wish, but may not submit more than one Entry per Invention.

3.5. The FB will not accept Entries which include profanity, pornography, indecent images or references or which infringe the rights of third parties (including without limitation intellectual property rights). The FB reserves the right to reject any Entry it considers (acting reasonably) to be incomplete or to contain inappropriate content, or which is not submitted with a sufficient standard of English.

3.6. By entering the FBEC, the entrant accepts that the Entry (including all materials described in clause 3.1 and 3.2) will be made publicly available and will be capable of being shared by members of the general public across any and all media channels including the Internet. Subject to clause 3.7, the entrant further accepts that the FB has no duty of confidence to the entrant regarding the Entry.

3.7. The FB shall keep all entrants’ contact details confidential and shall not disclose them to third parties without the written consent of the entrant. Entrants accept that they are responsible for ensuring that their Entry does not contain contact details or other personally identifiable information and the FB shall have no liability in the event of the entrant’s failure in this regard.

3.8. Entrants shall, on the FB's reasonable request, make materials regarding the Invention (including without limitation models and prototypes) for exhibition and display purposes. The FB shall cover the cost of transporting such materials to and from desired locations and shall insure items against loss and damage. All items will be returned to the owner once any publicity and promotional activity surrounding the FBEC and future awards has finished.

3.9. The FB reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to contact entrants to request amendments and/or additional information following submission of an Entry to ensure that such Entry meets the minimum requirements set out in clause 3.1.

4. Judging process

4.1. The Website will open for entries from 01 April 2020 and close on 01 JMay 2020 at 11.59 PST. The FB is not responsible for and will not accept any Entry received after this time.

4.2. During June 2020 a panel of local judges in each region will select up to three Inventions from each Eligible Country which they consider to be the best. The FB shall ensure that the judges will be academics or professionals with design acumen and that Inventions will be judged purely on their merits and quality. 

4.3. The national winner from each Eligible Country will receive: 

4.3.1. £2,000 to the entrant (or as applicable the team); and 

4.3.2. a Future Brew Award Certificate. 

4.4. All monetary prizes shall be payable in the entrants’ local currency at the exchange rate applicable on the day on which the winner of the relevant prize is announced. The FB shall pay (or shall procure the payment of) all applicable amounts into the bank account(s) nominated by the winner within 60 days of the winner announcement.

4.5. In the event that the winner, or as applicable the winner’s institution, refuses the prize, the FB will decide (at its discretion) how the prize money will be distributed (if at all) and neither the winner nor the winner’s institution will have any rights in respect of the prize money or its distribution. 

4.6. All entrants accept:  

4.6.1. the FB has no involvement in or influence over the judging process of Inventions; and 

4.6.2. the judges’ decisions as final and binding, and no further correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

5. Intellectual Property

5.1. The FBEC is not responsible for obtaining or verifying any intellectual property rights relating to an Invention. It is the responsibility of the entrant(s) to secure protection for an Invention which is being entered before submission of the relevant Entry. Proof of any patents, design applications or registrations, trademark applications or registrations, other rights, permissions or applications should be referred to in the Entry.

5.2. By submitting an Entry, each entrant confirms that they are the owner or licensee of all appropriate intellectual property (and moral rights) in the Invention. 

5.3. The entrant shall fully indemnify, keep indemnified and hold harmless the FB against all costs, expenses (including legal expenses), damages, losses or liabilities suffered or incurred by the FB (howsoever arising) as a result (directly or indirectly) of the entrant’s infringement of the intellectual property rights of a third party. For the avoidance of doubt, where the relevant Entry is submitted by a team, the liability of each team member under this clause shall be joint and several.  

5.4. Subject to clause 5.4, each entrant hereby grants the FB a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free licence (with the right to sub-license) to use, display, publish, disseminate and adapt the materials submitted in an Entry for the purposes of advertising, promoting or using for FB. 

5.5. All intellectual property rights in the Invention shall at all times remain (as between the parties) the property of the entrant(s). Nothing in these terms and conditions or an entrant’s participation in the FBEC shall operate to assign or license any intellectual property rights in the Invention to the FB or any third party (including without limitation the FB).

6. Liability and Termination

6.1. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to limit or exclude the liability of any party for death or personal injury caused by that party’s negligence, fraud, or any other liability which cannot by law be validly limited or excluded. 

6.2. Subject to clause 6.1, the FB shall have no liability (howsoever arising) for any indirect or consequential loss or damage. 

6.3. Without prejudice to any other right or remedy which it may have, the FB shall be entitled, on written notice, to terminate the participation of an entrant (or their team) in the JDA for breach of these terms and conditions or for bringing into disrepute the FB.  

6.4. An entrant may at any time withdraw an Entry from the FBEC on written notice to the FB. When an Entry has been submitted by a team, an Entry shall not be deemed to be withdrawn unless and until each team member has notified the FB of this in writing.

7. Personal data

7.1. By submitting an Entry, entrants expressly authorise the FB to use personal data collected during the registration process for the purposes of administering the FBEC. The FB shall collect, store, use, handle and process entrants’ personal data in accordance with its privacy policy (available on the Website) and all applicable laws and regulations. Entrants shall be entitled at any time to access or amend their personal data held by the FB by the means of an e-mail or letter addressed to the FB.

7.2. The FB will not pass on the entrant’s personal data to third parties without the entrant’s prior written consent.

8. Publicity and promotion

8.1. All entrants agree to take part, on the FB's reasonable written request, in any publicity or promotional activity surrounding the FBEC and future awards in any Eligible Countries. The FB shall meet the costs of entrants’ transport and accommodation and will reimburse (subject to the provision of reasonable evidence) all reasonable expenses incurred by entrants as a result of participating in such activities.

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