Participant: An individual, a team or an organization
Project: An idea or proof-of-concept of an application that addresses a problem. Projects are likely to be prototypical, untested and unrefined,
App: An evolved and refined project that has reached a level of sophistication and usability appropriate for deployment and impact.
Finalists: Finalists are nominated based on the Hackathon judging scores. Finalists receive recognition and represent a shortlist of
participants’ apps that are eligible for the grand prize.
Winners: Winners are selected from the finalists to receive the grand prize
Participation in the Hackathon-2015 is free and open to any student, developer or firm.
Enrollment is not confirmed until the Hackathon-2015 team contacts the participant and assigns mentors, next steps, etc.
Enrollment may be terminated at any point by a representative of Hackathon-2015 if a participant violates any rules.
Participants can work on more than one project and app.
Participants must indicated how their projects and apps address specific India@75 challenges by linking them to Problems on the website. Enrollment may be terminated if a project or app does not sufficiently address an India@75 challenge.
Participants may only submit projects or apps for which they have the legal rights and intellectual property.
Participants’ projects are only eligible for mentorship if they have been properly posted – with sufficient details as determined by the Hackathon-2015 team during the validation phase.
Dates and deadlines are subject to change with prior notice.
These rules may be changed during the competition; every attempt to fairly notice participants of such changes will be made.
After deadlines for submitting projects and apps have passed, the Hackathon-2016 team will manage a process of validation. Validation may include: excluding irrelevant, inappropriate or illegal projects or apps; working with participants to refine/update project or app listings to provide more detail; or other quality assurance mechanisms.
Only projects or apps which pass the validation phase may proceed to the next phase.
Projects and apps will not be validated if they are:
Primarily political, sectarian or religious in nature, Discriminatory to any group.
Subject to any third-party agreements participants may make:
Participants own any applicable intellectual property rights of their apps
By submitting an app for Hackathon – 2016, participants grant the India@75 a royalty-free license
Post on India@75 and associated websites information about the application including, but not limited to, details about the storyline, characters, screenshots, etc., and a link to the downloadable application in the online store of the applicable software platform (e.g. Android Play Store, Apple Store) or, if not sold through such platform, to your website.
Publicize the names of Competition participants (including the individual members of a team) and winners, and their Applications through media and events of the organizer’s choosing.
Deploy or otherwise utilize the application.