SketchUp Ascent Competition 2022
SKETCHUP ASCENT COMPETITION OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. COMPETITION IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CANADA, THE UNITED KINGDOM, IRELAND, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, SPAIN, FINLAND, NORWAY, ICELAND, DENMARK, FRANCE, SERBIA AND SLOVENIA. ENTRY IN THIS COMPETITION CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
SketchUp Ascent Competition (the "Competition") is designed to promote the awareness of new and innovative 3D content using Trimble SketchUp. Prizes will be awarded to those individuals who submit the best Entries (as defined below), as determined by Trimble using the judging criteria herein.
The sponsor of the Competition is Trimble Inc., 935 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (the "Sponsor" or "Trimble").
3. Binding Agreement:
In order to enter the Competition, you must agree to these Official Rules. Therefore, please read these Official Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an Entry (defined below) in the Competition constitutes agreement to these Official Rules. You may not submit an Entry to the Competition and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Official Rules unless you agree to these Official Rules. These Official Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and the Sponsor with respect to the Competition.
The Competition is open to individuals that are 18 years of age or older and are enrolled in a degree or certificate seeking program at an accredited institution of higher learning at the time of Competition entry (such individual, "Entrant" or "You"). Employees and agents of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation or fulfillment of the Competition, and the immediate family members (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse) and persons living in the same household as such individuals are not eligible to participate. You must have access to the Internet and a valid email address in order to enter the Competition. You must comply with all Covid-19 related laws, rules and regulations as may be applicable to your participation in the Competition, including Canada’s Covid-19 rules and regulations for entry and the SketchUp 3D Basecamp Covid-19 policies, as may be updated from time to time. Previous participants, winners, and finalists of Trimble SketchUp Competitions are eligible to compete. By entering the Competition, you are affirming that the work underlying your Entry is original and not a copy or recreation of the work of a third party.
5. How To Enter:
The Competition begins at 12:01 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on March 24th, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on June 30th, 2022 (the "Competition Period"). To enter the Competition, fill out the Competition entrance form: SketchUp Ascent Competition Entry Form and submit your creative work as directed by the entrance form (the "Entry"). All entries must be in English. In order to be eligible for a prize, your Entry work must be modeled primarily using Trimble SketchUp. Only eligible Entries actually received by Sponsor before the end of the Competition Period will be considered. Illegible, unintelligible, incomplete or garbled entries, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. All Entries submitted must represent the original work of the Entrant and may not have been previously published or sold. Only one Entry is allowed per Entrant. If multiple Entries are submitted by an Entrant, only the last Entry submitted within the Competition Period will be judged. The submission of an Entry is solely the responsibility of the Entrant. Automated entries (including but not limited to Entries submitted using any bot, script, macro or Competition service), copies, third-party Entries, facsimiles and/or mechanical reproductions are not permitted and will be disqualified. Each Entrant may only win one (1) prize.
By entering the Competition, You agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules, which will be posted at the Competition website throughout the Competition Period. Failure to comply with the Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Competition. You further agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. If selected as a finalist, You agree to comply with all Covid-19 related laws, rules and regulations as may be applicable to your participation in the Competition and the policies set forth at https://3dbasecamp.sketchup.com/covid19, which may be updated from time to time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be: (1) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Competition; (2) violating the Official Rules; (3) violating the terms of service, conditions of use or general rules or guidelines of any Trimble property or service; or (4) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any false information provided within the context of the Competition by any Entrant concerning identity, postal address, or ownership of rights in the Entry, and/or non-compliance with Official Rules may result in the immediate elimination of the Entrant from the Competition. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that it believes, in its sole discretion, could or does infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party or otherwise does not comply with the Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Each Entry will be judged by a panel of SketchUp experts selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion ("Judges"), where up to five entries will be chosen as finalists. Each Entry will be evaluated by the Judges based on the following criteria considerations:
- Modeling skill: Submission is an original project primarily modeled within SketchUp, displaying a mastery of 3D modeling.
- Creativity: Submission should be unique and compelling. The concept driving your work should reflect originality in design and execution.
- Overall aesthetic: Submission should create a sense of dynamism and thoughtfulness, making sure no elements are neglected. Your work should be beautiful, and the documents that communicate your work should be too.
- Project narrative: Submission should clearly communicate your design intent.
- Alignment to area of study: In alignment with your topic, the submission should display knowledge of industry standards. (Project topics can include but are not limited to architectural, interior or landscape design, construction, and engineering)
Judges will evaluate and attribute a score to each Entry made up of scores based upon the above-listed criteria. Up to five (5) Entries that receive the highest overall scores will be selected as the finalists. In the event of a tie, the Entry that received the higher score from the Judges in the category of "Creativity" will be selected as one of the finalists. In the event of a secondary tie in score, the Entry that received the higher score from the Judges in the category of "Modeling Skill" will be selected as one of the finalists. In the event of a third tie, the Entry that received the higher score from the Judges in the category of "Overall Aesthetic" will be selected as one of the finalists. In the event a potential finalist is disqualified for any reason, the Entry that received the next highest total score may be chosen as the replacement finalist in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
On or about July 15, 2022, each of the finalists will be notified by telephone and/or email, at Sponsor’s discretion. If a finalist does not respond to the notification attempt within 10 days from the first notification attempt, then such finalist will be disqualified and an alternate finalist will be selected from among the remaining finalists based on the judging criteria described herein. If traveling internationally to attend SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2022, a finalist must have a valid passport (or other acceptable documentation) and comply with Canada’s Covid-19 rules and regulations for entry, which may include proof of vaccination. A failure to have proper documentation to enter Canada will disqualify a finalist and an alternate finalist may be selected from among the remaining Entrants based on the judging criteria described herein. Determinations of Judges are final and binding. In the event that Trimble does not receive any Entries which adhere to these Official Rules or which Trimble deems sufficient to garner the prize, Trimble in its sole discretion may withhold the prize and will not award any prizes.
Grand Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) finalists following two (2) live presentations to an audience of 3D Basecamp attendees. To be eligible to win a Grand Prize, live presentations must be delivered in English. The Basecamp attendees will vote on the finalist’s presentations using the criteria listed above in this Section 7. The manner and method of voting shall be determined at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Open Competition finalists:
Open Competition Prizes will be awarded for the top five finalists, as determined by the Judges based on the criteria listed in Section 7. Each of the top five finalists will be awarded the following prize:
- A trip to SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2022 (“Basecamp”) consisting of the following (valued at approximately USD $2,500):
- Round Trip coach airfare to Vancouver, BC from your country of residence, or as otherwise agreed by Sponsor, plus transportation to and from Vancouver, BC airport (as determined by Sponsor in consultation with finalist)
- Free SketchUp 3D Basecamp admission (September 28-30, 2022)
- Hotel accommodations (as determined by Sponsor)
- Three (3) meals a day for the duration of the event (September 28-30, 2022) (excludes alcohol)
- Publicity in the form of blog posts, tweets and other media.
Grand Prize recipients:
Each of the top three winners will be awarded a prize as follows:
- First Place: $1500.00USD
- Second Place: $1000.00USD
- Third Place: $500.00USD
Grand prize recipients will receive their prize within 90 days of the conclusion of SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2022. All prizes will be awarded "as is" (see descriptions above); no cash alternatives will be given. If any part of the prize package is unable to be awarded as planned, for any reason, including but not limited to, cancellation, scheduling conflicts, ineligibility or inability to travel (including, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, a personal preference not to travel or failure to comply with applicable Covid-protocols), or an event of force majeure, the remaining components of the prize, if applicable, may be awarded and Sponsor’s obligation to the winner(s) will be fulfilled, and no other additional compensation will be provided. If for any reason winner(s) are unable to use prizes within the time specified, the participating organizations are not responsible for providing replacement prizes. No makeup goods will be given in the event of a canceled or rescheduled event. Sponsor will require a W9 from each of the finalists.
ALL TAXES, FEES, AND ANY APPLICABLE WITHHOLDING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ENTRANTS AWARDED WITH THE PRIZES. Any unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded. No substitution, assignment or transfer of the prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value.
9. General Conditions:
This Competition is governed by the laws of the State of California, United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By submitting an entry into this Competition, You agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Competition. Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Potential prize winners may be required to sign, notarize and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity Release, W9, and provide any additional information or documentation that may be required by the Sponsor within thirty (30) days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. The intellectual and industrial property rights to each Entry, if any, will remain with the Entrant submitting such Entry, except that these terms do not supersede any other assignment or grant of rights according to any other separate agreements between Entrants and other parties. As a condition of entry, Entrants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use, copy, modify and make available the submission to the public via Sponsor's websites for any purpose, including but not limited to advertising and promotion of the Competition using screenshots, animations and Entry clips. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for, and each winner’s consent to, Sponsor and its agencies use of winner's name and/or likeness and entry for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of the Competition, or in the announcement of the prize. In the event a winner/potential winner's employer has a policy which prohibits the awarding of a prize to an employee, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. Each Entrant certifies that his or her Entry is original, that he or she is the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted Entry, and that he or she has the right to submit the Entry in the Competition. Each Entrant represents that his or her Entry does not and will not: (1) infringe any third-party proprietary, intellectual property, industrial property, personal rights or other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligation; (2) contain lewd, obscene, or pornographic content; or (3) otherwise violate applicable law in any countries in the world.
10. Media Activity:
By participating in this Competition, You agree and hereby grant Trimble permission to use, copy, modify and make available Your Entry to the public (with or without attribution to you) for any purpose, such as, but not limited to, press and media communications, without further compensation to You. You also agree to participate in any media or promotional activity regarding the Competition. If You are a winner of the Competition, You agree that Trimble may use Your name and likeness to administer and promote the Competition and to conduct media interviews and promotional events.
11. No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures:
To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Competition are hereby excluded, and any Entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Entrants agree and acknowledge that these Official Rules are governed by the laws of the State of California, United States.
By entering the Competition, Entrant agrees to Sponsor's use of personal information as described in Trimble's Privacy Notice. Entrant further agrees that personal data, including name and address, may be processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Competition and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by the Sponsor in order to check Entrants identities, postal addresses, and telephone numbers, or to otherwise verify eligibility to participate in the Competition. If the required data is not provided, the Entrant will be ineligible to participate in the Competition. By entering the Competition, Entrant agrees to the transmission, processing, and storage of this personal data in the United States.
13. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EACH ENTRANT INDEMNIFIES AND AGREES TO KEEP INDEMNIFIED THE SPONSOR AT ALL TIMES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY ACT, DEFAULT OR OMISSION OF THE ENTRANT AND/OR A BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY SET FORTH HEREIN. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EACH ENTRANT INDEMNIFIES AND AGREES TO KEEP INDEMNIFIED THE SPONSOR AT ALL TIMES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES FOR OR IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE SPONSOR WILL OR MAY BECOME LIABLE BY REASON OF OR RELATED OR INCIDENTAL TO ANY ACT, DEFAULT OR OMISSION BY AN ENTRANT UNDER THESE OFFICIAL RULES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, RESULTING FROM OR IN RELATION TO ANY BREACH, NON-OBSERVANCE, ACT OR OMISSION, WHETHER NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE, PURSUANT TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY AN ENTRANT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO HOLD SPONSOR, ITS RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND ASSIGNS HARMLESS FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION AND/OR USE OR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY PRIZE WON.
Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. Sponsor is not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. Sponsor is not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.
15. Not An Offer Or Contract of Employment:
Under no circumstances shall the submission of an Entry into the Competition, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these Official Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with Sponsor. You acknowledge that you have submitted your Entry voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and Sponsor, and that no such relationship is established by your submission of an Entry under these Rules.
If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
17. Sponsor Contact: