Terms and Conditions

By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these Competition Rules and by the decisions of the Judging Panel.

1. Challenges:
The AIB Webathon is held on the same day as the AIB Datahack, but is a separate competition.

2. Eligibility:
A. The AIB Webathon IS open to:
Students aged 16-18 in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland.

B. The AIB Webathon is NOT open to:
Non-students and students under the age of 16.

3. How to Enter:
To enter the AIB Webathon, applicants in teams of two must submit 500 words detailing their website ideas, in addition to a wireframe/rough design to datahack@aib.ie by Friday 3rd November.

The competing teams will be notified by Monday 6th November. Ten teams of two will be selected to take part in the competition on 18th November.

The AIB DataHack and Webathon will be held on November 18th 2017 in AIB’s Headquarters, AIB Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and all participants must be available to come to Bankcentre on that date.

Teachers are welcome to accompany the student to the event.

The event will run from 8.30-3pm.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are provided.

Participants are required to leave AIB Bankcentre on completion of the AIB Webathon competition.

AIB are not liable for the loss or damage of any personal belongings during the AIB Datahack and Webathon.

4. The Competition:
AIB experts will be on hand during the 5 hour Webathon to help and advise. The competition itself takes place 9-2pm. Presentations and prizegiving 2-3pm.

Students must design and build a website around the theme of Smart Cities, which solves a city/town problem. This could be an imaginary company or service, an educational website or a social activist/volunteer site. Suggested themes are (but not limited to) transport, sustainability, energy, air quality, smart lighting, congestion, driverless vehicles, recycling, homelessness, green spaces.

The period between notification of participation and the event itself, should be spent researching, collating content and building brand.

Entrants are permitted to start building their website before arriving to AIB on 18th November.

Entrants can use any tool they wish to take part (including template sites like Wix and Wordpress), but bonus points will be awarded for original design and coding.

Points are primarily awarded on the quality of idea presented.

Ideas should be innovative with some technology focus.

Students must bring at least one laptop per team to work on their website during the competition.

5. Participation Criteria:
AIB Webathon submissions must include only ideas and materials created by the participating team or that are otherwise publicly and freely available and must not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity. Submissions should not contain brand names, trademarks or company logos and personal information about another individual.

Only one submission per team will be accepted.

AIB does not permit the infringement of others’ rights and use of materials not original to the participant is grounds for disqualification.

AIB Webathon submissions must not have been submitted previously in any competition or contest of any kind, or exhibited or displayed publicly, (i.e. beyond your immediate family and circle of friends) through any means previously.

All final submissions must be received on the day of the AIB DataHack and Webathon.

Those who do not follow all of the instructions or abide by these Competition Rules or other instructions issued by AIB may be disqualified.

Each participant team represents and warrants that their entry:-

(i) is wholly original and is not a copy or imitation of any other material/ideas, or the participant has obtained all necessary rights;

(ii) will not infringe or violate any third party rights whatsoever or violate any agreement binding upon the participant; and

(iii) is not subject to any threatened or pending litigation, claim or dispute that might give rise to litigation, which adversely affects or in any way prejudices, impairs or diminishes the rights granted to AIB in connection with the AIB DataHack and Webathon.

Each participant agrees to indemnify AIB against any third party claim arising from any breach of any representations, warranties and agreements made by the participant in entering the AIB Webathon.

6. Intellectual Property Rights
Each participant upon submission of their entry to the AIB Webathon hereby confirms that he/she understands that they are entering this AIB Webathon and that his/her entry is made during the course of the AIB Webathon run by AIB.

AIB does not claim ownership of the copyright or any other intellectual property in the entry, which shall remain owned by the participant. However, by submitting an entry to the AIB Webathon, the participant grants AIB a licence to use the intellectual property in any submitted entry solely for the purpose of running the AIB Webathon competition, including for judging, promotional and publicity purposes in all media.

Participants agree that AIB shall have the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of entries and shall be not obliged to use any entry.

Each participant acknowledges that other participants or AIB may have created, or may already be developing, ideas and concepts that are similar to those contained in the participant's own entry and participants will have no recourse against other participants or AIB because of such similarities. This does not affect participants' rights in any intellectual property that they own in their entry.

7. Prizes:
The winning team will receive 2 iPads. The winning team’s school will also receive €1000 towards technology equipment. The team placing second will receive 2 FitBits and €500 for their school. The team placing third will receive 2 Chromecasts. There will also be spot prizes available throughout the day.

8. Determining the Winners:
The winners of both the Webathon will be determined by a panel of judges made up of representatives of AIB and/or industry experts. The AIB Webathon entries will be evaluated based on criteria determined by AIB. The decisions of the Judging Panel are final and binding on all matters relating to the AIB Webathon, including the winning entries and interpretation and application of these Competition Rules.

9. Winner Notification and Prize Award
The winners will be notified on the day of the AIB DataHack and Webathon. Notwithstanding that a winner has been declared, if AIB discovers before the distribution of the prizes that for any reason under these rules a winner should not have been eligible to enter the AIB Webathon or if the entry should have been declared invalid, AIB reserves the right to determine that a winner is disqualified.

10. Use of Information
Registration Details your personal details will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Any information submitted to the AIB Webathon through email submission will be used solely for the purpose of contacting you in relation to the AIB Webathon. Users of the AIB Webathon registration facility are deemed to have accepted these Competition Rules.

11. AIB Webathon Submissions
All submissions become the property of AIB on submission and will not be returned and therefore AIB will not be responsible for the return or preservation of entries. All entries may be published in any manner or medium.

By participating each participant consents to the use and disclosure of their name and image as a winner, (if successful) and he/she may be required to take part in publicity events.

The names of the winners may be published by AIB’s through any media, including its website and social media channels.

12. AIB/Promoter Reservations
By entering this competition you agree to be fully bound by these terms and conditions. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, withdraw or terminate the AIB Webathon or alter the format of the AIB Webathon without prior notice to entrants.

We hold the right to decide whether a winner should have been disqualified, even after being announced as the winner, if we regard the terms and conditions have been breached in any way.

The promoter is Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Registered in Ireland. Registered no. 24173. Registered office: Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Disclaimer: These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Ireland and by entering this competition you are under the jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland should any dispute happen as a result of taking part.