Forum Nokia Calling All Innovators Contest


The Calling All Innovators Contest is on again. Now’s your chance to show your talent. Let your creativity bloom, and tap this opportunity to see your application on millions of Nokia devices around the world.

Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer programme challenges mobile and web application developers worldwide to submit best-in-class applications for use on Nokia devices – with a total prize pool of more than $250,000 USD.

Register Now! Submit your application in any of the 3 categories. Give your Application the attention it deserves. Put it in the Spotlight. Participate now and win! For more information visit us at http://www.callingallinnovators.com

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PRIZE: A total prize pool of more than $250,000 USD
DEADLINE: 30 June 2009
WEBSITE/URL: http://sercononline.com/callingallinnovator/edm.html

Official rules of the Forum Nokia Calling All Innovators contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR RECEIVE A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF RECEIVING A PRIZE.

The Forum Nokia “Calling All Innovators Contest (“Promotion”), brought to you by Nokia Corporation (“Sponsor”), is governed by these “Official Rules”. The Promotion begins at noon Eastern Time (“EST”) on Friday, March 13, 2009 and ends at 12:00:00 PM EST on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (the “Promotion Period”).

ELIGIBILITY:
This Promotion is open to legal residents of all countries, and void where prohibited. Participants must be age 18 or older as of December 30, 2008 (Collectively, “Entrant”). Employees of Sponsor, Obnocktious, and their affiliates, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”), and members of their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. By entering, participants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from any and all liability, claims, judgments, losses, injuries, demands, damages, actions, and/or causes of actions, whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the Promotion or any portion thereof, or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of any prize or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. The Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and independent judges are final and binding in all respects. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

By participating, Entrants agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Judges, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. All entries become exclusive property of Sponsor. By submitting an entry, entrant acknowledges that Sponsor may obtain many entries under this Promotion and that such entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Promotion and/or other promotions or otherwise involving the Sponsor, and agrees to waive any and all claims he/she may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, and that any composition, and/or works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor (or its designees) may be similar to his/her entry. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not have now, nor shall it have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to his/her entry. This is a global contest and depending on your country of residence you may not be eligible to win.

HOW TO ENTER:
LIMIT: One submission per category per Entrant for the length of the Promotion Period. Any entries exceeding this limit will be ineligible and will not be considered.

Call to Entry: To enter the Promotion, the participant must go to the following Web site address during the Promotion Period: http://www.callingallinnovators.com or http://www.callingallinnovators.cn (the “Site”) and to register their contact information. Once the registration page is complete, users will then be directed to the contest upload page where they will then select the category for which they will submit their application. The categories are: Internet innovation, Flash, and Emerging Markets and Mobile Necessities.

Specific criteria for each category:

* Internet Innovation: Calling on web developers to transform consumer-focused ideas into real applications on Nokia devices using technologies that include Nokia Web Runtime, XHTML, CSS, Java Script, AJAX, widgets and other standards-based web technologies. To have a qualified entry in this category, you will need to submit either:
o A WRT widget, submitted in the .WGZ format, or
o A URL for your mobile-optimised website, along with any supporting screenshots and/or sitemap information that includes the optimisation logic, such as, whether it’s a mobile specific site (.mobi etc.) or browser optimisation with the same URL as the one for the desktop.
* Flash: Challenging creative developers and designers to build compelling applications that expand the capabilities and user benefits of Flash Lite on Nokia devices. To have a qualified entry in this category, you will need to submit your application for S60 or Series 40 Nokia devices, using either a Symbian Signed .SIS format (for S60 devices) or .NFL format (for Series 40 devices).
* Emerging Markets and Mobile Necessities: Urging developers to create innovative applications across mobile technology platforms – ranging from SMS through Series 40 and S60 device platforms. All applications will be considered, including those developed using Java, Python, or open source. If your submission in this category is specific to the “Emerging Markets” type of applications, it should work on Nokia Series 40 devices, such as the Nokia 2323 classic or the Nokia 2330 classic.

Once the category has been selected, users will then be able to upload their application; submit in an open text field, upload a video or whitepaper explaining the purpose of their application.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
For a qualified entry, the Entrant must submit a digital copy of the application being entered in usable form or a working URL to the mobile site. The executable file and any additional files required for installation or use should be included. The description submitted must be 100 words or less. The optional supporting documentation must be in .doc, .pdf. .xls, .ppt, .rtf, or .txt format and the optional videos must be 2 minutes or less and no larger than 3 megabytes.

If submitted at http://www.callingallinnovators.com, all entry materials must be in the English language to qualify. If submitted at http://www.callingallinnovators.cn, all entry materials must be either in the English or Chinese language to qualify.

The decisions of the judges are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to not award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries (what is an eligible and qualified entry. Entries cannot be revised or altered once submitted and may not be used by entrant other than to submit in this Contest. All parts of each entry are the property of the Sponsor and will be neither acknowledged nor returned. Throughout the Promotion Period, Sponsor specifically reserves the right, exercisable at its sole election, to screen any and all entries and to disqualify from prize consideration those entries that Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate, obscene, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or that otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules. Entries must also comply with the following guidelines:

* Cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity;
* Cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
* Cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
* Cannot promote terrorist acts such as providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other such weapons or provide instructional information about illegal activities;
* Cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging or slanderous remarks about Sponsor, Sponsor’s partners, or its products, or other people, products or companies;
* Cannot contain patents, trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
* Cannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in Web Sites, television, movies or other media) without permission;
* Cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, other than participant, without permission;
* Cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate;
* Cannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law; and
* Cannot contain personal contact information about contributor or other individual including name, address, city, state or country, email, phone, IM or any information that would allow the contributor to be contacted.

Sponsor reserves the right to, and may or may not, monitor/screen entries prior to posting them to the Web Site. By participating, you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any entry you submit. Submission of an entry grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, license and right to publish, edit, use, publicly perform, or display the entry in any way, worldwide, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the participant.

INFORMATION REGARDING ENTRIES:
OWNERSHIP: Each entrant retains ownership of all intellectual property rights in and to the Entry that Entrant had before submission, including the right to distribute the entry application commercially at any time. As a condition of entry, entrant hereby grants Sponsor (NOKIA) perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display any Entry that Entrant submits to this contest solely for the purposes of allowing Sponsor (Nokia) to evaluate the Entry for purposes of the contest and to advertise, display or otherwise promote Sponsor’s (Nokia’s) platforms. Entrant understands Sponsor and its designers may reproduce, publicly perform, and publicly display the entry including, but not limited to the right to make screenshots and video clips available for promotional purposes in any and all forms of media, whether now known or hereafter devised (including http://www.forum.nokia.com and/or http://www.callingallinnovators.com and/or http://www.forum.nokia.com.cn and/or http://www.callingallinnovators.cn), throughout the world, in perpetuity, without any type/form of notice to entrant or any third party and without payment or permission or compensation of any kind or amount. By no means will the entrant’s entry and all accompanying personally identifiable information be used for non-contest related purposes.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: Each entrant hereby represents and warrants that (i) entry is his/her original work and was created by himself/herself, (ii) has not won previous awards; (iii) the entry is original to such entrant and does not violate or infringe the intellectual property, proprietary or other rights of any third party, (iv) such entrant possesses and controls all rights necessary to submit the entry irrevocably and without restriction to Sponsor, and (v) entry only contains Asset Library Materials, and (vi) that publication of the entry via various media including Web posting, will not infringe on the rights any third party rights. Any such entrant will indemnify and hold harmless, Sponsor from any claims to the contrary.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: All entries may be posted on the Site at any and all times during and after the Promotion. In no event shall the Released Parties be responsible for any late, lost, illegible, indecipherable, incomplete, stolen, garbled, delayed, inaccurate or misdirected entries or commercials, all of which are invalid and will not be able to be selected for any prize hereunder.

Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry and he/she must comply with these rules. The authorized account holder of an email address is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential prize winner may be required to provide proof (to Sponsor’s satisfaction) that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the potentially prize-receiving entry. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Information collected from the entrant is used for the purpose of the notification of potential prize winners, and such information will not be re-used for future marketing communications, sold or shared in any manner by Released Parties or any third parties unless the entrant has elected to receive additional information and promotional material from Sponsor or a third party. By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to all of the terms and conditions of the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/general … olicy.html

The Promotion Judging: The Promotion Judging begins on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 12:00:00 AM EST and ends on Friday, August 14, 2009 12:00:00 PM EST. All eligible entries received will be judged by the Sponsor, industry experts and its Promotion Entities based on the following criteria:

* 25% Uniqueness/Creativity (Innovativeness)
* 25% Ease of Use/Design (Superior UI/Graphical design)
* 25% Quality/Functionality (Applications must be fully functional on a Nokia device).
* 25% On Commercial Viability/Market Potential

PRIZES:
The top three submissions in each category will receive cash and prizes that include:

* Grand Prize winner: $30,000 USD in cash; “Spotlight” placement featuring the winning application for 4 weeks on the top page of Nokia’s newly announced Ovi Store; and paid travel to demo the winning application at a Nokia specified event in the Fall 2009 (ARV 3,000 USD).
* 2nd Place: $15,000 USD in cash; and “Spotlight” placement featuring the winning application for 3 weeks on a relevant category page in Nokia’s newly announced Ovi Store.
* 3rd Place: $10,000 USD in cash; and “Spotlight” placement featuring the winning application for 2 weeks on a relevant category page in Nokia’s newly announced Ovi Store.

In addition, the winning applications in all three categories will be reviewed by Nokia for possible preload on future Nokia devices.

Special Prize in the Flash category:
In the Flash category, there is an additional prize of $10,000 USD, for one application that also received money from the Open Screen Project Fund this year. More information on how to receive funding for your Flash application is available at http://openscreen.forum.nokia.com.

Judge’s Choice Award:
The top 10 submissions in all three categories will receive the Judge’s Choice Award, which provides a one-year membership in Forum Nokia Launchpad (value of 300 euros). All Forum Nokia Launchpad members receive access to exclusive resources and support. It is designed to accelerate mobile application development and elevate developer’s business visibility in the mobile world. More information about Forum Nokia Launchpad is available at http://www.forum.nokia.com/Premium_Serv … hpad.xhtml.

The finalists of Calling All Innovators will be announced on 17 August 2009. The winners in all three contest categories will be announced at Nokia World in early September.

PRIZES MAY BE SUBSTITUTED BY THE SPONSOR FOR ITEMS OF EQUAL OR GREATER ARV. Winner and Travel Companion must be able to travel on travel dates as designated by the Sponsor to receive the prize. Winner and Travel Companion must travel together on the same itinerary and must travel to and from the major airport closest to the Winner’s residence. If any Winner’s residence is within 100 miles of the event location, the prize will not include air transportation and the Sponsor may substitute round-trip ground transportation in its sole discretion. Winner’s Travel Companion must be 18 years of age or older. Flight details are subject to space availability and airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Sponsor reserves the right to require the travelers to fly on certain days of the week, and/or at certain times of the day or night. Travel must be reserved 30 days in advance of departure. Hotel room will be at Sponsor’s choice of hotel. The trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Any picture identification requirements associated with air travel are the Winner and Travel Companion’s responsibility. Winner and their travel guests must secure their own traveler’s insurance. Sponsor is not responsible for lost or mutilated travel certificates and none will be replaced. Certain additional restrictions may apply. Airline tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are not valid for upgrades. All other expenses not specified herein (including, without limitation, taxes, meals, beverages, ground transportation other than that mentioned herein, hotel incidentals, service charges and gratuities) are the sole responsibility of the Winner. In the event any of the included events do not take place as scheduled, Sponsor’s sole responsibility will be to award the remaining available portion of the prize and no substitution or compensation will be provided for unawarded portion of prize.

PRIZE WINNER MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE SCHEDULE OF THE NOKIA SPECIFIED EVENT. NO PRIZE WINNER HEREUNDER SHALL BE PERMITTED TO (A) REPLACE HIS/HER DESIGNATED PRIZE WITH ANOTHER PRIZE OR ITEM, (B) TRANSFER OR ASSIGN HIS/HER DESIGNATED PRIZE TO ANOTHER PERSON, OR (C) REDEEM HIS/HER PRIZE FOR CASH. RELEASED PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT, EXERCISABLE AT ANY TIME IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION, TO SUBSTITUTE A PRIZE (OR PORTION THEREOF), PROVIDED THAT THE SUBSTITUTE PRIZE IS AN ITEM OF COMPARABLE OR GREATER VALUE. PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THE RELEASED PARTIES. ALL PRIZE DETAILS ARE AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO SUBSTITUTE A PRIZE OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE, IF PRIZE, OR PORTION OF PRIZE, BECOMES UNAVAILABLE. ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AND USE NOT SPECIFIED HEREIN AS BEING PROVIDED ARE EACH WINNER’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES.

PRIZE AWARDING: Limit of one (1) prize per household. Prizes will only be awarded upon a potential winner’s verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, any other country specific legislation based on winner’s domicile, and final approval by Sponsor. Potential winners will receive prize notification via telephone, electronic mail, United States Postal Mail and/or overnight mail. All prizes will be fulfilled 4 to 6 weeks after the recipient of that prize has been verified. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted; is ineligible; fails to claim prize; if prize or prize notification is returned undeliverable; or if a potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit that prize and, at Sponsor’s discretion, the prize will be awarded to a runner-up. Potential Grand Prize winner will have three (3) days from date notification is issued to confirm that the notification has been received or, at Sponsor’s discretion, the prize will be awarded to a runner-up. After confirming notification receipt, the potential Grand Prize winner will be sent via United States Postal Mail and/or overnight mail an Affidavit of Eligibility/Compliance & Publicity (unless prohibited)/Liability Release forms. These forms must be completed, signed, notarized and returned to Nokia within three (3) days of date of issuance or prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, the prize will be awarded to a runner-up. Each winner (and, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) grants Sponsor and its designees the right to use and publish his/her proper name and city and state of residence and to use his/her name and likeness solely for advertising and promotional purposes for this Promotion, in and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide without limitation and without notice or further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.

PRIVACY:
All information collected will be treated in a manner consistent with Sponsor’s privacy policy, available by accessing the following URL: http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/general … olicy.html. This includes sharing information about entrants with affiliates who are prize suppliers.

DISQUALIFICATION:
Released Parties are not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware, software or web site. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, howsoever caused, the incorrect entry or transmission, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic, including but not limited to any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Promotion; typographical, printing or other errors in these Official Rules, in any Promotion-related advertisements or other materials; the administration of the Promotion, the judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes; the unavailability of Asset Library Materials; or any problems related to the administration of the Promotion. Entrants found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Promotion, as solely determined by the judges, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Promotion. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right (among other causes of action and remedies) to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion (or any portion thereof) if any fraud, bug, virus, non-authorized human intervention or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the winners from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment using the judging procedures outlined above.

TAX INFORMATION:
All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed exclusively by, and construed exclusively in accordance with, (a) the laws of the State of Finland (b) and all other eligible countries laws. This Promotion is conducted in English (which will be given its everyday ordinary meaning), and any and all disputes will be resolved in accordance with the laws of the State of Finland.

NAME OF WINNER/COPY OF RULES:
For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (to be received by June 30, 2009 for the official rules; between September 3, 2009 and December 31, 2009 for the winner’s announcement) to: Forum Nokia Calling All Innovators Contest, 102 Corporate Park Drive, White Plains, NY 10604-3802, UNITED STATES; please specify “Winners Announcement” or “Rules Request”. VT residents may omit return postage from rules requests.

Sponsor: Nokia, Inc., 102 Corporate Park Drive, White Plains, NY 10604-3802
Presenting Sponsor: Nokia Corporation, Keilalahdentie 2-4, P.O. Box 100, FIN-00045 Nokia Group, Finland


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