Submission Process, Judging Criteria & Winner Selection


    1. These terms and conditions apply to all Challenges organized by Soul Machines.
    2. By entering a Challenge entrants accept these terms and conditions together with any specific instructions and terms for such Challenge which may be mentioned in any electronic messages, or communicated to entrants in any other way (“Challenge information”). 
    3. Soul Machines reserves the right to cancel or amend any Challenge, Challenge information, or these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the Challenge information or these terms and conditions.
  • Eligibility:
      1. Entrants must be 18 or over and reside in the US. 
      2. Entrants using Soul Machines Digital DNA Studio to develop their Submission must do so in compliance with a valid Digital DNA Studio license. 
  • Prizes:
      1. All income taxes and any other applicable taxes (if any) on each Challenge Prize are the sole responsibility of the recipient. 
      2. Any costs or expenses associated with the acceptance or use of any prize are the responsibility of the recipient. 
      3. No substitutions, cash redemption or transfer of right to receive any Prize will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Soul Machines. 
      4. Soul Machines will endeavor to notify prize winners. However, if a winner cannot be reached within five working days of winner notification, Soul Machines may select a new prize winner without liability to any person.  
  • Authorization:  By entering, each Entrant grants to Soul Machines and their designees the irrevocable, royalty-free right to publish, disseminate and use the Entrant’s name, likeness, and biographical information without further notice or consideration, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats presently known or hereafter invented, in connection with the execution and promotion of the Challenge and the promotion of Soul Machines and their activities.  In addition, by entering, each Entrant grants to Soul Machines and their designees a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, exploit, adapt, use and display worldwide, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats presently known or hereafter invented, the Submission and all components thereof in connection with the execution and promotion of the Challenge and the promotion of Soul Machines and their activities, without further notice or compensation.
  1. Submissions: Submissions must not contain any material that Soul Machines in their sole discretion, deem inappropriate for public viewing and/or determine is contrary to their mission. Soul Machines reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify and/or not accept any Submission that Soul Machines determine does not or is likely not to comply with these guidelines, to make such changes to any Submission as are necessary to make it compliant, or to require the Entrant to do so.  All Submissions must comply with the following content restrictions:
    1. All Submissions must be in the English language.  
    2. The Submission must not invade the privacy of any person without authorization; including but not limited to including the image, name, or voice of a person without their permission;
    3. No copyrighted material (music, images, etc) or trademarks (company names, logos, brands, etc.) may be used unless the Entrant has a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted or trademarked materials;
    4. The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous;
    5. The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; and
    6. The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Submission is created.
  2. Soul Machines’ Ownership and Reservation of Rights. Soul Machines and/or its Affiliates and/or their licensors own and retain all rights, titles and interests in Soul Machines IP. 
  3. Warranties:  By entering, each Entrant represents and warrants that (a) the Entrant’s Submission and all components thereof, including all ideas, creative elements, and any other materials and information contained in the Submission are wholly original with the Entrant, (b) no person or entity has collaborated with Entrant in creating the Submission, provided any material or information for inclusion in the Submission, or has any ownership rights in and to the Submission or any component thereof, (c) Entrant has the exclusive, unconditional right and authority to submit the Submission to Soul Machines and to grant the rights set forth herein.
  4. Limitations.   Soul Machines cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any Entrant entering the Challenge or as a result of accepting any Prize.   Soul Machines cannot promise that any products or Services relating to the Challenge will be free from errors or omissions nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. 
  5. Disputes.  Excluding conflict of laws rules, this Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the competent federal and state courts in San Francisco, California. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, as currently enacted by any jurisdiction or as may be codified or amended from time to time by any jurisdiction, do not apply to this Agreement.

Severability. If any provision of these terms shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in effect.