From MozillaWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Mobile Add-On Developer Challenge Contest Rules

Introduction: The objective of this Challenge is to encourage and promote innovation in the mobile Web experience through the development of add-ons to the Firefox for mobile browser.

Sponsor: The sponsor of this Challenge is Mozilla Corporation, located at 650 Castro Street, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94041 (“Sponsor”).

Eligibility: No purchase or fee is necessary to enter or claim prize.

The Challenge is open to individuals who are at least the age of majority in their country of residence. Minors 13 years or older who reside in the U.S. (or 16 or 17 years old who reside in Brazil) are also eligible to participate in the Challenge but will be required to submit a signed parental consent form with their Entry. Email us at clooney at Mozilla dot com for a parental consent form.

The Challenge is open only to individuals or groups of individuals. The Challenge is not open to companies, educational institutions, organizations, etc. or to groups associated with such institutions. Entrant may not enter any add-on in which such institution may claim ownership.

The Challenge is void in Cuba, Iran, Province of Quebec (Canada), North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Union of Myanmar, and where prohibited by law or restricted by law or regulations.

Employees of Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising agencies, and the families and persons living in the same household as such employees, are not eligible to participate.

The Challenge is subject to all applicable laws.

How to Enter: To enter the Challenge, go to the Mobile Add-on Challenge page (the "Entry Page") and use the tools and instructions provided on the Entry Page to submit your add-on (“Entry”). You will be required to agree to the Developer Agreement as part of the submission process. You may submit as many Entries as you want.

If you are a group of individuals submitting an Entry, the Entry shall be submitted under one individual’s account. The names of all the individuals in the group should be noted in the description for proper attribution.

You must be the named and authorized account holder of the email address submitted in connection with your Entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the 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. Entries submitted will not be returned or acknowledged.

Without limiting any representations or warranties, the Sponsor has the right (though not the obligation) to, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, reject or remove from the Sponsor's websites, servers and computer systems any Entry that, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, violates these Rules, any applicable Sponsor policy, any applicable laws, or is in any way harmful or objectionable. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or Entry at the Sponsor's sole discretion. No correspondence shall be entered into.

Privacy: Entrants will be asked to provide their names, an email address, a mailing address, and a phone number so they can be contacted if selected a winner, and so that we can send the winners their prizes. All Entries may be made public as well as the entrants’ names. Except as otherwise stated herein or as otherwise agreed by you and the Sponsor, all other personal information you provide in connection with the Challenge will be used only for purposes relating to this Challenge, and will not be communicated to third-parties without prior permission. Please refer to our Privacy Policy (located at for further details.

Challenge Period: The Challenge begins at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) (8:01 a.m. GMT) on March 11, 2010 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on April 12, 2010 (7:59 a.m. GMT on April 13, 2010) (the “Challenge Period”).

Prizes: Ten (10) winners will each receive a Nokia N900 mobile device. The approximate retail value of each prize is $650. Winners are solely responsible for the payment of all federal, state and local taxes and all other expenses or costs relating to the prize not expressly set forth above, including any service plan. Prizes cannot be transferred or substituted and must be accepted as awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of Mozilla Store merchandize in its sole discretion. Please allow 8-10 weeks for prize delivery. No more than one prize will be awarded to any entrant. Please note that if the winner is a group of individuals, then the group will share the above-stated prize. A prize will not be given to each member of the group.

Work Criteria: All Entries must meet specific criteria to be accepted into the Challenge. (a) Entry must be compatible with and function properly in the then-current final product version of Firefox for mobile; (b) the full source code, including that of any binary components, must be made available to Sponsor (upon request); (c) the description of the Entry included in your submission must be clear and accurate; (d) the Entry must comply with all of the Mozilla Add-ons policies posted at; (e) The Entry must be your original work and may not include any unauthorized intellectual property of a third party; (f) The name of your Entry may not include any Mozilla trademarks or portions thereof, except for the inclusion of “for Firefox for mobile” at the end of the name.

Selection of Winner: After the Challenge Period has ended, all Entries will be reviewed and judged by an internal panel of expert judges at Mozilla, who will select the top ten (10) Entries. Entries will be judged based on the following two criteria: User experience (it must be compatible and follow mobile UI best practices (50%) and Innovativeness (must consider the mobile context) (50%). The decisions of the judging panel are final on all matters relating to the Challenge and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winners will be notified by mail, phone, or email on or about April 16, 2010.

All potential winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, where lawful, within ten (10) days of the date of winning notification; otherwise the prize will be forfeited, and the entrant having the next highest score will be deemed to be the winner. If a winner is a group as opposed to one (1) individual, each member of the group listed on the Entry Page must sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the timeframe stated above or the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be notified. If a winner cannot be notified within five (5) days after his or her selection, or in the event of non-compliance with any of these requirements, the prize will be forfeited, and the entrant having the next highest score will be deemed the winner.

Authorization to Use Winner’s Entry & Name: Accepting the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to make public and otherwise use your Entry, name, voice, picture, likeness, opinions, biographical information, and city and country of residence without further compensation in any media now known or hereafter developed for promotional and/or publicity purposes, unless prohibited by law. Each winner also agrees to participate in and cooperate with any promotional activity and/or publicity relating to the Challenge as the Sponsor shall reasonably request from time to time.

Release of Liability: By participating, you release the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Challenge, from and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Challenge and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are in no way responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Challenge and/or the awarding of any prize.

For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent that English law applies, nothing in these Rules shall limit or exclude either party's liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or any other liability to the extent such liability cannot be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

You also agree to hold harmless Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, from any claim by any third party relating to any rights in the Entry you submitted.

Representations and Warranties: By entering, you (meaning each member of a group if a group is submitting the Entry) warrant and represent that (a) you are the sole and exclusive owner of (and free of any adverse claim by any person, firm, or corporation) all intellectual property rights in and to the Entry (exclusive of Mozilla’s intellectual property rights); (b) the Entry is original and the use of the Entry as described in these Rules will not infringe the proprietary rights, including without limitation the intellectual property rights, of any third party; (c) the use of the Entry, as described in these Rules, will be in compliance with any third-party licenses pertaining to the Entry; (d) the Entry is not obscene or libelous, or does not violate any rights of any third party, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity; (e) the Entry does not target anyone because of his or her membership in a certain social group, including race, gender, color, religion, belief, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender identity, or political affiliation, and does not contain a symbolic representation of any group that targets anyone because of his or her membership in a certain social group; (f) you have accurately categorized and described the type and nature of the Entry on the Entry Page; (g) the Entry does not contain any virus, spyware, malware, trap door, worm, or any other device, mechanism or code that is injurious or damaging to software or hardware used in conjunction with the Entry; (h) the Entry and its use as described in these Rules will not violate any federal, provincial, state or local laws or ordinances; (i) no employer or educational or other establishment has any rights in the Entry; (j) the Entry is consistent with these Rules; and (k) you have the right to grant to Sponsor and its designees the license granted below. By entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Challenge.

Intellectual Property: Any Entry entered in this Challenge shall remain the exclusive property of the entrant and entrant's licensors. By participating in the Challenge and in addition to any license governing the Entry (even if an open source license), the entrant grants to Sponsor and its designees a nonexclusive, irrevocable, sublicensable, unconditional, transferable, worldwide royalty-free license to use, reproduce, encode, store, modify, transmit, publish, post, copy, adapt, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and create derivative works and screen shots of the Entry. In the case of Entrants who are Australian residents, Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act which may otherwise infringe the Entrant’s moral rights (as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)).

Mozilla’s Trademarks: The names Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, Bugzilla and XUL, as well as the Mozilla logo, Firefox logo, Thunderbird logo and the red lizard logo are all registered trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation in the U.S. and several other countries. Any use of those or any other Sponsor (or Mozilla Foundation) trademark, trade name or logo must comply with the Mozilla Trademark Policies as posted at

Disclaimers: Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled or illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Challenge. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Challenge it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Challenge if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the Challenge. If the Challenge is terminated before the scheduled end of the Challenge Period, the Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Challenge, or whom the Sponsor believes to be causing or attempting or intending to cause any malfunction, error, disruption, or damage will be disqualified. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorized entries, including, without limitation, any entries made through robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar multiple-entry, or entry duplication, method and to disqualify any person or entity using such a method.

Winner’s Name: For the names of the winners and/or the judges send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "MOBILE ADD-ON DEVELOPER CHALLENGE Winner List", attn: Mozilla Contests, 650 Castro Street, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94041. Requests must be received (not just postmarked) by October 31, 2010.