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Developer Competition Terms and Conditions

1. The Promoter

The promoter is: Ultraleap Limited of The West Wing, Glass Wharf, Bristol, England, BS2 0EL.

2. The Competition

2.1 The title of the competition is Beyond Touchscreens.

2.2 The competition will challenge a developer to design a touchless demo using the Leap Motion Controller to demonstrate how human-machine interfaces can move beyond the touch screen in public spaces.

2.3 You can submit as many separate entries as you like. Each entry will be judged separately.

3. How to Enter

3.1 The competitions’ Opening and Closing Dates (inclusive) are as follows:

Opening date: Thursday 18 June 2020, 3pm GMT

Closing date: Thursday 9 July 2020, 11:59 PDT

All competition entries must be received by the Promoter via the submission form by no later than the specified date and time of the Closing Date for that competition. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified. 

3.2 To enter the competition:

(a) You must deposit your finished working code in a publicly accessible repository (such as Github or Bitbucket) together with any additional description, diagrams and demos you wish to submit before the Closing Date.

(b) You must license the code under the Apache 2.0 open source licence and this should be stated on the repo and on a readme file on the code itself.

(c) You must create an up to 5 minute demo video of your project and upload it to a publicly accessible location on YouTube or Vimeo.

(d) Submit using the form with the following before the Closing Date:

(i) Your name.

(ii) Your project name for your solution (which should be 5 words or less).

(iii) A link to your code in the repo.

(iv) A link to your up to 5 minute demo video.

(v) A short written description of your project in two sentences.

(vi) A long written description of up to 250 words explaining your project in more detail and explaining how it meets the design brief of how public interfaces could evolve beyond a touchscreen.

3.3 There is no charge to enter the competition, but you will need a Leap Motion Controller and the SDK.

3.4 The Promoter will not accept:

(a) responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or 

(b) proof of mailing or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the competition.

3.5 By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

3.6 If you have any questions, please contact the consumer helpline on 0117 325 9002 OR email devcomp@ultraleap.com.

3.7 Please see www.ultraleap.com/developer-comp-terms/ for a copy of these competition terms and conditions.

3.8 The competition entries will be judged by a panel of judges [including Catherine Morgan from Ocean Outdoor] based on the criteria below. The decision of the panel of judges (acting reasonably) will be final.


  • Business value - How significant and relevant is the problem that the solution is trying to solve?
  • Content - good, engaging content, appropriate for service and its target audience
  • Functionality - it works, ease of use, no bugs 
  • Impact - the benefit delivered to the user and/or society by the entry
  • Level of innovation - is it something new and unique?
  • Purpose - it should be clear what the app/site/service is supposed to let you achieve and/or what problem it is designed to solve
  • Reality of production - how realistic is it, technically and economically, to bring this design to production and broad-scale use
  • Wow factor - the impression the entry makes when you see it. Is it a reflection of a diverse team’s ingenuity? Is it something a human being would feel delighted, excited, empowered, or even relieved to use?

4. Eligibility

4.1 The competition is only open to all adults aged 18 years or over, except:

(a) employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies;

(b) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; 

(c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above; or

(d) nationals of countries where UK or USA sanctions prohibit the transfer of a prize to that country.

4.2 In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.

4.3 The Promoter will not accept competition entries that are:

(a) automatically generated by computer;

(b) duplicate entries for the same competition (although multiple separate entries are allowed)

(c) completed by third parties or in bulk;

(d) illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with; or

(e) incomplete.

4.4 Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

4.5 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.

5. The prize

5.1 Each competition will have the following prizes:

(a) 1st - $2,000

(b) 2nd - $1,000

(c) x2 runner up - $500

5.2 The prize is not negotiable or transferable.

5.3 In order to claim the prize you must provide bank details to the Promoter.

6. Winners

6.1 The decision of the judges nominated by the Promoter is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

6.2 The Promoter will contact the winners personally as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date, using the email address provided with the competition entry.

6.3 The Promoter must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation the Promoter will publish the name and country of the prize winners and their winning entries on the Promotor’s website at www.Ultraleap.com and on its social media channels (the Announcement). 

6.4 If you object to any or all of your name or county being published or made available, please contact the Promoter on devcomp@ultraleap.com. In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority or any other regulatory body on request. 

7. Claiming the prize

7.1 Winners should allow 14 working days for delivery of the prize after you have provided your bank details. If you do not provide your bank details within 1 month of notification of winning a prize, your claim will become invalid.

7.2 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.

7.3 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within one month of the Announcement, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the entries that were received before the Closing Date.

7.4 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to receive the prize.

8. Limitation of liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

9. Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property rights

9.1 The Promoter does not claim any rights of ownership in your competition entry.

9.2 By submitting your competition entry and any accompanying material, you agree:

(a) to license your entry under an Apache 2.0 open source licence; and

(b) that your competition entry is your own original work, that you have the right to submit the competition entry under these terms and conditions and that your competition entry does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.

9.3 You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website ultraleap.com, developer.leapmotion.com and gallery.leapmotion.com, and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. 

10. Data protection and publicity

10.1 The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in the Privacy Policy. See also condition 6.3 and condition 6.4, with regard to the announcement of winners.

11. General

11.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.

11.2 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

11.3 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.