The Brains and Games Competition (BGC) is organized by Brains@Play. Entry to the BGC is free.
Please read these Rules carefully. By participating in the BGC or using the Brains@Play website, you accept and abide by the policies stated below. If you have any questions regarding the BGC, you can send an email at email@example.com.
All participants (or their parent / guardian, if they are under 18 years old) will be required to acknowledge that they have read these Rules and will comply with them before entering into the Competition. If you are a parent or legal guardian agreeing to these rules for the benefit of a child, you are fully responsible for his or her entry in the Competition.
Anyone in the world may submit to the Brains and Games Competition. If not a legal adult in the country in which you participate in the BGC, participants must attach a signed parent/guardian consent form to their submission.
Non-recognition prizes can only be guaranteed for participants residing in the United States.
The Brains and Games Competition (BGC) focuses on bringing communities together around collaboration, innovation, and experimentation as they envision a future of brain-responsive multiplayer games. All participants submit their ideas and prototypes through our web form.
Game ideas are uploaded under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Creative Commons license.
This basically means the team that designed the game owns the original content and can do with it as they please—but also that Brains@Play retains an original copy of the submission or prototype that other people can download, modify and distribute for non-commercial purposes.
Brains@Play also reserves the right to remove any uploaded games if the content is offensive or unsuitable. This includes but is not limited to: games with harmful or prejudicial themes related to gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, or religion. If you see a game being created, or find a game on our site which would violate these terms email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By entering the Competition you, or – if under 18 years old – your parent or guardian, confirm that, to the best of your knowledge, you own all Intellectual Property Rights (“IPRs”) subsisting in your entry to the Competition and that your entry does not infringe any third party’s IPRs.
All entries will be judged by a panel of experts in neuroscience, ethics, interactive media, and other fields. Decisions made by the judging panels are final. No correspondence will be entered into. The composition of the panel may vary. The panel reserves the right to disqualify submitted entries at its sole discretion, if considered to be plagiarisms, morally or ethically questionable, and/or offensive – whether intentionally or not.
Winners will be announced on the Competition website on March 15th and will also be notified via email. The prizes are personal to the winners and non-transferable. No cash alternative for any prizes will be offered.
Consent to receiving official communication from Brains@Play is granted by participating in or registering for the Brains and Games Competition BGC). Once collected, your Personally Identifiable Information may be used in a variety of including, but not limited to:
By submitting your entry to the Competition, you give permission to Brains@Play to use the information provided by you in your entry and during your participation in the Competition for the purposes of administering and judging the Competition and any other purpose connected to the Competition. This information may be shared with the panel members and anyone involved in the Competition. Additionally, Brains@Play reserves the right to use the first names and ages of participants in any publicity both in paper and online.
As participants in the competition, you are free at any time and until 10 days after the Competition submission deadline to refuse to participate, or withdraw your participation without any adverse consequences for you and without the need to justify your decision. In this case your personal data will be destroyed.
Personal data—particularly full names and email addresses—are collected for the Brains and Games Competition (BGC) for the purpose of notifying participants of the status of their submission, as well as to properly attribute the owners of the submission. This data will be stored indefinitely and displayed on the Brains@Play website to maintain public attribution of their work.
Brains@Play is compliant with all legal procedures in respect of personal data processing, as set out in the applicable European and national law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU/2016/679). Without prejudice to any exceptions, we would like to inform you that you have the right to access, the right of information, correction, update, blocking and/or erasure of your personal data in accordance with the aforementioned EU Regulation and applicable national laws. In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with the data protection Authority of your country.
For queries related to, or requests to correct or delete your personal data, you may contact email@example.com.
Brains@Play will conduct studies and research related to the Brains and Games Competition (BGC). Brains@Play strives to understand and grow public engagement with neurotechnology. We aim to protect the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in research conducted by Brains@Play and our researchers adhere to strict legal and ethical protocols. Research is primarily conducted with surveys or observation. BGC participants may choose to opt-out of interviews and observation by contacting Brains@Play or by not taking the survey
Brains@Play reserves the change, modify or make exceptions to all policies at will. This includes the right to cancel the Competition at any time; to change the form and substance, dates for deadlines and events, locations or specification of the Competition and/or prizes; or not to award prizes.
The Brains and Games Competition (BGC) focuses on bringing communities together around collaboration, innovation, and experimentation as they envision a future of brain-responsive multiplayer games. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, and faith (or lack thereof).
This code of conduct outlines our guidelines for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all those who participate in BGC to help us maintain these guidelines and create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
We wish for BGC participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions, attempt collaboration before conflict, and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. We also expect the same consideration and respect to be applied to games and content created for the BGC.
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders and site organizers immediately if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our site locations or online community, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business.
Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, or religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, Brains@Play may take action to stop the unacceptable behavior, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the Brains@Play community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please report this with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify Brains@Play with a concise description of your grievance.
We wish for all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct for all Brains@Play events—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one or group communications pertaining to community business.
This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. The original is available at https://globalgamejam.org/inclusiveness-policy-and-code-conduct.