• The official rules and documentation prevalent will be those published on the official web site.
  • The Challenge is open to the public and any person, start-up, SME, partnership or existing company may make a submission, provided that the principal team member and the bulk of activities of the submission take place in the Municipality of Johannesburg.
  • Awards will only be made to a legal entity. The Challenge is open to submissions from those who have not registered a company with an accompanying bank account at the time of submission, but any such participant must do so before receiving an award, should they be selected.
  • Any person or legal entity may be involved in multiple submissions, but only one winner.
  • Any intellectual property generated, proposed and introduced by a participant will be wholly and entirely owned by the participant.
  • Any late submissions will not be accepted for consideration.
  • The challenge will be governed by a joint City of Johannesburg – University of Johannesburg Steering Committee. Its decisions are final and binding.
  • The Steering Committee will appoint a Pre-Selection Committee to consider all submissions and recommend to it the Top 20 to proceed to round one of the Challenge.
  • The Steering Committee will appoint an Award Committee to evaluate the Top 20 and recommend the winners of the first round, who will receive the first awards and proceed to the second round.
  • The recommendations of the Pre-Selection and Award Committees are final, subject only to a veto on individual recommendations by the Steering Committee. Neither the Steering Committee nor any other party may approve the inclusion in a subsequent round of a submission not recommended by the Pre-Selection or Award Committee, whichever is applicable.
  • All members of the Steering Committee, Pre-Selection and Award Committees, and all participants from the Top 20 round and onwards will sign a non-disclosure agreement with Resolution Circle to ensure the protection of ideas. Any ideas submitted by participants will be deemed to be done in strict confidentiality.
  • Participants will be responsible for all costs incurred to enter and participate in the Challenge. The Challenge, the organizers, partners, members of the committees and Project Manager will not be responsible or liable for any costs incurred by participants as part of this competition.