Terms and Conditions

(for ScooNews Global Education Awards 2023)

The decisions of the judges, on all matters relating to the judging, including, but not limited to, qualifications and categories, are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. This competition is based solely on skill and will be judged accordingly. No prizes will be awarded on the basis of lot or chance. The ScooNews Global Education Awards is not open to Edupulse Media Pvt. Ltd. (further referred as “ScooNews” in this document) employees, vendors, and their immediate families.

Participants can nominate in more than 1 category, however, please note that the nomination processing charges must be paid in full for each category and a separate form has to be filled out for each category entered. Any entry that infringes any law, regulation, or voluntary or regulatory codes of practice is not eligible. It is the responsibility of the entrant to withdraw such work.

Property of Entries: All materials that accompany or form part of an entry will become the sole property of ScooNews. Accordingly, ScooNews will not be obliged to return any items submitted and will further not be responsible for their loss, damage or destruction. The entrant agrees hereto.

License: By submitting an entry the entrant hereby grants ScooNews and its agents an irrevocable, royalty free, non-exclusive license, throughout the world, to publish and use the entry and all material submitted therewith, in any publication, advertisement, marketing or promotional material (including television or radio station news or other programs related to Core Group), by any means ScooNews chooses, including without limitation, print, electronic media and broadcast. The entrant also grants permission to ScooNews to show, copy or play the entry at such times as ScooNews deems appropriate. ScooNews reserves the right to make available for educational and reference purposes, including electronic publishing, any Entries and all material submitted therewith. The entrant agrees hereto. If the entrant does not agree hereto, the entrant must notify ScooNews immediately and withdraw its entry.

Warranties: By submitting an entry the entrant warrants that it is entitled to grant the license referred to above and that it has obtained all necessary permissions, usage rights and waivers of moral rights from all third parties who contributed to or commissioned the entry. The entrant also warrants that the credits and information in the entry are true and correct and that publication and use of those credits and information will not infringe any moral or other rights of the entrant or any third party. Further, the entrant warrants that the entry is the entrant’s original work, does not infringe on any copyright or other intellectual property right of any person and may be used by ScooNews as contemplated above.

Indemnity and Non-liability: The entrant hereby agrees to indemnify ScooNews and hold it harmless from any costs, expenses or damages, including court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of the breach or alleged breach of the above representations and warranties.

Right to Withdraw and Change Entries: ScooNews reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any entry, for good reason, or move any entry to an alternative category.

Law and domicile: This competition is governed by the laws of India. ScooNews chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature, J-3 Jhalana Institutional Area, Jaipur (Rajasthan) 302004.

Audit: ScooNews’s auditor, who is independent, will oversee and certify the conduct of the competition.

Judging: This competition will be judged by an independent, external panel of judges. The organiser maintains the right to choose the judges. Only shortlisted entries will be judged by the independent panel of judges.

Variation: ScooNews may, at its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.

Awards notification and collection

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held at a venue and on a date and at a time which will be notified to all entrants via email communication. Awards as specified by ScooNews may not be exchanged for cash and are not transferable. Any winner who fails to attend the awards ceremony and collect their prize will be contacted by ScooNews to arrange delivery of the Award & citation via a courier. Successful entrants must be able to produce positive identification. An announcement will be sent to all finalists and winners in advance to help them plan their travel to the awards venue. Travel to awards ceremony is the responsibility of the attendee.

In case of circumstances beyond the control of the organisers, you will be informed of the possible cancellation of the Event, its postponement, or substantial modification by Email. In such an eventuality, you are not entitled to a refund. We will provide you with a credit note for the purchase value which may be used to avail ScooNews services or products.

However, the organisers are not responsible for any additional costs, charges, or expenses incurred in case of cancellation, postponement, or modifications to the event.

The Rules and Regulations of the venue, event organiser, or promoter for which the ticket was purchased must be adhered to.

Ticket holders consent to filming, sound recording, and photography as members of the audience.

The customer accepts full responsibility for all contact information on their customer account and must ensure it is updated when necessary.