Arduino Contest Rules

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Abbreviations: CAS = Chipkin Automation Systems Inc.

How to Enter

Overview: You submit your entry by creating a user and a page at (a site owned by You document the entry on the page you make – uploading images, videos, links to other resources and text. Finally, you complete the entry form at

  • How to create a user at
  • How to make a page to post your entry
  • How to tag or mark your page as a competition entry: Simply cut and paste this ->  [[Category:Arduino_Competition]]  to the bottom of your Automation Wiki entry page/s. This will automatically put it under our competition page category and we will easily be able to find your entry!

Rules – The Main Points

1. Entries from any location permitted – North America and the world.

2. Each entrant may submit more than one entry. A single entrant can only win one prize

3. Entries should be original / new projects

4. Project must use the Arduino and may use any other hardware

5. Judges decision is final (documentation will play a major part in selecting the best project)

6. Popularity is based on facebook and google+ likes

7. Submissions must document how to assemble and how to operate the system (remember the more documentation, the more Brownie points. Using the instructions, viewers should be able to recreate the project). Example of acceptable assembly instructions

8. Closing Date for all entries is midnight June 24th

9. Results will be posted within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Rules – The fine print

10. By Submitting a project, the participant agrees and gives CAS the right to post a link leading back to the submitted project in if the project is posted in any other website.

11. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

12. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of CAS, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

13. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. CAS and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of CAS and contest co-sponsors.

14. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided “as is”, and CAS and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

15. CAS and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

16. CAS may modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

17. CAS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

18. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

19. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant CAS a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

20. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the Province of British Columbia and any applicable laws and regulations of Canada.

21. Free Shipping only applies to participants in USA and Canada excluding Greater Vancouver.




Plagiarism is the copying or paraphrasing of other people’s work or ideas without full acknowledgement. Intentional plagiarism may incur severe penalties, including disqualification.

  • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification. Essays must not infringe on any third party rights or intellectual property of any person, company, or organization. By submitting an essay to this Contest, the entrant agrees to indemnify Chipking Automation Systems for any claim, demand, judgment, or other allegation arising from possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright, or other legally protected interest in any way in the entrant’s essay.
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