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Rules of  the #Mazarsforgood Innovation Challenge:

Purpose

The purpose of the #MazarsforGood Innovation Challenge is to recognize innovative ideas that can transform the way companies deal respectively with their employees, society and their clients.

The question asked to participants is: "What would you change so companies do better: for you, the employee | for society | for business". 

This challenge has 3 categories as mentioned above:

  • For you, the employee,
  • For society,
  • For business.

his innovation challenge is open to all aspiring intrapreneurs worldwide between 20 and 30 years old, willing to challenge the status quo and make a social impact.

Mazars is inviting the participants to team up, innovate and take an active role in enhancing sustainability in the business world.

Teams have to composed of 2 members minimum or 3 members maximum.

Ideas will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • The creativity and boldness of the idea (30%),
  •  Relevance of the idea and inclusion of social needs (30%),
  • Quality of presentation of the idea and its popularity (20%),
  • Feasibility of the idea (20%).

15 ideas (5 for each category) will be selected for the 1st phase.

 

The winning team for each category will receive a prize of USD 20,000, 

The 2nd team in each category will receive USD 2,000,

The 3rd team in each category will receive USD 1,000.

A prize of USD 1,000 will be given for the most popular idea.

 

 

All entries must be submitted by 8:00 pm CET on April 14, 2015.

 

How to enter the challenge

Complete information about the competition as well as the online application form will be found on the platform.

Detailed challenge rules

ORGANIZER

The organizer of the challenge is Mazars Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Its head office is located at 133 Cecil Street #13-02 Keck Seng Tower 069535 – Singapore. Mazars Asia Pacific will hereafter be referred to as “the organizer.”

OBJECTIVE

The challenge is: “Change companies for good in 90 seconds! What would you change so companies do better: for you, the employee | for society| for business”

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY CONDITIONS

The #Mazarsforgood Innovation Challenge is open to all aspiring intrapreneurs from 20 to 30 including graduates from engineering, business schools and universities worldwide as well as Mazarians and employees in its correspondents firms. The team leader will be the team's main point of contact with Mazars.

Teams may be multidisciplinary in nature and include people from different backgrounds. Participants must have permission to travel outside their country of residence. They must also have as at September 2015 a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the awards ceremony (December 2015). 

 

ENTRY DATES

Entries may be submitted from Monday, January 26, 2015 onwards and must be received no later than 8:00 pm CET on Friday, April 14, 2015. The awards ceremony will take place in December 2015 during the Mazars CARL Conference in Brussels, Belgium at a date to be announced. The organizer reserves the right to change the entry dates of the challenge due to any force majeure or event beyond its control. The organizer will not be held responsible for these changes.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Participants may register for the challenge by signing up on the platform: https://ideasforgood.mazars.com hosted on Studyka. Incomplete or incorrect registration forms will not be accepted and will automatically and rightly entail the exclusion of the participants from the competition. Participants are required to register under their legal identity. The organizer reserves the right to verify this identity as deemed necessary. Participants must create teams of two to three people maximum. No changes to team composition will be permitted once it is submitted. Each team must designate a team leader to represent the team. The team leader will handle all communication with Mazars. The team leader is responsible for coordinating the other team members.
By entering the challenge, participants accept the entirety of the present rules without exception, the challenge’s ethics rules, as well as all laws, regulations and other rules applicable in Singapore. The organizer is not required to return submissions following the end of the challenge.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process is as follows:

PHASE 1: CALL FOR ENTRIES
From January 26, 2015 to 8:00 pm CET to April 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm CET.

Participants are invited to form teams of two to three people. They can register for the contest through this platform, paste the link to their YouTube/Youku video idea canvas and upload the idea canvas on their team page before April 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm CET.

Teams will be allowed to upload  and share their videos starting April 2.

Phase 2: IDEA SELECTION and MENTORING
From April 15, 2015 to May 29, 2015.

In conjunction with a jury composed with professionals from outside companies and Mazarians, we will select the top projects from the entries it receives, a maximum of 5 teams for each category. Following the selection, the mentoring process will start. We will then release a list of the nominated projects on the platform and social networks on May 29, 2015.

Phase 3: SECOND PART OF CAMPAIGN FOR SELECTED TEAMS
From June 2015 to 8:00 pm CET on September 10, 2015.

The qualifying teams will have 13 weeks to work on their idea, taking into account the observations of the jury, and provide a more detailed idea canvas as well as another 90-sec video in which they will explain why they should win. Teams will be allowed to upload and share their videos on YouTube or Youku starting September 1st. Teams will have to post the link to the video and their idea canvas before September 10. The specifications will be posted here and communicated to the teams.

Phase 4: WINNERS SELECTION
On 21/09/2015.

After examining all projects, Mazars will announce the three winners per category. Details on the award ceremony will be communicated to the winners by e-mail.

Phase 5: AWARDS

The top winning teams will present their idea and receive their award at the Mazars' 2015 CARL Conference in Brussels, belgium. The CARL Conference gathers all Mazars' partners worlwide in mid-December 2015 (exact date to be announced).

Dates appearing on this calendar are subject to change.

Reminder: the jury has full discretion and is under no obligation to release its selection criteria. For this reason, no claims concerning the selection process will be accepted. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • The creativity and boldness of the idea (30%)
  • Importance and relevance of the challenge addressed and inclusion of social needs (30%)
  • Quality of presentation and popularity (20%)
  • Feasibility of the idea (20%)

 

JURY MEMBERS

Jury members are designated by the contest organizer. The contest jury will be chaired by Mazars' Chief People & Communication Officer. Its members will include other Mazarians as well as third parties recognized for their experience and professional expertise in innovation and sustainability. The jury is responsible for designating the winners per category. The panel’s decisions are at its sole and absolute discretion and no claims will be accepted concerning its selection.

PRIZE

The teams selected for each category as the grand prize winner according to the terms established by Mazars will receive twenty thousand dollars (USD 20,000). Second-place teams in each category will receive a compensation of USD 2,000. Third-place teams in each category will receive a compensation of USD 1,000. A compensation of USD 1,000 will be given to the most popular idea of the challenge.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The allocation of intellectual property rights will be made on a case-by-case-basis with the approval of the teams, taking into account local laws. 

PUBLICITY AND IMAGE RIGHTS

Participants declare on their honor that they are the authors of their project, that they have not yet published their project elsewhere and that their project contains no plagiarism.
Throughout the challenge, Mazars will promote information regarding the teams’ identity and the nature of their ideas. Moreover, the teams agree to provide biographical information and photos. They accept the publication of these items on the  website https://ideasforgood.mazars.com, Mazars corporate websites and social media accounts. The winners give their free consent to the use and publication of their name(s) on any media platform, as well as for any publicity or promotional campaign concerning the current challenge.

Any personal data provided by participants for their registration or at any other time during the contest are intended only for Mazars, which may communicate the data to its partners. Mazars will only use the data to properly administer the contest.

PARTICIPATION FEES

The organizer will handle all travel arrangements to the place of the 2015 CARL Convention for one member of each top winning team, including round-trip airfare and hotel stays. This does not including meals, beverages, travel insurance, personal expenses, trips and entertainment not provided by the organizer, which remain the full responsibility of each winner.

CANCELLATION – CHANGES

The organizer reserves the right to cancel or postpone the challenge if necessary without justification. The present rules may be altered without prior notice at any moment during the contest. Should this occur, participants will be notified through the website and the updated rules will be registered and published in the same way as the original rules. No claims will be accepted concerning rules changes.

RESPONSIBILITY

The organizer will not be held responsible in any of the following situations, though this list is not exhaustive:

  • Failure of any reception or communications systems
  • Loss of any paper or electronic mail and, more generally, loss of any data
  • Transfer problems
  • Problems resulting from computer viruses, bugs, malfunctions, or technical issues
  • Damage caused to any participant’s personal computer.

Internet access conditions and limitations, notably in terms of technical performance and time needed to consult, process , or transfer data; network congestion; and computer virus risk are the full responsibility of participants. The organizer will not be held responsible for any material or immaterial damage caused to participants, their IT equipment or their data stored on this equipment, nor any impact this may have on the result of the challenge or the personal and professional activities of participants. It is participants’ responsibility to take any and all measures necessary to protect their data and/or software stored on their IT equipment against any risk or attack. Accessing the website https://ideasforgood.mazars.com and taking part in the contest are the sole responsibility of participants. The organizer reserves the right to take legal action against any individual attempting or committing fraud. However, it will not incur any responsibility toward other participants for any cases of fraud.

CONTACT

At any time, participants may address any questions to ideasforgood@mazars.com.sg

HOSTING

The #Mazarsforgood Innovation Challenge site is hosted by Studyka.