Terms and Conditions of ClimateScience Olympiad

  1. These rules apply to the ClimateScience Olympiad and all events and activities within it, together referred to as the "Olympiad" or “competition”.

  2. The Olympiad is free to enter (no purchase required, unless otherwise stated)

  3. You are providing your information to Climate Science Ltd. The information provided will be used in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and the terms on this page.

  4. To be eligible to enter the Olympiad: (a) entrants must be a real person and at most 25 years old (proof of age may be required), and (b) entrants must not be our employee, officer or agent, or employee, officer or agent of any person or organisation involved in the running of the Olympiad, and their relatives up to the second degree.

  5. The maximum number of entries to the Olympiad per person is 3 plus 1 for every valid participant you refer to the Olympiad, with a total maximum of 10. A participant counts as "referred" after they have completed the first round of the Olympiad at least once.

  6. The maximum number of entries for the Olympiad shall be at our sole discretion.

  7. Any entries received before the opening (Januray 1, 2021) or after the closing of the competition registration (August 1, 2021) will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received or admitted.

  8. We reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of our control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by us.

  9. Everything, including the venue, format, time, rewards, prizes, and other aspects of all stages of the competition may be subject to change without notice in case of unforeseen circumstances.

  10. There is a prize pool of USD 15,000 provided by ClimateScience. The first place will be awarded USD 5,000, the second place USD 3,000, the third place USD 2,000. Places 4-6 will be awarded USD 1,000 each and places 7-10 will be awarded USD 500 each.

  11. In addition to the prize money, the top 3 teams may get a chance to present their solutions at the United Nations Climate Summit 2022 in Cairo, Egypt. We were able to arrange this opportunity for the 2021 Olympiad and are confident that we will be able to arrange this opportunity again in 2022, but will only be able to confirm this closer to the date when the conference organisers have finalised their schedules. Hence, this remains unguaranteed until we announce otherwise.Travel costs are not covered. Digital participation is possible and will be treated equally to in-person participation as far as feasible, including speaking time and opportunities.

  12. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of all of these terms and conditions.

  13. If a competition entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements or is subject to any entry restrictions, that entrant shall not be entitled to be adjudged a winner, and will not be entitled to a prize in any circumstances.

  14. Our decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  15. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

  16. If you are located in India and have been referred to the Olympiad through a third party promoter, we may share your personal data with this third party promoter for them to be able to track their promotional performance.

  17. Events organised or conducted by partners, schools, communities or other third parties who collaborate with us should take place in a fair way, meaning that they should strictly follow all standardised guidelines provided by us to organisers. If you suspect a qualifier wasn't held appropriately, please let us know at olympiad@climatescience.org.

  18. When a participant has a question about the process or content, organisers must respond solely based on providing documentation about the Olympiad format and must never help participants with answering problem statements.

  19. Entrants agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless ClimateScience and its trustees, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all liabilities, damages, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Olympiad.

  1. Any communication with anyone outside a participant's team (except to ask the organiser questions) is strictly prohibited during the event.

  2. In the event of suspected cheating, please contact olympiad@climatescience.org and we will investigate the case, then take action accordingly.

  3. ClimateScience may take photos or videos during the event and you agree to these media being used and reproduced in digital and/or print media for promotional and publicity purposes. The photographs, videos and/or testimonials may appear at our print and electronic promotional and marketing materials, including but not limited to the our website, social media accounts, news articles about us or our work, promotional posters, booklet and brochures or any other digital or analogue medium published for any purpose. All rights and titles of any such material shall irrevocably belong to Climate Science Ltd.

  4. If you are a minor in your jurisdiction, you must get the approval of your legal guardian before registering for the Olympiad. If we find this wasn't done, your entries will be deemed invalid.

  5. ClimateScience may contact you via email to provide you with information about the Olympiad or to announce your results. Additional communications around the Olympiad and other opportunities may be sent to you in accordance with your local laws.

  6. Teams who win money in the Olympiad shall split the prize equally between all team members. Climate Science Ltd will award equal shares to all members and will require bank details of all members to do so. These will be collected within 30 days after the Olympiad concluded and winners have been determined.

  7. Judging and scoring decisions are final and indisputable in all rounds of the Olympiad.

  8. In the Qualifier, Quarter Finals, and Semi Finals the scores are normalised in three age groups: a) born between 1.1.1997 and 1.1.2002 (age group 1), b) born between 1.1.2002 and 1.1.2005 (age group 2), and those who are born later than 1.1.2005 (age group 3). While participants in the semi-finals are anonymous to the judges, and scoring for qualifiers and quarter-finals is automated, the Finals judges will be aware of the participants' age. However, we will ask them to evaluate proposals irrespective of age and normalisations scores by age group after judging. The final ranking is determined from normalised overall scores.