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googlesciencefair.com Google Science Fair 2015 Competition

Organisation : Google
Announcement : Google Science Fair 2015 Competition

Home Page : https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to individuals or teams from 13 to 18 years old.

Competition Dates and Times:
The Google Science Fair 2015 competition described in these Official Rules (the “Competition”) begins on or about February 18, 2015 at 12:00:01 AM Pacific Standard Time. (“PST”), and ends on or about, May 18, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM PST (“Competition Period”). The Google computer runs the official clock for the Competition and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received. During the Competition Period there is a single open call for the submission of Entries (as defined below) (the “Open Call for Entries”) and three judging rounds, which start and end on or about the dates and times noted below:

Open Call for Entry/Submission Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to Monday, May 18, 2015
90 Regional Finalists Announced Thursday, July 2, 2015
20 Global Finalists Announced Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Finalist Event/Winners Announced September 19-21, 2015

Competition Entities:
Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (“Sponsor”); Marden-Kane, Inc., 195 Froehlich Farm Blvd, Woodbury, NY 11797 (“Competition Administrator”). Sponsor and Competition Administrator are collectively referred to as the “Competition Entities”.

Eligibility:
Competition is open to individuals born between 19 February 1996 and 18 February 2002 (inclusive). No entrant can register for or enter the competition until they turn 13. If an entrant turns 19 during submission period they will not be disqualified. All entrants must have his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter this Competition. Sponsor reserves the right to verify an individual’s eligibility to participate in the Competition. See below for Country Specific Requirements.

How to Enter the General Competition:
You may participate in only one (1) Entry Submission, either as an Entrant, Team Leader or Team Member. If you participate in multiple Entry submissions, only the first entry you submit will be judged. All subsequent Entries in which you are listed as an Entrant, Team Leader or a Team Member will be disqualified. Entries not submitted in accordance with the instructions provided on the Competition Site and these Official Rules may be disqualified, at the sole discretion of the Competition Entities.

Note:
Google will assign entrants into Age and Regional groups based on information submitted during the registration process. Google will assign each entrant into an Age Group as follows : 13-15 and 16-18, and one of the following three Regions as follows: The Americas, APAC (Asia, Pacific), and Europe/Africa/Middle East. Entries will be divided into Age and Regional categories during the Regional Finalist phase of the competition. The highest-scoring entrants in each region/age group will be selected as Regional Finalists.

To enter: Submit one (1) Entry either as an individual or as part of a group comprised of up to three (3) persons (“Team” and “Team Members”). If entering the Competition individually or as part of a Team (each, an “Entrant” or “You”), follow the steps below.

ENTERING THE COMPETITION AS AN INDIVIDUAL:
** Sign up for a Google Account: To register for a Google account, go to https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount and follow the instructions provided.
** Once you have a Google account, go to http://googlesciencefair.com and register. You will be asked to input your Google account email address and password.
** You will then be taken to your Project Dashboard. Whenever you log in using your Google account details at googlesciencefair.com, you will arrive on this page where you can enter and review your registration information, request parental or guardian consent, create, edit and submit your final Project.

Register (for Individual) :
** Complete requested information about yourself and your Project in the Registration section before creating your Project. You may edit this later. Click the box stating that you have read, accept, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and terms.

Creating your Project (for Individual) :
** Upon completion of registration you may begin working on your Project. The Project must follow the technical, creative, and legal entry requirements set out in these Official Rules and the googlesciencefair.com Site (which are incorporated herein by reference).
** You will be required to complete all sections of the Project Site.
** Your Project will be judged in one (1) of two (2) different age groups (13-15, 16-18; based on your age as of February 18, 2015) and competition category as determined by the judges (see “Competition Breakdown” for list of the five categories).

Request parental or guardian consent (for Individual) :
** You may begin working on your Project after completing the Registration process, however, you may not submit an entry for judging until you have requested and received parental or guardian consent. Visit the “For Parents” section at googlesciencefair.com for more information and to begin the parental or guardian consent process.
** Once you have done this, your parent or guardian will receive an email from Google with instructions on how they can give their consent for you to participate. The Project will not be judged unless this consent is received.
** Parental (or guardian) consent is a requirement of all entrants. Google must receive parental (or guardian) consent for you to participate before you are eligible to submit an entry. Parental or guardian consent is also required for you to use Google products and services in connection with and as part of participation in the Competition.

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