Official Rules

  1. Eligibility: No Purchase Necessary

Innokul’s Ignite Idea Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to individuals who are, as of January 1, 2016, at least 16 years of age and have reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction within which they reside at time of the start of the contest. Entrants must be available and have Internet access during the duration of the online finals to participate. Entrants must also be the rightful owner of the e-mail address supplied during Entrant’s submission. Employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), and their respective household members, of  Innokul, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions, and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.


  1. How to Enter

To enter the Contest, Eligible Participants submit their application via email to by January 22, 2016.

Proposals must be in English and meet the contest requirements to be included in the Contest. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. One entry per person is allowed.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: As conditions of entry into this Contest, and by entering a submission, Entrant warrants and represents that the submission:

is original and has been legally obtained and created;

is the entrant’s own original work and does not contain any copyrighted material;

does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;

does not violate applicable laws, regulations or network standards;

has not been entered in previous contests or won previous awards; and has not been published or distributed previously in any media, except in conjunction with media related to this Contest.

Once you complete your submission, it is final and may not be modified or edited further. The person uploading the submission will be deemed the entrant. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be deemed the name appearing on the submission.

Contestant submissions and finalist presentations must not contain defamatory statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group); they may not contain any lewd or sexually explicit suggestive content; they may not contain any content that promotes use of alcohol, tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any violent, unsafe or dangerous behavior; they must not include threats to any person, place, business or group; they must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm, entity, and they must not in any other way violate applicable federal, state or local laws and regulations as determined by  Innokul, in its sole discretion. Submissions and presentations may not contain indecent behavior, profanities or obscenities, including but not limited to nudity or pornography, and may not in any way disparage persons or organizations associated with  Innokul;  Innokul/judges reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entry that, in their sole opinion, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon  Innokul, the Contest or any other person or entity, or does not comply with these requirements or these Official Rules. Submissions must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in sole determination of judges and/or  Innokul. If the submission contains any information related to person(s) other than the entrant, by entering this contest, entrant agrees to receive permission from other person(s) (or from parent/legal guardian if other person(s) featured are considered minors in their state of residence) for Innokul to use their likenesses for publicity including posting on website(s) and can make written copies of such permissions available to Innokul upon request.


  1. Conditions of Participation

You hereby grant to Innokul the right in perpetuity to own, use, edit, republish or display the submission or any part of it, in any manner Innokul may see fit and for any purpose whatsoever, without limitation of any kind. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you grant Innokul the unrestrained rights to utilize the submission in connection with Innokul’s advertising, publicity, public displays and exhibitions. You consent to the use of your name, Innokul User ID and business descriptive materials for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes by Innokul, or a party designated by Innokul, including but not limited to, any online announcements, without additional notice or compensation. You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Innokul against any damage, cost, loss or expense arising from a claim, suit or proceeding brought against Innokul alleging that your submission: (i) infringes upon any intellectual property rights or (ii) misappropriates any trade secrets, of any third party. You agree that any and all disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. You agree that the conditions of submission set forth in these Official Rules, and all documents and agreements incorporated in these Official Rules by reference, solely govern the relationship between you and Innokul in connection with this Contest. All your activities on Innokul are subject to and conditioned on compliance with the Innokul


  1. Prizes

PRIZE TERMS: Prizes cannot be redeemed or withdrawn in cash, are non-transferable and may not be sold or transferred. The prize may only be redeemed on Innokul, and prize winners are required to pay for all work that exceeds the prize limit. Prize winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with receipt of Prizes. Prizes void where prohibited by law.


  1. Limitation of Liability

ENTRANTS HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS INNOKUL AND OUR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST OR FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, OR PROFIT; LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES. PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT INNOKUL HAS NOT MADE NOR IS IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, INNOKUL DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE INNOKUL SITE AND INNOKUL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS RELATED THERETO. THESE TERMS GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. THE PROVISIONS REGARDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE VOID IN SOME PROVINCES WHERE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE PRESCRIBED BY LAW. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, damaged or stolen entries or submissions, or problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, inability to access a website, fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions or inaccurate transcription of entry information, whether caused by Innokul, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the Contest. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Innokul reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend part or all of this Contest, or modify these Official Rules at any time without notice, if in Innokul’s opinion there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or integrity and proper play of the Contest. In such event, Innokul may void any entries it suspects are at issue and award prizes from among all eligible entries received up to the date of cancellation. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR ANY ONLINE SERVICE RELATED TO THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, INNOKUL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM OR PURSUE INTERNAL, LEGAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, OR JUDICIAL ACTION AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Innokul’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Innokul reserves the right to disqualify entrants who violate the rules or interfere with this Contest in any manner. If an entrant is disqualified, Innokul reserves the right to terminate that entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest. Any attempts by an individual to access any website associated with this competition via a bot script or other brute force attack or any other unauthorized means will result in the IP address and all entries from that IP address becoming ineligible. Use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited.