Competition Rules

 

1. GENERAL CONDITIONS

2. CONTEST DESCRIPTION

3. COMPETITION STRUCTURE

4. ENTRY DEADLINES AND COMPETITION AGENDA

5. NOMINATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

6. ELIGIBILITY STATUS VERIFICATION

7. PRIZE CONDITIONS

8. WINNERS LIST

9. PRIZE OBLIGATIONS

10. HOW WILL MY ENTRY POTENTIALLY BE USED?

11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

12. MORAL CODE

13. ORGANIZER


 

1. GENERAL CONDITIONS


These are the Official Rules of the Networking Academy Games 2011 (NAG 2011) Competition.


In these Official Rules (i) "Organizer," "we," "our," and "us" means CATC Romania the organizer of this Contest, in collaboration with the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Computer Science and Automatic Control; (ii) "Sponsor" means each company and organization referenced in the "Sponsor" section of the Contest web site that supports and contributes to the organization of this Contest; and (iii) "You," and "yourself" means an eligible Contest participant.


If you meet the eligibility criteria stated below, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, then you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry.


By entering this Contest, you are agreeing (i) that you will abide by the Official Rules written and referenced below; (ii) that this Contest is governed by the laws of Romania, and that you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of Romania, for any disputes arising out of this Contest, and (iii) that the organizer’s Privacy Policy will apply to this Contest and to all information that we receive from you, including your entry and supporting materials. The organizer reserves the right to modify these rules at any time.


If you do not agree to abide by these Official Rules, please do not enter this Contest.

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2. CONTEST DESCRIPTION


The Networking Academy Games (NAG) 2011 Competition is a contest designed for secondary school students, other Netacad students and NetAcad instructors, who can prove their excellence in CCNA-level knowledge and for instructors also to present their teaching skills.

 

NAG 2011 consists of two separate competitions:


  • NAG – Student Challenge - a CCNA-level competition for Cisco Netacad Students (both secondary school students and other Netacad students that are compliant with the eligibility criteria)
  • NAG – Instructor Challenge - a CCNA-level competition for Cisco Netacad Instructors that are compliant with the eligibility criteria

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3. COMPETITION STRUCTURE

 

NAG – Student Challenge


The Student Challenge takes place at two different age categories and is targeted at students from different educational levels.

 

Category 1: Secondary school students


Team Competition (HS3) - the competition will require a team of 3 members and will consist of:


  • a theoretical on-line exam (individual for each member and the team will receive the average score of their total)
  • a practical exam on real equipment (the 3 members will take part in this exam as a team and solve the tasks together) 

 

Category 2: Other Netacad students

 

Individual Competition (UNI) - the competition will require members to participate individually and will consist of:


  • a theoretical on-line exam
  • a practical exam on real equipment

 

Category 3: Netacad students specialized in the usage of Packet Tracer

 

Individual Competition (PT) - the competition will require members to participate individually and will consist of:

  • a theoretical on-line exam
  • a practical Packet Tracer exam

 

NAG – Instructor Challenge

 

Category 4: Netacad instructors

 

For Netacad instructors the Instructor Challenge will consist of a theoretical and practical examination that tests both instructor CCNA-level networking knowledge and instructor delivery skills, with details expected to be published at a later date.

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4. ENTRY DEADLINES AND COMPETITION AGENDA

 

Registration

 

Registration is open until the 25th of May , 2011 at 23h59 EEST.

 

Please send your nominations to Justinian Niculae, NAG 2011 Competition Lead, justinian.niculae@catc.ro, in the following format: AAM-nominations.xls

 

Competition Agenda

 

The NAG Competition is going to take place on June 10-11 in Bucharest, Romania. The Competition Agenda Webpage is now available.

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5. NOMINATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

Unless otherwise indicated in the Competition Details, you are eligible to enter the Contest if you meet the following requirements:

 

NAG – Student Challenge

 

All participants must not have NetAcad instructor accounts or be NetAcad instructors.


  • For the NAG – Student Challenge – HS3 Category for secondary schools:


    • Every country must nominate 1 team consisting of 3 members
    • Each member must have a valid student NetAcad account and be an active secondary school student of at most 21 years of age at the time of the Contest
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  • For the NAG – Student Challenge – Category for other NetAcad students (UNI):


    • Every country must nominate at most 2 participants
    • Each participant must have a valid NetAcad student account and be of at most 26 years of age at the time of the Contest

  • For the NAG – Student Challenge – Category for NetAcad students specialized in the usage of Packet Tracer (PT):


    • Every country must nominate at most 2 participants (students nominated for UNI can also be nominated for PT)
    • Each participant must have a valid NetAcad student account and be of at most 26 years of age at the time of the Contest
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NAG – Instructor Challenge


  • For the NAG – Instructor Challenge – Category for NetAcad instructors (IC):

     

    • Every country must nominate 1 participant (max 2 in special cases)
    • Each participant must have a less than 2 years old valid NetAcad instructor account at the time of the Contest

 

General Eligibility

 

Each of the Contest participants must not be:


  • An employee at Cisco Systems, Inc.;
  • Involved in any part of execution or administration of this Contest;
  • An immediate family member (parent, sibling, spouse, child) of a Cisco Systems, Inc. employee.

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6. ELIGIBILITY STATUS VERIFICATION

 

If you are nominated to participate at the Networking Academy Games (NAG 2011) Competition your eligibility will be verified using the Academy Connection ID that your Academy must provide via registration/application form with AAM approval. If you are not a citizen of one of the countries listed in the Eligible Countries list you cannot participate in the Contest.

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7. PRIZE CONDITIONS

 

If you are selected as a potential winner:


  • You may not exchange prizes for their value in money.
  • You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we may award it to the next highest scoring Team / participant.
  • If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize, as permitted.
  • If you meet the eligibility criteria for the Contest, but you are a minor in your place of residence, then we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf.
  • Unless otherwise mentioned, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions.
  • We are not responsible for any dispute arising regarding the prize dispersal.

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8. WINNERS LIST

 

The winners list published at the competition web page will consist of following information: name, surname, name of the academy, country.

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9. PRIZE OBLIGATIONS

 

By accepting a prize you agree to participate in promotional events and activities that may include, but are not limited to, showcases of your entry on-stage at industry events, and allow us and the Sponsors to use your name, trademarks, image, comments and/or company logos on presentation slides and other marketing materials promoting the Contest.

 

You agree to assist us and the Sponsors in the creation of case studies or white papers (together "Studies") detailing your entry (entries). Studies will not include any participant confidential information. Upon your approval of the Studies’ accuracy, you agree to give us and the Sponsors permission to display the Studies including trademarks, logos and other identifying information contained therein, on our and the Sponsors’ web sites and in other documentation. This documentation may take various forms, including printed materials, on-line articles, video, audio, and other digital recordings.

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10. HOW WILL MY ENTRY POTENTIALLY BE USED?

 

Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you:


  • are granting us an irrevocable, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this Contest; and (ii) feature your entry and all its content in connection with the promotion of this Contest in all media (now known or later developed);
  • agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for us and our designees to make use of the rights you granted above;
  • understand and acknowledge that we, other Sponsors and other participants may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your submission and you waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your entry;
  • understand that we cannot control the incoming information you will disclose to our representatives in the course of entering, or what our representatives will remember about your entry. You also understand that we will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to your entry. By entering this Contest, you agree that use of information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services does not create liability for us under this agreement or copyright or trade secret law;
  • understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these Official Rules.

 

Please note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.

 

If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this Contest.

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11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

 

By entering this Contest you agree:


  • To abide by the Official Rules; and
  • To the extent allowable under applicable law, to release and hold us and our Sponsors, and our respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or any prize won; and
  • That our decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; and
  • That, by accepting a prize, we may use of your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

 

This Contest will be governed by the laws of Romania, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of Romania for any disputes arising out of this Contest.

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12. MORAL CODE

 

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Contest, so please play fairly.

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13. ORGANIZER

 

The Organizer of this event is CATC Romania in collaboration with the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Computer Science and Automatic Control.

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