Terms & Conditions

All information provided by Orbis detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by these rules.

The Orbis Challenge is to build an artificial intelligence to play a video game in 24 hours, competing as an individual or in a team of two. Submissions must be made by competition deadline, 12:00pm on September 30th, 2018. Submissions of code must have been by the entrant (or the teams of entrants). Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Each entrant must supply a valid legal name, phone number, and email address in order to be eligible to participate.

It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any code they submit does not infringe the rights of any third party or any laws. By submitting code, entrants warrant that the code they are submitting for entry to the competition is their own work and that they own the intellectual property rights in it.

Ownership of intellectual property rights in all code submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants; however, the full source code of an entrant's submission is required for verification of authenticity.

Entrants may make as many submissions as they like before the competition deadline. Late or corrupt submissions will not be accepted. Any submission deemed malicious or performing functionality not required for the competition will be disqualified. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission to the Orbis Challenge web site will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

The judges reserve the right not to publish the scores of the submissions received.

A panel of judges will select the top submissions using an automated grading tool. Teams may be required to make a presentation describing their solution. Submissions will be judged based on their creativity, efficiency, robustness, code quality and the team's ability to present their ideas. The decision of the judges is final.

Each entrant and visitor to our site consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her personal information submitted -- whether as part of registration and/or entry or otherwise -- as described in our Privacy Policy.

Each entrant and visitor to our site agrees that (to the extent permitted by law) Orbis Investments (Canada) Limited, its affiliates and its and their respective directors, officers, employees, contractors and other representatives shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever, including personal injury, which is suffered as a result, or arising from, any person visiting our web site, participating in the competition or in connection with winning a prize.

Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impracticable (most likely due to reasons beyond the control of Orbis), and accordingly Orbis may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion. Each entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to Orbis as a result thereof.