NVIDIA Omniverse: Extend the Omniverse Contest- Official Rules

By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.  

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC), MAINLAND CHINA (INCLUDING HONG KONG AND MACAU), COLOMBIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, INDIA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, PERU, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, THAILAND, THE NETHERLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO AND ITS OTHER TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS), VIETNAM.

1. Sponsor
This Contest is sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation, on behalf of itself and its affiliates, with an address at 2788 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051, U.S.A. (hereinafter "NVIDIA" or "Sponsor").

2. Eligibility
You must be a resident of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Mainland China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, The United States of America (excluding Puerto Rico and its other territories and possessions), Vietnam, and eighteen (18) years of age or older to be eligible to participate in this Contest. This Contest is open to individuals only. No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in this Contest. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective contractors, service providers and professional advisors connected with this Contest, as well as members of their immediate families and/or households, or any previous winner of an NVIDIA promotion within twelve (12) months of the entry period start date of this Contest, are NOT eligible to enter.

3. The Challenge
This Contest involves the following challenge: Build an extension using Omniverse Kit.These extensions must be aligned to one of the following themes:

  1. Layout, Scene Authoring tools (ex: generator tools for trees, books, fences, adding a lamp to a scene as a smart asset)
  2. Scene modifier, manipulator tools (ex: Light, camera, shake)
  3. Use of Omni.UI (ex: floating panels for nav bar, markup in view/showroom)

Participants will be required to submit/upload the following via the contest submission form to be eligible for this contest:

  • 1 link on gitHub to the final code file (link to a release in GitHub)
  • Name/Title of your extension
  • 1 short description of what the extension does (1-3 sentences)
  • 1 demonstrative mp4 video (2 minutes max) that demonstrates what the extension does (with or without voice over, if not in English, please add subtitles or translated document to the best of your ability)
  • 1 hero screenshot image (jpg) that you want us to use to promote your extension

JUDGING
The four (4) finalists will be determined by factors such as, but not limited to, extension performance, function, originality/innovation, quality of final code, adherence to theme, and final submission.

NVIDIA judges will have the sole authority and discretion to select all the winners, and all decisions of NVIDIA judges will be FINAL. By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by the decisions of NVIDIA judges.

4. Prizes; Odds of Winning
The prizes of this Contest are as follows:

  • 1st Place: A6000 NVIDIA RTX Graphics Card valued at $4,650 (USD) or equivalent product available in the winner's residential region.
    • Credited feature on select Omniverse digital marketing materials, including but not limited to a tagged social post through Omniverse handles. 
  • 3X Best in each category: NVIDIA GPU - 3090 valued at $1,999 (USD) or equivalent product available in the winner's residential region. 
  • All four contest winner extensions will be featured in the Omniverse launcher.

The prizes are not assignable or transferable. Brand and model of prizes are subject to change by NVIDIA at any time for any reason and substitutions will be of equal or greater value. NVIDIA is not responsible or liable for the distribution of any prizes once they are shipped to the winner. The prizes offered, and the entrants that are successful, are not distinguishable by country and do not hold any bias and are equally attainable for all participating countries and their entrants. THIS CONTEST HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN OFFERED. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Entry Period
The entry period for this Contest begins at 9:00 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time) on July 11, 2022 and ends 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) on August 19, 2022 (hereinafter the “Entry Period”). Following the entry period, an NVIDIA judge will select and announce the winners of the contest on or around September 18-21, 2022. This contest has the ability to register prior to the first question generated, however points are not accrued, nor is the contest live, until the above stated time and date.

6. Winner Announcement; Claiming and Awarding of Prize
The winners of the contest will be announced on the Contest Winners page on or about September 18-21, 2022. Within 7 days following such announcement, the winners will be notified by NVIDIA via email or direct message. To claim the prize, the winner must do the following within 7 days from the date of NVIDIA's notification:

  a.   Confirm receipt of the notice by email/direct message (which confirmation must be sent from the same email address/account to which the notice was sent); and

  b.   Complete, sign and return a winner release form (as provided by NVIDIA along with its email notice) and such other requisite documentation (if any) listed in NVIDIA's email notice

Within 21 days following its receipt of the Required Winner Documents from the winner, NVIDIA will ship the prize via FedEx or similar courier service, at NVIDIA's expense, to the winner's mailing address specified in his/her winning entry. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if NVIDIA determines that the Required Winner Documents as returned by the winner are incomplete, erroneous, or otherwise not in order, NVIDIA may require the winner to provide complete or replacement documentation prior to shipment of prize. Digital prizes will be electronically emailed to the email address supplied as part of their contest submission.  

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL ENTRANTS: If a winner cannot be contacted or fails to claim the prize or to return the Required Winner Documents within the specified time period, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Official Rules, such winner will be considered to have forfeited the prize. In such a case, the prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted the next best entry as previously determined by NVIDIA.

7. Privacy
By entering this promotion you expressly consent to NVIDIA's collection, processing and use of your personal information that you provide in connection with this promotion (including, but not limited to, disclosure of your name and state of residence on a winners list and making such list available to the public) and under the terms of NVIDIA's privacy policy, which can be accessed at https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/about-nvidia/privacy-policy/.

8. Taxes
The winner of this Contest is solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes and government charges that result from his/her receipt and/or use of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and deduct such taxes and charges from the prize if and to the extent required by law.

9. AGREEMENTS by Entrant
  a.   By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor and Sponsor Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for: (i) any late, lost, stolen, forged, mutilated, corrupted, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries; (ii) any errors, omissions, misinformation, or misidentification in an entry; (iii) any dispute or claim arising from an entrant's participation in this Contest or his/her entry, or his/her receipt, ownership or use of the prize; (iv) any computer hardware, software, Internet, network, cable, phone, or other communication or technical errors, failures, malfunctions, interruptions, or delays; or (v) any damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer hardware, software or data that results from participation in this Contest or accessing, downloading or using any tools, files, data, software, or other articles or materials in connection with this Contest.

  b.   By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees and consents to Sponsor's collection, use and retention of his/her personal information for all purposes related to this Contest (including, without limitation, processing and administering entries, sharing an entrant's personal information with Sponsor Related Parties as necessary to conduct and operate this Contest, communicating with and awarding the prize to the winner, making public announcements about the winner, and advertising, promoting and publicizing this Contest). In addition, each entrant grants to Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, brands, subsidiaries, successors, licensees and agents and those they may designate from time to time (all of the foregoing, the "Licensed Entities") a non- exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, display, and perform such entry, in whole or in part, in any media, format or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, and in any manner including all promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity, and commercial uses and ancillary uses thereof, without any further notice or payment to or permission needed from you (except where prohibited by law). Without limitation of the foregoing, submission of any entry constitutes entrant's agreement that Sponsor is permitted (but are not obligated) to display entry online for public viewing and/or comment (whether on Licensed Entities' web pages or on third party web pages), to incorporate entry in online and offline promotional advertising, marketing, and/or other commercial materials, and to reproduce, adapt and distribute entry in all media whether now known or later developed.

By submitting an entry, entrant hereby releases and discharges, on behalf of itself and its successors, assigns and representatives, the Sponsor and each of its respective officers, directors and employees from any and all claims, suits, actions, demands, liabilities and damages of any kind whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of such entry, including, without limitation, any and all claims for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity and persona, and/or defamation. Without limitation of the foregoing, in no event will entrant be entitled to, and waives any right to, enjoin, restrain or interfere with (i) use of such entry as permitted here under or (ii) the exploitation of any of Sponsor's rights hereunder. Entrant understands that Sponsor is relying upon the foregoing representations and warranties, grants of rights and licenses, and releases in permitting it to submit entry. Entrant acknowledges that it may not terminate or rescind the grants of rights and licenses and/or the releases contained herein.

  c.   ANY ENTRY THAT IS IN BREACH OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OR IS OTHERWISE IN VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WILL BE DEEMED VOID AND AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS CONTEST.

  d.   Entrant agrees to comply with all applicable import and export laws, including U.S. export regulations.

10. Reservation of Rights by SPONSOR
Sponsor reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity of this Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If this Contest or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by applicable law, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to take down and remove any entry that becomes subject to a third-party claim for copyright infringement or for violation of any other right.

11. Governing Law; Jurisdiction
These Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflicts of law rules. Each entrant hereby submits himself or herself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Santa Clara, California, U.S.A.

12. Contest Information
The Sponsor of this promotion is NVIDIA. The winners will be posted at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/contests/winners/ after September 20, 2022.