Revolution East Rules

1. ORGANIZERS
2. SUBJECT OF THE COMPETITION
2.1 General description of the competition
2.2 Competition themes
3. ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES AND SOLUTIONS
3.1 Eligibility of applicants
3.2 Eligibility of solutions
4. REGISTRATION DETAILS
5. CALENDAR
6. TERMS OF DELIVERY OF SOLUTIONS
6.1 Teams
6.2 Elements required for the delivery of solutions
7. METHODS AND CONDITIONS FOR EVALUATING THE SOLUTIONS
7.1 Assessment conditions
7.2 Evaluation criteria
7.3 Juries
7.4 Choice of Laureates
8. PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF THE WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION
9. PROVISIONS
10. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOLUTIONS PRESENTED S

1. COMPETITION ORGANIZER
Revolution is organized by the Cooperation Council of Ontario and the National Capital Business Group, referred to as “the Organizers.”

2. SUBJECT OF THE COMPETITION
2.1 General description of the competition
Révolution est (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”) is a competition based on innovative solutions to economic issues that meet a certain number of criteria described in point 3.2 of these regulations.
The duration of the Competition is 24 hours in 3 days. The competition begins at the official opening on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, and ends after the jury announces the winning solutions on Friday, October 29, 2021.
The Competition is the subject of an endowment of several prizes, after evaluation of the solutions presented to the juries by the participants.

2.2 Competition themes
The goal of the Competition is to provide innovative solutions to issues that will help boost the economy of the Ottawa region hit by the Covid 19 pandemic. Participants are free to develop solutions as long as they respect the framework set for the eligibility of solutions described in point 3.2 of these regulations.

3. ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES AND SOLUTIONS
3.1 Eligibility of applicants
The following candidates who have registered their registration with the Organizers are admitted to participate in the Competition:
Person aged 18 or over
Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Resident of the City of Ottawa or representative of a company headquartered in Ottawa
Person wishing to work in concert with the communities of both official languages
No one wishing to take pleasure in this great adventure!

Applicants enter the Competition as individual participants. Teams of maximum 5 participants will be formed during the first day. The Organizers may change the size of the teams depending on the number of participants and the number of issues submitted by the participants.
It is recommended to mix technical skills with creative skills within each team.
The presence of all participants on the site of the Competition is compulsory at all times from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the three days of the competition.
3.2 Eligibility of solutions
All solutions (hereinafter referred to as “Eligible Solutions”) that meet the following criteria are eligible to be presented:
● Innovative solution to an issue specific to a sector of Ottawan economic activity formulated during registration and accepted by the Organizers.
● Economic solution creating an added value (cultural, ecological, technological, social, and / or citizen) demonstrable in particular by comparison with existing counterpart solutions.
● Solution which will be made available to the Organizers and their partners according to the conditions presented in point 10 of these regulations.

4. REGISTRATION DETAILS
To register for the Competition, Eligible Candidates must complete the registration form available on the Organizers’ website at the following web address: https://www.revolutioneast.ca
No registration fee is charged to participants.
The Organizers will acknowledge receipt of registration requests for the Competition by email to the address provided by Eligible Candidates when requesting registration. Confirmation of participation in the Contest will be confirmed to them by email one week before the launch of the Contest.

5. CALENDAR
The competition calendar is as follows:
● Monday August 23: Publication of the Competition rules, website and opening of the registration period
● Wednesday October 20: Registration period ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Presentation of the Competition jury.
● Wednesday October 27 from 9 am to 5 pm EDT – Day 1 – Competition opens at 9 am.
● Thursday, October 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT – Day 2
● Friday October 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT – Day 3 – Contest closes at 5 p.m.

NB: the Organizers reserve the right to modify one or more of the above deadlines if the proper organization of the event so requires. In this case, a public announcement will be made on its website (https://www.revolutioneast.ca ”) and an email will notify Eligible Respondents or participants depending on whether the contest has started or not.

6. TERMS OF DELIVERY OF SOLUTIONS
6.1 Teams
The teams will be formed during the 1st day of the Competition. They will remain fixed and final until the end of the Competition.

6.2 Elements required for delivery and presentation of solutions
A certain formality must be respected by the participants for the delivery and presentation of their solution to the jury. A simplified presentation document must be completed and submitted by each team to the Organizers by 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the latest. It will include the first and last names of the team members, must express the issue addressed and the solution proposed in technical, financial and human terms. The Organizers will provide the participants with the tools and supports necessary for the delivery and presentation of the solutions in due form.

7. METHODS AND CONDITIONS FOR EVALUATING THE SOLUTIONS
7.1 Assessment conditions
Each solution will be evaluated by the juries if and only if:
● The solution presented is an Eligible Solution as defined in point 3.2 of these regulations.
● The solution presented is an original creation developed over the last three days by a team participating in the Competition.
● The solution was designed by the only members of a team participating in the Contest.
● The team gave the Organizers the simplified presentation document of the solution in time (point 3.2 of these regulations).

7.2 Evaluation criteria
The solutions will be evaluated by the juries according to the following scale:

number of points Criteria
4 Relevance / importance of the problem addressed (impact)
8 Does the solution respond to the problem in an innovative way?
4 Feasibility and complexity of implementing the solution
3 Teamwork: Did each member contribute to the solution?
3 Quality of the presentation: is it convincing, is the solution well presented?
4 Is the solution duplicable?
2 Research efforts for already existing solutions
2 Free criteria

The juries will pay particular attention to the potential for developing and duplicating solutions within different economic sectors and geographic locations.
The juries will also be attentive to the environmental and social value created by the solution, in particular by comparison with existing homologous and / or competing solutions.

7.3 Juries
The solutions will be presented to a jury whose members have been nominated jointly by the Organizers and by the title partner, the city of Ottawa.
The Jury will be made up of representatives of innovation actors, qualified personalities from the social economy, and other stakeholders from the Ottawa region. Their detailed composition will be published within the deadlines indicated in article 5 of these regulations.
The jury is sovereign in its evaluation of the solutions of the participants.

7.4 Choice of Laureates
The duration of the presentation of each team, the order of performance and the technical details will be communicated to the participants on the day of the launch of the Competition. Each team will have to answer questions from the juries after their presentation.
Once the presentations of the solutions are completed, the juries will retire to deliberate and designate the winners they wish to honor. The Juries are sovereign and do not justify their decisions. As a result, no complaint can be accepted following the designation of the Winners.
The Juries may, if they deem it relevant and in a discretionary manner, create special mentions in order to allow the differentiation of solutions due, for example, to the originality of the proposed approach. These mentions are not the subject of an award ceremony, but may involve the invitation of the holders of the honored solution to present their solution in public during events organized by the Organizers.

8. PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF THE WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION
The winners of each solution, the winners who are the subject of a special mention by the jury, as well as the team or teams invited by the Organizers – even if they have not been assigned a prize by the jury may be invited to do so. the presentation of their respective solutions in public.

9. PROVISIONS
9.1 Amount of endowments
The official competition prizes will be awarded by the jury as follows:
$ 4,000 first prize
$ 3,000 second prize
$ 2,000 third prize

9.2 Delivery of prizes
Prizes are awarded symbolically during the official presentation. The Organizers then have a period of 30 days to settle the sums designated by the prizes. This period begins on the day of transmission of the banking information by the members of each winning team.
The payment of the prizes can be made by bank transfer or by check, at the discretion of the Organizers.
The value of the prize is divided by the exact number of members of each winning team, no modulation will be accepted.

10 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOLUTIONS PRESENTED
The goal of Revolution is to have a societal and economic impact in the Ottawa region through the solutions that will emerge from the work carried out by the participants. They are invited to continue their approach by participating in the implementation of the solution they have helped to create. They can also choose to limit their involvement to the 3 days of the competition, and entrust the realization of their solution to ad hoc economic partners such as OCOBIA, etc. The assignment of solutions also involves the assignment of written contributions, illustrations, videos, and other documents provided to the Organizers during the 3 days of the competition.

11. OTHER PROVISIONS
Organizers and partners can use or mention the solutions in their communication in order to highlight their participation in the emergence of the latter.
Obligations of Successful Candidates
The Winners authorize the Organizers and partners to publish their name as well as the description of their solution as part of all communication actions related to the Competition, without being able to claim any rights whatsoever in this context.
The Laureates may possibly benefit from a communication of the solutions of which they are the carriers by means of mediatization and animation actions initiated by the Organizers and / or the Partners. To do this, the Laureates undertake, for a minimum of 12 months following their designation as Laureates, to:
● agree to respond to all requests from the Organizers or partners of the Competition, and more generally from the press;
● to promote the Competition, in particular by underlining each time that it is thus requested that it is “Laureate of Revolution is 2021”.
The Laureates will ensure that the mention “Revolutionary Laureate is 2021” appears on the solution for which it has been distinguished, as well as on the publications which will promote it.
The Laureates expressly agree that:
the said solution can be presented, in a sufficiently demonstrative form and previously agreed with them, on any website published by the Organizers or its partners as part of the communication of the Competition and / or on the sites of the Competition partners and on all media (television, radio, Internet, etc.) as part of the promotion of the Competition.
Representation expenses
Candidates are informed that the costs relating to their participation in the Competition will not be borne by the Organizers.
Acceptance of these rules
These rules are available on the Organizers’ website (namely https://www.revolutioneast.ca) during the Contest period. It is sent free of charge by e-mail upon request by e-mail to the Organizers.
The participation of a Candidate in the Competition constitutes acceptance of these rules.

Personal information and data
Candidates registered for the competition have the right to oppose, access, rectify and delete personal data concerning them by writing to the Organizers at the address mentioned at the top of these regulations.