Contest Guidelines

UCSD “WHAT’S YOUR REASON” 2014

CONTEST GUIDELINES[1]

 What’s YOUR reason for maintaining your academic or professional integrity?

Take your reason(s) – turn it into art – and win a prize!

Plus have your art featured on posters that will help create a culture of integrity!

This contest is open to all currently enrolled UC San Diego undergraduate or graduate students.

CONTEST RULES

a. Submissions can be entered by an individual (“Principal Author”) or teams (with up to two Principal Authors), but all contributors to the submission must be named.
b. Principal Authors are those who will have done the majority of the work on the submission.
c. Principal Authors must be currently enrolled UCSD undergraduate or graduate students.
d. Principal Authors are responsible for meeting all contest rules and requirements.
e. Submissions must be original (i.e., the piece was created specifically for this contest).
f. By entering this contest, the Principal Authors affirm that their submission does not breach any laws, infringe on any rights, or violate the UCSD Principles of Community, Student Conduct Code or Policy on Integrity of Scholarship.
g. The Academic Integrity Office reserves the right to check the Principal Authors’ enrollment status.
h. All contributors to, and participants in, the submission must be acknowledged and have given explicit permission to be included (i.e., you cannot film someone without their knowledge).
i. Individuals or teams may enter more than one submission.
j. The winners of the contest will be decided by a panel of judges: Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant (Director, Academic Integrity Office); Amanda Brovold (Academic Integrity Advisor and Education Coordinator);Jane Um (President, AIM! Student Organization); A Peer Educator from the Academic Integrity Office; a dean of student affairs; and a UCSD faculty member
k. The submissions will be judged on creativity, originality and effectiveness of the message and
medium for addressing the prompt “What’s Your Reason?” (for maintaining/upholding academic
integrity).
l. The Academic Integrity Office or AIM! Student Organization reserves the right to disqualify any
submissions that do not reasonably appeal to the topic of academic integrity.
m. The Academic Integrity Office or AIM! Student Organization reserves the right to cancel or modify this competition, not distribute any awards, or not publish any submission.
n. By entering this contest, Principal Authors give permission to the Academic Integrity Office or AIM! Student Organization to publish their submissions in any manner they wish (e.g., on the web, posters promoting AI, in the paper).
o. By entering this contest, Principal Authors give permission to the Academic Integrity Office or AIM!Student Organization to use the submissions for educational or research purposes and to use contestsubmissions in educational material that may be supplied to other organizations or institutions.
p. Contest prizes may not be sold or transferred for cash value.

ENTRANCE INSTRUCTIONS
a. Decide if you are going to do an independent or team submission.
b. Start creating! Your submission should be an original, creative idea for educating or promoting
academic integrity – it can be funny or serious. Ideally, it should make a good poster.
c. Submissions must be accompanied by the Entry Form that gives the title of your entry, the names of the Principal Authors as well as any other contributors, the “abstract” of the submission, and an
acknowledgement section listing all sources (people or otherwise) used in the creation of the
d. Submissions must meet “terms and conditions” and be received in the Academic Integrity Office (301 University Center or aic@ucsd.edu) by April 2nd, 2014. If the submission is being hosted on the web (e.g., it is a large graphics file) you can simply email the entry form including the url of the submission location.
e. Each Principal Author must sign the Entry Form, affirming that they have abided by the terms and conditions for this contest.

CONTEST SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
In order to be eligible for judging, the submissions:
a. can take on any form of visual or graphical presentation, e.g., photography, graphic arts, painting, drawing, mixed media, but must be of good quality (i.e., able to be reproduced or viewed on a website or in a gallery or used in posters promoting academic integrity);
b. must address the theme of “what’s your reason? (for academic integrity)” and be educational (e.g., teaching students about academic integrity or professional ethics; teaching students the consequences of cheating) or promotional (e.g., convincing students not to cheat; promoting students stopping student cheating; encouraging students to “do something, say something” about cheating; displaying the five fundamental values of fairness, trustworthiness, honesty, respect, and responsibility; convincing faculty to teach academic integrity and/or respond to cheating) in approach;
c. must honor UCSD’s Principles of Community and thus be free of bias and hate;
d. must be original and free of any copyright or ethical (e.g., plagiarism) violations;
e. only include people who have agreed to be a part of the submission (e.g., actors/models in a photo);
f. must acknowledge all contributing parties (even friends, colleagues, parents‐‐‐think of how long the acknowledgements list is at the end of a move!) and the contest entrants (i.e., authors) should include only those who have substantially contributed to the creation of the submission;
g. must be received by the AI Office of AIM! Student Organization by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on April 2nd, 2014
h. must be accompanied by a Contest Entry Form
i. Principal Authors must be able to attend the AI Awards Ceremony on April 16th, 5:30 p.m., Multi‐Purpose Room, Student Services Center, or otherwise contact integrity@ucsd.edu if class schedules prohibit attendance.

CONTEST PRIZES
a. The Principal Author(s) of the First Place Submission will receive ONE Reserved Parking Spot for their use from April 14th – June 13th, 2014 (two months) as well as 5 $20 UCSD Bookstore Gift Cards. It is up to the Principal Author(s) to determine how these prizes are shared by contributors.
b. The Principal Author(s) of the First Runner‐Up Submission will receive ONE Reserved Parking Spot for their use from April 14th – June 13th, 2014 (two months). It is up to the Principal Author(s) to determine how these prizes are shared by contributors.
c. Honorable mentions may also be awarded. The Principal Author(s) of an honorable mention submission will receive two $20 UCSD Bookstore Gift Cards. It is up to the Principal Author(s) to determine how these prizes are shared by contributors.
d. Contest prizes may not be sold or transferred for cash value.

RIGHT AND LIABILITIES
a. The Principal Author(s) grant to UCSD’s Academic Integrity Office and the AIM! Student
Organization the “right to reproduce, archive and communicate their submission for education or
academic research purposes.”
b. The Principal Author(s) grant to UCSD’s Academic Integrity Office and the AIM! Student
Organization the right to edit submissions at their discretion
c. The Principal Author(s) acknowledge that UCSD’s Academic Integrity Office and the AIM! Student
Organization

  1. a. have “no responsibility for any liability, loss or injury, howsoever arising, which entrants may incur or suffer in carrying out any task or activity associated with or consequent upon preparation of their submission”
  2. have “the right to disqualify any entry based on non‐compliance with the rules and regulations, and any copyright infringements”
  3.  “will not be liable for copyright infringement on the part of the participants”
  4.  “has the right to modify the rules and regulations of the competition without prior notice”

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please visit www.ucsdaim.org/contest or contact the AIM! Student Organization at ucsdaim@gmail.com

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