Eligibility
  • The MAD Scientist Contest is open to all life sciences researchers, no matter what state or country they reside in. Special prizes will be given for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • A team must not exceed 5 members and must have a designated team leader.
  • Employees of Nano3D Biosciences and their families are not eligible for participation.
  • Participants  must be at least 18 years old, and if requested to do so, must provide proof of age.

 

Data Submission
  • Data will be submitted directly to n3D via the webform in Step 3 of “Enter Contest” or by email to madscientist@n3dbio.com.
  • n3D will be allowed to use any data submitted as contest entry in corporate communication and marketing.
  • All posting and comments on n3D’s Facebook can be used in the company’s marketing or corporate communications.
  • If requested in writing at the time of data submission, data will not be disclosed for a requested time up to one year or until date of publication.

 

 

Terms & Conditions
  • Rules apply to all contestants and prize drawings.
  • The MAD Scientist Contest is open to undergraduates and graduate students, post docs and junior scientists, that belong to the Life Sciences area no matter what state or country they reside in.
  • Participants must have an active email account as of the beginning of the contest.
  • All projects will be judged according to the judging criteria described on the website. All contest decisions will be final. Winners will be notified by e-mail.
  • Winners agree to provide proof of identity (image of valid driver’s license, passport, and/or student ID card) and affirm in writing their address and affiliation and that they have the intellectual ownership of submitted data and are not restricted by any previous agreements from using the data for the MAD Scientist Contest.
  • Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes that apply to prizes, and must provide appropriate taxpayer identification information when requested to n3D Biosciences for reporting purposes.
  • Winners will be notified by e-mail within five (5) business days of selection, and may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within fourteen (14) days of notification. If a selected Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize and/or where applicable an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release is not timely received, is incomplete or modified, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected from remaining valid, eligible entries timely submitted. No automatically generated entries will be accepted.
  • The Mad Scientist contest is sponsored by n3D Biosciences, who is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or misdirected entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise, or for theft or destruction or unauthorized access or alterations of entry materials, phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties.
  • By participating and winning a prize, participants release n3D Biosciences, its affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from any and all liability with respect to the Contest or the acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond n3D Bioscience’s control that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Contest; and (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
  • n3d Bioscience’s decisions in all respects relative to the Contest are final. n3D reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the Contest is compromised, without liability to the entrant. n3D reserves the right to disqualify any winner, as determined by n3D in its sole discretion. All federal, state, and local regulations apply.
  • Winner consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, winning entry and statements attributed to winner (if true) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation n3D will be allowed to use data submitted as contest entry in corporate communication and marketing.
  • All winners who use the travel grant prize to present at a conference must acknowledge that the traveling funds were provided by the MAD Scientist Contest. If giving an oral presentation, one slide displaying the winning data and aknowledging the MAD Scientist Contest by n3D should be presented.
  • All entries answers must be received by the MAD Scientist Contest by the closing date specified in the competition. Answers will be entered automatically upon submission. No responsibility will be taken by the contest for any entries that are illegible, misdirected, lost for technical or other reasons or received after the closing date.
  • Participants must take all reasonable steps to ensure your own health and safety. Any conduct or behavior, act or conduct by you that n3D Biosciences considers to pose any medical, security or safety risk will lead to your immediate disqualification (including without limitation, any abusive behavior, physical or verbal).
  • All activities are undertaken at the participant’s own risk. n3D takes no responsibility for the health and safety dangers of experiments performed as part of the MAD Scientist Contest.
  • Prizes will be awarded once all waivers, tax information and identification is received.  Identification that includes a photograph (driver’s licence, passport, student card) will be required. Where prizes are posted out, n3D Biosciences accepts no liability for the safe and effective postal delivery of a prize.
  • n3D Biosciences, its agencies, affiliates, sponsors and representatives are not responsible for defective prizes or misuse of any prize, or claims, liability, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any contest promoted by n3D Biosciences.
  • Entry costs (where applicable) are as advertised. Entrants are liable for their costs to access telephone, mobile, computer networks or labs.
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside n3D Biosciences ‘s reasonable control, n3D Biosciences reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  • n3D Biosciences does not accept responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed in transit to the competition address. Fraudulent, illegible or incorrect entries will not be accepted (at the absolute discretion of n3D Biosciences).
  • Participants may not enter a contest if they do not conform to the required profile of entrant upon timely registration.