SFD 2009 Competition
Welcome to the 2009 SFD competition!
A bit late this year, Software Freedom Day is proud to announce the now recurring Best Event Competition. With some teams holding up their event up until November 7th, we had to delay our schedule.
Prizes for the competition haven't been finalized (don't we all do it for the glory?) but hopefully we'll find cool Linux or Open Source gadgets (in discussion with a few manufacturers at the moment). The competition will be judged by the Software Freedom International board. The deadline for submitting entries here is 31st December 2009.
- Three prizes will be awarded to the top three entries (1 prize per team).
- Entries will consist of descriptions of the event, photos, web links, scanned newspaper reports and possibly other multimedia content.
- Entries will be judged on the scope and success of activities, innovativeness of the events, number of people reached, amount of publicity, and other criteria.
- Entries that involve the wider community (beyond the FOSS and geek community) and press coverage will be considered particularly successful.
- The closing date for all entries is 31st December 2009 at 12h00 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Teams that require more time to prepare their entries may be granted an extension at the discretion of the competition organisers. Applications for a deadline extension should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Winners will be notified by email within 4 weeks of the closing date and will be announced publicly on the SFD website and elsewhere.
- Software Freedom International and related organisations (including sponsors) have the right to publish any information submitted as a competition entry.
- Only one entry per team may be submitted.
Entries can only be submitted by filling out the form at http://cgi.softwarefreedomday.org/event_report.html.
- Entries must indicate the name of entrant, contact details, and a full explanation of their entry with any links.
- The judging panel consists of the board of Software Freedom International.
- Judges, their immediate families, and their SFD teams are ineligible to enter the competition.
- The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Contestants who are rude or abusive or who are found to have submitted fraudulent information about themselves or their entry will be excluded from the competition.
- The promoter of this competition is Software Freedom International, 718 Fox Hollow Drive, Hudson, New Hampshire, 03051, USA.