This Provision (hereinafter referred to as the Provision) regulates the procedure for organisation and carrying out of the Contest “Yandex. Algorithm 2013” (further — the Contest).
Hereinafter the following terms are used:
1.1. Contestant — a legally capable individual of 18 years of age or older at the time of the test round, acting on his/her own behalf and performing the contest tasks according to Provision requirements.
1.2. Minor contestant — a minor individual 14 to 18 years of age, acting on his/her own behalf, allowed to compete in the test and qualification rounds and the elimination stage of the Contest, and performing the contest tasks according to Provision requirements.
1.3. Employees of the Organiser and its affiliated companies, other persons involved in Contest organisation, and also members of their families, are not allowed to apply for Contest participation.
1.4. Solution — a completed solution to contest tasks sent by the registered Contestant to the Organiser during the term specified in item 4 hereof.
1.5. Finalist — a Contestant who has advanced to the Contest final round.
1.6. Contest winners — the Contestants who have advanced to the final round and have taken the first, second and third places respectively, whose Solutions are recognised as the best ones on the basis of the criteria specified in section 8 hereof.
2. Contest purposes
to support sport programming in Russia
to attract the best international programmers to participate in the contest
to inform contest participants about educational and job opportunities at Yandex
to develop the Yandex.Contest platform
3. Contest Organiser
The Contest Organiser is Yandex Limited Liability Company.
4. Contest duration:
announcement of Contest commencement — May 30, 2013;
test round — June 27, 2013;
qualification round — July 8–9, 2013;
elimination stage — July 14–22, 2013:
first round — July 14, 2013;
second round — July 18, 2013;
third round — July 22, 2013;
announcement of the Contestants who have advanced to the final round — July 22, 2013;
final round — August 22, 2013;
announcement of Contest solutions, winners announcement — August 22, 2013.
Detailed information on the terms of carrying out the Contest is available on the website.
5. Information on Contest rules
5.1. Information on Contest rules is available on the website.
5.2. The Contest Organiser reserves the right to introduce alterations to Contest rules by placement of an announcement of alterations of Contest rules on the website.
6. Procedure for Contest participation
6.1. Registration of Contestants will start at 00:00 on May 28, 2013, will be effective until termination of the qualification round, and will be made by filling in the electronic registration form.
6.2. Minor contestants of the Contest are allowed to compete only in the test and qualification rounds and elimination stage of the Contest.
6.3. When filling in the Contest registration form, one shall specify:
contestant’s first name and surname;
the country represented;
date of birth;
permanent address of residence;
educational status (student or graduate);
place of work, study;
preferred programming language.
6.3.1. Additional data that must be provided by the Contestants who advance to the final round of the Contest:
6.4. Having registered, the Contestant agrees to processing by the Organiser of the personal information specified in the registration form, including other personal information provided by the Contestant to the Organiser within the framework of the Contest, including to commitment by the Organiser in any way of the actions specified in item 3 of Art. 3 of the Federal Law of 27.07.2006 No. 152-FZ “On Personal Information”. This consent shall be effective for three years.
6.5. A Contestant is considered to have been registered, provided the Contestant filled in the obligatory fields of the registration form, read and confirmed his/her consent to Contest rules, read and confirmed his/her consent to this Contest Provision and put a tick in the corresponding checkbox. Only those Contestants whose applications are approved by the Contest Organiser are allowed to participate in the Contest.
6.6. After registration, Contestants are allowed to send Solutions to the Organiser within the terms specified in item 4 hereof.
7. Procedure for Contest final round
7.1. The Contest final round will take place in the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Academics House named after M. Gorky (Vladimir Palace), in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Organiser reserves the right to change the date and venue of Contest final round by placement of an announcement specifying the Contest final round time and venue changes on the website.
7.2. The Organiser shall arrange and provide the Contestants who have advanced to Contest final round with a free round-trip economy class airplane ticket from the airport nearest to his/her place of residence or, if the finalist wishes, a railway round-trip coupe ticket to the venue of the Contest final round, and also with single occupancy accommodation for the period of Contest final round and announcement of Contest Solutions (August 21–23, 2013). The Organiser shall not pay for hotel accommodation on other days, or for accommodation for Contest guests. For journey and accommodation arrangements, the Finalist shall respond to the electronic letters sent by the Contest Committee to the address specified upon registration, within no more than two days of receipt of such letter, and also provide data requested by the Contest Committee for registration of trip documents and accommodation.
7.3. In the event that obtaining a passport and/or a Russian visa is necessary, the Contestant shall independently and at his/her own expense register and obtain such documents. The Organiser shall bear no responsibility for formulating and receiving by the Contestant of a passport and/or a Russian visa.
8. Requirements to Contest Solutions
8.1. Requirements for Solutions, and also the procedure and criteria of assessment of solutions, are described in detail in the Contest rules.
8.2. For Solutions assessment, the Contest committee shall be formed of Organiser employees. The Committee staff and regulation of its work shall be approved by the General Director of the Organiser.
8.3. Based on the assessments, the Contest committee shall define the winners who have taken the first, second and third places.
8.4. The Solutions presented to the Contest shall not be returned.
9. Contest Solutions Announcement
9.1. The summing-up of Contest Solutions will take place with the announcement of three winners in the White Hall at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Academics House named after M. Gorky (Vladimir Palace, 26 Dvortsovaya Embankment, St. Petersburg, Russia) and placement of information on winners on the website.
9.2. Contestants agree to publication of Finalists’ surname, name, middle name, photo and biography on the Organiser’s website.
10.1. Prizes shall be provided by the Contest Organiser.
10.2. The procedure for granting T-shirts with the Organiser’s logo to contestants is described in detail in the available at Contest rules.
10.3. The top three participants of the final round will be awarded with the following prizes:
first place — 300,000 rubles 00 kopeks;
second place — 150,000 rubles 00 kopeks;
third place — 90,000 rubles 00 kopeks.
10.4. The amounts of the awards specified in item 10.3. hereof are net of personal income tax, which will be accrued and paid by the Organiser according to the legislation of the Russian Federation.
11. Procedure for receiving prizes
11.1. The Contest Organiser will provide winners with prizes by transferring funds to the bank accounts specified by the winners.
11.2. For receiving a prize, the winner shall provide to the Organiser the following documents:
11.2.1. A digital copy of the Contestant’s identity document (for citizens of the Russian Federation – passport pages with personal data, and also the page with the residence address [registration]; for foreign citizens – passport pages with personal data, pages with Russian visas [if the Contestant actually lives in Russia]).
11.2.2. A digital copy of the individual’s certificate of registration with a tax authority at the place of residence in the territory of the Russian Federation — if available.
11.2.3. A digital copy of the certificate of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation — if available.
11.2.4 . The original consent to Contest rules (in the form prepared by the Organiser).
11.2.5. Bank account details.
12. Final provisions
12.1. The Contest shall be organised and carried out in the territory of the Russian Federation according to the legislation of the Russian Federation.
12.2. Sending an application for Contest participation means an unconditional consent of the Contestant to all Contest rules and this Provision.
12.3. As to all other issues not settled by this Provision, the Organiser and Contestants shall be guided by the current legislation of the Russian Federation.
12.4. All disputes and disagreements which arise in connection with the organisation and carrying out of the Contest shall be settled by negotiations. Disputable issues, which have not been settled by negotiations, shall be referred to court at the Organiser’s jurisdiction.
12.5. The Contest Provision is issued both in Russian and English languages. When construing this Provision, the Russian wording shall prevail.