1. Attendees can participate in the hackathon as individuals or as part of teams that have a maximum of 4 members.
  2. Each team is limited to 1 submission only. 
  3. Team leaders may determine how prizes will be shared. 
  4. Submissions must be related to biology; the executives will use their discretion to determine project qualifications
    1. It is best to reach out to us and ask whenever you have doubts if a project will be allowed. 
  5. Final submissions can include various materials, including but not limited to video demos, Github repository of your code, websites, APK files, etc.
  6. The executive committee of the Charlotte chapter, as the judges of the hackathon, are under no obligation to review all of the materials you have provided in your submission.
  7. Students with a blood relation to an executive of Helyx Charlotte are not allowed to participate.
  8. Teams and individuals are NOT allowed to use another person as a resource, but they may use technology to their advantage. 
    1. However, they may NOT plagiarize someone else's work. 
  9. Teams can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects, but they must recognize other people's works. Working on a project before the event and open-sourcing it for the sole purpose of using the code during the event is not allowed though.
  10. All work on a project should be done during the duration of the hackathon, i.e. between 12:00 am ___, 2022, and 11:59 pm ___, 2022 (all times are in EST); however, teams can use an idea they had before the event.
  11. Teams must stop hacking once the time is up; any modification of project after the deadline is forbidden.
  12. Attendees must treat all team members, competitors, judges, coaches, volunteers, etc, with respect and courtesy.
  13. Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the judges’ discretion. Reasons might include but are not limited to breaking the Competition Rules, behaving in a way that violates the code of conduct, or other unsportsmanlike behavior.
  14. Submissions will remain as the intellectual property of creators, and creators retain all other rights. 
  15. All members of Helyx Charlotte and all sponsoring organizations and companies disclaim all liabilities for damages or losses arising from participation in this hackathon or due to decisions and actions taken by Helyx Charlotte, The Helyx Initiative, sponsoring organizations, or other attendees, or on the basis of any information found in the hackathon materials or submissions, generated by any organization related to this event. 
  16. Helyx Charlotte can, without prior notice to any attendees or external body, change the rules and regulations of this hackathon.