Article 1 – contest organization

The firm AfricaCRM&SI is organizing the online programming contest Dev champion 2020. The contest is taking place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. GMT on 03 June 2020 online at http://www.thedevchampion.com/

The organizer reserves the right to postpone any announced date.

Article 2 - Participation Conditions

The contest is open to any natural person living in one of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) countries and having access to the Internet and a valid e-mail address. The contest is limited to one entry only. This contest is subject to regulations of Burkina Faso law applicable to this type of event.

However, minor participants must obtain the prior authorization of one of their parents or legal guardian to enter the contest. The organizer may ask any minor participant to provide proof of this authorization and, where applicable, disqualify a participant who cannot provide proof of this authorization.

The organizer may ask any minor winner to provide proof of this authorization relating to his/her participation in the contest.

The organizer reserves the right to declare an alternative winner if an initial winner, if a minor, is unable to provide sufficient proof of such authorization.

The mere fact of participating in this contest implies the outright acceptance, without reservation, of these rules.

Article 3 - Participation procedures and contest process

The competition takes place exclusively on the Internet on the date indicated in article 1. Participation in the competition is carried out by registering online on the site http://www.thedevchampion.com/, before the deadline of 23 May 2020, midnight.

The participant certifies that the data entered in the registration form is accurate. Any false, incorrect and/or incomplete declaration will automatically result in the cancellation of entries. The participant is informed that the data provided in the registration form is necessary to take into account his/her participation and to contact him/her if he/she is one of the winners. The participant is therefore invited to ensure the validity of this information. In any case, to participate validly in the contest, the participant must strictly comply with the registration conditions as defined.

Participants must fill in the information requested during online registration (first name, last name, e-mail...) and choose a computer programming language from among the 9 possibilities (C, C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Scala, Python or Ruby).

Incomplete or incorrectly completed forms will not be taken into account and the registration will be invalidated. Candidates will have 2 hours to solve challenges of increasing difficulty in the language they have chosen.

Article 4 – winners’ nomination

The jury of experts will select the winner who will be the one who has solved the algorithms proposed in this contest as quickly as possible.

Article 5 – Awards

The winner of the contest will receive a cheque for $5,000.
Incentive prizes will be awarded by category

  • Gender Award (Best Programmer)
  • Prize of the 1st of the organizing country (Senegal)
  • And various other special prices.

The prizes, whatever their nature, are nominative and are not transferable.

They may not give rise to any dispute or claim of any kind, to any exchange, for any reason whatsoever.
The Organizer reserves the right to replace them with prizes of equivalent nature and value, if circumstances beyond its control oblige him to do so, without incurring any liability as a result.

The winner will be contacted by the contact information he or she has provided and will have one week (7 days) to contact us. Without a response from him/her, the prize will be reallocated.

The full winners will be announced at an awards ceremony two weeks after the competition.

Article 6 – winners’ identification and elimination of participation

Participants authorize the verification of their identity and all information contained in the participation form. Entries for which the form is not fully completed and/or with incomplete or false contact details will not be considered and will result in the elimination of the entry.

Similarly, failure to comply with these regulations and any fraud or attempted fraud, regardless of how it is committed, will result in the outright elimination of the perpetrator's participation.

Article 7 - Use of the winners’ identity

If declared winners, it is expressly agreed that the participants in the contest authorize the organizer to use, for advertising purposes, their full name and city of residence, without restriction or reservation, and without this conferring on them any remuneration, right or benefit other than the awarding of their prize.

Article 8 - Responsibilities

Participation implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, the lack of protection of some data against possible misappropriation or hacking and the risk of contamination by possible viruses circulating on the network.

The organizer declines any direct or indirect responsibility in the event of misuse or incident related to the use of the computer, access to the Internet, maintenance or malfunction of the servers of the contest website, telephone line or any other technical connection, sending forms to an incorrect or incomplete address.

It is the responsibility of each participant to take all appropriate measures to protect its own data and/or software stored on his/her computer equipment against any breach. The connection of any person to the site and the participation of the developers in the contest is under their sole responsibility. The organizer cannot be held liable for the fraudulent use of a participant's connection or prize allocation rights, unless it can prove the existence of gross negligence on the part of the organizer.

The organizer reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who interferes with the process of the contest entry and to cancel, shorten, modify, report, postpone, extend or suspend the contest, in the event that the contest's computer servers experience malfunctions resulting in particular from bugs, alteration, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical anomalies or any other cause due to the entrant's fault and which affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the contest.
The organizer will do its best to provide access to the contest platform.

The organizer cannot be held responsible for the poor functioning of the Internet network, nor for any delay, loss or damage resulting from the postal services.

Article 9 - Personal data

The contact details of participants will be collected and processed electronically to establish the contest ranking. Each participant has the right to access, rectify or delete information concerning him/her by sending a letter to the organizer, responsible for processing it, at the address specified in Article 1 of these rules.

Article 10 - Allocation of jurisdiction and interpretation of the Regulation

Any dispute regarding the interpretation of the rules will be decided by the organizer.
Participation in this contest implies full acceptance of:

  • these regulations and all its stipulations;
  • Ethical rules in force on the Internet (netiquette, code of conduct, etc...)
  • Laws and regulations in force in Burkina Faso, and in particular the provisions applicable to games and contests in force.

No telephone or written requests will be answered regarding the interpretation or application of these rules, the mechanisms or procedures of the contest or the list of winners. In the event of a dispute, only a letter sent within a maximum of 30 days after the end date of the contest will be admissible. Except in the event of obvious errors, it is agreed that the information resulting from the organizer's computer systems shall have probative value in any dispute concerning the connection elements and the computer processing of such information relating to the contest.

Prior to any legal action related to or in connection with these rules (in particular its application or interpretation), participants undertake to file an amicable and free of charge appeal with the organizer.

Any dispute that cannot be settled amicably shall be submitted to the competent courts having jurisdiction over the organizer's registered office, unless otherwise provided by public policy.