CES 2018 Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators Recognition Contest Official Rules


These CES® 2018 Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators Recognition Contest Official Rules (the “Contest Rules”) summarize the high-level requirements and rules of the Contest. The Contest Rules are binding on entrants, and co-exist along with the CES 2018 Exhibit Space Contract signed between CTA and the entrant.  

  1. Contest Sponsor
    • Consumer Technology Association™ (“CTA”), 1919 S. Eads St., Arlington, VA 22202. Prize Provider: CTA.
  2. Contest Dates
    • ​​The Contest begins 09:01:01 AM EST October 16, 2017 and ends 04:59:59 PM EST November 16, 2017. A committee of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and industry experts will select winners to be announced no later than December 20, 2017.
  3. Eligibility
    • ​​To participate in this Contest, an entrant must have signed the CES 2018 Exhibit Space Contract to participate as an exhibitor to CES 2018 Eureka Park and the entrant must exhibit a product or technology potential for substantial GHG reductions. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. CTA reserves the right to limit, or restrict upon notice, participation in the Contest to any person or entity at any time for any reason.
  4. How To Enter
    • Entrants must submit one (1) completed application per product/technology. The application must summarize in 500 words or less how the product or technology could reduce GHG emissions if widely adopted and wildly successful. The description should cover how the product works, what makes it novel, how it would be produced, and where it would apply. During the Contest dates, entrants can apply online at www.ces.tech/eureka-park-climate-change-innovator-awards. Hard copy or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Entries will be stored on Formstack until January 31, 2018, after which submission information will be deleted.
    • Entrants should report potential reductions in GHG emissions as metric tons of CO2 emissions within or across specific economic sector identified by U.S. EPA (see below list).  Briefly describe the methodology used for calculating GHG reduction potential – and acknowledge any major new GHG emissions (e.g., electric vehicles don’t use gas but electricity generation from fossil fuels does generate GHG emissions).  For assistance in converting other GHG emissions into CO2 equivalent, please utilize the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.  
    • Electricity and Heat Production, about 11 million MT of CO2 equivalents: Emissions from the burning of coal, natural gas, and oil for electricity and heat.
    • Industry, about 5 million MT of CO2 equivalents: From the burning of fossil fuels on site at facilities for energy. This sector also includes emissions from chemical, metallurgical, and mineral transformation processes not associated with energy consumption and emissions from waste management activities. (Note: Emissions from industrial electricity use are excluded and are instead covered in the Electricity and Heat Production sector.)
    • Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use, about 11 million MT of CO2 equivalents: Emissions mostly from agriculture (cultivation of crops and livestock) and deforestation. This estimate does not include the CO2 that ecosystems remove from the atmosphere by sequestering carbon in biomass, dead organic matter, and soils, which offset approximately 20% of emissions from this sector.
    • Transportation, about 6 million MT of CO2 equivalents: Emissions from fossil fuels burned for road, rail, air, and marine transportation. Almost all (95%) of the world's transportation energy comes from petroleum-based fuels, largely gasoline and diesel.
    • Buildings, about 3 million MT of CO2 equivalents: Emissions from onsite energy generation and burning fuels for heat in buildings or cooking in homes. (Note: Emissions from electricity use in buildings are excluded and are instead covered in the Electricity and Heat Production sector.)
    • Other Energy, about 5 million MT of CO2 equivalents: All emissions from the Energy sector which are not directly associated with electricity or heat production, such as fuel extraction, refining, processing, and transportation.
  5. Winner Selection
    • A committee of GHG and industry experts will review eligible Contest applications. The committee will select up to 15 winners based on the following qualifications: 1) the demonstrated and quantified potential of their technology to reduce GHG emissions; 2) identified economic sector(s) of reduction potential; and 3) the credibility of methodology used to estimate reduction potential.
      Odds of winning depends on the number of eligible entries received. Designation as a prize winner is subject to proof of compliance with Official Rules, maintaining compliance with these Official Rules and approval by CTA. As a condition of receiving the award, winners will be required to supply contact information including, but not limited to name, phone number and email address. Personal information given in this application will be used solely to distribute prizes and will not be used for marketing purposes. 
    • Winners will be notified via email no later than December 20, 2017 by CTA. For a list of winners (available after December 31, 2017), send your request with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Katie Reilly, Consumer Technology Association, 1919 S. Eads Street, Arlington, VA 22202. 
  6. Award/Recognition
    • Winners will receive a table top display award identifying GHG Reduction Innovators for display in Eureka Park at CES 2018 and CTA will feature winners during CES 2018 Sustainability Day on January 11, 2018. Winners may choose to have a technology partner appear with them when receiving the award at CES. Total estimated maximum ARV of all awards: $1,250. 
  7. Rights Granted to CTA
    • Except where prohibited and subject to confidential application information, by entering the Contest you also irrevocably agree that CTA may use your company name, photographs of products and any verbal or written statements regarding your participation in the Contest (collectively, "Your Likeness") throughout the world, in perpetuity, in any media, without limitation or compensation to you. With regard to Your Likeness, by entering the Contest, you waive privacy/publicity rights and other legal or moral rights that might preclude CTA’s use of Your Likeness, and you agree not to sue or assert any claim against CTA relating to their use of Your Likeness. Each entrant selected as a winner grants CTA permission, without compensation or prior approval, to use its name, detailed description, website and photograph/Likeness in promoting this or similar awards programs in the future.  
  8. Restrictions and Additional Information
    •  By entering, you agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of CTA and the Judges, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. Contest. By entering, the Entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity or error in these Official Rules.
      • CTA and its clients, officers, directors, agents and employees are not responsible or liable for: (1) garbled, illegible, incomplete, damaged, misdirected, late, lost or failed entries; (2) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (3) errors or delays in transmission; (4) any condition caused by events beyond the control of CTA which may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (5) any losses or damages caused by participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of the prize; or (6) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the promotion.  
      • CTA may prohibit you from participating in the Contest, in its sole discretion, if you fail to follow the Official Rules or act: (a) in a manner it determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or CTA; or (c) in any other disruptive manner.  
      • Entries deemed by CTA in their sole discretion to be immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA’s image will be disqualified. CTA reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time which, in CEA’s opinion, endangers the safety or well-being of any person, or fails to comply with these Official Rules. CEA decisions are final and binding.
      • CTA reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest should electronic viruses, malicious software attacks, unauthorized human intervention, systems malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other causes beyond the control of the CTA and its agencies corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper play or conduct of the Contest. 
      • By entering the Contest, you represent and warrant that (a) You own all rights in your product/technology or have the necessary licenses to intellectual property used in your product/technology; (b) Your product/technology does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party; and (c) Your product/technology does not contain any defamatory, libelous, indecent, illegal, dangerous, or obscene material. It is the entrant’s responsibility to properly attribute any and all trademarked or copyrighted terms used in their application.
      • Employees of CTA, its subsidiaries, sales representatives, advertising, promotion and all other service agencies involved with design, execution or fulfillment of this Contest, and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as parents, children, siblings and spouse) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate.
      • Awards are not transferable. No cash redemptions. No substitutions, except that CTA reserves the right to substitute an award of equal or greater value. All awards will be granted provided they are properly claimed in accordance with these Official Rules and a sufficient number of eligible entries are received. If an Honoree is 18 but deemed a minor in his/her state of residence, the award will be granted on behalf of the minor to his/her parent or legal guardian, who must comply with the award claim requirements.
  9. Disputes
    • By participating, entrants forever and irrevocably release, indemnify, and hold harmless, CTA and its officers, directors, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of this Promotion from and against any injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property damage. Entrants agree that CTA is not responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Contest and/or the awarding of any prize. In the event that the preceding release and indemnity clause is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, entrant agrees that, by entering the  Contest, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action in connection with the  Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the  Contest, but in no event attorney's fees; and (iii) and 
      entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
  10. Governing Law
    • Entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of CTA or entrants in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Entrants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.