Arduino Competition Entry Rules and Instructions

Please read these entry instructions carefully.

  • By entering the Arduino development competition run by Thales (“Project Arduino”), you agree to abide by these Rules and Instructions and also accept the Project Arduino Terms and Conditions If you fail to abide by any of these Rules, you and your team may be disqualified from Project Arduino, at Thales’ sole discretion
  • You will enter the competition as an individual and if selected, you will form a team at the workshop.
  • To be considered for entry to Project Arduino, complete and submit the entry form found on the Project Arduino website – https://www.thalesarduino.com/arduino.
  • You will be informed by email whether or not you have a place at the workshop (spaces are limited).
  • Each team (a maximum of four members) selected for entry into Project Arduino will receive an Arduino kit for use in Project Arduino. Additional components can be used at your own expense.
  • Your team will have 2 weeks to create your project and video and to submit it.
  • Your team’s video submission should be sent via a file-sharing website to ProjectArduino@thalesgroup.com.
  • Winning teams will also be asked to submit their videos via a Thales internal file sharing site within a further seven day period.
  • Your team must not upload its video on to any social media sites, such as YouTube, unless instructed otherwise in writing by Thales.
  • Use of third party copyright material including video, music, images and text is only permitted where you can demonstrate that permission of the copyright owner has been given for this purpose.
  • Your team must not use third party trade marks in its submission unless permission has been granted by the trade mark owner.
  • Your team must not use the Thales trade mark or logo in its entry / video submission.
  • Please ensure that you comply with the licence terms of any third party software (including open source software) used in your submission.
  • Judging will be based on the team’s video submission and presentation of its Arduino project once completed and received by Thales.
  • Thales will select one winning team per Campus (“Campus Winner”) .
  • Each Campus Winner will receive online shopping vouchers.
  • Thales will select one winning team per country across all campuses (“Country Winner”).
  • The Country Winner will win one Fitbit Alta HR per team member (a maximum of 4).
  • Each Country Winner will automatically be entered into the final where the top three finalists will be determined by a public vote. The videos from each of the Country Winners will be uploaded to www.thalesarduino.com for the public vote. A neutral jury of Thales experts will adjudicate between the top three finalists to determine the global winner
  • The overall winning team, after the public vote and the jury adjudication, will win a three day expenses paid trip to a Thales Research & Technology centre or innovation hub (location and other conditions to be agreed with Thales).
  • No part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.
  • Thales requires you to register your address and contact details in order to enter Project Arduino. These details will be used in connection with the administration of the Project Arduino competition, including notifying winners of the competition. They may also be used by us to contact you about any suitable opportunities which might arise as well as about future events that may be of interest. By registering your details, you agree to this use of your details. Your details will be kept on file for 18 months, and stored and processed in accordance with UK data protection legislation. You may request deletion or amendment of your personal data at any time by contacting  projectarduino@thalesgroup.com
  • The decision of our judges is final and conclusive in all circumstances.
  • Thales reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.