EVENT TERM: The eCTF competition (“Contest”) begins at 13:30:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Zone in the United States on 1/17/2018 and ends at 12:29:59 EDT on 4/13/2018 (“Contest Period”). Entrants are responsible for determining the corresponding time zone in their respective jurisdictions.
SPONSOR: The MITRE Corporation is the sponsor of this Contest ("MITRE").
COST: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to individuals who have registered with MITRE and are hereby known as Contestants. A Contestant is eligible for Prizes if they are a current college student within the United States and are a United States Citizen. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. MITRE reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. On a pre-coordinated and pre-approved basis, as part of cyber training, this competition is also open to professional and government participants to participate for experience without being eligible for winning prizes, scholarships and internships. Professional and Government representatives interested in participating in this manner should contact the MITRE eCTF organizers for consideration and approval. MITRE reserves the right to consider and approve such requests.
RULES: Flag sharing across teams is not permitted and will result in immediate disqualification. Teams may not do anything to diminish the competition experience for other participants on the system. Participants will not harass, intimidate and/or threaten each other or the competition judges.
Please see the challenge description document at mitrecyberacademy.org/competitions/embedded/ for additional rules and terms.
By entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and that all decisions of MITRE are final.
PUBLICITY: By accepting a prize, entrants agree to MITRE use of his or her name and/or likeness and code for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
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RIGHT TO CANCEL: If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, printing errors, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, MITRE reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. MITRE further reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the submission process, cheats, deceives, abuses, annoys, or threatens any other entrants or Judges.
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