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MIT Media Lab Concorde Competition

The full rules and regulations governing the British Airways/ MIT Media Lab - Concorde Competition (the "Rules") are set out below.

  1. The description of the competition set out above forms part of the Rules.

  2. Entrants must be aged 18 or over and be a student studying at the MIT Media Lab at the time of entering the competition. British Airways reserves the right to require proof of an entrant's enrolment as a student of the MIT Media Lab and to check the eligibility of all entrants. The winner agrees to execute an affidavit of eligibility if required by British Airways.

  3. Employees, agents, directors or members of the family of any employee, agent or director of British Airways are not eligible to enter this competition.

  4. Entries must be made by one student individually.

  5. The entry must be an original work and the entrant must be the sole creator of the entry.

  6. Entries which are illegible, damaged, defaced or which do not comply with the competition requirements will not be accepted.

  7. The entries should be accompanied by the official entry form and should be sent by post to Helen Brawn, British Airways, Waterside (HCA3) PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB, United Kingdom and be received by British Airways by 5 o'clock p.m. GMT on Monday 13th March 2000. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. British Airways will not accept responsibility for any entries, forms, models, prototypes, notices, tickets or any other documentation or item lost or delayed in the post.

  8. By entering this competition entrants are deemed to give his/her agreement that all the legal and beneficial rights, including all the intellectual property rights and proprietary rights in all the entries shall vest in MIT and that the entrant has and will have no objections to a license being granted to British Airways for the use of the entries in accordance with any Consortium Agreement concluded between MIT and British Airways. The entrants agree to execute any necessary documentation where requested by MIT or British Airways to assign such rights to MIT or licence such rights to British Airways. British Airways reserves the right to obtain a licence to use any of the entries from MIT in accordance with the applicable Consortium Agreement between MIT and British Airways but British Airways shall not be under any obligation to do so.

  9. The judging panel will comprise of British Airways representatives and a member of MIT. The Prize will be awarded to the entry which in the opinion of the judging panel answers in an innovative way all or any of the passenger comments set out in the competition details most effectively and is suitable, in terms of cost effectiveness and otherwise, for implementation on a commercial scale. Judging will take place in or around April 2000. The judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  10. The winner will be notified by email and by post by Friday 28th April 2000. The winner must confirm his/her acceptance of the prize within 4 weeks of the date of notification. If the prize is unclaimed or declined, British Airways may at its discretion select another winner and award the substitute winner with the prize in place of the winner who was first chosen. The name of the winner can be obtained on request from Helen Brawn, British Airways, Waterside HCA3, PO Box 365 Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB, United Kingdom.

  11. Competition entries will not be returned to the entrants.

  12. The winner agrees to his/her name being mentioned or their photographs being used by British Airways for publicity purposes. The winner agrees to execute affidavit of publicity release if required by British Airways.

  13. All flights are subject to availability and capacity control. Seats on all flights available on any one particular flight for tickets obtained through promotions and competitions sponsored by British Airways may be fully booked or limited. All flights will be in accordance with British Airways' Notice and Conditions of Contract as stated on each flight ticket and British Airways' General Conditions of Carriage for Passengers and Baggage - a copy of which is available on request or at

  14. Prizes are not transferable and no cash or credit alternatives are available. British Airways reserves the right to change the prize without giving any prior notice.

  15. The winner will be solely responsible for any income tax applicable to winning the prize.

  16. Passenger taxes, fees and charges are included in the prize but the winner is responsible for any other tax liability arising as a result of winning the prize or entering this competition. The prize does not include transfers to and from airports or accommodation. The winner will be responsible for arranging travel insurance, supplying valid passports, visas and where necessary vaccinations and inoculations for him/herself and his/her companion in relation to all of the flights provided as the prize.

  17. British Airways reserves the right to cancel the competition or amend the Rules and any or all of the prizes without notice in the event of any Act of God, major catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, earthquake or any similar events affecting British Airways or this competition or any actual or anticipated breach of any law and regulation.

  18. This competition is governed by the law of the State of Massachusetts of the United States of America.

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