Terms and conditions

These conditions apply to all competitors (including all team members) who participate in the competition What Wood You Do.

1. The Competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 years. You can apply either as an individual competitor or as a team, or as a company (hereinafter referred to as competitor). As What Wood You Do is an equal competition, we encourage both women and men to participate. Competitors should be prepared to come to Karlstad, Sweden, to participate in the final (Hackathon) which is scheduled to be implemented after the summer (exact date depends on the development of the ongoing corona crisis). Travel costs for competitors participating in the Hackathon will be covered by Paper Province.

2. The prize money must be used to further develop the idea and the planning of appropriate activities should be done in consultation with STING Bioeconomy’s business developer. If the winner of the prize is a private person, tax and employer contributions that arise in connection with the prize must be paid by the winner.

3. It is allowed to submit more than one contest entry.

4. All contest entries should be the competitors own ideas.

5. Competitors are responsible for ensuring that the contest ideas submitted do not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights, such as patents or copyrights. The jury or Paper Province are not responsible for any infringement of intellectual property rights.

6. Competitors agree that Paper Province will be reimbursed for any damages and costs incurred as a result of any third party’s intellectual property claims against What Wood You Do in respect of submitted Competition entries.

7. Once the Competition entry has been submitted, the jury and Paper Province and STING Bioeconomy have the right to analyze and evaluate the idea and/or solution.

8. STING Bioeconomy’s business developer and Innovation advisors will select a number of contributions that will be passed on to a jury appointed by Paper Province. The jury will then select the 5 finalists who will be invited to Karlstad to participate in the Hackathon.

9. The jury alone has the right to select the winners based on the contributions that most fulfills the evaluation criteria:

  • Contribute to the development of forest bioeconomy
  • Contribute to increased sustainability and the Global Goals of
    Agenda 2030
  • Be unique
  • Be scalable

10. The jury are not obliged to select a winner if, in the jury’s opinion, there is no contribution that meets the evaluation criteria.

11. Incomplete and/or erroneous contributions and contributions that do not meet all evaluation criteria may be disqualified.

12. The jury does not provide feedback to the competitors who do not proceed in the contest.

13. The jury’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

14. All entries that reach the Final approve that Paper Province may use material from the Competition in communication about What Wood You Do. For example, clips from films and pictures of participants, excluding details that reveals important details about ideas and business plans. This also means that Paper Province has the right to publish all or part of the grant and pictures of the competitors in our digital channels, but always in accordance with Swedish law and good practice.

16. With the exception of Paper Province’s right to publish Competition entries pursuant to clause 15 above, Paper Province undertakes to treat all entries confidentially and not to disseminate information that could jeopardize the ability of the entrant to seek patent protection or design protection of the contribution. Paper Province shall ensure that the persons working internally with the Competition, as well as the persons sitting in the jury, must comply with the confidentiality obligation as set out above. Those who work with the competition entries and/or sit in the jury have all signed a confidentiality agreement that protects all competitors’ contributions.

17. By agreeing to these terms, the competitors agree to comply with the Paper Province rules and any other terms and conditions of the contest. Paper Province is not responsible for any injury, loss or the like that affects the competitors by participating or not being able to participate in the contest. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Paper Province may change or terminate the Competition without notice and without the right to compensation to the competitors.

18. Paper Province reserves the right to change these rules at any time.

19. These rules shall be interpreted in accordance with Swedish law and any disputes arising from the interpretation or application of these rules shall be decided by Swedish court.