Powered by MKL Contest Rules

Official Rules for the “Powered by Intel® MKL” Success Story Contest 

These Rules (the Rules) govern the “Powered by Intel® MKL” Success Story Contest (the “Contest”) and set out the terms and conditions between Intel Corporation and its affiliates (“Intel” or “us/we”) and each participant (“participant” or “you”).  A submission to this Contest constitutes you acceptance of these Rules.

1. How to Enter:
Intel Corporation, (the “Sponsor”) is offering the Powered by Intel® MKL Success Story Contest (the “Contest”) and will award prizes based on the results of judging all valid entries against the criteria established in these Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”).  Submit a 1500-3000 word success story between December 7, 2012 12:00 am PST and May 31, 2013 11:59pm PST (“Contest period”).   During the Contest period submit your entry through the email address: “mkl_team@intel.com”.  

2. Eligibility:
Contest is open solely to residents of the United States. All national and local laws and regulations of the contestant’s country of residence apply. Residents of countries under U.S. embargo are not eligible to enter.  Contestants must be 18 years of age or older.  Employees, officers and representatives (and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household of each) of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and any company involved in the design, execution, production or judging of this promotion (“Contest entities”) are ineligible. Void where prohibited.

3. Entry Requirements
Please submit a 1500-3000 word story describing your experience with the Intel® Math Kernel Library.  The submission must be in English and in plain text, Microsoft Word or RTF format.  Inclusion of diagrams and/or photos that help tell your story is also encouraged.  Submission must be made through the following email address:  intel.mkl@intel.com.

The story should emphasize the business and/or technical benefits you or your organization realized by using Intel® MKL.  Preference will be given to stories that quantify the benefit of using Intel® MKL (For example:  In terms of application runtime performance)

4. Judging:
Success story summaries will be judged on June 7, 2013 by a panel consisting of the Intel MKL Product Manager, Intel MKL Technical Consulting Engineering Manager and, Intel Math Libraries Team Manager. Judges will evaluate all eligible submissions on the following criteria: Impact of Intel MKL on submitter’s software performance and/or quality, range of applicability of submitter’s success story to a broad audience, and compelling writing.  Judges decisions are final. You may withdraw your submission at any time by notifying Sponsor. If a submission is withdrawn your right to win a prize is terminated.  

5. Responsibilities of prize winners:
Prize winners will secure legal approvals from their company or organization to permit Sponsor to publish their success stories in whole or in part on Sponsor websites and in Sponsor marketing collateral.  The MKL team may make suggested edits to the prize winners' submissions. Any such edits are subject to the approval of the prize winners

6. Ownership and Publicity:
Sponsor does not claim ownership of your submission to the Contest; but by submitting an entry, you are granting Sponsor and its affiliated companies the following worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, fully paid-up rights: (1) to make, have made, use, copy, reproduce, modify, and create derivative works of the contributions, (2) to publicly perform or display, import, broadcast, transmit, distribute (directly and indirectly through multiple tiers), license, offer to sell and sell, rent, lease, or lend copies of the contributions (and derivative works thereof), (3) to sublicense to third parties the foregoing rights, including the right to sublicense to further third parties, and (4) to publish your name or alias in connection with this Contest and your contributions.

Contestants understand and agree that their submission may be posted and publicly viewable. By providing a submission, you grant Sponsor and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name and your company or organization’s name for promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing the Contest. Sponsor, however, does not have any obligation to use the winning submissions for any purpose.

7. Participant Warrants:
By submitting a submission, you warrant that your submission:

  • does not contain any content that infringes on any third party intellectual property (IP) rights, and that you own or otherwise have all rights necessary for the submission including any and all IP rights 
  • does not disclose any information which would constitute a violation of a confidentiality obligation;
  • does not contain any viruses, worms, spy ware, or other components or instructions that are malicious, deceptive, or designed to limit or harm the functionality of a computer; and
  • is not subject to license terms that require any software or documentation incorporating or being derived from your contributions to be licensed to others.

8. Prizes:
13 prizes will be awarded based on the judging.  Prizes will consist of:

  • 1 Acer Aspire S3-951-6432 13.3-Inch HD Display Ultrabook
  • 1 300GB SSD 2.5in SATA 3Gb/s 25nm IntelSSDSA2BZ300G301 710 Series
  • 1 240GB SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Intel  SSDSC2CW240A310 520 Series
  • 10 Visa gift cards with $ 50 value

Limit of one prize per submission.  Winners will be notified via email within 7 days from judging.  If after seven (7) days of the second notification to the winner no acknowledgement or response is received the prize is forfeited, and Sponsor will select another winner. 

The winner may be required to complete an Eligibility Confirmation and a Liability/Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law). These documents must be returned within ten (10) days of the date of these documents.  Non-compliance with any of these requirements may result in disqualification, in which case an alternate winner may be chosen.  Physical prizes will be sent to participants within 14 days from the date of the return the completed Affidavit of Eligibility and/or Liability/Publicity Release. 

Substitution or transfer of prizes are not allowed, and prizes may not be redeemed for cash.  If a prize becomes unavailable or is prohibited by law Sponsor may at its sole discretion award a substitute prize of equal or greater value. The winner accepts responsibility for all federal, state and local taxes and fees in connection with the prizes.  

Apart from prizes offered as part of the Contest, no monetary compensation will be paid for your Contest submissions. Sponsor is not responsible for Contest entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or any other persons or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest.

9.Sponsor’s Warranties and Disclaimers:
Sponsor does not provide any warranty on the prize, and winner should look solely to manufacturer for warranty. To the fullest extent allowable by law, Sponsor specifically disclaims any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the Contest or the prizes, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance.

10.Release of Liability and Issues of Law:
By participating, all entrants release Sponsor, its affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees and all entities associated with the development and execution of this promotion from any and all liability with respect to and in any way arising from participating in this promotion, acceptance or use of prizes.  Entrants also agree that Sponsor, its affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees and all entities associated with the development and execution of this promotion are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant's or third person's computer related to or resulting from the Contest, the submission and/or its prizes.   Sponsor is not liable for damage to a user's computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant's participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of submissions. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest


Sponsor’s entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy will be limited to a distribution of the equivalent amount of prizes as set forth above. By participating in the Contest, you waive any and all rights to bring any claim or action related to such matters in any forum beyond one (1) year after the first occurrence of the kind of act, event, condition or omission upon which the claim or action is based.

Sponsors may make changes to these Rules at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the Rules are available at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/poweredbymklcontestrules Contributing to the Contest or accepting prizes will constitute acceptance of the revised Rules.  These Rules prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials

If, for reasons beyond Sponsor’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability.  Sponsor will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illicit submissions, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, omissions malfunctions, and delays. Entries are void if they contain material typographical or other errors.  All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Rules.  Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s) and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 

12.For any feedback or questions regarding the Contest or the prizes you can contact Sponsor by sending an email to intel.mkl@intel.com.13.The Sponsor of this Contest is Intel Corporation. The Contest is administered by:

Intel Software and Services Group
Developer Products Division
Math Libraries Team
Kent Moffat, Product Marketing Engineer
2111 NE 25th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124