Rules and Conditions of Entry
The Participant or Participant/s retain all rights to their submitted work.
We recommend that the Participant/s choose a license or otherwise protect the IP of the entered work. To find out more about licensing options, please read 'Choosing a license for your digital art and code.'
By submitting an entry, the Participant/s warrant that the work is their sole exclusive property of the Participant/s and it does not infringe on the copyright, trademark or other rights of any individual or organization. Resolution of any dispute regarding ownership is the sole responsibility of the Participant/s.
By submitting an entry, the Participant/s grants non-exclusive publishing rights to the The 4th Screen Festival for the period 12 months. During this period the Festival can present the work on the The4thScreen.net web site, make it available for download to mobile phones and other mobile devices from the website or send it directly to mobile phones. The Festival has the right to present the work in an appropriate form at all events representing the festival, and in all online and print promotional materials. The Festival intends to make every entry available on the The4thScreen.net website following the announcement of the awards for a period of 12 months.
Categories are only suggestions at this years festival, awards are granted at the discretion of the Jury, however we encourage that participants choose four or more keywords defining the project during the submission process.
Each Participant or group of Participants may submit max. two entries over all;
video - two single entries or one episodic series
video clips cannot exceed 5 minutes
work involving hardware-software combination count as one entry
video, movie animation, etc. - the Participant/s shall upload digital files through the 'submission' page - preferred format: mpeg-4
games, generative software works, etc. - the Participant/s shall upload work compiled in functional emulator software or if there is no working software available, the Festival requests that the Participant/s create a video demonstrating the full potential of the work. Maximum length is 5 minutes.
software - the Participant/s shall upload the project compiled in a functional emulator software through the 'submission' page or if there is no working software available, the Festival requests that the Participant/s create a video or slide show demonstrating the full potential of the work. Maximum duration 5 minutes.
software systems or platforms - the Festival requests that the Participant/s create a video or slide show demonstrating the full potential of the project. Maximum duration 5 minutes. If there is a working version, the Participant/s agree to install the client component on a handset/s (provided by the Festival) and the server component on a server and assist in the support of the project during the demonstration and exhibition period.
hardware, hardware/software projects - the Festival requests that the Participant/s create a video demonstrating the full potential of the project. Maximum duration 5 minutes.
Entrants agree to make the original functional hardware project available for demonstration or exhibition purposes at the request of the Festival.
sound - the Participant/s shall upload the file in appropriate digital format. Maximum duration 5 minutes.
design, interface design, etc, - the Participant/s shall upload project through the 'submission' page,the Festival requests that the Participant/s create a video or slide show demonstrating the full potential of the work. Maximum duration 5 minutes.
concepts, ideas - The concepts,ideas should be well grounded in existing or near-future technologies. The proposals need to be well illustrated and its values well articulated. The Participant/s shall create a video or slide show demonstrating all aspects of the concept.
The preferred channel of submission is the Festival's on-line 'submission' page.
If internet connection is not available, entrants can email form the phone to: submissions@The4thScreen.net
or SMS to 917 400 2381 and will receive instructions how to submit.
The festival keeps all personal information confidential. We will not publish or give to a third party any personal information without the entrant's written consent.
All decisions by the Jury are final.
We strongly support and believe in free speech, however we reserve the right to reject any submission.
The festival might request proprietary information from the award contenders if necessary, for expert review. In case of such request, the Festival will provide full NDA by all Jury members involved in the review.