4th International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating Poster Contest

Theme: Integrity Starts With You 

Contest Deadline: October 11, 2019 (11:59pm PST)

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The International Center of Academic Integrity (ICAI), as part of its sponsorship of the 4th International Day of Action against Contract Cheating (IDoA) is sponsoring a Poster Contest. The purpose of the contest is to generate a series of posters that may be used either this year or in future years to promote the event. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SUBMISSIONS

    1. Submissions can be entered as .jpg or .pdf files that are approximately
      • 8.5in x 11in (US) or 210mm x 297mm (A4) 
      • 11in x 17in (US) or 297mm x 420mm (A3)
    2. Submissions can be by an individual (“Principal Author”) and/or teams (co-authors), but all contributors to the submission must be named.
      • Principal Author and co-authors are those who will have done the majority of the work on the submission. 
      • All contributors to, and participants in, the submission must be acknowledged and have given explicit permission to be included.
    3. Individuals or teams may enter more than one submission. 
    4. The winners of the contest will be judged by members of the IDoA committee. 
    5. The submissions will be judged on: 
      • Theme: does the submission address Integrity Starts With You and/or why this is important?; We are specifically looking for posters that promote the fundamental values of integrity: trust, respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and courage; and what it means to act with integrity even in the face of stress, pressure or disappointment. Submissions can address academic, research, or professional integrity. 
      • Focus: is the submission either educational (e.g., teaching students about academic integrity or professional ethics teaching students the consequences of cheating) or promotional (e.g., convincing students not to cheat; promoting students stopping student cheating; encouraging students to “do something, say something” about cheating; convincing faculty to teach academic integrity and/or respond to cheating);
      • Originality: was the submission created specifically for this contest and free of any copyright or ethical (e.g., plagiarism) violations; and,
      • Creativity: does the submission take an interesting and novel approach to conveying the message (e.g., a humorous slant on convincing students to act with integrity or a video of a child teaching a professor why cheating should be reported)
    6. The IDoA selection committee reserves the right to disqualify any submissions that do not reasonably appeal to the topic of academic integrity.
    7. The IDoA selection committee reserves the right to cancel or modify this competition, not distribute any awards, or not publish any submission. 
    8. By entering this contest, Principal Author and co-authors give permission to the ICAI IDoA to publish their submissions in any manner they wish.
    9. By entering this contest, Principal Author and co-authors give permission to ICAI IDoA to use the submissions for educational, promotional, or research purposes. 
    10. Contest prizes may not be sold or transferred for cash value. 

ENTRANCE INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Decide if you are going to do an independent or team submission. 
  2. Start creating! Your submission should be an original, creative idea for educating or promoting integrity – it can be funny or serious. 
  3. Submissions must be accompanied by the Entry Form (Google Form) that gives the title of your entry, the names of the Principal Author, co-authors as well as any other contributors, a 50-word statement of rationale, and acknowledgements listing all sources (people or otherwise) used in the creation of the submission.
  4. Submissions must meet “terms and conditions” and be received in the by 11:59 pm (PST) on October 11, 2019. 
  5. Principal Author must acknowledge agreement to the terms and conditions of the contest by checking the appropriate box on the Entry Form, affirming that they have abided by the terms and conditions for this contest. 

CONTEST SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

In order to be eligible for judging, the submissions: 

  1. can take on any form (e.g., video, graphic arts, painting, drawing, photography, words, song/music) but must be of good quality (i.e., able to be reproduced or viewed on a website or in a gallery); 
  2. must address the theme of “Integrity Starts With You” and be educational (e.g., teaching students about integrity or professional ethics; teaching students the consequences of cheating) or promotional (e.g., convincing students not to cheat; encouraging students to stop other students from cheating; encouraging students to “do something, say something” about cheating; convincing academic staff to teach integrity and/or respond to cheating); 
  3. must be free of bias and hate; 
  4. must be original and free of any copyright or ethical (e.g., plagiarism) violations; 
  5. only include people who have agreed to be a part of the submission; 
  6. must acknowledge all contributing parties (even friends, colleagues, parents—think of how long the acknowledgements list is at the end of a move!) and the contest entrants (i.e., authors) should include only those who have substantially contributed to the creation of the submission; 
  7. must be received by 11:59 pm (PST) on October 11, 2019; and,
  8. must be accompanied by a Contest Entry Form;

CONTEST PRIZES 

  1. The Principal Author and co-authors of the First Place Submission will receive a gift card in the amount of $250 (US). This prize may not be sold for cash value. It is up to the Principal Author and co-authors to determine how this prize will be shared by contributors. 
  2.  If chosen, the Principal Author and co-authors of the First Runner-Up Submission will receive a gift card in the amount of $100 (US). It is up to the Principal Author and co-authors to determine how these prizes are shared by contributors. 
  3. The Principal Author and co-authors of Second Runner-Up Submission will receive a gift card in the amount of $50 (US). It is up to the Principal Author and co-authors to determine how this prize is shared by contributors. 
  4. Contest prizes may not be sold for cash value. 
  5. Prizes may be taxable.  

RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES 

    1. The Principal Author and co-authors grant to ICAI the “right to reproduce, archive and communicate their submission for education or academic research purposes.” 2 
    2. The Principal Author and co-authors grant to ICAI the right to edit submissions at their discretion. 
    3. The Principal Author and co-authors acknowledge that ICAI: 
      • has “no responsibility for any liability, loss or injury, howsoever arising, which entrants may incur or suffer in carrying out any task or activity associated with or consequent upon preparation of their submission”; 
      • has “the right to disqualify any entry based on non-compliance with the rules and regulations, and any copyright infringements”; 
      • “will not be liable for copyright infringement on the part of the participants”; and, 
      • “has the right to modify the rules and regulations of the competition without prior notice”.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Please visit academicintegrity.org or email us at at DayofAction@academicintegrity.org

These guidelines were adapted from the University of California San Diego “Excel with Integrity: Art Contest” competition guide with the permission of Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director, Academic Integrity office. The original “Excel with Integrity: Art Contest” competition guide which can be found at https://academicintegrity.ucsd.edu/_files/Contest%20Guide_2019.docx.pdf

 

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