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Progress 2018 App Innovation Awards Call for Nominations

Submit Your Nominee Today

Know someone who has taken Progress technology to new heights? Built a killer app? Or transformed their OpenEdge app into a modern-day marvel? If so, now is the time to nominate your favorite project in the Inaugural Progress 2018 App Innovation Awards!

Deadline for submissions is May 18, 2018.

Best Mobile App

Best Web UI

Best Modernization Transformation

Best Healthcare App/Solution

Best Industrial/
Manufacturing
App/Solution

Best Web Experience

Nominations can be submitted by Progress customers and partners using applications, implementing Partners on behalf of their customer/end user or Progress employees – with customer consent. Winners will be announced at ProgressNEXT 2018, May 29 – June 1, Boston, MA.

Criteria

There are several criteria we will need your opinion about:

  • Impact

    What quantifiable business, operational and/or financial impact has this solution had on the organization?

  • Creativity and Innovation

    What innovative or unique ways has this solution solved a business or operational problem and/or demonstrated a clear leadership position for the organization?

  • Leverage

    Are there plans to expand the use of this solution to drive additional benefits within the organization and/or with other customers?

  • Scope

    What was the organizational scope, timeline and collaboration required to deliver this solution and how did the project get support and approval?

  • Complexity

    Were there aspects of this project that overcame significant challenges or obstacles, from areas such as technical, geographical, regulatory, industry or stakeholder buy-in?

  • Environmental or Social Impact

    Do any aspects of this solution have a positive human, cultural, or environmental impact?

Read the full terms and conditions here. Submit your nomination today. It’s fast and easy. Just fill out this simple form.

ProgressNEXT 2018 App Innovation Awards

Official Rules (Terms and Conditions)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. ELIGIBILITY. The Progress Software Corporation (“Progress”) ProgressNEXT 2018 App Innovation Contest (the “Contest”) is game of skill open to individuals or a team consisting of members who:
    1. are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of legal majority in his or her state or jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of submission; and
    2. have access to the internet (“Participant”).

    The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. The Contest is void in Rhode Island, USA and where prohibited or restricted. Employees of Progress, and any of their related companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents and any agencies or other companies involved in the development or execution of the Contest or production or distribution of Contest materials, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each employee are not eligible. Participants must NOT be under any contractual or other legal obligation that would conflict with this Contest or these Official Rules.

  2. TIMING. The timing of the Contest (the “Contest Period”) begins on April 3, 2018 and ends on May 18, 2018. Progress is the official time-keeper for the Contest.
  3. HOW TO ENTER. To enter, eligible Participants must complete the webform (the “Entry”) and follow the instructions described on the Contest website found here: https://www.progress.com/app-innovation-awards (the “Contest Website”).
  4. FURTHER CONDITIONS OF ENTRY. Any incomplete, inaccurate or false Entry or Entry in contravention with these Official Rules will be excluded. An Entry must not contain any material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including moral rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. Language that is defamatory, obscene, lewd, or inappropriate is also prohibited. The Entry cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means. By participating in the Contest, Participants demonstrate their full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to the decisions of Progress in relation to the Contest, which are final and binding.
  5. ODDS OF WINNING. This Contest is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the Winner(s). The odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible Entries received and the quality of the Entry.
  6. JUDGING. A panel of five (5) judges consisting of representatives from Progress (“Judging Panel”) will review the pool of eligible Entries and assign scores based on the criteria described on the Contest Website, each receiving equal weight.

    Participant agrees to reasonably cooperate with the Judging Panel in any verification activities.  From the eligible Entries, the Judging Panel will select six (6) winners, one from each category described on the Contest Website, (each, a “Winner”, collectively, “Winners”). In the event of a tie, the Judging Panel, in its sole discretion, selects the Winners.

  7. PRIZES. The prize for each Winner is a recognition plaque provided by Progress (“Prize”).

    Progress reserves the right in its reasonable discretion to substitute the Prize(s) with a prize of equal or greater technical nature and value. If Prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Progress, a substitute Prize of equal or greater monetary value, in cash or otherwise, will be awarded; provided however, that if the Prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by Winner, such Prize shall be awarded to the next runner-up, in Progress’ sole discretion. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. If the Participant is a team, only one Prize will be awarded to the entire team.

  8. WINNER NOTIFICATION. Three finalists from each category will be emailed in advance of ProgressNEXT. Winners will be publicly announced during ProgressNEXT. The list of Winners may also be posted on the Progress pages of the following social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If a potential Winner cannot be contacted, or fails to execute and return the Releases (if required), the Prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if the Winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, disqualification will result and an alternate Winner will be selected from the next eligible Entry with the next highest score. If after three (3) attempts, a Winner is not confirmed, the applicable Prize will remain un-awarded. All taxes, including federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. (Winners are advised to seek independent counsel regarding prize winnings). 
  9. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. Each Participant represents and warrants as follows:
    1. the Entry includes original work that has not been entered into any other contest, promotion or exhibition;
    2. the Entry does not contain any computer virus, worm or other harmful or potentially harmful code, file or program, is otherwise uncorrupted, is wholly original with Participant, and as of the date of the submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim;
    3. the Entry and its use thereof by Progress and its designees does not and will not violate or infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;
    4. Participant and all members of Participant’s team (if applicable) and the Entry do not and will not violate these Official Rules or any applicable laws in connection with the Contest, and the Entry is not and will not be defamatory or libelous;
    5. Participant and all members of Participant’s team (if applicable) are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of legal majority in Participant’s and all team members’ state or jurisdiction of primary residence and the time of Entry;
    6. all information that Participant provides to Progress in connection with the Contest is and will remain accurate and complete through the end of the Contest period;
    7. the Entry and Participant’s participation in the Contest and agreement to these Official Rules do not violate any applicable policies of or contractual obligations to Participant’s school and/or employer; and
    8. any other factor deemed relevant by Progress to help ensure Participant’s participation in the Contest will not, in Progress’ sole discretion, bring Progress into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Progress or its brands.
  10. MATERIALS/RIGHTS IN SUBMISSION. Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, Participants irrevocably grant to Progress an exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) and transferable license, without any additional consideration to Participant or any members of the team (if applicable) to reproduce, use, download, view, print, copy (whether onto hard disk or other media), perform and display (publicly or otherwise), and otherwise use and exploit Participant’s Entry for any and all purposes in any and all media consistent with the operation of the business of Progress. Participant represents that he/she is legally entitled to grant the above license to the Entry. If Participant’s school or employer has intellectual property rights or copyrights in or to the Entry, Participant represents that he/she has received permission to grant the above license on behalf of the school or employer with respect to all such intellectual property rights or copyrights or that the school or employer has waived all such intellectual property rights or copyrights so as to allow Participant to grant the above license. Progress reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) to verify at any time that all necessary rights, clearances, consents, releases and other permissions in or relating to the Entry have been validly obtained (including such permissions from Participant’s members of any team (if applicable) or applicable school or employer). Participant (and all members of the team, if applicable) agrees to fully cooperate with Progress with any such verification inquiries. Participant accepts and acknowledges that Progress shall not be obligated to use the Entry and Progress in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Entry. Progress shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Progress chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder.
  11. PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes Participant’s consent to Progress’ use of Participant’s name, voice, statements, photographs, Entry or other likenesses for publicity purposes without further notice, compensation or consideration. Winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where lawful, a Publicity Release, and other required information (“Releases”) within fifteen (15) business days of notification. Failure to return the Releases within fifteen (15) business days may result in a forfeiture of the Prize. Progress shall use Participant’s name, voice, statement, photographs or other likenesses for one hundred eighty (180) days after Progress Exchange for publicity purposes.
  12. PRIVACY POLICY. By registering and submitting an Entry, Participants consent to the collection, use, disclosure and processing of their personal information by Progress in the United States of America for the purposes of administering the Contest and fulfilling the Prizes, and otherwise in accordance with Progress’ privacy policy, a copy of which is available at https://www.progress.com/privacy-policy.html. The Contest site is hosted on servers in the United States, and the personal information provided by Participant may therefore be subject to the laws of the United States.The personal data collected are mandatory.The Participant may be disqualified if the required personal data is not provided.The Participant has the right to access his/her personal data and to request that Progress correct his/her personal data.Any request from Participant relating to personal data should be directed to: https://www.progress.com/company/contact.
  13. GENERAL CONDITIONS. If any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Progress’ reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, Progress reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and/or determine the Winners from among all eligible Participants as of the date of termination using the procedures and criteria outlined above. Progress further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant who violates these Official Rules or interferes with this Contest in any manner and void all associated Entries for any reason. Entries not complying with all Official Rules are subject to disqualification. Progress’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Each Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between Participant and Progress is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship. Prizes are subject to the terms and conditions of their third party suppliers. By submitting an Entry, the Participant agrees to release and hold harmless Progress, its officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees (collectively “Released Parties”) from any damage, loss or injury to Participant or any third party resulting from Participant’s participation in this Contest or for the use or misuse of any Prize or Released Parties’ use of any rights granted herein, for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, for any human or other error, for any injury to person or property, arising from Participant’s participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activity or from the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any Prize won except for any loss, damage or injury which is due to the negligence or willful misconduct of Progress or which otherwise cannot be excluded by law. Participants also release Facebook, LinkedIn Corporation™ and Twitter from any and all damage resulting from participation in the Contest. Participants acknowledge that the Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, LinkedIn Corporation™ or Twitter.
  14. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. The Released Parties are not responsible for:
    1. lost, late, damaged, delayed, incorrect, ineligible, undeliverable or misdirected Entries;
    2. any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest;
    3. technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, disconnections in the phone lines or network hardware or software, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof;
    4. technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, processing of Entries, determining the Winners, the announcement of the Winners or in any Contest-related materials;
    5. any typographical/other error in Entries, selection announcement or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest;
    6. lost, late, damaged, delayed, undeliverable or misdirected Prizes due to an error regarding the address provided by Participant or the failure of the courier utilized to deliver the Prize; or
    7. any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize, except for any loss, damage or injury which is due to the negligence or willful misconduct of Progress or which otherwise cannot be excluded by law.
  15. FURTHER LIMITATIONS. If for any reason a Participant’s Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Participant’s sole remedy is submission of another Entry. In no event shall Progress be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages, including without limitation damages for loss of income, profits, data or damage to property incurred by Participant or any third party, arising out of or resulting from this Contest or any related materials, whether in an action in contract or tort, however caused and regardless of the theory of liability, even if Participant has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Progress makes no representations or warranties or conditions whatsoever, in fact or in law, including but not limited to, the implied warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose, whether oral, express, implied or statutory and hereby disclaims any and all warranties relating to this Contest or any related materials.
  16. DISPUTES. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Participant and Progress in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of the United States of America. Participants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the federal and state courts located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual reasonable out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees. Under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
  17. ENFORCEMENT/SEVERABILITY. Each term and provision of these Official Rules shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law and any invalid, illegal or unenforceable term or provision shall be deemed replaced by a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid, illegal or unenforceable term or provision. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event any term or other provision of these Official Rules is adjudicated to be invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced by any rule or law, or public policy, all other conditions and provisions of these Official Rules shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic or legal substance of the transactions contemplated hereby is not affected in any manner materially adverse to any party.
  18. SPONSOR AND PROMOTER. The sponsor and promoter of this Contest is Progress Software Corporation, headquartered at 14 Oak Park Drive, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730 USA. Telephone number +1-781-280-4000.
  19. OFFICIAL RULES. These rules, terms and conditions comprise the Contest’s Official Rules and Terms and Conditions and official Contest communications or publications by Progress shall govern and apply to all participation and activity arising out of and relating to the Contest. These Official Rules are dated as of 2 April 2018. These Official Rules cannot be modified or superseded except by Progress, in its reasonable discretion. In the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and any other communication by Progress, the terms of these Official Rules shall govern.The complete Official Rules are available at the Contest Website. To obtain a free, PDF copy of these Official Rules, or a complete list of Winners, send your request to Progress Software Corporation, no later than 23:59:59 Eastern Daylight Time 30 June 2018.

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