Terms and Conditions

1. By entering the competition, entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and entrants acknowledge that they have received their parent/legal guardian’s consent to enter this competition.

2. Entrants must be in Grade 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in a school located in South Africa (or “home schooled”) and their money-making venture, hobby or business must exist (it must not be an idea, it must be up and running and the entrant must be earning money from the business already). The money-making venture/hobby/business must also be legal, i.e. “permitted by law” and proof of permits may be required in certain instances.

3. This competition is not for NPO’s, although we are very supportive of non-profit initiatives. One of the goals of this competition and movement is to fire up an entrepreneurial spirit and create jobs for young people to earn a living.

4. The entrant must be the owner or part-owner (one other partner) of the money-making venture/ hobby/ business. Entrants are not allowed to promote someone else’s business through this initiative. If entrants have a “partner(s)” who is involved with the business, they need to complete the ‘partner’ section of the entry form. If you have more than one partner, please only complete the two that you want to represent your business. The main entrant must be the spokesperson and representative for the entry. If the business is a partnership, it must be at least partly Scooler-Owned (a Scooler is an entrepreneur in Grade 8-12 in an SA School or Home-Schooled) to qualify for entry.

5. Entrants must use a “selfie” photo as their profile pic on their entry (not a pic of their product/business).

6. Entrants have to give their Principal’s details in order to qualify for entry. Home Schooled entrants are exempt from this condition.

7. Only one vote per person is allowed, any entrant who is found to have “illegal, false or fake” votes, or more than one vote from a specific person, or who is found to have abused the voting system in any way, will be disqualified. The top 10’s votes will be scrutinised closely in order to determine if voting was legitimate. The judges decision is final in determining whether voting was falsified, no correspondence will be entered into regarding voting disputes.

8. Entrants may not be immediate family of any employee of the Organizer’s of this competition, or any company/person involved in the Scooler Initiative.

9. Entrants must reside in SA, but they do not need to be a citizen of SA.

10. Entrants’ parent/legal guardian needs to give consent that they are entering the competition and entrants would need to prove this should they make the top 10.

11. If entrants have a “partner” who is involved with the money-making venture, hobby or business, they need to complete the ‘partner’ section of the entry form. The organizers will not accept more than two people involved in a money-making venture, hobby or business.

12. The prize is non-transferable and non-divisible. Prizes cannot be exchanged. Prize money needs to be used for the money-making venture, hobby or business – as guided by the organizers. The organizers will have the final say as to where (in the money-making venture, hobby or business) the prize money will be used and it may only be used in order to assist in growing the winner’s money-making venture, hobby or business. Prizes will only be paid out at the end of January 2019 – once the winner is announced, payment, coaching and support services will all be discussed and finalized by the end of January 2019.

13. The organizers reserve the right to require at any time that any entrant signs an affidavit, that they meet each of the eligibility requirements described in the application form, at any point and continuously throughout the applicable competition. In addition, any awards are subject to forfeiture and/or repayment if determined that the awardees were not in compliance.

14. Entrants should not assume any right of confidentiality to any information provided by an entrant as part of a submission or during the course of the competition. Please note that by entering, participants are opting in to receiving marketing material from the organisers and their partners.

15. By participating in the competition, entrants agree that the organizers assume no liability, and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever for disclosures of information provided by an entrant as part of a submission or otherwise during the course of the competitions.

16. Failure to comply with any of these requirements may result in disqualification at any time at the sole discretion of the organizers.

17. The organizers hold the final say in all disputes and may at any time require that a finalist or winner of any cash or service award, that failed to comply with requirements set forth above throughout the applicable competition, forfeit and/or repay any such award.

18. Guidelines and rules for the competition are subject to change at any time within the scope of the organizers mission.

19. The Organizers shall not be responsible for technical errors in telecommunication networks, internet access or otherwise, preventing entry.

20. Entries will not be returned, no correspondence will be entered into between the Organizers and Entrants.

21. Every effort will be made to notify the winners on the Winner Announcement date. Winners must respond within 14 days or an alternative winner may be chosen.

22. Submitting your entry constitutes your consent for us to use your entry, name and photos for editorial or publicity purposes.

23. The top 10 will be chosen based on the amount of votes received. Entrants will be able to see how many votes they have. Once the top 10 are selected, based on amount of votes, the judges will also choose 5 Wild Card entries (original, innovative entries, that will work in SA and that can possibly scale/grow). The judges will then decide which entry is the most deserving winner. This may not necessarily be the entry with the most votes, however it will be one of the top 15. The judges/organizers decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into once the winner is announced.

24. The Organizers reserve the right to change or withdraw the competition and/or prize at any time.

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The South African Copyright Act sets out general exceptions from the protection of literary works. The fair dealing section allows a user to copy, for their own study or research or private use, as much of the work as they need to meet their reasonable needs, without seeking permission from the copyright owner or paying compensation.

As well as research or private study, personal or private use, the South African Copyright Act considers it fair dealing to use a work for the purposes of criticism or review, or for the purpose of reporting current events in a newspaper, journal or magazine. You may quote in print from a published copyright protected work in certain circumstances – but, again, no limits are specified. You must always acknowledge the source and the author.

South African copyright law doesn’t specify how much you may copy within the bounds of fair dealing, but it is clear that it must be for your own use. So, multiple copies are outside of fair dealing.

Fair use is based on:

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  • The nature of the copyrighted work
  • The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the whole
  • The effect of the use on the potential market for the work

Allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. 1)This material has no negative impact on the original works (It would actually be positive for them) 2)This material is also for teaching purposes. 3)It is not transformative in nature. 4)Scooler only used bits and pieces of the original to get the point across where necessary. Scooler does not own the rights to this material. They have, in accordance with fair use, been repurposed with the intent of educating and inspiring others. However, if any content owners would like their material or images removed, please contact us by email at helloscooler@gmail.com

What is this about?

Students in Grade 8 to Grade 12 can enter their existing money-making venture, hobby or business and stand a chance of winning R100 000. Four runner-ups will each receive R10 000 worth of coaching for their businesses.


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