These are the official rules that govern how Teleios SMS Code Jam will operate (hereinafter called "the Competition").

In these Rules

"Agreement" means the content contained herein
"Entrant(s)" mean any eligible person(s) participating in the Competition.
"Entry" means any and all materials submitted by the entrant for use in this Competition. These may include but is not limited to notes, drawings, diagrams, photos, video, images, music, text, documents, records, notebooks, flow charts, computer programs and source and object codes, regardless of the medium in which they are presented.
"Organizer," "we," "our," and "us" means Teleios Systems Limited, the organizers of this Competition
"You," and "yourself" means an eligible Competition entrant

If you meet the eligibility criteria stated below, but are considered a minor for the purposes of this competition, then you should ask your parent's or legal guardian's permission prior to submitting an entry.

By entering this competition, you are agreeing that you will abide by these rules written and referenced below that this competition is governed by the laws of Trinidad & Tobago, and that you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and the courts of Trinidad & Tobago for any disputes arising out of this competition.


You are eligible if you meet the following requirements at the time of registration:

  • All team members are 15 years of age or older (Please note that any entrant below the age of 18 yrs at the time of submitting his/her entry must obtain a parent/ legal guardian’s signature in order to be eligible to participate in this competition.)
  • All team members must be enrolled for study at a secondary or tertiary education institution or must have graduated within the calendar year of the Competition.
  • No member of your team is a current employee or intern of Teleios Systems Ltd.
  • No member of your team is an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling or spouse) or household member of a Teleios Systems employee, or is involved in any part of the administration or execution of the competition.


Teleios reserves the right to verify your eligibility status at any point during the competition period, therefore should you experience a change in eligibility status due to special circumstances such as acceptance of an internship or offer of employment from Teleios, or anyone else that is involved in the execution and administration of this Competition, you must contact Teleios immediately and explain the circumstances. If you fail to notify the organizers of a change in eligibility status, you may be disqualified from this Competition and will not be allowed to win any prizes.



We shall only accept one (1) entry per team.


Each team must comprise a minimum of two (2) or a maximum of five (5) persons. Any team which does not comply with this requirement will be disqualified.

Once you register as part of a Team, you cannot change Teams or otherwise remove yourself or anyone else from your Team. If you submit multiple entries, then we will consider the last valid entry received as your official entry. We will also disqualify any incomplete or illegible entries that we receive. We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.


Please note that the intent and spirit of the Competition is to test the skills and creativity of entrants. Anyone acting as a team mentor, or in an mentorship role, where allowed (for example lecturer, tutor, parent or local sponsor(s) must limit the level of support provided to entrants to general guidance and must not contribute in any way that may be considered original authorship, or in way that may enable claims of rights or ownership to the submitted entries. In no event will work-on-behalf of any teams or individual members of a team be allowed.

The content of your entry and any supporting materials must be acceptable for all viewing audiences. We will automatically disqualify any entrant that submits any entry or supporting materials that contain text, sound or images that we, in our sole opinion and for any reason, find vulgar, offensive, defamatory, or inappropriate for public viewing, or that presents the organizers of this Competition in a negative light.

By registering to participate in this competition, you confirm that:

Your entry meets the content and technical requirements set forth below.
Your entry is your team’s original work and does not breach any third party intellectual property rights; and
Your entry only includes material (including but not limited to music, text, computer code, video or images) that you own or that you have permission from the copyright/trademark owner to use; and
Your team has obtained permission from any recognizable person (parent/guardian, if a minor) that appears in the entry to submit your entry in this Competition and to use their personal data in the entry for the purposes of the Competition (if applicable); and
Your submission of an entry is not to be construed as an offer of employment; and
Your entry has not been selected as a prize winner in any other competition, contest, marketing or promotional campaign.
We will disqualify any entries that we, in our sole discretion, find to be a duplicate, or the result of collaborative work contrary to this Agreement and to the spirit of the Competition.

The decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters related to this Competition.


Other than what is set forth in this Agreement, by submitting your entry and signing this Agreement (whether as an entrant or behalf of an entrant in the case of a minor), you:

Understand and acknowledge that the Organisers and/or other entrants have developed, plan to develop or may develop in future, or have commissioned or shall commission materials similar or identical to your submission. Therefore by entering this Competition, you agree to waive any and all claims you may have (whether now or hereafter) resulting from any similarities to your entry or any such claim pertaining to losses, demands or damages associated with this Competition. For the purposes of this Agreement, a waiver means that you relinquish and/ or surrender your right to bring any legal action, claim or suit for any losses, demands, damages or claims for liability or ownership against the Organisers of this Competition.
Are granting us an irrevocable, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this Competition; and (ii) feature your entry and all its content in connection with the promotion of this Competition in all media (whether now known or later developed);
Agree to sign any necessary documentation (which may include but may not be limited to releases or waivers) that may be required for us and our designees to make use of the rights you granted herein;
Understand that we cannot control the incoming information you may disclose to our representatives in the course of entering this Competition, or what our representatives will remember about your entry. You also understand that we will not restrict work assignments of our representatives who have had access to your entry. By entering this Competition, you agree therefore that use of information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services does not create liability for us under this agreement or copyright or trade secret law;
Understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is expressly described in this Agreement.
Please note that following the end of this Competition your entry or some portion thereof may be posted on the Teleios website for viewing by visitors to these websites.

We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.

If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this competition.


By entering this competition you agree:

  • To abide by these Rules.
  • To the extent allowable under applicable law, to release and hold us, and all our respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Competition or any prize won.
  • That our decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Competition.
  • That, by accepting a prize, we may use your team member(s) proper names and areas of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Competition, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
  • This Competition will be governed by the laws of Trinidad and Tobago, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of Trinidad and Tobago for any disputes arising out of this Competition.

What if something unexpected happens and the competition cannot run as planned?

If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and /or integrity of this Competition, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Competition. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Competition, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Competition.

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Competition by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Competitions or promotions, so please play fairly.