Global Wheat Challenge 2021

Challenge Rules

1. Challenge Rules

The challenge will have one round.
The participant agrees to exclusively  use the Global Wheat Head Dataset for the purpose of participating in this competition. Any commercial, non-commercial or academic usage of the challenge dataset is allowed, with respect of the MIT licence: https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT


Global Wheat Challenge is open to all individuals above 18 years of age.


No purchase is necessary to enter or win the challenge. Entry to the competition is free for all, by clicking the ‘Participate’ button on the challenge page and by agreeing to the challenge rules. There are no other requirements.


The competition has prizes of:
1st place: 2,000 USD         
2nd place and 3rd place: 1,000 USD

To be eligible for the prizes, participants will have to release the code to their solutions under an open source license of their choice and agree for a post-competition presentation and interview. The submitted code is expected to be reproducible and should produce the same score as on the leaderboard.
Winners shall, as a condition for receiving their prize, grant to the Organizer a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, irrevocable license to use their Submission Materials (and any intellectual property relating thereto) for any purpose, including the right to reproduce, modify, prepare derivative works, publicly display, sublicense, and distribute them
The winning participants will have to provide a valid and unexpired ID card or passport which the organizer will use only for the purpose of verifying the individual's identity in case of transferring the cash prize and for internal record keeping.
Any and all prize(s) is(are) non transferable. All taxes, fees, and expenses associated with participation in the Challenge or receipt and use of a prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner(s). No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for AIcrowd to use the winner’s name and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law.
The participation of the organizers’ organization employees and its affiliates, parents, agents, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies and members of the immediate family (parents, children or siblings) of these employees or any person with whom they are domiciled, are permitted to participate in the challenge but will not be eligible to win the cash prize. Organizers’ organization includes: UMT CAPTE, Arvalis-INRAe-Hiphen, Avignon, France ; Biological Imaging & Graphics (BIG), University of Saskatchewan, Canada ; International Phenomics Research Lab, University of Tokyo, Japan.
The challenge organizers reserve the right at its sole discretion to remove eligibility to prize in case of access to the private test set.


The challenge organizers reserve the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the Entry process or the operation of the Challenge or website or violates these Rules.
In case a participant is building upon code from sources that are not owned by the participant, the participant is required to clearly attribute the sources. Failing which, the violating submissions, participants, teams will be disqualified.
Winners' code must reproduce the score on the leaderboard, failing which they will be disqualified.


The organizer reserves the right to amend the Rules and timeline without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
In case of conflicts, the decision of the Organizers will be final and binding.
Violation of the rules or other unfair activities may result in disqualification.
By participating in the Challenge, each Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Challenge, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; and under no circumstances will a Participant be permitted to obtain any award for, and each Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages.
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