This competition is organized by Mohr World Consulting, LLC at 16135 SW 109 Street, Miami, FL under the dba RemTECH Awards. Except where indicated otherwise all copyright and other rights that subsist in the home page and in the sub-domain pages of the www.remtech.org (“the Website”) are owned by Mohr World Consulting, LLC at 16135 SW 109 Street, Miami, FL

THE VISION

The RemTECH Awards is a new brand of participatory industry recognition awards where the aim is not to declare overall-encompassing winners but to highlight special characteristics of entries submitted based on qualities that the Judging Panel wants to bring attention to. In this way industries, can be ignited by many ideas that are brought forward by individuals, groups & companies from all over the world, shaping the innovation pathways to the future.

THE OBJECTIVES

The Remittances Innovation Awards (RemTECH Awards or just “Awards” here mentioned) have been developed to showcase the most innovative and outstanding technological ideas designed to improve remittance services worldwide.

The award winners will be companies, groups, collectives or individuals that come up with ground-breaking solutions that benefit the market ecosystem, improving transparency, speed, cost and reliability for the companies and end-users that send and receive remittances every day.

AWARD ENTRIES

The Competition is opened to all those willing to send their submissions according to the Awards categories and rules as outlined in the website. Anyone sending a submission will be called an Award Entrant (AE) and their submission an entry. Other initials used in this Terms are Award Entry Representative (AER), JP for Judging Panel, AA for Awards Auditor, MWC for Mohr World Consulting, the organizer and WNE for Winning Notification Email.

The path send to entries, submissions for consideration in the Awards, is only by the use of the website following the instructions in there contained.

The Awards are open to all individuals, groups & companies from all over the world. An entry can be a project, service, product, research, campaign, or activity and you have been created, developed or released after June 30th, 2015 to be a valid entry. Anything relating to the period before June 30th, 2015 is not deemed relevant for these awards.

Entries will not be accepted via email unless the project officially announces it via the website or technical difficulties prevent the form or website from receiving submissions.

Each submission requires appropriate payment as instructed in the website. The entry fee can be waived by MWC if requested by an AE. The Entry fee is non-refundable.

Every Award Entrant (AE) whether it is a company, group or collective needs to name an Award Entry Representative (AER) who will handle all communications with the RemTECH Awards organization and whose email will be considered the AER’s ID. Such representative will be the only person authorized by the AE to discuss all matters related to the entry, the information provided, any clarifications and receive winning information if any. MWC will not be liable for the actions or non-actions of the designated representative. The AER can release the representation to another individual sending the organizer an email using the same email provided by the AER naming the new AER.

The dates in the website are subject to change. MWC reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or the Rules if an event outside of our reasonable control occurs (e.g. a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God). Changes will be displayed on the Website.

Employees of MWC, or any of their subsidiary and associated companies, agents or members of their families or households, are not eligible to enter the Competition. Members of the immediate family of any member of the JP, as well as employees of the same company where the JP member works currently, are also excluded. This does not exclude employees of sponsors, media partners, partners and their subsidiary and associated companies who are eligible to enter the competition.

We have selected the following categories to guide the AE and the Judging Panel (JP). An entry can compete in one or several categories, either by the choosing of the AE or the JP.
• End User Experience
• Social Impact
• Marketing-Advertising
• Innovative Agent Solution
• Back-Office Solution (FX Management/ Treasury/ Customer Service)
• RegTech/ Compliance/ KYC/ AML/ CTF
• Social Impact
• Business Service / B2B-B2P-P2B.
• We also have an OPEN category for the out-of-the-box ideas that can’t fit in any other mold.

Categories are subject to change in favor of ease of judging i.e. if there are too many submissions for one category and the organizers decide to split the category in two. AE can submit multiple entries and the same entry can be entered in different categories but a different entry name must be used to highlight different characteristics of the entry.

Each entry submitted will be posted in the website. After the online voting starts, entries can acquire as many votes as possible; voters can cast one vote per 24 hour period. AE can promote the voting of their entries by using all legal and marketing permitted forms. AE can use social media or any other fair way to gather votes. Entries will stay open when voting starts and continue till close to the JP having their first meeting. Popularity of entries is a judging criterion but the most popular entries will get their own awards.

JUDGING

The JP will be directed to choose a “Best” entry per category if there is one they want to designate with a “Best” attribute. The JP can declare a null vote if no entry seems to deserve the designation or can choose two winners if it is difficult to select the “Best” and then they are asked to come up with a creative term to distinguish the two awards.

The JP can also select a wide range of unique awards per category to shine a spotlight on individual characteristics of special entries and the JP has been instructed to consider the following unique awards: Most Creative, Most Innovative Technology, Most Innovative Product, Most Innovative Service, Most Ready for Success, Most Marketable, The Leap-Forward Award, Africa’s Best, Latam’s Best, Europe’s Best, Asia’s Best and North America’s Best.

The judging panel is free to come up with other creative designations for unique awards to highlight some entries that they feel have the merit to glow.

The Judging Panel consists of 11 members presided by a delegate of the organizer, MWC, who will have a voice but no vote. More members can be added, always in an odd number to facilitate decisions. Award Co-Chairs will be the directing members of the JP and the remaining members are chosen by the delegate of MWC and the two Co-Chairs.

The Judges must be well-known industry colleagues active in the industry, that can bring diversity in scope, areas of interest, geographical experience, etc. Award Judges can be nominated and may be selected from sponsoring organizations. Judges will not be allowed in any decision where they might have a professional or personal interest. The JP is subject to change without notice.

Judging will be transparent, open and the detailed minutes of the meetings by the judges will be available publicly.

The JP is expected to use the following Criteria based in seven different qualities to look for in each entry. The specific understanding of these criteria will be left to the Co-Chairs who will explain to the JP the meaning of each quality, understanding that these qualities might be seen by nuanced by each judge according to their own experience.
• Originality, Creativity & Intent
• Functionality & Technical Qualities
• Ease of Use & Adoption
• Game-changer – Impact
• Integration & Performance
• Sustainability & Potential for Growth
• Popularity (in the voting process)

An Award Auditor (AA) will be named to oversee the judging process. The AA will certify the transparency and impartiality of the judging process and the entries selected for the awards.

WINNERS

The Award Winners (AW) will be notified by a Winning Notification Email (WNE) before the news are published or released to the media. Winners must not publicize their win, in social media especially, until the press release is published on the date that will be informed in the WNE.

Some winners will be selected by MWC to present their submissions to the public in award ceremonies or conference sessions, in the IMTC Conferences or others. Presentations at any public event, IMTC Conferences or other will be voluntary.

AWs will receive an Award Certificate and their names and entries will be mentioned in press releases and will be displayed in the website, social media and other Media channels by Partner organizations.

AWs will have the possibility to receive trophies along with the certificates and information will be provided in terms of the cost, shipping expenses, customization, etc.

An Awards Gala Celebration (AGC) might be organized depending the participation and support of sponsors and partners. AE will have priority over non-participants to purchase tickets and make reservations to attend. A waiting list might be used for the remaining tickets until sold-out. In the Awards Gala Celebration invited AW might be invited to make a short presentation.

ENTRY PROVISIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES

Any individual, group & company submitting an AE is responsible for the legality, originality and copyright of the work submitted in his/her/its name.

By submitting an entry on the website, the AE is not allowed to upload and distribute any document which is confidential, defamatory, obscene, breaking personal privacy regulations, infringing copyright and intellectual property rights, violating legal rights of any party or proprietary of a brand, an individual or a company.

MWC will not collect any personally-identifiable information about an AE (name, address, telephone number or email address (“personal data”) through the website unless it has been provided it through the submission form from the website. If information is missing MWC might request information ONLY by email from recognizable emails under these domains: mohr.world, Remtech.org and imtconferences.com

MWC reserves the right to delete and/or remove any entry or material from the Awards. The AE will be informed immediately of the removal or deletion and request for explanations, if needed. Those explanations might be use for a reconsideration of the removal or deletion.

Any AE submitting an entry through the website form cannot use false contact information details or identifying details, impersonating any person. These will be grounds for removal or deletion. The decision of MWC in relation to any dispute about the deletions, rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the Awards is final.

MWC, if in possession of irrefutable information of a winning entry being fraudulent can reverse the JP’s decision up to one year after the award was given.

By submitting an entry, the AE grants the right to ‘The RemTECH Award’ organizers, sponsors and any members of the press / media permission to use all the information collected such as name, images, links, photo, video, etc. in producing and marketing the Awards. Full credit will be given where possible. Example usages include articles in newspapers / magazines / websites / social media posts / blogs / the showcase section of the website; printed materials at awards ceremonies; prints at exhibitions specifically related to the awards; projected and on-screen visuals at our ceremonies; videos and photos displaying winners; case studies and presentations related to these awards.

By submitting an entry through the online form, the AE confirms that The RemTECH Award was given the rights to distribute the entry information content and that the content used does not violate any commercial and judicial laws. The entry ill not feature or use any images or words that are in any way untrue, misleading, distasteful, blasphemous, obscene, libelous, defamatory, indecent, harassing or threatening.

It is advisable to keep a copy of the entry as MWC is not liable in case the entry is not uploaded correctly.

MWC is not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of or unauthorized access to Entries, or Entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of server functions, technical issues, virus, bugs or other causes outside our reasonable control.
MWC is not responsible for:
(a) any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by entering the RemTECH Awards or as a result of winning or non-winning, being named or not an AW.
(b) any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable; or
(c) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer systems relating to their participation in the Awards.

For any information regarding entry process, submitting entries, awards, timing or any technical issues regarding the website, please contact help@remtech.org

The RemTECH Awards and these Rules are governed by US law and any disputes in relation to them are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Florida.