Competition Rules: KFC Hack-A-Preneur Competition (“Competition”)

By entering this Competition and/or accepting any prize, all participants, entrants and winners agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below applicable to this Competition (“Rules”) and the Promotional Competition Rules (“ General Promotional Competition Rules”) applicable to promotional competitions run by KFC Proprietary Limited and/or its agencies (collectively, the “Organisers”) from time to time, which General Promotional Competition Rules shall be read together with these Rules.

Copies of these Rules and the General Promotional Competition Rules are available online at www.kfc.co.za (“Website ”) Capitalised terms in these Rules (unless otherwise defined) shall bear the meanings given to them in the General Promotional Competition Rules.

In the event of a conflict between these Rules and the General Promotional Competition Rules, these Rules will take precedence to the extent of such conflict.

  1. Competition Period

The Competition will begin at 00:01 on 31st of August 2020 and will end at 23:59 on 18th September 2020 (“Competition Period”). No late entries will be accepted after the Competition Period.

  1. Eligible Entrant’s

The entrant’s must meet the following minimum criteria to be eligible to participate in the Competition:

    1. be a South African citizen or a foreign national who is a permanent resident and who is in possession of a valid identity document/ passport/ valid legal permit;

    2. at the time of entering the Competition be over the age of 18 (eighteen) years but 35 (thirty-five) years or younger.

    3. Must be an individual (i.e not part of a group or be a juristic person)

    4. Must have started or elevated a business during the lockdown period (i.e between April 2020 and August 2020) and the business must be in operation for a minimum of 4 months.

    5. Must Embody the values of a “hack-a-preneur” which means inter alia, hacked through lockdown, the idea must be genius, strong, innovative and have the potential for longevity (the criteria will be determined at the sole and unfettered discretion of the judges as well as the level of success thereof).

    6. Persons who are excluded from entering the Competition include any director, member, partner, employee, agent of, or consultant (“Associates”) of the Promoters and/or KFC, or any other person who directly or indirectly controls, is employed by or is controlled by the Promoters, and/or immediate family members of Associates, who are indirectly or directly connected to or employed by any party in the aforementioned capacities or relationships, their advertising agencies, manufacturers, or distributors (“Disqualified Persons”).

    7. each entrant represents and warrants that by entering in or participating in this Competition, he/she has ensured full eligibility to do so. The Organisers reserve the right to request proof that entrants have met these eligibility requirements.

How to Participate

  1. Entry into the competition

To enter the Competition, entrants will be required to email a profile of their business as described in clause 2.4 above to: ZA_KFCHackapreneur@yum.com . The submission must include the following:

    1. Your personal and business details;

    2. A summary of what your business is all about;

    3. Answer the qualifying question: How has your business adjusted to challenges during COVID-19 Lockdown or How have you innovated around COVID-19 Lockdown?

    4. Only 1 (one) submission and one business per entrant will be permitted.

    5. Entries on any other platform will not be eligible for the Competition.

    6. With your submission you must provide:

    1. Written confirmation that you are the owner of the business, that the information contained in the pitch is original, that no other party has any rights to it, and that you have obtained all required consents and permits to enable you to submit the pitch as your own intellectual property;

    1. Written warranty that the submission does not include content: which infringes upon the rights of any third party including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, privacy, publicity or any other personal or proprietary right; that is deceptive or fraudulent; which promotes conduct that is reckless, unlawful or places the health and safety of others in danger.

    1. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS ABOVE WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

  1. Prize

4.1 There are a total of 3 (three) prizes which stand to be won in the Competition:

1st prize winner will receive R50 000 (fifty thousand rand);

The first runner up will receive R30 000 (thirty thousand rand); and

the 2nd runner up will receive R20 000 (twenty thousand rand).

All prizes also include a feature on The Throne – an online publication profiling the entrepreneur & their business, a one-on-one, up to one-hour mentoring session with a mentor chosen by KFC.

4.2 There may be tax implications regarding the cash prizes. The successful participants are responsible for obtaining independent tax advice. KFC shall not be responsible for any tax obligations arising from participation in the Competition.

  1. Winner Selection

    1. All valid entries will be reviewed by an evaluation committee, which will consist of a panel of four judges selected by KFC, and the Promoters.

    2. The judges will select the winners based on inter alia, the following criteria:

  • the business model,

  • validity and uniqueness of the business,

  • strategic direction of the business, product/service offered,

  • the vision for the business,

  • the impact the business has made,

  • opportunity in the market,

  • the entrepreneur’s delivery of pitch,

  • financial need, and

  • the entrepreneur’s alignment with KFC’s tonality and ethics.

    1. The judges’ decision shall be final.

    2. The top 10 will be announced within 3 (three) working days from the end of the Competition.

    3. Top 10 Hack-A-Preneurs do an elevator pitch of their business via video on social media. The public to vote for their the top 3 Hack-A-Preneurs.

    4. Possible prize winners will be contacted by the Promoters via the email address provided by the entrant on the Competition website.

    5. The top 3 Hack-A-Preneurs chosen do another video pitch to the panel of judges. The panel of judges decide on the top-3 ultimate Hack-A-Preneur (1st place), runner up (2 nd place) and 3rd place winner.

    6. Possible prize winners will be required to participate in an audit verification process (which includes but is not limited to providing their proof of engagement with the competition in accordance with the entry mechanics), and will provide a copy of their Identity Document/Proof of Residence, banking confirmation letter and memorandum of incorporation. The audit verification process may also include an audit of your financial statements to ensure they are in satisfactory order as well as a compliance and integrity check.

6. Prize Award and Redemption:

    1. Once the verification process has been successfully completed, the winners will be declared and notified via the email address provided during the entry application process. Declared and verified winners will be contacted by the Promoters to facilitate redemption of their Prize into their South African bank account within 15 (fifteen) working days from the end of the Competition Duration. If the Promoters are unable to make successful contact with the winner via the email address provided, to complete the audit verification, they will continue to send messages via the said email address for 72 (seventy two) hours where after the potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the respective prize and a replacement/ substitute winner will be selected in the same manner as the first.

7. Usage Rights and Media:

7.1. Winners’ names may be published on the Promoters social media sites. The Promoters may request the winner to be identified and photographed and to have the photographs published in various media, including but not limited to print, online and web-based media, or to appear on radio and television, when accepting their prizes, as well as after having received their prizes or for the Promoters’ marketing material in so far as it relates to the Competition. No fee will be payable. All intellectual property in the images or Competition footage shall vest in KFC. All participants are deemed to have read and understood the terms and conditions of applicable social media sites, Promoters’ website, and of Participant’s mobile network service provider.

The Participant may withdraw their consent at any time by sending an email to: ZA_KFCHackapreneur@yum.com

General terms

Without detracting in any way from the provisions contained in the General Promotional Competition Rules (except where there is a conflict, in which case these Rules shall take precedence) and the further provisions contained in these Rules above, the following general provisions shall be applicable to these Rules.

The promoter/s of this Competition are the Organisers. The Organisers will interpret the Rules in their sole discretion subject to the Consumer Protection Act and reserve the right to amend the Rules at any time in accordance with the provisions contained in these Rules.

The Organisers, their directors, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by them or any supplier of goods and services in connection with this Competition and their spouses, life partners, parents, children, siblings, business partners or associates are not eligible to participate in or enter this Competition.

IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE, THE DECISION OF THE ORGANISERS WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO. IN THIS REGARD AND FOR FURTHER CLARITY, THE ORGANISERS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO DEAL WITH SUCH DISPUTES (OR ANY FAILURE BY PARTICIPANTS TO FOLLOW THE RULES) IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION, INCLUDING THAT THE ORGANISERS SHALL BE

ENTITLED, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER RIGHTS WHICH THE ORGANISERS MAY HAVE IN TERMS OF THESE RULES AND/OR THE GENERAL COMPETITION RULES, TO IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFY PARTICIPANTS FROM THIS COMPETITION. BY ENTERING THE COMPETITION AND/OR ACCEPTING ANY PRIZE, THE ENTRANTS, USERS AND/OR WINNERS HEREBY INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE ORGANISERS (INCLUDING THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, HOLDING COMPANIES AND AFFILIATES), THEIR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS (THE “ORGANISER PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY ACTIONS, CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITY FOR INJURY, LOSS, DAMAGE, EXPENSE, CLAIM OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, AND/OR THE USE, ACCEPTANCE OR POSSESSION OF A PRIZE, AND/OR PARTICIPATION (OR NON-PARTICIPATION) IN A PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY. ANY PERSON DISSATISIFED WITH A DECISION OF THE ORGANISERS MAY

LODGE A COMPLAINT WITH THE CONSUMER GOODS AND SERVICES OMBUD (WWW.CGSO.ORG.ZA).

ADDITIONAL TO ANY OTHER RIGHTS CONTAINED IN THE GENERAL PROMOTIONAL COMPETITION RULES, THE ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE THE COMPETITION AT ANY TIME WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT DUE TO EVENTS BEYOND ITS CONTROL. IF THIS IS THE CASE, THE ORGANISERS WILL PROVIDE A NOTICE ON THE WEBSITE AND IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ENTRANTS TO REVIEW SUCH WEBSITE IN THIS RESPECT. IN SUCH EVENT, ALL ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS WHICH THEY MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY OF THE ORGANISER PARTIES AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY WILL HAVE NO RECOURSE OR CLAIM OF ANY NATURE AGAINST THE ORGANISER PARTIES.

THE ORGANISERS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY TECHNICAL FAILURE THAT MAY RESULT IN AN ENTRY NOT BEING SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED. ANY PRIZE IS ACCEPTED BY A WINNER AT HIS/HER OWN RISK AND THE ORGANISERS ARE NOT LIABLE, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY DEFECT IN THE PRIZE.

All Competition queries must be directed to ZA_KFCHackapreneur@yum.com between 10h00 to 18h00 on weekdays.