- At all times participants must abide by the inclusiveness policy and code of conduct - support and respect your fellow jammers
- Participants may submit any number of entries.
- A solo entry defines one person working on their own
- A team entry defines two or more people working together
- Works can be presented in any medium: film, art, literature, comics, games etc
- Works must relate one or more of the themes (to be announced on the 20th of August)
- Works can be drafts, prototypes, proof of concepts or fully completed entities
- Works must be accompanied by a paradata document
- You may use external base-code, programs, libraries or assets provided you comply with their copyright and distribution requirements and that they are declared in your documentation
- Participants must not harm or disturb heritage to collect or construct their outcomes
- All outcomes must be safe and suitable for display to the public
- The Heritage Jam reserves the right to change the rules at their discretion
- The Heritage Jam reserves the right not to accept or display any work which violates the rules
- Innovation, creativity and originality
- Interpretation of the theme: how well or innovatively the theme has been interpreted
- Technical merit: complexity of skill behind your method and production
- Artistic merit: quality and visual impact of your piece
- Paradata quality: the quality of the paradata document submitted alongside the work
The Heritage Jam has two major policies which it operates under, both of these can be found below. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to get in contact with us through the contact page or feedback form.
- The Heritage Jam is based on the values of collaboration, innovation, inclusion and experimentation. We strive to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment - both on-site and online - where everyone is free to express themselves regardless of gender, sexual orientation , ability, appearance, ethnicity, citizenship, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs or age.
- Whilst the Heritage Jam encourages freedom of speech and open activity it should be noted that discrimination or any form of exclusion will not be tolerated. The Heritage Jam reserves the right to refuse and / or remove content which violates these principles. The Heritage Jam is not liable for anyone’s specific views and opinions.
- If at any time you are uncomfortable with the conduct, practices or outcomes of The Heritage Jam, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our committee or fill out the feedback form.
- If you observe someone who is embodying the spirit of inclusiveness and contributing to building a welcoming community please let us know via an email or through our feedback form.
Code of Conduct
This code of conduct outlines our guidelines for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all those who participate in THJ to help us maintain these guidelines and create safe and positive experiences for everyone. If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, please let us know through our THJ feedback form. If you see inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour please get in contact with a committee member on the day, or alternatively contact us via email, or let us know through our THJ feedback form.
We wish for THJ participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions, attempt collaboration before conflict, and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. We also expect the same consideration and respect to be applied to content created during the THJ event.
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our site location or online community, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business. On site locations may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, appearance, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, or religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, THJ staff may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).
If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify a THJ member of staff with a concise description of your grievance.
We wish for all community participants (contributors, sponsors, and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all THJ events - online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one or group communications pertaining to the event.
License and attribution
This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. The original is available at http://opensourcebridge.org/about/code-of-conduct/.
The Heritage Jam is about innovation, experimentation collaboration and learning from each other - during and after the Jam. All Jammers are expected to share their outcomes by uploading their final submitted project alongside assets, source-code and paradata pertaining to construction. It is encouraged that jammers submit a short text file explaining the steps taken during construction and the necessary programs required to continue construction. Third party tools, libraries, engines and assets that are used for the game, but were not created during THJ may be omitted from the submission, however must be attributed as appropriate and clear instructions regarding how to obtain or purchase these resources must be included in the submission.
Outcomes are uploaded under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Creative Commons license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/). Meaning that the creators retain the IP of the outcome, thus retaining ownership of the original content. THJ retains a submitted copy which will be hosted on the website gallery and can be downloaded, modified and distributed for noncommercial purposes provided an attribution is attached.
The Heritage Jam strives to expand the knowledge basis of creation practices in heritage spaces. Research on site is primarily conducted via survey, or observation. THJ participants may choose to opt-out of interviews and observations by advising staff on the day, via email beforehand or by not taking the survey.
The Heritage Jam reserves the right to change, modify or make exceptions to all policies at will.
- By participating in THJ or using the THJ website you accept and abide by the policies stated above. Please feel free to contact us with any queries or comments.