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General Rules

  1. At all times participants must abide by the inclusiveness policy and code of conduct - support and respect your fellow jammers
  2. Participants may submit any number of entries.
  3. A solo entry defines one person working on their own
  4. A team entry defines two or more people working together
  5. Works can be presented in any medium: film, art, literature, comics, games etc
  6. Works must relate one or more of the themes (to be announced on the 20th of August)
  7. Works can be drafts, prototypes, proof of concepts or fully completed entities
  8. Works must be accompanied by a paradata document
  9. 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
  10. Participants must not harm or disturb heritage to collect or construct their outcomes
  11. All outcomes must be safe and suitable for display to the public
  12. The Heritage Jam reserves the right to change the rules at their discretion
  13. The Heritage Jam reserves the right not to accept or display any work which violates the rules

Rules for Creating and Submitting: Online Jam (Team and Solo)

  1. You can begin discussing, planning and creating as soon as the theme is announced
  2. You may create using any media or materials you desire - however they must be safe and sensible for the space we are sharing for creation. Please
  3. Entries close for the online Jam at midnight on the 24th of September (British Summer Time / GMT +1)
  4. Whilst you are welcome to create in the analogue, digital or even a combination of the two it is required that you submit a digital capture or representation  - such as a photograph or video - of your creation for judging and demonstration on The Heritage Jam gallery
  5. To submit your creation for the online Jam you will need to send an email to the Heritage Jam email containing:
    • The name you registered as (and the name you wished to be identified as on the site if different), or if working as a team the team name and list of team members as they registered (and the names they wish to be identified as if different)
    • A title and brief description of the submission which will be used to identify it on our online and offline exhibition spaces
    • Attachments or a link to the work
    • OR If the work is unable to be submitted via email / download (ie: it is analogue or requires a certain technology / location etc) then you should submit a series of documentation which demonstrates the outcome (eg: a series of photos / videos)
    • The paradata document
  6. Outcomes from the online Jam will be uploaded to the gallery as they are received unless a date for upload is explicitly stated in the email. 

 

Rules for Creating and Submitting: In Person Jam (Team and Solo)

  1. You can begin discussing and planning your project as soon as the theme is announced but you may not begin construction before the two day jam
  2. The in person jam space is an open area which staff and students frequent. The extended area of King's Manor is shared with the public. Be considerate to other jammers, the staff and students of the department and visitors to the site.
  3. You may bring creative materials, base-code, external libraries and assets to the jam for use - however you must declare them in the forums (opening on the 20th of August) alongside a link (where appropriate)
  4. You are responsible for the cleanliness and safety of your workspace during participation - if you plan to bring physical materials to work with please get in touch with the jam staff via email prior to the 24th of September so we can ensure the materials are suitable and safe.
  5. When you leave at night you are responsible for leaving your workspace in a presentable, safe and sanitary state.
  6. Entries close for the in person Jam at 14.30 (GMT +1) on the 26th of September
  7. To submit your creation for the online Jam you either need to save the following onto a USB stick, or email it to the Heritage Jam staff. If your creation is analoge then you may submit the physical outcome at the close of the jam alongside the documentation as follows:
    • The name you registered as (and the name you wished to be identified as on the site if different), or if working as a team the team name and list of team members as they registered (and the names they wish to be identified as if different)
    • A title and brief description of the submission which will be used to identify it on our online and offline exhibition spaces
    • Attachments or a link to the work
    • OR If the work is unable to be submitted via email / download (ie: it is analogue or requires a certain technology / location etc) then you should the work itself and / or a series of documentation which demonstrates the outcome (eg: a series of photos / videos)
    • The paradata document
  8. Outcomes from the in person Jam will be uploaded to the gallery at the close of the Jam

Judging Criteria

  1. Innovation, creativity and originality
  2. Interpretation of the theme: how well or innovatively the theme has been interpreted
  3. Technical merit: complexity of skill behind your method and production
  4. Artistic merit: quality and visual impact of your piece
  5. Paradata quality: the quality of the paradata document submitted alongside the work