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Figma API Challenge 2018

Contest Official Rules




The Figma API Challenge 2018 (the "Figma API Challenge” or the “Contest") is a skill contest where participants must create an exporter app using the Figma API that allows a user to export their Figma designs into Sketch. The app that you develop will be evaluated by judges, who will choose the winner(s) in accordance with these Official Rules (“Rules”). The prize(s) will be awarded to participant(s) with the highest score for the judging criteria. See below for the complete details.


Figma Inc. ("Figma" or "Sponsor"), 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA, 94105, USA. Figma is the sole party responsible for operating and judging the Contest.


In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to these Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Figma with respect to the Contest.


To be eligible to enter the Contest, you must be: (1) at least 21 years old (or, if greater, above the age of majority in the country, state, province or jurisdiction of residence) at the time of entry; (2) not a resident of Italy, Brazil, Quebec, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, or Sudan; (3) not a person or entity subject to any export controls or sanctions enforced by the United States; and (4) have access to the Internet as of October 2, 2018. Contest is void in Italy, Brazil, Quebec, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, and where prohibited by law. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of Figma and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents ("Contest Entities"), and members of the Contest Entities' and their immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are ineligible to participate in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all of the requirements in these Rules.

If you are entering as part of a company or on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and/or your employer. If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto, including your potential receipt of a prize. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer's or company's policies and procedures.

You may enter as part of a team of up to three individuals. Each member of your team must be eligible for the Contest under the criteria listed above. No individual may enter as part of more than one team, nor make an individual entry separate from the entry made by their team.


The Contest begins at 12:00:00 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) Zone in the United States on October 2, 2018, and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. PT on November 16, 2018 ("Contest Period"). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. There are two steps to enter the Contest. You may take these steps in either order, as long as you meet the separate deadlines for each step.

Step 1: Contest Submission.

To enter the Contest, visit the Contest website located at https://www.figma.com/figma-to-sketch-challenge/ ("Contest Site") during the Contest Period and follow the instructions for submitting an app that exports Figma files to Sketch (your "App"). You must have your app approved by 11:59:59 PM PT, November 16, 2018. Entries that are not submitted for consideration by that time will not be considered.

Step 2:

Your App must be built using the Figma API; must comply with any applicable rules or policies established by Figma (hereinafter, "Requirements"); must be accepted by Figma, in its sole discretion as the administrator of the Contest and must be made publicly accessible to all Figma users. In order to qualify, you must submit your App for approval using the normal public interface Figma provides for that purpose.


By submitting an entry, you agree to the Figma Terms of Service (the “Terms”) available at www.figma.com/tos, including all provisions related to intellectual property rights and user content.

Written parts of entries must be in English to be eligible. Your App must, at a minimum, must support English language use. Entries are void if they are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late. All entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry, and the potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder for that email address. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email address for the domain.

During the Contest Period, the Sponsor, its agents and/or the Judges (defined below) will be evaluating each App to ensure that it meets the Requirements. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant who submits an App that does not meet the Requirements.


Each entry will be judged by a panel of experts who are employees of or otherwise selected by Sponsor ("Judges"). On or about the week of November 19, 2018, each App will be evaluated by the Judges based on the following criteria: - 40% - Successful export of the elements in the Basic File - 40% - Successful export of the elements in the Advanced File - 15% - Type - 15% - Components - 5% - Styles - 5% - Prototypes - 15% - User Experience - How easy is it to use? - Is it available across platforms? - How performant is it? - 5% - Github project - Documentation - Code Quality - How easy is it to contribute / maintain

Judges will evaluate and attribute a score to each App made up of scores based upon the above-listed criteria. The App that receives the highest overall scores will be selected as the potential winner(s).

The entry that receives the highest overall score will be selected as the potential winner(s).

In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the App that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the potential winner.

On or before December 31, 2018, the potential winner(s) will be selected and notified by telephone and/or email, at Sponsor's discretion. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within three days from the first notification attempt, then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging criteria described herein. With respect to notification by telephone, such notification will be deemed given when the potential winner engages in a live conversation with Sponsor or when a message is left on the potential winner's voicemail service or answering machine by the Sponsor, whichever occurs first. (In the event the potential winner is a team, notification to any one team member will be deemed notification to the entire team.) Except where prohibited by law, each potential winner (and in the event the winner is a team, every member of the winning team) shall be required to sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Sponsor. If required, potential winners (including each member of a potentially winning team) must return all such required documents within fourteen days following attempted notification or such potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner will be selected based on the judging criteria described herein. For avoidance of doubt, if any team member is required to submit documentation but fails to do so within the required timeframe, no other member of the team will be eligible to win, and a different entry will be selected as the winner. All notification requirements, as well as other requirements within these Rules, will be strictly enforced.

If no entries are received at all, no prize will be awarded. Determinations of judges are final and binding.

  1. Prizes

  • First Place. $10,000;
  • Runner-Up. $5,000

All prizes in US dollars. For multi-member teams, cash prizes will be split equally across team members.

Odds of winning any prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period and the skill of the entrants. The prize(s) will be awarded within approximately 13 weeks of receipt by Sponsor of final prize acceptance documents.

Contest Entities are not responsible in any manner for any warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to the prize(s), regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize(s), including, without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, with the exception of any standard manufacturer's warranty that may apply to the prize(s) or any components thereto.

  1. TAXES

PAYMENTS TO POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS REQUIREMENT THAT THEY SUBMIT TO FIGMA ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY FIGMA TO PERMIT IT TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE STATE, FEDERAL, LOCAL AND FOREIGN (INCLUDING PROVINCIAL) TAX REPORTING AND WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS. ALL PRIZES WILL BE NET OF ANY TAXES FIGMA IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO WITHHOLD. ALL TAXES IMPOSED ON PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. In order to receive a prize, potential winners must submit the tax documentation requested by Figma or otherwise required by applicable law, to Figma or the relevant tax authority, all as determined by applicable law, including, where relevant, the law of the potential winner's country of residence. The potential winner and his/her parent or legal guardian are responsible for ensuring that (s)he complies with all the applicable tax laws and filing requirements. If a potential winner fails to provide such documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and Figma may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative potential winner.


All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Figma reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the Contest if, in Figma’s sole discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, Figma, or the Judges.


By submitting an App in this Contest, you represent and warrant that you own all of the intellectual and industrial property rights in and to the App. Further, you agree that if any portion of the App should be deemed to be owned by you, that you will and hereby do, as a condition of entry, grant Figma a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and create a derivative work from, any entry or App that you submit for the purposes of allowing Figma to test and evaluate the App for purposes of the Contest and to advertise, display, demonstrate, or otherwise promote the Figma API Challenge. You specifically agree that Figma shall have the right to use, reproduce, publicly perform, and publicly display the App in connection with the advertising and promotion of the Contest and the Figma API Challenge, via communication to the public or other groups, including, but not limited to the right to make screenshots, animations and video clips available for promotional purposes. You agree that Sponsor shall have no obligation to provide compensation to you for your entry or the licenses granted herein.

By submitting an entry, you acknowledge that Sponsor may obtain other entries that are similar or identical in theme, format or other respects to your entry. You acknowledge that Sponsor does not waive any rights to use ideas, themes, or concepts previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you, which may be similar to your entry. You also agree that entries may or may not be posted on Sponsor’s website, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By submitting an entry, you agree that Sponsor is not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by third parties.


Sponsor may collect personal data about you in accordance with its Privacy Policy, including for administering the contest and verifying your identity in the event your entry qualifies for a prize. Please review these Rules and Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.figma.com/privacy


By participating in the Contest, you agree to Sponsor’s use of your name and/or likeness and App for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.


You warrant that your Apps are your own original work and, as such, you are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the submitted App and that you have the right to submit the App in the Contest and grant all required licenses. You represent and warrant that any App submitted by you does not (1) infringe any third party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; (2) otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation; (3) contain any obscene, lewd, profane, pornographic, disparaging or indecent content.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) resulting from any act, default or omission of yours, any breach of any warranty set forth herein, or otherwise resulting from your participation in the Contest, including without limitation (a) any App or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by you that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy, (b) any misrepresentation made by you in connection with the Contest; (c) any non-compliance by you with these Rules; (d) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Rules arising from or related to the entrant's involvement with the Contest; and (e) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.

You release Figma from any liability associated with: (a) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest Site; (b) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or (c) any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners.


Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by any entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the Contest.


Contest Entities are not responsible for any malfunction of the entire Contest Site, or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed Apps or entry materials due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions, servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Contest Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite malfunctions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate.


If for any reason the Contest is not capable of Srunning as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Figma reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Figma further reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Contest or Contest Site. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site, including the Contest Site, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Figma reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the applicable law.


Under no circumstances shall the submission of an App into the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with either Figma, or the Contest Entities. You acknowledge that you have submitted your App voluntarily and not in confidence or in trust. You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and Figma or the Contest Entities and that no such relationship is established by your submission of an App under these Rules.


These Rules shall be governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and you expressly waive any and all such rights.


By entering the Contest, you agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute, claim, or demand related in any way to the Contest will be decided by binding arbitration. All disputes between you and Figma of whatsoever kind or nature arising out of these Rules, shall be submitted to Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect in San Francisco, California, before one arbitrator. The parties agree to share equally in the arbitration costs incurred.