Official Rules for the Project Circuit Breaker ShmooCon 2024 Challenge


These rules (the Rules) govern the Intel Project Circuit Breaker ShmooCon 2024 Challenge contest (the “contest”) and set out the terms and conditions between Intel Corporation and its affiliates (“Intel” or “us/we”) and each participant (“participant” or “you”). A submission to this contest constitutes your acceptance of these Rules.


  1. How to Enter: Intel Corporation, (the “Sponsor”) is offering the Project Circuit Breaker ShmooCon 2024 Challenge contest (the “Contest”) and will award prizes based on the results of judging all valid entries against the criteria established in these Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”). Correctly solve all four (4) challenge components between 11:00am EST (Eastern Standard Time) January 12th, 2024, and 1:00pm EST January 14th, 2024 (“contest period”). During the contest period submit your entry by showing your results on the website to an Intel Corp. employee at the Project Circuit Breaker table within the ShmooCon sponsor area. Participants must submit show their completed challenges at the Project Circuit Breaker table to receive stamps. Participants must solve at least five (5) challenges, show solutions, and submit their name at the Project Circuit breaker table to be eligible for a prize. Prizes must be claimed in person before 3:00pm EST January 14th, 2024 or else will be forfeit. Winners must bring their stamped pamphlet to the drawing and may be required to show their solutions to the challenges before claiming a prize.


  1. Eligibility: Contest is open to residents of the United States of America. All national and local laws and regulations of the contestant’s country of residence apply. Residents of countries under S. embargo are not eligible to enter. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers, and representatives (and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household of each) of Intel Corporation, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and any company involved in the design, execution, production or judging of this promotion (“contest entities”) are ineligible. Void where prohibited.


  1. Entry Requirements: Use the web page to validate your answers to the challenge components. After identifying correct solutions, you’re your answers at the Project Circuit Breaker table to receive official stamps the ShmooCon 2024 information booklet:
    • Solve four (4) challenges to unlock the Color Challenge and receive a device, while supplies last.
    • Solve five (5) challenges to be eligible to win an Intel® Arc A750 Limited Edition graphics card during the prize drawing. Submit your name at the Project Circuit Breaker table to enter.
    • Solve all six (6) challenges to instantly win an Intel® Arc A770 Limited Edition graphics card, while supplies last (limited quantity available).


  1. Judging: Submissions will be judged during the contest period, by Chris Holt (Intel Bug Bounty Program Manager). Judges with evaluate all eligible submissions on the following criteria: (1) Participants have correctly answered all six (6) components of the contest. (2) if no entries have correctly answered all six (6) components, entries that have correctly answered five (5) components will be selected. (3) Prizes will be awarded to qualifying submissions in the order they are entered, while supplies last. Judges’ decisions are final. You may withdraw your submission at any time by notifying Sponsor. If a submission is withdrawn your right to win a prize is terminated.


  1. Ownership and Publicity: Sponsor does not claim ownership of your submission to the contest; but by submitting an entry, you are granting Sponsor and its affiliated companies the following worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, fully paid-up rights: (1) to make, have made, use, copy, reproduce, modify, and create derivative works of the contributions, (2) to publicly perform or display, import, broadcast, transmit, distribute (directly and indirectly through multiple tiers), license, offer to sell and sell, rent, lease, or lend copies of the contributions (and derivative works thereof), (3) to sublicense to third parties the foregoing rights, including the right to sublicense to further third parties, and (4) to publish your name or alias in connection with this contest and your contributions.

    Contestants understand and agree that their submission may be posted and publicly viewable. By providing a submission, you grant Sponsor and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name for promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing the contest. Sponsor, however, does not have any obligation to use the winning Entries for any purpose.


  1. Participant Warrants: By submitting an entry you warrant that your submission:
    • does not contain any content that infringes on any third-party intellectual Property (IP) rights, and that you own or otherwise have all rights necessary for the submission including any and all IP rights
    • does not disclose any information which would constitute a violation of a confidentiality obligation;
    • does not contain any viruses, worms, spy ware, or other components or instructions that are malicious, deceptive, or designed to limit or harm the functionality of a computer; and
    • is not subject to license terms that require any software or documentation incorporating or being derived from your contributions to be licensed to others.


  1. Prizes: Up to 20 prizes will be awarded based on the judging, depending on prize availability. Prizes will consist of an Intel® Arc A770 Limited Edition graphics card (estimated value $399) or Intel® Arc A750 Limited Edition graphics card (estimated value $199). Limit of one prize per submission. Winners will be notified in person at the Project Circuit Breaker table on January 14th 2024 at 2:00PM. If winner is not present during the drawing, Sponsor will select another winner.

    The winner may be required to complete an Eligibility Confirmation and a Liability/Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law). The Confirmation and the Release must be returned within ten (10) days of receipt of these documents. Non-compliance with any of these requirements may result in disqualification, in which case an alternate winner may be chosen.

    Substitution or transfer of Prizes are not allowed, and Prizes may not be redeemed for cash. If a Prize becomes unavailable or is prohibited by law Sponsor may at its sole discretion award a substitute prize of equal or greater value. The winner accepts responsibility for all federal, state, and local taxes and fees in connection with the prizes.

    Apart from prizes offered as part of the contest, no monetary compensation will be paid for any of your contest submissions. Intel is not responsible for contest entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed, or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions. Intel is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or any other persons or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest.

    COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION: Intel is committed to compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and ethics rules. This notice is intended to ensure that your participation in this Contest will not violate any such laws, regulations, policies, or rules. Intel seeks no promises or favoritism for itself or any of its affiliates in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the Contest.  By entering the Contest, (i) you agree that your participation in the Contest – including your acceptance of any potential prize – will not violate any law, regulation, policy or rule of your country, state or government agency;  (ii) you certify that any potential prize is not in exchange for an agreement to influence a recent, pending or anticipated act or decision that may result in Intel obtaining or retaining business or a business advantage; and (iii) you agree to submit certain screening information, such as information needed to confirm that you are not on a sanctions / SDN list, to be qualified to redeem the prize.


  1. Sponsor’s Warranties and Disclaimers: Sponsor does not provide any warranty on the prize, and the winner should look solely to the manufacturer for the warranty. To the fullest extent allowable by law, Sponsor specifically disclaims any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the contest or the prizes including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance.


  1. Release of Liability and Issues of Law: By participating, all entrants release Sponsor, its affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees, and all entities associated with the development and execution of this promotion from any and all liability with respect to and in any way arising from participating in this promotion, acceptance, or use of prizes. Entrants also agree that Sponsor, its affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees, and all entities associated with the development and execution of this promotion are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or third person’s computer related to or resulting from the Contest, the submission and/or its prizes. Sponsor is not liable for damage to a user’s computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed, or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant’s participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest if any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.

    Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Intel on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this contest or downloading any materials in this contest


    Sponsor’s entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy will be limited to a distribution of the equivalent amount of prizes as set forth above. By participating in the contest, you waive any and all rights to bring any claim or action related to such matters in any forum beyond one (1) year after the first occurrence of the kind of act, event, condition, or omission upon which the claim or action is based.


  1. Generally: Sponsors may make changes to these rules at any time without notice to The most current version of the rules will be available at Contributing to the contest or accepting prizes will constitute acceptance of the revised rules. These rules prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials

    If, for reasons beyond Sponsor’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Intel, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. Intel will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illicit submissions, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, omissions malfunctions, and delays. Entries are void if they contain material, typographical, or other errors. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Rules.  Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s) and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


  1. For any feedback or questions regarding the contest or the prizes you can contact Intel by sending an email or by participating in the contest discussion forum.

    Questions may be sent to the Project Circuit Breaker team:


  1. The Sponsor of this contest is Intel Corporation. The contest is administered by:
    Intel Corporation
    2200 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    United States of America