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Arduino Cloud Games
Terms and Conditions

The creator is Arduino SRL headquartered at Via Andrea Appiani 25 - 20900 Monza (MB) - CF and VAT number 09755110963 


The Arduino Cloud Games is intended for individuals aged 13 and over who are NOT domiciled and/or residents in one of the following countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria

Entrants may apply individually or in teams. Prerequisite for each entrant: not to be involved in the organization (Arduino) and/or the management of this initiative.


Participants in the Arduino Cloud Games competition will build a unique project relevant to a chosen category described on the official competition webpage. All projects must include the use of an Arduino Oplà IoT Kit in part or in full, which will be provided to selected contestants by Arduino SRL.

Projects must also make use of the Arduino Cloud platform as part of their design, programming or operation. Use of both the Oplà IoT Kit and Arduino Cloud platform must be demonstrable in the complete project’s material (for example, the required project build video).

More details can be found on the official competition webpage.

Details and rules for the entering this competition

Initial applications will be made via the competition application form. Prospective participants must provide a pitch for a project idea that relates to one of the contest’s categories, and explain how the Oplà IoT Kit and Arduino Cloud will be incorporated, in part or in full.

Arduino will contact successful applicants privately, and provide a free Arduino Oplà Kit to be included in the project build. Oplà IoT Kits include a free subscription to the Arduino Cloud Maker plan, which the contestant can utilize if they don’t have their own Arduino Cloud subscription.

The project must include the following attributes:

  • Your project must be unique and the sole property of the applicant.
  • The project must incorporate, in part or in full, an Arduino Oplà IoT Kit.
  • The project must incorporate use of Arduino Cloud as part of its design, development, creation or operation.
  • You can only submit one idea per category, and one idea per application form. You're welcome to pitch another project for a different category, but send it in another application form if you do. Your projects must be unique for each category.
  • The applicant must meet the required contest milestones (as described on the competition webpage) and provide documentary evidence of having done so.
  • The finished project must closely resemble the idea represented in the initial application.
  • The project must be completed and working on or before the submission deadline.
  • The written project description, pitch, video and any accompanying material must be in English. 

Opening of Applications

Applications and projects must be submitted from January 10th 2022 to 23rd January 2022 through the official competition webpage.

Entrants must provide information in the mandatory fields through the detailed procedure on the website in the special dedicated area, including:

  • First name and last name
  • Arduino username  
  • Country of residence 
  • Name of the project  
  • Short description of the project, its chosen category, and its operation (the actions/functions it will perform when completed) 
  • Upload an optional presentation video of the project idea
  • Read and understand the terms and conditions, and confirm their acceptance by completing the application form


Each qualified contestant (single or team) may propose only one project per category. You may submit project ideas for more than one category, providing each project is unique.

Only one Oplà IoT Kit will be provided per selected project, whether the proposal is made by a team or an individual.

Commission and evaluation

The projects presented will be evaluated by a commission chosen by Arduino that will select the participants considered the best among those submitted. The evaluation and related choice by the Arduino commission will be based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity of the project’s operation and/or functions
  • An innovative approach to building and delivering a unique project
  • Quality and clarity of the application pitch, which will be representative of the expected quality of the finished project build
  • Clear explanation of how the Oplà IoT Kit (in part or in full) and the Arduino Cloud platform will be incorporated into, and necessary, to the proposed project
  • Anticipated ability to deliver a completed project on or before the competition’s submission deadline

The commission's judgment is incontestable.

 Any and all submissions to this competition (winning or otherwise) will be used as part of Arduino’s promotions, communications and/or marketing materials. Arduino also reserves the right to recreate the submitted projects, materials, suggestions, ideas or other types of competition entries.

The results of the commission's assessment will be announced on or before 26th March 2022. 

Additional specifications

Criteria for admission and participation

To be included in the selection, each participant must agree to these conditions for registration and the Privacy Policy.

Furthermore, the participants declare that they are aware of the civil and criminal responsibilities deriving from false declarations provided at the time of registration and therefore guarantee that the personal information provided at the time of registration is truthful.

The participants also declare that any decision made by the creator of this initiative will be accepted unconditionally.

Incomplete or skewed truthfulness of the information included at the time of registration will lead to the exclusion of the candidate.

Participants acknowledge that participation is free of charge and that it does not determine any right to receive compensation, for any reason, and/or reimbursement of any expenses.

Risks and responsibilities 

Arduino will not be liable in the event of missing or incomplete receipt of the electronic application, registration and/or documentation for any reason. Each participant is exclusively responsible for their own internet access, connection costs or additional parts or requirements of their proposed project(s).

Participants agree to meet any and all project milestones as detailed in the terms and conditions or the competition webpage, and to deliver evidence of a completed project that closely resembles their original project pitch. The participant agrees to return any provided equipment in the event of failure to complete the proposed project on or before the submission deadline.

Release and guarantees

With the participation and acceptance of these Conditions for Registration, each participant:

  • expressly declares that the project made by the person/team is original and does not violate in any way, in whole or in part, the intellectual or industrial property rights of third parties, indemnifying Arduino from any and all liability, claim for damages and/or compensation that were to be put forward by any third party in this regard
  • acknowledges that each project and/or submission made is owned by the person/team, who assumes the burden and full responsibility of any protection of it and of the inventive and/or original aspects through the means prepared for this purpose by the legal system (registration, patent or similar, as appropriate)
  • grants Arduino the right, free of charge and non-exclusively, to publish the project and any associated material (such as video or documentary content) on websites and social networks

Any violation or illegal conduct or behavior or irregularity committed will result, on the basis of Arduino's unquestionable decision, in the expulsion or disqualification of the Participant and the removal of any material and/or content that may have already been sent or published.

Transfer of Intellectual property rights pertaining to the entries or projects and documentation of the selections and condition of effectiveness

As a function of the recognition of the award, the participants, winners or members of a winning team commit to transferring to Arduino all intellectual and/or industrial property rights for the project and related documentation, as may be recognized (or recognizable) or attributed (or attributable) by current legislation with regard to intellectual and/or industrial property with the sole exception of moral rights, expressly renouncing from this moment to propose any action or exception aimed at contesting, in whole or in part, the ownership and exercise of the aforementioned rights by Arduino. Arduino reserves the right to eliminate/disqualify a participant/team if participation does not fulfill one or more of the following conditions:

  • the submitted project must be original
  • the project must not include third party trademarks (logos, names) or copyrighted materials (music, images, videos, recognizable people, code, diagrams, etc...) unless the participant has obtained permission to use the materials

Furthermore, the hardware applications and/or contents of the project may not have:

  • Sexually explicit content
  • Unnecessarily violent or derogatory content about any ethnicity, race, gender, religion, professional or age group
  • Vulgar or pornographic content
  • Content that promotes illegal drugs, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the above) or a particular political party
  • Obscene or offensive content
  • Content that defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about individuals or companies
  • Contents that communicate messages or images that are inconsistent with the positive and/or goodwill images that the initiative wishes to promote
  • Content that violates any law

Arduino reserves the right to refuse an entry, at its sole and absolute discretion, that it believes contains any item described in the content above.

Copyright Note

The project must only include material (including hardware, source code, user interface, music, video or images) of which the participant is the owner or authorized to use by the copyright/trademark owner. The individual customer's and/or his or her team's participation may not include copyrighted materials (such as source code, user interface, background music, images or videos) unless he or she owns them or has obtained permission to use these materials. Note that material released from sites such as Creative Commons, common open source code licenses, and other similar licenses may also require authorization or acknowledgment depending on the specific license.

Customers may participate individually or in teams. If a team, the name included on the registration form as the participant will still be taken into consideration.

By submitting your entry, you agree to ALL of the following statements:

  • You grant us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, evaluate, test and otherwise analyze your contribution and all its content in connection with this initiative; and (ii) present your contribution and all content related to this initiative's marketing or promotion (including but not limited to conference presentations, trade shows) in all media (known now or developed later)
  • You agree to accept all necessary documentation that may be required of us and our designees to use the rights granted above
  • You understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for the use of your entry, other than as described in these comprehensive rules

The selection will be limited to recognition as compensation for work submitted to the participant or team. The decisions of the commission are final and binding. The selected candidates will be informed via a message to the email address or telephone number or postal address (if available) provided at the time of registration within approximately two days from the completion of the evaluation.

Information for members

If you are confirmed as a person selected for this initiative, the following rules apply:

  • You may not trade your compensation for the work submitted for money or other products or services
  • You cannot designate someone else as the person selected
  • You will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes to accept the compensation, if you choose to accept it
  • If compensation is awarded to a project submitted by a team, the designated representative will be the sole recipient of that compensation
  • Arduino will pay shipping costs for hardware

Unless otherwise indicated, all compensations are subject to the manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this initiative, send an email to
This initiative is not subject to the regulation of Presidential Decree no. 430/2001.

P.IVA 09755110963 Sede Legale REA: MB-1910694
Ordinary shares: € 200.000,00 i.v.
Via Andrea Appiani 25 20900, Monza (MB)

Administrative office: Via Agostino da Montefeltro 2 10134, Torino (TO)

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