Maker of the Year Contest Rules

Rules for the contest: “Maker of the Year’

Velleman nv, Legen Heirweg 33, 9890 Gavere, Belgium, organizes a contest with the following prize: “Velleman for Makers Ambassador“.

Any adult residing in Belgium and the Netherlands can participate in this contest. Or a minor that is accompanied and supported by their parent or guardian. Except for Velleman employees and their resident family members. Contestants can only participate individually. Participating in groups is not allowed. The contest allows a single participation per person, per domicile. A participant cannot submit multiple projects. This also applies to participants sharing the same address. Velleman nv reserves the right to exclude those participants from the contest. By entering the contest, each participant declares to have accepted the rules without reservation. Persons who distort competition in any way, infringe the competition rules or attempt to do so, are completely excluded from the competition. Participating in the contest is only possible by completely and correctly filling out the form. Each participant has the right to leave the contest at any time.

The contest runs from 29 September 2019 until 30 October 2019. Velleman nv reserves the right to suspend or cancel the contest at any time without any liability to any person for any damages whatsoever.

A jury with members of the Velleman Marketing Department and Velleman R&D department will analyze the projects. The contestant who’s project qualifies best, according to the conditions stated below, will receive the prizes and title of Velleman for Makers Ambassador. The winner will be announced on 31 October 2019, on the Instagram page of Velleman for Makers ( To claim the prize, the winner must respond within five days by means of a private message.

Conditions for the winning project:

  • the project is completely made and thought of by the contestant
  • the project must be original (not a copy of someone else’s project)
  • the project is related to DIY electronics, robotics, programming, mechanics or soldering
  • the project requires different skills such as programming, soldering, electric circuit design, a.o.
  • the project is not offensive in any way

The prize includes:

  • The winner and his/her projects and future projects will be featured on the social media pages of Velleman for Makers and the website during 2020.
  • The winner will receive a budget of €1000 to buy items on the website. This budget will expire by the 1st of January 2021.
  • The winner will receive new products and gadgets by the Velleman for Makers brand and chosen by the marketing department of Velleman for Makers during the year 2020.

The winner accepts that his or her name will be published on the websites,, and Velleman nv can not be held liable in any way for any consequences that may result from the publication of the data of the winners.

The contestants acknowledge that the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed nor administered by Facebook nor Instagram.

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