Solver Verification and Award Information

What happens after my Solution has been accepted?

Once your Solution has been chosen and you have accepted your award amount, a member of the Wazoku Operations team will reach out to you in order to begin the Solver Verification process. There will be a number of documents for you to complete and return.

How long will it take to receive my award?

Award amounts are processed and sent to Solvers (who have been verified) as soon as this has been received by Wazoku from the Seeker(s). Our target is within 30 days from satisfactory completion of verification, although we do rely on the timeliness of the Seeker.

What do I need to provide to Wazoku to be verified and accept my award?

  • Signed Photo ID – this is required from every Solver to be awarded.
  • Affidavit – an affidavit is required to be awarded. Affidavits must be notarized if the Challenge involves the transfer of exclusive IP rights and also in some cases where non-exclusive IP rights are required to be awarded. This will be clearly marked in the Challenge text.
  • Waiver – a waiver is also required when the Affidavit must be notarized.
  • Bank Details – a completed form including the bank details that you wish the Award amount to be paid into is required.
  • For US-based Solvers only: W-9 Form – for tax identification.

What is a notary?

A notary is an official who serves as an impartial witness to deter fraud. They are able to confirm the identity of the individual signing the documentation and understand the legal implications within the document.

Why do my documents need to be notarized?

Notarizing a document adds an extra layer of security since it requires a witness to verify your identity as the signee.

Who covers the cost of notarization?

Solvers will cover the cost of the notarization.

I’ve won an award before, why do I need to be verified as a Solver again?

We are required to verify you as a Solver for each Award that you receive. Different legal documentation is required for each Challenge, as each one may involve a different Seeker.

What happens if I have been selected for a Recognition Award?

In the event you have been chosen and have accepted a Recognition Award, these payments will be completed using PAYPAL. A member of the Wazoku Operations team will reach out to you in order to obtain your PAYPAL email address. There may be further information we need to request.

What if I win as part of a team?

The Team Lead of your submission will be contacted to understand the split of the Award amount. If the Award amount is to be split among Team Members then each individual will need to complete their own set of documents. If the Award amount is to be sent solely to the Team Lead then only one set of documents will be completed by them.

What happens if one of my Team Members is unreachable?

We will reach back out to the Team Leader to ask them to get in contact with the Team Member that is non-respondent. Wazoku will assist where possible but we take no legal responsibility for award recipients or Team Members who do not reply to persistent communications.

What if I submitted my Solution on the behalf of a company?

When the verification process begins, we will ask you if your Solution was submitted as an Individual or as part of a company. If the solution or submission has been submitted on behalf of a company then documentation will be completed that references that company to yourself.