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CBC Books’ Kids Book Corner Fan Choice Contest brought to you by TD Bank Group (“Contest”)
From Friday September 19, 2014 at 4:00pm ET to Thursday October 23, 2014 at 11:59pm ET (“Contest Period”)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (“CBC”),and TD Bank Group, and in association with Canadian Children’s Book Centre (“Sponsors”)
No purchase required. To enter the Contest, visit the CBC website at cbc.ca/books/kids/fanchoice (the "Website").Select your favourite Canadian kid’s book from the 5 titles listed and tell us why the chosen book is your favourite (maximum 250 characters). Submit your content (“Your Content”) on the Website along with your name and the requested contact information.
To be valid, entries must be received by October 23, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.
Limit of one entry per person per day. If you attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter more than once per day or use robotic, automatic, programmed or any entry methods not authorized by these rules, it shall be deemed as tampering and will void your entries.
Your Content
Your Content will be subject to the Submission Guidelines under the cbc.ca Terms of Use available at http://www.cbc.ca/aboutcbc/discover/submissions.html.
Any content deemed by CBC to be inappropriate or not suitable for its audience will be disqualified at the sole discretion of CBC.
Your Content should be no more than 250 characters and in text format.
Your Content will become the property of CBC and will not be returned to you. You declare that Your Content is legal, particularly with regard to compliance with copyright, rights to image, reputation and privacy, the Criminal Code and any other legislation applicable in such matters. You also declare that you hold the rights to Your Content and have consent from any people appearing in Your Content (including parental consent for minors) and all authorizations required to grant the licence specified hereafter to CBC. You agree to comply with standards of proper conduct in Your Content, as specified in the Submission Guidelines available on the cbc.ca site.
CBC reserves the right to decide whether to use Your Content, at its sole discretion.
By submitting Your Content, you grant CBC a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide licence to publish, reproduce and distribute Your Content in all media, on all digital platforms and by any other means of communication controlled or authorized by the CBC. You waive all moral rights to Your Content and authorize CBC to use your name, picture and voice, where applicable, in conjunction with the use of Your Content. Collective agreement provisions may apply.
The books are targeted for readers aged 5 – 13 years of age.
Contest is open to all Canadian residents who are 13 years of age or older at the Contest opening date. For any contestant who has not reached the age of majority, parent or guardian consent is necessary to enter the Contest. Where appropriate, the terms “contestant” and “winner” mean parent or guardian of that person.
Employees of CBC, the Sponsors and their affiliates, as well as such employees’ immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this Contest.
A judging panel (“Judging Panel”) as indicated below will review all eligible entries received during the Contest Period on October 24, 2014 and select the winner based upon:
whether the entrant selected the kids’ book that garnered the most fan votes
creative, fun expression telling us why they selected/nominated that book
The Judging Panel will comprise: CBC and a representative from the Sponsors.
If a high number of entries are received, CBC will determine in its sole discretion 20 entries to be presented to the Judging Panel for their final decision OR a preliminary random draw may be held for 20 finalists with the panel selecting the winning entries from among those drawn at random.
Winner will be contacted by telephone or by e-mail during the week following the selection date and should claim their prize as instructed by CBC by no later than 2 days after the date they are initially contacted. If a winner cannot be reached within 2 days following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and CBC has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.
The winner will receive a trip for 2 to Toronto, ON from November 5 to 7, 2014 including:
return economy airfares from the Canadian airport closest to the winner’s residence;
accommodation for two nights at a hotel to be chosen by CBC in its sole discretion] (double occupancy).
$500.00 CDN spending money
presentation of the Kids Fans’ Choice Award at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award gala event on Thursday, November 6, 2014
The prize includes only what is specifically described and no other allowance will be granted. The winner and his/her travel companion will have to pay all other expenses including, but not limited to:
meals and beverages;
transportation costs, including round-trip transfers between the winner’s residence and departure airport; and between the destination airport and hotel;
travel insurance (cancellation, medical, etc.);
gratuities, tips, taxes of any kind;
personal expenses.
The winner and his/her travel companion, are responsible for obtaining a valid passport if applicable and/or other required travel documentation at their own expense. If the winner and his/her travel companion are unable to travel because they lack proper documentation, the prize will be forfeited without compensation, and a new draw may be held. Winner may be required by hotel to provide a valid credit card to cover incidental expenses.
The winner must be available to travel on the dates mentioned in the prize description. If the winner is unable to travel on the designated dates, the prize will be forfeited without compensation and a new draw may be held.
Total approximate retail value of the prize is $3,000.00 CDN.
5.1. To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.
5.2. Each winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in Section 2 of these rules; agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge; and releasing CBC, Sponsors, their affiliates, as well as their respective directors, officers and employees (the “Contest Parties”) from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.
Anyone accompanying the winner in connection with the prize shall sign a release agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge, and releasing the Contest Parties from all liability for any damage or loss arising from use of the prize.
5.3. The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited.
5.4. If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these Rules, CBC and Sponsor reserve the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in their sole discretion.
5.5. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.
5.6. If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.
5.7. The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software; congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any person’s computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to administer this Contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.
5.8. When the Contest Rules allow entry via Facebook, Twitter or any other social network, the of use of these social networks apply and the social network, as well as its directors and officers, assume no liability whatsoever in connection with the Contest.
5.9. CBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, CBC reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
5.10. All personal information, such as name and contact information, is collected by CBC solely for the purposes of administering this Contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your express consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used for the stated purposes. Please see CBC’s privacy policy at http://www.cbc.ca/aboutcbc/discover/privacy.html.
5.11. If the identity of a contestant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the contestant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected contestant may be required to provide proof that (s)he is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server.
5.12. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the CBC. CBC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.
5.13. CBC reserves the right to amend the Contest Rules or to terminate the Contest at any time any liability to any contestant. Any amendments to these Contest rules will be posted on the Website.
5.14. By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of CBC, Sponsor and/or the Judging Panel, which decisions are final and binding on all contestants.
Contest rules are available on the Website.
September 17, 2014