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Guess the Giller contest rules and regulations

Guess the Giller


Scotiabank Giller Prize Guess the Giller Contest ("Contest") from 6:30 p.m. ET on October 8, 2013 to 8 p.m. ET on November 5, 2013 ("Contest Period") Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ("CBC") and the Scotiabank Giller Prize (the "Sponsor")

1. HOW TO ENTER No purchase required. To enter the Contest, you must submit your comment answering our question "Which shortlisted book should win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize?" in the CBC Books Portal contest app during the Contest Period.

Submit your comment on (the "Website") along with your name and the requested contact information during the Contest Period. To be valid, entries for each weekly draw and the grand prize draw must be received by 8 p.m. ET., November 5, 2013.

Limit of one entry per person. If you attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter more than once, 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. Submissions become the property of CBC and will not be returned to you. Submissions: Any Submissions you make will be deemed to be "Submissions" under the Terms of Use available at

Any Submissions deemed by CBC to be inappropriate or not suitable for its audience will be disqualified at the sole discretion of CBC. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and in English text format. All Submissions must be composed by you and be your original work, and must not violate the rights of any third party. By making a Submission, you assign all rights/give CBC a perpetual royalty-free license to use and waive any moral rights you may have in such Submission. You acknowledge that CBC and Sponsors (as defined below) may publish the Submissions in whole or in part on any medium (radio, television, internet or other).

2. ELIGIBILITY Contest is open to all Canadian residents who are 7 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 Sponsor 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.

3. PROCEDURE FOR AWARDING PRIZES A random draw will be made each week during the Contest Period on each Friday from among all eligible entries received during the preceding week or from among all eligible entries received up to the time of the draw excluding previous winning entries. Weekly winners will not be eligible for any future weekly prizes; however, they will be eligible for the grand prize draw.

4. DESCRIPTION OF PRIZE(S) The grand prize includes: • One set of the shortlisted books • $100 CDN Chapters Indigo store gift card

The four weekly prizes include: • One set of the shortlisted books

The approximate retail value of each prize is $150.00. The total approximate retail value of the weekly prizes is $850.00.

5. GENERAL RULES 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, the Sponsor, 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. 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 the Sponsor, reserve(s) 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. 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. 5.9. 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 5.10. 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. 5.11. 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. 5.12. CBC reserves the right to amend the Contest rules or to terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any contestant. Any amendments to these Contest rules will be posted on the Website. 5.13. By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest rules and the decisions of CBC, the Sponsor, which decisions are final and binding on all contestants. 5.14. Contest rules are available on the Website.