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Vote for your favourite book to enter CBC's Fan Choice Contest for your chance to win: a visit by one of the finalist authors to your school, copies of that author's book for all of the students in your class, $2000 donation to your school library and $500 spending money.

Open to Canadian residents between 5-12.

Contest Rules and Regulations

CBC's Fan Choice "Contest"

From Monday October 9th, 2017 at 6am ET to Sunday November 19th, 2017 at 11:59pm ET ("Contest Period")

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ("CBC")

and

TD Bank and Canadian Children's Book Centre (each a "Sponsor")

1. HOW TO ENTER

No purchase required. To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period, visit the CBC Books website at www.cbc.ca/fanchoice ("Website"), fill in the entry form and tell us which of the 5 finalist books should win TD's Children's Literature Award.

To be valid, entries must be received by November 19th, 2017 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 other methods of participation not authorized by these Rules, it shall be deemed as tampering and will void your entries, votes or other results of such participation.

2. ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open to all Canadian residents who are between 5-12 years of age on the Contest opening date.

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, 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

On November 20th, 2017, a random draw will be conducted by CBC from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The first selected contestant to correctly answer the mandatory mathematical skill-testing question shall be declared the winner, subject to meeting all the conditions described in these Rules.

Winner(s) will be contacted by telephone during the week following the random draw 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.

4. DESCRIPTION OF PRIZE(S)

The winner of the Contest will receive:

  • A visit from one of the 5 finalist authors to their classroom (on a date to be mutually determined, subject to CBC's final approval)
  • Copies of that author's book for all of the students in the winner's class
  • A $2000 cheque to the winner's school library
  • $500 cheque to the winner

The prize includes only what is specifically described and no other allowance will be granted. Total approximate retail value of the prize is: $5,500 CAD.

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, 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.

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(s) the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its/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. Contestants found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, including but not limited to acting in violation of these Rules, attempting to participate in the Contest more than the maximum number of times allowed, to be acting with the intent to disrupt the normal operation of this Contest, as determined by CBC, will be disqualified. The discovery of any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party or like methods to participate in the Contest will void any attempted participation effected by such methods and the disqualification of the contestant utilizing the same in CBC's sole and absolute discretion.

5.9. When the Contest Rules allow entry via Facebook, Twitter or any other social network, the terms 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.

5.10. 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.

5.11. 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.

5.12. 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.

5.13. 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.

5.14. 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].

5.15. By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of CBC and Sponsor, which decisions are final and binding on all contestants.

5.16. Contest rules are available on cbc.ca/fanchoice.

5.17. If you have any accessibility requirements or special needs, please contact the contest coordinator, as noted below.

September 15th, 2017

Erin Grevstad

Associate Marketing Manager, Content Marketing

CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION