Terms and Conditions - Redesign America in Six Words Contest


Redesign America in Six Words ("Contest")

from 9 a.m. EDT on May 24, 2012 to 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2012 ("Contest Period")

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ("CBC")
and Ottawa Tourism


No purchase required. To enter the Contest, visit http://www.cbc.ca/q/redesign/2012/05/22/contest-redesign-america-in-six-words/ on CBC's Q website, and submit your six-word pitch for a slogan to "Redesign America" during the Contest Period.

Submit your slogan in the comments section at http://www.cbc.ca/q/redesign/2012/05/22/contest-redesign-america-in-six-words/ using your CBC Member Centre account no later than July 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT.


Contest is open to all residents of Canada and the United States of America who have reached the age of majority in their province, territory or state of residence before July 3, 2012

Employees of CBC, Ottawa Tourism, New York Public Radio, Public Radio International and/or their respective agencies, affiliated companies or the independent contest organization, as well as such employees' immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter), and persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this Contest.


On July 4, 2012, at 9 a.m. EDT, a subjective selection will be conducted by CBC's Q 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 will be contacted by telephone or by e-mail the same day as the selection and should claim its 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 two to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, which must be taken by July 4th, 2013*, including:

- return economy airfares for two people from the international airport closest to the winner's residence;

- accommodation for two nights at ARC The Hotel or, if accommodation is unavailable during Winner's desired occupancy, a hotel of equivalent monetary value to be chosen by Ottawa Tourism in its sole discretion (double occupancy).

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; round-trip transfers between the destination airport and hotel; ground transportation in the winner's origin city; ground transportation in the city of the winner's departure airport; ground transportation in the city of the destination airport; and ground transportation in the destination city

- excess baggage fees

- transport and/or airport fees

- taxes

- communications charges

- travel and health insurance (cancellation, medical, etc.);

- gratuities, tips, taxes of any kind;

- all other incidentals

- personal expenses

The winner and his/her travel companion, if applicable, are responsible for obtaining a valid passport 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.

Approximate value of the prize is dependent on the international airport from which the Winner departs.

*Seasonal operations. Only available if travelling during operational period. Not all dates will necessarily be available for travel. No changes will be permitted to travel dates or passenger names once the travel portion of prize has been booked. Additional detail will be provided upon winner selection.


5.1. To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.

5.2. The 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, and Ottawa Tourism 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 trip to Ottawa 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. Two (2) weeks notice are required to make travel arrangements.

5.5. If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, CBC and Ottawa Tourism reserve the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in their sole discretion.

5.6. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.

5.7. If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.

5.8. All entries become property of the Contest Parties.

5.9. 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.

5.10. 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 www.cbc.ca/q

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

5.16. Contest rules are available on www.cbc.ca/q

5.17. Other restrictions may apply.

5.18. Terms and conditions of prize are subject to change without notice.
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