Metro Morning: 40 years of what Toronto's talking about

Contest Rules

Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:01 PM ET

CBC's Metro Morning: Forty Years of What Toronto's Talking About ("Contest")
from 5:30am EST on Monday, March 4, 2013 to 11:59pm EST on Friday, March 22, 2013 EDT ("Contest Period")
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ("CBC")

No purchase required. To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period, if you have a Twitter account log onto your account and submit the answer to the question "What have you learned about Toronto through Metro Morning?" at @metromorning handle, including the hashtag #MM40 in no more 150 words ("Submission").
If you are not a member of twitter you can join for free if you are 13 years of age or older by following the "Sign Up" instructions found at

You may also enter by calling 416-205-2001 answering the mandatory question and leaving your name, telephone number and email address. Call charges may apply.
To be valid, Submissions must be received by Friday March 22, 2013, 11:59pm Eastern Time.
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.
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 may publish the Submissions in whole or in part on any medium (radio, television, internet or other).

Contest is open to Canadian residents who are 13 years of age and over 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, its 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 and select the winner based upon:

• Originality
• Creativity

The Judging Panel will comprise of 3 CBC Staff members, including the senior producer of Metro Morning and the Producer of the Metro Morning 40th Anniversary Event/Celebration.

If a high number of entries are received, CBC will determine in its sole discretion 25 entries to be presented to the Judging Panel for their final decision. The Judging Panel will choose one entry for the Grand Prize and four entries for the Second Prizes.
The winners will be contacted by telephone or by e-mail during the week following the draw and should claim their prize as instructed by CBC by no later than five business days after the date they are initially contacted. If a winner cannot be reached within five business 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 grand rize winner will receive:

Performance of your entry live on stage during the Metro Morning 40th anniversary broadcast on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Glenn Gould Studio at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. Then, record it in a CBC Radio studio. Plus, receive a special Metro Morning 40th anniversary prize pack.

The second prize winners will receive:

Their entry will begin each hour during Metro Morning's 40th anniversary broadcast on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 live from Glenn Gould Studio at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. Plus, receive a special Metro Morning 40th anniversary prize pack.

Approximate retail value of each prize is: $100.
Total approximate retail value of the prizes is: $500.
5.1. 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, as well as its 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.
5.2. 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.
5.3. If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, CBC reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion.
5.4. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.
5.5. If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.
5.6. 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.
5.7. 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.
5.8. 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
5.9. 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.
5.10. 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.
5.11. 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
5.12. By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest rules and the decisions of CBC, and the Judging Panel, which decisions are final and binding on all contestants.
5.13. Contest rules are available on

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Nadia Greenidge
Senior Communications Officer

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