#CBCAppforThat Contest Rules and Regulations

Submitting an idea to the #CBCAppforThat contest? These are the rules and regulations governing the contest.



From 12:01p.m. ET on Monday, July 6, 2015 until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 ("Contest Period")

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ("CBC")
and International Start-Up Festival (the "Sponsor")


No purchase required. To enter the Contest, go to CBC Montreal's Twitter account (@CBCMontreal), or Facebook CBC Montreal or email or (the "Website") and tell us in 50 words or less what app – real or imagined – would make your family's life easier ("Your Content") along with your name and the requested contact information.

To be valid, entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 14, 2015.  

Limit of one entry per person per day or per method of entry. If you attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter more than once per day or per method of entry, 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.  

Your Content Submission

Your Content will be subject to Your Content Submission Guidelines under the Terms of Use available at

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 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 license 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 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 license 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.


Contest is open to all Canadian residents who are 18 years of age or older at the Contest opening date

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.


On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:00p.m. ET, a random draw will be conducted by CBC Communications Manager 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 Contest Rules.

Winner(s) will be contacted by telephone during business hours between July 15-16, 2015 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 Grand Prize consisting of:

Invitation for 2 people/kids to attend CBC Montreal and kidsCodejeunesse's "Scratch" 1-hour Workshop on Saturday, July 18th at 10am or 11am at the International Start-up Festival's Family Day.   Invitation for 2 people/kids to attend  CBC Montreal's "Go Viral" Gameshow activation on Saturday, July 18th at the International Start-up Festival's Family Day.Meet-and-greet with Manjit Minhas of CBC's Dragon's Den, co-owner of Minhas Brewery, etc.] at International Start-up Festival's Family Day in Montreal, on Saturday, July 18, 2015;

CBC Montreal's Summer Fun Pack insisting of: 4 Kids CBC ball caps, one tablet docking station, 4 CBC Music T-shirts and one CBC Music beach ball (approximate retail value: $200)

The total approximate retail value of the prizes is $200


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, Sponsor, 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    Anyone accompanying the winner in connection with the Grand 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.

5.4    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.

5.5    If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these Contest 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.

5.6    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    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.

5.9    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.

5.10    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.

5.11    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.

5.12    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

5.13    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.

5.14    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.

5.15    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.

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

5.17    Contest Rules are available on the Website.

5.18    It is a priority for CBC to create online contests that are accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. For more information about how CBC makes this possible please visit If you have any accessibility requirements or special needs, please contact the contest coordinator, as noted below.

June 18, 2015

Debbie Hynes

Communications Manager, Montreal