Class Act Canada is an international, Internet-based contest beginning this month that will award 10 students an all-expenses-paid education at one of Sprott-Shaw Community College’s B.C. campuses. The value of each scholarship is upwards of $100,000 and includes books, tuition, airfare, food and lodging and transportation to and from the campus of the winner’s choice.
THE CONTEST IS INTENDED TO BE CONDUCTED WORLDWIDE AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAW. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE OF THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID IN WHOLE OR PART WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONTEST RULES (THE “CONTEST RULES”).
1. ELIGIBILITY. To be eligible for this Contest, an individual must:
be of the age of majority in his/her country of residence or older at the time of entry; and
be legally able to travel to Canada and have any and all necessary documentation as may be required for presentation to Canadian and/or International customs and airport personnel.
Employees of Sprott Shaw and the Post Media Group (collectively, the “Sponsors”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and the household members of any of the above, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
The Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsors for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
2. CONTEST PERIOD.
The Contest, which will be conducted in four phases, begins at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“EDT”) on August 20, 2009 and ends at 9.30 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Dec 1, 2009 (the “Contest Period”) after which time the Contest will be closed.
Applications for the first phase of the Contest will be accepted between 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“EDT”) on August 20, 2009 until 9.30 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Sept 20, 2009. Judges will then shortlist the top 100 vote getters.
The top 100 vote getters will be informed via email on Sept 25, 2009.
Between 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“EDT”) on Sept 25, 2009, until 9.30 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Oct 16, 2009, the top 100 shortlisted candidates will seek another round of votes. They can add to their original applications video and text messages. After Oct 16, 2009, Judges will shortlist the top 100 to the top 20. All applications will be closed at this point.
The top 20 vote getters will be informed via email on Oct 23, 2009.
Between 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“EDT”) on Oct 23, 2009, until 9.30 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Nov 6, 2009, the top 20 shortlisted candidates will seek another round of votes. They can add to their original applications video and text messages. During this period, Judges will rank the top 20 based on the number of votes they get and their overall applications. Between Nov 10 and Nov 20, 2009 Judges will select the 10 Class Act Canada champions. (this will include a winner from the PNE portion of the contest)
The top 10 Class Act Canada champions will be notified vie email and registered mail by the end of the business day of December 1, 2009.
3. HOW TO ENTER.
There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. To enter online, complete and submit the entry form located at Classactcanada.com (the “Contest Website”). No entries will be accepted by any other means.
Limit of one (1) entry per person (see Contest Period phases). In the case of multiple entries, only the first eligible entry will be considered.
All entries become the sole property of the Sponsors and none will be returned for any reason. Entries must be received no later than the end of the specified Contest Period. Entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, mutilated, forged, garbled or mechanically or electronically reproduced.
No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with those selected for the prizes (as defined below).
Entries received online shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry. For the purpose of the Contest Rules, “authorized account holder” of an e-mail address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Each selected entrant may be required to provide the Sponsors with proof that the selected entrant is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
There are 10 prizes* available to be won in Class Act Canada 2009 which includes the following:
a) round-trip economy airfare for Winner, who must be of the age of majority in his/her country of residence at the time of travel booking, leaving from a gateway in the country of residence as selected by the Sponsors to the Vancouver International Airport in Canada. All travel arrangements and details will be handled and selected by Sponsors in their sole discretion for Winner. Subject to availability and change. Blackout dates may apply. Travel related terms and conditions apply.
b) Actual value of total prize for all 10 winners will not exceed C$1million. Prizes for each winner will depend on departure city, Sprott Shaw educational courses, accommodation and activities selected by the Sponsors.
c) Winners will be determined upon Sponsor selection criteria and coordinated with judges.
d) Should winners be unable to travel on the dates and times designated by the Sponsors, the Prize/prizes will be forfeited and awarded to alternate winners. Winners will be responsible for transportation to and from originating airport, travel and medical insurance, travel documentation, airport improvement fees, taxes, gratuities, telephone calls, and any other expense not explicitly included in the Prize.
e) Winners not entitled to monetary difference between actual Prize value and stated approximate Prize value, if any.
f) Prizes will be distributed within ninety (90) days after Winner has been successfully contacted and notified of his/her Prize and fulfilled the requirements set out herein.
g) Prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. Any unused portion of a Prize will be forfeited and have no cash value. The Sponsors reserve the right, in its and their sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Prize (or any portion thereof) cannot be awarded for any reason.
h) The Sponsors shall not assume any liability for lost, damaged or misdirected Prize.