Contest Rules

 

 

Share your Great Canadian Hike adventure for a chance to win!

    • Post photos (or videos) of your hike during the month of October
    • Use the hashtag #GreatCanadianHike
    • That’s it – you’ll be automatically entered into the draw for a chance to win fantastic weekly prizes!

 


 

PRIZES

 

KEEN Boots
Wore out your boots on your Great Canadian Hike? Don’t worry! 15 lucky winners will receive a gift certificate for one pair of KEEN Boots, worth up to C$320.00 each.

CLIF Prize Pack
Stay fueled and energized for your Great Canadian Hike with CLIF Bar! 15 lucky winners will each win CLIF prize packs (CLIF mask or bandana, a caddy of 12 bars, a water bottle), each prize valued at C$40.00

SPOT Satellite Messenger
Staying safe and in contact where your hike leads with one of two Globalstar Canada SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messengers including activation and one-year unlimited service, each valued at C$895 each.

 


 

RULES & REGULATIONS

GENERAL

1. The Great Canadian Hike (the “Contest”) is governed by these Rules and Regulations. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations.

2. The Contest is administered by Trans Canada Trail (321 de la Commune West, Suite 300, Montréal, QC, H2Y 2E1, (collectively, the “Contest Administrators”).

3. The Contest opens at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, on October 1, 2020 (“Contest Opening Date”) and ends at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on October 31, 2020 (“Contest Closing Date”). All Contest entries must be submitted and received by Trans Canada Trail before the Weekly Drawing Date(s) (see section 22). Any entries submitted after the Weekly Drawing Dates and the Contest Closing Date are not eligible to win any Contest prize.

4. The Contest is open to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside at the time of the Contest Opening Date. The following persons are not eligible to enter the Contest or to win a prize: employees, officers, directors or representatives of the Contest Administrators, Prize Suppliers, The Turn Lab Inc., Espresso Communication, Nash Partnership Group, MVM Media Inc., and Chico Inc., and the parents, subsidiaries, siblings and children of, and persons domiciled with, such individuals or entities, or any of the Contest Administrators’ parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agencies.

5. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest or to win a prize.

ENTRY

6. To enter the Contest:

a. Photograph Entry: Submit a photograph of your Great Canadian Hike adventure (as described below) and follow the instructions for entering the Contest.

b. Video Entry: Submit a video of your Great Canadian Hike adventure (as described below) and follow the instructions for entering the Contest.

7. Contest Administrators and Prize Suppliers are not responsible for any lost, misdirected, damaged, ineligible or waylaid entries.

8. All Contest entries must be received before the Contest Closing Date.

CONTEST PRIZES

9. The following prizes (and number of prizes) are available to be won during the Contest:

Weekly Prizes (40)
Note: An entrant may only win one of the Weekly Prizes (set out below) per week
– (15) gift cards from KEEN Footwear Canada (for one pair of boots or shoes, valued up to C$320.00 each)
– (15) CLIF prize packs (CLIF mask or bandana, a caddy of 12 bars, a water bottle; valued at C$40.00 each)

Grand Prize – 2 prize packages that include:
– (1) gift card from KEEN Footwear Canada (for one pair of boots or shoes, valued up to C$320.00 each)
– (1) SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger (valued at C$390) including activation and one-year unlimited service (valued at C$505) (approximate total value C$895 each)
– (1) CLIF prize packs (CLIF mask or bandana, a caddy of 12 bars, a water bottle; valued at C$40.00 each)
Total estimated value: C$1,255.00

PHOTOGRAPH/VIDEO ENTRY AND CLAIMING PRIZES

10. All photographs/videos entered in the Contest must be on The Great Trail of Canada, taken during the Great Canadian Hike in the month of October (October 1st to 31st, 2020).

11. All entries are intended for the general public. Entrants are fully responsible for the photographs/videos they submit. Contest Administrators will not accept photographic/video entries that are offensive and reserve the right to disqualify, in their sole discretion, any photographic/video entries that contain, for example, racist, hateful, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic or pornographic content.

12. To be eligible to enter the Contest for a chance to win a Weekly Prize or the Grand Prize, entries must be submitted:

a. Via social media (posted to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook) and must use the hashtag #GreatCanadianHike and/or #GrandeRandoCanadienne. Participants are also encouraged to tag @thegreattrail / @legrandsentier.

13. All entries become the property of the Contest Administrators and will not be returned.

14. By entering and participating in the Contest, each winner of a Prize (and his/her/their parent or guardian), consent to: the use of his/her/their name, address (city and province or territory), comments attributable to him/her/them pertaining to the Contest, a Prize, the Contest Administrators, Prize Suppliers, photographs/videos of the Contest prize winners. No remuneration in connection with any publicity relating to the Contest, carried out by or on behalf of the Contest Administrators in any manner whatsoever including, without limitation, print, broadcast, the internet and social media, is offered to or required by any entrant or Prize winner.

15. By entering and participating in the Contest, entrants consent to the use of entrant’s photograph by the Contest Administrators and Prize Suppliers for promotional use, during or after the Contest Closing Date, without compensation. Promotional material includes, without limitation, any print or electronic advertising or marketing material such as posters, online images, newspaper ads, television ads, emails and social media content.

16. Any required waiver forms/model releases are the responsibility of the entrant.

17. Contest Administrators may share personal information with third parties where otherwise explicitly agreed to by entrants.

COPYRIGHT

18. Photographs/videos must not infringe upon or violate any laws or any third party rights, including, but not limited to copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and must not constitute material that would be considered libeling, defamatory, or a privacy violation.

19. Entrants must obtain all necessary permissions, licenses, clearances, releases, waivers of moral rights and other approvals from third parties (including but not limited to all copyright holders, Prize Suppliers and all individuals appearing in the photograph/video), necessary to use the photographic/video entry, in whole or in part, in any way, including to reproduce, make derivatives, edit, modify, translate, distribute, transmit, publish, license and broadcast the photographic/video entry worldwide, by any means, without limitation.

20. The owner of a photograph/video entry retains ownership over the photograph/video. Each entrant irrevocably and in perpetuity grants the Contest Administrators and Prize Suppliers a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable and non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, adapt, transmit, communicate, publicly display and perform, distribute and create compilations and derivative works or merchandise from the photographic/video entity to promote The Great Trail, the Contest and the Contest Administrators.

21. Each entrant represents and warrants that he/she/they have the right to grant the license set out above.

SELECTION OF WEEKLY PRIZE AND GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

22. Weekly Prizes: Random draws will be conducted each week of the Contest from all eligible entries received before the draw is conducted. All draws for Weekly Prizes will be conducted by Trans Canada Trail personnel at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard  Time on the Drawing Date set out below at the Trans Canada Trail office (321 de la Commune West, Suite 300, Montreal, QC, H2Y 2E1). A person is eligible to win only one Weekly Prize per week. The Weekly Prize associated with each draw is as follows:


Week 1 Draw Date: Monday, October 5, 2020 (for submissions received between Thursday October 1, 2020, 7:00 am E.S.T.  and Sunday, October 4, 2020, 11:59 pm E.S.T.
Draws 1-3:
– Gift card from KEEN Footwear Canada for one pair of boots or shoes, valued up to C$320.00 each

– CLIF prize pack (CLIF mask or bandana, a caddy of 12 bars, a water bottle; valued at C$40.00 each)

Week 2 Draw Date: Monday, October 12, 2020 (for submissions received between Monday, October 5, 2020, 7:00 am E.S.T.  and Sunday, October 11, 2020, 11:59 pm E.S.T.
Draws 1-3:
– Gift card from KEEN Footwear Canada for one pair of boots or shoes, valued up to C$320.00 each

– CLIF prize pack (CLIF mask or bandana, a caddy of 12 bars, a water bottle; valued at C$40.00 each)

Week 3 Draw Date: Monday, October 19, 2020 (for submissions received between Monday, October 12, 2020, 7:00 am E.S.T.  and Sunday, October 18, 2020, 11:59 pm E.S.T.
Draws 1-3:
– Gift card from KEEN Footwear Canada for one pair of boots or shoes, valued up to C$320.00 each

– CLIF prize pack (CLIF mask or bandana, a caddy of 12 bars, a water bottle; valued at C$40.00 each)

Week 4 Draw Date: Monday, October 26, 2020 (for submissions received between Monday, October 19, 2020, 7:00 am E.S.T.  and Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:59 pm E.S.T.
Draws 1-3:
– Gift card from KEEN Footwear Canada for one pair of boots or shoes, valued up to C$320.00 each

– CLIF prize pack (CLIF mask or bandana, a caddy of 12 bars, a water bottle; valued at C$40.00 each)

Week 5 Draw Date: Monday, November 2, 2020 (for submissions received between Monday, October 26, 2020, 7:00 am E.S.T.  and Saturday, October 31, 2020, 11:59 pm E.S.T.
Draws 1-3:
– Gift card from KEEN Footwear Canada for one pair of boots or shoes, valued up to C$320.00 each

– CLIF prize pack (CLIF mask or bandana, a caddy of 12 bars, a water bottle; valued at C$40.00 each)

 

23. Grand Prize Draw: There will be two (2) Grand Prize (valued at C$1,255.00 each) winners selected as follows:

a. (1) random draw among all eligible photograph entries received before the Contest Closing Date

b. (1) random draw among all eligible video entries received before the Contest Closing Date

The draws will be conducted by Trans Canada Trail. The draws will be conducted by Trans Canada Trail personnel at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, November 2, 2020, at the Trans Canada Trail office (321 de la Commune West, Suite 300, Montreal, QC, H2Y 2E1).

24. Selected entrants for the Weekly Prizes, or the Grand Prize will be notified by email, or by telephone no later than five (5) business days after the draw. The winner has three (3) business days after notification to confirm receipt of the notification and acceptance of the prize subject to these Rules and Regulations. Failure to confirm receipt of the prize notification or acceptance of the prize by the stated deadline means the winner forfeits the prize and the prize will then be awarded to an alternate winner selected by random draw from all remaining eligible entries following the same process.

25. All prizes will be delivered to the winners by email, registered mail or by an alternative process agreed upon by the Contest Administrators, Prize Suppliers and the winner. All decisions of the Contest judges are final.

26. Winners will receive no compensation, credit or prizing other than as disclosed in these Rules or otherwise provided at the sole discretion of the Contest Administrators. Prizes are not transferable; no prize substitutions or equivalents are permitted, except by the Contest Administrators or Prize Suppliers at their discretion. In all cases, the Contest Administrators and Prize Suppliers reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any of the Prizes.

27. Prize value is an estimate; actual retail value will vary depending on where the prize is shipped and on the rate of exchange at the time the prize is awarded. All prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, sold, exchanged, redeemed for cash, combined with any other promotion, or exchanged for a different prize. Allow six to 10 days for delivery of digital prizes, and six to eight weeks for postal delivery of physical prizes.

28. To be declared a winner, the selected entrant/claimant must:

a. correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill testing question; and

b. sign and return a declaration and release form;

c. confirming eligibility and compliance with these Rules and Regulations;

d. consenting to the use, without further compensation, of his/her/their name, address (city and province or territory of residence) and photograph(s)/video(s) in any Contest-related publicity and

e. releasing the Contest Administrators, and Prize Suppliers their directors, officers, employees and their respective agents, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, and assigns, from all liability arising in connection with the Contest or the acceptance, use or redemption of a Prize as awarded. The declaration and release must be returned to the Contest Administrators within ten (10) days after receipt. Entrants/claimants who fail or are unable to meet any of these Rules and Regulations may be disqualified and alternate potential winner(s) will be selected.

CHANCES OF WINNING

29. The chances of winning a Weekly Prize or a Grand Prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

ADDITIONAL RULES

30. The Contest Administrators and Prize Suppliers are excluded from all liability for any personal injury, loss or damage of whatever kind (including data) cause directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from uploading photographic entries and material to the Contest website. The Contest Administrators and Prize Suppliers are not responsible for any failure of the Contest website during the Contest, problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software or any email, online or internet entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from uploading any video or photographic entry to the Contest.

31. The Contest Administrators reserve the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, to terminate or suspend the Contest or to amend these Rules and Regulations at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running or being completed as originally planned (for example, as a result of tampering or infection by a computer virus, or in the interest of the health and safety of participants) the Contest Administrators reserve the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, to cancel the Contest.

32. The Contest Administrators, in their sole discretion, may disqualify any individual who attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by tampering with any website mechanism, or who violates these Rules and Regulations.

33. By entering and participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees to hold harmless the Contest Administrators, Prize Suppliers and, their directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, and assigns from any liability for damage, injury, death, loss, cancellation or other liability arising from the entrants acceptance or use of a Contest prize or substituted prize or having participated in this Contest including, without limitation, claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, travel-related injuries and/or death, or from the use, misuse or malfunction of a prize or substitute prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, whatsoever and howsoever arising, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of any prize.

34. The Contest Administrators, Prize Suppliers and their directors, officers, employees, agents, parents, subsidiaries, and assigns assume no liability for losses incurred as a result of a cancellation of the Contest or for any reason whatsoever or through the acts or defaults of any company or person providing a prize or for events occurring after the award of a prize. All such losses or expenses will be borne by each individual prizewinner. Decisions of the Contest Administrators regarding all aspects of the Contest are final.

35. Prize winners must comply with all applicable retailer requirements. Any questions, concerns or requests for service or warranty claims for the SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messengers must be directed to the manufacturer. The Contest Administrators and Prize Suppliers accept no responsibility for any lost, stolen, damaged or defective products.

36. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Rules and Regulations. In the event of any dispute as to whether a person is an entrant, a potential winner or a winner, or as to the qualification of any entrant, potential winner or winner to, or the adequacy of any prize or any substitute prize, the decision of the Contest Administrators will be final.

37. For Residents of Quebec Only: any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity Contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any such litigation respecting the awarding of a prize to any resident of the Province of Quebec may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

38. The Contest Administrators respect every entrant’s right to privacy. By entering this Contest, each entrant is deemed to automatically have provided his/her/their consent that personal information collected from entrants may be used by the Contest Administrators, Prize Suppliers or their affiliates to administer the Contest or as otherwise provided in these Rules. Neither the Contest Administrators, Prize Suppliers nor their affiliates will share personal information relating to entrants with any third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest, as provided in these Rules, as otherwise explicitly agreed to by entrants or as may be required by law. Any conflict or discrepancy between this rule and any applicable laws or regulations of Canada, or the provinces or territories of Canada, with respect to privacy, shall be resolved in favour of such applicable laws or regulations. The Contest Administrators and Prize Suppliers will not attempt to contact the entrant for any purpose other than as may be required by law unless they have opted-in to receive relevant communications from the Contest Administrators.

39. Any questions about Trans Canada Trail’s use of personal information may be directed to Trans Canada Trail’s Communications team by email at communications@tctrail.ca or by mail at: 321 de la Commune West, Suite 300, Montreal, QC, H2Y 2E1. 

40. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules and Regulations, or the respective rights and obligations of the prize claimants and the Contest Administrators in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with (i) the laws of the Province of Quebec and the laws of Canada applicable therein with respect to the residents of the Province of Quebec, and (ii) the laws of Canada applicable therein with respect to residents of the other Canadian provinces and territories, without regard to conflicts of law principles. Any attempt by a participant or any other individual to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest could be a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, the Contest Administrators reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited.

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