Rules & Regulations

EGG FARMERS OF ONTARIO - “The Eggs Factor” Contest - OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Eggs Factor Contest (hereafter referred to as the “Contest”) is intended only for residents of Ontario. Any entrant under the age of majority as of March 25, 2014 must have the consent of their parent/legal guardian to enter the contest. This Contest will be interpreted according to applicable federal and provincial laws. Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) (hereafter referred to as the “Sponsor”) will conduct the Contest. 

THE CONTEST

Contest begins on March 25, 2014 at 9:00:01 a.m. (EST), and closes on April 22, 2014 at 8:59:59 a.m. (EST) (the “Closing Contest Date”) (hereafter referred to as the “Contest Period”).  Employees of Egg Farmers of Ontario its associated members, affiliated companies including farmers, processors, advertising and promotion agencies and the independent judging organization and those with whom such employees are domiciled are not eligible to participate in this Contest.

HOW TO ENTER

No purchase necessary.

To enter online, go to www.eggsfactor.ca. Click on the contest button and use the online tools and colour palette provided to create your own original custom egg design and once completed, complete the contest entry form and click submit. To complete your contest entry and to submit your egg design, you must complete and submit the online registration form including your first name, last name, valid e-mail address, complete home address and telephone number. In the event the entrant is under the age of majority you must include the full name of a parent or legal guardian and contact information granting permission to enter the Contest. Multiple entries per person are allowed but only one (1) entry can be chosen as a Semi-Finalist by the judging panel.  

All entries are subject to verification. Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Contest Sponsor) to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof in a timely manner may result in disqualification. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to remove any content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.

By entering this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Contest Sponsor, which are final and binding without right of appeal with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.

By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each entrant: (i) represents that his/her egg design is his/her original creation and does not infringe the rights of any third party (ii) grants to the Sponsor in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use his/her egg design, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason; (iii) waives all rights in and to his/her egg design in favour of the Sponsor; and (iv) agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor and each of its respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action.

SELECTION PROCESS – GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

On April 24, 2014, a judging panel consisting of three (3) representatives from the Sponsor and/or its promotion agency (the “Selection Committee”) will review and score all entries received based on the following criteria:

Criteria Scoring System

  • Creativity/Imagination 0-25
  • Visual appeal 0-25

    Total Score 50 Points

On April 25, 2014 at approximately 9:00:01 a.m. EST, six (6) Semi-Finalists and their respective submissions for each of the following six (6) age categories; 0-8 years of age; 9-12 years of age; 13-18 years of age; 19-29 years of age; 30-49 years of age and 50 years of age and older will be placed online at www.eggsfactor.ca for public voting.  Only one (1) submission per individual will be eligible for a Semi-Finalist position. Voting will start at 9:00:01 a.m. EST April 25, 2014 and end at 11:59:59 a.m. EST on May 12, 2014 (hereafter referred to as the “Voting Period”) and is open to all legal residents of Canada. Limit one (1) vote per IP address per category. Use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes or submitting votes in a manner that would be unfair to other entrants may result in the disqualification of those votes, in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.  

The top two (2) Finalists in each of the six (6) age categories who receive the highest number of votes at the end of the Voting Period will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winners for that age category. In the event of a tie, or if there are insufficient votes to determine two (2) eligible winners in an age category, a random draw amongst those entries that are tied for that age category will determine the two (2) eligible Grand Prize winners and in the case of insufficient votes for a category then a random draw from amongst the four (4) remaining semi-finalists in all six (6) categories will determine the eligible Grand Prize winner. The odds of a Semi-Finalist winning a Grand Prize will depend on the number of votes he/she received during the Voting Entry Period.  Contest Sponsors, acting reasonably, will attempt to contact the potential Grand Prize winners by telephone within two (2) business days after end of the Voting Entry Period. In the event that a potential Grand Prize winner cannot be contacted within two (2) business days after end of the Voting Entry Period, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in accordance with the procedure outlined above, with the necessary amendments. Proof of identification must be provided upon request.

GRAND PRIZE

There will be twelve (12) Grand Prizes awarded. Each Grand Prize consists of an iPad mini with Wi-Fi 16GB. Approximate retail value $320 CDN. Each prize will be delivered to the winner by the Sponsor upon the conclusion of the Contest. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of the prize. Prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution, are not for resale and have no cash surrender value. The Sponsor reserves the right, in the event that a Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another prize or prize component for a prize or a prize component of equal or greater value, without liability.

PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION

In order to be awarded a Grand Prize, a potential winner (or in the case of a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) must be in compliance with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations. The selected prize winner will be notified by e-mail and telephone and will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question and sign (or in the case of a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign) and return a declaration of eligibility and a liability/publicity release within five (5) business days of notification.  If the selected prize winner cannot be contacted by e-mail or telephone or fails to return the Contest documents within the specified time or otherwise fails to comply with these Contest rules, he/she will forfeit their prize and the entrant in the applicable category with the next highest votes will be eligible to receive the prize. Contest judges' rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to the Contest and the awarding of a prize.

GENERAL

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. By entering the Contest, participants agree to be bound by these official rules and by the decisions of the independent administration and judging organization, which shall be final with respect to all matters relating to this Contest. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. By completing the entry form, all entrants consent to the collection, use and distribution of their personal information by the Sponsor for the purposes of running the Contest (information is stored for approximately one (1) year). Sponsor will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering the Contest. For further information regarding the use of personal information, please refer to the privacy policy posted at http://www.eggfarmersofontario.ca/privacy-policy

Neither the Sponsor nor the independent judging organization, are responsible for any lost, misdirected or late entries or any problems or technical malfunctions of any computer online systems or servers, computer software problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website and assume no liability for damage to entrant's or any person's computer, cellular phone, etc., resulting from participating in the Contest. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address. “Authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate, suspend or amend contest without liability subject to applicable laws. If for any reason, the online portion of this Contest is not capable of being completed as planned including, but not limited to computer virus, bugs, tampering, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest or to modify the Contest rules.   Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

The eligible Grand Prize winners agree to cooperate in any investigations by or on behalf of Sponsor to confirm their eligibility and to help ensure that the use of any such potential winner in advertising or publicity for the Contest will not bring the Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavourably on the Contest or the Sponsor as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Egg Farmers of Ontario will be donating up to a maximum of $10,000 to Huron Perth Eat and Learn in connection with the Contest.


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