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#ExploreWR150 – Canada 150 Photo Contest

Why Waterloo?

Take a photo and tell us why you think visitors should Explore Waterloo Region. This contest is part of our celebration of Canada 150th anniversary!

Use #ExploreWR150

See full contest rules and regulations below.

Photos can be in any of the following categories:

  1. Nature
  2. Technology
  3. Preservation Meets Innovation

The contest runs from June 1, 2017 to November 1, 2017. Entries will be judged and winners selected on November 2, 2017, and winners will be posted to www.explorewaterlooregion.com on November 3, 2017.

Prizes:

Prize 1: A complimentary overnight stay for two (2) with breakfast at The Walper Hotel valued at $350.00.
Prize 2: A $100.00 gift certificate for a meal or spa service at the Puddicombe House Family Restaurant, B&B and Spa.
Prize 3: A family pass for the Region of Waterloo Museums valued at $60.00. (Valid at the Waterloo Region Museum, Doon Heritage Village, Joseph Schneider Haus, and McDougall Cottage)

Rules and Regulations

Rules:

Our Canada 150 contest starts on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and runs until Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Enter by uploading a photo of Waterloo Region that answers the question ‘Why Waterloo?’ and highlights why visitors should come to the Region. All entries must be on Twitter, or Instagram, and include the hashtag #ExploreWR150 in order to be considered. The contest is open to all entrants over the age of 19.

Conditions:

  1. This contest is not open to employees of the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation or members of its Board of Directors.
  2. All decisions made with respect to judging of the contest are final.
  3. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  4. The Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation holds all copyright for photos submitted during the duration of the contest, whether selected as winners or not, and all photos are subject to reuse.
  5. Each prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitutions of cash or transfer of prize will be made. Contest sponsors may make substitutions of equal or greater value at their discretion.
  6. The Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation and contest sponsors are not liable for failures, problems, or malfunctions of equipment, internet or computer systems, or software that results in lost, misdirected, altered, late, or destroyed entries or winner notifications.
  7. Selected entrants must be legal residents of Canada. This contest is not open to residents of Quebec.
  8. Selected entrants are responsible for arranging travel to and from Waterloo Region.
  9. By claiming the prize, each winner agrees to hold harmless the releases from any and all liability, which includes loss of damage in whole or in part by reason of the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of said prize, or participation in this promotion.
  10. Acceptance of said prize by any winner shall be as-is, where-is, without any warranty whatsoever from the contest sponsors.
  11. By claiming the prize, each winner consents to use of his/her name and place of residence, without further compensation on the website.
  12. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations.
  13. The following are prohibited and will result in automatic disqualification from the contest: 1) Entry of the same photo more than once (1) per contest duration; 2) use of a method to artificially increase odds of winning; 3) non-compliance with the Rules and Regulations; 4) any other act that contest sponsors determine, at their sole discretion, jeopardizes the integrity of the contest; and 5) Any and all acts of violation of the Copyright Act.

Prize:

Prize 1: A complimentary overnight stay for two (2) with breakfast at The Walper Hotel valued at $350.00.
Prize 2: A $100.00 gift certificate for a meal at the Puddicombe House Restaurant.
Prize 3: A family pass for the Region of Waterloo Museums valued at $60.00. (Valid at the Waterloo Region Museum, Doon Heritage Village, Joseph Schneider Haus, and McDougall Cottage)

Privacy Policy:

Personal information collected during the contest will remain on file with the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation until the prizes have been claimed by their respective winners, unless stated otherwise. By participating in the contest, entrants grant the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation the right to post their images, and names as part of a winners list, on the Explore Waterloo Region website and social media accounts.

Dates:

Winners will be selected at 9 am on Thursday, November 2, 2017 and will be posted on explorewaterlooregion.com/ExploreWR150 at 9 am on Friday, November 3, 2017. Prizes have been donated by partners of the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation.

Judging:

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges on behalf of the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation in the following categories: 1) Nature; 2) Technology; and/or 3) Preservation Meets Innovation. Photos will be judged on a scale of 1-5 under each of the following criteria: 1) Adherence to the above noted themes; 2) Originality; 3) Creativity; 4) Composition, clarity, and quality; 5) Colour, lighting, exposure, and focus; 6) Audience appeal; 7) Marketability and commercial appeal. Points will be tallied and the highest scoring entry will be awarded Prize 1, the second highest scoring entry will be awarded Prize 2, and the third highest entry will be awarded Prize 3.

Announcement of Winners:

If a selected entrant does not respond to the social media notification of the announcement of the winners within seven (7) days of the date of the first attempted contact, the prize will be forfeited and another winner may be selected. Selected entrants may be required to pass a skill testing question before their prize can be claimed.

This contest is sponsored by the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation and its partners. For more information, contact the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation office at 519-585-7517.

Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation
201-260 King Street West
Kitchener, ON  N2G 1B6