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    WHAT IS THE CLASSROOM ENERGY DIET CHALLENGE?

  1. Challenge Scope: The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (the “Challenge”) is a competition among classrooms and schools across Canada, to be run in both official languages, to increase awareness and knowledge about energy use among Canadian students. The Challenge will consist of two streams:
    1. a Classroom Challenge comprised of a number of classroom assignments related to energy conservation with points awarded for completion of the assignments (the “Challenge Assignments”); and
    2. an Energy Diet Challenge video contest (the “Video Contest”) which will challenge classrooms to create a video of up to sixty (60) seconds in length to encourage people to reduce their energy consumption.
  2. SPONSORS

  3. The Challenge is sponsored and administered by Shell Canada Limited (400 4th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2H5) and Canadian Geographic Enterprises (Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1), (collectively the “Challenge Sponsors”).
  4. CHALLENGE PERIOD

  5. The Challenge will open on February 4, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. EDT and will close on April 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, (the “Challenge Period”).
  6. ELIGIBILITY & DISQUALIFICATION

  7. To be eligible to participate in one or both streams of the Challenge you must be a resident of Canada and a registered student in a Classroom (from Kindergarten to grade 13 inclusive) at a Canadian School. For the purposes of these Rules, a “School” is an educational institution located in Canada, which is recognized by the Province or Territory in which it is located and includes, but is not limited to, a public, private, separate, charter or home school; and “Classroom” is a group of three (3) or more students from the same School instructed by a teacher certified in the Canadian Province or Territory in which the School is located or, in the case of a home school, a group of three (3) or more students instructed by the same individual and following a curriculum approved by the Canadian Province or Territory in which the students reside. You are not eligible to participate in the Challenge if you are an employee, agent, contractor, or representative of either of the Challenge Sponsors or if you are an immediate family member of or reside with any member of the Challenge Judging Panel. For the purpose of these Rules, “immediate family member” means mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter.
  8. Participation in the Challenge: To participate in the Challenge, individuals must be registered for the Challenge as part of a Classroom.
  9. Classroom Category: For the purposes of the Challenge, Classrooms will be categorized as either “Elementary Classrooms” or “Secondary Classrooms” as determined by the Province or Territory in which the School is located. Designation of Classroom Category must be made at the time the Classroom registers for the Challenge.
  10. Compliance with Rules: All Classrooms and participants in the Challenge must adhere to these Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Official Rules (“Rules”). The Challenge Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any Classroom that does not comply with the Rules or with any subsequent instructions provided as part of the Challenge.
  11. A Classroom’s failure to adhere to any of the Rules, as determined by the Challenge Sponsors in their sole discretion, will also render the Classroom ineligible to participate in any future Challenge and ineligible for any Challenge rewards, prizes or compensation of any kind.
  12. HOW TO ENTER

  13. General: No purchase necessary to enter the Challenge or to win a Prize. These Rules are final on all matters relating to the Challenge.
  14. Entry into Challenge: To enter the Challenge, the teacher or instructor of a participating Classroom (a “Teacher”) must register their Classroom on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge website at energydiet.canadiangeographic.ca (the “Challenge Website”) and complete the entry form (“Entry”) as indicated. There is no cost to register on the Challenge Website. Teachers will be required to provide information about the Classroom’s grade level, Classroom Category (either Elementary Classroom or Secondary Classroom), School name, School address and contact information, name and telephone number of principal of the School in which the Classroom is located, number of students in the Classroom, and number of classrooms and registered students in the School. No personal information about students may be included on the Entry. The Teacher must acknowledge that they have read and agree to the Rules by checking the box that appears on the Entry. In order to qualify, all required Entry fields must be completed. Once an Entry is submitted, the Teacher will receive a one-time email, which will confirm receipt of the Entry. Limit of one entry per Classroom. The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged or misdirected Entries.
  15. Teachers are solely responsible to review, understand and comply with all applicable policies and procedures, including the policies and procedures of the school and/or school board related to their Classroom, regarding eligibility to enter and/or participate in events such as the Challenge. Any Teacher entering a Classroom in the Challenge or participating in the Challenge in violation of any applicable policy or procedure, including a policy or procedure of their school or school board, may, along with their Classroom, be disqualified from the Challenge and prohibited or disqualified from receiving any Prize.
  16. The Challenge Sponsors disclaim any and all liability or responsibility for disputes related to the entry, administration and judging of the Challenge or any Prize related thereto. All decisions of the Challenge Sponsors concerning the ability or eligibility of a Teacher and/or Classroom and/or School to participate in the Challenge and/or win a Prize are within the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors and are final with no right of appeal or review whatsoever. Similarly, all decisions of the Challenge Sponsors and the Judging Panel on any matter related to the Challenge (including, but not limited to, the number of Challenge Points awarded to or acquired by any Classroom, the proof or verification that any Classroom has completed any Challenge Assignment and any judging conducted in connection with the Video Contest) are final with no right of appeal or review whatsoever.
  17. Entry Deadline: All Entries must be submitted electronically and must be electronically received no later than 11:59:59 EDT on January 20, 2013 (the “Entry Deadline”) in order to be participate in the Challenge and to be eligible to win a Prize. The date and time of receipt of Entry will be based on the time of receipt as determined by the Challenge Sponsors. Entries received after the Entry Deadline will not be accepted.
  18. TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  19. Teachers are responsible for all information posted within their Challenge account (“Account”) and must comply with and ensure full compliance by their Classroom with these Rules, including, in particular, all rules relating to the protection of personal information collected, disclosed or used in connection with the Challenge.
  20. Safety is of paramount importance for the Challenge. All Challenge Assignments and the Video Contest must be conducted and completed in a safe manner and in compliance with the Rules and all applicable laws. Undertaking unsafe activities in connection with any Challenge Assignment or the Video Contest is strictly prohibited. Failure to carry out any Challenge Assignment in a safe manner may result in disqualification of the Classroom from the Challenge and/or revocation of any Challenge Points awarded in connection with the Challenge Assignment(s) at issue, as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole discretion. All decisions of the Challenge Sponsors concerning the ability or eligibility of a Teacher and/or Classroom to participate, or continue to participate, in the Challenge and/or win a Prize or be awarded any Challenge Points, are within the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors and are final with no right of appeal or review whatsoever.
  21. Teachers are encouraged to blog on the Challenge Website throughout the Challenge in order to share ideas and best practices and create a dynamic community of interest among Classrooms participating in the Challenge. The Challenge Website will also link to other social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Teachers are encouraged to use social media to involve their community in Classroom Assignments and initiatives (subject to any applicable school or school board policies or codes of conduct related to the use of social media).
  22. Teachers shall not make any announcement concerning the Challenge results without the prior approval of the Challenge Sponsors.
  23. Teachers understand that they may be approached by the Challenge Sponsors to speak to national and local media about their Classroom’s participation in the Challenge. While participation in media interviews is at the Teacher’s discretion, the Challenge Sponsors encourage Teachers to participate fully in any opportunities to further educate Canadians about the importance of energy literacy and conservation (subject to any of their own school policies concerning media relations).
  24. Teachers, Classrooms, students, Schools or School principals shall not defame or otherwise damage or attempt to damage or undermine the reputation of either of the Challenge Sponsors or Challenge participants.
  25. Teachers must be truthful about completion of Classroom Assignments and any results achieved during the Challenge. Falsification of documents or tampering with Challenge-related data is strictly prohibited and may, at the Challenge Sponsors’ sole discretion, result in disqualification of the Classroom from the Challenge. All decisions of the Challenge Sponsors concerning the ability or eligibility of a Teacher and/or Classroom to participate or continue to participate in the Challenge, earn Challenge Points and/or win a Prize are within the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors and are final with no right of appeal or review whatsoever.
  26. GLOBAL CLASSROOM

  27. To broaden awareness of the Challenge, Shaw’s Global TV will film one classroom throughout the Challenge Period (the “Global Classroom”) and air the progress of the Global Classroom online and on broadcast television. Global TV camera crews will visit the Global Classroom six (6) or seven (7) times throughout the Challenge Period, and the times will be collectively agreed upon by the teacher and the Global TV camera crew.
  28. The Global Classroom and a "runner up" will be randomly selected from the group of eligible Classrooms by the Challenge sponsors at 12:00:00 EDT on January 22, 2013 in Ottawa, ON. To be eligible, Classrooms must be registered by the Entry Deadline and reside in, or within 20kms radius, of western Canadian cities (the “Geographic Regions) where Global TV has television stations and camera crews: Winnipeg, MB; Regina, SK; Edmonton, AB; Calgary, AB; Lethbridge, AB; Red Deer, AB; Kelowna, BC; Vernon, BC; Lower Mainland BC (Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Langley, Surrey).
  29. The successful Global Classroom will not be eligible to participate in the Video Contest if it agrees to be the Global Classroom.
  30. Chances of becoming the Global Classroom will depend on the number of Classrooms that enter the Challenge in the eligible Geographic Regions.
  31. The winning Global Classroom teacher will be notified by telephone and email by 16:00:00PM EST on January 22, 2013 and confirm whether s/he is able to participate. If the teacher does not confirm, the "runner up" teacher and classroom will be notified.
  32. Participation requires the students’ guardians’ written permission to film and broadcast their images within the Global Classroom activities. Teachers must submit this permission to Global TV before the camera crew enters the Classroom.
  33. The Challenge Sponsors reserve the right to discontinue and reselect the Global Classroom at their discretion.
  34. CHALLENGE ASSIGNMENTS

  35. During the Challenge Period various assignments with corresponding lesson plans (the “Challenge Assignments”) will be posted on the Challenge Website. A point value of 5, 10, or 15 will be attributed to each Challenge Assignment for Classroom-based, School-based, or community-based Challenge Assignments respectively, (the “Challenge Points”). The Classroom Teacher must register the completion of Challenge Assignments on the Challenge Website, upon which the Classroom will be credited with the Challenge Points attributed to each completed Challenge Assignment during the Challenge Period.
  36. Classrooms participating in the Challenge are expected to follow all guidelines provided by the Challenge Sponsors with safety in mind and comply with all applicable laws during the course of the Challenge.
  37. All information relating to Challenge Assignments will be available on the Challenge Website and through each Classroom’s Account.
  38. Classrooms are encouraged to complete Challenge Assignments based on the tips and resources provided by the Challenge Sponsors on the Challenge Website. Teachers will not be expected or required to purchase any extra supplies or materials to participate in the Challenge and the Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for any costs associated with completion of any Challenge Assignment.
  39. Teachers must provide proof of completion of Challenge Assignments as determined by the Challenge Sponsors. This may include (but is not limited to) uploading photos of completed Challenge Assignments or examples of student work from the Challenge Assignments to the Challenge Website. Challenge Sponsors reserve their right to require supplementary proof of completion of any Challenge Assignment. Failure to provide such further proof may result in retraction of any Challenge Points awarded for a particular Challenge Assignment and/or disqualification of the Classroom from the Challenge at the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors.
  40. VIDEO CONTEST

  41. The Video Contest is comprised of two stages; a Script Stage followed by a Video Stage. Both stages will have an Elementary Category and a Secondary Category. Classrooms that wish to participate in the Video Contest must complete the Script Stage and only Classrooms determined to be Semi-Finalists following the Script Stage (as set out in paragraphs 30 – 32 below) may continue to the Video Stage.
  42. Script Stage

  43. To participate in the Script Stage of the Video Contest, a Classroom must submit a full script for a video of no more than sixty (60) seconds in length that discusses energy use in Canada, (the “Script”).
  44. Scripts must be submitted by uploading them to the Challenge Website.
  45. All Scripts must be submitted electronically and must be electronically received by 11:59:59 EDT on February 22, 2013 (the “Script Deadline”) in order to be considered for the Script Stage of the Video Contest. The date and time of receipt of a Script will be based on the time of receipt as determined by the Challenge Sponsors. Scripts received after the Script Deadline will not be accepted or considered. The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for any lost, delayed, damaged, malfunctioning, misdirected or illegal submissions. No Scripts will be returned. Limit of one Script submission per Classroom.
  46. The Scripts will be scored by a judging panel of between 6 and 8 individuals made up of representatives from each of the Challenge Sponsors, (the “Judging Panel”).
  47. Each judge on the Judging Panel will evaluate all of the eligible Scripts based on eight (8) criteria. Each criterion will be scored from 1 to 5 (low to high), for a total score out of 40. The sum of the judges’ scores for each eligible Script will be divided by the number of judges on the Judging Panel to calculate a Final Average Score for each eligible Script.
  48. The Classrooms in each Classroom Category that submitted the 25 highest-scoring Scripts out of all eligible Scripts in their respective Classroom Category, and that have received a minimum score of 20, (the “Semi-Finalists”), will be eligible to receive the Script Prize (as set out in paragraph 57.1 of the Rules) and may then participate in the Video Stage of the Video Contest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if, in either School Category, less than 25 eligible Scripts are submitted and/or less than 25 eligible Scripts receive a score of 20 or higher, only the number of eligible Scripts in each School Category that receive a score of 20 or higher will be eligible for a Script Prize and may continue to the Video Stage of the Video Contest.
  49. Video Stage

  50. The Semi-Finalists from the Script Stage may participate in the Video Stage of the Video Contest by producing and submitting a video that follows the Script previously submitted by the Classroom, (the “Classroom Video”).
  51. The Classroom Videos must be completed and uploaded to Challenge Website by 11:59:59 EDT on April 7, 2013 (the “Video Deadline”). The date and time of receipt of the Classroom Videos will be based on the time of receipt as determined by the Challenge Sponsors. Classroom Videos received after the Video Deadline will not be accepted or considered.
  52. The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for any lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, malfunctioning or illegal Classroom Videos. Classroom Videos will not be returned.
  53. Classroom Videos may not be longer than sixty (60) seconds in length, must follow the Script and may be in English and/or French.
  54. The content of Classroom Videos must be original, must not contain copyrighted material, and must not be defamatory, offensive, vulgar, or illegal, as determined by the Judging Panel.
  55. Classroom Videos must be written, produced and shot solely by the members of the Classroom submitting the Classroom Video.
  56. Classroom Videos may not include images, music, lyrics, or other licensed images or audio that have been previously published or are pending publication.
  57. Consent forms/media releases and other waivers, as required by the Challenge Sponsors, (collectively “Media Release”) must be completed for all persons appearing in a Classroom Video and submitted at the same time as the Classroom Video. Failure to provide the Media Release at the time the Classroom Video is submitted may result in disqualification of the Classroom from the Video Contest and forfeiture of any Prize, as solely determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
  58. Public Voting for Classroom Videos: Following the Video Deadline, all eligible Classroom Videos will be posted on the Challenge Website for public voting. Voting will be open to the public from April 8, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. EDT until April 25, 2013 at 11:59:59 EDT (the “Voting Period”). Votes submitted outside of the Voting Period will not be counted.
  59. Casting Votes: No purchase necessary and no charge to vote. To cast a vote, visit the Challenge Website and watch a Classroom Video from start to finish. At the end of the Classroom Video a “vote” button will appear and the viewer may vote for the particular Classroom Video by clicking on “vote”. A confirmation will then appear asking the viewer to confirm the vote by clicking on “yes”. NOTE: only one vote may be cast per viewer for each Classroom Video, but a viewer may vote for multiple Classroom Videos. If the selected Classroom Video is not viewed in its entirety or the user is determined, through IP tracking, to have previously voted for the selected Classroom Video, the “vote” option will not appear.
  60. The Challenge Sponsors shall not be liable for the failure of submission of any vote. Altering, tampering with, or otherwise interfering with the public voting process by Challenge participant(s) will result in disqualification of the Classroom in which the participant is registered and forfeit of any Prize, at the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors. Multiple votes by the same viewer/user, as determined by the Challenge Sponsors, will not be counted.
  61. At the conclusion of the Voting Period, the ten (10) Classroom Videos with the greatest number of public votes in each Classroom Category, (the “Video Finalists”) will be judged by the Judging Panel. In the event of a tie for the top ten Classroom Videos in either Classroom Category, the Challenge Sponsors will conduct a random draw among the tied Classroom Videos to determine the Video Finalists.
  62. Video Finalists Judging: Video Finalists in each of the two Classroom Categories will receive a score from each judge on the Judging Panel in the following two categories:
    1. Creativity & Originality; and
    2. Production Value.
    Creativity & Originality will consist of 5 criteria, with each criterion receiving a score of 1 to 5 (low to high), for a possible score of up to 25. Production Value will consist of 2 criteria, with each criterion receiving a score of 1 to 5 (low to high), for a possible score of up to 10. Each judge on the Judging Panel will submit a total score out of 35 for each Video Finalist. The sum of the judges’ scores for each Video Finalist will be divided by the number of judges on the Judging Panel to obtain a Final Average Score for each Video Finalist. The Video Finalist in each of the Classroom Categories with the highest Final Average Score will be eligible to receive the Video Contest Grand Prize.
  63. Challenge participants consent to the use, editing, and publication of their Classroom Video by the Challenge Sponsors in their sole discretion, including publication of the name(s) of the Teacher and students appearing in the Classroom Video. Such use includes, but is not limited to, future promotions, advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials of either of the Challenge Sponsors. By participating in the Challenge, Classrooms and all Challenge participants relinquish any and all publishing rights associated with the Script and Classroom Video and shall not receive any payment, royalty or any other compensation from the Challenge Sponsors for use or publication of a Script and/or Classroom Video.
  64. All costs associated with making and submitting a Classroom Video are the Classroom’s responsibility. The Challenge Sponsors will not reimburse or be responsible for any residuals or costs incurred in making or submitting any Classroom Video.
  65. PRIVACY

  66. Privacy is of paramount importance. Teachers are responsible for ensuring that no personal information about students is shared publicly (via the Challenge Website or other methods) as part of the Challenge, unless parental consent has been received. Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual and includes any information that can or may be used to identify an individual.
  67. Teachers who wish to use personal information about students must obtain parental consent using the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Minor Consent Form (“Consent Form”) which will be available on the Challenge Website.
  68. Consent Forms must be completed in full and signed by a custodial parent or guardian prior to the Teacher publicly sharing photos, videos, examples of students’ work, or other personal information about students. The Consent Forms must be retained by the Teacher for a minimum of one (1) year following the end of the Challenge and must be provided to the Challenge Sponsors upon request. Failure to provide the Consent Forms upon request may result in disqualification of the Classroom or School from the Challenge and forfeiture of any Prize.
  69. Teachers are responsible for keeping Consent Forms in a secure location for the duration of the Challenge and as required thereafter and providing Consent Forms to the Challenge Sponsors upon request or to other authorities, should proof of parental consent be required.
  70. The collection, use and disclosure of information, including personal information, in connection with the Challenge is further outlined in the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Privacy Policy.
  71. PRIZES & PRIZE SELECTION

  72. Prizes will be awarded for the Classroom Challenge and the Video Contest, (each a “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”). Details of the Prizes and the Prize selection are set out below:
  73. Classroom Challenge Prizes

  74. A total of four (4) prizes will be awarded for the Classroom Challenge: one (1) Elementary Classroom Grand Prize, one (1) Secondary Classroom Grand Prize, one (1) Most Points Prize, and one (1) Top School Prize.
  75. Chances of winning a Classroom Challenge Prize will depend on the number of Classrooms that enter the Challenge and the number of Challenge Points accumulated by each Classroom.
  76. To be eligible to win any of the Classroom Challenge Prizes, a Classroom must accumulate at least 30 Challenge Points for completed Challenge Assignments during the Challenge Period and, with respect to determining the Top School Prize, a School’s percentage of participation will be based only on Classrooms that have accumulated at least 30 Challenge Points regardless of the actual number of registered Classrooms. The final determination of the number of Challenge Points each Classroom has accumulated will be made by the Challenge Sponsors, with no right of appeal or review.
    1. Elementary Classroom Grand Prize: Consisting of five-thousand dollars ($5000.00) to be used towards educational technology resources, as determined by the winning Classroom. (Approximate retail value of $5,000.00.)

        Selection of Potential Winner:

      1. A Classroom will be selected for the Elementary School Grand Prize by random draw at or about 13:00 EDT on April 26, 2013 at the offices of Canadian Geographic (Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1) from all eligible Classrooms registered for the Challenge in the Elementary School Category that have obtained a minimum of 30 Challenge Points during the Challenge Period, (“Selected Entrant”).
      2. The Teacher of the Selected Entrant will be notified by a representative of the Challenge Sponsors on or before April 30, 2013 at or about 13:00 p.m. EDT by telephone and by electronic mail.
    2. Secondary Classroom Grand Prize: Consisting of five-thousand dollars ($5000.00) to be used towards educational technology resources, as determined by the winning Classroom. (Approximate retail value of $5,000.00.)

        Selection of Potential Winner:

      1. A Classroom will be selected for the Secondary School Grand Prize by random draw at or about 13:00 EDT on April 26, 2013 at the offices of Canadian Geographic (Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1) from all eligible Classrooms registered for the Challenge in the Secondary School Category that have obtained a minimum of 30 Challenge Points during the Challenge Period, (“Selected Entrant”).
      2. The Teacher of the Selected Entrant will be notified by a representative of the Challenge Sponsors on or before April 30, 2013 at or about 13:00 p.m. EDT by telephone and by electronic mail.
    3. Most Points Prize: Consisting of five-hundred dollars ($500.00) to be used for a class party, one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to be used for classroom supplies or a class field trip, and a five-hundred dollar ($500.00) donation made by the Challenge Sponsors on behalf of the winning Classroom to a Canadian charity as determined by the Teacher of the winning Classroom. (Approximate retail value of $1,500.00 and $500.00 in charitable contributions.)

        Selection of Potential Winner

      1. The Classroom that accumulates the most Challenge Points during the Challenge Period out of all Classrooms in both Classroom Categories will be selected as the potential winner of the Most Points Prize. If there is a tie for Classrooms with the highest number of Challenge Points accumulated, a Classroom will be selected by random draw at or about 13:00 EDT on April 26, 2013 at the offices of Canadian Geographic (Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1) from all Classrooms tied for the highest accumulated Challenge Points, (“Selected Entrant”).
      2. The Teacher of the Selected Entrant for the Most Points Prize will be notified by telephone and electronic mail on April 30, 2013 at or about 13:00 p.m. EDT
      3. Upon the winner being declared, The Challenge Sponsors will send the Most Points Prize to the winning Classroom via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
      4. The Teacher of the Classroom awarded the Most Points Prize must notify the Challenge Sponsors of the name of the registered Canadian charity to which the winning Classroom wishes the donation to be made within thirty (30) days of being notified that the Classroom has won the Most Points Prize.
    4. Top School Prize: Consisting of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to be used for a school party, twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) to be used for school supplies or a school field trip, and a fifteen-hundred dollar ($1,500.00) donation made by the Challenge Sponsors on behalf of the winning Classroom to a Canadian charity as determined by the principal of the winning School. (Approximate retail value of $3,500.00 and $1,500.00 in charitable contributions).

        Selection of Potential Winner

      1. To be eligible for the Top School Prize, a School must have a minimum of 200 registered students and 5 registered teachers and the total number of classrooms in the School must be registered by the School principal on the Challenge Website by the Entry Deadline.
      2. The eligible School with the highest percentage of eligible Classrooms registered in the Challenge out of the total number of classrooms in the School will be selected as the potential winner of the Top School Prize. In the event that there is a tie for the potential winner of the Top School Prize, the potential winner will be selected by random draw at or about 13:00 EDT on April 26, 2013 at the offices of Canadian Geographic (Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1) from all tied Schools, (“Selected Entrant”).
      3. The principal of the Selected Entrant for the Top School Prize will be notified by telephone on April 30, 2013 at or about 13:00 p.m. EDT
      4. The principal of the School that wins the Top School Prize must notify the Challenge Sponsors of the name of the registered Canadian charity to which the winning School wishes the donation to be made within thirty (30) days of being notified that the school has won the Top School Prize.
  77. Video Contest Prizes

  78. A total of up to 52 Prizes will be awarded for the Video Contest; up to fifty (50) Script Prizes and two (2) Video Contest Grand Prizes.
    1. Script Prize: Each consisting of one (1) 4 GB MinoHD Flip Video camera (Approximate retail value of $100.00 each).

        Selection of Potential Winners

      1. The 25 Classrooms in each Classroom Category with the highest-scoring Scripts (with a minimum score of 20) out of all eligible Scripts submitted in the respective Classroom Categories, as determined by the Judging Panel, will be selected as potential winners of a Script Prize. In the event that less than 25 eligible Scripts are submitted and/or less than 25 Scripts obtain a minimum score of 20 in either of the Classroom Categories, only Classrooms with Scripts that obtain a minimum score of 20 will be selected as potential winners of a Script Prize, (each a “Selected Entrant”).
      2. The Teacher of each Selected Entrant for a Script Prize will be notified by telephone and electronic mail on or about February 26, 2013 at or about 13:00 p.m. EDT.
      3. Once the Script Prize winners have been declared, The Challenge Sponsors will send the Script Prize to the winning Classrooms via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
      4. The Script Prizes should be received on or before March 15, 2013. If a winning Classroom has not received their Script Prize by this date, the Teacher of the Classroom must contact the Challenge Sponsors immediately at [email protected].
      5. Chances of winning a Script Prize will depend on the number of eligible Scripts received and the overall quality of the Scripts.
    2. Video Contest Grand Prize: Consisting of two-thousand dollars ($2,000.00) to be used for educational technology for the winning Classroom, as determined by the Teacher of the winning Classroom.

        Selection of Potential Winners

      1. Two Video Contest Grand Prizes will be awarded, one in the Elementary School Category and one in the Secondary School Category.
      2. Only the 10 Classroom Videos with the highest number of public votes in each Classroom Category will be scored by the Judging Panel and eligible for the Classroom Video Grand Prize.
      3. The Classroom in each of the two Classroom Categories that submitted the Classroom Video obtaining the highest score in its respective Classroom Category will be selected as a potential winner of the Video Contest Grand Prize, (“Selected Entrant”). In the event that there is a tie in a Classroom Category for the potential winner of the Classroom Video Grand Prize, the potential winner will be selected by random draw at or about 13:00 EDT on April 26, 2013 at the offices of Canadian Geographic (Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1) from all tied Classroom Videos in the applicable Classroom Category.
      4. The Teacher of the Selected Entrant for a Video Contest Grand Prizes in each of the Classroom Categories will be notified by electronic mail and telephone on or about April 30, 2013 at or about 13:00 p.m. EDT
      5. Once the winners of the Video Contest Grand Prize are declared, the winning Classroom Videos will also receive national public exposure through Canadian Geographic and potentially via other events or media outlets.
      6. The Challenge Sponsors will send each of the Video Contest Grand Prizes to the Classroom winners via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
      7. Chances of winning a Video Contest Grand Prize will depend on the overall quality of the Classroom Videos received and on the results of the public voting in connection with the Video Contest.
  79. WINNER DECLARATION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES

  80. Winners of any Prize will receive no compensation, credit or prizing other than the Prize awarded.
  81. For all Prizes, the identity of the winners will be determined in Ottawa, Ontario. The determination of the winners or potential winners by the Challenge Sponsors or Judging Panel is final without right of appeal or review.
  82. Before being declared a Challenge winner and receiving a Prize, The Teacher representing a Selected Entrant and, in the case of the Top School Prize, the principal of the Selected Entrant, will be required to:
    1. sign a Declaration of Eligibility and Release form releasing the Challenge Sponsors and each of their associated entities from any and all liability associated with the Challenge or any Prize;
    2. successfully answer unaided a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question; and
    3. comply will all other Rules for the Challenge.
  83. In the event that a Selected Entrant does not meet all of the requirements set out in paragraph 60 above, is determined to be ineligible to win a Prize, or is otherwise disqualified from the Challenge, the Challenge Sponsors may select an alternate Selected Entrant in their sole discretion.
  84. The Challenge Sponsors shall have no obligation to the Challenge winners beyond awarding of Prizes and as otherwise outlined in these Rules.
  85. All costs, applicable taxes and other fees and expenses not specifically outlined in these Rules and related to the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners, including without limitation, all costs of licenses, insurance and permits.
  86. Allow six to eight weeks for delivery of all Prizes.
  87. Prizes are not transferable; no substitutions or equivalents are permitted, except by the Challenge Sponsors at their sole discretion or as otherwise provided in these Rules.
  88. The Challenge Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, without notice, and for any reason, substitute a Prize, or any portion thereof, with a prize or prizes of equal or greater value.
  89. By entering the Challenge, all Teachers and participants in Classrooms, as confirmed by the Teacher entering the Classroom in the Challenge, agree:
    1. to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Challenge Sponsors; and
    2. to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Challenge Sponsors and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries and independent contractors, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives, including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability for claims/damages, including but not limited to claims/damages for personal injury (including death) or property damage, with respect to or arising from acceptance, possession or use or misuse of any Prize or participation in the Challenge, or for claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or intrusion of privacy.
  90. Information collected from Teachers by the Challenge Sponsors will only be used and disclosed by the Challenge Sponsors or its affiliates to verify Teacher registrations, administer the Challenge and for internal analysis of entrant demographics and as may be provided in these Rules or in the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Privacy Policy.
  91. The Challenge Sponsors will not attempt to contact a Teacher for any other purpose than to administer the Challenge unless the Teacher opted-in at the time of Entry to receive relevant Classroom Energy Diet Challenge-related email communications from the Challenge Sponsors. The Challenge Sponsors respect the privacy of all Teachers who register for the Challenge
  92. By entering the Challenge, each Teacher and participant agrees:
    1. that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge or any prize award shall be resolved in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta; and
    2. to irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta over any claim or matter arising under or in connection with the Challenge or these Rules.
  93. For Classrooms and Schools in the Province of Québec, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of the Challenge may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the Challenge may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
  94. The Challenge Sponsors shall not be held responsible for any personal injury or property damages, including but not limited to school damage or damage to personal property, problems, errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Challenge. The Challenge Sponsors accept no responsibility for loss, damage or claims caused by or resulting from the Challenge or acceptance, use or misuse of a prize. The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical, human or other error in the printing of Challenge and/or collateral materials, administration of the Challenge, processing of the Entries or in the announcement of the Prizes or in any other materials or information associated with the Challenge.
  95. The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, falsified, tampered with, altered or destroyed Entries and all such Entries are void. In the event it is determined that a Teacher has entered in a fashion not sanctioned by these Rules and/or has submitted more than the number of Entries permitted by these Rules, the Classroom will be disqualified and all of the Entries submitted by the Teacher will be disqualified.
  96. The Challenge Sponsors reserve the right to terminate or suspend the Challenge or specific Challenge components or to amend these Rules at any time and in any way, without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law.
  97. EARLY BIRD DRAW RULES

     

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

  98. All Teachers that have successfully registered a Classroom at energydiet.canadiangeographic.ca for the 2013 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (the "Challenge") by 11:59:00 p.m. EST on December 7, 2012 ("Early Bird Closing Date") will be entered in a random draw for a $100 prepaid Visa gift card (the "Prize").
  99. One entry per Teacher. One Prize available to be won. Chances of winning depend on the number of Teachers registered by Early Bird Draw Closing Date.
  100. Draw will take place on December 10, 2013 at 1:00:00 p.m. EST in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from all Teachers successfully registered for the Challenge by the Early Bird Closing Date. Winner will be notified by telephone by 3:00:00PM on December 10, 2013 EST and informed how to collect their Prize.
  101. REFERRAL DRAW

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

  102. All Teachers registered for the Challenge who Refer another teacher who registers for the Challenge from 12:00:00 a.m. EST on November 19, 2012 to 11:59:00 p.m. EST on January 20, 2013 ("Referral Period") will be entered into a draw for one of ten (10) $100 online gift certificates to Ten Tree Apparel www.tentree.org (each a "Prize"). To "Refer" a Teacher and be entered into the draw, the referred Teacher must indicate the name of the Teacher who made the referral when registering for the Challenge and referred Teacher must be successfully registered for the Challenge.
  103. The referring teacher will get one entry into the draw for each unique teacher they Refer during the Referral Period. No maximum number of entries during Referral Period. Each entrant is eligible to receive a maximum of one Prize.
  104. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Teachers will increase the odds of winning by giving more Referrals during the Referral Period.
  105. Referrals prior to November 19, 2012 will not be considered.
  106. Draws will take place on January 24, 2013 at 1:00:00PM EST in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from all entries received during the Referral Period. Winners will be notified by telephone by 3:00:00PM on January 24, 2013 EST and informed how to collect their Prize.

This is an online contest only; entrants must use social media to be considered.

There will be a random draw (10 winners to be selected) for the prize of a one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic. If the selected winner (s) currently receives Canadian Geographic, one year will be added to their current subscription.

The contest closes on January 8, 2013 at 12 p.m. E.S.T.
The winner will be drawn in Ottawa at 1 p.m. E.S.T. January 08, 2013.
The winner will be notified by 5 p.m. on January 11, 2013.

ELIGIBILITY

To enter and be eligible to win, participants must be a resident of Canada, of the age of majority in the province or territory where you reside, and not an employee of, a member of the immediate family of, or domiciled with an employee of any division of Canadian Geographic Enterprises, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society or their subsidiaries affiliates, and agents. By agreeing with the Rules and Regulations the entrant agrees that there is no privity of contract between Facebook Inc. and the entrant. Any information disclosed with Canadian Geographic is not shared with Facebook Inc. Entrants must already have a Facebook and Twitter account, and will have to connect with the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (like the CEDC on Facebook and follow it on Twitter) in order to be eligible for the draw. No purchase is necessary. Entries are limited to one per person.

PRIZE

In order to win, the selected entrant must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question administered by e-mail.

The winner will be contacted by an employee of Canadian Geographic Enterprises to make arrangements for the awarding of their prize.

Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or extendible, nor can it be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. By entering, each winner agrees that their name and address may be used for further contact by Canadian Geographic Enterprises.

The odds of being selected will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. All entries become the property of Canadian Geographic Enterprises, which assumes no responsibility for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. Entrants agree to abide by the contest rules and the decisions of the contest organizers, which are final.

This contest complies with all federal and provincial laws. Contest is void where prohibited.


By entering this contest, participants agree that this contract contains no terms or conditions other than what is explicitly listed herein. All users who have already connected with the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, and wish to enter the contest, must contact [email protected] to be considered.

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Prizes

Classroom Challenge

Grand Prize

Prizes will be awarded via a random draw from among classrooms that reach at least 30 points by April 25, 2013. A total of two Technology Packages will be awarded as grand prizes with one going to a winning classroom from the elementary level and one to a winning classroom from the secondary school level.

The winning classrooms will receive:

A $5,000 Technology Package

Most Points Prize

Awarded to the classroom that has achieved the most points.

The winning classroom will receive:

$500 for a class party

$1,000 to be used towards a class trip or supplies

$500 donation to the charity of the classroom’s choice

Top School Prize

Awarded to the school that has the highest percentage of classrooms participating in the Challenge.

The winning school will receive:

$1000 for a school party

$2,500 to be used towards a school trip or supplies

$1,500 donation to the charity of the school’s choice

Video Contest

Semi-Finalist Prizes

Awarded to the classrooms that have submitted the top 50 scripts for a video focused on reducing energy.

The winning classrooms will receive:

A MinoHD 4GB Flip Video camera

Grand Prize

Awarded to the classroom (one each in the elementary and secondary level) that has submitted the winning video.

The winning classroom will receive:

$2,000 gift card for technology to support school learning

 

For more information, click here.

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