The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Rules and Regulations

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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, run in both official languages, to increase awareness and knowledge about energy use among Canadian students. The Challenge will consist of 25 classroom challenges (the “Challenge Assignments”) related to energy conservation, with fifteen points awarded for completion of each of the Challenge Assignments. Within the Challenge Assignments there will be an Energy Diet Challenge video contest (“Video Contest”), which will require 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”). Please note: Apple is not a sponsor of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge, nor is involved in any other capacity.
  4. CHALLENGE PERIOD

  5. The Challenge will open on January 30, 2017 at 12:01 p.m. EST and will close on April 26, 2017 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST, (the “Challenge Period”).
  6. ELIGIBILITY & DISQUALIFICATION

  7. To be eligible to register a Classroom in the Challenge you must be a resident of Canada and a certified teacher of a Classroom (from Kindergarten to grade 12/secondary V 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. To participate in the Challenge you must be a student or teacher of a Classroom that has been registered for the Challenge. 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, daughter or spouse.
  8. Participation in the Challenge: To participate in the Challenge, individuals must be registered for the Challenge as part of a Classroom by January 22, 2017 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST (“Registration Deadline”).
  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.ca (the “Challenge Website”), or on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge App (the “Challenge App”) available on Apple and Android devices, and complete the entry form (“Entry”) as indicated by the Registration Deadline. There is no cost to register for the Challenge. Teachers will be required to provide contact information as well as information about the Classroom’s grade level, Classroom Category (either Elementary Classroom or Secondary Classroom) and School name. No personal information about students is required. Teachers must acknowledge that they have read and agree to the Rules by checking the box that appears on the Entry. In order to register, all required Entry fields must be completed. Once an Entry is submitted, the Teacher will be prompted to fill out the remaining optional registration fields. 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/division 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: In order to participate in the Challenge and to be eligible to win a Prize individuals must be students or a teacher of a Classroom that has been successfully registered in the Challenge by the Registration Deadline. The date and time of receipt of Entry will be based on the time of registration as determined by the Challenge Sponsors. Entries received after the Registration Deadline will not be accepted.
  18. TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  19. Once a Classroom has successfully registered for the Challenge, an online Classroom account will be created (“Account”). Teachers are responsible for all information posted within their Classroom’s Account and must comply with and ensure full compliance by their Classroom participants 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, including 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. The Challenge Website will link to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Teachers are encouraged to use their own social media and blogs to promote the Challenge. Teachers can use social media to involve their community in Classroom Assignments and initiatives, share ideas and best practices, and create a dynamic community of interest among Classrooms participating in the Challenge (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 may be contacted 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, and will not be a factor in determining Prize winners, 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 and 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. CHALLENGE ASSIGNMENTS

  27. During the Challenge Period 25, assignments with corresponding lesson plans (the “Challenge Assignments”) will be posted on the Challenge Website. A point value of 15 will be awarded for the completion of each Challenge Assignment (the “Challenge Points”). Once the completion of a Challenge Assignment has been approved on-line by the Challenge Sponsors, the corresponding Challenge Points for that Challenge Assignment will be credited to the Classroom.
  28. 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.
  29. All information relating to Challenge Assignments will be available on the Challenge Website and through each Classroom’s online Account.
  30. 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 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.
  31. 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.
  32. VIDEO CONTEST

  33. The Video Contest is comprised of an Elementary School Category and a Secondary School Category. All videos uploaded under the Video Challenge will be automatically entered into the Video Contest. Each classroom must complete and submit a video (“Classroom Video”) that complies with sections 29-33 below in order to receive Challenge Points.
  34. The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for any lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, malfunctioning or illegal Classroom Videos. Classroom Videos will not be returned.
  35. Videos may not be longer than sixty (60) seconds in length, and may be in English and/or French. Videos submitted longer than sixty (60) seconds in length will not be judged beyond the first sixty (60) seconds.
  36. The content of Classroom Videos must be original, must not contain copyrighted material, and must not be defamatory, offensive, vulgar, or illegal, as determined solely by the Judging Panel.
  37. Classroom Videos must be written, produced and recorded solely by the members of the Classroom submitting the Classroom Video.
  38. Classroom Videos may not include images, music, lyrics, or other licensed images or audio without the creator’s consent and may not include video content that has been previously published or is pending publication.
  39. 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. Teachers are responsible for printing required Media Releases and keeping them on file. Upon submitting the Classroom Video, Teachers must also accept the terms and conditions for the Video Contest. Failure to complete and file any required 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. The Challenge Sponsors may require proof of completed Media Releases at any time after Classroom Video submission.
  40. Public Voting for Classroom Videos: All Classroom Videos will be approved and posted on the Challenge Website within 48 hours of video upload. Voting will be open to the public on April 3, 2017 at 12:01 p.m. EST and close on April 26, 2017 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST (the “Voting Period”).
  41. Videos may be uploaded to the website after the Voting Period has begun. Classrooms who choose to upload a video after April 3, 2017 at 12:01pm EST will be required to acknowledge that their video will only be eligible for public votes for the remain time in the Voting Period. No additional time will be added to the Voting Period.
  42. 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 device for each Classroom Video per day. If the selected Classroom Video is not viewed in its entirety or the viewer is determined to have previously voted for the selected Classroom Video within a 24 hour period, the “vote” option will not appear.
  43. 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 that do not comply with section 35 above, as determined by the Challenge Sponsors, will not be counted.
  44. Video Finalists: At the conclusion of the Voting Period, the ten (10) Classrooms that submitted a Classroom Video that received the top 10 number of public votes in each Classroom Category, (the “Video Finalists”) will be judged by a judging panel comprised of representatives of each of the Contest Sponsors (the “Judging Panel”). The Judging Panel will follow the guidelines outlined in a judging rubric based on the categories and criteria outlined below. 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.
  45. Video Finalists Judging: Video Finalists 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 with the highest Final Average Score will be eligible to receive the Video Contest Grand Prize. In the event of a tie between two or more videos in one Classroom Category, the judging panel will hold a tiebreaker vote for the winning video. The video with the most judging panel votes will be deemed the winning video.
  46. 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 Classroom Video and shall not receive any payment, royalty or any other compensation from the Challenge Sponsors for use or publication of a Classroom Video.
  47. 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 costs incurred in making or submitting any Classroom Video.
  48. Energy Educator of the Year Award: The Sponsors of the CEDC appreciate the amount of work and dedication that educators put into their classrooms daily. Four Teachers will be named Energy Educators of the Year based on their contributions to the Challenge and their impact on increasing energy literacy.
    1. Eligibility: To be eligible to win an Energy Educator of the Year Award a Teacher must complete the application form on the Challenge Website, be an active participant in the Challenge, complete a minimum of three (3) challenges in the current Challenge, and have made a significant contribution to increasing energy literacy in their school.
    2. Application: Applications must be completed in full and must be submitted through the Challenge Website between 12:01 a.m. EST January 30, 2017 and 11:59 a.m. EST on April 26, 2017. Teachers may apply/nominate themselves for the awards. Applications must include the following:
      1. An explanation of the educators energy education initiatives;
      2. A definition of what energy literacy is;
      3. An explanation of how energy literacy was integrated in their school or classroom;
      4. Examples of how their energy education initiatives have influenced literacy and change.
    3. Additionally, two (2) letters of support from educators, students or members in the community must be uploaded to the application.
  49. PRIVACY

  50. Privacy is of paramount importance. Teachers are responsible for ensuring that no personal information about students or other identifiable individuals is shared publicly (via the Challenge Website, App or otherwise) as part of the Challenge, unless the required 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. It is also the responsibility of the Teacher to be familiar with and abide by the privacy rules and regulations of their School.
  51. Teachers who wish to use personal information about students or other individuals as part of the Challenge must obtain prior consent to do so. For individuals under that age of 18, Teachers may use the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Minor Consent Form (“Consent Form”), which will be available on the Challenge Website.
  52. Consent Forms must be completed in full and, in the case of a minor, must be signed by a custodial parent or legal 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. PRIZES & PRIZE SELECTION

  56. Prizes will be awarded for the Classroom Challenges, Video Contest, and Energy Educator of the Year (each a “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”). Details of the Prizes and the Prize winner selection process are set out below:
  57. 1. A minimum of one hundred thirty nine (139) Prizes will be awarded for the Challenge: one hundred twenty-five (125) Challenge Prizes, five (5) Point Level Prizes, one (1) Most Challenges Completed Prize (prize money to be split in the event of a tie), one (1) Elementary Classroom Video Prize, one (1) Elementary Classroom Video Runner-Up Prize, one (1) Secondary Classroom Video Prize, one (1) Secondary Classroom Video Runner-Up Prize, and four (4) Energy Educator of the Year Awards. There will also be a 25 Challenges Completed Pool Prize, consisting of $10,000 that will be split among all classrooms who completed all 25 challenges but did not win the Top Points Prize draw. If only one classroom or no classrooms complete all 25 challenges the 25 Challenges Completed Pool Prize will not be awarded.
  58. 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.
  59. Classes will only be eligible to receive one major prize during the Challenge. Challenge Assignment Prizes and Point Level Prizes are not considered to be major prizes. Classrooms are eligible to win one Challenge Assignment Prize or one Point Level Prize in addition to one other prize (“Major Prize”). In the event that a Classroom wins more than one major prize, they will receive the prize with the highest monetary value and forfeit all other prizes.
    1. Challenge Assignment Prize: 125 to be awarded; each consisting of one-hundred dollars ($100.00). Total approximate retail value of $12,500.

      Selection of Potential Winners:
      1. Five Challenge Assignment Prizes will be awarded for each of the 25 Challenge Assignments. A Challenge Assignment Prize potential winner for each Challenge Assignment will be selected by random draw from all Classrooms that successfully completed that Challenge Assignment and were awarded the associated points.
      2. In order to be eligible, the Classroom must have completed a minimum of three (3) challenges.
      3. Classrooms that win a Challenge Assignment Prize are also eligible to receive one other Major Prize.
    2.  
    3. Point Level Prizes: Five (5) to be awarded, each consisting of a cheque made payable to the associated school of each winning Classroom in this category. The value of each Point Level Prize is set out in the table below. (Total approximate retail value of the Point Level Prizes is $10,500.00)
      Challenges CompletedPrize value
      5$1,000.00
      10$1,500.00
      15$2,000.00
      20$2,500.00
      25$3,000.00 + $500 charitable donation
      1. Potential winners for each Point Level Prize will be selected by random draw from all Classrooms that have achieved the specified point level in the table above.
      2. Each Classroom will only be eligible for one Point Level Prize. Each Classroom will be entered only in the draw for the highest Point Level that the Classroom met or exceeded. Potential winners of a Point Level Prize are also eligible to win other Prize categories. In the event a Classroom wins more than one Prize, they will forfeit all prizes other than the prize of highest monetary value.
      3. Random draws will occur between May 1, 2017 and May 4, 2017 at the offices of Canadian Geographic (Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1).
      4. The Teachers of potential winning Classrooms selected for Point Level Prizes will be notified by telephone and electronic mail on May 5, 2017 by 15:00 EST.
      5. Upon the winners being declared, The Challenge Sponsors will send the Point Level Prizes in the form of a cheque to the winning school via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
      6. By May 12, 2017, the winning Classroom’s’ Teacher(s) must notify the Challenge Sponsors of the name of the one registered Canadian charity to which the winning Classroom wishes the donation be made.
    4. 25 Challenges Completed Pool Prize: Number awarded based on eligible Classrooms, consisting of the following:
      1. Ten-thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in the form of a cheque made payable to the Teacher of the winning school, to be used for both classroom supplies and a classroom celebration. In the event that there is more than one Classroom who completed all 25 Challenges and did not win the 25 Point Prize, all eligible Classrooms will split the $10,000 evenly.
      2. The exact value of the prize for each eligible classroom will depend on the number of classrooms that complete all 25 Challenge Assignments.
      (Approximate retail value of $10,000.00)

      Selection of 25 Challenges Completed Pool Prize Potential Winner(s)
      1. If there is a tie for Classrooms who have completed all 25 Challenges, all eligible Classrooms will be selected as winners of the 25 Challenges Completed Pool Prize.
      2. The Teacher(s) of the Selected Entrant(s) for the 25 Challenges Completed Pool Prize will be notified by telephone and electronic mail by May 5, 2017 at 15:00 EST.
      3. Upon the winner(s) being declared, The Challenge Sponsors will send the 25 Challenges Completed Pool Prize(s) cheque(s) to the winning Classroom(s) via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
    5. Video Contest Grand Prizes and Runner-Up Prizes: two (2) grand prizes awarded, each consisting of two-thousand five-hundred dollars ($2,500.00) in the form of a cheque made payable to the school of the winning Classrooms, to be used for educational technology or supplies for the winning Classrooms, as determined by the Teacher of the winning Classrooms. Two (2) runner-up prizes awarded, each consisting of five-hundred dollars ($500) in the form of a cheque made payable to the school of the winning Classrooms, to be used for educational technology or supplies for the winning Classrooms, as determined by the Teacher of the winning Classrooms. (Approximate retail value of the Video Contest Grand Prize and Runner-Up Prizes is $6,000.00).

      Selection of Video Contest Grand Prize and Runner-Up Prize Potential Winners
      1. Two Video Contest Grand Prizes will be awarded, one in the Elementary School Category and one in the Secondary School Category. Two Runner-Up Prizes will be awarded, one in the Elementary School Category and one in the Secondary School Category.
      2. The Video Finalist that submitted the Classroom Video obtaining the highest score by the Judging Panel in its respective Classroom Category will be selected as a potential winner of the Video Contest Grand Prize. The two Classroom videos with the second highest score in each of the two Classroom Categories will be selected as potential winners of a Video Contest Runner-Up Prize. 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 during week of May 1, 2017 to May 4, 2017 at the offices of Canadian Geographic (Suite 200, 1155 Lola Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1) from all tied Video Finalists in the applicable Classroom Category. The Teacher of the potential winning Classroom for the Video Contest Grand Prize in each of the Classroom Categories will be notified by email and telephone on May 5, 2017 by 15:00 EST.
      3. 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.
      4. 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.
      5. 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.
    6. Energy Educator of the Year Award: Four (4) to be awarded (one in each of the following four Canadian regions: Atlantic (NL, PEI, NS, NB), Pacific (BC, AB, SK), Central (MB, ON, QE), Territories (YT, NWT, NT)), each consisting of two-hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) and a plaque in the winner’s name.

      Selection of Potential Winners

      Selection of the potential winners will be made by the Judging Panel from all completed and properly submitted nominations (see section 50 of the Rules for application requirements).

      1. The Judging Panel will review each application and determine the potential winners based on the following criteria:
        1. Overall reach (including school and community)
        2. Effective promotion of energy literacy
        3. Impact of energy education efforts.
      2. Upon verification of eligibility, the winners will be notified by electronic mail and telephone on May 5, 2017 by 15:00 EST.
      3. The Challenge Sponsors will send the Prize to the winners via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
      4. Chances of winning the Energy Educator of the Year Award will depend on whether a Teacher is nominated and the overall quantity of eligible nominations received in connection with Energy Educator of the Year Award.
  60. WINNER DECLARATION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES

  61. Winners of any Prize will receive no compensation, credit or prizing other than the Prize awarded.
  62. For all Prizes, the identity of the winners will be determined in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The determination of the winners or potential winners by the Challenge Sponsors or Judging Panel is final without right of appeal or review.
  63. Before being declared a Challenge winner and receiving a Prize, the Teacher representing a potential winning Classroom will be required to 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, and comply will all other Rules for the Challenge.
  64. In the event that any potential winner does not meet all of the requirements set out in paragraph 53 above, is determined to be ineligible to win a Prize, or is otherwise disqualified from the Challenge, the Challenge Sponsors may select an alternate potential winner in their sole discretion.
  65. The Challenge Sponsors shall have no obligation to the Challenge winners beyond awarding of Prizes and as otherwise outlined in these Rules.
  66. All costs, applicable taxes and other fees and expenses not specifically outlined in these Rules and related to any Prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize winners, including without limitation, all costs of licenses, insurance and permits.
  67. Allow six to eight weeks for delivery of all Prizes.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. By entering the Challenge, all Teachers and participants in Classrooms, as confirmed by the Teacher entering the Classroom in the Challenge, agree a) to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Challenge Sponsors; and b) 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, use or misuse of any Prize or participation in the Challenge, or for claims based on, publicity rights, defamation, or intrusion of privacy.
  71. Personal 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.
  72. 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.
  73. By entering the Challenge, all Teachers and participants in Classrooms, as confirmed by the Teacher entering the Classroom in the Challenge, agree a) to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Challenge Sponsors; and b) 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, use or misuse of any Prize or participation in the Challenge, or for claims based on, publicity rights, defamation, or intrusion of privacy.
  74. 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.
  75. The Challenge Sponsors shall not be liable 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 Prize winners or in any other materials or information associated with the Challenge.
  76. The Challenge Sponsors shall not be liable 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.
  77. 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.

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