Rules and Regulations
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- What is the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge? 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 16 classroom challenges (the “Challenge Assignments”) related to energy conservation, with points awarded for completion of each of the Challenge Assignments. There are two subcomponents of the Challenge Assignments which are:
- A video contest (the “Video Contest”), which will require Classrooms to create a video (the “Classroom Video”) of up to sixty (60) seconds in length to encourage people to reduce their energy consumption; and
- A citizen challenge for two of the 16 Assignment Challenges (the “Citizen Challenges”). The Citizen Challenge will be opened to the public as a contest. This contest will offer the public the chance to engage in the Challenge without being in a Teacher-monitored classroom.
- Sponsors: The Challenge is sponsored and administered by Shell Canada Limited (400 4th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4H5) (“Shell”) and Canadian Geographic Enterprises (50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1M 2K1) (“Canadian Geographic”), (Shell and Canadian Geographic may collectively be referred to as the “Challenge Sponsors”). Please note: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform, are not sponsors of the Challenge, nor are they involved in any other capacity.
- Challenge Period: Challenge will open on February 3, 2020 at 12:01 p.m. EST and will close on April 24, 2020 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST (the “Challenge Period”). Within the Challenge Period there will be specific timelines for Challenge components such as the Video Contest and the Citizen Challenges, which are outlined further below.
- Eligibility: following eligibility rules must be complied with to enter:
- A Classroom in the Challenge: A Teacher must register a Classroom in the Challenge. To participate in the Challenge, you must be a Student or Teacher of a Classroom that has been registered for the Challenge.
- A Citizen Challenges: To be eligible to enter the Citizen Challenges, you must be a resident of Canada and over the age of 18.
- The Energy Educator of the Year: To be eligible to win an Energy Educator of the Year Award, a Teacher must complete the application on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge website at energydiet.ca (the “Challenge Website”), be an active participant in the Challenge, complete a minimum of three Challenge Assignments in the current Challenge, teach at either the elementary or secondary level, and have made a significant contribution to increasing energy literacy in their School.
- Restrictions on Eligibility: You are not eligible to participate in the Challenge, or any component of the Challenge, if:
- You are an employee, agent, contractor, or representative of either of the Challenge Sponsors however, none of the above precludes a Classroom, in which any of the above individuals’ children may be registered, from participating in the Challenge; or
- You are the mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter or spouse of or reside with any member of the Challenge Judging Panel (an “Immediate Family Member”).
Compliance, Applicability and Finality of Rules
- Compliance with and Applicability of the Rules: All Classrooms, Teachers, Schools, Citizen Challenge entrants and any other participants in the Challenge agree to comply with these Rules. When the term “Challenge” is used in these Rules, it includes, but is not limited to, the Challenge Assignments, the Video Contest, Citizen Challenges and the Energy Educator of the Year, as applicable. All terms and conditions of these Rules apply equally to, but are not limited to, the Video Contest, the Citizens Challenges and the Energy Educator of the Year Awards, collectively or individually, as applicable.
- Disqualification from Challenge: The Challenge Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any Classroom, Teacher, School, Citizen Challenge entrant or any other participant in the Challenge that does not comply with the Rules or with any subsequent instructions provided as part of the Challenge. A Classroom’s failure to adhere to 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 current or future Challenge rewards, prizes or compensation of any kind.
- Finality of Rules and Discretion of Challenge Sponsors: These Rules are final on all matters relating to the Challenge, including, but not limited to, the Challenge Assignments, the Video Contest, Citizen Challenges and the Energy Educator of the Year, as applicable. All decisions of the Challenge Sponsors on all matters, including but not limited to: the ability or eligibility of a Classroom, Teacher, School, Citizen Challenge entrant or any other participant in the Challenge to participate in the Challenge; Challenge Points awarded; verification of Challenge Assignments; and winning a Prize, are within the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors and are final with no right of appeal or review whatsoever.
- Terms Used: For these Rules, the following words have the meaning attached thereto:
- “Citizen Challenges Entry” means any submission made by an individual who meets the Citizen Challenges eligibility rules.
- “Challenge Points” are points awarded for the completion of individual Challenge Assignments. A point value of 10 will be awarded for the completion of each Challenge Assignment.
- “Classroom” is a group of three 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 a group of three or more Students instructed by the same individual and following a curriculum approved by the Canadian Province or Territory in which the Students reside. A Classroom must be from Kindergarten to grade 12/secondary V inclusively.
- “Classroom Category” is one of two categories used for the Challenge, 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 Teacher registers the Classroom.
- “Entry” means the entry form found on the Challenge Website or App requiring a Teacher to enter all required information, as further outlined in these Rules, to participate in the Challenge. Entry also means, as applicable, any submission by any eligible entrant for the Citizen Challenges.
- “Judging Panel” means three representatives of each Sponsor who will sit on a panel to judge the Video Contest submissions.
- “Prize” or “Prizes” means a collectively a Secondary Prize and Major Prize together, or one of them, applicable and as defined further in Section VI, Secondary Prizes and Major Prizes.
- “Registration Deadline” means January 27, 2020 at 11:59:59 EST.
- “Rules” means these Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Official Rules and Regulations.
- “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.
- “Teacher” is a resident of Canada and is either: a teacher of a Classroom certified in the Canadian Province or Territory in which the School is located; or an instructor of group of three or more Students taught by the same instructor and following a curriculum approved by the Canadian Province or Territory in which the Students reside.
- No Purchase Necessary: No purchase is necessary to enter the Challenge or to win a Prize.
- Cost: There is no cost to register for the Challenge.
- Classroom Registration and Participation: To participate in the Challenge (and resulting components of the Challenge such as the Video Contest and the Citizen Challenge), Teachers must register their Classroom by the Registration Deadline on the Challenge Website, or on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge App (the “Challenge App”) available on Apple and Android devices and fully complete the Entry as indicated.
- Classroom Information: Teachers will be required to provide contact information such as Classroom grade level, Classroom Category and School name. No personal Student information is required.
- Acknowledgment of Rules: Teachers must acknowledge they have read and agree to the Rules by checking the box that appears on the Entry. 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. The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged or misdirected Entries. There is a limit of one entry, or registration, per Classroom.
- Responsibility for Entries: 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.
- Classroom Account: Once a Classroom has successfully registered for the Challenge, an online Classroom account will be created (the “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 all rules relating to the protection of personal information collected, disclosed or used in connection with the Challenge.
- Entry Deadline: 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.
- Safety: 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.
- Challenge Website: 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).
- Announcements: Teachers shall not make any announcement concerning the Challenge results without the prior approval of the Challenge Sponsors.
- Media Interviews: 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 it will not be a factor in determining Prize winners. The Challenge Sponsors encourage Teachers to participate fully in any opportunities to further educate Canadians on the importance of energy literacy and conservation (subject to any of their own School policies concerning media relations).
- Reputation: Teachers, Classrooms, Students, Schools, School principals and Citizen Challenge entrants shall not defame or otherwise damage or attempt to damage or undermine the reputation of either of the Challenge Sponsors or Challenge participants or entrants.
- Completion of Assignments: 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.
II. HOW TO ENTER AND TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES
- Challenge Points: During the Challenge Period, 16 Challenge Assignments, with corresponding lesson plans (the “Lesson Plans”), will be posted on the Challenge Website. Challenge Points will be awarded for the completion of each Challenge Assignment (10 per Challenge Assignment). 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.
- Challenge Guidelines: Classrooms participating in the Challenge are expected to follow the Lesson Plans provided by the Challenge Sponsors, with safety in mind, and comply with all applicable laws during the Challenge.
- Information for Challenge Assignments: All information relating to Challenge Assignments, including the Lesson Plans, will be available on the Challenge Website and through each Classroom’s online Account. 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.
- Proof of Completion of Challenge Assignments: 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.
III. CHALLENGE ASSIGNMENTS
- The Video Contest is comprised of five categories: Elementary School; Secondary School; Best Comedy; Most Unique; and Most Public Engagement, all as further addressed in Section VII.6 (each a “Category” and together the “Categories”).
- Each Classroom must complete and submit a video (“Classroom Video”) that complies with Sections IV.2 and IV.3 below to receive Challenge Points.
- All Classroom Videos uploaded under the Video Contest will be automatically entered into the Video Contest.
- The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for any lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, malfunctioning or illegal Classroom Videos. Classroom Videos will not be returned.
- Classroom Video Length: Classroom Videos may not be longer than sixty (60) seconds in length and may be in English and/or French. Classroom Videos submitted longer than sixty (60) seconds in length will not be judged beyond the first sixty (60) seconds.
- Classroom Video Content: 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. Classroom Videos must be written, produced and recorded solely by the members of the Classroom submitting the Classroom Video. 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.
- Media Releases: Consent forms/media releases and other waivers, as required by the Challenge Sponsors (the “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. On 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.
- Public Voting for Classroom Videos: All Classroom Videos will be approved and posted on the Challenge Website within 48 hours of upload. Voting will be open to the public on April 1, 2020 at 12:01 p.m. EST and close on April 24, 2020 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST (the “Voting Period”).
- Late Uploading of Classroom Videos: Classroom Videos may be uploaded to the Challenge Website after the Voting Period has begun (after April 1, 2020 at 12:01pm EST) however Teachers will be required to acknowledge their Classroom Video will only be eligible for public votes for the time remaining in the Voting Period. No additional time will be added to the Voting Period.
- Casting Votes: No purchase is necessary and there is 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 a 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.
- Liability: 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 IV.5 above, as determined by the Challenge Sponsors, will not be counted.
- Video Finalists: At the end of the Voting Period, the 10 Classrooms, which will include all Classrooms that are tied for the 10th spot, that submitted a Classroom Video that received the top 10 number of public votes in each Category will be judged by the Judging Panel. The Judging Panel will follow the guidelines outlined in a judging rubric based on the categories and criteria outlined below.
- Video Finalists Judging: Except for the Most Public Engagement Classroom Video (which relies solely on public voting), Video Finalists will receive a score from each judge on the Judging Panel in the following two categories:
- Creativity & originality, which will consist of five criteria, with each criterion receiving a score of 1 to 5 (low to high), for a possible score of up to 25.
- Production value, which will consist of two criteria, with each criterion receiving a score of 1 to 5 (low to high), for a possible score of up to 10.
- Consent: 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.
- Costs: 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.
IV. VIDEO CONTEST
- Eligibility: See Section I.4(c) for eligibility requirements.
- Award: The Sponsors of the CEDC appreciate the amount of work and dedication that educators put into their classrooms daily. Two Teachers (one elementary and one secondary) will be named Energy Educators of the Year based on their class level, contributions to the Challenge and their impact on increasing energy literacy.
- Application: Applications must be completed in full and must be submitted through the Challenge Website between 12:01 a.m. EST January 27, 2020 and 11:59 a.m. EST on April 24, 2020. Teachers may apply/nominate themselves for the Energy Educator of the Year Award. Applications must include the following:
- Class level (elementary or secondary) for which they would like to be nominated;
- An explanation of the Teacher’s energy education initiatives;
- The Teacher’s definition of what energy literacy is;
- An explanation of how energy literacy was integrated in the Teacher’s School or Classroom;
- Examples of how the Teacher’s energy education initiatives have influenced literacy and change; and
- Additionally, two letters of support from educators, Students or members in the community must be uploaded to the application.
V. ENERGY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
- Eligibility: Please see Section I.4(b) and Section I.5 for eligibility requirements.
- Entries: Citizen Challenges Entries to each of the two Citizen Challenges contests will require a submission through email to [email protected] or through social media. Only Citizen Challenges Entries meeting the requirements of the particular Citizen Challenges will be considered.
- Entry Deadline: The two Citizen Challenges contests will open, respectively, on Monday, April 6, 2020 and Monday, April 13, 2020. Each Citizen Challenge will close four days later at the end of that particular work week. Entrants submitting to the weekly Citizen Challenges must do so between 9:00 a.m. EST on the Monday of the week the promotion is published and 12:01 pm on the Friday of that same week. Details of the submission required for each Citizen Challenge will be posted on the Challenge Website at 9:00 a.m. EST on the Monday of the week the promotion is published.
VI. CITIZENS CHALLENGE AWARDS
- a. Prizes and Major Prizes: Subject to eligibility confirmation and confirmation of compliance with Rules, Prize(s) will be awarded for:
- Challenge Assignments, Take-Home Challenge, 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize(s), Citizen Challenge and Energy Educator of the Year Award (each a “Secondary Prize” and collectively the “Secondary Prizes”); and
- The Point Level Prize(s) and Video Contest Prize(s) (each a “Major Prize” and collectively the “Major Prizes”).
b. Minimum Number of Prizes: Subject to Section VII.1(a), above, a minimum of one-hundred-and-two (102) Prizes will be awarded for the Challenge, as follows and all as further described in the Sections noted:
- Eighty Challenge Assignment Prizes (see Section VII.2 for details);
- Five Take-Home Challenge Prizes (see Section VII.3 for details);
- Four Point Level Prizes (see Section VII.4 for details);
- Potentially at least three “16 Challenges Completed Pool Prizes” (see Section VII.5 for details);
- Five Classroom Video Contest Prizes (see Section VII.6 for details);
- Six Citizen Challenge Prizes (see Section VII.7 for details); and
- Two Energy Educator of the Year Awards (see Section VII.8 for details).
- Challenge Assignment Prizes:
- Number and Chances of Winning: Five Challenge Assignment Prizes will be awarded for each of the 16 Challenge Assignments, totalling 80 Challenge Assignment Prizes. Chances of winning a Challenge Assignment Prize will depend on the number of Classrooms that meet the eligibility requirements below.
- Value: Each Challenge Assignment Prize will consist of $125.00, with a total approximate retail value of $10,000.00.
- Eligibility: To be eligible, the Classroom must have completed a minimum of three Challenge Assignments and have been awarded the associated points.
- Selection of Potential Winners: 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. Any potential winner must comply with Section VII.1(d) and all other conditions in these Rules before being awarded a Challenge Assignment Prize.
- Continuing Eligibility: Classrooms that win a Challenge Assignment Prize remain eligible to receive other Secondary Prizes and one Major Prize.
- Take-Home Challenge Prizes:
- Number and Chances of Winning: Five potential Take-Home Challenge Prizes will be awarded. Chances of winning a Take-Home Challenge Prize will depend on the number of Classrooms that meet the eligibility requirements below.
- Value: Each Take-Home Challenge Prize will consist of $1,000.00, with a total approximate retail value of $5,000.00.
- Eligibility: To be eligible, the Classroom must have completed a minimum of three Challenge Assignments, which can include the Take-Home Challenge.
- Selection of Potential Winners: A Take-Home Challenge Prize potential winner will be selected by random draw from all Classrooms that successfully completed that the Take-Home Challenge and were awarded the associated points. Any potential winner must comply with Section VII.1(d) and all other conditions in these Rules before being awarded a Take-Home Challenge Prize.
- Continuing Eligibility: Classrooms that win a Take-Home Challenge Prize remain eligible to receive other Secondary Prizes and one Major Prize.
- Point Level Prizes:
- Number and Chances of Winning: Four potential Point Level Prizes will be awarded. Chances of winning a Point Level Prize will depend on the number of Classrooms that meet the eligibility requirements, below, and the number of Challenge Points accumulated by each Classroom.
- Value: The value of each Point Level Prize is set out in the table below, with a total approximate retail value of $7,500:
Challenges Completed Prize value 5 $1,000 10 $1,500 15 $2,000 16 (prize for the highest number of points) $2,500 + $500 charitable donation
- Eligibility: 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.
- Selection and Timing of Potential Winners: A Point Level Prize potential winner will be selected by random draw from all Classrooms that have achieved the specified point level in the table above. Random draws will occur between May 4, 2020 and May 6, 2020 at the offices of Canadian Geographic. Any potential winner must comply with Section VII.1(d) and all other conditions in these Rules before being awarded a Point Level Prize. The Teachers of potential winning Classrooms selected for Point Level Prizes will be notified by telephone or electronic mail on May 8, 2020 by 15:00 EST.
- Form and Delivery of Point Level Prize: On 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.
- Identification of Charity: For the Top Points Prize within this Points Level Challenge, the winning Classroom’s Teacher(s) must notify, by May 11, 2020, the Challenge Sponsors of the name of the one registered Canadian charity to which the winning Classroom wishes the donation be made.
- Continuing Eligibility: Classrooms that win a Point Level Prize are also eligible to receive Secondary Prize(s).
- 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize:
- Number and Chances of Winning: The number of potential 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize(s) will be based on the number of eligible Classrooms entered. If there is more than one Classroom that completed all 16 Challenges Assignments but did not win the 16 Top Points Prize from the Point Level Prizes, all eligible Classrooms will split the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize evenly. If only two Classrooms, one Classroom or no Classrooms complete all 16 Challenge Assignments, the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize will not be awarded.
- Value: The total value of the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize is $10,500.00. The exact value of the prize for each eligible Classroom will depend on the number of Classrooms that complete all 16 Challenge Assignments.
- Eligibility: Eligible Classrooms are those that complete all 16 Challenge Assignments and that did not win the 16 Top Points Prize from the Point Level Prizes.
- Selection and Timing of Potential Winners: If there is a tie for Classrooms who have completed all 16 Challenge Assignments, all eligible Classrooms will be selected as winners of the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize with the $10,500.00 value being distributed evenly among all such eligible Classrooms. The Teacher(s) of the Selected Classroom(s) for the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize will be notified by telephone or electronic mail by May 8, 2020 at 15:00 EST.
- Form and Delivery of 16 Challenges Completed Points Prize: On the winners being declared, the Challenge Sponsors will send the 16 Challenges Completed Points Prize(s) cheque(s) to the potential winning Classroom(s) via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
- Use of 16 Challenges Completed Points Prize: The 16 Challenges Completed Points Prize is to be used for both Classroom supplies and a Classroom celebration.
- Continuing Eligibility: Potential winners of the 16 Challenges Completed Points Prize are also eligible to receive other Secondary Prizes and one Major Prize
- Classroom Video Contest Prizes
- Number and Chances of Winning: Two potential Classroom Video Contest Grand Prizes (the “Grand Prize”), one in the Elementary School Category and one in the Secondary School Category, will be awarded and three potential additional Theme Video Prizes (the “Runner-Up Prize”), one each for Best Comedy; Most Unique; and Most Public Engagement, will be awarded. Chances of winning a Grand Prize or a Runner-Up Prize will depend on the number of Classroom Videos entered in the Video Contest and the results of the public voting.
- Value: Each Grand Prize will have a value of $1,500.00 for a total retail value of $3,000.00 and each Runner-Up Prize will have a value of $1,000.00 for a total retail value of $3,000.00. Together, the Grand Prizes and the Runner-Up Prizes will have a total retail value of $6,000.00
- Eligibility: Eligible Classrooms are those that submit a Classroom Video for their respective School Category.
- Selection and Timing of Video Contest Prizes: The Video Contest finalist that submitted the Classroom Video receiving the highest final average score by the Judging Panel in its respective Category, except for the Best Public Engagement Classroom Video (which relies on public voting), will be selected as a potential winner of the Video Contest Grand Prize, all as outlined in Section IV.9 and IV.10.
- Form and Delivery of Video Contest Prizes: Teachers of the potential winning Classrooms for the Video Contest Prizes will be notified by email or telephone on May 8, 2020 by 15:00 EST. The Challenge Sponsors will send the Video Contest Prize cheques to the School of the winning Classrooms via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
- Use of Video Contest Prizes: All Video Contest Prizes are to be used for educational technology or supplies for the winning Classrooms, as determined by the Teacher of the winning Classrooms.
- National Exposure: Once the winners of the Video Contest Prizes are declared, the winning Classroom Videos may also receive national public exposure through Canadian Geographic and potentially via other events or media outlets.
- Continuing Eligibility: Classrooms that win a Video Contest Prize remain eligible to receive Secondary Prize(s).
- Citizen Challenge Prizes:
- Number and Chances of Winning: Six potential Citizen Challenge Prizes will be awarded. Chances of winning a Citizen Challenge Prize will depend on the quantity of eligible submissions received for the week in which that particular promotion is published.
- Value: Each Citizen Challenge Prize will consist of a $100.00 Shell Gas Card, three for each Citizen Challenge and with a total retail value of $600.00.
- Eligibility: See Section I.4(b) and Section I.5 for eligibility details.
- Selection and Timing of Citizen Challenge Prizes: Potential winners of the Citizen Challenge Prizes will be determined by random draw conducted at the offices of Canadian Geographic on the Friday of the week the Citizen Challenge has been posted, from all completed submissions. Any potential winner must comply with Section VII.1(d) and all other conditions in these Rules before being awarded a Citizens Challenge Prize. The winners will be notified by electronic mail or telephone the same day, Friday, by 5:00 pm EST.
- Form and Delivery of Citizen Challenges Prizes: The Challenge Sponsors will send the Citizen Challenge Prizes to the winners via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
- Energy Educator of the Year Award
a. Number and Chances of Winning: Two potential Energy Educator of the Year Awards will be awarded. Chances of winning the Energy Educator of the Year Award will depend on the number of Teachers nominated and the overall quantity of eligible nominations received.
b. Value: Each Energy Educator of the Year Award will consist of $500.00 and a plaque in the winner's name for a total retail value of $1,000.00.
c. Eligibility: See Section I.4(c) for eligibility details.
d. Selection and Timing of the Energy Educator of the Year Awards: The decision on the potential Energy Educator of the Year Award winners will be made by the Judging Panel from all completed and properly submitted nominations (see Section V.3 of the Rules for application requirements). The Judging Panel will review each application and determine the potential winners based on the following criteria:
- Overall reach (including school and community);
- Effective promotion of energy literacy; and
- Impact of energy education efforts.
e. Form and Delivery of Energy Educator of the Year Award: The Challenge Sponsors will send the Energy Educator of the Year Award to the potential winners via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
f. Continuing Eligibility: Classroom’s of the potential winners of the Energy Educator of the Year Award are also eligible to win other Secondary Prize(s) and Major Prize categories. A Teacher who is a potential winner of the Energy Educator of the Year Award will not disqualify his/her Classroom from winning a Secondary Prize(s) or a Major Prize.
VII. SECONDARY PRIZES AND MAJOR PRIZESGeneral:
- No Further Obligation: The Challenge Sponsors shall have no obligation to the Challenge winners beyond awarding of Prizes and as otherwise outlined in these Rules. Winners of any Prize will receive no compensation, credit or prizing other than the Prize awarded.
- Identity of Winners: 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.
- Declaration of Eligibility and Release: 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.
- Disqualification and Alternate Potential Winner: If a potential winner does not meet all of the requirements set out in these Rules, 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.
- Additional Costs: 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.
- Timing for Delivery of Prizes: Allow six to eight weeks for delivery of all Prizes.
- Non-Transferability and Substitution of Prizes: Prizes are not transferable; no substitutions or equivalents are permitted, except by the Challenge Sponsors who may, at their sole discretion, with or without notice and for any reason, or as otherwise provided in these Rules, substitute a Prize, or any portion thereof, with a prize or prizes of equal or greater value.
- Liability: 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 or awarding of a Prize, related thereto, including, but not limited to:
- typographical, human or other error in the printing of Challenge and/or collateral materials;
- processing of the Entries or in the announcement of the Prize winners or in any other materials or information associated with the Challenge, and
- late, lost, illegible, incomplete, falsified, tampered with, altered or destroyed Entries, with all such Entries are void.
- Indemnity: By entering the Challenge, all Teachers and participants in Classrooms as confirmed by the Teacher entering the Classroom in the Challenge, agree 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.
- Québec Classrooms and Schools: For Classrooms, Teachers, Schools and Citizen Challenge entrants, or any other participants in the Challenge, 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.
- Termination or Suspension of the Challenge: 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.
VIII. WINNER DECLARATION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES
- Privacy: 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.
- Consent: Teachers who wish to use personal information about students or other individuals for the Challenge must obtain prior written consent to do so. For individuals under the age of 18, Teachers may use the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Minor Consent Form (the “Consent Form”), available on the Challenge Website.
- 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. Consent Forms must be retained by the Teacher for a minimum of one year following the end of the Challenge and must be provided to the Challenge Sponsors on request. Failure to provide the Consent Forms on request may result in disqualification of the Classroom or School from the Challenge and forfeiture of any Prize.
- Security of Consent Forms: 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 on request or to other authorities, should proof of parental consent be required.
- Teacher Privacy: The Challenge Sponsors will not contact a Teacher for any purpose other than to administer the Challenge unless the Teacher opted-in at the time of Entry to receive relevant Challenge-related email communications from the Challenge Sponsors.