Rules and Regulations
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About 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 2022 Challenge has also been structured to include participation by families and the public in certain elements of the Challenge.
- The Challenge will consist of challenges (“Challenge Assignments”) related to energy conservation.
- There are two types of Challenge Assignments:
- Classroom challenges including 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 as well as other challenges to be completed by Classrooms;
- A Home Energy Challenge (the “Home Energy Challenge”) for two (2) challenges which will be open to the public. These challenges will offer the public the chance to engage in the Challenge without being in a Teacher-monitored classroom; and
- In addition, two “Energy Educator of the Year” awards will be awarded to Teachers whose Classrooms are registered with the Challenge, based on their contributions to the Challenge and their impact on increasing energy literacy.
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”. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platforms, are not sponsors of the Challenge, nor are they involved in the Challenge or in the judging, granting of prizes or in any other capacity.
In these Rules, the following words have the meanings set out below:
- “Home Energy Challenges Entry” means any submission made by an individual who meets the Home Energy Challenges eligibility rules.
- “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 in these Rules 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 requiring a Teacher (or “Entrant”) to enter all required information, as further outlined in these Rules, to participate in the Challenge. Entry/Entrant also means, as applicable, any submission by any eligible entrant for the Home Energy Challenges.
- “Judging Panel” means three representatives of each Sponsor who will sit on a panel to judge the Video submissions.
- “Prize” or “Prizes” means a Secondary Prize and Major Prize together, or one of them, applicable and as defined further in these Rules and also includes prizes awarded in connection with the Home Energy Challenges.
- “Registration Deadline” means January 24, 2022 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST.
- “Rules” means these Classroom Energy Diet Challenge 2022 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 schools.
- “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 a 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.
- “Website” means the Challenge website at energydiet.ca.
Following the Registration Deadline, the Challenge will open on January 31, 2022 at 12:01 p.m. EST and will close on April 22, 2022 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST (the “Challenge Period”). Within the Challenge Period there will be specific timelines for the Home Energy Challenge as provided in these Rules.
- Challenge Classrooms: A Teacher must register a Classroom in the Challenge before the Registration Deadline. To participate in the Challenge as a Classroom, the Entrants and all participants must be a Student or Teacher of a Classroom that has been registered for the Challenge.
- Home Energy Challenges: To be eligible to enter the Home Energy Challenges, the entrant must be a resident of Canada and over the age of majority in the province or territory within which the entrant resides at time of entry into a Home Energy Challenge.
- 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 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
An individual is not eligible to participate in the Challenge, any component of the Challenge or win any Challenge prize, if:
- The individual is 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
- The individual is 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, Home Energy Challenge entrants and any other participants in the Challenge agree to be bound by and to comply with these Rules as a mandatory element of entering, participating or winning any Prize that may be awarded in the Challenge. When the term “Challenge” is used in these Rules, it includes, but is not limited to, all Challenge Assignments and the Energy Educator of the Year Award, as applicable. All terms and conditions of these Rules apply equally to all aspects of the Challenge with such modifications as may be required depending on whether the entrant/participant is a Classroom or other participant and the nature of the element of the Challenge.
- Disqualification from Challenge: The Challenge Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any Classroom, Teacher, School, Home Energy 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. Any failure to adhere to the Rules, as determined by the Challenge Sponsors in their sole discretion, will also render the applicable Classroom, Teacher, School, Home Energy Challenge entrant or any other participant ineligible to participate in any future Challenge and ineligible to receive 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, Home Energy Challenges and the Energy Educator of the Year, as applicable. All decisions of the Challenge Sponsors (or Judging Panel, as applicable) on all matters, including but not limited to: the ability or eligibility of a Classroom, Teacher, School, Home Energy Challenge entrant or any other participant in the Challenge to participate in the Challenge; verification of Challenge Assignments; and winning a Prize, are within the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors (or Judging Panel, as applicable) and are final with no right of appeal or review whatsoever.
How to Enter and Teacher Responsibilities
No Purchase Necessary
No purchase is necessary to enter the Challenge or to win a Prize.
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), Teachers must register their Classroom on the Challenge Website by the Registration Deadline and fully complete the Entry as indicated.
Teachers will be required to provide contact information such as Classroom grade level, Classroom Category and School name. No personal Student information is required and none should be submitted.
Acknowledgment of Rules
Teachers must acknowledge they have read and agree to be bound by and comply with 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, delayed 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 any further participation in the Challenge or the award or receipt of any Prize.
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.
To participate in the Challenge as a Classroom 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 is of paramount importance for the Challenge. All Challenge Assignments, including the Video Contest, must be conducted and completed in a safe manner in accordance with the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Covid-19 Policy and in compliance with the Rules and all applicable laws. Undertaking unsafe activities in connection with any Challenge Assignment is strictly prohibited. Failure to carry out any Challenge Assignment in a safe manner may result in disqualification of the Classroom (or any other entrant or participant) from the Challenge as determined by the Contest Sponsors in their sole discretion.
The Challenge Website will link to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 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 or any applicable rules or policies of the social media platform used).
Teachers shall not make any announcement concerning the Challenge results without the prior approval of the Challenge Sponsors.
Teachers may be contacted by the Challenge Sponsors to speak to national and local media about their Classroom’s participation in the Challenge. Participation in media interviews is at the Teacher’s discretion. Any such participation 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).
Teachers, Classrooms, Students, Schools, School principals, Home Energy 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, or other entrant or participant, from the Challenge.
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 are not 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 the disqualification of the Classroom from the Challenge at the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors.
- The Video Contest comprises three categories: Most Student Driven; Best Everyday Energy Savings Tip; and Best Call to Action.
- Each Classroom must complete and submit a video (“Classroom Video”) that complies with Sections IV.2 and IV.3 below.
- All Classroom Videos uploaded under the Video Contest will be automatically entered into the Video Contest under the category in which they have identified at time of submission.
- Teachers must categorize their video upon submission. Videos will only be judged under the category teachers classify at the time of the video upload.
- 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.
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.
Video likes and view counts
All Classroom Videos will be approved and posted on the Challenge Website within 48 hours of upload. Teachers may upload a video at any time during the Challenge period. Once the classroom video has been approved, anyone can “view” and “like” a video by watching the video in its entirety. After a video has been watched in its entirety, a view count will be added. Any video that receives more than 1,000 views will be automatically eligible for video judging. Anyone can “like” a video by clicking the like button. There is no fee to cast a like on any video and the number of likes associated with a video does not contribute to it being eligible to be judged. There is no limit to the number of times a person can “like” a video on the same device within 24 hours.
All videos that have been successfully submitted during the Challenge Period and that have received more than 1,000 views, will be considered for video judging. Videos will be judged in one of three categories: Most Student Driven; Best Everyday Energy Savings Tip; and Best Call to Action. Videos will receive a score from each judge on the Judging Panel in the following two categories:
- Creativity and 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.
Each judge on the Judging Panel will submit a total score out of 35 for each Video. The sum of the judges’ scores for each Video will be divided by the number of judges on the Judging Panel to obtain a Final Average Score for each Video. The Video with the highest Final Average Score will be eligible to receive the Video Contest Prize. In the event of a tie between two or more Classroom Videos in one Category, a tiebreaker vote will be held among the members of the Judging Panel to determine the winning Classroom Video. The Classroom Video with the most Judging Panel votes will be deemed the winning Classroom Video in each Category.
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.
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.
Energy Educator of the Year Awards
See Section I.5(c) for eligibility requirements.
The Sponsors of the CEDC appreciate the amount of work and dedication that educators put into their classrooms daily. Two Teachers will be named Energy Educators of the Year based on their contributions to the Challenge and their impact on increasing energy literacy.
Award applications must be completed in full and must be submitted through the Challenge Website between 12:01 p.m. EST January 31, 2022 and 11:59:59 a.m. EST on April 22, 2022. Teachers may apply/nominate themselves or be nominated by a student, colleague or member of the community for the Energy Educator of the Year Award. Applications must include the following:
- Class level (elementary or secondary);
- An explanation of the Teacher’s energy education initiatives;
- The Teacher’s definition of energy literacy;
- 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.
Home Energy Challenge
Please see Section I.5(b) and Section I.6 for eligibility requirements.
Participation in the Home Energy Challenges
Home Energy Challenges Entries to each of the two Home Energy Challenges contests will require a submission through email to i[email protected] or through social media. Only Home Energy Challenges Entries meeting the requirements of the particular Home Energy Challenges are eligible to be included in the draw for the applicable Home Energy Challenge.
The two Home Energy Challenges will run between January 31 , 2022 and April 22, 2022. Each Home Energy Challenge will run for four weeks with winners announced at 5:00 p.m. EST on the Monday following the last day of the applicable challenge. Entrants submitting to the Home Energy Challenges must do so between 12:01 p.m. EST on the Monday of the week the promotion is published and 12:01 p.m. EST on the Friday of the last week of the challenge. Details of the submission required for each Home Energy Challenge will be posted on the Challenge Website at 9:00 a.m. EST on the Monday of the week the promotion is published.
Secondary Prizes and Major Prizes
- Prizes: Subject to eligibility confirmation and confirmation of compliance with Rules, Prize(s) will be awarded for:
- Challenge Assignments, 16 Challenges Completed Pool, Home Energy Challenge, and Energy Educator of the Year (each a “Secondary Prize” and collectively the “Secondary Prizes”); and
- Challenge Completion and the Video Contest (each a “Major Prize” and collectively the “Major Prizes”).
- Winner Selection Process: Details of the Secondary Prize and Major Prize winners, and the respective selection process for each Secondary Prize and Major Prize, are set out below and in Section VIII of these Rules.
- Number of Prizes: Subject to Section VIII.1(a), above, a maximum of ninety three (93) Prizes are available to be awarded for the Challenge, as follows and all as further described in in these Rules and Regulations:
- Eighty Challenge Assignment Prizes;
- One 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prizes (prize award will be divided among the eligible winners);
- Three Classroom Video Contest Prizes;
- Four Challenge Completion Prizes;
- Two Home Energy Challenge Prizes;
- Two Energy Educator of the Year Awards.
- Winning More Than One Secondary Prize or Major Prize:
- Classrooms will be eligible to receive one or more Secondary Prizes and one Major Prize during the Challenge.
- If a Classroom wins more than one Major Prize, they will receive the Major Prize with the highest monetary value and forfeit all other Major Prizes.
- In the event any Secondary Prize or Major Prize is awarded by random draw (including, for the purposes of this section, the Challenge Assignment Prizes, Challenge Completion Prizes, Home Energy Challenges Prizes), the potential winner(s) of any such Secondary Prize or Major Prize must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill-testing question to be declared the winner and will be required to meet all other conditions described in these Rules.
- If any potential winner is disqualified or forfeits any Prize, an alternate potential winner will be selected by random draw from all remaining eligible Entries until a Prize winner is declared.
- The Teacher of a Classroom who is a potential winner of a randomly drawn Secondary Prize or Major Prize will be the individual required to answer the skill-testing question.
Challenge Assignment Prizes
- Number and Chances of Winning: Five Challenge Assignment Prizes will be awarded for each of the 16 Challenge Assignments, totaling 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 $200.00, with a total value of $16,000.00 for this Prize category.
- Eligibility: To be eligible to win one of the Challenge Assignment Prizes, the Classroom must have completed a minimum of three Challenge Assignments.
- Selection of Potential Winners: 5 Challenge Assignment Prize potential winners for each Challenge Assignment will be selected by random draw from all Classrooms that successfully completed that Challenge Assignment. Any potential winner must comply with Section VIII.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.
Challenge Completion Prizes
- Number and Chances of Winning: Four potential Challenge Completion Prizes will be awarded – one prize in each of the completion level categories listed below. Chances of winning a Challenge Completion Prize will depend on the number of Classrooms that meet the eligibility requirements below.
- Value: The value of each Challenge Completion Prize is set out in the table below, with a total value of $8,000.00 for this Prize category (inclusive of a $1,000.00 charitable donation included with the Top Prize referenced below):
- 5 challenges completed: $1,000
- 10 challenges completed: $1,500
- 15 challenges completed: $2,000
- All (16) challenges completed: $2,500 + $1,000 charitable donation made to the registered Canadian charity designated by the winning Classroom’s Teacher (“Top Prize”)
- Eligibility: Each Classroom will only be eligible for one Challenge Completion Prize. Each Classroom will be entered only in the draw for the highest level that the Classroom met or exceeded.
- Selection and Timing of Potential Winners: A Challenge Completion Prize potential winner will be selected by random draw from all Classrooms that have achieved the specified level in the table above. The Teachers of potential winning Classrooms selected for Challenge Completion Prizes will be notified by telephone or electronic mail on April 29, 2022 by 3:00 p.m. EST.
- Form and Delivery of Challenge Completion Prize: On the winners being declared, the Challenge Sponsors will send the Challenge Completion 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: The prize for the winner of the top Challenge Completion Prize level (completion of all 16 Challenges), the winning Classroom’s Teacher(s) must notify, by May 6, 2022, the Challenge Sponsors of the name of the registered Canadian charity to which the winning Classroom wishes the donation be made.
- Continuing Eligibility: Classrooms that win a Challenge Completion Prize are also eligible to receive Secondary Prize(s) but may not win a second Major Prize.
16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize
- Number and Chances of Winning: Excluding the winner of the Top Prize, if five (5) or more Classrooms complete all 16 Challenge Assignments, all such eligible Classrooms will split the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize evenly. A minimum of five (5) eligible Classrooms (excluding the winner of the Top Prize) are required for the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize to be awarded. If fewer than five (5) Classrooms are eligible, the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize will not be awarded.
- Value: The total value of the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize is $16,000.00. 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 but did not win the Top Prize from the Challenge Completion Prizes. The winner of the Top Prize is not eligible to participate in the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize.
- Selection and Timing of Potential Winners: If there are more than five (5) Classrooms that complete all 16 Challenge Assignments (excluding the winner of the Top Prize), all such eligible Classrooms will be selected as winners of the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize and the $16,000.00 value for this prize category will be shared 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 April 29, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
- Form and Delivery of 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize: On the winners being declared, the Challenge Sponsors will send the 16 Challenges Completed Pool 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 Pool Prize: The 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize is to be used for the benefit of the Classroom or the School.
- Continuing Eligibility: Potential winners of the 16 Challenges Completed Pool Prize are also eligible to receive other Secondary Prizes and one Major Prize
Classroom Video Contest Prizes
- Number and Chances of Winning: Three potential Classroom Video Contest Grand Prizes (the “Grand Prize”), will be awarded for Most Student Driven, Best Everyday Energy Savings Tip and Best Call to Action. Chances of winning a Grand Prize will depend on the number of Classroom Videos entered.
- Value: Each Grand Prize will have a value of $2,000.00 for a total 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 will be selected as a potential winner of the Video Contest Grand Prize, all as outlined in Section IV.6 of these Rules.
- 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 April 29, 2021 by 3:00 p.m. 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 the benefit of the Classroom or the School.
- 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 social media, the monthly Canadian Geographic Education newsletter and potentially via other events or media outlets.
- Continuing Eligibility: Classrooms that win a Video Contest Prize remain eligible to receive Secondary Prize(s) but may not win a second Major Prize.
Home Energy Challenge Prizes
- Number and Chances of Winning: Two potential Home Energy Challenge Prizes will be awarded. Chances of winning a Home Energy Challenge Prize will depend on the quantity of eligible submissions received for the time period in which that particular promotion is published.
- Value: Each Home Energy Challenge Prize will consist of a $1,000.00 cheque made to the winner, one for each Home Energy Challenge and with a total approximate retail value of $2,000.00 for this Prize category.
- Eligibility: See Section I.5(b) and Section I.6 for eligibility details.
- Selection and Timing of Home Energy Challenge Prizes: Potential winners of the Home Energy Challenge Prizes will be determined by a random draw on the Monday following the week the Home Energy Challenge has ended, from all completed submissions. Any potential winner must comply with Section VIII.1(d) and all other conditions in these Rules before being awarded a Home Energy Challenge Prize. The winners will be notified by electronic mail or telephone the same day, Monday, by 5:00 p.m. EST.
- Form and Delivery of Home Energy Challenges Prizes: The Challenge Sponsors will send the Home Energy Challenge Prizes to the winners via courier or other secure means as determined by the Challenge Sponsors.
Energy Educator of the Year Award
- 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 within each School category.
- Value: Each Energy Educator of the Year Award will consist of $1,000.00 for a total retail value of $2,000.00 for this Prize category. In addition, each winner will receive a plaque in their name.
- Eligibility: See Section I.5(c) for eligibility details
- 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 of these 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.
- On verification of eligibility, the Energy Educator of the Year Award winners will be notified by electronic mail or telephone on April 29, 2022 by 3:00 p.m. EST.
- 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.
- 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/their Classroom from winning a Secondary Prize(s) or a Major Prize.
Winner Declaration and Awarding of Prizes
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.
Random Draw Selections
Except as otherwise provided in these Rules, the draws for prizes to be awarded based on random draw will occur between April 25, 2022 and April 28, 2022. Any potential winner must comply with Section VIII.1(d) and all other conditions in these Rules before being awarded a prize. Potential winners will be notified by telephone or electronic mail on April 29, 2022 by 3:00 p.m. EST
Declaration of Eligibility and Release
Before being declared a Challenge winner and receiving a Prize, the Teacher representing a potential winning Classroom, or any other potential winner, 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 confirming their eligibility to receive a Prize as well as their compliance with the Rules.
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.
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 a minimum of 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.
The Challenge Sponsors disclaim any and all liability or responsibility for disputes or other issues 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(s) in the printing of Challenge and/or collateral materials;
- processing of the Entries, the announcement of the Prize winners or any defect or other concern relating to other materials or information associated with the Challenge, and/or
- late, lost, illegible, incomplete, falsified, tampered with, altered, delayed, misdirected or destroyed Entries.
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 Home Enegy 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.
Teachers are responsible for ensuring that no personal information about students or other identifiable individuals is shared publicly (via the Challenge Website 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.
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.
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.
Challenge Sponsor’s Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
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.