The Live Net Zero Challenge (the “Challenge”) is a skills-based competition among up to eight (8) selected Canadian families, run in both official languages, to increase awareness of and to educate Canadians about how to reduce their household greenhouse gas emissions through improvements in energy efficiency at home and in their day-to-day lives. The Challenge will help Canadians learn what changes they can make within their own households to reduce energy consumption, shrink their carbon footprint, and lower their spending on energy.
The Challenge will start with a selection process to identify up to eight (8) Canadian families to participate in the Challenge as the “Challenge Families”. The Challenge Families will be selected as provided in these Rules and only the selected and confirmed Challenge Families will be eligible to (a) participate in the Challenge, (b) receive Challenge Funds and (c) have an opportunity to win the Challenge grand prize.
The Challenge Family application process will run from April 7, 2023 to May 31, 2023. The Challenge Family selection process will run from June 1, 2023 to June 7, 2023 – as provided in these Rules.
Following the conclusion of the Challenge Family selection process (i.e. once the Challenge Families have been selected and confirmed) the Challenge Families will participate in a series of assignments relating to energy efficiency, energy consumption reduction and carbon emissions reduction. Each confirmed Challenge Family will be provided with $CDN 5,000 to use only for the purposes of the Challenge/Challenge Assignments. At the end of the Challenge, one grand prize is available to be awarded.
At the end of the Challenge, one grand prize is available to be awarded.
In addition to the grand prize, one early bird prize is available to be awarded as provided in these Rules.
Sponsors: The Challenge is administered by Canadian Geographic Enterprises (50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1M 2K1) (“Canadian Geographic”) and sponsored by Canadian Geographic, Shell Canada Limited (400 4th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4H5) (“Shell”), The Bank of Nova Scotia, Scotia Plaza, 44 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5H1H1 (“Scotiabank”), and Lightspark Software Inc. (“Lightspark”), Suite 408, 55 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1. Shell, Canadian Geographic, Scotiabank, and Lightspark may collectively be referred to as the “Challenge Sponsors”. For the purposes of these Rules, the Challenge Group Entities are Shell, The Royal Canadian Geographic Society, Canadian Geographic, Scotiabank, and Lightspark together with their respective directors, officers, parents, subsidiaries, employees, agents, founders, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers of materials and services related to the Challenge, any websites connected with the Challenge and any other corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity directly or indirectly involved in the Challenge (collectively, the “Challenge Group Entities”). Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platforms, are not sponsors of the Challenge, nor are they involved in the Challenge, the selection of the Challenge Families or in the judging, granting of any Challenge prize or in any other capacity related to the Challenge whatsoever.
Definitions: In these Rules, the following words have the meanings set out below:
“Challenge Assignment” means the assignments referred to in Part III of these Rules as more fully described on the Challenge Website.
“Challenge Funds” means $CDN 5,000 that will be given to each Challenge Family for purposes directly related to the Challenge/Challenge Assignments.
“Challenge Period” (applicable to the selected Challenge Families only) runs from September 4, 2023 to February 29, 2024.
“Challenge Website” means the Challenge website at canadiangeographic.ca/live-net-zero.
“Early Bird Deadline” means April 22, 2023 at 23:59 PM ET
“Entrant” means the individual representative for a prospective Family for the purposes of the Challenge.
“Entry” (or, collectively, “Entries”) means the Challenge entry form as found on the Challenge Website.
“Entry Deadline” means May 31, 2023 at 23:59 PM ET.
“Family” is a group of two or more individuals residing at the same address (as the primary residence of each person in the family) within Canada.
“Family Challenge Entry” means a submission made by an Entrant who meets the Challenge eligibility rules.
“Law” or “Laws” means all applicable provisions of statutes, regulations, orders, rules, bylaws, codes, codes of conduct, interpretations and orders of courts or any applicable regulatory authorities as well as any and all required licensing, approval, insurance, permit, or other requirements or approvals necessary for or applicable to any aspect of the Challenge.
“Rules” means these Live Net Zero Challenge (2023) Rules and Regulations.
Challenge Period: Following the selection of the Challenge Families in accordance with these Rules, the Challenge will open on September 4, 2023 and 12:01AM ET and close onFebruary 29, 2024. at 23:59 PM ET (the “Challenge Period”). Within the Challenge Period there will be specific timelines for the Challenge Assignments as provided in these Rules and on the Challenge Website.
Challenge Family Selection Eligibility: To be eligible to enter the Challenge, the Entrant representing a prospective Challenge Family must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, over the age of majority in the province or territory within which the Entrant resides at time of entry and the owner of the home (which must be a free-standing, single family home) at the address submitted for the Challenge (“Challenge Home”). The Entrant must also submit proof that two or more individuals reside full-time at the Challenge Home referenced by the Entrant in their Entry as well as proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency for the Entrant and all individuals residing in the Challenge Home. As an essential and fixed condition of Entry or Challenge eligibility, neither the Entrant nor any member of the prospective Challenge Family may have been convicted of a crime (for which a pardon has not been granted).
Restrictions on Eligibility: In addition to the Selection Eligibility requirements outlined in these Rules, an individual is not eligible to enter, to be selected as a Challenge Family or to participate in the Challenge, any component of the Challenge or win any Challenge prize, if:
The Entrant or any resident member of the Challenge Home is an employee, agent, contractor, or representative of any of the Challenge Sponsors or any affiliate, subsidiary, division, franchise, advertising and/or promotional agency of one or more of the Challenge Sponsors (collectively referred to as the “Challenge Sponsor Group”);
The Entrant or any resident member of the Challenge Home is the mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter or spouse of or resides with any member of a member of the Challenge Sponsor Group or of any Challenge judging or selection panel; or
The Entrant or any resident member of the Challenge Home has been convicted of a crime (for which a pardon has not been granted).
Compliance, Applicability and Finality of Rules:
Compliance with and Applicability of the Rules: All Challenge Families, Entrants and other participants in the Challenge agree to be bound by and to comply with these Rules as a mandatory condition of entering, participating in, or winning the grand prize of, the Challenge. When the term “Challenge” is used in these Rules, it includes, but is not limited to, all components of the Challenge (including all Challenge Assignments). All terms and conditions of these Rules apply equally to all aspects of the Challenge with such modifications as may be required depending on the nature of the element of the Challenge (including all Challenge Assignments).
Disqualification from Challenge: The Challenge Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant, Challenge Family or any other participant in the Challenge that does not comply with these 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 Entrant, Challenge Family or any other participant ineligible to participate in the Challenge and ineligible to receive any current or future Challenge prize or compensation of any kind. Any Challenge Family that has been disqualified, will be expected to return immediately (to Canadian Geographic) any Challenge Funds that were not directly used for the purposes of the Challenge.
Finality of Rules and Discretion of Challenge Sponsors: These Rules are final and binding on all matters relating to the Challenge, including, but not limited to, any Challenge Assignments. All decisions of the Challenge Sponsors (or a Challenge judging or selection panel as applicable) on all matters, including but not limited to: the ability or eligibility of a Entrant, Challenge Family or any other participant in the Challenge to enter or participate in the Challenge; Challenge Assignment structure or evaluation, verification of Challenge Assignments; and winning the Challenge prize, are within the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors (or Challenge judging or selection panel as applicable) and are final and binding and are not subject to review or appeal in any respect whatsoever
II. HOW TO ENTER, CHALLENGE FAMILY SELECTION PROCESS AND ENTRANT/CHALLENGE FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Purchase Necessary: No purchase is necessary to enter the Challenge (or the Challenge Family selection process), to be selected as a Challenge Family or to win the Challenge prize. Purchasing goods or services using funds other than the Challenge Funds will not increase or improve the ability or likelihood to be selected as a Challenge Family or to win the early bird prize or grand prize of the Challenge.
Challenge Family Selection Process: To apply for the opportunity to be selected as a Challenge Family, an Entrant must register the Challenge Family on the Challenge Website by the Entry Deadline and fully complete the Entry. In addition to completing the Entry, an Entrant must also provide information that will assist in the evaluation of the Entry by the Challenge Family Selection Panel (as further described below). Such information could include (but may not be limited to):
Contact information for the Entrant and the prospective Challenge Family;
Information about the prospective Challenge Family members, community, home, commute, lifestyle, social media accounts and public social media reach;
Upon request, proof of the Entrant’s ownership of the Challenge Home;
Audition video (3 – 5 minutes long) showing how the Challenge Family (if selected to participate in the Challenge) would effectively reach, inspire and instruct Canadians on reducing their household emissions through improvements in energy efficiency at home and in their day-to-day lives; and
At the discretion of the Challenge Sponsors, a selection interview with the Entrant and/or members of the prospective Challenge Family may be conducted by telephone, videoconference (or as otherwise may be determined by the Challenge Sponsors) before the Challenge Families are selected by the Challenge Family Selection Panel.
Acknowledgment of Rules: At time of entry, Entrants must acknowledge they, and all members of the prospective Challenge Family have read and agree to be bound by and comply with these Rules by checking the box that appears on the Entry. To register, all required Entry fields must be completed. The Challenge Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, delayed or misdirected Entries. Limit of one entry per prospective Challenge Family/Challenge Home.
Responsibility for Entries: Entrants are solely responsible to review, understand and comply with all applicable Rules and Laws, regarding their eligibility to enter and/or participate in the Challenge (and including participation in Challenge Assignments). Any Entrant, member of a Challenge Family or Challenge Family is/are in violation of these Rules or any applicable Law, may, at the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors or as otherwise provided in these Rules, be disqualified from the Challenge and prohibited or disqualified from any further participation in the Challenge or the award or receipt of a Challenge prize.
Entry Deadline: All Entries for the Challenge Family selection process must be received through the Challenge Website on or before May 31, 2023 at 23:59 PM ET. The date and time of receipt of an Entry will be based on the time of registration as determined by the Challenge Sponsors. Entries received after the Entry Deadline, for any reason, will not be accepted. Entries received other than through the Challenge Website will not be accepted.
Selection of Challenge Families: Up to eight (8) Challenge Families will be selected by a judging panel comprised of representatives of the Challenge Sponsors (“Challenge Family Selection Panel”). The Challenge Family Selection Panel will review all eligible Entries received and will assess all Entries based on the judging criteria:
Demonstrated story-telling ability of the prospective Challenge Family;
Public social media reach of the prospective Challenge Family;
Geographical location and diversity of the prospective Challenge Family;
Energy consumption habits of the prospective Challenge Family;
Demonstrated knowledge of energy, climate efficient issues of the prospective Challenge Family, and
The assessment by the Challenge Family Selection Panel of each prospective Challenge Family’s ability to participate successfully and fully in the Challenge.
Selection Decisions Final: All decisions of the Challenge Family Selection Panel are final and binding and are not subject to review or appeal in any respect whatsoever.
Announcement of Challenge Family Selection: The selected Challenge Families will be determined by the Challenge Sponsors between June 1, 2023 and June 7, 2023. The Families that have been selected as prospective Challenge Families will be notified by electronic mail message between June 8, 2023 and June 25, 2023.
On-boarding Phase: Following confirmation of the Challenge Families, one or more “on-boarding” calls will take place with the Challenge Families between June 26, 2023 and June 30, 2023 to outline the steps of the Challenge, answer preliminary questions, and confirm the eligibility of each family to participate in the Challenge. Participation in the on-boarding calls is mandatory for each Challenge Family. Failure to attend the on-boarding calls may, at the discretion of the Challenge Sponsors, result in the disqualification of the Challenge Family from the Challenge.
Preparatory Phase: A Challenge preparatory phase will take place between July 1-September 3 2023. During this phase, each of the Challenge Families will receive a detailed briefing on particular Challenge issues relevant to their particular circumstances and will have the opportunity to undertake preparatory work for the Challenge. Challenge families will have the opportunity to meet with experts to ask questions specific to their circumstances and participation in the Challenge/Challenge Assignments.
Selection of Alternate Challenge Families: If, for any reason, a selected Challenge Family is, or becomes, ineligible to participate in the Challenge on or before June 25, 2023, an alternate Challenge Family will be selected following the criteria and process outlined in these Rules (with such modifications as may be required to address the newly-selected Challenge Family). If a selected Challenge Family is, or becomes, ineligible to participate in the Challenge afterJune 25, 2023, an alternate Challenge Family will not be selected and the Challenge will proceed with only the Challenge Families that have been confirmed on or before June 25, 2023.
Safety: Safety is of paramount importance for the Challenge. All Challenge Assignments, must be conducted and completed in a safe manner in accordance with these Rules and all applicable Laws and using, where applicable, qualified licensed and insured suppliers, advisors, services providers and technicians. Undertaking unsafe activities in connection with any Challenge Assignment is strictly prohibited. Failure to carry out any Challenge Assignment as provided in these Rules, may result in disqualification of the Challenge Family (or any other Entrant or participant) from the Challenge as determined by the Challenge Sponsors in their sole discretion.
Challenge Website: Entrants/Challenge Families are encouraged to use their own public social media accounts and blogs (if applicable) to promote the Challenge – in all cases subject to any policies or codes of conduct or Laws related to the use of social media or any applicable rules or policies of the social media platform used.
Publication of Information: Entrants/Challenge Families understand and agree that they will be in the public spotlight throughout the Challenge Period as their progress through the Challenge/Challenge Assignments will be widely publicized. It is anticipated that Entrants/Challenge Families will make their social media accounts and postings available to the public. Entrants/Challenge Families must agree to have their pictures, any information found on their Entry and other personal information published or broadcast both before and after the Challenge Period. The selection and use of video or images and biographical information is at the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors. Participants may not be contacted for input into any such dissemination of information. Entrants/Challenge Families agree that both during and after the Challenge, their name, voice, image, photographs and likenesses, as well as any content the Entrant/Challenge Family creates or publishes for the purposes of participating in the Challenge/Challenge Assignment, may be used for publicity and in advertising, marketing or promotional materials by the Challenge Sponsors without compensation.
Announcements: Entrants/Challenge Families shall not make any announcement concerning Challenge/Challenge Assignment results without the prior written approval of the Challenge Sponsors.
Media Interviews: Entrants/Challenge Families may be contacted by the Challenge Sponsors to speak to national and local media about their participation in the Challenge. Participation in media interviews is at the Entrant’s/Challenge Family’s discretion. Any such participation will not be a factor in determining the Challenge prize winner.
Avoidance of Conflict: Entrants/Challenge Families agree not to carry out any paid or unpaid work for any other organization which could or will conflict and/or compromise the Challenge until 120 days after the end of the Challenge Period. Entrants/Challenge Families must discuss any potential conflicts with the Challenge Sponsors (as soon as the Entrant/Challenge Family becomes aware of an actual or potential conflict), who will determine whether a conflict exists in their sole discretion. Failure to disclose an actual or potential conflict may, at the sole discretion or the Challenge Sponsors, result in the disqualification of the Challenge Family from the Challenge.
Accuracy: Entrants/Challenge Families must be truthful about their energy consumption and energy efficiency results achieved during the Challenge. Falsification of documents or tampering with Challenge-related data is strictly prohibited and may, at the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors, result in the disqualification of the Challenge Family from the Challenge.
Reputation: Entrants, Challenge Families and any other Challenge participants 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 (including, but not limited to, other Challenge Families).
III. CHALLENGE ASSIGNMENTS (SELECTED CHALLENGE FAMILIES ONLY)
Challenge Guidelines: Challenge Families participating in the Challenge are expected to participate in the Challenge Assignments that run from September 4, 2023 to February 29, 2024 as further described in these Rules and on the Challenge Website.
Challenge Funds: Each selected (and confirmed) Challenge Family will be provided with $CDN 5,000 by or through the Challenge Sponsors to assist the Challenge Family in participating in the Challenge/Challenge Assignments. The Challenge Funds will be provided to the Challenge Families solely for the purposes of the Challenge. Challenge Families may be requested by the Challenge Sponsors, from time to time, to identify how the Challenge Funds were used. Challenge Families must provide this information to the Challenge Sponsors in the form and manner and within the deadline established by the Challenge Sponsors. Challenge Families who do not use the Challenge Funds as required in these Rules and/or Challenge Families who are disqualified or who are determined to be ineligible for the Challenge by the Challenge Sponsors (in their sole discretion) must return the Challenge Funds to Canadian Geographic immediately upon request. Challenge Families who decide to withdraw from the Challenge, who refuse to participate in the Challenge/Challenge Assignments or who fail to comply with these Rules (all as determined by the Challenge Sponsors in their sole discretion), will also be expected to return the Challenge Funds to Canadian Geographic immediately upon request.
Challenge Assignments: The Challenge Assignments for the Challenge Families consists of six (6) separate Challenge Assignments as generally identified and summarized below and as further described on the Challenge Website.
Assignment #1: Commuting Challenge – Possible Scope/Nature of Assignments
New routes to school/work (transit, walk, bike)
Vehicle size and efficiency
Explore EVs, hybrids, eBikes
Assignment #2: Home Envelope Challenge – Possible Scope/Nature of Assignments
Assignment #3: Electricity Challenge – Possible Scope/Nature of Assignments
Habits and behaviours
Renewable power and offsets
BONUS: Thanksgiving Challenge – Possible Scope/Nature of Assignments
Travel carbon footprint
Assignment #4: HVAC Challenge – Possible Scope/Nature of Assignments
Lightspark digital audit and guidance
Heat pump retrofits/conversions
Hot water conservation and upgrades
Assignment #5: Holiday Challenge
Holiday purchases (e.g. gift planning)
Winter vacation travel planning
Information relating to specific Challenge Assignments: Specifics and details of each Challenge Assignment will be available on the Challenge Website. Additional information sessions may be held before and during the Challenge Period to assist the Challenge Families with the Challenge/Challenge Assignments (including, but not limited to sessions held during the On-boarding Phase and Preparatory Phase of the Challenge). Information relating to the such information sessions (and, possibly, additional resources) will be announced/made available on or through the Challenge Website. Entrants and Challenge Families understand and agree that any information, suggestions, advice or other materials or content provided, directly or indirectly, to Challenge Families by or through the Challenge Group Entities at any time before or during the Challenge is provided for general information purposes only and must be assessed and evaluated by Entrants/Challenge Families to determine the validity and/or suitability of that information, suggestions, advice or other materials or content for any or all Entrants/Challenge Families. In no case shall the Challenge Group Entities be responsible for, or bear any liability in connection with, any such information, suggestions, advice or other materials or content.
Challenge Funds: Other than using the Challenge Funds for the purposes of the Challenge (as provided and required in these Rules), Challenge Families are not required to purchase any extra supplies or materials to participate in the Challenge/Challenge Assignments. Challenge Sponsors/Challenge Group Entities are not responsible for any costs associated with completion of any Challenge Assignment (above or beyond the Challenge Funds). In the case of any conflict between the description of the Challenge Assignments in these Rules and on the Challenge Website, the Challenge Website will prevail. Any unused Challenge Funds must be returned to Canadian Geographic at the end of the Challenge Period.
Use of Lightspark service in connection with Challenge/Challenge Assignments: The Lightspark service is based on information made available to Lightspark from time to time, and is processed by Lightspark using certain computer-generated models, algorithms and assumptions. When using the service Entrants and Challenge Families acknowledge and agree that: (i) Lightspark only uses third party information that is made available to it, which third party information may not be complete, fully accurate or up to date; (ii) due to the limitations in how the third party information is made available to Lightspark, the third party information on the service may not be the most current form of that third party information; and (iii) the assumptions, models and algorithms may not produce an accurate result. Accordingly, any output from the service (whether in the form of an energy rating for a building, improvement suggestions, rebates available, cost estimates or otherwise) is purely an estimate or suggestion and should be validated directly by users, whether by engaging a professional, enquiring directly with the rebate provider regarding the rebate, obtaining a direct quote from a service provider or otherwise at user’s sole discretion.
Proof of Completion of Challenge Assignments: Challenge Families must provide proof of completion of Challenge Assignments in the form, manner and timing determined by the Challenge Sponsors. This may include (but is not limited to) uploading photographs or videos of completed Challenge Assignments, providing copies of utility or other bills, providing information relating to the installation of systems/equipment, providing information relating to the use of the Challenge Funds and/or such further and other information as the Challenge Sponsors may request or require for the purposes of Challenge/Challenge Assignment verification. Challenge Sponsors reserve the right to require supplementary proof of completion of any Challenge Assignment. Failure to provide such further proof may result in the disqualification of the Challenge Family from the Challenge at the sole discretion of the Challenge Sponsors. Any disqualified Challenge Family is not eligible to win a prize and may, at the discretion of the Challenge Sponsors, be immediately required to return to Canadian Geographic any Challenge Funds that have been used for any purpose unconnected with the Challenge/Challenge Assignments. Any disqualified Challenge Family must also, if requested by the Challenge Sponsors, immediately remove social media information that may have been published/posted by the Challenge Family.
IV. EARLY BIRD PRIZE AND SELECTION OF EARLY BIRD PRIZE WINNER
Early Bird Prize: One early bird prize will be awarded in connection with the Challenge (the “Early Bird Prize”). The Early Bird Prize consists of Shell Ride SR-5S Electric Scooter.
Approximate Retail Value: The approximate retail value of the Early Bird Prize is $CDN 600.00.
Selection of Early Bird Prize Winner: To select the Early Bird Prize winner, a random draw will be conducted for the Early Bird Prize from among all eligible Entries received on or before the Early Bird Deadline. The draw will be conducted on April 25, 2023 by Canadian Geographic personnel at 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1M 2K1.
Odds of Winning: The odds of winning the Early Bird Prize will depend upon the number of eligible Entries received on or before the Early Bird Deadline.
Declaration of Early Bird Winner: To be declared the winner of the Early Bird Prize, the selected Entrant must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill testing question and sign and return a declaration and release form confirming eligibility and compliance with these Rules and releasing the Challenge Group Entities from any and all liability associated with the Challenge or the Early Bird Prize, and confirming their eligibility to receive the Early Bird Prize as well as their compliance with these Rules. The Declaration of Eligibility and Release must be returned as provided by and within the timeframe provided on the Declaration of Eligibility and Release form.
Challenge Family Selection Process: The winner of the Early Bird Prize remains eligible to participate in all aspects of the Challenge (in accordance with these Rules) but is not guaranteed to be selected as a Challenge Family, as an Alternate Challenge Family or as the Grand Prize Winner. For greater certainty, being selected as the potential winner (or being confirmed as the winner of) the Early Bird Prize will not increase or improve the ability or likelihood of the Entrant to be selected as a Challenge Family or to win the Grand Prize of the Challenge.
Notification of Early Bird Prize Winner and Delivery of the Early Bird Prize: The Entrant for the Challenge Family that has been selected as the potential winner of the Early Bird Prize will be notified by email on or before April 26, 2023.
Determination of Early Bird Prize Winner Is Final: The determination of the Early Bird Prize winner by Canadian Geographic is final and binding and not subject to review or appeal in any respect whatsoever.
V. CHALLENGE GRAND PRIZE AND SELECTION OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Grand Prize: One prize will be awarded in connection with the Challenge (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize consists of $CDN50,000.
Odds of Winning: The odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend upon the number of Challenge Families participating in the Challenge, the overall skill level of the Challenge Families participating in the Challenge and the quality of the completed Challenge Assignments – all as evaluated by the Grand Prize Selection Panel in their sole discretion.
Determination of Grand Prize Winner: The Grand Prize will be awarded to the Challenge Family that has been determined to be the potential winner of the Grand Prize by the Grand Prize Selection Panel, following the criteria/assessment and confirmation process set out in these Rules.
Selection of Grand Prize Winner: One (1) Challenge Family will be selected by the Grand Prize Selection Panel as the potential winner of the Grand Prize during an assessment period that will begin on March 1, 2024 and end on March 31, 2024 with the selection of the potential winner of the Grand Prize. To select the potential winner of the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize Selection Panel will review and assess the overall participation, skill and results of each Challenge Family in the Challenge with respect to the:
evaluation of the absolute, relative and per-capita reductions in emissions (as compared to the baseline emissions) of the Challenge Family/Challenge Home over the course of the Challenge;
creativity, responsibility and use of the Challenge Funds;
participation of the Challenge Family in, and results of, each Challenge Assignment;
the overall skill and quality of the videos/content produced or submitted as part of the Challenge Assignments; and
the overall creativity, engagement and public social media reach of each Challenge Family throughout the entire Challenge.
Form and Delivery of Grand Prize Notification and Grand Prize: The Entrant for the Challenge Family that has been selected as the potential winner of the Grand Prize will be notified by email or telephone on or before April 30, 2024. Once the Grand Prize winner has been confirmed as provided in these Rules, a Grand Prize presentation event for the confirmed winner of the Grand Prize (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will take place at 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1M 2K1 (or at such other location (physical or virtual) as the Grand Prize Winner and Canadian Geographic may agree) on or before April 30, 2024. All costs, fees, and expenses of the Grand Prize Winner that are associated with or related to travel to and from the Grand Prize presentation event are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. For greater certainty, unless otherwise agreed by Canadian Geographic and the Grand Prize Winner, the place of delivery of the Grand Prize is 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1M 2K1.
Identity of Winner: For the Grand Prize, the identity of the winner will be determined in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The determination of the potential winner by the Grand Prize Selection Panel is final and binding and not subject to review or appeal in any respect whatsoever.
Declaration of Eligibility and Release: Before being declared the Grand Prize Winner and receiving the Grand Prize, the Entrant for the selected Challenge Family will be required to sign a Declaration of Eligibility and Release form releasing the Challenge Group Entities from any and all liability associated with the Challenge or the Grand Prize, and confirming their eligibility to receive the Grand Prize as well as their compliance with these Rules. The Declaration of Eligibility and Release must be returned as provided by and within the timeframe provided on the Declaration of Eligibility and Release form. The Declaration of Eligibility and Release will, among other matters, grant the Challenge Group Entities permission to publish in print, broadcast or online, the name and likeness of the winning Entrant/Challenge Family (including all members of the Challenge Family) without remuneration.
Announcement of Grand Prize Winner: The identity of the Challenge Family that has been selected and confirmed as the winner of the Grand Prize will be publicly announced by the Challenge Sponsors on or before April 30, 2024. The Grand Prize Winner and the confirmed winning Challenge Family will be expected to participate in the public announcement of the Grand Prize – either in person or virtually as the Grand Prize Winner and the Challenge Sponsors may agree.
VI. WINNER DECLARATION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES
No Further Obligation: The Challenge Sponsors shall have no obligation to the Early Bird Prize Winner, the Grand Prize Winner or the confirmed winning Challenge Family beyond awarding of the Early Bird Prize or Grand Prize (as applicable) and as otherwise outlined in these Rules. Neither the Early Bird Prize Winner, the Grand Prize Winner nor the confirmed winning Challenge Family will receive any compensation, credit or prizing other than the prize awarded as provided in these Rules.
Disqualification and Alternate Potential Winner: If the potential Early Bird Prize or Grand Prize Winner does not meet all of the requirements set out in these Rules, is determined to be ineligible to win the Early Bird Prize or Grand Prize (as applicable), or is otherwise disqualified from the Challenge, the Challenge Sponsors, Canadian Geographic or Grand Prize Selection Panel (as applicable) may select an alternate potential winner in their sole discretion.
Non-Transferability and Substitution of Prizes: Except as otherwise provided in these Rules, neither the Early Bird Prize nor the Grand Prize are 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 an Early Bird Prize or a Grand Prize, or any portion thereof, with a prize or prizes of equal or greater aggregate value.
Additional Costs: All costs, applicable taxes and other fees and expenses not specifically outlined in these Rules and related to the Challenge, Challenge Assignments, Challenge Funds and/or the Early Bird Prize or the Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of the Entrant, Challenge Family and/or the winning Entrant/Challenge Family as applicable, including without limitation, all administration or operation fees, licenses, insurance and permits.
Timing for Delivery of Prizes: Allow a minimum of eight to twelve weeks for delivery of the Early Bird Prize or the Grand Prize.
Liability: The Challenge Sponsors and Challenge Group Entities disclaim any and all liability or responsibility for disputes or other issues related to the entry, administration, participation in and judging of the Challenge (including any Challenge Assignments), the Early Bird Prize, the Grand Prize or awarding of either the Early Bird Prize or the Grand Prize, 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 Early Bird Prize or Grand Prize winner or any defect or other concern relating to other materials or information associated with the Challenge;
the participation of Entrant, a Challenge Family or any other participant in the Challenge (including in any Challenge Assignment); and
the use/misuse of the Early Bird Prize or the Grand Prize.
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.
Challenge Sponsor’s Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information: Personal Information collected in the course of the Challenge will only be used and disclosed by the Challenge Sponsors or their agents or affiliates to verify Entrant eligibilities and application information, administer the Challenge and for internal analysis of entrant demographics and as may be provided in these Rules or on the Challenge Website. If an Entrant has any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, that person may contact the Challenge Sponsors in writing at the following addresses: Canadian Geographic Enterprises, 50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 2K1. Email communications may be sent to: [email protected] All communications should include the writer’s name, address and phone number, reference “Live Net Zero Challenge” in the subject line.
Applicable Law: The Challenge is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal laws. Void where prohibited.
Inappropriate online behaviour: Inappropriate online behaviour will not be tolerated by the Challenge Sponsors or any judging or selection panel associated with the Challenge. Any Entrant/Challenge Family that is found to be misusing the Challenge Website, or using social media, or other forms of communication inappropriately may be disqualified at the sole decision and discretion of the Challenge Sponsors.
False or Misleading Entry Information: If any entry information is found to be false or misleading, or if an Entrant/Challenge Family is otherwise ineligible to enter the Challenge or to win a prize, the Challenge Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify that Entrant/Challenge Family and demand the immediate return of the Challenge Funds.
All Decisions Final: All decisions of the Challenge Sponsors or any judging or selection panel associated with the Challenge are final and binding and are not subject to review or appeal in any respect whatsoever
Right to Modify, Cancel, Terminate, Limit or Suspend: The Challenge Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, limit or suspend the Challenge, in whole or in part, in the event of any cause or circumstance, including without limitation any virus, computer bug or unauthorized human intervention, crisis (including but not limited to a public health crisis), or any other cause that is beyond the control of the Challenge Sponsors, that could corrupt or affect the administration, safety, integrity, public safety, security, impartiality or normal course of the Challenge.
Indemnity and Release: By entering or attempting to enter the Challenge, each Entrant and/or purported Entrant and each member of the Challenge Family agrees: to release, indemnify, discharge, and forever hold harmless the Challenge Group Entities, (including, without limitation, their respective parents, subsidiaries, partners, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents and other representatives) from any and all liability, claims, actions, damages, injuries, demands, manner of actions, causes of action, suits, debts, duties, accounts, bonds, covenants, warranties, indemnities, claims over, contracts and liabilities of whatever nature or kind arising out of, or in connection with (and including, but not limited to claims relating to copyright infringement or other intellectual property rights, personal injury, illness or death, property (including household) damage, publicity rights, defamation, or intrusion of privacy) their participation or attempted entry or participation in the Challenge, compliance or non-compliance with these Rules and acceptance or use (including misuse) of any prize.
Limitation of Responsibility: The Challenge Group Entities are not and will not be responsible for lost, incomplete, late or misdirected entries or for any failure of the Challenge Website during or after the Challenge, or for any technical malfunction or other problems with, any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software or for any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing, and will not be liable for any resulting injury or damage to any person or property arising from, or relating to, that person’s or any other person’s participation or attempted participation in the Challenge. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website (including the Challenge Website) or to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge is a violation of these Rules and, should such an attempt be made, the Challenge Group Entities reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, and may, in an appropriate case, request that criminal prosecution be pursued.
Legal Jurisdiction and Québec Entrants and Challenge Families: By entering the Challenge, each Entrant and Participant agrees: (i) that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge or any prize award shall be resolved in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, and (ii) to irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario over any claim or matter arising under or in connection with the Challenge or these Rules. For Entrants and Challenge Families (selected or otherwise), 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.
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