Billy’s Birthday Party Contest Rules
THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR RESIDENTS OF CANADA ONLY AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW
- How to Enter:
Purchase Requirements: No purchase necessary.
Who is Running the Contest: This contest is
offered by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc. (the
“Canadian Centre”), a registered charity that provides programs,
services and information to the Canadian public on the issue of
Who can enter: This contest is limited to
primary school teachers in Canada (excluding Quebec) whose class
is comprised, partly or wholly, of students in grade one.
How to enter: To enter, contestants may either:
visit the following link
and complete the teacher evaluation form. Upon completing
the evaluation, the teacher may enter the contest by
providing their name, the name of the school they teach
at, the complete mailing address of the school, and
their contact phone number and email address at the
Provide a submission that outlines in detail how their
class used the Billy Brings His Buddies program. Submissions
may be in the form of a video of the class being taught
the Billy Brings His Buddies safety strategy, a photo
collage, or a written account of the class’ experience
and ought to be sent to: Canadian Centre for Child
Protection c/o Billy Birthday Party Contest, 615 Academy
Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3N 0E7. Selected contestants will
be required to correctly answer a mathematical
skill-testing question without mechanical aid before
being declared a winner.
Commencement Date and Closing Date: The contest
commences at 12:01am on October 1st, 2012 and closes on April 26th, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST. Entries received after this time will not
be eligible. All times specified in these rules refer to CST,
Central Standard Time.
Limited Entry: Limit one entry per teacher, per class.
Prizes – There are 3 prizes available to be won. A
prize consists of a contribution by the Canadian Centre tangible
items to be used by the teacher to host a birthday party for the
students in his/her classroom. Each prize includes the following
contributions by the Canadian Centre:
Additional Prize Details:
a Billy Birthday Party e-Vite, that the teacher can use to
send to parents of grade one students in the winning class
(the e-Vite will be emailed to the teacher for forwarding on);
shipping of certain party supplies including: Billy
balloons and a birthday banner to decorate the classroom;
“Billy” themed birthday activities; “Billy” themed gift bags
for each student in the class to take home which will
include: Billy birthday stickers, Billy balloons, Billy
erasers and a postcard for parents of the grade one students
promoting the Billy Brings His Buddies program and website;
a financial contribution towards a Billy-decorated birthday
cake (details below); and
the potential for a “Billy” costume to be shipped to the
teacher in advance of the party for the teacher to use
during the party, on the understanding the teacher will be
responsible for shipping such costume back to the Canadian
Centre at the Canadian Centre’s cost (details below).
Cake: The teacher will be responsible obtaining a
cost estimate for the cake and associated supplies (paper plates,
plastic forks, napkins), and having the cost of such items
pre-approved by the Canadian Centre; and then ordering, picking up
and paying for the cake and associated supplies. Upon receiving the
receipt for such items the Canadian Centre will reimburse the teacher,
to a maximum of the cost pre-approved by the Canadian Centre.
Costume: The Canadian Centre has one Billy costume
and so the availability of the costume portion of the prize will
depend upon a number of factors outside of the control of the
Canadian Centre and accordingly cannot be guaranteed. If the
costume cannot be shipped in time for the party for any reason,
no substitution of that portion of the prize will be provided.
The Canadian Centre will pay the shipping costs associated with
shipping the costume back to the Canadian Centre.
The Canadian Centre reserves the right to make prize substitutions
of equivalent value in the event of unavailability of the prizes or
any aspect thereof for reasons beyond the control of the Canadian
Centre. The prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution,
cannot be transferred and are not convertible to cash.
Selection of Winners – There are 2 ways to enter
the contest as set out in 1(d). A minimum of one (1) winner will
be selected from entries that were submitted by way of completion
of the evaluation form as described in 1(d)(i) above in a random
draw by the Canadian Centre on or before May 3rd, 2013. For the
remaining 2 winners the following shall apply:
Each winner can win only one prize. Winners will be contacted by
email at the email addresses indicated on the winning entry forms
within 2 weeks of the draw taking place. If the winner is unable to
be reached by email, the Canadian Centre will attempt to contact
them at the phone number they provided. If a winner is unable to
be reached within two weeks from the initial email, he or she will
forfeit their prize and another eligible entry will be drawn. All
prizes will be delivered to confirmed winners.
If only one eligible entry was submitted by a contestant
making a submission as described in 1(d)(ii) above, then
that submission will be awarded 1 of the 2 remaining prizes.
The third winner will then be selected from entries that
were submitted by way of completion of the evaluation form
as described in 1(d)(i) above in a random draw by the
Canadian Centre on or before May 3rd, 2013; or
If 2 or more eligible entries were submitted by a contestant
making a submission as described in 1(d)(ii) above, the
Canadian Centre shall hold a random draw among only those
entries to select the final two (2) winners.
Contest Closing Date - The contest closing date is
April 26th, 2013 at 11:59pm CST.
Contest Eligibility – This contest is not open to
residents of Quebec. To participate in this contest, contestants
must be 18 years of age or older in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Ontario, and Prince Edward Island or 19 years of age or older in the
remaining provinces and territories, and a resident of Canada. For
contestants who enter by completing an online evaluation of the Billy
Brings His Buddies lesson plan, such contestant must be the person
in charge of delivering the “Billy Brings His Buddies” program to a
class of students in grade 1 to participate in this contest.
Employees of the Canadian Centre or Child Find (Ontario) Incorporated
and any employee of their respective agents, representatives,
promotional agencies and assignees, and persons with whom they
reside, are not eligible to win this contest.
Chances of Winning - The chances of winning will
depend on the total number of eligible entries received before the
contest closing date in accordance with these rules.
Release and Waiver - Winners will be required to
complete, sign, and return a declaration, release and waiver of
liability in the form provided by the Canadian Centre within the
time specified by the Canadian Centre, and must have abided by the
contest rules. Failure to return the duly completed declaration,
release and waiver forms within the time stipulated, or failure to
abide by these rules will result in disqualification and another
entry will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries
from the region.
Decisions Final - By entering the contest,
contestants agree to be bound by these contest rules and agree that
all decisions made by the Canadian Centre with respect to all
aspects of this contest are final and not subject to challenge.
These rules may be amended at any time by the Canadian Centre
without notice. The Canadian Centre expressly reserves the right
to take any steps it deems necessary in its absolute discretion,
including the limiting of entries and the exclusion of contestants,
in order to ensure that the contest is conducted in a fair way for
all contestants and for the Canadian Centre.
Limitation of Liability - The Canadian Centre and
its employees, agents, representatives, promotional agencies and
assignees shall not be responsible in any way for loss or damage
arising from the use of, or bear any liability whatsoever in any
way attributable to, the prizes awarded in this contest or the entry
by any contestant herein. Without limiting the generality of the
foregoing, the Canadian Centre assumes no responsibility or liability
for: any risk or dangers associated with the acceptance or use of the
prizes awarded as part of this contest; any liability associated
with or arising from online or electronic entries, and; expressly
disclaims liability from loss or damage to a contestant's, or any
other person’s, computer system or other hardware resulting from
participating in the contest and for any problems or technical
malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer systems or
servers, computer software problems or traffic congestion on the
internet or at any website.
Entries belong to C3P - All entries become the
property of the Canadian Centre and will not be returned.
Lost Entries - The Canadian Centre is not
responsible for any lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or
Consent to the Collection and Use of Personal
Information - By entering the contest, contestants consent
to the use and publication of their name and the name of the school
they teach at, in connection with the contest, without payment or
compensation other than the chance to win the prize awarded.
Contestants who enter by completing the evaluation form, or through
a submission also consent to publication by the Canadian Centre of
any statements or endorsements made in the evaluation or submission
in a non-personally identifiable manner (e.g. “This program is very
valuable” – Grade 1 Teacher, British Columbia).The personal
information obtained from the contest entry form will not be used
or disclosed by C3P for any purpose other than general contest
administration and the purpose set forth herein.
Applicable Laws - This contest is subject to all
applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.
Cancellations, Suspensions or Modifications - The
Canadian Centre may, in its discretion, cancel, suspend or modify
this contest without liability to anyone whatsoever. If for any
reason the online evaluation is not capable of being completed as
planned, including but not limited to computer lines, bugs, tampering,
technical failures or other causes beyond its control, the Canadian
Centre reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the contest.
Errors and Omissions Excepted - The Canadian Centre
is not responsible for any errors whatsoever in the Contest Rules or
promotion of the Contest, including without limitation any printing,
distribution or production errors and may, in its discretion,
withdraw this contest if it is found to contain any such error,
without liability to anyone whatsoever.