Paddle In The Park Contest 2017 Rules & Regulations

***Note new rules for 2017

For clarification on the Official Rules or should you have questions or concerns about the Paddle In The Park Contest, please email: info@paddleintheparkcontest.ca

 

Paddle In The Park Contest Find the Paddle & Paddle In The Park Contest Paddle Points Event – Official Rules

The Paddle In The Park Contest Paddling Seeking Event “Find The Paddle” and the Paddle In The Park Contest Paddle Points Event “Paddle Points Contest”, is hosted by Badger Paddles and Portageur.ca, herein after referred to as the “Organizers” or “Contest Organizers”.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

Open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) and most of the U.S.A. Read below for full eligibility requirements.

The following rules and regulations refer to both portions of the Paddle In The Park Contest unless stated otherwise.

 

General Contest Rules & Information:

The Paddle In The Park Contest prizes will be administered by way of two methods; the first method will be by way of contestants finding a hidden paddle(s) (subsequently referred to as “Find The Paddle”) with a chance to receive a coinciding prize pack for the paddle once the contestant’s claim has been officially verified by Paddle In The Park Contest Organizers; and the second method is by way of contestants uploading camping photos and collecting points for completing various outdoor related tasks (subsequently referred to as “Paddle Points Contest”) for a chance to win various prizes. No purchase is necessary to participate in any portion of this contest. All entrants are responsible for reading the Paddle In The Park Contest Rules & Regulations upon entry to any portion of this contest, and failure to do so could result in immediate disqualification from any and all portions the Paddle In The Park Contest and the entrant will be deemed ineligible.

 

Rules specific to the “Find the Paddle” portion of the Paddle In The Park Contest:

Enter at your own risk.

Find The Paddle portion of the contest officially begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on July 5, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 15th, 2017 or when all the paddles have been found and claimed – which ever comes first.

There is no official entry form for Find The Paddle portion of the contest.

The winners of the Find The Paddle portion of this contest are those who first take possession of the hidden paddle. There can only be one winner per hidden paddle. “Find the Paddle” Contestants may find and claim only 1 (one) paddle in the “Find the Paddle” portion of the Paddle In The Park Contest.*****

***Note: To ensure the PITPC mandate to get more people “Out There”, previous paddle finders will no longer be eligible in the “Find the Paddle” portion of the contest. Please see this post for further details.

There will be 5 (five) paddles hidden in total and are identified by an official Paddle In The Park Contest wooden information tag and other individual identifying marks on the paddle.

Paddle-finder winners must contact Paddle In The Park Contest Organizers to officially claim the found paddle as a prize in order to be eligible to receive the coordinating prize pack for the claimed paddle. If Contest Organizers deem a contestant or person’s paddle find or claim to be in violation of these Contest Rules or deemed ineligible for any reason, that person will forfeit their right to any and all prizes, and may be required to return the found paddle to the Paddle In The Park Contest Organizers.

Any and all disputes on who was first to take possession of a hidden paddle will have to be decided on satisfactorily by those present and is in no way the decision of the contest Organizers or sponsors. All paddle claims are final once approved by Paddle In The Park Contest Organizers.

In the event, a paddle has not been claimed by the end of the contest period, the location of the paddle will be publically disclosed. If a paddle remains unfound and unclaimed past the end of the contest period and after a time deemed fit by the Organizers, the paddle itself will be deemed as “lost” and will not be awarded.

All potential contest participants must respect and obey all conservation area and/or park policies, rules and regulations while within the park, including possessing the required park permit(s) as well as adhere to all other interior/backcountry/campground/park stipulations.

Entrants agree to release and hold harmless all Organizers, Contest Hosts, Promoters and Sponsors, the Parks, their affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns, from any damage, injury, death, loss, or other liability that may arise from entrant’s participation in the Contest, including while locating the hidden paddle, or the awarding, acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize.

Contest is open to any individual over the age of majority and a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec), or age 21 or older and who is a legal resident of the continental United States (excluding residents of Rhode Island, Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, Alaska), and who has visited Ontario, Canada during the Find The Paddle contest period. Entrants must be present in Ontario, Canada at the time they participate and/or win the Find The Paddle portion of the contest.

This Contest is void where prohibited. Volunteers and employees of the Organizers, its affiliates and subsidiary companies, its agents and advertising agencies are not eligible for any prizes. As well, immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse) of such an employee or volunteer and any person domiciled with such an employee or volunteer are not eligible.

Employees of the prize sponsor(s) as those listed in the sponsor section of the website paddleintheparkcontest.ca, its affiliates and subsidiary companies, its agents and advertising agencies are not eligible for any prizes. As well, immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse) of such an employee and any person domiciled with such an employee are not eligible.

All contest paddles and prizes are to be taken as is. The contest Host(s), Organizers and/or contest contributors are not responsible for any items that have damage including that from the elements, weather, vandalism, theft, animals, or as a result from any other unforeseen circumstances be it purposely inflicted or accidental.

Contest Organizers and their appointed associates, sponsors, supporters, and the “paddle hiders” reserve the right to relocate the hidden paddles as the contest progresses in order to comply with provincial park rules and restrictions.

Paddles found before or after the date of the contest official start and end times will still be honoured.

Prize packages not claimed by paddle-finders by November 30th, 2017 will be forfeited. The Paddle In The Park Contest will award any unclaimed prizes by way of random selection, or as seen fit at the time, and is at the sole discretion of Paddle In The Park Contest Organizers.

Contestants are able to participate in both The Paddle In The Park Contest Paddle Seeking Event “Find The Paddle” and the Paddle In The Park Contest Paddle Points Event “Paddle Points Contest” at the same time. The Paddle In The Park Contest Paddling Seeking Event “Find The Paddle” Winners are still eligible for all the Paddle In The Park Contest Paddle Points Event “Paddle Points Contest” prizes.

*****In order to maintain the integrity and spirit of the Paddle In The Park Contest and the Paddling Seeking Event “Find The Paddle”, that is to say getting more people to spend time in our parks and other natural wilderness settings, only one (1) hidden PITPC paddle per contestant may be found and claimed. Contestants who find and claim multiple hidden PITPC paddles will receive the coinciding prize pack for the first verified PITPC paddle claim but will not be eligible for any further paddle prize packs, and as such those prize packs will instead revert back to the “Paddle Points Contest” to be given away by random to an eligible “Paddle Points Contest” contestant.

 

PADDLE FINDER PRIZES:

[1]NOVA CRAFT CANOE PADDLE

To be announced.

 

[2]THE HAPPY CAMPER PADDLE

To be announced.

 

[3]PORTAGEUR.CA PADDLE

To be announced.

 

[4]ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS PADDLE : PORTAGE QUEEN

To be announced.

 

[5]KILLARNEY OUTFITTERS PADDLE : PORTAGE QUEEN

To be announced.

 

Each prize must be accepted as awarded. A prize is not convertible to cash and has no cash value. No transfer or substitution by the winner of any part of a prize is permitted.

The Sponsors/Contest Organizers reserve the right to substitute any part of a prize with a prize or prizes of equal or greater value for any reason. All prizes/prize packs, with the exception of the Nova Craft Prospector Canoe and the service-based Algonquin Base Camp Tenderfoot Prize Package, will be sent to the winners via mail or by way of some other mutually agreed upon method or arrangement. Note: Winners are responsible for any and all extra duties, taxes, and/or any other fees that have not been declared by Sponsor’s shipper at the point of service purchase or as written and declared on the Sponsor’s original shipping/mailing receipt. Winners are also required to be knowledgeable of their provincial or state requirements, laws and practices as it pertains to this contest, and the prizes won or accepted by said winner; and as such, the winner will bear the sole responsibility of any and all duties, taxes, or any fee, be it state, provincial, federal or otherwise and does not hold the Sponsor liable for any financial compensation.

 

Rules specific to the “Paddle Points Contest” portion of the Paddle In The Park Contest:

By participating in this promotional contest (the “Paddle Points Contest”), each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to: a) the terms and conditions set out in these Official Rules, and b) the decisions of the Organizers with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which decisions will be final and binding.

No Purchase Necessary: No purchase is necessary to enter the Paddle Points contest.

Paddle In The Park Contest Organizers reserve the right to void or reject any entry, without notice or explanation.

 

Eligibility: The Contest is open to any individual over the age of majority and a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec), or age 21 or older and who is a legal resident of the continental United States (excluding residents of Rhode Island, Arizona, Hawaii, Florida, Alaska); being those who have reached the legal age of majority as of June 30, 2017.

This Contest is void where prohibited. Volunteers and employees of the Organizers, its affiliates and subsidiary companies, its agents and advertising agencies are not eligible for any prizes. As well, immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse) of such an employee or volunteer and any person domiciled with such an employee or volunteer are not eligible.

Employees of the prize sponsor(s) as those listed in the sponsor section of the website paddleintheparkcontest.ca, its affiliates and subsidiary companies, its agents and advertising agencies are not eligible for any prizes. As well, immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse) of such an employee and any person domiciled with such an employee are not eligible.

 

Paddle Points Contest Period: The Paddle Points Contest opens at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) July 5, 2017 (the “Contest Start Date) and closes at 11:59:59 p.m. EST October 25, 2017 (the “Contest End Date”). The period between the Contest Start Date and the Contest End Date is known as the “Contest Period”.

 

Entry: You may enter online via the paddleintheparkcontest.ca website where you will be prompted to create a “Paddle Points” account and upload images and photos to verify the completion of the official list of Paddle Points “Tasks” in order to earn points towards the chance to win prizes. 2017 or newly submitted photos only please – duplicated photos from past “Contest” seasons or any photos already submitted during the 2015 or 2016 Paddle Points Contest season will not be verified or deemed eligible for any Paddle Points.

Alternatively, you may enter the Contest via mail by sending your photos and images, along with your complete name, mailing address, phone number, age, and all other necessary details to the Paddle In The Park Contest organizer. All images entered must be marked on the back of each image or photo, with a description of the related Paddle Points task as found on the official Paddle In The Park website. You must include your photo package along with all required information and send it to Paddle In The Park Contest, c/o Badger Paddles, 4296 Ravenscliffe Rd., Huntsville ON, P1H 2J2, Canada. Contest entries must be received by the close of the Contest Period in order to be eligible for any prize. Failure to follow these instructions will result in photo or entrant disqualification, without notice or explanation.

Note: If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, you may write to us for a complete Paddle Points Task List by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to Paddle In The Park Contest, c/o Badger Paddles, 4296 Ravenscliffe Rd., Huntsville ON, P1H 2J2, Canada and we will send you a copy of the official Paddle Points Task List for your reference.

A participant’s entry will be disqualified if he/she: (i) provides information that is incomplete or inaccurate, (ii) fails to comply with or attempts to circumvent any of the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, or (iii) does not meet the eligibility requirements set out in these Official Rules.

During the Contest Period, each valid image/photo entry will be eligible for “Paddle Points”. Paddle Points will accumulate as the contest period progresses where the number of points earned by contestants, depend on the number of Paddle Points Tasks completed. Each Paddle Points Task is to be completed by uploading a photo or image depicting the assigned outdoor related activity. Photos may be entered only once. No duplicate photos allowed.

Task And Paddle Point Values: Utilize the official Paddle Points Flags/Paperwork to maximize the Paddle Points value for each task. The Paddle Points Flag/Paperwork is defined as any one of the official Paddle In The Park Contest images made available via the Paddle In the Park Contest website, which are free to download, copy, and print for personal contestant (noncommercial) use. The official hashtag #RewardsAreOutThere, in substitution of past Flags/Paperwork, can also be incorporated for more points. Number of Paddle Points will be applied in accordance to the Paperwork used. If two Flags or pieces of Paperwork or the official hashtag are all incorporated into the photo, only the most current and highest valued piece of Paperwork value will be applied to said photo. (Example: If the Task photo shows the assigned task with a 2017 Flag/Paperwork image and the official hashtag, only the extra points for the 2017 Flag/Paperwork will be allotted to said task photo; the extra hashtag will add no extra value for said Task photo.).

Important to note: All Paddle Points Flags and/or the official hashtag #RewardsAreOutThere must be incorporated in the photo in a natural (in the moment) or organic manner and not by means of digital manipulation nor computer/app photo or other editing programs. Photos digitally altered to add a Paddle Points Flag or the official hashtag “#RewardsAreOutThere will be deemed as disqualified and we not receive any Paddle Points or 0 (zero) Paddle Points.

New 2017 Anniversary Paddle Points Flags and Paperwork: All images and photos that include or depict a legible copy of any of the official 2017 Paddle Points Flags/Paperwork (free to download, copy and print for personal contestant use) will receive 3x (triple) the number of points for the related Paddle Points Task. For example, a Paddle Point task with a value of 5 (five) points where the photo also depicts the 2017 Paddle Points Flag/Paperwork or “#RewardsAreOutThere” will be valued at total of 15 (fifteen) points.

Past Paddle Points Flags and Paperwork: All images and photos that include or depict a legible copy of the official 2016 (past) Paddle Points Flag/Paperwork or the official “Contest” promotional hashtag “#RewardsAreOutThere will receive 2x (double) the number of points for the related Paddle Points Task. For example, a Paddle Point task with a value of 5 (five) points where the photo also depicts the 2016 Paddle Points Flag/Paperwork or “#RewardsAreOutThere” will be valued at total of 10 (ten) points.

Bonus Points: All Paddle Points Task Bonus Points are valued as written. Bonus Points will not be doubled or tripled with the use of the any Paddle Points Flags or Paperwork. For example, a Paddle Point task with a value of 5 (five) points and 10 (ten) Bonus Points, where the photo meets the Bonus Point criteria for that task and also depicts the 2017 Paddle Points Flag/Paperwork or “#RewardsAreOutThere” will be valued at total of 25 (twenty five) points.

All Paddle Points Tasks can be found on the website: www.paddleintheparkcontest.ca The Sponsor reserves the right to edit, change and delete any of the Paddle Points Tasks, or the Paddle Points Task List without any notice or explanation.

 

PITPC FLAG/PAPERWORK PADDLE POINTS RECIEVED PADDLE POINTS PAPERWORK DETAILS
NO FLAG or HASHTAG NO CHANGE IN ORIGINAL PADDLE POINT VALUE NO FLAG OR OFFICIAL PITPC HASHTAG IN PHOTO DISPLAYED = ORIGINAL PADDLE POINTS RECEIVED, NO EXTRA POINTS WILL BE ALLOTTED (Individual Task BONUS POINTS still applied where applicable)
OFFICIAL HASHTAG

#RewardsAreOutThere

2 X POINTS LEGIBLY DISPLAY THE OFFICIAL PITPC HASHTAG IN PHOTO AND RECEIVE DOUBLE THE PADDLE POINTS FOR THAT PICTURE. (Not applicable to Individual Task BONUS POINTS)
2 X POINTS DISPLAY ANY ONE OF THE 2016 PITPC FLAGS (PREVIOUSLY OFFERED DESIGN) OR OFFICIAL PITPC HASHTAG IN PHOTO AND RECEIVE DOUBLE THE PADDLE POINTS FOR THAT PICTURE/TASK. (Not applicable to Individual Task BONUS POINTS)
3 X POINTS DISPLAY ANY ONE OF THE 2017 PAPERS, DECAL (ANY 2017 FLAG DESIGN) IN PHOTO AND RECEIVE TRIPLE THE PADDLE POINTS FOR THAT PICTURE/TASK. (Not applicable to Individual Task BONUS POINTS)

*Note: Former Paddle Finders who use their officially found paddle in their submitted photos will receive maximum points (eg. 3x) as long as (a) the paddle is clearly recognisable as a paddle found in the Contest, and (b) the photo used has not been submitted in previous years.

 

Official Flags/Paperwork: There are 5 (five) different styles of Paddle Points Flags in total that can be downloaded by contestants and contest participants for free, as found on the website. www.paddleintheparkcontest.ca Stickers of the Paddle Points Flags/Paperwork are also available for purchase and are given the same Paddle Points value(s) as described above, for the purposes of this contest.

All photos are subject to verification. Any photo entry that Organizers judge as inappropriate, or depicts the harassment of wildlife (i.e. getting too close to a moose) or pictures showing damaging camping practices or techniques (i.e. the cutting of live trees or branches), or has a negative message that does not work in cohesion with the Paddle In The Park Contest principles, will be deemed ineligible; where the Contestant may also be subject to a deduction in their total Paddle Points, or as the Sponsors see fit, including complete disqualification from the Contest.

Paddle Point Titles/Class System: Contestants will be ranked by “Paddle Points” classification title categories according to the number of points they accumulate as the contest progresses, where the Wilderness Guide title is the top or first class, the Voyageur title is the second class category, the Pathfinder title is the third category class, and the Explore title as the fourth place category with the Tenderfoot title as the fifth place category. As the Contestant completes the Paddle Points tasks, they will earn a number of “Paddle Points”. The actual number and value of Paddle Points varies between Paddle Points Tasks.

 

Prizes: There is one (1) first place “Company Factor – Grand Prize” available to be won; and six (6) Paddle Points Class Prize Packs to be won: one (1) “North West Award” individual prize pack for the first contestant to complete the official Paddle Points Task List, one (1) “Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader” prize pack for the most Paddle Points collected over the Paddle Points contest period, and one (1) random individual prize pack for the “Wilderness Guide” class; one (1) individual random prize pack for each of the three (3) remaining Paddle Points Classes (“Voyageur”, “Pathfinder”, and “Explorer”); plus one (1) last place Tenderfoot Class Prize Package to be won for the contestant with the least number of Paddle Points collected during the contest period of the Paddle In The Park Contest’s Paddle Points Contest event.

 

Company Factor – Grand Prize Pack

 16’ Fiberglass Prospector Canoe from Nova Craft Canoe  $1399.00
Badger Canoe Paddle – Cherry (oiled) with Badger Paddle Sock $139.00
Custom Personalization – Laser Engraving – Badger Paddles $75.00
Canoeroots Magazine Subscription $20.00
Portageur.ca Decal – Portageur.ca $8.00
 TOTAL COMPANY FACTOR PRIZE PACK VALUE CAD $1,641.00

 

 

Tenderfoot Prize Pack

 Algonquin Basecamp Lodge Package  $660.00

Algonquin Basecamp Lodge Package Description:

Trip planning and permit booking assistance

A Self-guided complete outfitting pkg for 2 for up to 3 days

Lodge accommodation for first night with hands on training for canoe tripping into Algonquin

Complete food pkg (for duration of canoe trip)

Note: Winner would be responsible for transportation, park permits, and meal requirements at the lodge.(there is a full equipped kitchen to bring your own food)

The day before the canoe trip the winner will arrive at the lodge. Many details of the trip will have already been reviewed prior to arrival- now it will be time to review everything hands on to ensure for a safe trip. The review will include park rules, route detail, canoeing skills, general safety, portaging, canoe tie down, tent setup, tarp rigging, equipment review, weather, wildlife, food/water management, no-trace camping. Once there is a good knowledge base we will start packing things up so that everything is ready for the following morning departure. For those that feel they would also like to have some type of communication, the SAT phone or Spot can be included into this pkg.

 

The Wilderness Guide Prize Pack(s)

The Wilderness Guide – North West Award

Portageur.ca Decal – Portageur.ca $8.00
Badger Canoe Paddle – Cherry (oiled) with Badger Paddle Sock $139.00
Custom Personalization – Laser Engraving – Badger Paddles $75.00
 TOTAL WILDERNESS GUIDE – TASK MASTER PRIZE PACK VALUE $222.00

 

The Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader Prize Pack

To be announced.

 

The Wilderness Guide Prize Pack

To be announced.

 

The Voyageur

The Voyageur Prize Pack

To be announced.

 

The Pathfinder

The Pathfinder Prize Pack

To be announced.

 

The Explorer

The Explorer Prize Pack

To be announced.

 

Each prize must be accepted as awarded. A prize is not convertible to cash and has no cash value. No transfer or substitution by the winner of any part of a prize is permitted. The organizer reserves the right to substitute any part of a prize with a prize or prizes of equal or greater value for any reason. All prize packs, with the exception of the Company Factor – Grand Prize of a Nova Craft Prospector Canoe and the Tenderfoot Prize Pack from Algonquin Base Camp, will be sent to the winners via mail or by way of some other mutually agreed upon method or arrangements. Note: Winners are responsible for any and all extra duties, taxes, and/or any other fees that have not been declared by Sponsor’s shipper at the point of service purchase or as written and declared on the Sponsor’s original shipping/mailing receipt. Winners are also required to be knowledgeable of their provincial or state requirements, laws and practices as it pertains to this contest, and the prizes won or accepted by said winner; and as such, the winner will bear the sole responsibility of any and all duties, taxes, or any fee, be it state, provincial, federal or otherwise and does not hold the Sponsor liable for any financial compensation.

 

Prize Winners:

Winner of the “Company Factor – Grand Prize”: On or before November 10, 2017, the Organizers will RANDOMLY select the winner of “Company Factor – Grand Prize” from the list of all eligible Paddle Points contestants.

 

“Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader”: The Organizers will select the winner of the Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader from all eligible entries on or before November 10, 2017 as the contestant with the most verified Paddle Points accumulated over the “Contest” period. In the case of a tie, where two or more contestants have the same number of Paddle Points, the winner will be randomly selected from the list qualified contestants.

 

Winner of “Tenderfoot Prize Pack”: The Sponsor will select the winner of The Tenderfoot Prize Pack from all eligible entries on or before November 10, 2017 as the contestant with the least total number of Paddle Points accumulated over the “Contest” period. In the case of a tie, where two or more contestants have the same number of Paddle Points, the winner will be randomly selected from the list of qualified contestants.

 

Winner of the “The Wilderness Guide – North West Award” (First to Finish): On or before November 10, 2017, the Organizers will award the first person to fully complete the official Paddle Points Task List as the winner of the “The Wilderness Guide – North West Award Prize Pack”. If no contestant fully completes the official Paddle Points Task List within the official Paddle Points contest period, the Organizers will award the “The Wilderness Guide – North West Award Prize Pack” randomly to an eligible Paddle Points contestant, or as they see fit.  ***Note: The date in which a Paddle Points Task List is considered complete is the date of the last submission or edit to submission. For example, if a contestant completes the task list, then requests to update a better photo for bonus points on a later date, they will only be considered the first to finish if no one else has finished their task list in the meantime.  

 

Winner of the “The Wilderness Guide Prize Pack”: On or before November 10, 2017, the Organizers will RANDOMLY select the winner of The Wilderness Guide Prize Pack from the list of all eligible contestants who have placed in the “Wilderness Guide” title class. In the event that there are no contestants placed in the Wilderness Guide Class, the Sponsor will RANDOMLY select a winner from all eligible contestants across all title classes.

 

Winner of the “The Voyageur Prize Pack”: On or before November 10, 2017, the Organizers will RANDOMLY select the winner of The Voyageur Prize Pack from the list of all eligible contestants who have placed in the “Voyageur” title class. In the event that there are no contestants placed in the Voyageur Class, the Sponsor will RANDOMLY select a winner from all eligible contestants across all title classes.

 

Winner of the “The Pathfinder Prize Pack”: On or before November 10, 2017, the Sponsor will RANDOMLY select the winner of The Pathfinder Prize Pack from the list of all eligible contestants who have placed in the “Pathfinder” title class. In the event that there are no contestants placed in the Pathfinder Class, the Sponsor will RANDOMLY select a winner from all eligible contestants across all title classes.

 

Winner of the “The Explorer Prize Pack”: On or before November 10, 2017, the Sponsor will RANDOMLY select the winner of The Explorer Prize Pack from the list of all eligible contestants who have placed in the “Explorer” title class. In the event that there are no contestants placed in the Explorer Class, the Sponsor will RANDOMLY select a winner from all eligible contestants across all title classes.

 

All potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules before any prizes are awarded.

 

The winner of the “Company Factor – Grand Prize”, the “Tenderfoot Prize Pack”, and winners of the Paddle Points Prize Packs (“The Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader”, “The Wilderness Guide – North West Award”, “The Wilderness Guide Prize Pack”, “The Voyageur Prize Pack”, “The Pathfinder Prize Pack”, and “The Explorer Prize Pack”) will be contacted by email by contest Organizers at the email address provided by the Contestant when they create their Paddle In The Park Contest Paddle Points Account, or as received by mail, as applicable. Only three attempts will be made, to contact the winner(s) each on a different day. For the second and third attempt, the winner will be contacted by phone at the phone number provided by the contestant, if a contact phone number has indeed been provided by the contestant. A voice message will be left if possible. If direct contact is not made with the selected participant for any reason within forty-eight (48) hours of the last attempt, or the selected participant is unwilling or unable to comply with these rules, they will thereby forfeit the Prize and another participant’s entry will be randomly selected.

All Paddle-finder prize winners may need to correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question asked over the telephone at a time mutually convenient to the selected participant and the Organizers. The winners of the Paddle Points Prize Packs may also have to correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question asked over the telephone at a time mutually convenient to the selected participant and the Organizers.

All prize winners may be required to complete, sign and return a ‘Declaration of Eligibility’ form, seven (7) days from date of official notification if requested, in which he/she confirms their eligibility and a ‘Waiver and Assumption of Risks’ form in which the winner agrees, to assume all risks associated with acceptance and use of the Prize.

 

Odds: As set out above, there is one (1) “Company Factor – Grand Prize”, one (1) top Paddle Points earner “Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader” Prize Package available to be won; (1) first place “Wilderness Guide – North West Award” Prize Package available to be won; and four (4) Paddle Points Class Prize Packs to be won: one (1) prize pack for each of the four (4) Paddle Points Classes (“Wilderness Guide”, “Voyageur”, “Pathfinder”, and “Explorer”); plus one (1) last place Tenderfoot Class Prize Pack prize to be won for the Paddle In The Park Contest’s Paddle Points Contest event.

The odds of winning any prize will depend on the number of qualified entries received over the Contest Period.

Only one (1) “Paddle Points Contest” Prize (Prize Pack) will be awarded per winning contestant for the  “Paddle Points Contest” (with the exception of the Wilderness Guide – – North West Award Prize Pack winner).

The “Find The Paddle” Winners are still eligible for all the “Paddle Points Contest” prizes. However, “Paddle Points Contest” Prize Pack winners may only win one (1) “Paddle Points Contest” Prize Pack (with the exception of the Wilderness Guide – North West Award (First to Finish) Prize Pack winner). Paddle Points Contest contestants who are successfully selected to receive any Paddle Points Contest Prize Pack will not be re-entered to receive any subsequent Paddle Points Contest Prizes/Prize Package(s) (with the exception made for the Wilderness Guide – North West Award Prize Pack winner). For example, the winner of the “Company Factor – Grand Prize” Prize Package will no longer be eligible to receive any of the remaining Paddle Points Class Prize Packs to be won, nor the last place Tenderfoot Class Prize Pack, and will not be re-entered or re-selected for any further prize packs or prizes for the duration of the Paddle Points Contest.

 

The Organizers will select the Winners in the following order:

1) Wilderness Guide –– North West Award Prize (if applicable)

2) Company Factor – Grand Prize Winner

3) Wilderness Guide – Trip Leader Prize

Paddle Points Class Prize Pack Winners to be randomly selected in the following order:

4) Wilderness Guide Prize Pack

5) Voyageur Prize Pack

6) Pathfinder Prize Pack

7) Explorer Prize Pack

8) Tenderfoot Class Prize Pack

Contestants are able to participate in both The Paddle In The Park Contest Paddling Seeking Event “Find The Paddle” and the Paddle In The Park Contest Paddle Points Event “Paddle Points Contest” at the same time. The “Find The Paddle” Winners are still eligible for all the “Paddle Points Contest” prizes; and the  “Paddle Points Contest” Winners are still eligible for a “Find The Paddle” prize package.

 

General Contest Rules & Information Continued: Assumption of Risk: Each winner understands that the receipt and use of any Contest Prize may present inherent risks of personal injury and death, which may arise as a result of accident, negligence, deliberate acts or otherwise, and which may or may not be known and which may or may not be foreseeable and which may arise before, during and following use of the prize. The winner agrees to assume all such risks of personal injury and death. If the winner does not agree to assume all such risks of personal injury and death, then the winner cannot accept the Prize.

Liability Limitation: Each winner agrees that the Organizers, and each of the organizer’s agents and representatives, and each of their directors, officers and employees (collectively, all of the foregoing are the “Released Parties”) shall not be liable to him or her or any of their heirs for property damage, injury or death, or any other loss or damage that may arise: (i) as a result, whether wholly or partially, of any act or omission of any of the Released Parties, or (ii) by reason of any event over which any of the Released Parties has no control.

Indemnity: Each winner hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands and liability for any injury, loss or damage of any kind to any person or persons, including death and property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize or any part of a Prize or participation in the Contest or participation in any Prize related Activity.

Disclaimer of Warranty: The Organizers make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Prizes and disclaims any implied warranty.

Contest Irregularities: The Organizers are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Contest- related materials. The Organizers are not responsible for any lost, late, delayed, illegible, incomplete or misdirected entries. The organizer assumes no responsibility or liability for failure of the Internet or the Contest website during the contest period or for any other problem or technical malfunction in the operation of the Contest. If in the opinion of the Organizers, the administration or integrity of the Contest has been compromised the Organizers reserve the right to modify, suspend or cancel the Contest, including without limitation, terminating the Contest and awarding the prizes by random drawing from all non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. If the Contest is cancelled, modified, suspended or terminated notice will be posted on the Contest website located at www.paddleintheparkcontest.ca

Publicity: Except where prohibited by law or regulation, by submitting an entry and accepting a prize each winner grants the Organizers (and their nominees) a license to use the winner’s name, photograph, voice, likeness and the whole or any part of any statement or statements he/she has made or makes concerning the Contest or the Prize, in connection with any publicity, promotion or advertising of any nature, whether or not related to the prize or Contest, and each winner hereby consents to such use without further notice, consent, approval or compensation. Each winner agrees to make his/herself reasonably available for an opportunity to have photographs taken of him/her. The winners also agree that the Organizers may publish their name, city and province of residence as being a winner of the Contest.

Restrictions: The following are prohibited and will result in automatic disqualification from the Contest: (1) viewing or tampering with the Contest organizer’s systems, source code or data; (2) using any method that artificially increases odds of winning; (3) noncompliance with these Official Rules; or (4) any other act which the Organizers determines, at its sole discretion, would jeopardize the integrity of the Contest.

Photo Manipulation: Photos that are required to be altered to conform to Paddle Point tasks or for bonus points (e.g. adding the PITPC flag or text to a photo using photo editor software, for example Photoshop) will not be accepted.

Facebook and Twitter: While the Contest is advertised through Facebook and Twitter, the Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook nor Twitter. The information provided in an entry form is being provided to the Organizers and not to Facebook, nor Twitter. By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to fully and completely release Facebook and Twitter of and from any and all liability whatsoever that may arise in any way in connection with the Contest.

Privacy: The personal information that you provide to the Organizers will be used for the purposes as set out herein and in administering the Contest. For further information about the organizer’s privacy practices and obligations, please contact us at info@paddleintheparkcontest.ca or mail us at Paddle In The Park Contest, c/o Badger Paddles, 4296 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville ON, P1H 2J2.

Changes to the Contest: The Organizers reserve the right to change the terms of this Contest, suspend or cancel it, at any time, for any reason, without liability on the part of the Sponsors, and without prior notice.

Entries: All Paddle Points photos/entries and all supplied paddle finder/paddle winner photos as supplied by the entrant, become the property of the Organizers and the receipt of any entry will not be acknowledged and no entry will be returned.

Governing Law: A prospective participant may not participate in the Contest where it is prohibited. The interpretation of these Official Rules and all matters relating to the rights and obligations as between any participant and the organisers in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ontario, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules or provisions. The Organizers and all participants hereby agree to attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario, Canada, sitting in the City of Huntsville or the City of Hamilton (and all courts of appeal there from) as per the decision of the Organizers, in respect of the determination of any matter, issue or dispute arising in relation to these Official Rules, the Contest or the acceptance or use of the Prizes and agree that any such determination shall be sought solely and exclusively before such courts.

Discrepancy with Other Material: In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any other material relating to the Contest, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. In the case of a discrepancy or inconsistency between these Official Rules and the Waiver and Assumption of Risks both will apply separately.

Third Party Trademarks: The names of any individual, group, company, product or service mentioned herein or on other Contest material, and any corresponding likeness, logo or image thereof, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademark of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or sponsors, or the inclusion of a product or service as a Prize or on Contest material, does not imply any association with such individual, group or sponsor, the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service or the product or service itself and, except as otherwise indicated, no association is intended or should be inferred.

Decisions: The decisions of the Organizers are final and will be binding on all participants with respect to all aspects of this Contest, including but not limited to, eligibility of participants, compliance with these rules and the correctness of the answer to the skill testing question.

Contest Documentation ~ OFFICIAL RULES: The Official Rules are available online at www.paddleintheparkcontest.ca or by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope by first class mail to Paddle In The Park Contest, c/o Badger Paddles, 4296 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville ON, P1H 2J2.

Copyright: The Contest and all related material are Copyright © Paddle In The Park Contest (Portageur.ca and Badger Paddles). Participants are hereby authorized to download, print, and/or copy the Paddle Points Flags on the condition that it will be for use for the purposes of this contest or for their personal use only, and not for any commercial purpose what so ever. Participants are also hereby authorized to copy these official rules on the condition that it will be for their personal use only and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

Entrants must own all rights to the photographs submitted. As such, entrants hold the Paddle In The Park Contest, Badger Paddles and Portageur.ca, and all the contest Organizers, supporters and sponsors, harmless from any breach of copyright. Photographs that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright are not eligible.

By uploading or submitting any photograph to the Paddle In The Park Contest website, the Contestant grants (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) Paddle In The Park Contest and the Organzers, a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to advertising and promotional materials, its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Paddle In The Park media and publications. The Organizers will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. Winners and/or some entrants may be required to sign a release containing the above conditions.

A note from the Organizers: It’s unfortunate that we have to use that kind of language to protect our fun little contest. While we will absolutely never sell any submitted photos, we would however like to display them on the website or use them for promotion of the contest, and for that we need to be legally clear. We understand that this language might make you uncomfortable, so we recommend that you do not share any photos that cannot be made public or any high resolution photos that you are planning to sell elsewhere, especially with exclusive rights.

Winners List: A winners list can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Paddle In The Park Contest, c/o Badger Paddles, “Paddle In The Park Contest Winner’s List Request”, 4296 Ravenscliffe Road, Huntsville ON, P1H 2J2. Please specify if you would like the Paddle Points Winner’s List or the Paddle Finders Winner’s List, or both. We also post the results on our website, www.paddleintheparkcontest.com.