2023 WISHBONE AWARDS (the “Contest”)
OFFICIAL RULES (the “Official Rules”)
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of Canada.
The Wishbone Awards are presented by Think Turkey. Whenever we refer to “Canadian Turkey”, “Think Turkey”, “Turkey Farmers of Canada”, “we,” “our” or “us” or in these Official Rules (the “Rules”), we are referring to Think Turkey.
The Wishbone Awards presented by Think Turkey (the “Contest”) will be run in accordance with these Rules, subject to applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. The Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any federal, provincial and municipal laws, as applicable. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Rules or the rights and obligations as between any of the Nominators, Entrants, and Winners (as these terms are defined below) and Think Turkey shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario, including procedural provisions, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.
The Rules incorporated and referenced on our website (canadianturkey.ca), apply to everyone who accesses and uses our website. We reserve the right to change the Rules without notice.
Note: We may periodically amend the Rules at our discretion, so you should revisit this page from time to time.
1. WHAT ARE THE WISHBONE AWARDS
The Wishbone Project was born in 2020, when Canadian turkey farmers and processors came together to give back to communities. Eight (8) winners will be awarded a Wishbone Award for helping put turkey on the table and helping spread the holiday spirit to those in need in their communities, this will include a $2,500 grant per winner, and their story will be shared nationally to inspire others.
2.CONTEST PERIOD AND PHASES
The Contest consists of three (3) phases (each, a “Phase”) as set forth in the table below.
|Phase||Start Date||End Date|
|Nomination Period||12:00 a.m. ET November 2, 2023||11:59 p.m. ET November 15, 2023|
|Winner Selection||12:00 a.m. ET November 15, 2023||11:59 p.m. ET November 20, 2023|
|Winner Announcement||December 5, 2023|
3. HOW TO ENTER AND/OR PARTICIPATE:
3.1 Submit a Registration to the Contest:
No purchase necessary.
Starting at 12:00 a.m. ET on November 2, 2023, until Registration Closing 11:59 p.m. ET on November 15, 2023 (the “Nomination Period”), Nominators may submit an Entrant as described below (a “Submission”). Submissions that are incomplete will not be accepted. No responsibility is assumed for incorrect or inaccurate information contained in the Submission associated with or used in this Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries to this Contest. Think Turkey shall not be responsible for lost, late, mutilated, illegible, or misdirected entries. Think Turkey is not responsible for typographical errors in the Registration or the Rules and/or the selection of or the announcement of the Winners. Think Turkey reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, delay, or suspend the Contest at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to technical or creative difficulties, pandemic, or any other force majeure event. Submissions that have been tampered with or altered are void.
For your Entrant to be eligible to compete in the Contest, Nominators must visit thinkturkey.ca and submit an Entry, answering the following questions including the required details to constitute a valid Submission:
Submissions must comply with the Submission guidelines set out in Section 5 (the “Submission Guidelines”). Each Submission will be scored based on the judging criteria in Section 7.
3.2 Entry: By submitting an Entry and therefore entering this Contest, you are entering for a chance for your nominated local hero to win a prize as defined in Section 8. Only a valid Submission constitutes an entry in the Contest.
3.3 The Contest will proceed as follows:
You may submit during the Nomination Period:
4. ENTRY VERIFICATION AND CONDITIONS: All Submissions are subject to verification. Proof of Submission does not constitute proof of receipt. In the event a dispute arises as to the identity of an entrant, Submissions will be declared by the name on the entry form. An individual may be required to provide proof that he/she is the individual associated with the Submission. If any individuals other than yourself are named or appear in the Submission, you must have the permission of the individuals (or of parent/legal guardian if a minor) to use their name and/or photograph/likeness. Proof of such permission may be required at Think Turkey’s discretion. Submitting any Submissions constitute your (and, if an eligible minor, your parent’s or legal guardian’s) acceptance to these Official Rules and consent to grant the Licensed Parties (as defined below) certain rights in and to the Submission, as described in Section 14 below. Submission must be made in your name only, regardless of whether others contributed to or appear in the Submission. Submissions that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Submissions that are found to be copies of other Submissions previously entered in the Contest or to contain content plagiarized from other websites and/or publications will be void and will result in the entrant’s disqualification.
5. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Each Submission submitted must meet the following criteria, as applicable:
Submission must not: (a) be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, sexual orientation, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain or reference nudity or any materially-dangerous activity; (b) promote alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political or religious agenda or message; (c) be obscene or offensive, or endorse any form of hate or hate group; (d) contain or reference trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, to the extent permission is necessary, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses; (e) contain copyrighted materials owned by others, without permission, to the extent permission is necessary; (f) contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission; and (g) be false or misleading. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Think Turkey reserves the right to permit, in its sole discretion, Submission containing non-infringing and incidental use of trademarks owned by others.
By submitting a Submission, you warrant and represent that: (a) it has not been previously published; (b) it does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (c) other participants depicted in the Submission, if any, have given written consent to its entry into the Contest and use as contemplated by these Official Rules; (d) publication via various media including Web posting and posting in social media, will not infringe on the rights of any third party; (e) it is appropriate for the Contest and all ages, in “good taste”, in keeping with Think Turkey’s image and suitable for publication (e.g. must not be obscene or indecent), as determined by Think Turkey in its sole and absolute discretion; (f) it does not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than those offered by Think Turkey; and (g) you have waived all moral rights in and to the Submission in favour of the Think Turkey. Without limiting any of the foregoing, Submission cannot be a parody or derogatory. Nominator and Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties (as defined below) from any claims to the contrary. Any Submission that, in the sole opinion of Think Turkey, is deemed to be inappropriate for publication or inclusion in the Contest for any reason will be disqualified from the Contest.
When entering the Contest via the Internet, you may only enter this Contest if your browser permits connection to a secure, industry-standard SSL-enabled server. Think Turkey assumes no responsibility for tampering, theft, defects, human errors including extreme negligence, deletions, technical or telephone problems, undeliverable messages, computer errors, lost, misdirected, late or incomplete entries or for any online difficulties that may result in the failure to consider an Entrant for any of the prizes offered. Further, Think Turkey reserves the right to modify or cancel this Contest without prior notice and is not responsible for production or printing errors, technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions including lost, misappropriated or corrupted entries, virus damage or any other damage which may limit an Entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest. Think Turkey is not responsible for any entries that are incomplete, lost, misdirected or destroyed.
7. JUDGING, VOTING AND CONTEST WINNER DETERMINATION:
|Phase||Start Date||End Date|
|Nomination Period||12:00 a.m. ET November 2, 2023||11:59 p.m. ET November 15, 2023|
|Winner Selection||12:00 a.m. ET November 15, 2023||11:59 p.m. ET November 20, 2023|
|Winner Announcement||December 5, 2023|
Winner Selection: During the Winner Selection Phase, all eligible Submissions will be judged by a panel of Think Turkey representatives (the “Judging Panel”) based on the following judging criteria:
Think Turkey reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select less than the stated number of Winners in the event that Think Turkey does not receive a sufficient number of eligible Submissions. Decisions of the Think Turkey and Judging Panel are final and binding in all matters. Think Turkey will not disclose judging scores.
Think Turkey is not responsible for any tampering, interference, or fraud of any kind, including but not limited to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, server or system hacks, or votebot programs that influence or otherwise affect the results of the Contest. IF AN ENTRANT IS FOUND TO HAVE ENGAGED IN OR SOLICITED TAMPERING, INTERFERENCE, OR FRAUD OF ANY KIND AS OUTLINED ABOVE, THINK TURKEY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO i) DISQUALIFY THE ENTRANT, ii) CLAIM REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE FULL VALUE OF ALL PRIZES AND DISBURSEMENTS PAID TO THE ENTRANT, iii) CLAIM REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY EXPENSES INCURRED TO DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR ANY THINK TURKEY COMPUTING EQUIPMENT OR THE NETWORK, AND/OR iv) IF THE CONTEST IS CANCELLED, MODIFIED, TERMINATED, DELAYED, OR SUSPENDED DUE TO THE ENTRANT’S ACTIONS, CLAIM DAMAGES TO THE FULL AMOUNT OF THINK TURKEY’S INVESTMENT IN THE CONTEST.
8. PRIZES: The following prizes are available to be won:
Eight (8) Awards including
The video and any or all related components may be suspended, cancelled or postponed, as determined by Think Turkey in their sole and absolute discretion. Think Turkey will determine in their sole discretion if the Winners satisfy the requirements for the Award and Prize.
Prize Substitution and Conditions: The Prizes AWARDED must be accepted as-is and cannot be transferred, assigned or substituted.
Entry and participation in this Contest constitute each Entrant’s agreement to sign such additional documentation, including releases, as may be required if chosen as the Winner. Non-compliance with any requirement in connection with this Contest will result in automatic disqualification. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE RULES OR ANY BEHAVIOR ON THE PART OF THE WINNER THAT WILL BRING SUCH WINNER OR THINK TURKEY INTO DISREPUTE WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS THE WINNER. THINK TURKEY RETAINS SOLE DISCRETION TO DECIDE WHAT CONSTITUTES DISREPUTABLE BEHAVIOUR. ANY EXERCISE OF THINK TURKEY’S DISCRETION IS FINAL AND ABSOLUTE. DISQUALIFICATION WILL IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE ALL PRIVILEGES AND REVOKE ALL AWARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRIZE.
Think Turkey reserves the right in its sole and unequivocal discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering, or has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of these Rules; OR to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
By acceptance of these Rules, the Winner agrees that Think Turkey and its employees shall have no liability in connection with acceptance, receipt, or use of the prizes awarded herein or in connection with any preparation for, participation in, or travel to any Contest-related activity, unless otherwise provided herein.
9. ODDS: Odds of winning depend on number of eligible Submissions received and judging criteria.
10. CONTEST AND PRIZE RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and accepting Prizes (if applicable), entrants agree to release and hold Released Parties harmless against any and all claims, injuries, damages, loss and/or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, whether directly or indirectly, by (a) arising out of participation in the Contest, including any Contest-related activity, (b) acceptance, use, misuse, possession or redemption of a prize (if applicable), and (c) claims based on personality, privacy rights or defamation and infringement of intellectual property rights.
If an entrant wins a prize and accept the prize, such acceptance shall mean full satisfaction of the entitlement as an entrant and winner in the Contest and the entrant fully discharges and forever releases the Released Parties, of and from any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, actions or causes of action whatsoever, whether known or unknown, whether at law or in equity which they or their heirs, executors, administrators, successors or assigns may now or hereafter have against any of the Released Parties in connection with the prize.
All entrants also acknowledge, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, that the Released Parties will not be responsible for any injury, accident, death or dismemberment, or any other loss, damage or expense in connection with participation in the Contest and/or the prize. The entrant also acknowledges that none of the Released Parties has offered any warranty or guarantee respecting the prizes.
11. COMPLIANCE WITH RULES / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In order to win a prize, the Winner may be required to sign a Declaration of Compliance with the Rules and a Release of Liability (collectively the “Declaration and Release Documents”), releasing Think Turkey, its advertising and promotional agencies, the prize suppliers, parents, subsidiaries, member clubs, affiliates, representatives and agents of the foregoing and all of their respective directors, officers, owners, governors, partners, employees, consultants, agents, representatives, their successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with participation in this Contest or the prizes, including any travel related liability.
In awarding prizes, the decision of Think Turkey is final. By accepting a prize, the Winner agrees to their name and/or photo and/or likeness being used by Think Turkey without notice or compensation for publicity purposes.
In the event a Winner is unable to redeem any or all of the prize components for reasons beyond the control of Think Turkey and the prize suppliers, no compensation or substitutions will be provided. If a Winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to sign and return the Declaration and Release Documents, or is found to have violated the rules of the Contest or otherwise does not meet all Contest conditions, the Winner will not be selected as the Winner and will be deemed to have forfeited the prize in question and Think Turkey shall be entitled to select a new Winner from Submissions, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.
Where permitted by law, Winners grant to Think Turkey, and those acting pursuant to its direction or control, (and agree to confirm such grant in writing upon request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, their name, portrait, picture, video, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without additional consideration and without notification, review or approval.
12. RIGHTS IN SUBMISSIONS: If a nominator’s Submission is determined by Think Turkey, in its sole and absolute discretion, to have violated the Official Rules in a non-material and de minimus way and the Submission can be edited to remove the violation, Think Turkey may request the entrant to amend the Submission, or amend the Submission on the nominator’s behalf, instead of disqualifying the entrant.
In consideration of nominator’s Submission being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, each entrant hereby grants to the Think Turkey and their respective successors, assigns, licensees and designees (collectively, “Licensed Parties”) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, edit, delete or display such Submission, or any portion thereof, including any names, likenesses or information embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to, all forms of television and all forms of internet and wireless protocol without limitation and without any further right of approval, notification or compensation. Each entrant authorizes Licensed Parties to utilize, for eternity and in any manner they see fit, the Submission submitted to Sponsor and to make derivative works from such material. Each entrant agrees that the results and proceeds of such use shall become the property of the Licensed Parties, and shall be freely assignable by Licensed Parties and that the Released Parties shall have no obligations whatsoever to entrant. Licensed Parties are not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at a Licensed Party’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
13. PUBLICITY: In addition, by participating in the Contest, each entrant hereby grants permission for the Contest Parties and their respective designees to use entrant’s name, likeness, voice, quotes, comments, biographical information, and/or image for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further notice, permission, compensation or consideration in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, in any manner, throughout the universe, unless prohibited by law.
14. LAWS/JURISDICTION: All federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations apply. Any Contest Submissions not complying with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or regulations will be considered to be null and void. By participating in this Contest, the Nominator and Entrant acknowledges that they have read the Rules and agreed to abide by their terms and by the decisions of Think Turkey. All decisions of Think Turkey are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
15. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In the case of entries received via the Internet, Nominator and Entrants will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted on the Submission Form at the time of registration. “Authorized account holder” is the natural person to whom an e-mail address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning individual e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A Selected Entrant may be required to provide Think Turkey with proof that the Selected Entrant is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
16. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING, ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THINK TURKEY AND THE RELEASEES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND ENTRANTS SHALL HOLD THEM HARMLESS FROM, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES (INCLUDING COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES), LIABILITIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES (“LOSSES”) WITH RESPECT TO OR IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST OR RELATED PRIZES. THE RELEASEES MAKE NO WARRANTY, GUARANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY PRIZE AND DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. THINK TURKEY AND RELEASEES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSSES IN CONNECTION WITH (i) INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING IF CAUSED BY WEBSITE USERS OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE CONTEST OR BY ANY TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE PROCESSING OF SUBMISSIONS for THE CONTEST, (ii) technical failure or malfunction OF ANY TELEPHONE NETWORKs, COMMUNICATIONS LINEs, COMPUTER ON-LINE SYSTEMS, SERVERS OR PROVIDERS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, DATA TRANSMISSION OR E-MAIL services, traffic congestion, OR ANY other TECHNICAL disruptions, (iii) ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECTION, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, ENTRIES OR (iv) DAMAGES TO ENTRANTS OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON, INCLUDING DAMAGES TO THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEM, RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM ENTERING, PARTICIPATING OR DOWNLOADING MATERIALS for THIS CONTEST.
THINK TURKEY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, LATE, INCOMPLETE, ILLEGIBLE, INCOMPREHENSIBLE OR MISDIRECTED ENTRIES, BUGS, server failure, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE TRANSMISSION FAILURE OR LOSS, or DELAYED OR CORRUPTED DATA TRANSMISSION.
IF, FOR ANY REASON, THE CONTEST CANNOT RUN AS PLANNED OR THE PRIZES CANNOT BE AWARDED, INCLUDING BY REASON OF INFECTION BY COMPUTER VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORIZED INTERVENTION, FRAUD, TECHNICAL FAILURES, OR ANY OTHER CAUSEs BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF THINKTURKEY WHICH CORRUPT OR AFFECT THE ADMINISTRATION, SECURITY, FAIRNESS, INTEGRITY OR PROPER CONDUCT OF THE CONTEST, THINK TURKEY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL, TERMINATE, MODIFY OR SUSPEND THE CONTEST AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO THE ENTRANTS. IN SUCH EVENT, NO ENTRANTS WILL BE SELECTED OR ELIGIBLE TO WIN ANY PRIZE AND WINNERS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED WITH A SUBSTITUTE PRIZE OR CASH EQUIVALENT.
By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Rules. Nominators and Entrants who have not complied with these Rules are subject to disqualification. Nominators and Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of Think Turkey, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Think Turkey reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be:
(a) Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website; or
(b) Acting in violation of the Rules. By entering, you agree to not knowingly:
(c) Any use of automated devices is prohibited.
Entrants release and agree to hold harmless each of Think Turkey and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or related companies and each of their employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents, sponsors, administrators, licensees, representatives, advertising, media buying and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releases”) from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in the Contest, participation in any related activity or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any Prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom; and (iv) grant to Think Turkey the unrestricted right, in their discretion, to produce, reproduce, publish broadcast, communicate by telecommunication, exhibit, distribute, adapt, and otherwise use or re-use the Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and biography, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in connection with the Contest and the promotion and exploitation thereof. The Winner must provide the executed Release in order to collect the applicable Prize.
19. WINNERS’ LIST: For a winners’ list, visit thinkturkey.ca/wishbone. The winners’ list will be posted after winners’ confirmation is complete.
20. CONTEST EMAILS: By participating in the Contest, you agree to receive emails related to the Contest.
21. LANGUAGE DISCREPANCY: In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English language version and the French language version of these Official Rules, as applicable, the English version shall prevail, govern and control.
Any additional interpretations of the Rules shall be at the sole discretion of Think Turkey. Think Turkey reserves the right to make the final decision in respect of any and all matters concerning the Contest, including, but not limited to the determination of Nominators, Entrants, Winners and voting eligibility. All rulings are final.
Think Turkey reserves the right to terminate, withdraw, amend or suspend the Contest (and/or any aspect thereof, including methods for selection of the Prize Winners), in whole or in part, at any time without notice and for any reason, without liability, at their sole discretion. In the event a substitute prize is awarded, such prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash or otherwise. All trademarks presented are owned by their respective owners.
23. FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM / TIKTOK: The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Twitter Inc, Instagram or TikTok. The owners and operators of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok are completely released from all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to Think Turkey and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
Subject to the conditions below, the Contest is open to legal residents of Canada and who are the age of majority or older at time of entry, submission.
By participating in this Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and by the decisions of Think Turkey which are final in all matters relating to this Contest and furthermore acknowledge compliance with these Rules. Think Turkey reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant for any reason, including but not limited to inappropriate or disruptive behavior, as determined in the sole and unfettered discretion of Think Turkey. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Employees, agents or representatives of Think Turkey and the persons with whom they are domiciled are not eligible to enter. Think Turkey reserves the right to make the final decision in respect of any and all Contest matters.
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