Welcome to the Window Seat 150 Photo contest!

Window Seat 150 Photo Contest

Get out and celebrate Canada 150 this summer by sharing your best Canadian travel photos and entering your best shots in the Window Seat 150 Photo Contest!

Whether your plans include a road trip, bus tour, plane ride or train trip—you’ll see that some of the best scenery in the world is along the way, to wherever you’re going in Canada. No travel plans? No window seat? No scenic stops? No worries. Post your best photos of Canada from any perspective, maybe even from your own backyard!

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Contest prizes

By entering, you can win $500 in gift certificates for gas at a retailer of your choice or $500 toward CAA services.

Window Seat 150 runs from June 12 to September 8, 2017.

The winning photo will be chosen by online vote from 12 finalist photos in October 2017.

Full contest rules & regulations

The Window Seat 150 Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is brought to you by the Canadian Fuels Association (the “Sponsor”) with non-financial promotional support from The Canadian Automobile Association (the “Promotional Partner”). The Contest starts on June at 12 12:01 a.m. EST, and closes on September 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”).

1. Eligibility
The Contest is open to Canadian residents having reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence prior to the Contest Period. Employees and contractors of the Canadian Fuels Association, advertising and promotional agencies, and members of the immediate family (parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of country of residence) of any of the aforementioned and persons are not eligible to enter the Contest.

2. How to Participate in the Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Entry is via Instagram only.

2.1 Instagram Entry
To enter via Instagram, you must:
(1) have a valid, public (i.e. not “protected”) Instagram account and follow @windowseat150 Instagram account; and
(2) during the Contest Period, post a full-colour, original and previously unpublished, travel-themed or scenic photograph taken in Canada with caption that includes: (a) the official Contest Instagram handle @windowseat150; (b) the hashtags #windowseat150 and #Canada150; and (c) precise and accurate information as to where this photograph was taken and what it depicts. All photos submitted via Instagram must be available in high-resolution (see Conditions for Participating for full specifications).

Each eligible entry is considered one contest entry (each a “Contest Entry”). Eligible Participants may submit more than one Contest Entry. Eligible Participants must provide Contest Entries using a single account. Eligible Participants found to be using multiple accounts will be considered ineligible and disqualified from the Contest.

Automated and/or repetitive electronic submissions (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, ‘bot’ or Contest service) will be automatically disqualified and transmissions from these accounts may be blocked.

Participants acknowledge the non-responsibility of Instagram, its officers, directors, employees and agents with regards to all aspects of the Contest. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Participants understand that all Contest information is provided to the Contest Sponsor and not to Instagram.

3. Prize
There is a total of one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”) selected from 12 finalist Entries.

3.1 The Grand Prize
The Grand Prize consists of a $500 gift card to one Canadian Gas retailer of the Participant’s choice or a $500 gift card to CAA products or services. The winning photograph will be featured in the Sponsor’s magazine entitled Perspectives, Fuels 2018, as well as on the cover of a 2018 calendar being produced. Two (2) copies of the calendar and magazine will be provided to the winning Participant.

3.2 The Finalist Entries
The eleven (11) finalist Entries will be featured throughout a 2018 calendar being produced by the Sponsor, 2 copies of which will be provided to the finalist Participants.

4. Judging and voting
Judging consists of one (1) round of evaluation and one (1) round of voting. Evaluation will be done by Sponsor Representatives including an editor, graphic designer and staff of all Contest Entries based on artistic and editorial value. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all the rules are subject to disqualification. Decisions of the Judging Panel are final and not subject to appeal. Voting will take place online via social media, from which the Entry with the most public votes will be awarded the Grand Prize.

5. Prize Attribution
Finalists will be notified by email or via Instagram starting on September 18, 2017, and will have three (3) business days to respond in order to be placed in the online vote. Any finalist who does not respond within three (3) business days will risk forfeiting participation in the online vote and an alternate finalist may be selected.

Before being declared a winner, each selected Eligible Participant will be required to answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question and sign a release and waiver form confirming, without limitation, that:

  • He/she complies with the eligibility requirements;
  • He/she has read the Contest rules and regulations and complies completely;
  • He/she accepts the Prize as awarded;
  • He/she acknowledges the Contest Sponsor’s right to publish his/her picture, name and city of residence without compensation other than the Prize offered;
  • He/she successfully answers a time-limited mathematical skill-testing questions; and
  • He/she releases and agrees to hold harmless of all liability the Contest Sponsor, Promotional Partner, its subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising, promotional agencies and each of the foregoing entities’ directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents.

No correspondence will be undertaken except with the selected Eligible Participants whose eligible Contest Entry was selected. Once an Eligible Participant is declared a winner by Contest Sponsor, Contest Sponsor will send the Eligible Participant a letter containing the details on how the Prize will be awarded.

6. Conditions for Participating
The Contest is open to all photographers both amateur and professional. Participants must ensure that each entry is available in high-resolution at a minimum resolution of 300 PPI (pixels per inch) and minimum size of 11.2083 inches x 9.0208 inches; or a minimum dimension of 2707 pixels x 3363 pixels.

By entering the Contest, Participants represent and warrant that the Contest Entry is an original work, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If the Contest Entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, the Participants will be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Canadian Fuels Association. If the Contest Entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, the Contest Participant shall, at his/her sole expense, defend or settle against such claims; the Contest Participant shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Sponsor and Promotional Partner from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which a Participant may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

By entering the Contest, Participants agree to provide the following rights to The Canadian Fuels Association: (1) Perpetual, continuous, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted worldwide right to the Contest Entry in any media of the Contest Sponsor (including, without limitation, digital and broadcast formats, whether now known or hereafter developed) for editorial and content marketing purposes (2) The right to use the Contest Entry, your name and biographical information, to promote the Contest Sponsor’s media and other services and publications and use the Contest Entry in perpetuity for internal business purposes, such as awards, publicity and similar purposes; (3) The right to publish the Contest Entry on any social media, in whole or in part, and: (4) The right to translate any or all of the written portion of the Entry into French.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Contest Sponsor and its Affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, (“Indemnified Persons”) harmless from and against all costs, losses and expenses of any kind, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from or relating to: (i) any breach by you of the representations and warranties or obligations hereunder; (ii) damages to personal property, injury or death caused by your negligence or willful acts; (iii) any claim brought against any Indemnified Persons that any Work infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights or other rights; and (iv) any and all liability or damage incurred by Bookmark, the Client and its Affiliates as a result of your performance of this Agreement.

7. General Terms and Conditions
All Eligible Entries, and all information provided by Eligible Participants must be complete and accurate. Contest Sponsor will not be held responsible for any and all telephone or internet problems, unclear e-mail messages and any late/incomplete/erroneous prize claims.

All entries are subject to verification by the Contest Sponsor and may be disqualified if they are received outside of the Contest Period, are incomplete, illegible, irregular, photocopied or otherwise reproduced, submitted through illicit means or if they contain any false statements, or do not conform to or satisfy to any condition of these Contest rules and regulations.

Eligible Participants agree that the Contest Sponsor and Promotional Partner are not liable for any incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or for any error or malfunction of any kind in connection with the Contest. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to, without advance notice, terminate or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, or modify it in any way, without any further obligations to Eligible Participants. Furthermore, if the Contest Sponsor determines, at its sole discretion, that any entry compromises the integrity of the Contest, the Contest Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify the entry at issue or terminate the Contest in its entirety without any further obligations to Eligible Participants. The Contest Sponsor further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual from the Contest and to ban the individual from any future contest of the Contest Sponsor who finds or believes to be tampering with the entry process operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of the Contest rules and regulations or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

The Contest is subject to federal, provincial and local rules and regulations. By entering this Contest, Eligible Participants expressly consent to the Contest Sponsor, media partners, advertising and promotional agencies, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the contest and in accordance with the Contest Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

How to enter

The contest is now closed.
Finalists will be notified by email or via Instagram starting September 18, 2017. Thank you for the interest and participation! Please visit the gallery, below.

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