“Earth Rangers ATK in Action Art Contest” OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS (“Rules”)


This contest is sponsored by Earth Rangers (the “Sponsor”).


The “ATK in Action Art Contest” (the “Contest”) is open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who are under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry into the Contest, provided that consent is obtained from your parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest and to be eligible to win. Further, your parent or legal guardian must agree to be bound by these Rules on your behalf. If the Sponsor discovers that parental consent was not obtained, the entry will be void. Because entrants are under the age of majority in their province of residence, prizes won by entrants will be awarded to the parent on behalf of the entrant. This Contest is not open to employees, representatives, and agents of the Sponsor, their parent, related and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and the members of the households of such employees, representatives and agents.


The Contest starts at 10:00 am ET on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and closes at 10:00 am ET on Monday, August 1, 2016 (the “Contest Period”). Any entries received after that time will be void. One (1) entry per person during the Contest Period is permitted.


Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge (“ATK”) – ATK in Action Art Entry

To enter the Contest, visit frhub.earthrangers.com and sign in to your Earth Rangers membership account.

If you do not already have an Earth Rangers membership account, you will be prompted to sign up for one and will need to provide your first name, city, province, e-mail address, telephone number, sex and age. If you are under the age of majority in your province or territory of residence, you must have the consent of your parent/legal guardian to create an Earth Rangers membership account. When you register, you will be asked to provide the email address of your parent/legal guardian. Earth Rangers will then send your parent/legal guardian an email confirming that you have signed up on the site. Earth Rangers memberships are free.

Once logged in to your Earth Rangers membership account, you will be able to access the ATK in Action Art Contest page at frhub.earthrangers.com/ATK-in-Action.

In order to enter the Contest, you must, with your parent’s knowledge and permission, listen to a story about an experience in nature told to you by a member of the community, such as an Aboriginal Elder, a parent or legal guardian, or an aunt or uncle.

In order to enter the Contest, you will need to fill out the Contest entry form. In the Contest entry form you will need to confirm that you have read and agree with the Official Contest Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”), and confirm that you are under the age of majority in your province or territory of residence. In the Contest entry from, your parent or legal guardian must also give permission for you to enter the contest and agree to the Rules by choosing “Confirmed” in the drop down menu on the ATK in Action Art Contest entry form. After, your parents have confirmed their permission; you must submit a picture of an original art piece created by you based on the story told to you by the member of the community. The original art piece must depict one of the animals found in the ATK in Action Mission Brief or in the ATK in Action Extras: More Aboriginal Stories and Teachings article found on the Wild Wire blog on
http://www.ecoheros.ca/blogue_sauvage/atk-in-action/more-aboriginal-stories-and-teachings. You must also include a brief explanation in 100 characters or more describing the story you heard, and a brief explanation in 100 characters or more describing why you choose the animal in your art piece to represent the story you heard as part of this Mission. You must submit the form at frhub.earthrangers.com/ATK-in-Action/completed.

After satisfying the above eligibility requirements, you will be entered into the Contest during the Contest Period.

By entering the Contest, entrants’ parents or legal guardian agree to abide by these Rules, which shall be final and binding on all entrants in all matters relating to this Contest.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, incomplete, or misdirected entries, or entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error.


Prize: There are nine (9) Second Prizes (each, a “Second Prize”) and one (1) Grand Prize (the “Grand Prize”) available to be won (the “Prizes”).

Each Second Prize consists of:

• One (1) twenty-five dollar ($25.00) iTunes gift card.

Total approximate retail value of each Prize is twenty-five dollars CAD ($25.00 CAD).

The Grand Prize consists of:

• One (1) Inuit soap stone carving, and
• One (1) twenty-five dollar ($25.00) iTunes gift card

Total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is two hundred and fifty-five dollars CAD ($255.00 CAD).

The chances of winning the Prize depends upon the weighted criteria of the Judging panel and the total number of eligible entries received in the Contest Period.

The Prizes may not be exchanged for cash, are non-transferable, non-refundable, non-salable, and must be accepted as awarded.

The Sponsor reserves the right to make any changes to the Prizes for any reason and without notice, and any difference between the actual value of the Prizes and the approximate value of the Prizes as stated in these Rules will not be awarded. The winner is solely responsible for all other costs not specifically identified as included in the Prizes.

The Sponsor is not responsible for the forfeiture of a Prize due to changes in mailing addresses, or any other circumstances resulting in an invalid, erroneous or incomplete mailing address or e-mail address.


Winners will be determined solely by the decisions of a panel of judges appointed by the Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”) on the basis of the following weighted criteria: (a) ability to associate the animal in the art piece, with the story told by the member of the community (50%); (b) artistic skill applied to the art piece (25%); and (c) creativity of the art piece (25%). Eligible entries will be reviewed by a first Judging Panel, to select ten finalists. A second Judging Panel, will then rank the finalist art pieces based on the same weighted criteria to select the Grand Prize winner, and the nine (9) Second Prize winners. If two or more finalist art pieces have the same highest ranking score, a random draw will be held between these two or more finalist art pieces to select the Grand Prize winner.


The Sponsor will contact the selected winners within forty-eight (48) hours of the conclusion of the Judging Panel’s final selection by email at the email address provided in the Earth Rangers Membership account and the selected winner must respond to the notification within three (3) business days of the first attempt by Sponsor. Failure to respond by such time may result in the forfeiture of the Prize in the absolute discretion of the Sponsor.

To be confirmed as the winner of the Contest, the selected winner must be in full compliance with these Rules; and, the selected winner’s parent or legal guardian must sign and return a release of liability and consent to publicity form (the “Release Form”) and any other documentation as may reasonably be required by the Sponsor in their absolute discretion. If two or more finalist art pieces receive the same highest ranking score by the second Judging Panel and a random draw is held between these two or more finalist art pieces to select the Grand Prize winner, the selected Grand Prize winner must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time limited, mathematical skill testing question to be confirmed as the Grand Prize winner of the Contest,

Decisions and rulings of the Sponsor are final and binding without appeal in all matters
related to this Contest and the awarding of a prize.

A selected winner and their parent and legal guardian may be required to provide proof of identification to the Sponsor when claiming the Prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest to facilitate the Sponsors’ accurate identification of a Contest winner.

If the selected entrant has met the eligibility requirements set out in these Rules, the selected entrant will be confirmed as the Prize winner.

If a selected winner does not fulfill the conditions set out in these Rules, or declines or forfeits the Prize, the Sponsor reserves the right, in their absolute discretion, to cancel the Prize or to select another entrant.

Entrants who have not complied with these Rules will be disqualified.


By submitting your contest entry form and any related material, including your original art piece, you waive all moral rights and grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) to the Sponsor, its parent, related and affiliated companies, and subsidiaries, a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, and non-exclusive license and right to (i) use, copy, adapt, transmit, communication, publicly display, perform, and/or distribute such submitted materials; and (ii) create compilations and/or derivative works from such submitted materials.


All Contest entries, including your original art piece, will become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

A selected entrant will be disqualified and required to forfeit any claim to a Prize if the terms set forth in these Rules are not adhered to.

By participating in this Contest, entrants’ parents or legal guardians acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Rules, including the eligibility requirements. Further, entrants’ parents or legal guardians release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent, related and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies and each of their respective directors, successors, sponsors, partners, licensees, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest (collectively, the “Releasees”), from and against any and all manner of action, causes of action, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, claims and demands, including legal fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach and liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the entrant or his/her administrators, heirs, successors or assigns might have or could have, by reason of or arising out of the entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or use by the entrant of the Prize. Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information; (b) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (c) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or (d) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein or in other materials related to the Contest.

No responsibility will be taken by the Sponsor for the entrant’s inability to connect to the Internet/website during the Contest Period, lost, delayed, mutilated or misdirected entries, computer system failure, failure of the website during the Contest Period or for any problems or technical malfunction of a telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, on-line, or Internet entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in, or downloading any material relating to, the Contest.

The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Contest, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor may terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, or any portion thereof in its sole discretion.

The Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Contest without notice should a virus, bug or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest and to award the Prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation of the Contest. If, as a result of an error relating to the entry process, judging, drawing or any other aspect of this Contest there are more potential winners of the Prizes than contemplated in these Rules, there will be a random draw among all eligible potential winners at the end of the Contest Period to award the Prizes. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any persons found attempting to deliberately damage any website or undermining the legitimate operation of this Contest and seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification by the Sponsor and will be declared invalid if they are forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest or to amend these Rules without notice for any reason whatsoever.


By entering the Contest, each entrant and their parent or legal guardian consents (a) to the collection, use, and disclosure of the entrants’ personal information, including the entrant’s first name, province or territory of residence, image on videotape and/or photograph in any advertising relating to the Contest and/or the Prizes, and in any future publicity in connection with the Contest and the Sponsor’s related fundraising activities, in all media used by the Sponsor, and its advertising and promotional agencies and partners, without compensation or further notice, if that entrant is declared a Prize winner, and (b) to the use of that entrant’s personal information, including first name and address (such as e-mail address) for the purpose of administering the Contest, contacting selected entrants, awarding and delivering the Prizes to the winners and sending information relating to Earth Rangers products, promotions and/or other marketing activities.

The Grand Prize winner’s original art piece, name and age will be posted by October 15, 2016 at: frhub.earthrangers.com/blogue_sauvage/atk-in-action/art-contest-winners

By entering the Contest, each entrant and their parent or legal guardian acknowledges and consents that the entrant’s personal information can be transferred to the Sponsor’s third party service providers for the purpose of administering the contest, and can be stored on servers located outside of Canada, which may be subject to foreign legislation which may differ from the legislation of Canada with respect to disclosure of personal information to government authorities.

For further information about the Sponsor’s privacy practices, please see Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at: http://www.ecoheros.ca/blogue_sauvage/privacy-policy/


This Contest is subject to the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. Void where prohibited by law. Any disputes will be adjudicated by the courts sitting in the Province of Ontario. The Rules are available at frhub.earthrangers.com/blogue_sauvage/ATK-in-Action-art-contest-rules-and-regulations for the duration of the Contest Period. A complete set of these Rules can be requested by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “Official Contest Rules and Regulations for ATK in Action Art Contest”, 9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6.