2016 Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour Rules
2016 Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour
Official Program Rules
Canada's Walk of Fame Inc. ("CWOF" or "Producer") is pleased to announce the 2016 Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour (“Honour Program”). Beginning on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) (“Nomination Commencement Date”), nominations for the Honour Program can be submitted through the CWOF’s website (www.canadaswalkoffame.com/unsung-hero) or by mail.
Eligibility: No Purchase Necessary. In order to be eligible for the Honour Program, nominees (“Nominee(s)”) must be at least nineteen (19) years of age or older as of August 1, 2016, and the work for which a nominee is nominated must have taken place, at least in part, during the twelve (12) months prior to nomination, or be ongoing. Nominees may be nominated as set forth herein or may be chosen by CWOF. People submitting nominations ("Nominator(s)") must be at least ten (10) years of age as of
August 1, 2016. The Honour Program is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Aboriginal residents in Canada, except those persons who are also:
a) Employees, representatives and agents of CWOF, or any respective subsidiaries, related affiliated or parent companies, respective advertising and/or promotional agencies and/or other sponsors; and any other person or entity with the Honour Program.
b) Immediate Family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, representatives and agents as described above.
At any time, at CWOF's discretion, a Nominee may be deemed ineligible for nomination or participation in the Honour Program, or be deemed ineligible to receive prizing under the Honour Program.
Nominations: To submit your nomination for the Honour Program, visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com and fill out the Online Submission Form providing all required contact information for you and your Nominee. In the event the Nominator is unable to submit through the Online Submission Form, the eligible Nominator can also submit a mailed nomination providing all the required information outlined in the Online Submission Form is included. Mailed nominations are to be sent to:
Canada's Walk of Fame
Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour
317 Adelaide Street West, Suite 1002
Nominations must be submitted on behalf of another person. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on August 1, 2016 (“Nomination End Date”). Nominations must be submitted in English only. Nominations may only be submitted in the name of a single person: group nominations are not acceptable. False or deceptive nominations or acts may render a Nominee ineligible. All nominations become the property of CWOF and will not be returned. CWOF reserves the right to edit the nomination as it sees fit for use in publication or promotion. By submitting a nomination, the Nominator agrees to grant CWOF the right without obligation, unless prohibited by law, to use the contents of the nomination, Nominator’s name, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing all matters related to the Honour Program and/or the Producer in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity.
Criteria: Eligible Nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Must be 19 years or older and live in Canada.
- Only individuals may be nominated. The honour cannot be awarded to a group or organization.
- An Unsung Hero who inspires those around them and demonstrates the true essence of the Canadian identity.
- An individual whose work, project or volunteer efforts related to arts, culture or sports serve as a model for members of their community. Nominees for the Honour Program must be residents in the program market OR the work/volunteering that they do must take place in that market. The contribution for which they are being nominated must have made a significant impact to a cause, a person or a group in that community.
- The work that a Nominee does to inspire a nomination may be part of a Nominee's job (a drama teacher, camp counsellor or social worker, for example) but volunteer work, or the work a nominee does above and beyond their professional role may hold more value during the review process.
- An individual whose contributions make their community a better place for future generations of Canadians.
- This honour may be awarded posthumously.
One nomination per eligible Nominator may be submitted during the current Nomination period.
Nominators may remain anonymous to their Nominee, but they must provide their contact information to Honour Program organizers for verification purposes.
Judging: CWOF will choose the Honour Program recipient (“Recipient”) from all eligible Nominees. A list of all eligible Nominees will be given to the CWOF Selection Committee, consisting of members of the CWOF Board of Directors for review. CWOF is not bound by any judging mechanism set forth herein as it maintains sole discretion to name the Recipient and provide prizing. The nominations are vetted based on the quality of the submission and not based on receiving a number of public nominations for each Nominee. The decision of the CWOF Selection Committee shall be final and binding with no right of appeal. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of these rules, the decision or interpretation of CWOF or the Selection Committee shall prevail.
Notification and Publication: Some Nominees may be notified by phone, email, or postal service and may be required to submit additional information. On a date within four (4) months following the Nomination End Date (Monday, August 1, 2016), the Honour Program Recipient will be announced online. The Recipient, to be featured online or on-air, may be required to sign an affidavit verifying their eligibility in this Honour Program including, but not limited to, liability releases and use of name and likeness releases ("Release Documents") and return such documents within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Execution of the Release Documents will grant CWOF the right, unless prohibited by law, to use the Recipient’s name, voice, likeness, and any of the material provided by Recipient or about Recipient without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the services of CWOF, all matters related to the Honour Program in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity. If at any point the Recipient becomes ineligible, chooses not to participate in the Honour Program or is disqualified for any reason, CWOF reserves the right to select an alternate Recipient.
- A one-time $5,000.00 cash honorarium
- Two (2) Experience Packages to attend the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Celebration Events in Toronto, that include:
- Two (2) Red Carpet passes and entry to the exclusive Pre- and Post Show Receptions
- Two (2) tickets to the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Broadcast Gala
- Economy airfare* and ground transportation to the event
- Two (2) nights hotel accommodation in Toronto
- A celebratory gift
The Recipient will receive the following recognition:
- Recognition at the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Celebration Events on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in Toronto
- Recognition in the 2016 Canada's Walk of Fame Magazine
- Recognition on the Canada's Walk of Fame website, and on-line channels
Prize value is approximately $10,000.00 (airfare*, hotel, Red Carpet passes, Broadcast Gala tickets, celebratory gift and honorarium).
*Depending on point of departure. Main points of departure include Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. In the event that the Recipient is selected from the Greater Toronto Area, that Recipient will not receive the airfare portion of this prize.
The prize must be accepted as awarded. Ground transportation from the airport to the hotel, gratuities and meals are not included. Further, any and all taxes that may be applicable to any prize are the sole responsibility of the Recipient. Potential Recipient must correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by e-mail or telephone. CWOF reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. CWOF is the prize supplier and will be responsible for prize distribution. A representative from CWOF will contact the Honour Program Recipient directly. CWOF is the prize supplier and will be responsible for prize distribution. A representative from CWOF will contact the Recipient directly and make arrangements for the Recipient to get his/her prizing by four weeks prior to the event.
By accepting the prize, the Recipient understands and agrees that, as a condition of receiving and participating in the Honour Program and accepting the prize, he/she will be required to fully execute a Prize Release Form, failing which the prize shall be forfeited.
Privacy: Nominees may be contacted to provide additional information and have their information verified. CWOF reserves the right to request and require additional information from Nominees in order to have their nomination considered. By submitting a nomination, both the Nominator and Nominee agree to grant CWOF the right without obligation, unless prohibited by law, to use the contents of Nominee’s nomination, Nominee’s name, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing all matters related to the Honour Program and/or the Producer in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity. In addition, CWOF reserves the right to disclose Nominator and Nominee information submitted on the Online Submission Form to third parties within the CWOF Network for marketing and promotional purposes in relation to the Honour Program.
General: If, for any reason, the Honour Program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Producer which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Honour Program, CWOF reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Honour Program. CWOF assume no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of submissions. CWOF is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Program. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE HONOUR PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PRODUCER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
CWOF is not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of CWOF; or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Honour Program. CWOF and its affiliates are not in any way responsible or liable for the use of the funds donated or for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the Honour Program, attendance at any event where prizes are awarded and/or acceptance and use of any prizes won. Without diminishing the foregoing limitations, by entering the Honour Program, each eligible Nominee expressly and irrevocably releases and discharges from any liability CWOF and its respective parents, subsidiaries, successors, related and affiliated companies, licensees, assigns, directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, sponsors, suppliers, franchisees, dealers, advertising and promotional agencies, and any and all others associated with the development and execution of the Honour Program, or any other related property or production (collectively the “Releasees”), from and against any and all claims, demands or causes of action which the entrant, his/her heirs, executors, administrators or legal representatives may have now or in future against the Releasees, including without limitation, for death, property damage, personal injury, libel, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy and infringement of copyright, or any other cause of action arising out of or in connection with entrant’s participation in the Honour Program, including but not limited to the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prizes by the entrant in connection with the contest or resulting from participation in any prize-related activity, if applicable.
By entering this Honour Program, Nominators & Nominees agree to be bound by these rules, which will be posted on the CWOF website for the duration of the Honour Program. Nominees further agree to be bound by the decision of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
These are the official Honour Program Rules. This Honour Program is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. These Honour Program Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the Producer, and/or its affiliates or sponsors. Any questions or issues regarding the Official Program Rules or the rights and obligations between any Nominee and CWOF in respect of the Honour Program shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario.