ADAMA isn’t your regular agR chem company. We know that the ag retail is the unrecognized hero of the industry, helping farmers find solutions that are best for their farms and businesses while also devoting their time to contributing to the betterment of their local community.
Thank A Retailer (the “Competition”), presented by ADAMA Canada Ltd (the “Sponsor”), is about recognizing these contributions and giving four lucky ag retails the opportunity to give back by winning $15,000 to donate to a worthy organization in their community.
The Regional Prize Winning agri-retails will win:
Here’s what’s new for Thank A Retailer 2017/18:
One of the winning Regional Prize Winners will win an additional National Prize of $15,000 for a total of $30,000 total.
1) COMPETITION PERIOD: The Competition is split into a series of phases:
2) HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
To enter the Competition, you must have internet access, a valid email address and a Facebook account.
ENTER ONLINE: To enter, log on to www.thankaretailer.ca and follow the on-screen instructions on how to create an entry (“Entry”). To create an Entry, you must complete the following steps:
Why do you think this retail deserves to win?
How does this agri-retail support your community?
How would your community benefit if this agri-retail wins?
Is there anything else you’d like to share about the good cause(s) in your community? (Optional)
ENTRIES AND SUBMISSIONS:
LIMIT: one (1) Entry per person per agri-retail. For clarity, an entrant may nominate more than one (1) agri-retail throughout the Competition Period; however, an entrant may not nominate the same agri-retail more than once throughout the Competition Period.
Should an entrant choose to create an Entry for more than one agri-retail throughout the Competition Period, each Entry must be different than any previously entered Entry and must be for a different agri-retail. For clarity, an agri-retail can have multiple entries, but not from the same entrant. By entering this Competition, the entrant is entering for a chance for the nominated agri-retail to win one (1) Grand Prize. For the purposes of this contest, an agri-retail is defined as a business that sells crop inputs, including crop protection products such as pesticides. An agricultural business that does not sell crop protection products does not qualify for entry into the Competition. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to reject any nomination that fails to meet this criteria.
Each Entry must: (1) be original; (2) be created for the purposes of this Competition; (3) have not been previously published, used commercially, submitted prior to this Competition or during this Competition to another competition or promotion or won any other prize/award; (4) not defame, infringe or violate the rights of any third party (including, without limitation, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any other party); (5) be appropriate for the Competition and all ages, in “good taste”, in keeping with Sponsors’ image and be suitable for publication (e.g. must not be obscene or indecent), as determined by Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion; and (6) not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than those offered by Sponsors. Without limiting any of the foregoing, Entries cannot be a parody or derogatory. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to reject, modify, edit or remove any Entry and judge it void or disqualify it and you at any time, without notice to you, that they deem, in their sole and absolute discretion, not to be in keeping with the Official Rules.
You may submit up to three digital photos (optional) with your Entry in any of the following formats: gif, jpeg, or png with a maximum photo size of 5 megabytes each. By submitting a photo with your Entry, you represent and warrant that: (1) the photo is original to you, that you have all necessary rights in and to the photo, and that any individual included in the photo (or his/her parent or legal guardian, in the case of an individual who is a minor in his/her province/territory of residence) has, as of the date of the Entry, agreed to the submission of the photo in connection with the Entry; and (2) as of the date of Entry, any individual appearing in the photo (or his/her parent or legal guardian, in the case of an individual who is a minor in his/her province/territory of residence) has (i) granted to the Sponsors and their agents and designees, a non-exclusive, unlimited, royalty free, irrevocable, right and license to use, publish, display, produce, perform, convert, adapt, publicly present, communicate to the public, assign, sub-license, edit, modify, reproduce, dispose of, post, broadcast or otherwise use the photo, as well as his/her image or likeness appearing therein, in whole or in part, in any way and in any form of media now known or hereafter developed, including, without limitation, as contemplated within these Official Rules, and in any advertising or promotions created by Sponsors in any form of media to promote this Competition and/or future Competitions similar to this Competition, without further review, notice, approval or compensation, and (ii) waived all moral rights in and to the photo in favour of Sponsors. Any photo submitted with an Entry will be deemed to be a part of that Entry. Any Entry that involves a third party that does not choose to be part of the Entry will be disqualified. Entrants may be required to provide Sponsors with proof of consent from any third parties in a form acceptable to Sponsors, and entrants agree to execute, or cause to be executed, any documents and/or instruments as determined in the discretion of Sponsors in order to give effect to the representations and warranties and/or grant of rights herein contained. People depicted in the photos should refrain from wearing any clothing items bearing business, designer, or sports logos, or bearing the name or likeness of a celebrity, living or dead.
The Sponsors do not assume any responsibility for any claims based on infringement of publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and any other intellectual property-related cause of action with respect to any Entry submitted. By entering this Competition, each entrant: (i) represents that his/her Entry does not infringe on any third party’s copyright materials, trademark or other intellectual property rights; (ii) agrees to release, indemnify, discharge, defend and hold harmless the Sponsors, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated companies and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Parties”), and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives and assigns (collectively with the Promotion Parties, the “Released Parties”) from any claim or liability arising from or related to the Entry and participation in this Competition; (iii) grants Sponsors, a non-exclusive, unlimited, royalty free, irrevocable, right and license to use, publish, display, produce, perform, convert, adapt, publicly present, communicate to the public, assign, sub-license, edit, modify, reproduce, dispose of, post, broadcast or otherwise use the Entry, in whole or in part, in any way and in any form of media now known or hereafter developed, including, without limitation, as contemplated within these Official Rules, and in any advertising or promotions created by Sponsors in any form of media to promote this Competition and/or future Competitions similar to this Competition, without further review, notice, approval or compensation; (iv) waives all moral rights in and to the Entry in favour of Sponsors; and (v) represents, warrants and undertakes to Sponsors that he/she has obtained the necessary assignment of rights, or permission or consent from every individual who has contributed to the Submission and further represents and warrants that he/she has the authority to grant to Sponsors the non-exclusive license, above.
By entering, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that submitting a photograph online brings the Entry within the public view and, as such, the entrant waives any claims against and indemnifies and holds the Released Parties harmless against any third party claims for damages or injury attributable to the Released Parties for any copying, re-posting or unlawful use of the submitted photograph that may result.
All Entries shall become the property of Sponsors and will not be returned to entrants. Sponsors shall have the right to edit or modify Entries for use in perpetuity. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to reject any Entry that Sponsors deem to be not in keeping with the policies, goals and/or guiding principles of the Competition, or that Sponsors learn has been previously published, entered into another Competition or competition, or won any other prize or award.
Sponsors further reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to edit any Entry, to blur out any trademarks or to remove any copyrighted content.
3) ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of the Quebec province), who have reached the age of majority in their province as of the Competition start date.
Employees of the Promotion Parties and the household members and/or the immediate family of the Promotion Parties are not eligible to enter. For the purposes of these Official Rules, “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son, and/or daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household.
It is a condition of entry in the Competition that each entrant make himself/herself/themselves available to participate, free of charge, in all stages of and all activities related to the Competition (including without limitation recordings and participation in interviews, appearances, and promotional and publicity activities); and agree to sign and abide by all applicable release forms and these Official Rules, including, without limitation any revisions. Entrants agree to execute all documents necessary to assign any and all prizes to the appropriate agri-retail.
4) POTENTIAL WINNER SELECTION:
There will be two (2) rounds of voting.
Once an entry has been approved and published, and the regional voting period begins, legal residents of Canada can begin voting for their favourite Entry that they feel best embodies the spirit of the Contest for a period beginning on January 4, 2017 at 9:00 am Mountain Standard Time (MST) and closes on February 14, 2018 at midnight MST (“the Regional Voting Period”). The second round of voting for the National Prize runs for a period beginning on February 15, 2018 at 9:00 am MST and closes on March 8, 2018 at midnight MST (“the National Voting Period”).
The total number of votes will account for 100% of the judging criteria of each round. Votes do not carry over from one round to the next. In the National Voting Period, all entrants begin with zero (0) votes.
Bonus votes can be acquired throughout both the Regional Voting Period and the National Voting Period. To earn bonus votes, participants must follow these steps:
Participants will not receive bonus votes by unfollowing and refollowing ADAMA Canada on any social media platform. Please read the following information regarding vote disqualification:
You can vote online on the Competition Website at www.thankaretailer.ca. Voting is open to all legal residents of Canada with a valid email address and Facebook account. At their sole and absolute discretion, Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any vote deemed to be fraudulent, in violation of these Official Rules, or by any means contrary to these Official Rules which would be unfair to other entrants or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of this Competition. Votes that have been tampered with, reproduced, falsified, or altered are void. Voting is limited to one vote per valid email address, per day and subject to verification at any time. Use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes or voting by any means contrary to these Official Rules or which would be unfair to other entrants may result in the disqualification of those votes and/or the entrant, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsors.
Obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including offering prizes or other incentives to members of the public, is prohibited. Sponsors reserve the right to request proof (in a form acceptable to Sponsors – including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification) for any votes entered, or purportedly entered, to be considered valid for the purposes of this Competition. Where requested, failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsors may result in a disqualification of votes. If it is discovered that attempts were made to: (i) use (or attempted use) of multiple names, identities, email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other systems(s)/ program(s) to submit votes; (ii) engage in any form of proxy voting scheme and (iii) engage in any behaviours deemed to be in violation of the letter and/or spirit of these Official Rules, Sponsors reserve in their sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify the entrant and/or all votes submitted for such Entry.
WINNER SELECTION: Once the regional voting closes, the ag retail with the most votes in each region will be deemed the Regional winner.
Regional winners will be notified between February 14, 2018 and February 15, 2018.
For judging purposes, all eligible Entries will be separated into four (4) regions (each a “Region”). Each Region shall be divided by way of the following:
Once Regional winners are declared, a second voting period begins that includes the winner of each Region. This voting period will run from February 15, 2018 to March 8, 2018 as outlined above. The entrant who earns the most votes during this period will be declared the National winner and will receive an additional $15,000 prize.
Before being declared a Winner, all selected potentially winning entrants will be required to correctly answer a time limited mathematical skill-testing question without assistance or mechanical or electronic aids and will be required to sign a standard declaration and release form confirming compliance with these Official Rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded.
The selected potentially winning entrants will be notified by email no later than 24 hours after the announcement. If potentially winning entrants cannot be contacted within three (3) days after the announcement the potentially winning entrant will be disqualified, and at Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion, another Entry may be selected.
Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to phone, email or visit any of the nominated communities and record interviews, appearances, and promotional and publicity activities. Contact from Sponsors in this regard does not in any way guarantee any entrant as a potential prize winner.
5) ODDS: The chances of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received per Region and the number of votes received.
6) PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARVs):
GRAND PRIZE: There will be a total of five (5) Prizes available to be won during the Competition Period; one prize in each of the four regions and a fifth National prize. The Prize Winners will receive the following:
The approximate retail value of each Grand Prize is $15,250.
Sponsors’ representatives will coordinate with each winning agri-retail to arrange details of prize fulfillment. If the whole or any part of any prize is cancelled or unavailable, the winning agri-retail agrees to accept alternative prizes which have approximate value equal or greater to the cancelled or unavailable prize(s) or portion(s) thereof in and as full satisfaction thereof and entrants and winning communities agree they shall have no claim against Sponsors or any other person in respect of the cancelled or unavailable prize(s) or portion(s) thereof.
The Released Parties will have no liability to an entrant who is unable to attend or take part in any part of the Competition or participate in a prize for any reason whatsoever. There is no obligation on the part of Sponsors to record or broadcast the appearance or participation of any particular entrant in connection with the Competition.
7) DECLARATION AND RELEASE: All potentially winning entrants will be required to execute and return a Declaration and Release within seven (7) days of the date of notification.
The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable, the late return of any documents or noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and at Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion, selection of an alternate Entry.
8) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering the Competition, each entrant, accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsors and the Judging Panel, which shall be final and binding in all matters related to the Competition and the awarding of prizes. By accepting any prize, winners agree to hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use or redemption of the prize or participation in the Competition. None of the Released Parties are responsible for lost or late Entries or Declaration and Releases, or for any typographical, or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Competition, or announcement of the prize, or for technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Competition, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Competition, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsors that interferes with the proper conduct of the Competition as contemplated by these Official Rules. If, in Sponsors’ opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Competition, or if technical difficulties or any other factor including accident, printing, administrative, or any error of any kind compromises the integrity, administration, or conduct of the Competition, Sponsors reserve the right to modify, cancel, or suspend this Competition without prior individual notice or obligation and without any liability to any entrant. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify a person if he/she enters the Competition or tries to do so by any means contrary to these Official Rules or which would be unfair to other entrants or where Entries or votes are generated by any mechanical or automated means. Entries that have been tampered with, reproduced, falsified, or altered are void. In the event a dispute arises as to the identity of a potentially winning entrant, Entries will be declared made by the name on the online nomination form.
Currency is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stipulated. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. None of the Released Parties make any representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind with respect to any prize. Each prize must be accepted “as is” and may not be exchanged, bartered, sold, raffled, substituted, or transferred. The prize will be delivered only to the agri-retail nominated by the confirmed winners.
Refusal by potentially winning entrants to accept a prize releases the Released Parties from all responsibility and obligations toward that potentially winning entrant of such prize. In no event shall Sponsors be held to award more prizes that what is mentioned in these Official Rules or to award prizes otherwise than in compliance with these Official Rules.
The Released Parties shall assume no liability whatsoever for any situation in which their inability to act results from an event or situation unforeseeable or beyond their control, including but not limited to force majeure, a strike, lockout, or any other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the businesses whose services are used.
The Sponsors can amend these Official Rules or terminate the Competition at any time without any liability to any entrant. Sponsors can at their sole and absolute discretion replace any Entry which for any reason fails or is disqualified from or unable to participate in any aspect of the Competition, as determined by Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion, with another Entry, notwithstanding such replacement Entry may have been previously eliminated from the Competition.
The Sponsors’ decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Competition and entrants acknowledge and agree that the interests of the Competition shall override those of any entrant.
9) CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Entry into the Competition and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsors to use the winning Entries and the names, cities and provinces/territories of residence and likenesses of the entrants for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, or permission, unless prohibited by law.
All information requested by and supplied by each entrant must be truthful, accurate, and in no way misleading. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any Entry from the Competition in their sole and absolute discretion, should the entrant at any stage supply untruthful, inaccurate, or misleading details and/or information or should the entrant be ineligible for the Competition pursuant to these Official Rules.
10) PROVINCE OF QUEBEC: This Competition is not open to residents of the Quebec province.
13) OFFICIAL RULES: These Official Rules are available on the Competition website at www.thankaretailer.ca.