Canadian Contest Forms 2016-12-26T21:43:21+00:00

Canadian Contest Forms

Reading the rules are the first thing an entrant should do after finding a contest they wish to enter. Rules are the first thing sponsors should create after finalizing the scope of their giveaway. I have partnered with Steve Szentesi, a Canadian corporate lawyer who also specializes in promotional law, to bring contest sponsors and inexpensive way to ensure their giveaways are legally compliant.

Below are Canadian contest rules and forms for random draw and skill contests in Canada (excluding Quebec).  These downloadable forms (Paypal checkout) are an excellent starting point for many common types of Canadian contests. The forms include notes for use and the types of information to add to customize them. Purchase and use of these contest rules and forms is subject to the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

This package includes two release forms for a trip contest (winner release and guest release). Five pages.

This Canadian skill contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form and winner release forms (winner release and guest/companion release) for operating a skill (i.e., consumer generated content) trip contest in Canada (excluding Quebec). Word format template with fillable fields. Eleven pages.

This Canadian random draw contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form, winner release forms (winner release and guest/companion release) and skill-testing question for operating a random draw trip contest in Canada (excluding Quebec). Word format template with fillable fields. Twelve pages.

This Canadian Facebook “Like” random draw contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form, winner release form and a skill-testing question for operating a random draw Facebook “Like” contest in Canada (excluding Quebec). Includes Facebook language. Word format template with fillable fields. Nine pages.

Contest lawyers, advertising agencies and companies that routinely run contests use contest checklists to cover off the main requirements for operating contests in Canada. This checklist includes the key Canadian contract, Competition Act, Criminal Code and intellectual property considerations and requirements to operate a contest in Canada (excluding Quebec). A key tool for operating promotional contests in Canada. Seven pages.

This Canadian contest forms package includes: a winner release form for Canadian contests (excluding Quebec). Three pages, Word format template with fillable fields.

This Canadian contest forms package includes: long rules (full terms and conditions) for operating a skill contest in Canada (excluding Quebec). Six pages, Word format template with fillable fields.

This Canadian contest forms package includes: long rules (full terms and conditions) for operating a random draw contest in Canada (excluding Quebec). Five pages, Word format template with fillable fields.

This Canadian contest forms package includes: short rules (i.e., point-of-purchase rules) for operating a skill contest in Canada (excluding Quebec; to be used in conjunction with full contest rules). One-page boilerplate rules to cover off the main Competition Act disclosure requirements. Word format template with fillable fields.

This Canadian contest forms package includes: short rules (i.e., point-of-purchase rules) for operating a random draw contest in Canada (excluding Quebec; to be used in conjunction with full contest rules). One-page boilerplate rules to cover off the main Competition Act disclosure requirements. Word format template with fillable fields.

This Canadian contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form and a winner release form for operating a skill contest (sometimes called a “consumer generated content contest”) in Canada (excluding Quebec). Nine pages, Word format template with fillable fields.

This Canadian contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form, winner release form and a skill-testing question for operating a random draw contest in Canada (excluding Quebec). Ten pages, Word format template with fillable fields.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The above contest rules and forms provide legal information for the operation of contests in Canada excluding Quebec. They do not create a solicitor-client relationship and are not legal advice.

The above contest rules and forms are sold with permission for the following only: (i) to operate a contest in Canada by the sponsor of the contest (the individual, company or other entity promoting its own product(s) or service(s)) and using the forms for a contest; or (ii) where a sponsor of a contest uses the contest rules or forms for a contest with the assistance of its law firm or advertising agency.

Any further copying or resale of the above contest rules or forms is prohibited, including, but not limited to where the contest forms are: (i) sold alone or individually in whole or in part (i.e., without any underlying contest or promotion being promoted by a sponsor); (ii) the contest rules or forms are bundled with or combined with other services, in whole or in part, as a stand-alone promotional or marketing service; (iii) the contest rules or forms are sold as precedents, in whole or in part, by a law firm, advertising agency or other entity as stand-alone products (i.e., without any underlying contest being promoted by a sponsor); (iv) where any of the language or content of any of the above contest rules or forms is used by any entity other than to promote its own contest or by any entity’s law firm or advertising agency to assist with a promotional contest; or (v) where any of the language or content of any of the above contest rules or forms is added to an app, program, computer program, online or social media platform or program or any other electronic or automated contesting or promotional product.

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