The “Manitoba $1000 Travel Scholarship Giveaway” (the “Contest”), is sponsored by EF Institute for Cultural Exchange Ltd. (the “Sponsor”). The Contest is intended to be conducted in the province of Manitoba only, and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws in force in the Province of Ontario. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules & Regulations (the “Contest Rules”) and the decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which are final and legally binding on the entrant.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Beginning on May 1, 2019 until June 30, 2019 (the “Contest Period”), there are two (2) methods to enter the Contest:

  1. In order to have an eligible entry for the contest, the entrant must be a resident of Manitoba and be enrolled as a traveler on a tour operated either by EF Education First International Ltd or EF Tours Canada Ltd. “the Tour Operator(s)”. departing between the dates of October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 (the “Tour”). All eligible entries must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on June 30, 2019 (the “Contest Closing Date”), or;
  2. The entrant must be a resident of Manitoba and send a “Manitoba $1000 Travel Scholarship Giveaway” request in writing to: 80 Bloor Street West, 16th Floor, Toronto ON, M5S 2V1. All requests for an entry must be postmarked by June 25, 2019 and received by June 30, 2019. Limit of one Manitoba $1000 Travel Scholarship Giveaway request per envelope with sufficient postage.

In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted with the entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an online service provider or other organization (business, educational institution, etc.).

2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win, a person must be a legal resident of Manitoba who is enrolled as a student traveler on a tour operated by the Tour Operator departing between the dates of October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 and who is not an employee of the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or agencies, or a member of their immediate families or any person with whom they are domiciled, or an employee of any other company providing educational tours.

3. PRIZE: There will be one (1) Prize available to be won by a selected entrant from among all eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date, consisting of one (1) $1,000 Travel Scholarship, which will be directly applied by The Sponsor to The Tour. In the event that the Prize winner is not available to travel on The Tour, the Prize will be forfeited by such winner. The Sponsor provides no conditions, representations or warranties with respect to the Prize, including as to merchantability of fitness for purpose. No Global Rewards Points, frequent flyer miles, or travel rewards of any kind will be available on this Prize. In no event will the Sponsor be liable for more than one (1) Prize. The Prize is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.  The Prize cannot be combined with any other offers.  Should the total cost of the Tour be less than the Prize amount, no money will be refunded and the value of the prize is capped at the Tour price.

4. PRIZE DRAW: A random Prize draw will be held on July 2, 2019 at approximately 10:00 AM EST at 80 Bloor Street West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M5S 2V1, from among all eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date. The odds of being drawn as a potential Prize winner depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

5. NOTIFYING THE POTENTIAL WINNER: The selected entrant in the Prize draw will be contacted by mail, courier and/or telephone within seven (7) business days of the Prize draw. If a selected entrant cannot be located or does not respond within seven (7) business days of notification, or if a package sent by mail or courier is returned as undeliverable, the selected entrant will be disqualified and another entrant randomly selected until contact is made with a selected entrant or no more entries are available, whichever occurs first. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to notify any selected entrant.

6. DECLARING THE WINNER: In order to be declared a Prize winner, the selected entrant must first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question without assistance of any kind and will be required to sign and return a Declaration and Release Form (the “Release”) which confirms compliance with the Contest Rules and releases the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively the “Releasees”), from all liability with respect to the participation in the Contest by the winner and the acceptance of the Prize as awarded, without substitution, by the winner. The Release must be returned within the time period specified on the Release or the Prize will be forfeited by such winner. The selected entrant may be required to furnish proof of identification as part of the verification process. Should a selected entrant be unable to accept the Prize because of school and/or Board of Education policy, a new entrant will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries. A selected entrant shall be deemed ineligible if he or she has won a prize in any similar contest run by the Sponsor in the last twelve (12) months preceding the Contest Period. If the Prize is forfeited by a potential winner for any reason whatsoever, the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner at the Sponsor’s discretion.

7. AWARDING OF THE PRIZE: An employee will contact the confirmed Prize winner after receiving the duly completed Release. The Sponsor will add the Prize directly to the Prize winner’s EF account. The Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash value. The Sponsor will not replace or refund any amount if the winner cannot attend the Tour.  The Prize cannot be combined with any other offers.  Should the total cost of the Tour be less than the Prize amount, no money will be refunded and the value of the prize is capped at the Tour price.The Prize winner will be solely responsible for any taxes, duties and/or other costs and fees that may be associated with winning this prize.

8. NAME AND IMAGE OF THE WINNER: By entering, each applicant, if he or she is selected as a potential winner of the Prize, consents to the use of his or her name, school name, city and province of residence/school, and/or photographs, without further remuneration, in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS: (a) This Contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. (b) All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrant. (c) By entering the Contest, all entrants release the Releasees from any loss, damage or claims caused by or resulting from participation in the Contest, or the acceptance or use of the Prize, including but not limited to any injury or damage to an entrant’s or to any other computer. (d) The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to, errors in advertising, the Contest Rules, or the announcement of the Prize winner. (e) No responsibility is assumed by the Sponsor for any inability of any person to successfully enter the Contest for any reason, including any problems or technical malfunction of any internet or telephone network or broadcast transmission during the Contest. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for falsified, late, lost, damaged, misdirected, garbled, or incomplete entries. Proof of transmission (screenshots, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery. (f) The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant from the Contest in the event it is determined that he or she has entered in a fashion not permitted by the Contest Rules or any other pertinent terms or conditions referenced in the Contest Rules. (g) Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. (h) Any attempt by an entrant or any other person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

11. CHANGE OR TERMINATION: The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or modify this Contest without liability in the event of any fraud or technical failures of the website beyond the control of the Sponsor that may corrupt the administration, integrity or security of the Contest, or if any other factor interferes with the conduct of this Contest, without prior notice or publication. In the event of early termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted online and a random draw to award the Prize will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination.

12. LANGUAGE: In the event of any discrepancies between the English language rules and the French language rules for this Contest, the English language rules shall prevail. 

13. PERSONAL INFORMATION: The Sponsor respects your right to privacy. By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to the Sponsor storing and using the personal information submitted with his or her entry in accordance with its privacy policy, only for the purpose of administering this Contest unless the entrant otherwise agrees. The Sponsor shall not be responsible for any failure to obtain such consent from an entrant. To view the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, visit www.eftours.ca/privacypolicy.
Questions regarding the Contest can be directed to the Sponsor at 1-800-387-1460 or by contacting the Sponsor at 80 Bloor Street West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5S 2V1.

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