Official Terms and Conditions


The “EF OAGEE Conference Contest” Contest (the “Contest”), is sponsored by EF Institute for Cultural Exchange Ltd. (the “Sponsor”). The Contest is intended to be conducted in Canada 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.


1. HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Beginning and ending on November 9, 2018 (the “Contest Period”), there is one method to enter the Contest for an eligible person. An eligible person will fill out the ballot card with their first name, last name, grade taught, school name, address including postal code, telephone number including area code, email address, a referral’s first name, referral’s last name, profession and phone number or email address, and place in the ballot box. Only fully completed entries will be deemed as eligible entries. All eligible entries must be received by 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on November 9, 2018 (the “Contest Closing Date”). 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 Canada of the age of majority, who is employed full or part-time as a teacher or administrator at amiddle school, junior high school, or senior high school, 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 two (2) prizew available to be won by a selected entrant from among all eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date:

1) $1,500 CDN to be used towards an EF Educational Tours™ tour that the winner will lead as a Group Leader to a location of the winner’s choice, selected from a predetermined itinerary available through the Sponsor. The $1,500 CDN must be divided equally amongst the entire group’s price of the trip. The tour must be taken by September 30, 2020 (the “Deadline”).

2) A gift basket with a cash value of $100 CDN


In the event that the Prize winner is not available to travel on the dates selected or by the Deadline, the Prize will be forfeited by such winner. The Sponsor provides no conditions, representations or warranties with respect to the Prize. No Global Rewards Points, frequent flyer miles, or travel rewards of any kind will be available on this Prize and the Prize funds can not go towards a 2020 tour that is already running, meaning an EF Educational Tour that has been previously submitted for approval or already has students enrolled on it. In no event will the Sponsor be liable for more than two (2) Prizes. The Prize is not transferable. All EF Educational Tours are subject to EF’s Booking Conditions (the terms of which can be obtained by calling 1-800-263-2806 or found at Each potential Prize winner will be required to review and agree in writing to such Booking Conditions in advance of being awarded any Prize. A condition of accepting and being awarded such Prize will be compliance in full with such Booking Conditions.


4. PRIZE DRAW: A random Prize draw will be held on November 9, 2018 at approximately 8:00 PM EST at Konzelmann Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-lake, ON L0S 1J0 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 notified at the time of the draw and if the entrant is not present, the entrant 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 and his or her Travel Guests. 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. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner who cannot produce, within five (5) business days of a request by Sponsor for same, proof of such employment (satisfactory to Sponsor). 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 of the Sponsor will contact the confirmed Prize winner after receiving the duly completed Release and, if requested, the Employment Confirmation. The Sponsor will not replace or refund any amount if the winner or any of the Travel Guests cannot attend the Tour. The Prize winner may not charge any fee to or obtain any compensation from any of the Travel Guests.


8. NAME AND IMAGE OF THE WINNER: By entering, each entrant, 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. The Travel Guests, by participating in the Prize, provide similar consent. The Sponsor and/or its affiliates, related companies or agencies, and their respective employees and agents, will have the right to photograph the Grand Prize winner and his or her Travel Guests while on the Grand Prize tour for use in future promotions, without further remuneration.


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. (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. 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.


10. 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 and a random draw to award the Prize will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination.


11. 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.


12. PERSONAL INFORMATION: The Sponsor respects your right to privacy. By entering this Contest, each Referee and Referral consents to the Sponsor collecting, 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 Referee and Referral otherwise agrees. To the extent that a Referee provides personal information in relation to a Referral, the Referee shall be obligated to obtain the consent of such Referral to such provision and the use of it by the Sponsor and other parties as contemplated under these Contest Rules. The Sponsor shall not be responsible for any failure by any Referee and Referral to obtain such consent from a Referral. To view the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, visit 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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