Contest Rules – #coloursofcanada Photo Contest


No purchase necessary. 

Submit a picture of Canada’s beautiful landscapes (ex. Glistening mountain tops, vivid sunsets, shimmering lakes or stunning flowers) for a chance to win your entry photo featured in an edition of the Globe and Mail. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen living in Canada, excluding Quebec. All entries must be submitted between July 15, 2013, at approximately 12:00 a.m. EST to July 29, 2013 at approximately 11:00 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”). Entrants will be permitted to submit multiple entries (up to a maximum of 10 entries). TELUS does not accept entries for this contest by phone, fax, courier, mail or email. This contest will be interpreted according to Canadian law.

Upload a picture via Instagram, Twitter or by direct upload on (the “Entry”).   Your entry must contain the hashtag “#coloursofcanada” and contain a picture of Canadian landscape.  By entering the contest you are consenting to the display of your Entry in the Globe and Mail and/or publicly across TELUS web properties.  The same person may not enter using multiple Instagram and/or Twitter accounts.   By entering the contest via Instagram or Twitter entries must comply with Instagram’s or Twitter’s respective terms of use. In the event of a dispute, the person who is the holder of the Twitter/Instagram account specified will be deemed to be the entrant.

By entering the contest, you state that you have obtained consent (if your Entry contains a person) from everyone in the photo. If your photo contains a minor (under the age of 18) parental or legal guardian consent is required.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram.


As conditions of entry, and by uploading and entering an Entry for this Contest, you warrant and represent that the Entry: 

  • is original and has been created in a lawful manner;
  • does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
  • has not been entered in any previous contest(s);
  • has not been published or distributed previously in any media; and
  • does not contain subject matter that may violate community standards or is otherwise of questionable taste (in the sole discretion of the Contest administrators).

You agree that you won’t be paid for your Entry or receive any form of compensation from TELUS for your Entry, and that TELUS shall have the right to display your Entry whenever and wherever required for TELUS’s purposes.

You warrant and represent that you own all rights to your Entry. By submitting an Entry, you irrevocably grant TELUS and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) your Entry, as well as to use your name, likeness, photograph (“Likeness”) and/or statements regarding your participation in this contest (with or without using your name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory and without additional compensation or approval from you or any other party. You hereby waive all intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights and other legal and moral rights that might preclude TELUS or its affiliate’s use of your Entry, and you agree not to sue or assert any claim against TELUS for the use of your Entry or your Likeness or statements.

You agree to indemnify and hold TELUS, its affiliates and agencies and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents and any of their employees (collectively, the “Indemnitees”) harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable lawyers' fees) and liabilities (including settlements) brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of your Entry or your conduct in creating an Entry or otherwise in connection with this contest, including, but not limited to, claims for trademark and copyright infringement; violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation. You further agree to release TELUS and its affiliates from any and all claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of TELUS infringes your rights with regard to any elements, characters or ideas contained in any Entry.


There will be ten (10) selected winners. The awarded prize for each winner will consist of the submitted Entry photo being featured in an edition of the Globe and Mail (approx combined value of media space $10,000). The winning Entries will be placed in the Globe and Mail on August 8, 2013. 

Prizes must be accepted as awarded.  TELUS reserves the right to substitute the prize which is, in their sole opinion, a prize of equivalent value and/or to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.  The chances of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.


To be eligible entrants must submit an Entry during the campaign timeframe of July 15, 2013 to July 29, 2013.  This contest is open to all residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who are 18 years of age or older. This contest excludes employees of TELUS Corporation, their affiliated companies or subsidiaries, their advertising and promotional agencies and members of their respective immediate families, and any person domiciled with any of the above.


On July 30, 2013 at approximately 3:00EST ten (10) entrants will be selected by a panel of TELUS judges. The selected entrants will be chosen based on the following criteria: (1) Creativity 50% and (2) Photographic quality 50%.  In the event of a tie a random draw will be conducted amongst the tied entrants.

The selected entrants will be notified on Twitter or Instagram, or by email within approx. one (1) hour of the draw. The selected entrants will have two (2) business days from the date of notification to contact the contest administrator.  If a selected entrant does not contact the contest administration by the end of two (2) business days, or if the selected entrant does not meet all of the contest rules, another Entry will be selected. To win, the selected entrant must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone at a pre-arranged mutually convenient time.

The winning entrant of the prize must sign a standard Release form confirming compliance with the Contest Rules and releasing TELUS and its directors, officers, partnership interest holders, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies from any and all liability arising out of, pursuant to, or as a result of the carrying out of the contest including liability arising from the acceptance of and usage of the prizes as awarded.  Failure to comply with the Contest Rules or to sign and return the Release form within 2 days of receipt will result in disqualification and another entry will be selected.


All entries become the property of TELUS. TELUS assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website, for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by TELUS on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from this contest. TELUS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of TELUS and its advertising and promotional agencies corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest or for any other reason. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with, or unlawful in any way. Entries submitted by unauthorized means or by spamming will be disqualified. In the event that it has been determined that an entry has been made in a manner not sanctioned by these rules and/or an entrant has submitted more than the number of entries permitted by these rules, the entrant and all of their entries will be disqualified. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the contest judges, which are final. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.


By entering the contest, an entrant consents to the use of their name, city of residence and image for publicity purposes in all media used by TELUS without payment or compensation. Entrants agree to TELUS using the entrant’s personal information as described in the TELUS Privacy Commitment located at 


Entrants that are customers of TELUS at the time of entry and/or at the time of prize award must have their TELUS accounts in good standing (with a current account balance that is no more than 30 days past due) in order to be eligible to win the prize.


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