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CANADIAN LIVING ME TO WE AWARDS

Honour a change-maker who inspires you by their positive contributions to their communities and the world.


Every day Canadians make extraordinary impacts in our world—from spearheading fundraising campaigns to founding their own social justice organizations. They are raising awareness of issues they’re passionate about, being a voice for the voiceless and spreading incredible change within their communities and across the globe.

In 2005, brothers and ME to WE co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger teamed up with Canadian Living magazine to celebrate these true heroes by creating the first ever Canadian Living ME to WE Awards.

The awards are divided into six categories:

Youth in Action (13-17)

Youth in Action (12 and under)

In the Community

Social Action

Educator

WE Charity Youth (13-18)

Prizes for the first five categories include a $1,000 (CAD) donation to a registered Canadian charity of the winner’s choice, a commemorative award, coverage in an issue of Canadian Living magazine and coverage on www.metowe.com. The winner of the WE Charity Youth category will win a ME to WE Trip! Read the terms and conditions for more information.

Voting for the 2016 Canadian Living ME to WE Awards is now closed.

Winners will be notified by May 27, 2016 and will be announced publicly at WE Day Toronto 2016 and in the October issue of Canadian Living Magazine.

SEE PAST WINNERS


Canadian LivingCanadian Living is the most widely read women’s magazine in the country, with a readership of 4.5 million. Led by Multiplatform Editorial Director Sandra E. Martin, the Canadian Living brand—on all of its platforms, including its award-winning website with mobile and tablet compatibility, weekly newsletters and print publication—offers inspiration and relevant information about family and community, health and wellness, food and nutrition, fashion, beauty, interior design and gardening.

Canadian Living readers are active, involved, connected with their families, neighbourhoods and their communities.  The Canadian Living audience is very social, upbeat and wholeheartedly embraces volunteerism. These enthusiastic Canadians want to achieve great things for their families, their communities and, ultimately, their country. Canadian Living gives them the tools, the ideas and the inspiration to make a difference every day. The Canadian Living ME to WE Awards enables the magazine to share and celebrate everyday heroes who are making a difference while living the ME to WE philosophy.

ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices. ME to WE measures the bottom line by the people empowered and the lives transformed.

ME to WE is part of a family of organizations—along with WE Day and WE Charity—that empower each of us to make the world a better place.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Canadian Living ME to WE Awards 2016 – Terms and Conditions

Effective January 18, 2016

Official nomination information and submission requirements can be found online at www.metowe.com/awards beginning January 18, 2016. To enter, complete the submission requirements online at www.metowe.com/awards, or complete a hard copy and mail to:

ME to WE Awards 2016
225 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 2L2

  • Contest begins January 18, 2016. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on the contest closing date, Friday, April 15, 2016.
  • Entries are limited to one per nominee for the duration of the contest.
  • Nominations can be entered in only one of the following six categories:
    1. Educator
    2. In the Community
    3. Social Action
    4. Youth in Action (12 years and under)
    5. Youth in Action (13-17 years)
    6. Free The Children (13-18 years)
  • Illegible entries, bulk mailings or reproductions are ineligible.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Note: mail-in submissions must include the nominee’s signature consenting to the use of their name and biographical information.
THE JUDGING
  • Three finalists in each of the six categories will be selected from all eligible entries by a judging panel by April 27, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Finalists’ photos and entries will be posted to www.metowe.com/awards on April 27, 2016.
  • Visitors to www.metowe.com/awards can vote for one of the three finalists in each of the six categories beginning April 27, 2016 and ending at 11:59 p.m., May 13, 2016.
  • Votes are limited to one per person per category for the duration of the voting period and must be received by 11:59 p.m., May 13, 2016.
  • Free The Children and the ME to WE Trips team will be conducting phone interviews with each of the three finalists in the Free The Children category between April 27 and May 13, 2016 to determine if any of the finalists have any health or other issues that would prevent them from utilizing the prize should they win.

The decisions of the judging organization are final with respect to all aspects of the contest.

The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrants and individuals requesting a copy of contest rules. The odds of an entry being selected depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received by the contest closing date.

All entries, including photographs, become the property of ME to WE, Free The Children and TVA Publications, and none will be returned. ME to WE, Free The Children and Canadian Living (TVA Publications) may use the information on these entry forms for promotional purposes unless entrants request otherwise.

PRIZES

One prize in each of the following six categories will be awarded: 1) Educator; 2) In the Community; 3) Social Action; 4) Youth in Action (12 years and under); 5) Youth in Action (13-17 years) and 6) Free The Children (13-18 years).

Prize for each of the following categories 1) Educator; 2) In the Community; 3) Social Action; 4) Youth in Action (12 years and under) and 5) Youth in Action (13-17 years) includes:

  1. $1,000 (CAD) donation to a registered Canadian charity of winner’s choice;
  2. Commemorative award;
  3. Coverage in an issue of Canadian Living magazine; and
  4. Coverage on www.metowe.com.

Approximate value of each prize is $1,000 (CAD). Winners do not receive any cash; donations will be directly distributed to winners’ chosen charities.

Prize for the Free The Children category consists of an international ME to WE Open Trip to volunteer in a rural community for approximately two weeks. Trip includes:

  1. Return flight for one from Toronto to the destination country;
  2. All in-country transportation in the destination country;
  3. Accommodation;
  4. Food, purified water and snacks; and
  5. All activities.

All other expenses and proper travel documentation are the winners’ responsibility. No compensation or alternative will be offered if trip is cancelled for failure to obtain proper travel documents. Approximate value of trip is $3,500 (CAD) based on Toronto departure. Costs and expenses incurred by the winner claiming or using the prize and which are not outlined in this prize description are the sole responsibility of the winner and may include local and long distance telephone calls, medical and travel insurance together with any required travel documentation and all personal expenses of any kind or nature.

NOTE: Certain travel restrictions apply. Trip must be taken before August 31, 2017, based on availability and is at the discretion of ME to WE and Free The Children. If for any reason the winner is unable to travel in the time frame stated for any reason, no compensation or alternative will be offered or provided. The ME to WE Trip is for the winning person only. If the prize is won by a minor (a person under the legal age of majority), the minor’s parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a waiver on behalf of the minor. If selected entrant is unable to travel within these dates, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The participant’s eligibility for the trip is based on the completion and review of a ME to WE application including a detailed health form. ME to WE reserves the right to deny participation if there are any medical issues or needs that cannot be accommodated at the trip destination.

More information on ME to WE Trips can be found at: www.metowe.com/youthtrips

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. Should the winner refuse a prize, contest sponsors and their respective advertising and promotional agencies are released from any obligation related to the prize. Selected nominees will be notified by phone between April 18 and April 26, 2016. Contest sponsors retain the right in their absolute discretion to make substitutions of equivalent kind or value in the event of the unavailability of any element of the prize for any reason whatsoever.

CONDITIONS OF WINNING

Your mailed or online entry must be received by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on the contest closing date, Friday, April 15, 2016. To win, selected entrants must comply with the following conditions:

  1. have read and complied with the contest rules
  2. provide a police check, which can be obtained from their local police department
  3. sign a standard declaration and release form confirming compliance with the contest rules, acceptance of their prize as awarded and releasing contest sponsors and their respective advertising and promotional agencies from any damage or loss that may result from entering this contest or accepting and/or utilizing a prize
  4. provide photo identification which confirms that they are the nominee described in the nomination entry
  5. provide proof of legal Canadian residency
  6. select a registered Canadian charity to which their prize donation will be distributed and provide the selected charity’s registration number

The winner must return the completed forms within two (2) weeks of receipt. If the completed forms are not returned within the deadline, the winner will be disqualified and the selected entrant with the next highest number of votes will be chosen in the judging categories. Winners must consent to the use of their photographs, name, place of residence, likeness and voice without compensation, in print, radio, online or televised publicity or promotion relating to the contest.

The Free The Children winner must agree to travel with ME to WE; allow Free The Children and ME to WE to use their full name and/or photographs in promotional material; write, at minimum, one online blog for Free The Children and/or ME to WE website(s); provide photographs of the trip to Free The Children and ME to WE for promotional materials; provide a written testimonial of their trip to Free The Children, ME to WE for promotional materials; serve as an ambassador for Free The Children and ME to WE for the time period of at least one year after trip completion, whereby recipient agrees to be occasional spokesperson for Free The Children and ME to WE upon (reasonable) request; and send a personal thank you card to (two) donors of the trip after return. Should, for whatever reason, the winner of the Free The Children category prove to be medically and/or mentally unfit as determined by the ME to WE Trips team after the voting period and/or after award has been presented, the trip will be revoked without compensation.

WHO CAN WIN

This contest is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence except employees, directors, officers, immediate family members and those with whom they are domiciled of contest sponsors and their respective advertising and promotional agencies. However, nominees in the two Youth in Action categories and the Free The Children category must be either 12 years and under, or 13 to 17 years of age, or 13 to 18 respectively.

Contest sponsors and their respective affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, accept no responsibility in any case where their inability to satisfy these contest rules arises from any situation which is outside of their control including but not limited to a situation of strike, lock-out or other labour strife in the sponsors’ workplaces or in the workplaces of any organization or entity whose services are involved in running this contest. Canadian Living (TVA Publications), ME to WE and Free The Children accept no responsibility for entries lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, delayed or destroyed or for the failure or malfunction of any hardware, software or telecommunication component relating to online entries. Canadian Living (TVA Publications), ME to WE and Free The Children have the right to terminate or suspend this contest of to modify the contest rules at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

All entries become the property of ME to WE and Free The Children and none will be returned. TVA Publications, ME to WE and Free The Children assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any online entry to be received by Canadian Living (TVA Publications), ME to WE and Free The Children 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 playing or downloading any material in the promotion.

Canadian Living (TVA Publications), ME to WE and Free The Children reserve the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend the online portion of this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of Canadian Living (TVA Publications), ME to WE and Free The Children corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Canadian Living (TVA Publications) and Free The Children reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

THE ENTRIES

The contest sponsors will be collecting data about entrants through the contest entry process. Any personal information will be handled in accordance with the privacy policy of ME to WE, Free The Children and TVA Publications. By entering the contest, each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her personal information (information that identifies an entrant as an individual, such as home telephone number, age and home address) by the contest sponsors for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling the contest. The sponsors will not sell or transmit this information to third parties unless the entrant has specifically consented to same, the sponsors believe in good faith that it is required by law, to their affiliates (provided that such affiliates and their agents and advisors and their respective employees are restricted from using the information for any other purpose other than as described in these rules and regulations), or to their respective agents for data processing purposes, their respective professional advisors and promotional and marketing agencies (provided that such agents, professional advisors and promotional and marketing agencies are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than as described in these rules and regulations).

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