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    SAIT Sunrise Contest Rules

    The rules and regulations below govern the Board of Governors of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (SAIT) Sunrise contest (“Contest”).

    Rules are binding

    Subject to applicable laws, these rules and regulations (the "Rules") govern all aspects of the Contest and are binding upon all entrants. In the event of any inconsistency between the Rules and the conditions and explanations appearing in any other documents, the Rules shall take precedence. This Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. This Contest is subject to the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable herein and any disputes arising pursuant to the Contest will be submitted to Courts located in Calgary, Alberta. SAIT reserves the right to make changes to the Contest and these Rules, including the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value where necessary, due to changing business, operational and/or marketing considerations.


    The Contest is open to residents of Canada, excluding residents of Quebec. Each entrant must be a legal resident of Canada and at least 18 years of age at the time of entry into the Contest. Any entrant under the age of 18 must have written permission from the entrant’s parent or legal guardian and by entering the Contest represents and warrants that such written permission has been granted.

    SAIT reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify at any time an entrant who does not meet the Contest’s eligibility criteria, fails to comply with these Rules, attempts to enter the Contest in any manner or through any means other than as described in these Rules, or attempts to disrupt the Contest or to circumvent any of these Rules.

    Contest period and draw date

    The Contest opens at 6:00 a.m. (MST) on Monday, February 6, 2017 and closes at 10.00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, February 17, 2017 (the “Contest Period”). A random draw will be held after the Contest Period and the name of the winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

    How to enter

    There is no fee to enter the Contest. To enter the Contest:

    1. entrants must take a photograph of a sunrise or sunset as seen from the SAIT campus and,
    2. share the photograph on Instagram with the hashtags #SAIT100 and #SAITsunrise.

    Photographs submitted will be used in connection with the SAIT100 Photo Mosaic. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted during the Contest Period.

    SAIT is not associated with Instagram and takes no responsibility for an entrant’s registration with or use of Instagram. Each entrant is solely responsible for complying with Instagram’s membership requirements and terms of use, as necessary. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

    SAIT reserves the right to remove posts, from its Instagram accounts which are deemed offensive or inappropriate or for any other reason, at its sole discretion.


    There is only one (1) prize to be won: a gift basket valued at $307 (Canadian).

    The gift basket consists of the following items:

    • $100 Highwood Gift Card
    • Autographed Centennial Book
    • Black Centennial Hoodie
    • Mug
    • Umbrella
    • Blue Sweatshirt Blanket
    • USB Flash drive
    • Zippered Padfolio

    Eligibility – Photographs and Videos

    Each photograph posted must also meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the Contest:

    • The photograph must be posted on Instagram.
    • The photograph must be owned by the entrant posting it.
    • The photograph must not contain, depict or refer to any crude, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, offensive, illegal or otherwise unsuitable activity or content (all as determined by SAIT in its sole discretion).
    • The photograph must not contain, depict or refer to any content that disparages or refers negatively to SAIT, the Contest or any other person or entity (all as determined by SAIT in its sole discretion).
    • The photograph must not conflict with any of SAIT’s core values, or otherwise be objectionable to SAIT (as determined by SAIT in its sole discretion).
    • The photograph must not contain any content that violates any law or any third party’s rights (including privacy, personality and intellectual property rights).
    • The photograph must also comply with other requirements outlined in these Rules.

    SAIT reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any photograph if SAIT determines that the photograph does not comply with these eligibility requirements or otherwise with these Rules, or if SAIT determines that an entrant is not eligible for the Contest or has not complied with these Rules.

    Photograph Contents

    By posting a photograph(s) on Instagram for this Contest, the entrant represents and warrants that:

    • the entrant is the original creator of the photograph;
    • the entrant is the sole owner of the copyright and all other rights in the photograph and all content in the photograph;  
    • SAIT will not infringe or violate any third party’s intellectual property, privacy, personality or other rights if SAIT copies, displays, edits, modifies, transmits or otherwise uses the photograph in connection with the Contest, any advertising or any other purpose; and
    • the photograph meets all of the eligibility requirements set out in these Rules. 

    If SAIT suspects or believes that any of the above is untrue, SAIT may disqualify the entry in its sole discretion. 

    By entering photographs in this Contest, you waive all moral rights you may have with respect to the photographs and you grant SAIT the unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide right (but not the obligation) to use and reproduce the photograph(s), in whole or in part, for any purpose, without any fee or other form of compensation, and without further notification or permission, including the following purposes:

    reproducing, publishing and displaying some or all of the photograph(s) in print or electronic form and on SAIT’s website and SAIT’s social media channels;
    using your name as a credit along with the photograph(s); and
    displaying the winning entries in the Contest.

    You retain copyright in your photograph(s).

    Subject and Participant Releases

    By submitting to SAIT, including to hashtag #SAIT100, #SAITsunrise and #SAITsunset, a photograph or image that SAIT may, at its discretion, use in connection with SAIT’s Photo Mosaic celebrating the SAIT centenary, you are acknowledging and confirming to SAIT  that:

    you have the unconditional right and authority to submit the photograph or image to SAIT for possible use by SAIT and its designate in connection with SAIT’S Photo Mosaic in such manner as SAIT and its designate shall determine, and
    you authorize and license to SAIT and its designate the nonexclusive right to use the photograph or image in connection with the Photo Mosaic on a perpetual and royalty free basis. 

    You further understand and acknowledge that if SAIT and its designate use the photograph or image, they will do so exclusively in connection with the Photo Mosaic but will not return the photograph or image submitted by you, whether or not the photograph or image is used in connection with the Photo Mosaic.


    You grant to SAIT the unlimited right:

    • to edit or modify your photograph(s) in any manner; and
    • to use, adopt and modify any or all portions of your photograph(s) in combination with other materials.

    No Remuneration

    You acknowledge and agree that you are granting all rights set out in these Rules to SAIT on a fully-paid-up and royalty-free basis, that you will receive no further financial or other remuneration, and that SAIT may exercise all of its rights set out in these Rules without providing any further financial or other remuneration to you.

    Skill-Testing Requirement

    To be eligible to receive a prize, you must answer the following skill testing question: 146 multiplied by 2, divided by 2, minus 64 [(146x2)/2 - 64].

    Odds of Winning

    The odds of winning the prize depends on the number of entries received on Instagram during the Contest Period.

    Prize Redemption

    The prize winner will be notified via Instagram and will be required to contact SAIT by March 1, 2017 to claim the prize. If the prize winner does not claim the prize within the stipulated time, the prize shall lapse and another entrant may be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries.

    If the prize winner does not meet the criteria contained in these Rules, another entrant will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries. If the prize winner is a minor (under the age of 18), a parent or legal guardian must accompany the prize winner to pick up his or her prize.

     Acceptance of Prize

    The prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash or for other goods and services. The award of the prize is random. The winner may be required to provide proof of identification prior to receiving the prize. SAIT may disqualify a winner if SAIT determines, in its sole discretion, that such proof of identification is insufficient. If the identity of the winner is disputed, another entrant will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries.

    Prize Affidavit, Eligibility Release Form

    A prize winner will be required to complete and sign a Prize Acknowledgement and Release form before receiving his/her prize. If a prize winner is a minor, the minor’s parent or legal guardian must also sign the Prize Acknowledgement and Release form.

    Publicity and Use of Personal Information

    By participating in the Contest, entrants consent to the use of their names, cities of residence, photographs and/or images (the "Personal Information") for publicity purposes in all media carried out by SAIT without payment or compensation or liability for use of same.

    SAIT is committed to collecting and using the Personal Information requested from you, such as your name, e-mail address, and telephone number, solely and exclusively for the purposes of the Contest as provided in these Rules. The Personal Information is collected under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act (Alberta) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta) ("FOIP"). Your Personal Information is protected by FOIP and can be reviewed on request. If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information, contact SAIT's FOIP Coordinator at 403.210.4452.

    Limitation of Liability

    By signing the Prize Acknowledgement and Release form, the prize winner release SAIT, its governors, officers, employees, agents, consultants and representatives from all liability arising out of, pursuant to, or as a result of the carrying out of the Contest, including liability arising from the participation in the Contest, acceptance and use of the prize, and compliance with the Rules.

    SAIT is not responsible for forwarding the prize to a winner who does not pick up his or her prize. SAIT is not responsible for the prize awarded or not awarded as a result of technical, mechanical, computer, telecommunications disruption or other similar errors, however caused.

    By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless SAIT, its governors, officers, employees, agents, consultants and representatives, including without limitation,  any promotional or advertising entities retained by SAIT in connection with the Contest, from and against any and all actions, causes of action, liabilities, demands, claims, losses, costs and expenses of whatever nature and kind arising from, related to or connected, whether directly or indirectly,  to the Contest, the Contest prize, the Contest publicity rights and/or an entrant's  privacy rights, such indemnity to survive the closure and termination of the Contest and the award of the Contest prize.

    SAIT assumes no responsibility for any failure of Instagram’s website during the Contest period or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telecommunication network or line, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail to be received by SAIT on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or 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 downloading any material in the Contest. SAIT is not responsible for any problems resulting from mechanical error, including, but not limited to, the prize awarded or not awarded due to computer error or failed network connections, however caused.

    Suspension or Termination of Promotion and Contest

    SAIT reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the Contest should a virus or other cause beyond the reasonable control of SAIT corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempts to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, SAIT reserves 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 falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.