Go York1 Employee Photo Contest July 2022: Official Rules

1.1       The Go York1 Employee Photo Contest July 2022, brought to you by York1 is offered online at budgetbin.ca/York1_Photo_contest/ and is open to all York1 employees, who, at the time of participation, have reached the age of majority in Ontario, Canada.

1.2       Employees of affiliates, partners, dealers, advertising sponsors and promotion agencies and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter.

1.3       This contest will end on July 31, 2022, at 23:59:59 (EST).  Entries become the property of York1 and will not be returned or acknowledged.

1.4       No purchase is necessary or required to enter and to win.

2.1       Participants must submit one photo per entry, per day, and provide a brief description of the subject matter or theme of photo, where & when was it taken, etc. Please include a caption, location and make note of any interesting facts about the photo that may not be otherwise obvious to the judges. Digital photo requirements: a jpeg file with a resolution of not less than 300 dpi at a minimum size of 5 x 7 inches (1500 pixels x 2100 pixels, or greater). Jpeg file must not exceed 20 MB. Photos not meeting these requirements may be excluded from the contest.

2.2       Submissions should not include copyright-protected material by third parties unless permission has been granted.

2.3       How to Enter: Participants entering online at budgetbin.ca/York1_Photo_contest/ may upload their photos until July 31, 2022 (23:59:59 EST) close date.

2.4       Receipt of entries shall not be acknowledged.


On August 2 at 1:00 p.m. (EST), in Mississauga, one (1) winning photo will be selected from among all entries received by an internal panel of judges and awarded one (1) prize as follows:

1st prize: $150.00 Visa Gift Card

The total award value for this contest is $150.00 (Visa Gift Card)

Judging will be based on criteria such as photo composition, how the photo showcases York1 branding, the originality of the photo, and how well the submission reflects York1’s work and values. Decisions of York1 judges are final.

3.2       The prize is non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded.  The prize is guaranteed to be awarded. By entering the contest, entrants agree to abide by these rules, and the decisions of York1 are final on all matters regarding this contest.  The winners will be notified by email, shortly after they have been identified as the winning entry.  The winner must sign a declaration and claim form in order to claim their prize. If a prize is unclaimed the next eligible person will qualify to win it.

The winners will receive their prize approximately 30 days from the date the claim form is returned to the York1 Marketing Department.

By entering, the entrants warrant and represent the following with respect to their submission:
(a) entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the submission and its copyright;
(b) photo was taken solely by the entrant;
(c) the submission will not infringe on any rights of any third parties; and
(d) any third parties appearing in the submission have given their consent to having their photo be entered into the contest; and that the entrant abided by all York1 safety guidelines.

By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless York1, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and sponsors, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this contest or any contest related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

By submitting a photo to this contest, the entrant agrees to give York1 the irrevocable right to use, edit, reproduce, publish and transmit the submitted photo and information provided throughout the world in any media, website, publication, advertising / marketing / promotional materials and electronic media without any additional compensation.

Submissions may be cut, reformatted, rearranged, combined with other materials and/or otherwise modified. Participation in the contest and acceptance of prize constitute the winner’s permission (or that of the copyright holder) for York1 to use their names, photographs, biographical information, and/or any statements made by each winner regarding the contest without notice or additional compensation.

York1 reserves the right to refuse submissions deemed inappropriate or offensive in any way.

If for any reason York1 is not able to run the contest as planned, due to infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of York1 that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, York1 reserves the right to terminate or suspend the Contest.

Furthermore, York1 can disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process.

This contest complies with all Canadian laws.  Information concerning this contest will be available online at budgetbin.ca/York1_Photo_contest/.  This contest is owned, operated and administered by York1.