Contest Rules & Regulations

Official Contest Rules

Overview of Contest


How to Enter

  • Step 1: Select either Elementary or High School
  • Step 2: Agree to Story Contest Rules
  • Step 3: Upload Story in PDF format. Each Participating School’s entry and accompanying Submitted Content (as defined below) are referred to in these Rules as an “Entry”.

Rules Surrounding Submitted Stories and Photos: Written words, photos/videos, story and any other content (collectively, “Submitted Content”) submitted as part of an Entry must be original content in which the Participating School has all necessary rights to submit as part of its Entry. Entrants may not submit content that has been reproduced from any source without having secured all necessary rights to submit such Submitted Content. Any Submitted Content that the submitting Entrant cannot prove rights to submit may be disqualified. SARCAN Recycling reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify Submitted Content that is deemed in its sole discretion to contain/display offensive or unlawful content or are otherwise in poor taste or that fail to comply with the requirements of the contest.

By submitting an Entry, each Entrant agrees to have read, and to comply with, these Rules and by the interpretation of these Rules by SARCAN Recycling and warrants and represents that its Entry is original to the Entrant and that the Entrant has all necessary rights in and to its Entry and all of its components to enter the Entry in the Contest and that all Submitted Content:

(i) does not and will not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;

(ii) does not contain any reference to or likeness of any individual person or persons, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals (or their parent/legal guardian if individual appearing in Submitted Materials is under the age of majority);

(iii) will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and

(iv) is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any nudity, sexual activity, crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols, derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, special needs, gender or religious groups, content that endorses, condones or discusses any illegal, inappropriate, unsafe, or risky activity, behaviour or conduct, personal information of individuals, including without limitation, names and addresses (physical or e-mail), conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules, commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services, any identifiable third party products and/or trade-marks, brands or logos, URLs or links to any third party websites or any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by SARCAN Recycling and/or its agents in their sole and exclusive discretion.

By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each Entrant: (i) grants to SARCAN Recycling, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use its Entry, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to its Submitted Content in favour of the Sponsor; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless SARCAN Recycling and its agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action that relate in any way to the Submitted Content. By submitting an Entry, Entrants acknowledge that their Submitted Content, if used, may be modified or edited and may appear across a number of applications including but not limited to advertising, packaging, website, merchandising and promotional activity. Each Entrant, and not SARCAN Recycling, will be solely responsible for any legal ramifications resulting from any breach of the requirements of these Rules regarding (among other matters) its Submitted Content, including without limitation as to any infringement of intellectual property rights, and agrees to indemnify and save SARCAN Recycling and its agents harmless from and against all such claims. SARCAN Recycling reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to use any Entrant’s Submitted Content.


Selection of Winners