Contest Rules, Evaluation and Prize

Official Rules

Definitions

Entry:
A logo design created by the Participant for this contest.
Participant:
The individual submitting an Entry.
Finalist:
The individual whose logo is part of the short list of qualified entries for final consideration selected by the jury made up of community leaders and representatives from the arts, heritage and educational sectors.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants must be: Canadian citizens residing in Canada or permanent residents living in Canada; 18 years of age or older; and enrolled in a recognized post-secondary Canadian institution (CEGEP, college, technical institute or university), in December 2014 and/or January 2015. Participants are not eligible if they are employees of the Department of Canadian Heritage or members of the jury or members of the immediate family of those employees or jury members.

Creation Criteria

Applications must include a description of a maximum of 150 words explaining how the Entry portrays Canada and the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Entries must contain the words “Canada 150” and the dates “1867–2017.” Entries containing any other text or numbers will not be considered. Entries must be non-partisan in nature. Entries containing any political symbol or messaging will not be considered. Entries should strive to evoke pride, unity and celebration. Entries should reflect Canada as a diverse nation with a rich past and a promising future. Other criteria are: compliance with the theme (150th anniversary of Confederation); clarity of message; originality; choice of colours; choice of fonts; legibility; versatility (logo can be used in colour, black and white, reverse and in small or large support material); and overall impression.

Technical Criteria

A maximum of one Entry per Participant must be submitted online at Canada.ca/150 by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 23, 2015. An email acknowledging receipt will be sent. Entries must be submitted as a vector graphic (.eps format compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS6 or earlier versions) and in JPEG format. Entries must be submitted in CMYK colour mode. Entries should include the name of the fonts used. All fonts must be converted to curves (Outlines).

Intellectual Property

Entries must be created solely by the Participant. Entries must be original and not infringe the intellectual property rights of others (such as copyright or trademark). Finalists agree to transfer ownership of their intellectual property rights (including copyright) in the Entry to the Government of Canada. The finalists also agree to waive all of their moral rights in the Entry in favour of the Government of Canada.

Acceptance

Participation in this contest constitutes the Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. Participation in this contest constitutes the finalist's consent to the use and disclosure by the Government of Canada of his or her name, age, photo and post-secondary institution.

Privacy Statement

The collection and use of personal information for the Canada 150 Logo Contest is authorized by subsections 5(b) and 7(c) of the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and is required for your participation. Collection and use of personal information by the Department of Canadian Heritage is in accordance with the federal Privacy Act. Personal information will be used for determining contest eligibility and for contacting finalists. Finalists will be required to provide a proof of Canadian citizenship, age and full-time enrolment in a recognized post-secondary Canadian institution. Finalists’ logo, name, age, photo and post-secondary Canadian institution could be made public. Personal information collected for this contest is described in Personal Information Bank PSU 938 (Outreach Activities) and will be retained for one year. Personal information collected for the finalists will be retained for five years. Under the Privacy Act, Participants have the right to access their personal information and request changes to incorrect information. To make a request, contact Canadian Heritage Privacy Coordinator at PCH.secretariatdelaiprp-atipsecretariat.PCH@canada.ca.

Right to Cancel, Modify or Suspend

If, for any reasons, the contest does not run as planned, the Department of Canadian Heritage reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the contest.

Evaluation

The selection process will comprise three parts. The Department of Canadian Heritage will proceed with an initial review of all Entries to ensure that eligibility and technical criteria are met. A jury made up of community leaders and representatives from the arts, heritage and educational sectors will lend their expertise in the development of a short list of qualified entries for final consideration. The Government of Canada will select and announce the winner’s design.

Prize

The winning designer will receive $5,000, a display in one of Canada’s national institutions, and a chance to be part of Canadian history.

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