Rules – Contest Mosaiculture Finding

Contest – Mosaiculture Finding #MIM2013

1. Participation Requirements

The contest is open to Canadian residents 18 years of age and older. Mosaicultures Internationales Montréal 2013 employees, representatives, agents or members of the MIM 2013 jury, as well as the people with whom they reside, are not eligible to take part in this contest.

One entry per person per week will be valid. A person chosen as a finalist will not be allowed to take part in the contest during the subsequent weeks.

2. How to Participate

Clues will be published on the Mosaicultures Internationales Facebook page. These clues will be related to the mosaiculture sculptures on display at Mosaicultures Internationales Montréal 2013 (MIM 2013).

To be eligible for the contest, participants must go to the Mosaicultures Internationales Montréal 2013 exhibit at the Montreal Botanical Garden, take a photo of the mosaiculture sculpture corresponding to the week’s clues, and then publish this photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accompanied by the hashtag #MIM2013. Make sure the photo is published as public on the social media you chose.

One mosaiculture sculpture per week (weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4) will be chosen as being the answer that corresponds to the clues, for a total of four. Candidates will have until Thursday morning to publish their photo corresponding to the clues. The contest weeks are:

Week 1: From Thursday, August 29th to Wednesday, September 4th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time (cut-off date and time for publishing a photo)

Week 2: From Thursday September 5th to Wednesday September 11th at  11:59 p.m. Eastern time (cut-off date and time for publishing a photo)

Week 3: From Thursday September 12th to Wednesday September 18th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time (cut-off date and time for publishing a photo)

Week 4: From Thursday September 19th to Wednesday September 25th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time (cut-off date and time for publishing a photo)

Each week, a participant will be chosen to be a finalist.

3. Contest Cut-Off Dates and Times

The contest runs from Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 00:01 a.m. Eastern time (Montreal time) until Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at  11:59 p.m. Eastern time (Montreal time). Participants have until Wednesday to publish their photo, depending on the week that they are participating in (refer to above-mentioned item 2 of the Contest Rules).

 4. Where to Participate

The public must participate online via the following social network platforms: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To be eligible to win, participants are required to publish a photo accompanied by the hashtag #MIM2013 on one or several of these social media sites.

5. Finalists, Overall Winner, and Grand Prize

Each week, a finalist will be chosen by the Mosaicultures team for having published a photo corresponding to the targeted sculpture. The winning photo will be chosen by the  Mosaiculture team and must stand out in terms of its quality or originality.

MIM2013 reserves the right to publish photos that are submitted to the contest using the hashtag #MIM2013, including the winning photos.

One photo will be chosen per week; i.e., one photo per targeted mosaiculture sculpture. The person who published this photo will be a finalist.

At the end of the four weeks, one (1) winner will be chosen as the overall winner from among the four finalists. This winner will have the opportunity to announce the People’s Choice Award winner during MIM2013’s closing ceremony. The winner will thus take part in the closing ceremony, to which members of the International Mosaiculture Committee and dignitaries are invited.

6. Exact Place, Date, and Time of the Draws

Finalists will be announced on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of September 2013 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (Montreal time) at the offices of Mosaicultures de Montréal:

Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal

Port of Montreal Building, Wing 2, Suite 2050

2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue

Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3R5 CANADA

The overall winner will be chosen on September 26, 2013, between 10:00 a.m. and noon Eastern time (Montreal time).

 7. Winner Notification

Finalists will be notified of their status through the media platform on which they published their photo. They will need to communicate with Mosaicultures at most 24 hours after their name is revealed, otherwise another finalist will be chosen, with the exception of the finalist on week 4 who will have to respond before noon on September 26th.

The overall winner will also be notified of his or her status via the platform on which he or she published his or her photo. His or her name will be revealed by noon on September 26, 2013 at the latest. The overall winner will have to communicate with Mosaicultures by 7 p.m. on September 26th. The winner must be available on September 27th, starting at 5 p.m., in order to take part in the closing ceremony and reveal the People’s Choice Award winner.

The prize must be claimed by 7 p.m. on September 26, 2013 by communicating with Mosaicultures de Montréal. The winner will also be required to correctly answer a mathematical-skill question in order to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed, Mosaicultures de Montréal reserves the right to choose a new winner or to cancel the prize.

8. “Any dispute with respect to the organization or conduct of an advertising contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any dispute regarding the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie solely for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.”