The time has come, pet owners. Dog waste is accepted in Ottawa’s green bin program. What better way to celebrate than with a talent contest for Ottawa’s dogs?
Tracy’s golden retriever Max can carry the handle of his own bag and drop it right in front of the green bin at the end of his walk. Show us what your pet can do! Share a video of their most impressive trick on Instagram. (Bragging rights to anyone who submits a video of their dog putting their bag directly into the green bin!)
The participants with the most likes will be awarded one of three gift certificates to Pet Valu. As a condition of participating in Ottawa’s Dogs Got Talent Contest (the “Contest”), entrants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules (the “Contest Rules”).
To be eligible to participate in this Contest, you must be a resident of a province or territory in Canada, have reached the age of at least sixteen (16) at the time of entry, and not be a current employee or contract worker of the City of Ottawa. Entrants who are under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence must obtain parental consent prior to entry. Should an entrant who is a minor be selected for a prize, a parent or guardian will be required to accept the prize on behalf of the entrant.
2. How to enter and video requirements – no purchase necessary
To enter the Contest you must meet the eligibility requirements above, follow @cityofottawa on Instagram, and post your video to your Instagram account with the hashtag #OttDogsGotTalent. The deadline to submit videos is November 22, 2019. Entrants may submit an unlimited number of videos into the contest, but only one prize can be awarded per eligible person.
You must have a public (unlocked) Instagram account for your images to be eligible for the Contest.
All videos submitted must be original works of the entrant and must be owned and/or controlled by the entrant to the full extent necessary to enable the City to use the video as contemplated by these Contest Rules. Videos must not contain any material that is libelous, defamatory, profane, obscene, or promotes racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual.
3. Use of video entries
Entrants agree that by using the hashtag #OttDogsGotTalent they are giving the City of Ottawa the right to use Contest video entries for promotional purposes without compensation, both in print and digital format, during and after the Contest closes.
Videos shared between Friday, November 8 and Friday, November 22, 2019 will be eligible to win one of three gift certificates to Pet Valu.
First prize: $100
Second prize: $50
Third prize: $25
Prizes will be awarded to the recipients whose videos receive the most likes by November 29, 2019.
5. Prize selection process
The City of Ottawa will contact all three winners directly no later than 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 via Instagram. Please note that failure to respond within three (3) days of the date at which the City sends a prize notification email or Instagram message will result in disqualification and the City reserves the right to select another winner. Selected winners will also be required to execute a legal release that confirms the winner’s (i) eligibility for the Contest and compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acceptance of the prize as offered; and (iii) release of the City of Ottawa and Instagram from liability as outlined in section 7 of these Contest Rules.
6. Prize conditions
The following conditions apply to the prize in this Contest: (i) the prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or convertible to cash; (ii) there are no substitutions permitted, except at the City of Ottawa’s option; and (iii) the City of Ottawa reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute any prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater value.
7. Limitation of liablity
By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the City of Ottawa, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or prize won, including any travel related thereto. Entrants further acknowledge that this Contest is administered solely by the City of Ottawa and is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Entrants release Instagram from any responsibility and liability in connection with this Contest.
9. Cancellation, modification, suspension of contest
The City of Ottawa reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest at anytime subject to applicable law, if the City of Ottawa determines that the Contest cannot be run as originally planned or if fraud or any other occurrence compromises the fairness or integrity of the Contest.