Want to be featured in the next issue of Wedding Vacations by Sunwing and get the chance to win a trip for two to Riu Cancun? Enter your favourite photos from your destination wedding into our Real Weddings Photo Contest and you could be one of the six couples featured in the glossy pages of the magazine. The grand prize winners will receive a trip for two to Riu Cancun. Contestants can enter up to 10 photos max per person with a short write-up describing your destination wedding day and why you deserve to win the grand prize.
If you're located in Quebec, please enter here.
WEDDINGVACATIONS.COM PHOTO CONTEST (The “Contest”)
Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who, as at the start of the Contest Period, have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence. This Contest is not open to entrants who have entered a total of two (2) or more previous Destination Weddings Guide photo contests and employees, officers, directors, independent contractors, judges, representatives and agents of Sunwing Vacations Inc. doing business as WeddingVacations.com (“WeddingVacations.com”) and its affiliates, or their respective advertising and promotional agencies, dealers, prize suppliers, as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether legally related or not).
- THE CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest entry period commences at 5 p.m. EDT on January 1st, 2017 and concludes at 5 p.m. EDT on May 1st, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).
- HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. During the Contest Period, visit www.weddingvacationsphotocontest17.hscampaigns.com/ (the “Website”), complete an online entry form in full with your full name, email address, preferred gateway, language preference and contact phone number. Upload two (2) to ten (10) photographs of your wedding day along with an explanation about why you deserve to win the coveted “weddingvacations.com” spot and trip for two (2) persons to Riu Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. Failure to complete the form may result in disqualification to be determined in WeddingVacations.com’s sole discretion.
Only one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period is permitted (Submitting 10 photos will count as one entry). Multiple entries (ie: more than 10 photos per person) are not permitted and these entries will be discarded. In the event that WeddingVacations.com receives more than the permitted number of entries from an entrant during the Contest Period, WeddingVacations.com reserves the right to void and destroy any entries from that entrant, and that entrant may, at the sole discretion of WeddingVacations.com, be disqualified from the Contest.
By submitting an entry, entrants agree to be bound by these official Contest Rules, which are subject to change in WeddingVacations.com’s sole discretion.
- THE PRIZE
There are two (2) prizes (each a “Prize”) to be won. One Prize will be awarded to a selected entrant in the Province of Quebec and one Prize will be awarded to a selected entrant in one of the other provinces/territories in Canada. Each Prize consists of the following:
- Round trip airfare, based on economy class, for two (2) adults from a Canadian gateway which Sunwing Airlines operates to Cancun, Mexico (“Destination”).
- Seven (7) nights’ standard accommodation (based on double occupancy, base room category) at Riu Cancun
- All hotel taxes and processing fees;
- Land airport-hotel transfers in Cancun
- All meals and beverages while at Riu Cancun
The approximate retail value of each Prize is $4,500 CDN, if departing from Toronto, Ontario, though actual amount may vary according to the location of the airport from the Prize winner’s place of residence.
- PRIZE CONDITIONS
Travel must be completed by October 31, 2017 (the “Travel Period”). Travel is subject to availability and must be requested a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to the requested departure date. Blackout periods apply, including without limitation:
- May 27 – 31, 2017
- June 27 – July 09, 2017
- November 23 – 30, 2017
- December 17, 2017 – January 03, 2018
- February 14 – 28, 2018
- March 12 – April 03, 2018
All dates are subject to availability and flight schedule. If the Prize winner is unable to travel during the Travel Period, he or she will be required to forfeit the Prize and an alternate winner may be selected in WeddingVacations.com’s sole discretion. Travel arrangements and reservations regarding the flight must be made according to instructions given to the Prize winner. Once reservations are made, they cannot be changed. All reservations are subject to the terms and conditions set out in Sunwing Vacations Inc.’s brochure or located on Sunwing Vacation Inc.’s website located at www.sunwing.ca. Other restrictions may apply, please contact WeddingVacations.com for more information at
The Prize winner and his or her guest must travel together on the same itinerary from the same departure airport as approved by WeddingVacations.com. The Prize winner and his or her guest must be in possession of a valid passport and other necessary travel documents upon selection, which documents must be valid prior to, and for the duration of the trip. Failure to obtain necessary travel documentation will result in forfeiture of the Prize.
The Prize winner and his or her guest are solely responsible for all incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Prize description, including but not limited to, ground transportation not specifically mentioned above (including transportation to and from the Prize winner’s home), airport improvement fees, travel insurance, medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance, connector flights, sightseeing tours and other in destination activities, tips, taxes (including, but not limited to, departure taxes, air seat/airline taxes and applicable federal, provincial, municipal, state and/or local taxes on the Prize travel-related fees/surcharges, excess baggage fees, costs associated with obtaining travel documents, visas, or necessary vaccinations, or items of a personal nature, additional meals, room upgrade, gratuities, and in-room movies (collectively, the “Expenses”). The Prize winner and his or her guest shall not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from WeddingVacations.com.
Any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced. All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. WeddingVacations.com reserves the right to structure travel routes and select hotels in their sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight except at the sole discretion of WeddingVacations.com.
If the Prize, or any portion thereof, is unused, it cannot be carried forward and will be forfeited.
Elements of the Prize (including, without limitation, airfare and lodging) may not be used towards frequent flyer miles or other loyalty programs.
The Prize winner and his or her guest must comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, all local laws while in Destination.
- PRIZE SUBSTITUTION
The Prize, and any portion thereof, is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, has no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by WeddingVacations.com in its sole discretion. WeddingVacations.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify the Prize or any portion thereof, with a Prize of equal or greater value for any reason.
- WINNER SELECTION
WeddingVacations.com will appoint a panel of at least three (3) judges (“Judges”) who are charged with selecting the winners. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria, in the sole discretion of the Judges: (a) appeal of the composition and subject matter; (b) overall quality of the images (c) appeal of the explanation as to why the entrant should win.
On Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT (“Winner Selection Date”) at the offices of WeddingVacations.com located at 31 Fasken Drive, Toronto, Ontario, the Judges will select two potential prize winners and will make an announcement on the WeddingVacations.com Facebook page on Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 11 a.m. EDT. One potential prize winner will be selected from the Province of Quebec and one potential prize winner will be selected from one of the other provinces/territories in Canada. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
The selected entrants will be contacted by a representative of WeddingVacations.com on Monday, May 8th 2017 by telephone and/or email (the method selected in WeddingVacations.com’s sole discretion), as provided by the entrants in their Contest entry form. WeddingVacations.com is not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email or placing a phone call.
If the selected entrant is unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails) within two (2) business days of the Winner Selection Date, declines to accept the Prize or is found to be ineligible, his or her rights to the Prize shall be forfeited and another eligible entrant may be selected in WeddingVacations.com’s sole discretion.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the email address at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question.
- DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF THE PRIZE WINNER
Before being awarded the Prize, the selected entrant and his or her guest must each sign and return to WeddingVacations.com a standard form Declaration and Release (the “Release Form”) confirming compliance with the Contest Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded and releasing WeddingVacations.com, its affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from all liability arising in connection with the Contest and the Prize. The Release Form will be emailed to the selected entrant at the email address provided on his or her Contest entry form. The selected entrant is responsible for obtaining and returning signed copies of the Release Form from his or her guest. In the event the selected entrant’s guest is a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the minor must sign the Release Form on behalf of the minor. If the selected entrant is not the parent or legal guardian of the minor, the parent or legal guardian of the minor must consent to the designated accompanying adult in taking part in the Prize.
In the event that the selected entrant does not return the signed Release Form as instructed by WeddingVacations.com within two (2) days of receipt of such Release Form, or otherwise does not meet all Contest Rules, the selected entrant will be disqualified and the Prize will be forfeited. WeddingVacations.com will then award the Prize (subject to these Contest Rules) to another selected entrant drawn from the remaining entries, at its sole discretion.
- OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES AND PUBLICITY RELEASE
All entries shall become the property of WeddingVacations.com. By entering the Contest, each entrant, regardless of whether or not he or she is selected as the Prize winner, grants to WeddingVacations.com, its advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, the right to display, disclose, produce, reproduce, publish and/or republish, broadcast, communicate, exhibit, distribute, adapt, alter, use and/or reuse and otherwise exploit the entrant’s entry and any other information and material provided by the entrant at any time (including, but not limited to, the entrant’s name, city of residence and province, voice, likeness, photograph and likeness of entrant, image or any other aspect of entrant’s personality, photographs, images, video, biography, statements, story, and endorsements), in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other items for advertising and/or publicity purposes, throughout the world, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised (including, but not limited to, print, video, television, website/internet and broadcast), in perpetuity, and without any obligation, notice, payment or compensation. The entrant hereby waives any right to inspect or approve any advertising copy or other material which may be used in conjunction with the entry and any moral rights entrant may have in or in respect thereof.
- CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC MESSAGES
11. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ENTRANT
By submitting an entry, entrant represents and warrants that his or her entry:
(a) is his or her own original work;
(b) does not contain material or images that is obscene, inappropriate, offensive, or defamatory;
(c) does not violate or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other rights of any person or entity;
(d) does not contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, Trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information;
(e) does not and will not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation; and
(f) does not trigger any reporting or royalty obligation to any third party.
Entrant further represents and warrants that the rights that entrant is granting under these Contest Rules do not conflict in any way with any other agreement to which he or she is a party, or with any commitments, restrictions, or obligations that he or she is under to any other person or entity.
If entrant’s entry contains an image or representation of an identifiable feature of a person other than himself or herself (for example, if enough of someone else’s face were shown so that that person could be identified), then entrant represents and warrants that he or she obtained the express approval of that person before submitting the entry, and that entrant can provide a copy of that consent to WeddingVacations.com upon request.
- REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FROM WeddingVacations.com
The Prize winner accepts the Prize “as is”. WeddingVacations.com does not make any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of the Prize awarded in connection with the Contest. The Prize winner understands and acknowledges that he or she may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from WeddingVacations.com should the Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to the Prize winner.
- SUSPENSION/TERMINATION/MODIFICATION AND TAMPERING
Subject to applicable law, WeddingVacations.com reserves the right to cancel, suspend, terminate and/or modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of WeddingVacations.com.
WeddingVacations.com further reserves the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of WeddingVacations.com, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. WeddingVacations.com may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of WeddingVacations.com and/or winning a prize(s) if, in WeddingVacations.com’s sole discretion, WeddingVacations.com determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Contest (including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs), prize(s), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or WeddingVacations.com representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, WeddingVacations.com reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
- INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY
By participating in the Contest, the entrant agrees that WeddingVacations.com and Facebook shall have no liability and agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless WeddingVacations.com, Facebook and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, dealers, prize suppliers and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions, demands, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, including without limitation any legal fees and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising directly or indirectly out of: (a) the entrant’s participation in the Contest or inability to participate in the Contest; (b) the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of the Prize; (c) with respect to the entry and any other information and/or material submitted by the entrant including, but not limited to, all actions of passing off, misappropriation of personality, breach of privacy, infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark or any other proprietary right; or (d) any breach of the entrant’s representations and warranties above.
WeddingVacations.com and Facebook will not be responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate or destroyed entries, and all such entries are void. WeddingVacations.com and Facebook assume no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, emails, computer equipment, servers, software, access providers, or any combination thereof.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WEDDINGVACATIONS.COM OR FACEBOOK BE HELD LIABLE TO ENTRANT OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: (A) THE CONTEST; (B) THE ENTRIES; (C) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (D) THE BREACH OF THE CONTEST RULES; OR (E) THE PRIZE.
- WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
These Contest Rules are available online at the Website or entrant may request a copy of the Contest Rules by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Weddingvacations.com Photo Contest c/o Sunwing Vacations Inc., 27 Fasken Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1K7.
- Quebec Residents
Any litigation involving a Quebec resident respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation involving a Quebec resident respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. All information provided by entrant is being provided to WeddingVacations.com and not to Facebook. Facebook is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest.
- COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations. This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The entrant hereby irrevocably attorns to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of Ontario.