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Win awesome gear from Yamaha!

Nicolle Weeks

We want to connect with you via Twitter and Instagram! Follow us on Twitter (@CBCMusic) or Instagram (@cbc_music) and tell us who you're voting for in Searchlight using our #VoteSearchlight hashtag. Winners will be drawn from those use have used the hashtag.


CBC’s Searchlight 2015 Giveaway (“Contest”)

From Thursday April 9, 2015 at 12:00pm ET to Friday May 8, 2015 at 12:00pm ET

(“Contest Period”)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (“CBC”)


No purchase required. To enter the Contest, Tweet or Instagram who you will be voting for in CBC’s Searchlight 2015 Contest using the hashtag “#VoteSearchlight” during the Contest Period.

To be valid, entries for each draw must be received each Friday by 12:00p.m. ET including and until Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:00p.m. ET.

Limit of one entry per person per day. If you attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter more than once per day, or use robotic, automatic, programmed or any other methods of participation not authorized by these Rules, it shall be deemed as tampering and will void your entries, votes or other results of such participation.


Contest is open to all Canadian residents. For any contestant who has not reached the age of majority, parent or guardian consent is necessary to enter the Contest. Where appropriate, the terms “contestant” and “winner” mean parent or guardian of that person.

Employees of CBC, as well as such employees’ immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this Contest.


A random draw will be made each week during Contest Period [on Fridays at 3:00pm ET] from among all eligible entries received up to the time of the random draw excluding previous winning entries.

Winner(s) will be contacted by the social platform they used to be eligible for the Contest (i.e. Twitter or Instagram) in the form of “@mention” during the week following the random draw and should claim their prize as instructed by CBC by no later than 1 day after the date they are initially contacted. If a winner cannot be reached within 1 days following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and CBC has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.


Each week during the Contest Period (first winner drawn on Friday, April 10, 2015) one winner will receive a prize of either:

(1) a pair of Yamaha HPHPRO400 Headphones (approximate retail value of $349),

(2) a Yamaha NXP100 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (an approximate retail value of $229) or

(3) a Yamaha RN-500 Stereo Receiver (approximate retail value of $599).

The prize includes only what is specifically described and no other allowance will be granted.


5.1. To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.

5.2. Each winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in Section 2 of these Rules; agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge; and releasing CBC as well as its respective directors, officers and employees (the “Contest Parties”) from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.

5.3. The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited.

5.4. If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these Rules, CBC reserve(s) the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion.

5.5. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.

5.6. If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.

5.7. The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software; congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any person’s computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to administer this Contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.

5.8. Contestants found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, including but not limited to acting in violation of these Rules, attempting to participate in the Contest more than the maximum number of times allowed, to be acting with the intent to disrupt the normal operation of this Contest, as determined by CBC, will be disqualified. The discovery of any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party or like methods to participate in the Contest will void any attempted participation effected by such methods and the disqualification of the contestant utilizing the same in CBC's sole and absolute discretion.

5.9. When the Contest Rules allow entry via Facebook, Twitter or any other social network, the terms of use of these social networks apply and the social network, as well as its directors and officers, assume no liability whatsoever in connection with the Contest.

5.10. CBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, CBC reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

5.11. All personal information, such as name and contact information, is collected by CBC solely for the purposes of administering this Contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your express consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used for the stated purposes. Please see CBC’s privacy policy at

5.12. If the identity of a contestant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the contestant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected contestant may be required to provide proof that (s)he is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server.

5.13. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the CBC. CBC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

5.14. CBC reserves the right to amend the Contest Rules or to terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any contestant. Any amendments to these Contest Rules will be posted on the Website.

5.15. By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of CBC which decisions are final and binding on all contestants.

5.16. Contest Rules are available on

5.17. If you have any accessibility requirements or special needs, please contact the contest coordinator, as noted below.

April 10, 2015

Nicolle Weeks