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CBC Music's Canadian Music Class Challenge: rules and regulations

Editorial Staff
The Canadian Music Class Challenge is a co-production with MusiCounts.


CBC MUSIC in association with MusiCounts presents
The Canadian Music Class Challenge CONTEST (“Contest”)

From August 28, 2018 at 9:01 a.m. EST
to December 18, 2018 at 8:01 a.m. ET (“Contest Period”)

Contest Parties:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (“CBC”)


Music Education Charity of Canada (“MECC”)


No purchase required.

To enter the Contest, a supervising teacher (the “Registrant”) of an eligible music
class, after school program or music club (the “Music Class”) must register his/her
Music Class by completing the entry form found at (the
“Entry Form”) and submit an eligible video performance and “publicity” photo
(the “Submissions”) (as explained further in the Submissions section below),
during the Contest Period.

A Registrant may enter more than one Music Class in the Contest. Only one Entry
Form may be submitted per Music Class.

To be valid, Entry Forms and Submissions must conform with these rules and be
received by no later than November 27, 2018 at 11:59p.m. EST. Confirmation of
receipt of the Entry Form will be sent by reply email.
If you attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter a Music Class more than
once, or use robotic, automatic, programmed or any other methods of
participation not authorized by these Contest Rules, it shall be deemed as
tampering and will void your entries, or other results of such participation.

Video submission

Your Submissions (as further described below) will be subject to the “Your
Content Submission” guidelines and the “Terms of Use” available on the
CBC website at submissions.html.
Any Submissions deemed by CBC to be inappropriate or not suitable for its
audience will be disqualified at the sole discretion of CBC.
The following Submissions are required for each Music Class:

1. An original ‘live-off the floor’ video performance (no lip syncs to the original song composition, or lip sync to a recording of your
own version) of one of the pre-cleared Canadian song choices provided by
CBC (“mashups” of the pre-cleared songs are also allowed, as long as it still
only counts as one entry), to be posted on CBC Music’s website at

2. A ‘publicity’ photo of the Music Class in “fun fashion mode”, captured on
any technological device including a smartphone, to be posted on CBC
Music’s website at

3. A brief description (no more than 150 words), written by the entrants, to be
used in the video description box.

Performances of any other song will not be accepted.

Submissions sent to CBC will become the property of CBC and will not be returned
to the Music Class and/or Registrant. In submitting the Entry Form and
Submissions, the Registrant declares that he/she has obtained consent from all
individuals appearing in their Submission (including parental consent for minors)
and any other authorizations required to allow the Music Class to participate in
the Contest and to enable CBC to use the Submissions as contemplated by these
Rules. Registrant must comply with standards of proper conduct in his/her Music
Class’ Submission, as specified in the Submission Guidelines available on the site. CBC reserves the right to decide whether to use each Music Class’
Submission, and/or to edit it for broadcast or online at its sole discretion.

Submissions must not,

(i) show clothing items bearing business, designer or sports logos or

(ii) contain threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar,
pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind;

(iii) violate or encourage anyone to violate any law or regulation;

(iv) contain advertising or commercial messages.

By making a Submission, the Registrant and Music Class grant CBC a royalty-free,
perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to publish,
reproduce and distribute their Submissions in all media, on all digital platforms
and by any other means of communication controlled or authorized by CBC. The
Registrant and Music Class waive all moral rights to their Submissions and
authorize CBC to use the Music Class’ names, pictures and voices, the Registrant’s
name, and the school name in conjunction with this Contest and its use of the
Music Class’ Submission. Collective agreement provisions may apply.


2.1 The Contest is open to any Music Class at a recognized Canadian
educational institution, traditional music class, music club, or supervised after
school program consisting of more than six students up to the age of 18 years of
age. For all Music Class participants, parental or guardian consent is necessary to
enter the Contest. The Registrant is responsible for distributing and collecting
these signed consent forms. Where appropriate, the terms “contestant” and
“winner” mean parent or guardian of that person.

2.2 Employees of CBC and its affiliates, 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.

2.3 Employees of MECC, its affiliates, 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.


3.1 All accepted Submissions will be posted by CBC on Canadian Music Class Challenge’s YouTube channel for
public viewing anytime after registration.

3.2 A panel of judges (the “Judging Panel”) will review all eligible
Submissions received during the Contest Period and select six Music Classes
as winners of the Canadian Music Class Challenge (the “Winner”) based
upon the following criteria:

Judging Criteria (out of 100 points total):

● Video Performance: The judges are looking for excellence in
performance, not in the technical quality of the video. (100 points)

● Publicity Photo: A photo of participants must also be included.

The Judging Panel will be provided by CBC and MECC and comprised
of music journalists and musicians. The Winner shall be chosen in the sole
discretion of the Judging Panel using the above criteria.

The Winner will be announced on December 18, 2018 at
approximately 8:30a.m. ET on CBC Music “Mornings” with Raina Douris.

3.3 The Registrant of the Winner will be contacted by email or telephone
on or before December 18, 2018 and must confirm acceptance of the Prize
by no later than seven (7) days after the date they are initially contacted. If
the Registrant of the Winner does not respond within seven (7) days
following the first attempt of contact, declines the prize, the prize shall be forfeited and CBC has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another Winner.


4.1 The Winners will receive a prize of (the “Prize”):

● A commemorative plaque acknowledging the Winner as “Winner:
Canadian Music Class Challenge 2018” and;

● $5000 worth of new music instruments for your music class.

4.2 The Prize includes only what is specifically described and no other
allowances will be granted.

4.3 The Prize has a total approximate value of $5000.


5.1 The supervising music teacher is responsible for ensuring the
parent/guardian of each student has consented to his/her participation in
the Contest and that the student’s name, image and/or voice may be used
for promotional purposes related to the Contest free of charge; and
releasing CBC and MECC, as well as their respective directors, officers and
employees (the “Contest Parties”) from all liability for any damage or loss
arising from participation in the Contest or from the awarding, acceptance
or use of the prize.

5.2. 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 the Prize will be forfeited.

5.3. If the Prize cannot be awarded as described in the Contest Rules, CBC
reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of
comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion.

5.4. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any
obligation toward the Winner.

5.5. If a Registrant makes any false statement, his/her Music Class will be
automatically disqualified from the Contest.

5.6. 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 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;

(iv) damage to any person’s computer,
including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the

(v) 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

(vi) any changes to the Prize or cancellation or suspension of the Contest.

5.7 Contestants found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this
Contest, including but not limited to acting in violation of these Contest
Rules, 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 affected
by such methods and the disqualification of the contestant utilizing the
same in CBC’s sole and absolute discretion.

5.8 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.

5.9. 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.

5.10. 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

5.11. If the identity of a contestant or Registrant 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.

5.12. 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

5.13. 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

5.14. By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the
decisions of CBC and the Judging Panel whose decisions are final and
binding on all contestants.

5.15 Contest Rules are available online at

5.16 It is a priority for CBC to create online contests that are accessible to
all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive
challenges. For more information about how CBC makes this possible
please visit If you have any accessibility
requirements or special needs, please contact the Contest coordinator as noted below: