Contest Rules: RedBoard summer reading contest

The RedBoard Summer Reading Contest (the “Contest”) is open to residents of Canada who are over the age of majority in their province or territory excluding employees of Rogers Communications Partnership (herein referred as “Rogers” or “Contest Sponsor”), its parent and affiliated companies, representatives, dealers and agents, contest suppliers and judges, and those with whom they are domiciled.

1.     “Contest Period” starts at 9:00 am on April 2nd, 2013 and continues until noon on April 15, 2013 the “Contest Closing Date”. No purchase necessary. All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Times.


The Contest will be announced via Rogers FilRouge/Redboard, Facebook and Twitter (@RogersBuzz and @BuzzRogers).

To enter, go to the FilRouge/Redboard blog post at or and tell us your favourite novel to read in the summer. Entries must be 100 words or less. Any entry exceeding 100 words or posted after the Contest Closing Date will be ineligible and will not be published or entered in the Contest.

By submitting an essay in the Contest, entrant irrevocably grants Rogers, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to store, copy, transmit, post, broadcast, and display, in whole or in part, the essay on any and all media now known or hereinafter invented, without additional review, compensation, or approval from Rogers. Entrant warrants to Rogers and its affiliates that the essay submitted does not contravene or infringe on anyone else’s copyright or other intellectual property.

Limit of one (1) entry per person. Any attempt or suspected attempt to enter more than once per person, any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or any entry methods not authorized by these rules, shall be deemed as tampering and will void all of your entries. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, contain an erroneous phone and/or email address or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the Contest Sponsor.

3.    PRIZE – Participants are eligible to win one (1) prize pack including one (1) Kindle Paperwhite 3G (approximate value of $199.99) and one (1) Sony Xperia ZL smartphone (approximate value of $624.99).

Contest Sponsor is not responsible should the value of the prize quoted in these rules differ from the actual value of the prize at the time of the draw and the awarding of the said prize. No financial compensation will be made if actual value is lower than the value of the prize quoted in these rules.

The smartphone does not include activation, airtime or data plan, which are the responsibility of the winner. Winner must comply with Rogers Terms of Service and the user guide for the product and/or services when the device is activated and used on the Rogers network. Any costs or expenses incurred by winner in claiming or using the prize and not specifically described as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

4.     DRAW – A random draw by a representative of the Contest Sponsor or the independent agency from all eligible entries received will be made at approximately 12:30 pm on April 15, 2013 at the Rogers office at 333 Bloor Street East, Toronto,ON. Selected entrants will be contacted by email at the email address associated with their entry.

5.     If the selected entrant cannot be reached within five (5) business days following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the skill-testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return a Release of Liability as specified below, Contest Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to select another entrant or to cancel the prize.

6.     Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable, redeemable, refundable or exchangeable for cash and not replaceable if lost/stolen. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with a prize of at least equal value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised prize.

7.     To be declared a winner, selected entrants must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question administrated by email; and may need to return a signed Declaration of Compliance with the Contest Rules and a full Liability and Publicity Release.

8.     Rulings by Contest Sponsor are final and without appeal in all matters related to the promotion and the awarding of prizes.

9.     By entering this Contest and/or accepting a prize, entrants consent to the use of their entry, name, city of residence and/or voice, statements, any photographs or other likenesses for publicity, advertising or informational purposes carried out by the Contest Sponsor and/or its advertising agencies in any medium or format without further notice or compensation.

10.  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

11.  No communications will be entered into except with selected entrants. To know the name of the winners, winners, visit or the closing the contest and awarding of the prizes.

12.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Contest Sponsor takes no responsibility for delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed entries, or for typographical or other production errors. Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

13.  Rogers is collecting personal data about entrants for the purpose of administering this Contest. No further informational or marketing communications will be received by entrants unless entrants provide Rogers with explicit permission to do. Please see Rogers’ Privacy Policy at for information on its policy towards maintaining the privacy and security of user information.

14.  By entering this Contest, entrants release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor, its advertising and promotional agencies and the contest judge(s), their affiliates and respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the “Releases”) from any liability in connection with this Contest or, if declared a winner, the prizes.

15.  This Contest will be run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by Contest Sponsor and subject to the authorization of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec. Entrants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules by participating in the Contest. The terms of this Contest, as set out in these rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein.

16.  Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for failure of the internet or the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. Contest Sponsor reserves the right, subject to the authorization of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec, 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 web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Contest Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

17.  If the identity of an entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. 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 entrant may be required to provide proof of being 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 machine(s).

18.  Any litigation in Quebec respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec for a ruling.  Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties to reach a settlement.

19.  In the event of any discrepancies between the English and French versions of these rules and regulations, the English version of the rules and regulations shall prevail.

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  1. Patricia Sinclair says: April 2nd, 2013 a 2:56pm

    Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Although the story itself covers different seasons it always feels like the right kind of read for the summer months. I think it might be the dress style or the horse drawn carriages but you wouldn’t mind being in the story in the summer months.

  2. Tracy Dixon says: April 2nd, 2013 a 3:07pm

    I always go back to Stephen King in the summer…easy to pop in and out of the stories while on the beach…The Stand is a great summer read!

  3. I like James Patterson novels featuring his character Alex Cross. I plan on reading his latest, called “Run”, this summer.

  4. Marilyn Legault says: April 2nd, 2013 a 4:56pm

    I like reading Jonathan Kellerman novels. I enjoy how he fits Alex Delaware and Milo into all the murder mysteries.

  5. anita nickerson says: April 2nd, 2013 a 5:33pm

    Anything by Stephen King — The Shining is still my fav

  6. I love a lil L.M. Montgomery in the summer. You never get tired reading the adventures of Anne Shirley!

  7. johanna moczkodan says: April 3rd, 2013 a 3:32pm

    Danielle Steel is my ultimate author and this summer I am looking forward to reading 44 Charles Street and Betrayal.

  8. Debora Miscione says: April 3rd, 2013 a 9:37pm

    I read at least three books a week and have several favourite authors. I’m especially looking forward to reading David Baldacci’s latest book, The Hit. His books are filled with action and are hard to put down.

  9. My favourite summer read is Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. Great book.

  10. laura feist, mrs says: April 7th, 2013 a 2:07pm

    anything bySTEpHEN KING IS MY FAVE

  11. Doreen Magee says: April 14th, 2013 a 8:18pm

    I love Kathy Riech’s novel

  12. GORDON DICKSON says: April 15th, 2013 a 12:37am

    my favorite summer read is LIFE OF PIE. IT A GREAT STORY.

  13. STEPHEN DICKSON says: April 15th, 2013 a 12:41am


  14. I will be rereading Tara Road by Maeve Binchy. She was such a good author, sadly she is no longer with us, but her work lives on. I have read this book several times, and indeed I have read all her books, but I still reread them, whenever I can. She was such a good author, who wrote about real people and their lives.

  15. John Allison says: April 15th, 2013 a 11:51am

    I am currently reading books by the author Jo Nesbo. It is a nice change to try authors from different country……
    I spend a lot of time at the side of the road in my profession, and it is not uncommon for me to go through a good book in a couple of days…

  16. Sherry Hallson says: April 15th, 2013 a 6:54pm

    I love all Neil Gaiman’s books. Especially, Neverwhere