Additional #PPVisitOttawa IG Challenge

Terms and Conditions with Ottawa Tourism




  1. Eligibility

#PPVisitOttawa IG Challenge (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the forty eight (48) Contiguous United States (including District of Columbia) and Canada who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entry. Void in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. Employees of Ottawa Tourism or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Promotion and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Rules and Regulations and the Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which, subject to applicable law, are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


  1. Sponsor and Administrator

Sponsor: Ottawa Tourism, 1405-150 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, CANADA.

Administrator: Passion Passport, Washington Park, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA.


  1. Timing

The Promotion begins on June 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on June 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). The Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion. The time that an entry is received by the Administrator will be the time at which it is received by the Administrator’s mail server or web server (as applicable) as determined in accordance with the applicable server’s clock.


  1. How to Enter

During the Promotion Period, submit as many entries as you like via Instagram between Monday June 15, 2015 and 11:59pm Saturday June 20, 2015. Submit a photo/video from a previous summer trip and tell us in the caption what was memorable about it. In your caption, share with us what you would like to do in Ottawa to make this summer just as special. Is there a particular location, museum or attraction you’ve been hoping to visit? Show us! (the “theme”). Note that you cannot simply “tag” an older Instagram photo/video; you must post or repost during the challenge period. Post a photo/video that fits this week’s theme and tag #PPVisitOttawa and @passionpassport in your caption. Don’t forget to include a write-up in the caption describing what is personally memorable or significant about your photo/video. Note that the potential winner always has a write-up for their photo/video. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified.


  1. Entrant Selection

Entries will be graded by independent guest judges, Instagramers @punkodelish, @dudelum, and @veeceecheng according to the following criteria: quality of image (40%), quality of write up (30%), originality (20%), and following directions (10%) (the “Judging Criteria”). Decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator will be final. Potential prize winners must meet all eligibility requirements and fully comply with these Official Rules. On or about June 21, 2015, at approximately 11:00 pm ET, the selected entrant will be contacted via Instagram using the information provided with the entry and may be declared a winner subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules. Due to legal requirements in Canada, if the selected entrant is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question administered over the telephone at a time mutually convenient to the selected entrant and the Sponsor or Administrator, in order to be eligible for the prize. Selected entrant will also be required to sign and return to the Sponsor, within fourteen (14) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release in order to claim his/her prize. Failure to respond to the initial contact via Instagram within ten (10) business days of date of notification will result in disqualification. If the selected entrant cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the selected entrant forfeits the prize and the initial selected entrant will have no further recourse against the Sponsor, Administrator or any person or company associated with this Promotion. In the event that a selected entrant is disqualified for any reason, the Administrator will award the prize to the next deserving participant from the Instagram Challenge #PPVisitOttawa and following the same steps as outlined above for the initial selected entrant. Subject to applicable law, the Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the selection of the entrant are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.


  1. Prize


One (1) Prize: Prize winner will receive a five day (5) day/ four (4) night #PPVisitOttawa IG Challenge Prize Package for the winner and one (1) travel companion that will include the following:


  1. Round trip coach air transportation to Ottawa for two (2) persons from the major city airport closest to the winner’s. Not to exceed $2,000 CAD. The selected entrant and his/her travel companions must have the same origin and destination and must travel together at all times. Prize must be redeemed in its entirety by September 27, 2015. Prize Winner and his/her guest must book travel at least four (4) weeks in advance of departure and travel is subject to availability. Travel restrictions and blackout travel dates may apply. If the selected entrant is not able to travel during the specified time, he/she will forfeit the prize and the Administrator will award the applicable prize to the next deserving participant from the Instagram Challenge #PPVisitOttawa, subject to the skill-testing requirement for Canadian residents.


  1. Four (4) nights’ standard hotel accommodation with breakfast for two (2) persons selected by the Sponsor; one room with double occupancy.


  • The winner and his/her travel companion will each receive one (1) $500 CAD cash allowance.


  1. Parliament Hill BiPlane Tour for two (2) by Central Aviation from the Canada Aviation & Space Museum.


  1. Museum and attraction passes for two (2)


Approximate retail value of the Prize is $3,260 USD / $4,000 CAD, (based on currency conversion at start of the Promotion), which may vary based on rates available at time of booking. No cash equivalent for the Prize. All portions of the Prize are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor or Administrator’s sole discretion. The Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right to substitute any listed Prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Any unused portion of the Prize value is forfeited. Neither the Sponsor nor the Administrator is responsible for the weather conditions or activity availability and no refund or credit will be issued and no alternate date will be made available should the selected dates limit any element of the Prize usage.


The Prize winner and his/her travel companions are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documentation including passports and visas, as applicable and for compliance with any customs and immigration requirements. It is recommended that the Prize winner and his/her travel companions obtain sufficient personal health insurance prior to departure. All expenses and travel costs, including but not limited to, transportation, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes, meals, beverages, room service, entertainment, merchandise, souvenirs, local and long distance telephone calls, gratuities, applicable taxes, incidentals, and all other expenses not expressly mentioned as included in the Prize description are the sole responsibility of the winner and his/her travel companion.


  1. Entry Conditions and Release

Each of the selected entrants for the promotion is subject to verification by the sponsor and /or the administrator whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, Administrator and/or the Promotion judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Promotion; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Administrator and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Promotion, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Administrator from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Promotion and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of Prize.


  1. Publicity

Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Promotion constitutes the winner’s consent to the use of their Instagram handle in social media channels, for publicity purposes of the Contest Sponsor, the Contest Administrator and the Prize suppliers, without compensation or payment.


  1. General Conditions

The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


The selected entrant must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and receipt of the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The selected entrant may be required to provide the Sponsor or Administrator with documentation that shows he or she was an eligible participant. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to create the Instagram account will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The selected entrant may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Given the nature of the prize, in order to participate the winner and each of his/her travel companions must be of suitable health. The Sponsor reserves the right to require a letter from the individual’s physician stating that their participation will not pose any material risk to the individual’s health.


  1. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion play, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, the Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Rules and Regulations to be available and/or claimed, the Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.


  1. Disputes

This Promotion is governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.   By entering this Promotion, the entrant agrees that the courts of the Province of Ontario, Canada shall have jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on any provision of this Promotion’s Rules and Regulations or the running of this Promotion.


For residents of Quebec only. Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”) for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of the prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping parties reach a settlement.


  1. Termination

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, with the consent of the Régie to terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, or modify the Promotion Rules and Regulations at any time for any reason whatsoever.


  1. Entrant’s Personal Information

The Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose Instagram handle is submitted as part of this Promotion. No further marketing communications will be received by entrants unless entrants provide explicit permission to do. Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at


  1. Promotion Results

For a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to #PPVisit Ottawa IG Challenge c/o Ottawa Tourism 1405-150 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON, K2P 1L4, CANADA no later than June 18, 2015. Requests for the winner list must be received by August 1, 2015. U.S. residents may exclude return postage. Alternatively, you can obtain the Promotion results by calling 1-888-688-2928. (Hours of operation: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday; all hours are ET).