Next Great Save Competition 2024
Rules & Regulations

Section A: General Rules & Regulations

These general rules apply to both project groups participating in the Next Great Save Competition and to voters supporting projects in a competition.

Section B: Rules & Regulations for the Competition

These competition rules apply to both project groups participating in the Next Great Save Competition and to voters supporting projects in a competition.

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Section A: General Rules & Regulations

All project groups are responsible to ensure that the content [including copy, photos and videos] shared for the competition does not infringe on any copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

Any content shared by a project group [including copy, photos and videos] deemed by the National Trust to be objectionable or inappropriate will be removed and the project group may be disqualified from competing in the Next Great Save at the discretion of the National Trust.

No Project Group shall make use of the National Trust logo or Next Great Save logo on any materials promoting their participation in the competition without the express consent of the National Trust. Where consent is granted, project groups will be expected to follow branding guidelines provided in the Next Great Save media toolkit.

The contact person for the project group indicated on the registration form will be recognized as the official representative acting on behalf of the project group for all matters related to the use of the competition website.

The National Trust is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, technical malfunctions, lost, delayed or misdirected data transmissions, telephone network failures, failure of computer equipment or software, inability to access any online service or website, inability to submit online, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to the project groups’ or any other person’s computer related to participation in Next Great Save.

The National Trust reserves the right to cancel, amend, or suspend activities on Next Great Save in any way without prior notice or obligation in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause beyond its reasonable control that interferes with the proper conduct of the activities.

By participating in the competition, project groups and voters agree to abide by the Rules & Regulations and the decisions of the National Trust which are final and binding in all matters.

All times noted are in Pacific Time [PT].

Section B: Rules & Regulations for Competitions

The Next Great Save Competition [the competition] is presented by the National Trust for Canada [the National Trust].

Competition Website

The competition website is owned by the National Trust. All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade-marks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans, representations and photographs are owned by the National Trust. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of the National Trust is strictly prohibited.

Competition Period

The competition begins on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9:00am Pacific Time [PT] (12pm Eastern Time), and closes on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 4:00pm Pacific Time [PT] (7pm Eastern Time).

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements for the competition can be found online at https://nextgreatsave.nationaltrustcanada.ca/2024/eligbility

Entering the Competition:

Project groups are invited to submit a project to be considered for the Next Great Save Competition. Project groups are required to fill in the project submission form.

The National Trust reserves the right to disqualify the project group if any of the eligibility requirements are not met, or materials and information required on the submission form are not provided, or if inaccurate or misleading information is provided. Selection of projects to participate in the voting phase of the competition is at the sole discretion of the National Trust for Canada. If rejected, the Project will not move on to the competition. Some projects that are not rejected on these grounds will also not proceed to the voting phase of the competition.

Obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate manner, tampering with or abusing the competition voting process by any means including the use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes, on the part of a project group, will result in disqualification of those votes and/or from the competition at the discretion of the National Trust.

No entry fee is required to enter the competition.

In the event of a tie, the winning project will be decided by a coin toss conducted with the project groups by phone.

Use of Materials shared by Project Groups:

By participating in the competition, the project group grants the National Trust authorization to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of materials shared by the project group in connection with the competition and promotion of the competition, as well as in any media, without compensation. Credit will be given where possible.

Cash Prize:

The total number of cash prizes available to be won is three (3). The total value of the cash prizes available to be won is $65,000.

Cash prizes are awarded based on the number of votes received as outlined below.

1st Place Prize

$50,000

2nd Place Prize

$10,000

3rd Place Prize

$5,000

Cash prizes are not transferrable and can only be used by the winning project groups for the winning projects. The winning project groups and projects will be announced on the competition website by 4:00pm Pacific Time [PT] (7pm Eastern Time) on May 7, 2024.

Distribution of Cash Prizes:

The National Trust will notify the official representatives for the winning project groups by e-mail by 8:00am Pacific Time [PT] (11am Eastern Time) on May 7, 2024.

Before the prize is awarded a person authorized by the project groups must sign:

A full release and indemnity form stating that the project group has read and understood all the Rules & Regulations of the competition and grants all consents required; and

A Project Agreement establishing the project reporting requirements and disbursement schedule.

Facsimile and e-mail with electronic signature will be accepted for both documents.

Failure to sign either of these documents will result in the disqualification of the project groups and the cash prizes will be awarded to the project groups that received the next highest number of votes.

For the 1st place winner, 50% of the $50,000 cash prize will be transferred to the project group upon execution of the Project Agreement. The remaining 50% will be transferred according to the disbursement schedule specified in the Project Agreement. The winning project group must be in a position to demonstrate some progress on the project within six months of receiving the first cash advance and agree to present their winning project and its progress to date at the National Trust Conference in Montreal, Quebec, in November 2024. For the 2nd and 3rd place winners, 100% of funds will be transferred upon execution of the Project Agreement.

For Voters:

Voting Process:

Anyone may vote for their favourite project. Voters must first register an email address in order to place a vote.

Votes are cast online at www.NextGreatSave.ca.

Each voter is allowed one vote per day.

Only those votes cast during the competition period will be tallied.

Total votes for each project will be tallied in real time online at www.NextGreatSave.ca

Use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes for this competition is strictly prohibited. If any person is found to be tampering in any way with the voting process, those votes will be disqualified.

There is no fee or obligation to the National Trust for voting in the competition.

Data Privacy:

By voting in the competition, the Voter consents to the collection, use and distribution of any personal information provided to the National Trust for the purposes of implementing, administering and fulfilling this competition. The National Trust will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering the competition.

By voting in the competition, the Voter consents to the manner of collection, use, and disclosure of any personal information provided as set out in the National Trust’s Privacy Statement which is available at https://www.nationaltrustcanada.ca/privacy-notice.

These Rules and Regulations for Next Great Save can be viewed at www.NextGreatSave.ca or obtained by request from:

The National Trust for Canada

190 Bronson Avenue

Ottawa ON K1R 6H4

1.866.964.1066 x 226