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What is #AMPEDup?
#AMPEDup is a content-sharing contest that will take place from November 6–27, 2013. In celebration of Science World’s new feature exhibition, AMPED, we’re calling on you to share your musical inspiration story. Yes, it can be about a popular musician, but it can also be about a friend, family member or even a co-worker!
Share your story with us by making a video or by submitting a text (written) entry.
What are the prizes?
Grand Prize (Video): $500 Tom Lee Music Gift Card
Applicable to the purchase of instruments, equipment, lessons, rentals or repairs at any Tom Lee Music location. Prize awarded to the video submission with the most votes by the end of the contest.
Grand Prize (Text/Written): RC-505 Loop Station from Roland Canada (valued at $599)
A table top loop station designed for next generation loop artists, beatboxers, singers and club performers. Prize awarded to the text submission with the most votes by the end of the contest.
Science World Favourite Prize: Producer for a Day with Garth Richardson
The winner of this special category will get to spend a day with Juno winning, Grammy nominated producer, Garth Richardson of Nimbus School of Recording Arts. Hang out with Garth in his state-of-the-art Farm Studios at Fader Mountain Sound during a recording session; eat Chinese food and learn how records are really made. Prize awarded to the single submission that best represents AMPED and Science World’s mission to inspire visitors to explore the science and technology behind music.
Category Prize: Ultimate Experience passes for 4 to visit TELUS World of Science + a Science World swag bag
Prize awarded to the best submissions in the following categories as chosen by Science World staff: Most Inspirational, Best Use of Science Content, Best Entry with Youth (age 6–18) Participation, Best Musical Composition.
What is AMPED?
AMPED is an original music exhibition where you can explore the technology, creativity and craft behind modern pop songs. The exhibition offers unique, fun and inspirational experiences around the writing, recording and performing of music.
The focus of the exhibition is on creativity and the use of modern technology in understanding and experiencing what it takes to create music. Discover the science and engineering behind musical instruments and music technology through hands-on exhibits and programming. Our goal is to inspire teens, young adults and families to create their own music and explore the connections between music, creativity, science, technology and the brain.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
To be eligible for this contest, you must:
be a legal resident of a province or territory of Canada; and
be at least 13 years old at the time of entry.
Note: For entrants under the age of 19 chosen as a winner, any prizing must be accepted by a parent or legal guardian.
Those ineligible to enter the contest are:
employees or representatives of Science World British Columbia; and
people involved in the development, production and distribution of materials related to the contest
Science World has the right to require at any time proof of identity, age and/or eligibility of any participant in the contest to allow the participant to enter the contest. Failure to provide such proof within a reasonable period of time could result in disqualification.
All information supplied to Science World for the purpose of this contest must be truthful, accurate and complete. Science World reserves the right to disqualify any participant should his/her entry form include false, inaccurate or incomplete information.
The contest will run from 9am PDT on Wednesday, November 6 to 4pm PDT on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST
There is no purchase necessary to enter the contest.
Participants will create their original entry. This entry can take the form of either a text (written) submission or a video submission. To upload their entry, participants must connect to the contest platform with their Facebook account or by registering with their first name, last name and email address. All entries must have an entry name and description.
To be able to submit the photo or text (written), the participant will also have to complete the entry form by entering his/her first and last name, email address and age. The participant shall also confirm having read the present contest rules and accepted its terms and conditions in order to enter the contest.
A participant shall only submit one entry form per day during the contest period, to a maximum of ten in total. Use of any automated system to submit entry forms is prohibited and will result in disqualification. The entry form shall be submitted by the participant in his own name and a proxy cannot be used to this effect.
Entries forms are not eligible and will be rejected if any entry information is missing.
There are two grand prizes for the contest. The first is a $500 gift certificate for Tom Lee Music. The second grand prize is an RC-505 Loop Station from Roland Canada (valued at $599). Category prizes include a set of four Ultimate Experience passes to visit Science World at TELUS World of Science and see one OMNIMAX® film. The category prizes are valid until January 15, 2014. Category prizes are subject to restrictions and conditions as stated on each pass. In addition to the Ultimate Experience passes, category prize winners will also receive a swag bag containing fun Science World items.
A “Science World Favourite” prize will also be awarded to the single submission that best represents AMPED and Science World’s mission to inspire visitors to explore the science and technology behind music. The winner of this special category prize will get to spend a day with Juno winning, Grammy nominated producer Garth Richardson of Nimbus School of Recording Arts. The prize includes an opportunity to spend time with Garth in his state-of-the-art "Farm Studios" at Fader Mountain Sound during a recording session, eat Chinese food, and learn how records are really made.
The grand prize of a $500 gift certificate will be awarded to the video entry with the most votes as of 4pm on November 27, 2013. The Roland product grand prize will be awarded to the text (written) entry with the most votes as of 4pm on November 27, 2013.
Category prize winners will be selected by designated Science World staff based on the following categories: Most Inspirational, Best Use of Science Content, Best Youth Entry (age 13–19) and Best Musical Composition. Entries will automatically be considered for the categories upon submission. The designated Science World staff members chosen to select winners for the Category prizes are the final authority on the matter, subject only to the terms and conditions outlined in this document.
The winner for the “Science World Favourite” prize will be selected by designated Science World staff. The designated Science World staff members chosen to select the winner of the “Science World Favourite” prize are the final authority on the matter, subject only to the terms and conditions outlined in this document.
Winners of any of the grand prizes forfeit their eligibility for category prizes. The winner of the “Science World Favourite” prize forfeits their eligibility for any grand prize or category prize.
The winners will be contacted by phone or email in accordance with contact information provided by the participants on their entry form within fourteen (14) days of the selection date.
If a selected participant cannot be contacted by phone or email (or fails to respond to messages) within five (5) business days from the time of initial contact, they will be disqualified from the contest and forfeit their prize.
Science World may then, at their discretion, select another eligible participant in accordance with these terms and conditions or forfeit the prize. That new selected participant is subject to disqualification if they do not comply with the above mentioned conditions.
The prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or convertible to cash. No prize substitution is permitted, except at Science World’s discretion. Science World may substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Any portion of the prize not accepted by the winner will be forfeited. Science World will not be responsible if any event results in the cancellation of the contest or if other factors beyond its reasonable control prevent the contest or any part thereof from being fulfilled.
By accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that the only warranties applicable to any aspect of the prize, if any, are the warranties provided by the supplier of the prize to Science World that are transferable and/or the manufacturer’s warranty. In no circumstance whatsoever shall the winner have any recourse against Science World in respect to any element of any prize or the contest.
Any attempt to damage, the contest Facebook Page or any related website, or the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. In such cases, Science World has the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
All Entry Forms become the property of Science World.
This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
All participants acknowledge and agree by entering the contest that they are providing their information to Science World and not to Facebook. The information provided will only be used for the administration of this contest.
By entering the contest, a participant:
Releases Science World and its respective directors, officers, employees, affiliates, suppliers, sponsors and agents from any and all liability for any injury, loss or damage of any kind to the participant or any other person, including personal injury or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in this contest, any breach of these contest rules, or in any prize-related activity;
Agrees to fully indemnify Science World and its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, suppliers, sponsors and agents from any and all claims by third parties relating to the contest, without limitation.
By entering this contest, participants agree to be bound by these rules, which are posted on the contest Facebook Page throughout the contest period.
Science World reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant it finds to be:
violating these contest rules;
tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest website or contest Facebook Page;
acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Science World assumes no responsibility or liability for lost, delayed, destroyed or misdirected entry forms or letters (or for any computer, online, telephone, hardware, software or technical malfunctions that may occur).
Science World is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the contest.
Science World reserves the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”), to cancel, suspend or modify the contest, should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized human intervention or other cause beyond Science World’s control, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest.
By entering this contest, the participant agrees to the use of their personal information by Science World for the purposes of administering the contest and awarding prizes and acknowledges that their personal information will not be provided to any third parties, other than as provided for in these rules.
The participant accepts that his/her names, profile picture and the public information included in his/her Facebook profile shall be collected by Science World.
By accepting the prize, the winner grants permission to Science World to use his/her name, address, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information and/or biographical information for publicity and promotional purpose without further compensation unless prohibited by law.
All intellectual property and all of the promotional materials, web pages and source code are owned by Science World and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted material or trademarks without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
These are official contest rules. This contest is subject to federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. These contest rules are subject to change, with the Régie’s consent, without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over Science World.
RESIDENT OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of the 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 the parties reach a settlement.
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