Official contest rules

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter to win the contest ("contest"). By entering into the contest, each contestant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these official rules ("official rules") and the decisions of Fanshawe College, which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this contest.

Contest timeline

The “Picture Yourself Here!” Contest starts at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, September 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Friday, April 6, 2018 (the “Contest Period”), and is only open to full-time students attending Fanshawe College during the 2017/2018 academic year. There are two (2) prizes to be won from among all the eligible applicants received during the Contest Period.

Contest sponsor

The contest sponsor is Fanshawe College (“Contest Sponsor”).


Entrants must be a full-time, registered student of Fanshawe College during the 2017/2018 academic year.

The Contest is not open to: (i) employees, officers, directors, representatives or agents of the Sponsor, or the Contest's Sponsor or administrator, or any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates; (ii) the spouse and any member of the immediate family (defined as biological, step or adoptive mother, father, daughter, son, sister or brother) of any person described in (i); and (iii) any person who resides with any person described in (i) or (ii). Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the Contest's Sponsor and administrator's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.

Entries must be received by Fanshawe College, no later than Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. or during the Contest Period to be eligible.

How to enter

To enter, entrants must:

  1. Take a photo of themselves (“selfie”) in front of a “Picture Yourself Here” wall mural located on the London Campus at 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. Mural locations are in D Building, E Building, Student Union Building (SUB) and in J Corridor (beside the Student Wellness Centre).
  2. Post their selfie photo on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) using #fanshaweabroad.
  3. Explore study abroad opportunities at

In order to be eligible to win, entrants must comply with these Official Rules in full.

In order to increase the chances of winning, entrants can:

  1. Take a selfie in front of each “Picture Yourself Here” wall mural (4 selfies).
  2. Post each selfie photo to each of the social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) using #fanshaweabroad.


Entries are limited to one (1) per person per wall mural per social media platform for a maximum total of 12 entries during the Contest Period.


There is one (1) prize (the “Prize”) for the Fall 2017 term and one (1) prize for the Winter 2018 term. The Prize for both terms consists of: (1) GoPro HERO Session Waterproof HD Sports and Helmet Camera valued at approximately CDN$279.99.

Prize winner must claim prizes within the dates determined by the Contest Sponsor in its sole discretion and authority, failing which the Prize will be forfeited.

The Contest Sponsor has the right at any time, and in their sole discretion to request proof of identification for any entrant. Proof of identification must be provided upon request. Prize must be accepted as awarded. The Prize may not be sold, assigned or otherwise transferred, and is not convertible to cash. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of the Prize is unavailable.

Odds of winning

The odds of winning the Prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.


There will be two (2) random draws for the Prize that will take place at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period:

  1. Friday, December 1, 2017
  2. Friday, April 6, 2018

The first entry drawn, for which the entrant satisfies the eligibility criteria, will be eligible to win the Prize. The Contest Sponsor, acting reasonably, will attempt to contact the potential winner within 15 business days after each draw. In the event that the potential winner cannot be contacted within 15 business days after the draw, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be drawn. Proof of identification must be provided upon request. In order to be declared a winner, potential winner must first correctly answer, unaided, a time limited mathematical skill testing question administered by the Contest Sponsor. Before being awarded the Prize, within the time stipulated by the Contest Sponsor the potential winner will be required to sign and return a full release and indemnity form stating, among other things, that he/she has read and understood these Official Rules, grants all consents required and authorizes the Contest Sponsor to broadcast, publish and disseminate his/her name, City of residence, photograph(s), likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any promotion or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winner, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, accepts the Prize as offered and releases the Contest Sponsor from any and all liability of any kind arising out of the potential winner's participation in this Contest, and as related to receipt and use of the Prize. In the event that the potential winner does not comply with all the eligibility criteria and other provisions specified in these Official Rules, the Contest Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify such potential winner and draw an alternate potential winner, and the Contest Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard. The provisions and procedures referred to above relating to selection and notification of a potential winner shall be applied, with any and all necessary amendments, until a qualified winner has been duly selected, but in any event, no later than Friday, December 22, 2017 for the first draw and no later than Friday, April 27, 2018 for the second draw, at which time, if the Prize has not been awarded, the Contest shall be deemed to be terminated and the Prize shall lapse.

Intellectual property

All intellectual property, including but not limited to, trademarks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Contest Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.


In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest related materials, including but not limited to the Contest ballot, or point of sale, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall govern.

Indemnification by entrant

By entering the Contest, entrant releases and holds Fanshawe College, its directors and employees harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any participation in the Contest, any breach of the Official Rules, or in any Contest related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify Fanshawe College from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without limitation.


The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to:

  1. Without prior notice, to amend these official rules, or terminate, suspend or modify the contest, at its sole discretion at any time; or
  2. Disqualify any entrant found to be: violating the Official Rules; tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; and/or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, defame or harass any other person. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify and eliminate any entry from a contestant for any reason, including but not limited to, the Contest Sponsor believing the entry does not comply with these Official Rules.

Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage the contest website or any related website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including but not limited to criminal prosecution.

The Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for garbled, lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected mail, voice messages, email or other electronic communications, or any computer errors or malfunctions. No correspondence will be entered into except with persons seeking a Contest ballot, or entrants requesting Official Rules by mail or requesting the name of Prize winner (for which a self-addressed, postage paid envelope must be included). The Contest Sponsor does not assume any responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, seeding or printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials data that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason, in the opinion of the Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond its control, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the Contest including canceling any method of entry, or selecting a winner from previously received eligible entries. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Official Rules without materially affecting the terms and conditions hereof. The Contest 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 Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. Any attempts to deliberately damage the Contest or the Contest Sponsor's website to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law. The Contest Sponsor shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest including any damage to an entrant's computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this Contest or from downloading any material from the Contest or the Contest Sponsor's website.