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FURLANI’S FOOD CORPORATION
Master Chef Recipe Contest
Share your Furlani-inspired recipe video for your chance to win!

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

THIS CONTEST OF SKILL, sponsored by Furlani’s Food Corporation (“Furlani√), IS INTENDED FOR RESIDENTS OF CANADA ONLY (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC) AND WILL BE INTERPRETED ACCORDING TO CANADIAN LAW. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SKILL CONTEST.

The Contest begins on November 18th, 2016 and closes on December 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, or on such later date as is determined by the panel of judges as described below in paragraph 5 (“the Contest Period”).

1. ENTRY TERMS: Eligible entrants are those who are registered as a student at or have (in the past year) recently graduated from a scholastic culinary program in Canada. Multiple entries are permitted.  All entries and videos become the property of Furlani and none will be returned.  By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees to comply with these Official Contest Rules (“Rules”).

2. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, an eligible entrant must complete the form on Furlani’s website and submit a short video with a recipe demonstration featuring any of our products. Videos must be submitted by posting them to the entrant’s personal YouTube* account. If the entrant does not have a registered account with YouTube, he or she will first need to register for a free YouTube account at www.youtube.com. Entrants must provide Furlani with the link to the video, which may be set to ‘public’ or ‘unlisted’ at the entrant’s option. The videos submitted must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels.
  2. Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  3. Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
  4. Maximum running time: one minute and thirty seconds (90 seconds), including any trailer and any credits. If a submitted video is longer than this, only the first 90 seconds will be subject to evaluation.
  5. Language: English only.

Multiple video submissions can be made by each entrant and there is no limit on the number of submissions that an applicant can make. Video submissions can be funny, creative, and inspirational; limited only by each entrant’s imagination. However, video submissions must be original creations of the entrant and must not : (a) make or promote health claims, (b)  violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation, (c) contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties; (d) contain or include any copyrighted or trademarked material or intellectual property of others or give rise to any claims whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or (e) portray any defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene content. All identifiable third party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos appearing in submitted videos for which consent has not been obtained by the entrant must be blurred out so as to be unrecognizable.

Video submissions not made in accordance with the foregoing requirements, any additional requirements and instructions provided by Furlani or these Official Rules, will not be considered for evaluation, and if, after consideration, are discovered by Furlani to be not in compliance with any of the foregoing, may be removed from consideration for evaluation by Furlani in its sole discretion.

3. PRIZES: There are four (4) Prizes available to be won, each consisting of one (1) CDN $2,500.00 cheque from Furlani awarded to winners selected from each of these categories:

  1. Furlani Garlic Texas Toast           
  2. Furlani Cheddar Biscuits
  3. Furlani Garlic Bread
  4. Furlani Cornbread Biscuits

All Prizes will be awarded on the 17th of February, 2017 (the “Selection Date”). Winners will be selected by Furlani’s panel of judges from all eligible submissions received during the Contest Period.

Prize winners are solely responsible for any additional costs, taxes or fees not expressly described herein including, without limitation, all personal expenses of any kind. Prize winners must claim their Prize within the period of time as set out in these Rules or as otherwise determined by Furlani. Failure to claim a Prize when required by these Rules will result in forfeiture and, in such event, an alternate winner will be selected from among the other eligible entries received.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded. There will be no substitutions except at Furlani’s option. Furlani reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component for one of equal or greater value.

4. ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY: In addition to the Prizes to be awarded as set out above, one or more winners may be given the opportunity, at Furlani’s sole option and in its sole discretion, to appear in a national TV advertising campaign featuring that winner and his or her winning video submission. Any winner presented with such an opportunity is free to accept or reject the opportunity in his or her sole discretion. This opportunity is not a Prize and has no cash value.

JUDGING PROCESS: This is a contest of skill. Eligible entries will be evaluated by Furlani’s panel of judges based on creativity, originality, recipe, production quality, and overall presentation. The panel of judges will consist of a minimum of three (3) Furlani employees, who may also consult with additional technical experts as they see fit. If, in the discretion of the panel of judges, too few entries are received during the Contest Period, they may, at their option, extend the Contest Period to some later date or extend criteria for eligible applicants to include members of the general public or both. The panel of judges will, on or before January 11th, 2017 first select, from all eligible submissions received during the Contest Period, five (5) semi-finalists from each of the four (4) categories described above. These twenty semi-finalists will be notified of their selection as semi-finalists. Upon notification, semi-finalists will be required to provide Furlani with a permanent file copy of the submitted video meeting the requirements set out in section 2 above in one of the following file formats: .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .mpeg4, .avi, .m4v, .3gp, or .flv. Please note that .mov and .mp4 formats are preferred. Failure to provide a file copy of the submitted video in one of these formats will result in the entrant forfeiting the contest and in such event an alternate winner will be selected from the semi-finalists in that category.

The video submissions will thereafter appear on Furlani’s website, during which time members of the public may comment on or vote for their favourites in each category.

The panel of judges will then reconvene on or before the Selection Date to re-evaluate the semi-finalist submissions and choose the final winners of the Prizes, but in so doing will not be required to consider any public votes or comments received. THE JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS OF THE PANEL OF JUDGES ARE FINAL AND BINDING.

NOTIFICATION TO AND OBLIGATIONS OF WINNERS: Winners will be notified by phone or email message within 48-hours from the Selection Date. If a selected entrant cannot be contacted within such 48-hour period after being selected, he or she will forfeit their Prize and an alternate winner will be selected from the semi-finalists in that category. Prizes may be picked up at Furlani’s head office within seven (7) days of such contact. In no way is Furlani responsible or liable for any delivery or shipment of Prizes to winners.

Proof of identification must be provided upon request. Before being awarded a Prize, potential winners, or their parent or legal guardian (in the event that they are under the age of majority), will be required to sign and return, within the time stipulated by Furlani, a full release and indemnity form stating, among other things, that he or she (a) has read and understood these Rules, (b) grants all consents required and authorizes Furlani to broadcast, publish and disseminate the winner’s name, city of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, along with his or her video submission, in connection with any promotion or publicity, and/or for general news, entertainment and information purposes at no additional compensation to the potential winners, beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize, (c) accepts the Prize as offered and (d) releases and indemnifies Furlani, its directors, officers and employees from any and all claims, losses and liabilities of any kind arising out of or relating to (i) the potential winner’s participation in this Contest, (ii) Furlani’s use of his or her video submission (or any component thereof), including, without limitation, any claim based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related or other cause of action whatsoever, and (iii) to their receipt and use of a Prize. ONLY ONE PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO AN ENTRANT REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF VIDEOS SUBMITTED BY THAT ENTRANT.

In the event that a potential winner does not comply with all the eligibility criteria as set out in these Rules, Furlani will have the right to disqualify such potential winner and draw an alternate potential winner from the semi-finalists in that category.  All decisions made by Furlani with respect to any aspect of this Contest are final and binding.

5. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees:

  1. that he or she has read, understood and will abide by these Rules;
  2. that any video submitted by him or her is the entrant’s own original work and he or she has all necessary rights in and to the video submission for the purposes of entering it in this skill Contest;
  3. to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of Furlani, whose decisions are final;
  4. to provide proof of age, proof of registration or graduation in an eligible culinary program and proof of residency;
  5. if they are a winner, to allow Furlani to use their name, city of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, recording, video footage or statements for editorial purposes without compensation other than the value of the Prize offered; and
  6. if they are a winner, that they must return all necessary information, releases and consents required by these Rules within seven (7) days following notification that the entrant has won, failing which the Prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate from the semi-finalists in that category.

6. ELIGIBILITY: THIS CONTEST IS NOT OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC. This contest is only open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are over the age of majority (or have the consent of their parents or guardians if under the age of majority) and who are registered as a student at or have (in the past year) recently graduated from a scholastic culinary program in Canada.

The following are ineligible to win Prizes or enter this Contest: (a) employees of Furlani or its corporate partners, and each of their respective spouses, parents, children and siblings and any other person living in the same residence with any of them.
To be eligible, entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, December 31st, 2016.

7. GENERAL RULES: Furlani will not be held responsible or bear any liability for:

  1. late-received, lost, misdirected, incomplete, defective, unwatchable or illegible entries, all of which will be deemed void, or for any typographical or other production or distribution errors;
  2. entries which fail to comply with these Rules;
  3. failure of the internet or any website (including, without limitation, websites belonging to Facebook, Twitter or Furlani) during the Contest Period, nor for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail system or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website (including, without limitation, websites belonging to Facebook, Twitter or Furlani), or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or to any other person’s computer, mobile device or handset resulting from taking part in this Contest; and
  4. any and all losses, damages or claims caused by or resulting from this Contest or Furlani’s sponsorship of it.

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. Contest Rules are subject to change without notice, if necessary, to comply with any applicable law or policy of Furlani.

If for any reason this Contest is not capable of being completed as planned, including but not limited to by reason of computer virus, bugs, tampering, technical failures, having received too few entries or other causes beyond the control of Furlani, Furlani reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest or any part thereof.  In addition, Furlani may for any reason amend or terminate this Contest or any portion thereof at its discretion without advance or further notice.

This Contest will run in accordance with these Rules, subject to amendment by Furlani.  Entrants must comply with these Rules and, participating in this Contest, will be deemed to have received and understood them.  All entries that are incomplete, submitted through illicit means or that do not comply with these Rules or satisfy the criteria set out herein will be disqualified.  The terms of this Contest, as set out in these Rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein.

Personal information provided by entrants will only be used for the purpose of administration of the Contest or as otherwise stated in these Rules.  Entry in this Contest by an individual will be deemed to be his or her consent to the collection and use of his or her personal information as set out above.

If the identity of an entrant is at any time disputed, the person matching the information presented to Furlani at the time of entering the Contest will be deemed by Furlani, in their sole discretion, to be the entrant.

Note: All intellectual property, including but not limited to, logos, slogans, designs, promotional material, web pages and representations are owned by Furlani.  All rights reserved.  Unauthorized copying is prohibited.

*YouTube is not associated with nor is it a sponsor of this skill Contest.

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