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Below are lawyer-prepared Canadian contest rules and forms for random draw and skill contests in Canada, excluding Quebec. These downloadable Word forms (Paypal checkout) are an excellent starting point for many common types of Canadian contests. Each set of forms includes notes for their use and the types of information needed to customize them. Purchase and use of these contest rules and forms subject to the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

Need legal advice for a contest or other promotion?  Contact me: 647.346.5087.  Need help with a contest to run in Quebec or the United States?   I work with experienced contest/sweepstakes counsel in Quebec and the United States, who are qualified to provide legal advice in those jurisdictions, and can provide efficient and cost effective advice.

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CANADIAN RANDOM DRAW CONTEST PACKAGE

This Canadian contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form, winner release form and a skill-testing question for operating a random draw contest in Canada (excluding Quebec).  Ten pages, Word format template with fillable fields.  Updated

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CANADIAN SKILL CONTEST PACKAGE

This Canadian contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form and a winner release form for operating a skill contest (sometimes called a “consumer generated content contest”) in Canada (excluding Quebec).  Nine pages, Word format template with fillable fields.  Updated

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SHORT RULES (RANDOM DRAW CONTEST)

This Canadian contest forms package includes: short rules (i.e., point-of-purchase rules) for operating a random draw contest in Canada (excluding Quebec; to be used in conjunction with full contest rules).  One-page boilerplate rules to cover off the main Competition Act disclosure requirements. Word format template with fillable fields.  Updated

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SHORT RULES (SKILL CONTEST)

This Canadian contest forms package includes: short rules (i.e., point-of-purchase rules) for operating a skill contest in Canada (excluding Quebec; to be used in conjunction with full contest rules).  One-page boilerplate rules to cover off the main Competition Act disclosure requirements.  Word format template with fillable fields. Updated

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LONG RULES (RANDOM DRAW CONTEST)

This Canadian contest forms package includes: long rules (full terms and conditions) for operating a random draw contest in Canada (excluding Quebec).  Five pages, Word format template with fillable fields.  Updated

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LONG RULES (SKILL CONTEST)

This Canadian contest forms package includes: long rules (full terms and conditions) for operating a skill contest in Canada (excluding Quebec).  Six pages, Word format template with fillable fields. Updated

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WINNER RELEASE FORM

This Canadian contest forms package includes: a winner release form for Canadian contests (excluding Quebec).  Three pages, Word format template with fillable fields.  Updated

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CANADIAN CONTEST CHECKLIST

Contest lawyers, advertising agencies and companies that routinely run contests use contest checklists to cover off the main requirements for operating contests in Canada.

This checklist includes the key Canadian contract, Competition Act, Criminal Code and intellectual property considerations and requirements to operate a contest in Canada (excluding Quebec).  A key tool for operating promotional contests in Canada.  Seven pages.  Updated

FACEBOOK “LIKE”
RANDOM DRAW CONTEST PACKAGE

This Canadian Facebook “Like” random draw contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form, winner release form and a skill-testing question for operating a random draw Facebook “Like” contest in Canada (excluding Quebec).  Includes Facebook language.  Word format template with fillable fields.  Nine pages.  Updated

TRIP CONTEST:
RANDOM DRAW CONTEST PACKAGE

This Canadian random draw contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form, winner release forms (winner release and guest/companion release) and skill-testing question for operating a random draw trip contest in Canada (excluding Quebec).  Word format template with fillable fields.  Twelve pages.  Updated

TRIP CONTEST:
SKILL CONTEST PACKAGE

This Canadian skill contest forms package includes: short rules, long rules, entry form and winner release forms (winner release and guest/companion release) for operating a skill (i.e., consumer generated content) trip contest in Canada (excluding Quebec).  Word format template with fillable fields.  Eleven pages. Updated

WINNER RELEASES FOR TRIP CONTESTS
(WINNER & GUEST RELEASE)

This package includes two release forms for a trip contest (winner release and guest release).  Five pages.  Updated

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The above contest rules and forms provide legal information for the operation of contests in Canada excluding Quebec. They do not create a solicitor-client relationship and are not legal advice. They are sold with permission to operate a contest in Canada by the sponsor of the contest (the individual, company or other entity promoting its own product(s) or service(s)) and using the forms for a contest or where a law firm or advertising agency uses the forms to assist a client operate a contest. Any further copying or resale of the above contest rules or forms is prohibited, including the stand-alone sale of the forms without any contest being promoted by a sponsor or where any of the language or content of any of the forms is added to an app, program, computer program, online or social media platform or program or any other electronic or automated contesting or promotional product.

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SERVICES AND CONTACT

I offer business and individual clients efficient and strategic advice in relation to competition/antitrust, advertising, Internet and new media law and contest law.  I also offer competition and regulatory law compliance, education and policy services to companies, trade and professional associations and government agencies.

My experience includes counseling clients on the application of Canadian competition and regulatory laws and I have worked on hundreds of domestic and cross-border competition, advertising and marketing, promotional contest (sweepstakes), conspiracy (cartel), abuse of dominance, compliance, refusal to deal, pricing and distribution, Investment Canada Act and merger matters. For more information about my competition law services see: competition law services.

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