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BCAA Play Here 2017

Official Competition Rules

In keeping with British Columbia Automobile Association’s (“BCAA”) long history of supporting communities and children, and for the second year in a row, BCAA wants to revitalize play areas for kids in British Columbia.  Community groups can nominate a Play Space in their community for a chance to win one (1) of three (3) revitalizations valued at up to $100,000 each.  BCAA could be coming to your community to make the space a better and safer place for kids to play!  Here’s how.

BCAA Play Here 2017 (the “Competition”), presented by BCAA, is designed to encourage service organizations to help us source out communities in need of support to build safe play spaces for their families (“Play Space”).  For the purposes of this Competition, a “Service Organization” is defined as a voluntary non-profit group where members meet periodically to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations.

The Grand Prize Winning communities will each win up to $100,000 in revitalization services to upgrade their identified Play Space. 

1)     COMPETITION PERIOD: The Competition begins on March 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) and closes on April 13, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST, the (“Competition Closing Date”).


To enter the Competition the Service Organization representative must have internet access and a valid email address. 

ENTER ONLINE: To enter, log on to www.BCAAPlayHere.com and follow the on-screen instructions on how to create an entry (“Entry”).  All Entries must include the name, address and region of the nominated Play Space.  All nominated communities must be in British Columbia and fall with the following broad categories: (i) Recreational & Active Living (eg. Playground, Community Centre); (ii) Nature & Environmental (eg. Community garden, Bike trail, Park); or (iii) After School Program Facility (eg. Library, Neighbourhood house, or Public School Facility).  Service Organizations are responsible for ensuring that the appropriate legal owner(s) of the subject Play Space is/are supportive of the Entry.


1.     How the Play Space is used and the kind of improvements that are needed to make it safer and better for children and families.  (1,250 character limit)

2.     What sort of impact this revitalization would have on your community.   (750 character limit)

3.     Whether your organization has already sought consent/permission from the Play Space owner(s) to revitalize the space.

4.     An estimated cost of your proposed initiative.

ATTACH MATERIALS (photographs, recordings, video) in support of your nomination.


LIMIT: one (1) Entry per Service Organization per Community.  For clarification:

·       Service Organizations may make more than one (1) nomination but may not nominate more than one Play Space in any one community; and

·       Should a Service Organization choose to create an Entry for more than one community, each Entry must be different than any previous Entry.

Each Entry must be: (1) original; (2) created for the purposes of this Competition and not have been previously published, used commercially, submitted to another competition or promotion or  won any other prize/award; (3) not defame, infringe or violate the rights of any third party (including, without limitation, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any other party); (4) be appropriate for the Competition and all ages, be in “good taste” in keeping with BCAA’s image and be suitable for publication as determined by BCAA in its sole and absolute discretion; and (5) not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than those offered by BCAA. Upon submission, all elements included with the Entries become the sole and absolute property of BCAA for its sole use in whole or in part.  BCAA reserves the right at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion and without notice, to reject, modify, edit or remove any Entry and judge it void.  BCAA may also at any time, at its sole and absolute discretion and without notice, disqualify Entries it deems not in keeping with the Official Rules, and restrict the Service Organization responsible for the subject entry from any future consideration or participation in any future BCAA contests or programs.

Optional inclusion of digital photos or video (”Media”) submitted with Entries must be in one of the following formats: (i) a Maximum of 4 photos submitted in jpeg format with a maximum photo size of 5 megabytes each; (ii) one video no longer than 2 minutes submitted via a Youtube link. The Competition winners will be required to resubmit all media on a storage device large enough to hold the images and submitted video.  By submitting Media with your Entry, you represent and warrant that the Media is original to you, that you have all necessary rights in and to the Media, and that any individual included in the Media (or his/her parent or legal guardian, in the case of an individual who is a minor in his/her province/territory of residence) has, as of the date of the Entry, agreed to the submission of the Media in connection with the Entry and the use of the Media by BCAA in accordance with these Official Rules. Media may be posted on the “bcaaplayhere.com” website and may be used by BCAA in perpetuity, in whole or in part and without prior notice, for promotional or any other purposes at the sole discretion of BCAA and without any obligation whatsoever of BCAA to make any payment to any person in respect thereof.

All Entries, including all Media associated therewith, shall become the property of BCAA and will not be returned to entrants.

3)     ELIGIBILITY: Competition is only open to Service Organizations operating in British Columbia.

Employees of BCAA and the household members and/or the immediate family of BCAA (where “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son, and/or daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household) collectively “BCAA Family”, may be members of a Service Organization taking part in the Competition. Where this condition exists, BCAA Family may not take an active role in creating or presenting materials prepared for the Competition and submitted with the Entry.  Contravention of this eligibility rule may immediately disqualify the Entry.


There will be one (1) round of judging and one (1) round of voting.

POTENTIAL WINNER SELECTION: All eligible Entries will be evaluated by a judging panel (“Judging Panel”) comprised of representatives of BCAA, select BCAA partners and corporate partners. Judging will be based on the judging criteria outlined below as well as what the Judging Panel finds to be the most compelling Entry, of all qualifying Entries.

The judging criteria will be based on the following:

  1. The impact the new Play Space will have in the community (50%)
  2. Practicality and complexity of the project (30%) 
  3. Description of how the $100,000 will be used to revitalize the Play Space (10%) 
  4. Quality, creativity and effort put into the submission (10%) 

Judging will take place between April 18, 2017 and May 19, 2017 at BCAA’s head office in Burnaby, BC or at its partner’s business operations at BCAA’s sole discretion. Judging will take place on all of the eligible Entries received on or before the Competition Closing Date.

The Judging Panel will select the top ten (10) Entries (“Top Ten Entries”) and announce the Top Ten Entries on May 22, 2017 by broadcast on Global TV. BCAA will contact the representatives of the Top 10 Entries via email, phone or in person prior to the broadcast. The Service Organization will be required to provide BCAA with the appropriate legal contact (name, address, email and phone number) for the representatives and/or owners of the Play Space.


Once the Top 10 Entries have been announced, residents of British Columbia 19 years of age and older can begin voting for their favourite Top 10 Entry for a period beginning at 12:00 am Pacific Time on May 22, 2017 and ending at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on June 18, 2017 (“Voting Period”).  Each voter may vote once each day (12:00 am through 11:59 pm) with a Facebook, Twitter, Google and/or email account.  For greater certainty, each voter may vote once each day on each of Facebook, Twitter, Google and email, resulting in a maximum or four votes per person per day. In no circumstances may an individual submit more than four votes per day by, for example, submitting votes using multiple names, email addresses or user profiles.

BCAA reserves the right to disqualify any vote it deems, in its sole discretion and without notice, to be fraudulent, in violation of or contrary to these Official Rules, unfair to other entrants, or that would otherwise undermine the integrity of this Competition. Pursuant to BCAA’s sole review and absolute discretion it may void any votes it determines have been tampered with, which tampering may include, but is not limited to, reproduced, falsified, or physically or electronically altered votes. Subject to the limitation of 4 votes per day as set out above (i.e. 1 vote via each of Facebook, Twitter, Google and email) the number of Contest days each individual may vote is unlimited. Use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes or voting by any means contrary to these Official Rules or in a manner which would be unfair to other entrants may result in the disqualification of those votes and/or any entrant, in the sole and absolute discretion of BCAA without notice. BCAA may, but has no obligation to, verify the authenticity of votes received at any time. BCAA will seek to post updated voting results on www.BCAAPlayHere.com daily, but it has no obligation to do so.

In the event of a voting tie, tied Entries will be re-judged by the Judging Panel to select a winner from the tied Entries.

Before being declared a winner, an agent acting on behalf of the Service Organization having submitted the Entry will be required to correctly answer a time limited mathematical skill-testing question without assistance or mechanical or electronic aids and will be required to sign a standard declaration and release form confirming compliance with these Official Rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded. BCAA may require the entrant to provide evidence, acceptable to BCAA in its sole discretion, that it is authorized and able to accept the prize as awarded.

The selected potential winning entrants will be notified by email no later than 24 hours after the announcement of the verified voting results. If BCAA cannot establish contact with any potential winning entrant within three (3) days after the announcement of the voting results, that potential winning entrant may be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to any prize) and another Entry may be selected at BCAA’s sole and absolute discretion.

Subject to the provisions herein, the award of three (3) Play Spaces, one each to three (3)

winning entrants, will be announced during a Global TV broadcast on June 23, 2017.

BCAA reserves the right, at all times during and after the Competition in its sole and absolute discretion, to phone, email or visit any of the nominated communities and record audio and video interviews, appearances, and promotional and publicity activities. Contact from BCAA in this regard does not in any way guarantee any entrant to be a potential prize winner.

5)      ODDS: The chances of being selected depend upon the number of eligible Entries received, the application of the judging criteria and the number of votes received.


GRAND PRIZES: There will be a total of three (3) Grand Prizes available to be won during the Competition Period. The Grand Prize winning communities will each receive up to $100,000 in revitalization services.  No cash is included in any of the three (3) Grand Prizes.  Consolation prizes, constituting small monetary amounts, may be awarded at the sole discretion of BCAA.

The approximate retail value of the three (3) Grand Prizes is a maximum of CDN$100,000 each.

BCAA will coordinate with the winning communities to arrange details of prize fulfillment. If the whole or any part of any prize is cancelled or unavailable, the winning communities agree to accept alternative prizes which have approximate value equal to or greater than the cancelled or unavailable prize(s) or portion(s) thereof in and as full satisfaction thereof and entrants and winning communities agree they shall have no claim against BCAA or any other person in respect of the cancelled or unavailable prize(s) or portion(s) thereof.

BCAA will have no liability to an entrant who is unable to attend or take part in any part of the Competition or participate in a prize for any reason whatsoever. There is no obligation on the part of BCAA to publicize the participation of any particular entrant in connection with the Competition.

The Grand Prize winners are solely responsible for all costs, taxes or other fees not expressly described herein.


As part of an entrant’s contribution to the Competition, and regardless of whether an entrant is a selected winner, BCAA may request entrants and their members, agents and representatives (collectively, "Members") to participate in, without monetary or non-monetary compensation of any form, any activity relating to the Competition including without limitation audio and video recordings, interviews, appearances, and promotional and publicity activities.

BCAA may, at its sole and absolute discretion, document and record stages of repair and improvement progress.  The selected winning Service Organization will make representatives suitable to BCAA available to do audio and video interviews, appearances, and other public activities, including for the purpose of the production of promotional and other materials.

7)       DECLARATION AND RELEASE: All potentially winning entrants will be required to ensure appropriate legal entities are available to execute and return a declaration and release prepared by BCAA within seven (7) days of the date of notification, and execute appropriate agreements on terms acceptable to BCAA in its sole discretion with BCAA and its partners appropriate to commence delivery and construction of the Play Space.

The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable, the late return of any documents or noncompliance in any manner whatsoever with these Official Rules or any other agreement entered into at any time between BCAA and the potentially winning entrant or any of its Members may result in disqualification and at BCAA’s sole and absolute discretion, selection of an alternate Entry.


By entering the Competition, each Service Organization entrant and its Members accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of BCAA and the Judging Panel, which shall be final and binding in all matters related to the Competition and the awarding of prizes. By accepting any prize, winners agree to hold BCAA harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use or redemption of a prize or participation in the Competition.

BCAA shall not be responsible for: lost or late Entries or declaration and releases; any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Competition, or announcement of the prize; technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, lost or unavailable network connections; failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Competition; any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Competition; the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks or breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer "hackers"; or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of BCAA that interferes with the proper conduct of the Competition as contemplated by these Official Rules.

BCAA reserves the right to modify, cancel, or suspend this Competition at any time without prior individual notice or obligation and without any liability to any entrant or its Members. Entrants assume liability for losses or costs of any kind caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Competition, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive a prize. BCAA assumes no responsibility or liability in the event that the Competition cannot be conducted as planned for any reason.

Each entrant and its Members unconditionally and irrevocably release BCAA, and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents, from any damage, loss or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of or arising from participation in the Competition or the awarding or use of any prize.

Refusal by potentially winning entrants to accept a prize forever releases BCAA from all responsibility and obligations toward that potentially winning entrant and its Members of such prize. In no event shall BCAA be held to award more prizes than what is mentioned in these Official Rules or to award prizes otherwise than in compliance with these Official Rules.

BCAA shall assume no liability whatsoever for any situation in which its inability to act results from an event or situation unforeseeable or beyond its control, including but not limited to force majeure, strike, lockout, or any other labour dispute affecting BCAA directly or affecting the locations of any other businesses whose services are used by BCAA.

8)            PRIVACY: BCAA respects each entrant’s right to privacy. The names, ages, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of entrants and their Members may be gathered for the purpose of administering this Competition and publically promoting this Competition. By entering this Competition, entrants consent, on behalf of themselves and their Members, to such collection, use, and disclosure of personal information for these purposes. Consent may be withdrawn at any time. Withdraw of consent will cause the applicable Entry to be invalid. Visit www.bcaa.com for its privacy policy.

9)          GENERAL:Entry into the Competition constitutes acceptance of these Official Rules. Each entrant is responsible for ensuring that it has the requisite authority to enter the Competition and to carry out its obligations in connection therewith and that each of its Members, as well as its nominated community and the owner(s) of its nominated Play Space, have read and fully understand and agree to these Official Rules. The entrant shall be solely responsible for obtaining any consents from third parties, including its Members, its nominated community and the owner(s) of its nominated Play Space, that may be necessary in connection with the Competition or these Official Rules.

The decisions of BCAA with respect to all aspects of the Competition are final and binding without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Entries and/or entrants.

Currency is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stipulated. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. BCAA makes no representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind with respect to any prize. Each prize must be accepted “as is” and may not be exchanged, bartered, sold, raffled, substituted, or transferred. The prizes will be delivered only to the communities nominated by the confirmed winners. BCAA will determine the appropriate recipient within the community in order for the prize to be awarded.

Any attempt to tamper with or deliberately damage any website or to undermine the administration, security, or legitimate operation of this Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, BCAA reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

BCAA can amend these Official Rules or terminate the Competition at any time, in each case, without any liability to any entrant or its Members. Any termination of the Competition or amendments to these Official Rules shall become effective immediately upon the posting of notice of termination or the amended version of these Official Rules, as applicable, at www.BCAAPlayHere.com and without any requirement to provide notice thereof to each individual entrant; it is the sole responsibility of each entrant to regularly visit www.BCAAPlayHere.com to check for updates to these Official Rules and other information regarding the Competition. BCAA can at its sole and absolute discretion replace any Entry which, for any reason, fails or is disqualified from or is unable to participate in any aspect of the Competition, as determined by BCAA, in its sole and absolute discretion, with another Entry, notwithstanding such replacement Entry may have been previously eliminated from the Competition.

BCAA’s decisions and the decisions of the Judging Panel are final and entrants and their Members acknowledge and agree that the interests of the Competition shall override those of any entrant.

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

This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Google. Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Competition must be directed only to BCAA and not to Facebook, Twitter or Google.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. If any provision of these Official Rules is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such determination shall not impair or affect the validity, legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions.  To the extent that any provision is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, a new provision will be substituted for such provision with content and purpose as close as possible to the provision so determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable.