Back-to-School Must-Have Contest

Contest Rules




The Back-to-school Must-Have Contest (the “Contest”) runs between August 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) and August 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET (the “Contest Period”). yconic Inc. is the sponsor of this Contest (the "Sponsor").

By participating in this Contest, the entrant (or the entrant’s parent or legal guardian if the entrant is a minor) agrees that they have read and understood these Official Rules (the “Rules”), met the Contest eligibility requirements, be bound by the Rules, and (or the entrant’s parent or legal guardian if the entrant is a minor) agrees to comply with and abide by the Rules and decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be final.

Eligibility:To be eligible to win a prize, an entrant must:

a) be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or an international student. Excludes residents of Quebec;

b) be 13 years of age or older at the time of contest entry.

c) have enrolled in any year of high school or post-secondary studies at a Canadian institution for the fall 2015 academic term as of the time of entry and continue to be enrolled during the Contest Period (entrant must be able to provide appropriate proof of enrolment, if requested.);

d) be a member of yconic as of the time of entry and continue to be a member during the Contest Period (a yconic member is defined as “an individual who has confirmed their account via the validation email sent from yconic and currently has an active profile on (the “Website”)”. Free memberships available at, and;

e) not be an employee of, or living with an employee of the Sponsor, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or representatives or a member of an employee’s immediate family. Members of the immediate family of an employee not eligible to receive a prize include the employee’s parents, children and siblings.


How to enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, an eligible entrant (the “Entrant”) must post a valid comment (a “Comment”) using their Full Name as indicated in their yconic Public Profile (i.e. not anonymously) in the Student Life Topics thread titled, “To My Past Self” Contest <insert URL link> within the Contest Period.  To be considered a valid Comment, the Comment must answer the  question posted by Nikki Morris (the “Administrator”) and must not contain any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law. Sponsor reserves the right to delete or disqualify any Comment for any reason at their discretion. Entrants are solely responsible for the content of their Replies, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor with respect to any claim based upon transmission of their material. One (1) valid Comment will generate one (1) entry (an “Entry”) into the Contest..


Entrants will be encouraged to get their friends to vote for their Comment as being helpful. Individuals who have an active yconic account may submit a vote as helpful (a “Vote”) by pressing “Yes” to “Was this helpful?” in the selected Comment (a “Voter”) in the ‘“Back-to-school Must Haves” Contest’s thread. An individual can submit a maximum of one (1) Vote for each Comment in the thread. The Comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the Contest Period will be selected to receive the $500 cash prize. In the event of a tie, a random draw will be conducted between the most helpful Replies and the one (1) selected in the draw will receive the Prize.

The Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that any Entrant or Voter that has not complied with these rules in any way, and reserves the right to cancel that Voter’s Vote or Entrant’s Comment, disqualify all their Votes and disqualify any Comment that they have submitted and any further participation by such individual in the Contest. Reasons for disqualification may include, but not limited to,: (i) the use of proxy voting, (ii) registering more than one (1) time on the Website and/or creating false accounts by using multiple e-mails or dummy e-mail addresses, or (iii) the use of other fraudulent means in an attempt to cast more than one Vote per Comment during the Contest Period.

Prize:There is one (1) Contest prize available to be won, consisting of $250 CAD (the “Prize”). The Prize will be awarded in the form of a cheque payable to the individual selected and declared the winner. Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable. No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a Prize with a prize of equal or greater value.

Winner Notification/Prize Awards: The following process will be followed for the Contest. The selected Entrant will be informed of their prize notification by email from the Sponsor. Entrants will be contacted through the email address provided on the selected Entrant’s yconic Profile within five (5) business days following the end of the Contest Period. In order to win the prize, the selected Entrant must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, arithmetical, skill-testing question and sign and return the completed Sponsors’ declaration and release form (the “Sponsor Release”) within seven (7) days from the time the prize notification is marked as having been sent by the Sponsor. The skill-testing question and the Sponsor Release will be included in the prize notification package from the Sponsor. The potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit their right to the prize if: (a) the prize notification is returned as non-deliverable and/or the entrant cannot be reached by email; (b) if the Sponsor Release, including skill-testing question, is not returned within seven (7) days from the time the prize notification package is marked as having been sent by the Sponsor; or (c) if the skill-testing question is incorrectly answered. In the event of such a disqualification, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion and time permitting, the prize may be awarded to the potential alternate winner with the next highest number of help Votes on their Comment. In the event of a tie, a draw will be conducted as outlined above in section 2.

Additional Terms: By participating, all entrants (and their parent or legal guardian if they are a minor) agree to: (a) these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor that shall be final and binding without right of appeal with respect to all aspects of the Contest, including without limitation, eligibility and/or disqualification of entries; and (b) release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or representatives and any of the foregoing entity’s respective officers, directors, related entities, partners, principals, representatives, agents, licensees, employees, vendors, successors and assigns (collectively the “Contest Parties”) from any liability, claims, or damages, demands, actions, or causes of action whatsoever which they, their heirs, successors, assigns, executors, or administrators may now or hereafter have directly or indirectly against them or any of them in respect of or relating to the Contest, an entrant’s participation in the Contest, and/or the acceptance or use, misuse, or possession of the prize.

By accepting a Prize, the winner agrees to the Sponsor and their respective designees using their name, city, province or territory of residence, education information and/or photograph or other likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without notice or compensation. All entries are subject to verification at any time. The Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) to participate in this Contest. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, the website, and/or the legitimate operation of the Contest; (b) to violate the Official Rules; (c) or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other member of the community.

Limitation of Liability: The Sponsor shall not be responsible for technical, pictorial, print, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained in the offer or administration of the Contest or any other Contest-related materials; for fraudulent, stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due mail-in entries; or for entries that are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction. The Sponsor reserves the right, to cancel or modify the Contest if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the Contest as determined in their sole discretion.

Privacy Policy: By entering this Contest, you consent to the Sponsor, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or representatives storing and using the personal information submitted through entry for the purpose of administering the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s privacy policy, which can be found at


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