Contest Rules & Guidelines

“Hollyburn #WhyWeRent” CONTEST

CONTEST RULES (the “Rules”)

The “Hollyburn #WhyWeRent” contest (the “Contest”) is organized by Hollyburn Properties Limited (“HPL”). The Contest entry period (the “Contest Entry Period”) begins on August 15 , 2018 at 00:01 AM, Pacific Standard Time (the “Contest Entry Opening Date”), and ends on September 30, 2018, at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time (the “Contest Entry Closing Date”).  Eligible Contest entries will be reviewed and the winner will be determined as described in these Rules.


The Contest is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence by the Contest Entry Opening Date, but excluding residents of the province of Quebec.  Employees, agents and representatives of HPL, their subsidiaries, affiliates, affiliated companies, advertising or promotion agencies, the suppliers of material, prizes and services related to this Contest, and any other stakeholder directly related to the holding of the Contest, as well as the members of their immediate family (spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren and “step” of each) and anyone who has lived in the same household of such person for at least three months during the twelve month period immediately preceding the Contest Entry Opening Date, are excluded from eligibility to enter the Contest.


The idea of long-term renting has evolved to become a lifestyle choice for many, instead of a stepping stone to home ownership. With the shift towards a convenience-focused sharing economy, the definition of “success” has blurred, as material possessions are replaced with life experiences, travel, adventure, and memories. Because of this, HPL is launching the Contest to engage existing and potential residents to re-define and de-stigmatize renting as a long-term lifestyle choice. During the Contest Entry Period participants are asked to post a photo on their Instagram accounts with a caption describing why they choose to rent a home or the benefits of renting a home. The caption must also include the hashtag #WhyWeRent and tag HPL’s Instagram account @hollyburnproperties. To complete an entry, participants will need to also complete the Contest Entry form in order to enter the contest.

The Contest is governed by these Rules.


Online Entry Requirements

No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest.  To enter the Contest, contest participants must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Contest Entry Form located within the contest website hollyburn.com/WhyWeRent (the “Contest Website”)
  2. Post a photo on their Instagram page with a caption telling us why they prefer to rent or the benefits of renting.
    1. Caption must include the hashtag #WhyWeRent and
    2. Tag @hollyburnproperties
  3. Bonus points for contest participants who follow the Hollyburn Instagram account @hollyburnproperties

In the Contest Entry Form, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • First and Last name,
  • Email address,
  • Telephone number,
  • Instagram handle
  • Are you a legal resident of Canada?
  • Are you the age of Majority in your province?

Contest Entry Information

Contest entries must complete both step 1 and 2 to be considered an “entry” in the Contest and is hereinafter called a Contest Entry.  An eligible person who submits a Contest Entry is hereinafter called a Contestant. Contestants are only required to complete a Contest Entry Form once but may post multiple Instagram posts during the Contest Entry Period. All Instagram posts by a Contestant that follows the criteria stated in step 2 will be considered in the winner selection process.

In the event that a Contestant attempts to use multiple names, identities, email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other systems or programs to enter or otherwise participate in the Contest, then the Contestant may be disqualified from the Contest (as determined by HPL in its sole and absolute discretion). Any entry may be rejected (as determined by HPL in its sole and absolute discretion) if it is not fully completed, submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Entry Period.  HPL assumes no liability for lost, late, misdirected or incomplete entries or notifications.

All entries and supporting materials submitted become the property of HPL and will not be returned.


Contestants are eligible to receive one of the following prizes:

  • One (1) Contestant will be awarded the grand prize of 2 months free rent and a $5,000 furniture package from The Brick. (the “Grand Prize Winner”)
  • Three (3) Contestants will each be awarded a secondary prize of a $500 Gift Card of their choice. (the “Secondary Prize Winners”)

collectively hereinafter referred to as the “Winners”

The Grand Prize:

The prize of two (2) months free rent will only be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner who reside in a HPL building. If the Grand Prize Winner does not reside in a HPL suite or is considering a transfer from one HPL building to another HPL building, HPL will provide the Grand Prize Winner with a list of suites in HPL building(s) in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa or Toronto (chosen by HPL at its sole and absolute discretion) available for the two (2) month tenancy discount up to the total amount of CAD $5,000 (up to $2,500/month), within six (6) months from the date the Contestant is declared the Grand Prize Winner of the prize, or will apply the above mentioned discount to a rent payment payable by the Grand Prize Winner under an existing tenancy agreement with HPL, within six (6) months from the date the Contestant is declared the Grand Prize Winner.

To be awarded the prize of $5,000 furniture package from The Brick, the Grand Prize Winner must complete The Brick Commercial Preferred Pricing Certificate and submit the certificate to a HPL marketing team employee. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by a representative from The Brick who will guide them through a list of furniture packages available. If the total price of the furniture package is over $5,000, HPL will cover a total of up to $5,000 and the balance owing will be the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.

The Secondary Prize:

Three (3) individual contestants will be awarded a secondary prize of a $500 Gift Card to a service of their choice. VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX or similar credit card equivalent gift cards are not applicable. The Secondary Prize Winners may only select from a list of gift cards specific to a retail store or restaurant. The list of gift cards will be made available to the Secondary Prize Winner after the Contestant has been declared the Secondary Prize Winner.


Winner Selection Criteria

Contest Entries will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Was the Contest Entry form completed?
  • Is the image posted on Instagram of high quality?
  • Does the caption describe the benefits of renting a home or promote renting a home as a long-term lifestyle choice?
  • Does the caption include the hashtag #WhyWeRent?
  • Does the caption tag HPL’s Instagram account @hollyburnproperties?
  • Bonus points will be awarded if the contestant follows HPL’s Instagram account.

Following the Contest Entry Closing Date, all eligible Contest Entries will be reviewed by HPL to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.  HPL will select one (1) Contest Entry as the Grand Prize Winner and three (3) Contest Entries as Secondary Prize Winners.

The Grand Prize Winner must be deemed a suitable tenant in accordance with HPL’s usual tenancy approval criteria in order to apply the two month rent discount.

The Grand Prize Winner and Secondary Prize Winners will be declared the winner of the Contest upon completion of all of the requirements set out in these Rules (the “Winner”).


The Prize awarded to the Winners is non-transferable and must be accepted as offered.  There will be no cash equivalent.  There will be no substitutions except that HPL reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any part of the Prize is unavailable.

The Prize does not include the costs of utilities, insurance or any taxes, charges or other fees not specifically described as part of the Prize, which are the Winner’s sole responsibility. The Winnerw must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete both step 1 and 2 set out in the Online Entry Requirements section in these Rules,
  • If not an existing tenant of a HPL suite, in order to obtain the rent discount (credit) the Grand Prize Winner must complete HPL’s standard form of residential tenancy application and must be deemed a suitable tenant in accordance with HPL’s usual tenancy approval criteria. Following approval, the Grand Prize Winner must sign HPL’s standard form of residential tenancy agreement and pay a security/damage deposit to HPL in accordance with HPL’s usual policies and as permitted by applicable law. The Grand Prize Winner must move into the approved suite within six (6) months of being declared the Grand Prize Winner of the Prize. Failure to comply with these conditions or to be deemed a suitable tenant will result in forfeiture of the Prize and no further prize will be substituted.

All decisions by HPL with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final.  If a Winner withdraws their acceptance of the Prize due to any circumstance or refuses to complete any necessary forms required by these Rules or otherwise fails to comply with these Rules, or the Winner refuses, fails or neglects to accept the Prize as awarded by the stipulated date or is unable to meet the rental approval criteria of HPL, such Winner may be disqualified (as determined by HPL in its sole and absolute discretion). Upon disqualification, the Winner loses all rights and claims to the Prize and HPL reserves the right in its sole discretion to select an alternate Contest Entry as the new Winner or to not award the Prize and in such case, no further prize will be substituted.


A Contest entry must not infringe on any third party’s privacy or other rights.

HPL reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion at any time to require proof from a Contestant in a form and in such content satisfactory to HPL (including without limitation, a statutory declaration or other legally binding document or written consent from the third party, to ensure that there has been compliance with the submission guidelines and the remainder of these Rules.


HPL will attempt to contact the Winner at the email address and / or telephone number provided in their entry by October 15, 2018 or within one (1) month after the Contest Entry Closing Date, to advise that their entry has been selected as a Prize winner.

In order to be declared the Winner, the Winner must:

(a)           Respond by telephone call to the contact number or email provided in the notification within five (5) business days of the notification. If the Winner cannot be reached at the telephone number or email address provided in the official entry form, or if within five (5) business days the Winner does not respond to the notification, then all of his or her rights to the Prize shall be forfeited and HPL reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to select a new Winner by means of the same selection process. If the second Winner cannot be contacted or does not respond by telephone or email within five (5) business days from the notification, all of his or her rights to the Prize shall be forfeited and HPL may at it sole and absolute discretion select a new Winner or to not award the Prize and in such case, no further prize will be substituted.

(b)          Answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question without assistance of any kind.

(c)           Provide identification in a form satisfactory to HPL to prove the selected Contestant is the person who submitted the official online entry.

(d)          Complete and sign a declaration and release (hereinafter the “Declaration Form”) that confirms the Contestant’s eligibility to enter the Contest, compliance with the Rules, acceptance of the Prize as offered; a release of HPL and its officers, directors, agents and employees from any and all liability for any loss, damage or expense as a result of  the Contestant’s participation in the Contest and use of the Prize;  granting to HPL a right to publish the name, likeness, picture, recording, voice, writings and ideas of the Contestant, for advertising and promotional purposes;  granting to HPL all rights, entitlement and interest of the Contestant and any third party referred to or included in the Contest entry to HPL absolutely;; and agreeing to indemnify and save HPL and its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives and assignees from and against any and all liability in connection with the Contest including, without limitation, any and all personal injury or property damage that may occur in the course of fulfilling the Prize, the awarding and use or misuse of the Prize and the use or misuse of the Contest entry. The executed Declaration Form(s) must be returned to HPL within five (5) business days of the notification provided to the Winner or the Winner will be disqualified and any Prize will be forfeited by them.

In default of observing any of the conditions mentioned above or any other conditions stipulated in these Rules, the Winner will be disqualified and the Prize that would have been awarded will be forfeited. Upon receipt of the duly completed and signed Declaration Form, HPL will contact the Winner in order to inform him or her on how to collect the Prize.



By submitting an entry to the Contest, the Contestant agrees that HPL may from time to time, collect, use and disclose the Contestants’ personal information for the following purposes:

(a)           Administering the Contest

(b)          Communicating with a Contestant so he/she can take possession of the Prize;

(c)           Communicating with the Contestant directly in relation to goods and services offered by HPL, including special offers and information on HPL services;

(d)          Conducting a survey regarding the effectiveness of the website, advertising and sales efforts made by HPL; and

(e)           Advertising and promoting HPL services to third parties through the use and publication of Contest entries.

The Contestant shall indicate whether he/she consents to his/her personal information provided on the entry form being used by checking the box to this effect on the official entry form. For further information regarding the use of personal information by HPL as described in the Policy regarding the protection of personal information and the right to privacy adopted by HPL and its affiliates, the Contestant is invited to visit www.hollyburn.com.


By entering the Contest each Contestant agrees to be bound by the Rules and the interpretation given to them by HPL and represents and warrants that any Contest entry submitted complies with the Rules. Contest entries must not contain any threatening, defamatory, obscene, scandalous or inflammatory material or violate the privacy of any other person.

HPL reserves the right in it sole and absolute discretion to disqualify a Contestant or cancel his/her entry if he/she enters or attempts to enter this Contest in a manner that does not comply with these Rules. This Contestant may be turned over to the appropriate judicial authorities. Any decision of HPL regarding this aspect of the Contest is final.

Each Contestant that submits a Contest entry represents and warrants that the Contest entry contains original material and is not subject to any copyright, license, or rights or restrictions in favour of any third person and that the Contestant has obtained from any third party referred to or included in the Contest entry, all necessary rights and consents (including those from a parent or legal guardian if a third party is under the age of majority) to refer to or include that third party in the Contest entry and to allow HPL the right to make use of the Contest entry in all manners contemplated by these Rules. By submitting a Contest entry, for no additional compensation the Contestant irrevocably and absolutely transfers, assigns and grants to HPL and its successors and assigns, all of the copyright in and to the Contest entry and all other intellectual property and other proprietary rights incidental thereto of the Contestant and any third party included or referred to therein, including without limitation, all rights to reproduce, publish, distribute, sell and otherwise use the Contest entry for any purpose including without limitation, for the purpose of promoting and advertising HPL and its products and services.  By entering the Contest, each Contestant releases and agrees to hold harmless, HPL and its officers, directors, agents and employees from any liability for loss, damage, of any nature or kind sustained by the Contestant as a result of the use or misuse of a Prize, participation in the Contest or a breach of these Rules, and agrees to indemnify HPL, its officers, directors, agents, and employees from any claims made by a third party that relates to the Contest.

By entering this Contest, all Contestants agree, without receiving any additional compensation, to the use of his/her name, address, city, province, voice, comments, photographs and/or other likeness for advertising and promotional purposes by HPL.

HPL reserves the right to cancel this Contest at any time for any reason without providing prior notice, including without limitations in the event a computer virus or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest.

This Contest is subject to federal, provincial and municipal laws, regulations and by-laws. The Contest is void where prohibited.

Any forms that are incomplete, received after the Contest Entry Closing Date, lost, irregular in any way or sent by an unauthorized method shall be deemed null and void and will not be accepted as eligible for the draws.

The Contest is administered by HPL. HPL will assume no responsibility for any problem, failure or technical malfunction of a network line, online computer system, peripheral telephone, software, server, provider, email or browser or any other technical malfunction that may occur, including, but not limited to, a problem of transmission or non-transmission, for any reason whatsoever. HPL is not responsible in any way for erroneous or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by the equipment and/or programs associated with or used by the Contest or by a technical or human error that may have occurred in conducting the Contest. HPL assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, loss or fault relating to operation or transmission, failure of communication lines, loss or destruction. HPL is not responsible for any injuries or damages that may result from the holding of the Contest. HPL reserves the right to destroy all the documents pertaining to the Contest once the retention period as required by law has expired. HPL reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or postpone the Contest at any time, without prior notice, if any factor prevents the holding of the Contest pursuant to these Rules or in accordance with any law, regulation, by-law or policy of any entity having jurisdiction over HPL.

By entering the Contest, the Contestant acknowledges having read and understood these Rules and agrees to be bound by them and to comply with them. The Contestant declares that the Rules are understandable and reasonably available for consultation.

The Winners’ names will be published on HPL’s website, hollyburn.com/contests.



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