Vancouver Aquarium Ltd. A Fish-Tastic Contest Official Rules


ELIGIBILITY: This contest (the “Contest”) is open only to residents of Vancouver and the greater Vancouver area, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of the Vancouver Aquarium Ltd., and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Promotion Entities") and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household as such person, are not eligible. All federal, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.

The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsor for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion; to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

Visit the Vancouver Aquarium attend any of the scheduled programs and fill out the survey telling us what you learned and your thoughts on your experience. Submit the survey to an interpreter staff for entry into the contest. A candidate will be drawn at random then contacted to answer a skill question correctly to win 1 of the 4 prizes, together valuing at $134.96. Draw date on September 13, 2024. 1 entry per household.

No purchase necessary.
Anyone wishing to enter can visit the daily scheduled programs at the Vancouver Aquarium to fill up the survey. Ticket required to enter the Vancouver Aquarium.

The chances of winning will depend on the number and caliber of entries, and on the decisions of the judging panel, which are discretionary and final. Only entrants who enter during the Entry Period, will be eligible to win. Any entry that fails to meet the submission criteria will not be entered into the Contest.

ENTRY PERIOD BEGINS – June 23, 2024 (7:00:00 AM Pacific Time)
ENTRY PERIOD ENDS – September 9, 2024 (11:59:59 AM Pacific Time)

Winners will get 1 of 8 sting ray plushies from the Vancouver Aquarium, value total $134.96 CAN. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries. Prizes will be awarded to residents of Vancouver and Greater Vancouver Area.

Prize(s) is/are non-transferable. Prize(s) consist only of elements listed above and does not include transportation to/from Vancouver, accommodation or any other travel-related or other expenses.

TERMS OF SUBMISSION: By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Rules and by the interpretation of these Rules by the Sponsor. By submitting an Entry, Entrants represent, warrant and agree that they are the sole creator of the Entry. Entrants must have all rights, approvals and/or consents necessary to submit their Entry on the terms provided and represent and warrant that their Entry does not violate these Official Rules, or the rights of any other person or entity or any law. Entries must be in English. Entries must comply with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations including, but not limited to, those concerning defamation and invasion of privacy, and must not infringe on the copyrights or trademarks of another party, as determined by Sponsor. If an Entry includes such material or an element contained in an Entry is deemed unsuitable for public presentation (e.g., contains personal information, gratuitous violence, inappropriate acts or language, etc.), unfavourably depicts Sponsor, slanders brands or individuals, contains hate speech or is inconsistent with the theme or image of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify the Entry.

Each entrant further warrants and represents that his/her Entry:

  1. is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights (including, without limitation, consent of the photographer) in and to the Entry to enter the Contest;
  2. does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
  3. does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties;
  4. will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and
  5. is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following:
    • Nudity;
    • Sexual activity;
    • Crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols;
    • Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups;
    • Content that endorses, condones or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky activity, behaviour or conduct;
    • Personal information of individuals, including without limitation, names and addresses (physical or e-mail);
    • Conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules;
    • Any identifiable third party products and/or trade-marks, brands or logos. For example, any clothing worn by persons appearing in an Entry must not contain any visible logos, trademarks or other third party materials, unless the necessary permissions/licenses have been obtained; and
    • Any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor and/or the Contest Parties in their sole discretion.

By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each entrant:
(i) grants to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Entry (including, where applicable, their name or voice or image as contained within their Entry), in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason;
(ii) waives all moral rights in and to his/her Entry in favour of the Sponsor; and
(iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the "Releasees") against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action related to the Entry. For greater certainty, the Sponsor and/or the Promotion Entities reserve the right, in its/their sole discretion, to: (i) disqualify any Entry; (ii) modify, edit or remove any Entry from the Contest website; and/or (iii) request an entrant to modify or edit his or her Entry; if a complaint is received with respect to the Entry, or for any other reason.

BEFORE BEING DECLARED A WINNER, the selected entrant (or their parent/legal guardian if selected entrant is under the age of nineteen [19] years) must sign and return within ten (10) business days of notification a declaration and release form prepared by the Sponsor which, among other things:
(i) answer skill testing question
(ii) confirms compliance with these Rules and acceptance of the Prize as awarded;
(iii) agrees to release the Promotion Entities against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from any liability in connection with this Contest, the selected entrant's participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof;
(iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her Entry, name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the Internet.

If a selected entrant:
(i) cannot be contacted by email within three (3) attempts or ten (10) business days of the selection date, or there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; or
(ii) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time; then he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit his/her opportunity to be a winner (and to receive the Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to name another winner.

The personal information submitted will be used by the Aquarium to administer and promote this contest. The Aquarium may contact you regarding the results of the contest. Your personal information will not be sold or given to third parties. Please see our privacy policy at

PRIZE CONDITIONS: No substitution or transfer of prize by winner permitted. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate will be selected. All income taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize-winners. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize for one of equal or greater value. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Promotion Entities to use winner's name, voice and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By participating in this promotion, entrants (or their parent/legal guardians of selected entrants under the age of nineteen [19] years) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges.

By accepting a prize, each winner (or their parent/legal guardian if selected entrant is under the age of nineteen [19] years) agrees to hold the Promotion Entities harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any contest materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

GENERAL RULES: By submitting an Entry, entrants give the Sponsor an irrevocable unrestricted license to use the images they submit in whichever way they choose. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that all rights, titles and interests, including any copyrights (and renewals) to entries shall be covered by the aforesaid license in favour of Sponsor and/or its affiliates or partners. Sponsor and its licensees, successors, assigns, affiliates and partners, including, without limitation, have the exclusive right (but not the obligation) to use, alter and/or edit any and all Entries in any manner including future advertising, promotion and publicity in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without notice, approval or other consideration to you or any third party. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected mail/e-mail or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/ software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor not responsible for any damage to any participant's computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this promotion.


If an entrant submits more than the stated number of entries permitted, and/or if the Sponsor suspects that an entrant attempted to obtain additional entries by using multiple email addresses, identities or any other method, all entries submitted by the entrant will be declared null and void. Any suspected use of robotic, automatic, programmed, or the like methods of participation will void all such submissions by such methods. The Contest may be cancelled, modified, terminated or suspended if infected by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside control of Sponsor which impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with any entry process and to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend any associated Entries. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted on and a random draw may be held from all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. Sponsor is the Vancouver Aquarium Ltd. at 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6G 3E2.

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