These Rules & Regulations are specific to the 2017 Osum Spark Award. The Award is governed by the rules set forth below. By applying for the 2017 Osum Spark Award (entering The Competition) you agree that you have read and will abide by these Rules and Regulations and the decisions of Osum Oil Sands Corp. (The Competition Sponsor). You also agree to comply with all applicable laws. The Competition is void in whole or in part where prohibited by law. Participation in this Competition constitutes full and unconditional agreement and acceptance to these Rules & Regulations.
Four (4) scholarships in the amount of $5000 will be awarded.
The Competition is open to individuals who at the time of their entry are:
The competition begins at 9:00 am Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Monday, March 6, 2017 and closes at 4:00 pm MST on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Entries must be received within this period to be eligible to be entered in The Competition.
A Selection Committee comprised of Osum employees will meet after the deadline of May 27th to review all applications and to select the recipients. Selection will be based on eligibility and decision criteria including: academic and career goals, community and volunteer participation; references and video submission.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by telephone or email with a request for additional information no later than Friday, June 23, 2017. Requested information must be returned no later than Friday, July 7, 2017. Award recipients will be notified in writing of the decision of the Selection Committee no later than Friday, August 11, 2017.
By entering The Competition, you irrevocably and exclusively assign all copyright, without limitation of time, place, medium, support or language, in the video or essay to The Competition Sponsor and waive all legal and moral rights to the video or essay in favour of The Competition Sponsor. Accordingly, you acknowledge that The Competition Sponsor will have the unrestricted and exclusive right to use the video or essay for any purpose, including but not limited to, publishing it in an electronic form on the Osum Oil Sands Corp. corporate website for promotional purposes without further compensation. The Competition Sponsor also has the right to (but are not required to) use your name, image, likeness, age, biographical information and school name in credit along with the video or essay. You confirm that you are the sole author of the video or essay and that you own all rights to it and are able to fully assign all rights to The Competition Sponsor as contemplated above. You agree to compensate The Competition Sponsor should any claims arise out of the use of the video or essay by The Competition Sponsor.
By participating in The Competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by The Competition Rules & Regulations. Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of The Competition Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Competition Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant found to be: (a) violating The Competition Rules & Regulations; (b) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of The Competition; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of Osum Oil Sands Corp.; and/or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or interfere with the legitimate operation of The Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and The Competition Sponsor reserve the right to seek damages and/or other relief from all responsible persons to the fullest extent permitted by law.
By participating in The Competition, you release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Competition Sponsor and their employees, directors, officers, affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in The Competition or receipt or use of any scholarship or prize.
By participating in The Competition, you further agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Competition Sponsor and their employees, directors, officers, members, affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions or losses of any kind (including actual legal fees and expenses) arising from or related to: (a) your failure to comply with any of these Rules and Regulations; (b) any misrepresentation you make under these Rules and Regulations or otherwise to The Competition Sponsor; or (c) your participation in The Competition.
The Competition Sponsor shall have no liability for any loss or damage of any videos or essays entered in The Competition or for any other loss or damage resulting directly or indirectly from your participation in The Competition. The Competition Sponsor are not responsible for: (1) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, incomplete, misdirected entries, or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels; (2) technical failures of any kind, including without limitation the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer, network, hardware or software; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or The Competition; (5) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of The Competition or the processing of entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including without limitation your computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in The Competition or from downloading any material. The Competition Sponsor will not be liable to you for any indirect, special, consequential, or punitive damages in connection with The Competition or these Rules and Regulations.