Contest Rules and Regulations

“Reel Asian E-Newsletter Contest”

Official Contest Rules and Regulations

No purchase necessary.  All Reel Asian E-Bulletin Contests (the “Contests”) commence and conclude in EST (or EDT when applicable) on the dates & times specified (the “Contest Period”) in the original E-Bulletin.  The Contests are brought to you by The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® (“Reel Asian”) with its principal place of business at 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 309, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8.  By entering, each entrant (“Entrant”) accepts and agrees to be bound by these official contest rules and regulations (“Official Rules”).

The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who are the age of majority in their province/territory of residence or older as of the first day of the Contest Period, excluding all residents of the province of Quebec.  Notwithstanding the above, the Contest is not open to individuals associated with the Contest, including the employees, agents or representatives of Reel Asian and suppliers providing prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals”).  This Contest is also not open to the immediate family members of the Excluded Individuals. An Entrant is not a winner of any prize until Entrant’s eligibility has been verified and Entrant has been notified that verification is complete.  Winning Entrants may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release form affirming their agreement to all terms, conditions, and restrictions in these Official Rules and any other document as applicable, within ten (10) days of notice of winning.

The prizes are specified in the original ballot or e-newsletter with an approximate & actual retail value that varies from contest to contest. The winning Entrant will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value. The odds of winning a prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Reel Asian reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute any prize for its cash value or a prize of approximately the same retail value. The prize awarded is non-transferable, must be accepted as awarded by Reel Asian and may not be exchanged or redeemed for cash, sold, or traded. The refusal by an Entrant to accept any prize releases forever Reel Asian of all obligations related to the prize, including delivery. Failure to collect a prize within thirty (30) days of notification of award constitutes forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited, the prize will remain the property of Reel Asian. Another winner may be selected at Reel Asian’s sole discretion.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win a Contest. To enter for a chance to win a prize, Entrants must send an email to the You must respond to the question asked in the original E-Bulletin to be eligible for the Contest. You may respond anonymously but to be eligible for the prize you must provide your contact information.  By submitting this contact information (including your email address), you consent to Reel Asian’s collection and use of such personal information to administer this Contest and as otherwise permitted by law and to be automatically subscribed to Reel Asian’s enewsletter mailing list. Only one entry per contest per person will be accepted during the Contest Period.

The prize will be awarded as specified in the original ballot or e-newsletter. Before being declared the winner, the winning Entrant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question. The winner will be contacted by phone and/or email using the contact information provided by the Entrant. In order to be declared a winner by Reel Asian, a potential winner must be in compliance with these Official Rules and the Entrant’s eligibility must be verified in order to be confirmed a winner and receive the prize. If a winning Entrant cannot be contacted or has not responded by return phone call or e-mail within two (2) business days from the date when contact was first attempted, or if the winning Entrant does not comply with the Contest Rules, Reel Asian reserves the right to disqualify such Entrant from the Contest and select further Entrants from the remaining eligible entries until a winner is finally declared.

The prize winner consents to Reel Asian’s use of his/her name, photograph, voice, statement, image and performance for any publicity or programming purposes, in all media, without remuneration, throughout the world in perpetuity.

The decisions of Reel Asian in its sole discretion are final, and Entrants agree to abide by all of the instructions and decisions of Reel Asian. In the event of any dispute regarding the interpretation of these Official Rules or any decision rendered by Reel Asian, the decision of Reel Asian shall prevail.

All entries become the sole property of, and are subject to verification by Reel Asian. Any entry that is illegible, incomplete, altered, or contains false information, is void. No correspondence will be entered into except with Entrants requesting copies of the Official Rules or requesting names of prize winners (by e-mail or by mail for which a self-addressed, postage paid envelope must be included). Reel Asian assumes no responsibility for garbled, lost, late, delayed, destroyed or misdirected data, mail, voice messages, text messages, e-mails or other communications, for any human errors or for technical malfunctions or other failures or for the security or privacy of information transmitted via wireless or other computer networks.

Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Official Rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws and Reel Asian reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law and ban or disqualify such persons from this and future Reel Asian contests.

If for any reason, in the opinion of Reel Asian, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected by any cause, Reel Asian reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, to amend, cancel, close, suspend or reinstate the Contest or the Official Rules at any time.

By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to abide by and accept these Official Rules, which are subject to change without notice. Any changes will be posted at Each Entrant hereby releases, and agrees to indemnify Reel Asian and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, agents and advertising and promotional agencies, and its and their respective directors, officers and employees, from any damage, loss or liability suffered as a result of or arising in any way from the Entrant’s participation in the Contest or the awarding or use of any prize.

Each Entrant, as a condition of entry, agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Reel Asian, its vendors, their advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, co-sponsoring companies and their affiliates and agencies, and all officers, directors, employees and agents of the aforesaid entities, from any and all claims, damages, losses, injuries and costs, including attorneys’ fees, relating to, arising from or in connection with entry and participation in this Contest, and/or the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize.

The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.