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    Who knows what makes a vacation kid-friendly better than kids? No one we can think of! This is why the search has begun again to find Sunwing’s newest Kidcation Tester!

    Challenge your children to apply to be this year’s Sunwing Kidcation tester, who will help us review our favourite family-oriented resorts!

    As a Sunwing Kidcation Tester, duties will include the most serious of tests like jumping on the bounciest beds, sampling the tastiest ice creams, trying out cookie decorating and t-shirt printing at the coolest kids clubs, sliding down the wettest water slides and so much more! (Hard life, isn’t it?)

    In return for displaying their creative flair and inimitable know-how on what makes a normal vacation worthy of becoming a Kidcation, your little ones will be entered in a draw for the chance to win one of four family holidays at one of Sunwing’s best resorts for kids and families.

    Just follow the three easy steps below and your child could be the new Sunwing Kidcation Tester. Because kids know what kids want! #sunwingvacay

     

    How to Apply:

    Applying is easy!

    1. From February 12, 2016 to June 30, 2016, upload a family photo to this page and tell us why your kid(s) should be the next Sunwing Kidcation Tester(s) for a chance to win the grand prize: One of four family holidays to one of Sunwing’s best family-friendly resorts.

    2. If your family’s photo is shortlisted you’ll be asked to have your kid(s) submit a YouTube-style audition tape. Don’t sweat – have fun with it! Your child could become our official Kidcation Tester and share their experiences with other families to help them choose their next Kidcation!

    3. A panel of our experienced travel experts will select and announce the winning families on August 4, 2016. Good luck!

     

    BECOME THE NEXT KIDCATION TESTER (THE “CONTEST”)

    Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)

    ELIGIBILITY

    The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who, as at the start of the Contest Period, have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence. This Contest is not open to employees, officers, directors, independent contractors, representatives and agents of Sunwing Vacations Inc. (“Sunwing Vacations”) and its affiliates, or its advertising and promotional agencies, dealers, prize suppliers, judges as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether legally related or not).

    THE CONTEST PERIOD

    The Contest entry period commences at 5 p.m. EST on February 12, 2016 and concludes at 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2016 (the “Contest Period”).

    HOW TO ENTER AND JUDGING

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  During the Contest Period, visit http://kidcationtester.hscampaigns.com/ (the “Website”) and complete an online entry form in full with your full name, email address, preferred gateway, language preference and contact phone number.  Upload a family photo and provide a brief description of why your child deserves to be the next Kidcation Tester.  The child must be 16 years or younger at the start of the Contest Period.  Failure to complete the form may result in disqualification to be determined in Sunwing Vacations’ sole discretion.

    Sunwing Vacations will appoint a panel of at least five (5) judges (“Judges”) who are charged with selecting up to approximately ten (10) top entries.  Between July 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and July 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (“Top Ten Finalist Selection Date”) at the offices of Sunwing Vacations located at 31 Fasken Drive, Toronto, Ontario, the Judges will select up to approximately ten (10) potential finalists (“Top Ten Finalists”).  Entries will be judged based on the following criteria, in the sole discretion of the Judges: appeal of the composition and subject matter and overall quality of the photo. 

    Sunwing Vacations will contact the Top Ten Finalists by telephone and/or email on July 8, 2016 as provided by the entrant in his or her Contest entry form and Sunwing Vacations will ask such Top Ten Finalists to submit an audition video of his or her child explaining why he or she deserves to be the next Kidcation Tester.  The child must include in the audition a pretend rating of a hotel (including, but not limited to, food options, beach, pool/waterpark, kids/teens club, family friendly nightly activities and any other activities, etc.).  All audition videos must be submitted to Sunwing Vacations by July 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  If a Top Ten Finalist is unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails) within two (2) days of the Top Ten Finalist Selection Date or fails to submit the audition video by July 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, then the Top Ten Finalist will be disqualified and another Top Ten Finalist may be selected in Sunwing Vacations’ sole discretion.

    On July 18, 2016 at 12 p.m. EDT (“Finalist Selection Date”) at the offices of Sunwing Vacations located at 31 Fasken Drive, Toronto, Ontario, the Judges will select five (5) finalists (“Finalists”) from the Top Ten Finalists who submitted an audition video.    Audition videos will be judged based on the following criteria, in the sole discretion of the Judges: entrant’s presence on camera, appeal of the composition and subject matter, creativity and overall quality of the video.  Sunwing Vacations will contact the Finalists by telephone and/or email on July 22, 2016, as provided by the entrant in his or her Contest entry form, to schedule an interview with each Finalist via Skype on July 24 to July 25, 2016.  If the Finalist is unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails) within two (2) days of the Finalist Selection Date or fails to participate in the Skype interview then such Finalist will be disqualified and another Finalist may be selected at Sunwing Vacations’ sole discretion.

    On July 26 to July 29, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EDT (“Winner Selection Date”) at the offices of Sunwing Vacations located at 31 Fasken Drive, Toronto, Ontario, the Judges will select four (4) potential prize winners from the Finalists.

    An announcement of the four (4) Winners will be published on Sunwing Vacations’ website at www.sunwing.ca by August 3, 2016 as well as the second edition of the Sunwing Kidcations magazine.

    Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.  Only one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period is permitted. Multiple entries are not permitted and will be discarded. In the event that Sunwing Vacations receives more than the permitted number of entries from an entrant during the Contest Period, Sunwing Vacations reserves the right to void and destroy any entries from that entrant, and that entrant may, at the sole discretion of Sunwing Vacations, be disqualified from the Contest.

    By submitting an entry, entrants agree to be bound by these official Contest Rules, which are subject to change in Sunwing Vacations’ sole discretion.

    THE PRIZE

    There are four (4) prizes (each a “Prize”) to be won.  Each Prize consists of an all-inclusive trip for four (4) persons consisting of two (2) adults (one of whom must be the winner) and two (2) children (one of whom must be the child in the audition video) at a Family Collection™ resort (“Resort”) in a destination (“Destination”) as chosen by Sunwing Vacations, in its sole discretion.  The trip includes: Round trip airfare, based on economy class, from a Canadian gateway which Sunwing Airlines operates and the Destination; seven (7) nights’ standard accommodation (based on double occupancy, base room category) at the Resort; all hotel taxes and processing fees; land airport-hotel transfers in Destination; and all meals and beverages while at the Resort. The average approximate retail value of each Prize is $3,450 CDN, though actual amount may vary according to the location of the airport from the Prize winner’s place of residence.

    PRIZE CONDITIONS

    Travel must be between September 1, 2016  and December 15, 2016. Destinations and hotels well be chosen by Sunwing Vacations and will be at its sole discretion. The selected Prize winners shall provide 1st and 2nd preferred dates of travel between September 1, 2016 and December 15, 2016  and Sunwing will try to accommodate. Blackout periods apply as set out in the Release and Declaration Form as provided by Sunwing Vacations to Prize winner (including, but not limited to, Canadian and American Thanksgiving weekend).  If the Prize winner is unable to travel during the Travel Period, he or she may be required to forfeit the Prize and an alternate winner may be selected in Sunwing Vacations’ sole discretion.  Travel arrangements and reservations regarding the flight must be made according to instructions given to the Prize winner. Once reservations are made, they cannot be changed.  All reservations are subject to the terms and conditions set out in Sunwing Vacations’ brochure or located on Sunwing Vacations’ Website located at www.sunwing.ca.  Other restrictions may apply, please contact Sunwing Vacations for more information at http://www.sunwing.ca/ContactUs1.asp.

    The Prize winner and his or her guests must travel together on the same itinerary from the same departure airport as approved by Sunwing Vacations.  The Prize winner and his or her guests must be in possession of a valid passport and other necessary travel documents upon selection, which documents must be valid prior to, and for the duration of the trip. Failure to obtain necessary travel documentation will result in forfeiture of the Prize.

    The Prize winner and his or her guests are solely responsible for all incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Prize description, including but not limited to, ground transportation not specifically mentioned above (including transportation to and from the Prize winner’s home), airport improvement fees, travel insurance, medical insurance,  trip cancellation insurance, connector flights, sightseeing tours and other in destination activities, tips, taxes (including, but not limited to, departure taxes, airline taxes,  travel-related fees/surcharges, and applicable federal, provincial, municipal, state and/or local taxes on the Prize), excess baggage fees, costs associated with obtaining travel documents, visas, or necessary vaccinations, or items of a personal nature, additional meals, room upgrade, gratuities, and in-room movies (collectively, the “Expenses”).  The Prize winner and his or her guests shall not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from Sunwing Vacations.

    Any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced. All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. Sunwing Vacations reserves the right to structure travel routes and select hotels in their sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight except at the sole discretion of Sunwing Vacations.

    If the Prize, or any portion thereof, is unused, it cannot be carried forward and will be forfeited. 

    Elements of the Prize (including, without limitation, airfare and lodging) may not be used towards frequent flyer miles or other loyalty programs.

    The Prize winner and his or her guests must comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, all local laws while in the Destination.

    PRIZE SUBSTITUTION

    The Prize, and any  portion thereof, are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, have no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by Sunwing Vacations in its sole discretion. Sunwing Vacations reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify the Prize, or any  portion thereof, with a Prize of equal or greater value for any reason.

    ADMINISTRATION OF THE PRIZES

    The potential Prize winners will be contacted by a representative of Sunwing Vacations within twenty-four (24) hours of the Winner Selection Date by telephone and/or email (the method selected in Sunwing Vacations’ sole discretion), as provided by the entrant in his or her Contest entry form. Sunwing Vacations is not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email or placing a phone call.

    If the potential Prize winner is unable to be contacted (including failing to return phone calls or emails) within two (2) days of the Winner Selection Date, declines to accept the Prize or is found to be ineligible, his or her rights to the Prize shall be forfeited and another eligible entrant may be selected in Sunwing Vacations’ sole discretion.

    In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the email address at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question.

    KIDCATION TESTER PROGRAM AND DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF THE PRIZE WINNER

    Before being awarded the Prize:

    (a) the selected entrant and his or her guests must each sign a standard form Declaration and Release (the “Release Form”) and return the fully executed Release Form to Sunwing Vacations as instructed by Sunwing Vacations. Release Forms will be emailed to the potential Prize winner at the email address provided on his or her Contest entry form.  The potential Prize winner is responsible for obtaining and returning signed copies of Release Form from his or her guests. For all minors, the minor’s parent or legal guardian must sign the Release Form on behalf of such minor.  If the adult winner is not the parent or legal guardian of the minor, the parent or legal guardian must consent to the designated accompanying adult in taking part in the Prize; and

    (b)  the selected entrant and the guests must each sign Sunwing Vacations’ form of a participation agreement (“Participation Agreement”) where they agree to participate in Sunwing Vacations’ Kidcation Tester program which shall include, but not limited, to: (i) being videotaped by Sunwing Vacations at the Destination and Resort at times to be determined by Sunwing Vacations in its sole discretion; (ii) provide reviews on the Resort (including, but not limited to, food options, beach, pool/waterpark, kids/teens club, family friendly nightly activities and any other activities, etc.) for Sunwing Vacations’ kid-review videos to be advertised on Sunwing Vacations’ website, social media pages, other on-line channels and any other media (iii) take photographs and/or video of the Resort and Destination using a Go Pro camera provided by Sunwing Vacations.  Such photographs and/or video will be advertised on Sunwing Vacations’ website, social media pages, other on-line channels and any other media, brochures, magazines and any other marketing material as determined by Sunwing Vacations, in its sole discretion; and (iv) at any time before, during or after the vacation, participate in interviews regarding the child’s experience as a Kidcation Tester to be advertised on local radio, television shows, blogs, magazines and any other media or marketing materials as determined by Sunwing Vacations in its sole discretion. The selected entrant and guests also agree that they will not receive any compensation for participating in the Kidcation Tester program.  For all minors, the minor’s parent or legal guardian must sign the Release Form and Participation Agreement on behalf of such minor.

    In the event that the selected entrant fails to return the signed Release Forms and Participation Agreement as instructed by Sunwing Vacations and within two (2) days of receipt of such Release Forms and Participation Agreement, or otherwise does not meet all Contest Rules, the selected entrant will be disqualified and the Prize will be forfeited.  Sunwing Vacations will then award the Prize (subject to these Contest Rules) to another selected entrant drawn from the remaining entries.

    OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES AND PUBLICITY RELEASE

    All entries and all photographs, video and any other material or information provided to Sunwing Vacations by entrant shall become the property of Sunwing Vacations. By entering the Contest, each entrant, regardless of whether or not he or she is selected as the Prize winner, grants to Sunwing Vacations, its advertising and promotional agencies and each of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, the right to display, disclose, produce, reproduce, publish and/or republish, broadcast, communicate, exhibit, distribute, adapt, alter, use and/or reuse and otherwise exploit the entrant’s entry and any other information and material provided by entrant at any time (including, but not limited to, the entrant’s name, city of residence and province, voice, likeness, photograph and likeness of entrant, image or any other aspect of entrant’s personality, photographs, images, video, biography, statements, story and endorsements), in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other items for advertising and/or publicity purposes, throughout the world, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised (including, but not limited to, print, video, television, website/internet and broadcast), in perpetuity, and without any obligation, notice, payment or compensation.  The entrant hereby waives any right to inspect or approve any advertising copy or other material which may be used in conjunction with the entry and any moral rights entrant may have in or in respect thereof. 

    CONSENT TO COLLECTION, USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC MESSAGES

    By entering the Contest, the entrant consents to the collection, use and disclosure of his or her personal information by Sunwing Vacations for the purpose of administering the Contest, awarding the Prize and announcing the Prize winner, as applicable, and any subsequent advertising or promotion related thereto.  The entrant further consents to receive electronic messages from Sunwing Vacations regarding its products, services, special events, surveys, contests, offers, promotions or any other marketing material.  The entrant can unsubscribe or withdraw consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of Sunwing Vacations’ email communications. Personal Information collected in connection with this Contest will be used by Sunwing Vacations in accordance with Sunwing Vacations’ privacy policy available at http://www.sunwing.ca/PrivacyPolicy.asp.

    REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ENTRANT

    By submitting an entry, entrant represents and warrants that his or her entry:

    ·       is his or her own original work;

    ·       does not contain material or images that is obscene, inappropriate, offensive, or defamatory;

    ·       does not violate or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other rights of any person or entity;

    ·       does not contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, Trojan horses or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information;

    ·       does not and will not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation; and

    ·       does not trigger any reporting or royalty obligation to any third party.

    Entrant further represents and warrants that the rights that entrant is granting under these Contest Rules do not conflict in any way with any other agreement to which he or she is a party, or with any commitments, restrictions, or obligations that he or she is under to any other person or entity.

    If entrant’s entry contains an image or representation of an identifiable feature of a person other than himself or herself (for example, if enough of someone else’s face were shown so that that person could be identified), then entrant represents and warrants that he or she obtained the express approval of that person before submitting the entry, and that entrant can provide a copy of that consent to Sunwing Vacations upon request.

    NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FROM SUNWING VACATIONS

    The Prize winner accepts the Prize “as is”.  Sunwing Vacations does not make any representations nor offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of the Prize awarded in connection with the Contest. The Prize winner understands and acknowledges that he or she may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from Sunwing Vacations should the Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to the Prize winner.

    SUSPENSION/TERMINATION/MODIFICATION AND TAMPERING

    Subject to applicable law, Sunwing Vacations reserves the right to cancel, suspend, terminate and/or modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of Sunwing Vacations.

    Sunwing Vacations further reserves the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of Sunwing Vacations, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. Sunwing Vacations may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of Sunwing Vacations and/or winning a prize(s) if, in Sunwing Vacations’ sole discretion, Sunwing Vacations determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Contest (including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs), prize(s), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sunwing Vacations representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sunwing Vacations reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

    INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY

    By participating in the Contest, the entrant agrees that Sunwing Vacations shall have no liability and agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sunwing Vacations, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, dealers, prize suppliers and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions, demands, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, including without limitation any legal fees and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising directly or indirectly out of: (a) the entrant’s participation in the Contest or inability to participate in the Contest; (b) the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of the Prize; (c) with respect to the entry and any other information and/or material submitted by the entrant including, but not limited to, all actions of passing off, misappropriation of personality, breach of privacy, infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark or any other proprietary right; and (d) any breach of the representations and warranties above.

    Sunwing Vacations will not be responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate or destroyed entries, and all such entries are void. Sunwing Vacations assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, emails, computer equipment, servers, software, access providers, or any combination thereof.

    IN NO EVENT SHALL SUNWING VACATIONS BE HELD LIABLE TO ENTRANT OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO:  (A) THE CONTEST; (B) THE ENTRIES; (C) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (D) THE BREACH OF THE CONTEST RULES; OR (E) THE PRIZE.

    WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

    These Contest Rules are available online at the Website or entrant may request a copy of the Contest Rules by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Become the Next Kidcation Tester c/o Sunwing Vacations Inc., 27 Fasken Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1K7.

    QUEBEC RESIDENTS

    Any litigation involving a Quebec resident respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation involving a Quebec resident respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

    COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

    This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations.  This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The entrant hereby irrevocably attorns to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of Ontario.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    In the event that any provision of the Contest Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sunwing Vacations’ failure to enforce any term of these Contest Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Contest Rules. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Sunwing Vacations website and/or the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules, the Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sunwing Vacations’ sole and absolute discretion.