Experience Wellington Photo Contest


Hiking a trailway, attending a festival, visiting a new spot or a forever favourite in Wellington County? Snap a picture and share the moment with us for a chance to win. #experiencewellington


This Experience Wellington Photo Contest (“the Contest”) is administered by The Corporation of the County of Wellington (the “Sponsor” or “the County”). Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to the Sponsor at ecdev@wellington.ca. By participating in this Contest, each contestant agrees to be legally bound by these Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”).

The contest will begin Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:00am and close on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on September 28, 2018.


The Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who:

(i) reside in any province or territory within Canada except Quebec;

(ii) are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entering the Contest;

(iii) are not employees, representatives and agents of the County of Wellington. Members of the immediate family, representatives and agents (parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they live in Canada) and household of such employees may participate but are not eligible to win.

(iv) have agreed to comply with applicable federal, provincial, municipal and local laws (including, but not limited to, laws relating to libel and obscenity), assume responsibility for their activities, and not to harass, disrupt, abuse, or invade the privacy rights of others; and

(v) have read and accepted and agreed to comply with these Rules.

The contest is open to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence. Employees of the County of Wellington, and members of the immediate family (parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they live) and household of such employees may participate, but are not eligible to win.


You may enter the contest by following the steps:

  1. Post a photo that showcases a Wellington County event or experience to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #experiencewellington.
  2. Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts must have their privacy settings set to Public in order for their entry to be eligible.   
  3. There is no limit to how many entries can be submitted.
  4. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest or win.


1. First Prize: Approximate value of $200

  • One night stay at the Drew House
  • $50 gift certificate to the Elora Brewing Company
  • $25 gift certificate to The Vault Coffee and Espresso Bar

2. Second Prize: Approximate value $130

  • 2019 Grand River Conservation Area (GRCA) parks membership

3. Third Prize: Approximate value $50

  • Wellington County Local Food Prize

On or about September 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET , in the County of Wellington, in the Province of Ontario, at the offices of the Sponsor, winning entries will be selected from all entries received. The contestant who owns the selected entry, and who is otherwise eligible to win, will be the selected contestant who is eligible to win the First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize subject to compliance with these Rules.

In order to be declared a winner and be able to claim a prize, each person who is selected as a winner will have to:

a. Be reached by an Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook direct message by the contest sponsors within ten (10) days following the selection of winners on September 18, 2018.

b. Meet all Contest eligibility criteria and otherwise complying with these Rules.

c. Correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by the County of Wellington.

c. Complete a Contest Declaration and Release Form, and a County of Wellington Third Party Release Form and return them to the County of Wellington, to the specified address, within ten (10) days of being contacted as a winner via direct message on September 18, 2018.

d. Upon reception of the Contest Declaration and Release Form, and County of Wellington Third Party Photo Release Form duly filled and signed by the chosen participant, the County of Wellington will either directly send the prize to the address provided on the form, or will mail the participant instructions on how to claim their prize. In the case of a direct delivery to a winner’s address, a 4-6 week delay following reception of the Third Party Photo Release From may apply.

e. In the event that any one of the conditions mentioned herein is not respected, the selected participant’s entry will be voided and a new selection will be made following the official contest rules until a new winner is selected.


  1. All information and images provided by participants must be original photographs and only depict individuals that have provided written permission to be photographed, and/or have their child photographed and the contestant shall release all copyright to such photographs to the County.
  2. The odds of winning the Prizes are dependent on the number of eligible entries (including permitted multiple entries by single person) received by the Sponsor during the Contest Period in accordance with these Rules.
  3. The County of Wellington, and its members, trustees, agents, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees will not be held responsible for any claims, demands, actions, complaints, suits, or other forms of liability that shall arise out of, by reason of, or be caused by the submission of a contest entry.
  4. The County of Wellington reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual from the Contest and to ban the individual from any future County of Wellington contest if it believes the participant is in violation of the official rules, acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
  5. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No substitution of prizes is permitted except by the County of Wellington in its sole discretion. The County of Wellington reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value, if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Prizes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash or credit, in whole or in part.
  6. Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by all decisions of the County of Wellington, which are final in all matters pertaining to the Contest. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the County of Wellington, its members, trustees, agents, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won.
  7. By entering, you consent to the County of Wellington’s use, should you become a winner, of your name, place of residence and photograph or other likeness, and your testimony without further compensation or notice, for publicity, advertising, or informational purposes in any media or format (including the Internet) in connection with this Contest, the County of Wellington, or future similar contests. By entering, you declare that you have complied with the Contest Rules.
  8. A selected entrant may be required to provide the County of Wellington with proof that the selected entrant is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, it will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
  9. The Sponsor reserves the right to void any entry and/or withdraw, suspend, amend or terminate this Contest in whole or in part (or to amend these Rules) in any way at any time without prior notice (but subject to applicable law), in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion determines, interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules, or in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error or any kind, or for any other reason.
  10. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any contestant or entry, with these Rules, or as a result of technical problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Rules.
  11. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, these Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
  12. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, municipal and local laws and regulations. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all contestants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of contestants, entries, and votes.
  13. A list of winners will be available by contacting the following e-mail address: ecdev@wellington.ca after September 28, 2018.


By entering this Contest, each contestant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, unless the contestant otherwise specifies by giving Sponsor notice in writing.

No further informational or marketing communications will be received by the entrant unless the entrant provides the County of Wellington with explicit permission to do so as indicated on the entry form where it asks the user if they would like to receive additional communication from the County of Wellington. Please see the County of Wellington's Privacy Policy for additional details.

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