Festival Survey Draw – Win a Toronto Staycation Package

(“The Contest”)

from 9:00am on September 15, 2018 EST to 11:59pm on October 28, 2018 EST

(“Contest Period”)

Toronto International Festival of Authors



No purchase required. Attendees of the 39th Toronto International Festival of Authors (taking place October 18-21, 2018) will be invited to complete a Festival survey about their attendee experience. Survey respondents are invited to opt in to a draw to win a Toronto Staycation Package.

Limit of one entry per person. Entrants who attempt or are suspected of attempting to enter more than once per day or use robotic, automatic, programmed or any entry methods not authorized by these rules, shall be deemed as tampering and will be disqualified from The Contest.


The Contest is open to all residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry.

Employees and representatives of the Harbourfront Centre and TIFA, as well as its advertising and promotional agencies, affiliated corporations and other persons, firms or corporations involved in the development or execution of this Contest, are not eligible to enter or win a prize in this Contest.

Individuals must have completed the TIFA event survey and have provided express consent to opt in to the draw, in order to be eligible for the prize.


During the week of October 29, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, one (1) eligible entrant will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant will be contacted by Email and notified that they are eligible to win. The selected entrant must reply within one (1) day of notification and correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question, and confirm compliance with the contest rules.

If a selected entrant cannot be reached within one (1) day following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill-testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and TIFA has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.


The winner will receive a Toronto Staycation Package, consisting of: a free one night stay at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto (valued at approximately C$450), a gift certificate to Le Select Bistro (valued at C$250), and a selection of free books (valued at approximately C$350).

The total estimated retail value of the prize is C$1,050.


By entering this Contest, each participant agrees to abide and be bound by these contest rules. All decisions of TIFA shall be final and binding upon the participant.

To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.

The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited.

If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, TIFA reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion.

Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.

By participating in the contest, the winner or winners agree to the possibility of their name, voice, or likeness being used in promotional material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation, and releases TIFA, as well as its respective directors, officers and employees from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.

TIFA reserves the right, exercisable in its discretion, to disqualify and ban any participant from this Contest if the participant is found or is believed to have been tampering with the entry process, or the operation of the Contest. TIFA will not be held responsible for missing or damaged entries.

TIFA reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this Contest in any way, without prior notice or obligation, 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 TIFA that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, TIFA reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

By entering this Contest, each participant agrees that TIFA will not be liable for any injury or damage from whatever cause associated with or in connection with this Contest.

This Contest is subject to Canadian and Ontarian law and is void where prohibited or restricted.


Any personal information gathered from contest entrants in connection with this Contest will be kept in a secure and confidential database and will not be rented or sold. Personal information of the contest entrants will be used for the administration of this Contest for the purposes of this contest only.