Rules

The third annual Great Places in Canada contest is closed. View the 2013 winners here.

The Prizes consist of Asus Nexus 7 32GB Android™ Multi-Touch Display Tablets (value $805), Canon® Powershot® SX500 IS Digita Camera Bundles (value $750), and Canadian Tire gift cards (value $200).

The initial nominator of the winning Great Street, Great Neighbourhood and Great Public Space categories will each receive a Asus Nexus 7 32GB Android™ Multi-Touch Display Tablet.

The initial nominator of the "People's Choice" in the street, neighbourhood, and public space categories will each receive a Canon® Powershot® SX500 IS Digita Camera Bundle.

The winning places in each category will be determined by a combination of the number of votes each place receives and the expert opinion of a panel of professional Planners chosen by the Canadian Institute of Planners.

The "People's Choice" in each category (street, neighbourhood, and public space) will be determined by online voters. The place with the greatest number of votes wins.

Places cannot be declared a CIP Great Place in Canada in two consecutive years; (i.e., last year's winners are not eligible.)

All nominators in this contest are entered into a random draw for prizes (no purchase necessary). The draw will be held after the nominating and voting deadline.

All prize winners will be announced on this website on November 8, 2013 at 9:00 am EST and notified by telephone and email.

The chances of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Prize winners must correctly answer a mathematical, time limited, skill testing question before they can claim their prize.

The contest closes on September 23, 2013. You can nominate places until September 2, 2013 and vote until 12:00 midnight, Pacific Standard Time on September 23, 2013. Late entries will not be eligible.

No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.

By participating in this Contest you agree that your personal information may be collected, used and disclosed as appropriate by the Canadian Institute of Planners ("CIP"). You acknowledge your information will only be collected, used and disclosed for the purposes of:

  1. Enrolling you in, and administering the Contest;
  2. Notifying and announcing winners of the Contest; and
  3. Such other purposes as may be consistent with these purposes.

Such collection, use and disclosure of personal information shall only be done in a manner consistent with the CIP's Privacy Policy, a copy of which is available at: http://www.cip-icu.ca.

All submitted text, images and video from nominations will become the property of the Canadian Institute of Planners ("CIP") and may be used to promote the competition in any current or future marketing and public relations materials and may be used by Great Places in Canada sponsors.

Participants must be of the age of majority to be eligible.

CIP retains the right, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever. CIP reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend this Contest, at its sole discretion, in the event of a technical failure, computer virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or cause beyond its control that corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness or normal operation of the Contest.

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

Prizes

All nominators in this contest are entered into a random draw for prizes (no purchase necessary). The draw will be held after the voting deadline, and the winners will be announced on this website and notified by CIP. Prize winners must correctly answer a mathematical, time limited, skill testing question before they can claim their prize.

The winning Great Places will also be announced on this website. A plaque will be presented to the Mayor in each of these locations, and certificates will be awarded to the nominators.

VOTING DEADLINE

Vote for your favourite place until September 23, 2013!

Finalists will be announced on October 21, 2013.

Winners will be announced on World Town Planning Day, November 8, 2013!