The Writersfest Contest Official Rules and Regulations


The The Writersfest Contest (the “Contest”) is being operated and promoted by Kingston Accommodation Partners.

The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are nineteen (19) years of age or older at the time of entry and will be governed according to laws of Ontario.

Unless otherwise specified, Entries (as defined herein) to the Contest will begin on  Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 am ET and conclude on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET (the “Contest Period”). All references to time in these Official Contest Rules and Regulations are to Eastern Standard/Daylight Time. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Rules and Regulations



Entry into the Contest shall only take place during the Contest Period.


Entrants must be legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and are nineteen (19) years of age or older at the date of entry. The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest: (i) Employees, officers and directors of Kingston Accommodation Partners or; (ii) employees, officers and directors of Kingston Accommodation Partners’ prize suppliers or advertising and promotional agencies; (iii) immediate family members of the individuals set out in (i) and (ii) above; and (v) all persons residing or domiciled with any individuals set out in (i), (ii) or (iii) above.


To enter the Contest through Facebook: (i) Like the specified Contest post on Visit Kingston’s Facebook Page (; (ii) Share the specified Contest Post; (iii) Tag/tell us who you would bring if you won in the comments!

By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations including all eligibility requirements. Illegible and/or incomplete Entries and Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Kingston Accommodation Partners and their agents are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected Entries, for technical, hardware, software or delivery failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the Entries. Proof of entering via Twitter or Facebook does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt. Kingston Accommodation Partners reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Contest without prior notification. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the social account is registered on the date the Entry is submitted.

A maximum of one (1) entry per social account will be accepted during the Contest Period. Entries received in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Kingston Accommodation Partners will not accept entries by phone, fax or any other method not specifically permitted herein or if not received as provided herein.


Following the end of the Contest Period, one (1) potential winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible Entries no later 24 hours of the Contest closing date. In order to be declared the winner by the Contest judges, a potential winner must be in compliance with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and, in particular, the following:

A representative of Kingston Accommodation Partners must be able to reach the potential winner independently via Facebook informing him/her that he/she is the potential winner subject to meeting all the Official Contest Rules and Regulations. The potential winner is required to respond to the message within a twenty-four (24) hour period of the sending of the message. If the potential winner is unreachable during this timeframe, another potential winner shall be selected from the remaining eligible entries and the same procedure noted herein shall be followed.

The potential winner must correctly answer, unaided and within a set timeframe, a mathematical skill-testing question administered by Kingston Accommodation Partners or its agent by telephone within twenty-four (24) hours after Kingston Accommodation Partners contacts a potential winner.

The potential winner must complete, sign and return a standard form declaration and release prepared by Kingston Accommodation Partners within one (1) business day from the date on which the form is sent to the potential winner.

If a potential or declared winner is not in compliance with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, the Contest judges reserve the right to disqualify such entrant from the Contest and randomly select further entrants from the remaining eligible Entries until a winner is finally declared. Kingston Accommodation Partners reserves the right not to award the Prize if he/she is unable to declare a potential winner a declared winner within a reasonable timeframe, which shall be subject to Kingston Accommodation Partners’ sole discretion. Entrants will not be individually contacted, except for the potential winner(s), who will be contacted via the social network through which they entered The Contest.


Odds of winning the Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received.


There is one prize available to be won and includes:

  • Two (2) VIP tickets for two (2) adults for Writersfest Event on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at The Grand Theatre;
  • Two (2) night stay at the Delta Kingston Waterfront on Thursday, September 27th and Friday, September 28th, 2018;
  • One (1)  $100 Gift Card for AquaTerra; and
  • Two (2) Day passes for two (2) adults for Writersfest.

At the discretion of Kingston Accommodation Partners, the Prize may be substituted for comparable prize(s) that is/are of similar value. The Prize must be accepted as awarded. The Prize may not be sold, transferred and is not convertible to cash. The Prize Winner is solely responsible for all costs not expressly described herein.

Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, and cannot be exchanged for cash or other substitutes. All prize details are at Kingston Accommodation Partners’ sole discretion.

Acceptance of the prize will be conditional upon the signing of a release, waiver and indemnity document.


By entering the Contest, you consent to Kingston Accommodation Partners and its designees’ use of your name, city of residence, photograph, voice, statement and image for any publicity and advertising purposes, in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission or compensation, except where prohibited by law.


Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold the Kingston Accommodation Partners and their respective affiliates, members, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the “Indemnitees”) harmless from any and all claims, cause of action, damages, expenses, costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’, accounting and other professional fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of the entrant’s entry in the Contest.

All entrants agree to release and hold harmless Kingston Accommodation Partners, and their respective directors, members, employees, officers, licensees, licensors and agents, and respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production, judging, or administration of the Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and damage to property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest, or their participation in any Contest. Each potential winner acknowledges that the Released Parties have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or the Contest. Apart from manufacturer warranties (which may not be available in all geographies), all warranties are hereby disclaimed; and each potential winner will accept the Prize “AS IS.”

Neither the Kingston Accommodation Partners nor their respective directors, officers, employees, members, affiliates, partners, service providers, consultants, representatives or agents shall be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest including any damage to an entrant’s computer equipment, system, software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this Contest or from downloading any material from the Contest Website, where applicable.


By participating in the Contest, entrants agree: (i) and acknowledge that he or she has read these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and agrees to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and any decisions of Kingston Accommodation Partners relating to these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and/or the Contest, which shall be final and binding; and (ii) that if there is any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall prevail, govern and control.

All entries become the sole property of, and are subject to verification by Kingston Accommodation Partners and in no case shall be acknowledged or returned to sender.

Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the Contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Kingston Accommodation Partners reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief (including attorneys’ fees) from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying entrants from this and future Kingston Accommodation Partners contests. In its sole determination, Kingston Accommodation Partners may disqualify any person who acts in violation of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, or acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person and void all associated entries.

Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited and will be disqualified. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by Kingston Accommodation Partners, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void.

If for any reason, in the opinion of Kingston Accommodation Partners, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond their control, Kingston Accommodation Partners reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the Contest including canceling any method of entry, and select a winner from previously received eligible Entries and/or offer alternative prizing of equal value, should the original prize become unavailable due to circumstances beyond its control.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Contest Rules and Regulations shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

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Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. Unless entrant expressly consents to other uses, personal information collected from entrants will be used by Kingston Accommodation Partners for the purpose of administering this Contest and awarding a prize. Kingston Accommodation Partners will not sell, share or otherwise disclose personal information of entrants with third parties, other than to third parties engaged by them to fulfill the above purposes or as permitted or required by law, or with respect to whom entrant has provided consent.


All intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Kingston Accommodation Partners and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.