Terms and Conditions

The Royal Bank of Canada Gaming Grant Competition

Official Rules

Competition Overview: The aim of this Competition (defined below) is to identify up to one-hundred and fifty (150) eligible participants (eligibility criteria is set forth in Section 1) who are interested in entering the business of gaming in Canada and offer them the opportunity to participate in five (5) weekly online training webinars (“Weekly Training Webinars”) to gain gaming industry experience from experts in the gaming field. After the completion of the Weekly Training Webinars, Organizer will choose fifty (50) grant recipients to receive $1,500 CAD each (the “Grant”) to further their gaming careers based on judging criteria outlined in Section 6.e. below.

1. Eligibility: The Royal Bank of Canada Gaming Grant competition (the “Competition”) is open only to legal residents of Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) who are at least the age of majority in their place of residence (eighteen (18) years old in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island; nineteen (19) years old in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) at the time of entry. Employees of Royal Bank of Canada (“Sponsor”), Enthusiast Gaming Live Inc. (“Competition Organizer” or “Organizer”), Merkle Inc., and any of their parent and affiliate companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, dependents and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. It is void in Quebec and where prohibited.    

2. Competition Organizer (“Organizer”): Enthusiast Gaming Live Inc., 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 805 Toronto, Ontario M4P 2Y3.

3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Competition constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to all terms and conditions set forth herein (the “Official Rules”). Sponsor’s and Organizer’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to this Competition. Winning a Grant or participation in the Weekly Training Webinars is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing: The Competition begins on June 29, 2022 at approximately 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), ends approximately August 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Competition Period”) and includes an Online Submission Period and a Weekly Training Webinar Period, as set forth in the below chart. The Weekly Training Webinar Period will consist of five (5) Weekly Training Webinars. Organizer will provide all details, including start and end times for each of the five (5) Weekly Training Webinars to entrants who are selected to continue as participants in the Competition (as defined in Section 6 below). Organizer’s servers are the official time-keeping device for the Competition.

Entry PeriodStartsEnds
Online Submission PeriodJune 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ETJuly 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Weekly Training Webinar PeriodJuly 29, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. ETAugust 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET

5. How to Enter: During the Online Submission Period, visit www.gaminggrant.gg/rbc (the “Registration Site”) and follow the instructions to complete the Competition registration forms, including your name, email address and complete the checkboxes that indicate you are at least the age of majority in your place of residence (see Section 1 above) at the time of entry, are a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) and agree to these Official Rules.

You will also be asked to create and submit either a video (up to two (2) minutes long) or a written essay (no longer than 2,000 words) answering each of the following five (5) questions:

a)         Which part of the gaming industry would you like to participate in?

b)         How is gaming currently a part of your life?

c)         Who do you look up to for gaming inspiration?

d)         What are you hoping to gain from being included in this gaming webinar training experience?

e)         Why is this gaming webinar training experience meaningful to you?

See the Submission Requirements below for additional requirements regarding the content of your registration, essay or video.

You may upload your essay or video (in MP4 format) by following the instructions on the Registration Site. Or you may post a video on YouTube (must be unlisted*) during the Online Submission Period and submit a link to your unlisted YouTube video with your registration. Use of YouTube is free, but subject to its Terms. *To make your YouTube video “unlisted” so that it is not viewable or searchable, sign in to YouTube Studio and then click on “content” to view all videos that you have uploaded. Then set the “visibility” of your video to “unlisted.”

Your essay or video and completion of the registration information will be collectively referred to as your “Submission.”

By submitting your Submission, you agree that it conforms to the “Submission Requirements” below and that Organizer, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you if it believes that your Submission fails to conform. You further agree that your Submission will not be returned to you and may be used in accordance with Section 5(d) below.

Submission Requirements: 

  • The Submission must be in English;
  • The Submission must be your original work;
  • If your Submission includes a video, your video must be no more than 2 minutes long:
  • If your Submission includes an essay, your essay must be no more than 2,000 words;
  • The Submission must not make references to or include alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco,

firearms/weapons, any activities that are or appear to be dangerous, or any political agenda;

  • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, offensive, indecent, obscene, sexually explicit, or include profanity, or content that is tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual, or promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
  • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Organizer, or any other person or entity, and
  • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations of any province where the Submission is created.
  • The Submission is original to you and you have obtained all necessary rights in and to the Submission for the purposes of entering such Submission into the Competition.
  • The Submission does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence.
  • The Submission will not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party.

Limit: Each entrant may upload one (1) Submission during the Online Submission Period. Entrants may revise and resubmit their Submissions during the Online Submission Period but will receive only one (1) entry. Submissions received from any person in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to submit more than one (1) Submission by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s additional entries and that entrant may be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the “authorized account holder” of the email address used to register on the Organizer’s website will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account holder is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. A potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Released Parties (as defined in Section 9 below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed, or misdirected Submissions (see Limitation of Liability Section 11 below), which will render the Submission void. 

6. Participant and Grant Recipient Determination: Weekly Training Webinar participants and Grant recipients will be determined according to the process set forth below.

a. Participant Selection: After the Online Submission Period, a panel of judges chosen by Organizer and approved by Sponsor, in their sole discretion, will select the one-hundred and fifty (150) entrants with the highest-scoring Submissions (the “Participants”) from among all eligible Submissions to participate in the Weekly Training Webinars based on the following criteria (“Participant Judging Criteria”):

PARTICIPANT JUDGING CRITERIADETAILVALUE
TenacityDoes entrant’s Submission demonstrate a determination to succeed? Does entrant’s Submission show a commitment to excellence?25%
CuriosityDoes entrant’s Submission demonstrate a commitment to learning and seeking ways to make things better?25%
ClarityDoes entrant convey their thoughts, emotions and ideas in a coherent manner?25%
PassionDoes entrant’s Submission demonstrate a passion about an aspect or aspects of the gaming space and excitement to explore such aspect(s) in greater detail?25%

In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest score for “Passion,” as determined by the judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable Participant from among the tied entrants. Organizer reserves the right to select fewer than one-hundred and fifty (150) Participants, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. Organizer will not disclose judging scores.

b. Participant Notification & Agreement to Participate: On or after July 18, 2022, Organizer will notify potential Participants. Each potential Participant will be required to provide their agreement to participate in the series of five (5) Weekly Training Webinars and sign a publicity release which must be received by Organizer within three (3) days of the date the notification is sent, or by July 25, 2022, whichever is earlier. If a potential Participant cannot be contacted, fails to timely respond or is disqualified for any reason, the potential Participant forfeits the ability to attend the Weekly Training Webinars and continue in the Competition. Organizer will make reasonable efforts to notify and confirm alternate entrants who received the next highest scoring Submission, time permitting and at the Organizer’s and Sponsor’s sole discretion.

c. Weekly Training Webinars (live streamed each week), Experience Journal and Participant Requirements: Starting the week of July 26, 2022, Organizer will deliver live streamed Weekly Training Webinars to Participants which will provide training on the gaming industry and include various activities for Participants to complete. Organizer will provide the date, time and any necessary details regarding each Weekly Training Webinar to Participants via email. Participants will participate in the Weekly Training Webinars through video meeting and will also be asked to complete a journal regarding the experience and in compliance with the requirements below (“Experience Journal”), which must be submitted by August 31, 2022 in order to be considered in connection with the award of the Grant. By participating in this Competition, Participant understands that Organizer will record each Weekly Training Webinar and that Organizer and Sponsor own these recordings and each Participant’s Experience Journal and are permitted to use this content as set forth in Subsection d. below.

Experience Journal Requirements:  The Experience Journal must:

  • be in English;
  • be your original work;
  • not contain material that is inappropriate, offensive, indecent, obscene, sexually explicit, or include profanity, or content that is tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual, or promote discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
  • not disparage Sponsor, Organizer, or any other person or entity;
  • not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations of any province where the Experience Journal is created;
  • not contain any reference to any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, including consent for the purposes set out in Section 5(d) below;
  • not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party

You agree that your Experience Journal shall conform to the Experience Journal Requirements above and that Organizer, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you if it believes that your Experience Journal fails to conform.  You further agree that your Experience Journal will not be returned to you.

d. Organizer’s and Sponsor’s Use of Submission, Weekly Training Webinar and Experience Journal Content: Organizer and Sponsor may each reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, display, and license the Submission, Weekly Training Webinar content and each Participant’s Experience Journal, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and incorporate each into other works, in any form, media or technology, now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes, without any right of Participant review and approval or any additional compensation. Organizer will also make each Weekly Training Webinar available on its microsite for on-demand viewing for Participants and employees of Sponsor and Organizer.

e. Selection of Grant Recipients: After the Weekly Training Webinar Period, a panel of judges chosen by Organizer and approved by Sponsor, in their sole discretion, will select fifty (50) Participants with the highest-scoring performance in the Weekly Training Webinars as the potential Grant recipients from among all eligible Participants. Participants will be evaluated on a continuing basis throughout the Weekly Training Webinar Period on their in-person participation and their Experience Journal based on the following criteria (“Grant Judging Criteria”):

GRANT JUDGING CRITERIADETAILVALUE
ParticipationDid Participant attend the webinars? Was Participant prepared to learn? Was Participant on time? Did Participant submit an Experience Journal by the due date of August 31, 2022? Did Participant use the Gaming Grant background overlay during the webinars?25%
EngagementDid Participant ask questions? Did Participant participate during breakout sessions? Did Participant provide insightful comments? Was Participant engaged in the group chat?25%
MotivationDid Participant’s participation and Experience Journal display drive? Did Participant demonstrate a desire to be involved in the Canadian gaming space? Did Participant demonstrate they are goal-oriented as pertains to gaming?25%
PassionDid Participant demonstrate a passion about an aspect or aspects of the gaming space and excitement to explore such aspect(s) in greater detail?25%

7. Requirements of Grant Recipients: Potential Grant recipients will be notified by email from Organizer on or around August 31, 2022. Each potential Grant recipient will be required to respond that they accept the Grant, sign a release provided by the Organizer, and provide required banking information for purposes of Grant fulfillment within three (3) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the Grant . If a potential Grant recipient cannot be contacted or provide the requested information within the required time period, or if the Grant is returned as undeliverable, potential Grant recipient forfeits the Grant. If a potential Grant recipient opts to forfeit the Grant or is disqualified for any reason, the Grant may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

8. Prize: FIFTY (50) GRANTS: $1,500 CAD, to be fulfilled by wire transfer. Approximate Retail Value of each Grant (“ARV”): $1,500 CAD.

Grants are non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Recipient will be solely responsible for all federal, provincial and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the Grants they receive. All Grant details not specified herein will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Limit: one (1) Grant per person. Sponsor is solely responsible for funding the Grant. Grant will be fulfilled 8 – 10 weeks after all Grant recipients are confirmed. Total ARV of all Grants is $75,000 CAD.  

9. Release: By entering, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and Organizer, Merkle, Inc. and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies, and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including but not limited to, damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Competition, or receipt, participation in, or use or misuse, of the Weekly Training Webinars, the Experience Journal or the Grant.

10. General Conditions: No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple Submissions will be accepted. Sponsor or Organizer reserves the right, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Competition if any fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Competition, or any event or cause beyond Organizer’s control (e.g. events such as natural calamities, national emergencies, wide spread illnesses, declarations of war, acts of God, acts of terrorism) interferes with any aspect of the Competition, including but not limited to, fulfillment of the prize(s), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated before the designated end date, Organizer may, in its sole discretion and if possible, determine the Participant or Grant recipient, as applicable, from among all non-suspect and eligible Submissions received up to the time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Inclusion in this group of Submissions as described shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Organizer or Sponsor may also modify the Weekly Training Webinars or Grants offered, as applicable. In addition, Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition, or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, Organizer reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Organizer’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision, or a waiver of any other provision.

11. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible or liable for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Competition; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Competition, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions or of entrants or entrants data (including but not limited to Weekly Training Webinar participation and Experience Journals), the announcement of the Participants or Grant recipients or in any Competition-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Competition, or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission or of any Weekly Training Webinar Content.

12. Disputes: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Competition or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by a court located in Ontario, Canada; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Competition, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Province of Ontario or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Province of Ontario .

13. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Organizer’s Privacy Policy: https://www.enthusiastgaming.com/privacy-policy.

14.  Winner List: For the name of the Participants and Grant recipients (available after September 2022), send a self-addressed envelope to: Royal Bank of Canada Gaming Grant, 805-90 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 2Y3 for receipt no later than November 30, 2022.