#21Balançoires photo contest on Instagram

Registration: April 14 to October 18 2015

The “#21Balançoires photo contest” is organized by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership (the “Sponsor”) and takes place in Canada. The Contest will begin on April 14, 2015 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time and end on October 18, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.


For the purposes of the Contest, the “Group” is composed of the Sponsor, vendors of equipment and services related to this Contest, or any other company, partnership, representatives or agents, advertising or promotional agents, sole proprietorships or other legal entities directly related to the Quartier des Spectacles and their employees, as well as members of their immediate family (father, mother, brothers, sisters and children), their legal or common law spouse and members of their households.



This Contest is open to Canadian citizens and residents aged eighteen (18) years or older at the time of the Contest and living in the Province of Quebec. Excluded are members of the Group.

Participants agree to obtain the authorization of persons appearing in the photo for the use of their likeness in the photo entered in the contest.


To participate, participants must take a photograph of the 21 Balançoires 2015 installation and share it on their personal Instagram account. Participants must link their photo to @quartierdesspectacles_mtl and add the hashtag #21Balançoires. All accounts must be public; private accounts are not eligible. Registrations containing typographical errors, modifications, false information, incomplete information, errors or any kind of irregularity or that do not follow the present Rules will also be disqualified.

You must follow all instructions when registering. Promotional information and a participation invitation for this Contest may also be posted to your personal page and appear in your friends’ newsfeeds.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.


While you need to have Internet access and an email account and use the third-party application for the Instagram social network to enter the Contest, no purchase is necessary to enter. Many public libraries, retail businesses and others offer free access to computers available to the public and some Internet service providers and other companies offer free email accounts.


If the identity of an entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the Instagram account used at the time of entry will be determined as the participant. The person to whom an email address or a Instagram account has been assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domains associated with the submitted Instagram identity is considered the authorized account holder. Through this Contest, when used in this regulation, the term “registration” collectively refers to the original entry.


The chance of winning depends on the number of valid entries.


Prizes: Eight (8) lots of $50 in gift certificates for La Vitrine culturelle, valid for tickets to events presented in a cultural venue in the Quartier des Spectacles. Certain conditions apply: All prizes must be accepted as-is and have no cash surrender value.

The total value of the prizes is $400.

Any other expenses incurred by the winner remain the sole responsibility of the winner.


The eight (8) photos will win one of the eight (8) prizes. Prizes will be selected at random from among all participants, during two (2) draws to be held on June 1 and October 19, 2015. Each draw will select four (4) winners.

A representative of the Contest organizer will contact the winner via Instagram in the “Comments” section for the photo and by email within 48 hours after the draw. The winner will be informed of the details of how to claim their prize by email.

In the event the representative of the Contest organizer is unable to contact the winner within 48 hours following the draw, then the organizer of the Contest will be released from any obligation to the person not reached, in which case the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to select by random draw another eligible entrant as a potential prize winner. Proof of age of majority will be required before delivery of the prize.

Winners must answer a mathematical skill-testing question correctly and without assistance within a specified amount of time.

The names of the winners will be posted on social media, at the following addresses:

a) Instagram: quartierdesspectacles_mtl
b) Facebook:
c) Twitter: @QDS_MTL

All prizes must be accepted as described in these Rules. All prizes are non-transferable and cannot be substituted for any other prize or redeemed for cash in full or in part. Prize must be accepted as awarded. Despite what precedes, if the Sponsor is unable to award a prize or a portion thereof as described in these rules, for reasons unrelated to the winner, the Sponsor reserves the right to award a prize that it deems equivalent.

The refusal of a person selected as a winner to accept the Prize or any part thereof, as provided for in these Rules releases the contest organizers from any obligation related to prize or that portion of prize to that person.

To receive the prize, the selected entrant must first, in addition to meeting the contest eligibility criteria and complying with the Official Rules (the "Winner"):

a) reply to the message posted in the “Comments” section for the photo submitted to the Contest, left by the Contest Sponsor or its representative in the 48 hours following selection of the entry;

b) sign a standard declaration and release of liability prior to receiving the Prize, freeing the Contest organizers and sponsors from any liability for any damage that may result from use of the prize. The winner must sign this document before taking possession of the prize.

Taking possession of the prize. The selected entrant must comply with these instructions and procedures supplied by the Sponsor or its representatives to collect their prize. Among other things and without limitation, Sponsor may at its sole discretion apply to any selected entrant to make an appointment and/or establish a time limitation after which the selected participant will not be able to claim their prize.


Failure to comply with each of the conditions set out above will result in the selected entrant being disqualified, and they will not receive any prize. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to select at random another eligible entrant as a potential prize winner.


The winner must release and hold harmless the organizer of the Contest and Sponsors partners, and any person designated by them, for any damage he may suffer as a result of accepting the prize, or organization or the holding of the activity described in the Contest. The winner's failure or refusal to give effect to this paragraph will release the organizer of the Contest of any obligations against the default winner.

Any person involved agrees, by entering the Contest, that his name and photo entered in the Contest can be used for promotional purposes, by the Contest organizers or sponsors of the Contest without compensation.

The Contest organizer reserves the right to eliminate any entry of questionable origin.

The Contest Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any person or cancel participation of any person entering this contest or trying to participate by means contrary to these regulations. Depending on the nature of gesture, that person could be referred to appropriate judicial authorities.

All photos entered in the Contest become the property of the organizer of the Contest and no correspondence will be exchanged with entrants in this Contest other than in accordance with this Regulation or on the initiative of the Contest organizer.

For purposes of this Contest, the Participant is the person whose contact information appears on the Instagram account where the photo in question was originally posted.

If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, and as permitted by law to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select winners from among all eligible entries prior to the cancellation. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, or whom Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors.

The Contest organizers, sponsors of the Contest, their affiliates, employees, agents and representatives also disclaim any responsibility for any damage or loss that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by download from any web page, software or any form and by the transmission of any information concerning participation in this Contest.

The Contest Organizer reserves the right at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest in whole or in part in the event that an event is any evidence, or a human intervention error that could corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest as provided for in this Regulation and that, subject to the approval of la Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec, if required. In the event that photos cannot be submitted, for any reason whatsoever, the Contest organizer, the Contest partners, their affiliated companies, their employees, agents and representatives shall not be held liable. In any event, the contest will be based on the photos submitted.

In participating in this Contest or trying to participate, each participant or purported entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless forever, Partners and their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, agents or other representatives (collectively, the "Indemnitees") from any (e) claims, actions, damages, demands, manner of actions, causes of action, suits, debts, duties, accounts, bonds, covenants, warranties, indemnity , contract or liability of any nature whatsoever arising from or related to participation or attempted participation in the participant's compliance or otherwise of that Contest rules and acceptance and use of prize. The "group" will not be held responsible for lost, incomplete, late or misdirected entries or for any failure of the Contest website during the Contest period or for any technical malfunction or other problems with any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, equipment or software or for any technical problems or traffic congestion Internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing, and will not be liable for any injury or damage to any person or property resulting from or bound participation or attempted participation of such person or any other person in this Contest.

Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and such an attempt, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including through criminal prosecution. Any decision of the Contest organizers regarding this Contest are final and without appeal.

If any section of this regulation is declared illegal, unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, that section will be considered invalid, but all other paragraphs which are not affected will be enforced to the extent permitted by law.

Quebec 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 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.

This promotion, Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the "group" and not to Instagram.

In the event of discrepancies between the French and English versions of the competition rules and regulations, the French version shall prevail.