Rules and Regulations

2017 Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Program Rules and Regulations

1. Eligibility

THIS IS NOT A CONTEST.

Legal residents of Canada, including residents of Quebec, who are 30 years of age and under (as of December 30, 2017), currently enrolled in full time studies at a post- secondary institution (or will be as of January 15, 2018), and who currently work or have worked in the film industry for a minimum of one (1) year, within the past six (6) months, or are a child/grandchild of an individual who currently works or who has worked in the film industry for a minimum of three (3) years, within the past six (6) months (or has retired from a career in the film industry and was employed for at least five (5) years prior to retirement) are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

2. How to Apply

Access the “Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Scholarship Fund” application by visiting our web site at CanadianPicturePioneers.ca and completing the student assistance scholarship application.

You will be asked to provide your first and last name, street address, city, province, area code, phone number, e-mail addresses and all other details as listed on the application and requested in this document. You will also be asked to submit an essay. In no less than 350 words, you must tell the judges about yourself, how the scholarship money will benefit you, career goals and how your life and education will benefit society. Details of your need for financial assistance MUST be included. Financial information should include current year school costs and any accumulated school debts. How you are currently paying for school costs, including any other education funding, scholarships and bursaries that you are receiving. The essay must also include information on any volunteer service with dates of volunteer activities.

Essays will be judged on the following criteria.

  • Inclusion of all of the information requested
  • Clarity of thought and communication of content
  • Essay Structure
  • Creativity / Originality
  • Grammar and Spelling

On-line entries must be transmitted and received no later than the close of the scholarship award program for the “Application Period” designated herein. By applying for the scholarship award, the applicant consents to the release of his/her name and image. Those who are awarded a scholarship may be asked to attend the Picture Pioneers association’s annual function (November 15, 2017). The applicant declares to have complied with the Rules. All entries become the property of the Canadian Picture Pioneers, and will not be returned to entrants. Incomplete or illegible entries are void.

3. Application Period

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on September 01 , 2017. All applications must be received by 11:59pm EST, September 01, 2017 to be included in the judging process. The Canadian Picture Pioneers are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected or incomplete entries. All applications should be for the 2017 current assistance program period and will not be kept for future awards.

4. Assistance Awards

Twenty-Five (25) assistance payments will be awarded.

  • Two (2) $5,000.00 assisatnce payments
  • Ten (10) $4,000.00 assistance payments
  • Thirteen (13) $2,000.00 assistance payments

Assistance payments will be selected by a panel of judges. The decision of the panel of judges is final. The judges at their sole discretion can award or disqualify any applicant or change the payment schedule. Selected student awards are not final until all conditions and requirements are satisfied, some of which are listed herein and below.

  • Proof of age on Canadian or Provincial government photo ID, Social Insurance Number, employment confirmation, digital portrait photo and enrolment in full time studies at a post-secondary institution as of January 15, 2018 will be required in order to claim the scholarship award. All assistance payment monies are in Canadian dollars.
  • Assistance payment is not transferable, and cannot be extended. Taxes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winners.
  • Assistance payments must be accepted as awarded.

 5. Selection Process

On or before November 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) in Toronto, Ontario a panel of judges will evaluate the applications and essays. The odds of being awarded an assistance payment will depend upon the total number of eligible applicants and essays received on or before the applicable closing date. A selected entrant who does not provide the necessary age, post-secondary institution enrolment, employment documentation and any other requested information within 30 days of notification will be deemed to have forfeited the assistance awards payment and the Canadian Picture Pioneers shall be entitled to select a new scholarship award winner from the qualified entrants. Candidates may be contacted by phone, and may be required to complete and return a Release form in order to redeem their scholarship award. By applying for this assistance program the entrants automatically agree to accept and abide by these rules and regulations.

6. General Terms and Conditions

Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judging organization, which are final on all matters pertaining to the Student Assistance Scholarship Award. At the sole discretion and option of the judging organization, funds awarded will be paid as directed by the judges including to the student directly or to the student’s account at the educational institution as provided by the student with their proof of full-time scholastic enrollment. This Scholarship Award is governed by the laws of Canada. All federal and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the Canadian Picture Pioneers their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Picture Pioneers Scholarship Fund or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply. The Canadian Picture Pioneers reserve the right not to award any or all of the scholarships if in its opinion, no deserving candidates apply.

BY APPLYING FOR THIS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AWARDS, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES. The Official Rules will be posted at the “Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Scholarship Fund” Scholarship Awards web site throughout the Application period. Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

7. Limitations of Liability

The Canadian Picture Pioneers are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the application process, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions for the Assistance Award. The Canadian Picture Pioneers assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Canadian Picture Pioneers are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Assistance Award Program. If, for any reason, the Assistance Award Program 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 Canadian Picture Pioneers which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Assistance Award Program, The Canadian Picture Pioneers reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Student Assistance Award Program.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CANADIAN PICTURE PIONEERS BE RESPONSIBLE HEREUNDER FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES EVEN IF CANADIAN PICTURE PIONEERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Good luck with your submission.