Hey curling fans, it was a great 2012-13 season, both on and off the ice!
On the ice, Canadian teams hit the podium six times — SIX TIMES! — in world championship play.
Off the ice, we had a great time at our Season of Champions events in Penticton, B.C. (the World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto), Fort McMurray, Alta. (the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championships), Kingston, Ont. (the Scotties Tournament of Hearts), Edmonton (the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Monsanto) and Victoria (the Ford World Men’s Championship, presented by Booster Juice), saw a lot of familiar faces and made a lot of new fans, too. Curling fans are the greatest!
Our year was just as rewarding in cyberspace! Our Facebook page has been blowing up — we’re closing in on 11,000 fans! — and you can’t get enough of us on Twitter, either, with more than 7,100 followers!
So to say thanks to our fans, we’ve got a couple great contests lined up!
First of all, we’re going draw, at random, three names from our Facebook fans and Twitter followers and give away autographed brooms that feature the signatures of players at either the Scotties, Brier or Men’s Worlds. That draw will be made this week, and the winners will be notified as soon as possible.
We have three more brooms — one each from the Scotties, the Tim Hortons Brier and Ford Worlds — to give away to the winners of a contest that challenges you to take a unique picture this summer that features an element of curling. A broom. A rock. The CCA logo (click here for a printable version). Use your imagination!!!! We’ll show off your pictures over the summer in our Facebook gallery (click here to see some samples), and pick three winners on Sept. 2! Email your pictures to: email@example.com. Please put the words “Summer curling photo contest” in the subject line. You can also enter a picture via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CCABROOM.
Yes, there’s some fine print (there always is, right?). Read below for more details:
Official Rules and Regulations – Signed Broom Giveaway
No purchase is necessary to enter or win. This contest is open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.
ENTRY PERIOD: The contest begins at 1 p.m. ET on June 27, 2013, and ends at 1 p.m. ET on Aug. 31, 2013
HOW TO ENTER: Three broom winners among our Facebook and Twitter followers will be selected at random by the Canadian Curling Association on June 27, 2013, and winners will be notified. Three more broom winners will be decided in our photo contest. Fans can enter by emailing summer holiday photos containing a curling element to firstname.lastname@example.org during during the promotion period. Email subject line must contain the words “Summer curling photo contest”.
You can also enter a picture via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CCABROOM.
All entries become the sole property of Canadian Curling Association and none will be returned for any reason. All entries must be received during the Contest Period by the appropriate deadlines. Entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered, garbled, mechanically or electronically reproduced, or tampered with in any way.
ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open only to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Canadian Curling Association, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, distributors, suppliers, advertising, fulfillment, judging, and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, and spouse of each) and those living in their same households are ineligible.
Contest may only be entered from and in eligible jurisdictions. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the registered account holder of the email account from which the entry was generated. With respect to any winning entry, the winner may be required to provide the Canadian Curling Association with proof that the person is the registered account holder of the email account associated with the winning entry. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges which are final and binding in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the contest.
All decisions of Canadian Curling Association are final and binding in all matters as they relate to this Contest and the award of any prize.
PHOTO CONTEST PRIZES: Three curling brooms, featuring autographs of participants from the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Tim Hortons Brier and Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.
SELECTION OF WINNER: Winner will be selected on Sept. 2, 2013, in a random drawing from among all eligible photo entries received. The drawing will be conducted by the Canadian Curling Association, whose decisions and interpretations on all matters relating to the Contest and these Official Rules are final and binding in all respects. The Canadian Curling Association reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winner will be notified via email and must meet all eligibility requirements. Return of a prize or prize notification as undeliverable, or inability of the Canadian Curling Association to contact a potential winner within seventy-two (72) hours of selection, may result in disqualification of such potential winner, and an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing at the Canadian Curling Association’s discretion. In the event a winner declines a prize, the Canadian Curling Association may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner by random drawing.
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
About the Canadian Curling Association
The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest ‘little rocker’ (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over – and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials. The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification; and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.