Contest Rules and Guidelines

  • 1. Eligible Entrants

    The Contest is open to K-12 students in Canada in the 2021/22 school year and summer. There are three categories: grades K-6 students, grades 7-12 students and grades K-12 classes. This contest can have either individual, group or class entries.

  • 2. Contest Period

    The Contest will close at midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on October 5, 2022. Videos must be posted and all contest and release forms received before the Contest Close Date.

  • 3. Binding Contest Rules

    By entering the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Contest's official rules (Rules). All decisions by Take Me Outside, including without limitation the eligibility of entries, are final and binding. Entries will be disqualified if, by Take Me Outside’s sole discretion, they are illegal, defamatory, discriminatory or obscene or not an original composition of the entrant.

  • 4. Video Requirements

    Your video submission (Video) must: a. Have English subtitles if made in a different language. b. Be a maximum of 4 minutes in length; c. Be consistent with the theme of ‘Canada's Backyard - Show us why we have one of the best backyards in the world and how you like spending time in it. Due to copyright laws, each entrant is responsible for obtaining written permission for music and/or images created by others that are used in the entrant’s video. In the absence of properly-obtained permission, only original music and/or images created by the entrant may be used.

  • 5. Waiver of Moral Rights

    Entrants in the Contest and all participants in their Video waive all moral rights in their Videos and grant to the Sponsor the right to display the Videos in any form of media including but not limited to newspapers, television, internet websites and to edit the Videos for purposes of better editorial display.

  • 6. All entry forms will be kept strictly confidential

    Only students' names, ages and school name will appear in any promotional material, along with the video title, year, length, original language and format.

  • 7. Submitting Video

    All Videos must be submitted via YouTube®. A. To submit your Video to YouTube®, you must have a YouTube® account. If you do not have a YouTube® account, you can sign up for one on the YouTube® site at B. When you are ready to post your Video, please make sure it is embeddable as the Videos will be posted on Take Me Outside's website. (To do this, the embedding option can be selected under "Sharing Options" on the YouTube¨ video upload page.) As well, under Privacy Settings, please select "Unlisted" so that your video isn't made public. Only those with the link will be able to view the video.

  • 8. Prizes

    One grand prize (could be from any category) will be a 3 day trip to Banff National Park for 1 student and 1 adult. In the case of a winning group or class entry, one student must be chosen and accompanied by one adult/teacher. Airfare and accommodation, as well as complimentary tickets to the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will be included. Please note that the winning film will be screened online during the Banff Mountain Film Festival because of the Festival's format and limited capacity for audiences. This trip will occur at the end of October, 2022. The 3 day trip can be rescheduled if needed to a later date. The winning student(s) will be in the next grade, so the student who is chosen to go on the trip will have to be available to do so. At this time, not all details of the grand prize are available. Updates will be provided in the coming months. Other prizes include Mountain Equipment Company gear, given to 1st place and runner-up winners in each category.