Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Library Social Media Contests! Jan 3–14, 2019

Students, you have two chances to win. Like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Instagram and participate in our January contest!!


To enter:

  • Facebook “Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library” – Tell us “How do you feel about the upcoming semester? using a GIF”
  • Instagram “@saskpolytechlibrary”– Tell us “What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?” 



  • Facebook - $25 Mastercard giftcard
  • Instagram - $5 Tim’s giftcard



For the purposes of this document – “Library Social Media Contest” refers to two separate contests with separate prizes promoted and run simultaneously by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library.

By entering either or both contests, you agree to a complete release of Facebook and/or Instagram from any or all liability in connection with this contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Instagram.

These official rules apply to the 2019 Library Social Media Contest provided by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library. The contest will run Thursday, January 3rd (9 a.m.) – Monday, January 14th (11:59p.m.).

ELIBILITY: By entering you agree to be bound by these official rules. The contest is open to residents of Saskatchewan currently enrolled in and attending a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program at any location, on or off-campus. Saskatchewan Polytechnic employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. Each winner must provide proof of being enrolled as a student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic to receive a prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, provincial and local laws apply.

TO ENTER: The contests will be operated through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library’s social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram. To enter, respond to the contest prompts on the platform.

  • Facebook – “How do you feel about the upcoming semester? Tell us using a GIF”
    • (1) Entrants must respond to post with a comment using a GIF.  (2) Entrants must “Like” the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library Facebook page (3) Entrants must be students currently enrolled in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Program.
  • Instagram – “What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?” 
    • (1) Entrants must respond to post with a comment.  (2) Entrants must “Follow” @SaskPolytechLibrary on Instagram; (3) Entrants must be students currently enrolled in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Program.

Winners will have three days from being contacted by staff of their win to claim their prize. For the purposes of this contest a day is defined as beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m.

1. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

2. There is a limit of one entry per platform per person. A person may enter both the Facebook and the Instagram contest by following directives, and are thusly qualified to win a prize for each respective contest. A person cannot enter either contest multiple times.  Entries must be received by the time indicated by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library.

3. Winners will be notified via instant message on Facebook and/or Instagram. If winners permissions are restrictive (i.e. will not receive an IM from Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library) we will attempt to contact the winner using their Saskatchewan Polytechnic email address. Failure to respond within three days will result in a loss of prize.

4. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library is not responsible for any technical difficulties experienced due to overload, busy signals, loss of cellular service, wifi, electronic problems or any other factor that may impact entry, participation or prize claim.

5. If a user’s privacy settings restricts Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library staff from viewing an entry, that entry will not be admitted into the contest.

6. All entries become property of Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library. By submitting, you warrant all materials are 100% original and do not violate the right of privacy or publicity of, or constitute a defamation against, any person or entity; that the materials will not infringe upon or violate the copyright or common law rights or any other rights of any person or entity; and that you are the person depicted in the materials. You agree to indemnify Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library for all damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of any breach or failure of the warranties made herein. Entries that are determined to be fraudulent will be void, and the person making such an entry barred from further participation in the contest. Incomplete entries may be disqualified at Saskatchewan Polytechnic's discretion.

WINNERS: Winners will be randomly selected using a randomization formula in Microsoft Excel. Winners will be contacted through Facebook or Instagram messenger. Prizes will be sent to the appropriate campus library (which may cause a 2 or more day delay). Winners will be instructed to pick up the prize during a designated time period at the library front desk. Any harassment to Saskatchewan Polytechnic staff by winners will cause forfeiture of the prize and the prize will be redrawn. Winners who do not pick up their prize within a week of being contacted will also forfeit their prize and the prize will be redrawn. Winners will show identification with home address, and proof of enrollment at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (for example, driver’s license and Student ID) and sign a receipt of prize document.   


  • Facebook prize - one $25 Mastercard gift card
  • Instagram prize – one $5 Tim Horton’s gift card

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or stated, no person will be entitled to receive any prize until after their eligibility has been confirmed or accepted by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library and all required paperwork (including without limitation, liability release, agreements) have been completed by the pending winner.

Prizes will be awarded to the person who submitted participated in the contest only. Winners may be required to present a valid photo ID in order to pick up any prize. Winners may be required to sign a consent form relieving the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library and any affiliated organizations from any and all liability with respect to the contestant’s participation in the contest and the receipt and/or use of the prize. Any person refusing to sign the Consent Form and complete or provide any other documents required by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library by the deadline required by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library will forfeit any and all contest prizes.

1. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.
2. Contest entries in poor taste will be disqualified. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library will be the sole arbiter in all matters relating to the contest and the interpretation of contest rules. Their decisions shall be final. Entry into the contest constitutes agreement by contestants to abide by these rules, as well as any other rules established by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library reserves the right to delete or remove any entry.
3. By entering, entrants release and hold harmless Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest or any prize won.
4. By participating in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library contest, entrants herby consent to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library’s usage of any one or more of the following for any other advertising or promotional purpose without payment of any additional consideration: contestants name; voice; likeness; biographical information; his/her participation in the contest including photos; and the substance of the contestant’s communication with Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library.
5. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library reserves the right to terminate or declare the contest null and void and rescind any prize, if in its sole judgment, the rules or the integrity of the contest have been violated or compromised in any way. Intentionally or non-intentionally by any person whether or not a contestant in the contest.
6. For a list of winners mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library identifying the name of the particular contest and date of the contest.
7. Entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, city, likeness, voice, biographical information and/or statements for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library will not share entrant information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library may contact entrants in the future with offers they determine to be of interest, and entrants will have the option to opt out of future communications at any time.
8. The contest is governed by the laws of the province of Saskatchewan. It is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and in any province outside of Saskatchewan. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.
9. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library provides no warranties covering any of the prizes furnished as part of this contest.
10. Information supplied by entrants will be used in accordance with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Privacy Policy.
11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned herein, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or company, or the inclusion of a product or service as the prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or company or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service, and, except as otherwise indicated, no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred.