#CUChallengeAccepted Instagram Contest

The Contest Period

The contest is run by the Undergraduate Recruitment Office at Carleton University. The Contest will run online from Friday, June 3, 2022 until Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:59 ET.


The person entering the Contest must be a future student who has applied to undergraduate studies at Carleton University for 2022 fall. Contestants cannot reside in Quebec.

How to Enter

The Contest may be entered on Instagram only. To complete the official contest entry, participants must 1) follow @carleton_future 2) share the photo on their personal Instagram story and 3) tag @carleton_future. Participants may only enter the contest once.

Late entries will be disqualified. There is no fee to enter this contest, and no purchase or other consideration is necessary.


There will be a Nintendo Switch awarded to the contest winner.

Total value of prizes is $371 +tax.

The prizes have no cash redemption value. Carleton University makes no express or implied warranties of any kind with respect to safety or performance of the contest prizes.

Selection and Awarding the Prizes

Contest entries must be submitted by Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:59 ET.

Winner will be selected using a random name generating tool.

The contest winner will be announced and notified on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Disqualification: If any one of the contest conditions is not met, the selected entrant will be disqualified and shall not be entitled to receive any prizes. The Undergraduate Recruitment Office has the sole and absolute discretion to verify the information provided in the student’s entry. If any information if deemed to be false, the Undergraduate Recruitment Office reserves the right to disqualify that entrant in their absolute discretion and to select the second place winner as a potential prize winner. The decision of the aforementioned parties is final and binding, without any right of appeal.


Verification of Entries: The validity of any student status regarding enrollment is subject to verification by the Undergraduate Recruitment Office. Any incomplete, double, or fraudulent entries will be rejected. Any entrant or other individual who enters or attempts to enter the Contest in a manner which is contrary to these official Contest Rules or which is otherwise disruptive to the proper operation of the Contest or by its nature is unjust to other entrants or potential entrants will be rejected and that entrant or purported entrant will be disqualified. All decisions of the Contest judges, who are employees of Carleton University, with respect to any and all aspects of the Contest, including without limitation the eligibility or disqualification of entrants or entries, are final and binding without right of appeal.

The Odds: The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Acceptance of Prizes: The Prize must be accepted as described in these rules and cannot be transferred to another individual, substituted for another prize or exchanged in whole or in part for cash or credit. If for any reason a selected entrant cannot be reached through the contact information provided, or does not respond to the Undergraduate Recruitment Office within five (5) business days of being contacted, or if there is any reason a winner cannot accept the prize as awarded, their entry will be declared null and void, and the second place winner will receive the prize if eligible.

Substitution of a Prize: The Undergraduate Recruitment Office reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, and for any reason whatsoever, to substitute a Prize or any part thereof, with an alternate prize of equivalent value.

Termination of Contest: The Undergraduate Recruitment Office reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest at any time, in whole or in part, in the event of any cause or circumstance, including without limitation any virus, computer bug or unauthorized human intervention, unauthorized or automated voting, or any other cause that is beyond the control of the Undergraduate Recruitment Office, that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Contest.

Release and Exclusion of Liability: By entering or attempting to enter the Contest, each individual agrees: (i) to release, discharge, and forever hold harmless Carleton University, and their respective officers, directors, employees, members, agents and other representatives (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all claims, actions, damages, injuries, demands, manner of actions, causes of action, suits, debts, duties, accounts, bonds, covenants, warranties, indemnities, claims over, contracts and liabilities of whatever nature or kind including without limitation arising out of, or in connection with the entrant’s participation or attempted participation in the Contest, compliance or non-compliance with these Contest rules and acceptance and use of the Prize, any other prize or any portion thereof.

Carleton University will not be responsible for lost, incomplete, late or misdirected Contest 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, computer equipment or software or for any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing, and will not be liable for any resulting injury or damage to any person or property arising from, or relating to, that person’s or any other person’s participation or attempted participation in the Contest, or attempted voting in the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, Carleton University reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

Communication with Entrants: No communication or correspondence will be entered into with any Contest entrants about their specific contest entries, other than:

  • With the winning entrant selected

Personal Information and Privacy Policy:

Any personal information collected through this contest will be used and disclosed by Carleton University under the authority of the Carleton University Act, and in accordance with sections 39, 41 and 42 of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and applicable Carleton University privacy policies, which can be read here: https://carleton.ca/secretariat/wp-content/uploads/Access-to-Information-and-Privacy.pdf. By entering this contest, all individuals consent to the collection and use of the personal information provided and contained in any submitted entry.

The information provided will not be used for any purposes other than those stated upon this form unless the entrant directs otherwise. Carleton University is fully compliant with FIPPA and endeavors at all times to treat all personal information in accordance with this law.

You have certain rights to access and rectify the information contained in the file held about you and in order to exercise these rights, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this consent please contact the Carleton University person listed below.

Manager, Privacy & Access to Information
Telephone: (613) 520-2600 Ext. 2047
E-Mail: University_Privacy_Office@carleton.ca

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