Infectious Tales is a digital oral history and community art project being run in the Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, and Parkland County region in Alberta, Canada. The project is being overseen by mtset and the RATS Youth Advisory Council, in partnership with Parkland School Division and the Town of Stony Plain, with in-kind and partnership contributions from Stony Plain FCSS, Stony Plain Public Library, WestView Primary Care Network, Alberta Parenting for the Future Association, and the Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program.

All entrants to the the Infectious Tales community art project are subject to the following terms and conditions.

Entry and Eligibility

  1. The competition is open to residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Parkland County, aged 14 years and older.
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  4. Local residents are invited to claim an interview and interpret it artistically. The same interview can be claimed by multiple artists. (More information about how the contest works can be found at: infectioustales.com/how-it-works)
  5. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  6. All interviews were conducted with informed consent, and all interviewees have consented to their interviews being used and shared using a Creative Commons Noncommercial Attribution License.
  7. All artists consent to sharing their work using a Creative Commons Noncommercial Attribution License so that it can be showcased on the Infectious Tales website.
  8. Closing date for entry will be midnight, March 31, 2021. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  9. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

Prizing

  1. All art submitted by the March 31, 2021 deadline will be evaluated by a Community Jury, as follows: two youth delegates from the RATS Youth Advisory Council, two senior citizen delegates, two delegates from partner organizations, and the project coordinator (Jason Gondziola).
  2. Art will be evaluated in terms of technical ability, relevance to the associated interview, and overall aesthetics.
  3. The Community Jury will decide upon three winners in each age category (youth, adult, senior). The prizing will be as follows: $500 first place, $300 second place, $200 third place.
  4. The first 50 eligible entrants who are not also contest winners will receive a $25 gift card for a local business.
  5. The winner will be notified by email within 14 days of the closing date.
  6. Prizes will be made available through partner sites, or may be mailed, depending on the circumstances surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Other Conditions, Limitations of Liability

  1. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  2. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  4. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Canadian law and upheld in good faith.
  5. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry.

 

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