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Arouse Erotic Writing Contest Official Contest Rules


  1. SPONSOR: The Arouse Erotic Writing Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Inc., 32 Mackenzie Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1T1 (the “Sponsor”).
  2. ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who are age of majority in their province or territory  at the time of entry, with the exception of employees of the Sponsor, its parent, related and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, departments or agencies, franchisees, suppliers, advertising and promotional agencies, contest administrators, and any other parties engaged in the development, production or distribution of Contest materials and those living in the same household.  By participating in this Contest, entrants acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Contest Rules. Entrants who do not comply with any of the Contest Rules are subject to disqualification by the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
  3. CONTEST DATES AND TIMES: The Contest begins on June 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. EST, and ends on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., EST. (“Contest End Date”) after which time the Contest will be closed and no further entries shall be accepted.  The sole determinant of time for the purpose of receipt of a valid entry will be the Sponsor’s server.
  4. HOW TO ENTER: You can enter by visiting and submitting your writing submission to  For this Contest receipt of an Internet entry occurs when the Sponsor’s server records the entry information. All entries must be complete and are subject to verification by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Limit three entries per person.

Essay Submission Guidelines

All essay submissions are subject to the following rules:

  • Entrants grant the Sponsor an exclusive license to use their entries for the administration of the Contest and in any advertising, marketing or publicity, without notice or compensation, as may be edited, modified or translated in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
  • The Sponsor may determine, in its sole discretion, whether or not to accept any entry and whether it will use any entry for any purpose, including in any marketing or publicity.
  • Entries cannot be any of the following, all of which shall be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion:
    • Obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group.
    • Contain copyrighted materials owned by 3rd parties.
    • Refer to the name of any person without permission from that person for you and the Sponsor to reproduce it.
    • Communicate messages inconsistent with the purpose of this Contest, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.

The Sponsor may require any entrant to obtain any 3rd party consent necessary for their entry, whether to satisfy intellectual property, privacy or any other laws, before accepting an entrant’s entry into this Contest or using an entrant’s essay submission for marketing, the administration of this Contest or any other purpose, any such consent(s) which may be required by the Sponsor being be the sole obligation and expense of the entrant.

Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed, or otherwise, illicit means to enter the Contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Contest Rules, for example, but not limited to, creating multiple accounts, identities, or registrations, all in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you from entering, participating and/or winning a prize.  Entries that contain false or incomplete information are void. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, contain false information, are damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Contest Rules are void. Entrants grant Sponsor a non-exclusive license to use all entries, including written submissions, as may be edited, translated or otherwise modified by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, for any purpose.  No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of entry or receipt of an entry into this Contest..

  1. CONTEST PRIZES: There are a total of three (3)3 prizes available to be won  as follows (i) a $1,000 cash prize and, a We-Vibe vibrator (total approximate retail value (APR) ,$1,220 ; (ii) a $500 cash prize and, a We-Vibe vibrator (APR , $7220); and (iii) a Pleasure Set (APR , valued at $300).

All winners assume any and all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by entering, participating in this Contest or use or redemption of a prize.  Prizes must be accepted as awarded and have no cash value. Prizes or any portion thereof cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions or special offers. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize is unavailable at time of award.

  1. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received before contest closes and level of skill in creative writing skill. before contest closes on August 31st, 2019.
  2. WINNER SELECTION AND CONFIRMATION: On September 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. EST at 32 Mackenzie Crest, Toronto, Ontario a panel of experts will select the potential winners (the “Selected Entrants”) from all eligible entries received before the Contest End Date based on their creative writing talents, with allthe decisions by the judges being final.

Selected Entrants will be deemed winners if they meet all of the eligibility criteria set out in these Contest Rules.  If a Selected Entrant does not meet any of the eligibility criteria, he/she will be disqualified and will not receive a prize and another entrant will be selected by way of reviewing all writing submissions from the remaining eligible entries.  Before being declared a winner, a Selected Entrant will be required to: (i) sign and return the Sponsor’s Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release form; and (ii) comply with all other Contest Rules, all in the sole discretion of Sponsor.

Selected Entrants will be notified within one (1) business day of being chosen and will be contacted e-mail provided at the time of entry into the Contest, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and up to three attempts will be made within 36 hours following winner selection.  A Selected Entrant that does not or cannot accept a Prize may be forfeited and a new Selected Entrant selected by as a runner-up, as selected by the expert panel, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  The Sponsor’s signed release form must be received by Sponsor no later than September 16, 2019th.  Sponsor is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a Selected Entrant to receive notification or for the Sponsor to receive a Selected Entrant’s response.

Disputes regarding identity of entrant: If the identity of a Selected Entrant is disputed, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder (the individual assigned to the e-mail address or, if applicable for entry, social media handle associated with the entry).  Each Selected Entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the Authorized Account Holder associated with the selected entry.

  1. RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: Winners must sign the Sponsor’s Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release form to: (i) confirm compliance with the Contest Rules; (ii) agree to accept prizes as awarded; (iii) release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, its departments and agencies, parent, related and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising and promotional agencies, counsel, marketing partners, Facebook, Instagram and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, successors, sponsors, partners, licensees, subsidiaries, agents, artists, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the administration, development and execution of the Contest (the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all manner of action, cause of action, claim or demand, loss or injury, use or misuse of a prize or any travel related thereto, and the use of the Entry by the Sponsor, suit, debt, covenant, contract, including legal fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach, failure of any third party contractor or supplier used in connection with any aspect of the Contest to perform or deliver any goods or services, any act of God or any other event beyond the Released Parties’ control, any dissatisfaction of any kind by a winner with any aspect of the Contest or any prize, liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the entrants, guests, their heirs, successors or assigns have, might have or could have suffered, by reason of or arising out of an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise by the entrant of the Prize as awarded; and (iv) indemnify the Released Parties against any loss, damage or expense, including legal fees, that any of the Released Parties may suffer or incur as a result of any non-compliance by an entrant with any of the Contest Rules or participation in the Contest and/or in connection with the acceptance and/or exercise by an entrant of a prize and the use of the Entry by Sponsor.

The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate entry information which may affect a person’s ability to participate in the Contest or be awarded a prize, including but not limited to human error, technical malfunctions, lost or delayed entries for any reason, mail failures, omission, or any combination thereof, and entries which fail to fully comply with these Contest Rules; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (iii) lost, incomplete, delayed, mutilated or misdirected entries or Declaration and Release forms; (iv) injury or damage to the entrant’s computer or to any other individual’s computer related to or resulting from participating in, or downloading any material regarding the Contest or accepting a prize; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize, including any travel related thereto and the use of the Entry by Sponsor; (vi) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers” or otherwise; or (vii) late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a potential winner.

  1. OTHER CONDITIONS:  The Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or amend this Contest at any time and in any way, without prior notice.  Without limiting the foregoing, if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest and conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries received by the Contest End Date.

Publicity and entrant information: By participating in the Contest, entrants consent to the use of their name, address, e-mail address, postal code, telephone number, social media handles, comments and image, whether on videotape, photograph or any other means, for the administration of this Contest or any publicity carried out by the Sponsor, without further notice or compensation.

Law: The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable Canadian federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and local laws. This Contest shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the Ontario, including all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, rights and obligations between entrants and the Sponsor, and procedural provisions, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.  Any dispute shall be adjudicated by the courts sitting in Toronto, Ontario.

Rule amendments: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend or modify these Contest Rules, or modify, cancel or suspend this Contest, without prior notice for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation in the event that any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupts, or threatens to corrupt, the security or proper administration of the Contest.  In the event the Contest is cancelled before the contest closes, the Sponsor may either: (i) choose potential winners from all valid entries received before the Contest was cancelled; or (ii) conduct a random draw from all valid entries received before the Contest was cancelled.

Intellectual Property: All intellectual property, including but not limited to trademarks, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, images, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Sponsor.  All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or other intellectual property without the express written consent of the Sponsor is strictly prohibited. The Sponsor’s marketing or other partners, if any, shall also have access to and rights to reproduce, copy or otherwise use any materials generated by this Contest or any submissions or materials generated by entrants.

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