My Canada, My Inspiration (the “Contest”)
The Contest starts at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday March 11, 2015 and closes on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. EDT (the “Contest Period”).
The Contest is open to all Canadian Residents and Permanent Residents of Canada.
One (1) Coin Design per theme category will be selected as the winning design, for the total of five (5) winning designs that will be featured on the 2017 circulation coins (“Winning Designs”, and referred to individually “Winning Design”).
There are 25 Finalist Prizes to be won. Artists of top 5 Favourite Designs in each of the 5 theme categories (“Finalists”) will receive a numismatic coin package with approximate retail value of $500.
There are 5 Grand Prizes to be won. Individual artists of the 5 Winning Designs will each win a Grand Prize: $2000 in cash (Canadian Dollars) AND a trip for two to attend the unveiling of the circulation coins featuring the Winning Designs to be held in the first half of 2017 in Ottawa. The trip includes the following:
- Transportation: depending on winner’s residence, return airfare or train fare for two to Ottawa (for more details, see General Terms and Conditions);
- Accommodation: two nights’ hotel accommodation in Ottawa (based on double-occupancy, room and taxes only) at a hotel to be decided by the RCM;
- Meals and Beverages: meal and beverage expenses during the two-day stay in Ottawa will be reimbursed by the RCM up to the allotted amount according to the RCM’s Travel Policy;
- Incidentals: incidental expenses during the two-day stay in Ottawa in accordance with the RCM’s Travel Policy.
Approximate total retail value of each of the 5 Grand Prizes varies, depending on transportation costs, but could total up to $9000.
There are 16 Participation Prizes to be won. By submitting an Eligible Entry you automatically become eligible to win one of 16 Royal Canadian Mint gift certificates of $50.