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Honouring Mother Earth


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General Rules and Regulations - "Honouring Mother Earth"

These are the official contest rules and regulations for the Ontario Native Women’s Association’s (ONWA) "Honouring Mother Earth" Contest. Entry in “the contest” constitutes acceptance of these rules and regulations (the “contest rules and regulations”), and entrants are bound by these contest rules and regulations.

Contest Name: Honouring Mother Earth

Contest Period: Beginning 7:00 AM EST Friday April 7th, 2023, and ending 11:59 PM EST Saturday April 22nd, 2023. 


Contest Draw Dates: Monday, April 24th, 2023 


Overview: Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day; a day that celebrates and promotes environmental awareness and action. ONWA has long been invested in the protection of Mother Earth, as ONWA knows that the wellness of the land is linked to the wellness of Indigenous women and their families. Everyone can individually take responsibility for community impact on Mother Earth. ONWA is asking community "What actions are you taking to protect Mother Earth?".​​ Community is asked to submit a photo/video/story about what steps they are taking to protect Mother Earth for a chance to win an prizes. 


For the purpose of these official contest rules and regulations the following terms/definitions apply:

ONWA: Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

Contest Qualifying Period: The 24-hour period from 12:01AM ET on one day to 11:59 PM the following day during the contest period.

Contest Prizing: A draw(s) for the number of prizes during the contest period.

Qualified Entrant: A resident of the province of Ontario 18 years of age or older, or who is under the age of 18 years of age, with authorization of their guardian. Individuals who are ineligible include employees of the (ONWA), all sponsors related to “the contest”, their dealers, subsidiaries, agents and affiliates and their respective advertising agencies, members of such employees’ immediate families, same household members. For the purposes of all contests, immediate family is defined as mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother or spouse, sister or spouse, children, and grandchildren.


Qualified Entry: Entry ballots are generated when a Qualified Entrant enters the contest in accordance with these Contest rules and regulations.

Contest Prizes

Protecting Mother Earth Kit (includes "Mother Nature" by Kevin Belmore Paint Kit, maple syrup, wild rice, and a "Breath of Life" Cosmetic Bag set)

​There will be ten (10) grand prize winners. Grand prize winners will be divided between two kinds of participants:

  1. Community Members (5)

  2. Membership, ONWA Chapters and Councils (5)

Completes Submission Forms will count as an entry into the virtual ballot drum for the random winner's draw.​ In the case of multiple entries, there will only be one entry counted per person.


Winners of the draw will be notified through ONWA’s social media channels, and by email or telephone. 


How to Enter

  1. There is one (1) way to enter the "Honouring Mother Earth" Contest

  2. Beginning 7:00 AM EST Friday April 7th, 2023, and ending 11:59 PM EST Saturday April 22nd, 2023. Qualified entrants can visit directly or via a link provided in the advertising, and complete an online ballot which includes submission of a photo and/or video with accompanying description and collection of the following information:

    • First and last name

    • Email details

    • Mailing address details

  3. Agree that the ONWA has the right to use, publish submitted photo on social media platforms.

  4. Qualified entrant's who participate in "the consent", by selecting/clicking the consent button agree to allow ONWA to use submitted stories/descriptions, photos, videos, names for the purpose storytelling, sharing and honouring, via social media platforms and website (


General Contest Rules and Regulations

  1. By participation in “the contest”, entrants agree to release/indemnify/hold harmless Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

  2. By participating in the "consent" you agree to allow ONWA to use stories/descriptions/photos/video submissions on social media channels for the purpose of storytelling, sharing and honouring Indigenous women and families.

  3. ONWA acknowledges that “the contest” is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

  4. No purchase is necessary to participate in “the contest”.

  5. All winners must answer a skill testing question before any prize is awarded.

  6. There is no maximum of the number of entries per person per promotional period.

  7. Personal information collected from contest entrants will be used solely by ONWA for the purpose of administering “the contest”.  By participating in “the contest”, each entrant consents to collection, use and disclosure of personal information for these purposes.  

  8. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are non-transferable, nor do awarded prizes have cash value.

  9. Prizing will be mailed to contest winners according to mailing instructions completed in the online ballot (see R&R 2).

  10. To claim a prize, you a resident of the province of Ontario 18 years of age or older, or who is under the age of 18 years of age, with authorization of their guardian.

  11. ONWA is not responsible for complications that take place with email servers, telephone lines and/or computer delivery.

  12. ONWA is not responsible for misdirected entries.

  13. In the case of an email entry, if the identity of an entrant is in disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry.

  14. All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this contest server machine(s).

  15. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, ONWA reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

  16. ONWA reserves the right to deny a contest entrant a contest prize in the event a contest entrant fails to meet any of the above conditions.

  17. ONWA reserves the right to amend these official contest rules and regulations at any time. Should amendments occur, ONWA will take action to communicate new rules within 48 hours of amendments to the official contest rules and regulations.

  18. All entries acquired through entry into “the contest” become property of ONWA and shall in no case be returned to the contest entrant.

  19. Subject to applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws, these rules govern all aspects of this official contest rules and regulations and are binding.  

  20. If “the contest” is cancelled for any reason, “the contest” will end with no compensation offered to existing qualified entrants or contest prize winners. ONWA is not liable for delays or cancellation of “the contest”.

  21. ONWA reserves the right to cancel “the contest” or disqualify a participant due to fraud, technical failures, or human errors, the contest cannot be held as originally planned by the station and associated sponsors. Any person entering the contest in such a way that it will corrupt the fair and honest conduct of the contest or could interfere with any other contestant’s chances of participating or winning, will be disqualified.

  22. All prizes will be mailed within 30 days of winning.

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