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Contest Rules

At any time throughout the year, we may have multiple contests happening. Please check this page for contest rules and details.

Current Contests

The “Bring a Friend” Contest

Got your tickets, and now all your friends also want to come along? No problem! Simply post on any of Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and TAG us and the friend in the post, telling us why they want to come! We’ll choose winners of pairs of tickets to our real-world event at random, anytime between now and May 31st at 6pm. You MUST tag us to be eligible. It can be a comment on one of our posts, a comment on your friend’s post, or simply a plain post on your own social profile. Just be sure we’re tagged, or we won’t see your entry!

Need our social handles? No problem!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smallhomeexpo/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmallHomeExpo

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/smallhomeexpo/

The “Win a Google Home Mini and Chromecast” Contest

ALL tickets purchased online before 3pm the day before the show (June 5, 2020) will be automatically entered to win a Google Home Mini and Google Chromecast combo pack! Tickets must be purchased and paid for using our system here on the website, powered by Eventbrite, or directly from Eventbrite, to be eligible to enter. Winner will be drawn on June 6,2020. Winner will be contacted by email, and posted publicly here on our website.


The Westcoast Small Home Expo Awards, 2020

These awards are nominated and voted on by the public. Votes are public and visible on the associated pages, linked here and from the front page of our website. If you are nominated, you will receive an email notification. Your voting page can be easily linked, and yes, you can solicit votes for your entry! Winners will be declared on May 20, 2020, at 12 noon, in the Vancouver, Canada Time Zone. All voting will automatically be cut off at that time. 

Winners will be officially announced and recognized at the Westcoast Small Home Expo, on June 6th, 2020. On the first day of the Expo, in the afternoon, all winners will be recognized from our main stage. Winners will contacted in advance, and will be gifted a complimentary 2-day family pack of 4 passes to the Expo. All Nominees able to be present will also be featured on our social channels, in photos and video, in our press releases, in our paid advertising in print and on social media, and on our website for the remainder of the year, until nominations for the 2021 Expo are launched.

Nominees must be Canadian in origin, or connected to a Canadian entity. This contest is meant to focus attention on Canadian achievement, whether that be by a Canadian person or company using foreign components in a Canadian site, or by nature of a Canadian organization or individual exporting their knowledge or design or products to other countries. All Nominees must have some sort of Canadian focus to be eligible.

Voting is limited to once per day. You can vote for more than one Nominee in each category, and in all categories once per day. Nominations can come from anyone, and yes, you can nominate yourself. Nominees may be individuals, or companies, or nonprofit organizations.

Nominees can be anyone or any organization with a valid entry that meets the requirements in the category. No, they do not need to be specialists. (For example, anyone who has created a small space garden in less than a 10×10 space can be nominated for the Favourite Small Space Garden Design, even if they normally create gardens of a larger size, or even if they are not a professional Gardener or Landscape Architect or Landscape Designer.) Please see the requirements for each category.

Nominee names are made public by default. If you wish to refuse your nomination for privacy reasons, please alert us by email at info@smallhomeexpo.ca, and we will remove your nomination immediately. By accepting your nomination, you consent to the use of your name, photographs, company name (if applicable) and details about your entry for publicity and marketing purposes.

Declared winners will be named based on publicly-visible vote counts. Entries are not subject to any internal jury or voting of any kind, except to determine eligibility based on the publicly-stated eligibility requirements. You may solicit votes for any Nominee you wish, and they may also solicit votes for themselves. No members of associated organizations or affiliates of the Westcoast Small Home Expo, or our parent company Events Plus Management Ltd is eligible to vote or solicit votes for any Nominee.

Any Nominee found guilty of cheating will automatically be disqualified. If cheating is suspected, all possible investigations will be completed without the suspension of voting. If proof of cheating is found, either by the Nominee themselves, or by anyone found to be artificially inflating votes by any means, whether they be associated with the Nominee or not, voting for that Nominee will be suspended immediately, they will be removed from the contest, and they will be disqualified from re-entry.

Please provide photos of your Nominee. Voting will take place based on the photos provided. The Westcoast Small Home Expo will not be responsible for acquiring or providing any additional photos of any Nominees. Please provide photos no smaller than 800px x 600px, and larger if possible, up to a quantity of 6.

We reserve the right to restrict Nominations. Nominations must be suitable for a public family audience, and must not picture or promote the use of any illegal substance or activity. We reserve the right to restrict or remove nominations without notice, and for any reason.

All types of spaces are eligible. Restrictions to size of the applicable space are indicated in some categories in order to focus nominations. But spaces intended for commercial, residential, or public use, and intended for use by adults, children, and those with special needs, are all eligible.

Categories of the WSHE Awards:

Favourite Small Space Garden Design

Any garden space, whether in ground, on a balcony, roof garden, in raised beds, or in other apparatus, whether ornamental or for edible plants, with active gardening space not exceeding 10 square feet aside from grass space, is eligible.

Favourite Small Space Interior Designer

Any Designer who has completed a design in less than 300 square feet is eligible.

Favourite Professional Organizer

Any Organizer who has completed a design in less than 300 square feet is eligible.

Favourite Smart Home Solution

This award is meant to recognize achievements of automation and convenience in technological integration, security, or accessibility.

Favourite Storage Solution

Both products and unique storage designs are eligible.

Favourite Small Space Design

Designs in less than 300 square feet, and that make best use of square footage, or lighting or other space amenities are eligible.

Favourite Small Kitchen Design

Designs in less than 300 square feet, and that make best use of square footage, or lighting or other space amenities are eligible. Both newly-built and renovation projects are eligible.

Favourite Small Bathroom Design

Designs in less than 300 square feet, and that make best use of square footage, or lighting or other space amenities are eligible. Both newly-built and renovation projects are eligible.

Favourite Small Space Furniture Product

This the only category designated as a product award, vs. a design award. Furniture items must be specifically designed to function in a small space, either by nature of being smaller scale, or by being multipurpose.

Westcoast Small Home Expo Curb Appeal Award

This award is not eligible for advance voting, and will be Awarded at the Westcoast Small Home Expo to the Village Display that achieves the most votes during the Expo. Please see voting facilities on-site.

Westcoast Small Home Expo Sustainability Award

This award is meant to recognize a company, product, or individual that promotes or achieves sustainability in terms of function, design, or action.

Westcoast Small Home Expo Lifestyle Award

This award is meant to recognize a company, product, or individual that achieves a high level of style, form, and function in a small space, without compromise due to size restraints.

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THE LEGAL STUFF:

Contest Rules:

These general rules apply to all contests managed by the Westcoast Small Home Expo, Events Plus Management Ltd and all our affiliates.

Please read carefully.

1. CONTEST PERIOD: Events Plus Management Ltd. restricts this contest to the period stated in the date range of the contest announcement, inclusive.

2. ELIGIBILITY: A contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who reserve tickets for the Westcoast Small Home Expo, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the first day of the contest period. Notwithstanding the above, the contest is not open to individuals associated with the contest, including the employees, agents or representatives of Events Plus Management Ltd. (including its respective divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising or promotional agencies) and suppliers providing prizes or other materials or services in connection with this contest (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals”). This contest is also not open to the immediate family members of the Excluded Individuals, and all other persons with whom the Excluded Individuals reside, and previous prize winners (including anyone from winner’s household) who have won a prize valued at $100 or greater in the preceding thirty (30) day period prior to the commencement of another contest also from Events Plus Management Ltd.

3. HOW TO ENTER: To enter for a chance to win a contest, you must reserve your tickets for the upcoming event using our standard ticketing system, Eventbrite, by 3pm Pacific Standard time on the day before the first day of the event. Door tickets or other non-online tickets, including press or courtesy tickets, do not constitute a valid contest entry. In order to be declared a winner by the contest judges, a potential winner must: (i) be in compliance with these contest rules; (ii) complete, sign and return an Events Plus Management Ltd form declaration and release prepared by Events Plus Management Ltd. before a prize will be released. If a potential or declared winner is not in compliance with these contest rules, the contest judges reserve the right to disqualify such entrant from the contest and select an alternative winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of other eligible entries received for a particular contest. Winners may be required to correctly answer an unaided, time-limited mathematical question.

4. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: In some cases as stated above, no purchase may be required to enter an Events Plus Management Ltd contest. However, an entry as specified by the contest announcement and advertising must be submitted by the deadline. Free tickets are only valid for persons of any gender who are legally entered in the country of Canada or elsewhere. The contest judges reserve the right to ask for testimonials of friends or relatives to ensure that entrants do meet this qualification.

5. PRIZE: the prize varies and is announced at various times throughout the year. We reserve the right to limit the winning of prizes to once every 30 days per household. The approximate retail value of a prize can vary and is available upon request at the time of the particular contest. If you are a declared winner, you must pick up your prize at our event on the date specified. Entrants may be required to be present to win. Potential winners will be required to furnish proof of identification such as a driver’s license or other photo identification. Prize entrants who are announced but do not claim their prize will forfeit their prize and a new entrant may be randomly drawn immediately. There are no prize substitutions. Prizes cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash. All decisions made by Events Plus Management Ltd are final.

6. PUBLICITY: By entering a contest, you consent to Events Plus Management Ltd’s use of your name, city of residence, photograph, voice, statement and image for any publicity purposes.

7. DECISIONS ARE FINAL: In the event of a conflict between the rules and any instructions or interpretation of these rules regarding a contest, these rules shall prevail.

8. CHEATING WILL AMOUNT TO AN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION: Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these contest rules, deliberately damage any website or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the contest, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Events Plus Management Ltd reserves the right to seek damages and/or other relief from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may include banning or disqualifying entrants from this and future Events Plus Management Ltd contests.

9. TECHNOLOGY MISHAPS: Events Plus Management Ltd assumes no responsibility for: entries lost, stolen, late, delayed, damaged, illegible, incomplete, or for the failure, interruption or delay of any email or other communication to be received, for any reason; problems with the function of any website or website feature howsoever caused; the malfunction of, or damage caused to, any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, data or software, online systems, servers or access providers; any functionality lost due to not having cookies enabled; traffic congestion on the Internet or on phone lines; the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer “hackers.”

10. CONTEST PERIOD: Events Plus Management Ltd reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, to amend, cancel, close, suspend or reinstate a contest at any time and for any reason whatsoever. Events Plus Management Ltd reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or substitute any component of a prize for its cash value or a prize of approximately the same retail value. Prizes are non-transferable, must be accepted as awarded by Events Plus Management Ltd and cannot be exchanged by a declared winner for cash or other substitutes.

11. AGREEMENT OF CONTEST TERMS: By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these contest rules, which are subject to change without notice to contest entrants individually, and each entrant releases Events Plus Management Ltd, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents and advertising and promotional agencies, from any damage, loss or liability suffered as a result of or arising from the entrant’s participation in a contest or the use of any prize.

12. EVENT CANCELLATION: In the event of a third party event or venue cancellation (i.e. concerts, trade shows, etc.) in which Events Plus Management Ltd is a sponsor, Exhibitor or client, Events Plus Management Ltd does not assume responsibility for reimbursement of tickets.

13. LEGALITY: The contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

14. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Personal information collected from entrants will be used by Events Plus Management Ltd for marketing purposes. Please read our privacy policy on this site. By entering a contest, entrant consents to the manner of collection, use and the disclosure of personal information.