Contest Rules




To be eligible for this Contest, an individual must:

(a) be a legal resident of Canada (excluding the province of Quebec) who has reached the age of majority on the date that they entered the Contest; and

(b) if applicable, be the sole owner of all rights, titles and interests (including copyright) in and to the Work (as defined below) submitted in connection with the Contest. Employees of Metro Guide Publishing Inc., together with its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, related and associated companies, successors, assigns, licensees, and any programming service/network owned, operated and controlled by Advocate Printing and Publishing (collectively, “Advocate“) related advertising and promotional agencies and Contest prize providers (all such entities being individually and collectively referred to hereafter as the “Sponsors”), a person who has been confirmed as a winner of two (2) Advocate administered contests within six (6) months preceding the indicated Contest start date and/or a household member of any of the above are not eligible to enter or participate in the Contests unless otherwise specified by Advocate. The Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contests. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the Sponsors for the purpose of the Contests must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading personal details and/or information.

Contest Periods.

Each Contest entry period (“Contest Period”) shall start and end as announced on Saltscapes magazine’s website as indicated on (the “Contest Website”) and/or as indicated on Saltscapes social media platforms, after which time the Contest will be closed and no other entries shall be accepted.

How to Enter.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You may enter the Contest by:

(a) Visiting and filling out the entry form.

(b) Visiting any Saltscapes social media, clicking on the link and filling in the entry form:

Prize DescriptionPrizes will be awarded to the “Top Dog” aka Editor’s Choice, Readers’ Choice and Sponsor Pick. The Prize has no equivalent cash value, is non-transferable and no substitutions will be made. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. The Sponsors reserves the right to substitute any Prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Participants are responsible for all costs not expressly described as being included as part of the Prize, such as any fee associated with the receipt and/or use of the Prize. Please allow up to eight (8) weeks for delivery or fulfillment of the Prize. All terms and conditions apply to the Prize. For any contest inquiries, email:

The odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

Winner Selection.
(a) Following the end of the applicable Contest Period, Advocate will select one (1) entrant (or more, if applicable, based on the number of prizes available to be won) through three separate avenues: (1) readers choice, which once open can be voted on daily until voting closes on July 27, 2023 to select the top eight, top eight will face off on the Saltscapes Instagram account voting bracket style in Instagram stories; (2) editors choice and select categories, the editors of Saltscapes will judge the photos and select winners; and (3) Sponsor’s choice, the title sponsor will be given the opportunity to choose a winning photo.

(b) Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant(s) shall be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered during a pre-arranged telephone call or by e-mail, to comply with these Contest Rules and to sign and return the Release (described below).

(c) If the selected entrant does not respond within three (3) days of notification, he/she will be disqualified and will not receive a prize and another entrant may be selected (as determined by Advocate in its sole discretion) until such time as an entrant satisfies the terms set out herein. The Sponsors are not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a selected entrant to receive notification or for the Sponsors to receive a selected entrant’s response.

(d) If, as a result of an error relating to the entry process, drawing or any other aspect of a Contest, there are more selected entrants than contemplated in these Contest Rules, there will be a random draw amongst all eligible prize claimants to award the correct number of prizes.

Photography and Publishing Requirements.

(a) Entries may be colour or black-and-white digital photographs. Moderate digital adjustment (colour correction, cropping, sharpening, etc) is acceptable, but any image with a watermark or signature is automatically disqualified. Winners must submit original material (high-resolution files) for reproduction purposes and to publish winning pictures in Saltscapes magazine. Digital entries can be uploaded as jpg files at or Files must be at least 2MB. Maximum file size is 6MB.

(b) Photographs must be taken in Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador).

(c) By submitting the online form, the contest entrant grants to Saltscapes and partners the right to publish the photographer’s entry and name for marketing and promotional purposes. The contest entrant will not receive further compensation for such publication. All entrants also agree that without further payment, their photograph entry may be used in print or electronic form to promote future contests by Saltscapes magazine and/or its partners. It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that publication of the photographs by Saltscapes magazine raises no legal claims. The contest entrant must own all rights to any photographs entered.

(d) Photographs previously published in any print publication, in full or in part, are disqualified.

(e) Professional and semi-professional photographers (any photographers who earn more than $5,000 a year selling their photographs) are ineligible.

(f) The names of the winners, and as many of their photographs as space permits, are scheduled to be published in the October/November 2023 issue of Saltscapes magazine.

Limitation of Liability and Release.

Winners may be required to execute a legal agreement and release (“Release”) that confirms his or her: (i) eligibility for the Contest and compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acceptance of the prize as offered; (iii) grant to the Sponsors of the unrestricted right to produce, reproduce, convert, publish, broadcast, communicate by telecommunication, exhibit, distribute, translate, adapt, and otherwise use or re-use the submitted Work, his or her name, image, likeness, comments, voice and/or biography in any and all media now known or hereafter devised in connection with publicity related to the Contest; and (iv) release of the Sponsors, if applicable, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or related companies and each of their employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents, Sponsors, licensees, representatives, advertising, media buying and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages), rights, claims, actions, causes of action, personal injury, exposure to the COVID-19 virus, property damage or death, including without limitation all costs and liabilities of any kind including legal fees on a substantial indemnity scale, hereinafter called “Claims” and including without limitation any claims arising from any act of negligence of the Released Parties, that you now have, or may hereafter have against the Released Parties directly or indirectly resulting or arising from: (i) participation in the Contest, or the awarding, acceptance, possession, use, or misuse or enjoyment of any Prize, and where applicable, traveling to, preparing for, or participating in, any Contest-related or Prize-related event or activity; or (ii) the publicity rights granted to the Sponsors. You also agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all Claims in respect of the foregoing. The executed Release(s) must be returned within two (2) business days of the date indicated on the accompanying letter of notification or verification as a winner, or the selected individual(s) will be disqualified and any rights he or she may have to the prize will be forfeited.

Use of Personal Information.

By entering the Contest and voluntarily providing personal information, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure by the Sponsors and its respective employees and/or authorized agents, of your personal information, for the purpose of administering the Contest, including—but not limited to—contacting you with respect to the Contest if you are a selected entrant or opt-into being contacted for further information. Personally identifiable information will only be used to administer the Contest and for no other purpose, except as specifically outlined in these Contest Rules. Personally identifiable information will not be sold, shared or disclosed by the Sponsors to any third party, other than a third party engaged by the Sponsors for the purpose of administering the Contest or delivering a Prize, or if required by law with the exception that aggregated information may be used by or shared amongst the Sponsors and its subsidiaries and affiliates, or shared by the Sponsors with third parties in accordance with our Privacy Policy available at

Compliance with Rules.

By entering the Contest, you agree to abide by the entire Contest Rules and the terms and conditions under which the prizes are awarded. Any decision made by the Sponsors in respect of this Contest shall be final.

Technical Issues.

The Sponsors are not responsible for any computer, online, telephone, hardware, software or technical limitations or malfunctions that may occur (including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry, or failure to receive an entry), nor for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries in the Contest, nor for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission or receipt of entry, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; and, are not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone or network lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website or on account of any combination of the foregoing; and are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants or to any computer related injury or damage resulting from participating in downloading materials in this Contest.

Rights to Terminate/Modify/Suspend Contest.

The Sponsors retain the right, in their absolute discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate any aspect of the Contest (including, but not limited to these Contest Rules) at any time. The Sponsors may make substitutions of equivalent kind or value in the event of the unavailability of a prize (or component thereof) for any reason whatsoever. They may terminate or withdraw this Contest at any time by posting a notice on the Contest Website. If the Contest is terminated on any day prior to the normal Contest end date (the “Termination Date”), the Sponsors may determine the winners from all eligible entries received as of the Termination Date (which winners shall be randomly selected in accordance with these Contest Rules).

General Disqualification.

Any attempt made by an entrant or other individual or entity, to deliberately damage, manipulate or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, is a violation of the law. The Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages from any such individual or entity which makes any such attempt. Any entrant who, in the opinion of the Sponsors, is determined to be engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be immediately disqualified from the Contest.

Mobile Devices.

You have the option, but are NOT required to, enter the Contest by following the instructions provided above using a compatible mobile device. Standard data use and service rates apply and may vary according to your mobile device package and mobile service provider. Please contact your mobile service provider for details before participating in this Contest using a compatible mobile device.

Jurisdiction.These are the official Contest Rules. The Contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. The Contest Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over the Sponsors and/or the Contests. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Rules or the rights and obligations as between the entrant and the Sponsors in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Nova Scotia including procedural provisions without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.

Language Discrepancy.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

Social Media.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by any social media platforms on which the Contest may have been promoted and/or publicized. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsors.