These rules and regulations are final on all matters relating to Fruit and Vegetable magazine’s Video Contest (the “Contest”). By applying, all entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations.


The host (“Host”) of the Contest is Annex Business Media, and its publication, Fruit and Vegetable magazine (“FVM”) (105 Donly Drive South, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4N5).


The sponsor (“Contest Sponsor”) of the contest is BASF Canada (100 Milverton Dr, Mississauga, ON L5R 4H1)


To be eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize, you must be a permanent resident of Canada. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest or to win a prize. All videos entered in the Contest must be of Canadian content (i.e. taken in Canada). Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to abide by these Contest Rules and Regulations and the Contest Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.


Personal Information collected from Entrants by the Host will be used by the Host or its affiliates to administer the Contest and in connection with the publication of winning videos. Neither the Host/Contest Sponsor nor its affiliates will share personal information relating to Entrants with any third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest or as may be required by law. The Host will not attempt to contact the Entrant for any other purpose than to administer the Contest or as may be required by law unless they have agreed to receive relevant communications from the Contest Sponsor. The Contest Sponsor respects the privacy of everyone who enters the contest.


Entries can be submitted electronically through the Contest website ( in form of a YouTube link. Prior to uploading, Entrants must identify which of the Contest’s five categories – pre-season, planting, growing season, harvest or marketing the bounty – that their video fits into.

Entrants will be responsible for uploading their video to YouTube prior to making their submission on the Contest website. YouTube videos must be set to ‘Public’ in the privacy setting to be eligible. Videos must be a minimum of 30 seconds in length, and no longer than 90 seconds.

YouTube accepts the following formats:

  • .AVI (Audio Video Interleaved)
  • .3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
  • .MOV (QuickTime Movie)
  • .MP4 (Motion Picture Experts Group Part 14)
  • .MPEG or .MPG (Motion Picture Experts Group)
  • .FLV (Adobe Flash)
  • .M4V (h.264)
  • .WMV (Windows Media Video)
  • .WEBM (HTML5)


By submitting a video to the contest, the entrant hereby grants FVM and BASF the right to use videos submitted to the contest. FVM and BASF will have rights to use videos digitally to (a) further expand on the print and digital editions of the magazine; (b) promote FVM and BASF; and (c) promote FVM and BASF via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and other social media outlets. By submitting a video to the contest, the entrant also hereby grants to FVM and BASF the non-exclusive, perpetual right and license to reproduce, publish and distribute, and to authorize the reproduction, publication and distribution of the videos in all electronic forms and media now known or later developed, including, but not limited to, on CD-ROM, over the Internet. By uploading a video to the contest, entrants agree that any such reproduction, publication or distribution may be the work alone and not in conjunction with the works with which it is first published by FVM and BASF. FVM and BASF reserves the non-exclusive right to publish any entry and/or use any entry in its material during or after the Contest without further compensation to the entrants. For FVM and BASF, promotional material shall include without limitation any print or electronic advertising or marketing material such as posters, online videos, newspaper ads, television ads, e-mails and social media content.


In order for FVM to use your video, you confirm that (a) your video is your own original work; (b) you own all the rights in the video, including copyright; (c) you have the right to give FVM permission to use your video for the purposes specified in these rules; (d) the video is not defamatory and does not infringe any Canadian laws or violate the rights of any third party; (e) you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your video or the consent of their parent / guardian if they are minors; (f) you waive any moral rights that you may have in the video; (g) you indemnify FVM against any claim, demand, action, suit, or other proceedings against FVM arising out of the use of the video or any false or inaccurate statements.

If you do not want to grant FVM the permission set out in these rules, please do not submit your video.


Contest opens January 30, 2019 and closes at 11:59 EST on October 31, 2019.
All entries become the property of the Host and will not be returned. The Host is not responsible for entries lost, late, misdirected, illegible or delayed for any reason.


A panel of FVM judges will select twenty videos from all entries received. The team will make its selections considering the following criteria:

1) Videos must clearly exhibit the applicable theme and category of the contest
2) The meaning of the video is reasonably apparent to the audience (i.e. it portrays a clear subject with effect/emotion).
3) Technical quality (i.e. clear and clean composition).

The top twenty videos selected will be posted to the ‘What’s Growing Canada’ website, where they will be hosted for public voting. The public voting period will run from Nov. 1, 2019 to December 6, 2019. The ten videos with the most votes will be named winners and will be eligible to receive a prize.

The panel of FVM judges will select one video as the overall contest winner. The selected video and Entrant will be eligible to receive the Contest Grand Prize.

The selected winners will be contacted by telephone or email during the week following the judges’ decision and should acknowledge his/her prize as instructed by the Host by no later than three (3) days following the Host’s attempt at contacting the selected winner. If the prize is not claimed within this period, a new winner will be selected.


The Grand Prize is two tickets to the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention held in February 2020 in Niagara, Ont., and $500 CDN.

The top ten videos will each receive a $25.00 gift card from Tim Hortons.

The Grand Prize and top ten winners will also be featured in the January/February 2020 issue of FVM. This will include a photo, small description of the winning video and a push to the What’s Growing Canada website to view the video.

In addition, 30, $20 Tim Hortons gift cards will also be awarded to eligible Entrants throughout the duration of the Contest. Winners will be selected via random draw conducted by the Host.


The Host is not responsible for any failure of the website during this Contest. Nor is it responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software or any e-mail, online or internet entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion.


The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible videos received, the evaluation of the videos by the judging panel and the public voting results.


By participating in the Contest, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules and Regulations. In the event of any disagreement as to whether a person is an Entrant, a potential winner or a winner, or as to the qualification of any Entrant, potential winner or winner to, or the adequacy of any prize or any substitute prize, the decision of the Host will be final. Please consult our rules and regulations for full details.