Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

1. DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTEST: Excellence Canada Excellence, Innovation and Wellness Poster Contest (the “Contest”) is designed to (a) raise the profile and awareness of excellence in the workplace among young people; and (b) promote the Excellence, Innovation and Wellness Standard.

2. AGREEMENT: By entering the contest, each student agrees: (a) to abide by the Contest Rules & Regulations; (b) posters become the property of Excellence Canada and will not be returned; (c) to permit Excellence Canada to use his/her poster for advertising or publicity purposes without any compensation and (d) to release his/her name.

3. ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to full-time and part-time Canadian College and University students enrolled in the 2012/2013 academic year(s).

4. CONTEST PERIOD: The contest begins on September 14, 2012 and ends on October 25, 2012 at 5 p.m. EST. All posters received will be entered into the contest for a chance to win a prize.

5. PRIZES: A cash prize of $1,000.00 will be awarded to one winning student. The chances of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received prior to the closing date. The winner will be notified by email or via telephone and will be awarded their prize within 30 days of notification.

6. JUDGING: A panel of judges will evaluate each submission and select the winner based on the following criteria: (a) Originality and creativity; (b) “Look and feel” – visual appeal; and (c) Script/story – how well the poster answers the Contest theme, “Excellence, Innovation and Wellness”.

In addition, students and the general public will vote for their favorite poster by “liking” it on Facebook. The public votes along with the score of the judges will determine the winner. Each like increases the likeness of winning.

The decision of the judges shall be final.


Step 1: Submit your Excellence, Innovation and Wellness themed poster along with a completed Contest Entry Form to Excellence Canada, on or before October 25, 2012 at 5 p.m. EST.

Step 2: Visit our Facebook page ( and upload your poster. Share your poster and invite friends, family and the public to like your poster. Each like increases your chances to win! Voting ends November 30, 2012.


  • Size: 22" x 34" (landscape or portrait).
  • Graphics: Poster must include Excellence Canada logo and the words, “Excellence, Innovation and Wellness”.Click here to download Excellence Canada Logo (.EPS).


  • PDF: PDFX1/a files are preferred. Please note: We do not accept PDFs created from ANY Microsoft product.
  • Native Files: All Adobe Creative Suite native files (TIF, JPEG, PSD, AI, and INDD) up to version 5 are accepted. Please ensure that all images are supplied or embedded and all fonts are converted to outlines.

 Following are guidelines for best results:

  • Resolution: Images must be at 300 ppi when placed at 100% of final size in ad.
  • Colour: All files should be created in CMYK.
  • Fonts: All fonts must be converted to outlines, even if supplying a PDF. • Dimensions: 22" x 34" (landscape or portrait).
  • Bleeds: Minimum 1/8” required. Ensure that bleeds are included in settings for PDF creation.

10. FILE SUBMISSION: Files can be submitted via email, CD, or DVD. Please include Contest Entry form with submission.

  • All files must be compressed: stuffed or zipped.
  • Send emails to  
  • Mailing address: Excellence Canada 307-2275 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Toronto, ON M8V 3Y3

If you have any questions, please contact us at 416.251.7600 ext. 231.

11. WINNER: One winner will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000.00. The winner will be announced on December 14, 2012.