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CBC Music wants to give you a chance to win one of five $1,000 credits toward gear, courtesy of Yamaha Canada Music.

We're asking you to help us find Canada's best new artist as part of our Searchlight competition. One lucky act will win a prize pack from Yamaha Canada Music, valued at $20,000, but we wanted to let you win a prize, too.

Head over to our Searchlight page and vote for your favourite artist, then enter to win $1,000 toward Yamaha gear for yourself. Check out the slideshow above to see some of Yamaha's music products*.

*Product descriptions in the slideshow are provided by Yamaha Canada Music.

Enter now

Contest closes April 11, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Open to Canadian residents over the age of majority. Five prizes are available to be won, with an approximate retail value of $1,000. The winner will be required to answer a mathematical skill-testing question. No purchase necessary. Contest winners will be announced on April 12, 2013.



CBC Music’s Yamaha Gear Giveaway (“Contest”)

from 9 a.m. EST on February 18, 2013  to 11:59 p.m. EST on April 11, 2013  (“Contest Period”)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (“CBC”)
and Yamaha Canada Music (the “Sponsor”)


No purchase required. To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period visit (the “Website”) and complete the official entry form, including an answer to the mandatory question, along with your name and the requested contact information., then click “submit”.

To be valid, entries must be received by 11:59 pm EST on April 11, 2013.

Multiple entries by individuals are permitted.  Entries become the property of CBC and will not be returned to you.



Contest is open to all Canadian residents who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the Contest opening date.

Employees of CBC, the Sponsor, their affiliates as well as such employees’ immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this Contest.


On Friday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. EST, a random draw will be conducted by CBC from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The first five selected contestants that have correctly answered the mandatory mathematical skill-testing question shall be declared the winners, subject to meeting all the conditions described in these rules.

The winners will be contacted by email on Friday, April 12th, 2013, and should claim their prize as instructed by CBC by no later than three days after the date they are initially contacted. If a winner cannot be reached within three days following the first attempt of contact, incorrectly answers the mathematical skill testing question, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and CBC has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.


The five winners will each receive from the Sponsor a $1,000 credit towards the purchase of gear from Yamaha Canada Music.

Total approximate retail value is $5,000.


5.1.  To be declared a winner, the selected contestant must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question.

5.2.  Each winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in Section 2 of these rules; agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge; and releasing CBC, Sponsors, their affiliates, as well as their respective directors, officers and employees (the “Contest Parties”) from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.

5.3.  The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited.

5.4.  If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, CBC and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in their sole discretion.

5.5.  Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.

5.6.  If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.

5.7.  The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software; congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any person’s computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to administer this Contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.

5.8.  CBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws.  Should such an attempt be made, CBC reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

5.9.  All personal information, such as name and contact information, is collected by CBC solely for the purposes of administering this Contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your express consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used for the stated purposes. Please see CBC’s privacy policy at

5.10.   If the identity of a contestant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the contestant.  The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder.  A selected contestant may be required to provide proof that (s)he is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry.  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 will be the Contest server.

5.11.   Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.  All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the CBC.  CBC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

5.12.   CBC reserves the right to amend the Contest rules or to terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any contestant.  Any amendments to these Contest rules will be posted on the Website.

5.13.   By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest rules and the decisions of CBC and Sponsors, which decisions are final and binding on all contestants.

5.14.   Contest rules are available on the Website.


February 18, 2013

Meg Wilcox

Contest Coordinator


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