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Who can enter the Canada Post Small Business Tales of Triumph Contest?
To enter and to be eligible to win, an authorized representative of a company must be a legal resident of Canada at the time of entry, who has reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he/she resides and who is not an employee of Canada Post, its affiliated companies or agents, its respective advertising or promotional agencies, or a member of any such employee’s immediate family (regardless of where they live) or persons with whom they are domiciled (whether related to the employee or not).
What determines a “small business”?
For this competition, a small business is a company with less than $5,000,000 (CDN) in annual gross sales. The company cannot be subsidiaries of a parent domestic or international company, where the parent company has more than $5M in gross annual sales.
What determines a Canadian company?
- Has a place of business located in Canada
- Offers products or services for direct sale online or through a physical location in Canada
- Sells to Canadian end users
Applications and deadlines
When is my entry due?
All entries must be submitted by Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
Is there a cost to enter?
No, it is free to apply.
Do I have to be a Canada Post customer to apply?
You do not have to be a Canada Post customer to apply, to be eligible for, or to win, a prize with the Canada Post Small Business Tales of Triumph Contest.
However, the shipping and direct marketing prizes are in the form of credits and the winner must become a Canada Post customer to receive and use the prizes.
How are entries evaluated?
Based on the established evaluation criteria, representation from entrants across Canada and diversity in business offerings, the Canada Post Pre-screening Committee will select eligible submissions to move on to be considered in the selection of finalists.
Qualified applicants will be notified (on or around June 7, 2021) that they have been selected as a finalist. Finalists will be asked to complete an interview as the second round of the application process.
Detailed applications will first be reviewed by the internal Canada Post Pre-screening committee against contest criteria and then reviewed by an expert panel of judges, who represent varying industries focused on small business.
The judges will review entries against the criteria outlined in each category to select the finalists. The finalists will be announced around June 16, 2021. From the finalists, the judges will select the winners. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2021.
When and how will I be notified about the status of my entry?
Applicants will be notified by email that their entry has been received and is complete upon submission. Applicants will be notified by phone and receive an email if they are selected as finalists on or around June 7, 2021.
How will I know if I won the contest?
On or before October 1, 2021, Canada Post will contact the winners by phone and email to make arrangements for the awarding of the prizes. The winners will be announced on www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/talesoftriumph on October 1, 2021.
How do I submit my entry?
Click here and follow the steps outlined on the page.
How many entries may I submit?
Companies may only apply for one category in Round 1 of the process. If multiple applications are submitted, the Canada Post Pre-screening Committee will only review the first application submitted, based on the timestamp of the submission.
What language may I submit my entry in?
You may submit your entry in English or in French.
Can a company win more than one prize?
No, a company cannot win more than one prize. Companies may only apply for one contest category.
Can I make a change to my submission?
No changes will be accepted for any submission once submitted.
Will the information I submit about my company remain confidential?
Canada Post will attempt to use non-confidential information when announcing, promoting and awarding a prize to finalists and winners.
If Canada Post decides that confidential information would be relevant or necessary for the announcement, promotion and awarding of prizes of finalists and winners, Canada Post will seek consent from an authorized representative of the entrant to use the confidential information for the limited purpose of the Canada Post Small Business Tales of Triumph Contest.
The definition of confidential information appears in the Terms & Conditions.
Will Canada Post do any marketing of a company’s brand without permission?
As part of your submission, you will be providing Canada Post the right to use your logo, company name and location when we announce the finalists (should your company be a finalist). This announcement will include the use of your company name, location and logo on our website, on social media, in a news release and as part of our promotional efforts when announcing the finalists.
As well, you will be asked to provide a contact name so that Canada Post can request your company’s review of advertising and promotional materials referencing or using your company name, any marks or any other intellectual property of your company, outside of announcing the finalist. If you do not respond to the request within three business days, you will be deemed to have accepted the request and Canada Post will proceed to use the advertising and promotional materials referenced in the request during the term.
Please ensure the contact person information provided on your application is current, and that the person is available and able to make decisions on behalf of your company. The names of applicants will not be shared with anyone.