Terms and Conditions

MarkitRead photo giveaway

You could win a class pack of Scanning Pens for your school! Enter the #MarkitRead photo giveaway by sharing photos of how you are participating in the Mark it Read for Dyslexia campaign on social media.

You can submit using the hashtag #MarkitRead on your TwitterInstagram or Facebook account.

Contest Rules and Regulations

The Dyslexia Canada “Mark it Read for Dyslexia” Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) will begin on October 1st at 10am EST and end on October 31st at 3pm EST. By participating in this Giveaway, each entrant agrees to be bound by these official rules (the “Official Rules”) and the decisions of Dyslexia Canada, which are final and binding in all respects.

To enter the Giveaway, you will need to follow at least one of Dyslexia Canada’s social media channels and post a picture of how you are participating in the Mark it Read for Dyslexia campaign using the hashtag “MarkitRead” (the “Entry”). You can follow Dyslexia Canada’s Instagram page (@CanadaDyslexia), Twitter feed (@DyslexiaCanada), or Facebook page (@DyslexiaCanadaorg).

Contest period

The contest runs from October 1, 2019 at 10:00am ET until October 31, 2019 at 3:00pm ET.

How to enter

No purchase or entry fee is required.

During the #MarkitRead photo giveaway period, entrants must share a photo of how they are participating in the Mark it Read for Dyslexia campaign on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #MarkitRead. The photo may or may not include individuals.

Entrants may post more than one photo or post on more than one social media channel but there will be a limit of one Entry entered into the Giveaway per person or organization.


The Giveaway is open only to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are over the age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry. Employees, representatives, and agents of Dyslexia Canada as well as the immediate family members (spouse, children, parents, and siblings) and those living in the same household of such employees, representatives, and agents are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

Photo/entry eligibility

Entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, irregular, forged, garbled or reproduced.

By participating in this Giveaway, each entrant warrants and represents that they have all required permissions and releases required to share the photo and that his or her Entry: a) is original to him or her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Entry used to enter this Giveaway; b) does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; c) does not contain any reference to any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; d) will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and e) is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following:

  • Nudity;

  • Sexual activity;

  • Crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols;

  • Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups;

  • Content that endorses, condones or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky activity, behavior or conduct;

  • Personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names and addresses (physical or email);

  • Conduct or other activities in violation of these Official Rules;

  • Commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than those of Sponsor;

  • Any identifiable third party products and/or trade-marks or brands;

  • Any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the DC in its sole discretion.

The DC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or modify any Entry, or to request an entrant to modify or edit his or her Entry, in order to ensure that the Entry complies with these Official Rules, or for any other reason.

Entries that do not conform with the above will be considered invalid.

Participants should make a copy of their entry if they wish to keep a copy.

You acknowledge that all comments, captions, or other content submitted to Dyslexia Canada’s social media channels as part of your Entry will be publicly available for all to see. Please do not include any personal information in your comments, captions or other content if you do not want this information to be publicly available to all.


The prize will be a class-pack of C-Pens.  This includes a total of (10) C-Pens.  The approximate retail value for prize is $3,000 CDN.  No cash substitutions, transfers or assignments of prizes allowed.

Selecting the winner

The giveaway prize will be available to be won by way of a random draw.  The random drawing will be held at 12 noon EST in Toronto, Ontario on November 1, 2019 from all eligible Entries received during the Entry Period corresponding with that Draw Date (i.e., eligible Entries received between October 1 , 2019 10 a.m ET up to and including October 31, 2019 at 3pm p.m. ET). The first Entry drawn on the Draw Date and that otherwise complies with these Official Rules will be eligible to win a prize. Among other things, potential winners must correctly answer a skill testing question in order to be eligible to receive a prize.


Awarding prizes

Dyslexia Canada will respond to the winners’ social media post with the following “Congratulations @Username, you have been selected as one of the winners of the #MarkitRead for Dyslexia photo giveaway. Dyslexia Canada will contact you via private message to provide more information on how to claim your prize”. Dyslexia Canada will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner within one (1) business day

The prize will be awarded only on verification by Dyslexia Canada that all requirements have been met by the potential winner. If for any reason a selected entrant cannot be reached through the contact information provided, or does not respond within seventy-two (72) hours of being contacted, or fails to complete the skill testing question, or if there is any reason a winner cannot accept the prize as awarded, his/her photo will be declared null and void, and another draw will be made among the remaining entries.  Any alternate winner will have the same rights and obligations as the original winner.

Dyslexia Canada will pay the costs to deliver the prizes to the winner's address provided within Canada.


Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the contest period on all social media platforms combined (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).

Social Media Statement

By sharing your photo on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the #MarkitRead Photo Contest, you understand and agree that your photo will also be subject to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Terms of Use and licenses.

By submitting your photo for #MarkitRead Photo Giveaway, you state that:

  • you own all the rights in the entry including copyright;

  • you meet the eligibility requirements of the contest; and

  • you have obtained consent from all the individuals appearing on your photo, including from parents or legal guardian of minors

Additional use of photos

If additional use of the submitted photo as part of the #MarkitRead photo giveaway should be done by Dyslexia Canada or one of its partners, they would communicate with the entrants to fill out additional release forms (photographers consent form and/or add name) before proceeding. The entrants will have the right to accept or refuse the additional usage of photos.

Disclaimers and exclusion of liability

By participating, entrants agree to hold Dyslexia Canada, its parent divisions, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other agents, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless against any and all claims, loss, liability, injury, or damage to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of their acceptance, possession or use of a prize or their participation in this Giveaway. Dyslexia Canada is not responsible for incomplete, lost, or late Entries or faulty transmissions, technical computer hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or interrupted or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled, misrouted, scrambled, or delayed computer transmission, or other errors or problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human, electronic, or otherwise, which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in this Giveaway. Dyslexia Canada is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of this Giveaway, or in the announcement of the prizes. Dyslexia Canada assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled, or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction, or alteration of Entries at any point in the operation of this Giveaway; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of this Giveaway; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the entry portals on any particular day; or (e) any injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to obtain further information concerning this Giveaway.

Dyslexia Canada reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, modify, suspend, or terminate this Giveaway, for any reason, including if, in Dyslexia Canada’s sole opinion, technical failures, applicable laws or regulations, virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other cause beyond Dyslexia Canada’s control destroys the integrity of this Giveaway or otherwise corrupts or impairs the administration, security, legality, fairness, or proper play of this Giveaway or any part thereof. If, for any reason, this Giveaway is not capable of running as planned for any reason which may include, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, violation of applicable law or regulation, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Giveaway, Dyslexia Canada reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Giveaway in whole or in part.

By summiting a photo to the #MarkitRead photo giveaway, you confirm that you have read and understood these terms and conditions and that you accept them.