Official Contest Rules

Aqua-Bound Sweepstakes 2017 Official Rules and Conditions


There is no purchase necessary to enter or win the “Aqua-Bound” sweepstakes (“sweepstakes”) Partnered by Aqua-Bound and Rapid Media (“Partner”).

Deadlines for entry: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”), February 9, 2017, and closes at 11:59 p.m. EST, December 31, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Regular postal mail entries must be postmarked no later than November 15, 2017.


How to enter: You can enter at a Reel Paddling Film Festival (RPFF) screening, or by regular postal mail. No entries will be accepted by any other means. (1) To enter the Sweepstakes online: visit, complete the Sweepstakes entry form and click the submit button before the end of the Sweepstakes Period (“Online Entry”). (2) To enter at a RPFF screening: complete the back cover of the RPFF World Tour Program and drop it in the ballot-style box provided by the host. (3) To enter the Sweepstakes by regular postal mail: complete the back cover of the RPFF World Tour Program entry form and mail to Rapid Media, 55 Red Pine Drive, Palmer Rapids, Ontario, K0J 2E0.


The prize: There is one (1) prize available to be won in the Sweepstakes. First prize includes one your choice of one (1) of the following prize packs:

  1. Canoeing: One (1) Bending Branches Expedition Plus ($149.95 value) and one (1) Bending Branches Java ST ($149.95 value)
  1. Kayak Touring: One (1) Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Carbon ($189.95 value) and one (1) Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Hybrid ($139.95 value)
  1. Kayak Fishing: One (1) Bending Branches Angler Ace Plus ($239.95 value) and one (1) Bending Branches Angler Rise ($74.95 value)
  1. SUP: One (1) Aqua-Bound Malta Fiberglass 1pc ($234.95 value) and one (1) Aqua-Bound Lyric 2pc ($139.95 value)


Who can participate: The Sweepstakes is open to anyone who attended a RPFF screening from Feb 9, 2017 to December 31, 2017.


How the winner is selected: On December 15, 2017, in Palmer Rapids, Ontario, Canada, at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST, a person appointed by the Partner will select one (1) potential winner in a random draw. All names of entries will be printed and put in a hat. The appointed person will pick one name from the hat.


How Winners are notified: The Potential Winners will be notified by e-mail within 10 days after his/her name has been selected. If the potential winner does not reply in 14 days the Partner will draw another name from the hat.


What are the odds: Odds of winning a prize will depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.


Miscellaneous conditions: By participating, each entrant agrees (1) that they have read and understood these Sweepstakes Rules and are bound by them, (2) that they are bound by any decision of the Partner or its agents regarding the awarding of the prize, (3) to accept any prize won in the form in which it is awarded, (4) that no trades, substitutions or exchanges will be allowed, and that the prize is not redeemable for cash. By accepting the prize, the Winner agrees: (1) to hold harmless the Partner, all companies legally affiliated with Partner, and their employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents (“Partner and Affiliates”) from all liability, including but not limited to injuries or damages of any sort connected with the receipt, use or misuse or possession of the prize, or connected in any way whatsoever with the Sweepstakes; and (2) that the Partner and Affiliates have not offered any guarantee, express or implied, in connection with the prize.


Limitation of liability: All Entries/prize claims become the property of the Partner, which assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected Entries/prize claims or for any failure of the Web site during the Sweepstakes Period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by the Partner on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Partner reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.


Use of personal information: By entering the Sweepstakes, an Entrant agrees to (1) the collection, use and disclosure by the Partner of the Entrant’s personal information (1) for the purposes of administering the Sweepstakes and awarding the prize, if any, including but not limited to releasing the name of a Winner to those who request such information in accordance with the section entitled “Sweepstakes winner list” below; (2) to the Partner’s use of their name, likeness, and statements in any activities defined by the Partner without compensation.


Sweepstakes winner list: The Winner's name may be published in the February 2018 issues of Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines as well as on and in Rapid Media’s e-newsletter. The winner can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Rapid Media, Attn: Sweepstakes Winner List, 55 Red Pine Drive, Palmer Rapids, Ontario, K0J 2E0, after December, 2017.

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