Self-Care Creative Challenge for Teens

Official Rules


This contest is sponsored by Townshippers’ Association, 3355 College, Sherbrooke, Qc  J1M 0B8.



The Self-Care Creative Challenge for Teens is open to high school students 12 years of age and over attending one of the Eastern Townships School Board’s three high schools: Alexander Galt Regional High School, Massey-Vanier High School, or Richmond Regional High School. Participants must be between 12 and 20 years of age at the time of participating. Townshippers’ Association personnel and volunteers (including members of the selection committee), and any individuals living with them, are not eligible to participate in this contest.

To participate in the self-care creative challenge, students must email their entries (images, video or sound clips, or texts), and their name, their contact information, and the name of the high school they attend to contest organizers at the following email address:

All personal and confidential information received by Townshippers’ Association will be processed according to the Association’s Privacy Policy, available for consultation on their website:

By participating in this contest, participants (and their legal guardians) agree to the terms and conditions of these official contest rules. All applicable federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply to this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law.


How to Enter

This contest opens at 12:01 am on Monday, January 18, 2021 and closes at midnight on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Entries must be timestamped by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2021 to be considered valid.

To enter this contest, students must:

  • Currently be studying at one of the three ETSB high schools in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec (Alexander Galt Regional High School, Massey-Vanier High School, or Richmond Regional High School).
  • Using the creative medium of their choice, create a picture, video or audio clip, or a text that showcases their best self-care tips.
  • Send an email to the contest organizer directly (, which includes their creative entry, their name, their contact information, and the name of the school that they attend.
  • There is no limit as to the number of entries that can be submitted. Participants may submit multiple entries in one category, or entries in different categories. However, each participant may win only one prize.

By participating, students (and/or their respective legal guardians) grant Townshippers’ Association an irrevocable right to use their entry in a self-care video, which will be launched on Townshippers’ Association’s social media accounts on Monday, May 3, 2021 (during Mental Health Awareness Week) and which will be shared on social media and with community partners for an undisclosed period. This video will also remain available on Townshippers’ Association’s YouTube channel at the end of the contest. The 3 (three) winning entries will be featured prominently in the video; however, it is possible that all contest entries may appear in the video. The inclusion or exclusion of entries will depend on the number of entries received, and should not be considered a reflection of their quality.

The final self-care video will become the property of Townshippers’ Association in perpetuity, and participants cannot claim any compensation for the use of their entry in the video. By participating in the contest and granting Townshippers’ Association permission to use their entry in the self-care video, participants give Townshippers’ Association permission to use their entry and/or name in any publicity relating to the contest and/or the video.

This contest, and all information received from participants, is subject to Townshippers’ Association’s Privacy Policy, which is available for consultation on the organization’s website:


Selection of Winners

Winners will be chosen by a selection committee, composed of 5 (five) individuals, including 2 (two) Townshippers’ Association staff members and 3 (three) community volunteers. The selection committee will meet in the month of April 2021 to review the entries and select the three winning videos. Entries will be categorized by school (with one winning entry, and two runners-up, chosen per school). Entries will be judged on the following criteria: creativity, quality, and originality. The winning entry from each of the three regional high schools (Alexander Galt Regional High School, Massey-Vanier High School, and Richmond Regional High School) will be announced on Monday, May 3, 2021, will be featured prominently in the Townships Self-Care video, and will receive a prize package valued at $400. The six runners-up will each receive a small recognition gift, valued at approximately $10.



Three self-care prize packages, and 6 recognition gifts, are available for this contest. Each prize package has a value of $400 and consists of: a relaxation loose-leaf tea kit, a selection of self-care books, and a pair of noise-cancelling earphones. Each recognition gift is valued at approximately $10 and consists of: a reusable water bottle and a relaxation colouring book. Prizes will be delivered to the winners’ schools during the months of May and June 2021.


Winner Notification Process

Winners will be notified by email following the selection committee’s meeting and will be required to answer a skill-testing question to qualify (Question: “In which town is your school located?”). If the winner does not respond to the email notification and correctly answer the skill-testing question within 3 (three) days, the contest organizers will attempt to contact the winner by phone instead. If the winner remains unreachable for a period of one week (seven days) from the initial email, or is unable to answer the skill-testing question, they will be considered to have forfeited their prize and a new winner will be selected from among the runners-up who were recognized by the selection committee during the selection committee meeting. The same procedure will be followed for a new winner, until such time as the prize package has been awarded and claimed. Should any prize package not be claimed by the original winner or the 2 runners-up, a new selection committee meeting will be organized and a new winner will be selected.

Once the winner has been notified and the skill-testing question has been answered correctly, the winner’s prize package will be delivered to them via Purolator or another courier service.



Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.