In addition to the guidelines outlined in the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge Handbook, the following rules and regulations apply:
Rules and Regulations
There will be up to fifty-six (56) cash Awards available.
Top 50 Awards
There will be up to fifty (50) awards of one hundred dollars ($100 CDN) each.
Top 5 Awards
There will be up to five (5) Awards of five thousand dollars ($5,000 CDN) each.
One of the up to Top 5 finalists will receive an additional five thousand dollars ($5,000 CDN) for the winning idea.
Canada’s Choice Award
There will be one (1) Canada’s Choice Award of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250 CDN).
Distribution of Award Money to Team Leader
For the awards mentioned above, Infoway will only send these awards to the Team Leader who is responsible to distribute it among the Team Members. It is the responsibility of the Team Members to determine in writing between themselves how the award money will be distributed. Infoway will not be privy to this information.
How to Enter (CLOSED)
Your Team must select one (1) member (“Team Leader”) to represent the Team who will register first and then invite other member(s) of the Team (“Team Members”) to join the Team and to register for the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge ( the ” Challenge”). If you are participating as a Team of one (as an individual), you are the Team Leader. An individual will NOT be a part of the Team until his or her registration is complete.
All Team Members must supply a valid email address as part of the registration process and other identification information as is reasonably requested in the context of the Challenge. The email address will serve as the primary mechanism through which Canada Health Infoway communicates with the Team Members. All personal information collected will be used solely for the purpose of the Challenge. It is each Team Members’ responsibility to keep his/her email and phone number current by logging into his/her Account at ImagineNationchallenge.ca and making changes as necessary.
All Teams must register for the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge during the Submission Period (see Timelines) by fully completing the online registration form. All Teams must submit their entry during the Submission Period through the Challenge website (www.ImagineNationchallenge.ca).
All Team Members must register. In order to register all Team Members must agree to be bound by the Declaration of Compliance with the Rules and Release, Indemnity Form and Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information. Participation in the Challenge constitutes acceptance of and agreement to these Rules and Regulations.
Submissions should include the sections outlined below.
i) Entry Title and Synopsis (to determine Canada’s Choice Award Winner)
Provide a title of the idea in 100 characters or less, and synopsis of the idea in 500 characters or less. If the Team is selected as one of the up to fifty (50) entries chosen for community voting, the title and synopsis provided will be posted on the community voting interface at www.ImagineNationchallenge.ca. If the idea is not selected as a community voting candidate, the entry will not be posted. The title and synopsis do not count towards the two (2) page limit for the submission.
ii) Required Description of the Proposed Innovation
The ImagineNation Ideas Challenge statement is as follows:
Imagine an innovative approach to make our health and health care better using information or communications technologies – what’s your idea?
Considerations when developing ideas:
• A test prototype is not required, but the Team should have a good idea of how many people can benefit and how they will benefit from your inspiration.
Submissions should be able to achieve measurable results within a reasonable time frame. For example, a measurable result might lead to a substantial improvement in health promotion and disease prevention, in the management of chronic disease (e.g. more Canadians with diabetes receiving recommended retinal scans and foot exams), or in medication safety.
• Your idea must use information or communications technologies; for the purpose of these Rules and Regulations, the expression “information or communications technologies” includes, as defined by Statistics Canada, technologies such as desktop and laptop computers, software, peripherals and connections to the Internet that are intended to fulfil information processing and communications functions (http://www.statscan.gc.ca/pub/81-004x/def/4068723-eng.htm).
• Good proposals will be those that show large effect on health care and outcomes in Canada in either a specific community or nationally, and where the largest population can most easily benefit from the idea.
• Ideas must state the type of information and communications technology being proposed. In some cases, ideas may be about new ways of using technology to improve care (e.g. using mobile phones to track and respond to flu outbreaks in novel ways). In others, they may be about how to improve the use of existing technologies (e.g. by using standards to ensure that prescribers and pharmacies can exchange medication information safely and efficiently).
All submissions must be in .PDF format and no longer than two (2) pages in length and ten (10) MB in file size.
Submissions can be made in either English or French and will be judged by individuals who are knowledgeable in the language of submission or who have been provided with a translated version of the submission which will be completed at Infoway’s expense.
Submissions shall not be returned to the Team or Team Members by Infoway.
iii) Optional Appendices
Optional appendices that are directly related to the idea submission may also be included. Appendices do not count towards the 2 page limit for the required submission. Appendices or supporting documentation may be in the following formats only:
• Up to three(3) of the following supporting materials:
• o MS Word (doc, .docx)
• o MS Power Point (.ppt, .pptx, .ppsx)
• o MS Excel (.xls, .xlsx)
• o Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
• o Image (.jpg)
• Up to three (3) web links: URLs (i.e. www.myweblink.com)
By entering this Challenge, all Team Members certify that:
• the ideas and materials submitted result from their work (unless specifically noted) and that they are the creators;
• they accept that the ideas and material submitted are being submitted on a non-confidential basis and that the contents of the Team Profile (optional), and Community Voting synopsis, if applicable, and two-page submission may be edited and posted to a website without compensation;
• they are permitted to disclose the ideas and material submitted;
• participants acknowledge that disclosure of the ideas and material submitted may impact their legal rights to protect their ideas; and
• all trademarks and copyrighted material have been properly acknowledged.
Team Members also acknowledge that Canada Health Infoway or any of its affiliates may already be in the process of independent development and innovation for various initiatives, products and services and therefore any disclosure of ideas or materials submitted by Teams may not be new to Canada Health Infoway or its affiliates and would not affect or impair its proprietary rights to Canada Health Infoway’s own innovation.
Registration and submission starts on Thursday March 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM ET and closes on Sunday May 15, 2011 at 11:59 PM ET (the “Submission Period”). Only those registered during the Submission Period will be eligible to receive an Award in the Challenge.
Up to fifty (50) Teams as selected by Canada Health Infoway and which selections are deemed final and not open to appeal for the award of one hundred dollars ($100 CDN) each will be announced on or around Tuesday May 30, 2011.
The Community Voting Period for the Canada’s Choice Award will follow. Teams will be notified of voting start and end dates.
Up to five (5) top teams as selected and which selections are deemed final and not open to appeal for the award of five thousand dollars ($5,000 CDN), as well as the Team selected for the Winning Idea Award, will be announced on July 5, 2011.
The public announcement of the finalists and the Canada’s Choice Award will take place on July 5, 2011.
Who can Enter
The ImagineNation Ideas Challenge is open only to Canadian residents who are of the age of majority in the Province or Territory in which they reside. To be eligible all teams must be registered online at www.ImagineNationchallenge.ca before the end of the Submission Period.
Teams must consist of a minimum of one (1) to a maximum of five (5) Team Members. One of the Team Members is to be designated as the Team Leader.
Directors, officers, employees and agents of Canada Health Infoway, their immediate family members and respective partners, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and all persons with whom they reside, are not eligible to participate in the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge.
Directors, officers, employees and agents of Idea Crossing, their immediate family members and respective partners, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and all persons with whom they reside, are not eligible to participate in the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge.
Challenge judges, their immediate family members, and all persons with whom they reside, are not eligible to participate in the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge.
In order to be eligible for an award, all Team Members must meet all of the terms and conditions described in these Rules and Regulations, including that the submission idea refers to the use of information or communications technologies.
Canada Health Infoway reserves the right to disqualify Team Members whom it finds to be in violation of these Rules and Regulations or tampering with the entry process. Canada Health Infoway reserves the right to refuse an entry from a person whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter.
Except as specified under Who Can Enter, an individual may enter the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge as an employee, contractor or agent of another party, provided that such party has consented to the individual’s participation on its behalf and provided that both parties have agreed about ownership of any award the submission may receive. Any Entry made on behalf of another party without that other party’s consent is void. If an individual is participating in the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge as an employee, he/she must warrant that his/her actions do not violate any of the employer’s policies or procedures.
Canada Health Infoway reserves the right to disqualify Teams from the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge if Canada Health Infoway, in its sole discretion, reasonably believes that any Team Member has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices, or has tampered with any of Canada Health Infoway’s websites, the submission process, the judging process, violates these Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or annoys, abuses, threatens, or harasses Canada Health Infoway, its agents, its assigns or any other Challenge participant. Submissions must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, or libellous. Submissions must also not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age. In addition, submissions must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Submission is created.
The following criteria (“Evaluation Criteria”) will be used by the Judges in reaching their decisions which are final and conclusive on all matters without right of appeal.
1 Impact on Health and Health Care in Canada (30%) – The idea has potential for large and meaningful impact on health and health care, for example through greater access to care, higher quality or improved productivity.
2 Innovation & Originality (30%) – Evokes a ‘WOW’ response. New idea, use or application that is ingenious, innovative and inspired. Or a creative use or combination of existing ideas or technologies.
3 Effective Use of Technology (20%) – The idea clearly exhibits strong use of information and communications technologies and can be rapidly deployed, easily replicated and scaled for broad reach.
4 Feasibility (20%) – Concept is feasible, addresses the obvious risks, and able to produce measurable results within a 1- to 3-year timeframe.
Initial Assessment against Eligibility Criteria:
All submissions will be evaluated by the Canada Health Infoway Innovation team, consisting of Canada Health Infoway employees from a range of professional backgrounds. They will be responsible for determining whether the submission is eligible as per the Eligibility Criteria specified above including the requirement that the submission ideas refers to the use of information or communications technologies. Only submissions that meet the Eligibility Criteria for the Challenge will be forwarded to a panel of judges for evaluation. Any submission that does not meet the Eligibility Criteria will be automatically disqualified and will not be submitted for the First Evaluation.
Submissions that according to the Canada Health Infoway Innovation Team meet the Eligibility Criteria for the Challenge will be reviewed by a panel of judges, consisting of senior leaders and decision makers working in the health sector and in their communities. Evaluations will be based on the Evaluation Criteria and judges will have access to the written submission (2 page PDF), any appendices that have been submitted as well as the idea synopsis but will be asked to focus on the information on the written submission. Aggregate scores from the judges will be used to determine the up to top fifty (50) entries. To qualify as an up to top fifty (50) entry, a minimum average score must be reached based on scores provided by the judges. The minimum average score will be determined by the judges. The up to top fifty (50) entries are eligible for the Canada’s Choice Award
(e.g. community voting).
Up to top fifty (50) submissions as selected in the First Evaluation will be considered for second evaluation by the Round 2 Judging Panel. Round 2 judges will identify (up to) the top five (5) ideas. Evaluations will be based on the Evaluation Criteria and judges will have access to the written submission (2 page PDF), any appendices that have been submitted as well as the idea synopsis but will be asked to focus on the information on the written submission. To be considered for a Top 5 Award, the submission must meet a minimum average score based on scores provided by the judges. The minimum average score will be determined by the judges. The Team which will receive the higher score among the Teams selected for the up to Top 5 Awards, will be deemed the winning idea.
Canada’s Choice Award (Community Voting):
Submissions from the up to fifty (50) Teams selected for community voting will be posted to ImagineNationchallenge.ca along with each Team’s community voting synopsis. Voting will be open to Canadian residents who are of the age of majority in the Province or Territory in which they reside. Site visitors can ‘vote’ for their favourite idea. There is a limit of one vote per email address per day.
The Team that receives the greatest number of legitimate votes within the specified voting period will be declared the Canada’s Choice Award winner. Voting will be monitored for irregularities and suspicious voting patterns/methods and such votes will be eliminated from the final vote count. Teams may promote the fact that their submission has been chosen as one of the up to Top 50 and encourage fair voting for their submission.
The Canada’s Choice Award winner is eligible for other awards.
All decisions regarding this Challenge and the selection of the winning Teams are final and without any right of appeal.
Obligations applicable to Team Winners
In order to be declared a winner, all Team Members must meet all of the terms and conditions described in these Rules and Regulations. The winning Team Members agree to complete and sign a Release & Indeminity Form. If these documents are not returned by all Team Members in the time period specified in the notification, or if the documents are returned as non-deliverable, or if an award recipient is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules and Regulations, the award recipient and the award recipient’s Team submission will be disqualified, and all rights of the Team to the award will be forfeited. If this occurs, Canada Health Infoway may, at its sole discretion, select another award recipient from the remaining eligible submissions and claim, from the Team Leader, the value of the award received.
License of Rights to Submission
By entering the Challenge, all Team Members represent and warrant (except to the extent explicitly noted in the submission), that they have all necessary right, title, interest, and licenses in it and that no other party has any rights, title and, interest in all ideas and material contained in the submission to grant the license set out in this Section.
By entering a submission into the Challenge, all Team Members grant to Canada Health Infoway, its affiliates, sub-licensees and successors and assigns, and more generally to any person that may access or download the submission, a perpetual, nonexclusive, unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, irrevocable license to (i) perform, display, use, copy, communicate, manufacture, have manufactured, import, export, distribute, modify, and adapt the submission and any portion of the submission (including to create derivative works based on the submission; and (ii) sublicense to third parties the foregoing rights, including the right to license to further third parties, as necessary or advisable. The preceding license extends to all intellectual property rights required to put into practice your submission that the Team Members (or successors in title) may obtain pursuant to applications or registrations made with the appropriate governmental authorities either before or after the date of the submission. Team Members hereby waive any moral rights that the Team Members may have in the Submission for the benefit of Canada Health Infoway and any other person who benefits from the above license, the rights granted herein shall be granted without any compensation other than that written in these Rules.
Liability/Indemnification/Interference with the Challenge or Website
No responsibility is assumed by Canada Health Infoway, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, its respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, for any disruption to telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software or failure of any entry to be received because of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, as well as lost, incomplete, destroyed, misdirected, illegible or late entries which for any reason are not received.
Canada Health Infoway, its affiliates and respective advertising and promotions agencies are not responsible for printing, distribution or production errors and may terminate, modify, extend any portion of, or withdraw, this Challenge, at any time and for any reason whatsoever, without requirement of individual notice and without liability at their sole discretion. Any changes to these Rules will be posted at: ImagineNationchallenge.ca
Canada Health Infoway reserves the right to modify (including, but not limited to, extending any portion of the Challenge) or these Rules and Regulations or to cancel this Challenge for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, in the event of technical corruption, virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other technical problems which may arise from time-to-time which in Canada Health Infoway’s opinion undermine or destroy the integrity of this Challenge. No liability or responsibility is assumed by Canada Health Infoway, resulting from user attempts to participate in this Challenge or if required, download any information necessary to participate in this Challenge. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an on-line entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.
If for any reason the Challenge is not capable of being conducted as intended by Canada Health Infoway, including due to computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or interferes with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Challenge, Canada Health Infoway may, at its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant responsible for such misconduct and cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Challenge.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND CANADA HEALTH INFOWAY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND/OR OTHER RELIEF FROM ALL RESPONSIBLE PERSONS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
By entering this Challenge, Team Members agree to hold Canada Health Infoway, its affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims and liability arising directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with this Challenge and/or the Award(s) provided. Team Members assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Challenge and/or relating to the Award(s). By participating in this Challenge, Team Members agree to be bound by the Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the judges as selected by Canada Health Infoway.
Use of Personal Information
By entering the Challenge, Team Members agree that should their Team be the recipient of an award, Infoway may use their names, addresses (city only), photos, and/or images on videotape for publicity purposes relating exclusively to this Challenge, without compensation.
By being a member of a Team registering for or submitting an entry into the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge all Team Members individually consent to the collection and use by Canada Health Infoway of their personal information in order to process the entry and administer the Challenge, including assigning Awards.
All Team Members consent to the collection, use and publication on the website of their first and last names and place of residence (city only), which information is mandatory in order to participate in the Challenge, and which information is posted on the ImagineNation Ideas Challenge website (www.ImagineNationchallenge.ca) for the purposes of public voting.
Team Members recognize and agree that the personal information they provide may be stored on servers located in the U.S.
The Section headings contained herein are included solely for convenience and are not intended to be full or accurate descriptions of the content thereof and will not affect the interpretation of these rules.
This Challenge and the terms and conditions contained in these Rules and Regulations, shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. The parties hereby attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario.
Any litigation respecting the awarding of an Award or this Challenge must be initiated before the courts in the City of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
This Challenge is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.