The Pioneer Hi-Bred “Yield Hero” Competition (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 (the “Entry Period”). The beginning and ending times of the Competition shall be determined by the computers of Sponsor or its delegates. All potential grand prize winners from the Competition will be notified on or about Monday, December 4, 2023, of their prize.
To enter and be eligible to win, a person must be a resident of, and the owner-operator of, a canola, corn or soybean farm in, the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, who has reached the age of majority, and who is not an employee of, or a sales rep for, Pioneer Hi-Bred (“Sponsor”) and who is not domiciled with, or a family member of, an employee or sales representative of Sponsor. This Competition is void outside of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia and where prohibited by law. For clarity, this Competition is void in Ontario and Quebec and all other Canadian provinces and Territories not listed and where prohibited.
There are four (4) different crop categories eligible for the Competition– canola, corn (grain), corn (silage) or soybeans. To be eligible for this contest, the following qualifications must be met in any one (1) field (i.e., contiguous land area) for any one (1) crop:
Sponsor, Sponsor’s agents or an authorized Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative will make the final determination as to whether an entrant has complied with the foregoing eligibility requirements.
Only the pre-registered field and trial type will be permitted. No plots, partial plots or other field comparisons outside of the pre-registered field will be permitted. The entrant can use any type of field/crop management on the entry type, except for any type of irrigation. The entrant may choose the location of the strip to harvest, but it cannot be the outside rows or swaths of a field; harvested area must be one swather or combine width into the field. Only one (1) weigh is eligible per seed product in a particular field. The Pioneer brand seed is not provided free of charge by the Sponsor; the qualifying Pioneer brand seed used must be purchased by the farm owner from an authorized Pioneer Hi-Bred sales rep at that farm owner's expense. The entry must be weighed by Sponsor's weigh wagon; yield monitors will not be accepted. Yield and moisture of the grain will be tested in the field during the weigh harvest by Sponsor. Irrigated fields do not qualify for the contest. Adjustments for moisture will be made to harvested grain – canola will be adjusted to ten percent (10.0%) moisture, corn(grain will be adjusted to fifteen percent (15.0%) moisture, corn (silage) will be adjusted to (65%) moisture and soybeans will be adjusted to thirteen percent (13%) moisture.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS: By participating in the Contest, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Official Rules; the terms and conditions of the Official Competition Entry Form and the decisions of Sponsor including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and winners and the awarding of prizes, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
By participating in the Contest, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, and abide by, these Official Rules; the terms and conditions of the Official Competition Entry Form and the decisions of Sponsor including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and winners and the awarding of prizes, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
a. Grand Prize. There are two (2) ways to enter the Yield Hero Contest to compete for a Grand Prize. Entry method #1 is mandatory to be eligible to win a prize. However, entrants may also enter via entry method #2 for additional chances to win:
1. To enter the Contest, Pioneer Hi-Bred customers must contact their local Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative. Grower winners can only be determined by the full completion and submission of a grower’s plot into the Pioneer Hi-Bred TRIALS system by the grower’s Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative on or before 11:59 p.m. CST Tuesday, November 14, 2023, for canola, corn and soybeans. Grower’s Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative is also responsible for conducting the official weight in the field using a Pioneer Hi-Bred weigh wagon. Due to the nature of the contest, the grand prizes will not be communicated to the winners until approximately December 4, 2023. A total of nineteen (19) grand prize winners will be selected through entry method #1, as follows: one (1) winner per Pioneer Hi-Bred Territory Manager area in Western Canada for canola, corn and soybean. The highest yield entry for canola, corn and soybean per Pioneer Hi-Bred Territory Manager will be deemed the grand prize winner in each Pioneer Hi-Bred Territory Manager’s area. For information about each Pioneer Hi-Bred Territory Manager’s areas, please contact your Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative. In addition, one (1) winner with the highest silage corn yield will be selected as a grand prize winner in each of the following areas: Alberta/BC (collectively, one region), Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
2. For additional chances to win other prizes, Pioneer Hi-Bred customers may enter by posting photos via a public Twitter account. To enter by submitting a photo, create an original photo depicting either a yield monitor or a Pioneer® yield board and then Tweet the photo on Twitter with the hashtags #YieldHero23, #YHContest, and tag @PioneerSeedsCA during the Entry Period (the “Photo Submission”). A Photo Submission may only be submitted by a single registered user and may not be edited or resubmitted in any form after it has been submitted. The photo can be submitted by the Pioneer Hi-Bred customer or his/her Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative and the yield information shown in the photo is subject to verification by Sponsor or its delegates. There is no limit to the amount of entries through this method; however, only one (1) photo per seed product in a specific field can be entered. At the end of the entry period, all entries will be collected and reviewed to determine the winners of the Twitter Photo Submissions. A total of six (6) grand prize winners will be selected through entry method #2 from the Twitter Photo Submissions. One (1) Photo Submission from each of the following three (3) regions depicting the highest canola yield will be selected as eligible to win a prize: Alberta/BC (collectively, one region), Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Photo Submission depicting the highest soybean yield from each of the following two (2) regions will be eligible to win a prize: Saskatchewan and Manitoba. And, the Photo Submission depicting the highest corn yield from the Manitoba region.
3. For the 2023 Pioneer Yield Hero Contest, Corteva Agriscience Crop Protection/Seed Category with three (3) winners. This is a CANOLA ONLY category where the highest canola yield will be selected in Alberta/BC (collectively, one region), Saskatchewan and Manitoba based on min 160 acres of two of the following Crop Protection Canola ProductsCanola specific CP products, must include Lumiscend™ or Lumiderm™ & any combination of two of the following Corteva Agriscience Crop Protection Products: Prospect™, Viatude™, Utrisha™; if Clearfield® canola, then Ares™ or Amity™. Data for CP products will be pulled November 14, 2023. Examples include but are not limited to: P506ML - Lumiderm™/Prospect™/Acapela™ or P607CL - Lumiderm™/Ares™/Acapela™.
4. NEW! For the 2023 Pioneer Yield Hero Contest there is a Twitter ONLY Optimum® GLY (BC/AB, SASK, MB) and Enlist™ E3 (MB ONLY) prize only category. Prize only category is separate from the grand prize. It consists of a $1000 Travel voucher of sponsor’s choosing. After all winners are chosen from the grand prize competition first, the next sixteen (16) highest Optimum® GLY canola yields, and the next four (4) highest Enlist™ E3 yields (Manitoba ONLY) from Twitter Photo Submissions will be eligible for the $1000 travel voucher of Sponsor’s choosing).
In total, twenty-eight (28) grand prizes will be awarded in this Competition– nineteen (19) grand prizes from field yield measurements taken by Pioneer sales reps six (6) grand prizes from the Photo Submissions, and three (3) grand prizes from the Corteva Agriscience Crop Protection/Seed Category. In addition, twenty (20) prize winners ($1000 Travel Voucher of Sponsor’s choice) will also be awarded from Twitter Photo Submissions.All entries must be received during the Entry Period. For purposes of these Official Rules, receipt of entry occurs when the Photo Submission is uploaded to a public Twitter account (if applicable), or the Pioneer Hi-Bred sales representative submits the applicable entry in the Pioneer Hi-Bred TRIALS system. Submissions received by Sponsor after the end of the Entry Period will not be considered.
A participant must enter a field for official yield measurement to be eligible to win any prize, although he or she may also enter a Twitter Photo Submission for additional chances to win. A participant selected to win a grand prize by having the highest yield in a particular crop segment (canola, corn grain, silage or soybean) will not be eligible to win a grand prize through the Twitter Photo Submission.
Entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, undelivered, stolen, invalid, misdirected, misplaced, damaged, altered, illegible, corrupted, unreadable or incomplete entries, all of which will be disqualified. Proof of submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor.
A total of 28 grand prize winners and 20 prize voucher winners will be selected. On or about December 4, 2023, the twenty-eight (28) grand prize winners and the 20 prize voucher winners will be notified by Pioneer Hi-Bred, first by phone communication, and then followed up with a letter of congratulations including information about the reward prize information.
On or about December 4, 2023, the grand prize winners will be notified of their prize. In the event that more than one grower submits the same yield, the tied yield for a particular grower that was posted and correctly tagged on Twitter first, shall be declared the winner. All potential grand prize winners who have accepted their prize must sign and return the Pioneer Hi-Bred Yield Hero Grand Prize Acceptance Forms and Liability and Publicity Release forms by Friday, December 15, 2023 (23:59:59, CST). Failure to do so will result in an automatic forfeiture of the Grand Prize.
Total ARV of all prizes: $150,000 (USD).
Being selected to win a prize involves a Competition of skill and the ability to win a grand prize will depend on the skill of the farmer to grow a high yield crop of canola, corn (grain or silage) or soybean on their farm and in competition against the high skill of competitive growing farms also participating in the contest. There is no element of chance in the winner selection process. The chances of being selected as a potential grand prize winner depends upon the skill and management practices of the farmer and variables affecting crop yields, such as weather and disease and pest pressure as well as the actual number of entries received for this Contest. For secondary prizes, the chances of being selected as eligible to win a prize depend on the correct tagging and posting on Twitter, when the Photo Submission is correctly tagged and posted to Twitter, the skill and management practices of the farmer and variables affecting crop yields, such as weather and disease and pest pressure and the number of entries received in the applicable weekly period.
By completing the entry form, all entrants consent to the collection, use and distribution of their personal information by Sponsor for the purposes of running the Competition and as permitted by these rules (for example, pursuant to these rules, all entrants who accept a prize consent to the use of their personal information for publicity usages) including as permitted by any release signed. Personal information is defined as information about an identifiable individual, such as name, home telephone number, age, home address, email address, gender, Pioneer purchase(s). Sponsor will not sell or transmit this information to third parties except for the purposes of administering the Contest. Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by Sponsor should be addressed to Sponsor at: email@example.com.
By entering the Contest, each entrant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, Competition partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, and agents from and against all claims, damages, or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from (a) entrant’s participation in the Contest, or Contest-related activities or events, (b) entrant’s entry and submissions, (c) entrant’s representations and agreements in these Official Rules, and (d) entrant’s award, receipt, or use of any prize awarded in the Contest.
Before being declared a winner, a selected entrant must: (i) be in full compliance with these rules, (ii) have yield data verified by Sponsor, and (iii) sign and return Sponsor's release within fourteen (14) days of it having been sent (in the case of a travelling companion who is under the age of majority in their Province of residence, the release must be signed by their parent or legal guardian). Potential prize winners who do not, or fail to, comply fully with the Competition rules will automatically forfeit their opportunity to win that prize and nothing else will be substituted or given or offered to that potential winner. An alternate winner will be chosen in their place. If an alternate grand prize winner needs to be chosen through the Yield Data TRIALS entry, then the next highest yield submission in that Account Manager’s area will be the new winner, respectively. If the new grand prize winner needs to be chosen through the Photo Submission entry, then the next highest yield and original entry from all original entries within the Competition period will be the new winner. If a new secondary prize winner needs to be chosen through the Photo Submission entry, then the next random entry from all original entries within the Competition period, by crop, will be the new winner.
By entering: (i) contestants agree to the Competition rules (in the event of any conflict with anything contained in these Official Rules and promotion details contained in advertising and other promotion materials, the details of the promotion set forth in these Official Rules shall govern and prevail), (ii) to the Sponsor’s use of their personal information for purposes of administering this Competition and (iii) by accepting a prize a winner also agrees to execute a declaration of eligibility and a publicity and liability release; and (iv) by accepting a prize, winners consent to the use, without compensation, of their photograph, filmed or recorded image, name and city of residence and Pioneer product purchase(s) and yields in all publicity campaigns related to the Competition including on Sponsor's web site (the "publicity usages").
All entries become the property of the Sponsor. The Sponsor, including its agents, representatives and those associated with them, are not responsible for any entry, a prize winning notification or the claim for prize, which fails to get entered, is lost, misdirected or which arrives late, as the case may be, whether or not due to the fault of Sponsor or of any other person or thing. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize for one of equal or greater value.
Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the Official Rules, administration of the Contest, announcement of the prizes or winners, or for technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, other technical difficulties or human error relating to the Competition or entry processing, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of the Competition as contemplated by these Official Rules. If, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, any tampering, technical difficulties, human error, or other factor outside of Sponsor’s reasonable control, including accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind compromises the integrity, administration, or conduct of this contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the Competition without prior notice or obligation.
It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that the entrant has complied in full with all of the conditions and requirements contained in these Official Rules. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software generated, third party or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating by any other mechanism including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Competition is subject to Federal, Provincial and Municipal laws applicable to contests operated in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba or Saskatchewan.
Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in Alberta, Corteva Agriscience Head Office; entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction. Except as required by law, Sponsor shall have no obligation to reveal to any third party, including without limitation to any entrant, the results of, or communications related to, Sponsor’s internal deliberations associated with the Sweepstakes.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in writing by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.
By entering the Contest, entrant accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. By accepting their Prize, winner agrees to hold harmless and waive all recourse and claims against the Sponsor, and any other person or entity associated with the Sponsor including, without limitation, affiliates, parent(s), subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents and assigns of Sponsor (the “Sponsor Releasees”), if any part of the prize or any services that form part of their prize, do not prove satisfactory, either in whole or in part. Entrants agree that the Sponsor Releasees will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants against (a) any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind (whether due to negligence or otherwise) to person(s), including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize, participation in this Contest, or accidents occurring during travel as part of an incident to the prize, and, (b) that the Sponsor Releasees have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, and THE RELEASEES HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND GUARANTEES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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