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Contest rules

Future-Oriented: What inspires you most? 


This contest is sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association (“Sponsor”) and is open to all CMA members.

To Enter

To enter the Contest entrants must post a selfie answering the question: “when you think about your future in medicine?” Posts must tag CMA’s social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest) and include
a variation of the #gooddoctors hashtag which includes the name of the entrant’s school. Eligible hashtags include:


The school with the most entries (as determined by the number of hashtag references) will win.

The contest begins on April 16 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on May 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. By entering you agree that you have read and understood these Contest Rules.


The prize consists of a pizza dinner and lecture from Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice President of Medical Professionalism, Canadian Medical Association, on the topic of professionalism in the fall of 2016, valued at approximately $100. The prize must be accepted as awarded or forfeited and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit.

Selection of Winner(s)

The winning school will be determined by the number of entries tagged with its name. The count will take place at CMA House on or before Thursday, May 26, 2016.

The winning school will be announced via social media and its administration will be contacted via telephone. To win, a member of the winning school’s administration must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question. The school must also sign a release form releasing the Sponsor from any and all liability arising from participation in the contest or from the acceptance of any prize. If the winning school cannot be reached within 14 days of the draw, does not correctly answer the skill-testing question or does not sign the release, the school with the second highest number hashtag mentions will be contacted, and so on until the winner has been determined. The prize, a lecture by Dr. Blackmer and pizza dinner for attendees, will be held at a time determined via consultation with the winning school. The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 17.


The personal information of contest entrants will only be used for the administration of the contest.


The winning school’s name will be made publicly available on CMA’s social media channels shortly after hashtags are tallied.

General Conditions

This contest is subject to applicable laws. For Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this 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 Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

The Sponsor is not responsible for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions that may limit or interfere with a participant’s ability to take part in the contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest if fraud or technical failure threatens to destroy the integrity of the contest.

If there is a conflict between the English and French versions of these Contest Rules, the English version prevails.