Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge: Official Challenge Rules and Regulations

Presented by the Privy Council Office, the Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge (hereinafter, the Challenge) is for young Canadians between the age of majority in their home province or territory and 24 years old. Candidates are invited to share a video no longer than one (1) minute on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using #InspiredToServe and #inspiréÀservir.

The video should respond to the following question:

What does service mean to you? How has service benefited you personally and professionally, as well as your community?

Participants must ensure they have read through and agree with the Official Challenge Rules and Regulations before submitting their video entry.

Who can participate?

  • Any young Canadian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to participate if they are between the age of majority in their home province or territory to 24 years old on the date the Challenge closes, April 18, 2019.
  • Canadian youth from the age of majority (as defined in their respective province or territory of residence) up to the age of 24, can participate in the Challenge.
  • The Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge is not open to employees, immediate family members of employees or persons living under the same roof as an employee of the Privy Council Office.

When will the Challenge be open?

The Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge will start accepting video entries via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using #InspiredToServe and #inspiréÀservir on April 2, 2019, at 12:00 PM (ET) and will close on April 18, 2019, at 11:59 PM (PT).

Video entries will be chosen through a random draw.

No correspondence will be made with or entered into between the Privy Council Office and participants except with the confirmed winners.


We are looking for video entries that explore the impact of service on your life. Participants may choose from the following service related themes:

  • Leadership, Social Impact, and Democratic Participation
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation, Skills, and Learning
  • Employment
  • Truth and Reconciliation
  • Gender Equality

Create a video showcasing what service opportunities mean to you, share it with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and complete the entry form.

Videos must be presented in English or French.

Videos must be no longer than one (1) minute in length.

Videos must be accessible through an open profile and must be in the form of a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram post. Entries will be declared invalid if they are posted as an Instagram or Facebook story. 

Each video entry may only identify one participant. For videos created by more than one participant, any prize awarded for that entry will be awarded to the identified contestant.

Videos may contain images of the identified participant only. Entries will be declared invalid if anyone other than the participant appears in the video.

Video entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, irregular, forged, garbled or reproduced.

Video entries will be declared invalid if any third party trademarks, brands and/or logos such as sports team logos, businesses, restaurants or coffee chains, etc. are used or displayed, either in a photograph, a drawing or in a piece of creative writing, or in any part of the video, obviously or subliminally.

Video entries will be declared invalid if they negatively depict another person, nation, country, ethnicity, race, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Video entries will be declared invalid if they contain content deemed offensive or inappropriate including but not limited to nudity, vulgarity or violence.

All entries must be shared on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Participants should make a copy of their video if they wish to keep a copy.

Videos must be original videos taken within one (1) year before the date of entry.

There is no fee to enter this Challenge, and no purchase is necessary.


Upon request, accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis for participants with accessibility needs. Please contact

Personal information consent and entry form

In addition to their submitted video, participants will also have to provide personal information directly to the Privy Council Office through the Canada Youth Video Challenge Entry Form. Videos shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but not accompanied by this entry form will not be eligible for the Challenge.                         

Privacy Notice Statement

The Privy Council Office is committed to protecting personal information collected through Challenge activities.

The collection and use of personal information for the Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge is required for your participation in the Challenge. The Privy Council Office will use your personal information for the purposes of determining Challenge eligibility and to contact the winners of the Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge. The personal information collected for all entries is described in the Outreach Activities (PSU 938) Personal Information Bank.

All personal information you provide is pursuant to the Privacy Act. In accordance with the Privacy Act, participants have the right to access their personal information and request changes to incorrect information. Participants may contact the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator or through the contact information below to access their personal information or to notify the Privy Council Office about incorrect information.

Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
11 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3
Telephone: 613-957-5228
Facsimile: 613-991-4706


Four prizes will be awarded through random draw. The Privy Council Office will provide each winner with:

  • Economy travel from their home to join youth from across the country at the Canada Youth Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, to take place May 2 and 3, 2019.
  • Accommodations and meals will be paid for during the duration of the trip at the standard National Joint Council rates.
  • Winner’s videos will be played at the Canada Youth Summit in a “Social Media Room” periodically through the two-day event.

Each winner will be required to complete and sign a “Canada Youth Summit Code of Conduct”; a “Disclosure of Personal Information, Privacy Notice, and Consent” form; and an “Emergency Contact Form” in order to receive their prize. Documents will be sent in an email to winners.

Prize disclaimer

Prizes are offered by the Privy Council Office. Prizes must be accepted as awarded – no substitution, transfers or exchanges will be permitted. The travel prize has no cash redemption value. All expenses not expressly specified as being included in the Prize described above are the responsibility of the winner. Prize must be accepted as described in these Rules and Regulations and cannot be transferred to another individual. Prize will be awarded only on verification by the Privy Council Office that all requirements have been met by the potential winner. If for any reason a selected entrant cannot be reached through the contact information provided, or does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of being contacted, or if there is any reason a winner cannot accept the prize as awarded, his/her video entries will be declared null and void, and another selection will be made among the ranked video entries.

The prize will be awarded after the random selection process and upon validation that the current rules and regulations have been respected by the participant. The chance of winning will depend on the number of video entries received.

Release and exclusion of liability

By entering or attempting to enter the Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge, each entrant and/or purported entrant agrees:  to release, discharge, and forever hold harmless Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, the Privy Council Office and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all claims, actions, damages, injuries, demands, manner of actions, causes of action, suits, debts, duties, accounts, bonds, covenants, warranties, indemnities, claims over, contracts and liabilities of whatever nature or kind arising out of, or in connection with the entrant’s participation or attempted participation in this Challenge.

The Privy Council Office will not be responsible for lost, incomplete, late or misdirected video entries or for any failure of its website nor for Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram’s platform performance. The Privy Council Office will not be responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems with any telephones networks or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software or for any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet.

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