The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest

Posted on August 12th, by scararts in Featured, Recent News. Comments Off on The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest

The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest STARTS August 28!


The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest is BACK with more amazing prizes to win! We’re on the hunt, once again, for the most creative photo! Showcase your Scarborough pride, take a photo with The Scarborough Sign, and receive the chance to win some fun-filled prizes packages!



August 28 – September 20



We’re looking for the most creative photos of the Scarborough Sign!

1. SNAP– Head to the University of Toronto Scarborough (1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON), strike your most creative pose, and snap a photo with The Scarborough Sign!
2. POST– Upload the photo on your Instagram, tag us @ScarboroughArts, and use the hashtag #ScarboroughSign. In the caption, tell us what kind of public art you would like to see in Scarborough!
3. WIN– Nine (9) finalists will be shortlisted by a jury, composed of members of the Scarborough Arts team, for public voting! The top three (3) photos will be chosen through public voting on the Scarborough Arts Instagram. The top three (3) photos with the most “Likes” win prize packages!



August 28 to September 20

September 23

September 23 to the 30

October 3

Duration of the Scarborough Sign Photo Contest

Selection of nine (9) finalists

Public voting on the Scarborough Arts Instagram
Winners announced at The University of Toronto Scarborough  during ARTSIDEOUT


The contest is open to residents of the Greater Toronto Area, only. Participants must be 17 years of age or older at the beginning of the contest.

To be eligible, photos must be taken in front of The Scarborough Sign, between August 28- Sept. 20, 2019, at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Photos must be original to the individual who posts it and must visibly show a portion of the Scarborough Sign. The photos must be shared on Instagram and must tag: @ScarboroughArts #ScarboroughSign.


The top three photos will win prize packages! Packages include a variety of experiential passes, gift cards, swag bags, books, and more!
Explore the city with passes for two to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Aga Khan Museum, and Fox Theatre!
Enjoy some “me time” with gift certificates to In the Spirit Yoga Studio, and Estheticare Day Spa and Salon!
Take home a swag bag or two from LUSHAbove Ground Art SuppliesArt Market, and IKEA
Be the life of the party with Bluetooth speakers from Canadian Tire!
Build your library with signed copies of books written by award-winning and up-and-coming Scarborough authors! Titles include “That Time I Loved You” by Carrianne Leung, “Shut Up You’re Pretty” by Téa Mutonji, and “Rouge” by Adrian De Leon! Immerse yourself in Canada-wide content with a copy of the increasingly popular, Living Hyphen Magazine!


 The Scarborough Sign Photo Contest Terms and Conditions

Scarborough Arts is holding a ‘Scarborough Sign Photo Contest’ (‘Photo Contest’). The contest accepts submissions from 9:00AM EST 28/08/2019 to 20/09/2019 at 11:59PM EST.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

Eligibility: The contest is open to residents of the Greater Toronto Area, only. Photos must be taken in front of the Scarborough Sign created by Scarborough Arts at its University of Toronto Scarborough location. Photos must be original to the individual who posted it. Photos must visibly show a portion of the Scarborough Sign.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Scarborough Arts as final and binding as it relates to the content of this contest.

By participating in the Photo Contest, Participant’s, and such Participant’s parent or legal guardian in the case of a minor, agree and acknowledge to be bound by these Official Rules, as well as the decisions of Scarborough Art’s which is final and binding in all respects; to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with these Official Rule, and that Scarborough Arts, its staff, contracted workers, board of directors shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) in connection with the Photo Contest and any prize.

How to Enter: the contest must be entered by taking a photo in front of the Scarborough Sign created by Scarborough Arts. Post the photo on Instagram and include the hashtag #ScarboroughSign and @ScarboroughArts.

Photo contest entries will be accepted from 9:00AM EST 28/08/2019 to 20/09/2019 at 11:59PM EST. One (1) grand prize pack and (2) runner-up prize packs will be awarded. The entry must fulfill all contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. You may enter only once.

All entries must be made on Instagram with the #ScarboroughSign tag and @ScarboroughArts in order to be valid. Photos must be original, may not have won previous awards, may not have been previously published; may not be obscene or indecent; may not in any other way violate any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations of Terms of Service; photos of questionable content, as determine by Scarborough Arts, will not be accepted and the photo will be ruled ineligible for entry. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Photo Contest will be prosecuted and will not be eligible for any prize.

If, for any reason, the Photo Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, staff at Scarborough Arts at their sole discretion, reserve the right to cancel, suspend or modify the contest or any portion thereof.

By submitting on Instagram for this contest, entrant acknowledges that the photo may be shared or posted on Scarborough Art’s website and social media, in Scarborough Art’s discretion. By submitting to the Photo Contest each entrant grants Scarborough Arts permission to use their likeness in a photograph in any and all of its publications, including social media, website, brochures, advertising, and other media without payment or any other consideration.

Entrant understands and agrees that these materials and photographs become the property of Scarborough Arts. Entrant hereby irrevocably authorizes Scarborough Arts to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute these photographs for purposes of advertising, marketing, and publicizing Scarborough Arts for any other lawful purpose. In addition, entrant waives the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written/physical or electronic copy, wherein their likeness appears.  Entrant also waives any right to royalties or other compensation or considerations arising or related to the use of these photographic materials.

Entrant hereby holds harmless and releases and forever discharges Scarborough Arts from all claims, demands, and causes of action which entrant, their heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other person acting on their behalf of their estate have, or may have, in the future by reason of this authorization and release.

Deadline to enter the contest is 11:59PM EST 20/09/2019.

How to Win: The top nine (9) finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges created from the staff at Scarborough Arts. The public will then judge on the top three (3) winners photos posted on the Scarborough Arts Instagram. The top three (3) winners are chosen in order of number of individual likes each photo receives.

Prizes: The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Prizes must be picked up during the contest winner announcement at the University of Toronto Scarborough on October 3rd, 2019. All prizes must be obtained from Scarborough Arts by October 20th, 2019. Winners will be contacted through Instagram. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, Scarborough Arts reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.


Questions? Get in touch with us at For more information, about The Scarborough Sign, click here.




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