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eBay Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Awards to Canada Entrepreneurs to Recognize Successful
Business Achievements Using an Online Platform

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Foundation / Corporation

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eBay Canada

Deadline Date:

08/27/21 11:59 PM ET


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Award of $15,000, awards of $10,000, and in-kind support to Canada individuals to recognize successful business achievements using an online sales and auction platform. The award is intended to honor a person who operates a successful online business. The award winner will also receive quarterly business development consultations and an annual subscription upgrade.


  • Entrepreneur of the Year:
    • Open to eBay business owners in Canada who sell full- or part-time and meet the sales, listings, feedback, and registration criteria. 
  • Micro-Multinational of the Year:
    • This award recognizes an eBay seller who has achieved great success in marketing and selling beyond Canada's borders. 
  • Emerging Ecommerce Entrepreneur of the Year:
    • This award recognizes an eBay seller who has achieved great success in building a resilient and thriving business by integrating ecommerce as a new sales channel.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160129

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Entrepreneur of the Year:
- A cash prize of $15,000 CAD

Micro-Multinational of the Year:
- A cash prize of $10,000 CAD

Emerging Ecommerce Entrepreneur of the Year:
- A cash prize of $10,000 CAD

All winners are awarded:
- A 1-year Canadian eBay Store subscription upgrade
- A 1-year quarterly consultation session program with an eBay Canada business development specialist

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This Competition is open only to legal residents of Canada, who, at the time of entry: (i) have reached the legal age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside; (ii) are registered members of or (collectively, the "eBay site"); (iii) meet all eligibility criteria in these Rules; (iv) sold on the eBay Site full- or part-time during the Eligibility Period (defined below); and (v) have an eBay account or accounts in good standing during the entire Entry Period and the entire Eligibility Period (each an "Eligible Entrant", and collectively, "Eligible Entrants").

Eligible Entrants MUST also meet the following criteria: Between January 27, 2021 and July 27, 2021 ("Eligibility Period") in order to be eligible for the Competition, the Eligible Entrant must have:
- Achieved a minimum of $1,000 CAD, excluding taxes, in sales per month on the eBay site;
- Posted a minimum of ten (10) listings per calendar month on the eBay site; and
- Had a positive feedback rating of no less than 98%.

Employees, officers, directors, agents and sales representatives of Sponsor, any independent judging organization, each of their respective advertising agencies, promotional agencies, fulfillment houses and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent, affiliated and related companies, suppliers of the materials and services related to this Competition (collectively, the "Competition Entities"), and members of the same households (whether or not related) of such employees, officers, directors, agents and sales representatives, and persons whose eBay accounts have been temporarily or indefinitely suspended or made inactive during the Entry Period and/or the Eligibility Period, are not eligible to enter or continue the Competition.

Pre-Application Information:

The Competition begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) on July 27, 2021, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on August 27, 2021 ("Entry Period").

The Judges will contact between two (2) and three (3) top Eligible Entrants in each Category (each, a "Finalist") on the basis of Essay Scores for a phone interview (each a "Phone Interview"). During the Phone Interview, the Judges will ask Finalists questions related to their respective Essays. The Contest Judges will assign a Phone Interview score (each a "Phone Interview Score") to each Finalist according to Judging Criteria. If an Eligible Entrant cannot be reached for a Phone Interview within five (5) business days of being contacted, the Judges may, in their sole discretion, contact the Eligible Entrant with the next highest score. The Contest Judges will assign a final score (the "Final Score") to each Finalist on the basis of the Essay Score and Phone Interview Score, equally weighted.

The selected Eligible Entrant in each Category will be determined by September 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET at the Sponsor's office from among all eligible Entries and following all necessary phone interviews. Sponsor will notify potential winners by telephone and/or email address submitted by the Eligible Entrant at the time of entry.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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