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2019 eBay Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

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

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eBay Canada

Deadline Date:

08/25/19 11:59 PM ET


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Awards of $2,000 and awards of $3,000 to Canada individuals to recognize successful business achievements using an online sales and auction platform. The award winners will also receive quarterly business development consultations and an annual subscription upgrade.

There are three awards available:

2019 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. 

2019 Micro-Multinational of the Year

This award recognizes an eBay seller who has achieved great success in marketing and selling beyond Canada's borders.

2019 Integrated Entrepreneur of the Year

This award recognizes an eBay seller who has built a thriving business by integrating multiple retail channels or key components of their supply chain (e.g. design, manufacturing). 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160129

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Cash prizes:
- 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year: $3,000
- 2019 Micro-Multinational of the Year: $2,000
- 2019 Integrated Entrepreneur of the Year: $2,000

This year, in addition to cash prizes, each winner will receive a 1-year eBay Store subscription upgrade, plus quarterly consultation sessions with an eBay Canada business development expert.

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 April 1, 2019 and July 23, 2019 ("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:

All entries must be received by August 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET. The winners in each category will be announced during Canadian Small Business Month in October.

All eligible Entries will be judged and scored (the "Essay Score") by Sponsor or its designated representative(s).

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 Finalist who receives the highest Final Score (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) in any given Category, from among all eligible Essays received and considered in each Category, will be the potential winner for that Category. No eligible entrant can win in more than one (1) category.


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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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