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January 6, 2020

Baby Photo Contest

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. Vote at this link according to the voting rules below: https://www.facebook.com/HamHealthSci/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2927380210613549

Was your baby born at McMaster University Medical Centre or West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in 2019? Submit your photo by January 19, 2020 for a chance to win a photo shoot! Voting on Facebook will begin January 20, 2020. 

Please email any questions to share@hhsc.ca.

Rules and Regulations

Contest Period

Entries will be accepted from January 6, 2020 at 12:00am to January 19, 2020 at 11:59pm. Voting commences January 20, 2020 at 12:00pm and closes January 27, 2020 at 12:00pm. A winner will be announced on January 28, 2020.


The baby in photo must have been born between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 at McMaster University Medical Centre or West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. If your birth plan included delivery at either of these sites and needed to be changed due to service redirection, please email us at share@hhsc.ca to determine eligibility. The person submitting the photograph must be the parent and/or legal guardian of the baby. The baby’s first name must accompany photo.

Submission Rules

No purchase or payment is necessary to enter. You may enter only once. Multiple entries for the same child will be disqualified, even using different email addresses or photos. Entries must be submitted using the form, as explained below. Each baby must have their own entry, with the exception of multiple births, which may be submitted using one photo.


By entering this contest, you agree to have your baby’s first name and photo shared on Hamilton Health Sciences’ public channels, including our Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram account and websites. You have the right to revoke your entry and we will do everything in our power to remove your child’s image from our public channels.

Any photo entry that that infringes on the rights of any person, which is contrary to law, contains sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or determined to contain inappropriate content will automatically disqualify the entry.

Photos cannot contain a logo or watermark. By submitting a photo, the entrant has received authorization from the photographer to use this photo for this purpose.

By accepting a prize in this contest, winner agrees to have their child’s name and image displayed on our website and used by us for promotion of this contest without any fee or form of compensation other than the prize.


One prize is available to be won, consisting of one two-hour photo shoot featuring the baby from the winning photo within a maximum of one hour’s drive from Hamilton, Ontario. The photo shoot must occur within six months of the contest end date. If the contest winner would like to choose a venue that requires a permit fee, that fee shall be paid by the contest winner. The winner will receive a minimum of 20 high-resolution digital image files.

The photo in the Hamilton Health Sciences contest album with the most “likes” and “reactions” (as defined by Facebook) is the winner.
The prizewinner will be emailed at the address provided up to three times within a three day period from the contest closing. Should you fail to reply to our emails for any reason, including due to spam filtration, junk mail folders, inattention, inadvertent deletion, incorrect email address, etc., you will forfeit the prize.

How to enter

Complete and submit the contest entry form by January 19, 2020 at 11:59pm.


After the entry period closes, eligible photos will be added to a photo album on the Hamilton Health Sciences Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HamHealthSci/) by 12:00 pm on January 20, 2020 when voting commences. Voting closes January 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

To vote, individuals must “like” or “react” to a photo within the album. “Likes” on posts containing photos from the album do not count. The photo in the Hamilton Health Sciences contest album with the most “likes” and “reactions” is the winner.

If you are sharing the album, remind friends and family to:

• Open the contest album
• Click on the photo you would like to vote for
• “Like” or “React” to the photo
If you are sharing your photo in a post, remind friends and family to:
• Click the photo in the post
• “Like” or “React” to the photo


Hamilton Health Sciences is the sole organizer of this contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

By entering this contest, I confirm that:

• I am a parent and/or legal guardian of the baby in the photo I am submitting.
• My baby was born at McMaster University Medical Centre or West Lincoln Memorial Hospital between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
• I consent to my baby’s first name, photo, and description being posted publically on Hamilton Health Sciences’ website and social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
• I consent to receive email communication from Hamilton Health Sciences related to this contest.
• Voting must occur through the contest photo album (not on an individual’s Facebook post).
• If cheating or bot voting is suspected or detected, the photo in question can be disqualified from the contest without further investigation.
• The prize cannot be transferred.
• The prize must be claimed within 6 months of the winner being announced.
• The winner must consent to sharing the photographs taken during the prize photo shoot.

By entering this contest you acknowledge to having read these rules and agree to be bound by them.