MM Livetweet Contest


(the “Contest”)

Official Rules and Regulations (the “Contest Rules”)


The Contest entry period shall commence at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) and conclude at 9:00 pm ET (the “Murdoch Telecast Period”) on a weekly basis every Monday commencing on January 11, 2021 and ending on March 15, 2021 (the “Contest Period”).


The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding residents of Québec, who, as at the start of the Contest Period, have reached the age of majority in his or her province or territory of residence.  Employees, directors and officers, independent contractors, representatives and agents of Shaftesbury Inc. and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (collectively, the “Contest Sponsors”), any affiliate (as defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act, RSC 1985, c.C-44) of the Contest Sponsors (the “Affiliates”), their respective parents, employees, directors and officers of their respective advertising and promotional agencies, as well as those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled (whether legally related or not) are not eligible to enter the Contest or win any prize.



To enter the Contest, entrants must make a tweet using the hashtag #MurdochMysteries during the Murdoch Telecast Period for the applicable week.

In order to complete an entry, all entrants will have to accept the terms and conditions of the Contest and Shaftesbury’s privacy policy.

The only method of entry for this Contest is by social media (Internet access required); no other means of submission will be accepted.

Although online access is required in order to participate, no purchase is required in order to enter the Contest. Many public libraries, retail businesses and other entities offer free access to computers and a number of Internet service providers.

NOTE: Only one (1) entry per person per weekly Murdoch Telecast Period is permitted. For greater certainty, entrants may only use one (1) social media account to enter the Contest for each Murdoch Telecast Period. If it is discovered that any person has attempted to use: (i) more than one (1) social media account during a Murdoch Telecast Period; and/or (ii) multiple names, or identities to enter the Contest; then (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors) he/she may be disqualified from the Contest and all of his/her Entries voided. Use (or attempted use) of multiple names, identities, social media accounts and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other systems(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest is prohibited and such plagiarism is grounds for disqualification by the Contest Sponsors.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on a social media account, the winning entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned a social media account by social media platform or provider or other organization responsible for assigning social media accounts.

Multiple entries, i.e., those that exceed the permitted amount, will be discarded. In the event that the Contest Sponsors receive more than the permitted amount of entries, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to void and destroy any entries from that entrant, and that entrant may, at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors, be disqualified from the Contest. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are reproduced, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. By submitting an entry or participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these official Contest Rules and any other applicable terms of use from the Contest Sponsors’ and/or third party website.


At 12:00 noon EST on each Friday following a Murdoch Telecast Period one (1) eligible entrant will be randomly selected as the potential winner of the weekly Prize, as described below. The potential Prize winner will be contacted by a representative of one of the Contest Sponsors within seven (7) business days of the draw over social media. The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon posting on social media. Potential Prize winners found to be ineligible, who decline to accept the Prize or who are unable to be contacted (including failing to reply to the social media notification) within seven (7) business days of notification, or as otherwise stipulated by the Contest Sponsors, may be required to forfeit the Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.


Each weekly Prize shall be comprised of one (1) Murdoch Mysteries “Season 14 Cast/Crew” Unisex Tee (, one (1) Murdoch Mysteries “Logo” Pom Pom Beanie (, and one (1) pair of Murdoch Mysteries Cream “Logo” Festive Socks, or comparable substitute items available through the Shaftesbury merchandise web store ( The approximate retail value of each Prize will be up to CDN $72.

Decisions of the Contest Sponsors regarding prizing are final and the Prizes must be accepted as awarded.


Following confirmation as a Prize winner in accordance with the Contest Rules, selected entrants will be given instructions and a deadline as to how they must claim their Prize. Potential Prize winners who fail either to claim their Prize or to inform the Contest Sponsors of his/her inability to claim the Prize before the deadline, as instructed, may be required to forfeit that Prize and another eligible entrant may be selected in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.


All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to herein as part of the Prize descriptions (the “Expenses”) are the sole responsibilities of the Prize winners. All Prize elements are subject to availability and substitution for a prize of equal or greater value, to be decided in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors. The Prize winners shall not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from the Contest Sponsors.


Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for each Murdoch Telecast Period during the Contest Period.


None of the Contest Sponsors makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of any Prize awarded in connection with the Contest. Prize winners understand and acknowledge that they may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from the Contest Sponsors should a Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to a Prize winner.


Before being awarded a Prize, each selected entrant must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, skill-testing mathematical question.  Prizes will only be awarded upon verification of the answer to the skill-testing question.


Prizes and prize portions are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, have no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, except as may be decided by Contest Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify a Prize, or prize portion, with prize(s) of equal or greater value for any reason. Should a Prize winner be unable to claim his/her Prize or prize portion as awarded, his/her rights to that Prize or prize portion will be forfeited and another entrant may be selected, to be decided in Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion.


Subject to applicable law, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, suspend, terminate and/or modify the Contest Rules or administration of the Contest, in whole or in part, without prior notice with no obligation or liability, including, if for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, whether due to technical failure, tampering, fraud, corruption of security or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsors. The Contest Sponsors, Affiliates, prize providers, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, representatives, licensors and agents as well as their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply a Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorists acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, tsunami, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic (including but not limited to the novel coronavirus known as Covid-19), explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labour or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, performers’ illness, injury or death, or any other cause beyond the Releasees’ sole control.


Subject to the terms contained in Section 15 below, all entries shall become the property of the Contest Sponsors and their advertising and promotional agencies. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the on-line computer systems, of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.


By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the use of his or her name for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, throughout the world, in all media, in perpetuity, by the Contest Sponsors, promoters and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any obligation, notice, payment or compensation.


By entering the Contest and voluntarily providing personal information including, but not limited to, full name, age, address, email and Twitter handle (the “Registrant Information”), each Contest entrant grants permission to the Contest Sponsors to collect and use the Registrant Information for the purpose of administering the Contest and selecting and contacting the Prize winners.   In addition, the Registrant Information may be aggregated on a non-identifiable basis and used by Contest Sponsors for research and analytical purposes.  Unless consent has been provided by the entrant, no correspondence will take place between the Contest Sponsors and the entrants except in connection with the Contest and, in the case of a Prize winner, as a result of entering the Contest and winning a Prize. To review Contest Sponsors’ privacy policy, visit


If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors that corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Contest and/or Prizes. The Contest Sponsors further reserve the right to disqualify, from this Contest and future contests of the Contest Sponsors, any individual who tampers with or in any way corrupts the entry process. The Contest Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest, future contests of the Contest Sponsors and/or winning a Prize(s) if, in the Contest Sponsors’ sole discretion, the Contest Sponsors determine that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any unlawful or unfair playing practices relating to the Contest (including but not limited to the use of automated quick entry programs), prize(s), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Contest Sponsors representatives. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including lawyers’ fees) from any such entrant or any other individual to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.


By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees that the Releasees shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by the entrant  for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entering the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use, enjoyment or misuse of a Prize, or while preparing for, participating in any Contest-related or Prize-related activity. The Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any of the Releasees, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions that may cause damage to a user’s system or limit a potential entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.


These Contest Rules are available online at


All entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsors.


This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations of Canada and of each province, territory and municipality of Canada, respectively.


The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Contest Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Contest Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The Contest Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Contest Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. When terms such as “may” are used in these Contest Rules, Contest Sponsors have sole and absolute discretion. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Contest Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of any provision of these Contest Rules. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the website and/or the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules, the Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Contest Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

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