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					                                                CDW Canada
                Teaching with Technology “Story” Contest
                   Official Contest Rules & Regulations
Entry deadline: 11:59 pm on February 28, 2010

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

CONTEST SPONSOR: The CDW Canada Teaching with Technology™ Story Contest (the “Contest”) is
sponsored by CDW Canada Inc. (“CDW”), 20 Carlson Court, Suite 300, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 7K6.

CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR: The Contest will be administered by Strategic/Ampersand Inc. (the “Contest
Administrator”), 250 Bloor St. E., Suite 1440, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1E6.

CONTEST ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of (who are currently living in) Canada, except
residents who are currently living in Quebec. Eligible Entrants must be, at time of entry, teachers or administrators
employed by any accredited K-12 educational institution in Canada, and must be of the age of majority in their
province of residence (“Entrants”). CDW employees and any such person who is domiciled with a CDW
employee, or CDW’s agents, affiliated or related companies, subsidiaries, divisions, prize providers, promotional
and advertising agencies, Contest Administrator and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the
Contest.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins at 8:00 am ET on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 and ends at 11:59 pm
ET on Sunday, February 28, 2010 (the “Contest Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: Entrants must write and submit a short (200-500 words) story (“Technology Story”) that
describes the Entrant’s experience as an educator in one or more of the following two (2) categories:
1. How information technology (“IT”) makes the learning environment more engaging, effective or enriching in the
   Entrant’s classroom or the educational institution where the Entrant is currently employed; or
2. How the Entrant has used or plans to use IT to achieve an educational objective or a notable success in the
   Entrant’s classroom or the educational institution where the Entrant is currently employed.

For the purpose of this contest, IT refers to computer hardware, computer software, the Internet, online
communications (e-mail, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube), networks, audio/visual equipment, wireless
devices, webcams, security or privacy devices or anything that is generally considered to make use of or
comprise electronic or digital products or systems.

Technology Stories must be written and submitted by the Entrant specifically for the purpose of entering the
Contest, and must describe the Entrant’s personal experience or the experience of the educational institution
where the Entrant is currently employed. Technology Stories that do not fall specifically under these above
categories may be considered for entry, at the sole discretion of CDW, if the story clearly deals with use of IT in
an educational environment.

During the Contest Period, to be eligible to win a prize, an Entrant can submit their Technology Story in one of the
following three (3) ways:
1. Online at www.TeachingWithTechnology.ca, before the end of the Contest Period;
2. By e-mail to the Contest Administrator at StoryContest@TeachingWithTechnology.ca. The e-mail must be
dated and received by the Contest Administrator before the end of the Contest Period; or
3. By postal mail to CDW Canada Teaching with Technology Story Contest, c/o Strategic/Ampersand Inc., Suite
1440, 250 Bloor St. E., Toronto, Ontario M4W 1E6. The postmark on the postal mail must be dated before the
end of the Contest Period.
Online or e-mail submissions by Entrants must be in the file format of a text document (e.g. MS Word,
WordPerfect, MS Works, PDF, Open Office, plain text, etc.). Postal mail entries may be typed or handwritten
legibly. Entrants must submit their Technology Story in either the English or French language, and must include
the Entrant’s full legal name, title, educational institution and school board where the Entrant is currently
employed, contact address, e-mail address and daytime and evening telephone numbers. Entrants may enter
multiple Technology Stories in the Contest but, to be eligible, each Technology Story submitted by an Entrant
must describe a unique experience or situation.

Full instructions for submitting Technology Stories are available online at www.TeachingWithTechnology.ca.

SELECTION OF CONTEST WINNERS: Only Technology Stories that comply with all the Official Contest Rules &
Regulations (“Eligible Technology Story” or “Eligible Technology Stories”) will be reviewed by a panel appointed
by CDW, in its sole discretion (“Judging Panel”). The Judging Panel will review all Eligible Technology Stories on
the basis of educational value, results achieved (or expected) and uniqueness or creativity of the technology
implementation (collectively, “Judging Criteria”) which CDW, in its sole discretion, may subjectively determine.
This review will be completed by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, March 12, 2010.

The Judging Panel will select six (6) Technology Stories, from all Eligible Technology Stories received, and rank
them from one (1) to six (6) based on the Judging Criteria. Each of the selected Technology Stories (the “Grand
Prize Winners”) will be eligible to receive one of the Grand Prizes described below. Selection of the Grand Prize
Winners will be completed by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, March 12, 2010. Decisions of the Judging Panel will be final
and binding on all Entrants.

Odds of winning any prize in the Contest will depend on the number of Eligible Technology Stories received by
the Contest Closing Date. CDW reserves the right not to award a prize for any reason.
PRIZES: Subject to fulfilling all Official Contest Rules & Regulations, each of the six (6) Grand Prize Winners will
be eligible to receive one of the following Grand Prizes, which consist of the following:
Grand Prize #1: Bundle consisting of the following or equivalent products — D-Link AirPremier N Dual Band PoE
Access Point (model # DAP-2590); Trend Micro Internet Security 2009; HP ProBook 4415; Tripp Lite Energy
Saving Green 550VA; PolyVision TS 610. Approximate total retail value $3,260.
Grand Prize #2: Bundle consisting of the following or equivalent products — OKI C 3400n printer; Microsoft
Wireless Mouse 5000; Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard; Microsoft LifeCam Show webcam; D-
Link AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point (model # DAP-2590); Trend Micro Internet Security 2009; Lenovo
ThinkPad SL510 2847; Tripp Lite Energy Saving Green 550VA; Atdec Telehook Universal Projector Ceiling Mount
(model # TH-WH-PJ-CM); Sony VPL EX7 Office Projector. Approximate total retail value $2,980.
Grand Prize #3: Bundle consisting of the following or equivalent products — OKI C 3400n printer; Microsoft
Wireless Mouse 5000; Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard; Microsoft LifeCam Show webcam;
Cisco WAP2000 Wireless-G Access Point; Trend Micro Internet Security 2009; HP Compaq ProBook 4415; APC
Back-UPS ES 350; Atdec Telehook Universal Projector Ceiling Mount (model # TH-WH-PJ-CM); Sony VPL EX7
Office Projector. Approximate total retail value $2,680.
Grand Prize #4: Bundle consisting of the following or equivalent products — Xerox Phaser 8560/DN; Microsoft
Wireless Mouse 5000; Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard; Microsoft LifeCam Show webcam;
McAfee Active VirusScan (model # SAVCDE-AA-AA); HP Compaq Business Desktop (model # NV521UT#ABA);
HP Monitor (model #HP SB LE1851W); Tripp Lite Energy Saving Green 550VA. Approximate total retail value
$2,480.
Grand Prize #5: Bundle consisting of the following or equivalent products — Xerox Phaser 8560/DN; Microsoft
Wireless Mouse 5000; Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard; Microsoft LifeCam Show webcam;
McAfee Active VirusScan (model # SAVCDE-AA-AA); HP Compaq Business Desktop (model # NV521UT#ABA);
HP Monitor (model #HP SB LE1851W); APC Back-UPS ES 350. Approximate total retail value $2,460.
Grand Prize #6: Bundle consisting of the following or equivalent products — OKI C 3400n printer; Microsoft
Wireless Mouse 5000; Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard; Microsoft LifeCam Show webcam;
Cisco WAP2000 Wireless-G Access Point; McAfee Active VirusScan (model # SAVCDE-AA-AA); HP ProBook
4415; APC Back-UPS ES 350; Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (model # DSC-W210); Sony Reader Pocket
Edition (model # PRS300B). Approximate total retail value $2,280.
A selection of the Technology Stories submitted, including those of the six (6) Grand Prize Winners, will be posted
online at www.TeachingWithTechnology.ca, at the discretion of CDW and the Contest Administrator.
CDW reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent products, models and/or
monetary values for any of the Grand Prizes.
PRIZE AWARDS: The Judging Panel, in its sole discretion, will rank the selected Grand Prize Winners from first
(1) to sixth (6) based on the Judging Criteria, first being the best and sixth being the sixth-best. This ranking will
determine which of the Grand Prizes each of the Grand Prize Winners will be eligible to receive (from Grand Prize
1 through Grand Prize 6, respectively).

The Grand Prize Winners will be notified by phone and/or e-mail no later than Monday, March 22, 2010, using the
Entrant’s contact information supplied in the Entry Form submitted with the Eligible Technology Story. If a Grand
Prize Winner cannot be contacted within a period of fifteen (15) business days, or should they not comply with the
Official Contest Rules & Regulations, he or she will forfeit the prize. In the event any Prizes are not awarded,
CDW may, in its sole discretion, select substitute Entrant(s), as applicable, as the Grand Prize Winners. The
same Official Contest Rules & Regulations will apply to these substitute Entrants.

To be eligible to win a Grand Prize, a selected Entrant must have complied with the Official Contest Rules &
Regulations, and must execute a Statement of Eligibility and Publicity Release (“Statement”), which will confirm:
(1) the Entrant’s compliance with all Official Contest Rules & Regulations;
(2) acceptance of the Grand Prize as awarded;
(3) consent to the use of his or her Eligible Technology Story, name, title, photograph, and name and location of
the educational institution where he or she is currently employed, for any future advertising or promotional
purposes, without limitation and without further compensation, except where prohibited by law; and
(4) assignment of copyright and waiver of moral rights in and to the Eligible Technology Story (“Assignment and
Waiver”).

Notwithstanding anything in these Official Contest Rules & Regulations, before being declared a Winner and in
order to receive a Grand Prize (collectively, “Prizes”), a selected Entrant must sign and return the Statement to
the Contest Administrator, as instructed on the Statement, within fourteen (14) days of the date the Statement is
postmarked (if sent via postal mail), or the date the e-mail or fax is sent to the Entrant.

In the event of non-compliance with the Official Contest Rules & Regulations, and/or if a Winner cannot be
reached via the contact information provided on the Entry Form, or the Prize notification or Prize is returned as
unclaimed or undeliverable, or the Statement is not fully completed and signed by the selected Entrant, the Prize
will be forfeited and an alternate Entrant may, in CDW’s sole discretion, be selected.

All Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable to cash or alternative merchandise. CDW
reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to make Prize substitutions of equivalent products, models and/or
monetary value. The Prizes will be delivered to the Prize winners within six (6) weeks of receipt of the completed
and signed Statement from the Grand Prize Winners. Neither CDW nor the Contest Administrator is responsible
for any damage to or loss of the Prizes that may occur as a result of, or in the course of delivery of the Prizes,
including whether or not delivery is made within 6 weeks, to the Grand Prize Winners.

The Grand Prize Winners are solely responsible for reporting the value of the Prizes they receive for the purpose
of federal or provincial taxes and payment of any federal or provincial taxes which may be connected with the
Prizes.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: In order to submit a Technology Story in the Contest, Entrants
will be required to disclose certain personal information. By submitting a Technology Story, Entrants expressly
consent to collection, use and disclosure of personal information to CDW and the Contest Administrator for the
purposes of administering the Contest, and for CDW’s internal marketing purposes. CDW and/or the Contest
Administrator will have the right to use the Grand Prize Winner’s and Selected Entrant’s personal information to
communicate with them (and any substitute Grand Prize Winner as required), and to announce the winners of the
Contest. All personal information of Entrants will be retained for a period of three (3) months after all Winners
have been declared. All personal information of the Entrants disclosed to CDW and/or the Contest Administrator
will be treated in accordance with CDW’s privacy policy, a copy of which can be found at
www.TeachingWithTechnology.ca. CDW is not responsible for any misuse of an Entrant’s personal information by
the Contest Administrator. The Contest Administrator is not responsible for any misuse of an Entrant’s personal
information by CDW. The Entrants’ Eligible Technology Stories that are selected to receive the Grand Prizes, and
others selected at the sole discretion of CDW, will be posted online at www.TeachingWithTechnology.ca.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to release CDW and the Contest
Administrator and their parent, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and their advertising and
promotional agencies from any and all liability arising in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation,
the judging of Technology Stories, selection of Winners and administration of the Contest. The Official Contest
Rules & Regulations are subject to change without notice. Changes to the Official Contest Rules & Regulations
shall be posted only at www.TeachingWithTechnology.ca. CDW and/or the Contest Administrator reserve the
right to withdraw or terminate the Contest at any time without notice.

The Contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. The Contest is void where
prohibited or restricted by law.

By entering the Contest, submitting a Technology Story and/or accepting a Prize, the Winners release and agree
to hold harmless CDW, the Contest Administrator, their agents, affiliated or related companies, subsidiaries,
divisions, prize providers and promotional and advertising agencies from any and all liability for any injuries
including but not limited to personal injury, bodily injury (including, without limitation, wrongful death and
disability), property damage or loss or damage of any other kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly,
from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prizes, or entry in the Contest or any Contest-related activity.
CDW and the Contest Administrator make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the
quality or suitability of the Prizes.

CDW and the Contest Administrator assume no responsibility for entries or Technology Stories which are lost,
stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, illegible or unintelligible for any reason including: (a) failure of the website
www.TeachingWithTechnology.ca during the Contest Period; (b) any failure or malfunction of any telephone or
cable line or other means of transmission, or any computer or other equipment or software; (c) any errors in
transmission; (d) failure of any e-mail or online entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic
congestion on the Internet or at any website; (e) any condition caused by events beyond the control of CDW
and/or the Contest Administrator that may cause damage to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer,
including downloading any material from the Contest website www.TeachingWithTechnology.ca; (f) any injury,
loss or damage of any kind caused by the Prizes or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the
Prizes, or from entry in the Contest or any Contest-related activity; or (g) any combination thereof.
CDW and the Contest Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the online or e-
mail elements of the Contest should a virus or other cause beyond the reasonable control of CDW or the Contest
Administrator corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any
website or to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should
such an attempt be made, CDW and/or the Contest Administrator reserve the right to seek remedies and
damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

				
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