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Heritage Scavenger Hunt Rules and Guidelines

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The Museum of Ontario Archaeology has been providing education and adventure to the London community since 1933. This year, we are excited to be hosting our second annual Heritage Scavenger Hunt, from Friday, August 26th to Monday, September 5th! This family-friendly event will encourage Londoners and visitors to the city to get outdoors and explore our local history and heritage sites while adhering to recommended safety precautions. Each location will include an introduction to nearby sites, along with a handful of participation activities, such as taking photos and visiting points of interest.


These Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”) detail the requirements, rules, regulations, processes, and prizes for the event called “The Museum of Ontario Archaeology 3rd Annual Heritage Scavenger Hunt 2023” (“Heritage Scavenger Hunt”) managed by the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. Participants in the Heritage Scavenger Hunt (“Participants”) agree to abide by all Official Rules.


The Contest is open to legal residents of Ontario who have participated in the “Heritage Scavenger Hunt” during the Contest Period (”Participants”). Participants who have not reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian.

Employees of the MOA or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, the parent or related companies, or a member of the immediate family or household of any such employee are not eligible to enter the Contest. The expression “immediate family” means spouse, parents, siblings, and children.

Contest Period

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s “Heritage Scavenger Hunt” contest (the “Contest”) runs from August 26, 2023, at 8:00 AM (EST) to September 4th, 2023, at 11:30 PM (EST) (the “Contest Period”).

How to Participate

Participants will register for the Heritage Scavenger Hunt prior to August 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM (EST). During the Contest Period, teams of Participants will complete specified activities (“Activities”) at 5 locations (“Locations”) across London, answering questions and taking photographs, and will submit proof of these Activities on the Heritage Scavenger Hunt website. Participants should not expose themselves or others to any dangerous or harmful behavior or activity at any time during the Contest Period, no property should be damaged and there should be NO DIGGING at any location. Participants agree to abide by all applicable local, city, provincial and federal laws, including any Middlesex London Health Unit, Ontario, or Canada Health guidelines regarding COVID-19. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

The Heritage Scavenger Hunt website, with Locations and Activities, will be published at 8:00 AM on Friday, August 26, 2023. From August 26th until September 4th, Individuals will visit 1 to 5 locations across London and complete the Location-specific Activities.


Rule #1: No digging!

This is a scavenger hunt for experiences and information – do not remove anything from any location (other than trash).

Rule #2: Respect Location guidelines!

Individual Locations in the Heritage Scavenger Hunt may have their own rules about behaviour on-site, including Covid-19 precautions and opening and closing times. Please respect all posted signage and abide by location rules.

Rule #3: Have Fun!


Each participant will register using the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s Registration page. They must indicate that they are over the age of minority, or provide a signature by a parent or guardian if under the age.

During registration, the Participants will be asked to confirm that they have read and agree to abide by the Contest Rules and Regulations. Unregistered Participants will not be eligible for prizes.


The Scavenger hunt is divided into 5 ‘locations’ as follows:


Activity Form Submissions

Participation in the MOA Heritage Scavenger Hunt requires the submission of text and photographic images (“Activities”) in the Activity Form on each Location webpage. Individuals who participate in the Contest and submit the Location Activity Forms (the “Entry”; collectively the “Entries”) will be entered into the Contest. Entries must include a registered Participants Name and must be submitted during the contest period to be eligible for a prize draw. For example, to be included in the draw, Entries must be submitted by September 4th, 2023, at 11:30 pm (EST). Submission of Entries is required to be eligible for Prize Draws.


There are two categories of prizes: Completion and Participation. Individuals may only win one of each type of prize, meaning they may not win two prizes from the same category. However, they can win two prizes, one from each category.

Completion prizes:

These are awarded for completing portions of the scavenger hunt and are as follows. Individuals who met completion eligibility for a prize will be entered into a draw. In the case that there are no teams who are fully eligible, the team or teams who are closest to meeting the eligibility criteria will be entered into the draw.

Photo Submission Prizes:

To encourage social media presents, photo submissions can be posted by participants with corresponding hashtags. Themed photo submissions categories will be posted ahead of time, participants may then take photos they believe to best suit the theme to be entered into a draw for that given prize.

General rules

The odds of being selected as a winner are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received during the respective draw period.

Entrants who have not complied with these rules and guidelines will be disqualified.

The MOA is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, damaged, lost, delayed, or misdirected Entries, or Entries that are irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the present rules. Any such Entries will be judged void.

The MOA assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software failure of any e-mail or Entry associated with the Contest on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet. The MOA reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the MOA corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest.

Decisions taken by the MOA with respect to all aspects of the Contest, including and without limitation, eligibility and/or disqualification of Entries, are final and binding, without the right of appeal. Entrants using any scheme, information, or method to win any Prize that, in the sole opinion of the MOA, is other than a fair chance will be disqualified and lose the right to claim the Prize to which they otherwise would have been entitled.

All Entries are the property of the MOA and will be handled in accordance with their privacy policy. No communication about the Contest will take place with Participants, except for the Participants selected as potential Prize winners. Entries are destroyed within a reasonable period following the completion of the Contest.

By entering the Contest, each Participant absolves the MOA and its respective affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, and contractors (the “Contest Group”) from any and all liability for any harm they may suffer as a result of participation in the Contest, compliance or non-compliance with these Contest rules and acceptance and use of the prizes. The MOA will not be responsible for and will not compensate any individual for any technical or man-made issues that may interfere with the delivery of an Entry into the Contest.

By entering the Contest, Participants authorize the MOA to use their Entries, name, picture, image, voice, and/or statements about the Contest, MOA, and/or the prizes for marketing purposes, and to do so without remuneration of any kind. The names of Participants and submitted Entries may be used for promotion, publishing, and exhibition.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations.

Sponsor: Museum of Ontario Archaeology, 1600 Attawandaron Road, London, Ontario, N6G 3M6