Win a Spaceship Contest!

Date: June 10, 2015 Author: Mantis System Categories: Press







The Dark Matter Win A Spaceship Contest (the "Contest") begins on June 12, 2015 at 10:00:00 pmEastern Time (“ET”) and ends on June 28, 2015 at 11:59:59 pmET (the "Contest Period").  The Contest is sponsored by Prodigy Pictures Inc. (the “Sponsor”). This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Syfy or NBCUniversal Media, LLC.



The Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Excluded from eligibility in this Contest are the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of Sponsor and its parent, affiliated or related companies, agencies, suppliers of the materials and services related to this Contest, and members of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such individuals.




No purchase is necessary to enter or win.


Round Period Draw: To obtain one (1) entryto a Round Period Draw, complete the steps in either entry option during the Round Period:


  1. Episode Question Entry


(1)             Visit Sponsor’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages located at,, and,or other location identified by Sponsor to view the three (3) trivia questions (“Episode Questions”) for the applicable Round Period. The Episode Questions relate to the Dark Matter episode identified in the questions and that airs during the applicable Round Period, and can be answered by viewing that episode. Episodes will air at the start of each Round Period at approximately 10:00:00 pm ET on each of June 12, 19 and 26.


(2) During a Round Period, email the correct answers to the Episode Questions for the episode(s) that aired during the Round Period to All Episode Questions must be correctly answered to be an eligible entry.


  1. Alternate Method of Entry: During a Round Period, email winaspaceship@gmail.comwith an original  statement of at least 75 words describing your favourite character on Dark Matter and why he/she is your favourite character.The content of each Alternate Method of Entry submitted during a Round Period must be substantially different from any previous Alternate Method of Entry submitted by the entrant.


By following the steps in either entry option, you will be provided with one (1) entry into the draw for the Round Period, as described below. Entries submitted during a Round Period and outside a Round Period do not roll over into subsequent Round Periods, but will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.


Grand Prize Draw: To obtain one (1) entry into the Grand Prize draw, complete one of the two entry options for all three Round Periods at any time during the Contest Period. Contestants that correctly answer all available Episode Questions or submit three Alternate Method of Entry submissions during the Contest Period will be provided one (1) entry into the Grand Prize Draw. [A1] 


Limit: One (1) entry per person and per email address per Round Period (specified in the Contest Schedule below) during the Contest Period.  One (1) entry per person and per email address for the Grand Prize Draw during the Contest Period. Each entry must be submitted by the entrant him or herself.Non-winning entries or entries submitted outside a Round Period do not roll over into subsequent Round Periods, but will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.


Contest Schedule


Round Period (10:00:00 p.m. - 11:59:59 ET p.m.)

Draw Date


June 12 – June 14, 2015

June 15, 2015


June 19 – June 21, 2015

June 22, 2015


June 26 – June 28, 2015

June 29, 2015


Any attempts to exceed the maximum number of entries per person is a violation of these Official Contest Rules and may result in disqualification.  Use of automated devices is prohibited; automated entries (including but not limited to entries submitted using any robot, script, macro or other automated service) are not permitted and may result in disqualification. 




At approximately 10:00:00 am ET on each draw date indicated in the Contest Schedule above and in Toronto, Ontario, a random drawing will be conducted from all eligible entries received during the applicable Round Period for the purpose of selecting one (1) potential winner (the “Draw”). At the same time and location and on June 29, 2015, a random drawing will be conducted from all eligible Grand Prize entries received during the Contest Period for the Grand Prize Draw for the purpose of selecting one (1) potential Grand Prize winner.




There is one (1) Grand Prize and three (3) Round Prizes available to be won.


The Grand Prize consists of a 3D printed spaceship and Dark Matter memorabilia (to be determined by the sponsor) (Approximate Retail Value $250 CAD / $205 USD).


Each Round Prize consists of one (1) 3D printed spaceship and one (1) Dark Matter baseball hat (Approximate Retail Value $150 CAD / $120 USD). One Round Prize available for each Round Period during the Contest Period. The number of Round Prizes available at the outset of the Contest will diminish as Round Prizes are awarded throughout the Contest Period. Odds of being selected as eligible to win a Prize depend on your ability to correctly answer the Episode Questions or fulfill the requirements of the Alternate Method of Entry and the total number of eligible entries received during the applicable Round Period or, for the Grand Prize draw, the Contest Period.


One (1) Prize awarded per person and per email address during the Contest Period. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash or otherwise, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen Prizes.   Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any component of a Prize is unavailable or at Sponsor’s sole discretion for any reason. Prizes include delivery to one (1) Canadian or U.S. address only, as supplied by selected winners. Any other costs or expenses associated with the Prizes, including applicable taxes and customs duties, will be the responsibility of selected winners. 




Selected entrants will be notified of selection within approximately forty-eight (48) hours following the Draw at the email address provided by the entrant during entry and must respond to notification within seven (7) business daysof first attempt by Sponsor. Prizes will only be awarded to verified winner. To be declared a winner, selected entrants must: (i) respond to selection notification within the time period described above; (ii) correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question, to be administered by email or telephone; (iii) if requested by Sponsor, provide any information or document including without limitation identification documents; (iv) if requested by Sponsor, sign and return to Sponsor, within the stated time, a declaration of compliance and release of liability (the “Release”) in which entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its advertising and promotional agencies, the affiliates and related companies of the foregoing, and each of their respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest and the Prize, and any Prize-related activity; and (v) otherwise comply with these Official Rules. 


If selected entrant cannot be contacted within seven (7) business daysof notification, or fails to: (i)  correctly answer the skill testing question, (ii) provide identification if requested by Sponsor, (iii) sign and return the Release or other documents as required by Sponsor within the required time, if requested by Sponsor, or (iv) otherwise comply with these Official Rules, the Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate entrant, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.

For any Prize with an ARV of six hundred dollars ($600 USD) or greater, Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won.


If a dispute arises as to any email entry, the entrant will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigned email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The selected entrant may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. 



Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest or these Official Contest Rules, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in Sponsor's sole opinion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Contest Rules.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Contest, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor may terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, or any portion thereof in its sole discretion.



BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT SPONSOR, ITS PARENT, RELATED AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, AS WELL AS FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM, SYFY and NBCUniversal Media, LLC (COLLECTIVELY, THE "RELEASEES") HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE.  Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information; (b) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (c) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; (d) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein or in other materials related to the Contest (e) damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation or downloading of materials related to this Contest; or (f) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs.



When you enter the Contest, Sponsor and its authorized agents will collect, use and disclose the personal information you provide for the purposes of Contest administration and Prize fulfillment. Personal information collected in connection with the Contest is stored on servers located in the United States, and may be subject to foreign legislation. Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by the Sponsor in connection with this Contest, including any request to access or correct the personal information, should be addressed to


By accepting a Prize, winner agrees to Sponsor's use of his/her name, city/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity Sponsor may conduct relating to the Contest in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice.   



Winning a Prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. All entries and Prize claims are subject to verification. Proof of entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules. Decisions of Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws.  Void where prohibited.  Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Contest Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Contest, violates the Official Contest Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person If any provision of the Official Contest Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Contest Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.