Aqua-Bound Sweepstakes

On the back cover of the World Tour Program, you’ll find the ballot to enter the Aqua-Bound Sweepstakes. Complete the ballot for your chance to win an Aqua-Bound canoeing, kayaking, kayak fishing, or SUP prize pack (up to a $425 value). The winner will be announced after the final showing.

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  • Click here to read the Aqua-Bound Sweepstakes Official Rules and Conditions

    There is no purchase necessary to enter or win the “Aqua-Bound” sweepstakes (“sweepstakes”) partnered by Aqua-Bound and Rapid Media (“Partner”).

    Deadlines for entry: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”), February 5, 2019, and closes at 11:59 p.m. EST, December 31, 2019 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Regular postal mail entries must be postmarked no later than November 15, 2019.

    How to enter: You can enter at a Paddling Film Festival screening, or by regular postal mail. No entries will be accepted by any other means.

    (1) To enter the Sweepstakes online: Visit, complete the Sweepstakes entry form and click the submit button before the end of the Sweepstakes Period (“Online Entry”).

    (2) To enter at screening: Complete the back cover of the Paddling Film Festival World Tour Program and drop it in the ballot-style box provided by the host.

    (3) To enter the Sweepstakes by regular postal mail: Complete the back cover of the Paddling Film Festival World Tour Program entry form and mail to Rapid Media, 55 Red Pine Drive, Palmer Rapids, Ontario, K0J 2E0. 

    The prize: There is one (1) prize available to be won in the Sweepstakes. First prize includes one your choice of one (1) of the following prize packs:

    • Kayak Fishing: One (1) Bending Branches Angler Navigator ($299.95) + One (1) Bending Branches Angler Scout ($99.95)
    • Canoeing: One (1) Bending Branches Black Pearl II ($249.95) + One (1) Bending Branches Java Straight ($139.95)
    • Kayak Touring: One (1) Aqua-Bound Tango Fiberglass 3 blade colors to choose from ($274.95) + One (1) Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Hybrid ($149.95)
    • SUP: One (1) Aqua-Bound Malta Fiberglass one piece ($234.95 value) and one (1) Aqua-Bound Lyric two piece ($139.95 value)

    Who can participate: The Sweepstakes is open to anyone who attended a addling Film Festival World Tour screening from Feb 5, 2018 to December 31, 2019.

    How the winner is selected: On December 15, 2019, in Palmer Rapids, Ontario, Canada, at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST, a person appointed by the Partner will select one (1) potential winner in a random draw. All names of entries will be printed and put in a hat. The appointed person will pick one name from the hat.

    How Winners are notified: The Potential Winners will be notified by e-mail within 10 days after his/her name has been selected. If the potential winner does not reply in 14 days the Partner will draw another name from the hat. 

    What are the odds: Odds of winning a prize will depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

    Miscellaneous conditions: By participating, each entrant agrees (1) that they have read and understood these Sweepstakes Rules and are bound by them, (2) that they are bound by any decision of the Partner or its agents regarding the awarding of the prize, (3) to accept any prize won in the form in which it is awarded, (4) that no trades, substitutions or exchanges will be allowed, and that the prize is not redeemable for cash. By accepting the prize, the Winner agrees: (1) to hold harmless the Partner, all companies legally affiliated with Partner, and their employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents (“Partner and Affiliates”) from all liability, including but not limited to injuries or damages of any sort connected with the receipt, use or misuse or possession of the prize, or connected in any way whatsoever with the Sweepstakes; and (2) that the Partner and Affiliates have not offered any guarantee, express or implied, in connection with the prize.

    Limitation of liability: All Entries/prize claims become the property of the Partner, which assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected Entries/prize claims or for any failure of the Web site during the Sweepstakes Period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by the Partner on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Partner reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.

    Use of personal information: By entering the Sweepstakes, an Entrant agrees to (1) the collection, use and disclosure by the Partner of the Entrant’s personal information (1) for the purposes of administering the Sweepstakes and awarding the prize, if any, including but not limited to releasing the name of a Winner to those who request such information in accordance with the section entitled “Sweepstakes winner list” below; (2) to the Partner’s use of their name, likeness, and statements in any activities defined by the Partner without compensation. 

    Sweepstakes winner list: The Winner's name may be published in Paddling Magazine and/or Kayak Angler magazines as well as on, and in Rapid Media’s e-newsletter. The winner's name can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Rapid Media, Attn: Sweepstakes Winner List, 55 Red Pine Drive, Palmer Rapids, Ontario, K0J 2E0, after December, 2019.


Congratulation Lindsey Rae

After 92 screenings around the globe, we collected 16,300 ballots for the 2018 Aqua-Bound Sweepstakes. After all of the ballots were collected, we did a random draw and Lindsey Rae was picked as the 2018 Aqua-Bound Sweepstakes winner. Lindsey Rae selected the SUP paddles as her prize. The SUP prize pack included the Aqua-Bound Malta Fiberglass ($234.95) and the Aqua-Bound Lyric 2pc ($139.95). The Paddling Film Festival team would like to thank everyone who entered and congratulate Lindsey Rae for being chosen as the 2018 Aqua-Bound Sweepstakes winner.

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