Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award Rules

The Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award is an award which gives the power to the people, allowing audiences everywhere to vote for their favourite Canadian working in film, television, or digital media. The winner will receive their award, presented by the award’s 2019 ambassadors and past winners, Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis, at the Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala, airing live on CBC on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM (9:00 PM AT/ 9:30 PM NT).

 

VOTING TIMELINES

There are a total of four voting periods during which you may vote.

 

Voting Period 1: Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET

Only Online Voting with Original 10 contenders + Write-In

Note: Any votes cast during Voting Period 1 via hashtags (Social Voting) are ineligible, so be sure to only vote through our website.

 

Voting Period 2: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET – Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET

Online Voting + Social Voting with Final 10 contenders

Note: Voting totals reset at the start of this Voting Period, so that contenders from the Original 10 and write-in contenders start off on the same footing. This is the only time in the voting when vote totals will reset.

 

Voting Period 3: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET – Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET

Online Voting + Social Voting with Final 5 contenders

 

Voting Period 4: Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET – Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8:30 PM ET

Online Voting + Social Voting with Final 3 contenders

Announcement made on air during the Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala live on CBC, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM (9:00 PM AT/ 9:30 PM NT).

Note: any votes cast outside of or between Voting Periods (e.g. on social media) will be deemed ineligible.

 

VOTING METHODS

In Voting Period 1 (Thursday, February 7, 2019 until Wednesday, February 20, 2019), you may vote by going to audiencechoice.ca and voting by entering an email address and following the steps to submit a vote for the contestant of choice, or selecting the write-in option and writing in your favourite. Note: Any votes cast during Voting Period 1 via hashtags (Social Voting) are ineligible, so be sure to only vote through our website.

 

In all other Voting Periods, you may vote by:

  1. Visiting audiencechoice.ca and voting by entering an email address and following the steps to submit a vote for the contestant of choice;
  2. Logging into your registered Facebook account, visiting the Canadian Screen Awards Facebook Page and commenting on our post containing video of the current round of contenders with #CdnScreenAwards and your contestant of choice’s hashtag;
  3. Logging into your registered, public Instagram account and posting an image with a caption containing #CdnScreenAwards and your contestant of choice’s hashtag. Post must be left on your feed for the entirety of the remaining voting periods (until the winner is announced); or
  4. Logging into your registered, public Twitter account and posting a tweet with a caption containing #CdnScreenAwards and your contestant of choice’s hashtag. Post must be left on your feed for the entirety of the remaining voting periods (until the winner is announced). Note: retweets do not count as unique votes, but replies to other tweets do count as unique votes if the reply contains the correct hashtags (i.e. the reply itself must contain the hashtags).

 

The contestant hashtags needed to vote are:

#CdnScreenAwards + #DominiqueProvostChalkley

#CdnScreenAwards + #GrahamWardle

#CdnScreenAwards + #KatherineBarrell

 

You are limited to 100 votes per calendar day (based on Eastern Time) per platform user ID. You may only vote for one contestant per Facebook comment or per tweet on Twitter or per Instagram post. If you attempt to vote for multiple people in one vote or use Social Voting to vote for someone not currently on the ballot, your vote will be rendered invalid.

Whether you cast one vote via our voting website, write one Facebook comment, write one tweet on Twitter, or create one Instagram post, each of those options counts as one vote.

Contestants are subject to change by voting period.