10 to Watch 2024 Contest Rules

10 to Watch is a contest operated by Page One Publishing Inc. (“Page One”).


Nominations for 10 to Watch 2024 Awards must be received by midnight on November 10, 2023.

Participants must complete and submit the application form (the “Applicant”) by midnight on November 30, 2023. 

The business named in the application (the “Business”) must be a Vancouver Island based “start-up”, less than three years old (registered, incorporated OR started or launched after January 1, 2021).

The Business must not be a spin-off from a pre-existing business or otherwise an affiliate of any other business or company.

Business principals must be at least 18 years of age and must agree to be interviewed and photographed.

Non-profit organizations and societies are exempt from this award.

By submitting an Application, each Business acknowledges the right of Page One and its respective affiliates and agents to use the Business’s name, city of residence, photograph, voice and image for any advertising or public relations purposes in all media used by Page One and its advertising and promotional agencies, without payment or compensation, throughout the world in perpetuity.

All Applications become the property of Page One, for any and all purposes, and will not be returned.

Page One reserves the right, at all times, to verify that an application complies with these Rules. Applications that, in the opinion of Page One, are incomplete or which otherwise contain incorrect or false information will not be accepted.

Page One assumes no responsibility for the inability of any participant to complete or to otherwise submit an Application. Page One is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, illegible or incomplete Nominations. Proof of transmission of a Nomination will not constitute proof of delivery.

From applications received, an independent panel of judges appointed by Page One will choose the 10 to Watch 2024 Award winners. There are 10 awards. Businesses selected as one of the 10 to Watch winners will be profiled in the 10 to Watch edition of Douglas magazine in the April/May 2024 issue.

Participants acknowledge and agree that Page One and any other person or entity associated in any way with the contest, as well as their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, advertising and promotional agencies (i) will have no liability of any kind whatsoever with respect to this promotion, (ii) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the selection process and (iii) disclaim any implied warranty with respect to contest. Page One will not be responsible for typographical or other errors, including but not limited to, errors in advertising, the rules, the announcement of the 10 to Watch or technical malfunctions of telephone network lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software, viruses, bugs, failure of personal computers or software and hardware configurations, or failure of any electronic mail to be received by Page One or a participant for any reason. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Page One be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages.

Page One and its affiliates may, at their sole discretion and without liability, terminate the contest in whole or in part, without notice, or to modify or suspend the promotion at any time.

The decisions of Page One and its authorized representatives are final as they relate to all aspects of the promotion, these Rules and selection of the 10 to Watch.

The contest and these Rules will be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia.