2016 ELLE Beauty Grand Prix

ELLE QUÉBEC and ELLE CANADA are seeking 750 readers to blind-test and judge beauty products from leading cosmetics companies. Why not join the judging panel and vote for your favourite beauty products!

1 • Members of the judging panel will be selected from across Canada based on their answers to the following questionnaire. Please answer as sincerely as possible. Only one form per person will be accepted. (Submitting multiple forms will not increase your odds of being selected.)
2 • Each member of the judging panel will receive unmarked beauty products from each category (face/body/makeup/hair) that they will be asked to rate.
3 • Judges will have approximately 11 weeks to test the products. They will attribute a score to each product and complete an online logbook. The product in each category that receives the highest total score will be declared the winner.

If you would like to be part of the judging panel, please complete the questionnaire by December 17, 2015.
The testing period will run from March 7 to May 20, 2016.

Readers who are selected to be part of the judging panel will be notified by email as of January 4, 2016, and must confirm their acceptance. Keep an eye on your inbox!

IMPORTANT: You must have access to a computer and be able to use it throughout the testing period because the logbooks must be completed online. We will communicate with testers primarily by email during this exciting experience.

1.   I have a computer in my home.
2.   I know how to use my computer without assistance.
3.   I have been a member of the Beauty Grand Prix judging panel before.
4.   My age bracket is…

5.   I would categorize my skin type as…
       (Check more than one box if necessary)
6.   I am…

7.   My skin colour is…
8.   I have skin problems.
       Please specify:
9.   In the morning I…
       (Check more than one box if necessary)

10. In the evening I...
       (Check more than one box if necessary)

11. My hair is…
12. My hair is…
13. The following descriptions apply to my hair:
       (Check more than one box if necessary)
14. I have hair problems.
       Please specify.
15. I wash my hair…

16. I straighten my hair.
17. I curl my hair.
18. I use shampoo…
19. I use hair masks.

20. I use hairspray…

21. I use dry shampoo…

Facial Care
22. I apply the following to my face:

23. I remove my makeup with…
       (Check more than one box if necessary)

24. I apply a face mask…

25. I use an eye contour treatment.
26. I use a serum.
27. I exfoliate my face…

28. I use a dark spot corrector…
29. I use a lip balm treatment…

30. I use a sonic brush…

31. I use solar protection on my face…

Body Care:
32. I shower with:
33. I use the following body moisturizer:
34. I use the following type of deodorant:
35. I scrub my body…

36. I moisturize my hands…

37. I use primer under my makeup.
38. I use mascara.
       a. I use the following mascara colour:
39. I use eyeliner.
       b. I use the following eyeliner colour:
       c. I use the following type of eyeliner:
40. I use eyebrow makeup.
41. I use lipstick.
       d. I use the following lipstick colours:
42. I use eyeshadow.
       e. I use the following type of eyeshadow:
       f. I use the following eyeshadow colour(s):
43. I use blush…

44. I use tanning powders or creams.
       g. I use the following kind of tanning product:
45. I use concealers or highlighting concealers.
       (Check more than one box if necessary)
46. I use tinted cream (BB / CC cream or other).
47. I use nail polish.
       h. I use the following nail polish colours:
48. I use a makeup fixator…

For your entry to be considered and for you to be part of the jury should your entry be selected, we ask that you read the following entry requirements and confirm that you understand and agree by ticking the appropriate box:

If my entry is accepted, I am committed to testing, commenting on and evaluating, sincerely and to the best of my ability, and within the given time frame, all the beauty products sent to me by ELLE QUÉBEC/ELLE CANADA in view of the 2016 ELLE Beauty Grand Prix, and to fill in the online log honestly and within the specified timeframe. I understand that the log must be filled out online and I confirm that I will thus have access to a computer and an Internet connection for the entire testing period. I accept that all communication with ELLE QUÉBEC/ELLE CANADA be carried out by email and I recognize that failure to read my email may result in my disqualification.

I recognize and accept that by simply submitting my comments and notes in the context of the 2016 ELLE Beauty Grand Prix via the online log or by any other means, I am granting ELLE QUÉBEC/ELLE CANADA and their respective business partners a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence, without any compensation to me, enabling them to, at their own discretion, use, modify, reproduce, distribute, communicate to the public, translate and archive my comments, suggestions, and notes (collectively known as the “Contribution”) submitted in part or in full. To this end, I wave any moral rights that I might have or may exercise relating to my Contribution, including as to the integrity and authorship of my Contribution. I recognize that any rights that I grant herein apply in respect of any use and exploitation, in regards to my Contribution, through or using any medium or media whatsoever, existing or upcoming, for the duration of the copyright term and any renewals.

All products registered for the 2016 ELLE Beauty Grand Prix are of a certain quality. However, I understand that it has been brought to my attention that nobody is exempt from an allergic reaction. If I react badly to a product, I agree to immediately discontinue use, even if the testing phase is ongoing, and inform the Beauty Grand Prix team immediately.

Herein, and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, I grant, exonerate and fully release, irrevocably and voluntarily, Les Publications Groupe TVA-Hearst Inc. and their employees, managers, representatives, affiliated and related entities and their divisions, their successors, beneficiaries and all organizations connected with the 2016 ELLE Beauty Grand Prix (collectively, “the Indemnities”) of all responsibility and, except in cases of gross negligence or wilful misconduct and, again, to the fullest extent permitted by law, I forever waive any right of action, request, claim, procedure and plea of any kind whatsoever against the Indemnities that could be directly or indirectly related to the products, their use and my participation in the 2016 ELLE Beauty Grand Prix.


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