Friendly Future Makers Awards Overview | August 2022

Enter the TELUS Friendly Future Makers awards and nominate yourself or someone you know who is making a positive impact in their communities, helping make the future friendly, for a chance to win a Prize Pack, (for the nominee) that includes $5000 towards their initiative or education.  Friendly Future Makers is open to (i) Canadian youth aged 13-19 or (ii) residents of Canada who nominate a Canadian youth aged 13-19. Friendly Future Makers submissions are accepted from 9:00 am ET on August 8, 2022 through 09:00 am ET on September 26, 2022.


How to Enter: 

  • Visit

  • Read and agree to Rules and Regulations

  • Read and agree to Prize declaration

  • Nominate yourself or someone else (the “Nominee”).  If you are submitting the entry on behalf of someone else your Nominee must be between 13-19 years of age.

  • Write your nomination

  • Submit your nomination (the “Entry”)

Entrants will automatically receive a confirmation notification when they submit their Entry. 

No purchase necessary. Only one submitted Entry per entrant/per nominee allowed. If multiple entries are submitted on behalf of the same Nominee, only the first received Entry will be accepted and reviewed by the judging panel. TELUS does not accept entries for Friendly Future Makers by any other means. The awards are intended for residents of Canada who are 13-19 years of age or whose Nominee is between 13-19 years of age. To be eligible, entry must be received on or before the end of the awards closing date. Friendly Future Makers is not open to employees of TELUS Corporation (“TELUS”), its affiliated companies or subsidiaries, its sales agents, its advertising and promotional agencies, and members with whom they are domiciled.

Note: the parent/legal guardian of the winning entrant (if under the age of 18) will be required to accept the prize on their behalf.  Prizes will be made payable to the “Nominee” as set out on the Entry.

Each winning story will be shared on and on TELUS’ owned social media channels. All winning Nominees will be required to sign a standard release agreeing to have their photo taken and participate in an interview and to be featured in external TELUS communication materials.


Winner Selection Process

There will be two (2) phases of judging. In Phase I, the Top 18 entries, three from each category below, will be chosen by a panel of TELUS marketing representatives. In Phase II, the Judging Panel will determine six winners, one winner from each of the following categories; Community Builder (community pillar); Hunger Hero (agriculture pillar); Health & Wellness Helper (health pillar); Planet Protector (sustainability pillar); Connection Enabler (connectivity); and Friendly Future Maker (bonus winner) (see chart below for more detail).  The Judging Panel will complete an online survey using the judging data from Phase I.  The Top 6 entrants who receive the highest survey score will be selected as the winner(s).

Phase I 

Between September 26-28, 2022 the Judging Panel will review all submitted entries and select the Top 18 entries, three from each category, chosen by a panel of TELUS Marketing representatives, based on the following judging criteria:  

  • 40% Innovation: Youth across Canada that are inspiring and are dedicated to making a difference through initiatives that align to TELUS’ areas of impact.

  • 40% Positive Impact: Making the future friendly

  • 10% Creativity: Integration of technology

  • 10% Alignment around TELUS’ five (5) social purpose areas of impact as follows:

    1. Connectivity - Helping foster human connections

    2. Communities - Giving back to those who need it most with their heart and hands

    3. Health - Caring for mental and/or physical health of their community 

    4. Agriculture - Helping to feed their community

    5. Environment - Giving back to protect our planet

    6. Future Friendly - Creating change outside of the five above categories or across multiple categories

Between September 29-October 4, 2022, the Judging Panel will complete an online survey that includes the Phase I judging criteria to determine the Top 6 winners, one from each category. 

Winners will be contacted via phone and/or email and will have 4 business days to respond to the TELUS organizers.  If the winner does not respond within 4 business days, the prize will be forfeited and another entrant will be selected. If the winner is under the age of 18 years of age, the TELUS administrators will contact the winners’ parent/legal guardian. Winners will be announced on or about October 24, 2022 and posted on



There will be six (6) prizes awarded for each of the following categories and each winner will receive the following prize.  

Note:  If the entrant is not the Nominee, the prize will be made payable to the Nominee (as set out in the Entry): 

Community Builder (community) - awarded to an individual who is giving back to those who need it most with their heart and/or hands.

Hunger Hero (agriculture) - awarded to an individual who is helping to feed their community

Health & Wellness Helper (health) - awarded to an individual who is caring for the mental and/or physical health of their community

Planet Protector (sustainability)- awarded to an individual who is giving back to protect our planet

Planet Protector (sustainability)- awarded to an individual who is giving back to protect our planet

Connection Enabler (connectivity) - awarded to an individual who is helping foster human connections

Friendly Future Maker (bonus category winner) - awarded to an individual who is creating change in their community to make the future friendly, outside of the 5 categories or across multiple categories

Nominee Prize (each winner receives the following prize for their nominee)

  • $5,000 CAD cheque to be placed against an RESP or help fund their initiative 

  • $1000 CAD TELUS gift card (to be used on TELUS products)

  • $1000 CAD donation to winner’s charity of choice (telus approved register charity)

The Top Six (6) winning stories will be posted on the and on TELUS’ selected social media channels. Parental consent will be required if the winner or Nominee is 18 years of age or younger.

Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded. No tax receipt will be provided to the winner. No telephone contact or correspondence will be entered into except with the selected Top Six (6) entrants. TELUS reserves the right to substitute a prize which is, in their sole opinion, a prize of equivalent value and/or to terminate or withdraw this award at any time.


The Winners 

The selected winners will be notified by email within four business days of selection. The parent/legal guardian will be required to accept the prize on behalf of the entrant (if the entrant is 18 or younger) and will be required to sign a standard release form confirming compliance with the Friendly Future Maker Rules & Regulations and releasing TELUS and its directors, officers, partnership interest holders, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies from any and all liability arising out of, pursuant to, or as a result of the carrying out of the awards including liability arising from the acceptance of the prizes as awarded. Failure to comply with the Friendly Future Maker Rules or to sign and return the Release form within 5 days of receipt will result in disqualification.



Only one submitted entry per entrant accepted during the submissions period.  

Entries will be considered void if: 

  • The entrant is not a Canadian youth aged 13-19 or the Nominee is not a Canadian youth aged 13-19 years of age.

  • The nomination submitted  contains subject matter that, in the opinion of the TELUS administrators, may violate community standards or is otherwise of questionable taste.

  • The entrant is an immediate relative of a TELUS employee (or any of its subsidiaries).

Entrants agree they will not be paid for the Entry or receive any form of compensation from TELUS for the Entry. Entrants acknowledge and agree that they will not post their Entry on any public forum (including, but not limited to, the Internet) or elsewhere or show or otherwise distribute their Entry to any audience or to any party other than TELUS for the purposes of this program. 

By submitting an Entry, entrants irrevocably grant TELUS and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) your Entry, as well as to use your name, likeness, photograph (“Likeness”) and/or statements regarding your participation in Friendly Future Makers (with or without using your name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory and without additional compensation or approval from you or any other party. Entrants hereby waive all intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights and other legal and moral rights that might preclude TELUS or its affiliate’s use of their Entry, and entrants agree not to sue or assert any claim against TELUS for the use of their Entry or their Likeness or statements. 

Entrants agree to indemnify and hold TELUS, its affiliates and agencies and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents and any of their employees (collectively, the “Indemnitees”) harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable lawyers' fees) and liabilities (including settlements) brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of the Entry or their conduct in creating an Entry or otherwise in connection with Friendly Future Makers, including, but not limited to, claims for trademark and copyright infringement; violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation. Entrants further agree to release TELUS and its affiliates from any and all claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of TELUS infringes your rights with regard to any elements, characters or ideas contained in the Entry.



By entering Friendly Future Makers, entrants consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph, voice and/or image for publicity purposes in all media used by TELUS, without payment or compensation. Entrants consent to TELUS’ use of the entrants’ personal information (which the entrant can withdraw at any time). Full details are as described in TELUS’ privacy policy located at