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Canon Business Bestie

We're out to find NZ's ultimate office hero! That person that makes your work-life that much better. Get nominating and be in to win prizes for yourself and your colleagues. Submit your entry before Sunday 12 September 2021.


Winner Announced

A Canon Business Bestie is one of those people that just make work-life that much better! Every company has an unsung hero and we wanted to recognise them for all their hard work and hear what makes them the Best in the Business!

After our panel of judges narrowed down the entries to the final 5, the public had a week to vote for their favourite finalist on the Canon Business NZ linkedin page. Voting closed Sunday 26th September.

Collecting over 150 comments and likes, Claire Trebilco, Head of Arts Faculty at Kingsway School is crowned Canon's ultimate Business Bestie.

Here's what Claire's colleagues had to say about her:

"Claire is a passionate arts teacher who has tenaciously lead our student production of Aladdin for the last two years. After months of prep in 2020 the show was cancelled due to the pandemic. Claire was guttered for the kids that had worked so hard and missed out. Understandably frustrated by these events, Claire had to park the production as she went on maternity leave in Term 3 last year. 

Actor, dancer, director, leader; and now she had just added the title mother. Claire came back at the start of 2021 determined 'that the show must go on'. After six months of rehearsals and planning the show opened on Saturday, August 14th. However, the casts thrill and excitement lasted only until Tuesday. For as they were preparing for the second of the seven show season, the Prime Minister announced that New Zealand was again going into lockdown. 

Claire is a superstar in our organisation. Her passionate and empathetic leadership over the past 20 months has been incredible to see. She has loved our students, cried with them and demonstrated what it is to stare adversity in the face and to get up and go again."

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So What's A Business Bestie Exactly?

A Business Bestie is someone your office cannot do without, a bit of an office hero really. They don't have to be the person you get along with best or the one you spend the most time with, but the work they do is hugely appreciated in your role and by your colleagues. It's someone that has your back, someone you can trust to always get the job done, or goes above and beyond to help others out.

You Said Prizes?

Nominate your Business Bestie and you'll be in the draw for 1 of 8 Canon Inspic instant cameras. Each of the finalists will be kitted with a comfy Macpac jacket. The grand prize for the BEST Bestie is a 4-night trip in the Canterbury region for two people, including flights, accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Christchurch and Greystone PurePods, a helicopter flight and a Canon EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless camera. We're also throwing in a $500 grazing party voucher to celebrate with your colleagues.

  • Greystone Purepods

    4 night Luxury Trip For 2 Persons

    The winner of the competition will win a 4-night trip to the Canterbury region for two persons, including flights, 2 nights at a 5-star hotel in Christchurch, a helicopter flight to Akaroa, 2 nights at Greystone Purepods in Waipara, and car rental. This trip is valued over $7,250 NZD.

  • Canon M50 Mark II.

    Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera

    To document their travel, the winner will also receive a Canon EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless camera body and EF-M 15-45MM F3.5-6.3 lens (RRP: $1,129 NZD). Small and amazingly light, the M50 Mark II packs the latest photo and video technology into a stylish design that easily fits in your hand.

  • Macpac Halo Down & Dispatch Rain Jackets.

    Macpac Jackets

    Each of the 5 finalists will win their choice of either a Macpac Halo Down Jacket (RRP: $279 NZD) or a Macpac Dispatch Rain Jacket (RRP: $289 NZD). Ideal for outdoor adventure, these two jackets will keep your finalists warm and dry on their journey.

  • Canon Inspic S Instant Camera.

    Canon Inspic S Instant Cameras

    Everyone who takes the time to nominate a Bestie will automatically be put in the draw to win an awesome Canon Inspic Camera valued at $249 NZD. A winner will be drawn every Monday each week right up until we close off nominations on Sunday 12th September.

Rules, Terms And Conditions
  • 1. What are the key dates?

    Canon Business Bestie submissions are open from Monday 12 July until Sunday 12 September 2021.
    The 5 Finalists will be announced on Wednesday 15 September 2021.
    The Grand Prize winner will be revealed on Monday 27 September 2021.

  • 2. What's a Business Bestie?

    Like paper to your printer, sanitiser to your hands. A business bestie is someone your office cannot do without, like Jamie the Executive Assistant who whips up a slide deck in 5 minutes flat, or Ash from IT who resets your password when you’ve forgotten it for the third time. They make your work-life that much better. They don't have to be the person you get along with best or the one you spend the most time with, but the work they do is hugely appreciated in your role and your team. A Business Bestie is someone that has your back, someone you can trust to always get the job done, or goes above and beyond to help others out. 

  • 3. How to enter the draw?

    To enter the Promotion, entrants must visit and complete the online form (including full name and a valid email address) and accept the Terms.
    No purchase is required to enter the Promotion.

  • 4. What are the full TERMS AND CONDITIONS?


    1. The Promotion is the Canon Business Bestie Competition 2021 and is governed by these Terms and Conditions (Terms). Information on how to participate in the Promotion forms part of these Terms. Submission of an Entry into the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms.

    2. The Promoter is Canon New Zealand Limited (company number 528512) of Canon House, Akoranga Business Park, Akoranga, Northcote, Auckland 0627. All correspondence in relation to this Promotion should be directed to:

    3. The Promotion starts at 9.00am Monday 12 July 2021 and ends at 5.00pm on Sunday 12 September 2021 (the Promotion Period)..


    4. The Promotion is only open to New Zealand businesses. It is not open to employees, or immediate family members of employees, of: the Promoter; companies which are related to the Promoter; or agencies associated with this Promotion.

    5. To be eligible to be nominated, candidates must be currently living in New Zealand; and subject to paragraph 6, aged over 18 years or over at the time of their nomination.

    6. Participants under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parent or legal guardian to enter this Promotion and to agree to these Terms. If the Prize winner is aged 18 or under the prize will be awarded to the winner’s parent or guardian. If the Prize winner is under the age of 18, their parent or guardian may be required to sign acceptance of these Terms prior to claiming the Prize.


    7. A candidate must be nominated by a third party. To enter, the third party must:

       a. complete the online entry form at including the details of the person they are nominating and why they are being nominated as their ‘Business Bestie’; and
       b. confirm that they have verbal or written consent from the colleague that they are nominating as their ‘Business Bestie’ prior to entering them into the competition.

    8. All entries must be submitted and received by the Promoter by no later than 5.00pm on 12 September 2021.

    9. Nominator’s may nominate a maximum of one candidate into the Promotion. Candidates may be nominated separately by other colleagues or third parties.


    10. Following the end of the Promotion Period, Canon will select a shortlist of five finalists from all valid entries who they consider are the most deserving candidates to be considered for the Grand Prize (the Finalists). The Finalists details including their name, employer’s name, and reason for nomination, will be posted on Canon’s website and social media pages on 15 September 2021.

    11. A summary of each Finalist’s nomination will be displayed as a voting eligible entry on the Promoter’s LinkedIn page. For two weeks following the end of the Promotion Period, members of the public may vote for their favourite Finalist. Each visitor can vote for as many Finalists as they want, but may only vote once for a Finalist. Finalists may vote for their own Entry in accordance with these Terms.

    12. Finalists must not and must not attempt to obtain votes for their entry by any fraudulent or improper means, whether directly or indirectly. Those means may include, but are not limited to: (i) offering remuneration, compensation, payment, or other inducements to any person; or (ii) using automated functions to submit, solicit, or garner votes.

    13. The Promoter may verify by any means all votes received by a Finalist. Votes received in breach of these Terms will be void. A Finalist may be disqualified if a Finalist is found to have benefited from votes received in breach of these Terms.

    14. The public vote will not be the sole factor in deciding which Finalist will be the Grand Prize winner.

    15. Based on the number of votes received by Finalists during the period set out in paragraph 11 and the consideration outlined in paragraph 10, Canon award the Grand Prize to one Finalist.


    Spot prizes

    16. Anyone who nominates a candidate will have the opportunity to win a Spot Prize.

    17. There are 8 Spot Prizes in total to be won. Each Spot Prize is a Canon Inspic camera (RRP: $216.52). Commencing on Monday 19 July, Spot Prizes will be awarded by random draw on Monday of each week during the Promotion Period. Subject to paragraph 19, all Entries received as at 9.00am on the date of each draw will be included in that day’s draw and each subsequent Spot Prize draw

    18. Only one Spot Prize may be awarded per entrant. An entrant who wins a Spot Prize will be removed from the pool of eligible entrants for any subsequent Spot Prize draw.

    Finalist prize

    19. Each Finalist will receive their choice of either a Macpac Halo Down jacket (RRP: $279.95) or Macpac Dispatch Rain jacket (RRP: $289.99).

    Grand Prize

    20. The winner of the Grand Prize will win

       a. A travel package for two people to Christchurch made up of four nights accommodation, flights to Christchurch, and a helicopter ride (the total value of the travel package is $7,425.00); and
       b. a Canon EOS M50 MARK II camera with Lens EF-M 15-45MM F3.5-6.3 IS STM (RRP $1129.56).

    21. The Grand Prize winner and their companion are solely responsible for:

       a. ensuring they hold all valid documents required for any travel that may be necessary; and
       b. arranging travel insurance for the duration of their trip.

    22. The employer of the winner of the Grand Prize will win a $500 voucher to put towards morning tea for the office.

    23. The Grand Prize winner will be determined by the Promoter at its office at 28 The Warehouse Way, Northcote, Auckland. The Grand Prize winner will be contacted by email or phone using the details provided in their online entry. The Grand Prize winner’s name will be announced on Canon’s website and social media pages within 10 working days of the awarding of the Prize. If the Grand Prize winner cannot be contacted within five days, or cannot provide suitable proof as to eligibility, personal identity or compliance with these Terms, they will forfeit the Grand Prize in its entirety and the Promoter may reallocate the Grand Prize. The Promoter’s decision on the winner of the Grand Prize is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    24. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable. Prizes may not be redeemed for or replaced by cash or credit.

    25. Prize winners will be contacted by email and their names announced on the Promoter’s website and social media pages within three working days of the awarding of each prize.


    26. By entering the Promotion, each entrant and nominee grants the Promoter the right to publish their name, and agrees to be photographed and interviewed by the Promoter should they win a Prize. The Promoter may use each Prize winner’s name, photograph and interview on marketing and publicity materials, including, without limitation, on its website and social media pages.


    27. The Promoter's decision or exercise of discretion in relation to any aspect of the Promotion is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries.


    28. If this Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated by the Promoter, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention, fraud, or non-compliance with these Terms, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law: (a) to disqualify any entry and / or entrant; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate, or cancel the Promotion, as appropriate.

    29. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Terms. Entries will be disqualified where they are found to be generated by automated, fraudulent, improper means, or otherwise made in a manner which subverts the participation and entry process.

    30. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights

    31. The Promoter uses a commercially reasonable level of skill and care in running the Promotion. However, as with any digital service, the Promoter cannot guarantee that the Promotion website will be live or error free all the time.


    32. The Promoter collects personal information and email addresses in connection with the Promotion to conduct and promote the Promotion, including via emails and online, to entrants. The Promoter may also disclose such personal information to third party service providers, including marketing and creative agencies, and technology providers, for these purposes, and all entrants consent to such uses and disclosures. Entry into the Promotion is conditional on providing such personal information.

    33. Personal information collected by the Promoter in connection with this Promotion will be managed in accordance with these Terms and the Promoter’s Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy (available at and, which contains information about access, correction and complaint processes.


    34. 34. Nothing in these Terms limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 ("Non-Excludable Guarantees").

    35. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability for any personal injury or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity), whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of this Promotion including (but not limited to) out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter's control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms; (e) any tax liability incurred by an entrant; (f) use of or enjoyment of the Prize; or (g) any decision of or discretion exercised by the Promoter in relation to the Promotion.


    36. RRP’s stated in these Terms are accurate as at 12 July 2021.

    37. This Promotion is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with YouTube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

    38. If any provision of these Terms is unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be severed from these Terms and the remaining Terms will remain in full force and effect.

    39. These Terms and the Promotion are governed by the laws of New Zealand. Entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand over any matter arising out of the Promotion and these Terms.

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