Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are you guys?

    Thanks for asking. We’re the Student Life Network, a division of Square Crop Studios Inc. We have lots of experience with student life, and we’ve developed a great network that allows us to find out what students want out of their school career. And now, we’ve teamed up with some fantastic sponsors and put together a series of contests to reward Canadian students. Like this one.

  • So, what’s this contest all about?

    Our dream is to make student life better, and it’s a recurring dream. And this time, it’s about helping students repay the most important people in their lives—their loved ones. That’s going to come in the form of $20,000. Yup. 20 grand, courtesy of the good folks at CIBC. All for your parents. They deserve it.

  • Can I really win $20,000?

    Yep. Sure can. Well, you win the $20,000 FOR YOUR parents. But we’ll let you figure that out with them. First, we’ll cut you an oversized check for $20,000. They’re really beautiful in real life. Then, we’re going to work with you on how to best surprise your parents. It’s the best part.

  • How can I improve my chances of winning?

    When you enter the Thank You Mom & Dad contest, you get one entry in the contest. But there are many ways to earn extra entries like doubling your entries just for being a CIBC client. The more entries you have, the greater the odds that your name will be drawn. To find out how to earn extra entries, visit your feed. We’ll be unveiling new Extra Entry opportunities throughout the contest, so keep coming back to improve your chances of winning.

  • When does the contest end?

    The contest ends July 31, 2018. We will draw for the winner five days following.

  • How will you choose the winner?

    Well, we thought about having a spelling contest, but our lawyers didn’t like that. We then floated a breakdancing contest, but they shut that idea down, too. So, the winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. It’s that simple. (See rules for details.)

  • Why isn't the contest available in French?

    Student Life Network does not have the capacity to operate a contest in French. Contestants may submit their thank you letter or video in English, French or any language to earn entries.

  • My parent works at CIBC. Can I enter?

    Unfortunately CIBC employees or their children cannot win Thank You Mom & Dad. That said, you should check out all of the scholarships available at