#SignsUp Contest

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Pubilius Syrus

Did you know that HeartBeatsHate is a grassroots movement? It’s true. We started in 2017 when our Founder, Alan Quarry, was watching the Unite the Right Rally events unfold. He was shocked by the level of racism, bigotry, hatred, and violence unfolding in Charlottesville and thought that someone should do something. Then, instead of waiting for someone to do something, he decided to act. He believed that hate was a choice (the wrong one at that!) and that we needed to stand up, speak out and push back against it. With that, HeartBeatsHate was born.

Since 2017, we’ve been busy raising awareness of our work. We’ve built resources, hosted rallies, fundraised, and marched all in an effort to spread more heart in our world. Through each outreach, we’ve grown, with more and more people deciding to join us.

This past week we printed 250 HeartBeatsHate lawn signs to help us get our message out. And we’re giving them away, for FREE! Which is where you come in!

If you agree with what we’ve doing - then this contest is for you! While the complete Contest Rules & Regulations are listed below, here’s a quick overview of what you need to do:

  1. Join our movement
  2. Follow and like us on our social media channels - you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  3. Request a lawn sign (you can do this by commenting on a social media post, sending us a direct message or by email)
  4. Arrange to pick up your signs
    - If you’re in the Kichener-Waterloo area we ask that you pick up your sign from the Quarry offices in St Jacobs, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am and 5pm (Note the offices are closed Wednesdays)
    - If you’re outside of Kitchener-Waterloo or unable to pick up the signs, let us know and we’ll ship them to you
  5. Snap a pic of your sign on your lawn or at your business and post to Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter
    - be sure to tag us and use #HeartBeatsHate and #SignsUp

One winner from across all three social media channels will be picked by random draw on Friday, August 2, 2019, and will receive a HeartBeatsHate prize pack.

So, if you believe HeartBeatsHate be sure to spread the message and get your #SignsUp.


No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Contest entry period: The #SignsUp contest runs July 23-31, 2019. Winner will be selected by random draw and announced on Friday, August 2, 2019.

Contest Rules & Regulations:

Contest is open to all Canadian Instagram, Facebook and Twitter users aged 18+. Only one entry per participant. Do not spam feed with photos. Contest is run explicitly by HeartBeatsHate, and is in no way sponsored endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this contest should be directed to HeartBeatsHate.

By participating in the contest, participants agree to abide by all contest rules and regulations. By entering the contest, participants grant HeartBeatsHate permission to use his/her name, likeness, photos or comments for publicity. This includes allowing HeartBeatsHate to use submitted contest photos in upcoming promotions of any kind with no remuneration or credit. Participants also agree to HeartBeatsHate capturing and using contact information, which will not be shared with third parties.

Photo rules: Photos must be original and user-generated (containing no copyrighted material). Photo submissions  cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain or reference nudity or any materially dangerous activity, promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons or the use of any of the foregoing. Any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous or any particular political or faith-based agenda or message will not be tolerated. Obscene or offensive posts, or any which endorse any form of hate or hate group will be removed and reported to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter. Do not falsely tag others in photos.

To Win: One winner to selected from all social channels by random draw and announced Friday, August 2, 2019. Prize pack includes HeartBeatsHate t-shirt, socks and signed print. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.

To Enter:

  1. Join our movement
  2. Follow our us on Instagram (@hbh_heartbeatshate), Facebook (@HeartBeatsHate) or Twitter (@HeartBeatsHate)
  3. Pick up your HeartBeatsHate sign at Quarry in St Jacobs (or request it be shipped if outside of KW or unable to travel) and snap a pic of it, and post it both tagging us and using hashtags #HeartBeatsHate and #SignsUp

Victoria Ford

Victoria thinks the world could do with a lot more heart. Her goal? To encourage others to stand up, speak out and push back against hatred.