BSN Summer Shred FAQ's




What is required for the Challenge?

  • You must have a Bodyspace account. If you don't, create one for free!
  • Register for the Challenge (Also free!)
  • Submit four "before" photos of yourself to your Bodyspace Progress Pictures within seven days of your start date. You must submit a front-, a side-, and a back-view photo. Hold up a newspaper published that day in each photo. You must also take a close-up photo of the newspaper you used, with the date clearly visible.
  • Train for 12 weeks, and get in the best shape possible. At the end of these 12 weeks, submit four "after" photos to your Bodyspace Progress Pictures within seven days of completion date. You must submit a front-, a side-, and a back-view photo. Hold up a newspaper published that day in each photo. You must also take a close-up photo of the newspaper you used, with the date clearly visible.
  • Also at the end of these 12 weeks, you will have seven days to upload a required, one-paragraph Bodyblog explaining how you stayed motivated throughout the Challenge and achieved your goals. To submit a BodyBlog, sign in to BodySpace, click BodyBlogs, click "Take Me To My BodyBlog", create a new entry, write your blog, and click "Post to BodyBlog".

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How and when will the winners be chosen?

The judges will choose one Grand Prize winner who has achieved the best overall transformation. They will also choose two first runners up, two second runners up, and two third runners up. All seven of these winners will be chosen based upon physical improvement visible in "before" and "after" pictures and according to the contestant's body-composition stats and required Bodyblog entry. Judges' decisions are final. Winners will be notified via email on or before July 5th, 2013.

Each week, we also will award a prize to an active member of the BSN Transformation Challenge BodyGroup. Join the BodyGroup and stay involved for a chance to win! For extra motivation, visit our thread.

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Is this contest a global Challenge?

Yes, the BSN Summer Shred Challenge is a global contest. However, for legal reasons, we must exclude Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Province of Quebec, Canada.

Residents of Quebec are excluded from participation in Bodybuilding.com contests/sweepstakes because the Quebec government sets out a very stringent set of rules for contest/sweepstakes sponsors. The rules are a significant financial and resource burden to sponsors, and the consequences for making a mistake are severe.

The Department of State has a list of countries that U.S. companies are prohibited from conducting business with (including contests): Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.


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How do I know if my registration was accepted?

If your registration was accepted, you will see a "Success Page" immediately after registering.

You will also receive an automatic "Success Email" from Bodybuilding.com within a few minutes of registering. If you are a Gmail user, Bodybuilding.com emails may get stuck in your Spam box. Please check your junk or spam folder for your confirmation email. Star the message to ensure that you receive the all of your Challeng-related emails from Bodybuilding.com. If you cannot find your automatic confirmation/welcome email, please contact us at transform@bodybuilding.com.


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How do I upload photos?

Sign into your Bodyspace account. Click on "Photos & Videos" on the left side of the screen. Then select "Progress Photos", and click the blue button that says, "Upload New Progress Photos."

We prefer that you use one of the following browsers when uploading photos: Internet Explorer 9, Google Chrome, and Firefox. Also, please use the most updated version of your browser. For best results, please follow these guidelines:

  • Upload photos from a Mac or PC using a current browser version.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer as your browser, take it out of compatibility mode.
  • If you are using an older Mac and you are having trouble uploading, try using Google Chrome as your browser.
  • A PC or Mac is preferable for uploading photos.
  • Photos must be 10mb or smaller and 295 by 295 px.

For technical assistance with our uploader tools, contact our Help Desk at 1-855-756-0525 or email us at techsupport@bodybuilding.com.


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After I have registered, can I change my start date?

Yes. In order to change your start date, just re-register for the Contest. Simply visit the registration page again and fill out the registration form. Once you re-register, we will replace your old registration information with the new information that you entered into the form, including your new start date.


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When does my official 12-week training period begin and end?

Your 12 weeks start on the date that you choose during registration, and ends exactly 84 days later. To help you to remember your end date and to track how many days you have left, set an 84-day goal in Bodyspace.


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Are illegal substances prohibited, such as drugs/steroids?

Yes, absolutely. We have the right to test for illegal substances.


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Must I hold up a newspaper in all of my "before" and "after" photos?

Yes, a newspaper is required in all photos so that we may verify the dates on which you started and ended the Challenge. In addition, close-ups of the newspapers are also required so that we can have a clearer view of the date. If you are in the military or do not have access to a newspaper, visit www.stripes.com, print the main page, and use it in the place of a newspaper.


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Will the photos I upload onto Bodyspace during the Challenge be private?

No, all photos are public.


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How can I become a weekly winner?

Weekly winners will be chosen from among the most active participants in the BSN Transformation Challenge BodyGroup.


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I have more questions — who do I contact?

Please visit the terms and conditions to find answers.

Check out our forum thread to ask questions as well as talk to other members participating in this challenge.

If you are unable to find an answer to your question, you may email transform@bodybuilding.com, or if you are having difficulty uploading pictures (or your Bodyblog at the end of your transformation), please contact our Help Desk at 1-855-756-0525 or email us at techsupport@bodybuilding.com.

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yusuf.gandhi

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why Indonesia is not in the country list in the registration form? As in the FAQ, Indonesia is not one of the ineligible countries.

Can I still register?

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Roumena21

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Roumena21

We have added Indonesia; you can register now!

Mar 6, 2013 4:53pm | report
internetgyrl

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internetgyrl

Email them.

Mar 9, 2013 4:44pm | report
staceyvau

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staceyvau

how long is the contest open for?

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krisdavis

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krisdavis

I have the same question?

whats the DEADLINE to START the competition??? (12 week/84 day competition & when will we have to submit all the required info.

Mar 7, 2013 10:44pm | report
Roumena21

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Roumena21

the registration deadline is April 1st

Mar 8, 2013 8:58am | report
odinmad

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odinmad

Can I use the Russian newspaper for the photo?

Mar 7, 2013 9:45am | report
 
Roumena21

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Roumena21

yes as long as it has the current date

Mar 8, 2013 8:58am | report
Pavila

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Pavila

@odinmad I believe I read that everything had to be in English. Good luck with your transformation! Stay motivated!

Mar 8, 2013 10:31am | report
spring85sigma

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spring85sigma

I was wondering when is the deadline for entry into this particular challenge. I could not find it.

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Roumena21

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Roumena21

April 1st, we will get that added!

Mar 8, 2013 8:59am | report
ProjectFIT18

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ProjectFIT18

I'm registered in the 2013 Transformation Challenge that is still going on. Am I permitted to enter into this challenge with that being said?

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Roumena21

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Roumena21

Yes, you may!

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tammy2012

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tammy2012

Can we compete for two challenges back to back? I'm doing the 100k challenge but might like to continue after, is that permitted? When is the registration deadline for this contest?

Mar 8, 2013 10:17am | report
 
Roumena21

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Roumena21

Yes you can, you can also do these at the same time if you'd like. Just make sure the photos you take are current, not the ones you used in January. The deadline for registration is April 1st.

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thefrny81

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thefrny81

do i have to use bsn produtcs?

Mar 8, 2013 6:26pm | report
 
Roumena21

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Roumena21

No, you aren't required to use any products! We just selected these products as we think they are great supplements for your success.

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thefrny81

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thefrny81

do i have to use bsn products?

Mar 8, 2013 6:27pm | report
 
Roumena21

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Roumena21

No, you do not!

Mar 11, 2013 3:46pm | report
ghandeasal00

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ghandeasal00

i,m from iran.plz solve my problem!Sports and politics have nothing to do.

Mar 11, 2013 4:39am | report
 
ryzoto

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ryzoto

why do you ban steroids and you put in the pic "bring the heat" the man who use steroids? :D

Mar 11, 2013 3:03pm | report
 
TruePacha

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TruePacha

So, is there any problem if the newspaper is not in English? I'm from Russia.

Mar 11, 2013 6:24pm | report
 
Roumena21

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Nope, as long as we can see the date you are good to go :)

Mar 12, 2013 10:07pm | report
famaral

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famaral

Why i should take a photo 7 days before start the competition and the same with the end of the competition?

Mar 11, 2013 6:40pm | report
 
blnickum

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blnickum

I think you misread the rules. Your 12 weeks start on the date that you choose during registration, although the last day of registration is April 1st. You are to submit the four "before" photos of yourself WITHIN seven days of your start date. At the end of these 12 weeks, you submit four "after" photos WITHIN seven days of your completion date. Within means before or after. That means if you register on April 1st, you will have until April 7th to submit your photos.

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