2015 True Strength Student Challenge Terms And Conditions

Official rules for the 2015 True Strength Student Challenge.



What Can I Win?

One (1) male and one (1) female Contestant will receive the grand prize (“Grand Prize Winners”) of

  • Six (6) month supply of Yolo fitness food (£2,000); and
  • ON products available for purchase on ON.com comprised of £100 (BP) in products each month for 12 months (total value (£1,200).

Eight (8) Contestants will receive the weekly prize (“Weekly Prize Winners”) of:

  • One (1) tub of ON Gold Standard Whey (2 lbs.) (£27.40)

(Collectively referred to herein as “Winners”).

Who Can Enter?

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The True Strength Student Transformation Challenge (the “Contest”) is open to UK part-time and full time students who are 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in Contestant’s place of residence at the time of entry (“Contestant”). Contestants may not be members of any guild, union or other organization that may prohibit them from participating in this Contest and that would restrict, require due payment or otherwise have the right to oppose such Contestant’s participation in this Contest. Employees, contractors, members, and agents of Bodybuilding.com, LLC, Liberty Media Corporation, Optimum Nutrition, Inc. or Glanbia PLC (collectively “ON”) and members of their immediate family (including spouses, parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) and persons living in the same household with any such individuals are ineligible. Except as otherwise permitted herein, only one entry per person will be accepted. If a Contestant submits multiple entries, the last will be accepted and the others will be discarded. In order to be eligible, Contestant must follow these Rules. Failure to comply with these Rules will result in ineligibility of Contestant. This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

  2. SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by Bodybuilding.com (UK) Ltd, located at Units 7 and 8, Foster Avenue, Woodside Park, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England LU5 5TA and Glanbia PLC (Optimum Nutrition, Inc. or Glanbia) located at Glanbia House, King Rd., Kilkenny, Ireland, (collectively “Sponsor”).

  3. TO ENTER: The Contest enrollment period begins at 12:01 am BST on September 20, 2015 and ends at 23:59 BST on October 11, 2015 (the “Contest Period”). Contestant’s transformation start date begins on October 12, 2015 (“Transformation Start Date”) and ends on December 6, 2015 (“Transformation Completion Date”). All final materials must be received on the Transformation Completion Date. In no event will materials be accepted after 23:59 GMT on December 6th, 2015 (the “Contest Period”). To enter the Contest, visit the website www.bodybuilding.com/studentupgrade to register online. Contestant must complete all information requested, including but not limited to your full legal name, address, daytime, home and/or mobile telephone numbers, and e-mail address, including submission of required photos. Any communication regarding the Contest will be sent to the e-mail address on file. It is Contestant’s responsibility to notify Sponsor at transform@bodybuilding.com of a change of e-mail address. All materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Contestant must complete the entry form themselves. Only one entry per Contestant will be accepted; all preceding entries will be disregarded. False, deceptive or incomplete entries provided by Contestant shall render the entry ineligible.

    Use of any illegal or banned substances to achieve results is prohibited. Contestants may be required to test and/or sign an affidavit verifying that their transformation was achieved without the use of illegal substances.


  4. PHOTO SUBMISSION: To enter, Contestant must submit three (3) “before” photographs in “JPG” (.jpg) format using the instructions provided and depicting: front body view including face, back body view, body side view (though not required, ¾ body or full body pictures are best for showing Contestant’s full transformation), the front view must include the present day’s newspaper with the date clearly showing. The newspaper can be dated anytime between October 9, 2015 and October 11, 2015. All “before” photos must be submitted no later than 23:59 BST October 11, 2015. Contestant must be clothed in a bathing suit or similar clothing. Contestants are encouraged to stay active in BodySpace (BodySpace registration and membership is free) and to use BodySpace tools to enter body fat percent before, during, and after the competition. Staying active in BodySpace, includes but is not limited to: updating fit status regularly, tracking workouts, joining the BodyGroup and conversation in the group, adding friends, uploading progress pictures weekly, posting blogs, using the Fitboard, etc. Contestant must also submit three (3) “after” photographs with the same requirements as the “before” photographs by no later than 23:59 BST on October 11, 2015. Contestants are encouraged to enter body fat percent and weight. Sponsor reserves the right to contact any Contestant who has entered the Contest to request resubmission of one or more of the “before” or “after” photographs (collectively the “Images”) or to request that Contestant submit additional Images. Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Images and entries submitted by modeling agencies or professionally produced or those that have been enhanced or altered will be rejected.

    Submission of Images and entry in the Contest constitutes Contestant’s consent to use the Images on Sponsor’s websites and associated or affiliated websites in perpetuity without compensation. Contestant represents and warrants that he or she has all rights to the Images and all materials submitted in connection with the Contest. Contestant grants a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license of the Images and any materials submitted in connection with the Contest to Sponsor. Sponsor will decide, in its sole discretion, whether or not to accept Contestant’s photographs or other materials. Sponsor will not be responsible for any financial reimbursement to the original copyright holder for the right to publish the Images as provided herein. Sponsor will not be held under any obligation to publish a photo credit to the original copyright holder for the publication of an Image. Contestant agrees to hold Sponsor harmless, defend and indemnify Sponsor from any and all liabilities, loss, claims, or causes of action, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses that may be incurred by Sponsor, arising out of or relating to Contestant’s Images or any violation of the Rules.

  5. WINNER SELECTION: Two Contestants, one (1) male and one (1) female will be selected as the Grand Prize Winners by judges applying the following criteria, in their sole discretion: (a) physical improvement made to Contestant’s body as evidenced by the “before” and “after” Images as submitted and body fat percent and weight stats if submitted; and (b) Contestant’s ability to achieve their transformation goals. All Winners will be chosen on or about December 22, 2015, and will be notified by e-mail or telephone on or about December 23, 2015. The judges will consist of Sponsor’s employees qualified to apply the judging criteria, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All decisions of Sponsor are final. All Winners will also be announced on December 30, 2015 on Bodybuilding.com.

  6. PRIZES: Subject to Contestant’s full compliance with these Official Rules, selected Winners will receive:

    One (1) male and one (1) female Contestant will receive the grand prize (“Grand Prize Winners”) of:

    • Six (6) month supply of Yolo fitness food (£2,000); and
    • ON products available for purchase on ON.com comprised of £100 (BP) in products each month for 12 months (total value (£1,200).

  7. WEEKLY PRIZE: Each week during the Contest Period, one (1) Contestant (“Weekly Prize Winners”) will be randomly selected from Contestants who send a tweet via Twitter or an Instagram post including @bodybuilding.com @optimumnutrition and the hashtags #studentupgrade and #truestrength. Weekly prize is one tube of ON Gold Standard Whey (2 lbs.) (£47.98) (BP).

    The prizes do not include taxes, insurance, personal expenses, gratuities, incidental charges or any other items not specifically described in the Rules and the foregoing are the Winner’s sole responsibility. Winners are responsible for determining applicability and payment of all taxes.

  8. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: All Winners agree to sign any documentation requested by Sponsor, including, without limitation, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form when selected and upon presentation of said form(s) by Sponsor. If any document is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable or if Sponsor does not receive a response from any Winner within fourteen (14) business days of attempted notification, such Winner may be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Should the Winner be unable or unwilling to fulfill the obligations outlined in the Rules, a substitute winner will be named.

  9. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Any personal information that Contestants and Winners submit in connection with the Contest will be collected and used by Sponsor and their authorized agents to administer the Contest and award the prizes. Contestant’s personal information may also be used to send additional information about Sponsor, their affiliates and licensees, in accordance with applicable law. Except as set forth herein, Contestant’s personal information will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with anyone else, unless required by law.

  10. RELEASE: In consideration of the acceptance of Contestant’s entry in the Contest and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Contestant hereby takes action for themselves, their executors, administrators, agents, representatives, spouse, children, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns, and acknowledges and agrees as follows: (a) to be bound by the Rules; (b) that participation in the Contest is voluntary; (c) Contestant is not a minor; (d) Contestant is of sound mind and body and have not been advised otherwise by qualified medical person; (e) Contestant possesses all rights and faculties necessary to execute, deliver and perform this agreement; (f) certifies that Contestant meet all eligibility requirements as set forth in the Rules, which I have read, understand, and agree to; (g) certifies that all photographs Contestant submits for the Contest will depict only Contestant, will not be altered in any manner whatsoever, will be owned by Contestant and not require the consent of any other third party rights holder; (h) Contestant is fully aware and assume the risk of illness, accidents, injury, death, personal injury, bodily harm, emotional stress, psychological harm, property damage and all dangers potentially arising from or in connection with participation in the Contest.

    Further, Contestant irrevocably grants to Sponsor the right to edit, modify and/or publish and copyright the Images. Sponsor does not make any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  11. DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, technical malfunction, failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, access providers, or software, including any injury or damage to Contestant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest; inability to access the entry website or any pages thereof; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; entry submissions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete, garbled, or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website. Proof of entering information or website is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All dates set forth in these Rules are approximate.


  12. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION: This Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom. Any controversy arising under, in connection with or in any way relating to this Contest shall be adjudicated before a court of competent jurisdiction in London, England.