Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search 2016 Terms and Conditions

Official rules for the 2016 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search.

TRAIN MAGAZINE PRESENTS
THE 2016 BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL SEARCH

Official Rules

What Can I Win?

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

  • Appear on a future cover of TRAIN Magazine
  • Appear in a feature article about the Contest in TRAIN Magazine
  • Become TEAM Bodybuilding.com Athletes for a period of One (1) year
  • Receive round trip airfare from the closest major airport to winner’s residence, hotel expenses and per diem to both the 2016 Arnold Expo in Columbus, Ohio, USA, where they will appear as spokesmodels for Bodybuilding.com and the BodySpace community (Retail value of no more than $10,000 USD)

Five (5) male and five (5) female Contestants, whose entry is confirmed as valid, will receive the finalist prize (“Finalist Winner”) of:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from Finalist Entrants’ closest major airport to Boise, Idaho, hotel expenses, and per diem paid in order to appear and compete against each other on test photo/video shoot and panel interview; on January 7-8, 2015 (Retail value of no more than $5,000 USD)
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Finalist Entrants’ closest major airport to Los Angeles, California, hotel expenses, and per diem paid in order to appear and compete against each other; to be held in conjunction with TRAIN Magazine 2016 Los Angeles Fitness Expo held at the Los Angeles Fitness Expo on January 23-24, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Retail value of no more than $5,000 USD)
  • A photo shoot with the Bodybuilding.com crew
  • A Bodybuilding.com ‘swag bag’ ($500 USD approximate retail value)

Who Can Enter?

  1. ELIGIBILITY: “2016 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search” (the “Contest”) is open to BodySpace members who are 18 years of age and older or the age of majority in Contestant’s place of residence at the time of entry (“Contestant”). Membership and enrollment in BodySpace are free. Contestant may not be a national or legal permanent resident of the province of Quebec (Canada) or the following countries: Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. 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, Liberty Media Corporation (and companies owned by Liberty Media Corporation), TRAIN, and Woodbolt International, 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 individual 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. SPONSORS: This Contest is sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, LLC located at 5777 N Meeker Ave, Boise, ID, 83712, TRAIN Magazine located at Unit 2 Bankside, The Watermark, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE 11 9SY, United Kingdom (collectively “Sponsor”).

  3. TO ENTER: The Contest enrollment period begins at 12:01 am MST on November 2, 2015 and ends at 11:59 pm MST on November 8, 2015 (the “Enrollment Period”). To enroll, visit the website: http://www.bodybuilding.com/spokesmodel for the official online entry form. Contestant must currently be or register to be a BodySpace member. Registration is free. Contestant must complete all information requested, including but not limited to their legal name, full address (including apartment number), city, state, province, zip code/postal code, daytime, home and/or cell phone numbers, e-mail address, date of birth, and all other information as may be requested from time to time including submission of required photograph(s) and videos. Any communication regarding the contest will be sent to the email address on file. It is Contestant’s responsibility to notify Sponsor at danielle.hansen@bodybuilding.com of any change of email address. All materials submitted (including photographs and videos) become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Contestant must complete the entry form themselves. Only one entry per person will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disregarded and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant in their sole discretion. False, deceptive or incomplete entries shall render the Contestant ineligible.

  4. SUBMISSION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO:

    Photos: To enter, Contestant is required to submit one (1) photograph in .jpg format, dressed in a bathing suit or similar clothing in body front view. All photographs (the “Images”) submitted must have been taken within the last four (4) months prior to entry. Images must be uploaded to the BodySpace Progress Pictures section of BodySpace between 11/2/2015 and 11/8/2015, 11:59 pm MST. This photo will be used to feature the Contestant on the voting page, should they be selected as a semi-finalist.

    Video: Contestants are also required to submit a Youtube video of themselves explaining why the Contestant should be a BodySpace Spokesmodel. All video submissions must be five (5) minutes in length or shorter and videos must be uploaded to registration form.

    Any images or video that include nudity will be rejected and all photos and video submitted throughout the Contest must be in accordance with the BodySpace Photo Guidelines. Sponsor reserves the right to contact any Contestant who has entered the Contest to request resubmission of one or more of the photograph(s) (the “Images”), or video (“Video”) and/or to request that the Contestant submit additional Images or Video. If Contestant fails to contact Sponsor for more than forty-eight (48) hours after being contacted by Sponsor, Contestant may be declared ineligible. Sponsor is not responsible for any delays or failure in delivery. Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Images or Video and entries submitted by modeling agencies will be rejected. No enhanced or altered Images or Video will be accepted. Submission of Images, Video, and entry in the Contest constitutes Contestant’s consent to use the Images and Video on Sponsors’ websites and associated or affiliated websites in perpetuity without compensation. Contestant represents and warrants that they have all rights to the Images, Videos and all materials submitted in connection with the Contest. Contestant assigns all right, title and interest to the Images, Video and anything submitted in connection with the Contest to Sponsor. Sponsor will decide, in its discretion whether to accept Contestant’s Images, and Video based upon its review of the same. By submitting an Image or Video, Contestant on his/her own behalf or on behalf of the copyright holder, waives any right to compensation. Sponsor is not obligated to publish a photo/image or video credit to the original copyright holder for the publication of an Image or Video. Contestant agrees to hold Sponsor harmless, defend, and indemnify Sponsor from any and all liabilities, loss, claims, or causes of actions, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses that may be incurred by Sponsor, arising out of or relating to Contestant’s breach of any representation or warranty related to the Images, Video or any other violation of these Rules.

  5. WINNER SELECTION:

    Semi-Finalists Selection: On or about November 13, 2015, twenty (20) female and twenty (20) male semi-finalists will be chosen by a judging committee composed of Bodybuilding.com employees and announced on Bodybuilding.com’s website. Semi-finalists will be chosen by using the following criteria: (a) Contestant’s active use of BodySpace; (b) Contestant’s photo submission demonstrating being worthy of the 2016 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel title; (c) Contestant’s video submission demonstrating being worthy of the 2016 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel title.

    All Semi-Finalists shall be contacted by Bodybuilding.com on or about November 12, 2015 and will be required to submit three (3) current photographs in “JPG” (.jpg) format using the instructions provided above and depicting: front body view, back body view, body side view (though not required, ¾ body or full body pictures are best for showing Contestant’s full physique). All Semi-Finalist photo submissions must include the present day’s newspaper with the date clearly showing. Faces MUST be shown in each photo. All Semi-Finalists’ photographs (“Images”) must be received no later than 11:59 pm MST on November 13, 2015.

    Semi-Finalist Voting: Beginning at 12:01 am MST on November 16, 2015 and concluding at 11:59 pm MST, November 22, 2015 (“Voting Period”), visitors to the Bodybuilding.com website are invited to vote for the male Contestants and female Contestants who, in their opinion, display the most aesthetic physiques and attractive faces, making them worthy of appearing on the cover of TRAIN Magazine, as well as the most appealing combination of personality, poise, and presence to be spokesmodel for BodySpace (“Judging Criteria”). Voters may vote for five (5) females and five (5) male Contestants once during the Voting Period. Voting for a Contestant is accomplished by logging onto the 2016 Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search webpage and selecting the Contestant’s image. The five (5) Male and five (5) Female Semi Finalists receiving the most online votes in the Voting Period will be named as Finalists (“Finalists”). Finalists will be announced on Bodybuilding.com’s website on or about December 1, 2015. All Finalists will be notified by the email address they submitted.

    Finals: For the final round, the five (5) female and five (5) male finalists will appear and compete against each other on test photo/video shoot and panel interview; on January 7-8, 2016 (Retail value of no more than $5,000 USD); and in Los Angeles as part of the 2016 Los Angeles Fitness Expo (January 22 & 23 2016). All finalists will be rewarded with a photo shoot with Bodybuilding.com. Two (2) Grand Prize Winners (one female and one male) (the “Grand Prize Winners”) will be determined during the live, onstage contest at the 2016 Los Angeles Fitness Expo. A panel of judges comprised of representatives of the Sponsor and celebrities from the fitness industry (“Judges”) will score the Finalists based on the Judging Criteria. One (1) male Finalist and one (1) female Finalist will be selected based on the Judging Criteria as Grand Prize Winners. The Grand Prize Winners (one female and one male) will be rewarded with a photo shoot for TRAIN Magazine.

    In the event that any Finalist or Grand Prize Winner (“Selected Entrant”) is determined to be ineligible or withdraws from the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to select another Contestant, suspend, extend or cancel the Contest.

    No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for any prizes will be permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.

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

    Grand Prize. One (1) male and one (1) female Contestant, whose entries are confirmed as valid, will receive the grand prize (“Grand Prize Winner”) of:

    • Appear on a future cover of TRAIN Magazine
    • Appear in a feature article about the Contest in TRAIN Magazine
    • Become TEAM Bodybuilding.com Athletes for a period of One (1) year
    • Receive round trip airfare from the closest major airport to winner’s residence, hotel expenses and per diem to both the 2016 Arnold Expo in Columbus, Ohio, USA where they will appear as spokesmodels for Bodybuilding.com (Retail value of no more than $10,000 USD)
    Finalists. Five (5) males and five (5) females Contestants, whose entry is confirmed as valid, will receive the finalist prize (“Finalist Winner”) of:

    • Roundtrip Airfare from Finalist Entrants’ closest major airport to Boise, Idaho, hotel expenses, and per diem paid in order to appear and compete against each other on test photo/video shoot and panel interview; on January 7-8, 2015 (Retail value of no more than $5,000 USD)
    • Airfare from/to Finalist Entrants’ closest major airport to/from Los Angeles, California, hotel expenses, and perdiem paid in order to appear and compete against each other; to be held in conjunction with 2016 Los Angeles Fitness Expo held at the Los Angeles Fitness Expo on January 22-23, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Retail value of no more than $5,000 USD)
    • A photo shoot with the Bodybuilding.com crew
    • A Bodybuilding.com ‘swag bag’ ($500 USD approximate retail value)
    All money prizes will be awarded in U.S. dollars. Any costs associated with currency exchange are the sole responsibility of the Winner. 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.

  7. 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 or to travel for the Photo Shoot (Grand Prize Winner only), a substitute Winner will be named.

    If Winner’s place of residence requires foreign travel to attend events associated with the various prizes, Winner must be able to and is responsible to obtain any and all required visas, passport or other travel documents.

  8. GENERAL: By entering, Entrant agrees: (a) to release National Fitness Productions, the Los Angeles Convention Center, YouTube, Sponsor and its agents from all liability, loss or damage arising out of or relating to the Contest, including with respect to the Contest, interpretation of these Rules, decisions by the judges, their acceptance and use/misuse of the prize; (b) to be bound by these Rules; and (c) that Sponsor, its affiliates and licensees may use Entrant’s names, likeness, the Images, personal information, and statements made by Entrant to Sponsor, and information on the entry form for advertising and promotional purposes in all media worldwide without additional compensation. Entrant 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.

  9. LANGUAGE: The official version of these Rules is the English language version. In the event of contradictions or discrepancies between different language versions of these Rules, the English language version takes precedent. Contestants must submit all materials and information in English. Sponsor is not responsible for translation of any submissions or information provided in another language. Failure to submit required information in English may result in disqualification.

  10. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Any personal information that Contestants and Winners submit in connection with the Contest will be collected and used by the Sponsor and its authorized agents to administer the Contest and to award prizes. Contestant’s personal information may also be used to send additional information about Sponsor, affiliates and licensees, and each of their respective products and programs in accordance with applicable laws. 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.

  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 Entrant’s or any other persons’, 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 at website is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All dates set forth in these Rules are approximate.

    NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ENTRANT OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF SPONSOR HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend, withdraw or amend the Contest for any reason.

  12. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION: This Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Idaho without regard to conflict of law principles. Any controversy arising under, in connection with or in any way relating to this Contest shall be adjudicated before a state or federal court of competent jurisdiction located in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, U.S.A. Contestant and Sponsor: (i) accept, generally and unconditionally, the exclusive jurisdiction of such court and any related appellate court, and irrevocably agree to be bound by any judgment rendered thereby in connection with this Contest, and (ii) irrevocably waive any objection it may now or hereafter have as to the venue of any such suit, action or proceeding brought in such a court or that such court is an inconvenient forum.

  13. EU CONTESTANTS: For Contestants from Member States of the European Union, mandatory national law may apply in some cases.