Official Rules for Fit Man on Campus

Fit Man On Campus Contest
Official Rules
No Purchase Necessary

Simple Rules:  MEN’S FITNESS “FIT MAN ON CAMPUS” Contest is an online contest where sixteen (16) finalists will be selected by Sponsor. Pictures of the finalists will be posted online at for voting. The finalist and one runner-up that gets the most votes will win a prize package including a gift package with fitness and college gear. No talent required, open to all male contestants who are 18 years of age or older, and enrolled in college for Fall 2012.  Pictures submitted must cover all personal areas.  Winners will be notified by e-mail or telephone.   All entrants mufst read the official rules including the disclaimer before submitting your application and uploading your pictures.

Eligibility:  Men’s Fitness “FIT MAN ON CAMPUS” Contest (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of 12:01 a.m. (ET) August 15, 2012, and enrolled in college for Fall 2012.  Employees of American Media, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies, prize providers, participating retail locations and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, members of the immediate family of such individuals (including spouses, parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) and persons living in the same household with such individuals are ineligible.  Void in Puerto Rico, Canada, and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Contest begins at 12:01AM (ET) on August 15, 2012 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on December 19, 2012.

How to Enter:  Beginning at 12:01 AM (ET) on August 15, 2012, visit the website and follow the entry form.  Each entry must contain the requested contact information to qualify.  Entries must be received no later than 11:59 PM (ET) on October 15, 2012. Only one internet entry per person and per e-mail address will be accepted.  Subsequent entries on a single day will be disqualified.  Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple internet entries on a single day by using multiple e-mail addresses or otherwise will be disqualified.  In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry.  Authorized account holder is defined as the person assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.  All materials submitted become the property of the Sponsor, and will not be returned.  All entries must be made via internet only.

How to Submit Photos:  Candidates will be able to e-mail one (1) recent photograph, (herein referred to as Images), in JPEG, PNG, and GIF formats using the instructions provided.  Images must only include contestant.   All images submitted must be approximately 400×600 pixels and less than 1 Meg in file size.

Sponsor reserves the right to contact any contestant who has entered the Contest to request resubmission of one or more of the Images and/or to request that the Contestant submit additional images.  While Contestants may have assistance in entering data and uploading the image, each Contestant must otherwise complete the entry form himself.  Any entries submitted by anyone other than the person appearing in the Image will be rejected.  As set forth in greater detail herein, submission of Images and entry in the Contest constitutes consent to use the Image on said website, and/or associated or otherwise affiliated websites.  No enhanced or altered photographs or photographs containing more than one person will be eligible.  False, deceptive or incomplete entries or other information provided by Contestants throughout the Contest (including but not limited to responses to questionnaires) shall render the entry ineligible. Once all required information is received, and you are selected as a candidate to compete in the Contest, your Images will be posted online.

Contestants will also be required to represent and warrant that they have sufficient rights in the Images, and all other materials submitted in connection with this Contest to grant Sponsor the rights granted hereunder.  If the Images are modeling shots, photographs taken by a professional photographer, or anything other than personal snapshots in which the Contestant holds or rights, or if they include any copyright notice, Contestants will be required to demonstrate that the copyright holder(s) has granted him the right to allow Sponsor to reproduce and publish the photographs, by agreeing to and checking the box upon submission that such right has been granted.  Contestant also agrees to have the signed Copyright Release readily available and provide it should Sponsor request it.  Contestants are responsible for any financial reimbursement to the original copyright holder for the rights to publish the Images as provided herein; Sponsor will not be responsible for any such payment, and will not be held under any obligation to publish a photo credit to the original copyright holder for the publication of an image.  Contestants shall agree to hold Sponsor harmless and to 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 my breach of any representation or warranty, or any other violation of these Official Rules.  Failure to comply with these Official Rules will result in ineligibility of Contestant.  All federal, state/provincial and local laws and regulations of the United States apply.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.  Failure to comply with these Official Rules will result in ineligibility of Contestant.

Judging Criteria:  Sponsor will use the following criteria to choose the sixteen finalists:  (a) body condition (50%), (b) symmetry (25%), and (c) social engagement/activity involvement (25%). 

Selection/ Winner:  Sponsor will choose the sixteen (16) finalists. The finalists’ profiles and pictures will be posted online at and readers will be able to cast their vote beginning October 15, 2012 through December 19, 2012.  Finalists will be able to receive bonus votes based on completing challenges that will be posted online at The finalist that receives the most votes will win 1st prize. The contestant that receives the 2nd highest amount of votes will be a runner-up.  Winners will be chosen on or about December 12, 2012, and notified via email or phone. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify competitors based on the notions of cheating or manipulating the system for personal benefit. Editorial discretion applies.

Prize/Value:  One (1) Winner will receive a prize package including a photo shoot with Men’s Fitness, a gift package with fitness and college gear worth $500.00.  The runner-up will receive a gift package with fitness and college gear worth $250.00.  Total approximate retail value of contest is $750.00.

Notification / Terms:  Winner will be notified by email or telephone.  Entry constitutes permission to use Contestant’s name on the, publications, and/or on the Website, or an affiliated or associated website, and their consent to use his name, photograph, comments and/or voice/video recordings and likenesses for advertising or publicity purposes, in any and all media – including but not limited to publications, online display, television, cable, video, DVD and/or film productions, wireless applications and other media channels and applications, and for advertising, promotions, other Contests sponsored by one or all of Sponsor and other commercial purposes (whether by Sponsor or any third party) – without additional compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.  Contestants consent to a background check that may be performed, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, to verify information provided by Contestants and compliance with these Official Rules, or for other reasons related to the Contest.  This Contest shall be governed and construed byFlorida law, and the exclusive venue for all controversies will be in state or federal court inPalm Beach County,Florida.  Sponsor reserves the right to crop or otherwise alter images.  Contestant waives (or shall ensure that copyright holder waives if Contestant is not copyright holder) in favor of Sponsor and anyone authorized by them, any and all moral rights that Contestant (or copyright holder) may have in any image.  If any Contestant does not return any document within the time frame indicated on the document, or cannot be contacted, Contestant will be disqualified.

Disclaimer and Release of Liability:  Sponsor and all its affiliates are 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 participants’ or any other person’, 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 Official Rules are approximate.  Sponsor reserves the right to extend any deadlines.  All entries and any other material submitted (including but not limited to image) become the sole property of Sponsor.  False and or deceptive entries or accounts shall render entry ineligible.

All decisions of Sponsor shall be final and conclusive on all matters relating to the Contest.

All Contestants and Winners release Sponsor and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, wholesalers, retailers, officers, directors, agents, employees and all other associated with the development and execution of this Contest from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from this Contest, publication or use of their images, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or monetary loss.

Sponsor reserve the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the Contest for any reason.

Potential Winners must submit an Affidavit of Eligibility / Release of Liability / Prize Acceptance Form within seven (7) business days of attempted notification. If any Prize or affidavit or release is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable or if Sponsor does not receive a response from any potential Winner within seven (7) business days of attempted notification, such Winner may be disqualified and such Prize will be awarded to an alternate Winner. Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of Prize to an alternate Winner. By accepting Prize, Winner consents that Sponsor may use the Winner’s names, photographs, or other likenesses, the Winner’s hometown and biographical information, statements concerning the contest entry, or Sponsor’s products without compensation for purposes of advertising, promotion, and merchandising, and grant all rights to edit or modify and to publish and copyright it. Winner must also make themselves available to travel at Sponsor’s expense for promotional purposes. By accepting Prize, Winner agree to hold Sponsor, its respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of Prize. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participating in this Contest. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules, and understand that the Contest results are final in all respects. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to hold Sponsor, its respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of Prize. Entrant is responsible for all online charges incurred by Internet Service Provider.

Neither Sponsor, any telephone network, nor service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures or any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible, incomplete damaged, postage-due, mutilated or misdirected entries or entries not properly forwarded to Sponsor. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the judges determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, the judges reserve the right to void the entries at issue and conduct a random drawing to award the Prize using all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action.

NOTE: Internet entry must be made by the entrant, only at the authorized website address of Entries made by any other individual or entity and/or originating at any other Internet website or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial contest subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and as such ruled ineligible for this contest.

OPT IN: Any information entrants provide to the Sponsor will be used to communicate with entrant in relation to this Contest. Sponsor may also share this information with third parties who are participating in this program. Sponsor or third parties may contact entrants at a future date about services the Sponsor believes entrants will find of interest.

For the name of the Winner, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MEN’S FITNESS, FITMANONCAMPUS.COM, 4 New YorkPlaza, 2nd Floor,New York,NY10004. Requests for the name of the Winner must be received by December 31, 2012. Residents ofVermont may omit return postage.

This Contest is sponsored by American Media, Inc.,1000 American Media Way,Boca Raton,FL33464.