Official Competition Terms, Rules and Regulations


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND BY ENTRANTS IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. MANY WILL ENTER; ONE WILL WIN. EXCEPT AS INDICATED HEREIN, ENTRANCE OPEN ONLY TO WOMEN AGE 18 AND OVER. VOID IN TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. Sponsor

Ms. Health and Fitness 2017 (“Competition”) is sponsored by Ms. Health and Fitness (“Sponsor”) and facilitated by Crow Vote LLC crowd voting software (“Software”).

2. Competition period

Sign Ups / Entries Jan 6th - Feb 6th
Orientation Feb 1st - Feb 7th
Competition begins Feb 7th
Top 25 in each group decided Feb 15th at 10PM EST
Top 10 in each group decided Feb 22nd at 10PM EST
Group winners decided Mar 1st at 10PM EST
Finalist voting begins - Voting Resets Mar 6th at 12PM EST
Top 20 finalist decided Mar 15th at 10PM EST
Top 10 finalist decided Mar 22nd at 10PM EST
Top 5 finalist decided Mar 29th at 10PM EST
Winner! April 5th at 10PM EST

All entries must be received by February 7th 2017, to be eligible for inclusion in the Competition. The Ms. Health and Fitness Judging Panel (“Judging Panel”) will do a preliminary screening of all entries for compliance with the rules and adherence to the judging criteria as well as hand-selecting models that will be eligible to enter the public voting phase. States, if necessary, and the international market have been divided round robin style into groups.

At the end of each phase of the Competition, those whose entries were selected to continue in the Competition shall be notified of such via a posting at mshealthandfitness.com. Limit one (1) entry per person for the entire Competition Period. Entries, including photographs, become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Submit completed entry and photo using the entry form at mshealthandfitness.com. Entries received by any other means will not be eligible for the Competition. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, or misdirected entries.

3. Eligibility

Entrants must be female and 18 years of age or older, void where prohibited by law. Employees and agents of Ms. Health and Fitness and its affiliates and/or subsidiaries (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), are ineligible to participate. Note: It is not required for a model to reside or hold legal residence in the state or country they are representing. It is encouraged that models enter to represent their home state/country, state/country of current residency, or state/country of temporary residency; but they may instead opt to represent any other state or country of their choosing, based on area saturation at time of acceptance into the competition.

4. How to enter

No purchase, entry fee, payment, or proof of purchase necessary to participate. During the pre-registration period, you may visit mshealthandfitness.com to complete and submit your entry form. The official entry form must be received by Sponsor no later than February 7th 2017. The official entry form must be completed and submitted by Entrant. Winner will be selected by public voting based upon the quality of Entrant’s entry, which shall include a digital photograph of Entrant’s choosing that conforms to Sponsor’s specifications as described below. Winning the Competition is not subject to random chance. In the event of a tie, the Judging Panel shall judge the tied entries based upon the overall quality of each tied entry. An entry will not be accepted unless the Entrant acknowledges that she accepts and agrees to be bound by all Competition rules. In addition to completing the official entry form, each Entrant must submit at least three (3) digital photographs of only herself (containing no nudity). Photos submitted must have been taken within the past six (6) months. Photos submitted shall not have been altered by software or other means to enhance the photo, and should not include any promotional logo and/or trademarked/copyrighted images/text. Photos submitted must not infringe on third-party rights and must be suitable for publication. Photographs that include more than one individual, nudity or otherwise do not conform to the specifications described above will not be accepted, and the entries to which such photographs relate will not be eligible for inclusion in the Competition. Submission of a qualifying entry grants Sponsor and its agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit, and/or modify such entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation and without consideration to Entrant. Submission of an entry further constitutes Entrant’s consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor any and all rights, title, and interest in the entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights reserved.

5. Public voting

During the Competition, anyone voting who also is a legal resident with a valid "Real" Facebook account (“Voter” or “Voters”) may cast one or more votes for one or more contestants. Voters can earn credits to vote by doing the following: 1.) Voters will earn one credit every 24 hours (1 credit = 1 vote) by logging in to vote for their favorite contestant. 2.) Voters can purchase additional credits to vote (for one or more contestants). Qualifying votes shall only be cast in accordance with the instructions as listed in the contest terms and conditions. The winning Entrant(s) of each phase of the Competition will be determined based upon the number of qualifying votes received, with those receiving the highest number of qualifying votes deemed the winner(s). NOTE: IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR ANY ENTRANT TO PAY AN ENTRY FEE, CAST A VOTE, OR TENDER A PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IN ORDER TO ENTER OR WIN THIS COMPETITION. CONTESTANTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CAST PAID VOTES FOR THEMSELVES. “Bot” activity or any kind of robotic or automated voting mechanism is not an acceptable form of voting. If this type of false voting is detected by our server, the associated IP address will be banned from voting. Crow Vote LLC reserves the right to disqualify contestants suspected in partaking in this type of activity, or any other voting activity we deem unfair.

6. Winner

One (1) Entrant will be selected to be photographed and featured in a two page spread in Muscle and Fitness Hers along with a front cover reference. The winning Entrant will be flown round-trip coach airfare from a major United States airport designated by Sponsor that is situated near the winning Entrant’s residence, to a major airport of Sponsor’s choosing; will be accommodated in a hotel designated by Sponsor for 3 days/2 nights (1 queen or king-size bed) for purposes of completing photography and possible public relations appearances; and will receive meals (selected by Sponsor) and ground transportation (selected by Sponsor). Any changes in travel once flights or other arrangements are reserved will be the financial responsibility of the changing party. The winning Entrant must be available for travel for the photo shoot during the dates of May 15th through May 30th, 2017, specific dates to be determined. If the winning Entrant is not available, an alternate winner will be selected, time permitting. If the winning Entrant resides within 250 miles of the hotel Sponsor selects for the winning Entrant, then Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute ground transportation in lieu of air transportation in the form of a gas allowance or hired car to the hotel location. The winning Entrant will receive a cash honorarium of $20,000 and such other prizes as Sponsor so selects in its sole and absolute discretion. Cash winnings will be provided after receiving all necessary documentation (See section 8) in compliance with contest eligibility and successful completion of photo shoot. By agreeing to appear as the winning Entrant, the winning Entrant consents to the use of their name, photos, and/or likenesses for advertising and trade purposes in connection with Ms. Health and Fitness, in any and all media known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without additional compensation, except where prohibited. All expenses not specifically mentioned above are not included and are solely the responsibility of the winning Entrant, including, but not limited to: round trip transportation between the residence and the departure airport, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, food, gratuities, and tips before arriving at the destination airport selected by Sponsor, incidental personal expenses, insurance, laundry service, luggage fees, merchandise, mini–bar, service charges, souvenirs, telephone calls, and all other expenses incidental to the winning Entrant’s employment and travel to/from the destination airport and stay in the city and at the hotel of Sponsor’s choosing. No Grand Prize substitutions or cash redemption allowed. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to not use the photography. By accepting prize money, the winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. To the extent that any federal and/or state income or other taxes apply to the value of the prize(s) and/or award(s) provided to the winning Entrant, the winning Entrant shall be solely responsible for the reporting and payment of such taxes. The winning Entrant must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents. Airline tickets shall not be refundable or transferable and shall not be valid for upgrades or frequent flyer miles.

7. Conduct

By entering, Entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Arizona without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, and Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts located in Maricopa County, Arizona. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual: (a) acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of these Official Rules; or (b) acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike, disruptive, and/or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. “Bot” activity or ANY automated or mechanical methods are NOT an acceptable form of voting. If this type of false voting is detected by our server, the associated IP address will be banned from voting. Ms. Health and Fitness Reserves the right to disqualify contestants suspected in partaking in this type of activity, or any other voting activity we deem unfair. CAUTION: CONTESTANTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CAST PAID VOTES FOR THEMSELVES, MODELS CAUGHT UTILIZING THEIR PERSONAL PAYMENTS METHODS AND CASTING PAID VOTES FOR THEMSELVES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION. ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

8. Verification of winner

Potential winners will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, a liability/publicity release, and other documents (“Prize Claim Documents”), as may be required or permitted by law. If any potential winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within fourteen (14) days of prize notifications sent, the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be determined/selected. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in address of Entrants.

9. General

Competition is governed by the laws of the State of Arizona, with venue in Maricopa County, Arizona, and all claims must be resolved in the local, state, or federal courts of Maricopa County, Arizona. By entering this Competition, participants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Competition Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final in all matters related to the Competition. Promotion Entities also reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition. This Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By participating in the Competition, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judging organization and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Competition or these Official Rules. Winner and participants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, and the officers, employees, contractors, and agents of each, from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse, use, loss, or misdirection of any prize, or participation in any Competition-related activity or participation in this Competition, or any other error in the offering or announcement of any prize and hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; all causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion, or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, or misdirected entries. If you are selected as the winner, your information may also be included in a publicly available winner’s list.

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