Rock Hard Challenge Rules


ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is
offered only in the United States to
legal residents of the 50 United
States and the District of Columbia,
at least 18 years old at time of
entry. Employees, officers and
directors of muscle & fitness,
Weider Publications, LLC, and
AMI, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and its
respective parent, affiliated and
subsidiary companies, advertising
and promotional agencies, web
masters and web suppliers and the
immediate family (spouse, mother,
father, sister, brother, ward, daughter
or son) or members of the
households of such employees,
officers or directors (whether or
not related) are not eligible. By
entering, you agree to these Official
Rules and the decisions of
Sponsor and the judges, which are
final and binding in all respects.

ENTRY: To enter the Contest you
must go to
and complete an online entry form
and profile page. After doing so,
upload two “before” photos (one
full-body photo from the front and
one full-body photo from the back,
males wearing shorts or posing
trunks, women wearing shorts and
a sports bra or two-piece swimsuit,
holding the February 2011 issue of
muscle & fitness) by February 15,
2011. Each entry submitted during
the Contest shall be referred to
herein as an “Essay.” You may also
submit the Essays the following
way: send to muscle & fitness
“3-Month Rock-Hard Challenge,” 1
Park Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, NY,
10016. Entries must be postmarked
by the deadlines outlined below.
Please note that the final month’s
Essay requires you to submit two
“after” pictures (one full-body
photo from the front and one fullbody
photo from the back, males
wearing shorts or posing trunks,
women wearing shorts and a sports
bra or two-piece swimsuit, holding
the April 2011 issue of muscle &
fitness) at the last month’s deadline
of the Contest (postmarked by
May 2, 2011). You are highly encouraged
to utilize the Rock-Hard Challenge
Workout and Diet as outlined
in the February 2011, March 2011
and April 2011 issues of muscle &
fitness. Send in the completed
Rock Hard Challenge profile (available
at and
“before” photos postmarked by
February 11, 2011, and send in the
“after” photos postmarked by May
9, 2011. By participating, entrants
attest that their Essays (and all
materials embodied therein, except
to the extent it refers to a muscle &
fitness trademark) is original, is
the sole work of the entrant, has not
been previously published or submitted
in any other competitions,
and that use of the Essay (and all
concepts embodied therein and all
images provided) shall not violate
the right of any third parties and
shall not violate federal, state or
local laws or ordinances. By entering
the Contest, entrants (i) agree
that all entries submitted (whether
acceptable or not, regardless of the
form they take) will be owned
by Sponsor, and (ii)
grant Sponsor the absolute right
and permission to edit, modify,
publish, exploit and use the content
of and concepts embodied in the
entry and the entry itself and all
images in perpetuity in any and all
media (whether now existing or
hereafter devised) and in any manner,
for trade, advertising, promotional
or any other purposes
without further approval or consideration,
and none will be
returned. Entrants also agree that
Sponsor, its affiliated
and subsidiary
licensees, designees
and assigns (collectively
“Licensees”) shall have the right
and permission to use the name,
voice, picture or other likeness,
entry and/or entry information of
entrant in any manner or media
now or hereafter known (including,
without limitation, placing
entrant’s name, entry and/or entry
information onto Licensees’ websites
or other site promoting this
Contest) without further consideration
to entrant or any third party,
except where prohibited by law.

entries will be reviewed and judged
by a panel of qualified judges selected
by muscle & fitness magazine.
Entries will be judged according to
the following criteria: Improvement
in muscularity will constitute
30% of the final judgment; reduction
in visible bodyfat will constitute
30%; and overall improvement
will constitute 40%. Also, all deadlines
for sending in training logs
and “before” and “after” pictures
must have been met.
n The highest scoring entry will
be selected as the Grand Prize
Winner. All decisions of judges
shall be final.

GRAND PRIZE: The Grand Prize
Winner will win $2,500.00 and a
generous prize package supplied
by co-sponsor BSN. No substitution
or transfer of prize
is permitted, except by Sponsor,
which reserves the right to substitute
a prize of equal or greater
value if prize (or any portion of
prize) becomes unavailable. This
Contest is governed by the laws of
the state of Florida and is subject
to all federal, state and local laws
and regulations. Void in Puerto
Rico and wherever prohibited or
restricted by law. Any and all taxes
on the prize, and any other costs,
fees and expenses not explicitly
stated herein, are the sole responsibility
of the prize recipient.

The selected winners will be notified
by telephone and/or mail on or
about May 30, 2011. Winner will be
sent an affidavit of eligibility and
liability and (where legal) publicity
release by mail and must complete,
sign and return all required documentation
within ten (10) days of
issuance. If a potential winner does
not return the signed documents
within ten (10) days of their issuance,
is ineligible, or cannot or does
not comply with these official rules,
he/she will be disqualified, the
prize will be forfeited and the runner-
up will be selected as the winner
and awarded the prize. All
participants, by entering, agree to
release and hold harmless Sponsor,
its respective parents, subsidiaries,
affiliates, distributors, suppliers
and advertising, promotional and
judging organizations and each of
their respective employees, officers,
directors, shareholders and
agents (collectively, the “Releasees”)
from and against any and all
liability for injuries and/or damages
sustained in connection with use
of the prize (including any travel or
activity) or related to participation
in the Contest.

Sponsor reserves
the right, at its sole discretion, to
disqualify any individual it finds to
be tampering with the entry process
or the operation of the Contest
or the website or any website
related to the Contest; to be acting
in violation of the Official Rules; or
to be acting in an unsportsmanlike
or disruptive manner; or with
intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or
harass any other person.

Releasees are not responsible for
any incorrect or inaccurate entry
information, whether caused by
any of the equipment or programming
associated with or utilized in
the Contest, and the Releasees
assume no responsibility for any
error, omission, interruption, deletion,
defect or delay in operation or
transmission at the website or any
website related to the Contest; or
for communications line failure; or
for theft or destruction, tampering,
or unauthorized access to entries
and/or entry information; or any
entries or entry information which
are late, lost, inaccurate, incomplete,
misdirected, stolen, mutilated,
illegible, postage due or any
combination thereof. Proof of mailing
is not considered proof of delivery
or receipt. If, for any reason, the
Contest is not capable of running as
planned by reason of tampering,
unauthorized intervention, fraud,
technical failures or any other
causes beyond the control of Sponsor
which, in the sole opinion of
Sponsor, corrupts or affects the
administration, security, fairness,
integrity or proper conduct of this
Contest, Sponsor reserves the right
at its sole discretion to void suspect
entries and/or cancel, terminate,
modify or suspend the Contest and
select the winner from among all
eligible, non-suspect entries
received prior to such cancellation,
termination or suspension.
n In no event will the Releasees be
responsible or liable for any damages
or losses of any kind, including
direct, indirect, incidental,
consequential or punitive damages
arising out of access to and use
of the internet site muscleandfitness.
com or the downloading from
and/or printing of material downloaded
from said site.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of
the winners, mail a self-addressed,
stamped envelope (Vermont residents
may omit return postage) to:
Weider Publications, LLC, muscle
& fitness Rock-Hard Challenge, 1
Park Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, NY,
10016. This contest is sponsored by
Weider Publications and BSN.
The muscle & fitness “3-Month Rock-Hard Challenge” Contest (the “Contest”) begins January 31, 2011, and ends May 2, 2011
(“Contest Period”). Mail-in entries must be received by deadlines referred to below.