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Guidelines for Participation

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The following guidelines must be observed in order to participate in the 2014 contest:

  • Teams must consist of exactly four (4) members, including the teamís captain.  
  • Teams must do the beginning and ending weigh in together at the same weigh-in site. Our local weigh-in site coordinators are volunteers, and it's difficult to try and keep track of individuals who weigh in at different times.
  • Teams must begin and end the contest with the same individuals. If a team member drops for any reason, the team would be disqualified for the final grand prize drawings.  However, individuals who lose at least 10 pounds would still be eligible for the drawing for one of 50 achievement prizes.
  • Teams will not be allowed to substitute members for any reason.
  • Team members and team captains cannot be on more than one team.
  • Teams will have one (1) week to weigh in and one (1) week to weigh out for the contest. 
  • Participants need to wear normal business attire for weigh-ins. Bulky items, such as overcoats, purses, work boots, etc., will not be allowed.  Participants should remove shoes when weighing (if participants need special accommodations with shoes, site coordinators may make exceptions).
  • Weigh-in sites will be required to keep and record individual team membersí beginning and ending weights. These weights will be kept confidential and only shared with Scale Back Alabama staff members to determine eligibility for prize drawings.
  • If any team member cannot use a standard scale for the weigh-in, please call a weigh-in site in advance to check for special accommodations.
  • Pre-registration will not be done on the statewide level. Individual facilities that would like to pre-register teams may do so, but weights must be recorded during the designated weigh-in week.
  • Those who have had a weight-loss surgical procedure will not be eligible to participate until one year after the surgery.
  • This program is intended for adults.  No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to participate.
  • Those who are pregnant, or who become pregnant, are not eligible to participate.  
  • Only those individuals who live or work in Alabama are eligible to participate.
  • The objective of this campaign is to lose weight in a healthy manner and to have fun doing it.
  • If your BMI is under 20, you do not need to participate in this program.  Please see instructions for calculating your BMI.

To be eligible for the drawing for one of three grand prizes, teams must maintain all four original members, and each member must lose at least 10 pounds during the 10-week contest.  At the final event on April 25, three team names will be drawn with the first team winning $1,000 per team member, the second team winning $500 per team member and the third team winning $250 per team member.

To be eligible for the drawing for one of 50 achievement prizes of $100 each, individuals must complete the 10-week contest and lose at least 10 pounds.

To be eligible for the drawing for one of five participation prizes of $50 each, you simply need to have lost at least one pound and go to your local site and weight out.

The campaign is designed to address the state's challenge with obesity; however, we caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.

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