Selection of at least 8 Participants. On or about October 11, 2012, a committee of judges selected by the Sponsors will have reviewed all Application Forms submitted by eligible applicants and will select up to eight (8) applicants to become potential participants in the Shape-Up Showdown. The selection of potential participants will be based on the following criteria: the applicants' health, weight, motivation and ability to fulfill the Requirements of the Shape-Up Showdown and comply with all other terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Hospital will attempt to contact each potential participant for a telephone interview during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. C.T.) sometime between October 1, 2012 and October 5, 2012 using the telephone number(s) provided on each potential participant's Application Form. If Hospital is unable to reach a potential participant in person by telephone during this period at the telephone number(s) provided on the Application Form, that person may be disqualified and another potential participant may be selected from among all remaining eligible applicants, based on the judges' application of the criteria set forth above.
Selection of 8 Participants. Each potential participant must be available to participate in a one-on-one in person call-back interview with the selection committee on or before October 10, 2012 or an alternate date specified by the Sponsors (the "Call-Back Day"). Hospital will notify each potential participant of the date and time of the call-back interview; if applicable (it is possible that not all potential participants will receive a call-back interview). At the end of the Call-Back Day, a committee of judges selected by the Sponsors will evaluate each potential participant's personality and motivation to meet the Shape-Up Showdown Requirements based on each potential participants in person call-back interview, telephone interview (described above) and will select eight (8) participants. Sponsors will announce the names of the eight (8) participants on or after October 16, 2012. To be declared a Participant in the Shape-Up Showdown, all potential participants will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release ("Participant Release") and agree to establish a personal fitness program and goals with the guidance of a fitness professional and nutritionist supplied by Sponsor. Subject to the provision of the required identifying information, verification of eligibility, the signing of a Participant Release, availability on the required dates, and compliance with all other terms of these Official Rules, each Finalist will be declared a Participant and will continue in the Shape-Up Showdown as described below. If a Participant is unwilling or unable to submit to a background check, sign a Participant Release or be available on the required Shape-Up Showdown dates, or if a Finalist fails the background check in the sole judgment of the Sponsor or is otherwise determined by Sponsor to be ineligible under these Official Rules, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate participant will be given the opportunity to become a Participant in the disqualified participant's place. The term "Participant" as used herein will refer to each participant selected on the basis of an Individual Application form.
Initial Meeting, Goal-Setting and Introductory Promotional announcements. Each Participant will be scheduled by KAIT-TV or Hospital to participate in an on-camera meeting with a nutritionist and/or a fitness professional between October 17, 2012 – October 31, 2012. (the "Initial Meeting"). Each Participant must participate in this on-camera Initial Meeting on the date and at the time scheduled by Sponsor. At the Initial Meeting, each Participant will establish and agree to a personal health and fitness program and goals ("Personal Goals") with the assistance of a Sponsor-supplied fitness trainer and/or nutritionist. A Participant's Personal Goals may include, for example, weight loss, reduction of body fat percentage, reduction of cholesterol levels, and/or improvement of blood sugar levels. Participants may be required to submit to a blood chemistry analysis conducted by each Participant's own physician, and also will be weighed and may have body fat and other measurements taken. Footage, photos and personal information from the Initial Meeting may be used by KAIT-TV to create and air promotional spots on KAIT-TV and profiles on the kait8.com website of each participant.
General Requirements. To remain eligible throughout the Shape-Up Showdown, Participants will need to satisfy all of the Shape-Up Showdown Requirements detailed above, including participating in on-camera interviews once a month with KAIT-TV staff (Participants may be required to travel to KAIT-TV's studios for these interviews), meeting with the Participant's assigned fitness trainer and/or nutritionist according to agreed upon schedule, and making concerted efforts toward meeting Personal Goals and other requirements as determined by sponsors. Participants will be required to meet with their personal trainer at a predetermined reasonable schedule throughout the Shape-Up Showdown period. Participants also must provide reasonable access to a KAIT-TV production crew at home, at work and/or at the gym to permit KAIT-TV to record and document their efforts and progress. Except as otherwise specifically set forth in these Official Rules, Participants are responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to participation in the Shape-Up Showdown, including but not limited to transportation to and from Shape-Up Showdown events and any parking expenses related to attendance at a Shape-Up Showdown event.
Final Evaluation and Taping. Participants must participate in a final on-camera evaluation at KAIT-TV's studios on predetermined date in April 2013 to assess their progress toward meeting their Personal Goals. Participants may be required to be weighed and may have body fat and other measurements taken. Footage from the Final Evaluations may be used by KAIT-TV to create and air promotional spots on KAIT-TV and profiles on the kait8.com website of each participant.
KAIT-TV and Sponsor has no obligation to include each Participant's footage in, or feature each Participant in, the promotional spots and/or website profiles or any other on-air segments relating to the Shape-Up Showdown.
CAUSE FOR DISQUALIFICATION: Hospital may disqualify any Participant if, in its sole discretion, determines that further participation may be detrimental to the Participant's health. Such disqualification may occur, for example, if Hospital determines that a Participant's weight loss is too extreme, or is accomplished through any means that is detrimental to the Participant's short-term or long-term health. Hospital also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Participant that fails to comply with the Shape-Up Showdown Requirements or any other requirements set forth in these Official Rules, or with any other instructions or requirements communicated to the Participant by the Sponsors. In addition, Sponsors may terminate any Participant's participation in the Shape-Up Showdown for editorial, legal, business or other reasons, including, but not limited to, Sponsor's reasonable determination that a Participant is not committed to the Shape-Up Showdown