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Craig Ballantyne
05-01-2014, 01:47 AM
Rules of the 20th
Turbulence Training
Transformation Contest

The 20th Turbulence Training 12-Week Transformation Contest officially starts on Thursday, May 1st, but you can join at any time during these 12 weeks. The final day to submit entries is Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at midnight EST.

If you start on May 1st, your final day is July 24th. You then take your final photos and can submit your entry between July 24th and 31st.

If you start on May 8th, your final day is July 31st. You then take your final photos and must submit your entry before July 31st. You can start later, but you won't have a full 12 weeks to transform your life.

Your after photo must be taken 12 weeks after your before photo or on July 31st if you start late.

If you start on May 8th, your final day is July 31st. You then take your final photos and must submit your entry before July 31st. You can start later, but you won't have a full 12 weeks to transform your life.

We will start accepting entries as of July 24th 2014 and continue accepting until the deadline date - July 31st 2014 at midnight EST.

Any submissions after midnight EST on July 31st will NOT be eligible for this contest round. NO exceptions.

Contestant Entry Requirements:

"Before" and "After" Photos
Click here to see "Before" and "After" photo instructions (http://www.turbulencetrainingcontest.com/rules.shtml#photo)

"Before" and "After" Measurements
Click here to see how to take your measurements (http://www.turbulencetrainingcontest.com/rules.shtml#measurements)

Short Essay on How You Transformed Your Life
Click here to see Essay instructions (http://www.turbulencetrainingcontest.com/rules.shtml#essay)


Click Here To Submit Your Entry (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BgpbU2MUG9Rh8xcAOzmEU6L8NgyPZTdUJd-9cWvKX30/viewform)

Submissions will ONLY be accepted from the link above.

You must submit your complete entry by midnight EST on July 31st.

"Before" and "After" Photo Instructions

Before Photos
1) Grab a newspaper with the current date (your Day 1).
2) Wear your bathing suit.
3) Find a room where there's good lighting and it's not too dark.
4) Take 1 photo facing directly at the camera (full-length body shot).
5) Take a 2nd photo of you from the side.
6) Take a 3rd photo of you from the back.
7) Take a look at the photos and make sure they're not blurry or hard to see. If they are, re-take them. You'll want a good picture of how far you've come on week 12, trust me.

After Photos
1) Grab a newspaper with the current date (this will be your Day 84).
2) Try to wear the same bathing suit you wore in your before photo. If it doesn't fit or you can't, don't sweat it.
3) Take your after shot in the same room and same spot as your before (if possible).
4) Take 1 photo facing directly at the camera (same pose as in your before).
5) Take a 2nd photo of you from the side (preferably the same side as your before).
6) Take a 3rd photo of you from the back.

General Notes: The idea is to get a mirror image of your before photo and after photo, where the only thing changing is your sexy new body. Keep that in mind and don't forget to smile :)


"Before" and "After" Measurement Instructions

Take each of these measurements before you start the contest, and then measure again in the same way after you finish your transformation.

1. Weight
Measure your weight in pounds.

2. Waist
Measure (inches) around your true waist, the widest part of your stomach. This will typically be at the level of your belly button.

3. Hips
Measure (inches) around the broadest point on your hips/seat (usually right on the hip bone)

4. Chest
Measure (inches) fully around the broadest part of your chest (tape should rest over the nipples).

5. Shoulders
Measure (inches) the width of the back across the broadest part of shoulders, from shoulder point (where the shoulder meets the arm) to about 1-2 inches below the neckline.

6. Thighs
Measure (inches) fully around one thigh just below the crotch


Short Essay - 2000 Character Maximum

2000-character maximum essay about your 12-week transformation journey. Here's a list of questions that would be good to answer in your essay. These aren't mandatory but they are a nice guide:

What was your life like before joining the TT contest?
What type of workouts were you doing before? And if applicable, what results were you getting?
What was the biggest change for you after using the TT workouts?
What did you like best about the TT workouts?
How is your life better after the TT contest?
What TT workouts did you use?


Voting Process:

Once we've received all the contest entries, our Turbulence Team will then choose the TOP 5 finalists for each category. At this time, the Contest will then be open to public voting.

Voting will continue for 4 days, at which point first, second, and third place winners for each category will be notified via EMAIL and announced on FACEBOOK.

Prizes are as follows:

For the 12-Week Transformation Contest there will be six categories:
Men Under 40
Men Over 40
Women Under 40
Women Over 40
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Note: The winner in the Certified Turbulence Trainer category will be the CTT that helped achieve the best transformations.

1st Place Grand Prize - $1000 plus a 3-Year Platinum TT Membership
2nd Place - $500 plus a 2-Year Platinum TT Membership
3rd Place - $250 plus a 1-Year Platinum TT Membership

commandercool
05-01-2014, 10:37 AM
No pro division?! Craig, you tease! ;)

I'm going to feel like a lost soul. I've been doing contests since September... Now, what am I supposed to do? Oddly enough... I have a twin sister with identical tattoos who is going to enter the women's division ;) She's got a very similar build as me...

Craig Ballantyne
05-01-2014, 10:57 AM
she sounds dead sexy!

Keep on pushing on, good sir, and you'll have a super pro advanced result in 2015.

No pro division?! Craig, you tease! ;)

I'm going to feel like a lost soul. I've been doing contests since September... Now, what am I supposed to do? Oddly enough... I have a twin sister with identical tattoos who is going to enter the women's division ;) She's got a very similar build as me...

adamconnolly37
05-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Is there any reason for not having this? I ask simply because after participating in the last challenge I was really hoping to do so again.

Thanks,

Adam

Craig Ballantyne
05-01-2014, 04:40 PM
low participation. I'm just not going to do it for 3 entries per group. Sorry.

LeslieM
05-01-2014, 09:29 PM
My swimsuit is a more athletic type with boy shorts. There is still plenty of my chunky leg and stomach exposed to see any difference. Is that okay? Leslie

hal1
05-02-2014, 12:45 AM
low participation. I'm just not going to do it for 3 entries per group. Sorry.

Do you think the momentum from a first contest would propel it forward? You certainly always have the right to find nobody worthy of "pro" finalist, even if you offer such a category. :)

I think sometimes it takes a awhile for something new to catch on,especially when the rules changed a few years ago and you couldn't participate after you had placed - people may just not have realized it was an option again until they saw the voting, or until they felt it was too late to participate. I had joined up in the 19th for the accountability but didn't even realize until about a week into it that there even was a pro category.

(And yes, I did see that you're considering offering a second go-round in January, so I realize that it's not off the table entirely - these were just my thoughts at the present moment.)

commandercool
05-02-2014, 12:46 PM
Do you think the momentum from a first contest would propel it forward? You certainly always have the right to find nobody worthy of "pro" finalist, even if you offer such a category. :)

I think sometimes it takes a awhile for something new to catch on,especially when the rules changed a few years ago and you couldn't participate after you had placed - people may just not have realized it was an option again until they saw the voting, or until they felt it was too late to participate. I had joined up in the 19th for the accountability but didn't even realize until about a week into it that there even was a pro category.

(And yes, I did see that you're considering offering a second go-round in January, so I realize that it's not off the table entirely - these were just my thoughts at the present moment.)

Or possibly have just one Grand Prize for the pro division rather than a 1,2,3 place. Just a thought for future consideration. We want to matter too! lol.

Craig Ballantyne
05-03-2014, 09:00 AM
We'll figure something out.

I appreciate everyone's interest and desire to keep on improving.

That's what it's all about!

LeslieM
05-06-2014, 09:34 AM
I sent an email asking about start dates. I signed up for the email tips through the contest page. I wanted to make sure that my start date wasn't determined by the day I signed up for the emails.(some of the tips led me to think that) In the reply I was told that my start date is still the day I took my picture. The reply also said that pictures and essays should be sent to turbulencetraininghelp@gmail.com. This is different from what the above rules say. Which is correct?

Craig Ballantyne
05-06-2014, 10:33 AM
picture day is start day

LeslieM
05-06-2014, 10:57 AM
picture day is start day

Thanks. The email did say that. The confusion was in the last part of the email instructing me to send my results to turbulencetraininghelp@gmail.com. Not sure if others are being given that same instruction after asking a contest related question when the contest page says entries will only be accepted through the link provided. Don't want you to get to the end and have a bunch of angry birds because they sent their entries to the wrong place. Trying to help.

sbgal
05-08-2014, 06:03 PM
I agree with Gilbert - feeling lost with no contest to enter (and win lol). I think I'll participate anyway just for motivation :)

Craig Ballantyne
05-09-2014, 11:30 AM
Excellent, never stop improving!