In 2002, CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman claimed, "The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind."
As the world discovers that CrossFit is for everyone—not merely for elite athletes, but also for recovering couch potatoes, the young and old, the overweight and the ill—stories of CrossFit's effectiveness are proliferating.
In the Type 2 diabetic community, tales of intrepid individuals managing or overcoming their disease with CrossFit come out of the woodwork every day. People are being cured, and it's not because of miracles or snake oil but because of diet and exercise.
Ellen Downey, for example, used to inject hundreds of units of long-term and short-term insulin. Now she no longer requires medication.
This is just one example of how CrossFit is helping people combat chronic disease.
Has a similar success story happened to you or someone you know? We'd like to hear about it.
Create and submit an original video for a chance to win a cash prize and be featured on one of our media platforms.
The submission deadline is June 20th, 2018. The top three videos will receive a cash prize (US$10,000, $2,000, $1,000), and the top five videos will win free entry into a CrossFit course (listed under https://training.crossfit.com/) of their choosing.
View project rules and guidelines here.
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Welcome, and thank you for participating in CrossFit Inc.'s Diabetes Video Contest.
Please submit your video on or before June 20th, 2018. Winners will be notified via email by August 22nd, 2018. Entries will be judged based on relevance to the theme, quality and creativity.
Please review the rules and guidelines for further details. Featured CrossFit affiliates must be in good standing. Affiliate standing can be verified by confirming the affiliate is found on the CrossFit Affiliate Finder Map. To remain eligible, your video may not be published anywhere else.
The winner will receive $10,000 USD
2nd place will receive $2,000 USD
3rd place will receive $1,000 USD
Five entries will earn notable mentions and receive free entry to a CrossFit course of their choosing.
No purchase necessary to enter or win.
2018/01/03 (Monday), 17:00:00 PST - 2018/06/20 (Wednesday), 23:59:59 PST.
The contest is available to entrants worldwide, regardless of nationality or origin. However, entrants must be 13 years of age or older as of date of entry. Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or legal guardian who has agreed to these contest rules. If you are a parent or legal guardian agreeing to these contest rules for the benefit of a minor between the ages of 13 and 18 (or the applicable legal age in your jurisdiction), you are fully responsible for his or her conduct in the contest, including all legal liability he or she may incur. By registering, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this agreement, and to abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth herein.
Entry is limited to original works that have not previously been published and to which entrant holds all applicable rights. Entrant must secure requisite consent from any third party appearing or referenced in entry. Entry must not include any third-party packaging, logos or any other third-party intellectual property or general property other than CrossFit Inc.'s marks, logos or slogans, unless requisite permission is obtained.
Entrants may submit multiple entries. However, entries must be substantially different-i.e., no more than half of any one entry may match another entry. In the case that entries are not substantially different, CrossFit Inc. will choose, in its sole discretion, which entry to keep and which to void.
After carefully reading all information for the contest, including the rules, complete the registration form at https://contest.crossfit.com during the entry period, upload your video and submit. The registration form requires that you log in with your CrossFit identification. If you do not already have a CrossFit identification, you may create one free of charge here: https://www.crossfit.com/cf/login.
Entries will be judged based on relevance to theme (40 percent), quality (30 percent) and creativity (30 percent).
The 10 entries with the highest scores will advance to the final round of judging. CrossFit Inc. reserves the right to advance fewer than 10 entries, in its sole discretion, if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries.
During the final round of judging, a panel of qualified judges will judge each of the top 10 entries based on the above criteria. The entry with the highest score will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. The five entries with the next-highest scores will be deemed Notable Mentions.
In the event of a tie in the final round of judging, the tied entries will be re-judged based on relevance to the theme (i.e., does the entry meet the criteria of what is being asked?). Winner status is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these official rules.
The winners will be notified through email by August 22nd, 2018.
For the names of the winners (available after August 22nd, 2018), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 20th, 2018, to: "CrossFit Diabetes Video Contest" Winners, c/o CrossFit Inc., 1500 Green Hills Road, Suite 201, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.
Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this contest, entrant agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and CrossFit Inc. in connection with the contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA, notwithstanding its conflict of law provisions. Any action or proceeding brought to enforce the terms of this agreement or adjudicate any dispute arising out of this agreement shall be exclusively brought in the United States District Court, Southern District of California, within the County of San Diego, State of California. The parties will not raise in connection therewith, and hereby waive, any defenses based upon the venue, the inconvenience of the forum, the lack of personal jurisdiction, the sufficiency of service of process or the like in any such action, suit or proceeding to enforce the terms of this agreement or adjudicate any dispute arising out of this agreement.
Message and data rates may apply if you choose to enter using your mobile device.
There will be no transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prize (or portion thereof) except by CrossFit Inc., which reserves the right to substitute a prize (or applicable portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, as determined by CrossFit Inc.
Entrants agree, by entering, that CrossFit Inc. and its designees and licensees may use, unless prohibited by law, entrant's name, city and state of residence, featured CrossFit affiliate gym, entry, photograph, any recording and/or likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purposes in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification, and CrossFit Inc. and its designees and licensees shall have no liability and will be held harmless by entrant for any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage to entrant or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to entrant or any other person, or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or participation in this contest or the use of any entries or by CrossFit Inc., its designees or licensees or any third party.
Entrants further agree to abide by these official rules and the decisions of CrossFit Inc. and judges, which shall be final and binding. Entrant's submission of an entry constitutes his/her representation of eligibility, consent to participate in the contest and consent for CrossFit Inc. to obtain, use, and transfer his/her name, address and other information for the purpose of contest administration.
CrossFit Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, terminate or suspend this contest (or any portion thereof) should a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest (or any portion thereof) and, in the event of termination, at its discretion, select the finalists and/or prize winners (as applicable) from those eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring such termination using the applicable judging procedure/winner selection outlined herein.
CrossFit Inc. is not responsible for lost, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, inaccurate, undeliverable, garbled, late, stolen, damaged or misdirected entries, all of which will be disqualified; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems or other communications or malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or other technical failures; garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the internet or for any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to the entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in the contest; theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; printing, typographical or other errors or omissions in these official rules or in any contest-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, technical, network, electronic; or errors that may occur in connection with the administration of the contest, the incorrect uploading of entries, the processing or judging of entries, the awarding or announcement of the winners or in any other contest-related materials. CrossFit Inc. reserves the right to void and remove any and all entries or entrants that CrossFit Inc. believes have attempted to tamper with, influence, or impair the administration, security, fairness, judging or proper play of contest, and such entrant will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. All entries become property of CrossFit Inc. and will not be returned. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CROSSFIT INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of non-compliance with any requirements specified herein or with any of the terms of these official rules, entry will be void.
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