WDAM's Biggest Loser Contest Rules


  • Antonelli College  -  $75 valued one hour massage
  • Ashley Furniture HomeStore  -  $250 valued gift card
  • All Health  -  $250 gift basket
  • Corner Market  -  $250 gift certificate
  • Belk  -   $350 makeover
  • Forrest General Wellness - $500 valued single membership for a year
  • Play it Again Sports  -  $550 elliptical machine and recumbent bike


Contest is open to anyone who lives in the WDAM VIEWING AREA-must be at least 21 years of age.

Each contestant MUST have written permission from their doctor to participate.

Each contestant agrees to abide by all the terms and conditions of this contest.

Each of the chosen finalists will receive 12 weeks of free gym membership at Forrest General Wellness that will include nutritional, fitness and overall wellness counseling.

All entries must be received no later than August 12 at 12:00 noon.

The contest will last 12-weeks beginning August 24 and ending Nov 20, 2009.

You MUST be available to participate for the full 12-weeks in order to be selected.

All finalists must be able to meet weekly meetings at 12 noon on Thursdays.

All finalists must be able to attend to Fitness Challenges, at times scheduled.


*THIS CONTEST IS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY SERIOUS ABOUT WANTING TO LOSE WEIGHT AND GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF THEIR LIFE---THEY MUST BE WILLING TO FULLY COMMIT TO AN EXTENSIVE 12-WEEK WORKOUT/NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM. All decisions of FGH Wellness and WDAM-TV are final. By signing this entry form, contestant agrees to assume all risk of accident and damage resulting from my participation in this contest including any and all training, workouts during or after the contest. Furthermore, contestant agrees to release, indemnify, and hold harmless WDAM-TV, FGH Wellness, its instructors, trainers, agents, employees, officers, and owners and each of them from any claim or liability for any injury or damage that is sustained during the course of this contest or use of FGH Wellness. Contestant agrees to the release of any picture, video, image, weight, measurements, data, or audio or any other personal information for use by WDAM-TV and FGH Wellness. The eventual Grand Prize Winner will be chosen off the same guidelines used on the NBC show, the "Biggest Loser".

The finalists will be expected to:

  • For the entire 12 weeks:  Attend at least 3 workout sessions at one of the locations of Forrest General Wellness.
  • Attend 1 individual session with a Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist during the week of August 24th for meal and exercise plans.
  • 2 - 3 days a week, blog online about your progress (we can help with that if you don't have any computer experience, but is a requirement to have internet/e-mail access).
  • Be available for a TV interviews as needed.
  • Must attend weekly rally sessions.  This meeting will be Thursdays @12:00 noon.  In this meeting, you will be weighed, measured and % of weight loss figured. In addition you will also receive information on nutrition, exercise or stress management. These weekly numbers will be posted to "The Biggest Loser" Page on wdam.com.
  • Must attend Fitness Challenges at times scheduled on Sep 17th, Oct 1st,  Oct 15th and Nov 7th

What you get as one of the final contestants and what you need to know:

  • Free 12 week Membership to Forrest General Wellness.
  • 2 Free "WDAM's Biggest Loser" t-shirts to wear during your workouts and for all pictures/meetings and sessions.
  • Receive up to 12 rally sessions with a Registered Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist or Wellness Counselor. Can meet with mentors individually up to twice a month, if needed. Participants will need to call 288-1360 to schedule the individual sessions.
  • At each rally session, all contestants will be weighed privately and the contestants who have the least amount percentage change of their body weight will be at risk for elimination.  Each week the public will vote on the WDAM Biggest Loser webpage to eliminate 1-3 players.
  • The contestants who are at risk for elimination will have the opportunity to video tape a short "save me" statement telling the public why they deserve to stay in the competition.



  • 1. Promotion Description. This promotion is sponsored by WDAM TV, 2363 Hwy 11, Moselle, Ms 39459 and Forrest General Hospital's Wellness Center, Hwy 49 South, Hattiesburg, Ms. 39404, and Antonelli's College, Hwy 49 North, Hattiesburg, Ms. 39404 ("Sponsor(s)"). The promotion begins at Aug 13, 2009 and ends at Nov. 20, 2009 Entries must be received by 5pm on Aug 12, 2009. Promotion is void where prohibited. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules.
  • 2. Eligibility. No purchase necessary to enter or win. This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents of Jones, Lamar, Forrest, Jasper, Covington, Marion, Wayne, or Perry counties in Mississippi, who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Raycom Media, Inc., WDAM TV, Forrest General Hospital's Wellness Center, Antonelli College, Ashley Furniture, Belk, Corner Market, All Health, JHM Graphics and Play It again Sports, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Only one entry per individualwill be accepted, and multiple entries will be disqualified.
  • 3. How to Enter. There is ONE way to enter this promotion. Beginning at Aug 13, 2009, individuals can log on to www.wdam.com and complete the online entry form. Complete rules are posted at on wdam.com. Entries must be received by 5 pm, Aug. 12, 2009 in order to qualify. All entries become the property of Sponsor(s), and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to use any information submitted by entrants.


Entries must be filled out completely and legibly in order to qualify, and will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud.  No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted.  Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor(s)), telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction.  For online entries, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant.  An "authorized account holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account.  A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry.

Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the promotion. Finalist will be selected from online entries. FGH Wellness Center staff will review all entries and screen to select the best contestants, in FGH Wellness Center's sole discretion.  Each finalist must sign a release.

  • 4. Prize(s). Each of the finalist will receive a 12 week membership to the FGH Wellness Center. They will also receive up to 12 sessions with dieticians or nutritionists, and receive 2 free WDAM Biggest Loser Tee shirts to wear in workouts or on camera sessions.

No prize may be exchanged for cash, transferred, or assigned by winner(s).  Sponsor(s) reserves the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

  • 5. Grand Prize. Grand prize winner will receive a year's family membership to FGH Wellness Center valued at $500, a $250 gift certificate from Corner Market for groceries items, $350 gift certificate from Belk for makeover, a $75 value one hour massage from Antonelli, a $250 gift certificate from All Health for nutritional supplements, $250 value gift card from Ashley's Furniture Homestore, and a $550 gift certificate from Play It Again Sports for Elliptical machine and recumbent bike. No prize may be exchanged for cash, transferred, or assigned by winner(s). Sponsor(s) reserves the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.
  • 6. How the Grand Prizes are Awarded. Four finalists will be selected by Wellness Center. Grand prize winner will be 1 of the 4 finalist that has lost the largest percentage of Body Weight, compared to their initial weight-in BMI. Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Midday Show on Nov. 20, 2009 and will be posted on wdam.com.
  • 7. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries and the effort and results of the finalists.
  • 8. Conditions of Acceptance of Prize. Driver's license or other appropriate picture identification is required to claim a prize. The winner(s) will be required to execute and return a release and affidavit of eligibility within 15 days of prize notification, or the prize will be forfeited. A winner must take possession of his or her prize by Dec. 4, 2009 or the prize will be forfeited.

Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees incurred by participating in the promotion, including, but not limited to, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature.  WDAM TV will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 from WDAM TV if WDAM TV reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.  Prize(s) may not be exchanged for cash or any other consideration.

Each winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.  By entering this promotion, each winner acknowledges that WDAM TV, and all other sponsors and venues, have the right to publicize and broadcast each winner's name, voice, and likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto.


  • 9. Limitation on Liability. By entering this promotion, each entrant forever discharges and releases Sponsor(s), its/their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the promotion, including, without limitation, responsibility for property damage, loss of life, or personal injury resulting from or in connection with participating in the promotion or from or in connection with use or receipt of the prize(s), however caused.
  • 10. Sponsor's Reservation of Rights. These official rules are subject to modification by WDAM TV. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by WDAM TV are final and binding. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor's/Sponsors' web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules. Sponsor(s) further reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned (including, but not limited to, for the following reasons: infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion).


  • 11. List of Winners. Grand prize winner will be announced on Midday on Nov. 20, 2009. Each grand prize winner will be posted on wdam.com between Nov. 20 and Nov 27, 2009.