Tuesday, September 29, 2009

2010 FitGems Sponsorship

It's been a long time coming, but FINALLY, all the pieces are put together. FitGems is proud to announce that in 2010, we will be sponsoring someone for the 2010 season! Believe it or not, I understand how hard it is to compete, with the purchasing of suits, tickets, hotel rooms, etc. Yep, it's more to it than training day in and day out. You have to take care of your business getting to the stage, before you take care of your business ON the stage.

This sponsorship will take care of most or all of your expenses for the contest of your choice (depending on how much money is raised) Depending on how big the fund gets, more than one sponsorship award may be given away next year. The FitGems sponsorship will be awarded during Arnold Weekend 2010 to a deserving individual chosen by a secret panel. To be fair, I will NOT be on the panel.


1. Participants must be a member of the site by no later than January 31, 2010 to be eligible for the sponsorship. Once you join the site, either send me a PM (private message) or leave a comment on my page saying that you are submitting your name into the competition. When I reply to you via PM, you are officially entered into the contest.

2. The competition the participants are competing in sometime within the 2010 season, between the Arnold 2010 and Olympia 2010.

3. Participants can be either pro or amateur competitors, and they can compete in any division and any federation. This is not limited to just IFBB and/or NPC competitors.
4. Participants must provide a MINIMUM of an introduction Journal Entry, (which can be posted on the blogs), and at least two more entries, chronicling their contest journey. for a total of three entries that the participants MUST have for the contest. The winner will then need to post a blog entry on the final week before the contest, and a Aftershow blog entry. All particiants are more than welcome to do so, but the winner HAS to do this.
5. Participants are encourage to be as active over the entire site as they can, whether it be to post content, engage in various discussions,invite members to check out FitGems Nation, etc.
6. The winner will be awarded via PayPal. If there are other parts to the sponsorship that need to be awarded to the winner, it will be mailed on Arnold Weekend, and the winner should receive their other winnings (hopefully) no later then 4-6 weeks after the contest has ended.

The fund as of September 27th, 2009 is at $151 USD (United States Dollars), begun by Carl Burkins (dallas3 on FitGems, and various boards) and myself. If you would like to contribute to the FitGems Sponsorship Fund, click on the donate button on the right side of the blog. If you have any questions about the sponsorship and how your site/company/organization can get involved, email me at admin@fitgemsnation.net and put FitGems Sponsorship on the subject line of your email. Donations (money, photoshoots opportunities, products, etc.) will be accepted until February 28, 2010.
Thank you in advance for participating in the first of hopefully many sponsorship opportunities from the FitGems Nation!!!


Becca said...

C- I think this is awesome of you to do! I would have loved to have done a national show (bikini) this year after winning my show in Grand Rapids but the funds just weren't there. I know you are making a difference!

Also, just a couple of questions;
A memeber of which site, this blog or the HD Physiques site?

Also, when you say journal entries, where are you talking about? Does having ones own blog count?

:) Becca

C-Ray said...

To answer your questions:

1)You must be a member of FitGems Nation site

2) There's a place on the FitGems Nation site where you can post blogs. Those blogs will be your journal entries. If it's no trouble, I would like the blogs to actually be posted on the site.

Hope I answered everything correctly. :)

Becca said...

Easy enough! I figured that out shortly after browsing a little longer. Thanks C-Ray