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New Contest: SparkPeople's Search for the Best 'After' Photos


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Monday, March 01, 2010



We hear amazing stories of transformation and weight loss every day at SparkPeople. Now it's time to for you to SHOW everyone how your hard work has paid off by entering our "After" Photo Contest! SparkPeople's Official "After" Photo Contest is looking for great photos that show how your hard work and weight loss has paid off!

The winner of the best "after" photo will receive a $250 Amazon.com gift certificate and 10 semifinalists will receive a special Trophy on their SparkPages.

Here's what you do:

  1. Join this Official "After" Photo Contest SparkTeam. There, you'll find detailed instructions for sharing your photo and contest terms and conditions.

  2. Grab your digital camera, enlist your photographer friend, or head to a local photo studio to reward yourself with some great new photos that you can share. While these photos do not need to be shot by professionals, they will be judged both on content (your amazing transformation or energetic pose) and on quality (high resolution, clutter-free backgrounds and vibrant colors). Good taste is a must and these photos must also abide by our community guidelines (i.e. suggestive photos will not be considered).

  3. Upload your very best "after" photo by March 31, 2010 and you could win a $250 Amazon gift card or a special SparkTrophy for your SparkPage!


That's it! We hope you enjoy entering this contest and looking at the many photos submitted by other members, too.
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RSSGMATT 1/13/2011 5:22PM

    Right now I only have the before pictures and they are not pleasant to look at, maybe next time.

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1WARRIORGODDESS 4/22/2010 2:57PM

    YAHOO! LADYVIXON GETS MY VOTE!

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JEWITCH 3/21/2010 2:20PM

    Can't wait to see the pictures. This should be great.

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AKGAL09 3/10/2010 12:40AM

    This should be fun to watch all the great afters!

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VMCSHANNON 3/9/2010 6:14PM

    I wish I could participate. But my after is at least 18 months away at the rate I'm going. Will you do this again?

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LEOLO_1 3/9/2010 1:36PM

    yay! i love looking at before and after!

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SWEETIEPIE1128 3/8/2010 9:30PM

    I can't wait to see everybody's before and after pic. YAY!! How exciting!!!!

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GGTAKESCONTROL 3/8/2010 3:11PM

    The before and after pictures lift my spirits and motivate me! What a great idea! Gigi emoticon

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MCJULIEO 3/8/2010 12:24PM

    Before and After photos are one of my favorite parts of Spark People (and I can hardly wait to see these After pictures)

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CHERRY666 3/8/2010 9:39AM

    I'm looking forward to seeing these. It's always inspiring to look at other's before and after photos.

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JAREJIL 3/7/2010 12:59AM

    Before and after photos are alwasy MY inspiration!

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COOKINGFAT 3/6/2010 2:02AM

  emoticon me too ! emoticon

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MASE72 3/5/2010 12:43PM

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CREOLELADY1 3/5/2010 9:19AM

  March is no where near my goal but its worth a try.

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PROZAK1 3/5/2010 12:07AM

  Great idea, before and after, it may be the very inspiration that I need to give me a boost. emoticon

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FITNESSFOODIE 3/4/2010 7:44PM

    I find before and after photos so amazing and motivating!

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MEANDMYBOY 3/4/2010 3:31PM

    can't wait to see the photos, I LOVE the before/after, keeps me looking forward to MY after!

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THENORA 3/4/2010 3:26PM

    I am so excited to see the submissions! They'll help keep me motivated!

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TABITHA08 3/4/2010 9:58AM

    I love the before and after photos. They always inspire me. Right now, I feel great. I feel better than I have in years, my biggest issue is these last 30 pounds that I really want to get rid of. These pictures keep me pushing on.

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2BEEFIT 3/4/2010 7:55AM

    I am always so inspired by the photos.

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KATYN106 3/4/2010 2:03AM

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MIS2101 3/3/2010 6:33PM

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NONNIELL 3/3/2010 3:14PM

    This contest may be a motivator for many. For me, I am tuned into being and feeling healthier. I will never don a skimpy swimsuit...no need for me. My beauty is within.

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WALKERSSS 3/3/2010 1:35PM

    Where can I view the pictures?

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FITLIFE40 3/3/2010 11:25AM

    Yeah I have to agree with some of the other's posts......this isnt at all about beauty, the mirror, or a competition. Its about feeling better, and getting healthy. Lets have a contest for the best motivating story from the people who have met their goal, or from thise who are well on their way to doing so. That is far more meaningful to those of us who need motivation to keep it going.

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SLIM153 3/3/2010 11:09AM

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I think it is a great idea for people to show themselves in action as many of us were not moving too quickly before we became aware of healthy and fit lifestyle and goals!
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MVRANA 3/3/2010 9:18AM

    Great idea! emoticon

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LADYJEXIE 3/3/2010 8:31AM

    For me - It's not about 'before and after' pictures.
It's not about looking better. It's about feeling better .

I realize this type of 'contest' is motivating to many.
Good luck to all the participants.

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NICOLE.ALICIA 3/3/2010 8:27AM

    Sorry didn't mean to post 3x- my computer is being funky this morning

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NICOLE.ALICIA 3/3/2010 8:26AM

    Very cool!

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NICOLE.ALICIA 3/3/2010 8:26AM

    Very cool!

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NICOLE.ALICIA 3/3/2010 8:26AM

    Very cool!

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JANC319 3/3/2010 8:02AM

  This might be a great motivator to a lot of people.

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 3/3/2010 7:09AM

    Since when was it all about looks? That's one thing that I've appreciated so much about Sparkpeople - it's about healthy living, not what the scale or the mirror tells me. I can understand being proud of how your body looks when you lose the weight, but I didn't think that was what Sparkpeople promoted.

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SFEXPAT 3/3/2010 3:53AM

    Not to make a big deal of it, but I find this contest a non-motivator--it flies in the face of everything I have come to think of as the foundations of SparkPeople, and seems ill-conceived at best. How many Sparkers have you just told "Thanks for making us what we are, but you're not 'transformed enough,' "haven't 'lost enough weight,' "don't 'have an energetic enough pose' or a 'professional photo friend,' or 'your colors aren't vibrant enough (whatever that means)' to play in this new game of ours."

Coaches, please get out of the "Beauty Contest" business and celebrate what has been accomplished by the thousands of individuals here--even if it's ("only") a pound or two at present. Even if its only a one-day streak of 8 glasses of water.

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CYNDY_55 3/3/2010 2:03AM

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LINDA6105 3/2/2010 11:56PM

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TRACKMOM64 3/2/2010 10:56PM

    Maybe I'll be ready next time. Good luck everyone.

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MONKISOUNE 3/2/2010 9:29PM

  Too bad I am still at the "before" phase!

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SWOMIC 3/2/2010 9:26PM

    Great Idea.

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AUSOMEVOICE 3/2/2010 7:35PM

    wow

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/2/2010 6:27PM

    Fantastic but with my health issues, I have to go slow. I cheer on all those that can do it and good luck to all!

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HUSKERDEE 3/2/2010 5:40PM

    This sounds great and I would like to take part; however, I just recently started and am sure I would not beat out someone that has done this for a while. Besides, I never took a before photo as I hate photos. Good luck everyone joining.

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SHERRY666 3/2/2010 4:47PM

    This is a great idea.................. I hope there are more contest in the future for those of us that will hit our goals later... emoticon

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KSIGMA1222 3/2/2010 4:45PM

    Who all can enter this? I have been maintaining for over 2 years but still continue to tone and add muscle back. Just wondering.

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NIKKISA10 3/2/2010 4:30PM

    Love this idea...I agree with MPHUMPHREYS, it should be an annual or bi-annual event so that those of us who are not at our goal on March 31st can have another date to strive for.

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MICHELLEJ653 3/2/2010 4:07PM

    I agree! This is an excellent idea! I will see what we can do..

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PRINCESSNIBBLES 3/2/2010 2:59PM

    Block out the people's faces to make it more fair. It's going to be the "best looking" person, as usual in these kinds of things. Make it the healthiest looking person instead. Just my 2 cents.

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HEALTHYJULIA 3/2/2010 1:59PM

    I hope you do this again when I am an "After" success.

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LNZMANSFIELD 3/2/2010 1:44PM

    Oh how exciting! This will be amazing to see! I have a long way to go, but I did take a before picture! I'm excited to get to my goal weight so I can take tons of after photos!

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