START UP FUNDS & PRIZE MONEY
All qualifying teams have the opportunity to win prize money for their local communities. A qualified team is defined as a team that has a minimum of 20 complete Individual registration forms; all qualifying participants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
START UP FUNDS
The start-up funds are an incentive to support the team to implement the Challenge locally in their community. Teams in the past have used funds for equipment purchase, subsidy of gym memberships, venue hire and incentives for team members.
|For each challenge, the following prize money is available for the winners.|
Winners are based on team’s total percentage weight loss. Teams must submit all final weight forms by the advertised date. The team's weight loss is calculated on the top 20 participants per team.
The prize funds are to be used to support existing or new initiatives in your community that promote healthy lifestyles, reduce chronic diseases and work towards Closing the Gap in Aboriginal communities.
“ABOVE THE LINE” CHALLENGE
The “Above the line” Challenge is for all teams that achieve a team weight loss of 2.1% or more of body weight during each Challenge. All teams who qualify for either Challenge are eligible for the “Above the line” and will receive $2,000 in prize money.
The “Above the line” Challenge is available to teams who have not placed in either of the Challenges.
|Challenge Shield Points||Points|
|Team wins challenge||100|
|Team comes 2nd||80|
|Team comes 3rd||70|
|Team achieves >3% loss,(as per Above the Line rules)||50 points per Challenge|
|Host/Attend a regional carnival||100|
|100% submission of team’s final weight forms||100|
|80% submission of team’s final weight forms||80|
|Photo Mini Challenge||5 pts per photo, capped at 25 points per Challenge|