VT4: 4th Venus Index Contest Announced

The 4th Venus Index Transformation and Open Contests begin next week Monday Jan 16th 2012. Here is everything you need to know to enter.

Top 6 in transformation and Top 6 in Open level 1 get prize money. You must be a Venus Index customer to participate.

There is also an Open Level 2 competition that is available for all those who have placed in a previous Open competition and a special invite to our latest transformation winner Kelly Hancock as well.

Prize Money

Prize money for both Transformation and Open Level 1 are as follows:

1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $350
3rd Place – $250
4th-6th Place – $200

Open Level 2

1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $350
3rd Place – $250

Entering Before Pictures

Submissions of “Before” Photos will be accepted starting Monday Jan 16th. We will be accepting submissions for 5 days until Friday Jan 20th.

Mandatory before photo poses are the front, back, and side relaxed (arms at side) pose.

Mandatory newspaper picture within this photoshoot is required. For the newspaper picture we need to see you in the same position in each of the front, side and back shots and we need to see your body and your face with the paper. Once you’ve done the shots with the paper please redo them immediately without the paper, same outfit, same position, same location, same photoshoot.

There is now a mandatory Contest data chart that you can download
at this link –> ***VT4 Contest Data Chart***

Fill this chart out with your name, age, height, and the “before” column for weight, waist, hip, and shoulder measurement. The chart has some built in functions to calculate your ideal VI numbers and how far you have to go to get golden.

Filling this chart out before and after the contest is mandatory.

Before pictures must be submitted in a zip file labeled in the format of the following example:


Each picture must be labelled with your first and last name and the associated pose ie:


Picture size:

Please re-size larger picture files down to a size that has a height of approx 500 pixels.

Failure to label, or re-size the pictures correctly or zip the file will result in potential disqualification from the contest (these files can easily become lost if they’re not labeled and sent in correctly)

***Send ‘before’ pictures and data chart to me at johnbarban (at) gmail (dot) com***

Before and After pictures are mandatory for all contestants even if you think you’ll be in the open level 1 category (the open category is essentially for those people who are ‘close’ to their ideal proportions whereas the transformation category is for all people no matter how far they have to go to get to their idea proportions)…if you make a big change but still have a ways to go to get to Golden you will likely be placed in the Transformation category…if you only have 10lbs or a few inches to go to get to golden then you will be placed in the open division.

The bottom line is not to worry about what category you think you might end up in. If you work hard, follow the program and put in a serious effort you’ll likely place in one of the two categories.

All contestants who place in the open division will qualify for the level 2 competition to be held in April 2013.

**Open level 2 competitors do not have to submit before pictures**


A special note about taking ‘after’ photos. We are now looking at featuring some of our contestants on our book covers in the coming year. If you want to be in the running to be a Venus Index cover model we will be giving instructions on taking your best after photos. This doesn’t and will never require you to hire a photographer. We will be giving you instructions for taking great after pics with a regular digital camera and some simple lighting and a back drop you can put together at your house.

All contestants (both transformation and open category) will be in the running to become a Venus Index cover model. This is just a little bit more incentive to do your very best and take some kick ass ‘after’ pictures to show of your new VI body!

If you want to hire a photographer that is your choice, but we do not require it and will never ask anyone to do so. Past winners have done a fantastic job taking pictures on their own. I suggest you listen to all the contest interviews and learn what you can about taking after pictures.

Previous winners have set the bar high, now it’s time for someone to step up and blow us all away. Who is it going to be?!



Contest Rules and Regulations:

This is the section with the boring legal stuff, you don’t have to read it all but it must be included in this post.

All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.

Contest Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, illegible, incomplete, postage-due, garbled or misdirected entries or entries that have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy the Contest Rules or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the contest.

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest should an external circumstances arise which are beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

The Contest Sponsor collects your personal information for the purposes of registration, program evaluation and to keep you informed about contest. The Contest Sponsor may, if consent was given during registration, also contact you from time to time with information about other ways you can lose weight.

The Contest Sponsor will not share any personal data about entrants with any
other party. The personal data collected for this Contest will not be used for any other purposes unless entrants provide explicit permission as indicated on the entry form. For more information about our privacy practices or to obtain a copy of our Privacy Policy, visit Privacy Policy

By entering this Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor and their respective employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors, assigns, advertising and promotional agencies from any liability for any loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person in connection with this Contest or participation in any Contest related activities, including but not limited the taking of a urine test or, if declared a winner, the use or misuse of a prize or any portion of a prize including personal injury, death or property damage.

This Contest will run in accordance with these Contest Rules, subject to amendment by the Contest Sponsor. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, amend, modify or terminate this Contest or the Rules at any time in its sole discretion and without notice.

Entrants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules if they participate in the Contest.


About John Barban

John is the co-founder of Venus Index, chief developer of the Venus Index workouts and our supplement industry insider.

He will show you exactly how to work out and (not) eat to build your ideal body shape using simple and easy to follow Venus Index approach.

Check out his personal blog at JohnBarban.com

Facebook comments:


  1. Can’t wait to see the results!!! Good luck, everyone!

  2. Woohoo! Very excited! 🙂 Best of luck to everyone entering x

  3. I’d like to join, how do I do that?

  4. I would like to enter the VI Open Contest.
    I’m no longer a subscribed member, but I do own VI and VI Circuit Products Package.

    Is the contest only for paid subscriber?

  5. Anh,

    The community is currently free, if that’s what you are refering to. I’m not anyone official, but I’d say that you can join the competition, as this is not only for immersion people.

  6. I didn’t check the site this week, I would have loved to enter this competition.

  7. Can you please inform us when the next competition (ie. 5th Venus Index competition) will commence?

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