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The Before and After Contest!

Share your Story and Win!

The OCC Testimonial & Spokesperson of the Year Award...
Is the way we thank to you for sharing your life changing experience with others.

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Your Success Story brings Hope to others!


The OCC Before and After Contest

Just like you, many need the visual inspiration to take the next right step. Submit your life changing story and your Before and After Pictures and let the judges decide. Everybody is a winner since all will be featured on our Websites and Social Media campaigns.

The OCC TimeLine Transformation Video Contest


If you're extra special you might even want to upload an OCC TimeLine Transformation Video where you track your progress on video and upload it to youtube to receive a special category award.

OCC Testimonial of The Month 

Over $1000 dollars in prizes monthly!


  • Will be selected by an OCC designated Judges Panel**
  • Will be announced the first Tuesday of the following Month.
  • Will be featured in our Monthly News Letter.
  • Will be featured as Testimonial of the Month on OCC main website and Social Media.
  • Will receive a 3 month supply of Vitaleph Supplement Pack valued at $350 dollars.
  • Will receive a Gift Card towards any plastic surgery at the Ariel Center for Cosmetic Surgery valued at $500 dollars.
  • Will be entered for the OCC Personality of the Year Award.

OCC Personality of The Year Award

Over $10,000 dollars in prizes!


  • Will be selected through online voting on OCC's official Facebook page and on OCC's Website. 
  • Will be featured front and center in all of OCC patient forums and pages, and selected media appearances.
  • Will receive a years's supply of Vitaleph supplements valued at $750 dollars.
  • Will receive an Amazon Gift Card for $300 dollars.
  • Will receive a Gift Card towards any plastic surgery at the Ariel Center for Cosmetic Surgery valued at $3000 dollars.
  • One professional video production; My Weight Loss Journey, valued at $4,000 dollars.
  • One professional photo shoot valued at $2,000 dollars.
  • Video will be entered in the ASMBS ITSTARTSNOW Film Contest http://itstartsnow.asmbs.org


OCC Personality of the Year award is sponsored by Obesity Control Center (OCC). It is important you understand and agree to the Terms and Conditions under which you are providing a submission, and under which your submission is being accepted by OCC. 
*  Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and are not redeemable for cash or other prizes. 
** OCC Judges Panel is composed of 5 members of OCC Staff and 1 patient randomly selected at the time of judging. Judges will review: Quality of the photograph and adherence to guidelines published in the submission form. The content of the text in the submission and the inspiration value. The visual impact of the before and after transformation. All judges decision are final. 

Contest Application

Entries must be submitted HERE. The entry should include text and a before and after picture, we have prepared a guideline to help you get started on your writing as well as taking your pictures.

OCC TimeLine Transformation Video

It's a Time Machine Video! Show us how you were before through the magic of Video. It can be recorded on a Webcam, a smartphone or any video camera. Start before you have surgery with us and keep a monthly record of your progress. Watch these great examples of life changing transformation through weight loss surgery and dedication. Be creative, use interesting backgrounds, take sequential pictures/videos in front of a mirror, take a daily picture/video of your face and/or body every week for a whole year. Exiting change is about to come!

Upload your entries to YouTube and Social Media. 

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Terms & Conditions

  1. The contest is open to individuals 18 and older.
  2. You agree that upon OCC accepting your submission, the submission becomes property of OCC.
  3. Once the submission becomes property of OCC, OCC is free to utilize exclusively the film in furtherance of its mission to increase public understanding of obesity and advance the science of obesity-related medicine.
  4. OCC in turn agrees that it will not edit your submission or change the intent or the message, though you agree to minor, stylistic editing for continuity and quality.
  5. You agree that you will not, in any manner, attempt to use the submission after OCC accepts it and owns it, unless or until OCC agrees to such use, in writing. 
  6. You agree to indemnify and hold OCC harmless from any third-party claims, damages, or losses due to your use of the submitted material, both prior and after submitting to OCC.
  7.  Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and are not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  8. The Video productions and Professional Photoshoots will be provided by a third party contracted by OCC.
  9. You understand that these Terms and Conditions apply to all copies of the submitted material, regardless of form, media or format.
  10. You understand that these Terms and Conditions are a legal commitment and that they are enforceable by both you and OCC.
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