The mission of the Community Challenge is to encourage and celebrate communities throughout our great state that are working tirelessly to make it easier for Texans to live a healthier life. Although we will recognize the winners, we ask that all the Community Challenge participants remember that we are in this together. By design, we have tried to offer wide and diverse opportunities for the people who support their communities during the Community Challenge, which allows space for interpretation of certain activities related to the Community Challenge.

Out of respect for your fellow participants, we request that you use your best judgment and adhere to the rules and criteria when uploading activities to the website to earn points for your community. The following list provides specific criteria for each activity that results in points earned during the Community Challenge. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have fun and good luck!

Individuals

1. Registration or Account Reactivation (700 / 500 Points)

Register for the 2020 Community Challenge or reactivate last year's account by January 1st, and you will earn 700 points for your community! Registration or account reactivation after January 1st earns you 500 points. 

Rules and Requirements:

  • One account per person. Multiple accounts will be deleted for a single person.

 

2. Fitness Tracker (50 Points)

You can earn points for your community by logging bouts of physical activity up to two times per day throughout the Community Challenge. To do this, you can use our manual fitness tracker or sync select wearable devices and apps with FitRankings.

Rules & Requirements

  • You can log two fitness activities per day.
  • You can only backlog activities for two weeks. Activities older than 2 weeks are not allowed and will be deleted!
  • Duplicate entries or entries that do not adhere to these rules and requirements will be deleted by site admin.

We will delete any submissions that do not adhere to the rules and requirements without prior notice. Participants who repeatedly break the rules may be suspended and / or removed from the site.

 

3. Healthy Selfie (50 Points)

To encourage participants to share healthy photos, we award points for uploading healthy selfies that demonstrate exercise and physical fitness.

Rules & Requirements

  • No more than 3 healthy selfies can be submitted per day. Multiple daily submissions in one day will be removed by site administrators.
  • You can only backlog activities for two weeks. Activities that are older than two weeks are not allowed and will be deleted by site administrators
  • Check out our FAQs (/faqs) if you are unsure whether or not what you want to upload counts.

We will delete any submissions that do not adhere to the rules and requirements without prior notice. Participants who repeatedly break the rules may be suspended and / or removed from the site.

 

4. Water Consumption (50 Points)

To encourage participants to share healthy photos, we award points for uploading healthy selfies that demonstrate a healthy diet and good nutrition.

Rules & Requirements

  • You can only log water consumption once per day
  • You can only backlog water consumption for two weeks. Water Consumption that is older than two weeks are not allowed and will be deleted by site administrators
  • Duplicates and submissions that do not adhere to these rules and requirements will be deleted by site admin.

We will delete any submissions that do not adhere to the rules and requirements without prior notice. Participants who repeatedly break the rules may be suspended and / or removed from the site.

 

5. Living Healthier Video Tutorial (500 Points)

Our Living Healthier Coach Hotline provides free health advice, referrals for healthy resources, and motivational coaching. Watch the video and learn more how our coaches can give you the tools you need to make healthy choices!

Rules & Requirements

  • Watch the video and answer the following questions
  • Challenge users are only allowed to submit their answers for the Living Healthier Video Tutorial one time.

We will delete any submissions that do not adhere to the rules and requirements without prior notice. Participants who repeatedly break the rules may be suspended and / or removed from the site.

 

6. Sign a Pledge: (500 Points)

Pledge Types:

  • Teacher
  • School District/ School Administrator (Superintendent, Principal, other)
  • Mayor
  • Employer
  • City Council Member
  • School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Member
  • Community Health Collaborative Member

Rules and Requirements:

  • One pledge per person

We will delete any pledges that don't not adhere to these rules and requirements without prior notice. Participants who repeatedly break the rules may be suspended and / or eliminated.

 

7. Teach Healthier App Activity (750 Points)

Tt’s Time Texas’ Teach Healthier App is an instructional tool to deliver nutrition education and physical activity to kids. Download the mobile app and teach a lesson in your community. 

Rules & Requirements: 

  • For the Community Challenge, only one Teach Healthier Activity can be uploaded per day, per person.
  • A photo of the Teach Healthier Activity and the lesson title is required below in order to verify the lesson and participation.
  • Only one photo from a Teach Healthier Activity is allowed. Photos of the same Teach Healthier activity will be deleted. Remember, only one Teach Healthier activity can be uploaded each day.
  • Duplicates and submissions that do not adhere to these rules and requirements will be deleted by site admin.

We will delete any submissions that don't not adhere to these rules and requirements without prior notice. Participants who repeatedly break the rules may be suspended and / or eliminated.

 

8. Teach Healthier MyPlate Lesson (50 Points)

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet. Use the student Teach Healthier MyPlate lesson to build goals around a meal planning and physical activity. 

Rules and Requirements:

  • One picture per student / child per day holding the MyPlate activity card. Student/child should be holding up the Teach Healthier MyPlate in the photo 
  • Parent/guardian, educator with permission may upload the student’s/child’s photo. Group photos are not allowed and will be removed by website administrators.
  • Duplicates and submissions that do not adhere to these rules and requirements will be deleted by site admin

We will delete any uploads that don't not adhere to these rules and requirements without prior notice. Participants who repeatedly break the rules may be suspended and / or eliminated.

 

9. It's Time Texas Community Event: (15,000 Points / Event)

It’s Time to engage your community! Put on a free, healthy event for more than 25 people in your community! 

Rules and Requirements:

  • You can only upload one It’s Time Texas Community Event per month during the Challenge
  • Uploaded event photo must include a group photo of the 25+ participants
  • A promotional flyer including information that the event is 100% free and open to the public must be uploaded to the Challenge website. Events with a fee, or free events with restricted access, are not allowed and will be deleted
  • Duplicates and submissions that do not adhere to these rules and requirements will be deleted by site admin

We will delete any uploads that don't not adhere to these rules and requirements without prior notice. Participants who repeatedly break the rules may be suspended and / or eliminated.

 

10. Mayor's Challenge Video (10,000 Points)

A community's mayor can step his/her game up and earn points for their community by creating a video in which he/she challenges a rival/neighboring community's mayor to step up and participate in this year's Community Challenge.

Rules & Requirements:

  • In order to share a Mayor's Challenge Video, a mayor must have first signed and submitted the Community Challenge Mayor's Pledge
  • The video must be uploaded to YouTube and publicly viewable (not set to private or hidden)
  • In the video, the mayor must acknowledge her/his support of the IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, and proclaim that her/his community is participating
  • In the video, the mayor must call out a rival community and challenge its mayor to also participate in the Community Challenge

IT'S TIME TEXAS staff and site administrators will publish the video once we've reviewed it and confirmed it meets the basic criteria, as outlined above. If it doesn't adhere to these rules and requirements, it will not be published and no points will be awarded for this activity.