In 2007 a new group of Americans will experience trials and tribulations as they are eliminated one by one from yet another SURVIVOR program. The Sole Survivor will win $1,000,000.
Download the application and bring it to the casting call:
Wednesday, January 17th from 4-8pm
Cambridge Room, House of Blues [MAP]
308 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that should help guide you through the casting process:
If I have previously applied to be a contestant on SURVIVOR and I was not selected to be a contestant, may I submit a new application and video submission?
Please feel free to reapply, unless you were chosen as a finalist to come to Los Angeles at any point during previous SURVIVOR application processes. If you were chosen as a finalist to come to Los Angeles at any point previously, we will not consider any new application or submission you may submit. In that instance, we will be reviewing your previously submitted applications and video submissions for SURVIVOR, unless you specifically notify us in writing that we should not consider your prior application and submission in connection with SURVIVOR 15.
What are the guidelines for my video?
The video must be a VHS (No DVDs, mini-DV's, 8mm or VHS C). To transfer the other formats to VHS, simply connect your camera to your VCR and record. All videotapes must be a MAXIMUM of three minutes long. Talk about yourself, talk about your family, talk about your job, talk about why you would be the ultimate Survivor. Use this video to show us what's special about you. Make sure you label your tape with your name and city number (as set forth in section e. of the Contestant Application).
What if I don't have a camera?
Borrow a friend's or relative's camera. Beg and plead if you have to, because all applications must be submitted with a video.
How will I know if I have made it to the next round?
We will notify all contestants who will be invited to the in-person interviews by late February - early March 2007. These interviews will be conducted in approximately thirteen locations nationwide and you will be responsible for any travel expenses that you incur.
How do I know if you received my application and video?
Unfortunately, due to the high-volume of mail we anticipate receiving from applicants, we will not be able to answer any questions about the receipt of your application and video. All the major courier services can track packages, so we suggest that you send it via one of them.
What type of contestant are you looking for?
There is no one type of contestant who will be chosen. We are looking for a wide variety of people who will bring energy and excitement to the contest. All contestants must meet the guidelines and have the traits specified in the Contestant Application and the Eligibility Rules sections of this website.
I can't afford to take seven weeks off work. If I am chosen to be a contestant, will I be compensated for my time?
Provided that the program is broadcast and the winner complies with all of Producers' requirements, the winner will be awarded $1,000,000 US dollars and will be responsible for payment of all applicable taxes. The other contestants will receive free airfare and accommodations and may receive cash consolation prizes.
Do I need to have wilderness survival training to participate?
No, wilderness survival training is not required of contestants, but it certainly couldn't hurt to have those skills if you are chosen.
Do I need to be a super athlete to participate?
Absolutely not, but you do need to be in excellent mental and physical health.
Will I be able to contact my family while I am participating in the show?
While the contestants are stranded at the remote location, there will be no contact with the outside world, unless otherwise arranged by the Producers. Once the winner has been chosen and the show has completed production, contestants will be allowed to contact home.
Can I get my application video returned to me?
No. All videotapes will become the sole property of the Producers once submitted, and will not be returned to you, whether or not you are selected as a contestant.
If you have previously applied for SURVIVOR and you were a finalist in Los Angeles, please do not reapply. Unless you specifically notify us in writing that we should not consider your prior application and submission in connection with an upcoming SURVIVOR, we will be reviewing your previously submitted applications and videotape submissions for SURVIVOR. We will not consider any new application or submission you may submit. Second, if you have previously applied for SURVIVOR and you were not a finalist in Los Angeles, feel free to reapply if you wish because we will not be considering your previously submitted applications and videotape submissions for upcoming SURVIVORs.
Written application forms are available for downloading on this website. These forms along with the video submission must be received at the SURVIVOR mailbox no later than Tuesday January 30, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Producers reserve the right, in their discretion, to extend the deadline as appropriate.
A total of approximately 800 applicants will be invited to interview sometime in or around March 2007 (or as otherwise scheduled by the Producers) in person at one of the following locations: Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; Dallas, TX; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA; and Las Vegas, NV. Producers reserve the right to change the number or the identity of the foregoing locations at any time. All travel expenses for the interview will be the applicants' sole expense.
Approximately 48 semi-finalists (the final number of which will be determined by Producers) will be invited to Los Angeles in April-May 2007 (or as otherwise scheduled by Producers) for final interviews with the SURVIVOR producers. Roundtrip economy air travel between Los Angeles and your local airport in the United States and lodging will be provided by Producers.
Approximately 16 finalists (the final number of which will be determined by Producers) will be selected as contestants to participate in this SURVIVOR program. Filming is presently scheduled to occur sometime between June-August 2007 (or as otherwise scheduled by Producers) at a remote location to be announced.
All decisions made by the Producers are final and not subject to review or appeal.
So now you're probably wondering what kind of person is eligible to be selected for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Here are the guidelines:
Employees, officers, directors and agents of CBS Broadcasting Inc., DJB, Inc., SURVIVOR Productions, LLC, SEG, Inc., and/or of any of their respective licensees, assigns, parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors and agents are not eligible to be contestants on SURVIVOR or participate in this application process. Previous contestants and their immediate families are also not eligible to be contestants on SURVIVOR or participate in the application process.
All contestants must be 21 years or older at the time of application.
All contestants must be United States citizens and be living in the United States.
All contestants must be in excellent physical and mental health.
All applicants must authorize Producers to conduct a background check.
All semi-finalists will be required to complete and timely return the Medical History Form (to be furnished to the selected applicants).
All semi-finalists must undertake physical and psychological examinations and testing (to be conducted in Los Angeles by medical personnel selected by the Producers) and meet all physical and psychological requirements.
To receive an invitation to be a semi-finalist, each applicant must complete and timely return the Applicant Agreement Package (to be furnished to the selected applicants).
All semi-finalists must have a valid United States passport.
Applicants who are selected as contestants cannot be candidates for public office until after the initial broadcast of all programs in which they appear.
Beyond these basic qualifications and any additional qualifications set forth in the Contestant Application, we are looking for a diverse group of men and women who represent a broad cross-section of American society. Our competitors will be in excellent physical health. Building shelter and finding food will be much more taxing than a trip to your local hardware store or supermarket. Our competitors will also need to be in excellent mental health so that they will be able to cope with the extreme change in environment and the tension of the competition.
Contestants will be selected based upon having the following traits:
Physically and mentally adept
Adaptable to new environments
Interesting lifestyles, backgrounds and personalities
The prize for this competition is $1,000,000, but this prize money will not come easily. Our competitors must be willing to commit to traveling and living in a remote location for approximately seven weeks. Contestants will be filmed up to 24 hours a day by television camera crews to be broadcast on national television. This is reality television. They will actually be living in a remote location, and they will actually be responsible for building their own shelter and finding their own food.