Are you our next Cover Guy?

We are excited to announce the official launch of our 10th annual Men’s Health Cover Search competition presented by TROJAN. We’re looking for someone who embodies the core qualities of our brand. A man who is confident, strong, lives a fitness-fuelled lifestyle and inspires others to follow in his footsteps—the type of guy you’d expect to see on our cover. Enter today for
a chance to be on the cover of the Men’s Health Nov/Dec 2024 issue.

Entries Open: 1 May 2024 | Entries Close: 5 July 2024

Entry Process

Tag your entry with the hashtag #MHCoverGuy and @MensHealthZA on social media. 

Complete The Entry Form

Complete the entry form along with 3 photos: a clear pic of your face, and 2 full-length body-conscious pics. An additional video is optional. Entries close on 5 July 2024.


Promote Your Entry

All entrants will also be encouraged to promote themselves on their own social media platforms. Tag your entry with the hashtag #MHCoverGuy and @MensHealthZA on social media. 

Top 20 Announced

Once entries have closed, the Top 20 will be selected by the Men’s Health editorial team, industry professionals and sponsors. The Top 20 will be notified and announced on the Men’s Health social media platforms.

Voting Begins!

 The Top 20 entry profiles will be featured on the Cover Search landing page and voting will begin. Here readers, family, friends and fans can vote for their favourite entry.

Top 8 Announced

Using these votes, social media engagement and selections made by a panel of judges, the final top 8 will be chosen, photographed and interviewed as part of an editorial feature in the Nov/Dec 2024 issue of Men’s Health.

Winner Reveal

The Men’s Health Cover Search winner will feature on the cover of the Nov/Dec 2024 issue.

Top 20 Voting

Voting begins on 15 July 2024. Please check our social media channels for the Top 20 announcements.



Can I enter MH Cover Search if I have appeared on the MH cover previously?

Unfortunately not.

What will the judging process entail?

Take a look at the entry process above.

Is there a cut-off age for entering the MH Cover Search competition?

No, but you have you to be 18 years or older to enter. 

What is MH looking for in a winning physique?

All bodies are strong bodies!

On what basis will an entry be disqualified?

You have to live in South Africa from the time the competition opens (1 May 2024) until the end of the campaign (31 Dec 2024).

What will be expected of the winner?

Be a motivated and inspiring ambassador for Men’s Health.

Will my entry be affected in any way if I already have a commercial sponsor?

No. However, you will not be able to promote your personal sponsor/brand for the duration of the competition if you are selected as part of our Top 20.

What do the winners win?

Not only will you earn a spot on our coveted cover and take part in our exclusive Cover Search feature in the mag, our sponsors have been incredibly generous with gifts and prizes for the top 8 finalists.

Do you need a certain amount of followers to win?
No, but you are expected to have at least an Instagram or Facebook profile.
When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be announced on the cover of the November/December 2024 issue of Men’s Health.
Is there an opportunity for the readers to vote?
Yes, readers can vote for their favourite entries in the Top 20.
Can the motivation for consideration be in video format as well as written?
Yes, we’d love to see your videos. Please email your clips to

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