our C always mentions SOTM and who won it - but I personally feel it should only be awarded IF the person has stayed to class the whole month too - I really don't know though if you get it with being your first month - ring your C and see?
They would also be halving the bigger losers bigger loss though - so everyone is treated the same on their first month.
To be honest I do think the whole SOTW and SOTM thing is a bit daft and potentially demoralising, but that's a whole other discussion. Don't get me wrong, it's nice when you win it, but it's as much luck as anything else. Someone weighing 400lb who loses 4-5lb some weeks is no better a slimmer than someone weighing 200lb who loses 1lb consistently every week. They are both doing their best and following the plan.
This is why SOTM & SOTW really irritated before I got to target. As there is no way I could lose anymore than 2lb a week, I only had 16lb in total I think it should be worked on a percentage basis, that way nobody has an unfair advantage.