The Have Have-Nots Competition started in Big Brother 11 and was a re tooling of the Slop/Food competitions. The general break down is that the house guests are split up into teams and compete in a regular BB style contest in the back yard. The losers of the competition become the "HAVE NOTS". This has many penalties that make their time in the Big Brother house even more uncomfortable. Losers of the Have Nots competition get the following penalties.
- a) Sleep in the Have Nots room, which is cold with the most uncomfortable beds imaginable
- b) Have to eat Big Brother Slop + some random food voted by the fans (ie Squid and Squash)
- c) Cold Showers
Most House Guest complain alot about the slop (protein fortified oatmeal) and they go to great lengths to cook it in unique ways to mask the slop taste. When players are Have Nots they are allowed to use condiments on top of their weekly food restrictions. If a player is caught eating food that isn't within their food restrictions they are suppose to get a penalty which seems to rarely happen.