K-Pop contest set to impress

Update Your Mate contest offers $10,000+ in prizes

Starting as a simple makeover contest, Update Your Mate (UYM) has evolved into a K-Pop themed competition riding on the popular K-Wave movement with 2012 set to be the biggest yet. Over the past three years, UYM has garnered a large following and opened many doors for fans of the genre.


Last year’s top four contestants – Fieyana, Beatrice, Alton, Justin – each received a K-Pop makeover and got to star in their own music video plus double-page fashion photoshoot in Campus Magazine. Our Grand Prize Winner, Alton, received passes to attend The Sundown Music Festival and meet up-and-coming boy group Teen Top, who are gaining worldwide attention.


This June, UYM is back. True to tradition, the contest is shaping up to be bigger and better. The Grand Prize Winner and a friend have the chance to skip town and enjoy a five-day, four-night sojourn in South Korea courtesy of STA Travel. Flights, accommodation and ground transfer will all be covered. The top four finalists will each receive a Samsung NX210 DSLR camera worth more than $1,000, plus, of course, a makeover including makeup by Etude House, clothing by online retailer Zalora and hair styling by Jiwon Hair Salon. This year’s main sponsor is Maybank so do be sure to check out their website for information on their student credit card – eVibes – with a $500 credit limit and no income required.


Deadline to sign-up is July 6, 23:59pm SGT and ten entries will be shortlisted and notified by Monday, July 9 based on the following criteria:

  • Nominee loves K-POP!
  • Nominee needs a K-makeover!
  • Nominee is energetic and down for anything!

These semi-finalists will then be invited down to our Update Your Mate event at Butter Factory’s Korean-themed dance party – Gaja Night – on Thursday, July 12. All shortlisted contestants will receive free entry + 1 drink at the event where we will be announcing the top four finalists who will be moving onto the final round of the contest.

Throughout the month of July, the four finalists will be asked to participate in a number of fun Korean themed mini-contests where they can win additional prizes such as spa vouchers, dance classes at Recognize! Studios, etc and earn points to help them win the grand prize trip to Korea. The Grand Prize Winner will be chosen based on a combination of points accumulated through the mini-contests and an online voting on Facebook for best K-Pop makeover.

There are 4 Stages for Update Your Mate


Curious? If you want in, all you have to do is get a friend to nominate you! Or if you’re really nice, nominate your friend for an experience of a lifetime!  We don’t allow students to nominate themselves though because then the contest would be “Update Yourself” and not “Update Your Mate”! Just click here to access the Facebook application form or see below for how to send all of the details by email.

Please send to contest@campus.com.sg:

  • Nominator’s Name
  • Nominator’s Email Address
  • Contestant Name
  • Contestant School
  • Contestant Photo
  • 50 words or less on why they should be shortlisted!


Check out the finalists!


Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS. I don’t know why I can’t join it. Is there anyone else getting identical RSS issues? Anyone who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

Hi there, glad you liked the article. We alerted our programmers to this issue this morning and they are working on it now. Should be resolved soon!

Hello! I just spoke with our programers and it turns out we don’t have an RSS feed at the moment, so that is why you can’t join. Thanks for your query though and I welcome you to nominate your friends for Update Your Mate at our Facebook application here http://on.fb.me/LYRE4Q . 😀