Monday, April 18

B.U.M Philippines: Launched B.U.M My Story Collection Contest

B.U.M My story collection
To all Fashionista All Over the Philippines... Here's the Awesome Fashion contest for you brought by one of the stunning fashion brands in our country: The B.U.M Philippines. This fashion contest is different from the typical fashion contest like as we seen in fashion shows. This fashion conest brought by B.U.M has something to do with their new collection which is "MY STORY" Collection. The contest is very unique as you can show to us your extraordinary and unique personality by means of telling your story. Yes, your real story that indulge in wearing B.U.M MY STORY COLLECTION shirt. Are you excited? So, here's the things to do for you to join the B.U.M My Story Contest.. Please read this article and followed by the contest mechanics...

Whether you're the wallflower type who just quietly sits in the corner and watches the world pass by, or the angst-ridden rebel who always feels the need to challenge the norm and practice independence, you've got an interesting story to tell.

The same idea is behind Bum Equipment's latest project called My Story. Highlighting creativity and individuality, My Story is an ingenious contest hatched by the guys behind the local clothing brand to answer the youth's urge to establish their identities and be heard by the world. It's especially designed to those who express their sentiments, inner thoughts, and repressed emotions through clothes and personal style.

Open to boys and girls 13 years old and above. My Story encourages the youth to express their passion, angst or opinion about the who they are,their realities, through fashion and photography.

In 300 words or less, contestants must write a short story about how Bum and their love for dressing up have influenced their "realities." They can submit as many entries as they want, provided that each of their story is supported by a photograph of them wearing pieces from Bum's "My Story" collection. However, they can only wear specific pieces for one photograph, so it means that every entry must have a different set of clothes.

Cool prizes awaits the lucky winners. The one who can come up with the most creative story with great photos will take a home a 16 GB Apple iPad 2. Two second prize winners will receive Samsung ES65 Compact Cameras. Apple iPod Shuffle units will be given away to five semi-finalists.

So if you're up for the challenge, whip out your cameras, don your statement BUM pieces and show the world what you've got.

To see more of Bum's My Story collection, visit BUM boutiques and any leading department stores and look for pieces with the "My Story" swing tags. To know more about the contest, visit

B.U.M My Story Model
The mechanics of the B.U.M My Story Contest:

How to Participate?

1.       Contestant must have a valid Email.
2.       “My Story” Contest is open for Boys & Girls, 13 yrs old above and resident of the Philippines.
3.       A contestant is qualified to join upon purchase of any of BUM’s My Story Collection for boys or girls available at BUM Boutiques & leading Department Stores Nationwide.
4.       To register, Log on to and fill up the application with
·         Full Name
·         Date of Birth
·         Complete Address
·         Telephone and or Mobile Number
·         Valid email address
·         Store name where the product is purchased
·         Write a story in not less than 300 words, on how BUM influenced their “Realities”?
·         Submit story entries with the photograph at
·         No other products or brands (except BUM) must be worn in the photograph and photo must be in landscape picture orientation, JPEG/GIF or PNG format and cannot exceed 2MB in file size.
·         A contestant may opt to submit more than 1 story entry, provided each story submitted must be supported with a decent photograph of the contestant  wearing the “MYSTORY” collection; however each photograph must be a different design from the My Story Collection. Photos must be taken with a date starting April 1, 2011 until the end of entry submission. The collections are identifiable by the “My Story” swing tags.
5.       BUM Management and the website administrator shall screen the entries, makes sure that entries are written decently, should not contain any obscene words and the likes before uploading and posting at BUM’s website.
Photographs must adhere to the following guidelines to be approved and uploaded:
·         It must be clear and not blurred.
·         It must be focused on one person only who is wearing the BUM My Story T-Shirt.
·         It must have a date starting from April 1 – May 30, 2011.
·         It must be in landscape orientation.

6.       Should a contestant decide to “post” or “share” their stories on Facebook, Twitter or any other website without the knowledge and controls of BUM, BUM shall not in any way responsible for whatever consequences and or any sort of comments allowing himself/herself to be the subject of varying comments, view and opinions of people, which may be express or relayed not just at  BUM’s Facebook Fan page, but in other ways and medium, including but not limited to blogs. In such cases BUM Management & the website administrator will not be in any way held responsible and whatsoever in the dissemination of such.
7.       Before submission of entries, contestants attest he or she has fully read and understood the mechanics and agrees upon the terms and conditions of this promotion.
8.       Promo period April 1, 2011 to May 30, 2011. Announcement of winners June 30, 2011
All entries must be received until 11:59 p.m. of May 30, 2011. BUM will not responsible for any technical delay in the transmission of the entries. All entries must be submitted via
1.       Anyone who visits the BUM website can vote once for any entry.  IP address of the voter will be logged on the database to prevent double voting.  A unique IP address is equivalent to one vote per entry.
2.       Voting starts once first approved entries are posted on the website and ends 11:59 PM June 29, 2011.
3.       Only the votes executed at BUM website will be considered valid.
4.       Top 8 best entries will be selected based on the entries with top number of votes.
5 Semi-finalists, 2 Runner-ups and Grand Winner Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
1. BUM Factor (40%) – Is the story’s legibility parallel to BUM campaign?
2. Originality (30%) – Is the subject matter pictured in a unique way or is a common item shown from an interesting point-of-view? Does the photo demonstrate originality?
3. Creativity (30%) – Are the items of interest placed well in the photo? Are there distracting elements? Is the photo in focus? Is the story interesting?
1. On June 30, 2011 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon at BUM Head Office, Top 8 entries shall be screened by the Judges to get the top 5 semi-finalists, 2 runner ups and the grand winner finalist. The following panel of judges, with the DTI representative and officers from BUM shall be present during the screening:
a. MR. NATHAN ATIENZA – VP FOR MARKETING AND ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION; He’s the approving executive for  Marketing Activities.
b. MR. BENJIE TORRIJOS- BRAND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT; He’s in charge of brand image and development.
c. MS.JUDY MARET- PR MANAGER- She’s in charge of brand publicity and press releases.
2. Out of the top 8 entries, the Judges will choose the winners based on the set criteria. Each Judge shall be given a score sheet and tallied in the presence of a DTI representative. The same panel of judges, with a DTI representative and officers from BUM shall be present during the determination of winners.
Prizes for this contest are as follows:
Grand Prize
i. Apple iPad2 16GB WIFI
ii. BUM Loot Bag
2nd Prize – 2 Runner-Ups
i.  Samsung ES65 Camera
ii. BUM Loot Bag
3rd Prize – 5 Semi-Finalists
i. Apple iPod Shuffles
ii. BUM Loot Bag
A participant can only win once in the entire contest. In the event more than one entry of a contestant wins, the following rule shall apply:
a.       The entry with the higher prize shall prevail;
b.       If the entries win similar prizes, the entry garnering the higher rating shall prevail;
All prizes are non-transferable and non-convertible to cash and or BUM products.
1. Winners shall be announced in BUM website, Facebook Fan Page, and Twitter on June 30, 2011, 10PM.
2. Winner shall be notified thru registered mail, email and phone call.
3. Winners must present valid Identification to claim the prize.
4. Prizes not claimed within 60 days upon receipt of notification shall be forfeited in favor of BUM with prior DTI approved.
5. Decisions of the sponsors and judges are final and binding with the concurrence of the DTI.
6. Metro Manila winner must claim their prizes at the BUM Head Office located at Jade Building McArthur Highway, Malabon City from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Mondays to Fridays). Prizes for the provincial winners shall be delivered via designated courier upon confirmation of receipt of notification by phone or email specified in the registered mail.
7. Winners must present a valid ID and registered notice.
Employees of BUM, any affiliate of BUM, any of their advertising or promotional agencies, any provider of any prize offered in this contest or any business or entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of this contest, as well as their relatives up to the 3rd degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining this contest.


  1. Hi there! Nice meeting you at the Fashion Week today. Cool fashion blog you have here. Hope you visit me back. Cheers! :)

  2. Wala na ba si Dino Imperial?

  3. Like the clothings super awesome

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