Finish Your Registration
You Must Upload Your “Before” Photos
In order to complete your registration, you must upload your “before” photos by 11 October at 23:59 BST. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
Photo Upload Instructions
Take a front-view, a side-view, and a back-view picture of yourself in 3 distinct photos - NO PHOTO COLLAGES, PLEASE! In the front view, hold up that day’s newspaper with the date visible or the Challenge hashtag—#STUDENTUPGRADE—on a piece of paper.
Upload your pictures to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account. Wear a swimsuit or clothing that allows the judges to see the changes to your physique.
About The Challenge
Dining halls. Late-night chips. Insane schedules. When it comes to staying fit, it can seem like university is conspiring against you—luckily, we’ve got the answer. Enter the True Strength Student Challenge and you could take home a full year of Optimum Nutrition products and six months of healthy meals by Yolo Food Company!
2 Grand Prize Winners
(1 Male and 1 Female)
1-Year Supply of Optimum Nutrition Supps
6 Months of Healthy Food From Yolo Food Co.
1 Winner Per Week
2 Lb Tub of Optimum Nutrition
Gold Standard 100% Whey
How The Challenge Works
20 Sep - 11 Oct
Create A BodySpace Account
Use it to register, upload “before” and “after” pics, access cool tracking tools, join the BodyGroup, and more. Create account.
Register For The Challenge
Sign into your BodySpace account and fill out the form above.
Upload Your “Before” Photos
Upload to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account by 11 October at 23:59 BST.
Find A Plan
Choose the FREE fitness plan that’s right for you. We recommend the Steve Cook’s Big Man On Campus Trainer. If you’re fairly new to the fit lifestyle, try the Ultimate 30-Day Beginner’s Guide To Fitness.
Join The BodyGroup
Log into your BodySpace account and join the True Strength Student Challenge BodyGroup to interact with others who are taking on the Challenge.
12 Oct - 6 Dec
Work out, eat clean, and stay motivated like your marks depend on it!
Get Weekly Tips
Look out for weekly emails packed with motivating videos from Optimum Nutrition athletes, expert advice, and great supplement deals.
Be A Weekly Winner
Post pics of your journey (workouts, nutrition, supps, motivation, etc.) to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag #studentupgrade, @bodybuildingcom, and @optimumnutrition_uk. We’ll choose a favorite every week and send them a 2 LB tub of the most popular supplement on Bodybuilding.com, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey.
30 Nov - 6 Dec
Show Us The New You
Take your “after” pictures and post them to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account by 6 December 23:59 BST.
We’ll pick one male and one female to win. They’ll be revealed here, in email, and on social media.
Be A Weekly Winner
We want to see pics of your True Strength Challenge journey! Post them to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag #studentupgrade, @bodybuildingcom, and @optimumnutrition_uk. Your pics could win you 2 LB of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey! We’ll be giving one away every week.
Meet The Victors
Get inspired by winners of past transformation challenges, and get the latest updates on our Transformation For Life challenge series.Go Now
Click Here For FAQ
How does the contest work?
- Log in to your BodySpace account.
Don’t have one? Sign up now.
- Upload your “before” photos to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account by 11 October, 23:59 BST.
- Work hard to transform your physique for 8 weeks: 12 October - 6 December. We can help with a FREE training plan.
- Upload your “after” photos to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account by 6 December, 23:59 BST.
- You could win some incredible prizes!
How do I register?
- Sign up for a BodySpace account or use your existing one.
- Fill out the registration form on this page.
- Make sure the email address you submit is the same one you used to sign up for your BodySpace account.
- Upload “before” pictures by 11 October, 23:59 BST.
How and when will winners be chosen?
A committee of judges from Bodybuilding.com and Optimum Nutrition will choose one male and one female winner who have achieved the best overall transformations. Winners will be chosen based upon physical improvement visible in “before” and “after” pictures and according to the contestant’s body-composition stats submitted via BodySpace. Judges’ decisions are final. Winners will be notified via email or telephone on or before 20 December 2015.
Each week, all photos posted on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tagged #studentupgrade, @bodybuildingcom, and @optimumnutrition_uk will be entered in a random drawing to win a 2 LB tub of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 200% Whey.
Is this contest open to U.K. university students only?
Yes, you must be attending university in the United Kingdom and be at least 18 years of age at the start of the competition as noted in the official Terms and Conditions.
How do I know if my registration was accepted?
You will be taken to a success page, as well as receive an email from Bodybuilding.com within a few minutes of registering. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk or spam folder. Also, make sure that the email address you used to register for the Challenge is the same email address you used to create your BodySpace account.
When does my official 8-week transformation period begin and end?
Am I required to follow a recommended Bodybuilding.com training plan and/or purchase Optimum Nutrition supplements?
Is a workout log or food log required?
A workout or food log is not required as part of this contest. However, daily or weekly posts to your BodySpace BodyBlog are recommended because they will help hold you accountable to other members and find support in return. This will also help you track your progress and stay motivated during the challenge.
How do I complete and submit my “before” and “after” photos?
Upload a front-view, side-view, and back-view picture to the Progress Pics section of your BodySpace account by 11 October 2015 at 23:59 BST for “before” pictures and 6 December 2015 at 23:59 GMT for “after” pictures. In the front-view picture, hold up that day’s newspaper with the date visible. Or write or print out the Challenge hashtag on a piece of paper and hold it up. The hashtag will be revealed after you register. Wear a bathing suit or clothing that shows ¾ or more of your body, so we can see the amazing changes to your physique.
Will I receive a confirmation email after I submitted my “before” and/or “after” photos?
Do I have to hold up a current newspaper in my “before” and “after” photos?
How do I become eligible for the Weekly Winner prize drawings?
Keep posting regular pics of your journey (your workouts, nutrition, supps, motivation, etc.) to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag #studentupgrade, @bodybuildingcom and @optimumnutrition_uk. Each week, all photos posted with these tags will be entered in a random drawing to win a 2 LB tub of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey.
What if my email address changes during the contest?
Communications regarding the contest will be sent to the email address on file. It is your responsibility to notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org of a change of email address.