INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY AWARDS
A winner in each modeling category will be announced for each age division and receive a custom award.
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SUPER STAR MODEL OF THE YEAR
Contestants who participate in at least three (3) different Modeling categories are eligible for National & International Super Star Model of the Year. A contestant may compete in each on-stage category one (1) time. However, a contestant may also enter photogenic up to five (5) times and Portfolio up to two (2) times. A contestant's top three (3) scores from all his/her modeling entries will be used to determine the National Model of the Year and receive a custom crown and sash. The highest scoring National Super Star Model of the Year winner of all age divisions combined will be crowned as the International Model of the Year and receive a custom sash, crown, and cash prize
Below are examples for each modeling category. Outfits for all competitions should fit the category description. Contestants will model from the back center of the stage to the front, with no stops in between. They should stop at the front of the stage to pose for the camera and then exit. This is a quick, runway-style competition. Contestants are judged on their ability to command the stage and the outfit. No midriffs, short shorts, high slits, plunging necklines are permitted. Outfits should be age appropriate.
Here are the Modeling categories:
~Casual Wear Runway
~Denim Dazzle Runway
~Formal Wear Runway
~Fresh Face Go See
~High Fashion Runway
~Party Wear Runway
HIGH FASHION WEAR
FRESH FACE GO SEE
Designer Wear shows off your designer creativity. You may model it or have someone model it for you. This is the only category where ONLY the design is being judged, and not the model. The Designer of the outfit should be the one who is listed as the Entrant for this category. Whether it's a complete outfit or designer accessories, either can be used to reflect your talent and skills.
Casual wear is an expression of your every-day style. These outfits should not have a lot of rhinestone work. Think of it as something you would wear to the mall with a group of friends or simply to a fun event.
Party wear should be fun and make you feel excited and ready to have a wonderful time out with friends! Outfit may or may not have rhinestones. This is your chance to show off your fun personality!
Formal Wear is a chance to show off your poise and elegance while catching the eye of everyone in the room! Think glamorous and confident! Any color is appropriate. Select a dress that compliments your body, style, age, and personality.
High Fashion Wear allows you to think outside the box when it comes to fashion. Let your creativity flow while modeling the outfit you feel expresses the real you!
Fitness Wear is the only category that requires a routine. You can do exercises and show off your bi-ceps. The routine should not exceed 30 seconds and include fitness moves. Example of fitness moves could be pushups, sit ups, running in place, jumping jacks, etc. Contestants are judged on the routine and energy. Fitness music must be provided by the contestant and should not have any inappropriate language or references to sex, violence, or political views. Fitness Music should be emailed to your director at least 30 days prior to your event. Be sure to include the contestant's Name, Age Division, Category, and Name of Music you are entering in the Subject Box of your email.
Example: Pat Miller; 19-39 Age Division.; Fitness, Rocky Theme
Photogenic should be at least 5" x 7" and no larger than 8.5" x 11"and should be a head shot. No crowns or sashes, please. Photos should be a natural edit. Up to five (5) entries are permitted per contestant. There is a separate entry fee per photo. A contestant's entry must have his/her name, age division, and "Photogenic" printed on the back of each entry and bring it to the event registration. Contestants are judged on the Quality of the Photo Submission and Photogenic Ability.
Portfolio entries should be no larger than 10" X 12" and may be head shots or any style of appropriate poses and show your personality. A Portfolio should have between 5 to 10 photos and should be in a plain bound folder or book. A Portfolio should not be decorated or look like a scrapbook. Portfolio is judged on the Presentation and Quality of Photos. No nude, nearly nude, or bathing suit or inappropriate pictures should be submitted. All pictures should be age appropriate and modest. Up to two (2) portfolios are permitted per contestant. There is a separate entry fee for each portfolio. A contestant's entry must have his/her name, age division, and "Portfolio" printed on the back of each portfolio and print it to the event registration.
DENIM DAZZLE WEAR
Contestants can wear their choice a denim clothing item. Feel free to dazzle it as much as you like. Denim items may include jeans, skirts, shirts, or jackets and denim accessories are also permitted to be worn with your accessories.
Print Models will pose for a photographer for up to 5 minutes and wear an outfit of their choice. Outfit should be age appropriate with no plunging or revealing necklines, no short shorts, and no super high slits. Contestants are judged on Ability to Follow the Photographer's Instruction and Overall Modeling Performance.
A Fresh Face Go See is a way for clients to get to know their models. A model will need to wear blue jeans, a black tank top, shoes that compliment his/her outfit and bring two headshot photos inside a folder, one with makeup and one without makeup, to the event registration with his/her name, age division, and the words "Fresh Face Go See" on the back of each picture and on the folder, as well. Models will walk the runway for the judges and the judges will have a chance to review the model's two head shots. Models will be selected on his/her photos and her on-stage modeling abilities. Models will be allowed to wear makeup for this event while on stage.
A comp card (also called composite card, Z card, zed card or Sed card) is a marketing tool for actors and especially models. They serve as the latest and best of a model's portfolio and are used as a business card.