Friday, 13 January 2012

Model Competitions For Aspiring Models

Entering a model competition might be a good idea to skyrocket your modelling career. If you're successful you will get a contract and could start your modelling career straight away. It's good if you're prepared for that, know what to do, how to pose etc. 
You may do the training during the test shoot at Candi Models...

Anyway as there are many contests you can find on the web and not all of them are the real ones we would like to present you the most prestigious ones and well knows that you could enter.

1. Elite Model Look

This is an international contest which gives you an opportunity to be noticed by the biggest players in the industry - the designers, agents, stylists and photographers that will guide you and help you with your career. The winners of this competition have appeared on fashion shows around the world and were on covers of major fashion magazines. All thanks to Elite Model Look experience.

The contest has been created in 1983 and has become an international, prestigious event for aspiring models. Every year elite model look team travels around the world to find the top models of the future.

2. Make Me The Next Model

Competition being organised each year by Next company - one of Britain’s most popular brands in association with Storm Model agency. Next is looking for male and female models to sign contract with them. The winners get 2000 pounds worth Next Gift Cards, introduction to Storm Model Agency and a chance to start in a next photo shoot. The 2011 contest has been closed now so we have to wait for the openings of 2012 which should be any time soon! You just need to register on their website and the online public will choose the candidates. Top 250 will be invited to London for a special one-day course at Next's Runway Academy. Then the judges will choose top 50 which will proceed to the Grand Final of the competition.

3. Top Model UK

The finalists are selected from 1,000's of entries from different backgrounds, all hoping to get a chance to start a professional career on runways and fashion shows. Being a finalist is already a great experience as the candidates need to cope with media, press, the professional training is given as well as choreography and all the contacts within the industry.

4. Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model

To enter this competition you need to have the right to live or work in Britain and you must meet the height requirement of 5'8", and be between the ages of 18-23. Even if you don't win the competition you still can get a change to appear in fashion industry as this competition is a TV show so you can be discovered by someone not exclusively from the programme's team. You will have a chance to meet super models (like Ellen Mcpherson) and other celebrities which are members of the jury.

5. Top Model Of Colour

Top Model of Colour International (TMC) is a modelling competition, which is now in its 7th year and is open to models from across the world, whom are of African, Caribbean, Hispanic, Oriental, African, Asian & Dual heritage ethnicity. Top Model of Colour competition is providing models with exposure to the modelling industry. Top Model of Colour is the only competition of its kind in the UK, Europe & Africa and it receives thousands of applications each year from hopefuls vying to be Top Model of Colour in their respective countries. The reach of Top Model of Colour is extremely diverse, not only nationally spread throughout the UK with both female and male contestants, but it is also taking place in a number of other countries across the world, including the Netherlands, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and the Gambia, with many more soon to join. Top Model of Colour runs every year and is opened to female and male models aged between 18 – 30 years of age and a minimum height of 5.1”. 

Creator of Top Model of Colour, Sola Oyebade said: “Based on the modelling industry in the UK and across the world currently, there is no doubt that the industry generally has not yet realised, or is not yet willing to accept the need for employing and using more models of colour in their advertising campaigns. Top Model of Colour will continually play a pivotal role in promoting models of colour and to be a catalyst for change in the industry”.


  1. For any aspiring model, it's very important to either network yourself or be within a professional mainly when getting your portfolio done.

    Your professional portfolio should be seen by the prospect agencies to get work within the industry.

  2. This was very useful information, i didn't know there were that many competitions. Thanks

  3. is there any competitions for male models?

    1. Make Me The Next Model is for men as well!

  4. my daughter had a great time and passed her testshoot. we are know hoping she will get payed work in the year of 2012.


  6. I have been looking in to modeling for awhile never really new were to go, after speaking to a couple of people they have recomended Candi-models so i have done the shoot, was successful and i am booked in for work the begining of Feb, so good luck guys it can be done.

  7. i never herd of the top model of colour but i am very interested in it and i will
    try 2 enter the competition i hope i get in.


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