Welcome to the Second Official Neoseeker Modeling Competition That’s right - the Neo Modeling Competition is back from 2008 and this time we’re packed with some exciting major changes and surprises in store![/div]
What is it?
The Neo Modeling Competition is the brain child of certain individuals involved in the Clothes and Fashion forum. It is a fusion of ideas in the ever-spanning realm of Neoseeker Competitions. What makes the Neoseeker Modeling Competition most unique is untapped personal touch that is added by the use of actual pictures of Neo Members. It puts a face behind usernames while also allowing certain members to express and show off their creativity in a way that is not often seen around the Neoseeker forums.
How is it going to work?
It has already been stated that there are going to be major changes from the original incarnation of this event. After the sign up period is over, only the select few that have demonstrated the best efforts will move on to the judging weeks of the competition. Out of however many sign up, only about 10 to 12 people will be selected. Afterwards, the judges will continue narrowing down contestants until only the Top 3 remain. The Top 3 will then have a final showdown, to where one person will finally be declared The Neo Model.
Above all, the main purpose of this event is to have fun. If you are looking forward to taking this completely seriously, or if you are having hopes and dreams that this competition will prolong your modeling or entertainment career, you may as well get out now. However it is still a competition, so effort will be both expected and appreciated. In this incarnation, we are hoping for more creativity, effort, and expression above all. The formal aspects of modeling may be critiqued, but they are not the focus. We also do not expect for you to have perfect cameras, lighting, or equipment, however, working with what you have in a good way, is what will get you far.
This is not a beauty contest. Don’t let the fact that you may not have an inflated ego affect your signing up. You are not and will not be judged or critiqued on your body image, size, shape, physical attractiveness, blemishes, or any of the sort---only how you decide to use it in your photograph.
Since this incarnation of the competition will be based on more creative means, we will also be expecting for you to explain your motivations to us. With every picture submission, you will want to go into detail about your photograph. How you shot it, what, if any equipment you used, the expression you had on your face, and basically, we just want you to explain the process you used to get to your final product. While we won’t be looking for a small novel with these submissions, it will very beneficial to you, to go into good detail about them.
Once we enter the judging rounds, your photographs will be reviewed by the judges and given a subsequent score. This score will determine your fate in the competition. Quite simply put, the person with the lowest score each week will be eliminated from the competition. Everyone else will move on to repeat the process until the Top 3.
Judges will be scoring each week on officially defined criteria, however, this will only be revealed after the Top 10 or 12 has been selected, as this sign up period shall be used to get a grasps of your unprompted creativity.
There will a number of themes present throughout the competition. Some of them will require you to think outside of the box, and really pull out your creative juices to work. While some will require for you to restrain and just show how well you can you can work, well, you. With the exception of the first week, Themes will be given out only up to week prior than the week that they will be due. In other words, once you know the theme, you will have about two weeks to complete it. The first week, the Top 10 or 12 will be given both the first and second theme. However, only the first theme will be due within the first week.
Get First Two Themes >> A Week To Submit First Picture >> Judges and Review and Score >> Elimination >> Third Theme Will To Be PMed >> Second Theme Will Be Due In A Week.
If you know a block of time before hand where meeting a deadline will be difficult to make, you can request a theme early. However, you can only do this once in the competition without consequence, and any other time afterwards will result in a penalty. An extension may be granted, but only under dire circumstances, as it delays the entire competition.
*Missing a deadline will result in automatic disqualification from the competition. It will always be a best bet to submit something before you submit nothing at all.
*Photoshopping will be allowed. In some weeks, if may even be needed. If you decide to photoshop, make sure to send your original picture along with the edited file. If you need help photoshoping you can always PM Klope62 with instructions, or visit the Graphics and Animation forum.
*Don't be a nerp. Judges will be critiquing your photographs. This is something that will not change throughout the entire course of the competition. It will always be fine to disagree with what the judges think, but do not get annoying with it. Once posted, decisions will be final, so there will be little point. Also, you must keep in mind that you are not your photograph, so don't take negative comments to heart.
*You can continue submitting photographs until the time and date the photo is due.
*Respect your fellow participants and competitors, please.
*You are more than welcomed to go to others to get feedback about your photographs before you submit. The exception being, any of the judges.
*Photographs taken prior to the competition may be used and submitted, however this is not encouraged for a variety of reasons. Overall, the ultimate judgment will be left up to you.
*Unless otherwise stated, you may not submit a photograph that has already been submitted and judged during a week in the competition, even if you believe that same photograph fits another theme.
*We know that accidents can happen, so if something happens where you are no able longer take a photograph, please let us know. We will try our best to work with you. Do not ever just skip a submission, unless you are just ready to eliminate yourself.
*And of course, have fun!
Some things to know.
*This is not a beauty contest. *This is not a beauty contest. *This is not a beauty contest. *This is not a popularity contest. *This is not a beauty contest. *Depending on the response, up to 14 people may enter the judging rounds. *Since drop outs are expected, back up entrants will be selected. You will be notified if you are a backup. *During the judging rounds, if there is somehow a tie, judges will make the final decision about who will be eliminated from the competition. Prior work will be taken into consideration, as well as the overall effort and esteem presented in the competition. *Scores will not accumulate, so do not assume you are safe. Always bring your A-game each week. *A prize, or prizes for the winner will be discussed.
Include a explanation of why you should be apart of this competition. Also tell a bit about yourself, include whatever you are comfortable with, and just use this as an opportunity to let the judges get to know you.
Probably the most important part, take a photograph of yourself that clearly shows you and your username in some way. This photograph will be used for authentication and identification, but also it will be the first chance for you to show off your creativity and effort, as it will directly be what determines if or if not you make it into the Top 10 or 12. So give some thought, make it good, and really impress the judges!
Make sure that you have read all of the rules and prior information.
Include a explanation of what qualifies you to be a judge for the Neoseeker Modeling Competition. Also tell a bit about yourself. Be sure to mention any competitions or events that you have been apart of, and/or any significant contributions you have made to Neoseeker.
Include your example on how you would ideally critique it. Use whatever approach you think will be best.
One permanent judge will be selected, while the pool of entrants may be asked to guest judge during the course of the competition.
**If you are interested in both participating and judging, we will encourage you to sign up to be a Model first, as without contestants, we have no contest. However, if you wish, you can sign up for both.
***Any PMs without *all* of the necessary information will be ignored and the person(s) will not notified.
*Note: It may seem like a lot to do just to sign up for an event, but it requires regular dedication from all members involved. If one has the motivation to follow the steps, it boosts the confidence that one would continue to do so once the competitions starts.
THE COMPETITION IS SCHEDULED TO START TWO WEEKS FROM NOW, TUESDAY JULY 13TH. SIGN UPS WILL BE CLOSED THEN AND CONTESTANTS AND BACKUPS WILL BE NOTIFIED. JUDGE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CLOSED TWO DAYS BEFORE THEN. ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND WILL BE FINALIZED BASED ON THE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. IF THERE IS A STEADY FLOW OF SUBMISSIONS (OR VERY FEW AT ALL), THEN THE DATE WILL BE PUSHED FORWARD.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in this thread. If you want to reach someone privately, do not hesitate to send a pm to Klope62 or Kjgmusic.