Seniors Ignite National Model Competition

The Seniors Ignite

National Model Competition
An Exclusive Marketing Campaign for Members of Seniors Ignite
And reserve your spot at
The Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective
Create. Innovate. Rejuvenate.

Take Your Marketing From Ordinary To Extraordinary

The Seniors Ignite National Model Competition is an unparalleled marketing opportunity for today’s senior photographer to stand out and create authentic buzz in their market.

Don’t settle for ordinary – offer your clients an experience that’s both aspirational and remarkable. By using the tiered marketing system of the Seniors Ignite National Model Competition, you’ll be able to create a highly desirable and sought-after experience that increases the value of your brand for your target clients.

Exclusively For Members Of Seniors Ignite

Registration for the Seniors Ignite National Model Competition opens Tuesday, February 21st, at 12:00pm Central Time.

If you’re not already a monthly paid member of Seniors Ignite, be sure to join now to take advantage of this exclusive program and join us at The Palm Springs Collective.

Sign Up Now for the

Seniors Ignite National Model Competition

Participation in the Seniors Ignite National Model Competition is exclusive to paid monthly members of Seniors Ignite.

To sign up, simply reserve your spot at The 2018 Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective next January with a $100 non-refundable registration fee. 100% of this amount will be applied towards your fee for the Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective when it opens for registration this October.

You will receive the National Model Competition Marketing Guide, 2 digital issues of SEEN Magazine and the official Seniors Ignite National Model Competition logo to use in your marketing once you sign up.

NOTE: You must be logged into your Seniors Ignite Member Account in order to complete the sign up process.

Model Competition Overview

Once you register for the Seniors Ignite National Model Competition* you will receive a download link with the marketing information and detailed submission instructions for participating in the marketing campaign. The general overview of the program is as follows:

Participating Photographer Requirements:

  • All photographers participating in the Seniors Ignite National Model Competition are required to register for, and attend, The Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective in January 2018. Registration must be completed prior to submitting entries into the model competition.
  • There is no fee for participating in the model competition itself, however a non-refundable reservation fee towards The Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective will be required upon registration. This fee will be applied 100% towards your registration for the Collective in January.
  • You may submit as many entries into the competition as you wish (there is no fee).
  • All entering photographers will be guaranteed at least one National Finalist for marketing purposes for their business.
  • The winning photographer and/or winning model is responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses for the winning model. Seniors Ignite does not cover any expenses for winning models.
  • All winning models are required to attend all official dates of the Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective in January 2018.
  • The final number of national winning models is dependent on the number of participating photographers. The ratio of photographers to winning models for the Shootout will be no more than 4:1.
  • Winning models must be at least 16 years of age and represent what a high school senior looks like. There is no specific age or school year requirement.

For The National Model Winners:

  • Winning models will be photographed by the SEEN Magazine Lead Photographers.
  • Winning models will model for senior photographers all over the U.S. at The 2018 Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective in January.
  • Winning models will be fully styled for all shoots (Seniors Ignite will provide all hair and makeup, and a minimum of 2 complete outfits for each model to wear). They will also receive walking and posing instruction for the shoots.
  • Winning models will model for an exclusive Fashion Campaign for SEEN Magazine.
  • Winning models’ stories and image editorials will be published in the national SEEN Magazine.
  • Winning models’ stories and featured images will be published online on the SEEN website.
  • Winning models will receive all images from the Lead SEEN Photographers as well as all participating Seniors Ignite Shootout Photographers.
  • Winning models will receive a complimentary digital version of the issue of SEEN Magazine they are featured in.

Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective Information:

  • The dates for The Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective will be finalized prior to September of this year. The date range that it will fall within is between January 22nd and 25th, 2018.
    NOTE: Winning models will be photographed additionally outside of the Shootout date, so keep in mind their requirements will include additional days.
  • The location for The Collective will be in Palm Springs, California. The official hotel will be announced this summer.
  • Registration for The Palm Springs Collective opens on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017.
    Registration is open only to participating Model Competition photographers.
  • The registration fee for The Seniors Ignite Palm Springs Collective is $849. A non-refundable reservation fee of $100 will be applied toward the total price of the Collective. The balance will be due upon completion of your registration on October 3rd, 2017.

Submission Information:

  • Detailed submission information will be sent out once registration opens. Photographers will be required to submit a comp card, headshots, additional images, a personal recommendation and their entrant’s story at a minimum.
  • Submission Deadline: All entries must be received by 5:00pm Central time on Friday, November 3rd, 2017.
  • Announcement of Finalists: The National Finalists will be announced at 12:00pm Central time on Friday, November 10th, 2017.
  • Announcement of Winners: The National Winning Models will be announced at 12:00pm Central time on Friday, November 17th, 2017.

Judging Criteria:

Entries will be judged by an independent panel of photography and fashion experts. There is no single ‘type’ that we are looking for in a winner. However, winners must have strong confidence and presence, which must be able to be seen through both their images and their story.

Winning entries will be judged and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Image Style & Quality – Lighting, posing, location, retouching, enhancements and creativity. Is it edgy? Is it real? Is it original? Does it make a statement? Does it portray a story?Over-retouched and fake images hurt the overall image quality so be aware of that. We are looking for true authenticity in each image, not a portrayal of ‘perfection.’
  • Images – We are looking for editorial and ‘lifestyle’ type images rather than ‘senior picture’ type images. This is about their authentic story of who they are – whatever that may be.
  • Personality and Energy – The winning models must have a positive and engaging personality, with lots of energy. We are looking for guys and girls with a wide range of looks to be photographed (meaning they photograph well displaying multiple types of emotion). This comes through in their personality.
  • Story – We are looking for variety in the ‘story’ of your senior. Perhaps an event or something they have experienced in the past, or a passion they are following, a project they head up, a dream or goal they will pursue when they graduate. Whatever it is that makes them unique – we are most interested in the story they have to share.
  • Other – Winning models must have a full range of expression and looks and be easy to photograph by a wide variety of skill levels. They must also be easy to work with (i.e. low/no maintenance).

 

* NOTE: You must be a paid member of Seniors Ignite to register for and participate in the Seniors Ignite National Model Competition.

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