CHILDREN from Chester with an extra cute factor will be delighted to hear the search for the Grosvenor Shopping Centre’s Mini Face of Chester competition has returned.
The search is on for one little boy and one little girl to become the next star at child modelling agency Real People.
The life of a child model can be a busy one and children must be available for work during school time, with the school’s consent.
Although it can be hard work, mini models at Real People thoroughly enjoy their careers, and if a child is confident and enjoys having their picture taken then this could be an excellent way for a child to meet new friends and earn some extra pocket money.
There are two age categories for the 2010 competition, two- five and six-12, and parents are asked to complete a form with their child’s details, such as age and measurements.
From the many entries, 10 boys and 10 girls will be selected to have their first taste of modelling by walking a small catwalk in front of friends, family and Real People at the New Macdonald Blossoms Hotel in Chester on Sunday, September 26, at 12.30pm.
Finalists will be modelling clothes from retailers throughout Chester, including Noa Noa, Chateau De Sable and will be wearing accessories from Along Came Baby.
The prizes for the competition include a year’s modelling contract with Real People and this year’s winners will also spend a morning with Gavin and Charlie from Dee106.3 breakfast show.
Chester city co-ordinator Stephen Wundke said: “This is a great opportunity for children who are confident to shine on the catwalk and make their first steps into a modelling career.
“Last year’s competition was great fun and the children loved getting dressed up in the clothes and performing in front of friends and family.”
Children wishing to enter this year’s competition need to send in their entries by Friday August 27 to Chester Fashion Festival, Concorde House, 6 Canal Street, Chester CH1 4EJ or call 01244 355474 for further details.
Getting a child ready for a modelling competition can be more than just having a winning smile, so Chester Fashion Festival shares some top tips on becoming a child model and wishes everyone the best of luck.
Ensure a child is willing and interested in becoming a child model – explain what it involves. There is nothing worse than a pushy parent with a child who isn’t happy to go along to castings.
Take pictures of your child – make sure than when they have their picture taken they look as through they are enjoying themselves and their personality is shining through, and remember a big smile is always a winner.
Get your child used to performing in front of people they don’t know – invite friends to watch your child put on a play, do a dance routine and get them used to talking to adults. Casting directors are looking for personality as well as a winning face.