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The Alternative Modelling Contest / Alternative Model Of The Year is an annual contest for aspiring Alternative Models and brings together the Alternative community from across the U.K for a series of phases; including a photographic session and catwalk. 

Maybe you just want to challenge yourself a little? Or maybe you want to break the modelling scene, well this contest is open for you too just as much as it’s open to any professionals out there.

This is a fresh and laid back approach to modelling competitions with a unique style and new methods of judging with an edgy attitude to match.

Unlike mainstream modelling contests, we offer a straight to audition policy for all who apply - no matter what shape, size, image or style, you will be given a fair audition in a professional modelling environment / studio.  

We do not run a voting or rating system for contestants, you will be judged at the casting dates in front of professionals. You will not be asked for any large or excessive sponsorship fee's to support your application. This contest is all about celebrating all things unique and quirky!

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Want to become an Alternative Model? - Apply today and take part in the Alternative Modelling Contest.

In 2023 we'll be in search of awesome individuals with a unique style to be crowned Mr, Miss & Mx Alternative 2023.

Using our simple application form you can apply to the Alternative Model Of The Year competition. You will be taking part in a series of unique photo-shoot sessions and exclusive catwalk event! As well as being in with the chance of getting AGENCY SIGNED and winning other amazing prizes!

Our "Straight to audition policy" means all applications are guaranteed a space, and with  Anti-Discrimination views people from all walks of life are welcome to participate, no matter what Shape, Size, Image or Style!

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Telephone:  07487 845648

General enquiries:

If you are contacting us about any photo orders, please note that images can take anywhere up to 12 weeks from the date of the event you attended to be ready and sent to you. 

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Q: I have never modelled before, can I take part?

A: Absolutely, we welcome beginners and professionals. The competitive event has a designated category, specifically for newcomers. If you have no experience let our team know on arrival and guidance can be given from the photographers.


Q: Can I bring a friend with me?

A: Yes, It's fine to bring a friend with you for moral support. Anyone accompanying to a photo-shoot won't be charged any fees, however paid tickets are generally required for any catwalk stages of the competition. Check the relevant information page that would have been sent in an email when you applied. 


Q: Is there an age limit?

A: The minimum age to take part is 13, anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian & provide a parental consent form.  There is no maximum age limit to participate.


Q: Where are my photos?

A: Please note that any photo orders can take anywhere up to 12 weeks from the date of the event or 12 weeks from the date of order (which ever is later). If you have not received your order after 12 weeks, please contact us. 


Q: What is "Model School"?

A: Model School is a free non-competitive experience day comprising of a photo-shoot and catwalk for beginners looking to start a portfolio, learn new skills and learn what it takes to get in to the modelling scene. Professionals are also welcome to network and enhance an existing portfolio.


Q: What is "Model House"? 

A: Model House is our competitive weekend event comprising of a photo-shoot and catwalk, the event is open to all level of modelling professions, including beginners. The pageant will be hosted in a hotel, which has access to a pool, gym and sauna and will feature social events such as a influencer meet & greets, drinks reception, rock night and afterparty over an entire weekend. 

Q: Are you coming to a specific city or location?

A: We travel to a handful of UK cities with our Model School events, please be sure to keep checking our social media pages and website for updates with new dates and locations. The pageant will be held in Manchester in 2023. 




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