INTRODUCTION, QUALIFICATIONS, ENTRY APPLICATION & JUDGING CRITERIA
Model Australia™ Championships is for attractive women and men from around the world. Contestants must have stunning looks, an athletic body and know how to present themselves in a sexy and marketable manner for the judging panel and live & television audience. Contestants must be in good mental & physical health and do not need any stage, runway, photo, video, commercial or any other modeling experience. There are no prescribed height and/or weight limitations.
From 2015 competitors may participate in more than one Division in Model Australia™ subject to additional division entry fee and any age or limiting conditions.
There are five Divisions depending upon gender and model preference as follows:
- Male and Female Fitness Model Junior Division (22 Years of Age and Under) – NEW FROM 2015
- Male and Female Fitness Model Novice Division (Any Age) – NEW FROM 2015
- Male and Female Fitness Model Open Division (Any Age)
- Male and Female Fitness Model Classic Division (30+ Years of Age) – Change to Age from 2015
- Male Muscle Model – NEW FROM 2015
Note : ALL division are subject to further divisions by height and will be adjusted to provide balanced distribution. Height classes will be finalised immediately following the Official Competitor Registration and final numbers are known. Competitors will be advised of these details and height classes at the mandatory Competitor Briefing.
All contestants will be required to perform a runway style presentation in all 3 of the following Competition Rounds.
- Sportswear – Active sports apparel appropriate for athletics; Theme selection welcome.
- Swimsuit – Women in two piece style and heels; Men in one color suit (no patterns or logos) and bare feet.
- Club/Evening wear – Night, social lifestyle and Evening wear.
The judging criteria will be scored upon the following considerations:
- Physical Appearance 25%
- Photogenics 25%
- Poise & Presence 25%
- Apparel Integration 25%
Contestants must submit (1) Online Entry Form, (2) registration & membership fees and (3) swimsuit or sportswear photograph . Photos do not need to be professional [home snapshots are acceptable] and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please state your (1) name, (2) state or country of residence and (3) competition division.
The Official Judging Panel will consist of recognized and respected professionals from talent, commercial, modeling and sports agencies and respected entertainment executives, apparel designers, choreographers will serve.
Walking, turning and posing in an overly sexual manner including bending over in a reverse position, spreading of legs beyond shoulder width, moves indicative of a stripper or other provocative body positions and/or movements will result in a deduction of points at the discretion of each judge.
MEDIA & PUBLICITY
Each year, competitors of the Musclemania® events are publicized in fitness, model and bodybuilding magazines in the US and around the world. Dozens of magazine photographers and publishers attend and seek athletes and models with “the right look”. Because the Musclemania® shows are natural events and feature drug-free competitors, media representatives know to expect a marketable and promotable group to choose for their publications. In addition, numerous talent and commercial agents and personal managers attend in search of the next star. Bodybuilding photographers are abound, too, shooting throughout the weekend for various magazine covers, features and profiles. Come to the Musclemania® Australia Event to see and be seen!