#MenOnly. US Residents only.
Welcome to the OBVIOUS Magazine Cover Model Competition. This competition is for #MenOnly at this time. We are looking for 2 (two) male models to grace our first-ever Men’s Fashion Issue to support Men’s Fashion Week in New York City coming July 2017.
YOU MUST ‘FOLLOW’ OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE BEFORE YOU ENTER THE COMPETITION. Make sure follow @obviousmag. Verification will be made. Also, you cannot have a private Instagram Page. Your page must be public to be considered.
You must READ and agree to our rules in place BEFORE you enter to prevent the competition to prevent miscommunication and forfeit of your submission. DO NOT PLACE THE LINK ON SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL YOU HAVE HEARD FROM US VIA DIRECT MESSAGE ON INSTAGRAM. NO EXPECTIONS!
RULES & PRIZES
US Residents only. YOU MUST ‘FOLLOW’ OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE BEFORE YOU ENTER THE COMPETITION. Make sure follow @obviousmag. Verification will be made. Also, you cannot have a private Instagram Page. Your page must be public to be considered.
Read and follow our strict guidelines below. DO NOT SEND PROFESSIONAL IMAGES, RING FLASHES, STUDIO/STROBE LIGHTING OR FILTERS. UPLOAD ONE IMAGE ONLY. Submit an unedited photograph with no makeup preferred. Use your camera phone. We want to see you. NO SELFIES OR NUDITY. You must have on a shirt. T-shirts and tanks are okay. No shirts with logos, designs, or writing.
Use the image below as an example. We recommend going outside in a bright, open shaded area and pose against a plain background (see our Instagram post about this) or shooting inside in a brightly lit room on a plain wall (like the image below). Do not stand in direct sunlight.
One (1) headshot (head and shoulders) should be uploaded. You will have the opportunity to submit professional images if you make it to the Top 10.
DO NOT SHARE OR POST YOUR LINK IN YOUR BIO UNTIL YOU HERE FROM US VIA INSTAGRAM DIRECT MESSAGE STATING YOU WERE APPROVED AND NOW LIVE ON OBVIOUSMAG.COM.
If you meet the minimum requirements, you will receive a direct notification via Instagram that your submission has been approved and it is live on obviousmag.com. If you did not do what was asked of you, your submission will be deleted from obviousmag.com and you will not hear from us.
Your direct link to your submission will be provided as well when you submit your photo, however, DO NOT SHARE OR POST YOUR LINK IN YOUR BIO UNTIL YOU HERE FROM US VIA INSTAGRAM DM.
Place your submission link in the URL section of your Instagram bio as an active link. This will allow your fans and supporters to vote for you directly. DO NOT PLACE THE LINK IN THE BIO TEXT AREA. IT WILL NOT ACTIVATE YOUR LINK. Place in the URL section of Instagram. Fans can vote twice a day (every 12 hours).
DO NOT SEND ANY PROFESSIONAL IMAGES, EMAIL, OR DM US VIA INSTAGRAM WITH YOUR IMAGES.
This contest will be VERY strict. If you do not abide by the rules, you will not be considered.
*Note* We are not responsible for lost entries or malfunction of computer networks, databases or website errors. OBVIOUS Magazine reserves the right to refuse any images and submissions we deem inappropriate.
You are not allowed to use ANY 3rd Party apps to gain ‘LIKES’ during the competition. To make it in the TOP 10, you must have the most likes via obviousmag.com.
You will NOT be compensated (paid) for this contest, competition, cover shoot or editorial. You will not be reimbursed for any travel expenses traveling to the cover shoot.
Only two (2) models will be selected as the winners. The winners will receive one (1) cover (shot individually), a 6 -8-page editorial inside the same issue and a one-year paid subscription to OBVIOUS Magazine.
The cover shoot will take place in New York, Los Angeles, or Atlanta. You’ll be responsible for your own travel arrangements and lodging.
The creative process is solely based on the vision of the editors and OBVIOUS Magazine. You will not have any input on creative direction.
You do not qualify if you were a previous cover model.
Height 5’9” - 6'4”
Waist 28”- 36”
Age 16 - 40
CONTEST TIMELINE BREAKDOWN
- PHASE 1: Submission Starts/Ends: March 14, 2017 – April 10, 2017
- PHASE 2: Top 10: Voting ends on April 10, 2017. Top 10 Male Models will be selected on April 11, 2017. Contest moves from obviousmag.com to Instagram.
- PHASE 3: (Top 10 Videos): All Top 10 videos will be posted on Instagram April 18, 2017. You will be tagged in the video. Finalist will make a one (1) minute video showing their personality and why he should be on the cover. Finalist will receive email on instructions for video submission. Your video will be posted on our Instagram Page @obviousmag. The winners will be selected and revealed on April 25, 2017, obviousmag.com and Instagram.
- The cover model winners will be selected by the editors only. Fans links on obviousmag.com will only get you in the Top 10.
- Cover shoot date: During the month of May in New York, Los Angeles, or Atlanta. We will schedule the cover and editorial shoot in conjunction with OBVIOUS team schedules and winners. Winners will be shot on separate days in May.