February 21, 2024
10 Contests Every Model Should Participate.

10 Contests Every Model Should Participate.

Taking participation in a model contest is an excellent way of promoting a modeling career if you are an aspiring model. A lot of modeling contests are held in India and worldwide to search for the latent talent and scoop the supermodel of tomorrow.Various modeling agencies and big brands like Femina, Lakme, etc. conduct contests like the Model of the Year competition, model hunt shows, Miss India beauty pageants, etc. These competitions are held for different age group’s aspiring models, ranging from kids to senior citizens. Here various prizes, gifts and at times modeling contracts are distributed among the winners. These contests are a great way of gaining exposure in one or the other form.

The contest helps to gain the knowledge and insight into the work culture and actual operation of this glamorous world of fashion and modeling. The prominent and well-known modeling faces that have created a niche for themselves in the fashion world, Bollywood and Hollywood include names like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Urvashi Rauthela, Upen Patel, Milind Soman and many more.

For an Aspiring model

For an aspiring model, modeling contests are the perfect springboard that can help them launched themselves into the public or professional eyes.

At times professional models also take active participation in the modeling contests. Participation helps them to boost their career. Also, it assists in grab the attention of leading modeling agencies who are in search of prospective supermodels. The contests help models branch out other modeling directions or types.

Below at top 10 contest that every model be it, young female, the senior or young male should participate, as participating in them will help them get discovered:

1) Elite model look

Elite model look

The elite model look is one of the most prestigious international competition that can help you win a global model contract. It was started in 1983 and is held every year by the Elite model management brand, which is an international model management group. It aims to discover and launch female fashion models in the global fashion Marketplace

To participate in the contest, the model should be aged between 14 and 26 years and should have permission from the parents or guardian in case he or she is under the age of 18 years. The participant can apply from anywhere in the world for this competition.

The show is organized in 70 countries. The winner from each country represents their nation in the world on the finale of the Elite model look.

2) Femina Miss India


As the name suggests, the modeling contest is for female models. It is held annually, and the elected representative from the national beauty pageant competes in the Miss World contest.

Femina Miss India is primarily a women’s magazine that features a variety of articles on the issues like a relationship, beauty, lifestyle, hairstyles, travel, fashion, cuisine, health, and fitness, etc.

The magazine consists of articles on celebrities and cultural facets of Indian women. The first edition of the magazine was published in the year 196. Since then, the magazine and the contest have never failed to live up to its branding and popularity.

3) Lakme Fashion Week

Lakme Fashion Week

The show was started in the year 1999 with international models like Naomi Campbel and Indian stars like Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal Kama Malaika Arora Khan, and many others. Since its start, the contest has created a place for itself in every aspiring model’s participation list.

Being an Indian modeling contest, it is held annually in Mumbai and is considered as a premium fashion event in India which is sponsored by IMG Reliance.

Brand Lakme sponsors the title of the contest as the name suggests.

4) India’s next top model

India's next top model

This is an Indian modeling contest which started on 19th July 2015, and its first session was aired on MTV.

This is the copyright show of America’s next top model. Anusha Dandekar hosted its first season. The judge of that season was Lisa Hayden, a celebrity model, and actress. And Dabu Ratnani, one of the leading fashion photographers in India.

5) Indian fashion collection show

This contest showcase talent, hard work, designers, models, photographers, makeup artists from across the country. It is a collaborated effort by the entire fashion fraternity from across the country and aims at promoting network among the fashion industry professionals. This fashion industry professional includes retail buyers, fashion journalist, trendsetters, ultimate consumers, and tastemakers. The show thus offers an excellent opportunity for aspiring models to align themselves with the most welcoming talent in the Indian creative sector. It is a significant event in the Indian fashion calendar which will be hosted at Sri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi in 2019.

6) Flipkart style icon

Flipkart style icon

Every model dreams of putting their most presentable foot forward for masses of around 2 million people daily. This opportunity is offered by Flipkart style icon contest.

7) Calendar model hunt

Sourav Deb, the fashion photographer, organize this contest. The contest is for female and male models who are above the age of 18 who can be experienced or fresher in the field.

The winner from the contest will model for TFDVD photoshoot.

The model will get the highest standard portfolio updating by Saurabh Deb photography. The classy and International standard photographs will highlight the model’s portfolio. The inexperienced model can get the real-time experience of facing the camera for the professional photoshoot with the complete guidance from the experts.

8) India model hunt contest

This is a modeling based contest for female and male models who like to participate and get the chance to win the title.

9) Miss Diva 2019 beauty pageant

This is one of the most popular and prestigious contest that features contestant having the combination of beauty and brains. It is the part of Femina Miss India pageant and tries to search the talented girls who can participate in the beauty contest. It offers them an opportunity to make a grand career in the glamour industry.

10) EndemolShine modeling hunt show

This is a unique and exclusive modeling contest for young and talented boys and girls in India.

The male participant models should be good looking, smart, handsome with a perfect physique. The height above 5.9 inches is mandatory besides some other skills such as dancing, singing, etc.

The female model should be above the height of 5.5 inches and should have some unique talent.

The contest will offer a golden opportunity to make a career in the modeling industry. Endemol Shine is a team of famous film production house and leaders in television and digital production producing popular shows such as MasterChef, Big Boss, Khatron Ke Khiladi, etc.