LAS VEGAS, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – ClickStartMe.com, the rapidly growing website that “puts the fun in crowdfunding” and OneModelPlace.com, the original online modeling community, are looking for a talented photographer to photograph ClickStartMe’s first spokesmodel. The winner of the recently announced Spokesmodel Photographer contest on OneModelPlace will be flown to Las Vegas, receive luxury accommodations, and will photograph the winner of ClickStartMe’s Spokesmodel Contest to be selected May 17, 2013 at The Act Las Vegas, one of the hottest clubs in the country.
“The response to our Spokesmodel contest has been exciting involving models from every corner of the country who want a shot at the $5000 prize this May,” ClickStartMe founder Tess Hottenroth said. “Along with OneModelPlace, we decided to fly a photographer out also to join in on the fun at The Act and to shoot our spokesmodel finalists at some great Vegas locations.”
In order to be eligible for the contest, a photographer must be a member on OneModelPlace and create a crowdfunding project on ClickStartMe. Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, CEO of ClickStartMe, has a few suggestions for photographers as to what they should crowdfund. “To get the traffic to their crowdfunding project, a smart photographer will pair up with a popular online model and cross-promote crowdfunding a photoshoot for the two of them,” Almerico says. “Between the model’s social network, and the photographer’s online followers, a lot of money could be raised for the project very quickly.”
Almerico also has other suggestions for photographers who want to join the contest. “You can crowdfund almost anything on ClickStartMe,” he says, “Raise money for a charity, start or grow a business, create or manufacture a product or invention or even raise funds for a personal cause such as new equipment or a website.”
According to the official rules on OneModelPlace, the winning photographer will be selected from finalists who receive the most number of “likes” on Facebook for their ClickStartMe project. The winner will receive roundtrip airfare and accommodations in Las Vegas and will be a member of the judging panel for the finals of ClickStartMe Spokesmodel Contest in The Act Las Vegas on May 17, 2013. In addition, the Photographer contest winner will photograph of the winner of ClickStartMe Spokesmodel contest on May 18, 2013. In addition, OneModelPlace is awarding a one year Platinum Plus Membership to the winner, and prizes for second and third places.
About One Model Place
OneModelPlace is an online community for models, photographers, and creative talents with nearly 200,000 active members. OneModelPlace started in 1997 and has grown to a thriving company with over 20 employees that design, program, and oversee the day-to-day activities on the site. OneModelPlace provides models, photographers and associated industries with the opportunity to create and maintain a powerful online presence regardless of a user’s technical skills, geographic location or experience.
ClickStartMe is the latest entry into the Internet phenomenon of crowdfunding, a $2.8 billion industry that allows individuals or businesses to seek financial support, often in small amounts, from the general public in exchange for “rewards” or other things of value. The partnership with OneModelPlace is a natural development for ClickStartMe, who already had several models create crowdfunding projects on their site, earning donations from friends, family members and fans to help them advance their careers. Typical model crowdfunding projects include raising funds to creating new portfolios, shoot with noted photographers, build new websites and help with charitable causes.
About The Act Las Vegas
The Act is the hottest club in Las Vegas and has drawn rave reviews from patrons and media alike. Las Vegas Weekly called The Act, “exceptionally provocative, simultaneously sordid, artistic, gruesome, beautiful, raunchy and somehow elegant.” Located in The Shoppes at The Palazzo, The Act is a 9,600-square-foot multi-level nightclub with a stage fitting of a small opera house, five bars, balcony boxes and a private backstage VIP area. The Act is the brainchild of Simon Hammerstein, a seasoned theatrical producer and artistic director with nearly two decades of experience, who has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New York Times. Hammerstein, whose extremely popular night club/variety theatre concept “The Box” in New York and London has hosted more than a million patrons, describes his Las Vegas club as “an opera house, dreamscape and a New York saloon, meets a Las Vegas Wild West kind of concert hall.”
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