I'm looking for your views.
Next year I'm involved in organising and funding a Beauty Pageant to select a Miss Singapore to compete in a worldwide beauty pageant in Europe.
We are in the planning stages for the 2007 event, and this includes sending a Singapore representative this year, to compete for the first time ever. The competition is next month.
I'm looking for unique and new sponsorship ideas, and thought of this......
What would the members of this forum pay to be invited to photograph the contestants during the lead up to the semi-finals? We were thinking of allowing groups of photographers to do 2-hour sessions at rehearsals, informal shooting sessions prior to, and the semi-final event itself.
There is an added incentive. The photographers will then be invited to submit three photographs to the pageant judges, and the best photographer will be invited to be one of the official photographers for the final.
Re selection of the contestants.
We are sick and tired of MSU. Our pageant will be all about beauty, style, charisma, passion, and the wow factor (rather than MediaCorp simply looking for the next local C8 star). Our judges are selected to ensure the best girl will represent Singapore.
The 2006 Miss Singapore for this European event is a global title-holder (although it never reached the media here) and she will be next year's National Director. She understands exactly what is required to compete on the world stage. Therefore our contestants will be gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. They will undergo significant training for the pageant, and by the time the semi-finals are hosted they will be of an extremely high standard. (This is a must because we will also be looking for significant corporate sponsorship to fund the events next year - therefore the girls have to be exceptional).
So at the moment I'm just looking for feedback. I've seen the standard rate for 'model' photo shoots at anything from S$80 to S$200. But we are talking about beauty queens. I'm looking at the higher end, otherwise there is little point - we need funds for the event, flights to Europe, National costumes etc. This is just one option of a number we are considering, so please let me have your thoughts. Thanks.