Wednesday, August 3, 2011

SM Department Store Women's Plus Model Search



Imagine my delight when I discovered SM Department Store's first full-figured model search this Sunday. For the first time in years, I paid my bills in their Bills Payment section with a huge smile in my face. Call me overly optimistic, but the world may be fast becoming open to the extra seksi women!




Lifted from Stylewatch.ph's fanpage.


The following mechanics are copied-and-pasted from their fanpage.

SM WOMEN’S PLUS MODEL SEARCH CONTEST

WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO JOIN:
• Female, single or married
• 16 to 35 years old
• At least 5” in height
• Dress size: 2L – 5L (US size 12 to 20)

PURCHASE REQUIREMENT:

• Minimum purchase (single receipt) of Php800 from SM’s Plus Size Departments’ House brands (Jus’ Ur Size, Ladies Circle, Full Bloom, Jus’ Jeans, Baleno Plus, Me2) at any SM Department Store.
- only regular priced item is valid for application
- Valid receipts are from JULY 15 TO SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
* Once receipt has been stamped, it is considered as a FINAL SALE. Items included in the minimum purchase cannot be returned even if damaged, but it can be exchanged (within the SM Standard of Return-Exchange Policy with regular-priced items) of any Plus Size outright brands (Jus’ Ur Size, Ladies Circle, Full Bloom, Jus’ Jeans, Baleno Plus, Me2) with the same price or of higher value.

TO JOIN:
• Present receipt at the SM Plus Size Department Redemption Booth
• Get coupon/unique code and application/registration form

THERE ARE TWO (2) WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FORM AND PHOTOS:
1) Manually :

a. Enclose photo (5R sized full body and head shot/close-up), filled-up application form and photocopy of any valid ID in an envelope to be provided by SM Women’s Plus Size Depatment.
b. Submit the envelope at the promo booth located at the SM Plus Size Department
NOTE : Make sure that the unique code is written in the registration form.

2) Online (via Facebook)
a. Go to StyleWatch.ph and click on Women’s Plus Model Search tab
b. To register, fill-up the application form, put the unique code and upload photo plus the scanned copy of any valid ID

ATTACH/UPLOAD PHOTOS WITH FILLED UP APPLICATION FORM. PHOTOS MUST BE:
Photos MUST NOT CONTAIN :

o Obscene, pornographic, or sexually-explicit content or information
o Content that is considered offensive to the users, such as those which encourage the commission of an illegal, immoral or threatening activity, promote harassment, racism, hatred or discrimination against any group or individual, or provide information which you know are false, misleading, or harmful to any group or individual
o Content which shows strong support or opposition to any political or religious group or person
o Content which are defamatory or libelous in character or those which violate the privacy of any group or individual
o Content which infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, publication right, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right, or those which promote the infringement of any party’s intellectual property rights

1) FOR MANUAL APPLICATION: Two (2) 5R sized pictures

• One (1) full length body shot picture of yourself wearing a dress above the knee hemline (frontal view)
• One (1) close-up head shot (frontal view)
• Submit a photocopy of any Valid ID (Passport, Driver’s License, any government issued ID) for validation of age and birthdate

2) FOR ONLINE APPLICATION:

Two (2) 5R sized pictures with the following specifications : (view online samples for reference)
• One (1) full length body shot picture of yourself wearing a dress above the knee hemline (frontal view)
• One (1) close-up head shot (frontal view)
• Should be in jpeg jpeg, png, gif format, 72 to 100 dpi, minimum dimension is 350 x 300 pixels, maximum dimension 1024 x 768 pixels and maximum photo is 2mb
• Upload a scanned copy or photo of any Valid ID (Passport, Driver’s License, any government issued ID) for validation of age and birthdate.
• Click on the Box validating terms of entry
* I certify that I have the rights on the photo to be submitted. By uploading this entry, I understand that SM Ladies Wear has the right to use the entry without limitation.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:
• Manual Submission – September 4, 2011 / mall hours only
• Online Submission – September 4, 2011 / 11:59pm only

SELECTION OF TOP 20 CONTESTANTS:

On September 8, 2011/2PM at SM Head Office, Bldg. C, JW Diokno Boulevard, Mall Of Asia Complex CBP-1A, Pasay City, all entries shall be screened to get the top 20 candidates by the SM Representatives/Contest Judges in the presence of a DTI Representative. Entries will be based on the following criteria :
o 50% Face - Finalists face must look healthy, happy with clean, vibrant and even toned skin. Eyes are clear and bright
o 50% Body - Curvaceous body with waistline proportion to bust and hips

a - The Top 20 chosen will each receive Php2,000 worth of SM gift certificates in Php500 denomination. SM Gift Certificates shall be valid for 1 year from the date of issuance
b - They will be notified via telephone call, SMS, email and registered mail to do an interview with the judges (with the presence of a DTI representative) to be able to come up with the 8 semi-finalists

The Top 20 Contestants shall be scheduled for an interview from September 12 to 13, 2011/1 to 5pm only.

o All contestants who resides in Metro Manila/GMA will be interviewed at the SM Head Office with the presence of a DTI Representative. If in case a contestant cannot go to SM Head Office, she can be interviewed via Skype or Yahoo Messenger (with webcam)
o Contestants from the Vis-Min area can either be interviewed online via Skype or Yahoo Messenger (with webcam) or go to the nearest SM Department Store.

LIST OF JUDGES:
1) Mercedes Prieto
Senior Outright Merchandise Manager,
Ladies Fashion Management Corporation
SM Retail, Inc.
2) Christine Cang Sapnu
Assistant Vice President, Operations
Ladies Fashion Management Corporation
SM Retail, Inc.
3) Alyanna Martinez
Fashion Stylist

CRITERIA TO GET THE TOP 8 SEMI-FINALISTS:

o 30% Face
o Finalists face must look healthy, happy with clean, vibrant and even toned skin. Eyes are clear and bright
o 30% Body
o Curvaceous body with waistline proportion to bust and hips
o 20% Character & Personality
o Finalists must have a pleasing and vivacios personality, be out-going, and confident
o 20% Articulate
o Finalists must be able to respond to queries and express themselves clearly
The 8 Semi-Finalists chosen will each receive Php3,000 worth of SM gift certificates in Php500 denomination. SM Gift Certificates shall be valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. They will be notified via telephone call, SMS, email, and registered mail that they are part of the 8 Semi-Finalists.

The Top 8 Semi-Finalists chosen photos will be uploaded by September 14, 2011 on the Top 8 Gallery of the Facebook Women’s Plus Model Search tab.

WHO CAN VOTE:

Registered Facebook user of any age and gender can vote. A person can vote 3x per day per Facebook Username/Email Address

*ONLY VOTES IN THE WOMEN’S PLUS MODEL SEARCH TAB APPLICATION WILL BE COUNTED.

HOW TO VOTE:

Step 1 – Log on to www.facebook.com
Step 2 – Visit the Fan Page by typing in stylewatch.ph
Step 3 – Click on the SM Women’s Plus Model Search button
Step 4 – Click on the “LIKE” button (if already a FAN, it will go directly to the FAN page
Step 5 – Click on a thumbnail to view an entry
Step 6 – To vote for an entry, click on the VOTE button at the bottom of the photo
Step 7 – Fill out registration form
Step 8 – A confirmation message will appear to confirm your vote

VOTING PERIOD: From September 15 to 25, 2011 until 11:59pm.

FINAL 3 WINNERS:

On September 26, 2011/2pm, SM Representatives/Contest Judges will be at the SM Head Office to rate the Semi-Finalists in the presence of a DTI Representative.

THE FINAL SCORES & RANKING OF THE EIGHT (8) SEMI-FINALISTS WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
• 20% Public Scores
• 80% SM Representatives/Contest Judges Scores

THE 80% SM REPRESENTATIVES/CONTEST JUDGE SCORES WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING

o 50% Face
o Finalists face must look healthy, happy with clean, vibrant and even toned skin. Eyes are clear and bright
o 50% Body
o Curvaceous body with waistline proportion to bust and hips

The FINAL 3 will be notified immediately via telephone call, SMS, email and registered mail.
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PRIZES FOR THE TOP 2 WINNERS:

1) Php10,000 worth of SM gift certificates. SM Gift Certificates shall be valid for 1 year from the date of issuance
2) Php3,000 worth of PLDT gift pack

The GRAND WINNER will receive the following:

1) Php20,000 worth of SM gift certificates. SM Gift Certificates shall be valid for 1 year from the date of issuance
2) Php5,000 worth of PLDT gift pack
3) Trip for 2 to Bangkok, Macau, Hong Kong for 7days (including hotel accommodation)
worth US$ 3,430 plus Philippine Travel Tax worth Php 1,620 and US$ 800 pocket money only. All travel documents and other travel related expenses will be shouldered by the winner. Trip shall be availed within 6 months from the date of claiming
4) 6-months Modeling Contract (exclusive) for SM Jus’ Ur Size and Jus’ Jeans worth Php60,000

CLAIMING OF PRIZES:

1) For those residing in Metro Manila/GMA, prizes may be claimed at the SM Head Office. For those in the Vis-Min area, winners may claim their prize at the SM Department Store nearest them
2) All winners will be notified via telephone call, registered mail and email
3) All claimants must present the registered mail sent to them and at least 2 valid IDs :
a. Passport
b. Driver’s License
c. Any Government Issued ID (e.g. SSS, GSIS, etc)
4) All prizes are not convertible to cash unless indicated
5) All taxes for prizes exceeding the amount of Php10,000 will be shouldered by SM Department Store
6) Unclaimed prizes after sixty (60) days of notification through registered mail will be forfeited with prior DTI approval
7) By joining this contest, participants agree to allow SM Department Store Ladies Wear to use their photos to any SM Department Store PR related campaigns and to participate in promo advertisements (publication of broadcast winners’ names and photos) without additional consideration. To the extent allowed by law, acceptance of the prizes constitutes permission for SM to publish the winners’ name and/or show them on ads without prior notice and without additional consideration
8) All employees of SM, their agencies/third party suppliers, and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the contest
9) The contest organizer’s decision is final with the concurrence of DTI.

13 comments:

  1. join na!-vannie

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  2. I would like to share my experience on SM South Mall Department store. The sales lady on the PLUS SIZE section are very accommodating they assist me so well, ♥ I got my special CODE already...... and excited to send my entry....

    Much Love ♥ ♥ ♥
    Chiara Hanna Causaren
    CONFIDENT as a PLUS SIZE

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  3. Glad that malls like SM is actually putting full-figured women on spotlight. This is amazing!

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  4. nice thing to wait and watch...and then how about something like this for the 40'rs...remember the cliche "life begins at 40"?
    para magkachance din mga ages 40 to 50, di ba that would be fun and exciting too!

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  5. Vannie and DJ, pilitin niyo pa ako. =P

    Chiara, that's good for you! Great customer service experience is really something! Break a leg! :D

    Mitch, amazing talaga! I hope this will open doors for a lot of people. Hopefully, other companies would follow suit. *crosses fingers*

    Anonymous, that's an idea. Maybe you could send SM Department Store your feedback. Who knows? They might reconsider. :D

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  6. Go Lorns! Now is the time to shiiine! :)

    Ano, any updates? Sali ka na! :P

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  7. sali na, porns...btw, do you remember janice isobelle? friend daw ni fristine? she's my HS classmate and friend! :)

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  8. Yvie, matagal na akong nag-sha-shine! Remember? =P

    Jo-Anne, I am yet to meet Janice Isobelle. Small world! :)

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  9. hi me too... excited to this contest I wish all of us win but only one they will choose but it's ok cause they ahve more prices...
    in top 20-2k
    top 8-3k
    and the best top-2-10k
    and a model ccontract is the best prize ever...
    join now deadline sept-4...

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  10. hi everyone!!ask ko lng po kung my nkuha nba s top 20?

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  11. Anonymous: yes, the results are out. Go check the latest wall photo in Stylewatch's fanpage here: http://www.facebook.com/stylewatch.ph

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