Rock the Runway Model Search™ Rules and Regulations

Official Rules and Regulations

ELIGIBILITY: Rock the Runway Model Search™ is open to male and female residents of the 48 contiguous United States and Washington D.C. Child models are considered 3 – 12 years of age. “Adult” females must be 13 years of age or older and meet the minimum height requirement of 5’7” tall without shoes. Adult males must be 13 years of age or older and meet the minimum height requirement of 5’10” tall without shoes. Eligible entrants who are under 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to apply, and must be at the audition to sign a waiver or model will not be permitted to audition. Rock the Runway Model Search™ is owned and produced by Dez Inc.’s Charleston Fashion Week®, LLC.

By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Regulations and the decisions of Charleston Fashion Week® which are final and binding on all matters relating to the Rock the Runway Model Search™.

HOW TO APPLY: Entrants must register by completing the official online entry form at www.charlestonfashionweek.com/models. Only those entrants that submit the $25 entry processing fee and an online application will be guaranteed an audition time at the model casting calls (”Entrants”). All Entrants will receive an official Charleston Fashion Week® t-shirt at the time of the model casting calls. Entrants must include one headshot and one full-body shot in JPG format (the “Images”), and complete all required registration fields on the entry submission page, hereafter collectively referred to as "Entry". For participant's Entry to be valid and in order for their Entry to be eligible for a casting call audition time, Entrant must acknowledge reading, accepting, and agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and Regulations. Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, November 13, 2017. Rock the Runway is not responsible for any charges incurred in conjunction with the submission of Entries. All Entries submitted must be original, truthful, and without copyright restrictions. All Entries become the unrestricted property of Charleston Fashion Week®.

ILLEGAL, OBSCENE OR OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES, DESIGNS, BIOS OR ENTRIES: Any Entries containing material that is violent, pornographic or otherwise obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive may be rejected as ineligible. Rock the Runway Model Search™/Charleston Fashion Week® reserves the sole and exclusive right and discretion to determine eligibility, appropriateness and fitness of Entries.

SELECTION OF MODELS FOR CASTING CALL: Models are selected to attend a casting call via a juried selection process. Casting auditions will take place December 1 – December 3, 2017, in Charleston, SC at Embassy Suites Charleston – Historic Charleston, 337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC, 29403. During the casting call a Preliminary Model Panel will then select models for the Charleston Fashion Week® 2018 Runway and Special Event Model Books. Being selected for a Model Book does not guarantee participation in a runway show or special event. The Charleston Fashion Week® 2018 Model Books will be presented to all participating boutiques and designers for selection. Final model assignment is at the sole discretion on Charleston Fashion Week® and based on overall production and event needs.

NOTIFICATION OF CASTING CALL AUDITION: All applicants will be notified via email the week of the castings, no later than 10:00 a.m., Tuesday November 28, 2017 if selected to attend a casting audition. The email confirmation will include: the date, time, exact location of the casting call and an assigned time to register. Audition date and time are at the sole discretion of Charleston Fashion Week®.

TOP MODEL SELECTION FOR THE ROCK THE RUNWAY MODEL SEARCH™: Only models booked for a runway show or special event are eligible for the Rock the Runway Model Search™. This does not guarantee a model will advance as an Agent’s Choice Top Model. Models under the age of 13 do not qualify. Selection is based on industry criteria including personality, professionalism, photogenic appeal, facial structure/unique attributes, commercial appeal, and match with current modeling and fashion industry “look”. Models will be judged in four phases which includes the following:

  • Phase 1 – Charleston Fashion Week® Preliminary Model Panel review models at the December 1 – 3, 2017 auditions and at the February 24, 2018 rehearsal.
  • Phase 2 – Preliminary Model Panel takes into consideration model selections from participating Charleston Fashion Week® 2018 retailers and designers shows and special events.
  • Phase 3 – Models attend all mandatory rehearsals where the Preliminary Model Panel will be judging each model's performance based upon the industry criteria listed above.
  • Phase 4 – Agents review models at a meet and greet event held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Charleston Fashion Week® tents in Marion Square and select Top Models to walk the runway that evening where one (1) female and one (1) male model will be selected as the Agent’s Choice Top Model.

PARTICIPATING MODEL INCENTIVES:
All models selected to participate in a 2018 Charleston Fashion Week® runway show or special event will receive one weekly Fashion Village pass. Pass excludes Saturday, March 17, 2018 and does not grant access to the Runway Tent. Passes are non-transferrable and may not be exchanged for cash value, nor will they be replaced if lost. In addition, selected models are invited to a workshop with industry professionals, and have an opportunity to be seen by the countries top agencies for the opportunity to be discovered. All selected models will be recognized on the 2018 Charleston Fashion Week® website. No cash stipend will be paid.

Runway and Special Event models are responsible for any and all costs associated with castings and rehearsals, including parking fees, meals, and any necessary lodging. Week of Charleston Fashion Week®, models are also responsible for their own travel to/from Charleston, lodging, transportation to/from runway tents, and meals. Visit the Charleston Fashion Week® website for hotel partners that may offer a preferred rate. It is the model’s responsibility to book a hotel room or make alternative arrangements. Please note, all preferred rates are at the sole discretion of the hotel, not Charleston Fashion Week®.

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF TOP MODELS: Those models selected by the Agents will be named as a Top Model. The Top Models will be notified at the Agent Meet and Greet event on Friday, March 16, 2018. Exact event timing to be announced at a later date, but between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for that date. Finalists then walk the Charleston Fashion Week® runway the evening of Friday, March 16, 2018, with the Female and Male Top Model selected and announced at the end of the evening.

TOP MODEL SELECTION: Agents select top Female and Male models for the Rock the Runway Model Search™. Agents have the sole authority and discretion to select top models. The decision is final and not subject to challenge or appeal. Rock the Runway Model Search™ Agents are selected and authorized to pick top models by Charleston Fashion Week®. Models under the age of 13 do not qualify. Charleston Fashion Week® reserves the right to replace, add and/or remove Agents, and/or otherwise modify the judging process at any time prior to the commencement of the Rock the Runway Model Search™. The process to select the Top Models may be modified or amended without notice at any time at the sole discretion of Charleston Fashion Week®. Rock the Runway Model Search™, Charleston Fashion Week®, its sponsors and partners are not responsible for any disruption and/or cancellation of Rock the Runway Model Search™ or Charleston Fashion Week® and no guarantees or warrantees are implied.

TOP MODEL PRIZES: One (1) female and one (1) male Top Model to be selected by the Agents for Rock the Runway Model Search™ per the Rules and Regulations as outlined herein will receive a Prize. The Prize Package for each winner includes:

  • $1,000 cash prize;
  • Mentoring opportunity with industry leader Karen Lee Grybowski, Founder of the Karen Lee Group & international model scout and/or others;

In addition, all Top Models will qualify for one (1) Female and one (1) Male People's Choice Award for one (1) $250 gift card each. If there is a tie in voting (if two individuals receive an equal number of votes), the individual to be declared the People’s Choice Winner will be selected by Charleston Fashion Week® at their sole discretion. The process to select the People’s Choice Winner may be modified or amended without notice at any time and is at the sole discretion of Charleston Fashion Week®. Charleston Fashion Week® is not responsible for technical malfunctions, outages or any other disruptions to the electronic voting process. Charleston Fashion Week® makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, functionality or operation of the voting process.

Additional prizing may be announced at a later date. Rock the Runway Model Search™ makes no representation that a cash prize may be substituted for Prize Package. Participating Charleston Fashion Week® models, Rock the Runway Top Finalists or Prize Winners have no claim to a cash prize in lieu of value represented for Winner’s prizes outlined. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of all Entrants, Finalists and Prize Winners.

The Prize contract and all portions of the Winner Prize are awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation.

GENERAL RULES: Rock the Runway Model Search™, Charleston Fashion Week®, LLC and Dez Inc., its sponsors, partners, companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, joint venture companies, advertising and promotion agencies, marketing agencies, licensees, successors, and assigns or any other entity involved in the development or administration of the Rock the Runway Model Search™ and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, sponsors, partners and legal counsel (collectively, "Released Parties") are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, transmissions, lines or technical failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with Rock the Runway Model Search™, including, without limitation, any errors of any kind that may occur in connection with the administration of Rock the Runway Model Search™, the processing of entries, the announcement of prizes; or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of any entry or other such information or the failure to capture any such information. Released Parties are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized by Rock the Runway Model Search™. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Entrants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in Rock the Runway Model Search™, uploading or downloading materials from or use of the web site. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of Rock the Runway Model Search™, the Charleston Fashion Week® website or web pages associated with Rock the Runway Model Search™, as solely determined by Rock the Runway Model Search™, will be disqualified. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of Rock the Runway Model Search™, the Charleston Fashion Week® website or web pages associated with Rock the Runway Model Search™ is in violation of criminal and civil law. Should such an attempt or violation of law be made, Rock the Runway Model Search™ reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law. Rock the Runway Model Search™ may, in their sole discretion, terminate the competition and voting at any point and declare a winner based on the votes up to that point. Entrants, by participating, agree that Released Parties and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealerships, advertising and promotion agencies, and website providers/web masters, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by Entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in Rock the Runway Model Search™ and Charleston Fashion Week®. Each Winner, by acceptance of a prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission to Rock the Runway Model Search™ and their designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice, and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.

CONDITIONS: Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or part, directly or indirectly, by reason of an Entrant's Submission and/or its contents or by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or by reason of Entrant’s participation in Rock the Runway Model Search™ and Charleston Fashion Week®. These Official Rules and Regulations are governed by the State of South Carolina. Any controversy or claim relating to any Entry and/or these Official Rules and Regulations shall be submitted to arbitration. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. If any portion of these Official Rules and Regulations is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, for any reason, that portion shall be severed from the rest and shall not affect the agreement to resolve all controversies and claims through arbitration. Claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with Rock the Runway Model Search™, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration. Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering Rock the Runway Model Search™, but in no event attorney's fees. These Official Rules and Regulations supersede any and all agreements or communications of any kind between any Entrant and Rock the Runway Model Search™ or any person or entity associated with Rock the Runway Model Search™, and cannot be modified or waived except in writing and unless properly signed.

PRIVACY: Information provided to enter the Rock the Runway Model Search™ will not be sold to third parties.