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Minimal Requirements
Welcome to Model Mayhem! We are excited that you've decided to join the largest and most active community of people interested in the modeling industry on the internet. However, we do have a handful of requirements that must be met in order for you to become a member.

Please check out the following so that you give your application its best chance for success:

  • General Requirements
  • Model Requirements
  • Photographer Requirements
  • Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist / Wardrobe Stylist Requirements
  • Photoshop Wizard Requirements
  • Clothing Designer Requirements
  • Body Painter Requirements
  • Artist / Painter Requirements
  • Business Profile Requirements

General Requirements

Bio Requirements
You are asked to provide a short bio as part of your application. Please provide details about your experience, goals, reasons for being on MM, or any other relevant information. Please err on the side of providing more info rather than less. Also, don’t make it sound like a personal ad.

Must Be In A Member Category
Your profile must clearly fit into one of the member categories listed upon sign up.

Here are a few profile types that we are not currently allowing:

  • Agencies/managers/recruiters/bookers/scouts/promoters
  • Record labels
  • Retail outlets
  • Web sites
  • Online magazines
  • Shared, group, or joint profiles

You Must Be You
We do not allow profiles to be set up or managed by people other than the profile owner. Passwords and login information should always be kept private.

You Must Be 16
Members must be 16 years of age or older. Members under 18 are not allowed to display photos that we deem too provocative or revealing. Unless you’re 18 or over you may not display any level of nudity/sheer (that includes “implied” nudity), depictions of bondage or any image that is sexual in nature.

Provide 4 Different Photos (or more!)
At least four different photos are required for all accounts. No duplicates, re-crops, or manipulations of the same image. Members are expected to maintain a minimum of four relevant photos at all times.

Quality Images Required
We want quality images here. Your photos must be judged to be of sufficient quality. This means that you should not submit webcam shots, mirror shots, poorly exposed photos, too grainy, too much compression, arm's-length self portraits, personal snapshots, etc.

Make Your Photos Big Enough But Not Too Big
MM recommends that your photos be 600-800 pixels on the longest side. Anything less than 200x300 pixels or so is typically too small to see. Please note that images wider than 800 pixels will be resized (and the EXIF data will be removed), and images over 600kb will not upload.

No Fakes
We take copyright laws very seriously here. If your photos or profile appear to be the work of someone else, you will be denied. This includes fake tear sheets, advertisements, and magazine covers using existing trademarks.

No Pornography
Pornographic material is not allowed on this site. This includes photos, linking to such sites or networking, or referencing adult work in your bio or portfolio. If you are unclear as to what we deem to be pornography, please see our Site Rules.

Model Requirements

Show Us Your Face
Your portfolio must show your face clearly. Some headless nudes or whatever are cool, but we need to know what you look like.

Show Us All of You
Please include at least 1 full length body shot.

Photographer Requirements

Show Us A Model
Photographers must have at least 4 different photos specifically of adult human models. Children, cars, landscapes, animals, etc do not count.

Show Us Variety
Please provide at least 2 different models or 2 different locations.

Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, and Wardrobe Stylist Requirements

Show Us 2 Different Models
You need to provide photos of at least 2 different models. This is mostly to prevent members from submitting just photos of themself.

Show Us Variety
Please provide at least 4 different looks rather than 4 photos of the same look.

Retoucher Requirements

Clearly Show Your Skills
You need to show at least some skill in retouching photos of models. Simply running a Photoshop filter on a photo does not qualify. We don't expect everyone to be an expert, but at least demonstrate some basic skills with the images you submit.

About Your Portfolio
Please be sure you have explicit permission from all copyright holder(s) to display retouched/edited images in your portfolio. Also, not required but helpful is at least some before/after comparisons... if you do use them, be sure you have permission to display the \"before\"s as well.

Digital Artist Requirements

Clearly Show Your Skills
You need to show at least some skill in creating digital manipulations/composites. We don’t expect everyone to be a high-end artist, but at least demonstrate some basic skills with the images you create.

Your Work Must Be Yours
Your digital artwork must be your own original creations (no copies of others' work) and include human models... after all, this is "Model" Mayhem. Please note that MM does not allow the use of company logos, product trademarks, fake magazine/newspaper tears or covers, or any other copyrighted/trademarked content without prior and explicit permission from the copyright/trademark owner(s).

Clothing Designer Requirements

Show 2 Finished Designs
You must supply photos of at least 2 finished designs being worn by models.

Some Sketches Are OK
You may provide sketches or illustrations of unproduced designs if they exhibit a reasonable level of skill and training, both in quality of the design and the sketch itself.

More Than Just a T-Shirt
We really want to see serious designers. More than a simple t-shirt design is needed.

Bodypainter Requirements

Models Only Please
No donkeys.

Artist/Painter Requirements

Use Models
Please focus your submissions on art that utilizes models (human) rather than just landscapes, etc.

Original Only
Artwork must be original only. No copies of existing artwork.

Business Profile Requirements

We are currently not accepting Business Profiles. Though we will be soon!

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