Tuesday, January 6, 2009

National Charity Model Search

Sandy (my Cofounder with NILMDTS) had a brainstorm a few weeks ago and has come up with an amazing campaign. The National Charity Model Search is designed to raise funds for charity, inspire photographers, and provide clients with beautiful portraits at a discounted price.

Clients of photographers who participate have the opportunity to win prizes and earn the title of “America’s Cutest Kid,” and Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep will benefit by being the recipient of donations.

Participating photographers will submit portraits of local children, ages 18 months to 14 years, for online preliminary voting to determine the city finalist.

City finalists are determined by online votes. Anyone may vote. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from each vote benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. Photography and model industry experts will determine the contest’s national winner.

The national model winner receives a $5,000 US Savings Bond and a Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera (retail value $499.99) among other prizes.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to assisting parents and families going through the difficult time when they experience an early infant loss. For further information on NILMDTS, visit www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org.

For more information and to register please visit www.sandypucmodels.com.

Or contact your local Professional Photographer to see if they are participating.


Davis Family Blog said...

Hey C,

Let me make sure I understand. If I contact one of our local photographers and they are participating. I set up a session for Elijah - then pay a set price to them. Then they enter him into a contest and I ask friends/family to vote for Elijah for a dollar a vote? Is that it?

Hope I have it right?


Cheryl Haggard said...

Yes, Yes and Yes.

Davis Family Blog said...

Hey C,

Just copied the info from your blog for mine...

Elijah is posted:


What do you think??