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MISS & MR SL ♛ YoungStar 2017 – Picture Challenge “Back to School”

Hello candidates to the MISS & MR SL ♛ YoungStar 2017 Pageant. We hope you are all well and up for the challenges to come. Before we reveal the styling themes for the Grand Finale to you, we want to distract you a little, with a picture challenge. Please know, that a picture challenge is voluntary for the participation in the pageant, but it allows you to gain a few extra points towards your final competition scores.

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In our picture challenge we want you to imagine, that you go back to school (or college) the first day after the summer holidays again. The first day of the new session clearly is an exciting one, where we get to meet our friends again, where new students join classes, new teacher get introduced and eventually you have made yourself the promise to succeed this time better than in the previous year. Of course, you want to show yourself to everyone from your best side, recovered and fresh from the holidays, some beach tan, a new hair dress, these fancy shoes that everyone wants to have and surely a little more grown than before the holidays. It’s the day to dress and impress.

 

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We ask to style an outfit that you would want to wear for one of this first school days after the holidays and to take a photography of it, in any way you see fit. That may include a decorated scene, which supports your outfit (i.e.  a classroom) but does not have to. The focus in the picture has to be your clothing. A fashion (blog) photography makes only sense, if details of the clothing are recognizable. If you wish to edit the picture with photoshop or other software, please make sure not to overprocess the colors and fabrics of your outfit with unnecessary filters.

  • Your picture must have a least size of 1024×1024 pixels. Fashion photographer and social media experts do recommend pictures ratio of 4:3 (i.e. 2048 px wide x 1536 px high) or 3:4, to photograph a complete scene a ratio of 16:9 or 16:10 may be required.
  • Upload your picture to your Flickr account and add it to the YoungStar group. You must be member of the group, to be able to add pictures.
  • Give your picture the title as following: MISS (or MR) SL ♛ (your title) – Back to School – Picture Challenge, e.g. MR SL ♛ Hogwarts 2017 – Back to School – Picture Challenge.
  • Add to your description a detailed credit list or a link to a post on your own blog, if you have one, where all credits are listed.
  • You may add more than one picture to the group, but please be aware, that your last submit picture, that is labeled as  “- Back to School – Picture Challenge” will be taken as submission for the judges.

Your picture must be submit by Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 until 12:00 p.m. SLT. Five independent judges will review your pictures for the quality, focus, scene, overall impression. The picture must be a photography taken by yourself. It is not allowed to submit a photography done by anyone other but yourself.

 

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The judges will give 1-10 points for each picture they review. The amount of points given to one picture gets divided through five (number of judges) and multiplied by three, to receive the score that will be added to your competition score ahead the Grand Finale. The result of the judges scoring will be disclosed within the finale.

Please note:

  • We may ask you kindly to refrain from manga inspired ‘lolita school uniform’ looks. This is not a challenge to make old men drooling over lollipop sucking cute girls, or boys.
  • Our judges panel are experienced photography and social media experts, who will not measure your photography based on faves or groups you add your Flickr picture to.
  • Please know, that even if you feel, that your photography skills are not that far yet, everyone has begun at some point and our judges too. They are able to recognize and will acknowledge your effort with their scoring. Please don’t be afraid to show your picture with a screenshot to our team or me in a personal IM before upload and we may give you advise, how to improve, if necessary.
  • You may post your picture to other social networks and blogs, please make sure to refer to your Flickr upload and the picture challenge.
  • Please do not use logos from any brand, organization or event in your picture.

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We wish you much fun with this styling and photography challenge and look forward to see your submissions.

Good Luck!

Marcus Lefevre

MISS SL Organization
Owner | Founder | Chairman

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MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 – All official finalists and their titles!

Picture by Mizaki Verlack

 

The application and audition round for the MISS & MR SL ♛ YoungStar Pageant is finished. The applicants had the last opportunity to show their undicscovered talent to our audience on last Saturday  and we were happy to see so many showing their interest for the audition and for our YoungStars.  I do thank the judges for their offered expertise and time, to voice if they would like to see the aspirants as finalists and thank especially for their generous and gentle judgement, following my idea to give opportunities to our young and aspiring models.

As result of the audition we have 5 more official candidates and have assigned their title as follows:

• MR SL ♛ Aleppoville 2017 – Vahlar Resident

• MR SL ♛ Atlantis 2017 – Reishale Larkspur

• MISS SL ♛ Cat Kingdom 2017 – MaxAna Birdsong

• MISS SL ♛ Storybrooke 2017 – ambertwisterpony Resident

• MISS SL ♛ Westeros 2017 – Ailytha Resident

We congratulate this 5 new official finalists for their success in our audition and wish the best possible luck to all of you.

 

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As result of the second audition, the complete list of official finalists for the MISS & MR SL ♛ YoungStars 2017 Pageant, to be held on July 29, 2017, reads as follows:

 

• MR SL ♛ Aleppoville 2017 – Vahlar Resident

• MR SL ♛ Atlantis 2017 – Reishale Larkspur

• MISS SL ♛ Cat Kingdom 2017 – MaxAna Birdsong

• MISS SL ♛ Eden 2017 – Rehana Seljan

• MR SL ♛ Gotham City 2017 – MckenzieKy

• MISS SL ♛ Hogsmeade 2017 – ithilwenRose

• MISS SL ♛ Moon Kingdom 2017 – myinnerbeauty

• MISS SL ♛ Storybrooke 2017 – ambertwisterpony Resident

• MISS SL ♛ Neverland 2017 – Brenna Destiny

• MISS SL ♛ Rivendell 2017 – JourdainRose

• MISS SL ♛ Westeros 2017 – Ailytha Resident

• MISS SL ♛ Wonderland 2017 – Fabbyoung

• MR SL ♛ Zion 2017 – Bouyah

 

Again, congratulations to all the finalists. We are very happy and excited to have you with us.

IMPORTANT: The candidates, who are actually participating in the Grand Finale, will be allowed to carry their assigned titles after the pageant, too. Also,  the above list indicates the walk order for the Grand Finale, but depending on the sequence of events within the pageant, we may or may not reverse the walk order, if we see required.

For all finalists, please do take note, that we are scheduling a ‘greet and meet’ event for you, a picture challenge (voluntary) and three final challenges (mandatory). This amount of challenges is required in order to receive a representable scoring and hence result. We will post all information in the pageant group, beginning tomorrow, in the order that we see necessary to make it easy, fun and not overwhelming for you.

I want to thank everyone, who have put their energy and support for the YoungStar pageant so far, foremost all my partner Hikaru, who has helped me to realize the runway idea for this second audition. Special thanks we may extend to Spiked Land Holdings, who have generously offered us their land to use. We offer our deepest gratitude to all our sponsors for this new pageant, whose support is so crucial for the success of our events. We do hope to meet your expectations with your sponsorship.

Always and ever I will be grateful for the hard work, that the #MISSSLOhana team put into this audition, as well as for all events. Their full dedication and commitment are the key to a flawless and perfect event organization. We do thank our guest hostess, Stormy Somerton, for taking up on the challenge to host for us her first runway show ever and may assure her, that everyone was extremely pleased with her performance.

I am kind of blown away by the massive positive feedback, that we have received since we announced the MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 Pageant. While I am quite aware of the sensitivity that the question of the apparent or assumed ‘avatar age’ comes with, I am even more confident with all the kind and supporting comments to my team, by and to the candidates and to me, that we will establish the YoungStar pageant annually.

It is a great joy to see the social networks filling with pictures by our audience from our events and so some have shared their pictures from this second audition too:

 

Pictures posted by Neo Novantuno:

 

 

Pictures posted by Mizaki Verlack

 

Once again, thanks to everyone for their tremendous support. We are looking forward now, to prepare the MISS & MR SL ♛ YoungStar 2017 finale. Because our YoungStars have deserved no less, we will use all our energies, to make it just as grand and exciting as our previous events, too!

The MISS & MR SL ♛ YoungStar 2017 Grand Finale is scheduled for July 29, 2017, to begin at 10:00 a.m. SLT.

Kind Regards

Marcus Lefevre

MISS SL Organization
Owner | Founder | Chairman

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MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 – Title Assignment

Picture by Tommy ‘N-Gons’ Numbers JR. (Tyiler Scarborough)

In yesterday’s first audition for the new MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 Pageant. we had 8 aspirants walking the runway in their Anime Fashion inspired styling. We believe that the judges did not have an easy task to decide for each individual aspirant, if they should become official finalist for the pageant. All of the aspirants have been eager and determined to show their inspiration, their creativity and their talent just beautifully and all together is has been a fabulous show, one we will remember long.

Even happier we were, when we learned, that every of the aspirants got enough votes from the judges to enter the competition as finalists. We have concluded yesterday’s meeting after the audition with the submissions of fictional places, the finalists want to choose for their pageant title. The titles get assigned by first come first serve basis and so they did not wait but submit their choices very quickly.

As result we are very happy to announce all 8 finalists officially with their title, in alphabetical order by their chosen and assigned title:

 

• MISS SL ♛ Eden 2017 – Rehana Seljan

• MR SL ♛ Gotham City 2017 – MckenzieKy

• MISS SL ♛ Hogsmeade 2017 – ithilwenRose

• MISS SL ♛ Moon Kingdom 2017 – myinnerbeauty

• MISS SL ♛ Neverland 2017 – Brenna Destiny

• MISS SL ♛ Rivendell 2017 – JourdainRose

• MISS SL ♛ Wonderland 2017 – Fabbyoung

• MR SL ♛ Zion 2017 – Bouyah

Congratulations to this 8 official finalists to the MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 Pageant, we are very happy to have you with us!

All this finalists have received the pageant group and instructions how to style their titles. This first rounds finalists are invited to join the second audition, coming Saturday July 15, as well. If they decide to participate, they will not be judged and do not risk their already gained title and participation in the finale.

 

We are very happy and grateful for the many comments and positive feedback we have received after yesterday’s audition. We feel even more vindicated and motivated for our new journey with the young models of our community.  We would like to establish the YoungStar pageant as a annual occuring event between the MISS and the MR SL pageant and will adapt the entry conditions and sequence of events within, for the future rounds if we see required. We are always happy to listen and considerate about suggestions.

The call for the second audition of this year’s MISS & MR SL YoungStar competition will be announced tomorrow, Monday July 10, in the late evening SLT. The application is still open. Everyone with an apparent or assumed age of 13 to 25 can apply for the MISS & MR SL YoungStar competition.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to our sponsors. Your support is crucial for the success of our events and we hope that we are able to meet your expectations as well. We also thank the judges who came yesterday and offered their expertise and time, to see and evaluate the participants.

It has been a great joy to see yesterday, how quickly the social networks filled with fantastic photographs posted by our wonderful audience and we would like to share some with you all.

 

Pictures posted by Moon Ling:

 

 

Pictures posted by SaianSamuel, MR SL 2016:

 

 

Pictures posted by Neo Novantuno (click to see the whole album):

 

 

Pictures posted by Tommy ‘N-Gons’ Numbers JR. (Tyiler Scarborough)

 

 

We are always happy to see our events shared within the social networks by our community and this pictures will be great memories of a remarkable event, we have witnessed yesterday. A number of pictures have also been shared to Flickr, showing the single candidates individual performances on the runway.

Thanks again to everyone for your tremendous support to our events and to MISS SL Organization.

Kind Regards

Marcus Lefevre

MISS SL Organization
Owner | Founder | Chairman

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MISS & MR SL YoungStar Pageant 2017 – The search is on!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The MISS and MR SL Pageants have developed to be the most watched styling competition in the last years and we are happily carrying out our aim to raise the bar for each new round again. But while doing so, we think that we miss out on a large part of our community, in which we happen to see many exceptional talents with bold, edgy and unique styling ideas. Those, who are not sporting the avatar “sizes” and “ages” that we consider to be “standard” within the modeling industry, are largely left out from opportunities to showcase their ideas to a wider audience, but blogging.

Many have asked us in the past to think about approaches for different smaller competitions under the aegis of MISS SL Organization, knowing our aim for fairness and openness. Most of this ideas just cannot get realized due to the lack of time, since the MISS and MR SL pageants occupy already most of our annual agenda.

We would like to use the free summer months to open a new competition, aimed to invite those with “younger” or “smaller” appearing avatars, who believe that they have skills and talent, to style their avatars in ways that it may inspire everyone. As in all MISS and MR SL pageants, we are continuously looking for Beauty, Creativity and Talent, but this time breaking the standards and therefor call for the MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 Pageant, the application is open now.

The MISS & MR SL YoungStar Pageant invites those with an apparent or assumed age of 13 – 25 to join our styling competition to become the first YoungStar of MISS SL Organization. While we do understand, that age and size are relative terms for avatars and are aware of the different perspectives in that matter as well as of the controversies that some are confronted with, we do believe and trust to find some exceptional talents within this group of avatars, that we normally would not see on Second Life runways.

“I do beg pardon, but this is not a child contest… it`s a styling competition for those, who appear to be teenagers and young adults. In my travels through Second Life I see so many that are exceptional stylists, but never would consider about modeling in any way, because of the standards that are common for runway modeling in our community. I would be happy, if we can provide a platform to those talents too” – Marcus Lefevre, 2017

The search for MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 starts today and we have scheduled two auditions. After the two auditions we will select official finalists for the MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 Pageant, which is scheduled for July 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. SLT. The entry conditions, the application as well as the entire schedule can be seen here.

Before and between the two auditions we will invite the aspirants for workshops to provide basic tools they may require for an unstressful and flawless performance and hope that it may encourage some to join the competition, who otherwise would not.

We may invite you for a new, fabulous celebration of Beauty, Creativity and Talent, MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017, and look forward for your application and for an exciting journey ahead!

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Application Website

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