Forums > General Industry > NEWbie Model of the Year 2009, Public Voting!!!



Posts: 3519

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

vote: 18

Jan 01 10 02:27 pm Link


InnerGlow Studios

Posts: 1712

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Vote # 06

Jan 01 10 02:50 pm Link


Prestons Perceptions

Posts: 187

Grand Junction, Colorado, US

Vote:  #18.

Jan 01 10 02:51 pm Link


Tom Linkens

Posts: 6449

Lititz, Pennsylvania, US

#14 Lorayne York

Jan 01 10 03:00 pm Link


GQ The Couture Model

Posts: 320

Seattle, Washington, US


Jan 01 10 03:14 pm Link



Posts: 1294

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

# 13

Jan 01 10 03:43 pm Link


Tom deL

Posts: 3726

Lexington, Ohio, US

Moving the comps to page 2 for easier voting:

Welcome to the NEWbie Model of the Year Competition!!!

We have decided to present the models who have been chosen as the NEWbie Model of the Week in the year of 2009.

These programs are very important to me and I have found my involvement to be very rewarding. It is really gratifying to watch these new models learn and develop their skills ... and IMHO we are strengthening the model pool by helping new models get started on the right foot.

The LIST ~ a list of veteran photographers dedicated to helping "new" models build their portfolios.

The NEWbie Model of the Week Contest is a members only weekly competition exclusively for TheList photographers and the newbie models who have connected with them through The List. This is a chance for members of TheList to showcase their work! Tom deL ~ Contest Moderator

Rules and Regulations for the NEWbie Model of the Year Competetion:

This is the general populace's only opportunity to vote on a NEWbie Model competition until next year. Please bear in mind that when this contest is complete, the NEWbie Model of the Week Contest will continue to be voted on only by members of the Top Drawer in private e-mails to the moderator.

Purpose and Mission for this contest (what you are voting for):
The NEWbie Model of the Week Comtest is intended to help new models gain recognition and exposure by showing off their abilities. We hope that this yearly contest will continue the spirit of the weekly contest.

Take some time to go and review the profiles of the contestants. I've used the composites that were offered in the weekly contest = this means that the photos you see below are most likely very dated and most of the models have progressed beyond what is presented here.

So please be fair to the contestants and look at the recent work in their profiles before making your decision. I have tried to facilitate this by making the composites "clickable" - a mouse click will take you to the profile. Those using tabbed browsing can right click then "Open Link in New Tab" and so on.

To Vote on a NEWbie Model of the Year entry:
Voting will run through Midnight on New Years Day (1 Jan 2010).

Reply to this thread (please do NOT quote the OP showing the composites upon which we will be voting).

In your reply, please simply say:
Vote # xx where "xx" is the number in the lower left corner of the composite showing your choice.

Vote only once in this contest. More than one vote will disqualify all of your votes so please consider your choice and vote your heart.

Please Note:
Only currently active models have been included. For the purposes of this contest, "Currently Active" means that they have logged into their MM account within the past month.

If a 2009 winner has switched profiles or for any other reason has been excluded please let me know ASAP and I will include you in this contest.

Without further ado, let the voting begin!!!

Jan 01 10 03:50 pm Link


Sungoddess Studios

Posts: 5191

Keyport, New Jersey, US

I Vote Fred
# 03

Jan 01 10 03:55 pm Link


Kristyn K

Posts: 479

Toms River, New Jersey, US

my vote for # 13

Jan 01 10 03:56 pm Link


Illini Photography

Posts: 156

Wichita, Kansas, US

Vote # 6

Jan 01 10 04:16 pm Link


Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

my vote is for #18 if I'm not too late

Jan 01 10 04:25 pm Link


Michael Alan

Posts: 1499

Los Angeles, California, US

Vote goes too..  # 9   

NINE - for many reasons..

Jan 01 10 04:32 pm Link


Tom deL

Posts: 3726

Lexington, Ohio, US

An announcement from

This contest was a last minute decision and I didn't get the notice out to the Top Drawer until this evening ... and I also neglected to properly qualify the deadline for votes so let's make it fun:

Votes will be accepted until Midnight (EST) Sunday, the third of January, 2010 so ... VOTE!!! lol


As an aside, I just collated all of the winners of the NEWbie Model of the Week Contest and here is something we can be proud of: Approximately 80% of those newbies are still active.

This is not a scientific observation but I'm pretty sure that this is a MUCH higher percentage of new models sticking around and still working - many for two years now - than in the general populace here.

I like to think that means that we are doing well with these programs - Here is a huge thanks to all of the contributors and faithful participants!

Jan 01 10 06:05 pm Link



Posts: 305

Austin, Texas, US


You're doing great things with the Newbie Models!

Best wishes for 2010!!!

Jan 01 10 06:08 pm Link


Samantha Johanna

Posts: 1

Springfield, Missouri, US


Jan 01 10 06:09 pm Link


Richard Allen Photo

Posts: 3663

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US

Vote # 16

Jan 01 10 06:10 pm Link


Niece Waidhofer

Posts: 201

Dallas, Texas, US

Am I allowed to vote for myself? If so, I humbly vote for #13 wink

Jan 01 10 06:29 pm Link


Images of Light

Posts: 258

Lake Charles, Louisiana, US

Between # 3 and #13

Jan 01 10 06:33 pm Link



Posts: 45

SAINT AMANT, Louisiana, US

My vote is #13 but all these women are incredible. Tough decision

Jan 01 10 06:43 pm Link



Posts: 1

Cary, North Carolina, US


Jan 01 10 07:10 pm Link


Danielle Nicole Olson

Posts: 145

New London, Wisconsin, US


Jan 01 10 07:14 pm Link


Tatiana Paris

Posts: 1212

Los Angeles, California, US

Vote # 13

Jan 01 10 07:18 pm Link


Mike Kelcher

Posts: 13314

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

#20 Lolo

Jan 01 10 07:41 pm Link


C Mirene

Posts: 1610

Toledo, Ohio, US


Jan 01 10 07:47 pm Link



Posts: 2

Baltimore, Maryland, US


Jan 01 10 07:51 pm Link


Lucinda Wedge

Posts: 4315

Littlerock, California, US

# 17 is my vote.

Jan 01 10 07:54 pm Link


Bill Jones Photography

Posts: 1618

Los Angeles, California, US

Vote #8

Jan 01 10 07:55 pm Link


profile removed

Posts: 374

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

vote for #24  and i'd like my vote to be counted 11 times  smile

Jan 01 10 07:59 pm Link


E R I N _

Posts: 1234

San Francisco, California, US

my vote's for #19.

Jan 01 10 07:59 pm Link


Paul Tirado Photography

Posts: 4361

New York, New York, US


Jan 01 10 07:59 pm Link


tenrocK photo

Posts: 5483

New York, New York, US


Jan 01 10 08:00 pm Link


Tom deL

Posts: 3726

Lexington, Ohio, US

An announcement from

So it's pretty obvious that Craig and I have both been busy and haven't coordinated very well between these "of the year" contests.

I just amended the rules above to bring the closing time into line with the other contests.

Voting will continue until Sunday 3 January 2010 at Midnight (EST)

Thanks again everyone!

Jan 01 10 10:22 pm Link


Nikki Magnusson

Posts: 6843

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

vote for # 13

Jan 01 10 10:25 pm Link


Leopard Noir

Posts: 364

Fremont, California, US

#14 Lorayne York

Jan 01 10 10:38 pm Link


Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

Some very worthy winners, but my vote (very close) goes to #13.

Congrats to all involved.

Jan 02 10 03:14 am Link

Body Painter


Posts: 1085

Redondo Beach, California, US


Jan 02 10 07:32 am Link


Fotowerks LLC

Posts: 350

Montevallo, Alabama, US

My Vote for #3

Jan 02 10 08:39 am Link



Posts: 110

Corpus Christi, Texas, US

Vote #11

Jan 02 10 09:20 am Link


E Carousel

Posts: 5

Norwich, England, United Kingdom

Vote #15!

Jan 02 10 12:33 pm Link



Posts: 197

Danbury, Connecticut, US


Jan 02 10 12:44 pm Link