AUDITIONS FOR MODELS
Please note: auditions for the 2018 WOW Awards Show will be held on Sunday 20th May, venue yet to be confirmed. Please keep an eye on this page for further details regarding Open Auditions. If you would like general information about what is involved please read the FAQs below.
Being involved in the WOW® Awards Show is exciting, challenging and rewarding – an achievement you can be proud of. You will make new friends, extend your creative skills and have loads of fun along the way. You will also have the privilege of wearing cutting-edge garments made by some of the most creative art and fashion minds from New Zealand and around the world. Some of our talented designers have worked for the likes of Madonna, Kylie Jenner, Lady Gaga, Jessie J, and the Black Eyed Peas.
Please see below for more information and FAQs:
DO I HAVE TO APPLY, OR CAN I JUST TURN UP TO THE AUDITION?
There is no need to apply, just turn up on the day of the audition.
I HAVE NO MODELLING EXPERIENCE, CAN I STILL AUDITION?
Yes, as long as you meet our height and age criteria as below.
ARE PEOPLE FROM OUT OF WELLINGTON ABLE TO AUDITION FOR THE WORLD OF WEARABLEART AWARDS SHOW?
Yes, but you must be able to commit to living in Wellington for our full rehearsal and show period (see below for more information).
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A MODEL?
- You don’t need any previous experience in modelling but you must meet our height and age criteria – female models to be over 170cm tall and male models to be over 178cm tall
- Adult model age requirement is 16 – 35 years
- Able to commit to ALL rehearsals
- Confident in front of large groups of people, performing in front of television cameras and photographers
- Able to take instruction from choreographers, directors and photographers
- Dance experience is an advantage but not essential
- The number of models changes each year depending on the amount of garment entries received
COULD YOU GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT MAY BE EXPECTED OF ME AT THE ADULT MODEL AUDITION, AND IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO HELP ME PREPARE FOR THIS?
- Please come well presented, wear fitted clothing
- Female models need to bring high heels and flat shoes
- If you have long hair it must be pulled back off your face
- Models will learn a short dance routine and perform this as part of a large and small group.
- It will be an advantage if you feel confident performing and understand the basics of rhythm
SHOULD I WEAR MAKE UP?
Yes, and we would prefer it if females wear make-up.
WHAT ABOUT DANCERS?
All dance roles have now been filled, but dancers will be cast as models, so if you meet the height and age requirements we encourage you to attend the model audition.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM SELECTED IN THE MAY AUDITION?
If you are selected in the May audition you will then be invited to the 2nd round of auditions held in July. In this round of auditions we also invite past WOW models to audition.
At the end of the July audition, we will select a smaller group of models to stay and participate in a workshop. The final selected group of models will be asked to attend fittings in August. It is likely all models who attend the fittings will be allocated garments, but we cannot guarantee this.
IF SELECTED AS AN ADULT MODEL, WILL I BE PAID?
Yes, this is a paid role, payment is dependent on the amount of garments you are selected to wear, this is determined by garment fit and model movement capability.
IF SELECTED AS AN ADULT MODEL, HOW MUCH TIME AM I COMMITING TOO?
- Rehearsals start the second week in August and continue through until the Show opens on Wednesday 26th September – Sunday 14th October 2018, 100% commitment to all rehearsals and Shows is absolutely essential
- There are seven sections in the Show, each section is rehearsed on different days of the week and you will be called in only for the sections you are cast in, most models are required 3-4 evenings and 1-2 weekend days
- Rehearsals generally run Monday to Thursday evenings 5:45pm – 10:30pm and Saturday and Sundays 10am-6pm, rehearsal venue is yet to be determined
IS THERE A CHILDREN’S AUDITION?
Yes there will be a audition for children, we will require confident movers for special roles in this year’s Show.
Keep an eye on this page for more details coming soon.