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NFM's Model Search: Seattle's "Big 5"

fashion model posing in khaki jumper on a hill


Welcome to the Nfm Model Search 2024! This isn't your ordinary model search; we're revolutionizing the game. Imagine being part of the "Big Five" of Seattle—this is your chance! We invite you to our exclusive live events where you can showcase your portfolio, walk the runway, and let your personality shine.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: 16 and older. Parental consent and signature required for those under 18.

  • Geographical Scope: Must reside in the Pacific Northwest, primarily Seattle and Bellevue.

  • Experience: Open to fresh faces and experienced models, as well as local influencers and athletes.

  • Niche: Open to all.

  • Values and Interests: Must align with Nfm's core values, especially a strong sense of community.

  • Social Engagement: At least 1500 organic followers and active engagement on social media.

  • Event Participation: Must be able to attend one of the model search events in November. Sign up for our newsletter for event updates!

  • Commitment: General requirements include 1 fashion shoot and 1 editorial shoot per month, 2 events a month, 1 brand promotion event, etc.


The contest opens on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, and closes on December 22, 2023. A shortlist will be released on December 1, 2023, with public voting until December 22, 2023. Winners will be privately notified on December 23rd and publicly announced at Nfm's Neon NYE event!

How to Participate

  • Newsletter: Sign up for our newsletter for updates on the model search events in November.

  • Event: Attend one of the November events with your portfolio (digital or physical).

  • Test Shoot and Interview: Participate in a small test shoot and a brief interview during the event.

  • Runway and Video: Participate in a runway walk and a brief video intro.

  • Public Voting: If shortlisted, create a short video promo saying why you should be chosen. This will be shared on Nfm’s Instagram for public voting.

Reward Structure

Winners will make their grand debut at Nfm's Neon NYE event, kicking off a year of phenomenal opportunities!

The "Big Five" - What It Means & Rewards/Benefits

Being part of the Nfm "Big Five" is not just a title; it's a platform that will catapult you into a year of incredible experiences, exposure, and opportunities. As one of the Big Five, here’s what you can expect:


  • Be regularly featured in both editorials and fashion editorials in Nfm, solidifying your status as a Seattle fashion icon. Plus, work exclusively with our brand partners and earn a spot on at least one cover!

Brand Ambassadorship

  • Represent Nfm at various events like an influencer, also being featured prominently in Nfm brand promotions. Plus, enjoy perks such as goodie bags, PR gifts, and exclusive merchandise from name brands. .


  • Gain massive visibility not just within the Seattle and Bellevue communities but also among our wide-ranging partnerships and audience nationally and globally, reaching a broader audience.

Commitment to Excellence

  • One model will earn the distinguished title of "Nfm’s Face of 2024," a special honor that will be revealed at our Neon NYE event. This individual will have additional opportunities for brand partnerships and solo features throughout the year.


  • Participate in exclusive workshops and networking sessions, aiding in your professional and personal development.

Community Building

  • Be a part of Nfm's initiatives that strengthen and celebrate the Seattle fashion and arts community.

Social Media Boost

  • Frequent features on Nfm’s social media platforms will give your own personal brand a significant boost.

Portfolio and Network Building

  • With the help of Nfm and its talented team, build an outstanding portfolio that showcases your unique abilities and style. Additionally, get exclusive access to our expansive network in the fashion and entertainment industries.

Being part of the Nfm 'Big Five' is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for personal and professional growth. Exact days and times for the model calls in November will be announced on Nfm's homepage and on our Instagram. Make sure to follow @nfmmag and sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop.


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