Outlets of Colorado Host Strike a Pose Amateur Modeling Contest May 14

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The Outlets of Colorado and its three centers in Castle Rock, Loveland and Silverthorne will host the sixth annual Strike a Pose modeling auditions on Saturday, May 14 at each of its three locations. The contest invites youth ages 5 to 23, and adults of parenting age, to try out. Each of the 22 Strike a Pose contest winners will receive an extensive prize package and will represent the Outlets of Colorado in print, web and television advertising for one year.

The Outlets of Colorado's Strike a Pose amateur model search is in its sixth year

In essence, the 'girl or boy next door' is elevated to VIP status...

The Outlets of Colorado are ramping up for their annual Strike a Pose model search, and are seeking 21 energetic and photogenic individuals to model fashions from some of their 300 retailers in the year ahead. The contest, taking place on Saturday, May 14, is open to youth and adults of both genders, representing elementary, middle school, high school/college and parent age categories. An honorary American Heart Association (AHA) model is also appointed to represent the AHA, the beneficiary charity of Strike a Pose. Each winning model will receive a prize package worth well over $1,000, including three memorable days at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. The Strike a Pose photo shoot will take place at the resort and at nearby Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo attractions in early June.

The Strike a Pose contest is in its sixth year, and for the first time, scenic Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region will be the backdrop for the promotional photo and video shoots. Another new element is the Strike a Pose dog, who will be selected in a May 7 contest at the Outlets at Loveland. "We have had over 100 volunteer models participate in the Strike a Pose program over the past five years, and it has been so rewarding. In essence, the 'girl or boy next door' is elevated to VIP status, and our team works to make sure each individual's experience is both fun and educational," says Peggy Ziglin, Regional Public Relations and Tourism Director for the Outlets of Colorado. "Several of our past models have even gone on to careers in fashion and professional modeling. And so many young participants say they have benefited from this training and experience and that it has helped instill personal confidence."

Everyone is invited to try out, and the Outlets of Colorado will have a goodie bag for each person who auditions. A panel of six volunteers at each of the three centers, ranging from news anchors, college professors, past models, retail representatives, travel and tourism industry professionals and a public safety community officer will judge the Strike a Pose competitions. Becky Ditchfield from 9 News and Erica Boniface with Metromix will co-emcee the Castle Rock Strike a Pose event. Aspiring models can register online in advance of the event on the Outlets' websites or on site on the day of the event.

See below for event details including places, times, locations, where to find more information, and the names and affiliations of the three panels of volunteer judges:

Outlets at Castle Rock
5050 Factory Shops Boulevard
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Registration: Saturday, May 14, 9:00 AM in Suite 610
Competition: Saturday, May 14,10:00 AM in Suite 600
Questions: 303-688-4495 or http://www.outletsatcastlerock.com
Castle Rock panel of judges:
Tim Elbertson, Morning Meteorologist, Fox 21
Nathalia Faribault, Stylist, The Fashion Group International, Inc.
Sean Holveck, Marketing Manager, Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Dan Melfi, Director of Hospitality and Tourism, Denver International Airport
Jan Tops, Realtor, The Fashion Group International, Inc.
Lauren Vitale, Stylist, The Fashion Group International, Inc.
Peggy Ziglin, Regional Public Relations and Tourism Director, Outlets of Colorado

Outlets at Loveland
5661 McWhinney Boulevard        
Loveland, CO 80538
Registration: Saturday, May 14, 9:00 AM
Competition: Saturday, May 14,10:00 AM
Questions: 970-663-1916 or http://www.outletsatloveland.com
Loveland panel of judges:
Becky Ellis, General Manager, Cambria Suites
Carol Engel-Enright, Internship Coordinator & Lecturer, Colorado State University
Cindy Mackin, Regional Marketing Assistant, Outlets of Colorado
Haylie Patrick, 2010 Strike a Pose Model
Kortny Voegeli, 2010 Strike a Pose Model
Tregg White, Station Manager, Northern Colorado 5 News
Ruoh-Nan (Terry) Yan, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University

Outlets at Silverthorne
Unit 246-X in the Green Village
Rainbow Drive
Silverthorne, CO 80498
Registration: Saturday, May 14, 11:00 AM
Competition: Saturday, May 14, 1:00 PM
Questions: 866-746-7686 or http://www.outletsatsilverthorne.com
Silverthorne panel of judges:
Kristen Brantley, Assistant Manager, Lucky Brand Jeans
Chris Carran, Owner, Peak Provisions of Silverthorne, Colorado
John B. Keefe, Summit County Sales and Marketing Manager, TV8 & Outside TV Channel 16
Sharon Russell, President, Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau
Michelle Sanders, Account Executive, TV8 & Outside Television Vail
David Siderfin, Community Service Officer, Silverthorne Police Department

All winning models will receive a three-day, two-night vacation with deluxe accommodations for up to four family members at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs June 7, 8 and 9. The prize package also includes a $150 gift card for shopping at the Outlets, a professionally designed modeling portfolio card with professional photographs, a life-size six foot 'standee' with professional photograph, a Tommy Hilfiger tote bag, on-air appearances on select television segments for the period of a year, and appearances in print and online Outlets of Colorado media and advertising.

Pet owners with a particularly photogenic pup can enter him or her in the Strike a Pose Dog Modeling Contest, taking place Saturday, May 7 at the Outlets at Loveland. Dogs will vie for the crown of the Outlets of Colorado Strike a Pose Dog, and the contest winner will be awarded a vacation prize package, photo shoot and appearances like its human counterparts.

Sponsors of Strike a Pose include the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau and Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Additional details are available at http://www.outletsofcolorado.com.

Outlets of Colorado Media Contact:
Peggy Ziglin, Regional Public Relations and Tourism Director                            
Outlets of Colorado (Castle Rock, Loveland, Silverthorne)
970-227-9585
peggy (at) outletsofcolorado (dot) com
or
Kate Collins
Write Brain West, Inc.
970-274-0899
kate (at) writebrainwest (dot) com

About Outlets of Colorado
The Outlets of Colorado host over eleven million shoppers annually, and offer savings of 30 to 70 percent off retail every day. The three centers are the Outlets at Castle Rock, Loveland and Silverthorne and they include 300 name brand retailers like Levi's Outlet, Nike, Bose Outlet, J. Crew, Chico's, Le Creuset, Tommy Hilfiger, Lucky Brand Jeans, Brooks Brothers, Off 5th, Aeropostale, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Kenneth Cole, Pearl Izumi and more. http://www.outletsofcolorado.com

About Cheyenne Mountain Resort
A premier four season Colorado Springs destination, Cheyenne Mountain Resort features 316 finely appointed guest rooms and suites. Amenities include an 18-hole championship Pete Dye-designed golf course; five swimming pools; tennis and racquetball courts; a health and fitness center; aquatics center and a 35-acre recreation lake. Known for its breathtaking mountain views, exceptional accommodations, fine dining, myriad activities and comprehensive conference facilities, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is designated as a AAA Four Diamond property. 800-428-8886 or http://www.cheyennemountain.com

About The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau is the leading marketing organization for group travel and tourism to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. The organization is dedicated to a strong national and international presence so that tourism is a primary contributor to a thriving local economy. http://www.visitcos.com/

Resource Links:
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center: http://www.gardenofgods.com
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: http://www.cmzoo.org/

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