***I have to say a huge THANK YOU to one of my readers, Kliah, for showing me where to find the most recent submission info for JET Beauty of the Week...below you'll find the updated submission requirements.***
JET Magazine is one of the most well known and well read publications targeted towards the African-American community. One of the magazine’s most popular features—if not “the” most popular—is the “Beauty of the Week.” The opportunity to be published and have millions of readers looking at your photo can be quite an accomplishment and is great exposure. If this is something you want to give a shot, keep reading.
Here is the link to the new way to submit yourself for JET's Beauty of the Week, which has been taken right from JET Magazine’s website so it’s all you’ll need to know in order to have your shot at becoming Beauty of the Week (BOTW). I've also included a link to the pdf that contains the details of what photos and other information candidates will need to know in order for their submission to be seriously considered:
JET Beauty of the Week Online Submission Form
JET Beauty of the Week Submission Guidelines & Requirements PDF
The quality of the images you submit must be publication-ready...that means it's got to be taken by a professional photographer--no snapshots! So make sure to shoot with a pro photographer that has experience with swimwear and other types of modeling images mentioned in the submission guidelines. By following the rules, the higher your chances will be of getting chosen and published in the mag.
JET Magazine is published weekly, so there are plenty of chances to be chosen. However, now that virtually anyone can submit pictures for BOTW, the magazine is undoubtedly bombarded with more submissions than before. This often slows down the selection process so expect to wait for a few months. If you make the cut, you’ll be notified and will receive payment, a letter of congratulations, and a free copy of the issue with your photo in it (this is what I received when I was a BOTW back in 2004. At that time I was paid $100. This may or may not have changed since then so make note of that).
Although it isn’t explicitly stated, BOTW candidates are almost always African-American or mixed with African-American. There are so many BOTW, since the publication is a weekly one, so I am not sure if there has ever been a non African-American BOTW…I believe there have been girls of Hispanic origin. Asian…I’m not sure but African-American and Asian mixes have definitely been chosen. Another cool thing about this opportunity is that you do not even need to be a model to submit. Many of the women that make it are not working models, so if you’re photogenic and proud of your body, give it a try!
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