News from Around Banderas Bay | August 2008
|UjENA Photographers and Models in Action|
For the past week, Puerto Vallarta has been playing host to hundreds of models and photographers from eight countries at the 24th Annual UjENA Jam - the world's largest live swimwear model and photographer search.
On August 29th, all of the models and photographers participating in the UjENA Jam Puerto Vallarta 2008 were required to take part in a one-hour judged photo shoot at the most modern and complete marina in all of Mexico - Marina Vallarta.
The main objective of the judged photo shoot was for UjENA and their partner companies to see the photographers and models in action, so staff photographers were paired up with competing models and competing photographers worked with staff models.
Bob Anderson and UjENA senior staff members took this opportunity to judge the models and photographers techniques, to help them choose the 20 models and 10 photographers who will compete with the winning models and photographers from the UjENA Jams in Cancun and Sitges Spain in the Final Shootout on August 30th.
UjENA Model and Photographer of the Year finalists will be judged on images taken in PV, together with Judged Location Shoot and UjENA Talent profile scores to determine who will receive the $5200 UjENA 2009 Modeling Contract and the $2500 UjENA 2009 Photography Contract.
The winning UjENA Model and Photographer of the Year will be announced at the 2008 Image Awards Show at the NH Krystal Hotel on August 31st. In addition to the coveted Image Awards, over $200,000 in cash, prizes, trips, contracts, Jam scholarships and gifts will be awarded. Tickets for the awards ceremony, a fashion show and an evening of entertainment can be purchased for just $50 USD.
Click HERE for the Ujena Jam Puerto Vallarta 2008 Recap