Everything you ever wanted to know about entering Miss Pinup UK & Miss Pinup International!
What is the difference between Miss Pinup UK & Miss Pinup International?
Miss Pinup UK is for ladies over 18 who have lived in the UK for at least 3 years. Miss Pinup International is for entrants who live abroad or have lived in the UK for less than 3 years? Please check the full Terms and Conditions and also the Prize List.
When do entries open for Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International 2016?
Entries open on Monday 26th October, 2015
When do the entries close for Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International 2016?
Entries close on Thursday 31st March 2016.
What are all the dates for when things happen?
How much is entry & how do I pay to enter?
Entry is £20 & payable by the PayPal button at the end of your registration.
What do I do if I don’t have a PayPal account?
Please go through the registration process and then simply close down the PayPal window. E-mail us immediately to let us know that this is what you have done and we’ll send you alternative payment methods such as Pingit and bank transfer information.
What happens and when after I register?
Once you have registered and paid, your profile will go live, your picture will appear on the picture carousel below the ‘Entry’ mirrors on the homepage and your page will be visible to site visitors! Following that, all the dates that you need are here (click here).
Who gets through to Quarterfinals (updated 26/10/15)?
The top 40 entrants will go through to live Quarterfinals. These entrants will be decided by votes and Facebook ‘likes’. Online voting goes live on Wednesday 1st April, the results of these votes along with the Facebook photo album ‘likes’ will decide who the top 40 entrants are.
Where are the Quarterfinals?
All the information you need on where and when the Quarterfinals take place can be found here (click here). Entrants are given a choice as to which Quarterfinals date they can attend. You will be asked to provide your first, second and third choice so that we can decide who attends which Quarterfinal. We will always try to provide you with your first choice.
What happens at the Quarterfinals?
Following registration you will get the opportunity to sound-check/run through your Special Talent. After this you should change in to your Q&A outfit. After the doors are opened to the public and your supporters, the judges will be introduced and then you will lineup for introduction on the stage. After your initial lineup you will then sit either by the stage or on the stage and go through the Q&A with the judges. You will be provided with a sample set of questions in advance to give you an idea of what you will be asked. After your Q&A you can then exit the stage to get ready for your Special Talent. If your Special Talent does not require a change in outfit then you do not need to change. However, most entrants do although it is not required. You should provide your music either on an mp3 player or formatted CD. We recommend that you check your CD works on numerous players before the event and bring an MP3 back up just in case! You can also e-mail your music ahead of time, all of this information will be provided to you with your Entrants Quarterfinals pack.
I don’t think I have a Special Talent, what do I do!?
Did you know that your Special Talent doesn’t have to be a performance?
YOUR Special Talent is what makes YOU special. If you are a HMUA you can make up a model off stage and bring her on to showcase in front of the judges/audience. If you spend your spare time running marathons for Charity, tell us about it and bring some piccies. Do you promote events like Rio Wild? Tell us about your favourite ones and definitely don’t forget the pics!
We hope this clarifies it for you. Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International is an all-inclusive competition open to all women over 18 and we heard that too many potential entrants were worried about the Special Talent aspect.
Every entrant gets approximately 3 minutes to perform/present/exhibit their Special Talent to the judges.
• Quarterfinals – if you’re voted through to Quarters your Special Talent will take place on stage so that your supporters can see you!
Judges scores & audience votes determine which 15 of the 20 Semifinalists go through to the Semifinals at the London Tattoo Convention.
WILDCARDS – 5 Wildcards will be chosen from ALL entrants not already through to the Semifinals, even those who were not voted through to Quarterfinals.
• Semi-Finals/Finals – non-performance Special Talents will take place off the stage in front of the judges.
Judges scores determine who are the winners. No audience voting will take place.
If you need help to find your Special Talent you can talk to our team of fabulous Mentors. They’re mostly entrants from previous years, so trust me, they know their stuff!! Email us at email@example.com or message us to the Facebook page.
Do I perform/exhibit my Special Talent if I get through to Quarterfinals?
Yes, Miss Pinup UK Quarterfinalists should perform/display/complete/show (etc!) your Special Talents at the Quarterfinals.
Do I perform/exhibit my Special Talent if I get through to semi-finals at The London Tattoo Convention in September?
Yes, both Miss Pinup UK & International semi-finalists should perform/display/complete/show (etc!) your Special Talents. Should you go through to Finals on the Saturday, you can do a different version of your Special Talent, or show the same one, it is completely up to you. Some entrants prefer to bring different Talents for each round.
What happens at the Finals at the London Tattoo Convention?
Semi-finals take place on Friday 23rd September, registration takes place in the morning. Entrants are put into their Groups with their mentors, you will have been advised of which Group you are in with your Welcome Pack. The ladies from each Group then individually ‘meet’ the audience & judges on stage to answers a few questions and tell everybody about yourself. Following this, you will then have time to prepare for your Special Talent while the judges ‘meet’ other Groups. During the day you will have photo opportunities around the venue with famous tattoo artists, Pinup models and bands! There is so much to look at and buy, we’re sure you’ll have a great time shopping too! At the end of the day the judges scores will be calculated and the results will be given.
The successful Finalists will go through to the Finals on Saturday 24th September 2015 where a similar format will take place. The Winners Party also takes place on this day and ALL entrants are invited! To enter go to www.pinupuk.com.
You can bring your supporters, friends and family members with you, however please note that you will have limited time to spend with them while you are still competing in the competition. Tickets are available to purchase on line here.
WIN TICKETS – for every entrant that you refer to Miss Pinup UK or Miss Pinup International will get you an entry into the competition to win a pair of tickets to the London Tattoo Convention Finals weekend. Every entrant that you refer MUST put your name in the ‘Who told you about us’ box to qualify for entry into this competition.
Have problems with your Special Talent?
We’ve come up with songs to help get you in the mood!
Here are our choices so far…….
- ‘Express Yourself’ by Labrinth from his album ‘Electronic Earth’ - Because it’s not what you look like, when you’re doing what you do!
- ‘Firework’ by Katie Perry. Baby you ARE a FIREWORK!! We love those lyrics and she’s simply great at those pick you up power songs.
- ‘Don’t stop believin” by Journey. You should never stop believing in yourself. Always believe in yourself. ALWAYS.
- ‘Save the world’ by the Swedish House Mafia. We won’t save the World by running this competition, but there’s more that comes out of being involved in Miss Pinup UK and Miss Pinup International. We love our entrants and everything they do to be a part of this competition. We’re making friends and sharing the love!
- ‘Hall of Fame’ by The Script featuring will.i.am. You can walk straight through hell with a smile!
- Garnet Mimms ‘As long as I have you’ suggested by Jessickah Walsh
- ‘Tribute’ by Tenacious D suggested by Robyn Rooke
- ‘Violet’ by Hole suggested by Vega La Vamp’s husband!
- ‘The Pretender’ by the Foo Fighters suggested by Joli
- ‘Walk’ by the Foo Fighters suggested by Rio Wild
- ‘Why me’ by Kinny & Horne suggested by Vega La Vamp
- Anything by Kasabian was chosen by Sharon, so we went with ‘Eez-eh’.
- ‘Slipknot’ by Slipknot suggested by Kit Swing
- ‘Tall cans in the air’ by the Transplants suggested by Philthy
- Have you got a song suggestion? Message us to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to one of our page. We’d love to know what gets you focused and ready to take on your day!
Let us know if you’re having a creative block – our gorgeous Ambassadors and Mentors are on hand to help you. Message us at either Miss Pinup UK or Miss Pinup International Facebook page or e-mail us to email@example.com.
Will there be a hair & makeup team to help me at the Miss Pinup Quarterfinals dates and Finals at The London Tattoo Convention?
Yes, the Pinup Popup Parlour team are there! Ready to pamper you within an inch of your life! If you’d prefer to do your own makeup and need help with your hair or if you just need help with your eyeliner – we’re on it!
And, if your supporters and friends need a little ‘up do’ or a quick makeover, they can visit the Pinup Popup Parlour too! Prices and more details available soon for this. Follow us on Twitter – @pinupuk_parlour
What if I don’t have a video for my Special Talent to enter Miss Pinup UK or Miss Pinup International?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org & we can suggest an alternative. For example, posting the link to your Facebook page or website.
What is the Miss Tease & Cake Competition? Can I enter this if I’ve entered Miss Pinup UK?
PinupUK.com have teamed up with those gorgeous people from Tease and Cake Vintage Inspired Pinup Magazine and we’ll be holding the first Miss Tease & Cake competition this year! Please click here to read all about it!