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It’s Sew Easy, the new television program to be broadcast nationally (in the United States) on Public Television, is looking for a BurdaStyle member to star in a 10 minute television spot instructing a national audience on a BurdaStyle sewing project!

We are holding auditions via video submissions. This talent search is open to all BurdaStyle members!
One lucky winner will be representing the BurdaStyle community on national television and must be available for the taping held the week of March 7, 2011 on location in Ohio, USA. Travel and accommodation will be provided by BurdaStyle.

How to Enter:

1. Create a short submission video (3 minutes or less). Please use this script for your video submission. We want to see your personality shine through our script.

2. Email submissions[at]BurdaStyle[dot]com with the subject “BurdaStyle Talent Search” and include the following:
- Link to your submission video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
- Current resume listing related work experience and education
- Link your online portfolio, blog, and/or BurdaStyle profile
- Current high resolution photo of yourself.

Submissions deadline is Monday, January 24th, at 10AM EST.

The BurdaStyle team and It’s Sew Easy show producers will be choosing a winner based on the following qualities:

-Mediagenic
-Good energy
-Fearlessness
-Proficient on a sewing machine
-A bright and shining personality
-Strong teaching and communication skills
-Clear and easy to understand speaking voice (Must be in English, accents are ok!)

The winner will be contacted via email by BurdaStyle on or before February 7, 2011. The community will have to wait until the episode airs in July to see the winner!

This contest is open to all BurdaStyle members. See official rules here. Good Luck!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 10.16 AMby sealtopaz

    I’d love to try my luck. But my sewing ability is still at a basic level. What a pity

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    Jan 6, 2011, 08.36 AMby loyl8

    Well I totally would given this a whirl but I know many others have more advanced talents than me, but it’s also my wedding anniversary on the 8th. good luck to everyone ill be excited to see who it is!!!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 07.12 AMby victors

    Seems sad that the first criteria for a possible winning applicant is to be mediagenic. So having masses of talent is overridden by how you look? that sucks.

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      Jan 6, 2011, 10.23 AMby carottesauvage

      I second this. Surface of the glossy image is unfortunately the only substance-what else can one expect from the media and fashion world? Besides, everything is turned into spectacle these days (come back, Guy Debord, your book ‘Society of Spectacle’ published in 1967 was visionary!!!). The Xfactor model is too pervasive in our society…and sadly, it is meant to stay. Coming soon at your workplace!Yeah it sucks.

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      Jan 6, 2011, 03.09 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi victors and carottesauvage,

      Thanks for bringing this issue up. For the judges, being “mediagenic” doesn’t depend completely on looks. Talent and charisma can definitely make you mediagenic. This is no beauty contest!

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      Jan 10, 2011, 04.30 PMby artemis-ivorywings

      mediagenic is such a broad category. I’ve been told I am mediagenic because I have a good voice. I’ve been asked to do podcasts because of my “radio voice”, but i’m young, i’m a klutz, and not all that pretty. so if you have any sort of any drawing feature, it can be mediagenic.

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    Jan 6, 2011, 06.16 AMby kelepso

    Cool!!! I think I’m gonna try my luck once again! I love the competitions. They are so much fun!

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      Jan 6, 2011, 11.51 AMby deekhoo

      I give you my fullest support!!!! Actually, when I saw the call on burdastyle’s homepage, the image of your profile pic just appeared in my mind! Have a feeling you’re gonna get the spot!! Go for it!!!!

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      Jan 6, 2011, 02.37 PMby kelepso

      deekhoo…you’re so awesome. Thanks for sharing your premonition. I certainly believe in intuition and psychic phenomenon. :-)

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