Awards Criteria

Here you will find the criteria associated with CMTC’s overall and grand overall awards. Feel free to click on the award headings to reveal the descriptions.

Overall Divisional Model Awards Criteria

Overall divisional winners are based on the highest total score across all mandatory competitions listed below. In order to qualify for their respective overall divisional model awards, contestants listed within the Child 4-7, Child 8-11, Female 12-15, Female 16-19, Female 20+, and Male 12+ divisions must enter the following competitions:

  • Runway
  • Photography Go-See
  • Cover

 

Grand Overall Model Awards Criteria

Grand overall model winners are based on the highest total overall score across all mandatory competitions listed below.

In order to be eligible for the Grand Overall Female Model award, the following competitions must be entered:

  • Runway
  • Photography Go-See
  • Cover
  • Swimsuit

In order to be eligible for the Grand Overall Male Model award, the following competitions must be entered:

  • Runway
  • Photography Go-See
  • Cover
  • Swimsuit

In order to be eligible for the Grand Overall Child Model award, the following competitions must be entered:

  • Runway
  • Photography Go-See
  • Cover
  • TV Commercial

 

Grand Overall Actor Awards Criteria

Grand overall actor winners are based on the highest total overall score across all mandatory competitions listed below.

In order to be eligible for the Grand Overall Adult Actor award, contestants ages 12 and over must enter the following competitions:

  • TV Commercial
  • Monologue
  • Cold Reading – Scene
  • Improv

In order to be eligible for the Grand Overall Child Actor award, contestants ages 4 to 11 must enter the following competitions:

  • TV Commercial
  • Monologue
  • Kids Casting

 

Talent/Actor 12+ Division and Modelling Competition Lineups

Contestants in the Talent/Actor 12+ division are able to – and encouraged to – compete in modelling competitions in order to maximize exposure. Modelling competitions include Photography Go-See, Runway, Swimsuit, and Cover.

During modelling competitions there will be no specific lineup group for the Talent/Actor division. Rather, contestants registered in the Talent/Actor division will be placed in modelling competition lineup groups according to their gender and age. For example, a 15-year-old female in the Talent/Actor division competing in the runway competition will line up with the Female 12-15 group.

Please be advised that there are no Talent/Actor division awards for modelling competitions. Talent/Actors are eligible to win awards in these competitions within the modelling division corresponding to their gender and age.

Judging Panel and Scoring System

To ensure fairness, the highest and lowest scores are dropped, and the remaining scores are totalled to produce the contestant’s overall score. Contestants knowingly competing in a division other than the one they have registered for will be automatically disqualified at the discretion of CMTC and the judging panel. Contestants who do not abide by competition rules and regulations will be automatically disqualified at the discretion of CMTC and the judging panel. Furthermore, CMTC and the judging panel reserve the right to disqualify contestants who do not act in a professional manner or do not abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the Attendee Terms and Conditions agreement.