Convention Weekend

CMTC is comprised of a 4-day long weekend filled with seminars, workshops and competitions hosted and judged by top national and international modelling and entertainment industry reps.

Those who successfully audition and are invited to attend CMTC have the opportunity to compete in over 10 different modelling & talent competitions judged by the national and international industry reps who are scouting at CMTC.

CMTC’s workshops & seminars provide education and interactive training by respected individuals in the modelling and entertainment industries. CMTC competitions provide contestants with industry experience and the opportunity to showcase their skills and talent in front of the industry’s top career makers, scouts, and representatives.

Nowhere else will you find the right time and place where you can gain experience, showcase your skills, and meet career makers and like-minded individuals all in one jam-packed weekend!

Are You Interested in auditioning for CMTC?

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Competitions

Below you will find a list of competitions available to those selected to attend CMTC 2021. Each competition is designed to mimic real auditions, casting, and go-sees to provide contestants with industry experience. The competitions are judged by industry reps to maximize contestant exposure.

Slide your mouse over the competition you want more information about and click for the competition description, rules and regulations.

Cover

The Cover Competition is open to contestants of all ages. Contestants must submit one (1)...
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Commercial Print

The Commercial Print Competition is open to contestants of all ages. Contestants must submit one...
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Dance

The Dance Competition is open to contestants of all ages. The competition is divided into...
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Improv

The Improv Competition is available to contestants ages 12 and over only. The competition will...
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Kids Casting

The Kids Casting Competition is available to contestants ages 4 to 11 only. This competition...
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Photography Go-See

The Photography Go-See Competition is open to contestants of all ages. Contestants will present their...
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Runway

The Runway Competition is open to contestants of all ages. Each contestant will walk the...
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TV Commercial

The TV Commercial Competition is open to contestants of all ages. This competition is set...
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TV/Film Casting

The TV/Film Casting Competition is open to contestants of all ages. This competition is set...
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Self-Tape

The Self-Tape Competition is open to contestants of all ages. In this competition, contestants are...
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Singing

The singing competition is available to contestants of all ages.  The competition is divided into...
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Swimsuit

The Swimsuit Competition is open to contestants ages 12 and over. Each contestant will walk...
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Program Book

The program book contains the photos and contestant numbers of models/talent competing at CMTC. Appearing in the program book is an excellent opportunity for models/talent to be promoted to the agents, managers, and casting directors attending the convention. In fact, the “callbacks” section of the program book is designed for agents to circle the contestant numbers of models/talent that they wish to interview on the final day of CMTC; this allows agents to keep track of contestants that have piqued their interest throughout the week during competitions, workshops, and seminars. The program book also includes useful advice from industry experts as well as the names of individuals and businesses that have sponsored models/talent.

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Host Hotel

Our new host hotel offers onsite Starbucks coffee, complimentary parking, a small mall attached to the convention space, Tim Hortons in the parking lot, 3 pools and is connected to the Best Western Hotel.

Attendees looking to book accommodations at CMTC’s host venue, the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, are advised to do so as soon as possible. Be sure to reach out to the hotel directly to request accommodations within CMTC’s room block to receive a discounted rate. Please note that a limited number of accommodations are available within this discounted room block. Once the room block reaches capacity, attendees will have to arrange accommodations outside of the discounted room block. 

Marriott’s Commitment to Clean

Location: 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

Phone: +1 905-881-2121 or +1 800-668-0101

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Weekend Itinerary

The CMTC 2019 Itinerary provides a general overview of what takes place during the convention. The official convention itinerary will be published in the CMTC program book, which will be distributed to attendees during Event Check In.

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Theme Parties

At CMTC, we encourage making connections with like-minded individuals. Each year we host two Theme Party Dances on the Thursday night and Friday night of CMTC.   The Theme Party Dances are open to all contestants and visitors. They are not mandatory, however, they are a lot of fun if you like to dance, dress-up, and socialize! 

CMTC is proud to support Kids Help Phone through our Embody Kindness Campaign. Each year we are excited to host a Pink Party theme dance on the Thursday evening of CMTC. There is a “toonie” entrance fee at the door of the dance, with all proceeds going toward Kids Help Phone. 

CMTC 2019’s Embody Kindness Ambassadors were CMTC alumni actress & dancer Jessica Lord and CMTC alumni singer & actress  Jadyn Rylee. Both Jessica and Jadyn returned to CMTC 2019 to support the campaign, attend the Pink Party and meet contestants and visitors. We love to see all contestants, visitors, special alumni guests, and staff show their support for an incredible cause!

On the Friday evening of CMTC, the theme of the Theme Party Dance is Fashion Crimes. We invite contestants and visitors to wear clashing colours, loud patterns and display the worst sense of style out for a night of fun.

 

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Awards Ceremony

The CMTC awards ceremony is a night of celebration honouring participating models/talent for their many efforts and successes throughout convention weekend. Highlights include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, the presentation of awards to top contestants, and a dance party. This is a time for models/talent and their families to reflect upon what they have learned about the business, the friends they have made at CMTC, and reaffirm their drive to achieve excellence in the modelling and entertainment industries.

Award Criteria

Below you will find the criteria associated with CMTC’s overall and grand overall awards. 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.

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+, Male 12-17, and Male 18+ divisions must enter the following competitions:

  • Runway
  • Photography Go-See
  • Cover

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 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
  • TV/Film Casting
  • Self-Tape
  • 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
  • Self-Tape
  • Kids Casting

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