Durham’s newest child model search launches today at Castle Dene Shopping Centre

30th May 2019

Does your child have what it takes to become Durham’s next top model?

Hundreds of parents are expected to enter their children into the QT competition being launched today by Castle Dene Shopping Centre and Mentor Model Agency, one of the UK’s leading child model agencies.

Entry is free and open to all from new-borns, toddlers and children up to, and including, 13-years-old.

One child from each of the three age categories (0-23 months, 2-5 and 6-13) will be chosen to be represented by Mentor for at least 12 months, which includes a portfolio photoshoot with digital images provided and displayed on the agency’s website.

Mentor Model Agency’s client list includes Boden, Mamas & Papas, Next, Silver Cross, Tomy, John Lewis, Very, F&F, Pretty Little Thing, Adidas, Footlocker & Franklin & Marshall.

Josephine Webster, company director at Mentor, said: “We are delighted to be working with Castle Dene Shopping Centre to discover new modelling talent in Peterlee.

“The winners could go on to work with some of the most high-profile fashion brands in the industry.”

“Competitions like these are a great platform to start a modelling career but it’s also lots of fun.”

Castle Dene centre manager, Suzanne Chaney, is confident the competition will be a huge hit in Peterlee.

She said: “We are extremely excited to launch the QT model search, which we anticipate being popular as we have already had a lot of interest on Facebook.

“Our Kids Club events are always well attended and I think the prizes provided by Mentor Model Agency will attract a lot of entries.

“I am confident it will be a success, but the main thing is that people have fun.”

Those wishing to enter can bring their children to be photographed on Thursday May 30 and Friday 31 between 10am and 4pm.

Entry is free and the photography will take place in the retail unit next to Specsavers, located in The Chare.

For more information, head to the centre’s Facebook page @CastleDeneShopping