Project Scouted

What is Project Scouted...?

After the resounding success of #ProjectScouted Cycle 1 last year with its inundation of social media and its takeover of the Durban social scene. 2015 saw Cycle 2 once again pull out all the stops to create a unique collaborative project. With all the interest being shown in the Project, by aspiring participants and the keen public, Lee Folkard Photography put together a list of your most frequently asked questions to give you the heads-up on everything #ProjectScouted.

1.    What exactly is #ProjectScouted?
#ProjectScouted was created by the owner of Lee Folkard Photography, Lee Folkard, who has held yearly photography projects in Durban with the first one titled “Project i” in 2010. These projects, consisting of several phases where the girls will be judged on the quality of their images, centre on providing young women a platform to explore their photographic potential, gain exposure, and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of working with some of the most talented photographers and designers in Durban. Following the enormous hype of #ProjectScouted in 2014, Lee held on to the name.

2.    How can I enter the Project?
For now, you can be put on the list for details on how to be scouted. See: Sign Up link on this site.

3.    Is there an age limit for entrants?
16 and over only. If you are under 18, we do require parental or guardian consent and we recommend that you have a parent or guardian present at all the photoshoots and events should you be selected to participate.

4.    Can I enter if I have tattoos or piercings?
Of course! The #ProjectScouted team is looking for unique, interesting, and distinct girls. If you have something that separates you from the crowd for whatever reason, you could just be what we’re looking for. Interesting people are what makes interesting images.

5.    Can boys enter?
Nope, #ProjectScouted is open only to girls. Sorry, guys.

6.    What is the role of the scouts in #ProjectScouted?
As the name of the Project reveals, the scouts are one of the most, if not the most, important people involved in the Project. Their role is to find the girls with winning potential by scouting them on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) or even by spotting them around Durban. The scouts will be available to answer any questions that the participants have. The scouts are the team leaders and they will keep up the morale of the girls and go out of their way to ensure that their #ProjectScouted experience is a highlight in their lives.

7. Can past entrants and participants enter again this year?
Absolutely! If you have entered or participated in any of the previous Projects, you are still welcome to enter #ProjectScouted. But remember, this does not mean that you will have an advantage over the other girls. [ Unfortunately, if you have made the TOP 5 in cycle 2, you will not be able to participate as an entrant in cycle 3 – you are more than welcome to choose a new role within the project. ]

8. When will the shoots and events take place? Will I have to miss school/university/work?
The Project will be tailored to the girls participating and events and shoots will take place during weekends and holidays to accommodate those in school, university or are working.