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
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.
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.
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.
Can I enter if I have tattoos or piercings?
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.
Can boys enter?
#ProjectScouted is open only to girls. Sorry, guys.
What is the role of the scouts in
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.
Can past entrants and participants enter again
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. ]
When will the shoots and events take place?
Will I have to miss school/university/work?
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