Rules & Regulations for Male & Female Contestants

All models that submit an application form and pictures to be considered for the regional heats and/or are selected for the Grand Finale are bound by and fully accept the rules and regulations as stated below.

Each Participant must strictly comply with these Official Rules. ("Contest Rules"). All contest entrants are "Participants". All materials, ideas, concepts and communications submitted by Participant(s) will be included in the definition of Submission.

All entries (including photos) become the sole property of Mahogany Models and will not be returned or acknowledged. Mahogany Models reserves the right to reject any photos for whatever reason, in its sole discretion.


I am applying to be considered for participation in the Mahogany Model 2007 - “ UK 's Top Model of Colour” competition.

I certify that the information that I have provided in my application form is true and correct. If any of the information is not true or ceases to be true at any time during my application process, or during my participation in the Mahogany Model 2007 - “UK's Top Model of Colour” competition, I will be excused from any further participation in the event and will immediately relinquish any and all titles and prizes bestowed upon me as a result of participation in the event, without any cause of refunds of any monies or expenses that may have been incurred by me as a result of preparing or participating in the event.

This contest is open to single, married or divorced women/men of any non Caucasian race, religion or ancestry from any country in the world.

I am not currently pregnant and am of sound, mental condition.

I am a natural born female/male between the ages of 17 - 40 years of age.

I have never been arrested or convicted of any crime, including any misdemeanours. I do not have a criminal record or have anything in my background that could bring the contest or its sponsors into disrepute. I have not at any time been involved in any illegal activities or use of drugs of any nature.

I am not aware of any physical or psychological conditions that may limit my ability to participate in the Mahogany Model 2007 - “ UK 's Top Model of Colour” competition.

I understand that if I am selected to participate in the Mahogany Model 2007 - “ UK 's Top Model of Colour” competition, there is no entry fee to participate but I will have to obtain sponsorship.

I am responsible for all my travel arrangements to and from the regional heats or grand final and any personal expenses related to the event, and those of any chaperones or persons accompanying me.

I understand that if I am under 18 years of age, I will be required to make arrangements for a guardian or chaperone to accompany me to the event bearing all their costs. The chaperone may only attend the final event and may not come to any practices or rehearsals related to the event.

I understand that by submitting an application to be considered for participation in Mahogany Model 2007 - “ UK 's Top Model of Colour” does not constitute participation in the final contest. There is a selection process that will be conducted by a panel of judges and I shall be advised of their decision via email/phone call.

Only complete applications submitted with necessary pictures will be considered for participation. Incomplete applications will not be considered and participants will not be notified that their application was incomplete.

I understand that the rules and regulations pertaining to the event are subject to change at any time without notice.

I understand that the date/venue maybe changed or the event cancelled due to any natural or unforeseen disaster that is beyond the control of Mahogany Models.

I hereby authorise the Mahogany Group and its subsidiaries to use my name, likeness, images, photographs, writings, recordings and personality derived from my application and participation in the Mahogany Model 2007 - “UK's Top Model of Colour” competition and all related activities for any and all purposes, including but not limited to publicity, promotions, marketing, advertising, distribution, and sales without any obligations for remuneration or compensation in regards to this competition and subsequent events and campaigns.

I confirm that I have sought the permission of any modelling or talent agency that I am attached to and if any work is obtained for any models participating in the competition by Mahogany Models then the commission will be paid exclusively to Mahogany Models. Mahogany Models cannot and will not be held responsible or liable for any obligations that you have failed to meet if you have a contract with a modelling or talent agency.

I will not seek any reimbursement of costs expended during, arising out of, related to or resulting from my participation in the Mahogany Model 2007 - “ UK 's Top Model of Colour” showcase and all related activities.

I hereby fully release Mahogany Group and its subsidiaries, its employees, volunteers, shareholders, officers, directors, contractors, successors, agents and assigns from any and all responsibility for any injury, loss, death or inconvenience, delay or damage to personal property in connection with my participation in the Mahogany Model 2007 - “UK's Top Model of Colour” competition and all related activities whether resulting from by not limited to acts of God or force Majeure, illness, disease, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, food poisoning, travel, and mechanical or other failure of transportation.

The judge's decision is final and correspondences from contestants will not be entered into.

Contestants are permitted to wear hair extensions and/or hairpieces.

Contestant must never have nor will they during her reign pose for any photography, video or film associated with nude work or pornography. Nor have they ever or is presently involved with any type of employment involving nude work or pornography.


All contestants are to behave in a fit and proper manner at all times. Any contestant and/or family member or guest showing less than sportsman like behaviour will lead to the disqualification of the contestant. No refund will be given under these circumstances.

The winner also confirms that they will not give any written or verbal endorsements commercially without the expressed permission of Mahogany Models.

The winner further acknowledges that all rights for any appearances, endorsements, modelling, promotions, speaking engagements, acting roles, etc. resulting from winning Mahogany Model 2007 - “UK's Top Model of Colour” title shall belong exclusively to Mahogany Models.

The winner must attend next years final to hand over the title to the new winner.

All prizes won by contestants are strictly non-exchangeable. The competition organisers reserve the right to amend and replace competition prizes without prior notice with a prize of similar value.

The grand finale winner and all the regional heat winners agree to have photographs taken with all of their prizes for use by the sponsors. These photographs will also be published on Mahogany Model 2007 - “ UK 's Top Model of Colour” website.

All contestants must agree to be interviewed by the press (if required) and have their photographs taken without objection.

All contestants must be present at all rehearsals and training sessions as requested by the organisers relating to the competition. Contestants will forfeit their participation in the event of absenteeism.

Any contestants who are chosen to take part in the finals must give 4 weeks written notice if they are unable to attend the final. We regret that sponsorship refunds cannot be given under any circumstances.

Contestants found to have given false personal information will be removed from the competition. The organisers have the right to replace selected contestants if they are deemed unfit to participate in the competition.

Mahogany Models or any of its employees shall not be held liable for any mishaps, accidents, injuries or loss of property that may arise during the competition.

The agreement shall be construed under and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom . Any and all actions under this agreement shall be brought in the courts of the United Kingdom .

I have read, understand and am fully conversant with the rules and regulations stated above and agree to be bound by them. Any breech of the rules and regulations may result in my disqualification from the competition and if I become a winner my contracts may be cancelled and I may be required to return all the prizes that I have won.