Warren Linton and Tamia Arthur are the new faces of the Barbados Yellow Pages/Global Directories upcoming “Get Discovered” marketing campaign.
The young gentleman and lady were selected from a slew of entrants in the “Get Discovered” online competition run on Facebook/BarbadosYellowPages towards the end of last year, which invited professional and aspiring models to submit a headshot along with a full body shot for a chance to be featured in the new and exciting campaign.
Interested persons were asked to visit www.facebook.com/BarbadosYellowPages to submit their photos, as well as to vote for their favourite model. At the end of the contest the model with the most votes, Daniel Evelyn, was chosen as the peoples’ choice winner, taking home a 16GB iPod Nano and a $25 iTunes card.
After reviewing all of the entries, a judging panel selected Warren and Tamia as the overall winners of the search and the models to be featured in the upcoming campaign.
Pam Roach, Marketing Manager with Global Directories, said they were quite happy with the public’s response, noting they were quite a number of entries received:
“The level of modelling talent in Barbados is certainly quite high as proven by the large number of individuals who entered the contest. Selecting the winner was certainly no easy task, however, the fact that we had this problem meant we now have a wide range of talent to choose from in upcoming advertising and marketing campaigns. Barbados Yellow Pages/Global Directories would like to thank all participants as well as congratulate the winners. We look forward to working with you and the hosting of other successful contests in the future.”
Surprised, but quite elated about being chosen, both winners indicated they were encouraged by friends and family to enter the competition:
“Apart from the prizes being quite attractive I was also encouraged to try my hand at modelling having spent quite a bit of time in recent years behind the camera as a developing photographer”, said Warren.
“My family was definitely the driving force behind me entering this competition, pushing me to utilise many of the photographs taken of myself to document my daily activities”, stated Tamia.
Recently, both Warren and Tamia participated in a photo shoot for the “Get Discovered” campaign which is expected to be launched locally very soon. In addition to being chosen as the faces of the campaign, the two winners each took home US$600, a 16GB iPod Nano and a $50 iTunes card.