The Woodlands, TX—January 5th, 2010 – Local photographer, Jamie Koppi of Koppi Write Photography, is participating in the 2010 International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Family and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS.org). Last year’s competition featured 2,000 model’s images and raised $164,775 for the NILMDTS organization.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to assisting parents and families going through the difficult time when they experience an early infant loss. NILMDTS connects families with volunteer photographers and provides them with a reproducible CD of the images of their baby at no cost to the family. For further information on NILMDTS, visit their website at www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org.
Participating photographers submit portraits of local families for online voting. Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).
The grand prize international winner will be determined from the 52 city finalists. Many exciting prizes will be awarded, and the grand prize winner receives a new car. The winners will be selected from the finalist gallery by photography and modeling industry experts. The winning family also receives a session with the renowned portrait artist Sandy Puc’ and international recognition.
Along with participating in the national contest, Jamie Koppi is offering a prize of her own. The family with the most votes, out of the images Koppi Write Photography submits, will win a 16 x 20 Canvas Gallery Wrap print of their winning image.
Sandy Puc, National Model Search sponsor, has long believed charitable work is the backbone of the community. She created this contest to highlight excellence in the portrait photography industry as well as raise funds for NILMDTS, the organization she co-founded in 2005.
Jamie Koppi is offering special packages and pricing for those who are interested in entering the contest. People who want to enter their families in the contest may do so by calling Koppi Write Photography at 936.537.1961.
The national contest is open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://sandypucmodels.com/.