• Make sure we can see your whole body in the frame.
  • Show us your face, if possible.
  • Wear something form fitting and bright so we can see the pose and so that you stand out from the background.
  • Show off a pose you've mastered rather than something more advanced that you can just barely do. Feel free to modify poses and use props as necessary. Great alignment impresses us more than difficulty and we encourage all levels of practitioners to enter!
  • For all questions not answered below, please email us at Due to the high volume of emails we receive in a short period of time, please be patient. We will do our best to reply within two business days.

The Official Rules

Yoga Journal Talent Search Contest

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter


Contest begins on Feb 1, 2012 and ends on Aug. 21, 2012 when we announce the winner in the October issue of the magazine (print and online).

How to Enter:

To enter, submit all requested information at Entry must be accurately completed or will be voided. Limit 1 entry per person and email address. Duplicate entries will be removed and disqualified.

Deadline for Entries:

All entries must be received by 11:59 pm March 29, 2012.


Yoga Journal Readers Choice Talent Search is open only to legal and current residents of the continental United States and the District of Columbia who as of time of entry are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of the Sponsor, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees' household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter the contest.


A maximum of five (5) votes per image are allowed per day, per IP address.

Judging Procedure:

Readers will judge and vote on entries based on who they would like to see gracing the pages of Yoga Journal. Of the top five finalists with the most reader votes, Yoga Journal's editorial team will choose a grand prize winner and model based on skill of pose, alignment, creativity of written answer, personality and suitability for Yoga Journal.


One grand prize winner will receive a roundtrip domestic coach flight to San Francisco, two nights. stay in a hotel of Yoga Journal's choice, and all meals and transportation during the trip, a value of approximately $1,500. The grand prize winner will be invited to participate in a full day photo and video shoot to appear in the October issue of Yoga Journal. All five finalists with the most votes (and approved by Yoga Journal staff) will each receive gift cards from Athleta valued at $250 each.


Finalists will be notified by email on or around April 23, 2012.


All submissions will become the sole property of Active Interest Media, which may reprint or otherwise exploit the entry in any manner, in any media. By submitting the entry, you agree that your name, voice, likeness and biographical data may be used by Active Interest Media for promotional and advertising purposes without compensation, unless prohibited by law. By participating in this contest, entrants and winner agree to abide by all contest rules and by decision of judges. Entrants and winner also agree to release Active Interest Media, and affiliated companies, and their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors and employees, from and against any claim, liability, loss or expense of any kind resulting from entry or participation in the contest or acceptance or use of the prize. Within seven (7) days of notification postmark must correctly complete, execute and return as directed an Affidavit, Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement including where lawful, a Publicity Release (plus any additional documents required at the discretion of Sponsor).


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