Entries sought for Maurices model search

Entries will be accepted through Feb. 13 for a modeling contest conducted by the Maurices chain of women’s clothing stores.

“We’re excited to give another group of women the opportunity to live their dream of modeling while demonstrating what the Maurices brand is all about: fashion, fun and giving back,” said Brad Hartman, vice president of marketing.

Women age 18 and over can entered the Main Street Model Search online at www.mauricesmainstreetmodel.com. Entrants must upload photos of themselves and write short essays.

Online voting set for Feb. 17 to March 19 will narrow the field to 100 contestants, who will then create and submit videos.

A panel of judges will select 20 finalists and then 12 winners.

Winners will join in photo shoots planned for three iconic U.S. destinations and receive national exposure at Maurices locations. Winners each will receive $1,500 Maurices gift cards and $7,500 to be awarded to charitable organizations in their hometowns.

A division of the Ascena Retail Group, Maurices operates a total of 800 stores in 44 states. In Grand Junction, Maurices is located in the Mesa Mall at 2424 U.S. Highway 6 & 50. For more information, log on to www.maurices.com