2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search

If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming a model, the Buffalo Chip’s annual Poster Model Search presented by Rebel Yell Bourbon & KICK 104 is the perfect opportunity to show the world that you have what it takes to score the Rally’s most coveted modeling job!

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that could be yours!

Winning the search will put you in the spotlight at The Best Party Anywhere and get you featured in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s national marketing campaigns including:

  • Print and digital advertisements
  • Videos
  • Magazine spreads
  • Billboards
  • Posters

In addition, you’ll reign as the 2018 Poster Model at the Buffalo Chip, meeting new people at fun events, signing posters as a rally celebrity and strutting your stuff at the industry’s hottest events.

Here’s how you do it:

Come to one of the many local bars hosting a Poster Model event. After you sign up, you’ll come on stage (in your street clothes) with one of the KICK 104 DJ’s and answer a couple questions about yourself. Do your best to leave an impression on the crowd, and more importantly, the judges! At each event, the judges select a handful of ladies to move on to the Semi-Finals being held at The Back Porch in Spearfish on April 14th. Then we move to the Finals at the Robbinsdale in Rapid City on April 28th, where one lucky lady will be crowned the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model!

  • EVERY lady who enters and answers a couple of questions about themselves on stage gets a FREE pass to the concert of their choice to the Chip.
  • Each semi-finalist that competes on 4/21 in Spearfish will be awarded one (1) Early Bird (14-day) pass wristband, if and only if they compete in the Semi-Finals on the date and at venue set. This 14-day pass replaces the one-day pass previously earned. All contestants are eligible for one pass only.
  • The GRAND PRIZE: In addition to becoming the face of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for 2017, the Poster Model winner will receive a $1,500, plus the winner will participate in a professional photo shoot for the Buffalo Chip shortly after the end of the promotion and will receive a modeling fee of $500.

Upcoming Poster Model events:

Saturday, February 10: Poster Model Search kickoff party at Robbinsdale Lounge in Rapid City, SD
Friday, February 23: American Legion/Post 22 in Rapid City, SD
Saturday, March 3: Cowboy Back Bar in Belle Fourche, SD
Thursday, March 8: Paddy O’Neill’s in Rapid City, SD
Saturday, March 10: Dime Horseshoe Bar in Sundance, WY
Friday, March 23: Cheers Lounge in Rapid City, SD
Saturday, March 24: The Blue Lantern in Rapid City, SD
Thursday, March 29: Clock Tower Lounge in Rapid City, SD
Friday, March 30: VFW Post 1273 in Rapid City, SD
Saturday, March 31: J-Bar in Rapid City, SD
Friday, April 6: 445 Martini Lounge in Rapid City, SD
Saturday, April 7: The Z-Bar in Spearfish, SD
Thursday, April 12: Joe’s Place in Rapid City, SD (last chance to participate before the Semi-Finals)

Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 14 at the Back Porch in Spearfish, SD

Finals: Saturday, April 28 at Robbinsdale Lounge in Rapid City, SD

How to Enter and Win in 6 Easy Steps!

  1. Attend one or more of the Poster Model Search stops listed below. 
    The better you look when you show up, the better your chances of advancing to the semi-finals.
  2. Answer a few simple questions.
    Don’t worry! There usually isn’t a right or wrong answer. The judges are simply assessing the way you handle yourself on the microphone and in front of people.
  3. Take a sexy selfie with a Rebel Yell drink in your hand. (If you don’t have a Smartphone, have a friend take a picture for you.)
    A little note about your selfies:
    No nudity. Please don’t send it because we can’t post it.
    Swimsuits are okay, but no shots of you in your underwear please.
    You may submit up to two different selfies.
    Get ideas on how to pose by checking out last year’s selfies
  4. E-mail the photo to getsocial@buffalochip.com.
    Include your name (or whatever you want to call yourself, within the realm of decency) in the email, and use the bar where you qualified as the subject line.
  5. Wait for your selfie to post on the Legendary Buffalo Chip Facebook page, then share it with all of your friends.
    The judges may consider the number of likes you have by the semi-finals, and your social network could help you become the next Sturgis Buffalo Chip Poster Model. (Not all photos will be posted. Whether a photo is posted is the sole discretion of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.)
  6. Compete in the Semi-Finals.
    If you make it to semi-finals, you’ll compete in three categories:
    Round 1: Cocktail Dresses
    Round 2: Boy Shorts
    Round 3: Bikinis

Prizes

Grand Prize

  • 2 – Nine-day passes to the Buffalo Chip during the 2018 Sturgis Rally (Passes grant winners free access to all Buffalo Chip concerts and non-ticketed events.)
  • Modeling contract for the Best Party Anywhere, which includes a full day professional photo shoot for advertisements, billboards and posters
  • $2000 Cash Prize
  • Complimentary boudoir/modeling shoot in studio at Henry Roy Photography, complete with retouching, 5”x5” proof book of images and USB containing high resolution files from in-studio and semi-finals sessions ($949 value). Prints not included.
  • Appearance fees for autograph sessions around the Black Hills prior to the Sturgis Rally.
  • Opportunity to earn thousands of dollars from hourly wage and tips for daily appearances at the Buffalo Chip during its Sturgis Rally festival.
  • Opportunity to make appearances and participate in Sturgis Buffalo Chip events including the Legends Ride® and Freedom Celebration Veterans & Patriots Gala.
  • Black Rifle Coffee Company prize package
  • $150 Freckled Fox gift certificate

2nd and 3rd Place

  • Complimentary boudoir/modeling shoot in studio at Henry Roy Photography, complete with retouching, 5”x5” proof book of images and USB containing high resolution files from in-studio and semi-finals sessions ($949 value). Prints not included.
  • Prizes from Black Rifle Coffee Company
  • $50 Freckled Fox gift certificate

Finalists

  • Rights to one high-resolution image of photographer’s choosing from the Henry Roy Photography boudoir mini shoot at the semi-finals

All Participating Semi-Finalists

  • Nine-day pass to the Buffalo Chip during the 2018 Sturgis Rally.
    (Passes grant winners free access to all Buffalo Chip concerts and all non-ticketed events.)
  • Henry Roy Photography boudoir mini photo shoot the day of the semi-finals.

All Contestants

  • One day pass to the Buffalo Chip on the date of your choice. (Passes grant winners free access to that evening’s Buffalo Chip concerts.)
  • 20% off Freckled Fox certificate