'80s babies may fondly remember a young Britney Spears winning Star Search
for three weeks straight. But although aspiring pop tarts can still compete for fame on TV - thank you, American Idol
- it's a bit harder to find real contests for composers, photographers, and designers. Sorry Tim Gunn, you don't count.
Now a new website aims to connect wannabe creatives with clients of their choice. Called Talent House, it hosts open calls for art and music submissions by known brands and studios.
First up? Naomi Campbell, who wants a new photographer and
a new model. Submit your portfolio to the supermodel and her team, and await the judgment day when you can follow in Testino's footsteps, or take your place as the next Freja / Coco / Abbey / whoever.
Other opportunities in the works include a design position at Adidas, and a chance to make videos with Dr. Dre or Nokia. And unlike some other talent "searches," you won't have to do your own makeup in a Wal-Mart relay race or create a dress out of corn cobs to get noticed.