So, high school senior-to-be, what if I told you that with a modest amount of effort on your part, that you could earn some extra spending money? Interested? Good.

OK, what if I told you that you could earn a LOT of extra spending money? Even more interested? Great!

And what if I told you that as part of this plan, you get to be treated like a rock-star model for a day? You’re probably hooked, now, right?

So what are we talking about? Well, it’s the 2012-1013 Studio P Senior Model Search, which we are kicking off this week.

Here’s how it works. We are looking for two current high school juniors (class of 2013) at every Knoxville area school to be Senior Models for the Studio P Senior Experience. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please fill out the on-line application and hit submit. We will review the applications and be back in touch with you and your parent(s) soon to discuss the program.

So what is a Studio P Senior Model? Well, basically they are our ambassadors at area high schools. They help us sell the Studio P Senior Experience to their friends and encourage them to use us as their Senior Portrait artists.

How would you do that? Well, here’s the fun part. If you are chosen to be a Studio P Senior Model from your school, you will receive a free Studio P Senior Experience, consisting of a studio and outdoor photo session of 1 to 1 and a half hours each. Your studio session will be at our studio facilities, but your outdoor session can be anywhere in Knox County — your choice, although we do have several suggestions of places where we have shot in the past. Or you can choose a special place that’s all you.

After your shoots, we’ll take two or three of your shots and create a business card-sized card (with a super cool design) with our information on the back to hand out to your friends. Your friends score because they get a discount on their Studio P Senior Experience session. We’ll also provide you with access to several of your shots for your Facebook page. Then for every friend who books a senior shoot with Studio P through your card or Facebook page, you will receive your choice of either studio credit toward the purchase of our senior portrait packages or cash. Yep, cold, hard cash. How much? Try $25 for every friend that signs with us. If five friends sign up, that’s $125. If it’s 10 friends, then it’s $250. Get a hundred and it’s $2,500. There’s also incentives as you reach different levels. So just think, you could either get your entire senior portrait package free (and we have some killer stuff besides pics to choose from) or you could pay for a new wardrobe. Or your senior trip. Or whatever you want.

So we would imagine that your next question is how do you get chosen to be a Studio P Senior Model? Well, first of all, you need to be photogenic and enjoy having your picture taken. A good sense of style doesn’t hurt, either. But just as important is an outgoing personality. This is essentially a part-time job in which the responsibilities include being photographed by our studio and then promoting us by showing your senior portraits to your friends, telling them about the studio, and encouraging them to choose Studio P for their senior portraits. Being an active part of social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter is a must, as you will be expected to help promote Studio P as much as possible (don’t worry, we’ll show you how).

We would love to be able to choose everyone, but as we said, we are limiting it to just two Models per school, so it’s a pretty elite group. But just know that if you get chosen to be a part of this, it’s going to be fun and exciting. So if you or someone you know at one of the schools above might be interested, don’t hesitate to submit an application. We expect the spots to fill up quick!