BME News and Notes



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Two points of interest:

BME SCHOLARSHIP. Mark has taken the reins of the BME Scholarship this year, and has prepared this release about the project:

For the fifth year in a row, the IAM community has come together to offer a $1,000 USD College scholarship to one member of our international community. Many of you already know about the scholarship, but for those who don’t, the IAM college scholarship is member-funded and available to active IAM members who are full-time, undergraduate college students anywhere in the world. Past winners have been in the US and Mexico.

Now that the new year is here, it’s time to award another scholarship!

Rules and application material for the 2009/2010 IAM College Scholarship are now available at BMEscholarship.com. All members of the IAM community who will be full-time college or university students in the fall of 2009 are encouraged to apply.

Any questions or comments about the scholarship can be posted in the official IAM College Scholarship forum, or sent to me via IM. Applications are due May 1, and the winner will be announced sometime around July 1.

This scholarship, open to all IAM members internationally, is funded entirely through contributions from your fellow IAM members. Contributions have ranged from $5 USD to $500 USD. Donating is easy – we accept checks through the mail (ask me for details), and we can also accept credit card donations via PayPal through the BMEscholarship.com Web site. Without continuing support from IAM members, we can’t continue to offer this scholarship. Please consider making a contribution, even if you can only spare a few dollars.

Thank you, and good luck!

It may go without saying, but this is a really wonderful project, and we strongly encourage anyone who is able to participate. Thanks, Mark!

CASTING CALL. This one’s for the fellas. Every once in a while, as you’re likely aware, television producers and networks come to BME seeking out people to be featured on various shows and whatnot. Here’s one from Tom Wilde, who is currently working on a new show for Channel 4 in the UK. Details follow:

Male beauty is a mysterious, controversial and potentially explosive subject matter that demands to be explored. Male vanity is a genuine taboo – but one that’s about to be smashed apart.

I am currently working on a brand new high profile programme for Channel 4 in the Uk. The programme look at all aspects of male beauty and body perception.

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Ideally we are interested in speaking to men who have modified there genital area in some way. We are interested in talking to people who are both satisfied and dissatisfied with the results of their modifications, perhaps the results are different to what was expected. We are interested in showcasing the world of body modification in all its extremes.

The programme is exploring all aspects of male beauty and the lengths that men go to in order to satisfy their desires and how these comply with or differ to the pressures and expectations of society.

Expenses and a fee can be discussed. One slightly tricky condition is that we need to hear from these men in the next three days. The men need to be based in the UK or Europe.

Interested applicants should get in touch with Tom Wilde here.

10 thoughts on “BME News and Notes

  1. I wish i could apply, minimum requirements say 1 year on IAM and ive only been part of the community for a few months =(.

  2. If it’s for channel 4 it’ll most likely be just another of those exploitative “bodyshock” freakshows, but hopefully not :)

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