Nailympion competitions are considered internationals nail competitions where all nail professionals can participate regardless of their level or nationality.

Professionals from around the world can compete applying to their level. There will be five divisions (or leagues) that will determine the level where contestants can be enrolled. This way, every participant will be judged based on his or her skills and level.

HANDS-ON COMPETITIONS

First Timers Division

  • This division is for people who have NEVER COMPETED in any competition in their life.
  • Competitors from First Timers Division will follow the same rules as competitors from Division 1.
  • The winners of the first prize in the First Time division or Winner of the winners First Timer become part of division 2.

Division 1

  • For competitors who have never placed 1st in any *Hands – on **Internationally recognized competition in Division 1.
  • Competitors that have taken 2nd or 3rd place trophy in Division 1 at any INJA certified competition and/or any international certified competition.
  • For competitors who have placed 1st at any INJA certified competition in STUDENT divisions and still qualify under the rules for students.

Division 2

  • For competitors who have competed in any *Hands-on ** INJA certified competition and/or any internationally recognized competition and have placed in 1st in division 1 and placed 2nd or 3rd for division 2.

Division 3

  • For competitors that have placed 1st in any *Hands-on **Internationally recognized competition and 1st at any INJA certified competition in division 2 & 3.
  • For competitors who have won Division 1&2 “Winner of Winners”.
  • And for any competitor, regardless of division who has won “Grand Champion”.
**Hands-on Competitions

Any Competition where the competitor is creating the nails during the time of competition and not done prior to the competition.

*Internationally Recognized Competitions
  • All competitions that are not a distributor or brand name competition.
  • A competition wherein 50% of the judges come from another country where the competition was located.
  • Proof of division should be provided for all competitors when asked.
  • The competitor is responsible for registering in the correct division and must demonstrate that the division in which he or she is registered is correct. The organization may require the competitor to provide evidence that it has entered the correct division.
  • A competitor will be automatically disqualified if he or she has intentionally or recklessly registered in a minor division to which he or she actually belongs.

SUBMITTED NAIL ART COMPETITIONS

Division 1

  • For competitors who have never placed 1st in any *Submitted Nail Art competitions at any INJA certified competition and **Internationally recognized competition in Division 1.
  • Competitors that have taken 2nd or 3rd in Division 1.
  • For competitors who have placed 1st at any INJA certified competition in STUDENT divisions and still qualify under the rules for students.

Division 2

  • For competitors who have competed in any *Submitted Nail Art at any INJA certified competition **Internationally recognized competition and have placed in 1st in division 1 or placed 2nd or 3rd for division 2.

Division 3

  • For competitors that have placed 1st in any * Submitted Nail Art* at any INJA certified competition and internationally recognized competition and 1st at any INJA certified competition in division 2 & 3.
  • For competitors who have won Division 1&2 Nail Art Champion.

Nail Art Champion

  • Divisions 1,2 & 3 will each have its own Nail Art Champion Trophy. To qualify, all competitors must compete in Fantasy Total Look and Mixed Media Box and in a minimum of 2 more submitted nail art competitions.
  • The champion will be determined by the total score that combines all 4 scores together.
**Submitted Nail Art

Any competition where the work is done prior to the competition and turned in to be judged or is put onto a model for display.

*Internationally Recognized Competitions
  • All competitions that are not a distributor or brand name competition.
  • A competition wherein 50% of the judges come from another country where the competition was located.
  • Proof of division should be provided for all competitors when ask.
  • The competitor is responsible for registering in the correct division and must demonstrate that the division in which he or she is registered is correct. The organization may require the competitor to provide evidence that it has entered the correct division.
  • A competitor will be automatically disqualified if he or she has intentionally or recklessly registered in a minor division to which he or she actually belongs.

AWARDS

Division Winner of Winner Qualifications

  • To qualify for Winner of Winners trophy the competitor must compete in a minimum of 3 of the hands-on competitions at the event.
  • The winner will be determined by the combined total score of the competitor’s top 3 scores of the qualifying competitions.

Grand Champion

  • This trophy is open for divisions 1,2 & 3 and First timers to enter. To qualify, the competitor must compete in all of the hands on competitions. OR they can compete in the Ultimate Nail Art Challenge and French Sculpture Acrylic and Salon Style French  competitions. The champion will be determined by the total scores of all of the competitions combined.

TeamTrophy (Divisions 1, 2 & 3 and First Timers)

  • Team trophy is top 3 of the hands on competitions. To qualify for the Team trophy there must be a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 competitors entered.
  • The competitors may be in any of the 4 divisions (divisions 1, 2, 3 and First Timers). The scores will be combined from all of the hands on competitions.
  • The top 3 scores from each team will be used to make the total score.
  • Competitors must be registered individually prior to register as a team. It is free to enter a team.