Competition Rules, Judges Instruction & Criteria

1. All artwork is done prior to the day of the competition and is submitted completed
2. Nails are to be designed on nail tips and placed on a black board to present for judging.
3. The black board should not be any larger than 25cm in either direction.
4. All entries are to be 100% completed prior to the competition.
5. 10 tips are to be created and must reflect different nail sizes, as real nails do. Anyone using all one size tips will have an automatic 5 point deduction to their final score.
6. The tips must be connected together.
7. The tips must be square shape and any length is allowed
8. Competitors may use any of these 5 nail art media: airbrushing, acrylic paint, gel, all hand painting techniques & gel paint. NO nail art embellishments such as Rhinestones, pearls, bullion, foils and crushed shells.
9. The art media must be used in an artistic way and must be applied completely flat

10. No decals or pre made art are allowed in the flat art nail art competition.
11. All work created must be only that of the competitor submitting the artwork.
12. Competitors may only submit their own work. All entrees may be questioned and the competitor asked to recreate a portion of the work submitted as proof.
13. All of the nail art applied to the tip must be completely flat.
14. The competitor can choose any theme
15. All entries may be submitted for any of the competitions multiple times. Once the entree has taken 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any division at any  competitions it can not longer be submitted. No repeat trophied entries from past years are allowed.
16. Maximum of 2 entries per competitor, each entry will incur a registration fee.
17. All entries must be accompanied by a typed description of the work involved, including what types of nail art media were used. The description must be written in both English and the native language of the hosting country that the art is entered in.
18. Total points earned 110
19. Criteria:

  • Level of Difficulty
  • Composition
  • Balance
  • Color theory
  • Continuity of Theme
  • Graphic Quality
  • Clarity of Design
  • Originality
  • Media
  • Total impression