Rules, Judges Instruction & Criteria

  1. 1 hand competition. Time allowed is 1 1//2 hours (90 minutes).
  2. This is a competition withTraditional French style pink & white acrylic nails to be created.  Transparent pink and/or clear & white acrylic powder & liquid Monomer must be used. The nails are expected to be thin (1mm maximum in the center of the the nails Free edge where it meets between zone 2 & 3. (See Zone Diagram). The structure is well contoured within the interior (concave) and exterior (convex) and the tip of the free edge should have a symmetric and concentric shape ( c-curve) in the structure.
  3. The shape is extreme square.
  4. Smile lines are to be created with a brush. Reverse application allowed for this competition .
  5. The competitor must use acrylic and sculpt the nails with forms. No tips allowed, dual or any other type of molds that can be used to create a structured shape.
  6. Forms are allowed to be pre-cut and prepared before the events. Metal supports are allowed. Doubling of forms are allowed. Cutting forms are allowed.
  7. No gel sealers of any kind are allowed onto the acrylic nails. Nails should be High Shined.
  8. Cuticle oil is allowed but must be well massaged into the nail. There must not be excessive amount of oil dripping off the finger or there will be a point deduction for underside.
  9. All Dust needs to be well removed. Water and soap may be used to clean. Compressed air may also be used to blow away dust.
  10. No glue is allowed in the Acrylic sculptured competition. Keep it off the table to prevent warning that can lead to point
  11. Electric files are allowed, but competitor must supply their own machine, electrical cords and adaptors.
  12. Electric file oil and all types of buffing creams are allowed.
  13. Chamois style buffers are allowed both by hand or machine.
  14. Pinching tools, c-curve stick and all types of tools used to create a proper structure are allowed.
  15. Points are earned by following the criteria correctly.
  16. All general rules apply to this competition.
  17. Total points for Division 1 is 150, Division 2 is 155 & Division 3 is 160.


  • Convex
  • Concave
  • Arch and Apex
  • Form Fit
  • Free Edge Thickness
  • Sidewalls
  • Lateral Side Extension
  • C-Curve
  • Nail Shape
  • Surface Smoothness
  • Length
  • High Shine Finish
  • Product Control
  • Nail Shape
  • Cuticle Area
  • Underside
  • Smileline