Rules, Judges Instruction & Criteria

1. Salon trends manicure tip box is a submission type competition.
2. The artwork is done prior to the competition and submitted at the time of the competition.
3. All entries may be submitted for any of the INJA and Nailympion competitions multiple times. Once the entree has taken 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any division at any of the INJA and Nailympions competitions it can not longer be submitted. No repeat trophied entries from past years are allowed.
4. Pictures will be available from past competitions for judge’s reference.
5. Nails are to be designed on nail tips and mounted and placed on a black board which allows nails to be seen and to be displayed in the competition area during the entire event.
6. All entries are to be 100% complete before bringing to the competition.
7. A full set of 10 salon style 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.
8. The tips must be displayed separately. Do not attach them together.
9. Maximum of 1 entries per competitor, each entry will incur a registration fee.
10. You must be present to enter the Competition.

11. All entries must be left at the competition until the close of the competition.
12. No entries left after the close of the competition will be returned. It is the competitors’ responsibility to pick up their work at the designated time and place.
13. All entries must be submitted on the day of the competition at the designated time.
14. Competitors may use the following nail art media: airbrushing, acrylic, gel, painting (Micro art), Polish, soak off gel. Nail art embellishments such as Rhinestones, pearls, bullion, foils, and holograms may be used.
15. No decalsor pre made art pieces such as machine made 3d art or Fimo shapes are allowed in thecompetition.
16. All work created must be only that of the competitor submitting the artwork.
17. Every competitor must be ready to verbally explain how something was created, if asked by the judges.
18. 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.
19. All of the nail art applied to the actual tips, whether attached to the tip or not, will count & must not extend further than 1 cm from the nail surface or 5 points will be deducted from the final score.
20. The artwork should reflex the popular trends and designs seen currently.
21. Total points is 100
22. Criteria:

  • Level of Difficulty
  • Composition
  • Balance
  • Use of Color
  • Graphic Quality
  • Clarity of Design
  • Originality
  • Media
  • Overall Workmanship