Nail Career Education and Nail Products

"3D Nail Art" Turn-in Competition

Theme: "Puppets"


Cost:Pro's -$50 / Students - $40
*
both prices increase by $10 after June 15th
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Rules


​1. Competitors may submit more than one entry, but must pay a registration fee for each entry. 


2. Entry must consist of a set of 10 individual manufacturer tips. They may not be constructed by a layperson. They must be from a manufacturer box. The tip must be no longer than 2” in length & no wider than 3/4” if they were to be flattened out. Tips must be graduated in size. The design must be wearable. The design may not protrude more than 1” in height from the tip surface. Tips must remain individual & not be secured to one another. Design must be on all 10 tips.


3. The theme must be followed on all 10 nails. 


4. All work must be completed prior to the competition. No work station, seating or electrical outlet will be provided.


5. All nail art must be made from professional nail products (colored liquid & powder acrylic, light-cured gel, wraps & resin, polish, rhinestones, etc.)


6. Embellishments or adornments may be used, but must NOT exceed 25% of the overall design.


7. Top coat, UV gel sealant or glitter polish may be used.


8. Competitors may NOT use any copyrighted art, designs or logos (example: Disney, Muppets, etc).


9. Competitors must prepare & submit a written statement in two parts. One detailing the products & process used to create the art & one part telling the story of your interpretation of the theme. Do NOT name specific brands or manufacturers & DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME. 


10. Display/Presentation: 10 tips must be securely fastened to a plain (one color, no texture, no mirror), flat surface for the judging process. The size of the mounting surface is to be a maximum of 6 inches wide by 8 inches deep by ¼ tall & it must be FLAT, FLUSH & STURDY. 



The 3-D Nail Art will be judged in the following categories:

Originality, visual interest, color, design, dimension, overall impression, complexity, workmanship, detail & theme.



3-D Nail Art Judging Criteria 2018

Judge 1:


Originality - 5 Points
the design is innovative (new & original)
• the design is unique (different from other designs)
Visual Interest - 10 Points
the design captures your attention
• the design holds your attention
Color - 10 Points
• the colors enhance the design
• the colors complement each other

Presentation - 5 Points
• this entry is presented within the 3-D rules
• this entry is presented as if it is a special piece of art
• care was taken to make this presentation neat & clean
• written statement is include; is complete & understandable



Judge 2:


Balance - 5 Points
• various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy
• the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design
Design & Detail - 10 Points
• the design enhances the theme
• the design is well thought out
• the detail of design is clean & precise
• the design has adequate detail
Dimension - 10 Points
• the dimension is obvious & within the guidelines 3-D rules
• the dimension enhances the theme & is balanced
• the dimension may not protrude more than 1" in height from the tip surface
Overall Impression - 10 Points
• this design makes an excellent overall impression
• this design is complete & needs no improvement
• this entry is within all rules and guidelines



Judge 3:

Complexity - 10 Points
• the design is challenging, demanding skill & effort
• the design involves multiple techniques
• the complexity relates to the theme
Workmanship - 10 Points
• the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
• the workmanship is neat, clean & precise
• the theme is well represented
Tip Length - 5 Points
• the tips are graduated in length & size
• the length of tips must be no longer than 2"
• the width may be no wider than 3/4" if they were flattened out
Theme - 10 Points
• the theme is obvious & completely developed
• the theme is continued on all 10 nails
• the design enhances the theme


 
Scoring Guide              
10  Flawless               5   Average                
9   Almost flawless      4   Below average      
8   Very good             3   Poor                     
7   Good                    2   Very poor              
6   Above average      1   Unacceptable         


"Hand Painted Nail Art" Turn-in Competition
Theme: "Wine, Women & Song"


Cost:Pro's - $50 / Students - $40

*both prices increase by $10 after June 15th

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Rules:


1. Competitors may submit more than one entry, but must pay a registration fee for each entry. 


2. Each Hand Painted Nail Art entry must consist of a set of 10 individual manufacturer tips. They may not be constructed by a layperson. They must be from a manufacturer box. The length must be no longer than 2” & no wider than 3/4” if they were flattened out. Tips must be graduated in size. Finished tips must be wearable. The design must be done by hand painting only. Tips must remain individual & not be secured to one another. Design may encompass all 10 tips as a picture, but tips must remain individual. If tips do not meet the requirements, the design may be disqualified or receive a point deducti
on.


3. The theme must be followed on all 10 nails.


4. All work must be completed prior to the competition. No work station, seating or electrical outlet will be provided.


5. All work must be done by hand painting only. Absolutely no airbrushing or gel paint is allowed. Only acrylic water based paint & nail polish may be used.


6. The surface of the tips must be flush; NO raised surfaces.


7. Top coat or UV gel sealant MUST be used but must NOT contain any glitter. 


8. Competitors may NOT use any copyrighted art, designs or logos (example: Disney, Muppets, etc).


9. Competitors must prepare & submit a written statement in two parts. One detailing the products & process used to create the art & one part telling the story of your interpretation of the theme. Do NOT name specific brands or manufacturers & DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME. 


10. Display/Presentation: 10 tips must be securely fastened to a plain (one color, no texture, no mirror), flat surface for the judging process. The size of the mounting surface is to be a maximum of 6 inches wide by 8 inches deep by ¼ tall & it must be FLAT, FLUSH & STURDY. 



Hand Painted Nail Art will be judged in the following categories:

Originality, visual interest, color, design, balance, overall impression, complexity, workmanship, detail & theme.



Hand Painted Nail Art Judging Criteria 2018

Judge 1:

Originality - 5 Points
• the design is innovative (new & original)
• the design is unique

(different from other designs we have seen in the past & is different from other entries)
• the design original & outstanding
Visual Interest - 10 Points
• the design captures your attention
• the design holds your attention
• the design continues to draw your attention to new details
Color - 10 Points
• the colors enhance the design
• the colors complement each other
• the colors are in keeping with the theme
Presentation - 5 Points
• this entry is presented within the Hand Painted Nail Art Rule Guidelines
• this entry is presented as if it is a special piece of art
• care was taken to make this presentation neat & clean
• written statement is included; is complete & understandable



Judge 2:

Balance - 5 Points
• various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy
• the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design
• the design is balanced across all nails
Design - 10 Points
• the design enhances the theme
• the design is well thought out
• the design is complete & needs no improvement
Detail - 10 Points
• the detail is clean & precise
• the detail enhances the design
• the design has adequate detail
Overall Impression - 10 Points
• the design makes an excellent overall impression
• the design is complete & needs no improvement
• the theme is easy to follow as a complete picture



Judge 3:


Complexity - 10 Points
• the design is challenging, demanding skill & effort
• the design involves multiple techniques
• the complexity of the design is clear
Workmanship - 10 Points
• the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
• the workmanship is neat, clean & precise
• the workmanship is equally balanced across all nails
Tip Length - 5 Points
• the tips are graduated in length or size; are separate & individual
• the tip length is no longer than 2"
• the tip width is no wider than 3/4 of an inch if flattened out
Theme - 10 Points
• the theme is obvious & completely developed
• the theme is continued on all 10 nails
• the theme is complete & needs no improvement


 
Scoring Guide           
10  Flawless               5   Average                
9   Almost flawless      4   Below average      
8   Very good             3   Poor                     
7   Good                    2   Very poor              
6   Above average      1   Unacceptable         


2 NEW Turn-in Competitions for 2018

by Competition Director & Nailpro judge Carla Collier!

"3D Nail Art" & "Hand Painted Nail Art" ​​


HAVE QUESTIONS?


Ask Carla Collier via a Facebook PM or email: carla_collier@yahoo.com


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​​*This info is deemed reliable, but may change at any time.