Australasia 2018 Rules

GEL TIP & OVERLAY & L&P ACRYLIC SCULPTURE RULES 2018

75-mins - Gel Tip & Overlay 
75-mins - L&P Acrylic Sculpture 
L&P Acrylic & Gel Perfect Match (automatic when entering both sculpt & tip/overlay comps)

Sculpture is undertaken on the MODEL’S RIGHT hand – tip & overlay on the MODEL’S LEFT hand.

The judges then assess a 3rd competition – PERFECT MATCH – this will simply assess how closely the two sets of nails match each other. All elements will be observed to see if smiles lines, apex, sidewalls etc. are matching across both hands via the two different techniques using L&P Acrylic & Gel systems.

  • Competitors are required to L&P sculpt on the model’s RIGHT hand and UV Gel tip/overlay on the model’s LEFT hand. This means there is an opportunity to enter 2 competitions in one sitting.
  • Competitors can take just one comp on one hand. One-hand competitors will be given 75-minutes to complete the hand and be positioned in one area together. Those doing both hands will be asked to stop after 75-minutes and have a 10-minute break before starting on the 2nd hand.
  • Competitors must polish 2 fingers on each hand  (thumb and pinky) of the model with a red cream nail polish/lacquer only – no base coat, ridgefiller, top coat or gel polish may be used. The polish may be of the competitors’ choice.
  • On the underside of the nail the judges must see white – but must not see a smile line; points will be deducted for a seen smile line on the red polished fingers.
  • The nail bed must NOT be extended.
  • These are traditional competitions, with French style pink & white nails to be created. Cover pink products are NOT allowed.
  • Cream, lotion, oil and polish dry products may be used. Excess lotion and oil will afford point deductions. If a competitor is seen cleaning hands and nails after the competition is closed with any product such as canned air, points will be deducted. Models may not put fingers in their mouth or rub them on their clothing.
  • No gel sealers to be used on any of the L&P acrylic categories.
  • Water and soap may be used in finishing.
  • Competitors may not blend, shape or cutout tips prior to the start of the competition. Every competitor must arrive with an unopened tip box or a roll of JUST 25 forms per comp. Floor judges will be closely inspecting.
  • Adhesive is allowed for tip & overlay. NO adhesive for the sculpt categories.
  • E-Files are allowed.
  • Gel competitors must bring a UV or LED gel lamp.
  • You are only permitted to use Natural or Clear tips in both gel and acrylic tip & overlay categories.
  • Nails must be square or round in shape – the length must be a ratio of 2:3 of the nail plate for the pink & white.
  • Extra points will be awarded for the creation of moons on the nails in the overall look for the finished nails. There is no section on the score sheet for moons. But sensational consistent moons will affect the overall look of the nails.

SALON NAILS RULES (ONE HAND) 2018

60-mins – one-hand 

Show your skills as a salon nail professional: everyday nails for everyday clients.

Choose between one of these artificial systems (L&P acrylic, UV hard gel, fibreglass) then shape, style and lengthen nails accordingly. (No gel polish or dip systems to be used.)

Judges will compare the unenhanced hand to see how the service has improved the appearance of the model’s hands.

  • 60-minutes to complete a set of salon-style nail enhancements on ONE hand only - using any suitable artificial nail system.
  • Sculpt or tip & overlay techniques to be used only. NO moulds or molds labeled as nail forms – just nail tips & paper sculpting forms allowed.
  • NO white tips. Use clear or natural tips only.
  • Competitors are required to use professional pink & white products. NO glitter, coloured powder, additives etc. to be used – judges are looking for the most natural set of nails that suit the hand shape and skin tone.
  • Camouflage powders or gels can be used if appropriate for the ‘client’.
  • No embellishment or encapsulation – judges want to see natural looking enhancements in any shape. The competitor is to choose the most relevant shape to suit the fingers and nail condition.
  • No tip sizing or pre-blending allowed before the comp begins.
  • The hand to be enhanced on the model will be checked before the competition starts and any recent cuts or abrasions noted.
  • No products to aid the creation of smile lines are to be used. Smile lines are to be created using a brush, nail file or tool only.
  • Cleansing and moisturising products (oils, creams, lotions, etc.) are allowed. Excessive use of oil is not permitted. Judges will deduct points for excess oil.
  • The nail enhancements must be finished in a natural or French style pink & white – gel top coats and sealants are allowed. No nail polish colour.
  • You will be judged on your desk set up. Tools and products must be kept clean and tidy and all products clearly labeled. Any competitor seen using unhygienic tools or working in an unhygienic way may have up to 10-points deducted.

STILETTO NAIL COMP RULES 2018

2-hours – one-hand 

  • Nails to be sculpted on forms. No tips permitted. 25 forms only on the nail desk.
  • Nails can be made using L&P acrylic or UV gel systems.
  • Nail length to be between 100-200% of the length of the nail plate.
  • The application can be designed to the competitor’s desire and ability.
  • Artwork can be applied to the surface or encapsulated. If artwork is applied to the surface it must be no more than 1/4 inch in height.
  • Gel sealers and top coat are allowed.
  • Paint, stripers, rhinestones and bullion are allowed.
  • No decals allowed. This means no pre-designed or printed appliqués or foils to be used. Judges are looking for skill in design.
  • Oil, lanolin, cream, lotion and polish dry products may be used.
  • Water and soap may be used for finishing.
  • E-Files are allowed.
  • Gel competitors must bring a UV or LED gel lamp.
  • All work must be created during the competition.
  • The products used can have colour or glitter added if desired.

UV SOAK OFF GEL MANICURE RULES 2018

30-minutes

  • This competition is done on natural nails only - duration 30-minutes.
  • The model is to come with manicured nails. NO manicure procedure is necessary during this comp.
  • Nails ready for UV gel polish must be enhanced and covered with any type of UV soak off gel product – NOT traditional nail polish or hard gel. One hand is to be created in a solid red colour. One hand is to be finished in a traditional French Manicure style. Use white on the free edge and French shades on the plate. No glitter, shimmer or frost permitted. All colours must be free of pearl and opalescence.
  • Competitors may be requested to soak off one nail for the judges, to prove it’s a ‘soak-off’ formula being used.
  • No design element is required. Just a picture-perfect, flawless set of nails. 

REALITY NAIL ART RULES 2018

45-mins - 3 tips (supplied on the day with brief)

This is a COMMERCIAL NAIL ART COMPETITION. A salon-style – high street nail art category.

This competition is an open, freestyle competition allowing all competitors to work to their strengths. Competitors will be given 45-minutes to complete 3 nail tips supplied by the competition organiser. The judges will be looking for commercial salon nail art that would appeal to clients.

The first nail tip will reflect the nail styling for the 25s demographic – the 2nd must reflect the 25-45 demographic and the 3rd to reflect over 45s. Images of the women you must style the nails for will be given out at the competition during the briefing. The theme for these nail tips will be put on the desk as you set up your nail desk. You will be required to adhere the nail art tip underneath the image of each woman for the judges to assess. PLEASE adhere using any form of sticking tape, glue or tack.

The judges are looking for designs that you would use for a feature or accent nail or for all 10 nails that a client would be happy to wear. This is REAL life high street nail art. The judges are not looking for intricate designs here – they are looking for real-life nail designs that make money – that reflect the trends on the high street right now

No 3D art is acceptable. Flat art or embellishments with rhinestones etc. only.

Media to be used…

Paints (non toxic); UV Gel Polish; Glitters; Foiling; Charms; Rhinestones; Flat stones; Decals; Embellishments; One stroke: Dip System – anything goes – just NO 3D.

  • No model is necessary. 
  • Do not offer any explanation or mood board or any extra design to the display. Just 3 tips on the paper provided next to the images of the 3 women. NO mood boards necessary.
  • E-Files and LED/UV lamps are allowed.
  • All work must be created during the competition. You can bring inspirational ideas/images on paper or on your phone.
  • The tech must work alone at the nail desk during the competition.
  • The organiser will keep hold of all entries for display on the arena and for photographic purposes until the event closes on Sunday or Monday depending on location.

Legalities…

It is an INFRINGMENT of copyright to recreate trademarked logos and characters. DO NOT use Disney characters, Warner Bros, Universal or any form of music icons in your designs. These will be disqualified at registration. PLEASE use only your own ideas, imagination and creations in your artwork. 

If you see an infringement, please highlight your concerns to a floor judge. 

 

FANTASY NAIL ART RULES 2018

One-hour on the floor (costume & make-up applied before the competition) 

  • All entries must be new to the Nailympia competition arena and can only be entered one time at this competition. No repeat entries from prior years allowed. 
  • The fantasy work must be adhered to natural nailsonly. NO polish colour, French or natural enhancements or UV gel polish – just natural nails only on the competition floor. The natural nails can be pre-manicured. 10-points deducted of the nails have polish or base coat on them.
  • Only the model and competitor are allowed on the competition floor. The costuming, make-up and hair may be assembled before the competition. The nails must be added to the complete look during the one-hour competition with no additional help. 
  • All pieces or embellishments to go on the nails may be completely created prior to the competition, then assembled and placed/adhered to the nails during the competition. You must create 10 separate tips to adhere to the 10 nails during the competition. It must be 10 nails for 10 fingers.
  • Three dimensional, pre-cast embellishments, feathers, decals, gems, accessories, ornaments or any form of fantasy is allowed. 
  • No pre-application to the nails is allowed; all application of the design components must be done during the hour provided.
  • Models must wear their costume prior to the start of the competition, with final touches completed during the competition. 
  • The costume is a large part of this competition (1-10 points out of a possible 100), as this competition stresses creativity, difficulty and how well the theme of the entire design and costume work together. Dress the model in the theme from head to toes.
  • Complete your work with no more than 50 words on a small card (this will be placed at the model’s feet during judging), outlining your theme and nail art media used. Explain what techniques, products and materials have been used for the creation. No step-by-step photographs accepted. Photos of the work or artist involved will lead to point deductions or disqualification.

Legalities…

It is an INFRINGMENT of copyright to recreate trademarked logos and characters. DO NOT use Disney characters, Warner Bros, Universal or any form of music icons in your designs. These will be disqualified at registration. PLEASE use only your own ideas, imagination and creations in your artwork. 

MIXED MEDIA BOXED NAIL ART RULES 2018

Submission in box 10 individual tips 

  • All entries must be new to the Nailympiacompetitions and can only be entered one time – an entry cannot enter into London, Sydney, Tallinn or Houston for example. No repeat entries from prior years allowed. No repeat entries used from other nail competitions.
  • This competition is a ‘show & tell’ format. Nails to be designed on varying sized nail tips and placed in a display case (no lid or cover required) in the arena. DO NOT stick the 10 nails together to create one large canvas – there must be a gap between the tipsand there must be at least 5 different sized tips used. This is art on many tiny canvases.
  • Displays cannot be larger than 10 inches in either direction and no more than 4 inches in height. Having a display any larger may result in it not being displayed and if it’s too large, it may not be accepted. This is left to the discretion of the Nailympia admin team. The displays are measured by the judges.
  • All entries to be 100% complete before the competition. A full set of 10 tips must be created and reflect the different nail sizes, as real nails – judges need to see 5 different nail sized tips. Anyone using all one-size tips will have an automatic 10-point deduction to their final score. 
  • A maximum of two entries per competitor is allowed and each entry will incur a fee. No entries left after the close of the competition will be returned to the competitor. 
  • All entries must be submitted by second registration at 10am on Saturday in Sydney.
  • All entries must be accompanied by a typed description (50 words is required) of the work involved on just 1 sheet of paper, including types of nail art media used. 5-points will be deducted if no description is provided. 
  • Competitors must use 3 of these 5 nail art media: airbrushing, embellishments (rhinestones, striping tape etc.), L&P acrylic, gel, hand painting, one stroke. Failure to use 3, will result in a 10-point deduction for each media less than 3. 
  • No decals allowed. All three media used must be used in an artistic way or they will not count towards the required 3 nail art media. It is the competitor’s responsibility to clarify anything questionable prior to the event and the judges’ decisions are accepted as final. 
  • No embellishment or L&P acrylic product may extend further than 1⁄4” from the original nail surface in any direction, if it does, there will be a 10-point deduction. 
  • Any embellishment to the actual tips, whether attached to the tip or not, will count and must not extend further than 1⁄4” from the nail surface or 10-points will be deducted. 
  • It is possible to send your box in via mail, courier or with another tech if you can’t be at the event in person. A stamp-addressed envelope is required for the return of your submission. 

Legalities…

It is an INFRINGMENT of copyright to recreate trademarked logos and characters. DO NOT use Disney characters, Warner Bros, Universal or any form of music icons in your designs. These will be disqualified at registration. PLEASE use only your own ideas, imagination and creations in your artwork.

PHOTOGRAPHIC NAIL ART RULES 2018 -  THEME - Audrey Hepburn Movies 

Entry must be in a portrait/vertical format 

  • All entries must be sent into the organiser 2 weeks prior to the competition.
  • All entries must be new to Nailympia and can only be entered one time at this competition. Pictures will be taken and available to the judges for past reference. No repeat entries from prior years are allowed. 
  • It is the ‘whole picture’ that will be judged, not just the work on the nails. Points will be awarded for the nail design theme and overall ‘wow’ factor. The style, background and theme of the picture will also be judged on the aspect of how it flows as a whole.
  • Nail art designs can include hand-painting, encapsulation and 3-D designs. 
  • The entry must be an original photograph that has not been previously published or displayed in public. NOTE: Can you see the nails and design clearly? Many points are lost if the judges cannot see the nails clearly.
  • Must be in an 8 x 12” format. 
  • The image may be produced in black & white, sepia 4-colour or spot colour.
  • A written ‘step-by-step’ MUST be provided with your photograph detailing how the look was achieved. This is for the judges to mark complexity. Please note points will be deducted for failing to include the step by step.
  • Please DO NOT include photographs of you doing the nails. Only 1 photograph is allowed per paid entry.

Note: Any photographs not collected at the conclusion of the competition will not be re-turned.

Legalities…

It is an INFRINGMENT of copyright to recreate trademarked logos and characters. DO NOT use Disney characters, Warner Bros, Universal or any form of music icons in your designs. These will be disqualified at registration. PLEASE use only your own ideas, imagination and creations in your artwork.

RUNWAY NAILS RULES 2018

Mood board submission of 3 nail tips

  • Decorate 3 full cover nail tips to a design brief.
  • The brief is emailed to all competitors 14 days prior to the competition.
  • The brief may include just 1 or a selection of the following: a picture of a typical outfit, sketch of outfit design, fabric colours, shoes, accessories, a picture of the hair design, a picture of the make-up design. 
  • Competitors must design 3 different nail designs they feel will enhance, accessorise & interpret the full fashion brief. 
  • The 3 tips must be displayed in a simple way with a short explanation or visual sketch of how the designs fit the brief on a mood board.
  • The mood board must be flat with no edges (not a box/not 3D) and must not exceed the size of A4 (8x12”). Foam board or cardboard are recommended to keep the board sturdy. Nails must be adhered to this board.
  • Competitors may use ANY suitable materials that do not necessarily have to be nail products or can be a mixture of nail products and other materials. There are no restrictions on the creation of these 3 nails. 
  • The designs must be reasonably easy and quick to reproduce (100s would need to be made for a fashion show). 
  • Note that the main focus of a fashion show is the designer’s collection. Nails can be a ‘statement’ accessory, but should not overshadow the complete look. 
  • Nails at a fashion show are photographed close up for detailed beauty shots and should be visible from the runway as part of the complete look. The designs should be suitable for both of these situations.
  • The finished nail designs should include suitable shape and length. 
  • The organiser will keep hold of all entries for display on the arena and for photographic purposes until the event closes on Sunday or Monday depending on location. 

HAND PAINTED FLAT NAIL ART (DISPLAY)

Submission in box of 10 individual tips 

  • The display entry for this must showcase 10 individual nail tips of 5 different sizes.
  • Tips can be any shape and size, but 5 different lengths.  And be placed in any position inside the maximum area specified. 
  • Displays cannot be larger than 10 inches in either direction and no more than 4 inches in height. Having a display any larger may result in it not being displayed and if it’s too large, it may not be accepted. This is left to the discretion of the Nailympia admin team. The displays are measured by the judges.
  • The design must not extend from any tip and must be flush with/flat on the nail surface – no raised design allowed.
  • Tips must remain individually spaced and must not be secured to one another at any point.
  • The design must flow and encompass all 10 tips with each tip created as an individual piece of artwork.
  • The tips must be adhered to a board and this display board must be presented in one colour only with no texture or embellishments. Any boards with texture or more than one colour will result in a 5-point deduction. The entire entry must consist only of 10 designed tips in flat art. 
  • This competition is open themed so you can explore your creative flair. No previously submitted design will be accepted from any other international competition. This must be an original piece of work.
  • You may use acrylic, UV gel, nail polish, UV gel polish, pigments, paints of any description and glitters to create your flat art design. 
  • A minimum of 4 media from the above list must be used and noted in your accompanying step-by-step description. Failure to do so will result in a 5-point deduction for each media not actualised.
  • A written step-by-step is required to assess products, techniques and media used. This should include your theme and reason behind the inspiration for the design.

Legalities…

It is an INFRINGMENT of copyright to recreate trademarked logos and characters. DO NOT use Disney characters, Warner Bros, Universal or any form of music icons in your designs. These will be disqualified at registration. PLEASE use only your own ideas, imagination and creations in your artwork. 

Nailympia London Judges 2018

  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Dannii
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Najet
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Liesbeth
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Jeanette
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Aliz
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Hazel
  • Nailympia Global 2018 Social Jurate
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Marian
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Georgie
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Reni
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Antony
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Rebecca
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Anneke
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Gergana
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Kristina
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Jacqueline
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Gemma
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Elaine
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Kelly
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Morgan
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Viktoria
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Gabriella
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Kirsten
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Fiona
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Alisha
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Taylor
  • Nailympia Lond 2018 Social Jai

Nailympia USA Judges 2018

  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Lorena
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Athena
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Tan
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Morgan
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Traci
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Tony
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Tracey Lee
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Frederic
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Taylor
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Anna
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Vitaly
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Alisha
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Ami
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Shelena 300
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Samantha
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Tracylee
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Gina
  • Nailympia USA 2018 Social Lisa

Nailympia Australasia Judges 2018

  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Marian
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Mindy
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Samantha
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Cherie
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Alisha
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Elaine
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Jai
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Sarah
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Rebecca
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Caroline
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Mirka
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Debra
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Dannii
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Patricia
  • Nailympia Aus 2018 Social Rachel

Nailympia Estonia Judges 2018

  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Taylor
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Marian
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Viktoria
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Elena
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Inna
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Olga
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Karin
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Iryna
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Morgan
  • Nailympia Estonia 2018 Social Elaine