FAQ's Nail Art Competition

​Take this opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and into the competition arena.​

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in each division.​


Professional Division Prizes: 

1st place: 

$100, trophy, certificate and nail products.

2nd place:

$75, trophy, certificate and nail products.

3rd place:

$25, trophy, certificate and nail products.


These are the prizes awarded in the Student Division:

1st place: 

$40, trophy, certificate and nail products.

2nd place:

$35, trophy, certificate and nail products.

3rd place:

$25, trophy, certificate and nail products.



Hand Painted Nail Art Rules: 
Who is eligible to participate?

Nail Licensed Professionals and Nail students 18+.


NAIL ART THEME:
Spring


How do I enter?

You have two ways to submit your work:

You may submit your work in person the day of the Rhode Island Nail Networking Expo, 

Sunday, March 25 by 11AM.
You may mail your work in by Wednesday, March 21st.  Please make sure it is protected securely. If you’d like your nail art piece returned, please purchase additional postage via EventBright when registering.

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What is the entry fee?
 The entry fee is:$40, for Licensed Nail Professionals
$30 for Nail Students (proof of enrollment in school is required)​

***NON--REFUNDABLE*** 


Can I enter more than once? 

Contestants are permitted to submit more than one entry HOWEVER the registration fee must be paid for EACH entry. 


  

What can I use to create my prized possession? 

You may use: Nail polish, acrylic paint, gel polish. 

NO AIR BRUSHING, FIMO OR STAMPING allowed. Glitter and rhinestones can be used but not exceed 25% of the nail art.

Tips must be sealed with regular topcoat or gel topcoat.  This is a FLAT nail art competition. No 3D. 


What do I use for nail tips?

Your entry must consist of 10 nail tips, graduated in size, no more than 2” in length. 

Design theme is to be continued on all 10 nails. 

Tips are not to be glued to each other.


Will I be able to complete my entry at the expo?

All work must be completed prior to submitting.


Contestant may NOT use copyrighted art, design or logo.

 
What else do I need to add to my entry?
Contestant is to write 2 summaries consisting of:
1) the products used to create the art (do NOT name specific brands or manufacturers)
2) your interpretation of your theme NO MORE THAN 100 WORDS
********DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON YOUR DISPLAY OR SUMMARIES******** 


How do I display my nail art?

Please SECURELY display your nail art on a flat plain surface (one color, no texture, no mirror).  
You can use a shadow box, a frame, a jewelry white box to display your art. The dimensions of the display should not exceed 8”W x 8”L or 3” in depth.

 

How is judging done?
Judging will be done by an exhibitor, educator and/or a seasoned nail technician.
The nail art entered will be assigned a number so that the entrants name is anonymous.
A rubric will be filled out by the judges. Winners will be announced at 3PM on Sunday, March 25th.


(Some rules adapted from NailPro Competition. NailPro is not an affiliate to this competition)