FAQ's Nail Art Competition


There are two competitions


​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.​


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

Licensed Nail Professionals


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 24 by 11AM.
You may mail your work in by Wednesday, March 20th.  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

***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 24th.



Glitzy Glam Nail Art Rules:

This competition is all about the bling!

Who is eligible to participate?

Licensed Nail Technicians
 

 How do I enter?

You have two ways to submit your work:

  1. You may submit your work in person the day of the Massachusetts Nail Networking Expo, Sunday, March 24th by 11AM.
     
  2. You may mail your work in by Wednesday, March 20th.  Please make sure it is protected securely. If you’d like your nail art piece returned, please purchase additional postage via EventBrite when registering.

What is the entry fee?
 The entry fee is $40

***NON--REFUNDABLE***


Can I enter more than once?
 Competitors 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 loose gems, crystals, nothing already pre-set.


What do I use for nail tips?

 Your entry must consist of 5 nail tips, graduated in size, no longer than 2” in length.
Tips must remain individual and not be secured to one another.
Tip color does not matter.


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

All work must be completed prior to submitting. There will not be any electrical equipment, work stations or products available for use.

 Competitors may NOT use copyrighted art, design or logo.


What else do I need to add to my entry?

Competitors are 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).  The size of the mounting surface is to be a maximum of 6 inches wide by 8 inches deep by ¼ tall and it must be FLAT, FLUSH AND STURDY. A shadow box is a good way to display the nail art designs.


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

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