Nailpro Europe 

Nailapalooza Competition

The Nailapalooza Competition is a European international online competition within Nailpro Europe

COMPETITION RULES

General Rules

The rules for each category

Judging criteria

Photos and Videos Submission

Nailpro Europe Nailapalooza Competition
General Rules


Competition Nailapalooza is an online competition. Competition was created to support potential competitors from around the world. Participants in the NAILPRO Nailapalooza Championship can compete without any travel expenses!

ALL RULES ARE A SUBJECT TO POINT DEDUCTIONS AND OR DISQUALIFICATION!

1. All work for each entry must be completed by the competitor registered for that competition. If NAILPRO finds that this rule has been violated, the competitor will be prohibited from competing in any NAILPRO competition for the period of one year.

2. Competitors may turn in more than one entry.  It is up to the competitor to get the entry to the competition and arrange for the entry to be returned to the competitor.  NAILPRO will only be responsible for any turn-in entries during the competition.  We will not be accepting entries prior to arriving on site and will not be responsible for returning entries to the competitor.

3. Any competitor or model found not complying with the NAILPRO rules before, during or until the close of the show is subject to possible disqualification and/or point deduction. In the event disqualification occurs after awards and/or prizes, cash or otherwise, have been distributed, the disqualified contestant must return their trophy as well as all prizes to NAILPRO staff. He or she will also be prohibited from participate in any NAILPRO or NAILPRO-run competition for one year.

4. Copyrighted Art – NO Copyrighted art is allowed at any time.  All designs bearing even a similar likeness will be not allowed.  Penalties will be given at judges’ discretion and possible disqualification may be incurred.

5. The NAILPRO Competition staff reserves the right to final interpretation of all rules.

6. Models are NOT allowed to wear any jewelry on their hands, wrists or arms, including watches. Failure to comply will result in a deduction of 5 points in the category of overall. This rule does not apply to models for Fantasy Nail Art.

7. Upon registration, competitors and their models give consent to Nailpro Europe and all its properties to freely use in any form or manner they see fit for Nailpro Europe magazines, websites and projects. In addition, to reproduce all photographs, videos or such taken at the show, including those taken by photographers, or others hired for the show by Nailpro Europe. Not limited to anyone working in conjunction with Nailpro Competitions. All photos, images and videos or film shots are property of Nailpro Europe and may not be used without written permission. Your registration is considered a signed release.

8. If the themes are not followed, disqualification or point deductions are possible. The decision will be that of the Nailpro Competition staff and will be announced during the awards ceremony. Please note when a color or shades of color are given as a theme, it means no other color may be used unless otherwise noted.

9. Competitors must designate their level of experience (Novice or Veteran) when they register, except when competing in a NON-Divisional competition. It is the responsibility of the competitor to be sure they are registered in the correct division. If we are made aware you have designated yourself as a novice and you are actually a veteran you will be disqualified and required to return the trophy and any money given.

10. Competitors may not post any of their competition work to any social media platform whatsoever before the awards ceremony!  Any competitor found violating this rule will possibly be given a warning or more likely disqualified from that competition in which they posted their work.

11. When you send your work, you should check that all required attachments have been included. You will get access to your personal folder for sending photos and videos according to the categories. You can submit your work before 23:59 until 25.07.2022.

12. All Photos should be 300dpi and saved as a jpeg, or tiff.  You can upload videos of your work up to 1 minute long, size - maximum 500 MB.

13. In any novice competition with 4 or fewer competitors, the first place winner is not required to move to veteran status. If you choose to, you can but are not allowed to return to being a novice.

14. Novice competitors who won first-place in a Nail Art Competition award must advance to the veteran level of Nail Art for the next competition.   You may continue to compete as a novice in any extension competitions provided you have not won a first-place in such a competition.

• A novice ART competitor has not competed or never won or won third or second place in any NAIL ART competition.
• A veteran ARcompetitor has won first-place in any NAIL ART competition.

A novice Extension competitor has not competed or never won or won third or second places in any NAIL ART competition.
• A veteran Extension competitor has won first-place in any NAIL EXTENSION competition.

• A NON-Divisional competition consists of all categories Veteran and Novice competitors.  No first-place win will move anyone up a division.

15. A team of competitors that wants to participate in the NAILPRO Cup Team Challenge must announce their team affiliation upon registering.  The number of team members is unlimited. Top 5 team member scores earned will count toward the Nailpro Team Cup. (If a competitor joins a team, or changes teams between shows, the score earned by that competitor in prior competitions will remain with the original team.)

16. Competitors who compete on a manufacturer’s team must compete using only a manufacturer’s labeled products from that company. Files and metal implements are excluded.

17. All winners will receive a trophy/or medallion. A veteran will receive cash awards as follows: 1st …, 2nd … and 3rd.

18. NON-DIVISIONAL competitions combine all categories.  Prizes awarded for these competitions will be the following:  1st …, 2nd … and 3rd. Tip and overlay relay members will each receive a medallion except where noted.

19. NAILPRO competitions utilize analytic scoring to judge the entries. The judges preview the novice entries and veteran entries as two separate groups. Through the process of elimination, the judges select no more than ten finalists at each level to be scored. All other entries are excused prior to scoring by the judges. Non-divisional competitions use the same preview and judging system.

20. The finalists at each level are viewed simultaneously during the scoring process. Finalists are evaluated in twelve categories; each category is worth a possible ten or five points, ranging from 1 (Unacceptable) to 10 (Flawless) except where otherwise noted. Each of the three judges is responsible for three to four categories. The categories for each competition are listed in the rules specific to that competition. Only finalists receive score sheets.

21. The competition staff calculates the final scores, and the judges verify the placements before excusing the finalists. Any ties will be broken by the Head Judge. The decision of the judges is final.

22. There must be a minimum of 4 competitors in each competition to proceed as planned. This means 4 each in veteran and/or 4 each in novice. If a competition fails to be held, the novice entrants will be judged in the veteran division for that particular competition only. There will be no refunds of registration fees.

For rule clarification, please contact us via e-mail info@nailpro-ee.com only.



 The rules for each category of the Nailpro Europe
Nailapalooza Competition

 Judging criteria of the Nailpro Europe
Nailapalooza Competition

 Nailpro Europe Nailapalooza Competition
Photos and Videos Submission


Release forms:
 
1. RELEASE FORMS ARE CRITICAL!

Nailpro Europe Nailapalooza Competition is providing you with a Photo Information Form and various other forms. You will get access to your personal folder for sending photos and videos according to the categories. You can submit your work before 23:59 until 25.07.2022.

Forms must be signed by all of the following people:
 
______The photographer(s) who took the photos (“Non-Exclusive Photography License”).

______The model(s) who appear in the photos (“Model Release”).

______The technician (“Technician Release”).

Absence of completed forms or incomplete forms will automatically eliminate your submission!

2. MODELS

MUST sign the “Model Release form”.  If they are under 18 they must also have their parents or guardian sign the (“Ratification by Parent or Guardian of Minor”) Please make sure your models have great hands.

3. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – ALL WORK MUST BE DIGITAL

Please use the following as your criteria: Resolution MUST be 300 dpi. 5 x 7

When you send your work, you should check that all required attachments have been included. You will get access to your personal folder for sending photos and videos according to the categories. You can submit your work before 23:59 until 25.07.2022.

4. PHOTOGRAPHY

A professional photographer is not necessary for your submission.  A professional photographer will best represent your hard work and greatly increase your chances for winning Nailpro Europe Nailapalooza Competition. If a professional photographer is used they must sign and return a Non-Exclusive Photography License.

5. PHOTOS

You must submit 5 specific photos of your work photographs of all signed appropriate documents. Examples below.

The 5 photo requirements are for Extension Competition:

All photos to be shot with black or white background only.
 
1. Presentation – Hands crossed right over left and shot from above

2. C - Curve – Camera angle is that of someone looking at the nails from the distal edge to the cuticle.

3 & 4 2 photos. Sides both left and right - Camera angle is from the side of the right hand and the left hand and then reversed.

5. Overall – Both hands on a flat black surface, camera angle is from above.


The 5 photo requirements For Nail Art work:

1. Presentation – Nail Art all 10 nail tips in frame as tight as possible

2. 3 photos close up A, B, C Each a different part of the entry.

3. 1 photo – close up of the most detailed section you want us to see closely

Photo Shoot Guidelines
Be sure the photos are in focus.  Use a tripod if necessary.  Experiment with settings on the camera for the best presentation of your work.

SIZES
Photos: 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 inches only.  Smaller photos will not be allowed.
 
SAVE Photo Files as:
Portrait
Tiff or JPEG 300 DPI

NAMING FILES
Technician Initials-competition (Hand positions)

Example:

VK-Extreme Stiletto Design - 1 Presentation
VK-Salon Success - 2 C - Curves
VK-Twist French - 3 RightSide
VK-FreeStyle Sculptured -4 LeftSide,
VK-Extreme Stiletto Design - etc.

Your headshot photo should be named Example:

VK – Viktoriia Klopotova – Headshot Technician


6. VIDEO

Video up to 1 min. and max. 500MB.
The video must be general and close to the elements that you want to show us in detail.

 Nailapalooza Nailpro Europe Competitions Online

The final deadline for the submission of works for the competition is 25.07.2022

NOVICE

VETERAN

NON DIVISION

Novice. Mix Media Nail Art (in box) - the theme “Independent”

Novice. Gel Hand Painted Nail Art (in box) - the theme “Vacation in the City”

Novice. Fan Nails Sculptured Design

Novice. Sculptured Nails

Novice. On my own

Veteran. Mix Media Nail Art (in box) - the theme “Independent”

Veteran. Gel Hand Painted Nail Art (in box) - the theme “Vacation in the City”

Veteran. Fan Nails Sculptured Design

Veteran. Sculptured Nails

Veteran. On my own

Non division. Airbrush Nail Art (in box) - the theme “In the world of Nature”

Non division. Soak Off Gel Application

NOVICE

VETERAN

NON DIVISION

Novice. Mix Media Nail Art (in box) - the theme “Independent”

Novice. Gel Hand Painted Nail Art (in box) - the theme “Vacation in the City”

Novice. Fan Nails Sculptured Design

Novice. Sculptured Nails

Novice. On my own

Veteran. Mix Media Nail Art (in box) - the theme “Independent”

Veteran. Gel Hand Painted Nail Art (in box) - the theme “Vacation in the City”

Veteran. Fan Nails Sculptured Design

Veteran. Sculptured Nails

Veteran. On my own

Non division. Airbrush Nail Art (in box) - the theme “In the world of Nature”

Non division. Soak Off Gel Application

4 frequently asked questions

And our answers

Who will evaluate my work?

Your work will be evaluated by judges.

WHAT PRIZES CAN I HAVE?


PRIZE MONEY & TROPHIES:

First Place – 100.00 euro*

Second Place – 70.00 euro*

Third Place – 50.00 euro*


*Only category veteran. Novice and non-division winners receive trophies.

can i get money back?

Return of registration fee (participation fee), in the case of force majeure of a member, will not be done.

can You send me a trophy?

We send cash prizes to the indicated bank account after announcing the results. You can pick up the cup and physical prizes in person in Krakow or they will be sent by courier to the address provided. Nailpro Competitions does not bear the cost of shipping the trophies to the winners. Winners should pay for trophy shipping.

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