Mixed Media Nail Art Judging Criteria 2017

Judge 1

Originality - 5 Points

  • the design is innovative (new and original)
  • the design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past and from other entries)
  • the design is within the guidelines of the copyright rules

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

Presentation - 5 Points

  • the entry is presented within the 3-D, HPNA and Airbrush  Rules
  • the entry is presented as if it were a special piece of art
  • care was taken to make this presentation neat and clean
  • written statement is included and is complete and understandable

Judge 2

Balance - 10 Points

  • various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse nor too busy
  • the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design

Design and Detail - 10 Points

  • the design enhances the theme
  • the design is well thought out
  • the detail of the design is clean and precise
  • the design has adequate detail

Tip Length - 5 Points

  • the tips are graduated in length and size
  • the length of tips must be no longer than 2'
  • the width may be no longer than 3/4" if they were flattened out

Overall Impression - 10 Points

  • the design makes an excellent overall impression
  • the design is complete and needs no improvement

Judge 3

Complexity - 10 Points

  • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
  • the design involves multiple techniques

Dimension - 10 Points

  • the artwork is obvious and within the guidelines 3-D rules
  • the dimension enhances the theme and is balanced
  • the design may not protrude more than 1" in height from the tip surface

Workmanship - 10 Points

  • the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
  • the workmanship is neat, clean and precise

Theme - 5 Points

  • the theme is obvious and completely developed
  • the theme is continued on all 10 nails

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Scoring Guide 2 Hands Scoring Guide 1 Hand
10 = Flawless 5 = Average 5 = Flawless
9 = Almost Flawless 4 = Below Average 4 = Very Good
8 = Very Good 3 = Poor 3 = Average
= Good 2 = Very Poor 2 = Below Average
6 = Above Average 1 = Unacceptable 1 = Very Poor