NAILPRO Nail-a-palooza© General Rules 2017/2018

Nail-a-palooza© General Rules 2017/2018

LATE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE UNTIL 11/28/17.

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SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

·         Tuesday November 29, 2017 -  Soak Off Gel - Two Hands Non-Divisional

·         Tuesday November 29, 2017 -  3-D Nail Art (Trophies Theme)

·         Tuesday November 29, 2017 -  French Twist - Full Set

 

*****NEW RULE! IF THERE ARE NOT AT LEAST 5 ENTRIES IN EACH CATEGORY THERE WILL BE A REDUCTION IN THE PRIZE MONEY*****

IF THERE ARE LESS THAN 3 IN NOVICE IN A CATEGORY - THEY WILL BE JUDGED WITH VETERAN.

**All competitors must be responsible for your winning trophies.  If you are an international competitor please make arrangements for someone to accept your trophy and send it to you.  Nailpro Competitions will not be responsible for shipping trophies to winners.  If you cannot make it to the award ceremony please make arrangements for someone to accept your trophy and send it to you. Nailpro Competitions will not be responsible for shipping trophies to winners.

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED at ISSE Long Beach 2018 Monday at the awards ceremony.

 

BOTH NOVICE AND VETERAN WINNERS RECEIVE MEDALLIONS BUT ONLY VETERANS WILL RECEIVE PRIZE MONEY

PRIZE MONEY:

VETERAN

NON-DIVISIONAL

First Place - $250.00

First Place     - $125.00

Second Place - $200.00

Second Place - $100.00

Third Place - $100.00

Third Place    - $75.00

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

 

PRE- REG BEFORE 10/10/17

LATE REG           FROM            10/10-24/17

Soak-off Gel Manicure

$50.00

$75.00

 

   

French Twist – Full Set (NOVICE)

$50.00

$75.00

French Twist – One Hand (VETERAN)

$75.00

$100.00

3-D Nail Art - Theme Trophies (NOVICE)

$50.00

$75.00

3-D Nail Art - Theme Trophies (VETERAN)

$75.00

$100.00

 

The NAILPRO Nailapalooza Competition was designed to encourage potential competitors from around the world and nationally to compete without all of the expenses.

This competition will be included in our NAILPRO Cup scores.  Nailapalooza will consist of 1 event with 3 different competitions. All entries are to be submitted via e-mail to Nailapaloozacomps@gmail.com and must include all photos and documents. All entries are to be received prior to the due date.  All entries will be judged as all NAILPRO competitions are judged.

Photo submission specifications/guidelines including, photo angles, image size and resolution, etc. are stated below and on the Official Submission Form.  The rules for each competition can be found online at www.nailprocompetitions.com under the individual competition rules.

 

Qualifications:

NAILPRO nail competitions are open to all beauty professionals licensed or qualified to perform nail services. Current students and beauty professionals from states or countries in which licensing is not required are also eligible to compete. Proof of licensure or qualification (such as school enrollment certificate or letter confirming salon employment) may be required.  You must have access to a computer.

 

Rules:   Competitors may only turn in one entry per category!

1.       Read all rules, General and Individual (competitions you are registered for) carefully!

2. 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.

3. All Entries must arrive by the designated time.  All who fail to comply will be automatically disqualified.  Late arrivals/entries will not be accepted.

4.  It is the responsibility of the competitor to be sure all entries are received.  You must EMAIL Jewell Cunningham at Nailapaloozacomps@gmail.com or jcmayor13@gmail.com, and confirm receipt of documents as well as the number of photos received.

5. All work must be completed by the registered competitor. If NAILPRO finds this rule has been violated, the competitor will be prohibited from competing in any NAILPRO or NAILPRO run competitions for the period of one year.

6. Any competitor found not complying with the NAILPRO rules before, during or until the close of the event is subject to disqualification, and must return any and all cash prizes to NAILPRO staff. He or she will also be prohibited to participate in any NAILPRO or NAILPRO run competition for one year.

7.  When submitting your photos please include in the email how many photos you submitted and it is your responsibility to be sure we have received all of your information.  You must check to be sure they were received.


9. NAILPRO/Creative Age Publications are not responsible for submissions that are lost during transmission.

10.  Photo manipulation of any form is not allowed and submission will be disqualified.

11.  All Photos should be at a resolution of 300dpi and saved as a jpeg, or tiff.

12.  You MUST submit 5 images of each entry.  For extension competitions:  Top perspective, thumbs, C-Curve, lateral views right & left.   Nail Art Competitions:  Top perspective, detail photos (4).  Please see Nailapalooza Photo submission document for exact specifics.  It is your responsibility to be sure we have received your entries in their entirety. 

13.  Submissions with incomplete information or missing forms will not be judged.

14.  Upon NAILPRO receiving your submission you will be automatically sent a confirmation e-mail.  If you have not received it within 3 days of the due date, it will be your responsibility to make sure you receive this e-mail. It will be the only way to be sure we have received your submission.

15. Any photos or material that has been used in any other competitions or photographic nail competition are not allowed and will be disqualified.

16.  You may not use the same photos more than once.

17.  Any photos submitted must have correct numbering and correspond to submission form e-mailed.

18. The finalists at each level are viewed simultaneously during the scoring process. Finalists are evaluated in ten categories; each category is worth a possible ten 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 and points towards NAILPRO Cup. Score sheets will be delivered electronically.  Following the ISSE Long Beach Show.  All points will be half points.  Meaning 10=5 and such.

19. 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.

20.  Photo release signed by submitter and photographer and model release signed by model must be signed and scanned and e-mailed to us.  Failure to comply with this rule will mean disqualification.

21. Competitors will receive recognition and certificates of participation. Once the winners have been announced, the competition staff will release and send score sheets to the finalists.  The judges are available to answer questions and make suggestions for improvement via e-mail.

 

Information:

For rule clarification, please contact the Competition Message Center at (800) 787-5135 or e-mail nailprocomps@creativeage.com, jcmayor13@gmail.com, or call 818-516-2999.

1. Upon registration, competitors and their models give consent to Creative Age Publications, Inc. and all of its properties to freely use in any form or manner they seem fit for Creative Age Publication’s 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 Creative Age Publications.  Not limited to anyone working in conjunction with NAILPRO Competitions.  All photos, images and videos or film shot are property of Creative Age Publications and may not be used without written permission.  Your registration is considered as a signed release.

2. Themes:  Are guideline rules.  If the themes are not followed disqualification or point, deductions are possible.  Decision will be that of the NAILPRO Competition staff and will be announced during awards ceremony.  Please note when a color or shades of a color are given as a theme, it means no other color may be used unless otherwise noted.

3. Competitors must designate their level of experience when they register, except when competing in a NON-Divisional competition.

A novice ART competitor has not won first-place in any DIVISIONAL NAIL ART competition at a beauty show.
A veteran EXTENSION competitor has won first-place in any DIVISIONAL NAIL EXTENSION competition at a beauty show.

**NEW CHANGE:   Novice competitors who win first place in a NAIL ART category will have the choice to compete as a veteran or a novice ONLY when competing in future extension type categories.  And must compete as a veteran for ALL NAIL ART COMPETITIONS. 

For those competitors that were moved to veteran in the past, as a result of a NAIL ART first place win, and have not won first place in an extension type category, you may now compete in the nail extension category as a novice, however you must still compete in NAIL ART type categories as a veteran.  The same is in place if you placed first in an extension category, and have not won in Nail Art you can compete as a novice. YOU MUST INFORM NAILPRO COMPETITIONS – APRIL MENENDEZ OF THIS CHANGE at AMenendez@creativeage.com


**4. Novice competitors who win 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 is such a competition.

5. 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, but only the score earned by team members who make it into the top ten 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.)

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

7. Prizes:   All monies are listed unless otherwise noted. New competitions may have different prize structure. Winners will receive medallions or trophies.  Please see individual rules for detailed information.  Entry fees vary depending on competition.  Please see individual rules for information.

8. NAILPRO competitions utilize analytic scoring to judge the entries. Three 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.
 
9. There must 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.

10. New rules, competitions and/or new information are not up for discussion. Any ideas for improvement may be presented via e-mail to nailprocomps@gmail.com or jcmayor13@gmail.com at the end of the competition year only.

11. NAILPRO competitions are a showcase for the nail industry. The NAILPRO competition staff expects all participants to conduct themselves in a professional, sportsmanlike manner.

 

 

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