1. Fantasy Nail Art is considered a submitted art competition because the artwork is prepared prior to the competition and then presented on a model at the time of the event.
2. The model must be complete with the costume, make-up and nails on. The model should be completely finished and reading for judging when arrived.
3. It is not necessary for the competitor to be present during the actual judging. Competitors that are competing in other competitions during the time of judging May choose to present their model and then leave them for judging so that they can still compete in the hands on competition taking place at the same time.
4. Only the model and competitor are allowed on the competition floor for judging.
5. Competitors may use all types of products used in the nail industry.
6. Artwork must be on every finger.
7. The tips do not need to be glued onto the models nails. Clips are allowed to help support the artwork on the model to prevent the need of glue.
8. Competitors may use items to help create the 3D figures. Wire, netting, balloons or anything that helps to build out the artwork except molding clays.
9. Three dimensional, pre-cast embellishments, feathers, decals, gems, accessories, ornaments or any form of fantasy is allowed. That includes LED lights or electrical parts. Anything to add to the artwork.
10. The artwork should be 3D artwork displayed on every nail.
11. There is no limitations as to how large the artwork can be.
12. Keep in mind the costume is a large part of this competition. It should represent the theme of the artwork.
13. The artwork should have all types of artistry of all styles and creativity.
14. There should be a strong theme presented in the artwork
15. Total possible point is 140.
16. The maximum score given for each of the 12 criteria judged for this competition are:
a. Level of difficulty 20pts
b. Composition 10pts
c. Balance 10pts
d. Color Theory 10pts
e. Continuity of theme 10pts
f. Graphic Quality 10pts
g. Clarity of Design 10pts
h. Originality 10pts
i. Workmanship 10pts
j. Creativity 10pts
k. 3-D Presentation 20pts
l. Costume 10pts