1. Salon trends Manicure tip art is a submission type competition.
2. Artwork is to be designed on Fingernail tips and mounted and placed on a black board
3. The tips must be displayed separately. Do not attach them together.
4. A full set of 10 Finger nail tips with a maximum length of 2cm must be used to create the artwork and must reflect different nail sizes, as real fingernails do. Example of a good tip size range: larger size 0 or 1. The middle tips 2,3 or 4 and the smallest size 5. Anyone using all one size tips will have an automatic 5 point deduction to their final score.
5. Competitors may use the following nail art media: ALL Gel products, ALL acrylic products, ALL types of painting (Micro art), Polish. Nail art embellishments such as Rhinestones, pearls, bullion, foils, and holograms may be used. Chrome and pearl dust, any nail art effect offered for nails.
6. No decals of any kind are allowed. Stamping is allowed.

7. The artwork for this competition will be judged as a “salon trend.” The judges expect to see artwork that you would see in the salon.
8. The artwork should have design and current trend.
9. There is no score for theme in this competition. It should NOT have a theme or have artwork that has murals or pictorial style artwork. The judges will maximize the score given if the artwork is too extreme for salon work.
10. Total points: 100.
11. The maximum score given for each of the 8 criteria judged for this competition are:
a) Level of difficulty 20pts
b) Color theory 10pts
c) Creativity 10 pts
d) Total impression 10pts
e) Graphic Quality 10pts
f) Balance 10pts
g) Workmanship 10pts
h) Rhythm 10 pts
i) Variety 10 pts