The Skin Games Lash Competition 2022

The Skin Games Lash Competition 2022

Participation Terms and Conditions

Participation in The Skin Games Eyelash Extensions Competition (hereafter called the “COMPETITION”) is voluntary and for entertainment and educational purposes only. Participants of the COMPETITION are hereafter called the “PLAYERS”.

The COMPETITION Directors reserve the right to final interpretation of all rules. All rules and guidelines are subject to change without notice.

The term “MODEL” refers to a person of any gender recruited by the PLAYER for the purpose of being a canvas to apply eyelash extensions and other elements, so the PLAYER can demonstrate their skill while participating in the COMPETITION. 

 

COMPETITION DETAILS

  1. The 2022 COMPETITION is comprised of only an ONLINE component.
  2. The ONLINE COMPETITION (registration is already open) consists of sending us videos and photographs of your original work, created specifically for this competition no later than Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 11:59pm PST. Our expert panel of Judges will then examine the submitted anonymous materials and provide scores and feedback via our scorecards. The TOP TEN scoring PLAYERS from each category will be announced as a FINALIST on February 1, 2022 via social media.
  3. The WINNERS of each category as well as Lash Artist of the Year will be announced during the Awards Show on the evening of February 19, 2022.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. PLAYERS must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Proof of age is required.
  2. The COMPETITION is open to ALL Lash Extension Professionals of all skill levels and experience, from anywhere in the world, with valid proof of licensure/certification.
  3. All PLAYERS must be trained in performing eyelash extensions and able to provide a training certificate as proof.
  4. If a PLAYER resides in a country/state/province that requires eyelash extension professionals to be licensed in Esthetics or Cosmetology, then proof of licensure is required.
  5. If a PLAYER resides in a country/state/province that DOES NOT require eyelash extension professionals to be licensed in Esthetics or Cosmetology, then ONLY proof of eyelash extension training certification is required. 
  6. All PLAYERS and Finalists must make available some time for any interviews, meetings, briefings, and promotional events requested of them during the course of the competition season, effective from the day of registration until 90 days after the event ends.

 

REGISTRATION

  1. There are FOUR LASH CATEGORIES:
    1. Classic 1-to-1 Application
    2. Salon Volume 4D Russian Style
    3. Mega Volume 10D Russian Style
    4. Fantasy Theme: Sunshine & Rainbows (Your Happy Place) 
  2. A PLAYER may enter in the same category multiple times as long as they pay additional registration fees and submit a complete package of unique work for each entry. Every entry is an additional chance to become a top 10 Finalist.
  3. If a PLAYER has registered multiple times for the same category, all of their entries will be evaluated separately, as if they were submitted by different PLAYERS.
  4.  An individual PLAYER can only occupy ONE FINALIST spot in each category. If they entered the same category multiple times and scored top 10 more than once, we will use only the highest scoring entry to determine our Finalists.
  5. Registration Fees:
    1. Single Category (multiple categories allowed): $125USD
    2. All 4 Categories $400USD (SAVE $100!)
  6. Once a PLAYER submits and pays for their registration, they cannot change categories.
  7. The COMPETITION reserves the right to refuse entry to any PLAYER.
  8. ALL COMPETITION REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON, including, but not limited to PLAYER change of mind, incomplete or late submissions, disqualification, travel restrictions, and poor health. 
  9. Each PLAYER is responsible for any and all applicable travel, accommodation and out of pocket expenses, including MODEL expenses incurred to participate in the COMPETITION.
  10. By entering this COMPETITION, you grant permission to The Skin Games and its directors, staff, contractors and subsidiaries, permission to send you email communications, and use your photos, name, headshot, and other information for any promotional purpose they see fit, including but not limited to social media posts, advertising, website listing, videos, and print.

 

REFUNDS

  1. Upon registration in the COMPETITION, PLAYER is responsible for the full fee(s). If PLAYER decides to cancel, not participate, or changes their mind, the COMPETITION does not provide any refund to the PLAYER.
  2. If PLAYER is refused entry to the COMPETITION a full or partial refund may be granted at the COMPETITION'S discretion.

 

MODELS

  1. PLAYERS must provide their own MODELS for the COMPETITION.
  2. MODELS must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Proof of age is required.
  3. PLAYERS are responsible for their MODEL’S behavior and compliance with the COMPETITION rules. Failure to comply by either the PLAYER or the MODEL may result in disqualification or points deduction.
  4. MODELS must not wear any lash brands or logos on their clothing.
  5. All MODELS must sign our competition waiver and release form. 

 

PRIZES AND SWAG

  1. All PLAYERS will receive:
    1. Players Sponsor Package (see Sponsor Deck)
    2. Name, Photo and Social Media links posted on The Skin Games’ PLAYERS Page
    3. IG highlight feature
    4. Social media features/reposts
    5. Digital PLAYER badge
    6. Business exposure
    7. Free registration to the Virtual Esthetics World Campus (EWC)
    8. Competition prep workshop (and other events) in EWC
    9. Scorecards with judges’ invaluable personalized feedback
  2. All FINALISTS will receive: **Finalists must be physically present to accept, OR if you cannot attend the in-person Awards Gala, you agree to pay any shipping and handling fees incurred to receive your goodies/prizes**
    1. Assorted goodies and products from sponsors
    2. The Skin Games Necklace
    3. The Skin Games Pin
    4. Framed FINALIST certificate
    5. FINALIST T-Shirt
    6. Digital FINALIST social media badge
    7. Social media feature
  3. Third Place (4)
    1. 3rd Place Trophy
    2. Digital 3rd Place social media badge
    3. IG highlight feature
    4. Social media feature
    5. Listed on Winners page
  4. Second Place (4)
    1. 2nd Place Trophy
    2. Digital 2nd Place social media badge
    3. IG highlight feature
    4. Social media feature
    5. Listed on Winners page
  5. First Place (4)
    1. 1st Place Trophy
    2. Digital 1st Place social media badge
    3. IG highlight feature
    4. Social media feature
    5. Listed on Winners page
    6. $500USD Cash Prize
    7. Feature on The Skin Games blog with other 1st place winners
  6. Lash Artist of the Year (1)
    1. Lash Artist of the Year Trophy
    2. Digital Lash Artist of the Year social media badge
    3. IG highlight feature
    4. Social media feature
    5. Listed on Winners page
    6. $1000USD Cash Prize
    7. Solo Feature on The Skin Games blog
    8. Bragging rights

 

JUDGING PROCESS

  1. The Judges’ decisions are final and not negotiable.
  2. Scorecards will be made available to all PLAYERS after Finalists/Winners are announced.
  3. Should any discrepancies arise, the final decision will always be deferred to the Competition Directors.
  4. In the event there is a tie, the scores will be reviewed with our tie-breaking policy and a winner will be determined by the Competition Directors. There will not be any ties.
  5. The COMPETITION will utilize both Blind Judges and Sighted Judges for various parts of the competition. Sighted Judges can see both the MODEL and the PLAYER together, Blind Judges must only ever see the MODEL, and never see the MODEL with the PLAYER together. This helps keep the judging impartial and fair.
  6. It is imperative that the Judges be impartial in their judging. For this reason, PLAYERS MUST NOT DISCLOSE information about their MODELS, products, styling, or any other such information, either online or in person, in any media including photos, videos and in writing that may cause any Judge to discover which PLAYER worked on which MODEL. This compromises the integrity of the judging process and may result in expulsion of the Judge and disqualification of the PLAYER.
  7. PLAYERS must not disclose, name, or post photos or videos of or with their MODELS at any point, from the time they register, until after the winners are announced at the awards show on February 19, 2022.
  8. Finalists will be determined by the highest scoring PLAYERS, to a maximum of TEN Finalists in each category.
  9. First, Second and Third place will be determined by the top three scores in each category respectively.
  10. The Grand Winner of Lash Artist of the Year will be determined by the highest total score of all four categories added together. To be eligible for Lash Artist of the Year, a PLAYER must enter ALL FOUR categories.

 

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

  1. All work must be performed by the registered PLAYER, including photography, with no outside help, including hair, makeup and costume for Fantasy category.
  2. All entry submissions must be ON TIME, uploaded no later than 11:59pm PST on January 9, 2022. Late entries will not be evaluated.
  3. All entry submissions must be COMPLETE. 
  4. Incomplete submissions will still be evaluated, but will not be eligible to win. 
  5. Photos and videos must be clear, sharp, good quality and high resolution.
  6. NO editing, filters, or manipulation is allowed whatsoever. Any detected alterations may result in disqualification.
  7. No watermarks or added text on your photos is allowed.
  8. No identifying images in the photos or background of photos, such as business signage, certificates, business logos, etc.
  9. Please refer to our ENTRY CHECKLIST and make sure all your photo angles are correct and submission is complete. 
  10. Photo collages are not allowed unless otherwise stated in your Entry Checklist. 
  11. You will be submitting your entry elements through Google Drive. Please see our ENTRY SUBMISSION GUIDE for detailed instructions.
  12. All entries must be original work, created specifically for this COMPETITION. Work that has been used for past competitions or previously published will be disqualified.
  13. No photos from the work a PLAYER created for submission shall be posted online or used anywhere publicly on or before February 19, 2022, even if the frames posted are not the same as the ones submitted to us. 

 

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE

  1. By entering this competition and submitting your photos and videos, you are granting The Skin Games and its directors, staff, contractors and subsidiaries ownership of the images/videos, with the rights to use them in any way they see fit, including but not limited to advertising campaigns, social media marketing, and print, with no royalties or compensation to you or your models.
  2. PLAYERS and MODELS agree to be photographed and/or video recorded during any in-person events relating to The Skin Games.
  3. All photos and videos submitted by PLAYERS and/or taken by the Skin Games personnel during the live events are the sole property of the organizer, to be used by The Skin Games, BeautyPro Media and NALA in whatever fashion deemed appropriate by the organizer, including but not limited to future education, marketing and promotions, without compensation to the competitors or models. Photos of PLAYERS’ work may be used by The Skin Games, BeautyPro Media and NALA in future publications.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Each category has its own set of additional rules and judging criteria. Please read them carefully and thoroughly. COMING SOON