The Competition Floor Rules 2020

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General Competition Floor Rules

NB -Teams are created by Division. All techs in each team must be from the same division. A team must include 3-6 competitors.

Lastly...

The team at Nailympia is not responsible for any competitor not adhering to or understanding the rules.

Legalities…

It is an INFRINGMENT of copyright to recreate trademarked logos and characters. DO NOT use Disney characters, Warner Bros, Universal or any form of music icons in your designs. These will be disqualified at registration. PLEASE use only your own ideas, imagination and creations in your artwork.

 


List Of Competitions 

Number 1. 75-mins - Gel Tip & Overlay Nails – LEFT HAND
Number 2. 75-mins - L&P Acrylic Sculpture Nails – RIGHT HAND
Number 3. L&P Perfect Match (automatic if entering both Gel and Acrylic)
Number 4. 60-mins - Salon Nails (one hand) 
Number 5. 30-mins - Gel Polish Manicure
Number 6. 2-hours - 1 hand - Stiletto Nails
Number 7. 75-mins - 1 hand - The Joy of Nails!
Number 8. 75-mins- 3 nails - Decorative French Nails
Number 9. 45-mins - 3 tip s- Reality Nail Art 
Number 10. Fantasy Nails - The Complete Look - open theme
Number 11. (remote) Boxed Flat Nail Art Submission in box 10 tips
Number 12. (remote) Mixed Media Boxed Art Submission in box 10 tips
Number 13. (remote) Photographic Nail Art Poster 2020 (photo file + description)
Number 14. (remote) Photographic Portfolio 2020 (photo file)

Legalities…

It is an INFRINGMENT of copyright to recreate trademarked logos and characters. DO NOT use Disney characters, Warner Bros, Universal or any form of music icons in your designs if they are still under copyright. These will be disqualified at registration. PLEASE use only your own ideas, imagination and creations in your artwork. Do not copy work done in a masterclass or by figures in the industry. Work must be original and not submitted into any other competition.


Division Information & Competition Costings 2020

Division 1 – Novice (no educators) 

One category – 80 eur
Two categories – 120 eur
Three categories or more – 160 eur

Only remote categories – 110 eur
Boxed Nail Art
Mixed Media Boxed Art

Photographic 2020 – 90 eur
Photographic 2020
Photo Portfolio 2020

Students and professional nail technicians that have never participated in any type of nail competition anywhere in the world. (NO educators/ trainers to enter this category.)

NB: Nailympia will accept entrant in Div 1 providing they have not entered more than 2 national nail comps in the preceding 12 months before entering any Nailympia.

Division 2 – Apprentice (educator entry level)

One category – 110 eur
Two categories – 190 eur
Three categories or more – 290 eur

Only remote categories – 130 eur
Boxed Nail Art
Mixed Media Boxed Art

Photographic 2020 – 130 eur
Photographic 2020
Photo Portfolio 2020

Students and professional nail technicians that have competed, but never won a recognised competition anywhere in the world, but have placed up to 2nd position. All educators MUST use this as entry level unless they enter the masters - division 3.

 

Division 3 – Master

Any competitor that has won a world title, placed first in a recognised nail competition of any type or is ranked as a Top Competitor.

ART Master only (3 art categories) – 390 eur
MASTER TECH (3 categories - must be 3 technical/systems) – 390 eur
4 (2019) or more categories – 440 eur

Only remote categories – 130 eur
Boxed Nail Art
Mixed Media Boxed Art

Photographic 2020 – 140 eur
Photographic 2020
Photo Portfolio 2020

TEAM TITLE

This is scored by taking the 3 top results from three competitors on the team in each competition. Teams are created from 3-6 competitors all competing in the same division. You can only create a team from members of the same division.


Criteria for Trophies

Nailympia Global Cup

The global winner is calculated by the scores from Stiletto, L&P Acrylic Sculpture & Gel Tip & Overlay
3 highly technical & challenging competitions undertaken in all active locations - currently this is - Canada, Estonia, USA and the UK.
This is awarded in London.

Nailympia European Cup

The European winner is calculated by scores taken from Stiletto, Joy Of Nails, Salon Nails & Reality Nails.The active locations for this cup are Estonia and the UK.
This is awarded in London.

Team Trophy 

Per comp, the team’s 3 highest scores are used (not per competitor across comps).
NOT INCLUDED:  Gel Polish Manicure, Reality Nails, Photographic. 

Individual Top Scorer

Must enter 3 or more comps. 
NOT INCLUDED:  Gel Polish Manicure and Photographic

Winner of Winners 

There is one winner per division. 
3 highest scores from comps entered are totalled. 
NOT INCLUDED: Dip System, Gel Polish Manicure, Fantasy Complete Look, Mixed Media Boxed Art, Reality Nails and Photographic. 

ART Winner of Winners

Must have won one of the qualifying comps to enter. 
Must have entered at least two comps. 
All scores added together. 
INCLUDED: Joy of Nails, Reality Nails, Mixed Media Boxed Art and Fantasy Complete Look.

 


UV GEL & L&P Acrylic Sculpture & Tip & Overlay Rules 2020

Number 1. 75-mins - Gel Tip & Overlay Nails – LEFT HAND
Number 2. 75-mins - L&P Acrylic Sculpture Nails – RIGHT HAND
Number 3. L&P Perfect Match (automatic if entering both Gel and Acrylic)

 


Salon Nails Rules (one hand) Rules 2020

Number 4. 60-mins - Salon Nails (one hand)

Show your skills as a salon nail professional: everyday nails for everyday clients.
Choose between one of these artificial systems (L&P acrylic, UV gel, fibreglass, hybrids) then shape, style and lengthen nails accordingly.

(No gel polish or dip systems to be used.)

 


Gel Polish Manicure Rules 2020

Number 5. 30-mins - Gel Polish Manicure

 


Stiletto Nails Rules 2020

Number 6. 2-hours - 1 hand - Stiletto Nails

 


The Joy of Nails! Rules 2020

Number 7. 75-mins - 1 hand - The Joy of Nails!

 


NEW - Decorative French Rules 2020

Number 8. 75-mins- 3 nails - Decorative French Nails

 


Reality Nail Art Rules 2020

REALITY NAIL ART – brief given on the competition arena

Number 9. 45-mins - 3 tips - Reality Nail Art

 


Fantasy Nails - The Complete Look Rules 2020

Number 10. Fantasy Nails - The Complete Look - open theme

NOTE to ALL

The Nailympia team welcomes and encourages competitors to police the competitions. Please let the team know if you have seen any artwork before at any other competition, anywhere in the world. You must be able to prove it with evidence.


Boxed Flat Nail Art Rules 2020

Number 11. (remote) Boxed Flat Nail Art Submission in box 10 tips

 


Mixed Media Boxed Art Rules 2020

Number 12. (remote) Mixed Media Boxed Art Submission in box 10 tips

MIXED MEDIA BOXED NAIL ART – open theme

 

 


Photographic Nail Art Poster Rules 2020

Number 13. (remote) Photographic Nail Art Poster 2020 (photo file + description)

PHOTOGRAPHIC NAIL ART POSTER – open theme

Your entry must be in portrait form only as it will be judged as a front cover for a magazine.

Please DO NOT include photographs of you doing the nails. Only 1 photograph is allowed per entry.

 

 


Photographic Portfolio Rules 2020

Number 14. (remote) Photographic Portfolio 2020 (photo file)

PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO – open theme

Your entry must be in a collage form. Only hands to seen in the photo - ‘only hands’. Collage should consist of at least 3 different photos.

 


Estonia 2020 Itinerary/Reglament

Friday, 15 May 2020

9:00 - Registration for Friday comps only
9:10 - Registration Photographic / Boxed / remote comps

10:30 - Judges / Nail-check Gel Polish Manicure
11:00 - Start Gel Polish Manicure - 30-minutes
11:30 - Finish Gel Polish Manicure

12:00 - Judges / Nail-check Gel Tip & Overlay (LEFT HAND)
12:15 - Start Gel Tip & Overlay - 75-minutes (LEFT HAND)
13:30 - Finish Gel Tip & Overlay

13:45 - Judges / Nail-check Acrylic Sculpture (RIGHT hand)
14:00 - Start Acrylic Sculpture - 75-minutes (RIGHT hand)
15:15 - Finish Acrylic Sculpture

15:15 - Judges / Perfect Match Gel & Acrylic

15:20 - Judges / Nail-check Salon Nails (one hand)
15:30 - Start Salon Nails - 60-minutes (one hand)
16:30 - Finish Salon Nails

Saturday, 16 May 2020

9:00 - Registration for Saturday comps only
9:15 - Judges / Nail-check - Stiletto Nails (one hand)
9:30 - Start Stiletto Nails - 2-hours (one hand)
11:30 - Finish Stiletto Nails

12:15 - Judges / Nail-check - Decorative French Nails (3 nails)
12:30 - Start Decorative French Nails - 1-hour (3 nails)
13:30 - Finish Decorative French Nails

14:00 - Judges / Nail-check Reality Nails (3 tips)
14:10 - Start Reality Nails - 45-minutes (3 tips)
14:55 - Finish Reality Nails

15:10 - Judges / Nail-check The Joy of Nails! (3 nails)
15:15 - Start The Joy of Nails! - 75-min (3 nails)
16:30 - Finish The Joy of Nails!

Sunday, 17 May 2020

10:00 - Nail-check Fantasy Nail Art Complete Look
10:10 - Start Fantasy Nail Art Complete Look - 1-hour
11:10 - Finish Fantasy Nail Art Complete Look

11:30 - Show Fantasy Nail Art

13:00 - 15:00 Nailympia Estonia 2020 AWARDS