The Nail Games 2020

Competition Rules 

BREAKING THE RULES

 

2020 Rules

Equipment:-

You must bring all your own equipment i.e

Working Kit  - Extension leads  - Table Lamp  - Nail lamp etc.

Only a table, chair & bin liner are provided. 



Gel Polish…….

Duration – 45 mins

Registration – 8.30am

Briefing – 8.45am

Start time – 9.00am

Finish time – 9.45am


Aim….. 

To create 10 salon style nails using gel polish.


Shape/style…… 

One hand to be French/pink & white gel polish application

The other hand a rich, deep colour of your choice

Nails can be filed into any salon shape, square, almond, etc.

All 10 nails must be the same shape.


Nail Length….

Maximum 0.5cm free edge length.


Finer rules….

One hand French the other can be a colour of your choice , but please choose wisely.

A rich, deep colour such as red, burgundy, plum.

No pale colours or colours with glitter/shimmer. Cuticle oil can be used.


 

Stamping Nailart 

 

NEW FOR 2020....... MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!!!!

 

Duration – 45 mins

Briefing – 10am

Start time – 10.15am

Finish time – 11am

 

Aim….. 

Open to newcomer entrants only. Showcase your skill and versatility of stamping by designing 10 nails on your live model using a variety of stamping methods.

Shape/style…..

The model must already be wearing nails ( or ger own natural nails ) with a full cover colour. This will be your base to work upon

 

Shape/style…… 

Any Shape is allowed

 

Nail Length….

The nails must not exceed 1cm in length.

The length is measured from the highest point of the natural nail/hyponychium.

 

Finer rules….

Your model must arrive already having a base colour on her nails.

You will then have 45 minutes to create a stamping design across all 10 nails.

Points will be given for creativity, use of colour, technicality and cleanliness of the surrounding skin.

All stamping plates can be used, all colours, layering etc, gel topcoats can be used to seal in the design. Stamping polishes and stamping gel art paints can be used.

 

 

 

Salon Nails……….

Duration – 1 hour 30mins

Registration – 11am

Briefing – 11.15am

Start time – 11.30am

Finish time – 1pm

 

Aim….

To create 10 salon style nails using acrylic, hard gel or acrygel.

 

Shape/Style…..

One hand to be square shape - french/pink & white.

Other hand to be almond shape – full cover pink.

 

Nail Length…..

Maximum 1cm free edge length. Nail bed 1.5cm on french hand

French hand nail length is measured from cuticle to the highest point of extended pink bed

 ( hyponchium ).

Free edge length is measured from the side wall corner point where white begins to the free edge.

 

Finer rules….

French hand can be reverse technique or traditional method, cover pink can be used. No glitter or shimmer pinks.

Sculpt or tip application. All techniques and tools are allowed, including e- files, pinching tools, clear gel topcoats and cuticle oil. Do not saturate with cuticle oil.

No white tips allowed or any colour gels, paints, glitters etc

 

 

Pink & White Pro……

Duration – 1 hour 15min

Registration – 8.30am

Briefing – 8.45am

Start time – 9.00am

Finish time – 10am

 

Aim….

To create 5 extreme french/pink & white nails, using acrylic, hard gel or acrygel.

Must be on the models RIGHT hand.

 

Shape/Style….

All nails to be extended French/pink & white  – square shape.

 

Nail length….

The nail bed extension must be 2cm in length.

The extended white free edge must also be 2cm in length

 

Finer rules…

Nail length is measured from cuticle to the highest point of extended pink bed

 ( hyponchium ).

Free edge length is measured from the side wall corner point where white begins to the free edge.

All techniques and tools are allowed. Sculpt or tip, acrylic, hard gel or acrygel.

 E – files and pinching tools, clear gel topcoats and cuticle oil allowed. Do not saturate with cuticle oil

No white tips allowed or any colour gels, paints, glitters etc.

 

 

 

Stiletto Design - NEW FOR 2020.

Duration – 1 hour 45 min

Briefing –         8.45am

Start time –     9.00am

Finish time – 10.45am

 

 

Aim….

To produce one hand (models left hand) of stiletto nails with colour and design.

To create a technically great stiletto structure whilst at the same time showing creativity and great use of colour.

 

 

Shape/Style….

Sculpted Stiletto with colour design & creativity.

 

Nail length….

The nails must be a Minimum of 4cm length measured from highest point of natural nail ( hyponychium ) no maximum length

 

Finer rules…

No tips allowed, sculpted only. Can be created using any systems, gel/acrylic/acrygel.
E-files are allowed, designs must be original. The nail design can be encapsulated or on the nail surface. All nail art products are allowed but nothing must be pre made before the competition. No stamping allowed. Gel topcoats & cuticle oil are allowed.
There is no theme for this category so be as creative as you like with colour and nail art products.
Gems, foil, glitters, gel paints etc can be used, but the nail art element must not be any higher than 5mm/0.5cm on the nail.

 

 

 

Babyboomer…..

Duration – 1 hour

Briefing – 2.45pm

Start time – 3pm

Finish time – 4pm

 

Aim…..

To produce one hand of salon length babyboomer nails using acrylic, hard gel or acrygel. A French ombre/fade technique.

 

Shape/Style….

Models RIGHT hand, almond shape nails.

 

Nail length….

Salon style, maximum free edge length, 1cm.

 

Finer details….

All tools and techniques are allowed, including E – files, pinching tools, gel topcoats, cuticle oil, tip or sculpt.

No white tips allowed, no glitters, paints, or gel polish allowed.

 


Crystal Bomb….

Duration – 1 hour

Briefing – 1.15pm

Start time – 1.30pm

Finish time – 2.30pm

                                          

Aim…….

To embellish one hand of nails with crystal bling varying in size, style and colour.

The model should be wearing STILETTO nails on her LEFT hand when you arrive, ready for you to apply your crystal bling.


Shape/style……

Models LEFT hand should have nails on but with no crystals when you arrive. They should be STILETTO shape, any colour, including full cover or colour.

The free edge length must be a minimum of 2" (5cm.)

No art design on the nails, only colour, you will create design with the crystals.


Nail length….

The nails must be a minimum length of 2"/ 5cm free edge, no maximum.

Competitors competeing in the "stiletto" category can use the same model for this crystal bomb category.

The nail will be measured from the lowest point of the cuticle to the end of thr free edge.


Finer details….

Crystal bling must cover at least 50% of each nail.

The nails can be any colour. The arrangement and colour flow of the crystals must compliment the nail base they are on.

You can use any shape, size, colour of crystal. To fix you can use any medium such as glue, glue gel, acrylic etc.


 

Photographic – Armed Forces.

 

To be POSTED and reach us by the latest 2 weeks before the Nail Games -  Friday 12 June. 

Please note, we cannot send photos back unless pre-paid for return. Photos must be collected in person after the awards, or arrange your own collection.

 

 

Aim….

To produce a photographic image following the theme “Armed Forces”.

All nails should be French or full colour, EXCEPT… on both hands, the ring finger & middle finger should have accent nail art that compliments the theme.

 

Shape/Style ….

To confirm, 6 nails French, or full colour.

Colour can be either gel, paint, gel polish or acrylic.

2 nails on each hand, ring & middle must have accent nail art to compliment the theme.

The nails can be any shape and any length, again complimenting the theme and style of the photo image.

 

NOTE; To be very clear..... the 6 nails must be traditional french pink & white or a full colour. NO french fades/ombres/babyboomer & no colour french/colour tip.

No art whatsoever on these 6 nails.

Entries that do not follow this rule will be disqualified. 

 

Finer details….

The accent nails can be created using any nail art medium, such as acrylic paints, gel paints, acrylic colours, 3D designs with acrylic or gel, one stroke, aquarelle,stamping etc.

All nail art should be created by hand and shown in step by steps.

A step by step brief manual should be included with the photographic entry to confirm authenticity.

No white tips allowed.

The photo should be taken in A4 portrait as if on a magazine cover, not in landscape.

 

You can edit the photo with adjustments to lighting / eye colour etc but please no over adjustments or editing to the nails themselves, we want to see your raw work.

 

Please note 

You must collect your Photograph / frame on the day of the competition or arrange shipping at an additional cost, we can not be held laible for any damage in transit.

 

 Please be mindful of trademarks & copyright, be ORIGINAL ! :)

 

 

 

Fantasy Boxed Art / Flat Painted – Armed Forces.

 

NEW FOR 2020........ 2 categories 3D FANTASY and FLAT FANTASY ( paint )

 

To be posted and reach us by the latest 2 weeks before the Nail Games ( 12th June ) OR handed in person on the show day ( Sunday 28 June ) before 10am.

Please note, we cannot send boxes back unless pre-paid for return. boxes must be collected in person after the awards, or arrange your own collection.

 

 

Aim….

To produce a box/frame showcasing 10 display nails following the theme “Armed Forces”.

This is more extravagant than everyday art, it is fantasy nail art, telling a story, following a theme across 10 nails.

The nails must be created using paints, gels, gel art paints and must have no raised/3D elements.

 

Shape/Style….

10 nails to be displayed within a frame. Any long display tips can be used, any shape.

All painting mediums are allowed, such as gel art paint, acrylic paints, painting gels.

No raised or 3D elements allowed.

 

Finer details…

All 10 nails MUST be visible. We must be able to see that 10 nails are present within the frame.

Across the 10 nails you must show a variety of nail art painting designs.

All nail art should be created by hand and shown in step by steps.

A step by step brief manual should be included with the framed entry to confirm authenticity.

All painting mediums allowed, all techniques. Acrylic paints, gel, gel paints, gel polish, etc

You must present your 10 nails in a frame/box frame no bigger than A4, minimum size A5.

The nails do not have to be joined together or in a straight line. Present as you wish!

 

•Boxed Art - it is totally your choice if you want to decorate the frame.
There is not a specific mark for frame design , however there are marks for overall look and wow factor, so if you think the frame decorations will complement your work and design , contributing to the wow factor

 

Please note 

You must collect your Photograph / frame on the day of the competition or arrange shipping at an additional cost, we can not be held laible for any damage in transit.

 

 

 


3D Fantasy Boxed Art – Armed Forces.



To be posted and reach us by the latest 2 weeks before the Nail Games ( 12th June ) OR handed in person on the show day ( Sunday 28 June ) before 10am.

Please note, we cannot send boxes back unless pre-paid for return. boxes must be collected in person after the awards, or arrange your own collection.


Aim….

3D FANTASY - To produce a box/frame showcasing 10 display nails following the theme “Armed Forces”.

This is more extravagant than everyday art, it is fantasy nail art, telling a story, following a theme across 10 nails.


Shape/Style….

10 nails to be displayed within a frame. Any long display tips can be used, any shape.

All mediums, systems & techniques allowed.

The 3D elements must not be any higher than 5cm off the nail.


Finer details…

All 10 nails MUST be visible. We must be able to see that 10 nails are present within the frame.

Across the 10 nails you must show a variety of nail art techniques including flat, but mostly 3D designs.

All nail art should be created by hand and shown in step by steps.

A step by step brief manual should be included with the photographic entry to confirm authenticity.

All mediums and systems allowed, all techniques, flat, 3D, extreme, acrylic, gel, paints, polish, acrylic paints etc

You must present your 10 nails in a frame/box frame no bigger than A4, minimum size A5.

The 3D elements must not be any higher than 5cm off the nail surface.

The nails do not have to be joined together or in a straight line. Present as you wish!


•Boxed Art - it is totally your choice if you want to decorate the frame.
There is not a specific mark for frame design , however there are marks for overall look and wow factor, so if you think the frame decorations will complement your work and design , contributing to the wow factor


Please note 

You must collect your Photograph / frame on the day of the competition or arrange shipping at an additional cost, we can not be held laible for any damage in transit.




Important Notice

If you are posting to us, please do so to reach us no later than the 12 June. This is the deadline for us to receive your entry. 
Please note, if you are not there on the day to collect your box/photo after the show, we will keep your entry safe but if you would like it posting back to you then you will need to pay the postage cost for this service.
The address to post your entries along with step by steps to is....

 

Nail Expo 
c/o Tweezers Beauty 
57 Mill Street 
Bedworth 
CV12 8JX