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1. A set of 5 individual tips is required to participate. They must be factory-made, you cannot use tips made by non-professionals. They must be in a special box. The tips should be no more than 5.08 cm long and no more than 1.9 cm wide in-plane, i.e. if they are made flat and measured, then they should be no more than the given dimensions. Tips should be laid out in size (in gradation). Tips with complete designs should be wearable. The design must be done entirely by hand. The tips must be separated and not fastened together. If the tips do not meet these requirements, the design may be disqualified from the competition or can be given penalties.

2. All work must be completed before the competition.

3. The original color of the tips does not matter. Each tip may have a different color, the coating should be solid, one-color.

4. The work must be done manually. All types of colored spray are not allowed. Only paints and polishes are allowed. Stamping or any other nail art not allowed.

5. Stones should not protrude more than 1,27 cm beyond the tip perimeter in any direction.

6. Stones larger than 1.27 cm are not allowed. This includes pendants and/or jewelry!

7. The surface of the tips must be flush; NO raised surfaces.

8. Top coat or UV gel sealant may be used ONLY AS A TOP COAT, but must NOT contain any glitter.

9. When attaching stones, building a base, and or pre work all products used must be clear.

10. Entries must be presented in a closed box for us to transport. Inside the box, the five tips must be SECURELY fastened to a plain (one color no texture no mirror), flat surface, or the judging process. The size of the mounting surface is to be a maximum of 6 inches wide by 8 inches deep by ¼ tall and it must be FLAT, FLUSH, AND STURDY. Do not attach your entry to the bottom of the box upon turn in. The judges MUST BE ABLE TO REMOVE YOUR WORK FROM THE BOX.

11. The work will be judged at the presentation.

12. It’s All About The Bling! will be judged in the following categories: originality, cleanliness, design, craftsmanship, balance, quantity of rhinestones, visual interest, shape, brightness, detail and overall impression.

13. Participants may use similar versions of a recognizable design or artwork, but it may not be identical to the original. The work will be disqualified for violation of copywriting.

14. And It’s All About The Bling! Nail Art design which has already won, first place at a NAILPRO competition cannot be reused by the winner or copied by other competitors in subsequent NAILPRO competitions. The NAILPRO competition staff reserves the right to disqualify any design it considers too similar to a winning design. Any discussion with the NAILPRO competition staff about designs will be held in strict confidence. 

Judging criteria


Originality – 5 Points

  • Тhe design is innovative (new and original)

  • The design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past)


Cleanliness of Application – 10 Points


  • The design is neat and clean

the application is glue-free

the cuticles are free from design and glue


Design – 10 Points


  • The design is well thought out

  • The detail of the design is clean and precise

  • The design has adequate detail


Workmanship – 10 Points


  • The overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills

  • The workmanship is neat, clean, and precise




Balance – 5 Points


  • Various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse nor too busy

  • The sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design


Creativity – 10 Points


  • The design is well throughout

  • The elements are used well

  • The elements are used in a unique and different way


Visual Interest – 10 Points


  • The design captures your attention

  • The design holds your attention


Shape – 5 Points


  • The shape is symmetrical and consistent individually

  • The shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set




Complexity – 10 Points


  • The design is challenging, demanding skill and effort

  • The design involves multiple techniques 


Brightness – 10 Points


  • The elements enhance the design

  • The design is bright and clean


Detail – 5 Points


  • The detail clarifies the design, adding dimension

  • The design has adequate detail


Overall Impression – 10 Points


  • The design makes an excellent overall impression

  • The design is complete and needs no improvement

  • This design is presented within the guidelines of the IAB rules

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