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Global Nail Championship Rules

CONTEST RULES AND INFORMATION:

Note: if you are ready to pay your registration fee, please click here.

Open call for all Mia Secret Lovers and Mia Secret Silver, Gold, Diamond, and Masters Educators.

Mode: The contest will be held remotely (online).

Groups: Two divisions: Mia Secret Educators and Mia Secret Lovers.

Categories: 

  • Magazine Photo Poster
  • Fx Xtreme Photo Poster
  • Calendar Photo Poster

Difficulty Levels: Free difficulty. Participant con choose between doing one hand, or two hands.

Registration Rules:

  • Entries that meet the specified requirements and are submitted on time through the designated email or any platform provided by Mia Secret's marketing department will be accepted. Registration Link: (Pending)
  • All Mia Secret Lovers with extensive experience in the nail industry or those who independently teach using Mia Secret for their courses are eligible to participate.
  • For Mia Secret Educators, regardless of their rank, participation is a mandatory requirement for their development process with the brand. In other words, ALL Mia Secret Educators must participate in at least 1 category of the competition.
  • Champions from previous editions are eligible to participate.
  • Competitors must pre-fill an authorization agreement for the use, exhibition, and production of their designs. In this agreement, the competitor agrees not to publish or use the winning design until Mia Secret notifies that it can be used.
  • Winners will be awarded based on the expectations set by the judging panel.
  • Competitors cannot use the design presented in the contest to participate in any other beauty competition or contest.
  • There is no limit on the number of competitors. The organizing committee will publish details regarding availability and registration closure in due course.
  • Products used must be at least 50% Mia Secret, and competitors can also use accessories and/or crystals.
  • Designs may be inspired by other artists' copyrighted works, but they must have something different and creative, not an exact copy of the original image. Judges may search Google or other information resources if there are doubts regarding the design.
  • All competitors must have evidence of how they created their work. This includes short videos, step-by-step photos, showing that they did the work themselves (these should not be submitted with the designs, but they must be archived. The judging panel reserves the right to request them if deemed necessary).
  • This competition is designed for Mia Secret Lovers and Mia Secret Educators; therefore, it is a mandatory requirement to use Mia Secret products. Promotion or mention of nail brands or products not belonging to Mia Secret will not be allowed.
  • The only valid proof for registering in the competition is the confirmation of registration and allotted space received via email or WhatsApp.

Judging Panel:

  • Vice President of Mia Secret.
  • Marketing and Public Relations Department.

Participation fee:

  • 1 category: $10 USD
  • 2 categories: $15 USD
  • 3 categories: $20 USD

Payment Methods: Paypal/Credit/Debit.

It is mandatory for the account and/or cards used for payment to be in the competitor's name. If the competitor is part of the Mia Secret team in their country, the distributor or a fellow educator may make the payment.

 

Category: Magazine Photo Poster.

Theme: Free. You can create nail designs, characterizations, etc.

  • The nail design photographs must also be submitted with the same quality and sharpness characteristics as the overall production photo, within the specified time and through the designated platform without exception. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • It is a photography production where the educator can create an artistic combination by setting up a scenario where the model showcases the work. A photo montage is allowed, provided it does not alter the nail quality.
  • The model must have an excellent presence (which can increase their chances of achieving a high score in the image).
  • The photograph should have a detailed shot and a medium shot, always in a vertical position.
  • The photo must be of excellent quality (submitted in high resolution).
  • The nail structures should be extreme, with a minimum total length of 6 cm.
  • Nail decoration can involve one or more artistic application techniques from the different systems offered by Mia Secret. It is preferable not to use or overuse floral themes.
  • Accessories or crystals can be used on the nails, not exceeding 25% of the overall design. However, for makeup, clothing, and set production, all accessories, decorations, or crystals can be used as desired.
  • Both the nails and the model's face must be 100% clear (avoiding blurriness).
  • The submitted photo must clearly show the following body parts: face, shoulders, hair, and hands (minimum from the wrist), although the entire torso may be visible if the design demands it. The model must not have visible tattoos in the areas exposed in the photograph.
  • Provide a brief explanatory description of the design, a list of materials used, and the names of the decorative techniques employed (as well as makeup and clothing).

Reference photo:

The following aspects will be considered:

1.- Visual impact and graphic quality

2.- Makeup and clothing

3.- Model and characterization

4.- Photography production

5.- Composition

6.- Technical and artistic level

 

Category: FX Xtreme Photo Poster.

Theme: Free. You can create nail designs with special makeup effects, prosthetics, cosplay (realistic representation of a fictional character or idea), fictional or realistic representations, characterizations complemented with scenography (optional), etc.

  • The nail design photographs must also be submitted with the same quality and sharpness characteristics as the overall production photo, within the specified time and through the designated platform without exception. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • It is a photography production where the educator can create an artistic combination by setting up a scenario where the model showcases the work. Photomontage is allowed, provided it does not alter the nail quality.
  • The model must have an excellent presence (which can increase their chances of achieving a high score in the image).
  • The photograph should have a detailed shot and a medium shot, always in a vertical position.
  • The photo must be of excellent quality (submitted in high resolution).
  • The nail structures should be extreme, with a minimum total length of 6 cm.
  • Nail decoration can involve one or more artistic application techniques from the different systems offered by Mia Secret. It is preferable not to use or overuse floral themes.
  • Accessories or crystals can be used on the nails, not exceeding 25% of the overall design. However, for makeup, clothing, and set production, all accessories, decorations, or crystals can be used as desired.
  • Both the nails and the model's face must be 100% clear (avoiding blurriness).
  • The submitted photo must clearly show the following body parts: face, shoulders, hair, and hands (minimum from the wrist), although the entire torso may be visible if the design demands it. The model must not have visible tattoos in the areas exposed in the photograph.
  • Provide a brief explanatory description of the design, a list of materials used, and the names of the decorative techniques employed (as well as makeup and clothing).

Reference photo:

The following aspects will be considered:

1.- Visual impact and graphic quality

2.- Makeup and clothing

3.- Characterization and special effects

4.- Photography production

5.- Composition

6.- Technical and artistic level

7.- Originality

8.- Model and accessories

 

Category: Calendar Photo Poster

Theme: Global Seasons and Festivals.

You can create nail designs inspired by the seasons of the year. You can only select one season (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter), but you can complement the design and overall look by adding details to holidays or celebrations related to the season. for example:

Fall (Autum) - Thanksgiving 

Winter - Merry Christmas/New Year

• The nail design photographs must also be submitted with the same quality and sharpness characteristics as the overall production photo, within the specified time and through the designated platform without exception. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to automatic disqualification.

• It is a photography production where the educator can create an artistic combination by setting up a scenario where the model showcases the work. Photomontage is allowed, provided it does not alter the nail quality.

• The model must have an excellent presence (which can increase their chances of achieving a high score in the image).

• The photograph should have a detailed shot and a medium shot, always in a vertical position.

• The photo must be of excellent quality (submitted in high resolution).

• Nail structures: Free style.

• Nail decoration can involve one or more artistic application techniques from the different systems offered by Mia Secret. It is preferable not to use or overuse floral themes.

• Accessories or crystals can be used on the nails, not exceeding 25% of the overall design. However, for makeup, clothing, and set production, all accessories, decorations, or crystals can be used as desired.

• Both the nails and the model's face must be 100% clear (avoiding blurriness).

• The submitted photo must clearly show the following body parts: face, shoulders, hair, and hands (minimum from the wrist), although the entire torso may be visible if the design demands it. The model must not have visible tattoos in the areas exposed in the photograph.

• Provide a brief explanatory description of the design, a list of materials used, and the names of the decorative techniques employed (as well as makeup and clothing).

Reference photo:

The following aspects will be considered:

1.- Visual impact and graphic quality

2.- Makeup and clothing

3.- Model and characterization

4.- Photography production

5.- Composition

6.- Technical and artistic level

Prize Plan: 

MAGAZINE PHOTO POSTER

PLACE PRIZE
1ST $1,000.00 USD
2ND $800.00 USD
3RD $600.00 USD
4TH $500.00 USD

 

FX EXTREME PHOTO POSTER

PLACE PRIZE
1ST $1,000.00 USD
2ND $800.00 USD
3RD $600.00 USD
4TH $500.00 USD

 

CALENDAR PHOTO POSTER

SEASON PRIZE
SPRING $400.00 USD
SUMMER $400.00 USD
FALL $400.00 USD
WINTER $400.00 USD

 

The prize plan represents payment/purchase for the winning designs, meaning Mia Secret will have the image and advertising rights to the designs.

 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Call for entries: July 28th

Registration: From July 28th

Instructional Webinar: August 11th (pre-recorded)

Artwork submission: August 31st - September 9th

Online Broadcast Gala: September 29th

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