Fantasy Nail Art Judging Criteria 2020

Judge 1

Originality - 5 Points

  • the design is innovative (new and original)
  • the design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past and from other entries)
  • the design is within the guidelines of the copyright rules

Color - 10 Points

  • the colors enhance the design
  • the colors complement each other

Costume - 10 Points

  • the costume complements the theme and artwork
  • the costume is complete and needs no improvement
  • the costume is neat, clean and well-constructed
  • the costume is well-constructed according to competitors’ interpretation of theme. Example if the entry is supposed to be messy, sloppy or bloody it should be done well.
  • the costume is well thought out with extra details added if store bought.
  • the costume is complete with make-up, body paint or other accessories

Design - 10 Points

  • the design enhances the theme
  • the design is completely thought out
  • the design is within a fantasy realm. Something extraordinary, not simple but fantastical
  • the nail art MUST BE attached to the actual nails and not sitting ONLY on a platform

Judge 2

Visual Interest - 10 Points

  • the design captures your attention
  • the design holds your attention
  • the design continues to draw your attention to new details

Balance - 5 Points

  • various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy
  • the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design

Overall Impression - 10 Points

  • the design makes an excellent overall impression
  • the design is complete and needs no improvement
  • all competition rules were followed

Presentation - 5 Points

  • the entry is presented within the Fantasy Nail Art Guidelines
  • the entry makes an excellent presentation
  • care was taken to present this entry
  • written statement is included and is complete and understandable

Judge 3

Complexity - 10 Points

  • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
  • the design involves multiple techniques

Workmanship - 10 Points

  • the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
  • the workmanship is neat and clean

Detail - 5 Points

  • the detail of design is clean, clear and precise
  • the detail is more than adequate for the design
  • the detail clarifies the design, adding dimension

Theme - 10 Points

  • the theme is obvious and completely developed
  • the theme is continued on all 10 nails
  • the design enhances the theme


Scoring Guide 2 Hands

10 = Flawless
9 = Almost  Flawless
8 = Very Good
7 = Good
6 = Above Average
5 = Average
4 = Below Average
3 = Poor
2 = Very Poor
1 = Unacceptable

Scoring Guide 1 Hand

5 = Flawless
4 = Very Good
3 = Average
2 = Below Average
1 = Very Poor

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