EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENTERING THE IBI AWARDS.

No matter where you live you can compete to become an International Beauty Industry Award Winner. All you need to begin are photographs of your work.

Apply to become Internationally Award-Winning in just 4 easy steps.

Apply to become Internationally Award-Winning in just 4 easy steps.

Sabina Dipner. 2019 WINNER, Best Men’s Makeup. Kazakhstan

1. UPLOAD PHOTOS & DESCRIPTION

Submit up to three (3) photographs of your work per entry.

Each entry is for one look/piece only. You can include up to 3 different photographs of the same look/piece.

You can add a written description of any special techniques you used or anything else you would like the judges to know about your artistry.

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1. UPLOAD PHOTOS & DESCRIPTION

Submit up to three (3) photographs of your work per entry.

Each entry is for one look/piece only. You can include up to 3 different photographs of the same look/piece.

You can add a written description of any special techniques you used or anything else you would like the judges to know about your artistry.

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Sabina Dipner. 2019 WINNER, Best Men’s Makeup. Kazakhstan

2. CHOOSE FROM NEARLY 50 SKILL AND INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

We know the beauty industry is not one-size-fits-all. Beauty Artisans have many unique areas of expertise and often work in more than one area. We want to celebrate all those unique areas which is why we have nearly 50 categories to choose from.

  • Makeup Artistry
  • Film / TV
  • Hair Artistry
  • Bridal
  • Stage/Event
  • Student*

*Active beauty students can apply for 1 free entry to the Student Makeup or Student Hair category.

See the full list of categories.

2. CHOOSE FROM NEARLY 50 SKILL AND INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

We know the beauty industry is not one-size-fits-all. Beauty Artisans have many unique areas of expertise and often work in more than one area. We want to celebrate all those unique areas which is why we have nearly 50 categories to choose from.

  • Makeup Artistry
  • Film / TV
  • Hair Artistry
  • Bridal
  • Non-pro/Student*
  • Stage/Event

*Active students are eligible for 1 free entry in the Student category.
See the full list of categories.

3. INCLUDE YOUR ENTRY FEE

The fee is $88 USD per entry / category.

The entry fee can be paid by Credit or Debit Card including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Best Reparative Hair/Makeup and Best Student are free categories.

3. INCLUDE YOUR ENTRY FEE

The fee is $88 USD per entry / category.

The entry fee can be paid by Credit or Debit Card including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Best Reparative Hair/Makeup and Best Student are free categories.

4. BLIND JUDGING BY THE INDEPENDENT JUDGING COUNCIL

To give every Beauty Artisan the fairest possible opportunity, members of the Independent Judging Council do not see any identifying information like names, professional backgrounds or country of origin.

This creates a truly independent Judging experience where entrants’ notoriety or resume is not considered as part of the judging process, allowing the focus to stay where it truly belongs, on the artistry.

Your work will be judged numerically on the following criteria within the categories you enter under:

  • Visual Success
  • Technical Execution (difficulty, quality/complexity of the look, and techniques used)
  • Creativity & Concept (Where applicable)
  • Overall Impression

4. BLIND JUDGING BY THE INDEPENDENT JUDGING COUNCIL

To give every Beauty Artisan the fairest possible opportunity, members of the Independent Judging Council do not see any identifying information like names, professional backgrounds or country of origin.

This creates a truly independent Judging experience where entrants’ notoriety or resume is not considered as part of the judging process, allowing the focus to stay where it truly belongs, on the artistry.

Your work will be judged numerically on the following criteria within the categories you enter under:

  • Visual Success
  • Technical Execution (difficulty, quality/complexity of the look, and techniques used)
  • Creativity & Concept (Where applicable)
  • Overall Impression

JUDGING & RESULTS

CATEGORY WINNERS

                      

International Beauty Industry Award-Winners are the single highest-scoring entry in each of the 50 categories, provided that the Judges determine that quality standards were met. There is only 1 Winner awarded per category.

FINALISTS

                      

Finalists in the International Beauty Industry Award are the next highest scoring non-winning entries, provided that quality standards were met. Typically there are one or two Finalists awarded per category.

ryuta_tomono

NOW I AM THE WORLD CHAMPION OF HAIR ART!!!!!!!!!

Made things happen, finally now I am😭🔥🔥🔥
This is my sincere dream since when I started my hairdressing career.

⭐️The Oscar of Beauty Industries

ryuta_tomono

NOW I AM THE WORLD CHAMPION OF HAIR ART!!!!!!!!!

Made things happen, finally now I am😭🔥🔥🔥
This is my sincere dream since when I started my hairdressing career.

⭐️The Oscar of Beauty Industries

THE COVETED IBI AWARD WINNER’S STATUETTE.

Category Winners will be shipped the luxurious, hand-crafted, and personalized IBI Award Statuette.

The IBI Award Statuette was thoughtfully and painstakingly designed by the same people who make legendary awards like the Golden Globes, Emmys, MTV awards, and People’s Choice Awards to name a few.

The IBI Award Statuette was fueled by the deep importance of inclusivity. We don’t want to celebrate the few, we want to celebrate the many. Created to be androgynous and without a specific country of origin, The IBI Award Statuette can represent anyone and was created to represent you.

THE COVETED IBI AWARD WINNER’S STATUETTE.

Category Winners will be shipped the luxurious, hand-crafted, and personalized IBI Award Statuette.

The IBI Award Statuette was thoughtfully and painstakingly designed by the same people who make legendary awards like the Golden Globes, Emmys, MTV awards, and People’s Choice Awards to name a few.

The IBI Award Statuette was fueled by the deep importance of inclusivity. We don’t want to celebrate the few, we want to celebrate the many. Created to be androgynous and without a specific country of origin, The IBI Award Statuette can represent anyone and was created to represent you.

FINALISTS RECEIVE A BEAUTIFUL CERTIFICATE.

There is no additional fee for statuettes, certificates or shipping costs.

FINALISTS RECEIVE A BEAUTIFUL CERTIFICATE.

There is no additional fee for your statuettes, certificates or shipping costs.

WINNERS AND FINALISTS WILL BE ADDED TO THE WINNER PAGES AND FEATURED ON SOCIAL.

Winners and Finalists will be featured in IBI promotions and their work will be exposed to followers of the IBI community.

WINNERS AND FINALISTS WILL BE ADDED TO THE WINNER PAGES AND FEATURED ON SOCIAL.

Winners and Finalists will be featured in IBI promotions and their work will be exposed to fans and followers of the IBI community.

NO EVENT CEREMONY TO TRAVEL TO.

In order to keep THE IBI AWARDS truly International there is no event or tradeshow to travel to. We want everyone regardless of where they live to be able to enter their artistry in The IBI awards.  Our accessibility will never change. If you’ve been looking for a way to stand out or share your work with the world but had to reconsider due to travel, we hear you and hope you’ll consider sharing your work on our international stage. 

“Kintsugi” by Roberto Perozzi of Japan, 2023 Winner
“Kintsugi” by Roberto Perozzi of Japan, 2023 Winner

NO EVENT CEREMONY TO TRAVEL TO.

In order to keep THE IBI AWARDS truly International there is no event or tradeshow to travel to. We want everyone regardless of where they live to be able to enter their artistry in The IBI awards.  Our accessibility will never change. If you’ve been looking for a way to stand out or share your work with the world but had to reconsider due to travel, we hear you and hope you’ll consider sharing your work on our international stage. 

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