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
  • Non-pro/Student*
  • Stage/Event

*Active students are eligible for a free entry in the Student Category – email us at [email protected] for details.

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 a free entry in the Student Category – email us at [email protected] for details.

See the full list of categories.

3. INCLUDE YOUR ENTRY FEE

The fee is $75 USD per entry / category.

The entry fee can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, JCB, or Apple Pay.

Keep in mind that more unique categories like Best Reparative Hair/Makeup (A category that is always free), Best Use of Glitter or Best On Stage Hair/Makeup etc. have less entries than less unique categories like Best Full Face, Best Bridal Hair/Makeup or Best Avant-garde Hair/Makeup etc.

3. INCLUDE YOUR ENTRY FEE

The fee is $75 USD per entry / category.

The entry fee can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, JCB, or Apple Pay.

Keep in mind that more unique categories like Best Reparative Hair/Makeup (A category that is always free), Best Use of Glitter or Best On Stage Hair/Makeup etc. have less entries than less unique categories like Best Full Face, Best Bridal Hair/Makeup or Best Avant-garde Hair/Makeup etc.

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. An amateur is judged exactly the same as a pro because you will be judged solely on the artistry you submit.

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

  • Visual Success
  • Technical Execution
  • Creativity & Concept (Where applicable)

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. An amateur is judged exactly the same as a pro because you will be judged solely on the artistry you submit.

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

  • Visual Success
  • Technical Execution
  • Creativity & Concept (Where applicable)

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, again provided that quality standards were met. Typically there are one or two Finalists awarded per category.

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It was such an honor to enter this adventure with you! I’m so stoked to see all the winners, I wish everyone the best of luck! And thank you so much for giving everyone of us a chance to be part of this!

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It was such an honor to enter this adventure with you! I’m so stoked to see all the winners, I wish everyone the best of luck! And thank you so much for giving everyone of us a chance to be part of this!

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. 

Update July 2020: With the impact of the coronavirus, travel has become increasingly difficult due to restrictions, fear of infection, and quarantine requirements etc. Our accessibility has never and 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. 

“Influx” David Vendittelli of Industry Hair and Esthetics, Canada, 2018 WINNER, Best Fantasy Color

“Influx” David Vendittelli of Industry Hair and Esthetics, Canada, 2018 WINNER, Best Fantasy Color

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. 

Update July 2020: With the impact of the coronavirus, travel has become increasingly difficult due to restrictions, fear of infection, and quarantine requirements etc. Our accessibility has never and 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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