Student Eligibility Application

As part of The IBI Awards commitment to the beauty industry, students are eligible for (1) free entry into either the Student Hair or Student Makeup category.

Note: We will begin processing student applications again once the competition has opened. 

The rules are simple.

  1. You must be an active and currently enrolled student.
  2. You must be studying in a beauty-related program (e.g. cosmetology, hair or makeup artistry, barber school etc).
  3. This is intended to give an opportunity to student artists who are starting out in their beauty careers.  Please do not participate in the student program if you are a professional artist who is taking continuing education.

How to apply

  1. Fill out the form below to share proof that you are current enrolled in a beauty-related program.
  2. The IBI Awards staff will review your application (this typically takes 1 week).
  3. If approved, a Student Invitation Code will be emailed to you – this code is the equivalent of 1 free entry.
  4. Choose the Student option in the entry form at

    *Please do not upload photos of your work with this form.