The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and to those who have graduated 12 months prior to the competition date. IMATS/Make-Up Artist magazine will only accept competition entries postmarked by July 15, 2013. Eight competitors will be selected for each competition. Cash and/or prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners for each competition. To qualify, you must fill out and send us the entry form, along with 8-10 photos of different looks you have done. Photos don't have to represent the make-up you plan to enter in the competition. All entries, photos and artwork become the non-returnable property of Key Publishing Group. Finalist results will be announced the week of Aug. 19, 2013.
The beauty/fantasy competition takes place on Saturday, and the time limit is two hours. The 2013 theme is The Elements, inspired by—but not limited to—the four forces of nature: earth, wind, fire and water.
The character/prosthetic competition takes place on Sunday. Competitors will be given prosthetics on the day of competition, which they must incorporate into their designs. The time limit for the character competition is three hours. No outside prosthetics are allowed, only the ones supplied by IMATS. The 2013 theme is Oz.
The winners in the 2012 Battle of the Brushes: Beauty/Fantasy category are:
1. Chiahui Lin, Vancouver Film School
2. Lilly Yang, Vancouver Film School
3. Lilah Deguitre, Australian College of Makeup and Special Effects
And the winners in the Character/Prosthetics category are:
1. Emma Bartik, Australian College of Makeup and Special Effects
2. Danielle Veltmeyer, Media Makeup Academy (Australia)
3. Chiahui Lin, Vancouver Film School
Photos will be in our Photo Gallery in the weeks to come.
Mail all submission materials to:
Heather Wisner, Student Competition Director
Make-Up Artist magazine
12808 NE 95th St.
Vancouver, WA 98682 USA
Phone: 360-882-3488, ext. 106