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 June 3, 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 July 1, 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. Catlyn Jeong, Blanche Macdonald Centre
2. Amilee Hagon, Artists Within Makeup Academy
3. Sarah Marie Gilliland, Academy of Makeup Arts
And the winners in the Character/Prosthetics category are:
1. Jessica Martin, New Image College of Fine Arts
2. Monika Kolis, Sheridan College
3. Melissa Meretsky, John Casablancas Institute
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