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Criteria and Rules for The Lash Games 2018

Criteria and Rules
All categories. Additional rules below for Fantasy Lashes.

Direction of extensions – maximum score 5 pointsLashes should not criss-cross each other, they should lean in the correct direction and sit exactly on top of the natural lash
Coverage – maximum score is 10 points100% of lashes should be covered (including inner and outer corners)
Symmetry of both eyes – maximum score is 5 pointsStyle, length and curl should complement model’s face shape and bone structure, lashes on both eyes should look even
Adhesion – maximum score is 10 pointsNo lashes or extensions should be stuck together in any way
Attachment – maximum score is 10 pointsA lash extension should be attached to the natural lash securely, without lifting at the base
Clean Work – maximum score is 5 pointsNo makeup should appear along the lash line.
No excess glue should appear on the lashes, skin or eye pads. 1 point will be deducted for every mark on the pads or skin.
Judges will check eye pads for cleanliness before competitors remove eye pads. If eye pads are changed before judging, minus 5 points.
Lash mapping is acceptable on lash pads
Length – maximum score is 5 pointsExtensions length should be suitable for model’s natural lashes
Thickness/Weight – maximum score is 10 pointsLash extensions thickness/ volume of lashes in a fan should be suitable for model’s natural lashes. Refer to the below criteria for each category: Classic: 0.10mm 10 points, 0.12mm 8 points, 0.15mm 6 points2D – 3D Volume: 0.06mm/0.07mm 10 points, 0.10mm 6 points, Number of Fans – 2D 8 points, 3D 10 points2D-6D Mixed Volume: 0.07mm 6 points, 0.06mm 8 points, 0.04/0.05mm 10 points 8D – 14D Mega Volume: 0.03mm 10 points, 0.04mm 8 points
Number of fans – 8D- 10D 8 points, 11D – 14D 10
Distance – maximum score is 5 pointsDistance from the eyelid­ should be the same for all extensions through the lash line. Recommended distance ­ 0.5mm-1mm (classic extensions), 0.3mm-0.8mm (volume extensions) 0.2mm – 0.5mm Mega Volume
Smooth transition – maximum score is 5 points. An invisible transition required through the lash line with no “steps“
Overall look design – maximum score is 10 points. Chosen design is suitable for model’s eye shape and face. No coloured lashes are to be used except for the fantasy and photo categories.
Spread Span of the Fan – maximum score is 10 pointsOnly for volume applications. Lashes should be fanned in the correct way, the distance between each extension of the fan must be even. Thickness of extensions should be suitable for the model’s natural lashes

Fantasy Competition Criteria and Rules
Theme: Cirque de Soleil 
Competition Time:
 2 hours 30 minutes
Team allowed – you and up to 2 others in your team plus model.

Judging will be on the following criteria:

You are already winners in fantasy, so you have experience with theatrical images, we are looking for a complete look from you from head to toe.

  1. Overall Look – 10points
    This will be how you have created a full fantasy look from head to toe, how does the overall fantasy look? Is the look all theatrical and fantasy? Pay attention to detail, we are looking at the most fantasy look, from head to toe.
  2. Theme – 10points
    This will cover how well you have kept the theme, and how you have created your own version of the theme in a fantasy look.
  3. Creativity – 10points
    How have you made a theme into fantasy, what have you used to make it look different and unusual with lots of creativity.
  4. Lash design – 10points
    Lash design is your first base of volume lashes. You must create volume lashes, this is done anytime before the competition.
    Don’t forget to create a design with your lashes, try to avoid using black lashes, be creative with your colours and your designs. Look at how different you can make your volume lash look. All entries must have volume or classic lashes as a base.
  5. Lash decoration – 10points
    Don’t forget to decorate your lashes with lash art, the more you put on the higher the points. We are expecting to see magnificent decoration on the lashes, you can use a lash strip in addition to decorating the lashes, you can make all the decorations before the competition. You will receive higher points if you have lash decoration that connects to the hair , from lashes to hair.
  6. Classic Lashes – 5points
    Volume lashes – 10points
    If you apply volume lashes you will receive higher points than classic.
  7. Lower Lashes – 5 points
    Don’t forget to add lashes and decoration to the lower lashes for more points. At this level we want to see lower lashes extensions and design along with decoration.
  8. Hair design & Decoration– 5points
    Remember that you are creating fantasy, so do something different with the hair, the more outrageous the more points. This criteria points will also cover, hair design or handmade head piece.
  9. Make up – 5points
    You don’t need to be a makeup artist but just remember this is fantasy, so try to be creative, instead of plain everyday makeup do something different that goes with your theme.
  10. Cleanliness – 5points
    Try and keep the look clean from glue marks, you will not be judged on stickies but you will be judged on a messy look.
  11. Body Makeup & Body Painting – 5 points
    If you have added any colour to the skin to complement your theme , you will receive higher points. You do not have to be a makeup or body painting artist, we are not looking at full body painting only small parts of colour on the face and body. For instance you can paint a necklace or bracelet and colour this in, this is classed as body painting. If you add some body paint you will receive more points than someone that has not added this criteria.
  12. Prop & Portfolio– 5 points
    Prop – All models should carry a prop or accessory, this could be anything, if you have made it all by hand and can prove this, it will be more beneficial for you.
    Portfolio – we want you to show us your journey from the beginning of how you chose your ideas to the final look. This can be as many pages as you wish, don’t forget to include photos of your materials, elements etc..
  13. Costume – 10 points 
    The costume should ideally be hand-made as much as possible as higher points will be given if this has been done, less points will be given if it has been purchased as a complete costume. Think theatrical when designing your costume if you are going to use one.

½ points may also be given by judges.

Total score available 100 points.


Competition Rules for Fantasy Lashes

During the competition.
During the competition, you must place all the lash decorations onto the lashes, NO HELP IS ALLOWED to apply the lash decorations, your team members can help with face makeup, body art and paint, and the hair design ,and costume.

What you can do at home or before the competitionstarts.
You can make the costume and all the lash decorations, you must NOT put the decoration onto the lashes.
You can prepare your model with her classic or volumelashes, both top and bottom lashes but you cannot add anything else to the lashes or the face or hair.
You can prepare your models body and you can add body paint and body decoration. Nails and toenails can be done at home, any decoration of nails to be done at competition time.

On the day of the competition
You, and your team members and your model will arrive, your model will not have anything on her face or lashes except her base lash extensions top and bottom (Classic or Volume) the hair should not have any decorations or style.
The body can be decorated and dressed in costume.

During the competition you will be expected to

  • Add the lash decorations to the lashes
  • Create and apply the face makeup to the model
  • Styling the hair and adding decoration, colour etc..
  • Adding face decoration
  • Finishing off the entire look.

Guidance for volume extension selection

You can use the Volumetric Calculator App (available on Apple and Android) if you’re unsure which thickness you should use on your model. We have stated the maximum thickness that you can use for each category, but you should aim to use the correct thickness for your model, which could be thinner than the maximum.

2D – 3D Volume
2D -Maximum 0.10mm thickness
3D- Maximum 0.07mm thickness
No mixing of D’s

2D-6D Mixed Volume
Thickness can vary per fan or one thickness can be used with all fans.
Maximum .10 thickness up to 2D
Maximum .07 thickness up to 3D
Maximum .05 thickness 4D-6D
Mixing of fans is acceptable

Additional rules & regulations

Judging criteria:
Every effort is made to ensure that qualified judges are provided. Judges meet prior to the competition so all are clear on what and how they are judging and their responsibilities. Judging sheets are made available to competitors after the awards ceremony and judges will make every effort to be available for any questions/critique afterwards, although this is not guaranteed.
The judging is blind, meaning only the models will be seen by each judge, with the exception of the Fantasy category. The judges will have no knowledge of which technician created which set of lashes. Models will be identified by numbers on wristbands randomly assigned on the arena. Judges do not judge every aspect of the set. Each judge is given aspects out of 10 to judge. This way they can concentrate on a few aspects of the lashes, rather than all and helps to keep the judging consistent. It also stops any one judge from drastically raising or lowering a competitor’s score, since they do not judge all 10 points.
This method of judging makes the process a bit quicker, which is good in larger competitions like this. Every effort is made to ensure judges are a mix of experts from around the world. It is your responsibility to read all the rules and obtain clarification on any you are not 100% certain of. If you compete and are judged with a deduction due to a rule that you did not interpret the way it was meant, it’s too late to change this at the competition. Judge’s decisions are final and all entries are judged on the exact same criteria. Have all your questions clarified before the competition to ensure a more satisfying experience.

General Competition Rules & Code of Conduct:
No refunds of competition fees are given. Competition entrance fees are non-transferable.
Competitions are open to students and professional technicians of all skill levels.
The Lash Games reserves the right to refuse entry to any competitor.
Competitors and models must be at least 16 years old.
Competitors must specify the competition division they are entering when the registration form is filled out.
Once a competitor has registered they cannot change divisions.
Competitors must enter the highest division they qualify for.
Due to the large attendance and international participation, The Lash Games is not responsible for verifying that each competitor enters the correct division. This is done on the honour system.
If it’s found a competitor has registered in the wrong division, they will receive a 10-point deduction in their final score for each competition.
Each competition will have one overall winner – the exception to this will be in the Novice category where there will be a UK 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and an International 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and then a Winner of Winners will be announced.
A 1-10-point judging system will be used; – 1 being the lowest – 10 being flawless. Except where some points are 1 to 5 with 1 being lowest and 5 being flawless.
Competitors must use and arrange for their own model for the event.
Competitors who do not understand English must supply their own translator. The translator must be present during the competition briefing and stay just outside the competition floor in a designated area during the competition in the event they are needed for communication with the competitor. This must occur only by communicating via a floor judge.
Rubbish bins are provided to all competitors.
No eating allowed – only non-alcoholic drinks on the competition arena.
All products must be clearly labelled – hand-written labels are acceptable. Non-labelled products will be confiscated during the competition.
Competitor numbers will be allocated on the competition arena via a coloured sticker.
All photos/video taken by The Lash Games personnel or contractors are the sole property of the organiser, to be used in whatever fashion deemed appropriate by the organiser without compensation to the competitors.
After registration, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive this please contact the organiser urgently as it means your registration has NOT been processed.
If any competitor is entering more than one competition in one day, we advise bringing one model per category.
All contestants must supply: neck pillow, blanket (optional), sanitizer, couch roll (optional) and your products to compete.
You can map, but eye pads should be free from adhesive. Judges will remove one point for each drop or dot of adhesive.
Face make up must be done at competition, body art can be done at home. Hair can be done at home, but to decorate the hair (accessories etc must be done at the competition), lash accessories can be done at home, but they must be applied at the competition area. You can bring an assistant to do the hair and make-up, but lash accessories must be done by the competitor.

The Competition Floor:
Only competitors and their models may enter the competition arena. Any other person entering the arena must obtain permission from the organiser or floor judges.
Competitors will be allowed to set up their tools and products during the competition briefing. All kit boxes and bags (other than personal handbags that should be placed under the chairs) will be moved to the back wall of the arena. They will not be left at the bed. There are drawers in the desks provided where products and tools can be stored. Techs are invited to use the desk drawers during the comp.
Each competition will have a briefing, scheduled 20 minutes prior to the start of each event.
Competitors and models must be present for the briefing and remain at their desks until the conclusion of the competition.
Once the allotted time is up, competitors must immediately stop working (and stand with their model); all competitors must leave the competition arena until all models have left the area to be judged. (This will take some time so it is advised that competitors take their personal handbags with them.) Competitors will be allowed back in the arena as soon as possible to clear desks or prepare for removal or the next competition.
Any competitor found to still be working on their model after the close of the competition will be disqualified by a floor judge.
When instructed, competitors are responsible for making sure their model understands the judging procedure and directing them to visit each judge before leaving.
Models must not leave the judging arena until they’ve been judged by all judges. Any model leaving the judging arena prior to being judged will be disqualified.

Finally to note…
Any competitor not abiding by these rules will take whatever point deduction is allowed in the rules. For those rules not specifying a point deduction, there will be one warning with no point deduction, there will be a 5-point deduction for a second warning and disqualification for the third infringement.
The Judges’ decisions are final. Score sheets for all competitors will be posted after the event at the address supplied at the time of booking.
In the event of a draw the scores will be reviewed and a winner awarded by the judges.
Be kind to your model. It is a long day for them. Make sure they take a bathroom break before the competition. Keep your model fed and well hydrated throughout the competition day.
The Lash Games organisers will provide all competitors with a bed, chair, trolley and lamp. Participants must provide their own tools and products including disposable paper bed roll, pillow and blanket.
The Lash Games Organisers DO NOT provide models.
All competitors should arrive promptly at the stated registrations time according to the competition schedule.
Competitors and models will have to check-in and collect their badges to be allowed onto the competition area.
Competitors will be given 20 minutes to prepare, clean their clients lashes and apply eye pads.
Competitors are not allowed to start eyelash extensions application before the announcement. If organisers notice that a participant has started applying eyelashes before announcement, they can be disqualified.
During the Lash Games the competitors must follow ALLthe rules and regulations. No phones and no changing eye patches permitted before judging time.
Before the competition starts- floor judges must check the models eyes for any sign of redness, infection, or applied extensions.
Competitors must wear appropriate professional uniform and hair should be tied back during the competition.
An announcement will be made at the end of the competition. All competitors must stop work immediately, lay their tools down, clean their workspace and leave the competition arena as soon as possible. Patches should stay on the model’s hands, (Competitor removes eye patches and place on models hand, floor judges check eye patch cleanliness. Model carries their own Mascara brush and hands to judges.
Models are not allowed to leave the competition area until their lashes have been examined by each of the judges. After judging, they will need to stay in the competition area for a photoshoot.
All competitors across all divisions MUST be insured and spot checks will be made.

  1. ASLI DURMAZ on 07/12/2017 at 8:38 pm

    Hello how many hours competitive will have during the competition?Thank you

    • Laura Bethell on 08/12/2017 at 8:59 am

      Hi – Competitor times are as follows (TBC)
      Salon Lashes – Sunday 30th September 2018 – 1 hour
      Classic Look – Sunday 30th September 2018 – 2 hours
      2D/3D – Monday 1st October 2018 – 2 hours 30 minutes
      2D-6D – Monday 1st October 2018 – 3 hours 30 minutes

      • Shareen on 22/03/2018 at 10:24 am

        What are salon lashes?

        • Laura Bethell on 12/04/2018 at 12:49 pm

          Hi Shareen, Thanks for your message – I’m afraid we’ve dropped the Salon Lashes category in favour of the Fantasy Lashes category.

  2. LJ98 on 31/12/2017 at 6:49 pm

    Hello, is tape allowed to be used in addition to pads?

    • Laura Bethell on 04/01/2018 at 10:20 am

      Just to let you know I have your query with one of our judges now and will let you know as soon as possible.

  3. Angela on 01/01/2018 at 11:45 pm

    i have never entered a competition before, what is the difference between salon look and classic look?

    • Laura Bethell on 04/01/2018 at 10:21 am

      Hi – Just to let you know I have your question with one of our judges now and will let you know as soon as possible. Many thanks.

  4. Natasha on 17/01/2018 at 12:01 am

    Hello, please can you give me some advice. I am currently doing my teachers training and I’m very very close to finishing. However, where I’m going to have passed it but the time the shows on would I be able to enter the expert category?

    • Laura Bethell on 17/01/2018 at 9:55 am

      Hi Natasha, If you will have your qualification by the 30th September and will be actively teaching then please enter the Expert category. Many thanks.

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