Rules & Regulations for Brush Wars Instagram Competition

Rules & Regulations for Brush Wars Instagram Competition “Circus Arcadia” 2018

  1. Pre-registration for all entries closes on Friday 21st September 2018.
  2. Entry is subject to the discretion of Olympia Beauty and open to Instagram contestants with a following of 1500 followers. Competitors will build up their presence on instagram for their entirety and there will be voting for the top 20 places for 1 month only to decide on the 20 finalists.
  3. All personal information given will be used as detailed here: By registering for the Brush Wars competition, you are agreeing to these terms.
  4. Places will not be guaranteed for entries submitted after the deadline date.
  5. The organisers will confirm entry of each Instagram contestant by email.
  6. Please ensure if you are invited into the top 20 Instagram finalists at the Olympia Beauty Brush Wars Competition day you are aware of the Instagram Makeup Competition arrival times and ensure journeys are planned prior to the event.
  7. Instagram finalists arriving after the specific start time may not be allowed entry.
  8. All the top 20 Instagram finalists will apply the makeup applications on their own faces or a model of their choice. All models must be over 16 years of age and apply for a Model Pass to the show.
  9. All Instagram finalists should be registered at the competition check in desk with your model to receive the Brush Wars Instagram competition ID badges.
  10. The competition for the top 20 Instagram finalists will take place in the designated makeup area on the Gallery level in the Grand Hall, Olympia London on Monday 1st October 2018.
  11. You will be shown to your allocated work area which will display your name. This area will have a chair and workspace. You should ensure you or your model are wearing a protective cape to protect clothing until the final presentation.
  12. Publicised timings are for illustration purposes and may change due to operational constraints.
  13. No assistance to be given to the Instragram finalist competitor throughout the duration of the competition in regards to the application.
  14. Each competitor for the Brush Wars Instagram competition should apply face makeup representing a Circus theme to themselves or on a model. The makeup application should offer a vision representing a theme of your interpretation of a Circus inspiration.
  15. Use inspirations of Circus themed visuals as source promoted on a mood board but the finished design should be individual and unique to the Makeup Artist.
  16. All top 20 Instagram finalists are required to submit a mood board of their chosen design; this should include sketches, planning, research and the final design. All mood boards should have the competitors name at the top and the title of your character/theme and will be presented on the day of the competition.
  17. Hair/Wigs/Hair accessories may be added to style your design for a finishing and overall styling effect. Finalists will be given 30 minutes prior to the start of the competition to prepare the hair/wigs.
  18. You are required to bring your own equipment of makeup, small makeup mirror and tools. You can also bring additional lighting if needed (desk lamp or Makeup Light/portable light recommended)
  19. All competitors must promote and abide by strict hygiene standards in the application of makeup or points will be deducted.
  20. Time limits during the final competition at Olympia Beauty will be strictly adhered to. The time limit for the Instagram makeup competition is 1.5 hours
  21. Advertising of business, salons or products is not permitted during the competition, unless prior agreement with the organisers.
  22. No smoking, drinking, eating or use of mobile phones is permitted in the competition & preparation area.
  23. To assist fellow competitors, noise/conversation is to be kept to a minimum in the competition area
  24. Each competitor is responsible for cleaning up their area of work on completion of the competition.
  25. Failure to follow competition rules and guidelines will result in disqualification or a deduction of points at the organiser’s discretion
  26. All mobile phones must be switched off (including all models), competitors may be disqualified for phones ringing/vibrating or answered during the competition as this is a distraction to your fellow competitors
  27. Photographs will be taken at the event by the official photographer(s), the organisers and sponsors reserve the right to use images gathered in their marketing collateral and for promotional use as required
  28. Decisions by judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into. All scoring will remain confidential to Olympia Beauty.