2017 Contest Rules & Regs

 

2017 Rules & Regulations for Contests

TATTOO OF THE DAY SATURDAY  This contest is open to anyone who received a brand new tattoo
from beginning to end on Saturday by a Tattooist in his/her
booth at this convention. Get your entry form at the Registration Desk, fill it
out and then bring it back to the registration desk to get your contestant
number. Your tattoo must be kept bandaged for at least 2 hours (or until you
show it to our judges) with the proper bandages allowed by the NTA. Be at the
registration desk at 7pm to line up. Judging will be at 8pm on Saturday
evening. There is only one Award given for this contest no matter how many
entries there are. Both, the winner and the tattooist will receive a plaque.

 

 

TATTOO OF THE DAY SUNDAY  This contest is open to anyone who received a brand new
tattoo
from beginning to end on Sunday by a Tattooist in his/her
booth at this convention. Get your entry form at the Registration Desk, fill it
out and then bring it back to the registration desk to get your contestant number.
Your tattoo must be kept bandaged for at least 2 hours (or until you show it to
our judges) with the proper bandages allowed by the NTA. Be at the registration
desk at 5pm to line up. Judging will be at 6pm on Sunday evening. There is only
one Award given for this contest no matter how many entries there are. Both,
the winner and the tattooist will receive a plaque.

 

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ELIZABETH
WEINZIRL AWARD
(ENTHUSIAST OF THE YEAR)
This contest is open to any
Enthusiast (male or female). Nominations will be counted from the registration
forms and the top 3-5 nominees names will be placed on the ballot for voting on
at the convention. Past winners are not eligible. There is only one Award given for this contest.  

 

BEST TATTOOIST
(ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON) Previous
winners may enter again but, not with the same photo(s) they won this honor
with before. Size limits: No Larger than
18” x 22” (OD) Outside Dimension including frame.
You can either use one
photo of your work or several to make a collage. NAME ON BACK ONLY. Any
reference to Artist or Studio on front is an automatic disqualification. There is only one Award given for this
contest
.

YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REGISTERED TO ENTER THIS CATEGORY.

 

NICEST TATTOO
STUDIO
(ONLY ONE ENTRY PER
PERSON)
Bring in photos of your studio. Limited to OD 18” x 22”.
Since this is of a STUDIO your name can appear on the front for this category
only. There is only one Award given for
this contest YOU MUST BE PRESENT
AND
REGISTERED
TO ENTER THIS
CATEGORY 

Awards for the display contests are: 1-5
entries 1 Award, 6-10 entries 2 Awards, 11 or more entries 3 Awards Except for The
Elizabeth Weinzirl Award, The Nicest Studio and Best Tattooist  these three categories will have only 1
Award unless there’s a tie.

 

Size Limits for Black/Grey Design Sheet
& the Colored Design Sheet are: The actual Design Sheet cannot be larger
than 11” x 17”. However, the
(OD) Outside Dimension, including your
frame
CANNOT be larger than 18” x 22”.
If your sheet
is larger than 11” x 17” it will be masked off to fit this format and if your
OD is larger than the 18” x 22” it will be masked off to fit the OD dimensions.
Otherwise your entry will not be accepted.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

BEST BLACK AND
GREY DESIGN SHEET
(ONLY 1 ENTRY PER PERSON)

This entry must be done on paper
and be in universal “Street Shop Style Flash” no
larger than 11” x 17”.
But, the OD size including your frame can be 18” x
22”. Put your NAME ON THE BACK ONLY. Any reference to Studio or Artist
on front of sheet will be an automatic disqualification. (Previous winners may
enter again but not with a sheet that already won.) YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REGISTERED TO ENTER THIS CATEGORY.

 

BEST COLORED
DESIGN SHEET
(ONLY 1 ENTRY PER PERSON)
Same rules and regulations as Black
& Grey except that this sheet has to be done in color. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REGISTERED TO ENTER THIS CATEGORY.

 

FINE ART AWARD
(ONLY ONE
ENTRY PER PERSON)
This category is for FINE ART Drawings or
Paintings (Non Street Shop Style Flash), sculpture, any element. Can be on
paper, canvas, object, etc. Can be done in black/white or color. Can be on any
subject. No size limitation NAME
ON BACK ONLY.
Previous winners may enter again but not with an entry that
won this category before or a winning design sheet from either the Best Black
& Grey Design Sheet or the Best Colored Design Sheet contests.  YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REGISTERED TO ENTER THIS CONTEST.

 

BEST COVER-UP (ONLY 1 ENTRY PER
PERSON)
Limited to OD 18” x 22”. Bring at least 3 photos (before,
during and finished new tattoo) for display. NAME ON BACK ONLY. Any
reference to Artist or Studio on front is an automatic disqualification. Attach
your photos in sequence, as that is the only way they will be accepted for this
contest. (Past winners may enter again but not with the same cover-up that won
previously.) YOU MUST BE PRESENT & REGISTERED TO ENTER
THIS CATEGORY.

 

 

Please read as some of the categories and
rules have changed for 2017

 

Each of the following contests will have both the People’s Choice &
Artist’s Choice Awards. The following awards given for the live contests in
both the People’s Choice and Artist’s Choice are: 1-5 entries 1 Award, 6-10
entries 2 Awards, 11 or more entries 3 Awards, Except for Best Tattooed Female
& Best Tattooed Male – These two categories will have only 1 Award
unless there is a tie

That means every winning tattooee and their tattooist will each get an
award.

 

Live Contest Rules & Regulations

 

You may enter any THREE (3) live contests, as long as your work fits
into those three (3) categories and conforms to all convention and or contest
rules and regulations. However, you can only enter a specific category once,
and you cannot enter a specific tattoo in more than one category. (Example: If
you enter a tattoo of a Tiger in the Realistic contest you cannot enter that
Tiger in the Unique contest.)

 

All Tattoos entered must be completely healed – No fresh Tattoos
permitted…… If you come with an unhealed tattoo it will not be accepted into
any category. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!

 

 

 

 

*** BEST BACK PIECE GREYDISCONTINUED

We are sorry to say
that this Category has been discontinued due to lack of participation the last
few years. However, we have combined this category with BEST COLORED BACK PIECE
and so it is now call BEST BACK PIECE See rules below.

 

** NEW RULES 2017 ** BEST BACK PIECE  (Can be black and grey or color or any
combination thereof.   – can
extend to butt & thighs).
Past winners of Best Colored Back Piece or
Best Black/Grey Back Piece are not eligible for this contest for 3 years. Open
to any REGISTERED male or female whose work fits this category. Final
decision for entry in this category is up to the discretion of the screeners.  

 

 

 

** NEW FOR 2017 ** BEST LEG (ONLY ONE LEG ENTRY
PER PERSON)
Open only to REGISTERED males or females with 75% or
greater leg coverage. Leg coverage may also extend over thigh and foot. Can be
Colored &/or Black & Grey work. Final decision for entry in this category
is up to the discretion of the screeners.

 

 

BEST SLEEVE (ONLY ONE ARM ENTRY
PER PERSON)
Past winners are not eligible for 3 years unless
you are entering the other arm. Open only to REGISTERED males or females
with 75% or greater sleeve coverage. Arm coverage may also extend over shoulder. Can be
Colored &/or Black & Grey work. Final decision for entry in this
category is up to the discretion of the screeners.

BEST LARGE PIECE (ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON) Past winners
may enter again, but not with piece that won this category previously. Open
only to those REGISTERED whose work fits this category. No Back Pieces. This category is
for Chest, Ribs, Torso or any
Tattoo too big for the other contest categories NO SIZE LIMIT
. Final
decision for entry in this category is up to the discretion of the screeners.  

 

 

BEST BLACK & GREY TATTOO (ONLY ONE ENTRY PER
PERSON
) Past winners may enter again, but not with the
Tattoo that won this category previously. Open only to those REGISTERED
with a Black & Grey Tattoo. Size: NO
LARGER
than 12” x 18” or 216 total square inches.
If your tattoo is
larger than this size you must either wear something to hide the rest of it or
tape off the area that’s outside the 216 square inch dimensions for this
contest or enter it in the Large Tattoo Contest. No Exceptions! This tattoo can only be entered in ONE category, you CANNOT ENTER THIS TATTOO IN ANY
OTHER CONTEST
other than Best Tattooed Female or Male. No Exceptions! Final decision for entry in this category is up to
the discretion of the screeners.

 

 

MOST REALISTIC TATTOO (ONLY ONE ENTRY PER
PERSON
) Can be
Flowers, Animals, Buildings, Cars, etc. etc. But, CANNOT BE A
PORTRAIT OF A PERSON
. Past winners may enter again, but not with
the Tattoo that won previously. Open to any REGISTERED male or female
whose Tattoo fits this category. Size NO
LARGER
than 12” x 18” or 216 total square inches
. If your tattoo is
larger than this size you must either wear something to hide the rest of it or
tape off the area that’s outside the 216 square inch dimensions for this
contest or enter it in the Large Tattoo Contest . No Exceptions! This tattoo
can only be entered in ONE category, you CANNOT ENTER THIS TATTOO IN ANY
OTHER CONTEST
other than Best Tattooed Female or Male. No Exceptions! Final decision for entry in this category is up to
the discretion of the screeners

 

 

BEST PORTRAIT TATTOO (ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON)  (Tattoo Must be of a PERSON or PEOPLE, NO ANIMALS, etc.) Past winners of this Contest or Most Realistic and
or Black & Grey Contests of the past may enter again, but not with Tattoo
that won in any of those contests. Open
only to those REGISTERED with a portrait tattoo. We recommend
bringing in photo for comparison, as this is what the judges will be looking
for (the best duplication). Size NO
LARGER
than 12” x 18” or 216 total square inches.
If your tattoo is
larger than this size you must either wear something to hide the rest of it or
tape off the area that’s outside the 216 square inch dimensions for this
contest. No Exceptions! This tattoo can only be entered in ONE category, you CANNOT ENTER THIS TATTOO IN ANY
OTHER CONTEST
other than Best Tattooed Female or Male. No Exceptions! Final decision for entry in this category is up to
the discretion of the screeners.  

 

BEST UNIQUE TATTOO (ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON)This
contest is for all other Tattoos that do not fit into Most Realistic, Best
Portrait, Best Black & Grey Tattoo, or Best Traditional Tattoo. Past winners
may enter again, but not with the Tattoo that won previously. Open to any REGISTERED
male or female whose Tattoo fits
this category. Size NO LARGER than 12” x 18” or 216 total square inches. If
your tattoo is larger than this size you must either wear something to hide the
rest of it or tape off the area that’s outside the 216 square inch dimensions
for this contest or enter it in the Large Tattoo Contest. No Exceptions! This tattoo can only be entered in ONE category,
you CANNOT ENTER THIS TATTOO IN ANY OTHER CONTEST other than Best
Tattooed Female or Male. No Exceptions! Final
decision for entry in this category is up to the discretion of the screeners.

 

 

 

The Following Categories have been discontinued due to lack of
participation the last few years.

 

 

**** BEST TRIBAL TATTOO DISCONTINUED We
are sorry to say that this Category has been discontinued due to lack of
participation the last few years.

 

 

 

**** BEST TRADITIONAL STYLE TATTOODISCONTINUED We
are sorry to say that this Category has been discontinued due to lack of
participation the last few years.

 

 

 

BEST TATTOOED FEMALE You may
enter the Best Tattooed Female as your third contest as long as you meet the
point systems requirements
Past winners within the last 3 years are
not eligible. There is only one Award given for this
contest
.

 

2014, 2015 or 2016

 

Open only to REGISTERED
males whose total work coverage is 2 points or higher

(See below system
chart).

Point System
will be adjusted according to amount of coverage.

Screening Committee’s decisions are final


BEST TATTOOED MALE You may
enter the Best Tattooed Male as your third contest as long as you meet the
point systems requirements
. Past winners within the last 3 years are
not eligible There is only one Award given for this
contest
.

 

2014, 2015 or 2016

 

Open only to REGISTERED
males whose total work coverage is 4 points or higher

(See below system
chart).

Point System
will be adjusted according to amount of coverage.

Screening Committee’s decisions are final

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