Note: 2020 Competition closed. Sales open for 2021. New categories to be announced in June

World Lash University

Sunday 16th May 2021

Day Conference with Evening Awards, Dinner and Gala!

The Belfry Hotel And Resort, Near Birmingham, U.K.

Important information

Despite our 2020 event being postponed until May 2021, this year’s online lash competition will still go ahead. It closed on the 7th April and winners will be announced on our Social Media (Instagram and Facebook pages) at 8pm on Sunday 17th May 2020. It will also be added to our website. Notably, this is when our awards celebration event was due to take place. Trophies and prizes will be dispatched as soon as we can. Timescales will depend on the availability of our sponsors and posting capabilities as we’re sure participants will appreciate.

2020 Ticket holders who have entered the 2020 competition using their free entry will have their entries honoured, so long as they retain their ticket for the 2021 event. If they don’t, we will invite them to cover the competition or award entry fee or withdraw their entry.

If, for any reason they place in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in our online competition, and subsequently withdraw from our 2021 event, they will be required to either:

  • cover the full cost of the entry, or
  • forfeit their position. This would involve the return of their trophy and prizes. The podium will be adjusted accordingly and made public. 

In effect, everyone who bought their ticket that was intended for the 2020 event on or before the 23rd March 2020, will have another free entry for the online competition and business awards in the 2021 event. Our gift to you.

We hope that you understand why we need to be strict around the matter regarding free entries for the competition and awards for ticket holders intended for the 2020 event.

The opportunity to purchase competition entries is still available on this page. Any sales after 23.59 on the 7th April 2020 (BST) will be considered as having entered the 2021 competition.

Online Competition

Lash Artists are invited to take part in our worldwide Online Lash Competition!

You can take part in our Competition whether you are attending the event or not.

2020 Competition closed at midnight (BST) on Tuesday 7th April 2020

Winners were to be announced during our Evening Awards ceremony on Sunday 17th May 2020 but will now be announced on our Instagram and Facebook page due to the postponement of the event!

3 Nominations

Classic (1D)

Volume (2-6D)

Mega Volume (7-16D)

Entry Level Criteria

Classic Beginner

Up to 2 years’ experience from your 1st Lash Extension Certification

Classic Advanced

Over 2 years’ experience from 1st certification

Trainers

Those who have placed 1st in any Live or Online Lash Competition

Volume Beginner

Up to 2 years’ experience from your 1st Lash Extension Certification

Volume Advanced

Over 2 years’ experience from 1st certification

Trainers

Those who have placed 1st in any Live or Online Lash Competition

Mega Volume Advanced

Over 2 years’ experience from 1st Lash Extensions Certification

Trainers

Those who have placed 1st in any Live or Online Lash Competition

Lash Artist of the Year Award

Our World Lash University Lash Artist of the Year will be awarded to the competitor who receives the most points from one entry as follows:

  • Each judge can award a maximum of 100 points.
  • Each judge can award 10 bonus points to 3 separate entries based on something they loved about the work.

The top scores from 3 judges will be added together to decide the winner.

Our Lash Artist of the Year may be from any nomination (e.g. Classic, Volume or Mega Volume) and level of experience (e.g. beginner or Advanced).

Participants may enter all the nominations and as many times as they wish to be with the best chance of claiming this award.

£55.00Add to basket

Winners and Participants Rewards

  • Winners will receive
    • A trophy for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
    • A certificate stating their winning position
    • An e-sticker stating their winning position to promote their success
    • Prizes kindly donated by our generous Sponsors
    • Recognition through our promotion channels, e.g. Website and Social Media
  • All participants will receive an e-certificate of participation

We have an additional special prize for the Lash Artist of the Year!

How to Take Part:

If you wish to take part in the competition and attend the World Lash University Day Conference and Evening Awards Gala

Buy your event ticket here. Ticket holders receive one free entry to any category. If you would like to take part in more nominations, simply add them to your basket.

Buy now at www.worldlashuniversity.com/tickets

If you wish to take part in the competition but not attend the event

Buy your competition entry tickets from our website.

One entry is £55.

Buy Now

Submissions

Entries must be received before midnight on Tuesday 7th April 2020 in one email to info@worldlashuniversity.com

Please include the following:

1.     Copy of your receipt as proof of payment.

2.     Confirm the nominations and categories you are competing in.

For example, Classic nomination at Beginner level. Ask us if you are unsure.

3.     A scanned copy of your first Lash Extension Certificate.

4.     Confirm your Name for any certificates

5.     Confirm the Address where any winning trophies and goodies are to be sent.

6.     Your entry. Please follow the judging criteria and guidance.

Judging Criteria

Style and Overall Look

Overall style and look suits the model.

Models eyes are free from any hint of a reaction to the treatment, e.g. red eyes.

Maximum of 10 points

Symmetry

The styling is symmetrical on both eyes (note – different lengths and curls may be needed to achieve this).

Maximum of 10 points

Direction of the lashes

Neat appearance.

Good direction on both eyes.

No obvious cross overs.

Maximum of 10 points

Suitable Lengths, thicknesses and curls

Suits the model without overloading the lash line.

Can mix lengths, thicknesses and curls.

Classic: Single application only. No capping/stacking. No flat lashes. Maximum diameter 0.15mm

Volume: May use fans between 2-6D. Specifications are as follows.

2D maximum diameter 0.10mm

3 / 4D maximum diameter 0.07mm

5 / 6D maximum diameter 0.06mm.

You can mix with finer lashes

Mega Volume: Maximum diameter 0.05mm.

Note: For lash wellbeing in the Volume and Mega Volume Nominations, use the appropriate number of extensions for the very inner and outer corners, e.g. 1D

Maximum of 10 points

Full and Even Coverage

Coverage appears even with no obvious gaps from lid line to tips.

Maximum of 10 points

Inner Corners

Inner corners are covered appropriately with the right length, thickness and curl without overloading.

Maximum of 10 points for Classic and 5 for Volume / Mega Volume

Outer Corners

Outer corners are covered appropriately with the right length, thickness and curl without overloading.

No drooping or giving the eye a sad appearance.

Maximum of 10 points for Classic and 5 for Volume / Mega Volume

Fan Consistency

Whether narrow or wide, long or short stemmed, fans should be consistent in appearance.

Maximum of 10 points for Volume / Mega Volume

Distance From Lid

Classic lashes should be no closer than 0.5mm and no further than 1mm from the lid line.

Volume lashes should be no closer than 0.3mm and no further than 0.5mm from the lid line.

Even distance from inner to outer corner in all layers.

Maximum of 10 points

Clean Work

Seamless use of adhesive.

Clean skin with no mapping marks or makeup.

Maximum of 10 points

Description by Stylist

Give us a paragraph of no more than 100 words:

Describe the style used and why.

What lash map was used:  include what lengths, thickness, curls, volume* and colour you used and why.

*Volume / Mega Volume only

Maximum of 10 points

There are 100 points for each entry.

Download the Judges Criteria here

Competition Rules

Eligibility and Opportunity

Only open to certified Lash Artists.

Multiple entries for each nomination permitted.

Each nomination will have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winner, or joint winners if tied.

Each nomination will have 2 levels of entry that takes their experience, role and proven ability into account.

It is the participant’s responsibility to enter the correct level within the nomination or their entry or entries may be disqualified.

Entries

Competition fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferable

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that their entry is sent to info@worldlashuniversity.com by midnight (BST) on Tuesday 7th April 2020.

Late entries will not be accepted.

All submissions for one entry must be submitted in ONE email.

Where files are too large to send in one email, please use the free service offered by We Transfer at www.wetransfer.com. Once we have downloaded them, you receive a confirmation email receipt automatically from We Transfer.

Your entry or entries must be created for this competition only.

Your entry or entries must not be published in any way before the evening Awards Gala on Sunday 17th May 2020 or they will be disqualified.

Your entry or entries must be your own work, including the photography.

Models

All models must be at least 18 years of age and all work performed on them must be safe and clean.

World Lash University reserve the right to use the images in all their promotional material. This includes their Website, Social Media and copy materials to promote the Event, Competition and Winners.

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that they comply with local legislation or regulations pertaining to confidentiality and data protection to protect the interests of their models.

Judging

In the interests of fairness, the organisers strictly arrange the judging process so it is scored ‘blind’. They will not be permitted to know who the Lash Artist is.

Judges use a 1-10 scoring system with 10 being the highest score. They will be based on strict judging criteria. You are invited to study this in depth.

Judges will be invited to offer comments by way of feedback for participants.

Judges will be given the option to offer their award to their favourite work.

Judges’ decisions are final. They will not be subject to debate.

Score sheets will be emailed to participants on their given email address.

Photographs

The following rules must be strictly followed. If not, this may result in disqualification and that will not form the entitlement to a refund of the entry fee.

The photography must be your own work

Images can NOT be edited in any way

Images can NOT be watermarked in any way

Images can NOT have anything that may identify the artist, e.g. artist in the image of their certificates in the background

All images must be of high resolution

All images must be single images. No collages please.

Strictly – 3 photos for each entry to include

  • Full face image should be taken whilst facing your model so the judges can assess your choice of styling, symmetry, evenness and coverage
  • Close up image of both eyes so the judges can assess direction, evenness, coverage, clean work, corners and fans for volume entries
  • Close up image of the lash line of one eye, open, looking up so the judges can assess clean work, distance from the eyelid, distance from the brow, the line of your lash sweep and how you have worked through the layers

Note: Your overall score will be affected if you do not submit images that helps the judges to judge your work.

Download the Online Competition Terms and Conditions here

Note: 2020 Competition closed. Sales open for 2021. New categories to be announced in June

World Lash University

Sunday 16th May 2021

Day Conference with Evening Awards, Dinner and Gala!

The Belfry Hotel And Resort, Near Birmingham, U.K.

Important information

Despite our 2020 event being postponed until May 2021, this year’s online lash competition will still go ahead. It closed on the 7th April and winners will be announced on our Social Media (Instagram and Facebook pages) at 8pm on Sunday 17th May 2020. It will also be added to our website. Notably, this is when our awards celebration event was due to take place. Trophies and prizes will be dispatched as soon as we can. Timescales will depend on the availability of our sponsors and posting capabilities as we’re sure participants will appreciate.

2020 Ticket holders who have entered the 2020 competition using their free entry will have their entries honoured, so long as they retain their ticket for the 2021 event. If they don’t, we will invite them to cover the competition or award entry fee or withdraw their entry.

If, for any reason they place in either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in our online competition, and subsequently withdraw from our 2021 event, they will be required to either:

  • cover the full cost of the entry, or
  • forfeit their position. This would involve the return of their trophy and prizes. The podium will be adjusted accordingly and made public. 

In effect, everyone who bought their ticket that was intended for the 2020 event on or before the 23rd March 2020, will have another free entry for the online competition and business awards in the 2021 event. Our gift to you.

We hope that you understand why we need to be strict around the matter regarding free entries for the competition and awards for ticket holders intended for the 2020 event.

The opportunity to purchase competition entries is still available on this page. Any sales after 23.59 on the 7th April 2020 (BST) will be considered as having entered the 2021 competition.

Online Competition

Lash Artists are invited to take part in our worldwide Online Lash Competition!

You can take part in our Competition whether you are attending the event or not.

2020 Competition closed at midnight (BST) on Tuesday 7th April 2020

Winners were to be announced during our Evening Awards ceremony on Sunday 17th May 2020 but will now be announced on our Instagram and Facebook page due to the postponement of the event!

3 Nominations

Classic (1D)

Volume (2-6D)

Mega Volume (7-16D)

Entry Level Criteria

Classic Beginner

Up to 2 years’ experience from your 1st Lash Extension Certification

Classic Advanced

Over 2 years’ experience from 1st certification

Trainers

Those who have placed 1st in any Live or Online Lash Competition

Volume Beginner

Up to 2 years’ experience from your 1st Lash Extension Certification

Volume Advanced

Over 2 years’ experience from 1st certification

Trainers

Those who have placed 1st in any Live or Online Lash Competition

Mega Volume Advanced

Over 2 years’ experience from 1st Lash Extensions Certification

Trainers

Those who have placed 1st in any Live or Online Lash Competition

Lash Artist of the Year Award

Our World Lash University Lash Artist of the Year will be awarded to the competitor who receives the most points from one entry as follows:

  • Each judge can award a maximum of 100 points.
  • Each judge can award 10 bonus points to 3 separate entries based on something they loved about the work.

The top scores from 3 judges will be added together to decide the winner.

Our Lash Artist of the Year may be from any nomination (e.g. Classic, Volume or Mega Volume) and level of experience (e.g. beginner or Advanced).

Participants may enter all the nominations and as many times as they wish to be with the best chance of claiming this award.

£55.00Add to basket

Winners and Participants Rewards

  • Winners will receive
    • A trophy for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
    • A certificate stating their winning position
    • An e-sticker stating their winning position to promote their success
    • Prizes kindly donated by our generous Sponsors
    • Recognition through our promotion channels, e.g. Website and Social Media
  • All participants will receive an e-certificate of participation

We have an additional special prize for the Lash Artist of the Year!

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How to Take Part:

If you wish to take part in the competition and attend the World Lash University Day Conference and Evening Awards Gala

Buy your event ticket here. Ticket holders receive one free entry to any category. If you would like to take part in more nominations, simply add them to your basket.

Buy now at www.worldlashuniversity.com/tickets

If you wish to take part in the competition but not attend the event

Buy your competition entry tickets from our website.

One entry is £55.

Buy Now

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Submissions

Entries must be received before midnight on Tuesday 7th April 2020 in one email to info@worldlashuniversity.com

Please include the following:

1.     Copy of your receipt as proof of payment.

2.     Confirm the nominations and categories you are competing in.

For example, Classic nomination at Beginner level. Ask us if you are unsure.

3.     A scanned copy of your first Lash Extension Certificate.

4.     Confirm your Name for any certificates

5.     Confirm the Address where any winning trophies and goodies are to be sent.

6.     Your entry. Please follow the judging criteria and guidance.

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Judging Criteria

Style and Overall Look

Overall style and look suits the model.

Models eyes are free from any hint of a reaction to the treatment, e.g. red eyes.

Maximum of 10 points

Symmetry

The styling is symmetrical on both eyes (note – different lengths and curls may be needed to achieve this).

Maximum of 10 points

Direction of the lashes

Neat appearance.

Good direction on both eyes.

No obvious cross overs.

Maximum of 10 points

Suitable Lengths, thicknesses and curls

Suits the model without overloading the lash line.

Can mix lengths, thicknesses and curls.

Classic: Single application only. No capping/stacking. No flat lashes. Maximum diameter 0.15mm

Volume: May use fans between 2-6D. Specifications are as follows.

2D maximum diameter 0.10mm

3 / 4D maximum diameter 0.07mm

5 / 6D maximum diameter 0.06mm.

You can mix with finer lashes

Mega Volume: Maximum diameter 0.05mm.

Note: For lash wellbeing in the Volume and Mega Volume Nominations, use the appropriate number of extensions for the very inner and outer corners, e.g. 1D

Maximum of 10 points

Full and Even Coverage

Coverage appears even with no obvious gaps from lid line to tips.

Maximum of 10 points

Inner Corners

Inner corners are covered appropriately with the right length, thickness and curl without overloading.

Maximum of 10 points for Classic and 5 for Volume / Mega Volume

Outer Corners

Outer corners are covered appropriately with the right length, thickness and curl without overloading.

No drooping or giving the eye a sad appearance.

Maximum of 10 points for Classic and 5 for Volume / Mega Volume

Fan Consistency

Whether narrow or wide, long or short stemmed, fans should be consistent in appearance.

Maximum of 10 points for Volume / Mega Volume

Distance From Lid

Classic lashes should be no closer than 0.5mm and no further than 1mm from the lid line.

Volume lashes should be no closer than 0.3mm and no further than 0.5mm from the lid line.

Even distance from inner to outer corner in all layers.

Maximum of 10 points

Clean Work

Seamless use of adhesive.

Clean skin with no mapping marks or makeup.

Maximum of 10 points

Description by Stylist

Give us a paragraph of no more than 100 words:

Describe the style used and why.

What lash map was used:  include what lengths, thickness, curls, volume* and colour you used and why.

*Volume / Mega Volume only

Maximum of 10 points

There are 100 points for each entry.

Download the Judges Criteria here

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Competition Rules

Eligibility and Opportunity

Only open to certified Lash Artists.

Multiple entries for each nomination permitted.

Each nomination will have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winner, or joint winners if tied.

Each nomination will have 2 levels of entry that takes their experience, role and proven ability into account.

It is the participant’s responsibility to enter the correct level within the nomination or their entry or entries may be disqualified.

Entries

Competition fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferable

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that their entry is sent to info@worldlashuniversity.com by midnight (BST) on Tuesday 7th April 2020.

Late entries will not be accepted.

All submissions for one entry must be submitted in ONE email.

Where files are too large to send in one email, please use the free service offered by We Transfer at www.wetransfer.com. Once we have downloaded them, you receive a confirmation email receipt automatically from We Transfer.

Your entry or entries must be created for this competition only.

Your entry or entries must not be published in any way before the evening Awards Gala on Sunday 17th May 2020 or they will be disqualified.

Your entry or entries must be your own work, including the photography.

Models

All models must be at least 18 years of age and all work performed on them must be safe and clean.

World Lash University reserve the right to use the images in all their promotional material. This includes their Website, Social Media and copy materials to promote the Event, Competition and Winners.

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that they comply with local legislation or regulations pertaining to confidentiality and data protection to protect the interests of their models.

Judging

In the interests of fairness, the organisers strictly arrange the judging process so it is scored ‘blind’. They will not be permitted to know who the Lash Artist is.

Judges use a 1-10 scoring system with 10 being the highest score. They will be based on strict judging criteria. You are invited to study this in depth.

Judges will be invited to offer comments by way of feedback for participants.

Judges will be given the option to offer their award to their favourite work.

Judges’ decisions are final. They will not be subject to debate.

Score sheets will be emailed to participants on their given email address.

Photographs

The following rules must be strictly followed. If not, this may result in disqualification and that will not form the entitlement to a refund of the entry fee.

The photography must be your own work

Images can NOT be edited in any way

Images can NOT be watermarked in any way

Images can NOT have anything that may identify the artist, e.g. artist in the image of their certificates in the background

All images must be of high resolution

All images must be single images. No collages please.

Strictly – 3 photos for each entry to include

  • Full face image should be taken whilst facing your model so the judges can assess your choice of styling, symmetry, evenness and coverage
  • Close up image of both eyes so the judges can assess direction, evenness, coverage, clean work, corners and fans for volume entries
  • Close up image of the lash line of one eye, open, looking up so the judges can assess clean work, distance from the eyelid, distance from the brow, the line of your lash sweep and how you have worked through the layers

Note: Your overall score will be affected if you do not submit images that helps the judges to judge your work.

Download the Online Competition Terms and Conditions here