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Criteria and Rules for The Lash Games 2018

Criteria and Rules for The Lash Games 2018

All categories except Fantasy

  1. Direction of extensions – maximum score 5 points
    Lashes should not criss-cross each other, they should lean in the correct direction and sit exactly on top of the natural lash
  2. Coverage – maximum score is 10 points
    100% of lashes should be covered (including inner and outer corners)
  3. Symmetry of both eyes – maximum score is 5 points
    Style, length and curl should complement model’s face shape and bone structure, lashes on both eyes should look even
  4. Stickies – maximum score is 10 points
    No lashes or extensions should be stuck together in any way
  5. Attachment – maximum score is 10 points
    A lash extension should be attached to the natural lash securely, without lifting at the base
  6. Clean Work – maximum score is 5 points
    No 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
  7. Length – maximum score is 5 points
    Extensions length should be suitable for model’s natural lashes
  8. Thickness/Weight – maximum score is 10 points
    Lash extensions thickness/ volume of lashes in a fan should be suitable for model’s natural lashes. Refer to the below criteria for each category:
    In Classic 1×1 competitor is allowed to mix the thicknesses to best suit their models lashes.
    Maximum thickness allowed is 0.15 diameter. (Flat, Clover, splitlashes are not allowed, just traditional classic lashes)
    For Volume 1*X (mixing thickness in not allowed, but variations in fans are to be adjusted according to models natural lashes):
    0.03mm – Max 8 extensions per natural lash
    0.04mm – Max 8 extensions per natural lash
    0.05mm – Max 6 extensions per natural lash
    0.06mm – Max 6 extensions per natural lash
    0.07mm – Max 4 extensions per natural lash
    0.08mm – Max 4 extensions per natural lash
    Judging is based on how well the competitor adjusted the weight (with both thickness of lashes AND number of lashes in a fan) based of the natural lashes of the modell.
    For 2D/3D Volume lashes allowed are following:
    0.07mm and below for 2D or 3D
    0.10mm used only for 2D
  9. Distance – maximum score is 5 points
    Distance from the eyelid­ should be the same for all extensions through the lash line. Recommended distance:
    Classic Extensions: 0.5mm-1mm
    Volume Extensions: 0.3mm-0.8mm
  10. Smooth transition – maximum score is 5 points
    An invisible transition required through the lash line with no “steps“
  11. 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.
    Only black adhesive are to be used.
  12. Spread Span of the Fan – maximum score is 10 points
    Only 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


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.

The Competition Floor:

  • Only competitors and their models may enter the competition arena. Any other person entering the arena must obtain permission from the organizer 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 organizers 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 organizers notice that a participant has started applying eyelashes before announcement, they can be disqualified.
  • During the Lash Games the competitors must follow ALL the 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 a fresh pair of pads 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.

  5. Agota Pasztor on 11/05/2018 at 8:21 am

    May I ask a littIe help please.I m not trainer, and I just apply an other Competition which will be befor then this. In the Competition time I will doing lashes little bit more then 1,5 years. So my quiestion is this which level could I apply?
    Thank you

    • Laura Bethell on 30/07/2018 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Agota, You should compete in The Lash Professional category. Best wishes, Laura

  6. Kay on 27/05/2018 at 3:02 am

    Hello can tape be used for the classic look, and what time does the classic look competition start please?

  7. Tania on 07/06/2018 at 9:19 pm

    I am a teacher but not a trainer and I have never participated in lash competition before.
    Due to this fact i am wondering what kind of categories are proper for me ?
    How does it look like verication process ?
    Thank you so much in advance for your advise

    • Laura Bethell on 30/07/2018 at 1:45 pm

      Hi Tania – How many years have you been doing lashes for? Best wishes, Laura

  8. Dori on 19/07/2018 at 10:42 pm

    Hello! I want to know at what time will be 2-3D and 2-6D, I’m wondering if I will be able to participate in both. Thank you

    • Laura Bethell on 30/07/2018 at 1:36 pm

      Hi Dori – I’m afraid both volume competitions take place at the same time so you will only be able to participate in one.

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