Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS TO THE SHOW?
Tickets are…
Elite: $95 + booking fee
Premium: $85 + booking fee
A Reserve: $69 + booking fee
B Reserve: $45 + booking fee
C Reserve: $35 + booking fee

WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THE 2017 NZ BODY ART SHOWCASE?
Body Painting: Flight
Hand Painting: Carnival
Special Effects Creatures: Black Forest
Special Effects Fantasy: Enchanted Castle
Fluorescent Illumination: Atlantis Under the Sea
Open Masters: Fairytale

For more information about the categories visit the Artist page. Application forms can be download here.

IS IT CARNIVAL – STREET FESTIVAL OR CARNIVAL – CIRCUS?
Circus Carnival

IS THE NON-COMPETITIVE CATEGORY (OPEN MASTERS) THE BEST CATEGORY FOR BEGINNERS?
No, this category (Open Masters) is for professionals that don’t want to be judged but still want to display their work.

IS THERE A NOVICE CATEGORY?
No. All novice can enter any category except Open Masters. All novice entries are in the afternoon judging show at 4pm, if you qualify, then you’ll progress through to the evening show, where you’re no longer considered novice.

I ENTERED THE LAST SHOW AS A NOVICE. AM I STILL A NOVICE?
No. If you have entered the NZ Body Art Showcase previously or another professional event/competition then you do not qualify as a novice.

AM I A NOVICE?
Have you ever entered the NZ Body Art Showcase or similar professional event?
Have you ever had your work published?
Do you work as a makeup artist, special effects artist, body painter and/or face painter?

If your answer is no for all of these questions, then yes, you qualify as a novice.

THE CONSENT FORM ASKS FOR MODELS SIGNATURE, DOES THIS HAVE TO BE SIGNED TO ENTER?
No. We understand that many of our artists & models don’t meet until the Friday rehearsal, so model signatures can be obtained then.

WHEN DO ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 NZ BODY ART SHOWCASE CLOSE?
Entries for the 2017 NZ Body Art Showcase close on Friday 28th July 2017.

NIPPLE COVERS FOR FEMALE MODELS IS A NEW REQUIREMENT, WHY?
PR & media will be reluctant to show your work on tv without them. It will be mandate when we are filmed for tv, however you may get away with no covers this year.

CAN I USE LIGHTING IN MY PIECE?
Yes. However, as the lighting cues are scripted prior to the event & rehearsals, we will need to be made aware that you are using lighting in your piece well before show day.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

CAN I USE TECHNICAL SPECIAL EFFECTS IN MY PIECE?
No. The use of dry ice, fire and other effects is strictly forbidden.

IS THERE A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF MODELS PER ENTRY?
Yes. There is a maximum of two models per entry, unless special permission is sort from the organisers.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
Entry fee is $60.00NZD per entry or $50.00NZD for students (with ID).

WHAT DOES MY ENTRY NEED TO INCLUDE?
Your entry must include a written concept, a sketch of your work and payment*. Registrations will not be accepted without these three items. The written concept, sketch and your experience will determine if the artist’s work will be accepted in the category(s) requested.
*Registration fee is non-refundable.

WHAT DOES MY CONCEPT NEED TO INCLUDE?
A one paragraph description of what your design is; this will be used for the script. A sketch of your design, what you will present on the evening. Your sketch should include, colours, and design of any accessories, what your intended outcome will look like, and size.

Downloadable body charts can be found here.

IF MY DESIGN DOESN’T MEET CATEGORY CRITERIA WILL IT BE RECOMMENDED FOR ANOTHER?
When entries close, we go through all the images and descriptions, line them up in selected categories and begin script writing. If they match the category they are included, if we think they would suit another category or do not match the chosen category, we will contact you and discuss it with you in hopes to get you into the correct category.

CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN MUSIC?
No. All music is provided by NZ Body Art Showcase and will be available one month prior to the show.

WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION TO ENTER?
All applications and guidelines are here to download. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

CAN I VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE 2017 NZ BODY ART SHOWCASE?
Yes, you can and we would love for you to help out. For more information on how to become a volunteer at the 2017 NZ Body Art Showcase visit the Application Form page and download the volunteer application.

HOW DO I BECOME A MODEL FOR THE 2017 BODY ART SHOWCASE?
We always have artists in need of models, however we can’t guarantee that you will model in the show. We will however be able to put you in touch with artists in need of models. Just download and complete the Model Registration form here.

CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A MODEL?
We certainly can help you find a model. Please contact us a.s.a.p and we will help you as best as we can.

MY QUESTION ISN’T ANSWERED HERE, WHO CAN I CALL OR EMAIL?
If you can’t find your answer on this page head over to the Contact page and get in touch with us. We are more than happy to help you out and answer any questions you may have.