The team of NZBAA is right in the middle of organizing the Awards 2012, taking place on 22 September at Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland. We will update this page with information and forms to fill out. You can also visit the "Registration Models", "Registration Artists" and "Registration Volunteers" section to download the registration forms you need. Also find the FAQ below!
Please find here important Information and Category Guidelines for the Awards 2012.
For further information or if you have any questions do not hestitate to send us an email or call us!
NZ Body Art
Phone: +64 (0) 9 486 8028
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What is the theme for the Awards 2012?
This year’s theme will be ‘The Future’. The theme is open for your interpretation and there are no limits for your imagination. We are looking forward to seeing your works of art connecting to this topic!
What is a novice painter?
A novice painter is an artist who has never entered a competition before and has not bodypainted professionally. If you did for example professional face painting or airbrushing for vehicles before, you can still enter as a novice.
Am I allowed an assistant?
As an artist you are allowed one assistant per entry. An assistant is allowed only to do minimal paint work, which means they can not work on any details or designs (see the Category Guidelines for more information on that).
Is airbrush allowed in the hand-painted category?
No, airbrush is not allowed in the hand-painted category at all. If you want to use airbrush, you can enter the Open Category or the Special Effects Fantasy Category or the Special Effects Creatures Category. More information on what is allowed and what is not in each Category is available in the Category Guidelines.
Does the model need to be able to perform, e.g. a choreography?
Yes. Your model presents your art and therefore has to be able to control and present the body in the best possible way. The model has to be able to do a choreography. Experience shows that dancers are the best models because they have a good control over their body and know in which postures they present your art best. But you don't necessarily need to have a dancer as a model; your model should just be able to express what you want to show with your art. We also have an award for the models, the High Performance Model Award. The model that showed the best performance and expressed the art in the best way will win a KEA camper for one week.
When do I need to register?
Entries close one month out from the event. We start working with your sketches one month out and from them we choreograph, sequences and plan the lights, stage etc.
A Reserve: $69
B Reserve: $45
C Reserve: $35
Will there be food provided for the artists and models? Or is there a cafe nearby?
Cafes and Restaurants are located up and down
Are other people encouraged to come and look what is going on during the day, can we invite people to come and see us?
As with every year we have a certain amount of visitors that come by the venue to view what is going on. You will always see some of Bodyfx artists in action in the foyer.
How many categories can one contestant enter as the main artist?
You can enter as many categories as you wish, you are allowed 1 assistant per category you enter.
7 ½ hours
Dependant on the category, you can pre-prepare nails and hair
You must supply everything yourselves, including your model. However we do have a number of models on our books that are only too willing to be painted.
We try to give you 3mtr square.
Ventilated for airbrushing?
Airbrush artists are normally expected to paint in the foyer where there is plenty of ventilation.
Do you need to supply your own model or can one be supplied thru the comp?
Artist supply everything they need, however as you may have notice there is a model registration section on the web where by we do have opportunities of models.
Is there judging before the catwalk?
Before and during. Judging starts around 2pm. You will see the judges walking round looking at the artist’s technics, perhaps have a chat about your concept. Your concept drawings are with the category heads at this time, they are kept confidential but for the judges may what to look at your designs and discuss how you got your concept from the page to the body. Second part of the judging is done at the 4pm rehearsal show. Judging from the stage focuses more on the stage effects of your design, eg how it looks from 10 metres away. And finally the special awards are judged at the actual show.
Can the Model dance to our own music?
All music is provided to the theme of the event. Your category music should be available as soon as registrations close. One month prior to the event.
Is there an age limit for models?
We have an increasing number of young models, there is no age limit however the child models need parental consent and must have appropriate covering as per the rules and guidelines.
Can you stitch anything to the G String?
Yes as per category guidelines
Is there going to be a professional photographer present during the day and evening?
Yes we always have a professional photographer available. They will take photos before you go to be judges at 4pm and when you come off the stage.
How many people are you expecting through the doors?
We have the capacity for 885 people in this event, with potential for 90 entries, during the day we will expect a flow of locals through the doors and media interest,
What is included during the evening?
Your entry fee allows for us to cater for you so there is always food and drinks.
If we were to supply gifts/goody bag for each competitor what would we get in return?
Dependant on the value of your gifts you could have a link from our website, trade stand in the main foyer, sponsors logo in our programme, preferential seating at the event, and more
Yes we have been members of the World Body Painitng Association since 2006
Europeans would love the opportunity to travel to
We will have a listing in the Illusion Magazine, along with our global networks via facebook, linkedin ect.