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Introducing Illamasqua’s Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards!

Today we are thrilled to be introducing Illamasqua’s very first Distinction in Make-up Artistry AwardsI  
We believe these awards further solidify the commitment of Illamasqua to up and coming British make-up & beauty students and professionals…
Read on to find out more about this fantastic opportunity for the budding make-up artists among you!
Hailed around the globe as the most significant make-up launch in over twenty years, Professional British Beauty brand Illamasqua launches the biggest prize in professional make-up, the ‘Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards 2011’
Illamasqua is a brand that encourages self-expression in its purest form, without inhibitions or contraints. That’s why we are proud to be launching the biggest prize in professional make-up art…
‘Make-up is one of the most important parts of the fashion image.The make-up team is as crucial as the photographer and stylist.’ 
– Katie Shillingford, Dazed & Confused Senior Fashion Editor

There are four categories, each carrying it’s own bespoke and prestigious prize …
Graduate
[Graduated by July 2010]
Win a week’s internship with Christine Blundell, Academy & BAFTA Award winning make-up artist and hair designer, on her next British film, £5,000 prize money and £500 to spend at a private shopping spree at the Illamasqua Flagship Store.
 BA Final Year Students
[Graduating by July 2011]
Win a day assisting Illamasqua Creative Director Alex Box on a Dazed & Confused fashion shoot published in early 2012, £2,500 prize money and £500 to spend at a private shopping spree at the Illamasqua Flagship Store. Plus your college will receive £2,000 to spend on a bespoke Illamasqua kit of your tutor’s choice. 
Foundation and 2nd Year Degree Students
Win a two-week internship at Illamasqua Head Quarters – the creative hub of the brand – plus £1,500 prize money and £500 to spend at a private shopping spree at the Illamasqua Flagship Store. Plus your college will receive £2,000 to spend on a bespoke Illamasqua kit of your tutor’s choice.
  
Beauty School/ Make-up Course Students
Win a 5-day Mastering Professional Make-up Course at Illamasqua’s School of Make-up Art, plus £1,000 prize money and £500 to spend at a private shopping spree at the Illamasqua Flagship Store. ** students in the Beauty School / Make-up Course category must have completed a minimum of a five day evening / short course, with a minimum total of 30 hours attendance, to be eligible for this category.** 
And…
In December the winners from each of the four categories will have their winning creations running on Dazed Digital viewed by millions all over the globe.
There are three stages to this competition
1. Photographic
This is where the judging panel will pick the top four finalists from each category – 16 finalists in all. These finalists will be asked to attend …
2. Live Competition
This will take place at Illamasqua’s Flagship store at 20 Beak St, London W1 [15th/16th October 2011] where floor judges will assess the finalists as they create a specific, to be revealed Illamasqua theme, which will be marked on technical skill, professionalism and hygiene. The final looks will then be judged by the curtain judges away from the make-up artist contestants to assess purely on technical and creative skill. 
3. Public Vote
This will be run through Illamasqua.com. Winners announced 1st November 2011.
The Winner in each category will be based upon highest score accumulated from the judging panel and public vote.
How Do You Enter?
This competition is only open to students and recent graduates who have registered and been accepted as an Illamasqua Professional member at www.illamasqua.com/professional.
All applicants must have completed a recognized make-up course – full details at www.illamasqua.com/professional
Please note that only professional members who have registered by 31st May  2011 are eligible.
All new and existing members will be sent the competition application pack after this date, and will include more detail on this fantastic competition.
The application form and brief will be available from 1st April online and will ask you to create two make-up looks, one beauty, and one fantasy, of your choice.
For more information:
* All terms and conditions in the above link * 

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