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Fantasy Forest Festival

Face and Bodypaint

A brand new competition

Show the realm your art!

Fantasy Forest has become the host for a brand new bodypaint competition!

22 bodypainters will take up their brushes and paint to become the best painter within their category!

The competition takes place on Saturday, July 20th.

The theme is ‘Imagine your character on Fantasy Forest’.

Show the realm your art!​

Fantasy Forest has become the host for a brand new face and bodypaint competition!

8 facepainters and 15 bodypainters will take up their brushes and paint to become the best painter within their category!

The competition takes place on Saturday, July 15th.

The theme is ‘Magical Creatures of the Forest’.

All spots in the 2024 bodypaint competition have been taken!

Who can participate?

Every bodypainter is eligible to apply but to guarantee a fair competition, a selection process is in place.

The competition does not use skill based categories and the selection process will prevent large skill gaps.

What to expect as a painter?

The competition will have a maximum of 22 participants and each painter is granted a space within a large 12 x 21m marquee. Each bodypainter will be provided with a table, 1 chair and the possibility of electricity.

Painters will be able to find a photo studio within this marquee as well, where a professional photographer will create images of the final results.

Painters are expected to bring their own model.

Bodypainters are allowed to bring an assistant to help with the painting. Assistants must be at least 14 years old.

The bodypaint competition starts at 9AM and ends at 3PM

Bodypainters will be provided with:

  • Weekend + camping wristbands for the painter and model
  • Weekend wristband for the assistant (can be upgraded with campsite at a fee)
Judging and prizes

The competition will be judged by professionals, including former world champions.

Each paint will be judged on 4 categories:

  • Technique and level of difficulty
  • Use of colour
  • Interpretation of the theme and originality
  • Composition and overall image

The following monetary  and non-monetary prizes will be offered:
1st place: £ 100 + painting materials
2nd place: £ 75 + painting materials
3rd place: £ 50 + painting materials

A model prize of £ 50 is also available to the model with the best stage performance.

Bodypaint competition rules
  • The bodypaint must be painted with face paint approved under the UK cosmetics law for use on skin.
  • You may use sponge and brush, airbrush, stencils and (bio) glitter.
  • You may use wigs, headgear, below-the-knee shoes, fake nails, teeth, eyelashes and effect lenses.
  • For female models, breasts should be covered with some form of nipple covering.
  • Underwear is mandatory for the model.
  • Prosthetics are not compulsory but every piece of visible skin must be bodypainted.

Rules on prosthetics:

  • You may use prosthetics.
  • Prosthetics must be lightweight (evafoam, silkclay, foam rubber,…).
  • All prosthetics must be glued to the skin.
  • Any adhesives used to glue on the prosthetics, must be safe for the skin (mastix, low ammonia latex,…)
  • The model must be able to eat and drink and the breathing should not be restricted by the prosthetics.
  • The model’s vision cannot be blocked.
  • The model must be able to move their neck.
  • No latex products or glue should be used in the hair. Liquid clay and glue based on gum Arabic are an exception to this rule.

Any questions regarding the competition can be emailed to fanforfest-painting@outlook.com