Guido Daniele, bodypainter, best known for his hand-paintings, many of which appeared in advertisements for AT&T, WWF, Vogue, Galp, Fruit of the Loom, Stern and many others. He was awarded the 2007 Hero of the Year by Animal Planet television network.
Claire Pick & Julie Oliver, joint editors of Illusion magazine - the definitive magazine in the discipline of bodypainting, facepainting, glitter tattoos, etc.
Anita Polgár-Zsilák, one of Hungary's most respected figures in the field of beauty, and managing director of Beauty Forum magazine.
Krisztina Soós, founder of glitterify.me, the company behind the contest. Krisztina was the first Hungarian member of World Bodypainter Association.
The jury was impressed by the quality of work in the entries. Julie Oliver of Illusion magazine said, "It was an honor to be a part of the judging for these contests. The originality and innovative concept of each design was refreshing to see. Congratulations to everyone that entered and we hope their work inspires so many other artists."
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Francesca Tariciotti - Savannah
Erika Erdeiné Sándor - Wolf
Orsolya Éva Mihály - Queen bee
Glitter tattoo category:
Katalin Kacskóné Antóni - Tiger
Orsolya Rajs - Glowing octopus
Szilvia Szánóczki - Frog
In addition to a whole host of bodypainting products, each category topper will enjoy a 4* wellness weekend for two at Hotel Makár in the beautiful city of Pécs, the 2010 European Culture Capital.
"I am very, very happy", said facepainting category winning Italian artist Francesca Tariciotti, adding "I look forward to exploring Hungary and Pécs."
Kacskóné Antóni Katalin, who bagged the first prize in the glitter tattoo category, said: "something"
Uniquely, this contest was completely online. Usually facepainting and glitter tattoo contests are organized at bodypainting festivals.
"Many amateur, aspiring, and even professional artists may not have the time or money to travel to these festivals," says Krisztina Soós, the CEO of CsillámVilág, the company behind the contest, "By taking everything - from announcement to submissions to results - online, we have leveled the playing field and enabled Hungarian artists to compete worldwide."
Summer months see the peak of activity in facepainting and glitter tattoos as kids, adults and families head to pools, beaches, barbeques, open-air parties and music festivals. "In the summer when the sun is shining bright, the shiny and colorful glitter tattoos are incredibly attractive. Beauty enthusiasts love them," says Ms. Soós.
Unfortunately, practically all bodypainting festivals take place in the summer too - creating a dilemma for the artists, as to whether to focus on their peak-season earnings or compete in contests. CsillámVilág's online contest rids them of this false choice - now, they can do both!
"This is our way of spreading happiness and making the summer a little bit brighter in accordance with our company's motto - 'let's spread some smiles'", Ms. Soós says.
The contest organizer glitterify.me is a brand of CsillámVilág Body Art Kft., the leading supplier of glitter tattoo materials and bodypainting supplies in Europe, and organizes body art contests every year in Spring and Summer. Latest information on their contests is always available at http://www.glitterify.me/competitions/