GENERAL RULES OF COMPETITION

  1. Competitors are required to comply with both the general rules ofthe competition and the terms and conditions of each event.
  2. Universal standards of international competition and basic rulescommon sense applies, even if not mentioned in this documentregulations.
  3. Competitors who are caught cheating during acompetition, will be disqualified and prohibited from any future competitionINJA.
  4. INJA competitions are open to professional nail stylistsgraduates or in training, to professional beauticianswith a state aesthetic diploma, and to students of aesthetic schools.
  5. The INJA competition offers 4 levels of competition: student, division 1,It is up to the competitors to register in theappropriate level.
  6. For each event, the levels open to competition are specified. Thetests are open to those who meet the required requirements and whoare correctly recorded.
  7. Competitors must specify the division in which they wish to participatefor each event on the registration form.
  8. Competitors must register for the highest division for whichthey qualify.
  9. Competitors who intentionally register for a divisionbelow their level, will be disqualified.
  10. Once the registration procedure has been validated, competitors will no longer be able tochange division without the authorization of a senior judge (Head Judge or INJASupervisor).
  11. Neither INJA nor the organisation of the competition can be considered asresponsible if a competitor has made a mistake in the division by registering, he/sheit is the candidate's responsibility to inform himself and register correctly in theappropriate division.
  12. INJA and the organization of the competition reserve the right to refuse theparticipation in any competitor.
  13. Once the registration is registered, the amounts paid by the participant do notare neither refundable nor transferable.
  14. All photos and videos taken by INJA and the exhibition organizationBeauty Prof's or its delegated service providers at the Beauty Prof's show site(before, during or after the events including the award ceremony of theprices) are the exclusive property of INJA and the organization of thecompetition.
  15. Each candidate waives his right to use his image and authorizesexpressly INJA and Beauty Prof's to use as they wish all photo or video depicting them, for information or educational purposescommunication, on any type of paper or digital medium, including andwithout this list being exhaustive: beauty-profs.com website, accounts ofsocial networks managed by the Beauty Profs show organization, groupsFacebook managed or not by the organization, Youtube account etc.
  16. Competitors must present themselves with a model and provide it with everythinghe needs.
  17. Competitors and models must be at least 18 years old fordivisions 1, 2 and 3.
  18. Depending on the tests, rules may apply to the models. It is the responsibility ofthe competitor to check that the model complies with the rules mentioned forthe test. The presentation of a non-compliant model may result in thedisqualification for the event or a reduction in points.
  19. It is the competitor's responsibility to find out about the specific rules of eachtest with the organisation of the competition. No competitor shall be allowed toprevail not to know or understand the rules.
  20. Smoking, drinking alcohol and eating inside thefield of competition.
  21. The use of any communication equipment including watchesconnected, mobile phones, tablets and computers, is not allowedon the field of competition, neither for competitors nor for models.
  22. Communication with the outside world is prohibited for competitors during thecompetition.
  23. Access to the competition area is not allowed to competitors beforethe opening of each event. In the case where the competitor links twosuccessive tests, he may leave the table ready but must leave thecompetition scope from the end of the first event to the call for proposals forthe start of the next competition.
  24. Each competition will be preceded by a briefing that will begin 15 minutesbefore the start of the competition. All competitors and models mustbe present at the briefing.
  25. The official languages for the INJA FRA NCE 2019 competition are English andFrench.
  26. All rules of each competition will be read in English and French.Competitors can have their own translator if necessary.
  27. The translator must read the rules to the competitor before thecompetition.
  28. Access to the competition field is only allowed to competitors andto the models. However, access is granted to translators during thecompetition if necessary (with the authorization of a judge) and during the briefing.
  29. The competitor is not allowed to touch the model's nails untilofficial start of the competition, and in particular during the briefing.
  30. When the briefing begins, the hands of the models must be placed onthe table and the hands of the competitors must be positioned on the legsunder the table.
  31. A penalty of 5 points will automatically be applied if the competitortouches the fingernails of the model between the end of the briefing and the beginning of thecompetition.
  32. The model nails will be checked by the room judge after the briefingto ensure that no applications have been made before the start of thecompetition.
  33. Competitors are allowed to prepare natural nails before thecompetition subject to respecting the instructions specific to eachtest.
  34. In the event that the Chief Judge of the Chamber Judges decides that workunauthorized preparatory work was performed on the model nail before thecompetition, the competitor will be sanctioned with 5 points out of the final total.
  35. During the briefing, it is allowed to prepare your table by arranging the productsand other necessary equipment.
  36. Once the competition has begun, it is not permitted for competitors ormodels to touch the kits.
  37. All products used during the competition must be labelledclearly and comply with regulations.
  38. Each competitor has a table and two chairs. He must bringmanicure equipment, table lamp, adapters if necessary(French type electrical outlet provided), a power strip extension if it mustconnect several devices, and all the manicure products necessary tothe realization of the test.
  39. Each competitor will have at his disposal a 220 V electrical socket. He mustensure that the electrical equipment it uses complies with the gridFrench 220 V.
  40. The use of any device that does not comply with the general rules ofsafety may be prohibited by the organization (devices with bare wires stripped byexample), without the competitor being able to object. In particular, the following arestrictly prohibited the devices producing any type of flames and theheating devices.
  41. The competitor is allowed to bring a small trolley that will be used to transportplace instruments on top if necessary. The competitor can place the entirenecessary in an open box.
  42. It is forbidden to use moulds (plastic support to recreate the shapenail with gel and/or acrylic)
  43. As soon as the judge signals the end of the competition, the competitors mustimmediately stop what they are doing and raise your hands.
  44. As soon as the judge signals the end of the competition, the model must immediatelyto stand up and stand for trial.
  45. Competitors who do not stop working on the hands of the modelafter the end of the competition will receive a penalty of 10 points on the pointsfinal.
  46. In order to preserve total anonymity, models withtattoos on the forearms or hands should be covered byan official judge of the competition before being evaluated.
  47. The model must not wear jewellery on hands and wrists.
  48. It is up to the competitor to bring their model into the evaluation era,and to ensure that the model understands that it must be judged by alljudges before leaving the competition field.
  49. Models should not leave the evaluation era until alljudges have evaluated them completely under penalty of disqualification.
  50. competitors are absolutely not allowed to touch the models onetimes they are lined up to be judged.
  51. In the event of non-compliance with any of the rules of this Regulation, competitorsmay be subject to a point reduction if it is provided for by theregulations. Otherwise, a warning will be given. At the second warning,a penalty of up to 5 points will be awarded. On the 3rd floorwarning, a disqualification may be issued.
  52. In the event of a tie or disagreement related to the evaluation of points from 1st to 2nd10th place, the main judge will make the final decision.
  53. The decision of the Senior Judge is final.
  54. The evaluation sheet is available to all competitors on request.
  55. In the event that a competition has only 4 participants, the trophy will be awardedonly in first place.
  56. The competition must have a minimum of 3 participants, failing which, thecompetitor may choose to participate in a higher level division orchoose not to participate and obtain a refund for the competition.