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NEW CONTEST FORMAT

VISION. CRAFT. CREATIVITY.

We are excited to bring completely new format of judging.

We believe in a fair system that rewards vision, craft and creativity over status and recognition.

 

PRINCIPLES

VISION

Only the best artists push the boundaries of what is possible and introduce new styles and elements.
This is what underpins our VISION principle.

CRAFT

To win any of our accolades an artist needs to demonstrate true CRAFTMANSHIP with his or her tools.

CREATIVITY

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza brings together many great artists in the business.
Those who wish to capture the judges’ interest must demonstrate their imagination and CREATIVITY.

FREEDOM STATEMENT

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza. The organisers of the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza, aim and commit to providing a harassment-free, accessible, and pleasant event experience with equity in rights for all.

We want every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe. Moreover, we will do our best to accommodate specific needs. We cannot promise to solve every issue, but will try our best.

If you feel that we have failed in our promise or you have been discriminated against by other participants, we would like to hear from you.

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NEW RULES

We are proud to introduce completely new rules to judging

REASONS FOR A CHANGE

In 2018 we introduced new rules to our tattoo competition.
We believe that these rules will deliver greater clarity, fairness and transparency and are based on our three overriding principles.

VISION. CRAFT. CREATIVITY.

CATEGORIES

There are 24 categories you can register your piece of art. See details below.

JUDGES

There will be approximately 5 -7 judges from different fields of art background, like photographers, art gallery workers and such like, including some international tattoo artists.

ANONYMITY

Judges are not allowed to ask who has done the tattoo. Judges are not allowed to discuss amongst each other the artwork.

SCORING

Each judge will have 5 badges with Tattoo & Art Extravaganza logo. These badges will be progressively awarded to 5 favourite contestants. They can give maximum 2 badges to one contestant, if they think the work deserves it. Whoever has received the most badges is the winner.

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Tattoo & Art Extravaganza Judges’ Badge

TROPHIES

Trophies will be delivered at the designated time by organisers. See Schedule.

CATEGORIES

TATTOO TROPHIES

Best Colour
Large
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best Colour
Large
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best Colour
Small
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best Colour
Small
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best Indigenous
 
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best Indigenous
 
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best B&W
Large
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best B&W
Large
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best B&W
Small
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best B&W
Small
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best Script
 
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best Script
 
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best Realistic
 
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best Realistic
 
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best Oriental
 
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best Oriental
 
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best NZ Theme
 
Winner
NZD 200 excl. GST
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Best NZ Theme
 
Runner Up
NZD 150 excl. GST
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Best of Saturday
 
Male
NZD 300 excl. GST
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Best of Saturday
 
Female
NZD 300 excl. GST
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Best of Sunday
 
Male
NZD 300 excl. GST
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Best of Sunday
 
Female
NZD 300 excl. GST
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Best of Show
 
Male
NZD 300 excl. GST
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Best of Show
 
Female
NZD 300 excl. GST
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Miss Tattoo Trophies

Miss Tattoo
 
1st place
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Miss Tattoo
 
2nd place
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Miss Tattoo
 
3rd place
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Wearable Trophies

Best Sustainable
Primary
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Best Sustainable
Secondary
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Best Sustainable
Adult
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Best Kiwiana
Primary
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Best Kiwiana
Secondary
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Best Kiwiana
Adult
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Best Futuristic
Overall
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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People's Choice
 
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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Best of Extravaganza
 
Winner
NZD 250 excl. GST
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VISION. CRAFT. CREATIVITY.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

Check the timetable so you don't miss out on interesting sessions.
Tattoo Contest
Open to Public
Wearable Arts Contest
Open to Performers

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