Nailympics Sculpture, L&P, Wrap & Gel Tip & Overlay Rules

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*Update – be sure to check out the 2009 winners!

Official rules for the 2009 Nailympics Sculpture, L&P, Wrap & Gel Tip Overlay competitions.


  • Competitors must polish one hand of the model with a red cream polish only – no base coat, ridgefiller or top coat may be used.
  • The polish may be of the competitors’ choice.
  • These are traditional competitions, with pink & white nails to be created.
  • These are not salon nail competitions.
  • No lanolin, cream, lotion, polish dry products or chamois buffers may be used.
  • Oil is allowed.
  • Water and non-lanolin based soap may be used in finishing.
  • Competitors may not blend, shape or cut out tips prior to the start of the competition.
  • Glue is allowed for tip application only in tip & overlay competitions.
  • No glue is allowed in the sculpture competition.
  • Drills are allowed. Competitor must supply own drill and have ample electrical cords and adaptors.
  • Gel competitors must bring a UV gel lamp.
  • French tips are only allowed for wrap category.
  • Opaque and clear tips only allowed for gel and L&P categories.

Competition Timing Has Changed

Wrap, L&P, Gel tip & Overlay: 2 hours
Sculpture: 2 hours 30 minutes

Note For All Nail Art Categories

No copyrighted designs allowed (ie, NFL, Disney, Warner Bros, celebrity likeness).
Any competitor producing a copyrighted design will have 10 points deducted from their final score. This includes logos from any company or reproduced copyrighted artwork, unless you have proof of a legal right to reproduce the artwork or logo.

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