The first ever nail designs have been unveiled at the launch of the first nail art contest.
In the contest, which takes place on August 17, people will be able to create their own nail designs and submit them to a panel of judges.
The winners will be announced at the end of September.
“It’s all about the creativity, the idea, the concept and the beauty of nail art,” said the festival’s artistic director, Sarah Rigg.
“This is the first of many nail art contests around the world, and hopefully we will see more of it as people find it more interesting and engaging.”
It’s the first time in 25 years that the nail design contest has taken place in a public venue, she said.
The first nail design competition took place in 2011 at the Royal Botanic Gardens in London, where the designs were based on the designs of some of the artists that have won medals in the past.
“We have some of our favourite nail artists from the past who are involved in the contest.
It’s about showcasing our work,” said Ms Rigg, who is also the creative director of the Royal Society of Illustrators.”
So, if you have something that’s inspired you and you’ve got some ideas, we are very interested in hearing from you.”
The winning designs will be featured in the new Royal Society exhibition, The Art of Nail Art.
The prize money for the contest is $5,000 and will be split between the artists and the artists’ agency.
“The Royal Society will be looking for creative and inspiring new nail designs to feature in the exhibition,” said Miss Rigg on the festival website.
“All entries are eligible for a prize of $5k and the winners will receive a full-sized nail sculpture and a poster.”
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