We promise we will tell you how you can enter the 2017 version of Paul Mitchell’s Colour Outside the Lines competition (really, you can just scroll down for all the details), but we feel we’d be burying the lead if we didn’t start by outlining the outstanding prizes on offer if you are successful.
A grand prize trophy, all-expense paid trip to the Paul Mitchell Global Gathering in Sardinia, Italy (that includes airfare and accommodation), editorial exposure, participation in Paul Mitchell campaigns, social media coverage, products kits and more are all up for grabs for the international winner – so back yourself and enter! Beyond that impressive haul, two international finalists will win a certificate, colour kit, Neuro styling iron and online feature among other prizes.
Locally, the Australian first prize winner will be awarded a bevy of different Paul Mitchell product kits and an online feature and the top two Aussie finalists will also receive an esteemed certificate as well as a style kit and brush collection, providing so many opportunities to walk away with a win!
To enter you must analyse the competition’s unique mood board – based on the vivid colour spectrums that can be found in different environments, from sunsets to city lights. From there, choose your inspiration source and plan your technique to be detailed in your submission.
You must secure all rights from your model, makeup artist, stylist and photographer (to be filled in within your submission) and then take a head and shoulders images of your model, to be displayed in full colour and at a minimum 3mb in size. You can submit your completed form via email or with file sharing platforms, or otherwise via post (all applicable addresses are available here). The clock is ticking, as deadlines officially close on March 15.
Blind judging will commence after the due date, based solely on each entrant’s individual vision. 70 per cent of the judging will be based on colour technique and choice, and how the hair colour complements the cut and style, while 30 per cent will survey the entrant’s creativity and interpretation of the aesthetic.
Last year, in the competition’s inaugural outing, Daniel Fortino of Hennesy Lane took home the Australian title by taking his inspiration from the multi-faceted hues in oil spilling over concrete, while Carly Johnson, also of Hennesy Lane, won second place as motivated by the northern lights of Alaska (think pinks and golds) and Kawsa’s Lauren Harris won bronze with edible-themed hues. Clearly your inspiration can take many forms and ultimately find success if it is executed well and remains true to your aesthetic.
We have every faith in our Australian colourists being the ones to take home this year’s global accolades – good luck!
For more information and to download the entry form visit paulmitchellaus.com.au/colour-outside-the-lines
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