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Face Painting
Competition Information

2022 FABAIC Competition Themes 

The FABAIC 2022 face painting competition theme is It's a Small World. We encourage you to think outside of the box and create your own interpretation of the theme. Art is a gift and skill that brings the world together and helps us connect from one side of the planet to the other. It's a Small world is also a popular Disney ride where you can enjoy costumes, song, dance, colors and culture. This means you can take you inspiration from your country, Disney, culture, travel, and heritage. We can not wait to see what you create. 

Face Painting Competition Rules


General Face Painting and Young Adults Face Painting Competition Rules and Regulations

Eligibility:  In order to be eligible for the FABAIC Face Painting Competition, you must be fully registered for the FABAIC 2022 and have not placed 1st at any national or international face painting competition.

Times: General face painting and young artist competitions will be held Friday May 27 starting at 8:00 pm 

Check-in Times:  All competitors must check in at the competition desk no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the competition.  You will be allowed into the competition room prior to the start time to set up your station 15 minutes before the face competition begins.

Time Limits:  Competitors will have 1 hour to complete their design.  At the end of the hour, monitors will call for brushes to be put down.  Any competitors touching their models after the monitors have called the time but before the work has been judged will be disqualified.   

Judging:  Participants will be judged by a panel of competent and knowledgeable judges. Entrants (and parents of youth competitors) agree that the time, manner and method of judging shall be solely within the discretion of the Competition Officials and FABAIC Executive Committee, and the decisions of the Judges/Rules Committee will be final in all cases.

A minimum of three judges and one auditor (non-judging monitor) must be present at all competitions to make it a fair and democratic event.  Communication between entrants, friends, parents or instructors with the judges will be restricted during the competitions.

Judges Rules Committee:  Any discrepancies or questions which may arise relating to judging procedures, results, awards, etc. shall be referred to the Judges Rules Committee for consideration and deliberation.  The decisions of the Judges Rules Committee will be final in all cases.

Face Painting Competition Categories
* Children             Ages 3 – 11    Free
* Young  Adults    Ages 12 – 17    Free
* All Levels Face Painting  **            Ages 18+ 

* Advanced Face Painting **   Ages 18+ $20 entry fee. ( The Advanced Category permits use of Prosthetics, and special effects components)


** If a contestant under 18 years of age wishes to participate in an 18+ face painting competition, they must contact the Competition Team prior to registering.

Competitors must supply all necessary equipment and products including paints, brushes, water buckets and any other tools and supplies needed to achieve your designs.  

All artists must provide their own model or paint their own face.


Materials, Items, Supplies and Equipment Approval List for Face Painting Competition

Approved for use


Brush and sponge
False eyelashes (Application is authorized only during the competition and may be applied by artist or model)
Glue made exclusively for use on skin
Gems, Glitter and Pressed powders
Color hairspray and wigs
Contact lenses (may be inserted prior to competition)


Glitter gel

Not Allowed to be used


Acrylic paints
Prosthetics, masks, mask pieces or other 3D product application are only permitted in the Advanced Face Painting Category 


Designs must be painted on the face.  Hair styling/decoration will not be taken into considered for judging. Additional painted area on the neck and décolletage are allowed and can be considered, but is not mandatory.

Designs should reflect the theme of the competition which is “It's a Small World”.


Photos: All artists and models must be available for picture taking after the competition by convention photographer and convention attendees.  All artists and models must sign release forms upon registration. FABAIC has the right to publish and use the images for promotional and marketing purposes.

Misconduct: Any misconduct or use of profane language on the part of any parent, entrant or spectator is prohibited.  Poor sportsmanship i.e., Booing, jeering, foul language, etc. will not be tolerated.  There is to be no loud noise in the competition rooms under any circumstances, except to give applause and accolades to all the competitors at the end of competitions.  Disqualification and or penalties will be taken off final scores for misconduct.

Protest Procedures
Any individual wishing to file a protest must do so in accordance with the following provisions:

  *Protests must be within 1 hour of the alleged violation.
  *Protest must be filled in writing and signed with the name of the individual submitting the protest; in addition, the individual filling the protest must give full name, address and phone number.
*Protests must be based on a violation of the rules and regulations of the competition.  Judging results will be final in all cases and cannot be protested.
*All protests must be submitted to and adjudicated by the Judges Rules Committee whose decision will be final in all cases.

other important FABAIC Competition information

Competition is fun and exciting. The results you see are a direct reflection of what you put into designing and creating your competition piece. We encourage you to choose a model, design and practice before you enter. We want to see you take home the grand prize showcase your talents. If you have any questions regarding competition please reach out to our competition director Kat Beringer. 


The grand prize for the 2022 Advanced Face Painting Competition is $250 cash , trophy, plus a gift basket 

General Face Painting: $100 Cash Prize 

Young Adults and Kids: Trophies and product 


We encourage you to participate in competition

Register for Competition Today

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