Put your best face forward for the 2016 NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites Awards! In its fifth year, the FACE Awards is a contest for beauty vloggers consisting of themed challenges, with the public voting for the finalists.
Submissions will be taken through April 29. Interested participants will create a video tutorial showing their favorite beauty look. Detailed guidelines can be found here.
The top 30 entries will be chosen based on artistry, talent, presentation and quality of the video, and will be notified on May 2. A themed challenge will be revealed on May 6, followed by a public vote which will narrow the list to 20. A second challenge will narrow the list to 12, and a third challenge will yield the six finalists, announced on July 25. The six finalists will compete in a final challenge between July 27 and Aug. 18. They will be flown to Los Angeles where the winner will be announced during a live awards ceremony on Aug. 20.
The grand prize includes $50,000 cash from NYX Cosmetics—up from $25,000 last year—and a one-year supply of NYX products. The five runners-up will each receive $15,000 cash—up from $10,000 last year. NYX CEO Scott Friedman said at last year’s awards, “The role from the beginning has been to give a voice for these up-and-coming young artists to express themselves. It’s our way to give back to the community of beauty vloggers. Each year has grown exponentially—number of votes, number of contestants. It’s been better than we could have imagined.”
For more information, go to nyxfaceawards.com.