The World Bodypainting Festival was held at a new location this year: the Austrian town of Pörtschach, located on Lake Wörthersee. The event, which ran June 27-July 3, 2011, drew 24,000 visitors; participants came from 42 nations. It was sponsored by Kryolan, Snazaroo, JaLaTex, Mehron, M.A.C. Pro and others

World Bodypainting Festival 2011: make-up by Scott Fray
Make-up by Scott Fray

Festival highlights included workshops, networking events, a boat cruise, fashion shows and body-painting competitions with two themes: Haute Couture and Renaissance—Rebirth. The Through Colours exhibition showcased Einat Dan’s work and launched the book Body Art Fashion (available for purchase here). New attractions this year also included Bodypaint City—which featured stage presentations, exhibitors and free classes—and the WBF Fashion Park, where visitors could buy designer clothing.

Here are the top three winners in each competition category:

World Award: Brush/Sponge
1.    Scott Fray and Madelyn Greco (LEFT), United States
2.    Johannes Stötter, Italy
3.    Choi Hee-Kyung and Hyun Ji Woo, South Korea

World Bodypainting Festival 2011: make-up by Chris  Oberheber
Make-up by Chris Oberheber

World Award: Airbrush
1.    Chris “OBSN” Oberheber (RIGHT), Austria
2.    Melanie Hill and Udo Schurr, Germany
3.    Team Lisu, Austria

World Award: Special Effects Bodypainting
1.    Birgit Mörtl and Melanie Rodel (BELOW LEFT), Austria/Switzerland
2.    Gabriela Hajek-Renner, Austria
3.    Fiorella Scatena and Elena Tagliapietra, Italy

World Bodypainting Festival 2011: make-up by Birgit Mörtl
Make-up by Birgit Mörtl
World Bodypainting Festival 2011: make-up by Brian Wolfe
Make-up by Brian Wolfe

World Award: UV Effects
1.    Agnieszka Glinska, Poland
2.    Kristina Elizarova, Russia
3.    Riina Laine, Finland

World Award: Facepainting
1.    Brian Wolfe (RIGHT), United States
2.    Evelina Lacubino, Germany
3.    Claudia Kraemer, Germany

Special Effects Make-up Award
1.    Alex Hansen, Brazil
2.    Eileen Napowanez, Germany
3.    Hyun Yong Jin, South Korea

Amateur Award: Brush/Sponge
1.    Maéva Corée, France
2.    Dani Bekiersch, Germany
3.    Sun Jeong Kim, South Korea

WBF Show Award
Model Ksenia Parkhatskaya by Sweden-based artist Evgenia Parhatskaja