*All Participants will Receive Points towards their Judges' Choice and Artist of the Year Rankings
Tattoos entered must be original works. Winners of all July Competitions are automatically entered into the Tattoo of the Month | July 2019. Entries are available at $7.00 each. Entries that do not fit the requirements may be removed at the discretion of Tattoo Awards staff.
The Judge's Choice is a new addition to our leaderboards in 2019. We wanted there to be another way for artists to participate on Tattoo Awards online without having to rely on votes. These competitions occur once per month, and tattoos entered into this competition are not voted on or open to public voting. Instead, they're judged by a hand-picked panel of industry leaders using a sliding scale judging system. Attaining a winning position in a Judge's Choice competition awards a significant amount of points, reflective of the level of difficulty present in winning these competitions. Similarly to the People's Choice, this leaderboard is weighted at 25% toward the Artist of the Year, so if you won 1,000 points through a Judge's Choice competition, 250 of those points would also count toward your ranking in the Artist of the Year.
Typically, Judge's Choice competitions will open near the end of each month and run for approximately a week, sometimes longer, depending on how many competition entries there are and how long it takes the judges to get through them all.