Tattoos entered must be original works. Entries are available at $7.00 each. All entries may be any style. the top 5 winners from each competition in January will be automatically selected to participate in this competition. Entries that do not fit the requirements may be removed at the discretion of Tattoo Awards staff. Please, only one (1) prize per winner participant for the Contest.
The Judge's Choice is a new addition to our leaderboards in 2019. We wanted 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.
Please, only one (1) prize per winner. If a participant wins more than once, the winners list will stagger and the next placing artist will win. Meaning, if an artist places 1st and 2nd, they will win the first place prize, however; the second place prize will be awarded to the third placing artist and so on.