The Judge's Choice is a new addition to our leader-boards 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 is not voted on or open to public voting, and instead get 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.
1st - 5th place winners will receive a digital coupon to the Tattoo Awards Shop.
***Please note: Due to freight carriers currently prioritizing shipments, prizes can take several weeks to arrive.
*** At the close of the competition, winnings will be validated by our internal team. Once verified, winners will receive a Claim your Prize email. Prizes not claimed after 60 days will be forfeited.