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.
Points will be given and replace the prizes for this months competition.
***To ensure the accuracy and integrity of our competitions, as of August 1st, Tattoo Awards monthly competitions will end two days prior to the end of the month to allow our team adequate time to audit, validate, and process the competition entries. Please note that only one (1) prize per winner can be awarded. If a participant wins more than once, the winners list will stagger, and the next placing artist will win the prize.***