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Welcome TO YOUR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL VZN AWARDS.

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SUBMISSION FEE $100.00

ALL FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE TICKET TO ATTEND THE VZN AWARDS

SUBMISSIONS:

IMAGE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS NOW APRIL 12TH 2022

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

 Each HIGH RES file must be named accordingly: 

  • i.e., CategoryAbbreviation_FirstName_LastName_Year 

o   EX: BOTY_Jane_Doe_22.jpg

Each ORIGINAL file must be named accordingly: 

  • i.e., CategoryAbbreviation_FirstName_LastName_Year_O

o   EX: BOTY_John_Smith_22_O.jpg

Category Abbreviations:

Entire List Of Categories
  • JH – Joan Harrision Award
  • SD – Sabino Di Tacchio Award
  •  BOTY – Barber of the Year
  •  MB – Multicultural Barbering
  •  MLH – Men’s Long Hairstyling
  •  MCC – Men’s Clipper Cutting
  •  NB – New Barber
  •  SB – Student Barber
  •  BF – Braids and Fades
  •  SOTY – Stylist of the Year  
  • AGS – Avant Garde Stylist
  • NS – New Stylist 
  • ST – Student Talent 
  • ECS – Eastern Canada Stylist 
  • CCS – Central Canada stylist 
  • WCS – Western Canada Stylist 
  • QCS – Quebec Canada Stylist 
  • OCS – Ontario Canada Stylist 
  • COTY – Colourist of the Year 
  • MTC – Multicultural Colourist 
  • MAOTY – Multicultural Artist of the Year 
  • NHA – Natural Hair Afro 
  • TA – Texture Artist 
  • ESOTY – Extension Specialist of the Year 
  • WA – Weaves Artist 
  • HTW – Hand tied Wefts 
  • BCS – Braids – Cornrow + Single 
  • TGM – Total Glam Makeup 
  • MMUA – Multicultural Make Up Artist 
  • AGMUA – Avant Garge Make Up Artist 
  • NMUA – New Make Up Artist 
  • NTOTY – Nail Tech of the Year 
  • AGNT – Avant Garde Nail Tech 
  • CDNT – Creative Design Nail Tech
  • EOTY – Educator of the Year

Lifetime Awards

Joan Harrison Award (submission):

This honour is given to an industry leader (GM, Director, Sales) who has a positive voice, gives equal opportunity, who has created change and has VZN and insight to the future success of our industry.

Submit

Sabino Di Tacchio Award (submission):

This honour is given to an award-winning stylist who creates without limitation. An individual who continues to break boundaries, challenge themselves, and push the industry to see past current trends. An artistic leader who understands the movement and structure of all hair types. This individual must be a creative thinker, trend setter and innovator. All nominated individuals must be previously award-winning stylists. .

Submit

All Other Submissions

*NEW CATEGORY – The Salon & Barber Chair (submission):

This category allows for barbers and stylists to submit work created behind the chair. Highlighting the beauty of everyday salon and barbershop work. Giving artist and opportunity to be celebrated at all levels. Showcasing colour, cuts and styling.

(Before and after shoots required)

The Barber Chair
Submit one look that demonstrates todays trends.
 – Fades
 – Braids 
 – Styling 
The Salon Chair
Submit one look that demonstrates today trends.
– Styling
– Weaves/Extensions 
– Up-Do 
– Braids
– Cut Transformation
The Salon Chair Colour
Submit one look that demonstrate todays top colour trends
– Balayage
– Highlights 
– Fun Colour 
– Colour Transformation
Submit

Stylist of the Year (submission):

An artistic leader who understands the movement and structure of all hair types. This individual believes with education all things are possible. An individual with an exceptional understanding of beauty industry concepts and how trends develop. A master of their tools, displaying excellent cutting and styling techniques.

(Before and after shoots required)

Stylist by Region
  • Eastern Stylist
  • Central Stylist
  • Western Stylist
  • Quebec Stylist
  • Ontario Stylist
Avant Garde

Submit three looks that demonstrate fantasy work. Physical and digital exaggerations permitted. Collaboration permitted

New Stylist

Must be a working stylist for under three years. Patron can enter three looks of their choice, three different models.

Student Talent

Must be an active student or apprentice for under 1 year. Patron can enter three looks of their choice, three different models.

Must be a working stylist for over 7 years. Submit a themed collection, work that tells a story that can been seen through hair, make up and clothing. Patron can enter three looks of their choice, three different models.

Submit

Colourist of the Year (submission):

This honour is given to a stylist who blends, mixes and paints. An individual who continues to break boundaries within the colour world, challenge themselves, and push the industry to see past the current colour trends. An artistic leader who understands the colour laws and how to break it. One who understands colour on all hair types, who mentors and teaches above and beyond expectations.

(Before and after shoots required)

Multicultural Colourist

Submit three looks demonstrating outstanding colour ability. Dimension, foiling, colour blocking, Balayage on a diverse selection of models on multiple hair types.

*Collaborations permitted.

Submit

Barber of the Year (submission):

A barber that excels within the barbering community, while doing their part to educate and uplift the current and future generation of barbers. This individual has mastered the art of barbering with both scissor and clipper cutting. A trend setter and industry game changer; A barber who understands both the business and creative sides of our business.

(Before and after shoots required)

Multicultural Barbering

Must submit three looks on a diverse selection of models with multiple hair types.

Men’s Long Hairstyling

Must submit three looks of current, past or future trends with at least shoulder length hair with scissors. medium to short cuts ie: scissor over comb fade, waves .

Men’s Clipper Cutting

Must submit three looks achieved only with clippers. ie: high-top fade, low bald fade, one level fade.

New Barber (Under 3 Years)

Must be a working barber for under three years. Patron can enter three looks of their choice, three different models.

Student Barber

Must be an active student or apprentice for under 1 year. Patron can enter three looks of their choice, three different models.

Braids and Fades

Must submit three looks with a combination of braids and fade. Extensions and hair pieces permitted. Three different models (with option for collaboration)

Submit

Extensions Specialist of the Year (submission):

This honour is given to an individual who continues to break boundaries within the extension world. This individual knows the meaning of a true transformation. An artistic leader who understands how to extend the beauty within hair. An innovator to the craft, making small changes and creating a big difference.

(Before and after shoots required)

Weave Artists

Submit three looks that display a full or half head of weave. Lace front, ponytail, bangs, tape- in etc.

*Collaborations permitted.

Hand Tied Wefts Artist

Submit three looks that display a full or half head of extensions.

*Collaborations permitted.

Braids – Cornrow + Single Artist

Submit three looks that display braids in any form. Cornrow designs, Box, twist, single etc.

*Collaborations permitted.

Submit

MUA of the Year (submission):

This honour is given to a Make-Up Artist who has incredible vision, and sees the beauty within. An artistic leader who understands the complexity and composition of all skin tones. A mentor who creates creative spaces for new talent, educates and raises awareness on all beauty.

(Before and after shoots required)

Total Glam Make-up Artist

Submit three looks displaying the latest make up trends. Three faces (no digital enhancements permitted)

Multicultural Make-up Artist

Submit three looks displaying the latest make up trends. On a diverse selection of models showcasing all skin types. Three faces (no digital enhancements permitted)

Avant Garde Make-up

Submit three looks displaying extreme artistic and creative ability. Showcase a word of make belief and exaggeration. Three face, Themed. Total fancy. (Digital enhancement permitted)

New Make-Up Artist (under 3 years)

Artist must be working in the industry for under three years. Submit three looks displaying the latest make up trends. Three faces (no digital enhancements permitted)

Submit

Nail Tech of the Year (submission):

This honour is given to a Nail technician who delivers incredible results without question. An artistic leader who understands exactly how to nail it. A nail design innovator who sees the nail world for what it can be, rather than what it is.

(Before and after shoots required)

Avant Garde Nail Tech

Submit three looks displaying extreme artistic and creative ability. Nails should be total make belief and exaggerated. Total fancy. (Digital enhancement permitted)

Creative Design Nail Tech

Submit three looks displaying artistic and creative ability. Three wearable looks.

Student Nail Technician of the Year

Submit three looks displaying artistic and creative ability. Three wearable looks.

Submit

Multicultural Artist of the Year (submission):

This honour is given to an individual who has infinite knowledge on all hair types. An artist who can change an manipulate all hair displaying the many characteristic and beauty of all hair types have. An artist who can cut, color and style according to hair needs. An artist who can truly showcase the beauty in differences.

(Before and after shoots required)

Natural Hair Artist (afro)

Submit three looks demonstrating the ability to manipulate and style natural afro hair texture. Patrons are to displaying the true culture and beauty of afro hair. No hair pieces permitted, extensions, weaves or clip ins. This can include colour and accessories.

Texture Artist (change of texture)

Submit three looks demonstrating the manipulation of any hair type creating texture. This can include colour and accessories, extensions, weaves or clip ins etc.

Submit

Educator of the Year (submission):

This honour is given to an educator who love for the industry is greater than the love for one’s self. Who has dedicated their career to aid in the advancement of others, who teaches until you learn. Shares without reservation and leads by example. An individual who is humble, yet fierce and has chosen to be a part of reinventing the beauty industry making small and big changes in lives of everyone whom path they cross.

Submit

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IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

Please bear in mind that the bigger the file you upload for submission, the longer it will take for the process to complete. Depending on your internet connection, it could be anywhere between a few seconds to several minutes. Once you see the file name listed under the progress bar, it means it has been uploaded.

Please complete all fields. Once you hit the SUBMIT button, you’ll be re-directed to PayPal to pay the $100 submission fee. Please allow a few seconds for the PayPal screen to load, after clicking the SUBMIT button. Once you get to the PayPal screen, make sure you click on the light grey button at the bottom of the login screen, which says “Pay with a credit or Visa Debit card”.

Once you have completed payment, you’ll be re-directed back to the Submissions page and you’ll get a confirmation email shortly after.