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Welcome TO YOUR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL VZN AWARDS.

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SUBMISSION FEE $100.00

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

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IMAGE SUBMISSION DEADLINE APRIL 15TH 2021

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

 Each HIGH RES file must be named accordingly: 

  • i.e., CategoryAbbreviation_FirstName_LastName_Year 

o   EX: BOTY_Andrea_Sampson_21.jpg

Each ORIGINAL file must be named accordingly: 

  • i.e., CategoryAbbreviation_FirstName_LastName_Year_O

o   EX: BOTY_Andrea_Sampson_21_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 
  • DOTY – Designer of the Year
  • DCOTY – Dancer of the Year 
  • DHSO – Hip hop SOLO
  • DHHG – Hip Hop Group
  • DOYAS – Dancers of the Year Afro Solo
  • DOYAG – Dancers of the Year Afro Group 
  • DOYCS – Dancers of the year contemporary Solo
  • DOYCG – Dancers of the year contemporary Group 
  • DOYJS – Dancers of the year Jazz Solo 
  • DOYJG – dancers of the year jazz group 
  • POTY – Photographer of the year 
  • PPG – Photographer Portrait/Glamour 
  • PCC – Photographer Creative Concept 
  • PCCO – Object Photographer Creative Concept 
  • DJOTY – DJ 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.

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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. .

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All Other Submissions

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.

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

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.

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.

Multicultural Colourist

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

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.

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

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.

Hand Tied Wefts Artist

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

Braids – Cornrow + Single Artist

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

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 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)

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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.

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.

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Designer of the Year (submission):

This honour is given to a stylist who dominates the runway with exceptional looks. An artistic leader who understands fabric, their blends and how to mix textures. This designer goes above and beyond design standards. They mentor and elevate up and coming designers, while living for trends and paving the way. (Hair and make-up will be part judging process)

Nominating designers to submit three looks of choice. Fashion of all genres. Hair and make-up will be a part of the judging components.

Submit

Dancers of the Year (submission): Online Component

This honour is given to a dancer who moves without limitation. An individual who understands what it takes to lead the next generation of dancers while fostering the industry needs. An individual who moves above and beyond dancers’ standards and teaches from the heart to feel the moves before they happen.

This is an online competition. Dancers are to submit via email a 59 sec max video that will be posted on our Instragram page. Efe Magazine followers will choose the winner. Top three performances will be judged by professional dancers and the winner of the contest will secure the job for opening the VZN awards show.

Categories:

Hip Hop
Group
Solo Artist

Afro
Group
Solo Artist

Contemporary
Group
Solo Artist

Jazz
Group
Solo Artist

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Photographers of the Year (submission):

This honour is given to a visual artist who has a great eye for detail and a commitment to ensuring that all photo elements work harmoniously together to convey the right vision or message. to convey the right VZN. An individual who continues to break boundaries and see past the norm. An artistic leader and positive contributor to the photography world.

Photographer Portrait/Glamour

Submit three images, three different faces (no digital enhancements permitted)

Photographer Creative Concept (people)

Submit three thought provoking images. A concept that tell a story and change the views by sight including people.

Photographer Creative Concept (Object, Place or Thing)

Submit three thought provoking images. A concept that tell a story and change the views by sight include objects.

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DJ of the Year (submission): Online Component

This honour is given to a DJ who mixes for the people. An individual who continues to break boundaries within the music world. An artistic leader who understands all genres, plays music for the crowd, and knows the importance of feeling the music in a room. This individual drives the energy, regardless of the venue. A DJ who continues to set high standards for the DJ life.

DJ freestyle -Online Component

This is an online competition. DJ’s are to submit via email a 59 sec max video/audio that will be posted on our Instagram page. Efe Magazine followers will choose the winner. Top three mixes will be judged by professional DJ’s and the winner of the contest will secure the job of Disc Jockey for the VZN awards show.

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Single Categories: Artist favourites, MUST PROVIDE PRODUCTS FULL NAME AND MANUFACTURER:

  • Educator of the Year (submission)
  • Best Colour Line (submission)
  • Best Hair Spray (submission)
  • Best Deep Conditioner (submission)
  • Best Men’s Styling (submission)
  • Best Styling products (submission)
  • Best Dry Shampoo (submission)
  • Best Oil (submission)
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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.

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