Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the deadline?

The 2018 deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time on September 15th, 2018 – BY POPULAR REQUEST, DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2018!

How / where do I enter?

Use the Enter page.  There are 3 basic steps to the entry process:

  1. Upload photos of the look(s) you’d like to enter
  2. Choose categories that make the most sense
  3. Include payment and shipping infomation

Is 2018 the first year of the IBI Awards competition?

Yes! It’s the inaugural year, exciting right?

Why is there an entry fee, why is it not free to enter?

The IBI Awards are fully independent.  This means there are no brand affiliations or sponsors that could set guidelines to influence the judging criteria.  And the awards are not use for PR purposes by a tradeshow, school or brand.

This award is about you, the artisans and by charging a small fee, we can keep it that way!

Is there a winner for each category?

Yes! The highest scoring entrant in each category is an IBI Award winner and will receive the Statuette. However, if Judges feel the quality standards for a category have not been met they may opt to not recognize a winner.

Is there a live event or ceremony?

No. We’d love to celebrate with all the international artists and finalists in person but it’s simply not practical or fair to expert entrants to pay to travel from across the globe to an event. This Award is truly international, we want an artist entering in New York to have the same opportunity and experience as those in Australia, Kuwait, Ukraine, Ireland, Nepal or anywhere else in the world!

By submitting photos of my work, am I giving up my rights to them?

No! Your work is always your own and you retain ownership of it.  By submitting, you can giving permission to IBI to optionally feature or promote your work with your name as part of our mission to celebrate artists!