For more than 20 years, the World Bodypainting Festival has been at the forefront of the global bodypainting art movement. Set in the picturesque region of Carintia, Austria the festival has attracted tens of thousands of competitors and attendees from every corner of the world over the years and this year was set to be the biggest event yet. However, given the global health pandemic the live event had to be cancelled but not one for taking a challenge sitting down, founder Alex Barendreg has taken this years event online with the World Bodypainting Festival – Covid Crisis Edition.
The online event will consist of an online competition featuring various categories and theme from July 6th – July 10th 2020. Along with the online competition there will be selected programs with live activities in Klagenfurt, Austria from July 5th – July 11th 2020. The World Bodypainting Festival Week 2020 will still shine in the colorfulness and celebration online!
Sponsors for this years online program include Kryolan, Base Formula, Snazaroo, Asia Colors, On Makeup Magazine and The Powder Group.”I am so excited that Alex Barendregt and the WBF team have brought the passion and artistry of the festival online for this year” said Michael DeVellis, founder of The Powder Group “The event is one of the most exciting events of our year at The Powder Group. We are so honored to have been a part of the event for so many years and to participate in the WBF online.”
For the online competition starting on July 6th, there will be a total of five categories over five days.
- July 6 – Amateur Award: Brush/Sponge Bodypainting, Theme: Psychedelic Circus
- July 7 – World Award: Facepainting, Theme: Wonders of Nature
- July 8 – 2020 Special Award: SFX Make-up, Theme: Evolution,
- July 9 – Special Award: Creative Make-up, Theme: Candy
- July 10 – World Award: Brush/Sponge Bodypainting, Theme: Psychedelic Circus
Participants are allowed to participate in more than one categories, and entry into each competition category is €10. During the competition, winners of the World Awards Facepainting and Brush/Sponge Bodypainting categories, will still be awarded Champions of the World Bodypainting Festival 2020 Special Edition. All winners of all Awards will be announced on Saturday, July 11th 2020. On the last day of the festival week, an online program will provide a full review of the week, the awarding of the online competitions and presentation of a lot of various content from past events.
And don’t forget to mark your calendars for next year’s event as The World Bodypainting Festival will be back stronger than ever on July 15 – 17, 2021. For more information on The World Bodypainting Festival 2020 and competition guidelines you can download the program PDF here or visit: bodypainting-festival.com