We know that things get busy for hair professionals around the Xmas/New Year period, so we’ve decided to ease the burden by extending the Hair Expo Awards entry deadline for those planning to enter in 2019.
First-round submissions for our prestigious awards program will now be due on Wednesday 20 March 2019, providing increased opportunity for hairdressers from around Australia and New Zealand to enter.
“We appreciate that the holiday period is the busiest time of the year for most hair professionals and with that in mind, we decided to give a little more time for prospective entrants to get their submission in for 2019”, explained Elli Julia, Awards Manager for Hair Expo.
Head Judge and Awards Ambassador, Julie Piantadosi, added “it’s always a key consideration to strike the right balance between allowing adequate time for first-round awards submissions – especially for creative entries that require a photoshoot – and also providing enough time for judging prior to the finalist announcement. The decision to extend the deadline was based on feedback we’ve received from our community, and we’ve listened to those requests. We can’t wait to see all the wonderful work that pushes this industry forward each year!”
The key dates for the awards process have also changed slightly to reflect the new deadline, and we’ll also be revealing our new finalist announcement format soon. We announced earlier this month our local judging panel, which you can see here.
Hair Expo Awards entry deadline and 2019 key dates
- Wednesday 20 March – first round submissions due
- Wednesday 24 April – Finalist announcement
- Monday 20 May – second round (written submissions) due for creative category finalists
- Monday 10 June – Hair Expo Awards Gala: Winners announced
So if you’re thinking about entering the longest-standing hairdressing awards program in Australasia, head to our website for category criteria, rules and regulations, and to submit an entry!