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Installation Art Award 2015

We are happy to announce that the WBF Installation Art Award is again supported by our main sponsor KRYOLAN. The detailed informations are ready and we are happy to get your entry with your project description. Again 8 artists will have the opportunity to take part in this genre of site-specific, three-dimensional works designed to transform the perception of a space.

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Trina Merry (Jury's favourite 2014)

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Results of the World Bodypainting Photo Award 2014

We are very pleased today, as we could award again this weekend some great winners. The WBF photo competition, "World Bodypainting PHOTO Award" presented by Canon, was awarded in two categories, namely "Single Photo" and "Collection of 3". 1300 submissions were evaluated and rated by our five-member jury.

And here they are, the winners in the 2 categories: 

"Single photo": Mario Bez from Germany

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"Collection": Karin Upahl from Germany

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New Zone at the WBF 2015

While we are crazy working on the program for the WBF 2015, the deadline for the World Bodypainting PHOTO Award presented by Canon, has arrived. Over 1300 entries were sent to us. The jury will take place within the next 2 weeks to announce the winners. 

We are most excited about our NEW zone. The historical public beach, the "Promenadenbad Pörtschach" will be part of the Festival, visitors are able to enter the public beach, they can swim, try different water sport action, rent a paddle or simply listen to the uplifting sounds, while having a coffee or cocktail. From the sunbathing lawn it is possible to watch artists working or even to get painted by professional artists.

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AND the best, ALL access is included in the Bodies & Beats Festival Pass or day tickets.

Read more about 2015 in the general overview.

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World Bodypainting PHOTO Award, deadline extended

The deadline of the photo competitions in the World Bodypainting Festivals is approaching. As the jury will come together in the beginning of November, we decided to give participants some more time to send us the entries.

The new deadline is 20th of October 2014.

There are € 3.300 in cash prizes and products by Canon to win !
If you had a photo ticket, you can participate for free. If you made some great shots and want to see your photo in the photo catalogue, you can simply buy the photo participation only for € 30,-
Details of the guidelines and categories can be found here

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final day theme 2015

Here we go, the second and final theme of the World Bodypainting Festival 2015:

"Surrealism - Reshape your reality"

So now that you know we want you to take it, shape it, warp it and most importantly have fun thinking it! We're all anticipating a wondrous year ahead!

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Artist & Digital Composition - WB Academy Instructor Kristina Elizarova / Photo - Alexander Senchuk 

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first theme 2015

Today we announced the first of the new themes for 2015! Inspired from last years head line Inner Circle we choose the following:

Games - People Play

Have fun thinking about it! Next week we announce the 2nd theme!

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Back ground image Artist - Filippo Ioco
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Festival Report 2014

We are very happy to publish the final report from the World Bodypainting Festival 2014. It contains a great review of the full festival week, amazing videos, colourful images and of course all the fun that happend.

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Ice Bucket Challenge arrives at the World Bodypainting Festival's Headquarter

Alex Barendregt, organizer of the "World Bodypainting Festival" was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Of course Alex will be part of it and is taking the challenge in his special colourful way to support the project.

 

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Win € 3.300 / $ 4.400 in cash and products at the WBF photo awards powered by Canon

Essential part of the World Bodypainting Festival is the annual photo contest, this year presented by CANON. Anyone can participate who did some great shots but only from this years festival main days in Bodypaint City. Photo Ticket holders can take part free of charge. Visitors who want to obtain a photo ticket, may submit their work for a € 30 fee.

There are two award categories

  • Single Photo
  • Series of 3new

The best works will be awarded and honored with trophies, 3.300 €uros in cash and product prizes by CANON .
The works will be shown at the festival the following year. Many photos are printed in the photo catalog and sent free of charge to each participant . Deadline to submit is the 30th September 2014.

All details can be found at the photo info page
 
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photo Guenter Floeck

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