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    5 zones full of art, music, markets & fun. NEW beach zone!

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Reggae Star "Gentleman" at the WBF

We are very happy to present you the first big music highlight to the World Bodypainting Festival 2015, reggae Superstar "Gentleman". The German musican started his reggae career 20 years ago when he first visited Jamaica. Since then its been a whirlwind career in which he has travelled the world touring and spreading his reggae vibe.

Welcome at the World Bodypainting Festival - the Fusion of Bodies & Beats. All tickets soon at Ticketmaster.com

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Themes for Make-up categories

Fun, Music and a lot of body art. International music bands and a huge fireworks on the final day, July 5th during the World Championships in Bodypainting. That and much more is presented in Bodypaint City like the Make-up contests, especially for make-up artists. There is the "Creative Make-up Award" with the new theme "Fetish Couture" and the new "Make-up Battle" - theme will be announced at the competition (written in the rules).

All details are published in the artist information, registrations are open.

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Artist Einat Dan, Photo Ben Asif

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WB Academy 2015, a record program

Just in time before Christmas we are happy to publish the overview of the huge education program within the World Bodypainting Festivals 2015. The WB Academy in the festival week from 28 June until 2 July 2015 is hosting incredibly 65 full day workshops and the Global Bodypainting Conference. 45 fine selected instructurs are teaching everything around the art of bodypainting, airbrush, special effects, make-up and photography.

Thanks for the support of our partners and sponsoren we are able to offer affordable workshops that still have a small class size and intimate atmospher. The 5 days WB Academy Pass can be purchased for the early bird price of € 349

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New WB Academy Instructor, Make-up Artist Denis Kartashev

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Attention Artists, Contest Guidelines 2015 are available

Dear artists, we have finished and published all information sheet and guidelines for the World, Special and Amateur Awards in 2015.
The provided documents are final, only more prizes and sponsors might be added in the next weeks.

The application form for all contest categories is from now officially open.

Please read all documents carefully before you submit your participation. We have added the new changes in the beginning of both documents. 

Artist Details

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Photo Ehud Melamed, Artist Lorrie Hamel


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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.

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.


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!

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

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