Body Art Competition

Body Art Competition

Body painting is a transformative experience for everyone involved, from the viewer, to the model, to the body painter themselves. Join us at Panama City Center for the Arts for the Body Art Competition on April 8,  8p.m. to see how artists use the human body as a canvas!

All entries will ‘walk the catwalk’ and celebrity judge Nicole Hays, finalist of Skin Wars of the Game Show Network, will determine the winner.

​This event is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5.00 to Center for the Arts. Entry is included for all GCSC Symposium attendees.

When: April 8, 8:00p.m.

Where: Panama City Center for the Arts



Participants will arrive with models at 5:00p.m. and have three hours to paint prior to the ‘catwalk’ at 8p.m. All painting and preparation must be done on site from 5:00p.m.  - 8:00p.m. The entry fee for artist teams is $25.00 and the winner will take home to all collected entry fees.

Supplies & Makeup

Competitors must supply all necessary equipment and products including paints, brushes, buckets, and any/all other tools and supplies needed to achieve your designs. Artists must provide their own models.

ONLY professional makeup/paint products made specifically for the purpose of face and/or body painting will be allowed, and skin safe adhesives/removers approved for skin.  Acrylics and other commercial paints will not be permitted. Face/body painting starter kits are available at Party City and Michael’s. Wolfe FX is a recommended brand, available through Amazon.

How to Apply

Form a painting team (teams can be 1-3 peoples) and register using the form below.

Application fee will be due upon arrival to Center for the Arts.

The fee for registration is $25.00. Cash only (you will pay your fee on the day of the event)

Entries will be judged based on the following guidelines

Creativity : originality of the teams concept, use of color

Craftsmanship : Brush technique, Blending