how to enter

ENTRY PERIOD
1/10/22 – 3/21/22

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER

  • Pick the categories you want to enter:

  • Post a photo or video on Instagram with the appropriate hashtags in the CAPTION between January 10 – March 21, 2022.

  • Tag @behindthechair_com & @oneshothairawards in the caption and on the photo or video.

  • Only use the hashtags that are appropriate for your image. Do NOT use all hashtags on all photos.

  • Even if you previously posted your work on Instagram, your shots must be completely reposted between January 10 – March 21, 2022. Images posted outside of this range will not be considered.

OVERLAYS

WANT EXTRA CREDIT?

  • Add the official #ONESHOT 2022 overlay to your images to help your judges see your entries! This isn’t required, but it is helpful for us!

oneshot example

RULES

#ONESHOT IS FREE TO ENTER.

  • You can enter as many times as you want, in as many categories as you want and there is zero entry fee.


YOU MUST BE LICENSED.

Hair categories may only be entered by licensed cosmetologists and barbers. Please note the following exceptions:

  • Intricate Braids & Twists: You must be a licensed braider OR licensed cosmetologist or barber if your state requires such a license. If your state does not require a license, you are not required to hold one.

  • Extensions: You must be licensed for extensions if your state requires such a license. If your state does not require such a license, you are not required to hold one.

  • Student: You must have been in cosmetology school or held an apprenticeship at the time you created your entry.

  • Nails: You must be a licensed nail technician.

  • Makeup: This category does not require a license.


HASHTAGS MUST BE IN THE CAPTION—NOT THE COMMENTS.

  • For your entries to be eligible, place the appropriate category hashtags in the caption of your entry, not the comments section.


ENTRIES MUST BE CREATED BETWEEN JANUARY 2, 2021 – MARCH 21, 2022.

  • Work created before January 2, 2021 should not be submitted.


DON’T PLACE HASHTAGS ON OLD POSTS.

  • Only entries posted during the official #ONESHOT entry period (January 10 – March 21, 2022) will be considered. Do not add #ONESHOT hashtags to old posts.


HERE ARE THE TYPES OF ENTRIES ACCEPTED:

  • Transformation and Extensions categories require one side-by-side photo showing the before and after, with the client’s face visible. We suggest using Instagram’s Layout app ( Apple App Store / Google Play ) to place pictures together, side by side, in order to create one image as your entry.

  • Student category requires that you be a student in cosmetology school or an apprentice when the shot was created. Reminder, the shot must be created between January 2, 2021 – March 21, 2022.

  • Carousel posts are ONLY accepted for BIG SHOT Collections and HOT SHOT Salon Decor & Suite Decor.

  • BIG SHOT Collections, HOT SHOT Salon Decor & Suite Decor are 3 images. (You may post 3-10 per carousel and judges will choose favorite 3.)


IMAGES ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR THE CATEGORIES IN WHICH THEY ARE TAGGED.

  • For example, if one hairdresser does the haircut and another does hair color, and the image is chosen to be a finalist in a hair color category, the hairdresser who did the haircut will not be attributed as a finalist.


ONLY ONE ARTIST WILL BE CREDITED PER ENTRY.

  • Aside from the Collaboration category, only 1 artist will be credited to each entry. For the Collaboration category, 2 artists will be credited.


BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE A SIGNED RELEASE FORM FOR YOUR ENTRIES.

  • On request, entrants must be able to provide a signed release form for all persons who appear in the photograph or video submitted, and/or from the owner of any material that appears in the photograph or video entry. *A release form is just for your protection, so that there is no risk that someone may come forward and say that you did not have permission to use the photo. In the case that someone came forward, without a release, you would be disqualified. We want to make sure artists are keeping release forms to protect themselves against disqualification. Enter your email address below to download a sample release form.

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Terms And Conditions: Releases And Representations

By submitting images in connection with the #Oneshot Contest you are agreeing to the terms and conditions described below and that you agree to be bound by those terms as if you entered into a written agreement with BTC as provided in the terms and conditions.

By submitting pictures to us in connection with the #ONESHOT Contest you “Stylist” represent and warrant to BEHINDTHECHAIR.COM, INC. “BTC” that all photographic images submitted in connection with the Contest (the “Entry”) constitute original copyrighted works of the Stylist and that the Stylist is free to grant, and does hereby grant BTC a non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, perpetual, right and license to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the Entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the stylist and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the stylist is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without any compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. Stylist shall indemnify and hold BTC (and its officers, directors, shareholders and affiliates, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any losses incurred by the Indemnified Parties as a result of a breach by Stylist of the representations and warranties made in this agreement.
Upon BTC’s request, each stylist must be prepared to provide (within five (5) calendar days of receipt of BTC’s request) a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, and/or from the owner of any material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing BTC to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate winner.
For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the entrant will be deemed to be in receipt of BTC’s request or notification, (a) in the event that BTC sends the request by postal mail, five business days after the request was sent by BTC, or (b) in the event that BTC sends the request by email or other electronic means including a message on Instagram, on the day that the email or electronic transmission or posting was sent or posted by BTC.