If you don’t know yet, the Australian hair fashion awards in Adelaide are postponed due to the current COVID-19 situation. But the good thing is, the official gala date has been announced.
It was the first time in the history of 28 years that the AHFA gala 2020 was placed on hold for so long. But by looking at this global pandemic situation, it was indeed a necessary decision.
Understandably, all the prized finalists might be feeling disappointed and frustrated due to the program’s rescheduling. The other reason behind this frustration is the unforeseen distress the pandemic has placed on the entire industry.
But the good thing is, organizers have sensed their talented finalists’ feelings and haven’t taken too long to announce the next dates. Thousands of incredible entries and countless contestants will get relief by this decision of the organizers.
Another good thing about this rescheduling is that the participants will get more time to prepare themselves and brush up on their talents. We can safely say that the Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2020 will be a massive hit, for sure!
After considering all the factors and a lot of careful planning, it was decided that the Gala would take place on the 8th of November 2020. The event is going to take place at Luna Park Big Top, Sydney.
One contender that’s receiving some serious hype, a hair salon in Adelaide, is SJ Establishment. Winner or finalist for the past four years running, there’s sure to be some amazing hair designs coming from them.
So, what are you waiting for? Save the date and start preparing for your night. This glorious night will be the night for the entire hairdressing industry to celebrate the achievements and success across all the facets. It’s going to be a great night to recognize the hairdressing industry’s exceptional talents.
Here is another surprise for you, The Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2020 has also announced a new award category, ‘Industry Collection of The Year.’ This award category is for all the collections shot since the beginning of this year, i.e., January 2020. The entries are open now; below are the rules you must comply with:
All the images submitted for AHFA should be brand new. They shouldn’t be published anywhere via any media, personal or business platform. Also, the collection shouldn’t be shared with any other organization or event other than AHFA; it should be unseen.
2. HAIR ENHANCEMENT
Hair extensions, wigs, hairpieces, wefts and other accessories are allowed but note that they should be realistic. The judging criterion will be based on the realistic representation of the hair.
3. BEFORE SHOT REQUIREMENTS
The before shot of each model should be submitted in JPG or PNG format in the collection. You can also submit smartphone images, provided that they should be in an acceptable format. Moreover, there is no requirement for the physical prints before shot.
4. MODEL SPECIFICATION
You are free to use male and female models in your collection but make sure that no model should be used more than twice. In this way, you can use three models for a collection of six images.
5. PRINT SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS
As per the AHFA guidelines, all the photographs should be submitted in A4 size. All the entries must be printed on A3. The type of papers that can be used is Matte, Glossy and Semi-Gloss. These types of papers suit all lighting conditions.
Moreover, make sure that all the photographs should be submitted in portrait format.
6. PR REQUIREMENTS FOR FINALISTS AND WINNER
In all communications concerning PR and marketing, the finalist and winners should include their titles alongside their award year.
7. FINAL COPY OF YOUR WORK
Note that your submitted collection and the press kits will become the property of the AHFA and hence will not be returned. We recommend keeping the personal copies of your entries with you.
8. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
- 1 x AHFA official cover sheet along with the printed photographs
- 1 x Model Release Form
- 1 x AHFA official statutory declaration
- 1 x photography release form
- 1 x PR
- 1 x 3 Page Press Kit ( in a word document)
For more instructions and rules, log in to AHFA/ M Division official website.