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

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    Enjoy the action in Bodypaint City from 11.00 morning until late
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    See the best bodypainting artists from 45 nations worldwide.
    Competitions, installation art, make-up battle & photography
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    "The Annual" our new magazine with photo catalogue.

    Well it was worth the wait: The new photo catalogue for 2014 is great and already delivered to all participants. It's both an annual review that invites you to dream and to remember all the stories. It also contains the normal photo catalogue from last year and we hope it helps create a sense of anticipation and excitement for 2015 – it is not long to wait until then.


    The magazine is sent to all participating artists, models and photographers for free. But you can also order it from our online story for just a small amount of 8 € 

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    Bodypainting Model of the Year !

    What would be the photo without the expression of the model ?
    So each year we award the "Bodypainting Model of the Year".

    This prize is awarded within the World Bodypainting PHOTO Award. We are currently busy with the print of the catalogue 2014 and take the opportunity now to release the last award from the World Bodypainting Festival 2014.

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    Dancehall No.1 Act "Sean Paul"excited to visit the WBF

    The impact on the global cultural consciousness of the "World Bodypainting Festival" over the years can't be understated. We are a globaly recognized cultural festival and each year we are drawing the attention of world renowned performing artists and musicans. This year we are excited to announce the coming of worlds most wanted dancehall and reggae act, the one and only "Sean Paul" from Jamaica. "The fusion of bodies & beats" will reach new hights with booty shaking artsits such as Gentleman, Sean Paul or MC Yankoo combined with the phenomenal bodypainting world championships.

    Early bird tickets are availble from now, check it out soon. Tickets are limited and available from € 35 plus ticket fee or even better the full 3 days festival pass for € 49 plus ticket fee.

    Welcome at the World Bodypainting Festival - the Fusion of Bodies & Beats.



    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


    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

    to the overview

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    New WB Academy Instructor, Make-up Artist Denis Kartashev


    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



    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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