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The Great Scratch Shoot Out: Meet the 2022 winner, Ania Kesiak

By Chloe Randall | 14 August 2023 | Feature, Tech Talk

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Scratch chats to Ania Kesiak, winner of The Great Scratch Shoot Out 2022, about how winning helped her career and why fellow nail pros should enter…

What did you enjoy about creating your competition entry?
I loved that there is no theme for The Great Scratch Shoot Out, so the possibilities are endless. I didn’t know what other competitors would create, so there was more pressure and excitement to think of an unusual concept that would hopefully ‘wow’ the judges.

What has changed in your career since winning last year’s Shoot Out?
Thanks to winning last year’s Great Scratch Shoot Out, I was noticed by colleges and asked to give inspirational talks about entering competitions to students. It was a great honour, and I was even offered a lecturer position!

Where have you displayed your winning print?
My big print is hanging on the main wall in the salon. It’s the first thing clients see when walking in, and they love it. I also received a gift from my brother with the winning picture printed on a t-shirt, which receives so many comments.

What advice do you give to those thinking of entering?
As The Great Scratch Shoot Out is a photographic competition, you have plenty of time to prepare and think about what you want to create. You have nothing to lose by entering. Everyone should experience the feeling of entering competitions at least once!

Enter this year’s Great Scratch Shoot Out by clicking here