By Kat Hill | 01 July 2017 | Events, News

Scratch’s annual photographic competition is now open for entry!

Put your skills to the test with The Great Scratch Shoot Out and collaborate with a creative team to produce a stunning image, featuring your nail styling. See if you can scoop a cash prize, trophy and a winner’s feature in Scratch magazine. This year, every entrant will receive a FREE digital subscription to Scratch as well!

Open to professionals and photographers from across the world, entry closes for the competition on 8 September 2017 at 5pm GMT. The winner will be announced at Olympia Beauty on Monday 2 October, and all the competition entries can be seen on the Scratch stand.

This year sees a panel of judges including, Alex Fox, editor in chief, and Helena Biggs, editor, along with assistant editor, Kat Hill, and Scratch’s art editor, Jess Wilkie.

With an open theme, style and capture a concept and create a stunning image.

For more information about the entry process, judging criteria and to read top tips from last year’s winner, Catriona Letih, turn to page 36 of the July issue!

How can I enter?This year entry is going digital. Simply click here and enter your details into the form. You’ll be required to upload your 300dpi image in its 10×8 format at the same time.

If you’re having trouble uploading your image, you can email them directly to

Entry costs £25 and the fee can be paid by calling 01959 547 000. Successful receipt of entries will be confirmed via email, and your entry will not be complete unless payment is received by 8 September 2017. You can read the full terms and conditions here.