Check out the judges of the Great Scratch Shoot Out 2023 who will be deliberating over 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in this year's competition.

The judges, aka, the Scratch team, share what they are looking forward to about this year's Shoot Out...

Chloe Randall


competition organiser

"Organising the Great Scratch Shoot Out is what one of my favourite parts about my role at Scratch. The care and passion that goes into each and every entry is astounding  and to display all the of images on the Scratch stand at Olympia Beauty makes me so proud to be in the nail industry.

"This competition is a chance for nail techs worldwide to explore their extreme creative side, away from everyday tekking and I am amazed at what techs come up when given the opportunity to let their creativity flow."

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managing editor

"The Great Scratch Shoot Out competition has been such an important part of Scratch’s 19-year history. It invites nail professionals to step into the realm of collaborative styling; communicating with a team of creatives to create a striking nail image that could not only net accolades and a cash prize, but grab the attention of clients, followers, brands and agencies.
"The beauty of the Shoot Out is that the theme is open, and each year I delight in the innovative and exciting creations submitted that never cease to amaze. It’s a true testament to the creativity and networking power of pros, and an exciting way to explore a new side of the nail world."


Callie Iley


editorial assistant

"Shoot Out is an amazing opportunity for techs to showcase their artistic flair and really embrace their creativity to produce a stunning finished piece. I love seeing the variety of entries we receive – every entry is different and tells its own story. It’s amazing admiring every little detail within the image.

"I can’t wait to see all the entries this year and admire the thought process behind each one. I’m looking forward to seeing the bold, exciting, and unique cover-worthy creations that are submitted!"

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news & features writer

"This year is my first time taking part in Shoot Out and I am excited to be blown away by the talent, creativity and originality in everyone’s entries!

"Planning and bringing all the elements of an amazing image that you could envisage to feature on the cover of Scratch is no easy feat, from the nail design and styling to the camera skills involved. That’s why I’m looking forward to seeing our audience challenge and push themselves beyond their everyday tekking."

Jess Wilkie E1425031497222


art editor

"I absolutely love being part of the judging team for The Great Scratch Shoot Out competition and seeing all the amazing entries.
"I will be looking for an entry that has real impact and stands out from all other entries, something that really has the 'wow' factor. The image must have great attention to detail and finished to a high standard, with flawless nails and great styling. I can't wait to see this year's entries!"