about the competition

enter the global creative awards.

Three things separate a true creative artist from a dreamer:
Extraordinarily creative ideas, the ability to bring them to life, 
and doing it so well that it inspires others to reach for greatness too. 

And you’re a true artist. 
Everything you do shows this. You see the world as an opportunity. We get that. And now we want to celebrate that. We invite you to share your work with us and the world. You have the talent, we have the stage for you. 

Take the chance to show the world what a true creative does: Imagine, Create and Inspire. 

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Global Creative Awards: How to Submit Your Entry | Goldwell Education Plus


technical categories
The ultimate in technical competition.

photo competition only for 2021new talent colorist of the year

Show the world that age is not a prerequisite for creative excellence. Show your talent and technical ability in this category designed for stylists with less than five years of experience.

postponed until 2022creative colorist of the year

The ultimate color competition. Create your vision with a stunning photograph and then recreate it in the international live competition. Open to all stylists with the passion and drive to compete in the world of color.

postponed until 2022creative haircutter of the year

Show the world your work is a cut above with this precision cutting competition. Open to all passionate haircutters. Show us your image and then compete live at the international level.

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editorial categories
These are the categories you’ve been waiting for!

NEWmen’s hairstylist of the year

Show your mastery and expertise in men’s styling, barbering and grooming by creating a collection of cutting-edge men’s looks.

NEWsalon team of the year

Channel the creativity of your entire salon team. Create a collection that represents your shared vision and show the power of your team.

NEWavant garde stylist of the year

Pure unbridled creativity. Push the boundaries of conventional hairstyling and dare to inspire with your collection of visionary work.

NEWeditorial colorist of the year

Express your vision in color. Create an editorial color collection that showcases color creativity, precision and vision.

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how to enter

choose your category

Choose your category and a model. Create your collection and do a photo shoot.

imagine and create

Imagine and create. Observe the rules and be aware of the judging criteria.


Get your entry documents ready and submit them. Entries may be submitted only between July 1, 2021 through July 15, 2021. Have fun.


Announcement of the national winners: August 2021.