Competitions

If you’d like to showcase your talent, be sure and register for one of our many competitions.  WBC 2018 competitors have a new opportunity NEVER offered before!  Competitors in the Large Sculpture, Medium Sculpture, Fashion & Costume, and Balloon Hat events will be able to artistically interpret Disney, Disney•Pixar, Lucasfilm Star Wars, and MARVEL characters or properties without penalty. Competitors in Picture Frame, Deliverable Sculpture & Bouquet, Centerpiece, Balloon Column, and Balloon Figure events will also be able to interpret Disney, Disney•Pixar, Lucasfilm Star Wars, and MARVEL characters or properties without penalty as long as similarly-themed licensed property sold by Qualatex is part of the creation.

View Qualification, Comprehensive Rules, and Terms & Conditions

Click on each of the WBC 2018 Competition Categories to view/download the rules:

Delegates are limited to a maximum of four entries.

You must be a Qualatex customer to compete at WBC 2018. The WBC Competition Officials have the authority to disqualify a competitor based upon this requirement.

Master Awards

  • WBC 2018 Master Designer

    The WBC Master Designer title recognizes excellence and achievement in multiple disciplines of balloon art. A successful candidate will display expertise of technique as well as exemplary skill and innovative concepts in his or her balloon art. One winner will be determined based on cumulative points.

    To qualify for WBC Master Designer, you must:

    • NEW!   Compete in four competitions:  Large Sculpture, and your choice of three other events, excluding Balloon Figure.


    Prize

    • One free, Full-package Registration, to the next WBC
    • One free, round-trip airfare to the next WBC
  • NEW! WBC 2018 Twisting Wizard

    The WBC Twisting Wizard Award recognizes outstanding talent in balloon modeling and manipulation. One winner will be determined based on cumulative points.
     
    To qualify for WBC Twisting Wizard, you must:

    • NEW!   Compete in three competitions:  Balloon Figure, Balloon Hat, and Fashion & Costume.


    Prize

    • $500 US
    • One free Full-package Registration to the next WBC
  • WBC 2018 Emerging Artist

    Are you new to balloon artistry and already blazing a trail of innovation and design? If so, this competition is for you!

    To qualify for Emerging Artist, you must:

    • Have not won a previous Emerging Artist title at WBC.
    • NEW!  Must be a working balloon artist, part or full time, for five years or less. WBC Competition Officials reserve the right to confirm employment or business ownership.
    • NEW!   Must compete in the Large or Medium Sculpture Competition and any two other events, excluding Balloon Figure.

     

    One winner will be determined based on cumulative points. The total score is a combination of points based upon years in business — the fewer years in business, the higher the point value — and achievement scores.

    Five Years: 25 points
    Four Years: 50 points
    Three Years: 75 points
    Two Years: 100 points
    One Year: 125 points
    Less than One Year: 150 points

    Prizes

    • $500 US
    • One free Full-package Registration to the next WBC

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