We have obtained The Official World Bodypainting Association Sanction, which allows a contest to be recognized as a “National Competition” under WBA guidelines. What this means to our competitors is that we are adhering to the World Bodypainting Association’s judging standards and artists accustomed to competing internationally will find our contest run in a similar fashion to the World Bodypainting Festival. It also means that we will bring in a jury of artists who are internationally distinguished in the field and who will adhere strictly to the standards established by the WBA. To this end, we are pleased to reveal that World Bodypainting Festival Champion and Judge Craig Tracy has agreed to take the lead position, chairing our 2013 Jury.