Re-create Competition

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Due to late demand for entry, we have agreed to extend the entry deadline date to the 31st July.

A makeup competition for anyone who dreams of becoming a media makeup artist.


The Bath Academy of Media Makeup has teamed up with Academy and BAFTA award winning makeup artist Peter Swords King and The Body Shop to search for the next shining star in makeup, whilst raising awareness and funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust‘s first specialist cancer unit for young patients in the South West.

The BAMM Recreate Competition aims to inspire hope in teenagers with cancer through creative interpretation. It is open to anyone who has raw creative talent, coupled with the determination and desire to become tomorrow’s leading light in makeup.

Head judge, Peter Swords King, will be joined by BAMM academy principle, Melanie Crump and The Body Shop Brand & Value Director Sam Thompson.  Together they will be looking for work that displays original and unique creativity and also at the reasoning behind the design.  From all entries, 24 finalists will be chosen to attend a final, where they will be asked to transfer their designs to models.  This will be attended by all 3  judges who will mark on; technique, natural ability, attitude and the potential to shine in the challenging career of media makeup.  The winner and two runners up will undoubtedly receive a highly formidable start to their future career.

Marking Criteria

  • Health & safety procedures throughout the competition
  • Care of the model
  • Hair/postiche styling/application
  • Face makeup techniques
  • Working attitude
  • Completed Image


First prize: The Intense Makeup Course for Media Makeup worth £9,600 including a fully comprehensive make up kit (course dates: 2nd September 2013 – 13th December 2013) plus £500 worth of product from The Body Shop.

Second prize: The BAMM Beauty Bridal & Fashion Makeup Course, worth £4,680 (dates: October 5th – 8th December (weekends only) plus £300 worth of product from
The Body Shop.

Third prize: A One Day BAMM Workshop (date and subject of choice) plus £100 worth of product from The Body Shop.


  • July 31st: Stage one entries to be received by judges
  • August 2nd: Finalists to be notified of their place in the final
  • August 4th: Finalists to respond and confirm attendance
  • August 17th:  Final at BAMM. Winner and runners up announced

Teenage Cancer TrustTeenage Cancer Trust Bristol unit appeal logo

Every day in the UK, six young people are told they have cancer and over 200 are diagnosed across the South West every year. The charity builds specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.

Teenage Cancer Trust has just launched a fundraising appeal to open the first specialist cancer unit for young patients living in the South West. The £2.5million state-of-the-art Teenage Cancer Trust unit will be situated in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre and means for the first time young cancer patients aged 16 to 24 from Bristol, Bath, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, will be treated with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs.

The charity has raised £1.5million towards the build but a further £1million now needs to be achieved before the unit becomes operational in early 2014. Teenage Cancer Trust is asking local communities across the South West to take part in its ‘£1,000 Challenge’. The charity is calling on a 1,000 individuals, groups, schools and communities to rise to the challenge and raise £1,000 each to reach the £1million fundraising goal.

Competition Mission

Create a design that reflects and inspires hope, life and positivity to dispel the fear and negative effects of teenage cancer.


How to Enter

  1. Click on the ‘Enter Now’ button which will take you to our JustGiving page.
  2. Donate £20.00 to our page ensuring you give us your email address.
  3. We will then email you out a competition pack with everything you need to enter.

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Stage one:  Donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust

Every penny will go to the charity.

Stage two: Create a Design

Competitors will be emailed a design tool-kit which will contain a unique face chart on which all designs will need to be completed. No other format will be accepted by the judges. This will need to be designed in full colour using whatever tools each student wishes (no limits here). Competitors will also need to fill in a questionnaire detailing:

  • Personal bio (approx. 200 words)
  • Design description (approx. 200 words)
  • Why they have chosen this design (approx. 50 words)
  • What winning this competition will mean to them (approx. 50 words)

Out of all designs received, a total of 24 will be chosen by the judges to go forward into the final. All entries, photos and artwork become the non-returnable property of BAMM.

Stage three: The Final

This will take place at BAMM HQ and is where finalists be brought together to showcase their skills and create their chosen design on a real model. Finalists will have 3 hours to do so and will need to provide:

  • Own hair & makeup equipment
  • Makeup tools/brushes
  • Any prosthetics, wigs etc.
  • Live model
  • Original submitted face chart (which should be worked to at all times)

Please note: Wardrobe will not be marked, but a mark will be given for the overall presentation.

Final Day Timing

  • 10.00am: Semi-finalists arrive at BAMM
  • 11.00am: Competition will start. This will give all parties time to set up their own station, settle and receive instruction
  • 2.00pm: The competition will end (STRICTLY down tools)
  • 2-3.00pm: Final creative judging will take place (whilst competitors leave BAMM HQ for 30 minute break)


Entrants will have their own workstation in BAMM’s purpose built studios. The following will be provided for each competitor:

  • Lighted station with mirror
  • One x chair for the model
  • One x waste bin
  • 2 x electrical outlets

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  1. Entrants to be 18 or over.
  2. One entry (on any format) per competitor.
  3. All creative work must be competitors own – at all stages.
  4. Competitors must work alone – at all stages.
  5. All competitors must supply their own make-up, tools and model (male or female).
  6. Hair and makeup design can include the use of wigs, hair pieces, special effects and prosthetic application.
  7. All competitors must work safely and hygienically.
  8. All competitors must agree and sign T&C’s and also provide a signed model consent/release form (available to download from website).
  9. Should a problem arise, finalists must discreetly notify the invigilator.
  10. Failure to follow the rules, regulations, and guidelines at any time, before, during or after may result in disqualification from the competition.
  11. Courses dates or course cancellation may occur if course numbers are insufficient.
  12. BAMM does not cover travel or accommodation costs (finalists or course students).
  13. Personal Data supplied is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. This information may be used for direct marketing purposes.
  14. Prizes cannot not be exchanged for cash; prize is non transferable and will be awarded to the winners only.

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  • Two of the judges - Mel & Peter
    Two of the judges – Mel & Peter

    Decisions made by the judges are and will remain final.

  • Creations will be judged based on the following criteria:
    • Reflection of theme,
    • Hair and makeup design
    • Correlation from face chart to model
    • Application technique
    • Working hygienically  and with organisation
    • Professional conduct
    • Use of colour and overall presentation
  • Each of the above criteria will be worth a possible 10 points, with a score of one being the lowest and ten being the highest.
  • Finalists will be judged at all stages and will be marked on their technique, attitude, skill and strategy.
  • First, second and third place will be awarded on merits of the above.

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peter-king Peter Swords King

Peter began his career in 1970 straight out of school, working a variety of small theatre companies before realising his path would be in makeup and hair. Peter joined the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in 1980 which led to him designing the original theatre production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in wig design and period work.

Peter has gone on to win both an Academy and BAFTA award (plus 7 BAFTA nominations) for his exceptional work on the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, distinguishing himself as a master of his craft. Peter has designed the looks for such notable films including; ‘Youth Without Youth’ on which he collaborated with esteemed director Francis Ford Coppola, ’King Kong’, ‘Nanny McPhee’, ‘The Golden Compass’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ and ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People’.

Peter is currently in the middle of the Hobbit trilogy which has earned him another Academy and BAFTA nomination for the first film ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.



Sam Thomson

Sam Thomson has worked for The Body Shop for 2 years as UK brand & values director. His main focus has been the re-launch of the brand under its ‘Beauty With Heart’ umbrella, helping reignite the passion and excitement in a business that has always believed in the importance of being a force for good in society. This work has included an extensive store refurbishment programme, a step-change in digital presence and a hugely successful partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust, working together to help improve the lives of young people with cancer.

Previously he worked for Procter & Gamble in a range of marketing roles based in London, Geneva and Madrid on iconic beauty brands such as Pantene, Nice n Easy and Max Factor.

Sam graduated with a joint masters degree in French and Spanish which goes some way to explain his love for travel. He is also a keen swimmer and is currently training for a 2 mile open water swim in Loch Lomond to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust as part of The Body Shop’s partnership with the charity this year.



Melanie Crump

Melanie is the founder and creative director of the Bath Academy of Media Makeup (BAMM). With a fast track career spanning over a decade, she has worked in fashion, film, news and current affairs, amongst many popular television dramas.

Melanie’s clients include renowned actresses such as Amanda Redman and Catherine Tate, amongst many glamorous TV presenters, not to mention a host of glittering popular personalities in her every day work.

A highly sought-after makeup artist, Melanie’s demanding schedule means she’s often busy travelling across the UK and Europe. However, apart from making up the rich and famous, Melanie’s other great love is teaching and at BAMM she’s been fortunate enough to combine both.  Within the capacity of her role as academy principle, she is highly involved with students coursework, from designing syllabuses to teaching and is passionate about maintaining the high standards of professionalism in this top class facility of makeup training, in a part of the UK she loves.





Media: Competitors must be aware that media/photographer/filming will attend and BAMM will be taking pictures on the day for promotional use. All competitors will also be required to speak to journalists about their work, have their picture taken etc.