Australian Makeup Industry Awards

Launching in 2018, following the success of the AHIA's and the ABIA's fo the hair and beauty Industry, The Australian Make Up Industry Awards (AMIA) are the only National Independent Creative & Business Awards in the Make Up Industry and will soon be seen as the benchmark of excellence.

Entry deadline: 4th May 2018 6pm EST

Finalists announced: 11th June 2018

Winners Announced:

AMIA Gala Cocktail Party Event - Sunday 29th July 2018 7.30 til late

Madame Hedges, Cloudland, Brisbane, Queensland.

Same Weekend as the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Show



Bridal/Formal Make Up Artist of the Year

High Fashion/Editorial Make Up Artist of the Year

Fantasy Make Up Artist of the Year

Body Painting/Airbrushing Make Up Artist of the Year

Screen/TV Make Up Artist of the Year

Special Effects/Simulation Make Up Artist of the Year

Peoples Choice Award -A voted category of all finalists


Best Make Up Business Thinker of the Year

Best Make Up Educator of the Year – Individual

Best Make Up Educator of the Year – Organisation

Best Independent Make Up Brand of the Year

Media Darling


Make Up Icon – Nominated


Overall AMIA Artist of the Year

(Chosen from the winners of the Photographic Categories, based on overall scoring and 2nd round judging if necessary)

CLICK HERE for a full list of criteria for each category

This list also appears on the Entry Site on a tab on the left hand side.


* A full list of judges will be published in BEAUTY BIZ magazine and on the AMIA and BEAUTY BIZ Facebook Pages.

* The independent panel of judges is made up of International & National Make Up Experts, trade and consumer media, key independent figures within the industry, business coaches, PR, Stylist and Photographic experts and non industry business experts.

* Judging decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

* You may edit your entry after submitting, up until the entry deadline.

* Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details, as this will be used in the awards presentation if selected as a finalist.

* You are eligible to enter more than one category in AMIA's, as long as the work submitted meets the criteria and an entry fee is paid.

* Entry fee of $175 for AMIA must be paid by PayPal or credit card online at time of completing submissions.

* If your submissions have not been paid for at close of entry they may not be included for judging.

* Nominated awards do not incur a fee.

* Your entry will be saved as you go and you can download a pdf showing your entire entry at any time.


1. For multiple images required upload one single multi-paged pdf file. Maximum file size is 5MB per piece.

2. For individual images upload JPEG or PDF files. Maximum file size is 5MB per piece.

3. For additional text information upload .doc .docx or pdf file

4. A maximum of ten pieces can be uploaded with your entry.


1. Judges will look at all entries in full and give an overall rating score taking into consideration criteria content and attachments.

2. Rating scores will be added by an independent auditor and from that the highest rated entrants will be named as finalists in each category.

3. The winner of each category is determined based on the highest score and in the event of a draw a secondary round of judging of finalists will be carried out.


1. Click the ENTER HERE link below
2. Register an account or login if you are an existing visitor i.e previous ABIA or AHIA entrant.
3. Choose your category/categories and start your entry/entries. By clicking Start Entry this will allow you into that particular section to show you what you will need to do to meet criteria and what attachments you will need to upload.
4. Save as you go and re-visit as often as you like to complete your entry/entries
5. Submit your entry to be in the running.
6. All entries must be finalised, submitted and fee paid by May 4th, 2018, 6pm EST


Best of Luck!

If you have any questions on the entry process, please contact the organisers by email to or call 07 5580 5155