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WBF 2017

WBF 2017

September 4th, 2017

September 4th, 2017

To mark the 20th World Bodypainting Festival, visitors flocked to the new location of Klagenfurt am Wörthersee in Austria to enjoy an exciting festival week with captivating body art in a city full of culture and history.  Famed for its stunning creativity, we bring you the winners in all categories.

World Body Painting Festival 2017

Photo: Daniel Janesch for WBF

The bodypainting world championship was held on the 28th – 30th July with artists competeting from over 54 countries.  In various categories, over 200 Artist teams competing hoping to impress visitors and the judges with unique and creative designs and before midnight, the new world champions were announced and celebrated in a spectacular awards ceremony.  Read on to see all the winners and runners-up!

World Award – Brush/Sponge

1st Place – Sanatan Dinda (India)

World Award Brush Sponge 1st Place - Sanatan Dinda

2nd Place – Marizza Bedeschi (Italy)

World Award Brush Sponge 2nd Place - Marizza Bedeschi

3rd Place – Cheryl Ann Lipsteu (USA)

World Award Brush Sponge 3rd Place - Cheryl Ann Lipsteu

World Award – Airbrush

1st Place – Benoit Bottola (Guadeloupe)

World Award Airbrush 1st Place - Benoit Bottala

2nd Place – Alexander Hansen (Brazil)

World Award Airbrush 2nd Place - Alexander Hansen

3rd Place – Leonardo Giacomo Borgese (Italy)

World Award Airbrush 3rd Place - Leonardo Giacomo Borgese

World Award – Special Effects Bodypainting

1st Place – Ludwig Decarli (Austria)

World Award Special Effects Bodypainting 1st Place - Ludwig Decarli

2nd Place – Olga Popova (Russia)

World Award Special Effects Bodypainting 2nd Place - Olga Popova

3rd Place – Benedetta Carugati (Italy)

World Award Special Effects Bodypainting 3rd Place - Benedetta Carugati

World Award – Facepainting

1st Place – Marilena Censi (Italy)

World Award Facepainting 1st Place - Marilena Censi

2nd Place – Pauline Meola (France)

World Award Facepainting 2nd Place - Pauline Meola

3rd Place – Arianna Barlini (Italy)

World Award Facepainting 3rd Place - Arianna Barlini

Special Award – Bodypainting Team Category

1st Place – Yulia Vlasova & Olga Sokolova (Russia)

Special Award Bodypainting Team Category 1st Place - Olga-Sokolova & Yulia Vlasova

2nd Place – Irina Shmeleva & Olga Popova (Russia)

Special Award Bodypainting Team Category 2nd Place - Olga Popova & Irina Shmeleva

3rd Place – Tiziana La Monica & Silvia Vitali (Italy)

Special Award Bodypainting Team Category 3rd Place - Silvia Vitali & Tiziana La Monica

Special Award – Special Effects Make-Up

1st Place – Olga Popova (Russia)

Special Award Special Effects Makeup 1st Place - Olga Popova

2nd Place – Andrea Benocci (Italy)

Special Award Special Effects Makeup 2nd Place - Andrea Benocci

3rd Place – Houyam Hajlaoui (Belgium)

Special Award Special Effects Makeup 3rd Place - Houyam Hajlaoui

Special Award – Purple Brush

1st Place – Kseniia Marechek (Kyrgyzstan)

Special Award Purple Brush 1st Place - Kseniia Marechek

2nd Place – Veronika Dziuba (Ukraine)

Special Award Purple Brush 2nd Place - Veronika Dziuba

3rd Place – Irina Vasina (Russia)

Special Award Purple Brush 3rd Place - Irina Vasina

Special Award Creative Make-Up

1st Place – Alesya Plastinkina (Russia)

Special Award Creative MakeUp 1st Place - Alesya Plastinkina

2nd Place – Veronika Dziuba (Ukraine)

Special Award Creative MakeUp 2nd Place - Veronika Dziuba

3rd Place – Andrea Kepiro (Hungary)

Special Award Creative MakeUp 3rd Place - Andrea Kepiro

Special Award Make-Up Battle

1st Place – Veronika Dziuba (Ukraine)

Special Award MakeUp Battle 1st Place -Veronika Dziuba

2nd Place – Nauzet Afonso Felipe

Special Award MakeUp Battle 2nd Place - Nauzet Afonso Felipe

3rd Place – Alesya Plastinkina

Special Award MakeUp Battle 3rd Place - Alesya Plastinkina

Congratulations to all the winners, runners-up and competitors!  Looking forward to next year.

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