Event ID: 9632

The World Championships in Bodypainting

Photo: Klaus Vonwald (Austria)
Artist: Fiorella Scattena (Italy)

The core of the World Bodypainting Festival is the World Bodypainting Championships presented by Kryolan where the Crème de la Crème of artists from more than 45 different countries create stunning artworks in 5 World Champion categories, as well as Special and Amateur Awards.

Since 1998 the most colourful event in the world has taken place in Carinthia, the wonderful south of Austria. The festival has a very long tradition and founded the modern bodypainting art movement.

Artists from more than 45 different nations will do their best to stun and entertain visitors at the 18th edition of the World Bodypainting Festival, the world championships for Bodypainters. High quality Art creates a special experience for all visitors of the Open Air art park “Bodypaint City”.

The venue is situated on a peninsula in the middle of Pörtschach and framed picturesquely by the turquoise lake Wörthersee. Additionally this charming place offers a varied range of bars, cafés and restaurants, ideal possibilities for the WB Academy program and the side events.

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Photos Karsten Rentz, Artist Anne Caze // Michael Heinze, Artist Kristina Elizarova

World UV Bodypainting Award

Beside the main categories during the day, the “World UV Bodypainting Award” will be presented as a highlight on Friday evening. Under the use of fluorescent colours the models get glowing during their presentation under black light. Spectacular effects and stunning visitors are guaranteed. 13 well chosen artists tell their stories with colour, sound and dance.

Photo Christoph-Kaltseis FridayUV12web
Photo Christoph Kaltseis

World Facepainting Award, 
Special Effects Make up Award and Creative Make up

Again in 2015 a World champion will also be awarded in the category of „Facepainting“. For artists with their ambitions in the area of Special Effects there is the Special award, “Special Effects Make-up” and for all Make-up artists, the “Creative Make-up Award”, additionally to that we have also in 2015 a premiere with the interactive award the “WBF Make-up battle”.

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Installation Art by Gesine Marwedel // Make-up Artist Alla Voronova

Installation Art Award
This spectacular award offers a game with bodies, colour and surrounding. The elite of Bodypainters show their installations on different spots in Bodypaint City, to tell the visitors their special stories. At any time there is something fascinating to look at, to stun and to think of.


  • The world championships in bodypainting presented by Kryolan
  • Night contest for UV effects
  • World Facepainting Award presented by Snazaroo
  • Special Effects Make up & Creative Make up Awards presented by MAC
  • WBF Make-up battle
  • Amateur Awards (Brush & Sponge and open category) presented by Superstar
  • Installation Art Award
  • New Lifestyle market with fashion, jewellery, piercing, tattoo, wild style and crafts
  • Art exhibitions & photography
  • Speakers Corner
  • New “Beach Fun” area
  • World Bodypainting Photo days with photo contest powered by Canon
  • Huge music synchronized fireworks
  • “Bodypaint City TV” with interviews, live broadcasts and web streaming


  • Music concerts by national and international bands in the areas of Reggae, hip hop and dancehall.
  • Artists, street artists and newcomer bands
  • International DJ’s & Live Electronic music bands
  • Electronic Pier
  • Runway Shows
  • Styling Zone


  • WB Academy with more than 50 different workshops, demos and presentations
  • Gobal Bodypainting Conferencepowered by Diamond FX
  • Body Circus, the bizarre club experience powered by TEMPTU
  • WBF Shopping Day
  • Daily evening program during the week

Check http://www.bodypainting-festival.com/ for up to date information.

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Date & Time

July 3, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Side events start on June 28, 2015.


Lake Wörthersee
Hauptstrasse 153 9210

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