Congratulations to Michelle Sproat (left, with me) of Inspirations Salon, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada, for winning the 2011 Stars Photo Contest in the nails category. The competition let nail professionals show the world their creativity by designing and photographing their best work. Entering nail techs were tasked with creating a set of design nails using extensions, nail art, colored acrylic, or gel to achieve a creative presentation of their work. Entrants were judged on both technical execution and creativity along with photo expertise. Finalists were selected and judged by industry celebrities and editors, including Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND, nail technician Vicki Peters, and NAILS editor Hannah Lee.
Here's one of Michelle's winning photo entries.