October 2020 Challenge Information

Thank you for participating in the October 2020 Inspiration to Paint challenge, Sponsored by Smile-Creators.com!

Please take a few minutes to fill out this short Google form about your participation to help us determine who is eligible for the prize from our sponsor. We ask you to complete the form if you were assigned a October participation number, whether you completed 1 day or all 31, or anywhere in between! 

Click the button below to fill out the form for October! Please complete by November 12th.

If you do NOT complete the form, you can’t win.  This helps our admin team speed up the process of checking entries. Thank you!

Calendar & Theme Translations

Theme translations are now available! PDF versions of the calendar and theme list translations can be downloaded through the links below. We have theme lists and challenge information available in English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Dutch and Portuguese.

Download PDF versions of the calendar and translations for the theme lists and monthly information here:

October Challenge Information

Check the group “Announcements” section of the group often throughout the month for challenge Info posts, sponsor info, and contest details. The ITP Info Album for the month will be pinned there in the main group. 

As the month of October is a time for all things Halloween, there are several daily themes that may produce more scary/gory/creepy designs.

We DO understand that some of you may have religious or other objections to painting those types of designs! If so, feel free to adapt those themed days to something “Fall/Autumn” related or a milder version of the theme that you would be comfortable with. Also, if seeing those types of posts in the group are a trigger for you, you may submit the entries for your daily work, directly to an admin on those days.

For our Artists who LOVE to create the super Creepy designs, to help those who are triggered by those images, if you are sharing a design for your daily entry that is extra creepy or contains gore, please try to post only your TEXT to the group wall, and include the Photo in the COMMENTS. This will help keep the creepy photos from popping up on people’s news feeds if they are following the group.

We just ask, that regardless of personal views on the different types of makeup done at this time of year, that everyone remains respectful of the effort and technique of the Artists and the work they create. We love the atmosphere of respect that we have here in our ITP Family!

Photos of your Daily Entry should be posted to the “Discussion” section in the Main Inspiration to Paint group here: www.facebook.com/groups/Inspirationtopaintbyabby

Questions, extra photos or videos, and other non-challenge related posts should be added in the Inspiration to Paint Family group here: www.facebook.com/groups/InspirationtoPaintFamily/ 

~New hashtags for the month, check the blue box on the 1st page of the calendar!

~Be sure to read ALL the details on the theme days so you don’t miss something 😉 

This month is sponsored by The Smile Creators, an online resource for “on the job” style tutorials and instruction for face painters! Visit our sponsor’s website at www.smile-creators.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/Smile-Creators-The-face-painting-platform

Instagram: @smilecreators_facepainting

The monthly winner will receive an annual subscription to the Smile Creators platform (value €175.00)

~Wednesdays are Sponsor’s Choice themes (highlighted with blue). The Info Posts in the ANNOUNCEMENT section of the group will have more details about these special themes chosen by our awesome sponsor. Be sure to add your photos to the ALBUM on Thursdays to be entered in a RANDOM Bonus Prize Drawing! Bonus prize winners will get a monthly subscription to the platform (value €17,99)

~~Body Painting is only allowed when specified on the calendar, this includes backs and belly paints! Body Paint models should be 18 years of age or older, please!

~On ANY theme day, please try to keep the subject matter suitable for general audiences. Please remember that we have members of all ages and backgrounds in the group. Also, please try to avoid controversial statements and comments when posting in the group. We ask for a NO POLITICS policy in posts and comments, please. If you have any problems, do not engage with the post, just report the post or comment and/or tell the admin team, and trust that we will deal with it.

~Info on optional Extra Contests will be posted in the groups in the ANNOUNCEMENT section, so look out for those (highlighted with bright yellow) Most contests will have a special album to post your entries. Contest participation is NOT required, but is a chance to win extra prizes. Just relax and have fun with the contest themes. Remember, you lose nothing by entering. 

Any questions about the challenge, ask in the Inspiration to Paint Family group or ask your admin team.

Please remember to be KIND to others and to YOURSELF!!! Putting down your own work also affects others who are inspired by you! No need to apologize for a “bad” design or look for faults…look for the positive things, or lessons you learned instead. 🙂 ❤ 

The whole point of the group is to INSPIRE you to practice and paint as often as possible! So if you miss a day (or two, or five….), keep on painting and posting, as often as you are able for the month! 

Your hashtags for the month should be included on every daily post. It is helpful to save them to a “note” on your phone or computer, so it’s easy to copy and paste them into your post each day.

For this month, the Official hashtags are:

#(Your first name and your October participation number) with NO spaces. For example, mine is #Marie9 Note: Find your participation number in the Facebook message you were sent when you signed up.

#(Your hometown or area and FacePainter) with NO spaces. Example:  #ChicagoFacePainter

#SmileCreatorsFacePainting (for our October Sponsor)


General Challenge Information:


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