Learn more about the Compassionate category of The Skin Games.

What is the Compassionate Category?

The Skin Games is looking for Beauty Professionals who are making a difference. The Compassionate Category helps to bring awareness to those in the Beauty Industry who through their leadership are helping their communities and the world as a whole. It is well known that people are much more likely to perform Acts of Compassion when they have witnessed others doing so.

The Skin Games- Compassionate Category is offering the opportunity to highlight all the great things you and/or your business are doing to make the world a better place. This year we are introducing two options for you to compete in this category.

Option A- This is for those who are working with a nonprofit or have a nonprofit. This category will have a larger prize structure and the money must go to a legal 501C3.

Option B- This is for those of you who are performing acts of compassion using your own resources. The prize structure will be smaller and is intended to support you in future Acts of Compassion.

How do I compete in the Compassionate Category?

1. Submit five (5) one-minute videos showing the following:

1st video: Introduce yourself, your business, the type of work you do and the city/state in which you do it.

2nd Video: Introduce your act of compassion, what you do and who you do it for.

3rd Video: Demonstrate or show yourself in your act of compassion.

4th Video: Testimonial from someone you have helped or interview with someone from the organization you are helping. If anonymity is a concern, you may read a letter, or present them without face and or name.

5th Video: Explanation of how the prize money will be spent and description of how participating in your act of compassion has impacted you and/or your business.

2. Share your videos on social media! This raises awareness for your cause and inspires other to get involved.

3. Fill out the questionnaire to effectively communicate to the judges, who you are, what you do and why you should be the winner of the Compassionate Category.

4. Attend The Skin Games and the live interview by our panel of judges. Show us your dedication, your passion and your professionalism and how they are demonstrated through your Act of Compassion.

Rules for the Compassionate Category:

Participant must be a member of the beauty industry.

Participant must submit five(5) videos, one (1) minute in length by the entry deadline. Each of the videos will highlight different aspects of your entry, allowing the judges to choose the finalists. Each video must be shared on social media and become the property of The Skin Games.

Participant must answer all questions on the Compassionate Category Questionnaire and submit them before the entry deadline.

Participant must not receive compensation for their Acts of Compassion.*

Acts of Compassion must be something that can be accessed by others. The act of compassion cannot be for personal gain.

First Prize Winner(s) of the Compassionate Category will not be allowed to compete in any future Compassionate Category competitions. If someone has served as a judge for the category, they will not be allowed to compete in this category.

Participant must be able to attend The Skin Games Live Show and participate in the live interview process.

Only one entry into the Compassionate Category per contestant.

Entry into the Non-Profit Portion of the Competition must submit the name and address of the non profit they are supporting by the entry deadline.

Participant agrees to accept the final decision of the Judges. While all Acts of Compassion are valuable, please understand the Judges have the difficult job of selecting the final winners.

Winners agree to provide a video on their experience competing with the Compassionate Category. It must be shared on their social media within 30 days of winning and give permission to share on The Skin Games social media sites as well.

*Exceptions may be allowed to these rules by contacting The Skin Games. Request for Exceptions must in writing and will be reviewed by The Skin Games Compassionate Judges and a determination will be made to make sure that fairness and integrity of the category is maintained.

The Skin Games 2023-24 Compassionate Winners

Melissa Mercado

1st Place


Tiffany Underwood

2nd Place

Brandie Humphry

1st Place

Self Funded

Jennalee Dahlen

2nd Place