Entrants’ work will be reviewed by members of Cinema Makeup School’s panel and the respective Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand on broad criteria with an emphasis on creativity and makeup artistry.

To Enter:


  • Follow @cinemamakeupschool and the Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand on Instagram
  • In a single Instagram post/album, publish up to three (3) different makeup application photo(s).
  • Describe why you would make a good ambassador for the Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand.
  • Tag the photo with #CMSBAS and #[company]IsMyBrand


Once the submissions period ends, Cinema Makeup School will select five candidates to be reviewed by the sponsoring cosmetic brand. The Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand will select one winner from the group.


The winner will be chosen subjectively, but the Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand will be asked to vote based upon a combination of the following: Social Engagement (number of likes at the time of the deadline); Artistic Talent (use of color, concept, difficulty, execution, etc.); Brand Representation (using the brand’s products, replicating the brand’s style, etc.); Personal Statement (why you would make a good ambassador, how you would benefit from education at Cinema Makeup School, personal hardship, etc.); and Applicant Qualifications (character, ability to attend Cinema Makeup School, etc.)


Throughout their time at CMS, the selected Brand Ambassador’s work posted on our social media accounts will be tagged with #[Company]IsMyBrand.


Scholarship award varies, depending on the Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand.


Any monetary scholarship award is for Cinema Makeup School credit only and has zero cash value. Two portions represent the total scholarship award: Cinema Makeup School’s contribution and the Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand’s contribution. The Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand’s contribution can be used for unpaid tuition, unpaid lab fees, unpaid material cost, or at the Cinema Makeup School store; however, the Cinema Makeup School contribution is for tuition payment only. The monetary scholarship award cannot be used retroactively, even if the awardee has not completed his or her education. Any cosmetic products awarded will be supplied in the scholarship winner’s makeup kit upon enrollment and subsequent first day of class.


Note: The awardee is a representative of both Cinema Makeup School and the Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand. If the awardee’s conduct, whether public or private, violates either entities’ codes of conduct or tarnishes their image, the scholarship award and title of Brand Ambassador will be revoked.


Terms & Conditions apply.*


*Scholarship Terms & Conditions:
CMS reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not comply with the scholarship rules at any time. The Brand Ambassador Scholarship is open to all U.S. and international applicants. Rules, restrictions, prize details, and guidelines are subject to change without notice. The decision of the judges shall be final. By entering, each applicant agrees to Cinema Makeup School’s Terms & Conditions and grants Cinema Makeup School and the Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand the right to use their names, likenesses and images as well as use of their model’s names, likeness and images from their entry for publicity and marketing purposes. Each Scholarship winner must meet the enrollment pre-requisites for Cinema Makeup School. Enrollment requirements: each individual must be over the age of 17 by the time they begin classes, and must have proof of high school completion or its equivalent. The Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, U.S. residents and to international students who must meet the requirement of qualification for an M-1 student visa under the regulations of the U.S. Department of State. The winner must be able to provide confirmation of requirements within seven (7) days of the announcement as the winner, or the Scholarship will go to the runner-up. The Scholarship can be used only at the Los Angeles campus. The recipient must start classes within one year of being selected as the Brand Ambassador Scholarship Winner. There is no cash award or cash value for unused funds. Scholarship awards are non-transferable. Only the winners are guaranteed notification. By accepting the Scholarship, each winner grants Cinema Makeup School and the Sponsoring Cosmetic Brand the right to use their names and likenesses for publicity purposes related to the Scholarship and School.

Last updated: 10/4/18