MOBAA’s Rules and Regulations

The MOBAA’s is owned and operated by Modern Barber Ltd Company Number 6084337.

MOBAA’s entries are welcome from barbering and men’s hairdressing professionals that are resident in the UK. Entries cannot be accepted from individuals or businesses resident outside the UK.

Entering more than one category is acceptable.

Multiple entries from teams or individuals from one business or multiple photographic entries are acceptable but capped at THREE per category. EG if your business has three shops and wishes to enter ‘Best Team’ then each team may enter. If you are an individual and wish to enter ‘Best Photographic Entry’ you may submit a maximum of three images. If you enter more only the first three will be judged and subsequent entries will be disqualified.

The MOBAA’s is an ONLINE entry process. No physical printed or photographic material received by the Modern Barber office will be judged or contribute to an entry. The material will not be returned. A copy of the entry form for your reference ONLY can be downloaded from by mid November 2017.

For best ‘Body of Work’ there must be a minimum of FOUR images and a maximum of SIX images to represent a breadth of work. Less images and more images will not be judged and will be disqualified.

The deadline for entry is February 28th 2018 at midnight. No late entries will be accepted or judged.

Modern Barber Ltd takes no responsibility for technical issues resulting in entries not reaching our server. Please make every effort to ensure that you follow the word count and MB image size proscribed by the category and form field in the entry. If you do not receive a submission acknowledgement then your entry has not been filed.

Any associated imagery submitted as part of your entry must be cleared for use in Modern Barber magazine and all its associated digital products, social media and web. Modern Barber Ltd assumes rights are released by the entrant and takes no responsibility for any copyright issues.

Complete all fields in the entry form and stick to the word count, image size and quality provided. You must provide all contact details especially email. Entries that do not comply with the criteria will be disqualified. If you have questions please email with MOBAA’s in the subject line.

Appointed judges are sourced from industry and the sponsor company and have been selected for their discretion and experience. Your sensitive data such as financial data will be protected and will not be published without consent. Judging takes place in March. The judge’s decision is final and no discussion will be entered into. Feedback cannot be provided.

No employees or associates of the Judges may enter the category for which the judge is responsible.

Purchase of Modern Barber magazine is not necessary and bears no influence on the outcome of the MOBAA’s.

MOBAA’s Finalists Terms and Conditions

Three finalists will be selected for each category. Except Best Photographic and Best ‘Body of Work’ where up to five finalists will be selected. Finalists will be announced by March 12th 2018.

ALL FINALISTS MUST ATTEND THE AWARDS EVENT ON SUNDAY MAY 13TH 1pm to 6pm AT 100 WARDOUR ST IN SOHO, LONDON. No travel or accommodation expenses will be paid. THE TROPHY WILL BE AWARDED TO THE NEXT HIGHEST MARKED FINALIST IN THE EVENT THAT THE ULTIMATE WINNER DOES NOT ATTEND. Tickets will cost £45pp (plus £2.97 booking fee) for sale on Eventbrite.

Finalists implicitly agree to participate in publicity prior, during and after the MOBAA’s.

Finalists will receive a trophy and any further prizes offered by the category Sponsor. There is no cash alternative.

Entry implies acceptance of these rules.

MOBAA Event Raffle

Modern Barber Ltd is offering a prize of £200 in gift vouchers for The Great Frog London  at the event on Sunday May 13th. Every entry ticket purchased for the event represents one raffle ticket. The raffle will be drawn at the event and offered to the first purchased ticket holder present in the room at the announcement. The decision is final and no discussion will be entered into. No cash alternative will be offered. Complimentary ticket holders are not eligible.