Here’s what we have this year:
Each participant may only enter one of the five categories:
Best Army- Advanced
Best Single Model- Advanced
Most Unique- Advanced
Best Diorama- Advanced
Best Single Model- Beginner
Most Unique- Beginner
Here’s the deal though:
JUDGES RUBRIC: Judges may give a +1.5 instead of +1 at their discretion on a line if they feel a particular aspect was above and beyond all expectations.
~APPLIES TO ALL CATEGORIES~
For category-specific rules in addition these below, scroll down to their section.
+1 For multiple layers of highlighting.
+1 For blended highlighting.
+1 For Object Source Lighting.
+1 For Weathering.
+1 For NMM.
+1 For freehand work.
+1 For exceptional freehand work. This means artistic work that is above and beyond basic freehand work such as squad markings, etc. This is in addition to the previous bonus.
+1 For being funny
+1 Exceptional basing with multiple elements used, or for noteworthy care taken in construction.
+1 For conversion work.
+1 For exceptional conversion work. This means sculpting parts, major kit bashes, etc. This in addition to the previous bonus.
~APPLIES ONLY TO BEST ARMY CATEGORY IN ADDITION TO MAIN RULES~
May not be larger than 2ft x 2ft x 2ft including display board.
+1 For Display Board
+1 For a cohesive, noteworthy theme throughout the army. This is above and beyond a common theme and represents an impressive, creative work that is unique or uncommon.
+1 For a Display Board.
+1 For an exceptional Display Board that shows effort and artistic talent above and beyond the norm. This is in addition to the previous bonus.
+1 For “cool” factor. Put us in awe of your creative might.
~APPLIES ONLY TO DIORAMA CATEGORY IN ADDITION TO MAIN RULES~
Maximum size is 1ft x 1ft x 1ft.
+1 For telling a story.
+1 For build quality.
+1 For originality.
~APPLIES ONLY TO MOST UNIQUE CATEGORY IN ADDITION TO MAIN RULES~
May not be more than a single model, no display boards allowed. Model may not be larger than 10” tall.
+1 For using multiple kits, or “kitbashing”.
+1 For Green Stuff work or sculpting.
+1 For seamless integration of bits for a coherent look.
+1 For creativity.
We will be providing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place trophies for each category.
The three 1st Place winners of this competition will also be immortalized on our Hall of Fame plaque forever! Plus each of them will receive a sweet engraved trophy!
Judges reserve the right to bump you up or down in Advanced or Beginner classes if they think you have been put in the wrong category.