IPMS-Seattle

Spring Show

Categories

2017 SPRING SHOW CATEGORIES - (Revised February 11, 2014)

Note: * Indicates categories eligible for Out of Box award

JUNIOR:

(Ages through 17. At their discretion juniors may enter senior classes)
  • 001. Aircraft *
  • 002. Armor *
  • 003. Automotive *
  • 004. Space Fact/Experimental/Future Technologies/Sci-Fi. *
  • 005. Prefinished (any subject. must have some modification from out of the box)
  • 006. Miscellaneous (incl. figures, dinosaurs, naval) *
BEST JUNIOR AWARD

AIRCRAFT:

  • 101. 1/73 & smaller; all subjects *
  • 102. 1/72 single prop, turbo prop and gliders *
  • 103. 1/48 single prop, turbo prop and gliders *
  • A. Axis *
  • B. Allied *
  • 104. 1/72 multi prop, turbo prop *
  • 105. 1/48 multi prop, turbo prop *
  • 106. 1/32 & larger prop, turbo prop and gliders *
  • 107. 1/72 single jet *
  • 108. 1/48 single jet *
  • 109. 1/72nd multi jet *
  • 110. 1/48 multi jet *
  • 111. 1/32 & larger jet *
  • 112. Airliners, civil, sport, racing, airships; all scales *
  • 113. Rotary wing; *
  • 114. Biplanes/Vintage Types *
  • A. 1/72nd and Smaller *
  • B. 1/71st and Larger *
  • 115. Miscellaneous; scratchbuilts, vacs & conversion.
BEST AIRCRAFT AWARD

MILITARY VEHICLES & WEAPONS:

  • 201. 1/35 & larger, closed top through 1945 *
  • A. Axis *
  • B. Allied *
  • 202. 1/35 & larger, closed top after 1945 *
  • 203. 1/35 & larger open top AFV, half-tracks & self-propelled guns *
  • 204. 1/36 & smaller, all eras & subjects *
  • A. 1/36th &smaller (except 1/48th), all eras & subjects *
  • B. 1/48th all eras & subjects *
  • 205. Soft-skinned, all eras & scales *
  • 206. Towed artillery & missiles, all eras & scales *
  • 207. Miscellaneous; scratchbuilts, & conversions
  • 208. Speculative Armor
BEST MILITARY VEHICLE/WEAPONS AWARD

FIGURES:

(Horse & rider, mounted or dismounted are a single figure.
Two figures on base are a diorama.)
  • 301. Smaller than 54mm (excluding 1/35th)
  • 302. 54mm (including 1/35th)
  • 303. Larger than 54mm
  • 304. Sci-fi, Fantasy Figures and Creatures, Real Space
BEST FIGURE AWARD

Ships:

  • 401. Powered - 1/700 and smaller *
  • 402. Powered -1/699 to 1/350th *
  • 403. Powered - 1/349 and larger *
  • 404. Unpowered, all scales *
  • 405. Submarines *
  • A. 1/73 and smaller *
  • B. 1/72 and larger *
BEST SHIP AWARD

AUTOMOTIVE:

(All scales; non-military)
  • 501. Factory Stock *
  • 502. Hot Rods *
  • 503. Custom *
  • 504. Pick-up trucks *
  • 505. Commercial Truck, Van, Fire & Rescue, Misc *
  • 506. Competition - Closed Wheel *
  • 507. Competition - Open Wheel *
  • 508. Large scale autos/trucks, all subjects, 1/19 and larger *
  • 509. Motorcycle *
BEST AUTOMOTIVE AWARD

SPACE FACT / EXPERIMENTAL / SCI-FI VEHICLES (all scales)

  • 601. Space Fact *
  • 602. Aerospace Testbeds & Record Breakers *
  • 603. Sci-fi Vehicles *
  • 604. Sci-Fi Figures and Creatures *
  • 605. Gundams
  • A. 1/144 and smaller
  • B. 1/100 and larger
  • C. Out of Box *
BEST SPACE FACT/ EXPERIMENTAL/SCI-FI VEHICLES AWARD

DIORAMA / VIGNETTE:

(all scales) A diorama is two or more models relating to tell a story.
  • 701. Aircraft
  • 702. Automotive
  • 703. Armor
  • 704. Space facts/ Future Technologies/ Fantasy (Including dinosaurs)
  • 705. Naval
  • 706. Figure
BEST DIORAMA/ VIGNETTE AWARD

OTHER CLASSES:

  • 801. Collections (5 or more related models)
  • 802. Flights of Fancy/Hypotheticals (all scales)
  • 803. Animals/Dinosaurs
  • 804. Group Builds
  • 805. Miscellaneous (anything not covered above)
  • 807. Modelfy


SPECIAL AWARDS

(See our Special Categories web page)

NOTES

  • a. Prior IPMS-Seattle First Place winning models are not eligible (except in Collections Category and Group Builds).
  • b. IPMS-USA National Contest Rules generally apply.
  • c. Head judges' decisions are final! If you have a question please contact them.
  • d. Only one category per model.
  • e. Where classes are subject to interpretation, the entrant may choose the category;. Judge's may reassign models to a more appropriate classes at their discretion.
  • f. If your diorama is overly large, or has special requirements, please contact the show chairman prior to the show.
  • g. At the judges' discretion "HIGHLY COMMENDED" ribbons may also be awarded.
  • h. At the judges discretion categories may be split.
  • i. Judges wear ID tags. After awards are posted, feel free to discuss your results with them.
  • j. There will be One "Best Out of the Box" award per designated (*) category.
  • k. Models in display cases during judging will NOT be judged. No exceptions.
  • l. All Out of the Box entries must have the kit instructions on the table with the model to be eligible for an OOB award.