Spring Show

Special Categories

These are the 2017 Special Award Categories sponsored by an individual or company.
These are likely to be updated prior to the show.
Some, like "Best Finish" are presented by IPMS-Seattle.
(Last revised March 17, 2017)

  • Best British/Commonwealth Subject in Memory of George Allen, sponsored by Robert Allen, Andrew Birkbeck
  • Best Canadian Subject sponsored by IPMS Vancouver BC
  • Best Submarine sponsored by Oregon Historical Modelers's Society
  • Best Bare Metal Finish sponsored by IPMS/Tacoma Green Dragon/Les Sundt Memorial Chapter
  • Best Small Air Forces sponsored by Mike Millette
  • Best Pacific War Subject sponsored by Tracy White
  • Best Figure sponsored by Northwest Fantasy Face and Body Art
  • Best Fire/Life Safety Subject sponsored by Seaside Fire Service
  • Best Street Rod/Custom sponsored by IPMS/PSAMA
  • Best Sci-Fi Subject sponsored by Galaxy Hobby
  • Best Military Subject in Honor of Dale Moes - sponsored by George Stray, Roy Schlicht, Shawn Gehling
  • Best French Subject sponsored by Djordje Nikolic and Jacob Russell
  • Best German Subject sponsored by Andrew Bertschi and Jon Fincher
  • Best Italian Subject - In Memory of Stephen Tontoni, sponsored by Will Perry and Ralph Braun
  • Best Japanese Subject sponsored by Tim Nelson and Woody Yeung
  • KaylorMade Award for Outstanding Kitbashing sponsored by Kris Kaylor of KaylorMade
  • Best U.S. Subject sponsored by Woldale (Jim and Donna Read)
  • Best P-40 Aircraft sponsored by IPMS Albany, Oregon
  • Best 1/72nd Bomber Aircraft sponsored by Fred May


  • 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. Please see the Contest Rules link on this this page for specific rules for the Seattle IPMS contest.
  • 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.