EURO SCALE MODELLING:  PLASTIC SCALE MODEL CONTEST

Your Participation
Participation in our competition is open to all, as long as models entered consist of at least 80% plastic and/ or resin. This page will provide you the information necessary to participate in our competition, including the competition rules and categories.

CONTEST REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPENED FOR ESM 2017, at our new venue EXPO HOUTEN. We are working to simplify the admin process. SO PLENTY OF TIME FOR CREATING YOUR BEAUTIFUL MODEL!

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Competition Categories  (subject to change)

VP              Airplanes, Military, Propeller

VJ              Airplanes, Military, Jets

VC             Airplanes, Civilian

HELI          Helicopters

MV             Vehicles, Military

CV             Vehicles, Civilian

SP             Ships

FIG            Figures

VACS        Vacuform en scratch

DIO           Dioramas

SFR           Science fiction, Space & Fantasy

JAL           Juniors, all categories, for participants below the age of 16 years.

For each model, also indicate the scale to speed up model table allocation. (Note: the straight out of the box category is not applicable anymore)


Our Competition
Competing models are evaluated on an individual basis by experienced modelling judges. Judges are invited by the IPMS Nederland competition leader according to their individual skill sets with regard to the category of models to be appraised. Models will be reviewed and judged on the basis of our competition rules. There is no given set of prizes (Gold, Silver and Bronze) per category to be won; each model is judged individually, on merits and shortcomings.

• Please consult our competition rules for a comprehensive list of standards, so you will know what to expect:

pdf  ESM-Competition-Rules-2013-Rev-2-En.pdf

Categories listed above are used solely to facilitate an efficient judging process and to provide a logical way of grouping models on the tables. Vacuform and scratch built models are in a separate category, to appreciate and judge these special models fairly.


Usual procedures

• Pre-registration is usually possible a month before the ESM, fee is € 2,- per model. On ESM Saturday, the registration fee is € 4.00 per model (Participants in the "JAL" junior's category may enter for FREE up to 5 models!). All competition fees are payable in cash on the morning of the event. Models may be entered on the morning of the event at the contest table at the lobby between 10.00 - 11.00 hrs. Please try to bring exact change, to facilitate the registration process.
• After checking in your model at the contest registration table and after payment of your registration fees, you may place your models in the corresponding section of the competition tables on Saturday between 10.00-11.00 hrs. Because of the tight schedule, please do arrive on time.
• Table sections are indicated by category cards. Stewards will assist you as necessary. If, during the registration process, category sections need to be rearranged, a designated Steward may carefully move your models into the correct section.
• Please Note: IPMS Nederland cannot accept responsibility for partial or total loss of your model for any reason. Your models are entered into our show and competition at your personal risk.
• Models entered into our competition may not reveal the name of the Owner or Modeller in any way. Any such reference must be adequately removed or covered before entry.
• Participants may enter as many models as they wish into our competition. One exception is the junior's category, where a maximum number of five models per participant will apply. Each model entered requires a separate entry-form.
• Models entered into an ESM competition may not again be entered within a period of five years.

• Professional photographers will be present during our Euro Scale Modelling Competition, with an eye for candidate models for publication in their magazines. You may, therefore, find an invitation next to your entry-card, asking you to present your model for a photo-session at one of the photo-booths adjacent to the competition area!

Special Trophies   (this may vary per Event)
"Best of Show": This trophy will be won by the model which transcends all others in the competition.

“Pat Beentjes Award”: Provided by the IPMS Nederland Board, in memory of Pat Beentjes, one of the Founders of IPMS-Nederland. The trophy will be won by the model with the most scale-realistic natural-metal finish.

Best Group Display: This trophy will be awarded to the SIG, Regional Chapter or thematic group which has presented the most exciting group-display at the Euro Scale Modelling event. The quality of the individual models will not be considered. This trophy is about team initiative and coordination, originality and presentation.

Prizes awarded by ESM Sponsors: a selection of sponsors (see ESM Main page for details)

   

ESM  Competition team

Need information?  Use our Contest Team contact Form


CONTEST REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPENED FOR ESM 2017, at our new venue EXPO HOUTEN. We are working to simplify the admin process. SO PLENTY OF TIME FOR CREATING YOUR BEAUTIFUL MODEL!