Flanders Modelling Contest - Competition Rules

  • The Flanders' Modelling Festival is open to all plastic modellers, members of IPMS or not.
  • Three awards are presented in each category: Winner, Highly Commended and Commended, these can be awarded more than once. Furthermore, sponsors present the traditional additional prizes.
  • Each competitor may enter in all categories and with more than one model per category. Only the model with the highest score per category can win a prize.
  • Attention! Certain Aircraft and Military Vehicle categories are split in Standard and Master categories. Earlier winners have to compete in a Master category, the other competitors are free to choose in which category they compete. A competitor is not allowed to put models in the Master and Standard categories at the same time.
  • An entry fee of 2 euro per pre-registered model is charged, payable on the day of the competition. Registering on the day of the competition will cost 3 euro per model. Every 3rd model you enter is free of charge! 
  • Pre-registration is possible by March 10, 2018 at the latest. Forms received with a post date later than March 10, 2018 will be charged the same fee as entries on the day of the competition.
  • All models are to be built mainly of plastic or resin, except for the categories Figurines, Ships and Cars.
  • Conversion of military vehicles means converting from one type to another. Models converted using commercial or home-made conversions have to be entered in the appropriate category, except for military vehicles.
  • Scratch-built models are custom-built, unobtainable from trade. They may be made of different materials but must be composed of at least 60 percent of plastic.
  • A diorama is considered to be more than just a flat surface. It is a base for a model that must also contain additional details such as figures, buildings, trees, ground support equipment, etcetera.
  • Juniors (under 16 years of age) will register their models in there own category (in that case irrespective of subject or scale) or they can choose to compete in any adult categories. In their own category, they will be judged accordingly.
  • Models entered in a previous edition of Flanders' Contest may not be re-entered.
  • Each category will be judged by two judges who will give points to the five best models. Members of the jury will not judge a category in which they have entered a model.
  • Decisions made by the Competition Committee are not open to discussion.
  • If there are not enough entries in a certain category, models registered in that category will be put in the most similar category.
  • The models must remain on the contest tables untill after the competition.
  • Registration to the competition implies full acceptance and agreement with the competition rules by the competitor.