Custom Contest

2020 DFW GI Joe and Action

Figure Show Custom Contests 

 

This year, there will be two Age groups for the contests, a Junior Contest and Senior Contests. A Junior is any entrant who is 17 years of age and below. All others will be in the Senior Contests.

------------------------SENIOR CONTEST RULES--------------------------

  • There will be 2 categories this year’s Contest- Large Scale (above 6-inch size i.e. 12in (1/6 scale)) and Small Scale (6-inch sizes and below i.e. 3 3/4in (1/18scale).

  • There will be three entry categories per size category- Custom Figure, Custom Vehicle and Diorama. For a category to be judged, there must be five individual contestants. There will only be two entries allowed per contestant per category.

  • There will be one Gold MEDAL Awarded along with One Silver and One Bronze medal for each Category.

  • The winners of the Gold medal in each category will be voted on one more time for the Senior Contest Best of Show.

  • Contestants will be the judges for their category. IF YOU VOTE FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

 

----------------------JUNIORS CONTEST RULES------------------------

  • All juniors’ entries will be judged as one group. As stated, Juniors are identified as being 17 years of age and younger.

  • There will be One Gold Medals, One Silver Medal and One Bronze Medal for the Junior Contest.

  • ​The Gold medal winner will be judged as the Junior Contest Best of Show.

  • ​Contestants will be the judges for their category. IF YOU VOTE FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

 

----------------------------GENERAL RULES-----------------------------------

  • Custom Figure category are single figures and will be judged based on originality and techniques.

  • Vehicles will be judged on their own merits. If a vehicle is entered with a crew in the vehicle, the crew figures will not be figured into the judging.

  • Dioramas may be multiple figures or vehicles with crews and are limited to 30” X 30” unless it is on its own free-standing table.

  • You may choose any theme as long as it is in good taste. If it is deemed to be of poor taste or contain inappropriate material, you will be asked to remove it from display as this is a family-oriented show.

  • For a category to be judged, there must be FIVE individual entrants. There will only be two entries allowed per contestant per category.

  • Judging includes: Technical aspects, creativity, and the use of action figure(s).

  • If an entry is mounted on a base, all items on the base need to be secure so that show staff may move them if needed.

  • Once the entry is on the table and given a card it cannot be altered in any way, shape, or form UNLESS a repair needs to be made and that repair can only be a fix and nothing can be added or removed unless show staff find something inappropriate.

         

   ---------------- -------------------------VOTING--------------------------------------

  • Contestants will be the judges for their category. IF YOU VOTE FOR YOUR OWN ENTRY, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

  • An individual may only win one medal per category that they have entered. There will be no “sweeps” within a category.

  • There will be one Gold MEDAL Awarded along with One Silver and One Bronze medal for each Senior Category. The winners of the Gold medal in each category will be voted on one more time for the Senior Contest Best of Show.

  • There will be One Gold Medal, One Silver Medal and One Bronze Medal for the Junior Contest. The Gold medal winner will be judged as the Junior Contest Best of Show.

  • Winners will receive “Joe Dollars” in the following increments: Gold medal winners $50, Silver medalists $25 and Bronze medalists $15.

  • All contest entries must be in before 1:00 PM June 12th, 2020. Judging will start at 2:00 PM and the winners will be announced at 3:00 PM. Entry forms will be available at the show.

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Custom Figure Contest Rules 

  

  1. Figure must be stand-alone but can be mounted to a base which is NOT included in the judging. Base should not exceed 12 by 12 inches.

  2. There are many figures out there in the 1/6th and 1/18th Scale realm that are stock and sold to the public. This contest is about creativity. Make it look original and be creative. 

Custom Vehicle Contest Rules 

 

1. Vehicle needs to fit on a banquet table with 2 to 3 other vehicles. 

 

 2. Vehicle is stand alone and all other items included are support and have no

bearing on judging. Crewed vehicles (Tanks, APC's, Jeeps, and so on) with

crews are the exception. Crews must be in place. 

 

 3. You can choose any theme as long as it is in good taste. If it is deemed to be

of poor taste or contain inappropriate material you will be asked to remove it from

display as this is a family oriented show. 

 

 4. Judging includes: Technical aspects, creativity, and the use of action figure(s). 

 

 5. All items on the Vehicle need to be secure so that show staff can move Vehicle if needed. 

 6. There are many vehicles out there in the 1/6th Scale realm that are pre-made and sold to the public. This contest is about creativity. Make it look good and be creative.

Custom Diorama Contest Rules 

 

1. Diorama must not exceed 30"X 30" square. It can be smaller. It needs to fit on a banquet table. 

 

 2. Must have at least one action figure in the diorama. Creativity counts. 

 

 3. Multiple figures can be entered if they are a team or group themed. Extra figures will be included during judging.

 

 4. Judging includes: Technical aspects, creativity, and the use of action figure(s). 

 

 5. All items on the diorama need to be secure so that show staff can move dioramas if needed. 

 

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Grapevine Convention Center 1209 S Main St Grapevine, TX 76051