ENTER NOW! Modeler of the Year Contest 2025

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For Our 6th Annual Micro-Mark Model Challenge 2025, Display Your Painting Prowess On Any Model Build!

To see our last year winner, click HERE!

The search for the Micro-Mark 2025 Modeler of the Year starts here!

There are innumerable ways to use paint! Airbrush, dry brushing, stippling, dabbing, sgraffito, layering, color washing, weathering, distressing. The process of applying paint and similar mediums to a surface is a form of artistic expression that can go beyond what our words or thoughts can ever capture.

For our 6th annual Micro-Mark Model Challenge, display your painting prowess on any model build. Paint a model race car, apply a camouflage scheme to a military aircraft, weather a wrecked vehicle, create a diorama that depicts a barren winter or dilapidated building - the choice is yours - as long as your painting technique takes center stage. What will set yours apart from the rest? Your contest entry should display modeling and painting skills, creativity, imagination and attention to detail. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1,000.00 Gift Certificate redeemable at Micro-Mark, plus a commemorative plaque. Also, your contest-winning model could be featured on a Micro-Mark catalog cover. No purchase is necessary to win. Now start building!

Official Contest Information

Dates: Submissions can begin immediately, and must be received by September 30, 2024, by 11:59 PM ET.

Who Can Enter: Individuals, groups and clubs can enter the contest; however, only one prize will be awarded.

How to Enter: Using the email link provided below, all contestants must submit his/her name, complete mailing address (no P.O. boxes, please), daytime phone number and email address along with photographic images and a short video of the model(s) to be entered in the contest. Entries must include at least four good-quality images of each model, showing all sides. You may provide additional images showing specific details as well. Entries must also include a short live-action video clip of the model showing all sides. Feel free to provide a brief description of the build explaining any special features, details, etc. included in the model. You may enter as many models as you wish, but submit each model as a separate entry.

Judging: Micro-Mark's expert modelers will be judging the contest. Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to, construction techniques, craftsmanship, creativity, application of paint and overall attention to detail. Images and video submitted must be well-lit, sharply focused and, when possible, placed on a neutral background to qualify.

Announcement of Winner: The name of the contest winner and the winning model will be announced in the 4th quarter of 2024.

No Purchase Necessary to Enter this Contest

Purchase does not enhance chance of winning. This contest is void where prohibited. Individuals and groups are eligible to enter the contest. No employee or relative of an employee of Scientific Models, Inc. or Micro-Mark is eligible to win. By entering, the contestant agrees to allow Scientific Models and Micro-Mark to use the name of the winner and images of the winning model.

The winner might be subject to US taxes and will receive a 1099 tax form. The odds of winning depend on the number and quality of submissions received.

The winner may be asked to deliver the actual contest-winning model to Micro-Mark for photography, or to otherwise make the model available for professional photography should it be deemed necessary to do so. The model will be returned to the winner.

A physical address is required for a submission to be valid. No P.O. boxes, please.

Additional rules and conditions may apply.

To Submit Your Entry, Click HERE