Painting Contest

Welcome to the Painting Competition everyone.

This year, Concord Gaming Convention are holding our first mini painting contest. Your first entry is free, included in the price of your ticket. Additional entries cost £2 per group. Monies for additional entries are collected on the day, so once you have your ticket you aren’t committed to anything but only securing your ticket guarantees you entry into the convention and the competition.

There are three main categories, and an overall winner

  1. Best Single Mini
  2. Best Squad
  3. Best Scene
  4. Overall winner

You MUST be attending the convention to enter (see the rules) at least for the day of competition for the category you are entering. Other than that, good luck, and pick up those brushes!

Prizes

The prizes listed below are the CURRENT prize pool. As prize support comes in, these prizes may be upgraded, but what you see here is the minimum you will get

Best Single Mini

Winner: £10, Winners Certificate
Runners Up: 2nd and 3rd place runners up certificates

Best Squad

Winner: £10, Winners Certificate
Runners Up: 2nd and 3rd place runners up certificates

Best Scene

Winner: £10, Winners Certificate
Runners Up: 2nd and 3rd place runners up certificates

Overall Winner

Winner: £15, Overall Winners Certificate
Runners Up: Overall 2nd and 3rd place runners up certificates

The Rules

  • All entries must comply with their category rules (below)
  • Entries must be submitted by 11:30 on the day of competition
  • You must submit your entry at the convention for it to be eligible.
  • Judging will be at 16:00 on the day of competition
  • Entries removed from the contest prior to judging will not be eligible to win
  • You convention ticket allows you free entry to a single category. Entry into additional categories (with the exception of the overall winner) costs £2.
  • Additional entries to the same category are permitted, at the cost of £2 per entry
  • Money for additional entries will be collected on the day.
  • Entries can come from any game system, manufacturer, current or OOP, however any/all mini’s must be at least 20mm x 10mm x 10mm to be considered part of the entry
  • Entries must be painted by yourself
  • Minis which come pre-painted (e.g. Star Wars X-Wing) are unfortunately not permitted under any circumstances, even if they appear to have been repainted
  • Family members of the judges and the committee may enter the contest for display purposes, but may not secure winners or runners up posts
  • The judges decision is final
  • Anyone found to be breaking the rules will be banned from all future contests

Category Rules

Best Single Mini

  • Day of competition for Single Mini’s is Sat 24th Feb
  • A single mini consists of a single primary mini
  • A mini that comes with a familiar may include the familiar, however the familiar will be IGNORED for judging purposes
  • A mini can be a character, or single member of a squad
  • A mini must be based. Basing can be either gaming, scenic or display, but will be considered part of the entry

Best Squad

  • Day of Competition for Squads is Sat 24th Feb
  • A squad consists of 3 to 10 models from a single squad
  • A squad that comes with subordinate minis and equipment e.g. familiars/drones/cherubs/assistants can include these models or not at the painters discretion. Subordinate minis WILL be judged
  • All minis in the squad must be based. The basing can be individual or grouped, and gaming, scenic or display in nature

Best Scene

  • Day of competition for Scenes is Sun 25th of Feb
  • A scene must include at least two minis
  • The scene must be active, this could be combat, in camp or otherwise in nature but should show a story
  • Painters entering this category must include a short description of the scene for the judge. The description can be publicly displayed as part of the entry or for information purposes only at the painters discretion
  • The scene must be based. A scene base must be shared, and diorama style in nature. Mini’s may have their own individual bases within the scene allowing them to be removed for gaming purposes etc. Removable minis will not be penalised.
  • The scenic base must be a minimum of 8cm x 12cm, and a max of 15cm x 30cm.

Overall Winner

  • Day of competition for the Overall Winner is Sun 25th of Feb
  • Entry into the overall winner category is free, and by entry only
  • The winners of each other category will be invited to the Overall Winner category
  • Should a winner decline to progress, the runner up will be invited.
  • Should the runner up decline, no further entries from that category shall move forward, and the overall winner will be contested by two contestants rather than three

Terms and Conditions

  • All painters must agree for photos of their minis taken at the convention by the convention organisers to be used in publicity photos
  • All rights relating to the painted minis belong to the painter, not the convention. Only public domain shots shall be the property of the convention
  • Painters may have copies of pictures of their own minis to be used for any purposes they wish at the painters request
  • Painters may free share images of their minis used by the convention, the convention shall claim no exclusive right to the images
  • All images taken by the convention should be credited to the convention photo team
  • We would like all painters to join us for group or individual photos, however painters are permitted to freely decline to be photographed without any prejudice to their entry
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