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South Carolina Scale Model Mega Show 2023
Fri Jun 16, 2023 to Sat Jun 17, 2023
Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, Columbus, SC 29210 https://scmegashow.com/

  

Time Left to Finish Your Models:

If you have any questions concerning eligibility for a category or award, please contact , Chief Judge for this show.

Click here for the AMPS Judging System Rules & Guide

 Show & Theme Awards

The following special awards will be presented at the show.
These awards represent the best of the models present, as decided by a team assembled by the Chief Judge.

Best Armor

Best Figure

This includes only the entries in Category XI. Entries in this category will not be eligible for any one of the other category “Best of” Awards

Best Diorama

This includes only the entries in Category XII (Dioramas). Entries in this category will not be elig

Best Vignette

This includes only the entries in Category XIII (Vignettes). Entries in this category will not be el

Best Aircraft

Best Automotive, Civil

Best Real Space

Best Sc-Fi

Best Ship

Best Miscellaneous

Best Junior

Best Junior Subject

 Contest Categories

AMPS Judging Philosophy:
"Models are not just technical scale miniatures of their prototypes, but also artistic representations of historical, hypothetical, or imaginary subjects. While mechanical precision and fidelity to detail are highly desired, there are few other absolute rights or wrongs with most of the aspects of our builds. There are many different construction and finishing techniques and methods that can be employed to create the artistic representation of our subjects. These combine to create each model-builder's unique "style." Although judges are expected to assess and score the models, they are also expected to do this within the context of the individual modeler's style and not their own."

Most categories contain three skill-levels. The exceptions are those where major conversions or scratch building is required; these are not basic skills, and it is unfair to both the modeler and to the judges to expect one to be so entered.

0 - Armor

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

I - Figures

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

II - Dioramas

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

III - Vignettes

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

IV - Aircraft

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

V - Automotive, Civil

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

VI - Real Space

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

VII - Sci-Fi

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

VIII - Ships

  • Junior
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Master

IX - Miscellaneous

    X - Juniors

    • Junior

    XI - Masters

    • Master

    XII - Display Only

    • Junior
    • Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Master