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AMPS 2023 International Convention
Thu May 4, 2023 to Sat May 6, 2023
Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, PA


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Previous International Show Results

AMPS 2022 International Convention
Apr 7, 2022 to Apr 9, 2022, Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA
AMPS 2021 International Convention
Apr 29, 2021 to May 1, 2021, Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA
AMPS 2020 International Convention
Sep 24, 2020 to Sep 26, 2020, Crowne Plaza Danbury, 18 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury CT.
AMPS 2019 International Convention
May 9, 2019 to May 11, 2019, Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly the Adam's Mark Hotel), Buffalo, NY
AMPS 2018 International Convention
May 3, 2018 to May 5, 2018, Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, Dayton, OH
AMPS 2017 International Convention
Apr 20, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017, Crowne Plaza Danbury Hotel, Danbury, CT
AMPS 2016 International Convention
Apr 7, 2016 to Apr 9, 2016, Sumter, South Carolina
AMPS 2015 International Convention
Apr 30, 2015 to May 2, 2015, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn IN
AMPS 2014 International Convention
Apr 3, 2014 to Apr 5, 2014, Fredericksburg, Virginia
AMPS 2013 International Convention
Apr 18, 2013 to Apr 20, 2013, Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia
AMPS 2012 International Convention
Apr 26, 2012 to Apr 28, 2012, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn IN
AMPS 2011 International Convention
Apr 6, 2011 to Apr 9, 2011, Fredericksburg, Virginia
AMPS 2010 International Convention
Apr 22, 2010 to Apr 24, 2010, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn, IN
AMPS 2009 International Convention
Apr 17, 2009 to Apr 18, 2009, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2008 International Convention
Apr 10, 2008 to Apr 12, 2008, WW2 Victory Museum, Auburn, IN
AMPS 2007 International Convention
Apr 19, 2007 to Apr 21, 2007, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2006 International Convention
Apr 28, 2006 to Apr 29, 2006, World War II Military Vehicle Museum, Hubbard, Ohio
AMPS 2005 International Convention
Apr 15, 2005 to Apr 16, 2005, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2004 International Convention
Apr 16, 2004 to Apr 17, 2004, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2003 International Convention
Apr 11, 2003 to Apr 12, 2003, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2002 International Convention
Apr 19, 2002 to Apr 20, 2002, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2001 International Convention
Apr 20, 2001 to Apr 21, 2001, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 2000 International Convention
Apr 14, 2000 to Apr 15, 2000, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 99 International Convention
Apr 16, 1999 to Apr 17, 1999, Havre de Grace, Maryland
AMPS 98 International Convention
Apr 17, 1998 to Apr 18, 1998, Havre de Grace, Maryland

AMPS 2023 International Convention 

The AMPS Central Pennsylvania Chapter (AMPS Central PA) presents the 2020 AMPS International Convention to be held May 4-6, 2022 at the Penn-Harris Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg) in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, right across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg, the state capital.   This is the first large event sponsored by AMPS Central PA, formed in 2005; however, members of the group have been closely associated with the management of other modeling organizations’ events over the years--including leadership roles.

Penn-Harris is the ideal venue, with nearly 20,000 square feet of extremely flexible convention space divided between an enormous 15,000 square feet ballroom (designated for display and vendors) and 5,000 square feet of meeting space (for judging and seminars).  For reservations at hotels near the venue, please check for current availability.

The convention will be easy to get to--the Harrisburg, PA area lies at the intersection of a number of major transportation routes (U.S. Route 76--the Pennsylvania Turnpike--, Route 81, Route 83, Route 15) and is a reasonable drive from four major international airports on the East Coast, plus the cities of Washington D.C., Baltimore MD., and Philadelphia, PA. Camp Hill is the perfect place to hold an AMPS convention.

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 Show Schedule


 This Year's Show Theme

The AMPS 2023 theme "The Pacific" is open to any model, figure, vignette or diorama that fought in a Pacific campaign from 1940 to 2022.

For the purposes of this theme, we will define "The Pacific" as any theater of conflict from Burma in the west, to Hawaii and the US west coast in the east, and from Australia and New Zealand in the south to the Aleutian Islands in the north.' Examples of conflicts are the entire Pacific Theater, Burma or China in WW2, Korean War, Vietnam, the Cold War in Korea, or other documented conflicts in that region (i.e., the UN peacekeeping action in East Timor (1999 to 2005) and the brief civil wars in Fiji (1994, 2000 and 2006)) from 1940 to 2022.

If there is any question about an entry, the head judge will confer with assistant Judges and make a determination of eligibility. 

 AMPS Judging Principles

AMPS created a unique system to both judge the model and honor the modeler for artistic achievement and historical accuracy. It is a peer evaluation and mentoring and not a performance critique by experts. The system groups modelers that have similar skill levels and talents and rates the model in relation to the ability of the modeler rather than against the work of another modeler. The skill levels are Junior, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Master.

Each model is reviewed and evaluated on its own merits and never compared to another one. Established criteria determine the scoring of the model and qualify the modeler for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Each model is judged by a team of judges that score the model independently and the lowest score among the team is dropped. Constructive feedback is provided that sets a path to becoming a better, more skilled modeler.

Read more about the AMPS judging principles here.

 Entry Fees

Contest Registration Fees

Current Adult AMPS Members:
$40.00  USD for 1 to 99 model entries.
Renewing Adult AMPS Members:
(you must have an AMPS member ID to qualify)
$65.00  USD for one year AMPS Membership Renewal and Show Registration with 1 to  99 models entries.
New Adult AMPS Members:
$65.00  USD for a new one year AMPS Membership and Show Registration with 1 to  99 models entries.
Junior Modelers:
(AMPS Membership is not required)
$30.00 USD for all model entries.
$40.00 USD for a new or renewed one year AMPS Membership and all model entries.

Walk-in Fees:

$15.00 USD.
$25.00 USD.
$10.00 USD.
Must be accompanied by an adult
No charge USD.

Military and First Responders, in uniform, will be admitted free of charge.


The show will be held at the Penn Harris Hotel, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA, 17011.  

You can book your room at the Penn Harris Hotel. Use this link to get the special AMPS rate:
Our special AMPS room rate is $128 per night, including all applicable taxes.  Breakfast is not included, but they will provide a 20% discount in the hotel restaurant.  WIFI and parking are included in the room rate. 

The cut-off date for accepting reservations at the special AMPS rate is April 12, 2023.  If you reserve after that you will pay full price for your room (assuming any rooms are left to reserve). We recommend you reserve your room before April 12, 2023.  You can cancel the room up to a few days before the show if you need to. 

If you want to reserve your room by telephone, call 717-763-7117 and quote group code 050323AMP.



 Other Hotels

AMPS has arranged for a special rate at the Comfort Suites Camp Hill-Harrisburg West, as overflow for when the main hotel fills up.

The special rate is $128.99 plus taxes per night for rooms booked between Wednesday, May 3 and Sunday, May 7, and the booking must be made by April 12 in order to qualify for the special rate.

To get this special rate, click on the link below:

or call the hotel at

717-857-8800, press “0”, and mention group name "Armor Modeling & Preservation Society AMPS". 

The hotel is located at 100 Bar South Drive, Camp Hill, PA, 17001, which is about 1/4 mile from the show.


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