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AMPS 2013 International Convention
Thu Apr 18, 2013 to Sat Apr 20, 2013
Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia

  

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Previous International Show Results

AMPS 2023 International Convention
May 4, 2023 to May 6, 2023, Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, PA
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 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 2013 International Convention 

 

amps 2013 international convention
Introduction

Welcome to the AMPS 2013 International Convention site. Our 2013 convention will be in Atlanta, Georgia USA from April 18 through April 20. The convention is at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

Hotels
 
This year we will only be recommending one Hotel since the event  is being held at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.  Click HERE to find out more about making your reservation.
 
Vendors
 
If you are Vendor that wishes to come to the show and or sponsor the show please click HERE to find out more about becoming a vendor and or sponsor at the AMPS 2013 International Convention.
Pre-Registration
On-Line Pre-Registration is available for the AMPS 2013 International Convention.  You can Pre-Register your entries this year as well as Join/Renew AMPS Membership, and you can also register for the Special Show Event.  This years special event is a tour of the Ft. Benning Armor School (many of the vehicles from Ft. Knox reside here).  Click HERE to pre-register.
 
Click HERE to see a few photographs of the vehicles at the Armor School Museum Motor Pool.

Show News

See Older News »

 Show Schedule

 Seminars

 This Year's Show Theme

 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:
Pending  USD for 1 to 0 model entries.
Junior Modelers:
(AMPS Membership is not required)
Pending  USD for all model entries.
Special: Receive $5 off when you pre-register and join or renew your AMPS membership at the same time (except for Family Memberships). Click here to see membership rates. Note that you can only join or renew for one year at this special rate.

Walk-in Fees:

(non-contestant)
Adult:
Pending USD.
Family:
Pending USD.
Youth:
No charge USD.
Child:
Must be accompanied by an adult
Free admission
First Responders and Military personnel in uniform:
Free admission

 Directions

Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30345

FROM HARTSFIELD AIRPORT AND POINTS SOUTH OF METRO ATLANTA

From Interstate 75, travel north and merge on to Interstate 85 and continue as stated immediately below.

From the airport, travel Interstate 85 North to Clairmont Road (Exit 91), Turn left onto Clairmont Rd, At third traffic light, turn right onto Century Blvd. Hotel at end of Blvd on right. Superior Shuttle is $30 one way to our hotel and runs on the half hour. Alternate transportation: AAA Express Shuttle 1-800-354-7874; fee: 60 USD (one way) - reservation required.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

·         Alternate transportation: Atlanta Superior Shuttle; fee: 30 USD (one way) - reservation required

·         Subway service, fee:  2 USD  (one way)

·         Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD  (one way) 

FROM THE WEST 

Travel Interstate 20 East into Atlanta. Take exit 57 to Interstate 75/85 North. Travel Interstate 85 North to Clairmont Road (Exit 91), Turn left onto Clairmont Rd, At third traffic light, turn right onto Century Blvd. Hotel at end of Blvd on right. 

FROM THE EAST 

Travel Interstate 20 West to Atlanta. Take exit 67B to Interstate 285 North. Travel Interstate 285 North and take exit 33 to Interstate 85 South. Take exit 91 on right to Clairmont Rd. Turn right onto Clairmont Rd. At third traffic light, turn right onto Century Blvd. Hotel at end of Blvd on right. 

FROM THE NORTHWEST 

Travel Interstate 75 South into Atlanta. Take exit 281 to Interstate 85 North. Travel Interstate 85 North to Exit 91 Clairmont Road.  Turn left onto Clairmont Rd. At third traffic light, turn right onto Century Blvd. Hotel at end of Blvd on right.

FROM THE NORTHEAST

Travel Interstate 85 South into Atlanta. Travel Interstate 85 to Exit 91 Clairmont Road to the right. Turn right onto Clairmont Rd, at third traffic light turn right onto Century Blvd. Hotel at end of Blvd on right.
 
Marriott Century Center DETOUR UPDATE
 
There is road construction near the hotel.  Here are the latest instructions from the Marriott:
 

From the North

Take I-85 South toward Atlanta

Exit 93/ShallowfordRoad/Doraville

Continue South on Access RoadSouth/Clairmont Road

Hotel will be on the Right

 

 

From the South

Take I-85 North toward Greenville

Exit 91/Clairmont Road/Decatur

Continue North on Access RoadNorth/Shallowford Road

U-Turn at Access RoadSouth/Clairmont Road/I-85 South

Hotel will be on the Right

 

 

 

 Vendors Attending the Show

 Other Hotels

Part of the fee arrangement that AMPS has made with the Marriott Century Center locale is that we will meet a minimum threshold of room nights. It's well within what our shows have normally gotten at previous shows but, on behalf of the Atlanta show committee, please take note of the following:

When booking your room, PLEASE call the hotel directly at 800-228-9290 and ask for the AMPS Convention show rate of $89 per night.
Alternatively, you can reserve on line - Click HERE. Please reserve your room(s) by April 3, 2013.
 
DO NOT go through another secondary seller (e.g. Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline) or your room nights won't apply to our minimum threshold.
 
If everyone does their part, we'll ensure that future shows at locations such as the Marriott's fine convention facilities can remain a viable option. Please pass the word.
 
Local Eateries and Local Attractions
Click HERE to see local eateries near the venue in Atlanta, Georgia.
Click HERE to see local attractions in and near Atlanta, Georgia.
 

 

 Local Attractions