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.