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AMPS Atlanta 2011
Fri Feb 18, 2011 to Sun Feb 20, 2011
Atlanta Marriott Century Center

  

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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 Atlanta 2011 

AMPS Atlanta 2011

Atlanta Armor, Figure, and Modeling Contest and Exhibition

Our New Location!

Atlanta Marriott

Century Center

2000 Century Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30345

404-325-0000

Friday, Feb. 18 thru Sunday Feb. 20, 2011

The Atlanta Marriott Century  Center is an established hotel with extensive experience hosting events like ours.  The complex was remodeled within the past year and the staff is eager to welcome us to our new site!


2011 Show Theme:

“Clash of the Titans – Operation Barbarossa 1941”


Over 110 Vendor Tables!

 At Least 35  Armor Only Vendor Tables!

All Models Judged  With The AMPS Open System! 

A Great Way To Tune Up For The 2011 AMPS Nationals!

Great Southern Climate  And Hospitality!


To download a printable show flyer, click here.


Schedule of Events

Friday, February 18

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Exhibitor registration and set up.

Exhibit and vendor halls open


Saturday, February 19

9:00 am – Exhibitor registration and set up opens vendor hall opens

10:00 am – Exhibit hall opens

12:00 noon – Exhibitor registration closes

7:00 pm – Vendor hall closes for the day

9:00 – Exhibit hall closes for the day


Sunday, February 20

9:00 am – Exhibit and vendor halls open

11:00 am – Awards presentation


Modeling Contest

Possibly the most important aspect of any AMPS event is the Modeling Contest. As anyone who has been to the show knows, the AMPS judging system has led the way in terms of fairness and credibility. Judging is done by a group of four judges, who evaluate each entry - not by what is wrong with it, but by what is right with it! To ensure fairness, the lowest score of the four is removed, and the other three are added. The system is a modified open system, allowing an unlimited number of medals to be awarded to entrants who achieve a certain point total. There is no actual competition, the entrants are competing only against themselves using a defined schedule of values for comparison. Experience levels are established to eliminate the intimidation factor so often associated with most shows.


The AMPS Difference

Every year, people come from all over the world to experience what most consider to be the most fair and honest judging system available. As described above, AMPS judging is based on an open system, designed to reward the modeler for good work. To enable the modeler to present his most positive points to the judges, the system establishes five different classifications with which the modeler identifies himself, based on his own skill level. When the entry comes to be judged, it is reviewed to establish the skill level of the competitor and then judged accordingly. The classifications are described as follows:


Junior - Specifically set up for the younger modeler, this class gives the modeler the best chance to grow in the hobby and experience the AMPS philosophy.

Basic - This group is set up for the beginner modeler, and those of us who are just getting back into modeling after a long layoff (i.e. school or family).

Intermediate - By far the largest group, it includes modelers of varying skill levels who do  not regularly enter competition or do not regularly win or place.

Advanced - For the more skilled modeler, these modelers regularly win or place in local and regional competitions.

Show News

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 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.
Renewing Adult AMPS Members:
(you must have an AMPS member ID to qualify)
Pending  USD for one year AMPS Membership Renewal and Show Registration with 1 to  0 models entries.
New Adult AMPS Members:
Pending  USD for a new one year AMPS Membership and Show Registration with 1 to  0 models entries.
Junior Modelers:
(AMPS Membership is not required)
Pending USD for all model entries.
Pending USD for a new or renewed one year AMPS Membership and all model entries.

Walk-in Fees:

(non-contestant)
Adult:
Pending USD.
Family:
Pending USD.
Youth:
No charge USD.
Child:
Must be accompanied by an adult
No charge USD.

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