Atlanta Armor, Figure, and Modeling Contest and Exhibition
Our New Location!
2000 Century Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30345
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
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.