International Plastic Modelers’ Society

2022 National Contest Categories

Categories and Sponsorship as of 7/11/2022
ALL BEST OF and SPECIAL AWARDS ARE SPONSORED
Category Sponsorship: $90.00 Standard (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 
Instructions:  Select and pay for the number of trophy packages you wish to sponsor
using the shopping cart. List the choices for categories in the comments section
of the checkout. Also include the name you want used for the sponsorship.
Categories showing as OPEN in the Sponsor Column are available for sponsorship.
We will try to accommodate your requests,but trophy sponsorship is on a first come, first served basis.
CONTEST CATEGORIES Sponsor
0. JUNIORS   
Aircraft  
010. Pre-teen Jim Galloway South Metro IPMS
011. Teen IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers
Military Vehicles  
020. Pre-teen Robbin Crossley
021. Teen IPMS/West-Central Missouri
Figures  
030. Pre-teen IPMS Salem Oregon Chapter
032. Teen Michael Fosgett
Ships  
040. Pre-teen Ron Bell
042. Teen Mid-Michigan Model Makers
Automotive  
050. Pre-teen IPMS Middle Tennessee
051. Teen IPMS Silverwings
Dioramas  
070. Pre-teen IPMS/CoMMiEs
071. Teen IPMS/CoMMiEs
Miscellaneous   
080. Pre-teen IPMS Vegas
081. Teen Richard I Bong Chapter IPMS
   
I. AIRCRAFT  
Biplanes (and others that are predominantly fabric, struts, and rigging) 
101. Small, 1/144 and 1/72                                 Jack Wyzlic Polish Coast Watchers
103A. Large, 1/48                        IPMS Silverwings
103B. Large, 1/32 Jim Galloway South Metro IPMS
   
Small Prop, Single Engine Aircraft 
105A. 1/72 US/Allied Inline Ralph Forehand
105B. 1/72 US/Allied Radial IPMS Houston
105C. 1/72  Axis Inline IPMS Memphis
105D. 1/72 Axis Radial Obscureco Aircraft
106. 1/72 Basic Kit Build IPMS/Southern Air Craftsmen
107A. 1/48 US/Allied Inline IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers
107B. 1/48 US/Allied Radial Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers
107C. 1/48 Axis Inline IPMS/Northeast New York
107D. 1/48 Axis Radial In Memory of Bill Brickhouseby Col. John and Lt. Col. Patricia Lent
108    1/48 Basic Kit Build IPMS Denver Rob Wolf, In Memory of Bill Berden
   
Medium Prop, Two-Engine Aircraft
111. 1/72 Jeffry Dobbins
113. 1/48          In Memory of Stan Staples, John Youngerman, and Richard Carlson
   
Large Prop,  Multi-engine Aircraft 
115. 1/72         Alec Krikava
117. 1/48  IPMS Canada /Hamilton
   
Medium & Large Prop,  Basic Kit Build
118. 1/72 Lee Forbes
120. 1/48 Edward Stelhulak
   
Small Jet  
121. 1/72 Fred & Bobbi Hall
122. 1/72 Basic Kit Build Don Harris Memorial
125. 1/48 Skyhawk Association
126. 1/48 Basic Kit Build IPMS James J. McKinstry
   
Large Jet   
129. 1/72 Gen. R.L.Scott IPMS
130. 1/72 Basic Kit Build Des Moines Hawkeye Modelers R14C2
131. 1/48 Kinetic Models North America
132. 1/48 Basic Kit Build Bill Von Staden
   
Military Aircraft 1/32   
135. Propeller driven IPMS Fremont Hornet
137. Jet  Powered     IPMS Fremont Hornet
138. Basic Kit Build IPMS Duneland
   
Military Aircraft 1/144   
141. Small IPMS/Great Plains
143. Large Twin Cities Aero Historians
144. Basic Kit Build In Honor of Jim Pearsall, Craig Hewitt Chapter 
   
Rotary Wing (civil or military)   
151. 1/144 and 1/72 Glen Hoover Model Build Instructions
153. 1/48 and 1/32 Texas Hill County Scale Modelers
154. Basic Kit Build Thomas Clark
   
Civil, Sport, Racing, and Air Taxis  
157. 1/144 and 1/72 Twin Cities Aero Historians
161. 1/48 and 1/32  IPMS Western Reserve
162. Basic Kit Build Dayton Area Plastic Modelers
   
Airliners & Airships   
163. 1/144 Jim Galloway South Metro IPMS
165. 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 IPMS Seattle
166. Basic Kit Build Matt Bittner
   
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (civil or military)  
167. All Entries Alamo Squadron of San Antonio
   
Elevated Displays
175. All Scales IPMS Chicago Sprue Stretchers
   
Vacuum-Formed (civil or military)   
181. All Entries Walter Splitt & John Durante
   
Conversions (civil or military)   
183. All Entries IPMS Sonoran Desert Model Builders
   
Scratch-built (civil or military)   
185. All Entries IPMS/Delaware Valley Scale Modelers
   
II. MILITARY VEHICLES  
1/35 Military Vehicles (including tanks, assault guns and self-propelled guns)
200A. Closed Top AFVs, through Korea - Axis Light and Medium IPMS Phoenix - Craig Hewitt Chapter
200B. Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Axis Heavy IPMS Rocky Mountain
200C. Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Allied Gen. R.L.Scott IPMS
200D. Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Other In Memory of Steve Freeman
   
201A. Closed Top AFVs, Post-Korea, NATO                            IPMS Northern Virginia Modelers
201B. Closed Top AFVs, Post-Korea, Warsaw Pact, Russian                            Colonel Craig Osborne (Ret)
201C. Closed Top AFVs, Post-Korea, Other                          IPMS/Northeast New York In Memory of Jeff Moore.
   
206A. Open Top AFVs or AFVs with interiors, Axis The Dark Side
206B. Open Top AFVs or AFVs with interiors, Allied IPMS Sonoran Desert Model Builders
206C. Open Top AFVs or AFVs with interiors, Other IPMS/Richmond. VA
209. Armored Cars In Memory of Brandon Herrick
210. Armored Half-tracks Michael Fosgett
211. Soft-Skinned Military Vehicles IPMS Military/Veterans Liaison
   
1/48 Military Vehicles
212. Tracked Bruce Culver
213. Wheeled IPMS Patriot Chapter
   
1/72 Military Vehicles
218A. Fully Tracked, through Korea, Allied John Ballman
218B. Fully Tracked, through Korea, Axis Frank Randall
218C. Fully Tracked, through Korea, Other Stephen Burkholder
   
219. Fully Tracked, Post Korea Prison City Modelers
220. Armored Cars and Armored Half-tracks Charlotte Scale Modelers R12C3
221. Soft-Skinned Military Vehicles Matthew Greer
   
Artillery, all eras, towed (including missiles and all railroad guns) 
223. All Entries IPMS Plastic Surgeons
   
Conversions and Scratchbuilt  
228. All Entries Baton Rouge Scale Modelers
   
Kit Bash Conversions  
229. All Entries OPEN
   
Multi- or Towed Vehicles  
235. All Entries Up Draft Model Works
   
Basic Kit Build Armored and Military 
290A. 1/35 Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Axis Roc City Modelers
290B. 1/35 Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Allied Spokane IPMS Aces Wild
290C. 1/35 Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Other High Plains Modelers, Ft. Collins, CO
291. 1/35 Open Top AFVs or AFVs with interiors Central Florida AMPS
292. 1/35 Armored Cars and Half-tracks Pelikan Modeler Club Tampa Area
293.  1/35 Soft-skinned Military Vehicles Matthew Greer
294. 1/48 AFVs, Open and Closed-Top Scott Hackney
295. 1/48 Armored Cars, Half-Tracks, and Soft-Skinned Vehicles  Alec Krikava
296. 1/72 AFVs, Open and Closed-Top Thomas Moon
297. 1/72 Armored Cars, Half-Tracks, and Soft-Skinned Vehicles  OPEN
   
III FIGURES  
Dismounted and mounted   
300. 53mm and smaller John Maxwell, Hawkeye Modelers
   
Dismounted  
305A. 54mm to 70mm, Pre-1900 Wright Field Scale Modelers
305B. 54mm to 70mm, Post 1900 Allan Thomas
306A. 71mm and Larger, Pre-1900 OPEN
306B. 71mm and Larger, Post 1900 IPMS Tidewater
   
Mounted or with Mount  
312. 54mm and Larger Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
   
Conversions and Scratchbuilt  
317. All Entries Panzer Concepts
   
Fantasy and Science Fiction  
322. 53mm and Smaller Eugenie & Randy, a "Model" couple
323A. 54mm to 120mm, Fantasy OPEN
323B. 54mm to 120mm, Science Fiction Doug Kolkman Blackhawk Model Builders Society
325. 121mm and Larger Wright Field Scale Modelers
   
Busts  
327. Pre-1900 Patrick Hoff
328. 1900 to Present IPMS Roanoke Valley
329. Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Others Centenial IPMS
   
IV SHIPS  
Aircraft Carriers  
400. 1/700 IPMS James J. McKinstry
401. 1/350 IPMS Roanoke Valley
   
Battleships, Battlecruisers and Cruisers  
402. 1/700 IPMS Gateway
403. 1/350 Jake Holshuh, OCIPMS Member
   
Other Surface Ships, smalled than cruiser sized
404. 1/700 IPMS Phoenix - Craig Hewitt Chapter
405. 1/350 Robert Nance
   
Sailing Ships  
407. All entries David Lockhart
   
Early Steam and Sail (transition vessels, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, Pre-Dreadnoughts, etc.)
408. All entries IPMS  Alexandr Lippisch Chapter
   
Submarines  
412. 1/700 IPMS/Granite State Modelers
413A. 1/350, pre-1946 Tom Chalfant
413B. 1/350, 1946 to present Mike Whye
415. 1/72 W Michael McFadden
   
Boats, Speedboats, Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Patrol Boats
418. All Entries TLAR Models
   
Conversions and Scratchbuilt  
423. All Entries Squadron MMD
   
Basic Kit Build  
426. All entries IPMS/Richmond. VA
   
V AUTOMOTIVE  
Factory Stock  
500. 1/32 In Memory of Larry Huff
501A. 1/24 1959 and Older Body Baltimore IPMS
501B. 1/24 1960 and Newer Body Alec Krikava
   
Hot Rods, Street Rod, and Street Machines   
506. Hot Rods and Street Rods, 1948 and Older Body IPMS Phoenix - Craig Hewitt Chapter
507. Street Machine, 1949 and Newer Body In Honor of Matt Sherwood
   
Customs  
512. All entries In Honor of Matt Sherwood
   
Competition Vehicles  
516. 1/32 Eric Dellaquila
517A. 1/24 Drag Racing: Modified Street and Purpose Built RPM Twin Cities
517B. 1/24  Open Wheel Otis Moulton
517C. 1/24 Closed Wheel Thomas Clark
   
Large Scale (except motorcycles)   
529. 1/16 Patrick Hoff
   
Scratchbuilt and Conversions   
534. All Entries OPEN
   
Documented Replicas  
535. All entries Nankin Hobby
   
Commercial Vehicles, 1/32 and 1/24  
539. Light Commercial (a axles) IPMS Glue Brothers, Des Moines IA
540. Heavy commercial (3 or more axles) IPMS Seattle
   
Motorcycles (civilian/racing only)  
545. All entries Black Hills Scale Modelers
   
Curbside  
550. All Entries IPMS Roanoke Valley
   
Automotive Technology and Culture  
580. All Entries Dayton Area Plastic Modelers
   
Basic Kit Build  
590. Factory Stock First Coast IPMS
591. Hot Rods, Street Rods, Street Machines, and Custom IPMS Gator Models
592. Competition Des Moines Hawkeye Modelers R14C2
   
VI SPACE AND SCIENCE FICTION VEHICLES  
Real Spacecraft, Missiles, and Vehicles (kits and scratchbuilt) 
600. Real Spacecraft, Missiles, and Vehicles IPMS Marietta
601. Hypothetical Designs                  The Voice of Bob www.the VOICEofBOB.com
   
Science Fiction and Fantasy Subjects  
605. Star Trek, from Kits IPMS Seattle
606. Star Wars, from Kits IPMS Denver Rob Wolf, In Memory of Dale Summers
607. Gundams, from kits @forestghost73
608. Mecha (robots, etc), from Kits @forestghost73
609. Other Vehicles or Vessels IPMS Patriot Chapter
610. Conversions and scratchbuilt  John and Kari
   
Basic Kit Build  
698. All entries Space in Miniature
   
VII DIORAMAS  
Aircraft   
710A. Vignette, 1/144 and 1/72 IPMS/Salt Lake City and 2modeler.com
710B. Vignette, 1/48 and 1/32 Grand Strand Scale Modelers
714. Diorama Bolshevik Brothers
Armor   
720A. Vignette, 1/48 and larger              IPMS Bay Colony
720B. Diorama, 1/48 and Larger John Grifford
724. 1/49 and smaller                       OPEN
Figures   
730. Vignettes OPEN
732. Dioramas ShutterAce
Ships   
740. Vignette OPEN
742. Dioramas In Memory of Robert Painter
Automotive   
750. All entries Frank Randall
Science Fiction   
760. All entries Michael Schine
Miscellaneous Dioramas   
780. All entries Centenial IPMS
   
VIII MISCELLANEOUS  
   
800. Dinosaurs IPMS Three Rivers Pittsburgh
810. Humor in Modeling IPMS Marietta
820. Hypothetical, Kit-based (spurious markings on standard kit) Jay Andry
821. Hypothetical, Kit-bashed/scratchbuilt OPEN
830. Triathalon IPMS/Missouri Ozarks Scale Specialists
840. Collections IPMS Eddie Rickenbacker Chapter
850. IPMS Chapter/Group Entry SoCal AMPS
860. Miscellaneous (subject not otherwise covered) In Memory of Brandon Herrick
   
Basic Kit Build  
890. Hypothetical (other than science fiction) OPEN
891. Triathlon (as per category 830) Former IPMS/USA Presiden Charles Davenport
892. Miscellaneous (as per category 860) Spruce Goose Modelers
   
OVERALL AWARDS  
George Lee Judges' Grand Award    IPMS/USA
Popular Best of Show     IPMS/USA
Tom Kolk Best Junior Model     IPMS West Michigan
Best Aircraft                                                IPMS Oklahoma Historical Modelers Society
Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle               Scott Yeaton
Best Figure        In Memory of Jerry Ben
Best Ship               Bathtub Admirals
Best Automotive                IPMS/CoMMiEs
Best Space/Science Fiction               IPMS Lakes Region Scale Modelers
Best Diorama                      IPMS Lincoln Scott Sumsion Chapter
Best Miscellaneous John Bercaw
Best Basic Kit Build www.2modeler.com (Dem Brudders)
   
THEME AWARDS - ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY  
P-51 Mustang Mustang IPMS Fremont Hornet
100 years of the US Carrier Fightertown Decals
M-4 Sherman High Plain Modelers
Phantom (F-4) Ray Byers
The American Soldier Steve Lau
Best Korean War US or Allied Aircraft Lee Forbes
   
Individually Sponsored  
Chairman's Award: America Strikes Back IPMS Fort Crook
Best Use of an IPMS National decal IPMS Past Presidents
Whizzer White Memorial Navy/Marine Attack Aircraft Skyhawk Association
Best Formula One Nankin Hobby and Top Studio
Michael L. Frtiz Memorial Award Outstanding Achievement in World War I Aircraft Spruce Goose Modelers