We have just approved the addition of a model photograpy contest at the
National Convention in 2003. We've been working on this idea since before the
Nats in Va Beach. I took the oppertunity while in the Contest Rules Committee
meeting to bring the idea up. In short, they thought it was a great idea, and
gave us thier preliminary stamp of approval. This was important because since
the CRC has juridiction over all IPMS/USA rules, the photgraphy contest would
also be under thier jurisdiction.
I just sent off the preliminary rules for approval. So in short, the
contest is official now. The contest is already sponsored, but I'm in the
process of getting some additional prizes to offer the winner. BTW, the winner
will recieve a VERY nice award on the same level as the other IPMS/USA special
awards. And upon approval of the editor, the photo will be printed on the cover
of the IPMS/USA Journal Convention Issue! As I said, there may be some other
goodies added to sweeten the pot, but more on that later.
As soon as all the rules are formalized we will be posting a full blown
web page on the 2003 web site with all the infromation you will need to
compete. So get those cameras clicking! Here's a breif discription as to how
the contest will be run. I clipped it from the web page I've already designed.
<<Here's your opportunity to expand your modeling fun at the 2003
IPMS/USA Nationals. In an effort to expose more people to plastic modeling,
IPMS Metro Oklahoma City is hosting the IPMS/USA Nationals first model
photography contest. If you wish to have a lot of fun in conjunction with the
great hobby of plastic modeling, read on!
Photographers will NOT judge the contest. We want this to be FUN!
ANYTHING goes! Any modeling subject is fair game, but must adhere to the few
simple rules below. You can use any type of camera (digital or film), film,
computer program, background, lighting etc. Black and white or color, your
call! If you feel your entry looks best in black and white, go for it. Your
imagination is the only restriction! Obviously, the more innovative your
photograph, the more likely it will get more votes. The general public as well
as the convention entrants will select the winner. In short, everybody has a
vote. If the photograph looks good to you, then that's who gets your vote!
UNLIMITED ENTRIES! Enter as many as you want.>>
I hope to see everyone in OKC come July.
2003 IPMS/USA Convention Chairman
OKC in 2003!