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Micro-Mark is pleased to announce our fourth annual Model Challenge; a skill, detail and creativity-based contest celebrating the art of model ship building. See contest details below.

For our 4th annual Micro-Mark Model Challenge, build a wooden model of any vessel in any scale and make it your own

Whether you are just starting your journey as a model ship and boat builder or you are a seasoned nautical model craftsman, your contest entry should display solid modeling skills, creativity and attention to detail, and must be constructed primarily of wood. In order to submit your contest entry by the June 1, 2022 deadline, we strongly recommend you start with a beginner-level or intermediate-level kit, new or vintage, from any manufacturer.

With origins dating back to ancient Egypt when the Pharaohs commissioned wooden models to be built in preparation for the construction of fleets and pleasure boats, wooden models are the stuff of legacy; one-of-a-kind creations that become prized heirlooms which are passed down through generations. We recognize that constructing wooden models takes a special kind of builder with a special set of skills. What you build and how you build it is up to you. Your craftsmanship, creativity and execution is what will set you apart from the rest. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1,000.00 Gift Certificate redeemable at Micro-Mark and a custom recognition plaque, plus, your contest-winning model could be featured on a Micro-Mark catalog cover. No purchase is necessary to win. Now start building!

Official Contest Information

Dates: Submissions can begin immediately, and must be received by June 1, 2022, by 11:59 PM ET.

Who Can Enter: Individuals, groups and clubs can enter the contest; however, only one prize will be awarded.

How to Enter: Using the email link provided below, all contestants must submit his/her name, complete mailing address (no P.O. boxes, please), daytime phone number and email address along with photographic images and a short video of the model(s) to be entered in the contest. Entries must include at least four good-quality images of each model, showing all sides. You may provide additional images showing specific details as well. Entries must also include a short live-action video clip of the model showing all sides. Feel free to provide a brief description of the build explaining any special features, details, etc. included in the model. You may enter as many models as you wish, but submit each model as a separate entry.

Judging: Micro-Mark's expert modelers will be judging the contest in conjunction with special guest Lead Judge Marc Mosko, owner and founder of Model Expo, producers of the world-renowned Model Shipways line of exceptional wood model kits. Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to, construction techniques, craftsmanship, creativity, application of paint and overall attention to detail. Images and video submitted must be well-lit, sharply focused and, when possible, placed on a neutral background to qualify.

Announcement of Winner: The name of the contest winner and the winning model will be announced by August 31, 2022.

No Purchase Necessary to Enter this Contest

Purchase does not enhance chance of winning. This contest is void where prohibited. Individuals and groups are eligible to enter the contest. No employee or relative of an employee of Scientific Models, Inc. or Micro-Mark is eligible to win. By entering, the contestant agrees to allow Scientific Models and Micro-Mark to use the name of the winner and images of the winning model.

The winner might be subject to US taxes and will receive a 1099 tax form. The odds of winning depend on the number and quality of submissions received.

The winner must be prepared to deliver the actual contest-winning model to Micro-Mark for photography, or to otherwise make the model available for professional photography should it be deemed necessary to do so. The model will be returned to the winner.

A physical address is required for a submission to be valid. No P.O. boxes, please.

Additional rules and conditions may apply.



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