Privateer Press Gen Con 2012 Formula P3 Grandmaster Painting Competition Rules

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Are you a master of the brush? Can you execute perfect blends and life-like highlights? Test your skills and prove your mettle against some of the best miniatures painters in the world in the Formula P3 Grandmaster Painting Competition at Gen Con!

Here's how to enter.

Show up at Gen Con Indy, fill out an entry form at the Privateer Press booth, and drop off your entries on Thursday starting at 10:00 a.m., anytime Friday or Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. All entries must be received by Saturday, August 18, 2012 by 11:00 a.m.

The Categories & Prizes

Warjack/Warbeast
A single light or heavy warjack or warbeast.
1st Place Prize: $500 US

Warrior Model
A single trooper, solo, warlock, or warcaster.
1st Place Prize: $500 US

Battlegroup
A warcaster/journeyman and 2–5 warjacks or a warlock/lesser warlock and 2–5 warbeasts. Solos attached to the warcaster/warlock are permitted.
1st Place Prize: $500 US

Unit
A unit of at least the minimum number of models allowed and no more than the maximum number of models allowed. Unit Attachments and Weapon Attachments may be included.
1st Place Prize: $500 US

Diorama
A scene from the Iron Kingdoms, made up of components that do not exceed 12" wide x 12" tall x 12" deep.
1st Place Prize: $500 US

Massive Model
A battle engine or colossal.
1st Place Prize: $500 US

Grandmaster
Selected from the winners of the above categories.
Grand Prize: $2,000 US

The Grandmaster will win $2,500 US: $2,000 US for the Grand Prize and $500 for the category that qualifies him or her.

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Awards

Each entry in the competition will be judged based on its own merit irrespective of the other entries and categories. Judges may award a gold, silver, or bronze medal based solely on the quality of the entry. For example, in a category with 30 entries, there might be 4 gold, 5 silver, 13 bronze, and 8 entries with no award.

We feel this system enables participants to judge the progress of their work from year to year without regard to what other competitors may enter. This also ensures each entry is recognized for the individual effort of the contestant despite his or her entry being in a category with an abundance of entries.

There will be an overall winner for each category selected from the models that earned a gold medal.

The title of Grandmaster will be awarded to one entry, the best piece in the competition, selected from the overall winners of each of the five categories.

Rules

All entries must be Privateer Press miniatures. Conversions and scratch-building is allowed but must fall within the scope and atmosphere of the Iron Kingdoms game. Resin bases and hobby miniature terrain accessories, including but not limited to brass etched parts, resin columns, grass tufts, flock, and pre-made trees made by third party companies who do market and/or promote table top miniature games are allowed. Entries containing terrain/accessories from other miniature gaming companies will result in a disqualification.

All entries must be modeled and painted by the person entering. The person entering must personally hand in the entry at the specified time. Entries must also be collected from the display case at the specified time. Any entries not collected by the end of the show automatically become the property of Privateer Press.

All entries must be accompanied by the appropriate entry form. The form must be filled out correctly and clearly. Competitors will be issued a numbered ticket when they hand in their miniatures. In order to collect their entry at the end of the show, competitors must present this ticket and a valid ID in person.

Competitors can enter each category only once. However, competitors can enter as many of the categories as they choose.

All entries must be presented on the appropriate size base for which the model was designed, but extra scenic details may be added. Models presented as part of a diorama do not require bases.

While every care possible will be taken with the entries, Privateer Press will not be responsible for any damage or loss that might occur while the miniatures are in their care.

Privateer Press has the right to photograph the competition entries and to publish photographs on the web or in print.

Privateer Press reserves the right to refuse entry to any competitor with or without cause. Privateer Press staff and family are not eligible to enter.

Cash winnings are subject to all state, local, and federal laws. Winnings will be paid in US Dollars with a US check.

The judges’ decisions are final in all cases.

Winners Announced at 5:00 PM Saturday August 18th, 2012 at Gen Con Indy!