National Airfix Aeronautical Model Engineering Competition 2019 Celebrating Singapore Bicentennial Asia Aviation


Rules & Regulations

1) Eligibility
  1. There is a handling fee of S$10 per entry for this competition.
  2. Each model must be submitted with a duly completed online entry form.
  3. Each entry form must be attached with an original printed receipt issued by [Hobby Bounties or High Planes Models] for purchases made within 12 months prior to the date of the competition. The receipt must be for a value of no less than $50. [In the case of entries for the Inter-school category (as defined below), the receipt must be for a value of no less than $20.]
  4. Model must be built, painted and finished by the person whose name and signature is on the accompanying entry form.
  5. Entries which have been entered in any past competitions including but not limited to the NATIONAL AIRFIX AERONAUTICAL MODEL ENGINEERING COMPETITION will not be accepted for submission for this competition. The organizers reserve the right to reject any model submitted
  6. There are two sections for entries: the Aircraft Section, covering any model of a flying vehicle; and the Open Section, covering any other non-aircraft model kit in the Airfix/FROG/HiPM range of model kits.
  7. There are 3 categories of completed models in the Aircraft Section being contested, and they are:
    1. Master Class category – entries submitted by modelers who have won 1st to 3rd prizes in the Senior category of previously held NATIONAL AIRFIX AERONAUTICAL MODEL ENGINEERING COMPETITION, and any professional modelers. For the purposes of these Rules & Regulations, the term “professional modelers” shall mean and include persons who receive remuneration or compensation in connection with the building, construction, painting, finishing and other such work on plastic scale models, whether on commission or salaried basis.
    2. Senior category – for modelers age 17 and above, as at 20th Jun 2019. but does not include those who are registered under the Master Class category.
    3. Inter-school category – for modelers age 16 and below as at 20th Jun 2019 [excluding those in Master Class category].
  8. There are 3 categories of completed models being contested in the Open Section, and they are:
    1. Master Class category – entries submitted by modelers who have won 1st to 3rd prizes in the Senior category of previously held NATIONAL AIRFIX AERONAUTICAL MODEL ENGINEERING COMPETITION, and any professional modelers. For the purposes of these Rules & Regulations, the term “professional modelers” shall mean and include persons who receive remuneration or compensation in connection with the building, construction, painting, finishing and other such work on plastic scale models, whether on commission or salaried basis.
    2. Senior category – for modelers age 17 and above, as at the Competition Submission Date. but does not include those who are registered under the Master Class category.
    3. Inter-school category – for modelers age 16 and below as at the Competition Submission Date [excluding those in Master Class category].
  9. All entries must be delivered between 12pm to 8pm from 20th - 21st Jun 2019 to Air Force Museum, 400 Airport Road Singapore 534234.
  10. Entries should be submitted in person by the modeler whose name and signature appears on the respective entry form.
  11. Submissions will no longer be accepted after 8pm on 21st Jun 2019, and in the event of any dispute as to timing the decision of the [submissions administrator] is final and no discussions, correspondence or appeals on this will be entertained.
  12. The organizers reserve the right to reject and refuse to register any model submitted.
2) Contest
  1. Entries once submitted and registered will be handled only by judges and designated officials as required for all purposes related to the competition, including but not limited table placement, judging and movement of the model entries. AT NO TIME AFTER SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION WILL MODELS BE HANDLED BY ANY OTHER PERSONS. IF SO HANDLED, THE MODEL ENTRY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED. Model entries may only be handled by persons other than judges and designated officials after 3:30 pm on the date of the prize presentation.
  2. Judging will commence at 8pm on Competition Judging Day. No one other than judges, administrators and assistants may be present in the competition hall.
  3. Entries will be judged based the following basis:

    Airfix Competition Judging Definitions
    • Basic Construction: this is defined as the building of the entry e.g. are the gaps filled up, seams removed,
    • Basic Painting: this is defined as the quality of the finished paint job , and if it is in the correct colours for that role and theatre of operation.
    • Basic Finishing: this is defined as the overall completeness of the entry in terms of appearance: does it have rigging, are the decals on straight?
    • Conversion : this is defined as work carried out to change the original kit so that it is substantially different to the original e.g. single-seater converted to two-seater. This can be kit-bashing, scratch-building, etc.
    • Modification: this is defined as work carried out to improve a kit or kit part e.g. dropped flaps, canted rudder, opened canopy, opened gun bays, folded wings.
    • Creativity: is there an innovative trick or technique to achieve the finished entry e.g. kitchen foil for bare metal finish
    • Gutsiness : this is defined as building a difficult kit, or doing a difficult paint scheme, or doing a difficult modification or conversion e.g. all panels opened, or opened cockpit.
    • Realism: this is defined as how accurate this compares to the real aircraft or setting (historically), showing off oil leaks, streaks, exhaust stains, whether the finished model is correct for that version and role and markings.
    • Others: these will be additional to the model e.g. using a diorama to create an appealing setting where the aircraft is operating. The same criteria above will be applied and the additional together with the model will be treated as a whole, so more things means possibly more points (or more penalties).
    • Entries of Airfix/FROG/HiPM model kits will be given an additional 2 points.
  1. ALL JUDGES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL and no appeals, discussions, arguments, correspondence, or demands for a recount will be entertained.
  2. Entries will be on display for public viewing from 10am onwards from 20th - 22nd June 2019. Prize presentation will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday 22nd Jun 2019.
  3. Organisers will not be liable for any loss or damage to any models that occur during the whole period of the event.
3) Prize Presentation
  1. The prize presentation ceremony will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday, 22nd Jun 2019 at the Air Force Museum.
  2. In Master and Senior Class categories, there will be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize, and 5 commendations.
  3. Open category – 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes (trophies)
  4. In the Inter-school category, there will be the following prizes:

    1st Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize, 9 commendation prizes, most creative model, best Airfix model, Judges’ choice

    All interschool entries will require each student come to do a 10-minute presentation on what they learnt on the aircraft they built, and what they learnt from the modelling process.

    Prizes for Each Category

    1. Aircraft Masterclass category
      1st prize – trophy, gifts, and $200 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      2nd prize – trophy, gifts, and $100 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      3rd prize – trophy, gifts, and $50 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      4th – 8th, Certificates of Commendation, with [$10] gift Hobby Bounties (Katong) Voucher
    2. Aircraft Senior category
      1st prize – trophy, gifts, and $150 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      2nd prize – trophy, gifts, and $100 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      3rd prize – trophy, gifts, and $50 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      4th – 8th, Certificates of Commendation, with [$10] gift Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
    3. Aircraft Inter-school category – for modelers age 16 and below.
      1st Prize – trophy, gifts and $150 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      2nd Prize – trophy, gifts and $100 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      3rd Prize – trophy, gifts and $50 Hobby Bounties (Katong) voucher
      9 commendation prizes
      Most creative model
      Best Airfix model
      Judges’ choice
    4. Open category – 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes (trophies)

  5. Prize winners must collect back their prize entries after 3:30pm following the prize presentation. All modelers must collect back their entries by 5pm on prize presentation day. All entries submitted which are not collected back within the stipulated collection period will be disposed of in any manner deemed fit at the sole discretion of the organizers and no discussions, correspondence or appeals will be entertained.
  6. Participants agree that by entering this competition, they acknowledge and confirm their consent and agreement for their names, their model entries, and photographs of themselves and/or their model entries to be used in advertising, marketing and other promotional activities conducted by the organizers.