Wings & Wheels Modelers, in an attempt to
further recognize good modelers and encourage promising
ones, will use an Open System to
judge entries in many categories during ValleyCon (see the category list).
System does not represent a fixed number of First,
Second, and Third Place awards. In traditional competition some categories may be overloaded with
excellent work, causing a high quality piece to receive
nothing. The opposite may happen with categories
with few entiries, allowing a mediocre model to take top
The Open System
eliminates this and levels the
competition across categories by judging each entry on
its own merits. No entry wins an award at the expense
of another. Therefore the
number of of awards will vary and support the
goal of no deserving model will go unrewarded.
System competition an exhibit (one or multiple entries
from a single competitor) is judged on its own merit of
workmanship and modeling skill. It is not judged
against other exhibits in the competition.
A jury of three
Operational Judges and one Head Judge will be used to
determine the award (if any) for each exhibit based on the
QUALITY of an entry in that exhibit. This is determined
using the following five criteria as a guideline.
It is recognized that Judges are people complete with
their own bias, skills and expectations. Judging
cannot be dictated, hence the use of guidelines to
provide some level of guidance. The follow are in
no particular order or importance, but all are a factor.
SYSTEM CRITERIA FOR USE IN AWARD
|1. Degree of
|4. Paintintg Skills
Presentation and overall effect
The Judging is
broken into three phases, The Selection Phase, the
Scoring Phase and the Tallying Phase. The three Judges will each participate in
the first two phases while the Head Judge does the
PHASE ONE - SELECTION: If there is more than one entry
in the modeler's exhibit, the
three Judges decide as a group which
entry is the best piece. This, then, will be the
judged piece for the entire exhibit.
PHASE TWO - SCORING: The three Judges
now work independent of each other and score the
selected piece between 0 and 4. The Judges may not
consult or compare notes but may consult with the Head
PHASE THREE - TALLYING: Judges submit
their scores to the Head Judge for tallying.
Scores are combined for a maximum of 12 points.
The three judges will not
participate in the this and will have no
idea of the award value until the medals
are presentation at the end of the show.
|Gold Medal value
-- 11 - 12 points
Silver Medal value
-- 8 - 10 points
Bronze Medal value
-- 5 - 7 points
Achievement value -- 1 - 4 points