Shropshire Scale Modellers

Club Competition—Rules & Dates

Competition Rules


All entries must be the work of the club member named on the entry form.


All entries (except entries in the Best of Best competition), must be a new build that has not been displayed before.

Members may have only one entry in each competition (excluding the Best of the Best competition).


Members cannot vote for their own models.


Entries must comply with the competition theme, where one is specified.


Models may be displayed on a plain base no longer than 1.5 times the size of the model’s largest plan dimension.  Flat, homogeneous ground cover (for example scatter material to represent short grass), is permissible under the definition of ‘plain’.  The base may also accommodate a maximum of one figure (or other small ancillary item), to indicate scale.  Anything more than the above will be classed as a diorama and will not be permitted in certain competitions (as indicated in the timetable).


Any diorama base should be no more than 500mm by 500mm, unless previously agreed with the Competition Secretary.


The Memorial Trophy competition commemorates all the members that we have lost over the years.  The winner will receive a suitably engraved memorial trophy which they will keep.


To be eligible to enter the Christmas competition, a member must have entered at least two previous competitions in that year.


Entry to the Best of the Best competition will be limited to the winning models from the competitions held since the last Best of the Best competition.  The purpose is to select the Club’s entry into the IPMS Branch competition at SMW (subject to conditions).


The competition secretary will be responsible for keeping a record of who has entered each competition.




Competition Dates 2022



Dioramas Allowed


23rd Feb

February comp



20th Apr

April comp

and swapping of ‘Random Kits’



29th Jun

Memorial Trophy comp


The Sixties’

Subjects manufactured during the 1960s

24th Aug

August comp



21st Sep

Random Kit’ comp


Restricted to swapped ‘Random Kits’

5th Oct

Best of the Best comp



19th Oct

October comp



14th Dec

Christmas comp