A feature of the WASMEx event is the WA Scale Modelling Championship. This is an opportunity for all modelers to show off their work and to perhaps even pick up an award. The hundreds of models on the tables make for a stunning display of modelling craftsmanship.
Models must be entered in one of a number of set categories and according to the competition rules. Each entry must be the sole work of the entrant (unless entered in Category 14 - Co-operative build) and are generally based upon a plastic kit set, although there are exceptions such as scratchbuilds or wooden kits. Before you bring along your models for entry you should make sure that you have read and understood the WASMEx Competition Categories and Rules and Conditions of Entry. Competition Rules and Conditions of Entry
Each model must be entered into a category depending on its subject (e.g. aircraft, tank, car), its scale (e.g. 1/72nd, 1/24th, 1/35th) and the extent of any modifications to the base kit. Scrutineers will be available on the day to assist you if there are any doubts as to the correct category for your entry.
Details on how to enter your models can be found here
If you are under 18 years of age then you may enter one of the categories specifically for your age group. Those modellers who are 12 years of age or younger on the day of the competition may enter the special Junior category. If you are aged between 13 and 17 years inclusive then you may enter one of the Intermediate categories. Any person can enter in a higher age group if they wish.
As of 2024 there is no fee to enter any model into the competition.
As of 2024 each model will be judged against a pre-set criteria of excellence and will be awarded a Gold, Silver, Bronze or 'Did not place' depending on the judge's view of the level of achievement. Gold, Silver and Bronze graded models will each be awarded a medal on the basis of that model's level of achievement. The specific criteria for Gold, Silver and Bronze levels of achievement will be published on this website closer to the event.
Awards and Trophies In addition to awards for models judged best in each category there are a number of special awards and trophies on offer. Best on Show - Judges Choice Peoples Choice (by popular vote) Best Club Display - (by popular vote) Best Junior Entry - The Captain L.F.W Vickridge Memorial Trophy Sponsored by the Vickridge family. Best Australian Subject Best US Navy Subject - The 'Tail-hook trophy' Sponsored by HobbyTech Australia Best RAF Subject Sponsored by the RAF Association Best RAAF Subject Best RAN Subject Best Australian Army Subject Sponsored by Perth RC Models and Hobby
NOTE: A condition of entry to the WASMEx competition and displays is that models may be photographed for later promotional use by WASMEx, including posting to this web site. These images are copyright by WASMEx Inc. and must not be used by anyone else for any purpose, except as allowed by the Copyright Act, without the express written permission of WASMEx Inc