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Rules for MAFVA Nationals Competition

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We introduced and implemented a new set of rules for the 2017 MAFVA National’s Competition.

MAFVA Nationals judging is now based on the open system. This means each and every model is
judged on its own merit, based on our established criteria for gold, silver, and bronze…judging is
not on a comparison with other models in the contest. There can be more than one of each type of
award per category.
For example, if there are three models of equal merit in a category and the judges agree that all
are gold material then all three models will be awarded golds. On the other hand if the judges feel
there are no gold-caliber models in a category then none will be awarded. That goes for silver and
bronze as well. There can be multiple awards or no awards given in a category depending on the
judges’ discretion.
The open system is fairer to modelers and minimises disappointment and disputes.

If you intend to enter the next competition please read the new rules in advance. They can be downloaded here as a PDF document and opened in Adobe Acrobat or a similar program. This document also includes definitions of classes and helpful hints for competitors and judges.

If you wish to become a judge, steward or registration officer for the next contest please contact Natscomp.mafva@gmail.com.

John Paulding, Chief Adjudicator. MAFVA National’s Competition


Competition Classes

JUNIOR CLASSES  (Juniors are those aged 16 or under on the day of the competition judging.)

Class 1 – Junior (any scale) Vehicle, artillery piece or diorama – MAFVA members only

Class 2 – Junior (any scale) Vehicle, artillery piece or diorama – All comers

Class 3 – Junior (any scale) Figure, bust or group of figures – All comers

SENIOR CLASSES

Small Scale

Class 4 – Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle. Small scale – 1:49 and smaller. Standard Kit – World War II and earlier (In service Aug.1945 or earlier)

Class 5 – Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle. Small scale – 1:49 and smaller. Standard Kit – Post World War II

Class 6 – Vehicles other than Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle. Small scale – 1:49 and smaller. Standard Kit – World War II and earlier (In service Aug.1945 or earlier)

Class 7 – Vehicles other than Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle. Small scale – 1:49 and smaller. Standard Kit – Post World War II

Class 8 – Any Military Vehicle. Small scale – 1:49 and smaller. Conversion or Scratch Built. – Any era.

Class 9 – Small scale – 1:49 and smaller – Vignette

Class 10 – Small scale – 1:49 and smaller – Diorama small Scale

Large Scale

Class 11 – Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle. Large scale – 1:48 and larger Standard Kit – World War II and earlier (In service Aug.1945 or earlier)

Class12 – Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle. Large scale – 1:48 and larger Standard Kit – Post World War II

Class 13 – Vehicles other than Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle. Large scale – 1:48 and larger. Standard Kit – World War II and earlier (In service Aug.1945 or earlier)

Class 14 – Vehicles other than Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle. Large scale – 1:48 and larger. Standard Kit – Post World War II

Class 15 – Large scale – 1:48 and larger Conversion or Scratch Built. – Any era.

Class 16 – Large scale – 1:48 and larger – Vignette

Class 17- Large scale – 1:48 and larger – Diorama

Artillery  An artillery piece – including missiles – with or without towing vehicle or transporter. Tank turret static positions included in this class. Also includes self propelled guns and ‘tank hunters’ (e.g. Stug, JagTiger etc. and self propelled guns such as the M107). Self propelled guns with a capability of traversing the main armament through a full 360 degrees will be judged in the appropriate Tank/Tracked fighting vehicle class.

Class 18 – small scale – 1:49 and smaller – Artillery

Class 19 – large scale – 1:48 and larger – Artillery

Any Scale

Class 20 – any scale – Miscellaneous – Entries by MAFVA members not covered by other classes. Ie. Armoured trains. Air Cushion Vehicles, Aerosans, plus aircraft and boats. Also includes fantasy and non military vehicles. “Paper Panzers’ and similar non production ‘What ifs’ are included in this class.

Class 21 – any scale – Open Class – any scale – Open to all comers

Class 22 – any scale – Figure or group of figures – any scale – Open to all comers

The final decision of which class to place a model into lies with the modeler. There may be more than one option. (E.g. ‘Tank/tracked vehicle’ or ‘conversion’. ‘Single vehicle’ (on a base) or ‘Vignette’. It is left to the modeler to decide on how he/she wishes the model to be marked).

Models placed in the wrong class will be judged according the criteria of the class they have been placed in, which may or may not affect their total marks.

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