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Warhammer 40k: 2021 Quarter 2 Painting Competition Runs April 29th through June 30th
In the grim darkness of the 3rd millennium, there are only stay at home orders. Working from home and social distancing has kept humanity from convening to play with their toys together. So, in order to overcome this, mankind has decided to hobby... together… separately… Entry Fees
$5 for entering into only ONE category
$9 if you enter into TWO categories
$12 if you enter all three!
Prize Primary Categories
Best “Hero” - Character models with the “Infantry” or "Biker" keyword. HQs and Elites. No Monsters or Vehicles or Titans. AoS characters with “Mounts” or on foot are allowed.
Best Vehicle or Monster - “Vehicle” or “Monster” keyword. Units of Vehicle or Monsters are allowed ; IG Tank Squadrons, Killa Kans, Sentinels, etc. Character Monsters and Vehicles are also allowed! Nothing with the “Titanic” Keyword.
Best Titan or Terrain Feature - I heard some folks wanted to paint big stuff. So, this category is for anything with the “Titanic” Keyword or other big stuff that works for 40k. This includes terrain and maybe even display boards.
Any models from the Warhammer 40k range, Age of Sigmar range, or suitable proxies for either are allowed. 3D Printed Models are allowed. ALSO: If you have a cool mini for a non GW game that you want to paint that fits into one of the above categories I say go for it. We could all use some exposure to new game systems.
If you have any questions about what model(s) can be used in each category, reach out to Bryan Byers for clarification.
NOTE: No models from one category can be used as part of an entry in one of the other categories (I don’t think any of the categories overlap but still, no doubling up.)
Prize Secondary Categories (if we get enough entry fees to support more prizes)
(TBD) If enough folks want to participate, I’ll think of another cool prize to give out.
Prizes will be issued in the form of an Atomic Empire gift card.
We will do our best to keep the prize support breakdown updated throughout the event.
There will be a judging council that will judge the entries at the end of the event. We will try to make sure the judges are from outside the event and our local group. However, if any of the judges have entered in the competition, they cannot vote for their own entries for any reason.
Since we don’t want people entering models they painted years ago, we will require a minimum 3 photos be sent to Bryan for each entry:
A selfie of yourself with the pre-painted/completed model you are entering (You and the sprues or you and the built model or you and the built/primed model) Note: it cannot be a photo of you and the box for the model.
A selfie of yourself and the completed and painted model.
Any number of photos of the completed and painted model The first 2 images will just be used as proof that you built and completed this project. The image(s) for number 3 will be used for judging the entries.
If you are super opposed to taking selfies, pictures will be accepted of your models resting on a sleeping cat or other pet.
Let Bryan know if you have any questions about how to enter or submit photos.
You can enter at any time after this posting by signing up on the Atomic Empire site and sending Bryan the picture of you with the project(s) you’ll be working on. This will run until the end of June, so please be sure to have your entry photos sent to him by June 30th at midnight eastern or we won’t be able to accept your entry. Judging will take place the following week and prizes will be announced then. Please register on the Atomic Empire website well in advance of the final submission date so we can figure out prize categories.
Questions and submissions can be sent to Bryan Byers on Facebook, Byers Warhammer on Facebook, and/or email@example.com. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Quarter Two Painting Contest” in the subject line.
ALSO: If you need some motivation to paint or just want to talk 40k, we do a virtual Hobby Hangout twice a week via Google Hangouts. Our usual times are Sundays starting at noon and Tuesdays starting at 7pm. We’re usually on for a few hours or more but feel free to come and go as you please. Links are shared via the Warhammer 40k at Atomic Empire Facebook page but can also be sent directly upon request.