Coulee Con 2022


The Driftless Area War Gamers are inviting miniature painters of the region to participate in Coulee Con 2022’s miniature painting contest! Showcase the art of miniature painting with your finest work(s)! Whether you paint miniatures for wargames, role playing games, or for display pieces–this is an opportunity to showcase your skills, meet fellow artists, and win prizes!


Miniatures will be entered into the contest from 8am until 11am. Miniatures entered will be photographed from 11am until 12pm. Miniatures will be displayed publicly from 12pm until 6:45pm. Announcement of winners and prizes will be at 7pm. Cash entry fees will be used to cover the cost of the commemorative trophies; proceeds beyond this cost will be donated to Coulee Region Humane Society.


This year’s contest has three categories:

Additionally, Artists 15 years old and younger qualify for the Young Pup Award.

Each Category has two Classes, Small and Large. The definitions of a miniature’s size are as follows: - Small miniatures are defined as being no larger than 3.5 inches horizontally and vertically. - Any miniature larger than 3.5 inches either horizontally or vertically will be entered into the Large Class. Measurements of the miniature are being made on the primary body of the miniature; weapons, radio antennas, banners, etc. will not constitute the height of the miniature. Multiple miniature entries, such as a squad of soldiers, will be entered into the Large Class. The DAWG judges will have the final decision over any ambiguously sized miniatures.



  1. Miniatures must be appropriate for display at Coulee Con. Coulee Con is a family event, Please contact DAWG with any questions; DAWG reserves the right to reject a miniature if it is deemed inappropriate for display at Coulee Con. Entries must adhere to guidelines in the Coulee Con Attendance Policies
  2. All entrants to the Painting Contest must have a Saturday or Weekend badge to Coulee Con.
  3. One submission per entrant per category and class will be accepted.
  4. By submitting any entry into this competition, you agree that Coulee Gamers, Inc. may, but is not required to, display your entry online or any other media in connection with this competition. You agree to grant Coulee Gamers, Inc. an irrevocable non-exclusive licence to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format, and sub-license any image submitted as an entry to this competition.
  5. DAWG and Coulee Con will gather the following information from each entrant to the competition:
    • First Name and First Initial of Surname
    • Phone Number
    • Home Town
    • Name of Miniature(s) and company/game of origin. Entrants can opt to have this information not be shared publicly. Phone numbers will not be shared publicly, and will only be used to contact an Entrant if needed.
  6. Entrants must retrieve their entries by 9pm on Saturday, August 20th. Entries will be supervised during the process of the competition, from when they are entered, when they are photographed, displayed, and judged. Members of DAWG will work to ensure the safety of entries during the competition, ultimately DAWG and Coulee Con cannot be held liable for damaged or lost entries. If miniatures are not claimed by 9pm on Saturday, they will be moved to the Coulee Con registration desk and can be claimed from Coulee Con Staff. Miniatures not claimed by the end of Coulee Con (Sunday 5pm) will become the property of Coulee Gamers, Inc.

DAWG Contact Information: