Coulee Con 2023 Miniature Painting Contest
Attention all mini painters! The Driftless Area War Gamers are proud to present the second annual DAWG Show at Coulee Con 2023! Here is the Judge's Rubric: DAWG Show Rubric v2.1
Saturday, August 19th
Must have a 2023 Coulee Con badge in order to participate. All proceeds will be donated to the Coulee Region Humane Society.
Voting for People’s Choice award opens to all Coulee Con attendees at noon and closes at 5 pm in order to tabulate the votes. Awards will be announced at 6 pm. Each entry will receive a bronze, silver, or gold token based on their individual score. Best in Class award winners will receive a display plaque, and will be eligible to be chosen for the Best in Show award.
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.
Each entry will receive a bronze, silver, or gold token based on their individual painting score. Separate scales are used for models such as vehicles/ mechs/ busts that are traditionally presented without a base, as they will only have 20 available points instead of 25.
The highest ranked model in each category will receive a display plaque proclaiming their painting prowess. Judges will vote in the event of tied point rankings. Participants are only allowed one entry per category, but are encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories as a single painter is allowed to win more than one Best in Class award. Furthermore, the submissions that attain this rank will form the judge’s voting pool for the Best in Show award!
The top three award winners will receive monetary prizes as well, courtesy of our hosts at Coulee Con. Their descriptions are provided below. Please note that while a single artist may win multiple categories at the “Best in Class” level, they are only ever eligible to receive one of the monetary prizes in the interest of showcasing more of our talented local artists.
Young Pup ($20): The highest ranked entry submitted by an artist who is 15 years old or younger. If you’re new to painting and don’t have any models at home to enter, we highly suggest taking part in the ~free~ Paint and Take events on Friday and Saturday. In order to give as many young painters the chance to participate as possible, Young Pup submissions will be allowed past the regular 2 pm cut off time up until the Paint and Take tables close on Saturday.
Best in Show ($40): Our team of judges will select their top choice from among the Best in Class award winners, giving deference to the results of the People’s Choice award. Returning judges this year will include Scott Barr, Megan Johnson, and Katie Pickel, headed up by our 2022 Coulee Con crowd favorite artist, Paul Hanson! Submissions must be received before 2 pm on Saturday to qualify for this award.
People’s Choice ($40): People of the Con, unite! Cast your vote for your favorite model on display, and maybe while you’re checking out everyone’s hard work please consider making a donation to the Coulee Region Humane Society as well in support of the amazing work they do as well! Voting begins at noon and is open until 5 pm to give the judges time to tabulate the votes before awards are announced at 6 pm.
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