Contest

Vancouver Train Expo Model Contest
For the 2018 Vancouver Train Expo, we are adding a new contest for those interested. Since railways form a large part of the history and ongoing development of Metro Vancouver, to celebrate this we are inviting people to create either a diorama or module for a layout that is themed on railways in Metro Vancouver. We have many things to choose from, e.g. CP Rail facilities, CN facilities, SRY facilities, Skytrain, West Coast Express, and many waterfront terminals served by rail. These suggestions are not the only possibilities. It is suggested that photos be used to support the theme, as not everyone will be able to recognize the site, especially if an earlier timeframe is the basis for modelling (BC Electric anyone?)
There are two categories: diorama, or module
A diorama will be limited to the size of 12” x 24” (maximum), and will be displayed on a set of tables with the other entries in this category with an identifying number.
A module for one of the exhibitor’s layouts is also eligible, and will be part of the second category of display. Size will be relevant to the exhibition layout.
If included in an attending layout as a module, it will be identified with a number for voting by the attending public
Voting will be over the two days of the show, and all entries must be in the show hall no later than Friday November 9th
There will be two awards: one judged by the attending public and one by an NMRA panel.
The winner(s) will be announced on Sunday afternoon before the show ends. Modellers do not have to be present to win
Prizes are yet to be determined…
Expressions of interest to participate in the contest need to be relayed to Phil Breden at The Creative Manager no later than July 31st so as to be included in the judging
Vancouver Train Expo “Best in Show”
Returning this year will be the Peoples’ Choice Award for overall best in show as voted by the attending public. In addition to this, we will have another Best in Show category which will be for scale layouts only, and will be judged by a panel made up from the NMRA 7 th Division Executive. Criteria will include: craftsmanship, track layout, operability, realism, scenery, rolling stock, and more.