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AMPS 2021 International Show

Thu Apr 29, 2021 to Sat May 1, 2021
Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA

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 This Year's Show Theme

A military involved in mechanized armed conflict isn’t able to do its job without the ability to move arms, troops, materials, and supplies. If it hauls, moves, or transports supplies, vehicles or people your entry is eligible for the 2021 theme if it meets the qualifications. Qualifying entries must be in the act of moving, hauling, or transporting to be eligible.

Examples of entries that qualify for this theme:

  • Trucks with gear/troops/supplies on the vehicle
  • Jeeps or trucks or tracked vehicles pulling trailers or guns
  • Halftracks with gear and troops on the vehicle
  • Prime movers pulling an artillery piece
  • Tank transporters with a vehicle or tank on its trailer
  • Rail cars with a mechanized military load on its cars
  • A tank with infantry riding on it (must be more than four infantry)

Examples of entries that DO NOT qualify for this theme:

  • Tank with gear in a bustle rack or on the engine deck (classified as crew gear for the theme)
  • Truck with no supplies or infantry in its cargo area
  • Tank transport with nothing on its trailer
  • Dozer or engineer vehicle not on a trailer
  • Empty personnel carrier with no infantry riding on or inside of it
  • Tank towing another tank (classified as a recovery for the theme)
  • Tank retriever towing a tank (classified as a recovery for the theme)
  • Purpose built rocket launchers on vehicles

 Whether or not an entry at the 2021 show qualifies is the final decision of the AMPS head judge. If a ramrod or assistant chief judge questions the entry’s eligibility they will contact the head judge for a final decision. We can’t provide every example for this theme but this should make it clear what the parameters are. If you have a question about the theme please contact the Chief Judge, David Vickers, through the AMPS website.

 AMPS Judging Principles

AMPS created a unique system to both judge the model and honor the modeler for artistic achievement and historical accuracy. It is a peer evaluation and mentoring and not a performance critique by experts. The system groups modelers that have similar skill levels and talents and rates the model in relation to the ability of the modeler rather than against the work of another modeler. The skill levels are Junior, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Master.

Each model is reviewed and evaluated on its own merits and never compared to another one. Established criteria determine the scoring of the model and qualify the modeler for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Each model is judged by a team of judges that score the model independently and the lowest score among the team is dropped. Constructive feedback is provided that sets a path to becoming a better, more skilled modeler.

Read more about the AMPS judging principles here.

 Entry Fees

Registration fees

Current Adult AMPS Members:
No charge USD for 1 to 3 model entries.  No charge USD additional one-time fee for all additional models entered.
Renewing Adult AMPS Members:
(you must have an AMPS member ID to qualify)
No charge USD for one year AMPS Membership renewal and Show Registration with 1 to  3 models entries.  No charge USD additional one-time fee for all additional models entered.
New Adult AMPS Members:
No charge USD for a new one year AMPS Membership and Show Registration with 1 to  3 models entries.  No charge USD additional one-time fee for all additional models entered.
Junior Modelers:
(AMPS Membership is not required)
No charge USD for all model entries.
No charge USD for a new or renewed one year AMPS Membership and all model entries.
 

Walk-in Fees:

(non-contestant) covers the entire event
Adults:
No charge USD.
Spouse and up to 3 children of entrant:
No charge USD.
Youth (7 to 17):
No charge USD.
Child (under 7):
Must be accompanied by an adult
No charge USD.

 Directions

Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23606 USA

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Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23606 USA
+1 866-329-1758

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