Trophy Sponsorship

We are very happy to announce that all of the "Best Of's" and Theme Awards have been sponsored!  Thank you to everyone who stepped up and helped out with those.  However, we still have LOTS of category sponsorship's available.  

Packages cover an individual category (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) at $85. Clubs and individuals can put a personal mark on the contest by becoming one of our sponsors.  You, or your organization, will be recognized in various ways during the convention and especially during the awards presentation.

There are two easy ways to sponsor a package:

  1. Fill out the attached form, e-mail it to Mike Idacavage at and put a check in the US Mail for the appropriate amount made payable to IPMS/USA.  Send it to:
    2019 IPMS/USA National Convention
    Attn: Contest Chairman
    3670 Clubland Drive
    Marietta, GA 30068-4005
  2. Download and fill out this form, email it to Mike Idacavage at and make the appropriate payment in the IPMS shopping cart at:

The official 2019 list of categories is now available. Click here to see the 2019 Categories. Or see the table below for a list of categories and sponsors

Be sure to list first, second, and third choices!

As always, thank you for your support and contributing to the success of the convention.


The Big Ones


   George Lee Judge's Grand Award     IPMS USA
  Popular Best In Show     Northern VA Modelers
Best In  Class 
  Best Junior     IPMS West Michigan
  Best Aircraft     IPMS Seattle
  Best Military Vehicle     IPMS Seattle
  Best Figure     IPMS Seattle
  Best Ship     Nautical Research Guild
  Best Automotive     IPMS Seattle
  Best Space/SciFi     IPMS Marietta
  Best Diorama     IPMS Seattle
  Best Miscellaneous     Oklahoma Historical Modelers Society
2019 Theme Awards 
  Was It Over When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor?     Chattanooga Scale Modelers
  The Wrecker's Ball     IPMS Marietta
  50 Year's of Apollo     IPMS Huntsville
  Farfegnugen/Fahrvergnugen     High Plains Modelers
  D-Day     Wright Field Scale Modelers
2019 Special Awards 
  Best Use of IPMS USA Convention Special Decals     IPMS USA
  Michael Fritz Award
  Oklahoma Historical Modelers Society
  Blast From the Past     Mike Moore
  Merlin Award     Dr. Kendall Brown
  Outstanding Large Scale 1/32 F-4 Phantom      Mike Rechlicz
  Aircraft 10  Pre-Teen IPMS Middle Tennessee
    11 Teen Centenial IPMS
  Military Vehicles 20 Pre-Teen Red River Modelers
    21 Teen Lakes Region Scale Modelers
  Figures 30 Pre-Teen Mike Schine
    32 Teen Northern VA Modelers
   Ships 40 Pre-Teen IPMS Spruce Goose
    42 Teen  Grand Junction Scale Modelers Assoc.
  Automotive 50 Pre-Teen IPMS Roanoke Valley
    51 Teen Mike Schine
  Diorama 70 Pre-Teen  IPMS Boise
    71 Teen Lakes Region Scale Modelers
  Miscellaneous (inc Gundams) 80 Pre-Teen Mid-Michigan Model Makers
    81 Teen  IPMS Denver – Robert Wolf
  Biplanes 101 1/144 & 1/72 Lincoln Area Modelers Society/Scott Sumsion Chapter
    103A 1/48 & 1/32   IPMS Twin City Aero Historians
    103B 1/48 & 1/32 split Mike Moore
  Small - Single Engine Prop 105A 1/72 Niagara Frontier Chapter
    105B 1/72  split  In memory of Wesley S. Kerr IPMS# 860 KIA 3/21/69
    105C 1/72  split  IPMS Roscoe Turner Chapter
    105D 1/72  split  SCUM-DOGS
    106  1/72  OOB IPMS Houston Texas
    107A 1/48   IPMS Memphis 
    107B 1/48  split  IPMS/NENY
    107C  1/48  split  
    107D 1/48  split `
    107E 1/48 split  
    108 1/48  OOB  IPMS/Mid-Carolina Swamp Fox Modelers
  Medium Prop 111  1/72  Sonoran Desert Model Builders
    113A 1/48  IPMS Patriot Chapter
    113B 1/48 split  IPMS South Orange County Insane Modeling Posse
  Large Prop 115 1/72  Southern Air Craftsmen of Pensacola
    117 1/48  Willow Run Bomber Plant IPMS
  Medium & Large Prop 118 1/72 OOB  Southern Maine Scale Modelers
    120 1/48 OOB Dr. Kendall Brown
  Small Jet 121A 1/72 Chris Bucholtz
    121B 1/72 split IPMS John H. Glenn
    122 1/72 OOB  IPMS Tidewater
    125A 1/48 IPMS Memphis
    125B 1/48 split  Don Harris Memorial
    126 1/48 OOB Skyhawk Association
  Large Jet 129A 1/72
    129B 1/72 split  
    130 1/72 OOB  
    131A 1/48 IPMS Atlanta
    131B 1/48 split IPMS Ft Crook
    132 1/48 OOB  
  1/32 Aircraft 135  Prop Phantom Hobbies
    137  Jet Knoxville Scale Modelers
    138 OOB 32nd Scale Mafia
  1/144 Aircraft  141 Small  IPMS Eagle Squadron
    143 Large IPMS Chicago Sprue Stretchers
    144 OOB  IPMS - Fort Worth Scale Modelers
  Rotary Wing 151 1/144 & 1/72  Huntsville Plastic Modelers' Society
    153 1/48 & 1/32
    154 OOB  
  Civil, Sport, Racing & Air Taxis 157 1/144 & 1/72 Atlanta South Metro - Jim Galloway
    161  1/48 & 1/32 IPMS Western Reserve Chapter
    162 OOB  Dayton Area Plastic Modelers
  Airliners & Airships 163 1/144 IPMS Marietta
    165 1/72,1/48 & 1/32 IPMS Binghamton (NY)
    166 OOB  The Carr Family
  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (civil & Military) 167 all Alamo Squadron
  In Flight (non-dio, gear up, in-flight displays) 175 all Eric Engstrom
  Vacuum-Formed (civil & military) 181 all IPMS/Fremont Hornets!
  Conversions (civil & military) 183 all  IPMS Phoenix, Craig Hewitt
  Scratch-Built (civil & military) 185 all Delaware Scale Modelers
Military Vehicles 
  1/35 Military Vehicles 200A closed top to Korea, Axis, Lt & Med Birmingham Phantom Phlashers
    200B closed top to Korea, Axis, Heavy IPMS Gator Modelers
    200C closed top to Korea, Allied Tennessee Road Warriors
    200D Closed top to Korea, other  Model Creations Unlimited
    201A closed top post Korea, NATO Knoxville Scale Modelers
    201B closed top post Korea, Warsaw Pact & Russian IPMS Las Vegas
    201C closed top post Korea, other  IPMS/Mid Hudson Valley
    206A Open top Axis  IPMS Patriot Chapter
    206B Open top Allied  Hullco
    206C Open top other  IPMS Syracuse
    210  Armored Cars & Halftracks  The Dark Side  
    211 Soft Skins  Frank Locklear
  1/48 Military Vehicles 212 Tracked  IPMS Niagara Frontier Chapter
    213 Wheeled  IPMS Roscoe Turner Chapter
  1/72 Military Vehicles 218A Fully tracked, to Korea, Allied  Northern Virginia Modelers
    218B  Fully tracked, to Korea, Axis  Oregon Mid-Valley Modelers in memory of Jim Woody 

Fully tracked, to Korea, other

 IPMS Plastic Surgeons
    219 Fully tracked post Korea   IPMS Sumter Gamecocks
    220 Armored Cars & Halftracks  The Divine Scale Society
    221 Soft Skins  
  Artillery Pieces 223  All IPMS Atlanta
  Conversions & Scratch built 228 All  IPMS Des Moines / Hawkeye Modelers
  Kit bash conversions 229


 Phillip Cavender
  Multi- or Towed Vehicles (non-diorama) 235 All  Oklahoma Historical Modelers Society
  Out of Box 290A 1/35 closed top, to Korea, Axis  Large Scale Modelers
    290B 1/35 closed top, to Korea, Allied  IPMS Tidewater
    290C 1/35 closed top, other  
    291 1/35 open top  Piedmont Scale Modelers
     292 1/35 Armored Cars & Halftracks  Granite State Modelers
    293 1/35 Soft skins  IPMS Livonia, MI.
    294  1/48 AFVs, open & closed top  IPMS-DC
    295 1/48 Armored cars, Halftracks & Soft skins  IPMS Denver – Robert Wolf
    296 1/72 AFV's, open & closed top  IPMS-DC
    297 1/72 Armored cars, Halftracks & soft skins  
  Dismounted & Mounted 300 53mm & smaller  IPMS Roanoke Valley
  Dismounted 305 Pre-1900  Oklahoma Historical Modelers Society
    306  Post-1900  Minnesota Military Figure Society
  Mounted or with mount 312 All  Lafayette Scale Modelers
  Conversions & Scratch built 317 All Flex-i-File & Alpha abrasives
  Fantasy 322 All  Devil Mountain Modelers
  Science Fiction 324 All IPMS Las Vegas - In Honor of Andy Harlow
  Busts 327 All Three Rivers IPMS
  Aircraft Carriers 400 1/700 New Jersey IPMS
    401 1/350 Atlanta South Metro - Jim Galloway
  Battleships, Battlecruisers & Cruisers 402 1/700 Bathtub Admirals
    403 1/350  
  Destroyers, Escorts, Corvettes & other small ships 404 1/700  IPMS Phoenix, Craig Hewitt
    405 1/350  IPMS Will-Cook
  Sailing 407 All IPMS Alexander Lippisch
  Early Steam & Sail 408 All  
  Submarines 412 1/700  Northern Virginia Modelers
    413 1/350, pre-1946  
    414 1/350, 1946 to present IPMS Ft Crook
    415 1/72 Dr. Michael McFadden
  Boats, Speedboats, Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Patrol Boats 418 All IPMS George Preddy
  Conversions & Scratch built 423


Silicon Valley Scale Modelers
  Out of Box 425 Multi-media / high tech  
    426 Single-media / legacy kits  
  Factory Stock 500 1/32  Georgia Mountain Modelers
    501 1/24, 1959 and older body Georgia Mountain Modelers
    502 1/24, 1960 and new body Scale Auto
  Hot Rods, Street Rods & Street Machines 506 Hot Rods & Street Rods  
    507 Street Machines In Honor of Brother Matt Sherwood
  Customs 512 All  Scale Auto
  Competition 516 1/32 IPMS Atlanta
    517 1/24 Drag, Modified Street & Purpose built  Piedmont Scale Modelers
    519 1/24, Open Wheel  R.I.Bong Chapter IPMS/USA
    520 1/24, Closed Wheel   IPMS-DC
  Large Scale (except Motorcycles) 529  1/16  IPMS/Great Plains
  Conversions & Scratch built 534 All  Grand Strand Scale Modelers
  Documented Replicas 535 All  
  Commercial Vehicles 539 Light Commercial (2 axles)  Kelly Jooma Berkshire Hathaway Home Services J. Douglas Properties
    540 Heavy Commercial (3 or more axles)  IPMS Niagara Frontier Chapter
  Motorcycle (civilian/racing only) 545 All  Black Hills Scale Modelers
  Curbside 550 All  Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers
  Automotive Technology & Culture 580 All  
  Out of Box 590 Factory Stock  IPMS Ocala
    591 Hot Rods, Street Rods, Street Machines & Customs  
    592 Competition  
Space & SciFi Vehicles 
  Real Spacecraft, Missiles, and Vehicles  600 Real Spacecraft, Missiles & Vehicles  IPMS Marietta
    601 Hypothetical Design Yahoo Groups Space Modelers
  Science Fiction and Fantasy Subjects 605 Vehicles from kits Space In Miniature
    606  Mecha (Gundams, robots, etc) from kits  FineScale Modeler
    610 Conversions & scratch built  
  Out of Box 698 All  IPMS Eddie Rickenbacker
  Aircraft 710 1/144 & 1/72 Small Composition Roc City Modelers 
    712 1/48 & 1/32 Small Composition  
    714 Large Compositions FineScale Modeler 
  Armor 720 1/48 & larger Small Comp  Northern Virginia Modelers
    722  1/48 & Larger Large Comp FineScale Modeler
    724 1/49 & smaller Dioramas & Vignettes  
  Figures  730 Vignettes  
    732 Dioramas  The Bolshevik Brothers 
  Ships 740 Vignettes  Wright Field Scale Modelers
    742 Dioramas  Mile High Model Ship Club
  Automotive 750


 K&M Homes
  Science Fiction 760 All  Neil J. Butler
  Miscellaneous Dioramas 780 All  Dr. Michael McFadden
  Dinosaurs 800 All  Albuquerque Scale Modelers
  Humor in Modeling 810 All Cleveland Model Show 
  Hypothetical 820 Kit based  
    821 Kit-bashed/scratch built  
  Triathlon 830 All Gaston County Model Builders
  Collections 840 All  Dr. Michael McFadden
  IPMS Chapter / Group Entry 850


 IPMS Charlotte Scale Modelers
  Miscellaneous 860 All  IPMS Metro Oklahoma City
  Out of Box 890 Hypothetical  
    891 Triathlon  
    892 Miscellaneous  IPMS Hampton Roads