NMRA 2018 Kansas City Convention - August 5-12, 2018 National Model Railroad Association

Contest Room

While the Model Contest is typically considered a prime event, excellent Photo and Arts & Crafts Contests and a Rail Pass Contest are also included.

For descriptive information and required forms, go to nmra.org/ contests.

Eligibility and Entry

All NMRA members are eligible to enter any of the events in accordance with the applicable rules of the contest with the exception of the arts & crafts contest, which is open to all convention registrants, NMRA members or not. Entries must be brought to this location and presented to the contest staff along with the required forms. Once the entry is accepted, it will not be available for pick-up until the scheduled time. The schedule for these events is shown below:

Room Schedule

Entry/Viewing - Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Judge's Clinic - Monday Afternoon. Bob Hamm, MMR, gives a clinic on judging contest models for 2017 contest judges and anyone else interested in contest judging. The clinic is mandatory for new judges.

Voting for People's Choice Awards - Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday to noon.

Afternoon of "Meet the Modeler, Photographer & Crafter" - Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Judging - Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Contest room is open for viewing during judging; however, please no talking.

Score Review Period - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Viewing Only - Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Model, Photo & Crafts Contest Awards Ceremony - Thursday 2:00 p.m. (check room posting)

Award Photos - Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (CLOSED SESSION)

Entry Pickup - Friday 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Module Contest

The Module Contest will be held at the National Train Show®. Space for module entries must be secured ahead of the train show by contacting the train show staff.

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