Categories
Youth- ages 5-12
Teen- Ages 13-17
Single Figure
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Large Figure
Unit / Squad

Awards
Youth and Teen: Gets 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons.
Novice: Gets medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Masters: Gets gold, silver, and bronze trophies

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$15 gift certificate for all 1st place winners from Secret Weapon Miniatures
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Texicon 2015 and future Texicon competitions.
• All models from all manufacturers are allowed to be entered in this painting competition.
• Beginning with the Texicon 2013 entries, all models entered may never be re-entered into this competition. Failure to
comply will result in disqualification from the current and future Texicon competitons.
• All entries are required to have a base. This is to ensure safe handling of the entries. Of course we encourage you to be
creative with your bases.
• Entries must be the work of the person submitting the figure into the competition (people may have others submit their work
for them should they not be able to be present prior to the cutoff time. You must be present to win any awards.
• All entries will be photographed. By submitting a piece into the competition you grant Texicon permission to photograph your
models and use images in any fashion they see fit, including but not limited to using the images for advertising purposes,
all forms of public media (including online and print media). The photos are the property of Texicon.
• Any model may be entered, even if it has appeared in other: competitions, magazines, or online in finished form. The only
limitation is that the model must not have been entered in the Texicon competition previously. Please keep in mind that there
will be photographic records kept of previous entries.
• All entries may be submitted to Texicon's Painting Diva Lyn Stahl at the Metalhead Minis booth, or at Texicon Registration.
• Submissions can be presented to Texicon beginning Friday at noon. Submission hours are Friday from Noon to 7:00 p.m.,
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Judging will take place beginning at 1:00 p.m.
on Sunday. Entries may be picked up after the Awards Ceremony on Sunday no earlier than one hour after the awards
have been presented. Early removal from the contest disqualifies the entrant. You must be present to win.
• Entrants must fill out the Painting Competition Entry Form for EACH entry that is submitted. i.e. 10 entries means you must
fill out 10 forms.
• There will be a pair of numbered tickets for each figure entered. One half of  the ticket will be placed in an envelope, on that
half you will legibly fill out your personal information: name, address, phone, email. This allows us to contact you should the
figure be left behind. The other half of the ticket will be placed along side the figure as the identifier for that figure. To
ensure blind judging only two people will have access to the figure case and the tickets. These two people are Lyn Stahl
and Karl Pajak.  Should you require your figure before the end of the contest you must contact one of these people.
• If a contestant wants to submit an entry for display in the case, this is acceptable as long as space permits and there is a
note with the piece that says "For Display Only". Display only pieces will not be included in the judging.
• Entris bust be picked up from the registration area by the close of business on Sunday, otherwise they become the property
of Texicon IF the person can not be reached by phone. Texicon is not liable for damage to models left behind.

Judging
• There will be 3 judges for the 2015 Texicon painting competition. All judges are qualified and impartial. Judges may not
submit figures for entrance into the competition but may submit figures as For Display Only.
• Contestants can submit as many entries as they like. However, the lead judge. Lyn Stahl, will decide which one of the
contestant's entries will be judged. For example: if the contestant enters multiple pieces in a category, the one judged to be
the best representation for the category submitted would be chosen.
• Scratch builds and conversions are allowed and encouraged for the Texicon painting competition.
• Competition entries will be judged as a whole (level of difficulty, presentation, painting skill, etc.).
• All decisions of the judges are final. Of course please feel free to speak with the head judge Lyn Stahl, Texicon's very own
Painting Diva, if you have questions about your entry and/or feedback about how it was judged after the awards ceremony.

© 2012, 2015 Texicon- All rights reserved.
• Texicon's attendees will be able to submit a Judge Scoring form, where they will be able to participate in the judging.  We
wanted to get you involved in the competition as well.  This is the popular vote.  The popular votes will be added
together and divided by the number of entries (rounded down) to add a popular vote to the contestants.  Popular Vote
Judge Scoring forms will only be accepted up to 3pm on Saturday so get your vote in early.  One Vote per person, all
sections of the Judge Scoring form must be filled out or it will not be accepted.
• Contestants may submit as many entries as they like.  However, the judges will decide which one of the contestant’s entries
    will be entered into the competition.  Texicon reserves the right to refuse any submission.  Multiple entries from one
    person will be grouped together so that the official judges can decide which figure will be used for judging purposes.
• Scratch builds and conversions are allowed and encouraged for the Texicon painting competition.
• When submitting a conversion or build please include a small 2"x2" picture of the original so that the judges can tell what the
original figure was.
• Competition entries will be judged as a whole (level of difficulty, presentation, and painting skill, conversion skill).  The
official Judges Scoring form
(shown below) will be used for both the Texicon Judges and the Popular Vote.
• All decisions of the judges are final. Of course please feel free to speak with the judges if you have questions about your
entry and/or feedback about how it was judged after the awards ceremony.  

© 2013 Texicon- All rights reserved.
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Please note: after each Judging Point there will be a parenthesis and a score.  This is the scale you can add to or subtract
from the score for that Judging Point.  E.g. Well painted (Score: 1 to 10).  Remember the figure with the highest score wins
the contest.

Novice Judging Rules (Maximum possible score: 32)
1.  Is the miniature completely painted, no metal showing?  (Score: Yes: -1, No: +1)
2.  
Is the Miniature shaded, does it appear to have light and dark areas? (Score: 1 to 10)
3.  
Is the figure complete?  (Score: 1 to 10) This means that it is painted, shaded, based in some fashion (flocking etc).
4.  Was the figure converted and how well? (Score: Yes=1 No=0)
For this to apply an original picture of the figure must be supplied with the figure when it is submitted.  The picture must be small but recognizable.  No
larger than 2"x2".  This will be placed next to the figure for judging purposes.  Conversions are not necessary.  For this section simply add 1 point if it was
converted and done well.  Add zero points if it wasn't converted or if it wasn't done well.
5.  Is the Face (eyes, lips, teeth) applied and does it have definition? (Score: 1 to 10)
If the figure does not have the ability to have these then select its main facet and apply it to that.  For example a cat, though it isn't humanoid it would still
apply to a cat.

Expert Judging Rules (Maximum possible score: 65)
1.  Is the miniature completely painted, no metal showing? (Score: 1 to 10.  If there is metal showing then the score is -10).   
one color to the next may be displayed where appropriate; colors should blend from light to dark for shading and switch to different colors when moving
from one to the next.
2.  Is the figure was converted?  (Score: 1 to 10)
Was the figure added to so that it changed dynamically?  A cloak added, the figure cut apart and changed so that it is running instead of standing would
be some examples.
3.  Is the light source is used appropriately? (Score: 1 to 10)
Shadows are where they are supposed to be.  If you are submitting a figure with a unique light source please provide a small 2"x2" note with your figure
submission.  Please note:  For unique light sources (two suns for example) scores may go up to 15 instead of the standard 10.
4.  Is there hand painted design added to the figure? (Score: 1 to 10)
An example would be adding a kilt pattern to a figure, or scroll work on a figures chest.
Note: add a score of zero if there was none.
5.  Is there Blending/Color fading on the figure? (Score: 1 to 10)
Note: add a score of zero if there was none.
6.  Is the figure's base is unique and not simply a flocked green?  (Score: 1 to 10)
The base must add to the aspect of the figure, not detract from it.
Please note: after each Judging Point there will be a parenthesis and a score.  This is the scale you can add to or subtract
from the score for that Judging Point.  E.g. Well painted (Score: 1 to 10).  Remember the figure with the highest score wins
the contest.

Novice Judging Rules (Maximum possible score: 50)
1. Can you tell that the Face/Body/Clothing is representing that aspect of the figure? (Score: 1 to 10)
2.
Are the lines clean? (Score: 1 to 10)
3.
Is the figure cast-able? (Score: 1 to 10)
(does not include the armature not worked on)
4. Are the smooth portions smooth, are the textured portions properly textured? (Score 1 to 10)
5.
Is the figure proportional? (Score: 1 to 10)

Advanced Judging Rules (Maximum possible score: 80)
1. Does the face have an expression? (Score: 1 to 10)
2.
Is the Clothing representative of Genre? (Score: 1 to 10)
3.
Is the figure overly complex? (Score: 1 to 10)
Note: does not apply to non-scratch sculpted areas.
4. Does the feature sculpted have good character, is it sell-able? (Score: 1 to 10)
5.
Is the figure accurately scaled (human vs. Ogre etc)? (Score: 1 to 10)
Note: Scratch Built figures.
6. Is the Face/Clothing/Body accurate and cast-able? (Score: 1 to 10)
7.
Is the subject mater sell-able? (Score: 1 to 10)
Note: Scratch Built.
8. Will the feature be easy to paint, and once painted be representative of what was being sculpting? (Score: 1 to 10)
Judge's Scoring Form
Entries

• The first 20 entrants will be provided an armature from which to work, if desired.
• All entries will be photographed. Moreover, registration for the competition indicates permission for Texicon to show the   
photos in all public media, including online and print media.  The photos are the property of Texicon.
• All entries are to be submitted at the end of the competition.  
• There must be a registration form for each entry that is submitted. For example, if the contestant submits 10 entries, the
    contestant fills out 10 registration forms to account for each entry. This is to be done in order to ensure that all entries
    are accurately accounted for.  This is for the consideration of both the contestants and Texicon.
• There will be a pair of numbered tickets for each figure entered.  One ticket will be placed in an envelope that has the
    contestants name on it.  The second numbered ticket will be placed along side the figure.  Contestants can pick up their
    envelopes at Registration starting at 5:30 on Saturday 18th of May.  This will ensure that the judges do not know to
    whom the figures belong.  Thus, they will be able to fairly judge all figures.
• If a contestant wants to submit an entry for display in the case, this is acceptable as long as space permits and there is a
    note with the piece that says “For Display Only”. Display only pieces will not be included in the judging process.
• Awards ceremony will take place Saturday May 18th in the Role-Play Hall during the 6:00pm -7:00pm.  Please be ready to   
accept the award in front of a crowd.
• Sculptors must personally submit all entries.  
• Entries must be picked up from the registration area by Sunday May 19th, 2013 at Noon.  Otherwise, the prizes will be
forfeit and the entries become the property of Texicon.
Anyone can down load a PDF version
of the scoring form
Click Here.
Sculpting Contest Prizes
2nd place winner in either the Novice or the Expert category will win the Alumilite "Mini Casting Kit", or

Alumilite is one of the sponsors of the sculpting competition.  Winner must be 18 years of age to be eligible to win this prize.  
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1st place winner in both the Novice and Expert category wins - Bombshell Sculpting Kit and pkg of ProCreate Putty
.
3rd place winner in either the Novice or the Expert category will win the Alumilite "Mini Casting Kit", or
2 pkgs of ProCreate Putty.

Alumilite is one of the sponsors of the sculpting competition.  Winner must be 18 years of age to be eligible to win this prize.
Texicon 2016 Painting Competition Rules
Entries
Attendee Judging
Judge's Scoring Form
Sculpting Competition Rules
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