Model of the Month contest rules

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We are proud to announce the new format for the Dragon Armor Model of the Month. Here is a breakdown of the contest rules.
What models qualify?
ANY model of a military vehicle
ANY manufacturer
ANY scale
From January till November inclusive the competition will be open for all entries in one class. In December the contest will consist of the models that have been voted the top four in each month January to November. Members will then Vote on their Models of the year

How do I enter?
  • 1. The model should be a recent one that you have completed in the past few months. This rule is based on an honour system and we hope everyone will comply with it. More than one entry per user is permitted provided the models completed comply with this criteria. Please do not submit a model to the contest more than once.
  • 2. The photos should be of a single afv-related model against a plain back ground (white or Blue) not attached to any base or with any figures and clearly marked as your entry with the photo titled "Contest Entry (month)" with the month replaced by the name of the month you are entering i.e. January for January etc.
  • 3. One of your photos should include (in the shot) a piece of paper with the following info:
    • a. The contest name: Dragon Model of the Month
    • b. Your full name
    • c. Date the photo was taken

  • 4. Submit from 10-15 photos of your entry to [email protected] or click the submit now button at the bottom of the page
  • 5.Photos should be a minimum of 800x600 and shot against a plain back ground.
  • 6. Include the following information in the email:
    • a. Your full name
    • b. Your shipping address (for prize fulfilment) in the following format
      • Name:
      • Street Address:
      • City:
      • Region: (if any)
      • Postal Code:
      • Country:
    • c. Your KitMaker username
    • d. The title/name of your model

  • 7.The rest of your supporting pictures can show the model as the modeller intends with figures and a base, and even some of the construction should you wish as the remaining images will be used to publish your winning entry on the homepage after the contest has concluded. In addition to the winning entries, we may select additional entries for publishing at a future date in the On Display category.

What are the Prizes?
First Place
First Place will be decided by a popular vote by the site membership. The prize will be a Latest or Upcoming release of a Dragon Model Kit (1/35 scale).
Second Place
Second Place will be decided by a popular vote by the site membership. The prize will be a recent release of a Dragon Model Kit (1/35 scale).
Third Place
Third Place will be decided by a popular vote by the site membership. The prize will be a recent release of a Dragon Figure Kit (1/35 scale).

Prizes for the competition are provided by Dragon Models LTD and as part of the agreement for entering and winning we would like the winners to send us a picture of themselves with their model and winning prize, which will be used for future promotions.

In the event of a tie the managing editor will decide the order of the tied entries.
Please Note: if less than 10 entries are received only a single prize for the winning model will be issued. If less than 5 entries are received then the models for that month will be carried over to the next month and no contest will run for that month.

Disclaimer Neither Dragon Models or the Kitmaker Network or any of its staff are liable in any way for any Excise or duty that the winners country may levy on the winning item when it enters that country, it will be the winners responsibility to cover this cost should it occur.

When can I enter a model?
A person who wins a prize in the DMoM cannot enter the DMoM the following month.
You can enter at any time as each month entries may be submitted for that months contest (all month!) until the final day of the month.
A "Submission Open" Reminder thread will be posted in the forum as a reminder each month. Entries must be received by the Editor Staff before the last day of the month to be eligible for that month's contest.
Public Voting will commence on the 2nd of each month or once all entries for that month have been entered in the gallery.

How does the voting work?
1. On the 2nd of the month (or as soon as it practicable to do so), voting will begin on entries for the prior month, with each user able to vote for one entry in each contest gallery. Voting will end 10 days later.
2. Any entrant found to be self-promoting their entry (example: "check out my model and vote for me!") on this or other sites will be disqualified.
Note for Voters: Please only vote once in each group. The system does track IP addresses to prevent voter fraud, and only a single vote will be counted. Also "buddy" or "group/community" voting is frowned upon. Please vote for the best kit as you see it.

2012 entry dates
    Any model entered will automatically be used in the month that it is entered.
  • January 1st till 31st
  • February 1st till 29th
  • March 1st till 31st
  • April 1st till 30th
  • May 1st till 31st
  • June 1st till 30th
  • July 1st till 31st
  • August 1st till 31st
  • September 1st till 30th
  • October 1st till 31st
  • November 1st till 30th
  • December 1st till 31st (top 2 from previous months in Model of the year Contest)

Judging will be open for 10days after the closing date of each month.

If you have any trouble using the link above you can send your entry to [email protected]. Thanks and good luck!
Armorama Staff
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About the Author

About Keith Forsyth (docdios)

Keith Forsyth (docdios) comes from the small town of Stafford in the United Kingdom. He began his interest in modeling at an early age with armor being the main focus. It was not until finding himself between jobs in 1995 that he really got hooked. It was during a shopping visit to another town when...


Call me wacko, but would THIS be acceptable? It took about 1 min in a "well known photo editing software".
FEB 09, 2011 - 08:16 PM
Keith I'm not trying to be funny, but does an animal count as a figure? As if it where a part of the vehicles payload? Jacob
FEB 09, 2011 - 08:50 PM
well, that's cheating I guess. Otherwise we could use pictures like Zaloga You vehicle looks great without those effects! As for the anymal - if it is on a vehicle - why not?
FEB 09, 2011 - 09:30 PM
I think overall the rule is a great idea. In future, wherever possible, I'll take pics before it goes on the base
FEB 10, 2011 - 01:04 AM
Roman: Yes, it's on the vehicle, but it's a live animal, so the big question is still, will it count as a figure, because if so, I have to leave off the driver. Jacob
FEB 10, 2011 - 03:29 AM
Don't know really.... is it RevellZvezda BMW with sidecar with a pig? ))
FEB 10, 2011 - 08:52 AM
Roman: The only thing I can say is; yes, it's a pig, it's alive and there's a one large vehicle. The rest is a secret Jacob
FEB 10, 2011 - 09:09 AM
Jacob if your unsure email me a single picture and let me take a look and I can let you know either way HTH keith
FEB 11, 2011 - 01:27 AM
Keith: I'll PM you. Jacob
FEB 11, 2011 - 05:05 AM
A slight update for 2014 I need to have your name and address in the following format: Name: Street Address: City: Region: (if any) Postal Code: Country: included with your entries, as we are having more and more entries from around the world, some times prizes are either going missing or being returned, we believe this is down to how we receive the various addresses. So to try and elevate this from now on we would like to see them sent to us in a standard format. the rules have been updated to show this. thanks for understanding Keith Forsyth
MAR 15, 2014 - 04:10 AM