SaltCON Miniatures Painting Contest!

We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual SaltCON Miniatures Painting Contest!

Sponsored by: The Puzzler Games-Puzzles and Kromlech


The turn in location is the Registration Desk in the Sky Lobby

Thursday from 12 pm - 8 pm

Friday from 12 pm - 8 pm

This contest is open to all SaltCON 2018 attendees.

The top entry in each category will be a prize. There will also be a SaltCON Attendees Choice winner that will be chosen by the attendees at SaltCON 2018.

Note: This competition is open to all miniatures, but please remember this is a family friendly convention. SaltCON has the right to refuse any entry due to inappropriate content or size restrictions.

Single Figure
Large Figure/Vehicle
Young Painters

Single Figure:
Size Restriction: 5x5x5 inches, including base.
Smaller figure or a figure such as a knight on a horse, which fall within the size restriction. This includes mount and appendages. The judges reserve the right to move entries intended for the Single category to the Large category if they are too large for the single category.

Large Figure/Vehicle:
Size Restriction: 9x9x9 inches, including base.
Large Figure - Single Figure that is larger than the Single Figure category size restrictions. Large monsters, dragons, statues, busts, large scale miniatures, etc.
Large Vehicle - All vehicles and machines with crew. This includes all tanks, ships, siege engines, all weaponry that contains or is run by one or more crew figures. The entire entry must be on a unifying base, board, or movement tray.

Young Painter (Ages 15 and younger):
Size Restriction: 5x5x5 inches, excluding base.
Young Painter - Smaller figure or a figure such as a knight on a horse, which fall within the size restriction. This includes mount and appendages.

Judging Criteria Defined:
Technical Ability/Execution-
The technical proficiency used in the painting and modeling of the entry. Obvious technical faults are mold lines, sloppy joins, rough primer, or sloppy paint.

Artistic Quality-
Any effects on the piece, including color choices, added detail work, pose, and the overall effectiveness of the artistic choices made.

SaltCON Attendees Choice Winner:
SaltCON Attendees will be allowed to vote once on there favorite entry.

Competition Rules:
-Single entry per person per category.

-Entrant must have painted the entire figure/vehicle themselves. No commissions or team entries.

-You may not enter any miniature that has previously won any type of prize or award in any other competition.

-The greatest care will be afforded to all entries by SaltCON staff, volunteers, and judges. We will do our best to ensure the safety of all entries. SaltCON will provide a disclaimer releasing us from any responsibility for any lost or damaged miniatures.

-Entries must be received by 8 pm Friday March 2, 2018.

-The figures/vehicles will be on display throughout the convention Friday & Saturday for judging and voting.

-Entrant must be present to collect the prize during the Miniatures Painting Competition Awards Ceremony on Saturday March 3, 2018. Winners will be announced at approximately 7:30 pm Saturday, March 3, 2018.

-By entering the contest, you give the SaltCON rights and consent to post/publish pictures of the figures and Artists where we deem necessary.

-All entries must be picked up on Saturday March 3, 2018 before 10:00pm.

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