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Czechmate Contest This single figure contest will be based on a theme of the war in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary from the period between January 1, 1945 through the end of the war.

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Old 02-11-2007, 04:09 AM   #1
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"Czechmate" figure contest

The Sixth Army Group is pleased to announce our "Czechmate" figure contest.

Continuing our tradition from past contests, there is a long list of prizes available for entries including a DiD Kettenkrad donated by Cal-Tek, boxed figure sets, accessories and custom items.

1. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Award will be determined by a panel of non-participating judges. SAG Staff will not be eligible to enter.

This single figure contest will be based on a theme of the war in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary from the period between January 1, 1945 through the end of the war.

The rules are as follows:

1. Your entry can be of any one figure representing a combatant (official and non-official) that fought in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary from January 1, 1945 through the last day of the war.
2. You may NOT utilize vehicles of any sort, in any way.
3. You may utilize crew served weapons that were man portable by 3 or less individuals ie 50 cal, MG 34 etc. The spirit of this rule is that the weapon should be an accessory to the figure to reinforce the intended role purpose of the figure and not a centerpiece.
4. Your figure can be photographed utilizing artificial or natural backdrops. Backdrops will not be judged however, a 1/1 tricycle in the background will detract from the overall presentation of the figure.
5. Entries will be unique to this contest, and shall remain exclusive content of the SAG until completion of the contest and announcement of the placings and winners. Upon announcement of the winners, feel free to share your entry with other forums/venues if you so desire.
6. Digital enhancements will be utilized for the purpose of obscuring the background and balancing the color/contrast/brightness of the photo as well as cropping. No other enhancements shall be allowed ie special effects of any kind, airbrushing/touchups etc.

A small accompanying article shall be submitted with each entry outlining the story/history behind your figure, as well as detailed information on modifications etc. This is your opportunity to elaborate on your efforts.

Figures will be judged by the following criteria with level of effort considered in each:

1. Historical accuracy of equipment, uniform and weapons relevant to the time and place of the contest theme.

2. Realistic posing of figure.

3. Scratch built items.

4. Modifications and enhancements including painting.

5. Photography

6. Combined (overall) effect of all judged elements

No more than 8 photographs, size no greater than 800X600, will be submitted. Collage type photographs will not be accepted.

Judging will utilize a point system whereby each judge will assign points on a scale of 1-10 for each of the 6 criteria. The cumulative score will be averaged to determine the total point count for each entry. In short, your figure should be a historically accurate and realistic representation of a participant of theater and era depicted. This point system allows each figure to be judged on it's own merit rather than being judged against other entries. Each criteria has the maximum potential of adding up to 16.66% towards your cumulative score. This allows the widest margin for participants to have an equal chance.


A special contest area for posting your entries will open shortly as well as instructions on when the contest will open and close.

**Special Note**

Entries will be anonymously posted by SAG admin. An announcement will be made prior to officially opening the contest as to how to submit your entry. DO NOT POST PROGRESS PICTURES OF YOUR ENTRY IN THE FORUMS OR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. We realize that you may want to share, and we are all anxious to see the entries however in the interest of fair play we are going to post the entries in a special area which will be open for viewing throughout the course of the contest.

Documentation Photographs.

You may submit 1 actual photograph to reinforce accuracy or as evidence to an unusual subject. This photograph will not count towards the 8 photo limit.

As always if you have questions about your entry you may contact myself or any of the site admin for clarification on the rules.

We encourage everyone to enter, and sincerely look forward to each and every entry.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:35 AM   #2
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YES! More fun! LOL

And wow, shocked theres another contest...you guys ROCK! I was minutes away from taking pics of my new figures, but I think I'll wait to see what the contest is about.

Lookin forward to it!
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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I must say, it seems like someone put a lot of thought into this contest! and such a unique limitation on the figure. I can't wait to see what gets churned out! You guys are doing an amazing job with this and the system of fairness far surpasses anything I've seen so far. Thanks for all this effort!...
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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Great, another contest! This one I will take part in!
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:38 AM   #5
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Now this is my kind of contest. I'm very interested in this part of the war.
Got some of my boys ready to go now.
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:29 AM   #6
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A very narrow field to work with, it will be a challenge, but it will be great to see the entries that come up.................Hammer
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:07 PM   #7
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One Question. In the past there's been restrictions on who could participate as far as longevity goes. Is there any restrictions on how long people need to have been members before they can participate in this contest

I just want to be sure I'm eligible before I get started
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:04 PM   #8
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if its not in the rules , then your OK to play .
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:28 PM   #9
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Your definately eligibile Robcline.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:06 AM   #10
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Hi
Like the idea count me in

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Old 02-20-2007, 02:03 AM   #11
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wow i want in on this i can make a dio of my grandfather his unit (the 97th) helped liberate Czechoslovakia
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:21 PM   #12
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Fantastic ! Do you have an end date for submissions ?
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:42 PM   #14
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This looks like it's gonna be a killer competition!

Hopefully a lot of people will participate, I'm working on my entry now.
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:59 PM   #15
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I am going after the Kettenkrad. !!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:20 PM   #16
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Uffff....difficult ... very difficult !
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:29 PM   #17
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For those unfamiliar with this area of combat, the Americans, Russians, Germans, as well as partisans, etc, fought within this time period, lots of cool subject matter, will be interesting to see what others come up with
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:51 PM   #18
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Not to mention Croats, Yugosloavians, Czechs, Hungarians, Romanians and Italians.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:12 PM   #19
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So,where are the entries already!
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Still have 60+ days left to go

I will be posting submission instructions this weekend and will open the entry forum after we get our first submission.
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:35 AM   #21
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Man it's kind of hard finding info/pics on some of the nationalities that fought here. I hope I can get something in time!
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:39 AM   #22
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Sorry that I have to ask - but is one allowed to enty more than once?

I have 2 figures that would suit the subject.

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Sorry Henrik, only one entry per member.
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I have a question as to posing. Does the figure have to be in one set pose or can the fig be photoed in several types of poses?

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I have a question as to posing. Does the figure have to be in one set pose or can the fig be photoed in several types of poses?

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As part of the judging criteria is the pose we are going to limit it to just one pose for this contest.
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:19 PM   #26
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Reese,

thanks for the info.. I think you should state that only one pose is accepted in the contest in the rules section. So are space aliens allowed?

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Old 06-05-2007, 01:42 PM   #27
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I think it would be cool if the judges posted the scoring, so we as novices can improve our figures. Anybody with me? If the judges wanted to send it personally thats fine with me.
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