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  • Show registration:  $15.00 up to 3 models and $1.00 for each additional model.
  • Juniors Contest Registration: $5.00
  • Walk-Ins Single: $7.00
  • Walk-In Family $10.00

Vendor tables are now $30.00 each

Contest Categories

Military versus Non-Military subjects will be based on the paint scheme and markings of the model.

Questions as to the which category an entry belongs in will be handled by the Head Judge for a final decision.

1. Aircraft, Military
Based on paint scheme and/or markings
Jet and propeller driven
Rockets and missiles that are not spacecraft

2. Aircraft, Civilian

3. Vehicles, Civilian
Cars all types

4. Vehicles, Military
Tanks/Armored vehicles
Wheeled and tracked soft-skinned
Artillery self-propelled and towed

5. Ships/Watercraft, Military

6. Ships/Watercraft, Civilian

7. Figures
Single subjects, only the model will be judged

8. Dioramas
Model (plane, vehicle, ship, etc) with figure(s) on landscape base

9. Vignettes
Figure(s) on landscape base

10. Fantasy/Science Fiction Non-Figures
Spacecraft, vehicles, machinery etc.
Single subjects, only the model will be judged

11. Gundam
Any subject related to the Gundam genre

12. Unique Subjects
Any entries that do not apply to any other category. Railroad, scratch-built, etc.

13. Juniors (16 and under)
All subjects

Special Awards

  • President’s Choice Award
  • Charlie Swank Memorial Award for the best 1/48 scale Japanese aircraft

Contest Rules

Penn Con Contest Rules
Adapted from the IPMS USA rules

IPMS-USA Modeling Basics-Judging Guide
Information on what judges look for when judging models


Contest Registration –   Word Version    PDF Version
One form per person entering the contest

Model Entry Form –     Word Version     PDF Version
One form for each model. This form goes with the model on the table


Vendors Attending PennCon  – subject to change

Tony Wootson

Ron Shirey

Alan Horner   Homer Hobbies

Mark Tutton   Marks Model & Toys/Starfighter Decals

Tim Holland   IPMS Southern MD

Doug Carl Doug’s Closet

Tim Hortman

Eugene Alex   Perry County Hobbies

Mike Semrrau

Steve Jones Tri-State

Chris King   Shenandoah IPMS

Stan Piet

Dennis Bowman

Wes    Baltimore IPMS

Grant Berry

Bill Bierton   Fire House Hobbies

Alan Fariello   Digital Realm Models

Walter Sterner

Ed Mautner

Vendor Registration
Tables are $30.00 for each 6 foot table.
To register as a vendor for PennCon please contact
Robbin Crossley at or call 717-439-4353

Please make checks payable to:
Central Pennsylvania IPMS
Mail to:
Robbin Crossley
519 Highland Ave
Middletown, PA 17057

Company Name__________________________________________________________




Phone___________________________# of Tables Requested__________________

# of People attending ___________

Each prize package is $25.00 for each category.
There are  “Best Of” awards for each category and the theme award which are also $25.00 each.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Robbin Crossley at (7I7) 616-8161

Include the following information with

Chapter or Individual Name

Number of Trophy Packages:______ X $25.00

Category(s)/Special Award(s) to Sponsor:

Please make checks payable to: Central Pennsylvania IPMS

Mail to: Robbin Crossley
519 Highland Ave
Middletown, PA 17057