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I have started the process of contacting various miniature manufacturers about providing prizes for their miniatures that have been entered into the Reaper Con 2019 Painting Competition. I will update this first post as the various manufacturers let me know what they want to do. I'll take requests of companies to contact up through the end of April. First up is not an actual manufacturer award but I think a little variety is a good thing. Chibi Gamers Award Sponsored by Chibi Gamers (they have a facebook page) is the first annual Chibi Gamers Award. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be handed out to the best three Chibi miniatures (chibi's from all manufacturers will be considered) in the 2019 competition. The intent is for this to be an annual award so when in doubt paint a Chibi mini! Paint It Pink One in nine women will get this terrible disease in their lifetime. This has become close to home in our community this past year as one of our own is still fighting. Can you create a piece of art that depicts one of the many facets of breast cancer? From awareness, support, education, hope, research, treatment, survivorship – breast cancer has touched almost everyone in some way. Help us raise awareness through minis! Entering this contest simply says you care. A donation of any size is requested to enter. All donations will go to support breast cancer awareness and will be made in the name of the winner. Oh, and a trophy... there will be trophies for the top 3. Manufacturer Awards (will fill in as manufacturers commit) Bombshell Miniatures Bombshell Miniatures presents the 2019 Golden Maelee Awards. This is a Sponsored Award section of the annual Reaper Master Series Open Painting Contest. We are very pleased to announce that this year Bombshell Miniatures will be awarding ALL its eligible entries with either a copper, silver, or gold medal. In addition, the top three entries overall will also be awarded our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Maelee trophy. To be eligible for these awards, entries will need to feature at least one or more Bombshell Miniatures as the prominent subject. This can be anything from Babes, Sidekicks, Kritterkins, to robots, or busts. Each entry will be judged on its own merit of painting execution, presentation, and skill. Entries from artists who have been professionally commissioned by Bombshell Miniatures are ineligible. Frozen Ninja 3D The best Frozen Ninja 3D miniatures across all categories. 1st Place $100 2nd Place $50 3rd Place $25 Dark Sword Dark Sword Diorama Category: $150 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + $100 Cash + Trophy for best Dark Sword Diorama $100 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + Ribbon for 2nd place Dark Sword Diorama Dark Sword Single Miniature Category: $150 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + $100 Cash + Trophy for best Dark Sword Single Mini $100 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + Ribbon for 2nd place Dark Sword Single Mini Dark Sword Critter Kingdoms Anthropomorphic Animals Open Category: Can be either a single miniature or a diorama $150 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + $100 Cash + Trophy for best Critter Kingdoms $100 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + Ribbon for 2nd place Critter Kingdoms Dark Sword Young Painter Category (Age 13 and under): Can be either a single miniature or a diorama $100 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + Trophy for best Dark Sword Young Painter $50 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + Ribbon for 2nd place Dark Sword Young Painter Tiger Lily Anthro Pug (ReaperCon 2018 Swag Bag Dark Sword Mini) Special Category*: Can be either a single miniature or a diorama including the Tiger Lily Anthro Pug Mini $150 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + $100 Cash + Trophy for best Tiger Lily entry $100 in Dark Sword Online Store Credit + Ribbon for 2nd place Tiger Lily entry Jason Wiebe and Jim from Dark Sword are working on creating something fun/cool to give to each entrant as a thank you for painting up the Tiger Lily tribute mini. As we get closer on the gift item, pics will be posted here and shared on the ReaperCon forums. In addition, $300 cash will be offered to purchase one of the Tiger Lily entries from its painter to give as a gift to Jason Wiebe so he can have on display in his home in honor of the late great Tiger Lily. This will be something we go over the entries with Jason Wiebe on to find his favorite entry (which might differ from the prize ordering above). Please note - this purchase of the entry would be above and beyond any prizes won in the overall ReaperCon painting competition and the Dark Sword Mfr. Awards. And this is optional for the painter if approached (as a painter might want to keep the piece for their own collection). * Any entry with the Tiger Lily Anthro Pug Miniature in it will automatically be put in this category as it relates to Dark Sword judging of the entry for the prizes listed above. The only exception to this would be the 13 and under category as the entry will be allowed to be judged in both and receive benefits from both categories. The Dark Sword Miniatures Manufacturer Awards are open to all painters. To be eligible for the prize support listed above, the entries must be new entries, never entered into any other painting competitions. In addition, no entries can be commissions from Dark Sword Miniatures for painted studio models. This means Dark Sword studio painters can enter if they so desire, but their entries must be brand new creations not commissioned from Dark Sword and must also adhere to the eligibility requirements above. Please note - Dark Sword entries will also get the coveted "double dip" from being part of the overall ReaperCon painting competition as well. So one entry can potentially win multiple prizes/awards! Galladoria Games Galladoria is presenting a $100 First Prize for the best painted Galladoria Miniature in the competition and a $50 price for the runner up. They attended Reaper Con last year under the name Forge Prints. DGS Games DGS Games will present manufacturer’s awards, DGS Master Crafter Coins, to participants in the Reaper Con Painting Competition in the Painters, Open, and Diorama categories. DGS will award a gold, silver and bronze coin to the top three participants in each category who made use of DGS Games models as their subject. DGS Games models may be converted but the conversion must employ only scratch materials or materials from other DGS Games models. Models or parts of models from other manufacturers may not be used in any entry wishing to be considered for these awards. DGS Games will identify a panel of judges to award the Master Crafter Coins. Each entry will be judged on its own merit of painting execution, presentation, and skill. Entries from artists who have been professionally commissioned by DGS Games are ineligible. Scale 75 Scale 75 Best Scale 75 Historical Figure or Bust $25.00 Coupon to our web store. Best Scale 75 Fantasy Figure or Bust $25.00 Coupon to our web store. Best Smog Rider (CHIBI) $25.00 Coupon to our web store. Bet Scale 75 piece overall piece by a junior $25.00 Coupon to our web store. Talon Games (CAV) Best Individual CAV Model: Any single-model figure.Best CAV "Squad": This category allows for multiple models (minimum four models) as part of a cohesive unit.Best CAV Diorama: This category covers models with a scenic base where the entry is telling a story to the viewer and may include multiple models.