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10 hours ago, hungerfan said:

@Heisler, my daughter has painted some things she wants to enter in the youth division.  Any rules for it that keeps me from showing off her work online or entering then into other competitions online?

 

As long as it was not previously entered in a Reaper painting competition she can enter it. Quite frankly with the sheer number of entries  we get there is no way we could check if it had been entered in other painting competitions, online or not.

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1 hour ago, Heisler said:

 

As long as it was not previously entered in a Reaper painting competition she can enter it. Quite frankly with the sheer number of entries  we get there is no way we could check if it had been entered in other painting competitions, online or not.

 

That was my thought on both things you mention but wanted to verify.  I usually share her work online and she has been entering them into a patreon contest so I told her I would check before we brought them to RCon.  Thanks!

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12 hours ago, Valthorn_Illian said:

Would I be able to bring my cousins' figures to enter for them as they're a bit young to attend?

I believe the rulling is that they have to enter them themselves and be present?

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1 hour ago, Mr Melons said:

I believe the rulling is that they have to enter them themselves and be present?

 

That is correct, all competition entries must be entered by the artist, no exceptions.

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It was mentioned this year that if you had a mark on your notecard ( I believe it was a black check) that your mini was in consideration for a Sophie. Could someone elaborate on that?

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I believe that what they said was that was indicative of making the first cut. Someone else should verify that, though.

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3 minutes ago, Ludo said:

It was mentioned this year that if you had a mark on your notecard ( I believe it was a black check) that your mini was in consideration for a Sophie. Could someone elaborate on that?

 

When I was a judge for a competition that used the same system as the Reaper system, the process ran in several passes:

  1. If a competitor has several miniatures in the same division, choose the miniature to judge. This is a group decision and is supposed to be the mini that the group feels deserves the highest score.
  2. Each judge in the group chooses a medal.
  3. If there are significant differences, discuss until a consensus is come to. At this point the medal color is known.
  4. Of the judged figures, determine which figures have some chance for a Sophie/win. My understanding is that in the RC competition, these got a check. Note that very good figures might not be chosen at this point if there are figures of a similar style that the judges think are a bit better.
  5. Gradually eliminate figures from consideration until you have all the awards to be given.
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11 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

When I was a judge for a competition that used the same system as the Reaper system, the process ran in several passes:

  1. If a competitor has several miniatures in the same division, choose the miniature to judge. This is a group decision and is supposed to be the mini that the group feels deserves the highest score.
  2. Each judge in the group chooses a medal.
  3. If there are significant differences, discuss until a consensus is come to. At this point the medal color is known.
  4. Of the judged figures, determine which figures have some chance for a Sophie/win. My understanding is that in the RC competition, these got a check. Note that very good figures might not be chosen at this point if there are figures of a similar style that the judges think are a bit better.
  5. Gradually eliminate figures from consideration until you have all the awards to be given.

So the Sophie criteria is handled separately from the medal decision? As in a silver medal has a chance at a Sophie?

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2 minutes ago, Valthorn_Illian said:

So the Sophie criteria is handled separately from the medal decision? As in a silver medal has a chance at a Sophie?

 

i know that both of my silver medal entries had the checkmark on their notecard indicating they were in the running for a Sophie

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1 minute ago, Sirithiliel said:

 

i know that both of my silver medal entries had the checkmark on their notecard indicating they were in the running for a Sophie

Same, that's why I was asking for a bit of clarification.

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5 minutes ago, Valthorn_Illian said:

So the Sophie criteria is handled separately from the medal decision? As in a silver medal has a chance at a Sophie?

 

In our competition (GenghisCon in Denver), we would include any figure that any judge wanted to look at again. This would often include figures that did not get golds.

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I'm just mad I missed it again! LOL! Didn't realize it had moved up to Labor Day Weekend until a week or so ago...

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The only figures up for a sophie are those made by reaper.  So if you had an entry that was from another manufacturer and deemed better painted than your reaper figure entry, we would choose to judge the one that would score the highest.  We always want to award the highest medal possible. In my case, I entered 2 dioramas- one from darksword and one from reaper.  My darksword was judged for the medal because it was a better story or paintjob. But, it wouldn't be eligible for a sophie. So I had a black checkmark on my reaper diorama- meaning they at least looked at it for a sophie.

The sophie judging is usually done on saturday after we get in all the saturday only figures. We do the bulk of the judging on friday night.

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I posted this earlier today, but I think I may have posted in the wrong location, so I will post again here:

 

This will be my 3rd ReaperCon, but my first time entering anything for competition. I have seen in that past that every entry has an index card with the title of the piece, the artists name, and a number and bar code. Do the artists supply the index cards with this information, or is this printed out for them when they turn in their pieces? I am planning to submit in the Painters competition if that makes a difference. Thanks. 

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