The National Contest Classes & Categories

Please note: these are the 2022 National Contest Categories and are posted for catgegory sponsorship sales only. This list will be updated when the National Contest Committee publishes the categories for the upcoming convention. The updated list will be the official categories for the 2023 convention.

Sponsorships

If you or your chapter would like to sponsor one or several of the below categories for the 2023 Convention, please follow this link to the IPMS/USA webstore to make your purchase. As categories are purchased, we will update the sponsors below.

0. Juniors

Aircraft Sponsored By:
10 Pre-teen
11 Teen
Military Vehicles
20 Pre-teen
21 Teen
Figures
30 Pre-teen
32 Teen Oklahoma Historical Modelers Society
Ships
40 Pre-teen
42 Teen
Automotive
50 Pre-teen
51 Teen Mid-Michigan Modelers
Dioramas
70 Pre-teen
71 Teen
Miscellaneous
80 Pre-teen
81 Teen

I. Aircraft

Biplanes Sponsored By:
101 1/144 and 1/72
103A 1/48 Oklahoma Historical Modelers Society
103B 1/32 Bolshevik Brothers
Small Aircraft: Single Engine, Prop
105-A 1/72: US/Allied Inline IPMS Houston
105-B 1/72: US/Allied Radial IPMS Lakes Region Scale Modelers
105-C 1/72: Axis Inline
105-D 1/72: Axis Radial
106 1/72: Basic Kit Build
107-A 1/48: US/Allied Inline Obscureco Aircraft
107-B 1/48: US/Allied Radial
107-C 1/48: Axis Inline Bill Roberts
107-D 1/48: Axis Radial
108 1/48: Basic Kit Build ShutterAce(Jim Deck)
Medium Prop Aircraft
111 1/72
113 1/48
Large Prop, Multi-Engine Aircraft
115 1/72 Damon Blair
117 1/48 IPMS Canada - Hamilton
Medium & Large Prop, Multi-Engine Aircraft
118 1/72: Basic Kit Build
120 1/48: Basic Kit Build Bob Sanchez
Small Jet
121 1/72
122 1/72: Basic Kit Build
125 1/48 Scott Brown
126 1/48: Basic Kit Build
Large Jet
129 1/72
130 1/72: Basic Kit Build
131 1/48 Bob Sanchez
132 1/48: Basic Kit Build
1/32 Aircraft
135 Propeller-Driven Mike Krizian in memory of Brian Phillipson
137 Jet-Powered Micahel Lamar
138 Basic Kit Build
1/144 Aircraft
141 Small
143 Large
144 Basic Kit Build
Rotary Wing (civil or military)
151 1/144 and 1/72
153 1/48 and 1/32
154 Basic Kit Build Huntsville Plastic Modelers Society
Civil, Sport, Racing, and Air Taxis
157 1/144 and 1/72
161 1/48 and 1/32
162 Basic Kit Build
Airliners, Airliner Types, and Airships
163 1/144
165 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32
166 Basic Kit Build
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
167 All entries IPMS Alamo Squadron
Elevated Displays
175 All Entries Chicago Sprue Stretchers
Vacuum-formed
181 All entries
Conversions
183 All entries
Scratch-Built
185 All entries IPMS Marietta Scale Modelers

II. Military Vehicles

1/35 Military Vehicles
(including tanks, assault guns, and self-propelled guns)
Sponsored By:
200-A Closed-top AFVs, through Korea, Axis Light and Medium
200-B Closed-top AFVs, through Korea, Axis Heavy
200-C Closed-top AFVs, through Korea, Allied
200-D Closed-top AFVs, through Korea, Other
201-A Closed-top AFVs, post-Korea, NATO
201-B Closed-top AFVs, post-Korea, Warsaw-Pact and Russian
201-C Closed-top AFVs, post-Korea, Other
206-A Open-top AFVs or AFVs with Interiors, Axis THE DARK SIDE
206-B Open-top AFVs or AFVs with Interiors, Allied
206-C Open-top AFVs or AFVs with Interiors, Other
209 Armored Cars
210 Armored Halftracks
211 Soft-skinned Military Vehicles
1/48 Military Vehicles
212 Tracked
213 Wheeled
1/72 Military Vehicles
218-A Fully Tracked, through Korea, Allied
218-B Fully Tracked, through Korea, Axis
218-C Fully Tracked, through Korea, Other
219 Fully Tracked, post Korea
220 Armored Cars and Armored Half-tracks
221 Soft-skinned Military Vehicles
Artillery Pieces
223 All entries
Conversions and Scratch-Built
228 All entries
Kit-Bash Conversions
229 All entries
Multi- or Towed Vehicles, non-diorama display
235 All entries
Basic Kit Build
290-A 1/35 Closed-top AFVs, through Korea, Axis
290-B 1/35 Closed-top AFVs, through Korea, Allied
290-C 1/35 Closed-top AFVs, Other
291 1/35 Open-top AFVs and AFVs with Interiors
292 1/35 Armored Cars and Half-tracks
293 1/35 Soft-skinned Vehicles
294 1/48 AFVs, Open- and Closed-top
295 1/48 Armored Cars, Half-tracks, and Soft-skinned Vehicles
296 1/72 AFVs, Open- and Closed-top
297 1/72 Armored Cars, Half-tracks, and Soft-skinned Vehicles

III. Figures

Dismounted and Mounted Sponsored By:
300 53mm and smaller
Dismounted: 54mm - 70mm
305-A Pre-1900
305-B 1900 to Present
Dismounted: 71mm and Larger
306-A Pre-1900
306-B 1900 to Present
Mounted or With Mount
312 54mm and Larger
Conversions and Scratch-Built
317 All entries
Fantasy & Science Fiction
322 53mm and Smaller
323-A 54mm - 120mm: Fantasy
323-B 54mm - 120mm: Science Fiction
325 All entries
Busts
327 Pre-1900
328 1900 to Present
329 Fantasy, Science Fiction and Others

IV. Ships

Aircraft Carriers Sponsored By:
400 1/700
401 1/350 IPMS Tidewater
Battleships, Battlecruisers, and Cruisers
402 1/700
403 1/350: Battleships, Battlecruisers, & Cruisers
Other Surface Ships, smaller than cruiser-sized
404 1/700
405 1/350
Sailing
407 All entries David Lockhart - IPMS/USA President
Early Steam and Sail
408 All entries Bathtub Admirals
Submarines
412 1/700
413-A 1/350: pre-1946
413-B 1/350: 1946 to present
415 1/72
Boats, Speedboats, Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Patrol Boats
418 All entries
Conversions and Scratch-Built
423 All entries
Basic Kit Build
426 All Entries

V. Automotive

Factory Stock Sponsored By:
500 1/32
501-A 1/24, 1959 and older body
501-B 1/24, 1960 and newer body
Hot Rods, Street Rods, and Street Machines
506 Hot Rods and Street Rods
507 Street Machine
Customs
512 All entries
Competition Vehicles
516 1/32
517-A 1/24, Drag Racing, Modified Street and Purpose Built
517-B 1/24, Open Wheel
517-C 1/24, Closed Wheel Huntsville Plastic Modelers Society
Large Scale
529 1/16
Conversions & Scratch-Built
534 All entries
Documented Replicas
535 All entries
Commercial Vehicles
539 Light Commercial
540 Heavy Commercial
Motorcycles
545 All Entries
Curbside
550 All Entries
Automotive Technology & Culture
580 All entries
Basic Kit Build
590 Factory Stock
591 Hot Rods, Street Rods, Street Machines, and Customs
592 Competition

VI. Space and Science Fiction Vehicles

Real Spacecraft, Missiles, and Vehicles (kits and scratch-built) Sponsored By:
600 Real Spacecraft, Missiles, and Vehicles IPMS Gator Modelers
601 Hypothetical Design Galveston Bay Area Scale Modelers
Science Fiction and Fantasy Subjects
605 Star Trek: From Kits
606 Star Wars: From Kits
607 Gundam: From Kits
608 Mecha (Robots, Etc.): From Kits
609 Other Vehicles or Vessels
610 Conversions and Scratch-built
Basic Kit Build
698 All Entries

VII. Dioramas

Aircraft Sponsored By:
710-A Vignette: 1/144 & 1/72
710-B Vignette: 1/48 & 1/32
714 Diorama
Armor
720-A Vignette: 1/48 and larger
720-B Diorama: 1/48 and larger
724 Dioramas and Vignettes, 1/49 and smaller
Figures
730 Vignettes
732 Dioramas
Ships
740 Vignettes
742 Dioramas
Automotive
750 All entries
Science-Fiction
760 All entries
Miscellaneous Dioramas
780 All entries

VIII. Miscellaneous

Dinosaurs Sponsored By:
800 All entries
Humor in Modeling
810 All entries IPMS Marietta Scale Modelers
Hypothetical
820 Kit-Based
821 Kit-Bashed / Scratch-built
Triathlon
830 All entries
Collections
840 All entries
IPMS Chapter/Group Entry
850 All entries
Miscellaneous
860 All entries
Basic Kit Build
890 Hypothetical
891 Triathlon
892 Miscellaneous