Dear Fellow IPMS/USA Members,
As a member-driven and hobby-focused organization, we greatly value feedback from our members.
Based on your input from the 2023 National Convention, the IPMS/USA Executive Board has reached an agreement that for all future IPMS/USA National Contests. Models will not be picked up or otherwise touched directly during the judging process for evaluation. The Board has directed the National Contest Committee to revise the rules and guidelines of the National Model Contest to ensure that this direction is clearly understood by both contestants and judges and strictly self-enforced by the judging corps. Actions to prepare the contest area such as moving a model to a different category, moving a model from the back of the table forward, or turning the model will be addressed in future guidance jointly developed by the Executive Board and National Contest Committee. Updated National Contest Rules and judging instructions will be posted on the IPMS/USA website prior to the 2024 National Convention.
Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you in Madison.