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MEPSA 2017/2018 CONTEST SCHEDULE
Here is our contest schedule for this season! MEPSA reserves the right to be somewhat flexible, and to substitute prizes for something of equal or greater value if necessary. We may, in fact, offer a choice of the prize named here, or an alternative, as we get closer to each contest date. We may offer two divisions of any contest with enough entries, and a second smaller prize!

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Mini Custom Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Prize: U/P AR Platinum Daylily sculpted by Carissa Kirksey, SM scale


Rules for contest:
  1. Artist provides the model to be customized. The model must fit the criteria of the contest it was meant to be entered into - in this case a Stablemate/Chips or Little bit/Pebbles scale model. Each entrant may enter one or two models. 
  2. Artist may use any technique, any materials, and customize the model any way they choose. The model customizing contests are open to any equid- not only horses, but donkeys, zebras, fantasy equines, etc.  
  3. All finished models must have a clear digital or scanned photo of each side, sent in to MEPSA- Shana Bobbitt (starfroggie@gmail.com).  MEPSA can do the photographs for you if needed, when we get the model.
  4. ALL entered models become property of MEPSA to raise funds or use as Championship show awards. This is a MEPSA Benefit contest. Artist must send the finished model to MEPSA upon completion to Elena Lemm, 37103 Robin George Tr, Magnolia, TX 773545 - at their own expense. There is no other fee to enter. 
  5. The contest will be publicized heavily on the Internet and in model horse groups. Please help spread the word! 
  6. We will adhere to the deadline mentioned should we receive enough entries for that contest.  MEPSA reserves the right to extend the deadlines should there not be enough entries.  Voting will take place within a month after the latest expressed deadline.
  7. For this contest, winners will be selected by majority vote on MEPSA’s blog, when the contest entries are announced and the voting completed.  Winners will be notified via email or snail mail.  
  8. While we LOVE looking at in progress photos, to preserve the integrity of this contest, we are asking that all entrants NOT reveal through personal means via website, on MEPSA sites, or MHSP and the like of their connection with contest entries to encourage equity and fairness of all entries.  Please preserve anonymity to make it fun for all!
  9. Please state your intent to enter any of the above contests to Shana Bobbitt at starfroggie@gmail.com. Please note that this is just to field participation numbers, and doesn’t require you enter.  Conversely, please also advise if you decide to change your mind regarding entering.
  10. Once you have committed to entering and have sent your entry to MEPSA, it becomes the property of MEPSA.  
  11. Entries must be sent AT ENTRANT’S EXPENSE to Elena Lemm and BECOME THE PROPERTY OF MEPSA to use how they see fit.  This could mean as a piece “for offers”, for outright specified sale, or as a prize for contests in their end-season Championship show.
  12. Violation of these rules and requests may result in inability to enter future contests.  Please keep it fun for all.

Mini Tack and Prop Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Prize: $100 gift certificate to Stone

MEPSA is holding a model horse MINI tack and prop making contest as a MEPSA Benefit. This contest is open to ALL. Winner will be decided by popular vote, which is also open to all. This is a great way to get your work shown to a large audience, win a great prize, and help MEPSA.

Contest Rules
  1. All tack or props must have been made by the entrant. All major parts of any sets must have been made by the entrant. The entered item may be previously made, or made especially for this contest. Your identity, as maker, should be kept under wraps until the voting is over. Please don't tell everyone which entry is yours. Guessing is part of the fun!
  2. You may enter any type tack (in MINI scale), or prop in any scale. Western, English, Native costume, historical, circus, other are all welcome.  All entries must be made, not purchased.
  3. All finished tack and props may have a clear digital or scanned photo of each side, with a model to show scale, sent in to MEPSA- Shana Bobbittstarfroggie@gmail.com -  Shana can do the photographs for you if needed, when the tack is received.
  4. ALL entered tack or costumes become property of MEPSA to raise funds or use as Championship show awards. This is a MEPSA Benefit contest. Maker must send the finished tack to MEPSA upon completion- Shana Bobbitt; 1101 Grandview Ave; College Place, WA 99324 - at their own expense. There is no other fee to enter.
  5. Winner will be awarded a prize TBA suitable for the mini performance shower!
  6. The contest will be publicized on Facebook in model horse groups, MH$P and Blab. Please help spread the word!
  7. Deadline for producing your item and entering it is May 15, 2019. Voting will take place in mid-to late July. We will accept entries from now until May 15th.
  8. MEPSA appreciates an intent to enter statement as soon as you determine that you will enter, sent to Shana Bobbitt starfroggie@gmail.com  This is not binding, but will give us an idea how many entries to expect.
Thank you! Please help support model horse photo showing by entering!

Traditional/Classic Tack Contest
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Please state your intent to enter any of the above contests to Shana Bobbitt at starfroggie@gmail.com  Please note that this is just to field participation numbers, and doesn’t require you enter.  Conversely, please also advise if you decide to change your mind regarding entering.
Once you have committed to entering and have sent your entry to MEPSA, it becomes the property of MEPSA.  
Entries must be sent AT ENTRANT’S EXPENSE to Shana Bobbitt or Carolyn Bailey, addresses upon request, and BECOME THE PROPERTY OF MEPSA to use how they see fit.  This could mean as a piece “for offers”, for outright specified sale, or as a prize for contests in their end-season Championship show.
Violation of these rules and requests may result in inability to enter future contests.  Please keep it fun for all.

As usual, please email a board member with any questions.

Annual Writing Contest
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Prize: U/P AR Brio Sombra sculpted by Sheila Bishop, SM scale

We need both longer and shorter articles. 1000-3000 words is the length to shoot for. 
Text should be formatted in Microsoft Word (.doc) or .rtf or .txt.
Name your text file using your last name (e.g. jones.doc).
Do not embed images in your article. Send the illustrations for your article as separate .jpg files (no more than 2mb each), named using your last name and the figure number (e.g. "jonesfig1.jpg"). Illustrations must be original or used by permission from the source. Provide a source for each illustration as they will be listed in the figure captions (e.g. photo by Corina Roberts). Illustrations are an essential part of almost any article.
You may include a short byline describing yourself/credentials/place in the hobby. 
Choose a subject related to model horses in which you are knowledgeable. Here are some examples that would be topics of interest:
- Performance-the tack, rules, setting, etc. illustrated with photos of real horses/tack and/or model horses.
- Customizing – how to … (paint, resculpt, do hooves, braid a mane, etc.)
- How to make tack – a halter, bridle, saddle, costume … 
- How to make props
- Breeds (e.g. "Tiger Horse", "exotics") – with real horse illustrations. If you breed, keep or train horses, speak from your experience and illustrate with your horses! What model horses best represent your breed? Why?
- Photography – share your special tips on model horse photography with our readers!
- Model horse manufacturers: a history of Hagen Renacker or Breyer or artist resins …
- Fiction/poetry – We are willing to accept these submissions. Of course they should be horse related. We will not be printing more than one "creative work" in the Champ book. Others may appear in the club newsletter.
- Other similar subjects of interest to photo model horse showers. To see an example MEPSA Championship book, go to Lulu.com, search for MEPSA, and look at a preview. 

And - the next remake contest!!
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Prize: U/P AR Maggie Bennett Traitional resin (either Tumbleweed or Amarant)

Make over a Traditional scale Lady Phase any way you want, with some customization when compared to the original mold. It can be minimum, like a mane and tail or head position change, or a drastic custom -it's up to you!  A few bodies may be available to live show proven artists, please inquire.  Otherwise, artists must provide their own body. Get the body soon, so you have plenty of time to work!. 

Winners will chosen from a poll on MEPSA’S blog that will be advertised on MHSP, ModelHorseBlab and Facebook.

Rules for contest:

Artist provides the model to be customized. The model must fit the criteria (in this case, Breyer Lady Phase) of the contest it was meant to be entered into. Each entrant may enter one model. 
Artist may use any technique, any materials, and customize the model and/or item any way they choose. The model customizing contests are open to any equid- not only horses, but donkeys, zebras, fantasy equines, etc.  
All finished models and/or items must have a clear digital or scanned photo of each side, sent in to MEPSA- Shana Bobbitt starfroggie@gmail.com MEPSA can do the photographs for you if needed, when we get the model or item.
ALL entered models and/or items become property of MEPSA to raise funds or use as Championship show awards. This is a MEPSA Benefit contest. Artist must send the finished model to MEPSA upon completion at their own expense. There is no other fee to enter. 
The contest will be publicized heavily on the Internet and in model horse groups. Please help spread the word!

We will adhere to the deadlines mentioned should we receive enough entries for that contest.  MEPSA reserves the right to extend the deadlines should there not be enough entries.  Voting will take place within a month after the latest expressed deadline.

Winners will be selected by majority vote on MEPSA’s blog, when the contest entries are announced and the voting completed.  Winners will be notified via email or snail mail.

Sending your entries to:
Elena Lemm
37103 Robin George Tr
Magnolia, TX 77354


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