Associació El Baluard, centre d’estudis històric i fets d’armes de Girona

Contest Soldat de Plom 2016 – (21st to 23rd october)

CONTEST RULES:

INSCRIPTIONS

From the 1st to the 17th October via web or e-mail. In person, Friday 21st from 16h30 to 20h and Saturday 22nd from 9h30 to 13h. Inscription is via web www.elbaluard.net or e–mail with the details to info@elbaluard.net, it will cost 10€. For El Baluard member’s inscription is for free. Payment could be done in person during the registration. This registration gives right to participate as well as the participation in the different free activities.

Each participant that registers at least 5 figures with a minimum size of 54mm in either the historical or fantasy category will be awarded with a 75mm commercial figure free of charge.

The inscription process includes the reception, with the opportunity for verifications and modifications, payment if needed, labeling and the delivery of pieces to the organization. Only organization members will place the pieces in the corresponding display showcases. NO SPECIAL DECORATION IN THE DISPLAYS WILL BE PERMITTED. The participant can give to the organization a small scheme of the ideal position of the figures and the organization will use the best efforts to accommodate. All the material will be protected inside glass showcases; therefore it will not be possible to see the back of the figures. Junior participants will not have to pay any registration fee.

CATEGORIES

The Contest will follow the OPEN system, and will be divided in 4 main categories:

– Junior: People younger than 18, participating with figures of any themes.

– Historical: All the figures located in likely historical contexts, coming from a real, cinematographic or literary origin, in three levels:

• General (beginners or people with some experience).

• Master painting (painted commercial figures from consecrated artists)

• Master Open (painted figures either major converted or original creations from consecrated artists)

– Fantasy: All the figures of diverse thematic (Science-Fiction, fantasty, war games, etc.) that do not belong to the Historical category. The fantasy category will have three levels:

 • General (beginners or people with some experience).

 • Master painting (Painted commercial figures from consecrated artists)

 • Master Open (painted figures either major converted or original creations from consecrated artists)

– Original sculptures: Figures not commercialized yet, Scratch built, unpainted or just with primer. Any theme and scale (size) will be accepted.

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Best figure up to 54mm
Best figure > 54mm up to 75mm
Best figure > 75mm
Best Flat figure
Special award Pegaso
Special award Alexandros Models
Special award ‘El Baluard’ Fantasy
Special award Manaies de Girona
Special award Star Wars
Special award Draconia

JURY

The Jury will be composed of sculptors and painters with international reputation. The Jury guarantees that all displays will be evaluated equally, and the final score will determine the classification and the winner. The Jury reserves the right to change the category of a figure in case they consider it appropriate and all their decisions will be unquestionable and irrevocable. The Jury will have special display cabinets to exhibit their work but will not participate in the Show.

Jury category Fantasy: José Manuel Palomares, Toni Nieto, Marc Masclans, Bruno Lavallée.

Jury category Historical: Louis D’Orio, Jesús Gamarra, Román Navarro, Miguel Felipe Carrascal.

ORGANIZATION

On Sunday October 23rd there will be the Awards Ceremony, where gold, silver and bronze medals and several Special Awards will be given to the winners. Also a Best of show Historical and a Best of show Fantasy will be awarded.

Only when the ceremony is completed (14h30 on Sunday 23rd) the participants will be able to withdraw their pieces. All the material will be protected within crystal display cabinets and the Organization will have monitoring personnel. The Association “El Baluard” declines all responsibility on the material exposed during the days of the Exhibition, the assembly and the disassembly. The Organization will be able to record or to photograph all the pieces and to publish them in internal bulletins or through specialized magazines. The organization will disqualify and/or remove any work that is considered offensive.

 

TIMETABLE:

Registration:
Friday 21st from 16h30 to 20h
Saturday 22nd from 9h30 to 13h

Show Opening:
-Saturday 22nd from 9h30 to 20h
-Sunday 23rd from 9h30 to 13h30

Awards Ceremony: 
-Sunday 23rd at 13h30

Figures withdrawal:
Sunday 23rd October just after the Awards Ceremony (from 14h30 to 15h and from 17h to 20h; between 15h and 17h it will not be possible to pick up the pieces)

 

 

GIRONA, FROM 21st to 23rd OCTOBER 2016

ESGLÉSIA DE SANT LLUC

(Street Rei Ferran el Catòlic, in front Sobreportes)

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