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2020 Mid Central NMRA Region Convention

The Mid Central Region Contest is a judged contest that offers placed awards for entries in the following categories: model, photo, arts and crafts, and modules. The model contest accepts the following types of entries: Steam Locomotive*, Diesel and Other Locomotive*, Traction*, Passenger Car*, Freight Car*, Caboose*, Non-Revenue Car*, Structure*, and Display. We don’t have separate classes for kit-built and scratch-built models as does the national contest.

Our photo contest has four classifications of entry: Model - Black and White Print, Model – Color Print, Prototype – Black and White Print, and Prototype – Color Print.

The Arts and Crafts entries are divided into: General, Needlework, and Railroadiana. Our most recent judged category, Modules, is divided into T-TRAK and Other Modules. Lego models are considered Arts and Crafts and are not eligible for the model contest.

First, second, and third place awards are given by a team of contest judges for each type (classification) of entry. Additionally, a Best of Show award is given in each major category as are People’s Choice Awards. More importantly, those entries that garner more than eighty-five and a half points, as determined by the judges, are given Merit Awards. These may be applied toward the NMRA’s Achievement Program Certificates which, in turn, can be used towards becoming a Master Model Railroader. Mid Central Region contest forms and guidelines are found here - Contest Form.

We encourage all interested people to enter the contest, and likewise invite everyone to come to the Contest Room and view the many fine entries on display.

*These entry types are eligible for Merit Awards.