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Hi all,

David, D N'D-Land has very kindly accepted my invitation to help with the running of the 2017 Model of the Year competition, so a huge thank you to David for this
and without further adieu let's kick off with the rules


This is the Official start of the "2017" Model of the Year Contest

Here we will talk about the contest and the spirit in which this contest will be held. I will go over rules and regulations of the event. And I will explain the timeline of events to follow.

It seems the most popular threads talk about the upcoming models of the year. I say, let's look back at a great year of models and find out what are the favorites. I will start threads for nominations and voting over the next few weeks.
The categories will be, but not limited to - Exotics an
d Sports cars, Sedans/Coupes/Convertibles, Muscle cars and Hot Rods, Motorsports, and motorcycles Trucks/SUVs/Haulers. And to make this appealing to all collectors, each will have a budget Classes, high-end Classes, Resin/Composite Class 1/18 & 12 & larger, 1/12th & larger die-cast, Best model company of the year, Worst/most disappointing model company of the year, Biggest Surprise Release Model of the year category. I think this will give everyone a chance to sit back and look at their new models and think about the great and not so great models of the year have been.


Timeline. Starting later today, we will post several nomination threads. Nominations will go from then until December 9th. All threads will be closed on the 9th and voting will start on the 10th to the 23rd December. After that the winner for each category will be announced.

The rules:
  • Each model must match the category it is entered. It is not my responsibility or the mods to figure that out for you.
  • Every nomination will be accompanied by one (1) non-copyrighted image of the model. Pictures from manufacturers are OK, but not retailers/outside seller/outside sites. You your own pictures or another members if they are OK with that
  • Maximum picture size will be 1024 X 768
  • Each model must be released in the year 2017..........not December 30th 2016 or on its way to retailers on the 31st of December 2017. It must be released and available to the public within the 2017 year.
  • Only original releases allowed. This means no repaints, re-releases, upgraded, or any other modification. Spoilers and stripes do not make it a new model
  • There will be a budget Classes and high-end Classes nomination thread for each; this is for the retail price, not a special deal you got through a seller or manufacturer, don't try and sneak a CMC Maserati in the budget category
  • Each category must have at least five (5) nominations or I will start a voting thread.
  • Any nominations that does not follow the previously mentioned rules will not partake in the voting
The most important rule
  • Enjoy and please participate. This is what will make this event a lot of fun. And keep all discussion about the models, not tastes. We all have our favorites marques, but this is about the best model, not car.

Thank you all for reading & hopefully this year we can beat last years participation
 

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Hi all,

The Nomination threads are now LOCKED. As mentioned, the Voting threads will open tomorrow.

I will also be adding a couple of other categories - plus a DX 'wild card' category soon, so please stay tuned!

Thanks.
 

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Hi all,

As you may have noticed, some categories do not have a Voting thread, sadly this is because they didn't generate enough Nominations (in some cases, only one model was nominated)
 

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You're welcome David!!


Not long to go now guys!! Only one day left to vote!

Once all threads are closed, Voting will open for the overall DX Model of the Year!
I realise that there were a lot of categories, but we're a big forum who try to cater to all
 
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