GUNPLA GRAND PRIX

SAN JAPAN GUNPLA GRAND PRIX BUILDERS CUP 2019 REGULATION

Tournament Period

Grand Prix Competition 1 – RikRic Cafe January 12th, 2019
Grand Prix Competition 2 – Mini Mini-Con May 4th, 2019
Grand Prix Competition 3 – San Japan August 30th – September 1st, 2019
Championship Competition – San Japan August 30th – September 1st, 2019

Categories

Each competition will have two classes:

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

A person may enter the class of their choice.

*Event staff may select to move an entry to another class if their work is determined to be not in line with its skill level.

Grand Prix Competition

Entries to the competition can be made at each event.

  • Entries that have won a previous contest will be disqualified.
  • One winner will be selected by a group of pre-selected judges chosen by San Japan.
  • The 1st place winner will not be eligible to enter into any of the further Grand Prix competitions for 2019.
  • 2nd and 3rd places may reenter later competitions but only with a new work.

Championship Competition

First place winners from each of the advanced competitions will be entered into the Championship at San Japan 2019.

Judging

  1. The models will be evaluated and the champion will be selected by a group of judges selected by San Japan.
  2. The criteria for judging will be craftsmanship, painting, and concept.
  3. Each entrant will need to fill out a form explaining their concept and the work done.
  4. Judges may enter a competition that they are not judging.

Rules & Eligibility

  1. The model must be created with plastic model original kits by BANDAI.
  2. Limit of one entry per person per contest.
  3. The builder of the model must be the one to enter it.
  4. The model must be in dimensions no larger than 50cm x 50cm x 50cm.(19.68in x 19.68in x 19.68in)
  5. A contestant who joins in the SJGP must acknowledge the rules and regulation of the contest.
  6. Entrants must be present during the competition.
  7. Minors must have guardian’s consent to enter.
  8. The Championship will be held at San Japan 2019.

Prizes

Grand Prix Competion

SJGP 1st Place

Prize TBD

SJGP 2nd Place

Prize TBD

SJGP 3rd Place

Prize TBD

*The 1st place winner of the Advanced category will receive a 3-day badge for San Japan 2019 to attend the Championship Competition.

Championship Competition

SJGP 1st Place

Prize and Trophy TBD

SJGP 2nd Place

Prize TBD

SJGP 3rd Place

Prize TBD

Handling of Submitted Work

  1. Winning works of the competitions will be returned to 12 to 18 months after the competition for contest judging, event display, and photo shoots. San Japan will not pay for any rental/withholding fee for this period. Please keep your work for one year after we return it to you. Winning works may be asked to be displayed at future events etc.
    *San Japan is not responsible for any traveling costs associated with the personal collection of your work. If San Japan is shipping your work back as requested than San Japan is not responsible for any shipping costs upon request. San Japan will seek shipping reimbursement costs. All future entries will not be allowed if reimbursement is not made.
  2. Non-winning works will be returned after judging. (The organizer will be extremely careful while handling your work but cannot fully guarantee its safety and potential breakage upon being shipped or judged)