Salty Dwarf Painting Competition July 2016 Information

Salty Dwarf Painting Competition!

July 16th at the Salt City Gladiator Games in Farmington, UT.

Here are the details:
$10 Registration fee per entry ($5 if pre-registering*)

Single Figure
Large Figure
Huge Figure

Note: This competition is open to all miniature model companies and ranges.

Competition Rules:
-Entrant must have painted the fig themselves. No commissions.
-Entries must be received by 12:00 noon of Saturday, July 16th.
-The fig will be on display throughout the day. DO NOT enter a fig if you plan to use it in the tourney as well.
-Entrant must be present to collect the prize at the end of the Salty Dwarf event. Winners will be announced between 5pm and 7pm Saturday.
-You do not have to play in the tournaments to enter the painting competition.
-By entering the contest, you give the Salt City Gladiator Games rights and consent to post/publish pictures of the figures and Artists where we deem necessary.

*Pre-Registration details: The SCGG Store 
Any questions feel free to contact us at

After some great questions brought up from the community we have decided to get a bit more specific with categorization and judging criteria.

Judging Criteria:
-Technical ability/execution
-Artistic quality

Top two entries in each category will be awarded a Salty Dwarf Trophy. There will also be a people's choice award.

Single figure:
Defined: Smaller figure or animal-mounted figure, such as a knight on a horse, which fall within the size restriction. This includes base, mount, and appendages. A competition judge will rule on any bits, such as a pole, extending beyond the size restriction, at time of entry.

Size Restriction: 3x3x3 inches, excluding base.

Large Figure:
Defined as: Single Figures that are larger than Single Figure restrictions. Large monsters, dragons, statues, busts, etc.

Size Restriction: 6x6x6 inches, excluding base.

Huge Monster/Large Vehicle:
Defined as: All vehicles and machines with crew. This includes all tanks, ships, siege engines, all weaponry that contains or is run by one or more crew figures. Multiple freestanding figures (as in crew) must include unifying base, board, or movement tray.

Defined: Emphasis is on the display as a focused scene telling a story with figures or a unified squad. This may include battle scenes or other diorama displays. Must be on a unified base, figures do not need to be permanently attached to the base, but judges will take into account the technical aspect of the figures as presented with the base.

Judging Criteria Defined:

Technical Ability/Execution- The technical proficiency used in the painting and modeling of the entry. Obvious technical faults are mold lines, sloppy joins, rough primer, and/or sloppy paint.

Artistic Quality- The artistic effects of the piece, including color choices, added detail work, pose, basing, cohesiveness, and the overall effectiveness of the artistic choices made.

Updated Rules... these rules are basically identical to the GenCon general painting competition rules and definitions. Thanks to Amy Stegmann, and the MHE crew for the rules and category definitions.

Now grab those brushes and start slinging some paint!!


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