The Nautical Research Guilds's Ship Model Review and Competition emphasizes craftsmanship and artistic expression as well as historic fidelity.
Welcome to the NRG’s Ship Model Review and Competition. Our previous juried competitions have drawn a large as well as wide variety of entries. We anticipate you will again appreciate the challenge and rewards of this competition and look forward to seeing the results of winning entries in a future issue of the Nautical Research Journal.
Please review the official rules carefully; there have been some changes and improvements since our last event in 2015. Most important, entrants will continue to be classified into Apprentice, Journeyman and Master categories without regard to type of vessel entered.
Entries must be received by August 2nd, 2021.
As done in previous Competitions, the judges will award Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals to the top three scoring models in each Category plus a Best in Show award.
Our Model Review and Competition emphasizes craftsmanship and artistic expression as well as historic fidelity. As in the past, there will be multiple judges across all three entry categories and all entries will be scored with a point system in two categories: Craftsmanship and Artistic Impression. To underscore the broader education value to their participation, every entrant will receive copies of their judge’s scoring and commentary sheets for their model(s).
The participation cost is $30 per entry, and the entry fee may be paid online through the NRG's store. The Competition is only open to NRG members in good standing; entrants whose membership lapses will be disqualified. Multiple entries are welcome, but they must be in the same category. NRG directors, officers and judges are not eligible to enter this event.
Good Luck, NRG ship modelers. We look forward to seeing your entries soon!
Enter the Competition
Entry Forms and Information
Entry Deadline: August 2, 2021
Entry Fee: $30 per entry
Who can Enter: Current NRG members
Winners Announced: At the 2021 Annual Membership Meeting
Apprentice, Journeyman, Master
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals, Best in Show awarded for each category.
Blue, Red, and White Achievement ribbons awarded based on score.
The Nautical Research Guild has hosted three previous competitions. You can browse the winners of each contest below.