About the SMC competition

Before registering your models for the contest, we strongly recommend that you get acquainted with the rules, classes and the judging criteria.

You can find these at the bottom of this page and they will help you to understand out contest and enable you to select the correct class(es) in which to enter your model(s).

In these files you will find more detailed information than we can provide on this page alone.

Contest registration and fees

Attention: You can only participate in the contest for two days. Entering and registering in Sunday is not possible. This also apllies to the “Out of Competition” models.

There is a standard fee per participant, regardless of the number of pieces you enter, and regardless in how many classes you enter them.

  • Pre-registration fee is € 12.50 per participant (User ID) and is only valid when paid online before October 6.
  • For registrations or payment made at the show, the fee is € 20 per participant.

The entrance fee for the show is not included in the contest fees.

Out of competition exhibits

For those of you that wish to display their work, but do not wish to participate in the contest, we have allocated part of the contest tables for so called “Out of Competition” models.

Please note that pre-registration (class 0 in our registration app “Emperor”) and payment are also required for “Out of Competition” models.

Due to space restrictions we can only accept pre-registered “Out of Competition” models. Entering them at the show itself, without pre-registration, is not possible.

Contest area closed during judging!

We would like to remind you that the contest area will be closed during judging, which means that is closes on Saturday from 15:00 onwards and will only re-open to the public on Sunday morning at 10:00 until the closing of the show.


Bronze, Silver and Gold medals are awarded on stage, as are the three Best in Show Awards for Ordnance (Scale Modelling), Historical Figures and Fantasy Figures.

The Highly Commended (HC) awards will not be given on stage, but can be collected on Sunday at the contest registration room between 13:00 and 15:00.
On Sunday morning after 11:00, you can find the lists of the HC winners in the registration area as well as in the contest room.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday and starts at 15:45, in the Brabant hall (the SMC restaurant).

The exact location can be found on the floorplan of this website.

Special prizes by clubs and vendors

Clubs and vendors are most welcome to add their prizes and awards on the contest tables next to the winning models of their choice.

We have special cards available at the registration desks for this purpose, that you can add to your awards, ensuring there will be no mistake about which model you awarded.

Due to time limitations we do not give any vendor or club prizes on stage.


  • When you create an account In Emperor, either by pre-registration or by day-registration, you will receive a User ID. Please mark this User ID. On Saturday we provide Post-It’s to write them down in case you register at the show itself. Having your User ID present will speed up the administrative process on Saturday! The user ID is also printed on the owners list. On your owners list is also indicated whether you have paid your registration fee or not.
  • In Emperor you can choose your level in the Figure contest, and the same or another level in the Ordnance (Scale Modelling) contest. Be aware that if you decide to change your level(s) after entering the models, you will need to re-enter those models of which the level has been changed.
  • On Saturday you can pay for your entries by cash or by PIN (Debet card) or credit card.
  • When collecting your models after the show on Sunday, you could be requested by our security team to show your owners list.  You will receive this list at the registration desk in any case, but you can also print it yourself and bring it along.

There are two options for entering the competition:

Pre-registration (reduced fee) - from August 1 - October 6

Through the online registration application EMPEROR, from 1st August until 6th October 2024, 22:00 CET

In Emperor you will create your own account, using your own password. You can make any changes on-line until 6th October 2024. Changes after that date can only be made by our staff at the contest desk at SMC. This date is also the deadline for pre-payment of your reduced participation fee. In case you decide to pay at the show, you will be required to pay the full amount.

On Saturday, we provide different desks especially for pre-registrations.
One desk will be for pre-registrations that require changes (e.g. adding or deleting models. This sometimes happens, but takes a bit more time to process) , and three more desks are for pre-registrations that do not require changes. We split those three desks for participants by alphabet (last name).
Please note that paying for, or making changes in, your pre- registration on Saturday at the show, will slow down the administrative process considerably, so in case you need to make any changes, please make them yourself, before Sunday 6th ctober 2024, 22:00 CET.

Upon arrival at the show, please proceed to the correct desk and collect an envelope that contains your owners list (list with your entered models), stickers, and markers to border your display(s).

Day-Registration - Saturday October 18 (10:00-13:00)

on Saturday at the show, between 10:00 and 13:00(!)

In case you have not pre-registered, you should enter all data yourself at the terminals that we have available for you in the contest area. We also provide assistance, should you need any. Don’t hesitate to ask!

After you have completed your entries, please proceed to the separate desk where all day-registrations are handled,  to pay the contest fee and collect your envelope that contains your owners list, stickers, and  markers to border your display(s).

There will be a special separate desk to handle all day-registrations.

Please note: Pre-registrations that have not been paid online before October 1, should be paid at the appropriate desk at the contest registration area, and will be charged at the full fee, €20

Jury of SMC 2024


Ordnance Contest Judging Team

Head Judge:
Ivan Cocker (MT)


Peter Usher (GB)
Pascal Klasen (DE)
TJ Haller (USA)
Fabio Sacchi (IT)
Emilien Pépin (FR)
Rudi Meir (BE)
Robert Blokker (NL)
Ben Schumacher (BE)
Mike McCabe (GB)
Alex Borg Bonaci (MT)
Fanch Lubin (FR)
Roman Volchenkov (NO)
Marijn van Gils (BE)
John Bonnani (USA)
Chloé Plattner (AT)
Jose Brito (PT)
Per Olav Lund (NO)
Alex Clark (GB)
Chema Cabrero (ES)
Lester Plaskit (GB)
Bernard Lustig (DE)
Mario Eens (BE)
Lázsló Gaál (HU)
Gert Mertens (BE)


Figure Contest Judging Team

Head judge 
Fabrizio Russo (IT)


Tue Kaae (DK)
Albert Gros Mascarilla (ES)
Pasquale Canone (IT)
Stefano Canone (IT)
John Keys (GB)
Africa Mir (ES)
Jan Soukup (CZ)
Nicholas Ball (GB)
Raffaele Aulicino (IT)
Richard Poisson (FR)
Sam Vella (MT)
Rodrigo Hernandez Chacon (ES)
Young B Song (KOR)
Julien Reymond (FR)
Mirko Cavalloni (IT)
Arnau Lazaro (ES)
Massimiliano Richiero (IT)
Albert Moreto Font (ES)
Mally Anderson (GB)
Marco Frisoni (IT)
Ray Farrugia (MT)
Marion Ball (CH)
Andy Wardle (GB)
Richard Sharp (AUS)
Miklos Bute (H)
Alessandro Natale (IT)
Magnus Fagerberg (SE)
Alan Ball (GB)
Andrew Christopher James Wade (NZ)
José Palomares (ES)


We have re-structured part of our contest classes, rules and judging criteria (yeah, again).

We recommend that you read them carefully to ensure that you enter your model(s) in the correct classes.

Contest rules, judging criteria and contest classes
Reglement, beoordelingscriteria en klassen
Regeln, Bewertungkriterien und Klassen
Règlement, critére de jugement, classes de concours

Registration starts 1 August 2024

Time left until opening pre-registration (August 1, 06:30 CET!)