Model and Gunpla Contest

Attention all model makers and Gunpla fans! Anime North is happy to welcome back the Model Contest. We will have expert builders to judge and a lot of excellent prizes to be won. Please join us by submitting your fantastic models, or just stop by and be amazed by the skills on display. This event is sure to be outstanding so don't miss it!

This year we are running two events at the same time: a Gunpla Contest and a Model Contest. The Gunpla Contest is open to all GUNDAM model kits, and the Model Contest is open to all NON-Gundam anime models. And yes, you can enter one or both contests!

Entry Periods

All entries will be accepted during Anime North 2017, from 18:00 on Friday to 10:00 on Sunday. No entries will be allowed after this period.

The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 28th at 14:00.

Rules & Policies

Most of the rules are same for both the Gunpla Contest and the Model Contest.

The contest is open to all Anime north attendees. However, staff of Anime North and the Gunpla Room may not participate.

All participants may submit their entries either in DIORAMA or SOLID MODEL KIT form. Maximum size of entry should be L50cm X W50cm X D50cm.

For the Gunpla Contest:
All participants may PAINT, REMODEL, MODIFY, or create a DIORAMA using any scale of official BANDAI Gundam Model Kit from any Gundam series.

For the Model Contest:
All participants may PAINT, REMODEL, MODIFY, or create a DIORAMA using any scale of an anime model kit, EXCEPT Gundam Model Kits.

Each contest has 2 categories and will be classified accordingly.
Open Category A: under 18 years old (as of Friday May 26th)
Open Category B: over 18 years old (again, as of Friday may 26th)

Each entrant is allowed 2 entries for each contest. (Yes, that's 1 or 2 Gundam models for the Gunpla Contest, AND an additional 1 or 2 non-Gundam anime models for the Model Contest)

The participants must submit their own entry personally. We will not allow anyone to participate via proxy or representative. Posing and set up of the model entry must be done by the owner of the model only.

We prohibit the entry of a work which encroaches, or may encroach, upon any third party’s portrait rights, intellectual property rights such as copyright and any other rights. The participant will be fully responsible for its settlement as well as any cost which may occur in case of any disputes resulting from the submitted models. The participant is also responsible for compensations for any damages for Gunpla Montreal, Animenorth, BANDAI, and or the third parties.

Contest staff will be availalbe to check each entry and to ensure that every entry is complete and ready for display. Non-compliance of contest regulations may result in disqualification of the entry.

For faster processing we invite you to print out your own entry form here and bring a completed copy with you. Entry Form (PDF)

Winners will be determined by a panel of judges; judging will start at 10:00 on Sunday, The winners announcement and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 14:00.

All participants are encouraged to attend the judging and awarding ceremony. All entries can be claimed soon after.

Criteria for Judging in all Categories (GUNPLA Builders World Cup Point System)

  • Painting skill 100 points for lines, paint, and body decoration
  • Modification 100 points for usage of other parts and remodeling
  • Creativity 100 points for originality (Pose, Color & Concept) Total Look of Diorama
  • TOTAL 300

In claiming the winning or non-winning entries and/or prizes, participants should present a valid ID and a copy of entry form. If entries and/or prizes are not claimed by the end of the convention on Sunday they will become property of Anime North, and you don't want to know what will happen to them after that.

If you have any further questions please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Finally we would like to offer a very deep thanks to the amazing support and backing of our Sponsors. They have really gone above and beyond with helping to bring this contest back to Anime North.

  • GSI Creos
  • Mr. HOBBY
  • PlaMOD
  • Gunpla Montreal
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