Custom Car Contests - ADULT - 15 and above and CHILDREN 14 and below
OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE
ADULT CUSTOM CAR CONTEST
1. You must be the builder of your entry in all categories listed
2. There cannot be any team builds.
3. .With 3-D printing now being utilized it will be a the staff's discretion to move any entry into correct category.
4. The name on the entry slips must match the name badge.
5. Past First Place winners may not enter any of the amateur events
6. Custom Car Contest Staff and Mattel employees are not eligible to enter the contest.
If you plan on entering, arrive at least 30 minutes or more before the event starts to fill out the entry forms. All custom cars must be "loose" for judging. Example: No mirror bases or platforms of any kind are allowed. You must enter your cars in the correct category. For security purposes, you must have a picture ID to pick up your customs at the end of the event, no later than 3:45 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 7. There is no limit on the amount of cars you can enter, but we ask it be kept to about 5 per category depending on table space.
Tips on entries: A single entry can consist of 2 vehicles (ex: the Elwood flatbed & car or a tow truck pulling a car). Results from past contests shows this adds to your advantage as this shows "more time spent.” Judging is based on overall appearance and clean execution.
We'll be open on Friday, Oct. 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. if you'd like to display your masterpiece early. We'll have an area for displaying customs that are not being judged. We encourage you to use it to show your talents!
Mild (amateur): This category basically consists of a custom paint job (repaint), or airbrushed graphics/decals on a stock Hot Wheels® car. No body modifications are allowed. Any wheels are allowed from any manufacturer. 1st and 2nd Place awarded. Spicy (amateur): This category involves minor body alterations. The word here is "minor," such as adding a hood scoop or rear spoiler, changing engines, lowering of the car or raising the suspensions. Any wheels are allowed from any manufacturer. 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Hot (amateur): The Hot Category is for customs that are extreme! Anything goes! From stretching, cutting, grafting, filling, chopping, shortening, mixing-adding body parts, changing suspensions, use of styrene, etc., use your imagination. Main body part should start out as a Hot Wheels® body. Any wheels are allowed from any manufacturer. 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Mild (past winners and professionals): 1st and 2nd Place awarded. Spicy (past winners and professionals): 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Hot (past winners and professionals): 1st and 2nd Place awarded.
Large Scale (open to all): This category is about Hot Wheels® cars or bikes that are larger than 1/64th scale. Example: It can be 1/43rd all the way to 1/18th scale. From a wild repaint, to body modification, to tricking out the engine, anything goes!! The entries must be based on a Hot Wheels® casting.
Diorama/Display/Packaging (open to all): Dioramas can be of anything you can imagine, such as a garage scene, landscapes, etc. It can also be based on custom packaging such as a new look on a blister-card to a custom box for the custom Hot Wheels® car or a nicely done display. Please keep the size of the Dioramas/Displays to approximately 20 x 20 inches to insure enough room on the judging table.
Non-Car Category (open to all): Bring in your custom Hot Wheels® related items (NOT CARS) to share and show off. Please keep the size to approximately 20x20 inches to ensure enough room on the judging tables.1st and 2nd Place awarded. Quilts or Blankets any size is ok, as we will drape them behind the table.
Chris Walker Memorial VW Drag bus category (open to all):
There will be a special category for Chris Walker in this year’s convention custom show.
*Only 1/64th VW drag buses are allowed, no plastic buses, no T1's, no Evos and no drag trucks.
*As always no more than 3 pieces per entrant.
*You MUST be the owner/builder of your entry.
Have fun, let’s have a great turnout for Chris!!!
This category will be judged by Mark Millhollin , Phil Riehlman, Marcia Walker and Mike Zarnock
There will also be a People's Choice and Designer/Mattel pick, as well as trophies for Best Paint, Best Engine Details and Honorable Mention.
OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE
CHILDREN'S CUSTOM CAR CONTEST
1. All entries are HOT WHEELS - SUPPLIED BY CONVENTION STAFF/MATTEL
2. You must be a ticketed Convention attendee (child Free tickets are OK)
3. You must be the builder of your entry.
4. There cannot be any team builds.
5. The name on the entry slips must match the name badge.
6. You must be 14 years of age or younger to particitpate.
You can sign up to participate in this event in the registration room. There are two times available for you to work on your masterpiece... Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OR Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m..
Mattel has provided the cars, the Convention staff has supplied the materials needed to make this your very own. NO OUTSIDE MATERIALS ARE ALLOWED!!!
Once your custom is complete you will be able to enter it in the Custom Car Show and contest on Saturday 10/7.
Remember, all you need is yourself and your creativity!!!
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