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Looking for a Lot of Good Modelers
Petty
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 06:57 PM UTC

Last year, we had an overwhelming response from volunteers to judge at the 2015 AMPS International Convention. Over 90 modelers offered their time to help judge. Again this year, I am looking for volunteers to participate as judges at the 2016 AMPS International Convention 7-9 April 2016, at the Sumter County Civic Center, 700 West Liberty Street, Sumter, SC. It's no secret the AMPS judging system needs a large numbers of judges to evaluate the entries as the show is occurring. So, if you are visiting the convention for the first time or the twenty second, I personally invite you to “donate” some of your time to be a judge. Your experiences at judging models ranging from beginner to advanced skill level will make you a better modeler. You will also leave the convention with a highly coveted AMPS Crew T-shirt, suitable for creating jealousy among your modeling buddies.

This year, we are going to use SignUp Genius as a tool to sign up our judging teams in advance of this year’s International Convention. Using this tool is a painless process which requires you to sign in using the following URL: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044da9a822a2f85-amps . This URL will take you directly to the AMPS 2016 judging schedule page where you can select the shifts and judging positions (i.e., Table Captain, Field Judge or Runner) you’d like. Once you submit your selections, you’ll then be asked to sign in using a SignUP Genius account or Facebook. If you don’t have a SignUP Genius account there are instructions on the sign in page to establish one. PLEASE NOTE: establishing a SignUP Genius account is free and does not subject you to a load of spam. Once you’ve completed the sign-in process you’ll receive a copy of your schedule and a reminder of your schedule approximately 3 days before the event. SingUp Genius also gives you the ability to change your schedule if something comes up and you’re not able to make your selected time.

If you plan to participate as a volunteer judge, you should attend a judge’s training session conducted in the Rose Room at the Sumter County Civic Center on Friday, 8 April at 8:00 AM. The purpose of this training is to help judges become familiar with the AMPS judging process, and sign up for judging shifts. We will be serving donuts and coffee at this meet. For those not able to attend the Friday judges meeting, let me know via e-mail and we can work out different arrangements.

This is a quick reminder that the 2016 International Convention pre-registration ends on 31 March 2016. Pre-registration allows you to enter your models on Thursday, 7 April 2016 starting at 5:00 PM. To pre-register, check out registration link on the AMPS web-site today!

Please contact me at: tanker at va.metrocast.net or through the AMPS web-site at: http://www.amps-armor.org/ampssite/sendMail.aspx?Who=22 if you have any questions about judging.

Mike Petty
AMPS
Chief Judge
2nd VP, South Region
majjanelson
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 07:17 PM UTC
We also need Judges to signup for the Diorama & Vignette Judging, two categories that can make up a significant portion of the entries.

We will use SignUp Genius as a tool to sign up our judging teams in advance of this year’s International Convention. Using this tool is a painless process which requires you to sign in using the following URL: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044da9a822a2f85-diorama . This URL will take you directly to the AMPS 2016 Diorama & Vignette Judging Schedule page where you can select the shifts and judging positions (i.e., Table Captain, Field Judge or Runner) you’d like. Once you submit your selections, you’ll then be asked to sign in using a SignUP Genius account or Facebook. If you don’t have a SignUP Genius account there are instructions on the sign in page to establish one. PLEASE NOTE: establishing a SignUP Genius account is free and does not subject you to a load of spam. Once you’ve completed the sign-in process you’ll receive a copy of your schedule and a reminder of your schedule approximately 3 days before the event. SingUp Genius also gives you the ability to change your schedule if something comes up and you’re not able to make your selected time.

If you plan to participate as a volunteer judge, you should attend a Diorama & Vignette Judge’s Training Session conducted in the Rose Room at the Sumter County Civic Center on Friday, 8 April at 9:30 AM. The purpose of this training is to help judges become familiar with the AMPS Diorama & Vignette Judging Process, and sign up for judging shifts. We will be serving donuts and coffee at this meet. For those not able to attend the Friday judges meeting, we have an On-Demand Class scheduled for Saturday, 9 April at 8:30 am.

Please contact me at: ltcjanelson AT att DOT net or the AMPS Chief Judge Mike Petty through the AMPS web-site at: http://www.amps-armor.org/ampssite/sendMail.aspx?Who=22 if you have any questions about judging.

Thank you all in advance,


Jeff Nelson
Vignette ACJ
2016 AMPS International Convention