Special Awards

Model Expo has several special awards for which a model could be eligible .
These awards are provided by special interest groups and sponsors.

in Show - Bill Wallis Memorial Trophy

This is awarded to the Outstanding Model of the show by a team of Expo Committee judges, from all category winners. This is a memorial trophy to Bill Wallis who was the driving force behind Model Expo during its formative years.

Sponsored by IPMS Australia

2017 Winner -Stuart Johnstone

Automotive- Bill Hamer Memorial Trophy

This is awarded to the standout Automotive Model of the Show. This is a memorial trophy to Bill Hamer who was one of the founders of Model Expo and a keen auto modeller.

Sponsored by Frank Morgan and Terry O'Neill

2017 Winner - Harry Edmond

Stuart Ferguson Memorial Trophy

This is an annual trophy presented to the Intermediate Modellers. It is a memorial to a keen young modeller who passed away far too young.

Sponsored by The Ferguson Family

2017 Winners -Fletcher Sheeran & Kobey Hudec

Australian Aircraft - Civil

This award is for any Aircraft, military or civil with an Australian background, either by manufacture or usage. Civil Airliners by Australian Carriers qualify as well.

Sponsored by Australian Aircraft Restoration Group

2017 Winner -Ray Seppala

Australian Aircraft
Military

This award is for any Aircraft, military or civil with an Australian background, either by manufacture or usage. Civil Airliners by Australian Carriers qualify as well.

Sponsored by Australian Aircraft Restoration Group

2017 Winner -Les Applebee

John Jordan Best WW1 Aircraft

This award is in memory to a long standing modeller from SPASM with a passion for WW1 aircraft.

Sponsored by Red Roo Models

2017 Winner - Nikolas Gordic

Vietnam Era Subject

This is for any model that encompasses the Vietnam War period, it does not have to be entered into the competition to qualify. The model could also be part of a club display or vendors display.

Presented by Warbirds Aviation Model Group

2017 Winner -Shayne Whyte

Junior Model of Merit

To promote the juniors out there. This award is selected by the WAPM club, it is not necessarily a class winner, but a model that is seen as having the X factor for the younger folk.

Sponsored by Whittlesea Area Plastic Modellers

2017 Winner - Harry McCumiskey

Intermediate Best in Show

Best Model by Intermediate Modellers 12-18 years

Sponsored by Whittlesea Area Plastic Modellers

2017 Winner -Fletcher Sheeran

Wally St John Maritime Award

Randall selects the Maritime subject that promotes the building of 1/350 ships

Sponsored by Randall Wilson - Navart

2017 Winner -David Dalton

Axis Aircraft Model

Sponsored by Warbirds Aviation Group this is for the Best Axis aircraft

Sponsored by Hyperscale

2017 Winner -Neville Daniel

Club Display

Club Displays at Expo are eligible for this award and the award is a perpetual trophy.

Sponsored by Australian Model Expo

2017 Winner - Dandenong Scale Model Club

People's Choice

This award is voted on by the public who come to Expo. Each visitor is given a ballot that is returned and tallied up on the final day.

2017 Winner -Matt Beattie

Paint

For that simply outstanding paint job

Sponsored by Scale Model Supplies

2017 Winner -Ben Flood

Best of Brand Awards

These may vary from year to year as distributors, vendors or interested parties get onboard

Airfix

Sponsored by Southern Model Supplies

2017 Winner - David Mcdonald

Tamiya

Sponsored by Southern Model Supples

2017 Winner - Jofferson Magallanes

Revell

Sponsored by Southern Model Supplies

2017 Winner - Anton Sprogis

Dragon

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2017 Winner - Michael Magyar

Italeri

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2017 Winner - Andrew Judson

Academy

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2017 Winner - ANDREW LIU

Trumpeter

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2017 Winner - Sam Dwyer

AFV Club

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2017 Winner - Shayne Whyte

Hobbyboss

Sponsored by Hobbyeasy

2017 Winner - ANDREW LIU

Bandai

Sponsored by Hobbyco

2017 Winner - David Keng

Hasegawa

Sponsored by Hobbyco

2017 Winner - Shane Richmond

If you are interested in sponsoring a Model Expo Special Award in 2018 please contact us