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.

Best in Show - Australain Model Expo

This is awarded to the Outstanding Model of the show by a team of Expo Committee judges, from all category winners.

Sponsored by Model Expo

2019 Winner -Ben Flood

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

2019 Winner - Anton Sprogis

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

2019 Winners -Isaac Daff & Ashley Cropley

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 Aviation Historical Society Australia

2019 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 Aviation Historical Society Australia

2019 Winner -Richard Hourigan

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

2019 Winner - Lukas Kasuba

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

2019 Winner -Salvador Berzunza

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

2019 Winner - Harley Murray

Intermediate Best in Show

Best Model by Intermediate Modellers 12-18 years

Sponsored by DC Designs

2019 Winner -Kobey Hudec

Club Display

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

Sponsored by Australian Model Expo

2019 Winner - Ship Builders Society

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.

Sponsored by IPMS Australia

2019 Winner -Kosta heristanidis

Paint

For that simply outstanding paint job

Sponsored by Adelaide Moulding and Casting

2019 Winner -Anton Sprogis

Wingnut Wings - Junior Award

To Celebrate the 10th Anniversary

Sponsored by Wingnut Wings

Winner -Lochie Simpson

Wingnut Wings - Senior Award

To Celebrate the 10th Anniversary

Sponsored by Wingnut Wings

Winner -Paul Gloster

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

2019 Winner - Richard Hourigan

Tamiya

Sponsored by Southern Model Supples

2019 Winner - Jofferson Magallanes

Revell

Sponsored by Southern Model Supplies

2019 Winner - Byron Mock

Dragon

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2019 Winner - Rob Fraser

Kinetic

Sponsored by

2019 Winner - Andrew Perren

Academy

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2019 Winner - Jofferson Magallanes

Trumpeter

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2019 Winner - Andrew Evans

AFV Club

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2019 Winner - Rob Fraser

Italeri

Sponsored by Southern Model Supplies

2019 Winner - Chengwei Zhu

Eduard

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2019 Winner - Julian Hosmer

Zvezda

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2019 Winner - Peter Shum

If you are interested in sponsoring a Model Expo Special Award in 2019 please contact us