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 IPMS Australia

2018 Winner -Kelvin (ZHI) Zheng

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

2018 Winner - Li Qi

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

2018 Winners -Patrick Taylor & Ethan Rowland

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

2018 Winner -David Knott

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

2018 Winner -John Booth

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

2018 Winner - Paul Carpenter

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

2018 Winner -Andrew Perren

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

2018 Winner - Samual Yang

Intermediate Best in Show

Best Model by Intermediate Modellers 12-18 years

Sponsored by Whittlesea Area Plastic Modellers

2018 Winner -Christopher Kouvelis

Club Display

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

Sponsored by Australian Model Expo

2018 Winner - IPMS Australia

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.

2018 Winner -Kelvin (ZHI) Zheng

Paint

For that simply outstanding paint job

Sponsored by Scale Model Supplies

2018 Winner -Chee Sen Norman Lim

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

2018 Winner - John Booth

Tamiya

Sponsored by Southern Model Supples

2018 Winner - Jofferson Magallanes

Revell

Sponsored by Southern Model Supplies

2018 Winner - Leslie Applebee

Dragon

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2018 Winner - Anthony Sheedy

Miniart

Sponsored by Miniart

2018 Winner - Mic Bradshaw

Academy

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2018 Winner - Peter White

Trumpeter

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2018 Winner - Azrael Raven

AFV Club

Sponsored by Hobbies Australia

2018 Winner - Robert Madden

Hobbyboss

Sponsored by Hobbyeasy

2018 Winner - Arthur Emmins

Bandai

Sponsored by Hobbyco

2018 Winner - James de Niese

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