RiverCon 2024 Countdown
UPDATED: June 3, 2023
North Louisiana’s only Scale Model Competition hosted by the local IPMS Chapter, Red River Modelers (RRM).
The RRM are proud to announce their upcoming 2024 annual plastic scale model contest: RiverCon 2024 on March 9, 2024.
Although we are open to the public, we are expecting contestants from around our IPMS Region 6: Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and of course Louisiana!
RiverCon has eight major categories for aircraft, armor, autos, ships, figures, science & Sci-Fi, dioramas, and miscellaneous.
We even have a category for young modelers under 18 years old.
RRM also offers a Grand Master’s Category and Award. A special category for any model that has won the “Best of Class” award at any level whether local, regional National, or other modeling contest venue. “Best of Class” meaning Best Aircraft, Best Auto, Best of Show, etc.
Of those eight major categories we have 75 sub-categories to cover everything a modeler may build
And if we don’t have category for your entry, we’ll make one! We have over 20 splits last year.
Here are some details about the event – RiverCon 2024:
First, we are located at LSUS University Center. We’ve partnered with the LSUS campus in Shreveport to use their student union building for our show.
Schedule of Events:
- 7:30 am: Center opens for Vendor Setup
- 9 am: Show/Contest open to the public
- 10 am: Raffles begins
- 11:00 am: Pre-Judges Meeting
- 11:55 am: Judges Meeting
- 12 pm: Contest Registration ends
- ASAP: Judging
- 3:30 pm: Award Ceremony
- NLT 5 pm: End of Show
Admission & Entry Fees:
Adult Modelers – basic entry fee $10; models 1-5 are $2 each; model 6 and more $1 each.
Young Modelers (6-17) – $5 for entry of first model and $1 for each additional entry.
General Admission – $5 for all non-entrants, children 12 and under will be admitted free. Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Girl Scouts are free if wearing their uniform.
Our theme this year is “Classic Plastic.” Any model or entry from 1989 and earlier; must Show proof of age; no Aftermarket items; no Photo-etch parts. The only exception to after-market items will be decals. So proof can be the instructions showing dates, image of the mold markings with a date, or using a printout from Scalemates.com showing released date.
For example, Hawk’s 1/32 Kaman H-43B Huskie shows a release date of 1967
We’ll also have special awards for “The President’s Choice Award” will go the Best Model (as chosen by the RRM Club President)
“Wings of the Mighty Eighth: Harold “Buck” Rigg Memorial Award” is anything related to the 8th Air Force from WWII to present and covering all aircraft to missiles.
“Bud Lindemann Trophy” is for any car model representing a Hot Wheel; must have matching Hot Wheel in whether in original package or not.
“SUV” is car theme sponsored by Hope Contractors. Any sports utility vehicle (all types, all scales, all eras).
“Patton’s Mug” for any US Army or US made tank regardless of whose markings are on them, all sizes/all eras, except dioramas.
People’s Choice Award voted on by you…
“Best of Class Trophies” – For each category and Best of Show plus the David Quick Memorial for Best Young Modeler
We also have our unique Challenge Coins for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards.
Let’s talk about raffles for a moment.
We offer a $5 raffle item for some of the main categories: aircraft, auto, military vehicles, ships, figures, and sci-fi. These items are newly release kits that most modelers are drooling over and want to add to their stash.
Also, we break down the $1 raffle into four categories: aircraft, auto, armor, miscellaneous. That way you can place your tickets into a shoebox/coffee can for that category you most want.
Drawings will either be every half-hour or hour with the $5 Raffle drawing will take place during the awards ceremony.
So make the journey on March 9, 2024 to the LSUS University Center and win some awards!
Check out our RiverCon Facebook Page and gives us a like!
Visit our Facebook Contest Page for more info!
Or visit on Facebook Competition Page of images too…
We would also like to thank the following RiverCon sponsors for their donations & support for making our show truly great!