Announcing the 2021 BreyerFest Best Customs Contest! This Contest will honor the best in Breyer model horse customizing - re-making and re-sculpting the model itself, awesome finish work, and even possibly mohair and superb tack (not required). Prizes include a Traditional scale Exclusive Special Breyer model and rosette to first place winners and a unique Stablemates model plus rosette for second and third place for winners in each Division. The first, second, and third place winners in each division may be featured on BreyerHorses.com during BreyerFest weekend.
Many will enter, but only fifteen (15) will win (one (1) first place, one (1) second place, and one (1) third place winner in each of five (5) divisions)! See below and Official Rules for details.
2021 BreyerFest Best Customs Contest Divisions:
Excellence in final paint decoration, including, without limitation, a high level of detail work, smoothness of paint, and a glowing, flawless finish. Judging is on paint work, detail work, and realism. Customizing enhancements or embellishments (e.g., halters, etc.) are NOT permitted. Only standard prep work is permitted (e.g., cleaning, sanding of seams, etc.). Realistic equines only, no fantasy entries.
Use a Breyer model as your blank canvas, and let your imagination run wild! Judging is on creativity of concept and execution. A crowd favorite! Any scale Breyer model welcome. This is the only Division for non-realistic entries.
Extensive custom with little evidence of original model or models used underneath. Judging is on the quality of the extent of re-working of conformation, finish work, and realism. Realistic equines only, no fantasy entries.
For the Performance Division, tack and/or rider figure does not have to be created or customized by entrant. If you choose to use a rider figure, it must be a Breyer figure. Other non-Breyer props and accessories are acceptable as long as Breyer models (and Breyer figures, if applicable) are used in the Performance Division. Dioramas and accessories are welcome and encouraged, as they make an exciting display, however the judging will be on the model and tack, or tack and rider, only. This is a great opportunity for you to introduce kids and those new to model horse collecting to the artistry of Performance showing. You must include a brief description with your entry detailing the discipline and class being performed. Judging is on customization of the model and the tack, or tack and rider, presentation. Realistic equines only, no fantasy entries.
This Division features a new theme each year. This year’s theme is Classically Customized focusing on celebrating 1:12 scale Breyer model horses. Use any 1:12 scale Breyer horse model and customize it any way you want. Entries may feature extreme changes, or only minor customizing. Judging is on workmanship, creativity, conformation and accuracy/realism, and presentation. Creative concepts and attractive presentations (e.g., bases, etc.) are welcome and encouraged. Must feature a Breyer "Freedom Series" or "Classic" 1:12 scale model horse only, no other scales allowed. Realistic equines only, no fantasy entries.
HOW TO ENTER:
Contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. (excluding AZ, CO, MD, NE, ND and VT), U.K., and Canada (excluding Quebec) ages 14 and up with a BreyerFest 2021 VIP All-Access or BreyerFest 2021 All-Access ticket and an email account. If selected as a potential winner, parental consent is required if entrant is under age 18 (or under the legal age of majority in the entrant’s state of residence in the U.S. or jurisdiction of residence in Canada – whichever is greater). Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
By submitting this entry, you (and your parent or legal guardian on your behalf, as applicable) agree to be bound by the following Contest rules:
Your entry must include the subject line “BF2021 Best Customs Contest” along with your digital photographs, the name of the original/underlying Breyer model used, the name of the Division you are entering, your name, age (at the time of entry), mailing address, telephone number, and email address as well as parent/legal guardian’s email address and statement of parental consent if under age 18 (or under the legal age of majority in the entrant’s state of residence in the U.S. or jurisdiction of residence in Canada – whichever is greater) at time of entry. . Performance Excellence Division entries must also include a brief description detailing the discipline and class being performed. Entry and/or statement of parental consent must be submitted in English. Entries missing any of the above requirements will be immediately disqualified.
Contact and shipping information collected will be used by Sponsor for the purposes of administering this Contest and awarding the prizes only and will not be used for marketing or other purposes. UK entrants’ personal data will be collected and used in accordance with the Contest privacy notice available here.
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