SMEX 2018 Photo Competition

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The SMEX Photo Competition is intended to encourage quality photography of models,
and an avenue to show the wide range of models already built, and people enjoying them.

View entries in 2018 Photo Competition Gallerypage
Proudly sponsored by:
E and J Winter
Plans, castings, ME supplies, etc
Proudly sponsored by:
DNC System Technologies
ME supplies and components, accessories, machining etc
Proudly sponsored by:
Australian Railcraft
Precision 5"g detailing parts, wheels, wagons, etc
Submissions: CLOSED

Submissions Closed

Voting: CLOSED


Winners Announced


Previous competitions

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2008

Winner - Realistic: $100 Open order voucher from DNC System Technologies
Runner-up - Realistic: $50 Open order voucher from Australian Railcraft
Winner - People: $100 Open order voucher from DNC System Technologies
Runner-up - People: $50 Open order voucher from E and J Winter

Prize will be shipped direct from the sponsor, via a common carrier, to an Australian or NZ address. Any other or export arrangement is the responsibility of the winners. A substitute prize may be arranged if agreeable by both parties.

  • Categories:
    1. A Realistic photo of an example of Model Engineering taken in such a manner as to convey a sense of full size realism. Preferably no humans visible.
      (e.g. Steam, electric, diesel, tram, rolling stock, road vehicle, stationary engines, buildings, lineside structures etc.)
    2. Photos of People which capture a moment of them enjoying involvement in the hobby of Model Engineering.
  • Entry open to anyone, maximum of 2 submissions per person per category with a maximum of 3 total per person. Submissions close 30 Sep 2018.
  • Photos must be taken by you, or owned by you, and be your property, not copied from elsewhere or previously published, and free of restrictions to use in this competition.
  • Maximum of 100 entries total.
  • A minimum of 25 entries is required to hold the competition. If the number of entries does not reach this number, entries will be held over until the next competition.
  • Voting is open to anyone viewing this page, but only one vote per person in each category. Voting opens 7 Oct 2018, and closes 19 Nov 2018.
  • Digital manipulation of photos is limited to correction of colour, exposure or similar problem, and removal of "Red Eye" only. Extensive digital image modification or manipulation, or computer generated images, not permitted.
  • The 5 photos in each category with the highest vote counts when voting closes will become finalists. The winners are selected from the finalists in each category by an expert panel of judges. Finalists announced 24 Nov 2018. Winners announced when judging complete and competition closes on 5 Dec 2018.
  • All photos submitted may be used by SMEX or one of the sponsors. You can still use your photos for other purposes, original copyright remains with the photographer.