Rules

Main Rules

The rules of the Ruby Sphere 2019

Important! Organizers may make changes to the Rules. We will inform you about any additional changes via social networks.

 

The Ruby Sphere Show will take place on November 30 - December 1, 2019.

Artists and proxies can submit entries to the competition with the consent of the artist (except for the "Juniors" category).

Entries in the Figures categories completed no earlier than November 25, 2018, only allowed to the competition. This restriction does not apply to the newly introduced Vehicle categories.

The artist can enter a display in each category: no more than 10 pcs for Figures and no more than 5 pcs for Vehicles). Judges will choose the best painted and completed work from the display.
In case a category does not have a sufficient number of participants by the decision of the judges that categories with related topics can be combined.

Judges and organizers do not enter the main competition program.

Participants fee for the Ruby Sphere competition:
• 7 EUR (500 RUB) - online pre-registration;
• 10 EUR (700 RUB) - on-show registration;
• 3 EUR (200 RUB) - Juniors.

Pre-registration will be available in early November. All pre-registered guests also participate in the traditional lottery.

All Figure categories entries MUST be placed on reliable plinths or bases and well fixed. Entries on Vehicles categories (except Aviation) is also RECOMMENDED to fix on a base. If the model not fixed on the base, the warning sign is REQUIRED. The base guarantees that no one will touch the model during the judging. Any plinths and bases will be suitable if they have enough space for entry tag (10x20 mm) with a participant number and category. Please mind that the judges take the entry in their hands; therefore, it is especially important to fix the figures and models for the safety of your work (for Figure categories the rule is strictly required, for Vehicles - the recommended rule). We also kindly ask you to fix and glue all the details of your entries securely. For a specific entry, base size, see recommendations for each category or feel free to ask organizers. If the entry size exceeds the size allowed by the category, the participant may be asked to pay a double fee. Figure categories entries without plinths or bases not allowed for the competition.

The organizers are not responsible for the safety of the entries; however, we will make our best effort to ensure the entire safety. Entered the contest, you confirm the organizers right to take pictures or video and use them of our discretion.

The competition covers two main topics: "Figures" and "Vehicles."
"Figures" categories, including Historical, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Steampunk miniatures.
"Vehicles" categories including AFV, Aviation, Civil vehicles and motorcycles, Fantasy vehicles.

In every category are two levels available: Standard and Master.
All participants choose their level themselves when they register. The level should be the same for all categories in one topic.
For example, the participant can enter in "Vehicles" as a Master, and in "Figures" as Standard. But you cannot enter in AFV as Master and Cars as Standard for example.
In the exceptional case, if the participant entered as Standard but his/her work corresponds to the Master level, judges may decide to move all the participant's entries from all Standard categories to the same categories in Master level.

All participants who got Gold in the Ruby Sphere 2018 and earlier in the Standard category we recommended to entering in the same Master category.

 

n each category gold, silver and bronze awards available. The number of medals of each type may be more than one in every category.

The decision of the judges is final and not subject to discussion.
Also, some additional nominations and prizes from manufacturers and patrons will be. The amount of these prizes and the criteria for judging will be determined directly by the persons providing the prizes.

Category

1 Juniors - Vehicles (any scale).

2 Juniors - Figures (any scale).


In these categories only works created and painted by young (up to 14 y.o. including) participants are allowed.
Single Figures (of any scale and any subject) and Vehicles (of any scale and any type) can enter. Display allowed (no more than 5 pcs) from one participant. All juniors MUST submit their entry in person and attend the award ceremony.
The rule is because we want to see young participants on the Show, and also want them to see how hobby events are held, get acquainted the community and atmosphere of the Event.
Juniors fee - 3 euro (200 rub).

3 Historical and fantasy miniatures - Beginners (any scale)
Since 2019, we introduced the new category - “Beginners” in Figures topic.
Only entries created by beginners are allowed in this category (no more than a year in the hobby).
Single figures of any scale and any subject can be entered. Display allowed (no more than 10 pcs). Any participants entered in Beginners cannot enter in any other category.

4 Historical single miniature small - Standard (up to 54mm)
5 Historical single miniature small - Master (up to 54mm)

Allowed single figures footed or mounted, chariots or motorcycles of the corresponding category of scales. The base should be a background for a miniature and not carry a plot load. Base size up to 100 mm.

6 Historical single miniature large - Standard (54mm and bigger)
7 Historical single miniature large - Master (54mm and bigger)

Allowed single figures footed or mounted, chariots or motorcycles of the corresponding category of scales. The base should be a background for a miniature and not carry a plot load. Base size up to 200 mm.

8 Historical busts - Standard (any scale)
9 Historical busts - Master (any scale)

10 Fantasy single miniature small - Standard (up to 54mm)
11 Fantasy single miniature small - Master (up to 54mm)

Any single figures, footed or mounted on horses / riding devices are allowed. Giant monsters (with or without riders) should be entered in the 12/13 "Fantasy single miniature large" categories. The base should be a background for a miniature and not carry a plot load. Base size up to 100 mm.

12 Fantasy single miniature large - Standard (54mm an bigger)
13 Fantasy single miniature large - Master (54mm an bigger)

Any single figures, footed or mounted on horses/ fantastic creatures/riding devices, and giant monsters (with or without riders) are allowed. The base should be a background for a miniature and not carry a plot load. Base size up to 200 mm.

14 Fantasy busts - Standard (any scale)
15 Fantasy busts - Master (any scale)

16 Historical and fantasy squads (any scale)
In 2019, by popular demand, we introduce a new category for Squads.
The Squad is three or more miniatures on one base. Can be either on a joint diorama base (without a plot, otherwise it is better to enter it to Diorama category), or each figure on a separate base, however, in this case, all the figures should be placed on a single plint and carefully fixed.
For this year it's an experimental category without separation by subject and level: any units (historical, fantasy, sci-fi, etc.) can be entered to the category. In the case of many participants in the category, we divide it by subject and skill level for the next year.

17 Small sculpture (up to 54mm, including busts)
Unpainted or primed original sculpts of both the traditional or 3D sculpt are allowed. For primed entries and 3d models, participants must provide photos before the priming or renders.

18 Large sculpture (54mm and bigger, including busts)
Unpainted or primed original sculpts of both the traditional or 3D sculpt are allowed. For primed entries and 3d models, participants must provide photos before the priming or renders.

All entries in Figure categories should be created no earlier than November 25, 2018.

19 Historical military AFV - small scale (up to 1:48)
Military wheeled and armored vehicles are allowed, including prototypes, if at least one was produced.
It is strongly recommended placing the model on a stand whose dimensions are at least 2 cm beyond the dimensions of the model. The stand guarantees that no one will touch the model during judging. If the work is not fixed, a warning label is required!

20 Fantasy vehicles / “What If” (any scale)
Any vehicles: paper panzers / What if / Warhammer / robots, prototypes and other fictitious vehicles are allowed, if not a single copy was made.
It is strongly recommended placing the model on a stand whose dimensions are at least 2 cm beyond the dimensions of the model. The stand guarantees that no one will touch the model during judging. If the work is not fixed, a warning label is required!

21 Historical AFV - Standard (1:48 or bigger)
22 Historical AFV - Master (1:48 or bigger)

Military wheeled and armored vehicles are allowed, including prototypes, if at least one was produced.
It is strongly recommended placing the model on a stand whose dimensions are at least 2 cm beyond the dimensions of the model. The stand guarantees that no one will touch the model during judging. If the work is not fixed, a warning label is required!

23 Historical vignettes (any scale)
Up to 300mm in the sum of the sides of the base. Bigger entries automatically moves to Diorama category.
Subject compositions of several figures on a single stage stand. Scenes with one figure, if the character is part of the plot or in addition to the composition. Scenes with a plot without figures and atmospheric compositions. Vehicles can only be presented as part of the composition with figures.

24 Fantasy vignettes / “What If” (any scale)
Up to 300mm in the sum of the sides of the base. Bigger entries automatically moves to Diorama category.
Subject compositions of several figures on a single stage stand. Scenes with one figure, if the character is part of the plot or in addition to the composition. Scenes with a plot without figures and atmospheric compositions. Vehicles can only be presented as part of the composition with figures.

25 Historical dioramas (any scale)
Up to 400 x 400mm in the sum of the sides of the base. Authors who entered work over the size specified in the rules may be asked to pay an additional fee, covering the rental cost of an extra table and the space for it, necessary for the demonstration of large-sized dioramas.
Subject compositions of several figures on a single stage stand. Scenes with one figure, if the character is part of the plot or in addition to the composition. Scenes with a plot without figures and atmospheric compositions. Vehicles can only be presented as part of the composition.

26 Fantasy Dioramas / “What If” (any scale)
Up to 400 x 400mm in the sum of the sides of the base. Authors who entered work over the size specified in the rules may be asked to pay an additional fee, covering the rental cost of an extra table and the space for it, necessary for the demonstration of large-sized dioramas.
Subject compositions of several figures on a single stage stand. Scenes with one figure, if the character is part of the plot or in addition to the composition. Scenes with a plot without figures and atmospheric compositions. Vehicles can only be presented as part of the composition.

27 Civil cars and motorcycles (any scale)
Motorcycles, trucks, race cars, bicycles, etc.
The category is experimental, so we hope for the understanding of such a “hodgepodge.”
In the case of many participants in the category, we divide it by subject and skill level for the next year.

28 Military aviation (up to 1:48)

29 Military aviation - Standard (1:48 and bigger)
30 Military aviation - Master (1:48 and bigger)

31 Civil Aviation (any scale)

32 “Awarding insiders!” (Up to 75mm)
The special category for everyone! Including organizers, judges, superstars, etc. with any single figure (scale up to 75 mm).
The winner is determined by participants voting of the competition, each of whom will be given an individual sheet when submitting the work, where it will be necessary to mark the best work in this category in his/her opinion

2019 Ruby Sphere 

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