Midwestern Model Ships & Boats Contest and Display



Registration materials for the 43rd annual model contest are now available by clicking here.  Please contact Wendy at wendy.lutzke@gmail.com or 920-242-4943 if you cannot download or have no printer access so she can send via regular mail.

Categories include scratch-built models, kit models, operational models, dioramas, and nautical crafts (which include cannons, anchors, figureheads, nautical decorations, maritime carvings-figureheads, fish, water creatures, waterfowl)--or crafts made from nautical items, etc.

Along with bronze, silver, and gold awards, special awards are presented for Best Great Lakes, Modelers' Choice, Best Miniature, Best Paint Finish, Best Novice Builder, Best Racing Class Sailboat, Best Maritime Carving, Best of Show, and People's Choice.

We welcome all levels of ability including youth, novice, intermediate, and advanced. You can even choose to display your model rather than enter it to be judged. 

We're looking forward to another fantastic weekend of fabulous models and renewed friendships. See you there!

Enjoy a recap of our 2018 event, written by Scottie Dayton. View a slideshow from the event on the museum's YouTube page.


A big THANKS to all our donors and sponsors for the model contest: Badger Air Brush, Nautical Research and Model Ship Society, Rocky Mountain Shipwrights, Midwest Model Shipwrights, Wisconsin Scale Boating Association, North Shore Deadeyes, The Nautical Research GuildRiver Bluffs Maritime Museum, Fritz Drexler, Scottie Dayton, Steve Wheeler, and Sam Parent.