We will be offering the following Model Contests at the Bayview Junction 2020 Convention:

Judged Model Contest

This is the traditional NFR Judged Model Contest. Models will be evaluated by a panel of judges using the NMRA National AP judging guidelines. Models scoring at least 87.5 points out of 125 (score of 70 % or greater) will receive a Merit Award certificate. Rules, entry forms and other information will be available on the NFR convention website:

Popular Choice Contest

Modellers not wishing to enter the Judged Model Contest may still bring models to display in the Popular Choice Display Area. All convention delegates will receive a ballot and may vote for their favourite model anywhere in the contest room, including models entered in the Judged Model Contest. Rules and the entry form for the Popular Choice Display will be also be available on the NFR convention website:

Bayview Junction 2020 Interlocking Tower Contest

Models of any interlocking tower entered in either the Judged Contest, or brought for display in the the Popular Choice Display Area, will automatically be entered in this special convention contest. All convention delegates may vote for their favourite interlocking tower anywhere in the contest room. Interlocking tower entries from a previous Judged Model Contest are also welcome in the Popular Choice Display Area and will be eligible for this special convention contest balloting. No additional entry form is required for the Interlocking Tower Contest, beyond either the Judged or Popular Choice Display entry forms. A very nice drawing of the CNR Bayview Junction Tower, prepared by Al Welch, will be available for those wishing to try their hand at building it.

Note: The NFR Prototype and Freelance Appearance Contest is not being offered at the Bayview Junction 2020 Convention and is essentially replaced by the ‘Popular Choice Contest‘ and the ‘Bayview Junction Interlocking Tower Contest‘ above.

Prepared by: James Whatley Model Contest Chair Bayview Junction 2020 Convention