Contest Model
Fox Valley Division Model Achievement Celebration Information

Click here for the Latest Division Contest Results
  Click here for NMRA Contest Rules & Information

Future Contests:

September 17, 2023 -   One Diesel Locomotive

October 15, 2023 -   One Repurposed or Retired Rolling Stock

November 19, 2023 -   One Illuminated Structure

December 17, 2022 -   One Steam or Diesel Yard Switcher

January 21, 2024 -   Up to 4 Cabooses

February 18, 2024 -   Up to Three Weathered Cars or Structures

March 17, 2024 -   One Steam Locomotives

April 21, 2024 -   Up to Three Refrigerated Billboard Cars

May 19, 2024 -   Up to Three Freight Cars with an Open Load

Click here to submit contest photos of your favorite model

Submit up to 3 views of your contest model any time prior to the Friday before the future contest.


Click here to vote for this month's favorite model

September Entries

Voting opens September 15 at noon and closes at Noon on September 17


Please note: Future model celebration displays be shown in person at the meet.
There will be NO photographic entries.

All entries will ONLY be displayed at the meet.


April Category:  Up to 3 Billboard Reefers

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Entry A Entry B Entry C Entry D Entry D


Photos by Jim Osborn

The Last Meet's Results  

March Category:  Up to 3 Steam Locomotives

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Photos by Jim Osborn

NMRA Contest Rules for Achievement Program

Contests are an important aspect of NMRA membership. Not only can you enjoy the experience and fun of sharing the results of modeling and/or photographing a prototype or model, you may receive the satisfaction of having your work reviewed by experienced NMRA modelers.

There are two types of contests. Division level contests and those at the National or Regional levels. Winners are selected by popular voting at Division level contests. The entries are not judged for Achievement Program (AP) purposes, unless advance arrangements are made. See the Download of the Fox Valley Division Popular Vote Contest Rules for more details on our division level model and photo contests.

National and Regional contest entries are judged for AP purposes. In 2009, the NMRA has added People's Choice Awards (popular vote contests) and display only categories to their contest programs.

Models and photographs submitted for judging at National and Regional conventions require appropriate documentation and must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for any of the NMRA Achievement Awards. Click on the appropriate links below to view PDF files of the NMRA contest rules or the link to NMRA Contests to maximize your results.

NMRA Model Contest Rules (389 kB download)
Note that the entry application and judges scoring sheet are at the end of the down load document and must be filled out by the applicant prior to bringing the model to the contest.

NMRA Photograph Contest Rules (635 kB download)
Note that the entry blank application is contained within the down load document and must be filled out by the applicant prior to bringing the photo to the contest office.

NMRA General Contest Information

For more contest or Achievement Program information contact the division Achievements and Contests Trainmaster, Jim Landwehr via telephone at: 847-577-7984