2020 Toronto C A R M CARM

2020 Toronto CARM Convention - Model and Picture Contest



The 2020 Toronto CARM Convention has been postponed due to the risks associated with the outbreak of the Covid19 virus.

A revised date will be announced once it is clear that the convention can proceed without risk to delegates, organizers, clinicians, layout hosts and others involved in the successful execution of this event.

The Spring 2020 issue of The Canadian as well as the Winter 2020 issue carry articles describing some of the layouts which will be on display for delegates to the future convention. Keep these issues for future reference.

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Model and Picture Contest




Taking Photographs of Contest Entries:



General Rules

  1. Rules and guidelines governing specific contest categories will be detailed with each category listing.
  2. Entries should relate to railroad subjects.
  3. All models shall be built entirely by the entrant and pictures photographed or made by the entrant without help from any other person.
  4. Only registered convention attendees may submit entries; no "proxy" entries are permitted.
  5. A limit of two models and/or pictures may be entered for each category in the contest.
  6. A model or picture that has won first place in a previous CARM, NMRA, Narrow Gauge or other major convention cannot be entered in this contest.
  7. No previously published magazine, calendar or similar published image may be entered.
  8. Models are limited to items such as locomotives, rolling stock, cabooses, coaches, Maintenance of Way equipment or non-rail support equipment, buildings and other structures but must be single items. They may not include dioramas or trains of equipment with more than two pieces of equipment e.g. a locomotive and tender. A short section of track may be used for display purposes. Any scale is acceptable but the total model size may not be more than 50 centimetres long in its longest dimension.
  9. Pictures may be photographs, drawings, paintings or any form of needlework.
  10. Pictures must be views of models or prototype railroad scenes.
  11. Photographs must be printed on 5"x7" to 8.5"x11" sized paper/cardstock. No glass covers are permitted for photographs.
  12. Photograph or other picture frames must not be larger than 9"x12".
  13. Photograph or other pictures may be matted. Unmatted photos must be mounted on cardstock, foamcore board or similar material.
  14. Digitally and computer enhanced photos, such as adding smoke or backgrounds, are permitted, but the enhancement(s) must be stated in the description provided by the contestant.
  15. Contest winners must allow CARM to publish images of their winning entry in The Canadian and on the CARM website.

Contest Entry and Model/Picture Description Forms:

Contest Registration and Pickup:

We thank each entrant in advance for their cooperation in this endeavour.

Updated 2020/03/25 IM