Eagle Quest XXV: June 16 – 18, 2016 Embassy Suites, Grapevine, TX
WHAT IS EAGLEQUEST?
Squadron’s “EagleQuest,” now in its 25th installment, is one of the largest peer-judged scale modeling competitions in America that is held outside of Dallas, TX each June. Click the video below for more info:
At EagleQuest, all the model entrants vote for their favorite models in each category, with the exception of the manufacturer’s awards from Tamiya and Takom –which are selected by a Tamiya and Takom representative respectively. Please note that these entries MUST be models from either Tamiya and or Takom.
But other than that, each category, each special award, and again, the overall “Big Eagle” winner, is based on the popular vote of those entering models in the contest. Entrants are provided a ballot so they can vote for up to three of their favorite models in each category and a single model for the 5 special awards.
HISTORY OF THE EVENT AND WHY YOU SHOULD COME!
EagleQuest was founded in the early 1990’s under the name ‘MASTERCON’ by Bob Letterman. Bob originated the idea of gathering a group of established modelers who would have their own convention and model contest where the judging was done by the attendees instead of appointed judges.
Now in its 25th year, EagleQuest remains true to its core of providing a platform for “Master Modelers” to showcase their skills within a friendly, fun, and educational atmosphere. While some of the “Masters” may have left the building, we’re proud to say that EagleQuest also strives to accommodate modelers of all levels.
Whether you’re new to the hobby, one of the original “Masters” or somewhere in between; you’re sure to learn a lot and meet some great people. It is a family friendly atmosphere that promotes the fun in the hobby while being educational and informative as well.
Part and mainstay of the EagleQuest event was and is camaraderie. Every year the “Masters” fly in from all over the country and get together sharing their fondness of the hobby. We are a big family where everybody is equally important and where you will find interesting people and seminars.
So, get your summer kicked off right and come out and celebrate this great hobby with us in June!
And don’t forget:
EAGLEQUEST REGISTRANTS RECEIVE 40% OFF MSRP FROM THE SQUADRON WAREHOUSE!
COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS – HOW DOES IT WORK?
Contestants may choose the division they feel is appropriate for their skill level, age, and other factors. The divisions are as follows:
OPEN DIVISION: Open to all.
INTERMEDIATE DIVISION: Open to all modelers who believe they have intermediate skills.
BASIC DIVISION: Open to those believe they have beginner’s skills.
JUNIOR DIVISION: Open to 17-year-olds (and younger) who want to be judged with other junior-aged modelers.
MASTER’S DIVISION: Open only to those who have won the Big Eagle during a past Eagle Quest/Mastercon.
For more info…click here.
WHAT IS THIS YEAR’S THEME?
Our theme this year is “SILVER” as voted upon by last years participants. This is left open to interpretation so let your imagination run wild… WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU CREATIVES COME UP WITH!
WHEN AND WHERE DOES EAGLEQUEST TAKE PLACE?
It takes place at the beautiful Embassy Suites – Dallas DFW Airport North Outdoor World at 2401 Bass Pro Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051.
This is a wonderful venue and is catered throughout. The competition/show takes place on June 16 – June 18, 2016. RESERVE YOUR ROOM HERE