"Six Flags Over Texas" is the slogan used to describe the six nations that have held sovereignty over some or all of the current territory of the U.S. State of Texas:
To commemorate the rich history of Texas the 2023 IPMS/USA National Convention will offer theme awards for each of the six flags that flew over our state.
In order to be eligible to compete for these theme awards a model must have the flag of the corresponding nation located or incorporated somewhere on the model (painted, decal, etc). This excludes identification markings and national insignia such as roundels or the actual words written on the model (i.e. “U.S.A.”) …it must be the national flag. The theme judges will consider the inclusion of the flag as a central part of the overall composition of the model's subject. i.e. a charging soldier figure carrying a national flag would be more highly considered than a car sporting a national flag bumper sticker as the only basis for consideration.The subject's tie to Texas will also carry some emphasis but will not be the sole consideration. IPMS/USA construction and finish standards will also be considered when judging for these awards.
The national flag of any era will be eligible, not just the current flag in the year 2023. For example, a US flag with 48 stars (or less) is eligible just as much as a current US flag with 50 stars. The same applies to the flags of the others nations/republic: the current flag of Spain is just as eligible as the one flown in 1519. If an obscure but historically accurate flag is chosen by the entrant then it is highly encouraged that this fact be highlighted on the entry form. Theme Award judges have sole discretion as to consideration of/for any given entry, and their decision is final.
A Theme Award will be presented at the 2023 National Convention awards banquet for each of national/republics listed at the top of this page.
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