The Bandai Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC) is a yearly contest held amongst modelers to show off their completed Gundam models. Top modelers from countries such as Japan, China, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Italy, N. America, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia battle it out for the title of Gunpla World Cup Champion.
To determine the N. American Representative to this world competition, a number of conventions in the United States will hold regional model competitions in 2013. Each convention will have its own set of Semi-Finalists. From this pool of semi-finalists, one will be chosen to be the N. American Representative to take names and kick some butt against the world at the Bandai GunPla World Cup Finals later this year.
And A-Kon 24 is one place you can show your skills. Just follow the link Official Entry Form and rules and get to it. .
How is the semi-finalist chosen?
Contestants will bring one or more (up to 3) of their best completed model entries to the show and put them on display. The models will be judged on technical ability, painting, and presentation and the best entry will be selected as that show’s winner. There will be a winner for each of the following categories:
Open Category: Age 15 and older
Junior Category: Age 14 and younger (if sufficeient number of entrants)
One entry will be designated Best of Show and will qualify that modeler to compete against other N. American Semi-finalists from other events later this year to determine the N. American representative.
For more information and how to register please visit the Official Entry Form and rules page.