Just as a model horse represents the real thing, frozen in the moment, a photo of a model horse is something timeless. With that fraction of an instant preserved, either on paper or digitally, your vintage custom model horse can transcend time as well as space...and now even take part in a worldwide gathering to compete in the Vintage Custom Model Equine Congress (VCMEC) Online World Championships!
The VCMEC Online World Championships is an online photo show series unlike any other. Spanning 18 months, it's designed to determine the world's top vintage custom equines (any factory mass-produced plastic, china, cold-cast porcelain, metal, or factory resin model equine that was customized by a non-factory artist in the 20th century) through competitions focusing on conformation and breed type, color, and workmanship, judged by an array of respected hobbyists.
There's lots of loot for the winning, too, with commercial ribbons, rosettes, and trophies awarded at the end of the series! That's in addition to World Champion titles earned in extended showdowns against the best vintage custom show horses on the planet!
Legs of the 2016-17 VCMEC Online World Championship series will be held quarterly: in 2016 starting on September 1 (entry deadline August 29 midnight Eastern Standard Time) and December 1, and in 2017 starting on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. Results will be announced in the VCMEC Horse Re-View, the free online publication of the Vintage Custom Model Equine Center.
Due to the nature of this competition, new entries will only be accepted until February 15, 2017, so don't miss out! The 2016-17 VCMEC Online World Championships series show packet has all the details and classlists, as well as an FAQ, all in one 9-page .pdf. Click here to download it!
News and announcements are also available on our Vintage Custom Model Equine Congress group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vcmecongress/
Vintage customs have waited decades for this--and the time has finally come. Grab the chance now to take on the world!
Vintage custom model horse in top photo: Rattlesnake Shake (by Julie Froelich).