January – Preparation
We review our list of categories from across the automotive, diecast, model kit and slot car world and determine if we need new categories. For 2019 we are introducing a new Brand Category, the Content Provider (more about that later in the year!) and Construction Models – bringing us to 26 categories. Check out the full list, and don’t hesitate to suggest some more for 2019!
February – Nominations
Nominations come from you: The scale car community! Over a few months, we collect hundreds of nominations for whoever or whatever caught your eye, made an impression on you or your community at large over the previous year. You can nominate as many brands, models or people as you want, so be sure to check out all the Categories!
Late Summer (date TBD) – Our Selection Committee
To sort through such a huge list of nominations, we have a group of talented folks from across the model car and automotive world, from magazine editors to award-winning kit builders, designers of models in all scales up to 1:1, book authors and concourse judges. Our Selection Committee comes together to choose the top 5 in each category.
Autumn (date TBD) – Voting!
Once the Selection Committee has chosen their favorites, we turn it back over to you, with a public voting period. Now, you get to see a full list of nominees with pictures and links to all the information we can find, giving you what you need to pick the best.
Last but not Least –
November (date TBD) – The Announcement & Celebration!