Step 0 – Preparation
We start with a list of categories from across the diecast, automotive and model car spectrum. We’ve grown this list of categories over the years to 26 Categories in 2018, helping to honor all the great stuff out there which isn’t always recognized. Check out the full list, and don’t hesitate to suggest some more for 2019!
Step 1 – 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!
Step 2 – 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.
Step 3 – 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 – The Announcement & Celebration!
Voting is now underway! Check out our post to go vote for your favorites.