Welcome to the 2019 IPMS USA Nationals!

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor poster

August 7-10, 2019
Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Well, it's all over now!  Thank the gods!

 

In all seriousness, it is all over.  Thanks to everyone who attended, competed, vended, spoke, and displayed models!  We wouldn't and couldn't have done it without all of you!

I know that following these shindigs there are always a few standard questions.

One is how big was it?  In our case, 961 registrations (as near as I can tell, 3rd biggest ever).  450 vendor tables (most ever) and roughly 5000 models on display (again, most ever).  While breaking records wasn't the goal going into this, it was kinda fun.

It was also rewarding being able to give back to so many folks who've given so much to us, and me in particular.  Thanks to all who came for trusting us to do our jobs, I hope we didn't let you down.

Now, the one thing that everyone wants to know...who won?  Here's a link to the awards presentation that Vlad spends an inordinate amount of time putting together in between judging wrapping up and the awards on Saturday night. Thank you for all that work Vlad!

http://svsm.org/gallery/chattanooga2019-awards?fbclid=IwAR2Zxx8zrtTaXeuzJBh4oUHj-Wan5UJsfH4HZKQwM4uipv_SBGWU2nWHvQs

And now, go check out the 2020 Convention website at www.nats2020.com and get geared up for San Marcos.  I know Len and his team are busting butt getting ready for you!

Ok...Apparently it's NOT all over!  Click on the poster image for ordering information!


Convention Updates
Convention Updates

Convention registration is now live!

Model Displays
Model Displays

We really want to see your models. There is of course the Contest portion of the Convention, but there are many reasons why some folks prefer not to enter the contest. We want to make those folks feel welcome to bring their models for display.

The Venue
The Venue

All on one level, with acres of space and fantastic lighting, the Chattanooga Convention Center will be one of the stars of the show.

Accommodations
Accommodations

Downtown Chattanooga features some great places to stay. And outside the city center there are even more options.

Chattanooga
Chattanooga

Chattanooga is one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the country. Come explore what makes this city so wonderful.

Contest Details
Contest Details

We know you've got questions. What are the categories? What are the rules?

Vendors
Vendors

Big news...We are looking at a vendor hall of historic proportions!  At this writing we have 431 tables reserved, eclipsing Atlanta's 2005 record of 424, and we still have 5 months to go before the Convention starts!  If you want to book vendor tables, go to the vendor page.  If you want to shop an epic vendor hall, make plans to attend the 2019 IPMS USA National Convention!