Age: Mean: 47.2; Median: 55; Range: 10-67 Gender: All respondents were male.
How many models did you build over the last 12 months? Mean: 8.2; Median: 4; Range: 0-100
What types of models did you build during the past 12 months (Please check all that apply)?
The data presented below are frequency counts for each category.
Armor: 11 Aircraft: 9 Cars: 8 Figures: 6 Science Fiction/ Space: 7 Other: 3 Box stock: 8 Detailed: 8
Are you a member of (Please check all that apply)? IPMS: 9 AMPS: 0 HMS: 0
How many contests did you attend during the last 12 months? Mean: 2.7; Median: 2; Range: 0-8
Would you be more inclined to attend a (check your preference) multi-day contest: 4 or a single day contest: 16?
How many hours did you drive to attend this contest? Mean: 1.5; Median: 1; Range: 10 minutes- 5 hours
Median scores were determined for each contest feature by finding the middle score of the rankings for each contest feature. When an even number of scores were present then the mid-point of the middle two scores was derived. The contest features were arranged by preference from most liked to least liked. Next to each contest feature the Median and range of scores are listed. Please note: rank ordering from “like most” to “least” was a concept not understood by some of the respondents. Two respondents provided a score between 1 - 12 on each item and two respondents listed the same score on all features, either 1 or 12. One respondent placed an “x” by some of the features. Not every feature was ranked by all of the respondents. When calculating the Median scores, I used all numerical data presented and did not presume to understand the intention of the respondent.
Please list in order of preference (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.) from what you like most (1) to least (12) of the following common contest features:
Open system of judging (gold/silver/bronze) Median: 1 Range: 1-12
Talking with other modelers/Camaraderie Median: 3 Range: 1-12
1-2-3 judging Median: 3.5 Range: 1-12
Models/ supplies offered by venders: Median: 4 Range: 1-12
Silent auctions for models/ hobby supplies: Median: 5 Range: 1-12
Modeling classes: Median: 5 Range: 1-10
Raffles for models/hobby supplies: Median: 6 Range: 1-12
Visiting local Hobby shops: Median: 7 Range: 1-12
Hospitality suite: Median: 7.5 Range: 1-12
Swap meet: Median: 8 Range: 1-12
Local food offerings: Median: 9 Range: 1-12
Organized sight-seeing in the local area: Median: 10 Range: 1-12
What did you like about this contest?
Very well done
Judging system, camaraderie, variety, talent
Judging and friends
Organized and well run, great preregistration and payment process
Well run, organized
Good venue, use of multi-club members to judge
Well run, lots of raffle items
Ease of check-in! Vender area
Good feel of the contest
What would you like to see improved about the contest?
Bring in more non-armor modelers
Maybe having more modeling workshops/ classes
More raffle items
More models and venders
Aircraft judging was inconsistent
Location closer to Little Rock
Details on online entry form
What features, in general, would you like to see in a contest that would encourage you to attend?
Best of, venders, AMPS judging, love the computer entry process
Fairness in judging, multiple contestant classes
Just like this
The open system