29th Annual Creatin' Contest

Welcome All Porch We’re excited about the “Welcome All” Porch (#92022) because we know it offers so many options for your amazing creativity, but it also has another great feature. It can be assembled with the door on the left end instead of the right! So, if your idea really needs the open end on the left, just assemble it that way. The step-by-step instructions will advise what changes you need to make as you go.

It is so tempting to add extra bits and pieces to such a simple structure—and we’re all for it! Does yours need columns? Railings? A ceiling fan? Go for it! Maybe it has screens; maybe it expanded to a bigger base . . . maybe the roof is completely different. Maybe it isn’t on a house at all, or maybe it isn’t a front porch. Anything goes, and we know you’ll show us ideas we never imagined!

As always, our contest kits are limited editions. When stock runs low our supplier can’t always deliver more on short notice, so please make sure to order yours right away—even if you’re not sure what it will be. Inspiration can strike when you least expect it and we don’t want you to miss out!

Grand prize is a $1,000 miniatures.com gift certificate. Three runner-up gift certificates are awarded ($500, $350, $250) plus up to $1,000 in gift certificates divided among the top first-time entrants. All entrants receive a “thank you” prize. An entry form is included with each kit.

Deadline for entry is Friday, December 9, 2022. Winners will be announced in mid-February 2023.

Don't wait to get started.
When you order #92022, your Creatin' Contest entry form can be found in the order. For another form call customer service at 1.800.926.6464 or you may click here to print one out. We also accept online submissions through our online form.

Contest Rules:

  1.  Start with #92022 “Welcome All” Porch and let your imagination do the rest.

  2.  Use this kit and products found in our catalog or on this web site (or other resources when needed).

  3.  You may add to, modify, landscape or use any method you choose to create your finished project.

  4.  Photograph your entry (see tips below) and submit no more than 4 high-quality, 4" x 6" photos that give an overall view of your project. No multiple-view photos, please. They will be excluded. Photos will not be returned. Do not use Polaroids or low-res digital printouts as they do not reproduce well. Be sure your photos are in focus! Entries will not be accepted unless accompanied by photos.

  5.  Enter online here or mail your photos and the completed entry form. Deadline is Friday, December 9, 2022 for online receipt or postmark. Entries not submitted through miniatures.com should be sent to:

    Attn: Creatin' Contest Entries
    2388 Pleasantdale Rd.
    Atlanta, GA 30340-3152

  6.  Entries will be judged on originality, creativity and quality of workmanship.

  7.  All entries become property of the contest sponsor.

  8.  Prizes:
    $1,000.00 miniatures.com GIFT CERTIFICATE

    $500.00 miniatures.com GIFT CERTIFICATE

    $350.00 miniatures.com GIFT CERTIFICATE

    $250.00 miniatures.com GIFT CERTIFICATE

  9. plus up to $1,000 in gift certificates divided among the top

    "Thank you" prizes will be awarded to all entrants!

Photography Tips:

  1.   Do not use the flash on your camera. Instead, use full daylight or electric light sources aimed at your project from two directions to eliminate most hard shadows. If the hard light is still causing shadows, aim the lights away from the project onto white sheets of foam core or mat board; the reflected light will be much softer and more diffused. Outdoors and whiteboards can be used to reflect the sunlight up and onto your project in the same way.

  2.   Clamp-on utility lights with aluminum shades are inexpensive, good light sources, and are readily available at hardware/home improvement stores. Use at least 100-watt bulbs (or about 1600 lumens in LEDs for less heat). These portable lights can be clamped and positioned to provide good light for photos but be careful—they can get very hot!

  3.   Remember, your photos are the only way we have to judge your project. All the time, effort, and talent you put into your project will be wasted—in the eyes of the judges—by blurry, out-of-focus photos. Also, take care to frame your whole project in the viewfinder without cropping off a corner or the top, and try to avoid having distracting items in the background.

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