Vallejo Painting Awards is an annual gaming miniature painting contest organized by Cosmic Group/Cosmic Games in collaboration with Acrylicos Vallejo, Play: Il Festival del Gioco and Ludomaniacs.

First edition was a success, with near a hundred registrations and very special guests! Willing to replicate, this second edition will be on 5th September 2021 at Modena Fiere during PLAY Festival del Gioco fair.

The contest is divided into various categories, with only one common trait: miniatures must come from any boardgame or wargame actually on the market.

The miniature scale in general must be from 25mm up, lower sizes can't be presented in any category.

In addition to the Main Event, there will be a Side Event all about Dungeons & Dragons Wizkids Miniatures.


  • SINGLE MINIATURE: The miniature size must be inferior to 50mm and has to be presented on a game base or display base, can be from any sci-fy or fantasy setting. This category includes mounted animals (horses and other animals, also flying ones) and mounted veichles (motorbikes, flying motorbikes, robots etc).
  • ACTION SCENE: Group of 3 or more miniatures in a diorama that needs to measure from 10x10cm to 30x30cm. No limit of theme or game. Miniatures can come from different lines and/or producers.
  • BIG SIZE: Miniature size of 50mm or superior. MONSTERS and transport VEHICLES are admitted, can beh both flying or terrestrial, can also be bipods. 

Side Event:

  • Dungeons & Dragons Wizkids Miniatures: Miniatures must be from Wizkids' Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures line.



  • First places of each category will get a special trophy and a Vallejo Game Color Set 
  • Second and third places of each category will be awarded Vallejo Awards Medals
  • We will award also Best of Show prize, a trophy assigned to the best project overall



Registration is free and every participant can register to the contest one project per category.

Registrations must be submitted before 31st August 2021 with projects list (model's name, category, artist's name) sending a mail named “Subscription Vallejo Painting Contest 2021” to this address: davide@ludomaniacs.com.
It is possible to register models also directly in fair at Cosmic Group stand and Ludomaniacs stand.

Artists must hand their models to Stand A23 - Section A between 10.00 am of 4th September 2021 and 12.30 pm of 5th September 2021

Award ceremony will be on 5th September 2021 in the afternoon.

Models can be retrieved on 5th September 2021 until 7.00 pm, non retrieved models will be left unattended.

For any question write to davide@ludomaniacs.com

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