Level Up Model Builders Competition on Free Comic Book Day


Calling all Gundam and model builders!

On May 5th, during our famous Free Comic Book Day event, we'll be holding a Model Builder Competition. The models don't have to be Gundam either! As long as you can get them in our store then they're allowed in the competition. 

Below we have listed rules and a submission form for the competition, which must be filled out by April 21st. 

Not into Gundam or model building? That's fine too, if you attend our Free Comic Book Day event you can still be part of the competition by helping us pick the coolest model! They'll be on display all event long. Come to the event, cast your vote, and enjoy the festivities!


Basic Rules for Level Up Gundam Competition

  • Models must be plastic model kits from Level Up Entertainment. Receipts will be used in entry form. Receipts can be submitted within form digitally or brought into or reprinted within the store after a form has been submitted.

  • Models must be Master Grade or lower grade (Ex. High Grade,Beargguys, SD’s). If you have questions about the grade of your gundam please contact us as contact@levelupentertainment.com.

  • Models must be at least 75% original model when making modifications. (Dioramas do not count towards this percentage, nor does paint/markers.)

  • Entry including base, stand, and/or diorama may not exceed 12″ x 12″ x 18″ (length x width x height). Up to 18”x18”x18” (50x50x50cm) may be allowed with special permission with at least 2 months advance notice of large entry(March 3rd). Please contact contact@levelupentertainment.com after submitting entry form for large entries for permission. Space is limited and there is no guarantee large entries will be authorized. No maximum size entry will be permitted to enter on site without authorization

  • Only one entry is allowed per person. (But multiple Gundams are allowed in one (1) entry, they must be listed in entry form and all bought from Level Up Entertainment)

  • Builders age 12 and under will be entered into the Youth Division.

  • Builders above age 12 will compete in the Adult Division

  • Entry forms must be submitted by April 21, 2018 midnight EST

  • Entered Gundam models must be present and left at the store May 4th, by closing (9pm) for display the next day.

There will be prizes for both Adult and Youth divisions to be announced at a later date. Be sure to follow the Facebook event for details as they become available!

You do not need to be present to win. Votes will be tallied at the end of the night, winners will be announced and contacted the next day. Prizes can be claimed from the store.

Judging Criteria

Models will be judged on how quality of assembly, creativity/originality, pose, and overall presentation.

Models will be judged by Level Up Staff then by popular vote via Free Comic Book Day attendee votes. Attendee at Free Comic Book Day will be provided with a ballot that will allow them to pick their favorite model display from both the adult, and the young groups. The ballots will than be collected and counted.

Level Up Staff (7 total) votes will each count as 3 votes, whereas popular votes will count as 1 per vote.

Popular vote will come from anyone attending the Free Comic Book Day event on May 5th.

Please note your entry may be disqualified/not displayed for the following:

  1. Work which is Offensive/Questionable - gundams must not be overly violent or sexual. Nudity or extremely violence is prohibited. Any gundam depicting violence or hate against a particular racial, ethnic, or sexual group is prohibited. If you have any questions about if your gundam meets these requirements contact us as Contact@levelupentertainment.com

  2. Work which contains personal information.

  3. Work which is mimicked or copied off of someone else’s work. (this rule does not apply to contestants submitting duplicate kits)

  4. Inappropriate works which is not consistent with the purpose of this competition.

Other Information

Event organizers shall endeavor to take care of all submitted entries. However, they shall not be held liable for any loss or damages should they occur.

Judges decision is final; no further correspondence will be entertained.

By entering, contestants agree to Level Up Entertainment to use submitted works and personal information (photograph, title, comments, winning models’ images taken by us, images which were sent to us for the final judging and actual winning pieces) for the purposes listed below:

  1. Publishing in any Level Up Entertainment media (including online, social media,  and print).

  2. Displaying at various events.

  3. Publishing in other forms for the purpose of promoting this competition and Gunpla.

  4. Contestants agree to us altering images by adjusting colors, cropping, correcting typographical errors in comments and title, editing comments etc. for the purposes listed above.

  5. The organizer will be extremely careful while handling your work, but we cannot fully guarantee its safety.

  6. Managing entries to this competition.

  7. Contacting entrants to verify and/or to inform winning announcements as well as inquiry correspondence.

  8. Displaying the submitted work with the contestant’s name, as well as other purposes for using works.

We do not share contestant’s private information with third parties without entrants’ permission, except under conditions that are necessary for fulfilling legal obligations, or to use for publications and other things that are listed in the official rules.’


If you have any question pertaining to this competition in anyway, contact us at contact@levelupentertainment.


We ask to fill out your form you follow this link:

This will take you to a submission form, you will be able to enter all information and send a image of your receipt. We ask that all information on the receipt be visible in the image.