The Niagara Frontier Region of the National Model Railroad Association


The Model Contest consists of two sections:

The Regular, Judged Contest and the Appearance Contest.

The Appearance Contest is further sub-divided into the Prototype and Freelance sections.

Regular/Judged Contest

Models entered in the Regular contest are evaluated by a panel of judges using NMRA rules and point scoring guidelines. Models in this category scoring greater then 87 points out of 125 are also eligible to receive an Achievement Program Merit Award. Entrants in the Regular contest must complete the following forms for each model entered:

NFR Judged Contest Entry Form

Model Contest Judges' Score Sheet

Appearance Contest

Models entered in the Prototype and Freelance Appearance Contest are voted on by all registered convention participants using the popular choice method. Each registrant will receive an Appearance Contest ballot in their registration kit. Entrants in the Appearance Contest must complete the following form for each model entered:

NFR Appearance Contest Entry Form

Arts & Crafts 

The Arts and Crafts Contest is open to anyone who is registered at an NFR Convention.

NFR Arts & Crafts Rules 

NFR Arts & Crafts Entry Form 

NFR Arts & Crafts Score Sheet 

Rules, Eligibility and Awards

Photo Contest Rules

Photo Entry Form

Model Contest Rules, Eligibility & Awards