Squadron’s “EagleQuest,” now in its 26th installment, is one of the largest peer-judged scale modeling competitions in America that is held outside of Dallas, TX each June. Some contests rely on several individuals to judge different categories. Some contests have everybody voting for a single most popular model out of all entries. Some contests have very technical evaluation standards, while others have more subjective guides. EagleQuest offers a voting process based on the popular vote of other entrants.
At EagleQuest, all the model entrants vote for their favorite models in each category, with the exception of the Tamiya manufacturer’s award –which is selected by a Tamiya representative. But other than that, each category, each special award, and again, the overall “Big Eagle” winner, is based on the popular vote of those entering models in the contest. Entrants are provided a ballot so they can vote for up to three of their favorite models in each category and a single model for the 5 special awards.
Check out Finescale Modeler's article about last year's EagleQuest HERE