“BASKET CASE” RESTORATION PROJECT COMPETITION for AGM 2012

 

 

The NZVRS would like to hold a restoration project competition for the best "repair of an otherwise worthless or seriously damaged radio" undertaken by members, to be judged at the 2012 AGM. The wining entry will also be submitted to the Quebec Society of Vintage Radio (SQCRA) as the NZVRS entry in their “world wide” competition of the same name. The competition will be open to all members and will be judged by printed description – through text and photographs provided either in a printed hardcopy format document (of less than 10 pages in A4 size paper) or in a pdf format file of the same, supplied via emailed link, CD or memory stick.  (Email address is usual nzvrs@pl.net)

 

The following judging criteria and points allocation will be used to assess the winning restoration entry;

 

Cabinet (Externals)

(includes knobs, grill and cloth, decals etc)

o   Degree of difficulty

o   Techniques used

o   Authenticity of materials

o   Aesthetics of restoration

30

Chassis (Internals)

(includes any subchassis, speaker, magic-eye etc)

o   Degree of difficulty

o   Techniques used

o   Authenticity of materials

o   Aesthetics of restoration

30

Circuit (Technical)

(includes any sub chassis etc)

o   Degree of difficulty

o   Techniques used

o   Authenticity of materials

o   Aesthetics of restoration

30

Additional items

(Bonus points)

o   Sympathetic restoration eg upgrade to modern electrical safety (ie plug, lead restrainer and fuse) if applicable

o   Conservation considerations

o   Merits of supporting documentation

o   New Zealand made set (2 points)

o   Pre 1930’s set (1 point)

o   Pre 1950’s set (1 point)

10

Tiebreaker 1 point

o   The Society President retains 1 discretionary point - to be used as a tie-breaker only in the case where there is more than one wining entry.

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Total points

100

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

1.      Additional points are cumulative – eg for an NZ made 1920’s radio there is a 4 point bonus (NZ=2, + Pre 1930=1, + Pre 1950=1; bonus total = 4) whereas a foreign made 1920’s set would get 2 bonus points.

2.      All entries (however submitted) will be printed or copied onto the same paper stock and format (where possible) for the judges’ perusal.

3.      A maximum of 10 pages (single sided A4) is suggested for each entry.

4.      The quality of circuits, photographs and text is only important in reasonably determining the above criteria. The quality of the text and / or photographs will not be directly judged.

5.      Any submitter’s identification will be obscured or deleted from the judges’ copy.

6.      Members are welcome to submit up to two entries each.

7.      The judging will be performed only on a copy of the submitted document. There is no requirement to present the finished item to the judges; however members are welcome to have their entries displayed at the AGM after the judges’ results have been announced.

8.      Entries close at 10am on the morning of the AGM. It is suggested that posted and e-copy versions are sent early to be received before the Wednesday of the AGM. This is to allow time to copy or print all documents to the same stock standard for judging.

9.      Any entries submitted may be published in the NZVRS bulletin.

10.   The winning entry will be submitted as the NZVRS entry to the SQCRA ‘World Wide’ restoration competition.

11.   The overall winner gets a free subscription to the NZVRS for the 2013 financial year.

12.   Any awards of merit are at the discretion of the judges.

13.   The judges’ decisions on the day are final and binding.

 

Good luck to all entrants.