Golden IMP Awards are back

The Sheffield Irregulars have announced the return of the Golden IMP Awards.

From their announcement:

Yes they’re back! The Golden IMP Awards will be a key feature at this year’s IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest) on Saturday July 31st at Patriot Games & La Perle delicatessen, The Wicker, Sheffield
11:00 – 16:00

This is a free event, so there’s no reason not to come along and join in.

  • Workshops
  • Participation games
  • Speed painting
  • Golden Imp Awards painting competition
  • Miniature display
  • Cake!

IMP is open to everyone, even if you’re not a Sheffield Irregular member (yet). Here are all the juicy details about the comp and prizes.

Open to all painters, this is a great opportunity to show off what you’ve been working on over the past 12 months.


  • Unit
  • Single figure
  • Vehicle
  • Open

Plus, new for this year: The IMPLing category for contestants 16 and under

Best in show is still chosen by public vote – so once again it’s could be won by ANY entry in ANY category

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the 5 categories.
Best in show winner will receive the Golden Imp Award trophy.

Sponsor prizes:
Hasslefree miniatures are supplying a prize for best HF miniature (from any category).
Warlord Games are supplying a prize for the best historical figure in the Single miniature and the Unit categories, as well as runners up prizes.

How to enter
Your entry must have been painted between September 2009 and August 2010 to qualify.
Hand your entries in yourself before 1pm on July 31st.
You can only enter each category once.
Make sure you’re at the prize giving ceremony in the afternoon.

The judging will take place during the afternoon by a select panel of judges including:

  • Martin Walters
  • Mike Dodds

(Judges are not allowed to enter the competition, but can add miniatures to the display only table)

This is a free event, so there’s no reason not to come along and join in.

Visit the event site for the latest news and agenda for the day – plus maps, directions and parking info!
Grab yourself a free virtual ticket so we know you’re coming.