While I don`t plan on entering "serious" competitions (think Golden Demon for example), I do tend to enter in various online community painting challenges. In the past, these where a great motivator to get a variety of things painted up, and if I performed semi-decently, that was an added bonus.
Painting contest from the past, unfortunatly the models and pictures are long lost to time, but I had the certificates still lying around in a box...
Crusade 2002 - 2nd Place 40k Monster / Vehicle: Eldar Avatar
Crusade 2002 - 2nd Place 40k Squad: Ratling Snipers
Crusade 2003 - 2nd Place Fantasy Regiment: Black Tree Designs Riders of Rohan
Murphy's Mania 2003 - 2nd Place single figure larger then 30mm: Inquisitor Deathwatch Space Marine 54mm
Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge 8
All information about this challenge can be found HERE. The goal is to set an amount of points for yourself, and then over the course of 3 months try to reach that number, or go over it, by painting miniatures. Simple come bonjour.
As an added bonus, the organisers have some sponsors that generously provide some price support, in the form of actual prizes by results, as well as by draws.
For this first year I`m participating, I have set myself the goal of 750 points.
End result: 1583 / 750 points, placed 12th out of 80 participants.
Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge 9
All information on the challenge can be found HERE. This year`s "theme" was Fellowship, inspired on the works of Tolkien, so I decided to go and paint ONLY Middle Earth figures, up to once again a goal of 750 points due to work obligations and such.
Current result: 553 / 750 points, placed 26th out of 86 participants.