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The fifth edition of FU!UK's renowned annual sculpting contest is now in the judging stage!

Entries for 2009 are now closed. Watch the FU!UK forums and front page for updates on the winners and gallery of entries.

As always, the aim of the contest is to receive submissions of original sculpts from you (the frother community), which will then be judged by a team of renowned frothers from different corners of the hobby. The winning sculpts will be sold in the webshoppe for all frothers to buy.

You can send in your entries for the Sculpting Contest until 31st May 2009.

1. The theme: Modern day zombie mayhem!

We're looking for figures that could be used to recreate the modern zombie horror flicks on a gaming table. Shambling deaders or fast moving corpses, its all good.

Survivors of the zombie apocalypse too, either hiding, fleeing in terror or tooled up to fight the undead menace. And the zombies don't have to be human either - zombie dogs can be great fun, or zombie rabbits (they'll do you a treat)... we don't want to spoil the fun by outlining all of the possiblities for you!

So as not to limit the sculptor's creativity, we won't set any specific categories in advance, but will look at the entries we get and see which categories - if any - emerge from the submissions. You can enter as many different figures as you want - bear in mind that the final figure sets will need to have a higher proportion of zombies than zombie food, so if you are playing the numbers then Undead Fred is (mathematically) a more likely to be a winner than Sally Survivor!

Professional and amateur may both enter – the angry young sculptors should be ready to humble their elder peers. They have done so in the past.

2. The Judges

Who will decide which entries are the most frothworthy?

Our judges this year are:

From Cold War Miniatures, producers of the "Dead Will Walk" modern zombie range, its Richard Dickens!

Richard is joined this year by two frothers: Akula and Ben Brownlie, who both have a keen interest in the theme (see Akula's painted zombie hordes at our Salute 2009 game).

3. The Winners

There can be only one... erm... well... as much as there will be categories, and... erm... maybe more. Crikey!

Each category will have a winner (the category’s first) and runners-up.

The winner of each category will be moulded and cast up at our expense (well, their figures anyway - Ed). A full set of the figures will be given to each winner, with a few individual castings of their figure (at least 3, possibly more depending on their size and the caster's whim).

If the overall quality of the entries is of a high level we reserve the right to cast up a selection of the runners-up as well, who will then also be given a full set of the figures and castings of their own sculpts.

Winners should be prepared to send their sculpts to mouldmaker Pete Brown at their own expense (we can't pay for everything) and risk (mail). Please try to send the sculpt as soon as you can - If your sculpt is not recieved in time to make the moulds we may need to offer the place to another figure!

4. IP and the rights to the figures

Who owns the reproduction rights to the figures? We have given this some long reflection and have decided the rights should stay where they belong, being with the sculptor.

However, for froth’s sake, we reserve the right to produce the figures for a limited period of two months after the production mould is made. The figures will only be sold as full sets and at a low price. Sales of this set will go towards production costs of the set as well as operating costs of the FU!UK community. It is not our intention to earn a profit from these sales. It is not our aim to get free sculpts so we can make money off them. Naturally, all contest winners will be able to get individual copies of their own figure(s) at cost.

After this limited period of availability, all rights will return to the sculptor, who will retain complete intellectual property rights and do with the figures as he (or she) pleases, including selling them as part of his (or her) own range, or feeding them to squirrels.

All this and more is included in the Competion Rules, which you must read before entering. Honestly, it's common sense to do so.

Any queries relating to the frother sculpting contest should be referred to contest enquiries. FU!UK is not responsible for any acts of grand larceny carried out through its web site. I hope.