These are the current rules in force.
Class A - Motive Power - Chairman's Cup
This class covers locomotives of all types, powered multiple units and railcars whose primary character is of carriage, wagon or other rolling stock. No more than (1) one locomotive may form each entry.
Class B - Rolling Stock - Treasurer's Cup
This class covers non-powered stock of all kinds.
No more than (3) three coaches or (6) six wagons may form one entry.
Class C - Lineside - Secretaries Cup
This class covers all static models or items associated with model railways, for example buildings, signalling equipment, trackwork, road vehicles, scenic items etc. The maximum size of an entry shall be (4) four feet long by (2) two feet wide.
All entries must be to an accepted model railway scale.
Class D - Photography - Photographic Cup
This class covers photographs and transparencies of full size or of model railways or associated subjects.
Enlargements shall NOT exceed a nominal size of (10) ten by (8) eight inches.
One photograph shall form each entry.
Class E - Novice - Novice Cup
This class covers all forms of modelling including those covered in the other classes.
Any model in any scale, being rail, road, sea or air, kit built, scratch built, modified kit based or any combination of these.
This class is open to all members not having won in a class of the competition before.
The competition entries shall be judged by an independently appointed adjuicator, the appointed adjuicator or adjuicators shall not have been members of the Shoeburyness Model Railway Club at any time.
The adjuicators shall be appointed by the competition organizer and the Club Chairman or Vice-Chairman. Competition entries shall NOT be adjuicated by the members of the Club, in the event of a tye then the casting vote shall be held by the Hon. Chairman (or in his/her absence the Hon. Vice Chairman).