IPMS Livonia 

Livonia, Michigan, USA
A Proud Chapter of IPMS USA Since 1976


2020 CAN-AM Challenge

IPMS Livonia to Host the 3rd CAN-AM Challenge on October 3rd, 2020.


The Can-Am Challenge is a biennial model-building contest for ALL builders on both sides of the US/Canadian border.   The emphasis is on fun, and international camaraderie.

If this is your first model contest, we’ve added this page to show you how the process works, and what to expect. (Coming Soon)

Expect to see hundreds of professional-grade models in scores of categories:   Armor, aircraft, figures, sci-fi, gaming, cars, ships, and more!

For 2020, our special categories include:

  • Best Star Wars Subject (To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back)
  • Best 1950s Subject (Any subject associated with the 1950s)
  • (West Michigan Award)
  • Best Model of an American Subject
  • Best Model of a Canadian Subject
  • Jim Hayes Memorial Award (Best Military Vehicle)
  • …and more!  Check out our complete contest category list.

And this year, we’ve expanded our venue space by over 30%.  So there will be more models, more quality vendors, and more comfortable seating.

And we always have a great raffle!  Buy a handful of tickets and listen for your number!

Which country holds the world’s best modelers:  USA or Canada?  Join us and find out!


Download the Contest Rules here!

Download our Official Flyers below!

Can-Am 2020 Flyer 01
Can-Am 2020 Teaser Flyer