The second part of this year´s Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition in order to select The Royal Artisan will take place at the Spring Crown Tournament in the Canton of Poukka in Aarnimetsä this weekend. The contestants this weekend will be:
- Lady Himiltrude fan Austrasia with a research paper on “The Figure of the Warrior in Old English Literature”
- Donna Fiora da Pavia with a 14th century child´s coat
- Baroness Helena von Eltz with a 14th century hairpiece, a tabletwoven band with false braids in flax
- Baroness Margaret Walsingham with a woman´s doublet or jacket from the late 16th century.
Please come to the Arts and Sciences area to admire their wonderful entries on Saturday afternoon! The artisans will be standing with their competition items and answer questions and tell you more about them from 15:30 to 16:00
If you do not want to enter the competition, but still want to show your work, please bring it with you to the event and place it into the Arts and Sciences Display before noon on Saturday. If you’d like to write a bit about it, please feel free to do so – think of it as of a sign in a museum! And please feel invited to stand with your items and tell about them at 15:30 – 16:00 as well.
At Spring Crown Tournament, there will also be a hostel for the Drachenwald Persona Pilgrimage, and I would like to invite you to this new Arts and Sciences format to explore your persona´s daily life and travel to your chosen time and place. This will be from 14:30 – 16:00 at the A&S tables.
Entering items in the A&S competition
If you want to enter the competition, please send a letter of intent to the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences (moas – atsign- drachenwald.sca.org) by March 12th.
This letter should include:
- your SCA and mundane name
- the number of items you want to enter at Crown Tourney
- a brief description of each item, and the category into which the item will be entered
If you want to enter the A&S competition or get feedback for a research paper, please send your documentation to the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences (moas – atsign- drachenwald.sca.org) by March 19th. This is earlier as usual, but with the long Easter weekend, this will give the judges a bit more time to read it attentively at home.
If you are entering items and not research, the deadline for sending in your documentation is March 29th.
Entering to get feedback
If you do not feel like competing but are interested in detailed feedback, you can enter in the Display/Feedback option: you will get written feedback as if you entered into the competition, but you will not get marks. If so, please send your letter of intent by March 19th and your documentation by March 29th to the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences (moas – atsign- drachenwald.sca.org).
If you do not feel like sending in any paper work, but still want to show your beautiful work, please bring it with you to the event and place it into the Arts and Sciences Display! If you’d like to write a bit about it, please feel free to do so – think of it as of a sign in a museum…
Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition
Entering the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition can make you the next Royal Artisan!
Over the year, until Kingdom University, you need to enter at least three items from different categories, either culinary arts, fine arts, textile arts, performance arts or research.
All these categories have series of subcategories to choose from. Please find all of them here. This will push you into trying out something new and do well with that. And you need to enter the competition at two events.
You do not be need to be an expert to enter the Competition, as every item that scores at least 50 from 100 points will count towards your overall score – well, not every single item, as only the best item in every category can count, but there are many categories to score in!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to write to
the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences Katherina Mornewegh (moas -atsign – drachenwald.sca.org)