Saint Eligius/Baronial Birthday 2011 in the Barony of Dragonship Haven

This is the site for Saint Eligius/Baronial Birthday 2011 in the Barony of Dragonship Haven (Southeastern CT) in the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism. 



The event is to be held on Saturday,
November 12, 2011
    from 10 AM to 10 PM at

    Immanuel Lutheran Church
    164 Hanover Street
    Meriden, CT  06451





The Barony of Dragonship Haven cordially invites all artisans, performers, musicians, brewers, craftsmen, and interested parties to attend and to participate in the

 
Saint Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition and Display 2011.
to be held concurrently with Baronial Birthday.


Any good gentle interested in participating in judging and scoring the competitive portion of this event are encouraged to share their expertise.  Please contact Bronwen Rose of Greyling at aligori@pobox.com  if you are planning to attend and are willing to judge. (You do not need to be a Maunche or Laurel to judge.) Please let me know your  areas of special interest.

Display items may be signed in at anytime before 3PM.

Entries for the Competitions will be accepted for sign in from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon. Judging occurs from 12:30-3 PM.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended. It would be extremely helpful in assigning entries to judges with special interest and expertise to examine your entry.
Pre-register by contacting aligori@pobox.com.
Please include your Name, E-mail, Phone, a brief description and category(ies) for each entry. Please respond by November 6th so we can prepare score sheets and packets for entrants and judges. (Even if you are after Nov 6th, try to let me know what you're up to prior to the event. It'll help speed things up for you.) At-the-door registration will be allowed, but it complicates the process and does not permit the well-matched selection of entries and judges we'd like to have. 

This is not a pentathlon.

A&S Categories:

                Please plan to limit all performances to 5 minutes.

1.            Performance: Vocal Music Period Origin or Adaptation. (<5 minutes). 

2.            Performance: Instrumental Music of period origin or adaptation (<5 minutes).

3.            Performance: Spoken word: poem, story, saga (<5 minutes).

4.            Performance: SCA song or Filk (non-period origin) (<5 minutes).

                        5.      Other Performance (Juggling, Dance, Magic etc.) (<5 minutes)

                                                                                                                                 

            6.            Clothing & Accessories pre-1000

            7.            Clothing & Accessories 1000 to 1400

            8.            Clothing & Accessories 1400 to 1600

            9.            Domestic Items

            10.        Jewelry

            11.        Metal Work (non-jewelry), Armor, and Weapons

12.        Glass and Ceramics

13.        Leather Work

14.        Wood Work

15.        Historical Technologies (Period Science)

16.        Architecture and Landscaping (includes garden and building photos, produce, plants)

            17.        Basketry and non-textile woven items.

            18.        Woven and Non-woven textiles

19.        Embroidery and Textile Embellishment

20.        Manuscript Arts

21.        Paints, Pigments, Inks, and Dyeing

22.        Printing Arts, Paper and Bookbinding

23.        Heraldry & Heraldic Displays (includes banners)

24.        Fine Arts, Sculpture, & Carving

25.        Culinary Arts

26.        Herbs, remedies and cosmetics

27.        Meads and Ciders

28.        Wines

29.        Beers and Ales

30.        Cordials, Infusions, and Strengthening Drinks

 

Five Special Competitions are also being held concurrently:

 Medieval Moment: In honor of our patron, St. Eligius, we are asking that entries in this competition include a separate sheet of paper with a brief description of your experience of a Medieval Moment during the preparation of your project. Please describe something that brought you closer to the artisan who originated the work you have adapted or used for inspiration.It could be a quirk in the medieval piece that you would not have noticed unless you were trying to see how it was made. It could be a technique that you learned or found that reproduces an aspect of the piece otherwise puzzling to you before you began this project.

 Progress: You are invited to display 3-5 examples of your work demonstrating how your skill has progressed over the years. Works may be in any categories and should include something from early in your career. Works may also be entered for individual judging or displayed (instead of judged). This competition is an opportunity to show your range, depth and growth as an artisan. Documentation should be  brief with rough dates of completion.

 Best SCA Kluge: Finally! Here's a chance to show off your non-period items that have a medieval flair (e.g. folding camp furniture, cell phone case etc.) 

Baron Adhemar's Choice: Our Baron chooses his favorite entry.

Populace Choice: All gentles attending the event will be given a supply of tokens to use to indicate their choice. 

 Category winners will be announced after 3:30 PM so you can see who/what won before the stuff has to be put away..

 Prizes for A&S Competition Highest Score, Baron’s Choice, Populace Choice, Medieval Moment, Progress, SCA Kluge, and Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion will be awarded during Baronial Court.


Below is a sample score sheet to be used for A&S competition judging:
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Saint Eligius Score Sheet Barony of Dragonship Haven November 12, 2011

Entry #_________Category___________________________________

Entrant name_____________________________________________________

Contact info: ____________________________________________________________________________

Judge____________________________________ Total Score (from spreadsheet) __________

Minimal arithmetic required. Write a total for each grouping. Scores will be totaled by spreadsheet. 


Authenticity:   .  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  (10 pts max)_____

Appropriate Choice of Materials/Intelligent Substitutions:    0   1   2   3   4   

Period Process (or explanation for choosing modern process):   0   1   2   3  

Period example (shown or discussed):    0   1   2   3

 

Appropriateness and Creativity:  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  (10 pts max)_____

Suitable subject:   0    1    2   3    

Reasonable adaptation:   0    1    2    3  

Pleasing design:   0    1    2    3    4

 

Complexity/Workmanship:   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . (20 pts max)_____

Difficulty of project attempted:   0   1   2   3   4   5  

Ingenuity and problem-solving:    0   1   2   3   4    5

Well-planned:   0   1   2   3   4  

Neat and well-constructed:    0   1   2   3   4   

Appropriate Scale:   0   1   2  

 

Documentation (Must have written documentation or score must be 0):    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  (10 pts max)_____

Sufficient Historical context:  0   1   2   3  

Adequate description of materials and process:   0   1   2   3  

Applicable sources:   0   1   2    

Concise:  0   1    2

 

Overall Impression:   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  (20 pts max)____

Quality:   0   1   2   3   4   5 

Finish:   0   1   2   3   4   5  

Period Appearance:    0   1   2     

Attractive presentation: 0   1   2   3   

Envy (I wish I’d made that):   0    1    2    3   4   5   

Comments:  Please use back of sheet for additional comments

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Special Competitions: Scored subjectively on a 1-100 scale with 100 being best score.
                       
Medieval Moment (high scores for description of experience connecting medieval and modern artisan.)

                      Progress: 3-5 examples of work showing progress in artistry.

                      Best SCA Kluge: Item for modern usage with a period flair.


A modified score sheet will be used to score performance (1-5) and brewing categories (27-30).