2012 ARTS & SCIENCES CHAMPIONSHIP
BARONY OF GLYMM MERE
Greetings from Baron Johann and Baroness Francisca,
We are pleased to present the requirements for Glymm Mere’s 2012 Arts & Sciences Championship. The event will have two parts: a) the Championship, judged by a panel and b) an Arts & Sciences display. Only one entry is required for competition in the Championship and can be from any area in the Arts or Sciences. Artisans who do not wish to compete in the championship are encouraged to enter the Arts & Sciences display, which is open to everyone wishing to receive comments on any project(s).
All those with an interest in Arts & Sciences are encouraged to participate, regardless of ability or experience level. There are many reasons to compete, including learning and growing in your chosen art, obtaining input and suggestions from your peers, and the satisfaction of sharing your creations with others. Regardless of who wins, there is much fun and enjoyment to be had in participating. Come and share your talents!
Johann Matheusson Francisca de Montoya
Baron of Glymm Mere Baroness of Glymm Mere
Who and When
Anyone may compete, so long as they are willing and able to perform the duties and responsibilities described below. The final decision regarding competitors rests with Their Excellencies, the Minister of Arts & Sciences and the Arts & Sciences Champion. The competition will take place at the Glymm Mere A&S/Bardic Championship and Ithra, October 21, 2012.
All competitors are required to communicate their desire to compete, in writing, to Their Excellencies, the Minister of Arts & Sciences (HL Rosamond Winder), and the Arts & Sciences Champion (Baroness Cristiana de Huntington). Each letter of intent should contain the participant’s SCA and modern name, contact information, whether they wish to swear fealty or an oath of service to the Coronets and a description of their entry. Entrants are encouraged to submit their letters of intent no later than September 15, 2012. This lead time is needed so that the judges can be made aware of the type of entries to expect. A rough draft of the documentation should be sent to Their Excellencies and the current Champion no later than one week prior to the competition; October 14, 2012.
What to Enter
The entry should be a completed project; it should be appropriate to a period prior to 1600AD and may be from any culture. The entries need not be new pieces; however, the entries should not have won a prior competition.
Judging will be based on documentation, authenticity, technical ability, complexity and presentation.
Documentation - Each item must be accompanied by typed documentation with optional attachments, photos and bibliography. Documentation should include period, culture and name of item, process of making the item, period examples of item, etc. Entrants are encouraged to be specific regarding the processes used to create their items – How did you make the item and why? How did your process differ from period processes and why? What did you learn from the process? What would you do differently?
Authenticity - Entrants must show if period tools, methods, etc. were used to make the item. Authenticity can be demonstrated in both documentation and presentation. This aspect of judging helps determine if the entrant’s submission is as close to the “real” thing as possible.
Technical Ability - These are the skills and mechanics of each entry (construction, finish work, etc.).
Complexity - This is the level of difficulty shown in the item. Complexity is determined by the skill and number of steps needed to create the item. It also includes how difficult the topic was to research.
Presentation - This includes oral and non-verbal presentation, including how the item is displayed. An oral presentation should demonstrate the entrant’s confidence, public speaking ability, and their knowledge of the subject (Can you teach this to others?). It is suggested that the item be displayed either how it was made (still on the loom) or how it is used (sewn onto the finished garment).
The Duties and Responsibilities of the Arts & Sciences Champion
The Rights and Privileges of the Arts & Sciences Champion
Possible categories for entries include, but are not limited to, the following:
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