[ATE] Arts and Sciences Competition

The time is nearly upon us to select a new Arts and Sciences Champion for our fair Barony of Sundragon and to bid farewell to the current champion. All members of the populace are encouraged to participate in this A&S Competition, however only those who are members of the Barony of Sundragon may compete for champion. It is not necessary to compete for Champion in order to enter the Competition; participants may also enter as many categories as they wish.

Kingdom of Atenveldt A&S Competition Categories and rules for documentation will apply. These may be found at http://arts.atenveldt.org under documents. Documentation must be provided for all entries. Entries may not have been entered in a Sundragon Competition previously, but can have been entered in other competitions.

Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion:
Those persons who are competing for A&S Champion must declare that they are competing for Champion, and must enter three separate categories. Letters of intent must be submitted to Their Excellencies and the A&S Minister by May 10, 2005. Interviews will be held with Their Excellencies for all those entering for champion. The duties of the A&S Champion are to support and encourage the arts and the artisans, to assist in running the competition the next year, to provide a scroll for their successor and to create a piece of regalia for the A&S Champion.

Youth Champion:
Youth competition will use the Kingdom of Atenveldt rules for categories and documentation, found at http://arts.atenveldt.org under documents. Youth competition will not have category wins, however only one item needs to be entered for Champion. Competitors must declare that they are competing for Champion, be a member of Sundragon and interviews will be held with Their Excellencies.

Arts & Sciences Defender:
Those fighters who will be entering the A&S Defenders Tourney are required to present at least one work to the Competition. While fighters are encouraged to enter at least one category of the competition, they may choose instead to display their work as part of the Artisan’s Display.

The schedule for the day is as follows- this is open for change as necessary, Court times are approximate and will depend upon Their Excellencies needs.
1:00 PM Competitors Set-up
2:00 PM Site opens
2:30 PM Court, with judging to start immediately after
6:00 PM Judging completed- Populace Viewing
7:00 PM Court

Other Activities:
Other activities will be held during the day for the pleasure of the Populace. Games will be available for the populace to play. An Artisan’s Display will be set up- all members of the Populace are encouraged to bring their finished and unfinished works to show. A brainstorming session will take place to discuss what the populace would like to see from the Arts and Sciences Office in Sundragon. A dessert competition will be held during the event- all members of the populace are welcome to enter the dessert competition- as well as to sample and vote on the entries. Other activities will be held as space and time permit.

Site and Event Information:
Site will be the American Legion Post 107, 2001 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. Site opens at 1:00 for set-up and 2:00 for general entry. Site closes at 9:00 PM

Light snacks will be provided, but the populace is encouraged to bring their own dinner or to visit local restaurants. No weapons are allowed on the site. Smoking is permitted in the bar area of the Post or outdoors only, alcohol is only permitted if purchased onsite. Site fee is $5.00 for adults, free for those 17 and under, the usual $3.00 non-member surcharge is in effect, please bring proof of SCA membership.

Take the 101 to Cave Creek Rd; go south on Cave Creek Rd. The American Legion is approximately ¼ mile south of the 101 on the east (left) side of the road.

Autocrats: HL Ritchyrd McUath (Ritchyrd Handley) saile_weep@hotmail and Mistress Aliannsa inghean ui Rioghbhardain (Deborah Reardon-Maynard) debs_aliannsa@yahoo.com, Site Autocrat is Lady Jacqueline of Normandie (Julie Bergdorf) jacquelinofnormandie@yahoo.com Location:
Barony of Sundragon (Phoenix, Arizona)