"Beauty Contest" at Rowany Festival

John of the Hills has announced the Fourth Annual Best Looking Campsite with Banners and Flags at Rowany Festival Competition, which will take place April 8-13, 2004 in Lochac's Barony of Rowany. John of the Hills writes:

Unto the Populace of Lochac does John of the Hills send greetings.

The Fourth Annual Best Looking Banners and Flags Campsite competition will be judged at Rowany Festival during Saturday and Sunday.

The idea behind the competition is to improve the overall medieval effect during festival by having many banners and flags flying throughout the campsites. The winner will be announced sometime during Sunday evening. The prize is a case of alcoholic cider. Last years winners were House Louvain who had to rotate their wonderful banners on only a few poles due to a shortage of banner poles in their campsite. Previous winners were the River Haven Barony and the household called Artisania, also from River Haven.

If you don't have a registered device then please see your local herald about how to get one. Otherwise you could make household or SCA group banners. If you need ideas on how to make a good display ask a friendly herald about how to best display a device. See the Compleat Anachronist pamphlet, number 50, called Heraldic Display. Another option is do some research on medieval displays. I want to see lots of colour and movement from many banners and flags. Bunting is good too. Good Luck.

Please feel free to pass this notice on to any other lists that might need a reminder.

For more information, contact John of the Hills at jtstewart@optusnet.com.au .