[EAS] Saint Eligius/Baronial Birthday 2011

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. It would be helpful if you could let me know you special areas of interest. (You do not need to be a Maunch or Laurel to judge.)

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

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). 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.

Three 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

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.