[CAL] Kingdom A&S Competition

Kingdom A&S Competition 5 May 2012 hosted by the Shire of Heraldshill

This competition determines the Kingdom of Calontir's Arts and Sciences Champion for the year. This person will champion the arts and sciences in Calontir and will represent the Kingdom to the Known World.

The competition is open to all artisans. Each must enter three different advanced level arts and/or sciences in three separate categories. The judging is face-to-face with three judges and uses the Advanced level criteria.

What are the Kingdom Criteria?

Calontir has an official set of guidelines for judging. There are separate criteria for many different categories of arts and sciences such as bardic, spinning, armor, etc. Most of these guidelines have six sections: Documentation, Authenticity, Workmanship, Complexity, Creativity, and overall Quality. In addition, there are separate levels of guidelines in each category: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced.

What is face to face judging?

The judges work in consensus to evaluate the entry while sitting with the entrant. This allows the entrant to immediately answer questions the judges may have or elaborate a point that may not be in the documentation. It also gives the entrant the opportunity to solicit tips and suggestions from the judges.

What is Tri-Levels?

Tri-Levels is open to any level of artisan. The entrants are judged by the Kingdom criteria face-to-face with three judges. The entrant chooses the level of expertise his or her entry is judged at (Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced). They compete against the criteria, not each other, although there is usually a Judge's Choice awarded in Court.

Kingdom A&S site

In addition to the usual table-based A&S display space, there is a kitchenette for cooking entries, a stage for performances, lots of facilities for armored combat (Bring-Your-Own-Fighter-Marshal), equestrian activities, and siege weapons.

Other amenities will include an on-site Inn for breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Site is damp.
There is free primitive camping and a "bunkhouse" for those who do not want pack a tent or stay in a hotel.

More Site/Area Information

Entries may be submitted online, by email, or by regular mail. Research Paper entries must arrive by April 14, 2012. Standard entries must arrive by April 21, 2012. Judges may volunteer online, by email, or by regular mail at any time (but obviously the sooner the better).

Friday evening 5pm - site opens for "campers"
Saturday 8:00am - Troll opens (closes at noon)
9:45am - Entrants meeting
10:00am - Judges meeting
10:30am - Judging begins (2 slots before lunch)
12:00pm - Lunch (Hammer and Lily Meetings)
1:30pm - Judging resumes (4 slots after lunch)
4:30pm - Judging ends
Court at Their Majesties' pleasure
Sunday Noon - Site Closes

Exit off Hwy 27 Address and Directions:

    Floyd County Fairgrounds
    2516 7 Mile Road (Highway 14)
    Charles City, IA 50616

    Take your best route to Charles City on Highway 27 (the Avenue of the Saints). Head for the windmills.

    From either direction on Highway 27, get off at exit 214 and turn left/west onto Highway 14 (aka 7 Mile Road).

    Drive 1/3 mile. Site is at the bottom of the hill on the left/south.


    Site: $5 for adults (plus $5 non-member surcharge), children 18 and under free
    Camping/Bunkhouse: no fee except $10/night if RV electrical hook-up
    Inn: free will donations
    Merchants: no additional merchant fee

    Checks payable to "SCA, Inc - Shire of Heraldshill"

    No Pre-Registration.


    Event Steward: HL Brigida von München - brigida@heraldshill.org
    Scheduler: Ms Sofya la Rus - sofya@heraldshill.org
    Troll: Lady Anna die Schatzin - anna@heraldshill.org
    Inn: Ldy Juliana Macnayre - juliana@heraldshill.org assisted by Ldy Anastasia da Carrara
    Equestrian MIC: Ldy Kaie of Blakwode - kaie@heraldshill.org
    Health and Welfare: Ldy Anastasia da Carrara - anastasia@heraldshill.org
    Publications: Ld Sifrid von Eichelborn - sifrid@heraldshill.org
    Royal Liason: Ld Sifrid von Eichelborn - sifrid@heraldshill.org