[ANS] Candlemas

Their Excellencies, Master Phelim Gervese and Mistress Myfanwy ferch Eifion, Baron and Baroness of Bryn Gwald, invite you to celebrate Candlemas with us on February 2, 2013, and be part of the championship of the Arts and Sciences in the finest Barony in the land!

Candlemas will be held at the Georgetown Community Center and the site will be open from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Adults: $10
Children (6-17): $5
Children 5 and under: Free
Family Max $36 (This does not include feast)
Feast: $10

A $5 NMS fee will be charged to those who cannot produce proof of current membership
Make checks payable to: SCA Inc.-Barony of Bryn Gwlad

Minors: must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Pet restrictions: Only service animals are permitted.

*** Beverage Restrictions: Alcoholic drinks in period containers only

In addition to the selection of our Baronial Arts and Sciences champion, there will be opportunites for novices to the arts and sciences, for the younger gentlefolk of the realm, and for those who wish to simply display their skills and crafts before all.

The Arts and Sciences Champion of Bryn Gwlad Competition
The competition for the Arts and Sciences Champion of Bryn Gwlad will be open to static arts entries, research papers, and non-bardic performance entries. (Bardic performers are encouraged to enter the Bardic Championship). There is no specific theme for the competition.

Only one entry per individual is permitted. Documentation is required. The Ansteorran Judging Forms for static arts, research papers, and performance will be used to judge entries. Research papers must be e-mailed to Mistress Amata by January 18th to allow sufficient time for review. Static and Performance entries registration deadline January 31st to reserve space and/or to let Mistress Amata know what your entry will be. Contact info at bottom of post. The Baronial Champion will be chosen by the Baron and Baroness of Bryn Gwlad.

Novice Arts and Sciences Competition
As an alternative to the Arts and Sciences Championship competition, their Halberd Excellencies offer a novice arts and sciences competition event. The Candlemas Novice Arts and Sciences competition is designed for those gentlefolk who wish to begin exploring the exciting realm of the arts and sciences, but may wish for something less imposing than a baronial championship.

Persons age 13 and above who have not yet received a Kingdom-level award for efforts in the Arts and Sciences are eligible to enter a static arts entry in the Novice competition. (These artisans may choose to enter either the Championship or Novice competition, but not both.)? Documentation is required using a Basic Documentation Form. The documentation form is simple to use and based on the Kingdom Static Arts Judging form.

Judging will be done by a populace vote. A number of tokens will be given to populace members wishing to vote.E-mail Lord Douglas (contact info at bottom of post) to let him know you'll be entering so he can reserve a space and so he can send you the documentation form.

The winner of the Novice competition will be the individual who received the most tokens and will be announced and presented in Court.

Non-Competition Arts and Sciences Display
Artisans who do not wish to compete will have the opportunity to display their works, or works in progress, during the Arts and Sciences event. Artisans will be given space to set out their works, complete or "in work," to encourage discussion with other artisans or simply to invite interested gentlefolk to view their art. E-mail Mistress Amata (contact info at bottom of post) to let her know you intend to display so she can reserve a space for you.

Children's Arts and Sciences Challenge
The Children's A&S Challenge is to encourage children 6 to 12 years old, who have opportunity and access to amenable parents, to create A&S projects to bring to Candlemas.? For any child (6-12) who would like to participate, or who didn't get a chance to make something for the Challenge, there will be a small class on Viking treasure necklaces at the event.? Participants in the class will be given the opportunity to make and enter a necklace in the Challenge.

In lieu of written documentation, the judge will sit down with each child and talk to them about their project. Each child who enters will be given a pyrographed wooden medallion to either hang on their necklace or be tied on a ribbon for their participation. If you know your child will be participating or have questions, please contact Lady Elen.

Candlemas A&S Contact Information:

Championship Competition and Displays:
Mistress Amata Amati d'Arezzo ( mot@swbell.net)

Novice Arts and Sciences Competition:
Lord Douglas (dschref@swbell.net)

Children?s A&S Challenge:
Lady Elen Verch Phellip(beautysmuse@gmail.com)