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Estrella A&S competitioin agenda ..... (Fwd)
Picked this up and thought I would pass it on...
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Greetings unto the NET,
Here are the ESTRELLA A&S COMPETITON aggenda,
>To the gentles of Atenveldt, Caid, and the Outlands, do Master Emrys
>and Master Rhodri Longshanks send these greetings. Here is the much
>information for the A&S Competition at Estrella XII. Please note that we
>still need judges and volunteers, and that more information will be
>Criteria: Worked metal articles appropriate to SCA period of interest.
>Includes (but is not limited to) casting, cold- fabrication (without
>soldering or welding), etched, hot fabricated (welded and/or soldered),
>raised work and repousee'.
>Category- Research Papers
>Criteria: Non-fiction research, limited to 10 pages of text, typed, double
>spaced and printed in 12 point or larger type; up to 5 parges of
>diagrams, illustrations, etc. and 4 additional pages of bibliography
>Category- Preserved Foods
>Criteria: Limited to period foods preserved in a period manner. For this
>competition, "period foods" are foods which are listed as ingredients in
>documentable period recipes. For this competition, "period manner"
>but is not limited to- drying, smoking, preserving with sugar, salt, wind
>and/or spices, hard cheese (being a form of preserved milk). Entries
>modern canning techniques, freeze-drying or cold freezing will not be
>Documentation: (0-4 pts)
> 0 - No documentation, or very inaccurate documentation
> 1 - minimal information (time, place, work to be judged)
> 2 - same as #1, with visual references (xeroxes, pictures, etc.)
>examples, but little or no discussion of period practice, or same as #1
>discussion of period practice but no visual references.
> 3 - #1 plus visual references and discussion of period practices,
>rationale behind elements of entry (design, materials, techniques, etc.)
> 4 - #3 but with very complete examples and discussion, including
>for all elements of entry; may include discussion of their
>to each other, to period and to intended us. Explains original research or
>experimentation, or variations from period norm.
>Complexity/Difficulty: (0- 6 points)
> Rank the ambition of the attempt, not the workmanship, on a scale
of 0 - 6
>for each of the following. Divide total score by 6 for final score.
> - difficulty and variety of materials and tools used.
> - difficulty and variety of construction or technique (if
article has only
>decoration, rank 0)
> - difficulty and variety of decorative technique used (if
> - construction pattern and or decorative design (ie.
>or original patterns used)
> - finishing techniques or presentation (if none, rank 0)
> - scope of endeavor (size of work relative to detail)
>Workmanship: (0 - 6 points)
> Rank the success of the attempt on a scale of 0-6 on each of the
>and divide total by 5 for final score.
> - mastery of period style and practice
> - choice and handling of materials or ingredients
> - choice and handling of supplemental materials (as
> - function/durability/appropriateness of use
> - form or design or execution of technique or presentation
>Creativity: (0-4 points)
> 0 - exact copy of existing item
> 1 - logical combination of a few copied elements
> 2 - evidence of original work consistent with period design or
> 3 - creative interpolation in combination of elements; much
>consistent with period.
> 4 - original, innovative combination of period materials, techniques
>designs, as might have been done by a creative period artist.
>Authenticity ( 0 - 4 points)
> Authenticity as applied to categories may be judged thusly
>particular to reseach papers - a diffucult subject to apply "authenticity"
>to are included).
> 0 - Blatantly modern in some respect (such as intended use, i.e.
>term paper, materials, motifs, etc)
> 1 - Generally period, with some obviously modern elements. (for
>papers, out-of-period, but of mild interest to an SCA member)
> 2 - Overall period style and execution, with minor inconsistencies.
>research papers, outside period but applicable to SCA medieval
life in some
> 3 - Period piece, no or few inconsistencies in design or execution
>presentation of researched material. (for research papers, in period
>attempt has been made to be thoroughly possible and to adapt subject
> 4 - Special effort to achieve a completely period product by use
>design, materials, tools and techniques. (For research papers, a
>attempt to address subject applicable to SCA and or medieval audience;
>paper is within the SCA period.)
>Total possible points: 24
>JUDGES NOTES- Judges are encouraged to provide constructive,
>criticism to the artisans. No one, from SCA newcomer to a Laurel can
>a vacuum; as much as the artistic temperament might wish otherwise,
>from the feedback we receive from others. Please note the emphasis
>constructive and intelligent. I expect no "bashing" of the gentles who
>worked so diligently for their Kingdoms. They deserve much praise and
>JUDGES NEEDED - the usual plea for judges goes out! Please contact
>Rhodri directly if you are willing to judge! Given the hectice nature of the
>war, we might ask for 9 judges and end up with 3, so we're looking for
>certain measure of redundancy.
>SCHEDULE - as of this writing, the time and place of entry and judging
>not yet been set. Please watch your February Kingdom newsletters as
>at the gate - we will have that information for you then. >
>For those of you who have called us to volunteer your help (or giveus a
>nudge when needed) THANK YOU!
>Master Emrys Bethoc (602) 843-4462 (before 9:30pm MST, please)
>Master Rhodri Longshanks (602) 934-0987 (before 10:00 pm MST