Please join us for this virtual celebration of the Arts and Sciences!
The Kingdom of Northshield will be hosting an online Queen’s Prize Arts and Sciences display in place of the postponed Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition. The entries and voting will largely take place on Facebook but details, documentation, and some non-Facebook user content may be found on this website.
Entries accepted starting January 25, 2021
Voting on entries will end at 9PM on Sunday, February 7, 2021
Winners of the official Kingdom sponsored categories will be announced at court on Saturday, February 13, 2021
Event website: www.eithni.com/artsofDOOM
Northshield event link: TBD
Facebook event link: TBD
Categories for entries:
- SCA Life – Have you made something awesome to improve your life in the Current Middle Ages? This could be a cooler masquerading as a sea chest or a banner to enhance the beauty of your campsite.
- Performing Arts – Post a video of you performing a song, dance, story, or other nerdy pursuit that is better captured in film than in still images.
- Martial Arts – Use these seasons of enforced peace to spruce up your kit! This category is open to any entry that can be used in any of the martial activities.
- Extreme Documentation – There’s never enough time at an A&S Competition to have people read your 98 page opus… Here’s your chance! Enter an item along with as much documentation as your heart desires!
- Pandemic Prowess – Entries must either be the result of a skill you learned through distance learning (Zoom or YouTube classes) during the pandemic or using only items that were in your stash at the beginning of the pandemic. Please link to the class and/or tag the teacher.
- Show Us Your Stuff – Any entry that does not fit one of the above categories is welcome!
- All Geeks Welcome – This category is for our friends from across the Knowne World who may want to join us! We want to see what fabulous things you are up to while we can’t travel to see you!
The following prizes will be awarded:
- Queens Prize – The Queen of Doom will select her favorite entry from each category above
- Kings Awesome Award – His Majesty will select his favorite overall entry
- Kingdom MOAS Prize – The KMOAS will select her favorite overall entry
- Populace Choice – The winner will be chosen based on the entry with the greatest number of likes on the primary image
- Each Entry Category will have a winner chosen by TRM and a committee
- SCA Life – Prize sponsored by the Pelicans of Northshield – coordinated by Minister Wu
- Performing Arts – Prize sponsored by Kudrun the Pilgrim
- Martial Arts – Prize sponsored by the Knights of Northshield – coordinated by Sir Ajax – Something martial related the winner needs
- Extreme Documentation – Prize sponsored by Eithni ingen Talorgain – assistance finding and purchasing a desired research book (up to $50)
- Pandemic Prowess – Prize sponsored by the MoDs of Northshield – coordinated by Baron Robert Talbot – $100 gift certificate for Fabrics-store.com
- Show us Your Stuff
- All Geeks Welcome
- Patron Sponsored Prizes – see below
Not into the Arts and Sciences yourself? Or do you have a type of art you would especially like to encourage? Sign up to be a Patron! Patrons will offer a prize in a category of their choosing using criteria of their own devising. Patron prizes will be announced on the event webpage but may not be announced in court. See full Patron rules below!
We are also looking for donations of prizes to be awarded to the winners of the Kingdom categories. Prizes that are easily mailed are particularly appreciated! Contact Eithni using the form at the bottom of the page if you are interested.
- New to Me – Bâro Iohannes and Baronôssa Xanthippe will give a prize to a gentle creating something in a new to them medium. i.e. scribe doing leather work or metal smith embroidering or first time A&S entrant. (Prize: $100 gift certificate to craft store)
- Youth A&S – This is for anyone 17 and under. Baronôssa Xanthippe will give the winner means to buy supplies for future projects (Prize: $50 gift certificate to craft store)
- Best Failure – Minister Wu wants to see your project failures and what you learned. Provide a short description of what you tried, why it failed, and what you learned from it. (Prize: $25 gift card to the supplier of the Best Failure winner’s choice.)
- Extravagant and Early – Fina will provide a prize for an extravagant item of clothing from any culture during the time period 400 CE – 800 CE. Sufficent documentation to demonstrate that the clothing meets these requirements will be required. (Prize: $100 gift certificate to a purveyor of fabric/fiber etc.)
- Show us your Extravaganze – Best “extra” accessory in any time period. Documentation requirements: Entry or research needs basic information of what it is, who might have worn it, and when geographically used. Including at least one picture of extant item, or period depiction (portrait, drawing, etc.) or period description . Also, basic description of period materials that would have been used to construct the item. More credit for more information. Bonus points for what you learned and would do differently the next time. Sponsored by Aigeline, Asny and Petranella. (Prize: $60 gift certificate to the bling provider of your choice)
- Northshield Seneschal Challenge – Baroness Alinore Wyndover and the Kingdom Seneschal team will provide a year’s sustaining membership for yourself or someone of your choosing for their choice at best period mask
- Beyond the Reach of Your Voice! – Dame Merouda is offering several prizes for bardic broadsheets! See https://www.facebook.com/events/356687722424918/ for details! $50 to Dame Merouda’s choice, $50 to Her Majesty’s choice (or distributed among several choices), and publication in a compilation volume for all willing entrants!
Rules for Entrants:
- Registration will open on January 25, 2021.
- Entries must have been completed in the year since the last Northshield Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition (defined as March 1, 2020 – February 7, 2021).
- All entries must be suitable for posting on an official SCA web presence.
- All entrants must be from Northshield, unless they are entering the “All Geeks Welcome” category.
- Documentation is welcome but not required for any category except the “Extreme Documentation” category. Documentation that is submitted as a PDF will be posted HERE. Contact Eithni if you have documentation to post.
- Each participant is limited to one entry. Entries should be registered in one of the Kingdom categories. If you would like to also enter a Patron challenge, tag the sponsoring patron in a comment. Please only enter one Kingdom category, but you may enter as many patron challenges as you want as long as your single entry meets the criteria for those challenges.
- All entrants must register HERE.
- All entrants must agree to and complete THIS FORM.
- Photos of entries should be posted in the Facebook group on or after January 25, 2021.
- If you do not use Facebook, have difficulty completing the release form, or otherwise have some issue but would still like to participate, please contact Eithni (see contact form at the bottom of this page) for alternative options. Off-Facebook entries will be posted HERE.
- Voting on entries for the Populace Prize will close at 9PM on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Rules for Patrons:
- All patrons must sign up HERE.
- Patron sign up is open as of Monday, September 28, 2020.
- Patrons may be from Northshield or any Kingdom of the Knowne World.
- Patrons will be responsible for creating their own challenges and criteria to determine the winner(s) of their challenge.
- Patrons should contact Eithni with their chosen winner between 9PM Sunday, February 7 and 9PM Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
- Patrons will make private arrangements with their chosen winner to deliver the prize.
Provost/Webmistress: Eithni ingen Talorgain (Jean Kveberg) 608-628-7782 email by form at bottom of the page