We are pleased to announce that we will once again have a Craftspersons Display and Laurel Prize Tourney at the Tree-Girt-Sea Twelfth Night, January 17 2015. Here’s how it works.
Setup starts at 10am
Laurel viewing and judging from 11:00 to 1:30pm
Performances for the Laurel Prize Tourney at 1:30pm in the Music Room
Pick up all Craftspersons’ Faire entries by 4pm
How do I enter? Send a message to Baroness Sarafina Sinclair, OL, OP (address below) before the event, letting her know the kind of display and how much space you need. If it’s a performance, tell her that too. We will be happy to have people show up on the day of the event to display as well, but providing advance notice ensures that we’ll have enough space and time for you.
What may I enter? You can bring finished works or works in progress. You can bring one thing, a whole display, or a body of work to show off. You can bring documentation or not. This is an open-ended faire for you to display the work you’re proud of!
What about performances? Never fear, we will make sure there is a special concert/performance time for you. We will have the Music Room available for a concert time. We will make sure there are special prizes for the performers as well.
Laurel Prize Tourney
Laurels will sponsor specific challenges and award prizes for those who fulfill their challenges. Laurels may also give prizes for general excellence that they see. We will also have event-based prizes. Pending approval of whatever dignitaries are holding court, we will call up the winners to receive their prizes in Court as well, so all can witness your achievements. The list of challenges and prizes is below. We will add to it as more challenges arrive. Laurels – contact Sarafina (address below) if you want to offer a challenge and prize!
More information to follow.
Her Royal Majesty AnnMarie, Patroness of the Arts and Sciense – Best Domestic Use of Herbs
Philip White – Expanding your Expertise! Switch things up! If you are mostly a static artist, try your hand at a performance! If you are primarily a performer, try your hand at creating something! If you are mostly a researcher, make or perform what you are learning about! Stretch your limits and experience more of what we do within the Society. Trust me, it is fun and can bring you more joy in our game! I’ll be happy to share word fame (and grant a gift certificate) to the entrant who most embodies this challenge. Enjoy!
Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza – Best educational demonstration of period technique
Helewyse DeBirkestad – Food best recreation of a pre 16th century dish Recipe and documentation strongly encouraged, taste test a must. Prize – something ceramic
Helewyse DeBirkestad – Ceramic- Best recreation of a pre 16th century pottery vessel. Any culture. Documentation strongly encouraged. Prize – something edible.”
Robyyan Torr d’Elandris – That thing that if it were dropped into its correct time and place in history would be least noticed as out of place.
Amelie d’Anjou – Best Troubador Song
Cerridwen verch Ioreword – Make the most of period sumptuary laws. This can be a meal (explanation or explar), clothing, gift given for special events, rights holiday celebration, whatever. The goal is to learn the sumptuary restrictions given to ones chosen art. Prize TBD.
Jocelyn of Lutterworth - Execute period calligraphic letterforms in any medium EXCEPT pen, ink, and paper/vellum. (Examples: embroidery, glass, carving, painted panel, beadwork, etc).
Tacit Darby – Food from pictorial evidence: For the best presentation of food (single or multiple dish) drawn from or inspired by a historical visual source (painting, woodcut, engraving, etc). Please document with a copy of the pictorial source.
Christian Fournier – Marking the season: To the artist or artisan who demonstrates a depth of knowledge of the significance or practices of the season and/or the winter festival (12th night, epiphany, or other non-Christian festival), within a historical time and place. May be either an accompaniment to an object or performance, or may be a standalone piece of writing or extemporaneous speaking. Prize: hardcover copy of A Medieval Book of Seasons, by Maire Collins.
Waltrudis von Metten – Best use of dairy in any medium. Prize: 3 books – one on cheese history, one on cheese making, and a period source cookbook.
Aaron Drummond/Jadzia – Best New Performer. (To qualify, the performer should have started performing in public within the past year. Someone trying a new genre of performance could also qualify.) Prize: TBD
Crespine de la Valle – The Challenge: Best Use of the Principles of Natural Philosophy (or, Science, as we now call it). ”Create an entry which uses a period understanding of mathematics, chemistry, medicine, astronomy or physics. Entries can be from any culture or time period within the scope of the SCA, in any form, even performance or written word, but any use of modern understanding or principles of science is disallowed.
Criteria: your entry must use at least one of the branches of natural philosophy and it must be your original work (not a copy of an artifact, though it may be of similar type to an artificat).
Documentation: Yes. I want to know how you know what you know, and how and why you did what you did. I want to know if your etching of the human vascular system represents period medical understanding (for whatever period you go for), and how you know that. I want to know if you used a calculator and calculus to accomplish something they used an abacus and algebra for.
The Prize: a sweet, state-of-the-art medieval computation device.
Bonus Prize: incorporate the event’s theme – “”A Medieval Bestiary”" into your entry and receive a rare and precious balm made from the fat of a virgin unicorn, guaranteed to restore or preserve youth, regrow hair, build muscle and character, and make you a better dancer.”
Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
12th Night 2015