Pentathlon 2009 Categories

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Judging Forms and Category Class Section listings A&S Fair / Pentathlon 2009

These are the judging forms for 2009 .. They are NOT CURRENT.

The current forms are available at http://pentathlon.sca-caid.org/judging_form.php


A&S Fair / Pentathlon entries groupings are divided into 6 major Categories: Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, Performance Arts, Fiber Arts, Functional Arts, and Compositional Arts.

  • These Categories are subdivided into Classes, which are sometimes subdivided into Sections.
  • Each entry grouping is ordered by and referred to by its Category.Class.Section number.

Click on the C.C.S number in the list below to see the judging form for that Category.Class.Section.

  • Not all forms are posted yet ... check back often, as we get the forms finalized, we'll post them here.

Visual Arts

These are the judging forms for 2009 .. They are NOT CURRENT. The current forms are available at http://pentathlon.sca-caid.org/judging_form.php

(PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to enter both calligraphy AND illumination, you must enter two separate pieces--entrants are no longer allowed to enter one piece for both categories. No exceptions.)
(See Class 1, above.)
  • 1.3.0 -- Drawing and Painting (Application of a medium to a ground. Subject should be suitable for pre-1650 culture.)
  • 1.4.0 -- Jewelry
(If entry contains stones, they need not be cut, polished, or faceted by entrant, except for entries in Section 1.4.3.)
    • 1.4.1 -- Metalwork
    • 1.4.2 -- Enamel or Cloisonné
    • 1.4.3 -- Lapidary -- (Stones/gems which have been cut or faceted by the entrant.)
    • 1.4.4 -- Other item
  • 1.5.0 Glasswork
    • 1.5.1 Leaded or stained
    • 1.5.2 Blown glass
    • 1.5.3 Other item
  • 1.6.0 -- Heraldic Display
Use of personal device or household badge.)
    • 1.6.1 -- Use of device or badge on garb
    • 1.6.2 -- Banner or flag
    • 1.6.3 -- Other item
  • 1.8.0 -- Ceramics
    • 1.8.1 -- Decorative
    • 1.8.2 -- Functional -- (housewares, etc.)
  • 1.9.0 -- Surface Decoration
    • 1.9.1 -- Mosaic
    • 1.9.2 -- Etching
    • 1.9.3 -- Engraving / Chasing
    • 1.9.4 -- Repousse -- (Raised relief by hammering.)
    • 1.9.5 -- Stamped coins
    • 1.9.6 -- Other item
  • 1.10.0 -- Period Models
(A replica in miniature of a structure(s) that existed or could have existed within our time period of study. Please note that the structure should be identified with respect to time and country of origin [e.g., a late 12th century English manor].)
    • 1.10.1 -- Architectural
    • 1.10.2 -- Weapon or Machinery
    • 1.10.3 -- Other Item
  • 1.11.0 -- Decorative Ironwork -- (Hand forging metal to create decorative designs that may or may not be functional)

Culinary Arts

These are the judging forms for 2009 .. They are NOT CURRENT. The current forms are available at http://pentathlon.sca-caid.org/judging_form.php

NOTE: All entries must have a theme/style/flavor of pre-1650 culture. All culinary entries must include both the period AND modern (your worked-out) version of the recipe. No refrigeration or heating facilities are provided—bring what you will need. Entrants will be allowed to provide two versions of their dish, if necessary. One should be a display version and the other should be for the judges to sample. The latter may be kept in a cooler or heated container, as long as the entry is also put on display (this is an important part of the judging). The entrant must supply his or her own container and serving utensils.
  • 2.17.0 -- Salads
  • 2.18.0 -- Tourney Dish -- (Emphasis on ease of preparation, serving, and storing, as well as nutrition, taste, and appearance.)
  • 2.19.0 -- Herb Dish -- (Recipe must use fresh herbs.)
  • 2.22.0 -- Brewing -- (A Minimum of two pints to be provided)
    • 2.22.1 -- Beers -- (Includes top ferment light and dark, bottom ferment light and dark, and short mead.)
    • 2.22.2 -- Wine -- (Includes grape, fruit, long mead, sparkling wine, flower wine, etc.)
    • 2.22.3 -- Medicinal -- (Includes sodas, fortifieds, liqueurs, vinegars, fermented fruits, sauces, and khumis.)

Performance Arts

These are the judging forms for 2009 .. They are NOT CURRENT. The current forms are available at http://pentathlon.sca-caid.org/judging_form.php

  • 3.23.0 -- Dramatic Interpretation
(Performance of written material—i.e., poem or scene from a play. Entry must be memorized and in English understandable to the general populace. An original composition is acceptable if the subject and style are of a pre-1650 culture. Provide 3 copies of the script for the judges. Ten minute maximum.)
(Reading of original composition or period piece. Must be in English understandable to the general populace. Provide 3 copies for the judges. Ten minute maximum.)
(Performance of selection of pre-1650 vocal or new composition in pre-1650 style. Provide 3 copies of the music for the judges. Ten minute maximum.)
  • 3.26.0 -- Instrumental Performance
(Performance of a selection of pre-1650 instrumental or new composition in pre-1650 style. Provide 3 copies of the music for the judges. Ten minute maximum.)
(Performance of a pre-1650 court dance or a new composition of a court dance in pre-1650 style. Use garb appropriate for region and period of dance. Entrants must provide their own accompaniment. Ten minute maximum.)
  • 3.28.0 -- Country Dance
(Performance of a pre-1650 country dance or a new composition of a country dance in pre-1650 style. Use garb appropriate for region and period of dance. Entrants must provide their own accompaniment. Ten minute maximum.)
(Performance of a pre-1650 ethnic dance or a new composition of an ethnic dance in pre-1650 style. Use garb appropriate for region and period of dance. Entrants must provide their own accompaniment. Ten minute maximum.)
  • 3.30.0 -- Persona Presentation
(Entrants will be given a 15-minute time slot in which the judges will interact with them and ask questions about their persona. Entrants will be judged on overall effectiveness, ability to stay in persona, knowledge of their period, and other criteria. Props are optional, but if included, should be authentic and documented. Persona presented must be from a pre-1650 culture and must be clearly designated on the entry form. Documentation is required and must be submitted to the Entries Autocrat by the pre-registration deadline. Documentation cannot be a first person re-telling of the persona story; it must instead be documentation of the period and culture from which the persona comes from, with an emphasis on the activities of daily life.)
  • 3.31.0 -- Performance Art other: Entries that do not fit in pervious categories. A descrption of the performance must submitted at the time of entry and must be a form of performance type or style from a pre-1650 culture.

Fiber Arts

These are the judging forms for 2009 .. They are NOT CURRENT. The current forms are available at http://pentathlon.sca-caid.org/judging_form.php

  • 4.32.0 -- Costume -- (Men and Women)
(You must enter a specific section, not just "class 32." If needed, sections will be broken down into the following time periods: pre-1300, 1300-1499, 1500-1650.)
Note: You may enter an item in only one section. You may enter an entire ensemble in Costume Review and have it count as one entry, but you may not enter the same items separately in Costume/Period Construction, Hats, and Accessories. You may enter more than one costume section by entering different garments or items.
    • 4.32.1 -- Costume Review -- (Garments on a live model. Emphasis on tailoring, fit, decoration, appearance, and "total picture." A specific time will be scheduled for each entrant.)
    • 4.32.2 -- Costume Construction -- (Garments are judged on construction techniques, as well as period effect. Machine sewing and modern techniques are acceptable.)
    • 4.32.3 -- Period Construction -- (Handmade item. No machine stitching. May also be handspun and/or hand loomed.)
    • 4.32.4 -- Hats
    • 4.32.5 -- Accessories -- (Purses, belts, fans, gloves, etc.)
    • 4.32.6 -- Fighter Garb -- (Gambeson, pourpoints, cyclas, etc.)
  • 4.33.0 -- Weaving
  • 4.34.0 -- Spinning -- (Submit enough material to show workmanship.)
  • 4.35.0 -- Needlework
    • 4.35.1 -- Counted Thread Work (Blackwork, Assisi, etc.)
    • 4.35.2 -- Surface Embroidery
    • 4.35.3 -- Metal Thread Work
    • 4.35.4 -- Other item
  • 4.36.0 -- Lacemaking -- (No lace on modern items please. Includes bobbin lace, needle lace, drawn or cut linen work, and other lace forms.)
  • 4.37.0 -- Dyeing -- (Entries are to consist of a quantity of natural fiber such as wool, silk, cotton, linen, mohair, etc., either as loose unspun fiber, spun yarn, woven fabric or felted fabric)

Functional Arts

These are the judging forms for 2009 .. They are NOT CURRENT. The current forms are available at http://pentathlon.sca-caid.org/judging_form.php

  • 5.37.0 -- Leather -- (Anything made from leather, functional or decorative.)
  • 5.38.0 -- Book Arts
    • 5.38.1 -- Paper Making
    • 5.38.2 -- Book Binding
    • 5.38.3 -- Other item
  • 5.39.0 -- Armor
    • 5.39.1 -- Helms
    • 5.39.2 -- Metal body armor
    • 5.39.3 -- Gauntlets / Arm armor
    • 5.39.4 -- Complete Suit
    • 5.39.5 -- Leather armor
    • 5.39.6 -- Shields
    • 5.39.7 -- Other item
  • 5.40.0 -- Weapons
  • 5.42.0 -- Musical Instruments
    • 5.42.1 -- String
    • 5.42.2 -- Reed
    • 5.42.3 -- Percussion
    • 5.42.4 -- Other item
  • 5.43.0 -- Equestrian Arts -- (Horse gear, barding, etc.)
  • 5.44.0 -- Scientific Instruments -- Telescope, Astrolabe, etc.)
  • 5.45.0 -- Herbcraft
PLEASE NOTE: NO MEDICINAL, MAGICAL, OR POISONOUS ITEMS ALLOWED
    • 5.45.1 -- Culinary (Teas, seasonings, herb candies, or preserves.)
    • 5.45.2 -- Comfort or Cosmetic (Perfume, soaps, lotions, etc.)
    • 5.45.3 -- Ornamental (Dye stuffs, potpourri, pomander, etc.)
  • 5.47.0 -- Tools
    • 5.47.1 -- Leatherworking tools
    • 5.47.2 -- Metalworking tools
    • 5.47.3 -- Woodworking tools
    • 5.47.4 -- Fiber Arts tools -- (Tools used for spinning, weaving, sewing, or any other fiber art.)
    • 5.47.5 -- Scribal Tools -- (Quills, reeds, inks, paints, etc.)
    • 5.47.6 -- Other item

Compositional Arts

These are the judging forms for 2009 .. They are NOT CURRENT. The current forms are available at http://pentathlon.sca-caid.org/judging_form.php

All entries must be in English understandable to the general populace. Except for research papers, and How-to papers, the style must be pre-1650. Entries must be typed or computer printed. No calligraphy or interesting fonts. Please provide three copies of entries for judges. An optional fourth copy may be submitted (without identifiers) with the words “DISPLAY COPY” clearly written on the cover if the entrant wishes his/her compositional entry to be displayed on Sunday. Please note: all items in compositional arts must be sent to the Entries Autocrat by February 3rd for judging. Three copies are required. Please do not put your name or any other identifying marks on the entry itself. Include your name on a separate piece of paper.
(All entries must have a theme/style/flavor of pre-1650 culture. Papers must be typed or computer printed and must be double-spaced. Maximum length 15 pages, excluding footnotes, endnotes, and/or bibliography.)
(Subject matter must cover the research and making of an item applicable to the time period covered by the SCA. Paper must be typed or computer printed and must be double-spaced. Maximum length 15 pages, excluding footnotes, endnotes, and/or bibliography. For information on style, send a SASE to the Pentathlon Autocrat.)
  • 6.50.0 -- Prose -- (Fiction and non-fiction acceptable.)
  • 6.52.0 -- Song -- (Vocal or instrumental. Musical score will be judged.)
  • 6.53.0 -- Play -- (15-page maximum. If longer, please submit first 15 pages.)