[Bards] Sonnet Competition

Alden Drake alden_drake at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 22 08:59:04 PST 2005

Unto one and all does Lord Alden Drake send greetings.

The next Ansteorran Bardic Collegium, which shall be held at Loch Soilleir's event (Tourney by the
Loch) on December 3, 2005.  In addition to the many wonderful classes being offered, there will be
an Original Sonnet Competition held for all aspiring poets.  The outline for the competition is as

1. The competition will be open to any style of sonnet.
2. Sonnets to be written any time prior to the event.
3. One sonnet per person to be judged.
4. Sonnets will be judged on:
   a) technical skill
   b) period theme
   c) overall presentation (as performed and written)
5. Documentation is required.
6. Sonnets are to be submitted in writing and performed (by the author or a "hired bard") at the
7. The winner shall be chosen by a panel of judges, and shall receive a basket of largess, word
fame, and bragging rights.
A letter of intent to compete (sent to me at alden_drake at sbcglobal.net) is not required, but
encouraged so we can have an idea of how many people are going to participate.  Time and location
for submission of the written sonnets and documentation, and for the performances will be
advertised at the event.  If you have any questions relating to the competition, please feel free
to contact me.

I have not yet received any letters of intent.  Please let me know if you intend to submit a
sonnet for the competition so I can gauge the interest in this activity by 11/27/2005.

Yours in service,
Lord Alden Drake

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