[Scriptoris] Scroll & Insignia Competition at Coronation - details and clarification

hsetrinity at aol.com hsetrinity at aol.com
Wed Nov 4 08:12:46 PST 2009

 Good morning!

As of a few days ago, I will be running this competition, but since Serena did a SPLENDID job (as usual) of explaining the minutiae, I will simply make the following clarifications:

The insignia competition will be a judged competition with a fabulous prize. 

The scroll competition will be a populace vote (beads in a box) with a fabulous prize. Also, please note that color copies of original scrolls are allowed, as well as originals. 

If there are any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly. 

See you at Coronation!

Star Signet


-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Rudin <serena1570 at yahoo.com>
To: Scribes within Ansteorra - SCA, Inc. <scriptoris at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tue, Nov 3, 2009 10:49 pm
Subject: Re: [Scriptoris] What competition?

I am not running the competitions myself, but here is a description of what I've 
seen for the past few years of these competitions:

There is an insignia contest.  Any and all entries become property of Ansteorra, 
for purposes of being given out to the relevant award recipients.  So, if you've 
just made a custom-cast Sable Thistle medallion with period glass enamels and 
real gold plating over sterling silver as a commission for a friend (or paying 
client) with your friend's/client's personal heraldic badge on the reverse side, 
this is NOT the competition in which to enter such a piece!

[Personal observation:  focus should be on Ansteorran awards. The kingdom has no 
need for "extra" knight's chains, belts, or spurs; masters' of arms baldrics; 
Laurel medallions, cloaks, or chaplets; or Pelican medallions or chapeaus -- 
these items are always provided by others during the relevant ceremonies.  Don't 
need spare White Scarves either, for the same reason.]

There is also an *original* scroll contest.  These can be originals that are 
already completed for specific recipients (peerage patents, nobility charters 
and confirmations, or achievement scrolls; even local award scrolls), or they 
can be mostly-finished works that only have blanks left for the recipient (prize 
scrolls for kingdom ceremonial officers, or local prize scrolls).  The "donated" 
clause does not apply to this competition, although obviously, if a person 
enters a prize scroll made for a kingdom ceremonial competition (Queen's 
Champion, King's Champion, etc.), it's been made for the kingdom's use.  The 
purpose of this competition is to encourage the creation of original works, by 
giving them a forum for public display.

**The scroll contest is not for painted charters.**  

I believe that both of these separate competitions are decided by populace vote.  
Documentation is always a good idea, but is much less likely to affect the 
outcome than sheer "wow" factor.

Does this answer your questions?

--Serena, Blanc Gryffon

----- Original Message ----
From: Shanna Ward <camberbabe at sbcglobal.net>
To: scribal list <scriptoris at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tue, November 3, 2009 9:55:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Scriptoris] What competition?

Soooo sorry, did I misread that then?  I have one piece of insignia & can work 
on a scroll, I just wasn't sure if there were any rules to the competition.  I 
haven't kept anything I've painted so donating the award scroll isn't a problem.  
Was the contest meant for insignia only or does that mean the scrolls are part 
of the contest or a seperate category?

just curious....... .man i can't wait for this wknd!  i'm so stoked i can barely 
keep my brushes still...  :)


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