A&S Pent

Pent Coordinator: Jenn MacPherson (IDPentGuy AT wnysca DOT org)

NEW PENT ANNOUNCEMENT!

The Ice Dragon Pentathalon. The mere mention of it, strikes fear into the hearts of many…but no more! If you are one of the gentles who avoids the pent at all costs, who won’t even look into the room to see what’s there, who trembles at the thought of being JUDGED by others, then we have a great opportunity for you!

This year, the pent staff would like to de-mystify the pentathalon experience by offering interested gentles a chance to shadow the pent judges.

That's right, you can follow along with your very own pent judge,who will explain how they look at the pieces in competition, what makes a piece extraordinary, and how to provide constructive feedback to the pent participants.

You will have your own scoring sheets, which will be submitted to the pent staff, and your written commentary will be provided to the participants. Yes, YOU get to provide your opinion on what’s really cool at the pent!

Interested parties may contact Mistress Cori at thecoribird AT gmail DOT com or Baroness Rosemund at baronessrosemund725 AT yahoo DOT com with questions or to sign up. Opportunities are limited, so contact us today!

Regarding 2017 PENTATHLON CATEGORIES:

The list of categories this year is similar to previous years with a couple of additions that I hope will inspire new levels of creativity as well as new avenues of expression for the Artisans. Please find entry forms at the bottom of the page.

Please note the following requirements:

1. Virgin Entries - works may not have been entered in any previous A&S competitions.
****NOTE RULE CHANGE****
Items MAY be placed in Non-Judged displays and showcases.
2. No Kits
3. Proxy Entries will be allowed.
4. Entrants are limited to ONE cross entry of ONE item only into ONE additional category. When cross entering you must supply a set of appropriate documentation to be present on the tables for each category entered.
5. The Special Prize 5 in 1 category item is not in itself sufficient to enter the Grand Pentathlon. (See further detail posted on this page.)

ACCESSORIES

Acc1: Textile
Acc2: Non-textile
Decorative items that enhance a person's appearance:
(belts, hats, veils, jewelry, gloves, etc.)

ANIMAL ARTS

Tools of the trade or accessories made for the use of animals (equestrian, beekeeping, hunting, farming, fishing, etc.... )

APPLIED RESEARCH

Extremely well researched items too simple or modest to compete fairly in a more traditional category. The score would be split between the research paper and the item, with the paper being worth more than half of the points.

BEVERAGES

Bev1: Beer & Ale
Bev2: Wine & Mead
Bev3: Cordials
Bev4: Other (including non-alcoholic)
A liquid prepared for human consumption.

The one year stipulation on completion of entries starts at the time the beverage has completed fermentation and sufficiently aged to allow the flavors to meld, as per the recipe. When the entry becomes drinkable, the clock begins.

The documentation should include the details of your process.

Once a beverage has been entered it may not be entered in subsequent years.

CERAMICS AND GLASS

C-G1: Pottery
C-G2: Glasswork
C-G3: Stained glass
Items made of ceramics or glass.

CLOTHING

Clo1: Pre 14th century
Clo2: Post 14th century
Items made of ceramics or glass.
Garments that cover a person's body.

Since the cut and fit of clothing changed during the 14th century, it is up to the entrant to choose which category they enter items based on 14th century garments.

CULINARY

Cul1: Main dish
Cul2: Side dish
Cul3: Sweets/ subtleties
Cul4: Breads
Items prepared for human consumption (beverages excluded).

CURIOSA

Unique or unusual entries that don't fit in any of the traditional categories.

Entries in this category must be approved by pent coordinator.

FIBER ARTS

Fib1: Spinning
Fib2: Weaving
Fib3: Narrow work
Fib4: Dyeing
Fib5: Knitting, netting, nalbinding...
Fib6: Other (felting, fabric printing, etc.)
The arts associated with making yarn/ string or items made from this type of material.

HERALDIC DISPLAY

Any item embellished or enhanced through the addition of heraldry.

HISTORIC COMBAT

***New Category***

Entries of artistic endeavor showcasing a martial art of SCA period and/or used currently within the Society. The format is limited only by the entrant's creativity and safety considerations.

SPECIAL NOTE

No entry will be accepted if the presentation requires a Marshall or safety equipment to be present. No active combat (by Society definition) of any type will be allowed.

HOUSEHOLD ARTS

Items produced for everyday use in the home. (Toiletries, cosmetics, candles, needles, decor, etc.)

LEATHERWORKING

Items made of leather or use of leather as a decorative element.

LITERARY ARTS

Lit1: Research paper
Lit2: Musical arrange.& composition
Lit3: Poetry & prose

Written entries:

Entries in Literary Arts must be received by me
***no later than March 11, 2017***
(See more information on Literary Arts Entries below.)

METAL WORKING

Met1: Armor
Met2: Domestic
Met3: Jewelry
Items made of metal or use of metal as a decorative element.

NEEDLEWORK

Decorative sewing, embroidery and lace making.

PERFORMANCE ARTS - MUSICAL

Perm1: Instrumental
Perm2: Vocal
Entries should not exceed 15 minutes and must be performed in the area where the judging is taking place.

PERFORMANCE ARTS - NON-MUSICAL

Perf1: Physical (dance, juggling etc.)
Perf2: Storytelling

SCRIBAL ARTS

Scr1: Calligraphy
Scr2: Illumination
Items that would be made by a scribe.
Handwritten and/or painted pages based on documents or manuscripts.

STUDIO ARTS

Stu1: Drawing & Printmaking
Stu2: Painting
Stu3: Bookmaking
Various visual arts that require a specialized set of tools or space to create.
TOYS Items whose primary function is to be played with.
Articles that provide amusement or a way to pass time.

WOODWORKING

Wod1: Construction
Wod2: Embellishment
Wod3: Turning
Items made of wood or use of wood as a decorative element.

YOUTH ENTRIES

You1: Ages 3-11
You2: Ages 12-17
Youth are not required to enter in these categories. They may choose to have their work judged as an equal to any adult entry in the category appropriate to the materials and/or construction.

SPECIAL PRIZE CATEGORY

(New this year and as yet to be named.)
The pent coordinator in consultation with Their Excellencies will announce a theme/item/topic do this category. Entries are limited only to the artists interpretation of that theme/topic/item.

SPECIAL CATEGORY

5-in1 Project. Any ONE item that can qualify for entry in a minimum of 5 of the above listed main categories. This item may also be cross entered into ONE main category to count toward the grand Pentathlon Prize.

***Any category or sub-category may be expanded or combined to meet the needs of the entrants and/or judges.***

LITERARY ARTS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Entries in Literary Arts must be received electronically or postmarked by *** March 11, 2017 ***
Entries may be sent electronically or via hardcopy in the mail. If you do not receive a confirmation Email that an electronically submitted entry has been received within 24 hours of sending it, contact me. Please contact me in advance if you are sending hard copy.

PENT CONTACT INFORMATION

My mailing address or answers to any other questions you have about the Pent are available by emailing me at IDPentGuy@wnysca.org
Mistress Jenna MacPherson
2017 Ice Dragon A&S Pentathlon Coordinator

Ice Dragon Pent Registration Form PDF

Ice Dragon Pent Registration Form Word Doc

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