Pentathlon Coordinator: Cori - Clare Jackson idpentguy AT wnysca DOT org
Welcome to the Passing of the Ice Dragon Arts & Sciences Competition; the Pentathlon.
The Pentathlon, often shortened to the Pent, has been around since the second Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon. First started as a local Arts & Sciences competition it quickly grew to a competition with Kingdom impact. But don't let that intimidate you! This competition is for young and old, for the beginner and the accomplished, and even for the competing, and the artisan more interested in Display. There will be a dedication Display table, as well as a Misfit table, for those projects that didn't quite do what they were supposed to do... The Pent truly has something for everyone!
The Pent website will include several teaching tools to help our artisans shine. Whether you are new to competition, or a seasoned entrant, please take the time to peruse the materials provided, they are there for your benefit. Before you sign up - as an entrant or as a judge - please read the essay "What can you expect? Entering & judging Arts & Sciences competitions." The organizers of the Pent will have the judging criteria available beforehand (see links below), so you can tailor your documentation journal to the structure and expectations of the Ice Dragon Pent format. If you are new to entering displays & competitions and are intimidated by the writing bit, then the essay "Don’t know where to start your documentation journal? Have trouble “reading” the judging criteria? Don’t you worry, we’ve got you!" might be helpful for you. We want to help you succeed to the best of your capabilities!
It is the hope of the organizers of the Ice Dragon Arts & Sciences competition to make the Pentathlon a fun and educational experience. We are here to help you, working hard behind the scenes to offer you consistent and constructive judging, and to provide same-day individualized feedback as well as court recognition during the event. And there might even be the opportunity for a little Viking Raiding, as traditionally the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael pitches in to donate gifts for each category winner! Now that would be something to look forward to after a busy day of shopping, spectating, fighting, and perusing your fellow artisan Pent entries.
Keep an eye on this page for pre-registration sign-up both as an entrant, and as a judge.
The Pent organizers wish you a productive winter season, and look forward to your project entries. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Pent Coordinator at IDPentGuy AT gmail DOT com.