Enter The Pentathlon

Welcome to the Passing of the Ice Dragon Arts & Sciences Competition; the Pentathlon.

PLEASE NOTE! As part of the Pentathlon entry form, there are a few forms you will be required to download and fill out, along with a PDF or Word Document of your project documentation. Please make sure to have all these forms and documents completed, as they are required to submit the Pentathlon entry form.

The required release forms may be found here:

If you are unsure of what to include in your project documentation, please read our helpful article to get started.

In these forms, you will want to select the checkbox that says “The SCA may publish the work on an SCA website for…” and type in “the 2021 Ice Dragon Pentathlon” in the following space. This will allow us to publish your project information on this website. The Pentathlon judges will be using this site to judge their categories, and the public will be allowed to leave moderated comments on projects as well.

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@wnysca.org