A&S Competitions


We are currently undergoing the A&S Pentathlon 2018-2019 – all are encouraged to join.

Unless otherwise noted A&S Competitions focus on articles/inspiration from pre-1600 CE. Entrants must submit competition paperwork with each entry and documentation is highly desirable.

Competitions are a great way to get feedback on your work and focus your research. If you feel inspired to enter a competition, the following competitions are coming up soon:

Upcoming Local Competitions:

(Innilgard) Indulgences (Lenten) Feast

  • An item associated with pilgrimage
  • Gobbled Frette cooking competition – A vegetarian or vegan dish.

(Normally a Gobbled Frette cooking competition runs as a stand-alone competition, but this one will be run as an A&S competition AND a Gobbled Frette competition. This means that the winner will receive the much-coveted giant wooden Gobbled Frette token to wear until the next Gobbled Frette competition, as well as an A&S bell and scores, will count towards the Innilgard A&S championship.)
Documentation is important, and normal food hygiene and safety practices must be observed.

Upcoming Kingdom Competitions:

(Kingdom) Midwinter 2018 St Florian de la Riviere 

  • Item intended for pilgrimage/travel
  • Foraged
  • German

(Kingdom) Spring Crown 2018 

  • Cheese & Dairy
  • Forged
  • From the 16th century

(Kingdom) 12th Night 2019 

  • A map or other cartographic item
  • Woven
  • From the Middle east

(Kingdom) Autumn Crown 2019

  • Games & Toys
  • Liquid
  • 14th Century
(Kingdom) Midwinter 2019
  • For the head
  • Baked/Fired
  • Tribal Nomads (think Mongols, Huns, Scythians, etc.)

(Kingdom) Spring Crown 2019

  • “Cheap & cheerful”
  • Wooden
  • Norse Culture

(Kingdom) 12th Night 2020

  • A container
  • Stitched
  • Eastern Europe

(Kingdom) Autumn Crown 2020

  • For the home
  • Light
  • The Silk Road
(Kingdom) Midwinter 2020
  • A matched set
  • Musical
  • From the 16th century

(Kingdom) Spring Crown 2020

  • Islamic art/design
  • Carved
  • The British Isles

(Kingdom) 12th Night 2021

  • Engineering
  • Edible
  • Rome

(Kingdom) Autumn Crown 2021

  • For the feet
  • Parchment & Paper
  • 14th century

(Kingdom) Midwinter 2021

  • Written words (poetry, story, saga, etc.)
  • Leather
  • Crusades
(Kingdom) Spring Crown 2021
  • Jewellery
  • Braided
  • Norse Culture

WCoB (Worshipful Company of Broderers) run separate Guild-based competitions focusing on embroidery techniques. More details can be found here: http://broiderers.lochac.sca.org/

Please contact the Baronial Arts & Sciences Officer if you have any queries regarding A&S Competitions. Links to competition paperwork will go up shortly, and information sessions on judging and entering A&S competitions will be run soon.