Upcoming Lochac A&S Competition Topics

The following topics have been set for Lochac’s A&S competitions. Further topics will be announced as they are decided.

In general topics follow this schema:

  • Topic 1: Something reasonably specific, to encourage easy ideas and creative tension
  • Topic 2: A technique or concept, to inspire those who follow a particular craft
  • Topic 3: A time & place/culture, as this is often how we talk about and identify our area of interest in A&S and personas in general

Topics are deliberately broad in scope so that the populace can find regular topics for the things they are interested in. Three topics are repeated (14th Century, Norse culture, 16th Century) as the 2016 A&S survey found that the Kingdom was most interested in these areas. They have been set four years in advance to provide time to research and prepare an entry.

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2018

Competition season ends: Autumn Crown

Topics:

  1. Item for an archer
  2. Smellable
  3. A meeting of Mediterranean cultures (think: trade, cross-cultural influence, war, piracy, diplomacy, etc.)

Competition season ends: Midwinter

Topics:

  1. Item intended for pilgrimage/travel
  2. Foraged
  3. German

Competition season ends: Spring Crown

Topics:

  1. Cheese & Dairy
  2. Forged
  3. From the 16th Century

2019

Competition season ends: 12th Night

Topics:

  1. A map or other cartographic item
  2. Woven
  3. From the Middle East

Competition season ends: Autumn Crown

Topics:

  1. Games & Toys
  2. Liquid
  3. 14th Century

Competition season ends: Midwinter

Topics:

  1. For the head
  2. Baked/Fired
  3. Tribal Nomads (think Mongols, Huns, Scythians, etc.)

Competition season ends: Spring Crown

Topics:

  1. “Cheap & cheerful”
  2. Wooden
  3. Norse Culture

2020

Competition season ends: 12th Night

Topics:

  1. A container
  2. Stitched
  3. Eastern Europe

Competition season ends: Autumn Crown

Topics:

  1. For the home
  2. Light
  3. The Silk Road

Competition season ends: Midwinter

Topics:

  1. A matched set
  2. Musical
  3. From the 16th century

Competition season ends: Spring Crown

Topics:

  1. Islamic art/design
  2. Carved
  3. The British Isles

2021

Competition season ends: 12th Night

Topics:

  1. Engineering
  2. Edible
  3. Rome

Competition season ends: Autumn Crown

Topics:

  1. For the feet
  2. Parchment & Paper
  3. 14th century

Competition season ends: Midwinter

Topics:

  1. Written words (poetry, story, saga, etc.)
  2. Leather
  3. Crusades

Competition season ends: Spring Crown

Topics:

  1. Jewellery
  2. Braided
  3. Norse Culture

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