Spring Crown A.S. 57 Arts and Sciences Competition – and our first Kingdom A&S Showcase
The Crown Tourney this September was fortunate to have an extraordinary number of entries – and so was the associated Arts and Sciences competition!
There were twenty-three entries, eighteen of them judged on the day, so first of all, I would like to thank and honour the judges that gave their service and expertise so that all these entrants could be evaluated as thoughtfully as they deserved. For Mistress Clara van der Maes, Mistress Ingerith Ryzka, Vicountess Lucrezia Lorenz, Mistress Aislinn de Valence, Countess Tailltiu ghoirt ruaidh, Baroness Helouys Le Poer, THL Arganhell merc Briauc, and Warrigal, three cheers!
I would also name and praise the coordinator, who has for many years fostered and encouraged the Arts and Sciences in the Barony of Innilgard and across the Kingdom of Lochac: Mistress Fionn O’Mara. Such competitions would simply not be possible without the work of those gentles who, like Mistress Fionn, act as our Marshals, our Lists, our Heralds, our photographers, and most critically, our administrators. For the efforts of Mistress Fionn, and all those who coordinate competitions across the Kingdom, three cheers!
Competition Entries and Results
Our three themes for this competition were ‘Heraldic’, ‘Edible’, and ‘the Ancient World’, and they inspired a great diversity of wonderful entries. The prizes were presented as follows:
- Gold bell: Duchess Eva von Danzig, for a gilded banner (heraldic)
- SIlver bell: Lord Ronan mac Briain, for a seal matrix set (heraldic)
- Gold bell: Master Tariq ibn Jelal, for a fencing coat (heraldic)
- Silver bell: Lady Eurgain of Whitby, for ‘Custard in Lent’ (edible)
- Gold bell: Baroness Ginevra Lucia di Namoraza, for Phoenecian beads (the Ancient World)
- Silver bell: Lady Odette de la Rive, for 15th century gingerbread (edible)
- Gold bell: Lord Dytryk Lehrer, Kazimier Skylarovich, Lady Ari Egillsdottir, and Lady Beatrijs van Doorne, for a heraldic surcoat (heraldic)
Three cheers for the winners, and for all who entered!
Kingdom A&S Showcase
At this event, we trialled holding a Kingdom A&S Showcase alongside the Kingdom A&S Competition. All were welcome to display work that they were proud of, with no restrictions as to theme, and no requirement for documentation. Eight gentles chose to share their work, and many came to look, to discuss, and to enjoy. The populace were invited to ‘vote’ for their favourite with tokens, as a sign of their appreciation, and Lady Zofia Varsoviensis was presented with a token as the People’s Choice winner of the day.
Three cheers for all those who participated, and for all the artisans of Lochac!