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An Tir Kingdom Arts, Sciences and Bardic Championship

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Greetings to the artisans of An Tir!

The An Tir Kingdom Arts, Sciences, and Bardic Championship will be upon us before we know it. The date is March 7-9, 2014, in the mighty Barony of Stromgard  I have just toured the site yesterday and it is beautiful. The event steward is working hard to make this a fun event for everyone.

Now it the time to enter. Depending on the amount of full competitors I have the single entries will be placed first come first served. Enter early! I will do my best to place everyone, but the Championship Competitors will have priority. I will be offering feedback only entries if resources allow.

There will not be a Children, Youth, or Teen section held at this event. It will be at September Crown 2013 and again 2014.

To improve judging experience all documentation will be due February 21, 2014. Only minor changes can be made after this date. Be prepared for this change.

The deadline to enter the Championship, either as a full entrant, or a single entry, is Twelfth Night, January 10-12, 2014.  Please send your letter of interest to the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Minister, by email to each of the following:

Their Royal Majesties, King and Queen of An Tir:

Kingdom Arts & Sciences Minister: Nidda Ridarelli


Your letter should include the following;

·        Your SCA and Modern names

·        Your branch

·        The name of anyone you are in fealty to

·        A description of what you entry or entries are. This should include the time and place the entries are based on.

·        Contact information, email and phone number is required.

·        The type of entrant you are, Single Entrant, In-Depth Feedback or Overall Champion


Information on the basic rules can be found at:


Research papers are due at Tweflth Night along with your letter of intent.


****Please Note!  The number of entries required for the overall championship is three (3) entries.  All other rules and requirements remain the same.****


If you are not entering and would like to be a judge or student judge please let me know about your interests and areas of expertise.


You can see more information about the event and even make hotel registrations NOW!


If you have any questions, please let me know! Thank you!


Yours in service,

–HL Nidda Ridarelli, Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minster

September Crown Children, Youth, and Teen Arts, Sciences, and Bardic Challenge

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Attention kids and parents of An Tir,

Coming very soon, September Crown to be exact, there will be a Children, Youth and Teen Art, Science, and Bardic Challenge. HEY KIDS! You know you don’t want your brain to rot this late summer, so get to work! Here is some homework to get you ready for school in the Fall!
Categories are: Things you eat (culinary), Things you wear (costuming/garb/jewelry), Things you use (artifact/tools), and Things you do (performance/activities/games).
Age Levels: Children – Under 8, Youth – 8 to 12, Teen – 13 to 17.
Each participant is to answer the following questions about their entry. Single entries only.
What is the entry?
What did you learn about it?
What did you do to create the entry?
What did you learn about what people in period did to create your entry? (Youth and Teens only)
What did you do that was different than what people did in period or how is your process different? (Teens only)
Are you happy with the outcome?
What would you do differently if you were to do it again?
Participants will be required to view all entries and provide feedback and commentary about their own and the other entries. This is a learning experience for all involved. Participants will be learning about medieval Arts, Sciences and Bardic as well as how to talk to others about their own entries and each others projects.
If you or your child is going to participate please send me an email to register by August 21, 2013. Nidda Ridarelli including the following information:
Please put CYTASB in the subject line.
Looking forward to see the talents of our youth!

–HL Nidda Ridarelli, Kingdom A&S Minister