Birthday 2017 Competitions

Buckston Birthday Bash 2017

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Competitions Abound

There will be much excitement this Birthday, as our fellow Windy Kitties compete for the following Baronial Championships: Arts & Sciences Champion, Performing Arts Champion, and Rapier Champion.  In addition, we will have an Armored Fighting Tournament and a Brewing Competition.  Come out to compete, to cheer on your fellow SCAdians, and to make merry!

Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion

Our barony is great, storied and glorious. Pride swells in the hearts of all true citizens of Windmasters’ Hill. To show this pride, to celebrate, your Baronage asks all artisans and alchemists to lay hand to their craft, to bring forth wonders that speak of the barony. All who would seek to benamed Baronial Artisan or Alchemist are asked to choose three of the following artistic expressions from at least two categories and produce items that can be documented, themed in some way to represent Windmasters’ Hill.

Examples to start the mind awhirl are trim in baronial colors, embroidered napkins for high table feast gear, new champion regalia for a chosen champion, a poem or song about the barony, items to be given as largesse from the baronage rendered in baronial colors or heraldic design. All entries are considered donations to the barony. Standard judging criteria for the Kingdom of Atlantiawill be consulted but the final decision will be the whim and will of the baronage. For judging expectations consult Documentation is expected and EZDoc is the minimum required:

If you have questions about the Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship, please contact Baroness Typhaine de Lohac.

Studio Arts:
  • Bookbinding
  • Calligraphy
  • Decorative Leatherwork
  • Drawing
  • Illumination
  • Painting
  • Papermaking
  • Pigments and Inks
  • Sculpture
  • Woodcarving
Costuming and Needle Arts:
  • Beadwork
  • Costume Accessories (belts, pouches, fans, etc.)
  • Costume: AD 600-1100
  • Costume: AD 1101-1350
  • Costume: AD 1351-1450
  • Costume: AD 1451-1600
  • Costume: Non-European
  • Hats
  • Knitting
  • Nålbinding
  • Knotted Work
  • Lacemaking
  • Needlework: Counted Thread
  • Needlework: Free-Form
  • Needlework: Miscellaneous
  • Armor
  • Ceramics
  • Chainmail
  • Blacksmithing
  • Enameling
  • Glass Blowing
  • Gold / Silversmithing (metal jewelry)
  • Ironwork & Toolmaking
  • Lampworking
  • Lapidary
  • Metal Casting
  • Mosaic
  • Pottery
  • Stained Glass
Domestic Arts & Sciences
  • Basket weaving
  • Brewing & Vinting
  • Cooking
  • Dyeing
  • Furniture making
  • Herbcraft
  • Soap making
  • Spinning
  • Toys & Games
  • Weaving: Loom
  • Weaving: Other
Courtly Arts
  • Heraldic Display
  • Horse Bardings
  • Instrument Making (musical)
  • Lyric Composition
  • Masks
  • Music Composition
  • Performance (vocal, instrumental, poetry, storytelling)
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Research Papers
  • Subtleties
  • Other

Baronial Performing Arts Champion

Are you ready to compete for the title of Baronial Performing Arts Champion? The Baron and Baroness are looking for a performance of 7 minutes or less – the subject and form are up to you.  

If you have specific questions about the Baronial Performing Arts Championship, please contact Baroness Typhaine de Lohac.

Baronial Rapier Champion

For more information on the Baronial Rapier Champion, please see the Martial Activities page.

Brewing Competition

Calling all brewers!  The Buckston Birthday Brewing Competition needs you!   Do you brew marvelous mead?  Awesome ale? Captivating cordial?  Come out and show your stuff.

There will be a prize awarded for the top brew in each of the following categories: Mead, Ale, Cordial, and Other.  With our birthday on the cusp of the holiday season, we are also awarding a prize for the Best Use of Spice.  And, we will raise our flagons (and give a prize) to an Overall Winner as well.  

In the unlikely circumstance that we do not receive sufficient submissions for each category then they will be combined and each participant will receive feedback from the judges.