Arts & Sciences Competition
The Estrella War Arts & Sciences Competition is an inter-kingdom competition held to
allow artisans compete and receive feedback about their work from an inter-kingdom
judging team. Competitors are not declaring for a side but enter the competition for
the individual glory. The winner of each category will be declared the Estrella War
Arts & Sciences Champion for their area. The competition is:
- Coordinated by Atenveldt’s Minister of Arts & Sciences
- Open to any entrants who wish to compete
- Limited to three categories of Arts and Sciences
- Governed by rules that are based off of previously accepted and negotiated
rules from prior Estrella Wars.
The categories for competition at each war are selected at least 12 months in
advance giving artisans ample time to prepare entries for the competition. For
example, the categories for the Estrella War XXIX (February 2013) Arts & Sciences
Competition was decided by TRM Majesties Of Atenveldt, with assistance from
KMoAS of Atenveldt, Master Raven Mayne, and the final report from a Society wide
Poll results. Since there is no treaty for Estrella War XXIX, the categories for Estrella
War XXIX will be determined by a polling of the populace and announced at Estrella
War XXIX (February 2013).
ESTRELLA WAR XXIX ARTS & SCIENCES
- Machines — An apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate
functions, used in the performance of some kind of work. A machine
documented to pre 17th Century Western Europe that is fully functioning,
standalone and does not need additional items for assistance. Entries may
be of any working scale and will need to be demonstrated at the Competition;
detailed diagrams and list of parts will need to be included in Documentation.
Time needed to demonstrate will need to be included in pre-registration
- Pickling/Preserving —An item of food available in pre-17th century Western
Europe that has been pickled or preserved through the process of fermenting
used in the same time frame. The food and the pickling/preserving process
will need to be kept within the same time frame and regional area for each
entry. All entries will include a list of ingredients and presented in a ready to
be sampled format.
- Working Class Clothing — Clothing worn on a daily basis as a means of
earning one’s livelihood, including a minimum of 3 pieces of clothing that
would be worn simultaneously by a person of the lower classes of pre 17th
Century Western Europe. Layers should be worn together as an ensemble, not
including headwear/footwear or accompanying accessories. Documentation
should also include a brief description of the types of work that could have
been performed in this outfit.
NEW YOUTH Arts & Sciences Competition
This is to get more Youth involved with arts and sciences. The ages that can compete are from eleven years of age to 17 years of age and only one entry per youth. All Youth A&S Competition Rules are on the Kingdom of Atenveldt Arts and Sciences web site, under the Estrella tab.
ESTRELLA WAR XXIX ARTS & SCIENCES YOUTH COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Each Year a category will be chosen. This year it will be:
- Artifacts (e.g., heraldic display, bowery/fletching. ceramics/pottery, jewelry/decorative pieces, calligraphy and/or illumination, needlework, toys and games, footwear/accessories, etc.)
For full information about the rules and schedule and to learn more about how this competition has been run in prior years, go to the
Estrella page of the Kingdom of Atenveldt Ministry of Arts & Sciences website. If
you are interested in judging or assisting with running the competition, or you
have questions about the categories for the competition, please contact Atenveldt’s
Minister of Arts & Science.