Andrews, our cousins to the West set forth several
challenges, including a face-off of Bardic Champions.
However, we currently do not have one. Therefore, let it be
known that at the Arts & Sciences Schola, we will also be
holding our competition for a champion to meet the Bardic
Champion of Ostgardr.
PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION
To choose a performing
arts Champion for the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn.
The performing arts
(jugglers, acrobats, jesters, magicians, etc.)
Entrants must be paid
members of the SCA, Inc. and members of the Barony.
DUTIES OF THE BARONIAL
To swear an oath of
fealty or service to the Coronets.
To defend the honor and
prestige of the Barony whenever such is challenged.
To further the interests
of their area of endeavor.
To attend the next
Baronial Bardic Championship, to choose their successor.
BASIC CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
Number of pieces:
The entrant will be
required to present two entries in the initial judging.
The time taken to judge
the entry will be broken into: oral presentation,
performance, questions, time for the judges to consult,
and time for judges to prepare for the next participant.
requirement: All entries must either be documentable as
period OR have a period/traditional feel, sound, or
Category requirement: The
entrant may choose any two entries they wish, however, the
entries must be TWO separate performing arts (see above) and
more credit will be given to a document-able piece.
Group entries will be
permitted, however the entrant's contribution to the piece
must be easily distinguishable from that of the other
members of the group.
If the entrant's
contribution is not easily distinguishable (i.e. to
determine the abilities of one singer in a madrigal
group), then the entrant must also perform at least a
portion of their 'part' as a solo. This can happen either
before, after or during the group performance.