Kingdom of the Emerald Hills
Crown Qualz XXXVIII
November 17 & 18, 2007
Pre-Registration is available now at http://www.amtgard-eh.com/library/CQpre-reg.html
Registration will begin at 12:00 each day and will close at 1:00pm.
CQ XXXVIII will be held at Mourning Wood Glen on Saturday the 17th and at King's Point on Sunday the 18th.
Cultural Entries Eligibility
Items must not have been entered in a previous EH Kingdom Crown Qualz. Regular Registration is from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on the day of the event. Online pre-registration is available now. Judging will begin as soon as all the entries registered prior to 1:01pm are stickered. Please have ALL entries registered by 1:00 pm. Special situations will be reviewed.
- Deadline to register is 1:00 pm.
- Items must not have been entered in a previous EH Kingdom level Cultural Event.
- Limit of 3 entries per category. Only your best two entries in any given category will count towards your overall score.
- Cooking Entries: Bring all necessary serving utensils including plates and/or bowls.
- Written Entries: All entries, except publications, must be 5 pages or less. Written entries may be submitted to the Regent BEFORE Thursday, November 15th preferably in electronic format. Email them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- If electronic form is not possible, the 5 copies need to be given to the Regent before 1:00 the day of the event.
- Bardic Entries: Please be considerate with the usage of your time.
- Vintner Entries: Alcoholic vintner will be judged on Saturday only. Please bring any alcoholic entries in individual containers for the judges, as they will need to be judged off park premises to abide by local law.
As per Corpora, you must have an overall average of 3.0 or better to qualify to run for kingdom or park office. Only the entrants two best entries in any given category will count towards their overall score.
- Main Course
Due to the delicate nature of cooking entries, this category will be judged first.
Entries will be judged on taste, texture, appetizing presentation and difficulty. There will be 5 judges and entrants will need to provide enough of each entry for all of them to taste. Be prepared to have a way to maintain your own dish until it can be judged (hot/cold). Bring plates, cups and utensils if they will be needed to judge your entry.
- Appetizer: A dish intended to be served as an appetizer.
- Main: Course: A dish intended to be served as a main course.
- Dessert: A dish intended to be served as a dessert.
- Vintners: A drink that was brewed or fermented. Mixed drinks are not considered brewed or fermented. These do not have to be alcoholic drinks to fit in this category.
- Other: A dish or drink that does not fit into any other category.
Entries will be judged, where applicable, on form, content, grammar, spelling and usefulness to the body of Amtgard knowledge. With the exception of publications, please try to limit these entries to 5 pages or less. Publications entries only require one copy. All entries need to be emailed to the Regent except for Publication.
- Factual: Writing that presents factual information such as a process, event or research of some kind. Examples would be weapon smithing instructions, a recounting of an Amtgard event or a history of the Mongols. When presenting researched information, it is a good idea to site references and give credit.
- Fictional: Writing that is not intended to be factual such as persona histories and stories.
- Poetry: Poetic verse.
- Publications: Published works such as newsletters, books, collections of articles, etc. These entries are judges on the editorial content only, such as presentation, suitability of the collection, format, etc. It is not necessary that the entrant have written every article. However, articles should never be published without the author's consent and credit should be given. Any work not done by the entrant should be noted.
Entries will be judged on difficulty and entertainment value.
- Singing: A vocal presentation with some expectation of rhythm and pitch.
- Oratory: A vocal presentation with no expectation of rhythm or pitch;
i.e. Storytelling, jokes and theatrical pieces.
- Instrumental: A musical presentation performed on an instrument with some expectation of rhythm and pitch.
- Dance: A presentation of bodily movement with some expectation of rhythm.
Entries will be judged on artistic presentation and the difficulty of the medium.
- 2-D Art: Art intended to be viewed from only one side such as drawings, paintings, stained glass, relief carving, computer graphics, etc.
- 3-D Art: Art intended to be viewed from at least 3 sides such as sculptures, painted miniatures, stuffed animals, blown glass, etc. People often enter things into this category that would do better in Passive Construction. 3-D art is judged primarily on artistic presentation; Passive Construction is judged primarily on construction. A stained glass box would go into either 3-D Art of Passive Construction depending on what the entrant wanted to focus.
- Photography: Art created by taking a picture. Digital images that are mostly photographic would also fit into this category.
Entries will be judged on durability, attractiveness, design and difficulty.
- Fighting: A major item of garb intended to be worn in battle such as tunics, pants, tabards, shirts, etc.
- Court: A major item of garb not intended to be worn in battle such as dresses, doublets, cloaks, etc.
- Monster: A major item of garb that would qualify as garb for a monster in the Amtgard Rulebook.
- Favor: A garb accessory intended to be worn on one's belt.
- Jewelry: A garb accessory intended to be worn as jewelry such as crowns, coronets, necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc.
- Accessory: A minor item of garb such as hats, belts, shoes, bracers, etc. that would not fit into another category.
Entries are judged on construction, presentation, difficulty and application to proposed function.
- Passive: Something not intended to go onto the battlefield such as boxes, steel weapons, decorative wooden weapons, stuffed animals, etc. This is a category for constructed items that would not fit into another category.
- Active: Something intended to be used on the battlefield such as ballistae, bows, fighting wands or throwing mugs. This is a generic category for things that would not fit into armor, weapon, or shield construction yet are still intended for rough battlefield use.
- Armor: Something that would qualify as armor by the rulebook standards in Amtgard such as padded armor, chainmail, brigantine, greaves, thigh plates, helmets (although they would not actually count as armor), etc.
- Weapon: Something that would qualify as a weapon by the rulebook standards in Amtgard such as sword, spear, arrows, rocks, throwing daggers, madus, etc.
- Shield: Something that would qualify as a shield by rulebook standards in Amtgard.
- Banner: Something intended to be used as a banner and judged on construction and appearance.
Anything made for the benefit of the club intended to be donated to the club. These are scored on their construction and design as well as their contribution to Amtgard.
Any questions or comments should be sent to email@example.com