competition will be held at Midnight Sun and Sunday’s will be held at Eagle
not have been entered in a previous EH Cultural Event. Joint entries and group
entries will be accepted. Group entries from more than 3 people will not count
towards an individual’s overall score. Regular Registration is from
to on the
day of the event. Judging will begin at . Please
have ALL entries registered by Special situations will be
Deadline to register each day is
Items must not have been entered
in a previous EH Cultural Event.
Limit of 3 entries per category.
Only your best entries in any given category will count towards your “overall”
Cooking Entries – Bring all necessary serving
Written Entries – All entries, except
publications, must be 5 pages or less, include 5 copies, be typed and
Bardic Entries – Please be considerate with the
usage of your time.
the competitors will have diverse talents and score well. The object of this
scoring system is to keep people from winning the cultural tournament by
flooding one category or entering a lot of poor quality entries in order to
increase their score. Cultural winner will be the person with the highest
combined score from entries that meet the following requirements. Only the entrant’s two best entries in any
given category will count towards their overall score. And entries that
achieve an average score lower than 2.5 will not count towards the entrant’s
overall score. Entries that place first in a category will receive 0.5 bonus
points added to their score (this includes events with only 1-2
attached pages for details on each category.
Directions to Midnight Sun (A-Frame
Oates from LBJ 635 to Duck Creek.
on Duck Creek.
A-Frame is on the left at the top of the hill.
Directions to Eagle
Get to 1-35 EAST in
Denton (North of the I-35
EXIT Bonnie Brae.
Take a RIGHT on Bonnie Brae.
Take a RIGHT on Scripture.
Take a LEFT on Thomas.
You will see the park on your
Due to the delicate nature of
cooking entries, this category will be judged first.
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
Main: Course: A dish intended to be
served as a main course.
Dessert: A dish intended to be served as a
Vintners: A drink that was brewed or
fermented. Mixed drinks are not considered brwed or
Other: A dish or drink that does not fit
into any other category.
Bread: Usually a baked and leavened food
made of a mixture whose basic constituent is flour or meal.
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 require 5 copies total, except
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 a persona histories and stories.
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.
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
Instrumental: A musical presentation performed
on an instrument with some expectation of rhythm and
Dance: A presentation of bodily movement
with some expectation of rhythm.
will be judged on artistic presentation and the difficulty of the
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
Photography: Art created by taking a picture.
Digital images that are mostly photographic would also fit into this
will be judged on durability, attractiveness, design and
Fighting: A major item of garb intended to
be worn in battle such as tunics, pants, tabards, shirts,
Court: A major item of garb not intended
to be worn in battle such as dresses, doublets, cloaks,
Monster: A major item of garb that would
qualify as garb for a monster in the Amtgard Rulebook.
Favor: A gard accessory intended to be
worn on one’s belt.
Jewelry: A garb accessory intended to worn
as jewelry such as crowns, coronets, necklaces, bracelets, rings,
Accessory: A minor item of garb such as
hats, belts, shoes, bracers, etc. that would not fit into another
judged on construction, presentation, difficulty and application to proposed
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
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.
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
questions or comments should be sent to Sir
Kaz DeKinky (email@example.com)