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Northern Lights Registration
Pre-Registrations for both Entrants
or Non-Entrants should be sent to:
Lord Robert Toxophilus
389 Voghell Road
Randolph, Vermont 05060
Research Papers, Reports,
Written Prose or Poetry to:
Lord Tiberius Iulius Rufus
( Jason Di Giulio )
PO Box 471,
Sheffield, VT 05866
See contact information above,
Lady Allyson Knutcrusher
reetings unto the East Kingdom from Despotissa Margarita Kofinopoia. For the fourteenth time Artisans of the East gathered in the North to show the winter works of their hands and compete for the accolade of winning the Pentathlon. Forty entrants entered 89 individual items across 38 categories. Forty wildly appreciated judges reviewed many entries and wrote 120 scoring sheets with comments in the space of four hours. Our most prolific judge this year was Brynn nic Neachdain who covered 18 items over 5 separate categories. She was followed closely by Mistress Deonne von Achen, Master Henry MacQueen, and Mickel von Salm who both covered 12 items in six, three, and three categories respectively.
The winners for the individual categories were as follows -
Written Categories (due 1 month before competition)
Overall Pentathlon Winners (scores are on a 50 point scale)
King's Choice & Queen's Choice
y deepest gratitude to all of the people who volunteer to help make this competition run as smoothly as it does. This year's pent was particularly hard for me on a personal level as it came just a few months after losing my mother in a car accident. I don't believe I could even have attempted it if I hadn't had a good autocrat who kept me up to date on things and a cadre of key players to cover the many different aspects of the competition. Thorkatla Ulfsdottir and Angharad Rhos ferch Rhain have number crunching almost completely down to a science at this point; Rowan deftly greets and "herds" entrants helping them find their places and fill in their forms; Mistress Brid nic Shearlais generously answers questions on good judging practices; and Dutchess Katherine Stanhope (along with Edward MacGuyver this year) has penned so many entrant and category names onto so many scrolls she created that she could probably do it blindfolded with gloves on. In addition to these mainstays of the competition there are the myriads of volunteers who come and fill in wherever they are needed. Once again my deepest gratitude to all of the above (both entrants and volunteers) for helping me keep Northern Lights up and running.
n that note - NORTHERN LIGHTS XV (15) is coming. We are hoping to have a big turn-out for this hallmark anniversary. There is also now a functional web site at www.scanorthernlights.org (my eternal thanks to Alaxandr MacLochLoinn for making this happen). In addition contact information for more information about Master Henry MacQueen's Challenge for NL 15 can be found at Master Henry's site www.thescholarsgarret.com/northernshores/henry.html
Entrants who wish to get their judging sheets (including some previous years' forms) can send a SASE with a note including your medieval name to Maggie Allen, 393 Church Rd #2W, Albany, NY 12203. You may also contact me at email@example.com or (518) 464-6710 if you have any questions about Northern Lights past or present. Also, please let me know if you have any photos of past Northern Lights (particularly photographs of winning entries although all entries are welcomed). Entrants may also take pictures of themselves and their items together, please contact me for submissions.
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The Northern Lights Arts and Sciences Competition is held every year
in the Northern Region of the the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Illustrated N from St. Augustine, De Civitatae Dei, ca 1175, Hs24, f.63.
"Socrates teaching Plato to count"
colored by A.M. using Fireworks
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Last updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2010