The competition will take place on Wednesday, August 17th, at 5:30 PM on the Archery Range, and will recognize excellence in several categories:
Arrows and Quarrels
Period-style archery gear (arrowheads, quivers, bracers, etc)
Combat archery equipment (combat arrows, rattan war bows, etc)
The entries will be on display before the judging, so that other archers and the populace may view them. This year, I plan on getting a few A&S judges to come and help judge the masterwork. All judging will be based on Archery Masterwork critics, not A&S standard. This will be an opportunity to educate A&S judges on how to judge archery equipment. Also we will ask them to tell you what to change in order to enter your work in a kingdom A&S competition.
Entrants will present their work before the judges and fellow entrants. The judges will question entrants and provide comments on each entry. Final results and winners will be announced during Pennsic XXXII and notice for the winners will also be sent to the kingdom newsletters. You may send your entry with a representative if you are unable to attend in person.
Volunteers will be needed to help with the judging! Entrants may submit items for judging as well as participate in the judging process. Anyone having questions or wishing to volunteer to judge this competition should contact:
Forester Neko Me
9271 Hamlin Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Official Rules for Archery Masterwork Judging at Pennsic War XXXIII
All entries must be of pre-1600 design. Non-period materials may
be used but greater value will be given for those items made from period
materials and fashioned by period methods. No item that has been entered
Masterwork competitions will be allowed.
The divisions to be judged are:
Arrows and quarrels
Other related period archery equipment (bracers, arrowheads, quivers, etc.)
Combat archery equipment
Bows will be judged based on:
Crossbows will judged based on:
ARROWS and QUARRELS:
In the case of an entry of a matched bow and arrow set, the bow and arrows will be judged separately.
Ammunition will be judged based on:
RELATED PERIOD ARCHERY EQUIPMENT:
As this category covers a wide variety of entries (bracers, arrowheads, archer's shields and short swords or armor), criteria for judging will be more general. If many entries of one type are submitted, additional categories may be created at the discretion of the judges-in-charge. Items will be judged against each other based on:
COMBAT ARCHERY EQUIPMENT:
Gear will be judged based on:
Limit: 10 pages/5000 words
Must include a cover page with a general description of the subject and the purpose of the research project. List sources.
Project will be judged on:
The judging will be done by those entrants present and any others that may be picked by those in charge of the judging. These may be: other bowyers or fletchers that have not entered, knowledgeable archers, workers in leather, wood, metal, etc. Those in charge will decide if entrants are to judge entries only in the field they entered or may judge in all fields. All judges will have three votes, but may give only one vote per entry. The winner is the entry with the highest score. The judges may decide to pick more than one masterpiece, in each craft, if they feel the judging is very close. If there are very many entries the judging in any of the above divisions, then those divisions may be subdivided into novice, journeyman, and master categories.