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For information on the next arts oriented event please see the news page. If you are a group looking to bid on a Kingdom Arts & Sciences Event, bidding on events.
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The Kingdom of Ansteorra has several events that are Arts and Sciences focused or are kingdom competitions attached to other events. For dates and places, go to the Kingdom Calendar. If you are new to competition please see our resources pages.

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Laurel's Prize Tournament

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Laurel's Prize Tournament is a body of work display day for artisans to receive feedback from the artisans that have been given membership in the the Order of the Laurel. This allows artisans to receive constructive feedback and see where their focus should be to take their art or science to the next level.

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King's College

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King's College is held the second weekend of June.  This is a day of classes that cover a vast number of Arts and Sciences as they pertain to the SCA.  There are classes for beginners, lectures on history & science topics, hands-on demonstrations, and classes for concentration on a small aspect of an art or science. This is a good way to look for your new recreation passion.

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Kingdom Arts and Sciences

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Kingdom Arts & Sciences is the premier arts and sciences competition in Ansteorra held once a year. A Kingdom Artisan is chosen to represent arts excellence for a period of a year. Ten additional artisans and two alternates are chosen for excellence in competition and will represent the kingdom at the Gulf Wars event in March. all participants that score in the top 20% receive a badge for their efforts. Participants can enter any two of four areas of concentration: Static Display, Research Paper, Supported Research, and Performance. Artisans are also chosen at this competition to represent the Kingdom in the Gulf Wars arts competition.

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Royal Performance Champion

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Also known as Eisteddfod or Royal Bardic, this is an annual competition held in conjunction with another event.  This is a competition for the honor of being Kingdom's premier performer.   This champion and other performers are chosen to represent the Kingdom of Ansteorra at the Gulf Wars event in March. The Royal Champion should prepare to perform upon royal request at events.

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Middle Eastern Dance Championship

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Middle-Eastern Dance Championship is held in conjunction with another event, typically in the Fall.  This is a competition in Middle-Eastern Dance Performance. Dancers perform a choreographed or improvisational researched piece and participate in a second round of on-demand performance. The Champion Dancer will perform for the crown at events as requested. For more information see Non-European Studies.

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Baronial, Shire, Canton, and Stronghold Arts & Sciences Championships

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Many groups will choose a local Arts and Sciences or Bardic Champion to represent them. These can be held conjunction with a winter event, collegium event, or at special competition. Some examples are Stargate Yule, Namron Beltane, Loch Soilleir Serpent's Symposium, Bryn Gwlad Candlemas, and Steppe's Artisan. Please consult the group's event page linked to the Kingdom Calendar for information and group specific rules.

Competitions and Events

For information on the next arts oriented event please see the news page. If you are a group looking to bid on a Kingdom Arts & Sciences Event, bidding on events.

The Kingdom of Ansteorra has several events that are Arts and Sciences focused or are kingdom competitions attached to other events. For dates and places, go to the Kingdom Calendar. If you are new to competition please see our resources pages.

Laurel’s Prize Tournament

Laurel’s Prize Tournament is a body of work display day for artisans to receive feedback from the artisans that have been given membership in the the Order of the Laurel. This allows artisans to receive constructive feedback and see where their focus should be to take their art or science to the next level.

King’s College

King’s College is held the second weekend of June.  This is a day of classes that cover a vast number of Arts and Sciences as they pertain to the SCA.  There are classes for beginners, lectures on history & science topics, hands-on demonstrations, and classes for concentration on a small aspect of an art or science. This is a good way to look for your new recreation passion.

Kingdom Arts and Sciences

Kingdom Arts & Sciences is the premier arts and sciences competition in Ansteorra held once a year. A Kingdom Artisan is chosen to represent arts excellence for a period of a year. Ten additional artisans and two alternates are chosen for excellence in competition and will represent the kingdom at the Gulf Wars event in March. all participants that score in the top 20% receive a badge for their efforts. Participants can enter any two of four areas of concentration: Static Display, Research Paper, Supported Research, and Performance. Artisans are also chosen at this competition to represent the Kingdom in the Gulf Wars arts competition.

Royal Performance Championship

Also known as Eisteddfod or Royal Bardic, this is an annual competition held in conjunction with another event.  This is a competition for the honor of being Kingdom’s premier performer.   This champion and other performers are chosen to represent the Kingdom of Ansteorra at the Gulf Wars event in March. The Royal Champion should prepare to perform upon royal request at events.

Middle Eastern Dance Championship

Middle-Eastern Dance Championship is held in conjunction with another event, typically in the Fall.  This is a competition in Middle-Eastern Dance Performance. Dancers perform a choreographed or improvisational researched piece and participate in a second round of on-demand performance. The Champion Dancer will perform for the crown at events as requested. For more information see Non-European Studies.

Principality, Regional and Local Championships

Many groups will choose a Arts and Sciences or Bardic Champion to represent them. These can be held conjunction with a winter event, collegium event, or at special competition. Some examples are Stargate Yule, Namron Beltane, Loch Soilleir Serpent’s Symposium, Bryn Gwlad Candlemas, and Steppe’s Artisan. Please consult the group’s event page linked to the Kingdom Calendar for information and group specific rules.