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Gulf Wars Judging

Five Artist, and two alternates, will be chosen to represent the Kingdom at the annual Gulf War (usually at Kingdom A&S). Please review the judging forms below and adjust your documentation as needed if you have been named as an entrant.

Research Judging Form GW

Static Judging Form GW

Performance Judging Form GW

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Other Kingdom Judged Events

Kingdom Performance

Also, known as Kingdom Bardic, Royal Bard, or Eisteddfod, this does not use the Kingdom Arts and Sciences judging forms. Unlike a Kingdom Arts and Sciences performance, this is an audition to be the crown’s court entertainer: bard, musician, poet, actor, storyteller, etc. However, like KAS your judges will provide comments and suggestions on taking your art to the next level. This is the Crown’s performer, and they make the final choice at their discretion.

The royal performer (example Royal Storyteller or Royal Musician) will need to be available to perform for the crown and their guests throughout their tenure. The crown will set their particular expectations for travel at the beginning of the competion but usually prior to the event.

The Simple Bardic/Performance Judging Sheet is often used at royal performances and other championship auditions but other forms may be used.

Middle Eastern Dance Champion

Middle Eastern dance is a hybrid of Royal Performance and Kingdom A&S. Like Kingdom A&S, each entrant needs to perform with dance elements that are consistent with period traditions. Dance documentation is suggested but not required. It should contain a list of the period elements you will be performing and how you will be executing them. There is written research for Persian and Turkish dance. However, not all cultures have written dance documentation. Sources can be oral, (example: videos from dance ethnographers, or dance anthropologists), and pictures from manuscripts (miniatures and statuary from Central and South Asia. It is highly recommended to ask for drummers to perform with you or to choose a recorded work that is not obviously modern. This can also be part of your research. This dance can be improv or choreographed. It is up to you.

The second round will be like Royal Performance. This is an audition; bring your best improv dancing. If you like props, bring them. If you have dance moves that you are pretty sure are modern, that is fine too. This is all about the spirit of middle eastern dance entertainment. Keep in mind, you will be performing your improv dance to a standard middle eastern rhythm (Iqa). The most popular rhythms requested are Beladi, Chifftitellie, Falfoof, and Ayoub. One may also be assigned to you at the crown’s discretion. If you have a special one you would like played, please make sure you get with the drummers beforehand.

The middle eastern dance champion will need to be available to perform for the crown and their guests throughout their tenure and asked to support haflas around the kingdom.

Middle Eastern Dance Judging Form – 1/2017

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Requirements for Bidding

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NEW WEBSITE UNDERWAY

The MOAS website is now five years old, and with any website, we have bolted on many new things. It is time for a redo. A new template is coming, with content updates. We will also be doing a better job of making these pages phone and table friendly, with announcement cross posting to discord, Facebook, etc. We want this to be your one stop shop for news, resources and ideas in the largest community in Ansteorra. If you have suggestions, comments, or questions please email me at webminister@moas.ansteorra.org or the Kingdom MoAS at kingdom@moas.ansteorra.org. Happy browsing.

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Event Notices

Kings College Schedule!

The King’s College schedule is now live! Take a look under Kingdom Events and have a great time next weekend.

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King’s College

Kings college is a day of Art’s and Sciences classes. This is scheduled for June 11th. Stay tuned for location, class signups and schedule.

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Kingdom Arts & Sciences

Kingdom Arts and Sciences will be held February 12th 2022, in the Barony of Bonwicke (Lubbock, Texas) For more information see the link.

For more information – Ansteorra Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition – Barony of Bonwicke

Artisans Sign up Here – Kingdom Arts and Sciences 2022 (google.com)

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Kingdom Arts & Sciences

Kingdom Arts and Sciences will be held February 12th 2022, in the Barony of Bonwicke (Lubbock, Texas) For more information see the link.

For more information – Ansteorra Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition – Barony of Bonwicke

Artisans Sign up Here – Kingdom Arts and Sciences 2022 (google.com)

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Kingdom Arts and Sciences 2022

Kingdom Arts and Sciences will be held February 12th 2022, in the Barony of Bonwicke (Lubbock, Texas) For more information see the link.

For more information – Ansteorra Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition – Barony of Bonwicke

Artisans Sign up Here – Kingdom Arts and Sciences 2022 (google.com)

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On Documentation for Competition

Documentation can take many forms. It can be a simple sheet of what the item is, how it compares to a period model for that item, and a couple of sources for your information. If you are entering Kingdom Arts and Sciences it will expand beyond that.

Don’t forget what the purpose of documentation, to show that you have an understanding of the topic in line with your skill level. As historical arts and sciences is ever changing, you have the opportunity to introduce new ideas to the community. If you are working at an advanced level, the purpose will also be to introduce readers, and judges to new research on a topic and to convey enough information to justify what you have done with your piece as it relates to the period model.

If your entry is a paper, or supported research entry, where your documentation will be due a week before most competitions, feel free to write as much or as little as you feel you need to in order to cover the topic. Note that most judges are looking for academic sources more than those from popular histories, though there can be great information in those as well. Try to balance between the two if you are using both. Try to avoid sites that consolidate information into summaries, such as Wikipedia, Mashable, and zines. However, their bibliographies may be a great way to find the sources you need.

For static entries, keep in mind that your documentation it needs to be relatively concise. Often your judge will have limited reading time. Feel free to include any charts, pictures and glossaries in an appendix. That way, if something needs to be clarified it can be. Take a look at the sample document under competition documentation best practices. Make sure you highlight any new findings in your field. This will make for a better competition experience, and help your judges judge better, as no one can know everything. We all love knowing new information about our passions.