Kingdom Ansteorra Arts and Sciences Events

Kingdom Wide Arts Events

For information on the next arts oriented event please see NEWS!

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 page of helpful hints on documentation.

If you are a group looking to bid on a Kingdom Arts & Sciences Event, please review Bidding on an Arts and Sciences Event.

If you are looking for judging forms go to Forms.

Kingdom Arts & Sciences

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

Kingdom Artisan 2018 –  Deanna Della Penna, OL

Past Kingdom Artisans

Laurel’s Prize Tournament

Laurel’s Prize Tournament is held the second weekend of September.  It is a body of work display for artisans to receive feedback from the artisans that have been given membership in the SCA’s premier arts circle, 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.  For more information on the Laurel consult The Order of the Laurel page.

Kings 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.


Also known as Kingdom Bardic, this is an annual competition held in the winter in conjunction with another event.  This is a competition in performance for the honor of being Kingdom  premier bard.   The Kingdom bard and other performers are chosen to represent the  Kingdom in the Gulf Wars arts competition.  For more information see Performing Arts

Premier Bard 2018 – Ronan Fionn O’Dubain, OIM

Former Premier Bards

Kingdom Middle Eastern Dance

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 as requested.  For more information see  Middle Eastern Studies.

ME Dance Champion 2018 – Layla Bint Yusuf, OIM

Former ME Dance Champions

Gulf Wars Arts & Sciences

Those chosen in other competitions will compete in a competition for a point in the Gulf War event held in March.  For more information contact the deputy for Gulf War Arts and Sciences.

Baronial and Other Local Arts & Sciences Championships

Many groups will choose a local Arts and Sciences and Bardic Champion to represent them.  Some baronies hold these in conjunction with their winter event, collegium event, or in a 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 more information on local competitions or contact the local Arts and Sciences Minister.