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      September 21, 2019


      201 North Ten Broeck Street
      Schenectady, New York 12302

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      Keepersof the Central Flame II

      Calling all artisans!  Come enter the results of your hard work and research into the Keeper of the Central Flame competition in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows! 

      Have you only been practicing your art for 2 years or fewer? You can enter in our Novice competition.  Have lots of practice and awards in your area of expertise? Enter the Experienced competition.  Laurels are welcome to enter the category in which they received their Laurel, but should enter as Experienced Competitors.

      Novice and Experienced Artisans alike will be able to compete in 9 tracks of categories.  There will be a Novice and an Experienced winner for each category and an overall Novice and Experienced winner for each track.

      The Competition Categories are:

      Track One - Small Work/Cord Making:  Counted Embroidery, Non-Counted Embroidery, Cord Making

      Track Two - Textiles and Fiber:  Weaving (includes tablet weaving), Non-Woven Material, Spinning, Dyeing

      Track Three - Culinary:  Period Cooking, SCA Feasts/Dayboards, Confections/Subtleties, Food Preservation

      Track Four - Costuming:  European pre 1300, European post 1300, Non-European, Accessories/Shoes, Headwear/Hairstyling

      Track Five - Research and Writing:  Short Paper (8 pages or fewer), Long Paper (9 pages or longer), Persona Development, Book Report

      Track Six - Scribal:  Illumination, Calligraphy, Book Binding, Papermaking

      Track Seven - Smithing & Carpentry:  Metalsmithing, Woodworking, Leatherworking, Jewelry Making

      Track Eight - Fine Art:  Painting, Pottery, Glasswork, Carving/Sculpture

      Track Nine - Science & Miscellany:  Herbalism & Medicinals, Period Science, Heraldic Display, Miscellaneous

      Competitors may enter more than one piece per category, however multiple entries will be judged as a single body of work.  For example, if three embroidered bags are entered in track one, they will be judged as a group.

      Keeper of the Central Flame Arts Triathlon

      Do you have entries in several categories over at least two tracks? Competitors who enter at least three categories over two or more tracks will be eligible for Keeper of the Central Flame Triathlon!  For example, an embroidered bag can be entered into Track One:  Non-Counted Embroidery with a drawstring entered in Track One:  Cord Making.  The bag can also be entered into Track Four:  Accessories/Shoes. 

      The winner of the Triathlon will be named Keeper of the Central Flame and will hold that title until the next competition is held!

      The deadline for TRACK 5 entries is August 31, 2019.  All the research projects must be submitted to the Competition Coordinator by the deadline in order to give the judges time to read the entries prior to the event.

      Competitors are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to contact the Competition Coordinator by September 14, 2019 to give their intent to compete in order to ensure they have space for their display.
      Site Opens: 9:00 am
      Site Closes: 6:00 pm

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