Thus begins a series of posts about documentation in the SCA, my process for creating it and the expectations judges will have at various levels of competition.
I hope with this series, people will find some answers, tips and tricks to create documentation for competition in Arts & Sciences in the SCA. I am a costuming artisan in the Kingdom of Avacal. I have received my Grant Level award from the Kingdom of An Tir for my artistry. I have also been the Avacal Champion of A&S, the Baronies of Montengarde and Borealis’ A&S champion and I am also a Courtier Sargent of Borealis. I have won prize tournaments and judged every level of A&S competition possible. I LOVE entering competitions, not because I want to win but because I want the feedback given on entries. That feedback is valuable, it shows an artisan where they are at, where they can improve and how people are receiving their work.
Over the course of this series, we will look at the basic starting points of research and documentation. We will also go into detail with ways to ask and answer the relevant questions in A&S documentation. Throughout this series I will be posting examples of mine (and hopefully others) documentation and talking about the level of competition as well as strengths of the documents.
This is the handout for a class I teach on Documentation in the SCA. Enjoy!