Queen & Crown's Arts & Sciences Championship

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Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - New Haven, CT

Event date: February 29th, 2020

Event Last Modified: February 21st, 2020

Event details

The Barony of Dragonship Haven is honored to host Her Majesty upon the occasion of selection of the next Arts & Sciences Champions.

Queen & Crown's Arts & Sciences Championship, 2020
Announcement (updated 2/20/2020)
Addition:  Dayboard menu.  GF options will be available.

9:00 am Site opens
*Entrants may set up their displays in the Roman Room/2nd Floor
*Display and Youth Display set up in Greek Room/1st floor
10:00 Morning Court in the Egyptian Room/1st Floor
10:30 – 11:00 Judges & Entrants Meeting (judges and entrants only) Roman Room/2nd Floor
11:00 A&S Competition begins
*Dayboard opens/basement
12:00 – 12:30 The Youth are encouraged to stay with their A&S displays Greek Room/1st Floor
3:00 Final Scoring ***All entrants should begin to pack up and must be clear by 3 pm***
Dayboard closes
3:15 Finalist interviews in the Judges’ Room/2nd Floor
***Roman Room closed to set up for court***
4:00 – 7:00 Evening Court in the Roman Room
7:00 Site closes, anyone left can help clean up.  Thank you!

Please note:  There will be a special troll-in line for Judges and Entrants.

Please contact the Event Steward if you wish to volunteer (set up, switching out the main hall for evening court, break down, clean up).  We appreciate all the help we can get!

Gifts of personal tokens is strongly encouraged throughout the competition, with the exception of when the entrant is being reviewed by the judging staff. 


More information may be found at https://moas.eastkingdom.org/displays-competitions/crowns-as-champions-2020/

Entrants may enter a single substantial item or a body of work consisting of related items that are connected to each other in a significant and meaningful way, and whose methods, materials, and social significance can be dated to before 1600.  A body of work will be judged as a single “item,” individual entries will not be scored.  Items can be from a single discipline or from multiple disciplines.  In either case, entries should seek tell a coherent and cohesive story about a historic people, time, place, etc.

No item should have won a previous Crown’s Championship, and each item to be judged should have been completed within three years of the competition.  Entries may have been entered into (and even won) local/regional A&S competitions.  Absentee entries will not be accepted.

Those considering entering are also advised that this is a high level competition where the focus is on picking the kingdom arts and sciences champions.  The judging is rigorous, and entrants are expected to be familiar with the kingdom A&S rubrics which will be updated prior to the competition and used to assess entries. 

Documentation will once again be due in advance of the competition to allow judges more time to review each entrants work. 

On the day of the competition, Entrants will go through an initial round of judging, and then the top scoring entrants will be asked to present to the Crown in a final round of judging to explain why they are interested in being champion, and how they plan to work to further A&S in the kingdom should they win.The duties of the champions include representing the Crown at events, participating in the Pennsic A&S War Point, and assisting the MoAS office with next year's A&S champions event.. 

If any entrant has an idea they are not sure will fit the competition format, PLEASE e-mail the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, Mistress Elysabeth Underhill (moas@eastkingdom.org) and she will be most happy to chat with you on a case by case basis to try and discover the best way to present your work.

There will be an opportunity for the youth of our kingdom to display their A&S projects (details forthcoming) and an A&S Consultation table will be available to offer advice and feedback to newer artisans, or to those not entering the competition.

Details about registration, deadlines, and other important and helpful information will be forthcoming and posted on the MoAS website when available https://moas.eastkingdom.org

Please note that since this is a dry site, brewing entries will be held separately, contact the KMOAS.

Site Rules
We regret that there is no space at this site for martial activities or merchants. 

Be advised:  this is a DRY SITE due to recent changes in the policies of the hall’s parent organization.  Anyone consuming alcohol on the premises will be politely but firmly asked to leave the event. 

Parents are responsible for children at all times
No Pets (except Assistance Animals)
No food or drink (other than water) are allowed in any of the halls on the 1st or 2nd floor
No smoking inside building

Site Opens: 9
Site Closes: 7

Event Location

Masonic Lodge
285 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT  06511
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Masonic Temple
285 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06511

Yale Parking lots 16 and 22 -- directly across from the Temple -- are open to the public on weekends (the parking lots level with the street, not the garage) and are not filled with construction vehicles or mounds of dirt this year.  While parking at the site is limited, for overflow parking we recommend the Pierson-Sage Garage, 280 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, which is less than a half block from the site.  A very, very small area is available for handicapped parking near the Temple building. 

For those with physical disabilities, the site is accommodating and has a lift on one set of stairs from ground level to the main floor and an interior elevator serving all levels.  Those with severe mobility issues may require special assistance.  Please email the Event Steward to make arrangements ahead of time if you need special assistance.  We welcome you and we will do all we can to make your day pleasant and fun!

Registration Fees

Adult Registration: 
$25.00 per person, dayboard included. 
$5.00 discount with proof of SCA membership.

**Preregistration must be postmarked by February 14, 2020.**

Children:  $5 for youths ages 5 to 17 years old
Free for children under 5
Family Cap:  $50/$40 with proof of membership.

There is no feast.  There will be a sumptuous dayboard prepared by Isabella d'Allaines le Comte served from 11 to 3.  There are Gluten Free options. 

Dayboard Menu (subject to slight change with availability)

Carrot, celery, picles, olives
Bread, pita (GF bread available)

Butters, herb cheese, mustards, horseradish, hummus, roasted garlic, herb oil.

Cheese and eggs
Lettuce, onion, cucumber
Sliced ham
Sliced beef
Veggie quiche (GF veg fritata available)

Roast pork with apples and onions
Chicken in Andalusian mustard sauce
Sausage in kraut
Lazanges (GF available) **** its like a mac and cheese or white lasagna****

Rice pudding

Lemonade, unsweetened tea, coffee, hot tea, water.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Dragonship Haven

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Event Steward: 
Contessa Vienna de la Mer
(MKA Jackie Van Ostenbridge)

Event Co-Stewards:
Lady Aelfwyn of Dragonship Haven

Lord Olaf Olafson

Send Reservations to:

Preregistrations must be postmarked by February 14, 2020 and may be sent to David Tanguay (SCA:  Llewellyn Walsh), 183 Haddam Quarter Rd, Durham, CT 06422


Other Contact Information:

Unfortunately there is no space for merchants.