A&S Competitions, Contests and Displays

For Gulf Wars XXII XXV, we have multiple A&S competitions scheduled for your enjoyment. There may be others that didn’t make it in for publication, so keep your eyes open for on-site ads.

A&S Champions Battle
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Bede Hall
Points of Contact:
Mistress Anne Blackthorne: (Trimaris)
Joanna the Spinner and Caitriona inghean mhic Lochlainn: (Ansteorra)
8 a.m. Registration and set up begin
10 a.m. Judging begins Performing Arts entries begin in the A&S tent outside Bede Hall.
1 p.m. Hall opens to populace. Champions are encouraged to stand with their entries for discussions.
Performers may choose to perform again during the populace viewing time.
3-4 pm. Pick up entries
Rules and Details – Download
Judging forms – Download
GW XXV Champions:
Trimarian Champions – TBA
Ansteorra Champions TBA
Gleann Abhann Champions
Eowyn de Wever entry: Embroidered Reliquary Pouch
Jorhildr Hrafnkelsdottir entry: Sap Green Paint
Jali Bukha entry: Camera Obscura
Meridies Champions TBA
NOTE: A meeting of the Laurels and the populace to discuss the proposed procedures for future A&S war point competitions will be held Friday, March 18 from 4:00-5:00pm in Bede Hall.

Inter-Kingdom Brewing Guild’s Brewing and Vintning Competition
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: A&S Tent Bede Hall Plaza
Point of Contact: Mistress Jane Beaumont (Gleann Abhann)
Details: Entrants must be at least 21 years of age and are encouraged to stay and watch the judging. You may also visit the IKBG’s unofficial external website*. The link will open a new window:

Meridies-Gleann Abhann Open A&S
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Bede Hall
Points of Contact:
Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury: (Gleann Abhann) and
Mistress Adrianna Stothard: (Meridies)
Details: The Open A&S is open to all, regardless of skill level or kingdom affiliation. There is no particular separation into categories (other than for SCA Life, see below). Entries may have appeared at other A&S events at this war, or in other faires. Both static and performing arts are welcome. Documentation is required may be very minimal or very extensive. . There will be populace voting to help determine the overall winner and there will also be individual sponsors offering prizes.
8:00-9:30am Set Up
10:00am-3:00pm – Static judging (by populace)
10:00 Performing arts set up, Judging runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00pm
3:30pm all winners announced
A&S Gulf Wars War Point Discussion
Time: 4-5:00pm
Location: Bede Hall/Bede Hall A&S tent (bring a chair)
Details: Laurels and the populace invited to to discuss the proposed procedures for future A&S war point competitions.


>> Bardic Competitions – Become a Gulf Wars Bard! Adult (15+) and Youth (6-12) competitions available.
>> European Dance – Seven Heavenly Virtues or Seven Deadly Sins costume contest (prizes for best Lord and best Lady)
>> Gulf Wars Scholars Challenge – Recognition for taking at least 6 classes at the war – Special this year – take/teach 25 classes to be a GWXXV scholar!
>> Artisan’s Row Sheep to Purse Competition – Fee $10 for 6-8oz wool, make a purse at war! See entry display on Friday afternoon!
>> 3rd Annual Secret Squirrel Competition (Shhhh it’s a secret – but you’ll know if you win! Drop by AR Woodwork for more info.)
>> Gulf Wars Journeyman Display – Drop by Artisan’s Row Sat am to see what the dedicated GW artisans have created at war!
Would you like to see more A&S competitions and displays? Don’t see the A&S event you are sponsoring listed? Need to get in touch with a point of contact who doesn’t have an email link listed? Please contact

*All external links are not part of the Gulf Wars web site. Inclusion of a page or site here is neither implicit nor explicit endorsement of the site. Further, SCA, Inc. is not responsible for content outside of