Laureates of Trimaris

The subject matter of all Laureate competitions must be either a theme from pre-1600 history or an “SCA ambiance” theme. The composition and performance of documentable pre-17th century historical forms and styles are strongly encouraged. See the Rules of the Laureate Competitions for more information.

POET LAUREATE

Original poetry performed solo by the author, traditionally held twice a year at Crown Lyst.

TROUBADOUR LAUREATE

Original songs (both melody and lyrics) performed solo by the author (with or without instrumentation), traditionally held twice a year at Coronation. Filks are not eligible for entry into Troubadour Laureate.

YOUTH LAUREATE

Solo performance for entrants ages 5-17, traditionally held twice a year at Coronation. Any form of performance art is permitted and may be an original work or not.

MASQUE LAUREATE

Traditionally, Masque Laureate is held twice a year, at the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Faires. Group performances are welcome, as are solo performances. Material need not be original, but the original pieces are permitted by solo artists if accompanied by an instrument. A number of performance options are possible.

JONGLEUR LAUREATE

The Jongleur Laureate competition is held at Kingdom Art-Sci. Documentation of the art form and method of performance period to a particular time, place, and culture will be required to determine eligibility of the entrants but will not be used to judge performance and thus the victor of this competition.