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.
Original songs (both melody and lyrics) performed solo by the author (with or without instrumentation), held twice a year, currently at Spring and Fall Coronation. Filks are not eligible for entry into Troubadour Laureate.
Solo performance for entrants ages 5-17, held twice a year, currently at Spring and Fall Coronation. Any form of performance art is permitted and may be an original work or not.
Original poetry performed solo by the author, held twice a year, currently at Spring and Fall Crown Tourney.
Traditionally, Masque Laureate is held twice a year, currently at Spring and Fall Crown Tourney. 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.
The Jongleur Laureate competition is held twice a year, currently at Kingdom Art-Sci and Trimaris Royal University. 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.