Cultura Atlantia is a contest to promote Their Majesties’ preferred time period. Cultura Atlantia is held in the Spring and Summer at Coronation.
When new Heirs are in place following Crown Tournament, Their Highnesses will be consulted to select Their selected persona and culture theme for Their reign. This should be done as soon as possible, so that the theme for the contest can be announced as far as possible in advance of Coronation, to give interested artisans ample time to create their works. The Cultura Atlantia contest* will then be held at Their Highnesses’ coronation in celebration of this theme. The newly enthroned will determine the winners based on criteria of Their choosing, and They may invite others to advise Them on Their selection, if They wish.
* Entrants will be able to mark their items as “non-competitive” (display-only) if they choose.
The Cultura Atlantia theme for the reign of Eckehart and Jane is 12th Century Irish. The contest/exhibition was scheduled for War of the Wings in October. However, cancellation of the event means it has been moved to Fall Crown on Saturday, November 6.. Additionally, Their Majesties would like to see a creative nod to this, Atlantia’s 40th anniversary as a kingdom. This could be something like casting 40 buttons or weaving an ‘XL’ into a border design.
Individuals may bring as many items as they wish to participate in a Cultura Atlantia contest/exhibition. The only criteria will be that those items be from the cultural theme being highlighted for that particular reign. Members of the Orders of the Laurel and the Pearl, as well as other artisans and members of the populace are encouraged to make it a regular part of their event day to visit the display area and perhaps leave comments and/or tokens for participants.
Contest Sponsorship: If you are interested in sponsoring a prize, contact the Deputy for Contests. Individuals, local groups, and guilds may sponsor specific prizes (For example: best piece of embroidery from the period being highlighted that day). The sponsor will work with the Deputy for Contests, and/or Their Highnesses, to determine how the winner will be selected. The sponsor must contact the Deputy for Contests to arrange for their sponsored prize at least three months before the date of the Coronation at which the contest will be held.
Information for Autocrats: If you are hosting an event where Cultura Atlantia will be held, you will need to consult with the Deputy for Contests to determine the needs for space, equipment, judges, etc.
Historical Note: Cultura Atlantia was started at the Spring Coronation of Christoph Krieger and Adelhait Fuchs in 2016.