(subject to edits until the day of the event)

Script Rubric:

Please note that all of the point structures are additive. No points are deducted. If something is worth 0 points, that is considered baseline and not punitive. We are not expecting anyone to get 100% of the points, they are purely to judge one piece against another, and to encourage you be “more period” with your scrolls.

Completion

Nothing has been done - 0 points

The script is emulated but the text has not been written out on the final paper - 1 point

The text has been written out, on the final paper, in the script, but it is not complete - 2 points

The text has been written out in the script and is complete - 3 points

Emulation
(How well it matches the original)

The script has some of the elements of the original - 1 point

The o / i / a shape is correct for the script 80% of the time - 2 points

The feet, ascenders, descenders are correct for the script 80% of the time - 2 points

The script is consistent and matches the original throughout - 3 points

Weight / angle / spacing

The pen angle matches the script - 1 point

The weight of the letters matches the script - 1 point

The line spacing matches the original - 2 points

The weight and angle match the original throughout - 3 points

Materials / Tools

Calligraphy Marker used - 0 point


Printer paper used
- 0 points

Calligraphy pen used - 1 point


Used provided paper - 1 point

Dip pen used - 2 points
Period ink used - 2 points

Provided own suitable paper - 2 points

Quill or reed used - 3 points

Real Parchment used - 7 points. Also why?!

Layout
(in regards to its use as a SCA scroll)

The text is on the page, no attempts at layout - 0 points

The text is aligned on straight, even lines - 1 point

The text is in a text block on the paper, with thought given to the ratio and margins - 2 points

The text block proportions match the medieval style of the script - 3 points



Illumination Rubric

Please note that all of the point structures are additive. No points are deducted. If something is worth 0 points, that is considered baseline and not punitive. We are not expecting anyone to get 100% of the points, they are purely to judge one piece against another, and to encourage you be “more period” with your scrolls.

Completion

Nothing has been done - 0 points

The style has been emulated but the image is not on the page - 1 point

The illumination is on the page, but it is missing some key details and is not complete - 2 points

The illumination is complete - 3 points

Emulation
(How well it matches the original)

The illumination has some of the elements of the original - 1 point

The illumination has the key features of the original - 2 points

The illumination stands on its own as a page from the manuscript - 2 points

The illumination matches the original throughout - 3 points

Style

Color choices are in the family of the original - 1 point

Color and shading techniques are in line with the original- 2 points

Line width, outlining, shading, coloring matches the source - 3 points

The style matches the original in all regards - 4 points

Materials / Tools

Markers and other non-archival materials - 0 points

Printer paper or textured paper is used used - 0

Lower quality paint (dye based) is used - 1 point

Non-Acid free, smooth paper is used - 1 point

Paint made from pigment and binder (W&N, Daniel Smith, etc.) - 2 points

Smooth textured acid free paper is used - 2 points

Hand mixed, period pigments used - 3 points

Real Parchment used - 7 points. Also why?!

Metals

Yellow paint used for gold, white/grey paint used for silver - 0 points

Gold and/or Silver pigment used - 1 point

Bonus point for shading with different pigments - 1 additional point

Shell gold used - 2 points

Imitation Gold leafing (copper based) - 1 point

Actual metal gilding used - (Gold, Silver, Palladium, not copper) - 5 points

Layout
(in regards to its use as a SCA scroll)

The illumination is on the page, without regard to future use - 0 points

The illumination is in a basic SCA scroll blank style, does not resemble the original style - 1 point

The illumination is in the style of the original - 2 points

The illumination matches the original AND can be used as a blank- 5 points

Combat Scribe Rubric:

Please note that all of the point structures are additive. No points are deducted. If something is worth 0 points, that is considered baseline and not punitive. We are not expecting anyone to get 100% of the points, they are purely to judge one piece against another, and to encourage you be “more period” with your scrolls.

Completion - Illumination

No illumination has been done, or any blank has been used- 0 points

The style has been emulated but the image is sketched on the page - 1 point

The illumination is painted on the page, but it is missing some key details and is not complete - 2 points

The illumination is complete - 3 points

Completion - Calligraphy

No calligraphy has been done - 0 points

All the text block lines have been completely drawn on the page - 1 point

The calligraphy is not complete - 2 points

The calligraphy is complete - 3 points

Emulation

These categories will all be judged for both illumination and calligraphy, using the rubrics for the individual contests.

Style

Materials / Tools

Layout

Weight / angle

Metals

Personalization

No personalization beyond the name has been attempted - 0 points

Attempt at targeting persona time period or location - 1 point

Attempt at targeting multiple persona attributes or elements of the write up - 2 points

5+ solid references to write-up and/or persona - 3 points