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					2009 Renaissance Day Theme:
“Arts and Crafts in the Renaissance Marketplace”
Selected students or teams must consider the following guidelines for the category in
which they will be participating:

Carving Contest:
1. 1 carving per individual (up to 10 entries per school)
2. Each carver must begin with a block of wood (any kind) measuring
       4” X 4” X 16”
3. No power tools may be used in the carving of the wood
4. Must be supervised and sponsored by at least one teacher/chaperone
5. Must display Renaissance subject matter (no modern subjects like cars etc…)
6. Must not be painted
7. The finished product may not exceed 16” or be smaller than 10”
8. Must be displayed for both days of the event (those who wish,
       may donate their carvings to the archive for future display
9. The winner will receive a certificate of excellence and public honor.

Battle of Scholars (Quiz Bowl):
1. The 2009 Renaissance Days event will include a Battle of Scholars to identify
       which kingdom (high school) will receive the prized Scepter of Knowledge
       (traveling trophy).
2. Each game will consist of 20 toss-up questions about the Renaissance era, spanning
       the 13th to 17th centuries, mainly focusing on Italy and Britain, with a lesser
       emphasis on the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech
       Republic, and the Middle East.
3. Each team may have up to four scholars, with no substitutions allowed at any time.
       In the event that two teams are tied at the end of regulation, the victor will be
       determined by sudden death. Only high school teams will be allowed to compete.
4. A Person of Letters (faculty sponsor) for each team must contact the Wizard of
       Knowledge (Bill Davis) before March 23rd to secure a place on the competition
       schedule. No teams will be accepted after this cut-off date. The Wizard’s
       contact information is bill.davis@uaccb.edu and/or 870-612-1338.
5. The Scepter of Knowledge is a traveling trophy which is to be displayed prominently
       at the winning team’s school. Each year, the winning team must bring the trophy
       back to the Renaissance Days event and defend their title. Each team which takes
       possession of the trophy is responsible for the care and upkeep of the trophy, its
       replacement or repair if damaged or stolen, and its safe passage to and from the
       kingdom of UACCB.
Renaissance Soup/Stew Cooking Contest:
   1. One entry per school

           a. No more than 4 students involved

           b. 1 teacher sponsor

   2. Recipe must be authentic and true to accessible Renaissance foods and seasonings

   3. Recipe must contain only commercially packaged meats

   4. Recipes and names of students and sponsor must be submitted to
      mary.moore@uaccb.edu no later than March 23, 2009

   5. Served in a 5 or 6 quart crock pot (stew must stay warm)

   6. Servers must be dressed in Renaissance attire

   7. Recipes must be displayed on an easel or free standing display

   8. Tables must be decorated/covered

   9.   Servers are responsible for setting up, serving, and cleaning area

   10. Awards consist of a Queen’s Choice and People’s choice

           a. People’s Choice based on number of votes by Renaissance Day’s
              participants who buy a ballot

           b. Ballots on sale for $1.00 each

           c. Queen’s Choice determined by specified judges from the Royal Entourage

           d. Judging to commence at 10:45

   11. After judging, participants may freely feed crowd if they so choose

   12. Winners in Each category will receive a certificate, Renaissance Days tee-shirts, a
        Ribbon, and most importantly- Bragging Rights.



Banners:
1. Only one entry per school
2. Must be made by one or more students with no significant help from outside
   persons
3. Must be supervised by at least one teacher/educator
4. Must have its own pole/stand (If the banner material is light, the pole can be
  made out of PVC pipe. If the material is heavy, then the pole needs to be made
 of sturdy wood.)
5. Must be original artwork
6. Banners are to be 36” wide X 60” in length.
7. Must embody this year’s theme
8. Must contain tasteful content
9. Banner must be paraded by a student (preferably in costume) during
   opening banner procession
10. The winning school will receive a certificate of excellence and
    public honor.
11. The winning banner will be prominently displayed on the UACCB campus
    until the next year’s Renaissance Days event
12. Winning banners are kept in a permanent archive on campus.
     (Entries who wish to do so, may donate their banners for future displays.)

Tug o’ War:
1. One team per school or business
2. Each team shall consist of no more than ten members
3. Each team shall submit their team name
4. Each school team shall consist of at least five members who are currently
   enrolled in the high school or college they represent.
5. Each faculty team shall consist of five members who are currently
   employed full time or part time at the high school or college they
   represent.
6. Each business team shall consist of at least five members who are currently
   employed full time or part time at the business they represent
7. No cleats allowed
8. If a team has fewer than five members, then that team is allowed to
   participate with fewer than five members, but will not be given a
   handicap.
9. The winner will receive a certificate of excellence and public honor.

Costume Contest:
1. Must be a student
2. Must be supervised by at least one teacher/chaperone
3. Must submit a written biography
4. Winning costumes from previous years are ineligible
5. Footwear, headgear, costume must be as authentic as possible
6. Must arrive to campus in costume and stay in costume for the entire visit
7. Costumes will be judged according to authenticity, overall beauty, quality of
   biographical paragraph, and student stage presence.
8. The winner will receive a certificate of excellence,
   public honor, and a prize.

Scavenger Hunt:
1. 1 team per school
2. 3-5 students per team
3. Must be supervised by at least one teacher/chaperone
4. Must collect clues from campus areas
5. Must complete scavenger hunt and return to starting point within one hour
6. The winners will receive a certificate of excellence and
   public honor.

Skits:
1. Up to15 students (speaking and/or nonspeaking)
2. Must be supervised by at least one teacher/chaperone
3. Original material or previously published material with proper credit given
4. Embodies this year’s theme
5. Tasteful content
6. 15 minutes in length
7. Renaissance Costuming (encouraged, but not necessary)
8. Renaissance language style
9. Simple and limited props

Storytelling:
1. 1 narrator (a team behind narrator may “act out” the story and use props,
   however)
2. Must be supervised by at least one teacher/chaperone
3. Original material or previously published material with proper credit given
4. Embodies this year’s theme
5. Tasteful content
6. 15 minutes in length
7. Renaissance Costuming (encouraged, but not necessary)
8. Renaissance language style
9. Simple and limited props

Sonnets:
1. 1 reader
2. Must be supervised by at least one teacher/chaperone
3. Original material or previously published material with proper credit given
4. Embodies this year’s theme
5. Tasteful content
6. 15 minutes in length
7. Renaissance Costuming (encouraged, but not necessary)
8. Renaissance language style
9. Shakespearean Sonnet Form
10. Renaissance background music (optional)

PosterArt:
1. 1 artist
2. Must be supervised by at least one teacher/chaperone
3. Must fit on 15X17 poster board
4. Must have its own stand/easel
5. Original artwork
6. Embodies this year’s theme
7. Tasteful content
8. May be contemporary in style and/or nature
9. All artwork/banners will be displayed in the resource room for the duration of
   the Renaissance Days event.


Additional information:
*Stock or published characters may be used for any of the categories, except the artwork.
*Props may be used, but must be simple in nature and limited to only what the
actors/speakers can carry onto the stage with them.
*Costuming need not be elaborate, but its use is encouraged.
*Artwork must fit on a 15 X 17 poster board and be freestanding
for display.
*Artwork is not allowed to be hung on the wall in any fashion.
*All participating students and/or student teams must be accompanied by a teacher.
*All students and teachers are encouraged to attend this event, but we need to know if
your total attendance will exceed thirty in number.

Important Dates:
March 23rd: Deadline for submitting names of participants, their categories,
               art work, and banners.
April 3rd : Renaissance Days Events at UACCB begin:
               8:30 am.2:15 pm.
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April 4 : Renaissance Days Events at UACCB begin: 10:00 am. – 3:00 pm.

UACCB Contact Information:
Marla Bennett – English Department
P.O.Box 3350 Phone: 870-612-2038
Batesville, AR 72503 Fax: 870-793-4988
marla.bennett@uaccb.edu

				
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