Competitions

Caid offers artisans opportunities to share their artwork through competitions and displays.  

Philosophy
The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Office makes every effort to ensure that competitions sponsored by the Kingdom provide feedback from experts in their field.

Competitions

Some of the amazing entries at Caid’s Arts and Sciences Pentathlon 2017. Photo by Kristina Gundersen-Rudmann

Caid has two premier Arts & Sciences competitions – the Kingdom Arts Fair and Pentathlon and Crescent Artisan. Pentathlon is a long-running competition that occurs every other year. To qualify for Pentathlon, the entrant must enter a minimum of five entries over four different categories. Crescent Artisan is Caid’s newest Arts & Sciences competition and takes place every other year, opposite Pentathlon. Entrants are limited to one entry and are encouraged to bring their “one best thing.” The Crescent Artisan judging process includes a face-to-face Q&A session with the entrant. Since feedback is an integral component for growth and learning, smaller competitions will be offered throughout the year to give artisans an opportunity to receive feedback prior to Pentathlon and Crescent Artisan.

Some of the amazing entries at Caid’s Arts and Sciences Pentathlon 2017. Photo by Kristina Gundersen-Rudmann

Items entered in Kingdom sponsored Arts & Sciences competitions will be judged against a 100 point period ideal. In order to provide a consistent structure, competitions will use the Competition Category List and Judging Sheets  related to each category. We encourage entrants to view the judging sheets in order to ensure that the entry is placed into the appropriate category. If you need help finding the best category for your entry, please contact the Kingdom A&S Competition Deputy.

Displays

Sharing artwork inspires others to create so all Kingdom-level competitions will offer a display-only option. Items included in the Display will not receive scored feedback but will be eligible for People’s Choice voting.  The Artisan is encouraged to place a blank book with the entry and invite onlookers to leave comments about the item.