At the start of June, on the Booke of Faces, Mistress Elynor put out a call requesting donations of Blank Borders for Their Highnesses. As a reminder, there will be a Blank Borders competition at Coronation, giving you a chance to show off your work before it is turned in. We are now just three weeks away from Coronation; there is still time to prepare an entry!
Here are her guidelines for the content of the blank borders:
"Leave a space for text no smaller than 6”x 8". Please include a space/circle for the award, as long as it's in keeping with the illumination style/period you've chosen (one can be added at the bottom of the text by the Royal Scribe if you choose not to). If you choose to make a border that mimics multiple pages, please make sure the available text space is approximately 48 square inches total. Borders without initial capitals are preferred, illuminated capitals will be added by the Royal Scribe when the border is used to make sure it matches the text, but will be stylistically in keeping with the border."
Bring one or more blank borders. Populace vote will determine the winner. First place gets their choice of a Coliro/Finetec gold palette or a packet of pergamenata. If five or more individuals have entered, second place will be awarded the other prize. (Encourage other scribes to enter!)
All entries will be donated to the Crown. Please make sure to sign your entries on the back. Documentation is welcomed, but not required. (Suggested documentation would be a printoff of your exemplar, or a brief description of what your work is inspired by.)
Team entries are acceptable, but won't get any extra award if they win; it will be up to the team to figure out how they want to split the prize.
You do not have to be present to enter, so long as you find someone (who is not me) to handle dropping off/labeling your entry and collecting any prizes you may win on your behalf.
Summer Coronation will be in the Shire of Lost Moor, at the same site as Queen's Prize. The table for entries is planned to be on the bottom floor, in what was the competition area at Queen's Prize.
Baroness Ayisha bint Asad
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