Documentation is required to compete in the King and Queen's Arts and Sciences Championship. Entrants are encouraged to use the judging rubric to help them determine what information to include in their documentation. However, due to the large number of entrants this competition typically receives, the length of the documentation provided must be limited to allow time for judging. Entrants are asked to compose a 1/2 to 1 page abstract or summary which provides an overview of their entire entry (their body of work). The primary documentation for the entire entry should be no longer than 6 pages, not including references. Entrants are encouraged to include a table of contents and section headings to make reading the documentation easier for the judges, and judges will be asked to read both the summary and primary documentation in full. Appendixes may be used to convey supplemental information, things such as images, tables, charts, excerpts from historic texts, detailed descriptions of processes undertaken, etc. Judges may look at these appendixes if they desire, and entrants can refer judges to information in their appendixes during their presentation. However, entrants should plan to include all information that is critical to an understanding of their project in their primary documentation.
Documentation is not easy to write! If an entrant desires help with writing their documentation, or wants feedback on documentation already written, please e-mail the current queen's champion, Mistress Elysabeth Underhill at , no later than 3 weeks before the competition date, and she will try to find a volunteer to assist you. If you are interested in assisting with providing documentation feedback to entrants prior to the competition, please e-mail Lissa as well.
People write documentation in many different ways throughout the society; there is no one correct way. The East Kingdom also does not have a standard documentation format that it uses. The links below are meant to be an aid and a guide only. They have not been formally vetted or approved by those running or judging the competition. More links will be posted as they are brought to our attention, so please check back. If you have a link that you think we should add to this list, please e-mail the current queen's champion, Mistress Elysabeth Underhill.
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