Sponsors

What can make a competition more fun? More prizes! We’d like your help to do so. We’re looking for people to sponsor more prizes and to help us come up with a few new categories.

Jump right to the currently sponsored prizes

If you’d like to apply to sponsor an additional prize, there are some guidelines below, and a form to send the request. You may also email the information to admin@calontirclothingchallenge.com.

  • The responsibility of delivering the prize is solely on the sponsor. There is an option in the sign up to limit prizes to North America only, on the very unlikely occasion that we get an entrant from outside the US, but otherwise it is the sponsor’s responsibility to ensure the prize gets to its recipient
  • Prize does not have to be a physical object. It could be anything from a song you write in honor of the recipient to a gift card to an appropriate crafting retailer or SCA Merchant.
  • The admin team of the Calontir Clothing Challenge (C3) reserves the right to deny a sponsored prize on any grounds but, in general, we’ll do our best to work with you if your request is a duplicate or needs to be tweaked to meet the spirit of the challenge.

Click here to Sponsor a Prize

If you have issues using the Google form, you may also send an email to admin@calontirclothingchallenge.com with the below information:

  • Your SCA and Modern Names
  • Your Local Group (please include the kingdom if outside Calontir)
  • A good email address to reach you
  • The title of the additional challenge you would like to sponsor
  • Any restrictions on the winners of the prize (examples: laurels only, no laurels, grants only, North America only, Beginners only, Modern Category only, etc)
  • Would you like to pick the winner? Or would you like our judges to pick?
    • Remember: Sponsors must be available to pick the winner within 3 days of the end of the challenge
  • Tell us who the challenge is for? Who specifically qualifies?
  • Tell us what prize you are offering. Be specific.
  • Anything else you’d like us to know.

Currently Available Sponsored Prizes

  • We’ve separated them into three groups – prizes which can apply to either category, Those for Historic only and those for Modern only.
  • Please be aware that some entries are restricted to US only or individual/group only. This has been

Prizes for either Category:

Prize Title SponsorPrizeNotes
Best Beginner’s AccessoryHL Adelaide SarsfieldI have commissioned a full set of Feast Gear from Lobster Rose Pottery, just for you!Beginners Only: This is for any and all accessories made to compliment your main piece. It could be your underlayers that are not seen but provide support or fluffiness, it could be any bags, belts, shoes, partlets, hats, etc, that you are using to complete your outfit.
Best Beginner’s Norse OutfitLady Eyvor HalldorsdottirOne dozen handmade Viking-era glass beads, made by me.This is for the best Norse outfit entry. Individuals Only. Non-Laurels Only.
Playing with String – BeginnerThorhalla Bjarnadottir, OL, OP$100USD toward purchases at your book merchant of choice. This prize is available to only those in the US.For the best use of “string” when used for any object. Think any documented pre-1600 craft such as (but not limited to) nalbinding, knitting, tablet weaving, lucet, sprang, bobbin lace, needle lace, finger loop braiding, etc. You will score more points if you also spun the fiber!
Playing with String – IntermediateThorhalla Bjarnadottir, OL, OP$100USD toward purchases at your book merchant of choice. This prize is available to only those in the US.For the best use of “string” when used for any object. Think any documented pre-1600 craft such as (but not limited to) nalbinding, knitting, tablet weaving, lucet, sprang, bobbin lace, needle lace, finger loop braiding, etc. You will score more points if you also spun the fiber!
Playing with String – AdvancedThorhalla Bjarnadottir, OL, OP$100USD toward purchases at your book merchant of choice. This prize is available to only those in the US.For the best use of “string” when used for any object. Think any documented pre-1600 craft such as (but not limited to) nalbinding, knitting, tablet weaving, lucet, sprang, bobbin lace, needle lace, finger loop braiding, etc. You will score more points if you also spun the fiber! This prize is available to only those in the US.
Hundred Years War? You mean Hundred Years of AwesomeVincent De Vere$50 Gift card to merchant of your choice* (* Gift card option allows for easier inclusion of participants from around the world. Merchant of your choice must be one that we can easily get the money to, i.e. online vendor/vendor who takes electronic payments)$Best entry for ensembles representing the time frame of 1300-1453 from Europe, especially from areas involved with or adjacent to the conflicts in the Hundred Years War. (Time frame slightly expanded to 153 year range)
The Crusades (For Awesome Clothes). 1095-1291Vincent De Vere$50 Gift card to merchant of your choice* (* Gift card option allows for easier inclusion of participants from around the world. Merchant of your choice must be one that we can easily get the money to, i.e. online vendor/vendor who takes electronic payments)Best entry for ensembles representing the time frame of 1095-1291 from Europe, especially from areas involved with or adjacent to regions participating in the Crusades.
A little something extraBeatrix BogenschutzThis prize consists of a dozen spacer beads and six bi-colored beads in the chosen color and style by the winner. (for example, a dozen spacer beads in a mix of yellow and purple, and six yellow and purple eye beads) This prize is for those who made a good effort, but could use a little extra something.
(NOTE: Due to lampworking being limited during cold weather, it’s highly likely the beads will not be able to be made/delivered until late spring/early summer.) Beginners Only
Best Heraldic Display – Period StyleZaneta Baseggio$25 gift card to a merchant of your choosing that is either an SCA merchant or one that provides supplies – no Walmart, but yes Fabrics Store. The merchant must be able to be accessed online.Different cultures used heraldry differently and the SCA uses it in it’s own way. This prize is for the best period use of heraldry. This could be working heraldry into fabric (blockprinting, embroidering, applique, etc), tooling a leather pouch, making a pendant or badge. As long as you can point to an example that says “they did this to show off their heraldry,” it qualifies. Heraldry for this category is not restricted to period heraldry. You may use any SCA heraldry you are allowed to use – personal device/badge, group badge, populace badge, awards, etc. It just needs to be displayed in a historical way.
Best Heraldic Display – SCA StyleZaneta Baseggio$25 gift card to a merchant of your choosing that is either an SCA merchant or one that provides supplies – no Walmart, but yes Fabrics Store. The merchant must be able to be accessed online. Different cultures used heraldry differently and the SCA uses it in it’s own way.  This prize is for the best use of heraldry in an SCA context. The point of this prize is to encourage heraldic display regardless of culture or time period. What does that mean? Sometimes we use heraldry in a way that they never would have in period, but it’s common (and neat!) in the SCA. Or maybe it was something that we think they might have done, but we’re not sure. An example would be putting heraldry on a Norse apron dress (the Norse didn’t have heraldry as we know of it). Heraldry for this is not restricted to personal heraldry.  You may use any SCA heraldry you are allowed to use – personal device/badge, group badge, populace badge, awards, etc.  
Best Kitchen/Cooking GarbGrimbrandHand-crafted large walnut spoon suitable for serving heaping piles of mashed potatoes or similar foods.The challenge would be to show/create garb that would be worn in preparation or serving of meals. Not specific culture or period but would appreciate at least some minor documentation or historical references as I have no idea what would have been worn. This prize is available only to those in the US.
Bleed for it!Beatrix BogenschutzA pin with a red head will be gifted to anyone who ends up bleeding for their entry. Please don’t do this on purpose.Did you bleed on a part of your project? Several parts of your project? All of your project? You win (Except that last one. That’s a lot of blood…) This prize is open to everyone, particularly The clumsy, or just unfortunate. Multiple winners!
From HeadRose Wolfden and Thomas Wunderer Von LeipzigWe will be providing your choice of a $35 gift certificate to the Yarn Barn of Kansas ( https://www.yarnbarn-ks.com/ ) or $20 gift certificate to Mood Fabrics ( https://www.moodfabrics.com/ ) ( For those outside of the US we are willing to provide a $35 gift certificate to a local store of your choice)As Landsknecht we LOVE hats of all shapes and sizes therefore we are sponsoring a challenge for those of us who make Hats or head coverings in any form
To ToesRose Wolfden and Thomas Wunderer Von LeipzigWe have 2 burgundy double-butt veg-tan cow splits that are 4-5 oz in weight. These splits are 15-18 sqft. ( For those outside of the US we are willing to discuss options for shipping but also are offering to provide a $35 gift certificate to a local store of your choice instead of the leather) As Landsknecht we Loathe blistering, ill fitted shoes. Therefore it is only right and true for us to offer a prize for challengers who tackle the task of making shoes and/or other foot coverings.

Historic Category Only

Prize TitleSponsorPrizeNotes
Best Beginner EmbroideryLasair nic TaillierA set of cotton skeins suitable for embroidery and a $10.00 gift certificate for purchases at BlackWater TreasuresAny item that has embroidery on it. Stitches can be cotton, wool, or silk. Must be an attempt at period accuracy. This prize is available only to those in the US. Non-Laurels Only Beginners Only
Best Intermediate EmbroideryLasair nic TaillierA set of wool and a set of silk skeins suitable for embroidery and a $15.00 gift certificate for purchases at BlackWater Treasures.Any item that has embroidery on it. Stitches can be cotton, wool, or silk. Must be an attempt at period accuracy. This prize is available only to those in the US. Non-Laurels Only Intermediate only
Best Advanced EmbroideryLasair nic TaillierA set of wool and a set of silk skeins suitable for embroidery and a $20.00 gift certificate for purchases at BlackWater Treasures.Any item that has embroidery on Any item that has embroidery on it. Stitches can be cotton, wool, or silk. Must be an attempt at period accuracy. This prize is available only to those in the US. Advanced Only
SCA Iberian Clothing ChallengeCo Sponsored by: Las Preceptoras Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, Beatriz Aluares de la Oya, Isabel Maria del Aguila & Porzia Vincenzo, from SCA IberiaFrom the SCA Iberia team, a prize for those entering the historical challenge with an Iberian theme: the most interesting exploration of pre-17thC clothing from anywhere on the Iberian peninsula – all levels from the welcome!$100USD toward purchases at your book merchant of choice.

Modern Category Only

Prize TitleSponsorPrizeNotes
Best Beginner EmbroideryLasair nic TaillierA set of cotton skeins suitable for embroidery and a $10.00 gift certificate for purchases at BlackWater TreasuresAny item that has embroidery on it. Stitches can be cotton, wool, or silk. Must be an attempt at period accuracy. Machine or Hand Acceptable. This prize is available only to those in the US Non-Laurels Only Beginner Only
Best Intermediate EmbroideryLasair nic TaillierA set of wool and a set of silk skeins suitable for embroidery and a $15.00 gift certificate for purchases at BlackWater Treasures.Any item that has embroidery on it. Stitches can be cotton, wool, or silk. Must be an attempt at period accuracy. Machine or Hand Acceptable. This prize is available only to those in the US Non-Laurels Only Intermediate Only
Best Advanced EmbroideryLasair nic TaillierA set of wool and a set of silk skeins suitable for embroidery and a $20.00 gift certificate for purchases at BlackWater Treasures.Any item that has embroidery on it. Stitches can be cotton, wool, or silk. Must be an attempt at period accuracy. Machine or Hand Acceptable. This prize is available only to those in the US Advanced Only
Best T-Tunic – Beginner OnlyAgnes von HeidelbergThis is for T-Tunics only not historically cut tunics. I want to see the best T-Tunics you can come up with!$75 gift card for https://fabrics-store.com/ This prize is available only to those in the US Beginner Only
Best T-Tunic Intermediate or AdvancedAgnes von HeidelbergThis is for T-Tunics only not historically cut tunics. I want to see the best T-Tunics you can come up with!$75 gift card for https://fabrics-store.com/ This prize is available only to those in the US Intermediate Only