An Tir Collegium & Bardic Championship


and Device of Kingdom of An Tir

The Kingdom of An Tir (Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and British Columbia)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): þorkell Palsson
Date: November 18 , 2023
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on November 18th 2023
Site closes at: 11:59 PM

Event site:
Red Lion Columbia Center
1101 N Columbia Center Blvd. Kennewick, WA 97336

An Tir Collegium & Bardic Championship competition!


November 18th, 2023: The Kingdom of An Tir and the Barony of Wastekeep would like to invite everyone to join Us for a day of Bardic competition and learning.  Instructors from all of the Kingdom will be sharing their Arts & Sciences passion, as well as competitors vying to become the Bardic Champion of An Tir.

We’re trying a new format for the event this year.  It will be a one-day event at the Kennewick Red Lion with a room block available on Friday and Saturday night.

Stay tuned for more information, class listing, and competition details.

Hotel Booking Information:

There are two ways to make a reservation:

-Online, by going to the Red Lion website and following these simple steps:

-By Phone, by calling the hotel directly at (509-783-0611) and pressing ‘0’ and providing your Group Name (Barony of Wastekeep SCA), Group Code (BARO1117) and check in and out dates.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Accepts PayPal
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)

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This is a Level 1: Kingdom Event (ATWW, Kingdom Championship events, Crown Councils) event.

Registration Information

Details will be updated here as we have more.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Adult (18+) $30
Youth (0-17) $0
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Tournament Information

Please fill out the following form:
Conventions for An Tir Bardic Championships 2023
Entrants will be presenting three pieces before the Crown and the assembled populace.
– Two pieces should be documentable as period.
– The third piece can be anything that is SCA appropriate, including original pieces.
– Each Presentation will be given 10 minutes or less.
Documentation is required for the two period pieces.
– Documentation should be a maximum of 500 words, with additional pictures, text & translations (if applicable), other supporting documents, & bibliography/citations (including websites, books, articles, CDs/DVDs, etc.) afterwards as needed.
– Entrants are allowed to have others help with documentation (proofreading, formatting, typing etc.).
– Entrants do not need to document the third piece, unless they wish to, or wish to provide lyrics/music in the case of original pieces.
– Documentation is due by 11:59 PM, November 1st. Please send to gro.ritna@icsnstra
– Please send it as a PDF file if possible. This just avoids formatting errors when opened on a different computer.
– Documentation will be posted on the An Tir A&S Website for anyone who wishes to read it before the event (If an entrant does not wish to have their original piece posted, they should contact the Kingdom A&S Minister).
– Entrants are to bring 4-5 copies of each document for display at the event. KMoAS will be putting together a packet for TRMs and other advisors, displaying one on the table for the populace.
There will be two rounds of competition:
– Saturday Morning, the performers will be presenting their 1st and 2nd performance pieces. At the end of these performances, the populace will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite performers. The top performers will be presented to Their Royal Majesties and Their council to choose the finalists.
– The final round will be held at the close of all Collegium Classes, tentatively scheduled Saturday at 6:00pm. The finalists will perform their third piece.
– After this round the winner will be chosen by The Crown, the Current Bardic Champion, and the Kingdom A&S Minister, and with consideration of the populace vote. Court will be held Saturday evening to announce the winner and install them in TRMs court.
Those that are not chosen to be finalists will have an opportunity to perform at the event. A Bardic space will be provided. Our hope is that the first rounds will end in time for lunch. This will leave the bardic space open for classes all afternoon.

Classes Offered

Are you interested in teaching a class? Her Excellency Kennara Sigrun is working on nailing down track and their coordinators. You can direct questions to her via email – sig_skaldsdottir (at) creativelyhammered (dot) com

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