Registration and Judging Guidelines

Ice Dragon A&S Competition


Two subdivisions:

Ages 3-11 (register under “novice”)

Ages 12-17 (register under “singles”)

NOTE: any teen who wishes to compete as an adult is permitted to do so in the MAIN categories.  If they do so, they should not enter “YOUTH ENTRIES”.


The rules take note of the fact that the Youth’s parents/guardians/teachers may help them with their entries.  Extra credit is available for those Youths who ‘do it all themselves’ or a considerable part of the entry. (See “Assistance” below).  Note that a perfect score is 60 points. 


Documentation (from 1-10 points):

Did the entrant give credit to their sources?


For Youths 12-17: How well did the entrant use an appropriate method to cite their sources? 


Authenticity (from 1-10 points):

Did the entrant provide historical examples for the piece?

Where was it used?




For Youths 12-17:  In addition to the above questions:

How does the piece differ from historical examples?

What did the entrant do differently?



Creativity (from 1-10 points):

How well did the entrant include their own interpretation of historical examples in the piece?


Workmanship (from 1-10 points)

How much skill went into creating the piece?

Did the entrant use the same techniques as similar historical items?


Assistance ( 1 point=at least half the work was adult-generated; 10 points=No help):

How much of the work was accomplished with help from an adult?

Please include an honest assessment of how much work (use a percentage) was done by an adult, rather than the entrant.


Aesthetics (from 1-10 points):

Is the piece historical in look and materials?

Did the artist do their best work?

Is the work age-appropriate?