Information is taken from the current Arts and Sciences Handbook. Any discrepancies are resolved in favor of the official printed version found at the arts section of the Kingdom of Meridies Homepage.
General Comments not specific to any category
If there is no documentation, the item will not be judged to afford the entrant the opportunity to better exhibit their piece and re-enter the next fair.
- All entries must be appropriate to time, place and culture.
- Consumable entries without recipes and/or ingredient lists will not be judged.
- Entries with the potential to be poisonous will not be judged. Absinthe is one example.
- Document the process explaining how the entry was created.
- The use of non-period cordials is strongly discouraged.
- Documentation should be pre-17 th century.
- Document how the entry would have been used in period – as seasoning, medicine, etc.
- Do not enter kit projects.
- If the item is intended for internal or external use, the documentation should include the complete recipe, including a complete ingredient list.
- Test the product before entering it in a competition, except for those which are known to be poisonous or toxic.
- If using products which can cause harm (i.e. lye), follow all appropriate safety precautions.
- Any items which are poisonous or toxic should be prominently marked on the item, not just in the documentation.
- Items containing lead or mercury are not allowed.
- The complexity of the projects in this category is more often reflected in the research and presentation than in the items themselves.
- If materials inconsistent with the stated period of the piece are used, the documentation explains why the substitutions were made.
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