Got Talent Competition
Thank you for your interest in the Known World’s Got Talent Competition! The Society for Creative Anachronism has amazing artists and performers across our “Known World” of nineteen kingdoms around the world. We want to find the best of the best of our singers, musicians, actors, and other talented participants and display those skills for all to see!
Final Round Begins!
Our final round has begun! Mistress Marian and Countess Diana have selected the finalists and now it’s all up to you to determine who wins!
Voting continues until 11:59pm Eastern on December 16, 2013!
First Round Complete
Our voting for the first round has ended! The top four entries are:
- Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh – “A Secret Love or Two”
- Aneleda Falconbridge – “I Am of the North”
- Emma Godwif – “Agincourt Carol”
- Juliana ingen Daffyd – “Douce Dame Jolie”
Our special guest judges, Countess Diana the Listmaker (award winning author and co-founder of the Society, Diana Paxson) and Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (celebrated Celtic musician Heather Dale) will be adjudicating the top four and presenting us with their selections for the final two shortly! Check out the rest of the excellent entries below!
Check out our YouTube Channel for all the entries!
- Aslak the Awful – “Cups and Balls”
- Bards of Red Spears – “The Nights I Don’t Remember”
- Barony of Windmaster’s Hill – “I Really Like Atlantia”
- Brian FitzGerald – “Rollin in the Dew”
- Colin-Phillipe de Lyon – “To Pee or not to Pee”
- Dauphina del lago of Montengarde – “Compilation of Bardic Songs”
- Drake Oranwood – “Lady of the Rose”
- Dunstan le Heryngmongere – “The Torture Song”
- Flannait inghean ui h’Eighnigh – “Warriors of the Southlands”
- Geoffrey Cherriton – “Whistlen Gypsy Rover”
- Isolde de Lengadoc – “Aeron’s Song”
- Kaarina Eerikintytär – “Avete Rex et Regina”
- kuroSH al-Din – “Whoso List to Hunt”
- Lorelei Skye – “Drums Over Pennsic”
- Maluchka Korotkova – “Show Me Your Calves”
- Miklos Magdolna – “Sean Gets Married”
- Omokehindebegbon Ayoka Opo – “Three Ravens”
- Pastimes with Good Company – “Tu Pauperum Refugium”
- Pelagia Aldinoch – “The Spirit of Lochac”
- Yasmina Laveroc – “Land of My Heart”
How to Enter
To enter the competition, upload a video of no more than five (5) minutes of a performance to YouTube between September 1, 2013 and 11:59pm (EDT) October 31, 2013. The video must be titled “SCA KWGT – <Title of Performance> – <Name of Entrant>” and include “Known World’s Got Talent,” “Society for Creative Anachronism,” and “find out more about the SCA at www.sca.org” in the description of the video. Introduce yourself (using your SCA name) and the name of your performance piece and mention the Society at the beginning of your video. Once the video is uploaded, the participant must email the link to the video along with a Creative Works Grant of Use form (linked here, select the “publish the work electronically” box) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 1, we will publish a list of links to all the entrants for the competition. The general populace will be invited to view the materials submitted and vote on them using the “like/dislike” (thumbs up / thumbs down) system provided by YouTube. Voting will be open until 11:59pm (EDT) November 14, 2013. On November 15, the top four videos will be announced and our special guest judges, Countess Diana the Listmaker and Mistress Marian of Heatherdale, will review and select two of these videos to move on to the final round. These top two will be announced between November 15 and November 30.
On December 1, the top two entries will be announced and the general populace will be invited to vote on their favorite through 11:59pm (EDT) December 14, 2013 (extended to December 16 due to technical difficulty with judging) through YouTube. The performance that receives the most votes will be deemed the winner and will be displayed prominently on an upcoming SCA online resource (TBA) and receive a great prize pack courtesy of the SCA Medieval Barter Town community.
Rules for Entry
Participants must be 18 or older or have parental permission to appear on video (which must be provided in writing upon request to the SCA).
Only one video may be submitted per participant. Multiple participants may perform in a single video (such as in a group vocal or instrumental performance) but that video will count as the single entry for all participants involved.
Each entry must be related to the themes or culture of Society for Creative Anachronism, including works from the Middle Ages, or works performed in a medieval or Renaissance style, or works related to the activities of the SCA. Participants may not use any work for which they do not hold the copyright or right to use, according to the copyright laws of their area. (In general, medieval and Renaissance works will be public domain and have no restrictions on use.)
By submitting an entry, you agree to allow the SCA Inc. and its affiliate organizations to use your performance on any SCA Inc., affiliate, or branch website, social media, download, or other media marketing material.
Participants are responsible for following the YouTube community guidelines (available here) and any applicable laws related to video, audio, and Internet usage for their area.
The SCA Inc. and its affiliate organizations are not responsible for any content submitted under this contest. The SCA is not affiliated with YouTube, Google, or any of its properties. The SCA cannot provide technical support for the creation or uploading of videos, please visit the YouTube help website for assistance.
All videos must be new to YouTube as of September 1, 2013. Any video uploaded before that date will be considered ineligible for submission.