You MUST declare a category:

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

A downloadable image is available to paint if you wish to use it, but extra points will be awarded to original drawings.
If you use this image, print it on smooth and heavy cardstock, size 8.5x11” with ½ inch borders on all sides. The heavy cardstock is necessary to support the paint. 
There will be a limited number of printed images on site for use.

Projects may be started at home, but you must complete them at the event site in the A&S Building. (Peterson Building)

All entries must be turned in no later than 3:45 PM on Saturday, so that the winner may be announced during Evening Court. 


  • Use 8.5x11” smooth cardstock with ½ inch borders on all sides.
  • Draw a hunt scene.
  • Leave a blank space no smaller than 5”x 5”, positioned appropriately as if preparing a scroll.


All entries will be judged on a 1-5 scale in each of the following:

  • How well the image is painted.
  • Pleasing or period color palette
  • Finishing details: white work, outlining, erasing pencil lines.

EXTRA POINTS for any of the following:

  • Original Drawing - must include a picture to document your inspiration
  • Period pigments
  • Period inks
  • Hand made brush or quill
  • Gold Leaf
  • Extra points if you can add bacon somewhere in the image. (Oink!)
  • Calligraphy 
    • If you can do calligraphy, you may demonstrate your skill as follows. I
    • In the 5X5" blank space, write the following:

      Aquaterra Boars Hunt
      Iron Scribe Challenge
      <Your Category (Example: Advanced Category)>
      <Your name>
      Done on this day of June 9th, A.S. 53


      Aquaterra Boars Hunt
      Iron Scribe Challenge
      Beginner Category
      Jane Doe of Aquaterra
      Done on this day of June 9th, A.S. 53