Well, good or bad, finished or not, well-made or otherwise… the pentathlon is complete. This past weekend I entered 6 entries into the regional competition and subjected myself to a day of judging. It was a long hard day. The day started our poorly when I hit three road detours on the way to the event. It took me 5 hours to get there instead of the planned 4 hours. I also failed to account for the difference in time zones which put me another hour behind. I was in a panic by the time I got to the event. I was able to get everything in and set up by the beginning of judging with really no time to spare. My nerves were a little frazzled though. We had only four hours to complete our face to face judging. I had to do demonstration for one of my entries and then had to discuss my five other entries. Due to scheduling issues I had to make the same sort of presentation a couple times for some of the items. Since two of my entries were considered "skin out" full outfits I was asked to put them on. So during that mad rush of discussions and documentation review I had to change clothing three times. Long tiring day. The whole event is still a bit fresh in my memory and frankly I'm a little disappointed in the results. It is much too early to decide if I'll enter future A&S fairs. Subjecting oneself to such rigorous criticisms is very emotionally draining especially when there are literally hundreds of hours put into a project. All of my entries qualified for Kingdom Pentathlon, which is good news. I will simply have to let the dust settle before making any decisions on the Kingdom though.
As I said I was in a rush when I set up, but I did try and get a quick picture of all the other entries. I think there were some other performances and a couple entries that arrived later which I didn't get a photo of. Poor quality photos, but this is all I have.
Here are my entries.